William Edward Bryan

January 3, 1938 ~ January 3, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

William Bryan Obituary

  William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven Chapel

167 N. Main Street

New Haven, Kentucky 40051

William Edward Bryan, 86, of New Haven passed away January 3, 2024 at Baptist Health Hardin in Elizabethtown.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church. He took care of the St. Catherine Cemetery with the selling, marking and digging of graves, and other various cemetery. Edward and Bernadette help start the Bingo at St. Catherine. He was also on various committees.

William was born January 3, 1938 in New Haven to the late William Cornelius and Margaret Greenwell Bryan.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by, one brother, Danny Bryan, and three sisters, Inez Bryan, Barbara Donahue, and Louise Morris.

William is survived by his wife, Bernadette Reid Bryan of New Haven, two sons, Kevin (Vickie) Bryan, and Michael (Jewell) Bryan both of New Haven, five daughters, Janet (Timmy Boone) Hagan of Bardstown, Donna (Mike) Brey of Howardstown, Mary Joyce Dones of New Haven, Mary Lynn (Michael) Brady of New Haven, and Rose Ann (Tommy) Douglas of Ice Town, 13 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mary Delores Burton, and Betty Lou (Norris) Hardin both of Bardstown, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday January 8, 2024 at 11:00 at St. Catherine Catholic Church, with Father Scott Wimsett and Father Matthew Hardesty officiating, with burial to follow in the St. Catherine Church Cemetery in New Haven.

 Visitation for William Edward Bryan will be Sunday January 7, 2024 from 4 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:00 at the William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven Chapel and will continue Monday after 9 a.m. until 10:30 at the funeral home.

William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven Chapel New Haven, Kentucky is in charge of arrangements. Web page:

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January 7, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
William R. Rust Funeral Home
167 N Main
New Haven, KY 40051

Prayer Service
January 7, 2024

6:00 PM
William R. Rust Funeral Home
167 N Main
New Haven, KY 40051

Mass of Christian Burial
January 8, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Catherine Church Cemetery (New Haven)


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