Obituaries: John Filiatreau; Sharman Moore

LOUISVILLE —  John Filiatreau, 69, of Louisville, passed away from a heart attack on Monday, May 6, 2019.

John was an esteemed journalist and columnist for The Courier-Journal during the Bingham years, and a writer with Presbyterian Church USA. He was a lifelong poet. He was a spectacular husband, father and grandfather, a great friend, a splendid wit, and had an amazing gift for sarcasm. He was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 43 years, helping hundreds of alcoholics find peace and sobriety. He struggled with crippling depression, usually overcoming it for the sake of his family. He was one of the most generous, good-hearted humans ever born. And he had a consuming passion for aquarium fish, particularly cichlids.

He is survived by his wife Katy, daughters Maggie Hendrix (Bill) and Amy Filiatreau (Matt Mayer), and beloved grandchildren Andrew Nash-Hendrix, John Renfrow, Sam Hendrix, Matthew Hendrix and Kathryn Hendrix, sisters Cathy Pank, Martha Kastensmidt, and Libby Filiatreau, and dozens of nieces, nephews, and others he loved, including two adoring cats, Flame and Shadow.

He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph B. Filiatreau Sr. and Mabel McIntyre Filiatreau, as well as siblings Bernie, Mary, Kay, Alma, sister- in-law Helen, and nephews Bobby and Pete.

Visitation will be from 3 pm – 7 pm on Friday, May 10 at Ratterman Funeral Home on Bardstown Road. A private celebration of life with the family will be planned. Memorial donations may be made in John’s memory to KODA. Online condolences may be shared at


STANFORD —  Sharman Janine Parks Moore, former publisher of The Interior Journal newspaper in Stanford, has died. Moore, who published and owned The IJ with her husband, Thomas J. Moore, died at her home in Vero Beach, Florida. She was 68.

Moore and her husband purchased The Interior Journal in 1984 and they set out to revive the then 124­-year-­old weekly newspaper. She ran the advertising sales effort while Tom took care of the editorial side. While in Stanford, Moore was involved in efforts to improve the school system, serving as the Lincoln County representative on U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers’ Forward in the Fifth organization and on the Lincoln County High School site­-based governing council. She also served on the boards of the Salvation Army in Danville and Stanford’s Main Street program. She was a member of the Stanford Christian Church.

The Moores’ business partnership in Stanford continued for 20 years until they sold the newspaper in 2004 and retired to Vero Beach. Retirement to Vero Beach did not mean Moore stepped away from the business world completely, as she held a part-­time position in public relations and marketing for Magic Carpet Ride, a charter bus company.

She was also active in tennis and golf at Grand Harbor Golf and Beach Club and she attended The Community Church. Moore, who grew up in Ashland and graduated from Paul G. Blazer High School, the University of Kentucky and Western Kentucky University, taught high school for two years in Chicago then worked as a meeting planner at the Emergency Department Nurses Association before entering the newspaper business.

In addition to her husband of 47 years, Moore is survived by two sons, Truman P. Moore of Louisville and Holden F. Moore and his wife, Diana Link Moore, of Cincinnati and two granddaughters, Sailor and Quinn Moore of Cincinnati.

A private, family memorial will be scheduled.

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