Denise Kaye Emberton

Denise Kaye Emberton, 52, died Wednesday, November 17, 2021 in Louisville, KY. She was born in Louisville, was a graduate of Assumption High School, and graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary and Special Education. She also attended Western Kentucky University and University of the Cumberlands to earn a Master's degree as a Literacy Specialist. Denise resided in Hardin Country for twenty-seven years, working as an Educational Consultant for Hardin County schools, and becoming the district expert in education for students with autism. She is survived by her devoted husband, Gary Emberton; her two sons, Jacob and Luke Emberton; her daughter, Natalee Emberton; her beautiful grandson, Leo Troutman; parents, William and Susan Thorne (Bainbridge); two brothers, Barry Thorne and Steve Thorne, and her twin sister, Diane Darst (Thorne). A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 23 at 7:00 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 306 College St., Elizabethtown, KY 42701. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed online at In lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made in her name to Camp TESSA.


Tuesday, November 23, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home


Tuesday, November 23, 2021 starting at 7:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home

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