Arlene  Pfaff


Arlene Lay Pfaff, 74, of Louisville, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville.
She was born in Williamsburg, KY and grew up attending Baptist church. Arlene attended Cumberland College where she earned a bachelor's degree in education. She went on to earn a master's degree in special education from the University of Louisville. She worked for the Jefferson County School District for 36 years, and retired from Audubon Traditional Elementary School in Louisville. In her spare time, Arlene enjoyed flower gardening and baking cakes.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Nola Taylor Lay; twin sister, Aileen Lay; Brother, Ernie Lee Lay; and sister in law Mickey Ann Smith.
Survivors include her husband, Keith Pfaff; daughter, Rhonda Glennon (Alan) of San Francisco, CA; sisters, Florine Cather (Gene) of Corbin, Donna Jones of Williamsburg, and Retha Orrick (Paul) of Oakland, IL; brother, Ralph Lay (Connie) of Decatur, OH; brother in laws, Ron Pfaff (Donna) of Somerset, and Larry Smith of Corbin; and special friends Karen Foster and Kay Little of Louisville.
Visitation for Arlene will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at the funeral home Saturday, June 15, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Bobby Joe Eaton officiating.
Burial will follow in the Pine Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
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Published on June 13, 2019
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