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Francis Garland Lydian

July 5, 1935 October 26, 2019
Francis Garland Lydian
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Obituary for Francis Garland Lydian

A Bardstown resident, Mr. Francis Garland Lydian, age 84, passed away Saturday, October 26, 2019 at his residence. He was born July 5, 1935 in Bardstown to the late George Washington and Alice Elizabeth Robinson Lydian. He was the owner of Lydian Body Shop for approximately 40 years, was a United States Army veteran, and was a member of St. Monica Catholic Church where he served and led on various committees and was a longtime Eucharistic Minister. First appointed by the Mayor Gus Wilson to fill out the term of Carl Anderson, our first black City Councilman who died in office, Francis is the longest serving Councilman in the history of the City of Bardstown, having served 24 years. In his past time, he enjoyed fishing, camping, playing cards and playing checkers on the internet.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Mae Phillips Lydian.
He is survived by 3 daughters, Mary Diane Mudd of Louisville, Melinda Lydian of Cincinnati, OH., Larissa Linton Carter of Lexington, his sister, Mary Alice Lydian Montgomery of Bardstown, his brother, James Lydian of Louisville, and 6 grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Francis Garland Lydian will be 11:00 am Thursday, October 31, 2019 at St. Monica Catholic Church. Fr. Tom Clark will celebrate the mass. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00-8:00 pm at the Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home, 1475 New Shepherdsville road. A prayer service will be 7:00 pm Wednesday. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home.

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5:00 PM 10/30/2019 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/30/2019 8:00:00 PM
Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1475 New Shepherdsville Rd.
Bardstown, KY 40004

Prayers at 7:00 pm

Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home & Cremation Services
1475 New Shepherdsville Rd. Bardstown 40004 KY
United States

Mass of Christian Burial




11:00 AM 10/31/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Monica Catholic Church

407 South Third St.
Bardstown, KY 40004

Prayers at 7:00 pm

St. Monica Catholic Church
407 South Third St. Bardstown 40004 KY
United States

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St. Joseph Cemetery Final Resting Place

N 3rd Street (US 150)
Bardstown, KY 40004

N 3rd Street (US 150) Bardstown 40004 KY
United States

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