Joseph Dale Stewart

Joseph Dale Stewart, 86, of Elizabethtown, died Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Helmwood Healthcare Center. He was a native of Akron, OH, a 1951 graduate of Howevalley High School, attended Bowling Business School, and served in the National Guard. He retired as a federal court reporter, was a member of Severns Valley Baptist Church and the Stephensburg Masonic Lodge #212. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nathan Charles and Elsie White Stewart; and daughter-in-law, Sandy Stewart. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Joann Stewart; three sons, Steve Stewart of Bowling Green, Rick Stewart of Cecilia, and Joe (Vicky) Stewart of Elizabethtown; daughter, Lynn Burks of Louisville; 10 grandchildren, Ben (Shannon) Stewart, Sunni (Lance) Geary, Abbie (Daniel) Stovall, Summer (Drew) Langley, Sam Stewart, Taylor (Ryan) Donahue, Brody Burks, Courtney (Drew) Eller, Cameron Gover, and Caitlin (Cole) Murphy; and 17 great grandchildren, Noah, Braeden, Walker, Wells, Will, Cash, Stella, Hadley Jo, Eliza Kate, Anne Vencill, Livy Clark, Meredith, Madeline, Murphy, Marshall, Harper, and Ellis. The funeral is at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Brown Funeral Home. Due to current state mandates the funeral will be for immediate family only and livestreamed through the funeral home Facebook page. Burial will follow in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens. A drive by visitation is from 4-6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Severns Valley Baptist Church Building Fund, 1100 Ring Road, Elizabethtown, KY 42701. Condolences may be expressed online at


Monday, November 23, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home


Tuesday, November 24, 2020 starting at 2:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home

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