April 26, 1952 ~ March 16, 2021

Born in: Glasgow, KY
Resided in: Shepherdsville, KY

Barbara Jo Elmore, of Shepherdsville, Kentucky, passed away on March 16, 2021. Barbara was a loving grandma and mom to her kids and grandkids, as well as many others. She loved to be with her family. She also loved watching Jeopardy and answering a lot of questions. Barbara was there for her kids and grandkids when they needed her most and comforted them all the way through. She made a lot of friends, like those who she worked with. Barbara was married to Warner Wayne Elmore, whom she loved dearly. She started a family with Wayne, which consisted of three children and seven grandchildren. She took her grandchildren to get heart-shaped pizzas every Valentine’s Day, another example of how much she cared for her family. Barbara retired from Metro Safe where she worked as a police, fire, and EMS dispatcher.

Barbara is preceded in death by her twin sister, Sandra Wright; brothers, Roger, Ralph, Thomas, James, and Norman Wright; her father, Charity Wright; her mother, Mable Tompkins Wright, and the love of her life, her husband, Warner Wayne Elmore.

Barbara is survived by her three children, Thomas Elmore (Jennifer), Candace Byrd (Kevin), and Jessica Steiner (Gregory); grandkids, Katelyn, Makenzie, and Audrey Elmore, Amelia Cook, Ethan Byrd, and Olivia and Riley Steiner; sisters, Freda Simpson, Rebecca Speer, and Linda Lou Bybee; brother, Billy Wright; her nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM central time, Saturday, March 20th at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be 11:00 AM Friday and Saturday morning until time for services at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be flowers or donations to Supporting Heroes in Louisville, KY in memory of Barbara Elmore

All those who wish to honor and remember Ms. Elmore in person at the service must wear a mask or other appropriate facial covering and practice physical distancing for the safety of those in attendance.

A.F. Crow & Son is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Ms. Elmore.


Visitation: March 19, 2021 11:00 am - March 19, 2021 8:00 pm

A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home
201 East Washington St.
Glasgow, KY 42141

Funeral: March 20, 2021 1:00 pm

A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home
201 East Washington St.
Glasgow, KY 42141

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  1. Tommy, we are so sorry about your loss. Your mom was a special lady. And I thank God for her.
    We love you guys! Keep trusting the Lord!

  2. Barb will always hold a special place in my heart and in my memories. She watched over my Daddy and friends and made sure they all went home safely each night …. then when I started working in dispatch, she took my under her wing. Always smiling and laughing … when I close my eyes I can still hear her laugh. It was contagious!!! Rest In Peace Barb ….. love ya !!!!
    Tommy and family …. yall were everything to her and she loved y’all so so so much! Sending y’all prayers and love during this difficult time ! 🙏🏽

  3. Barbara gave me a JCPD T-shirt when i was little and i wore that until it had holes in it. She would always welcome us in the radio room and was one of the best dispatchers ever!
    No telling how many lives she saved/helped/assisted/trained

  4. Sorry for your loss. She was always kind when I visited dispatch and a professional JCPD dispatcher. May she R.I.P.

  5. Me and my Grandma had so many memories together. I’m so sad she’s gone, but at least she’s happy and with my Granddaddy. I remember always going “Pokémon” hunting with Grandma (an app we always used to play). I miss you Grandma, may you Rest In Peace.
    The Undertaker (a WWE wrestler) also says that. So Rest In Peace Grandma, see you in heaven.

    • Grandma loved her main man, Mr. man, turd Byrd, etc. She had so many precious names for you and was so proud of you and the little man you’re becoming. Always know and remember that, Bud. ♥️♥️♥️

  6. Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and joy. My heart is with you all in this time of sorrow. Praying for strength to get you through during this difficult time. We love you ♥️🙏🏻

  7. Candace:
    I’m sorry to hear about your loss. Ethan did a wonderful job on her obituary. I lost my parents 30 years ago and still miss them every day. Cherish the time you had.

  8. Barbara was a very kind, Sweet and lovable person who will never be forgotten. So sorry for your loss.

  9. Elmo was a very sweet lady. I would think of her every time I would pass her house on Blanton. We had a lot of good times at 911. Elmo you are loved and will be missed dearly 💔.

  10. Barb, it was a honor to work with you and to know you. I will always the good (JCPD)and not so good times (Metrosafe). Thoughts and Prayers to your family.

  11. This is so hard, but Jo was the best. My special sister in law I thought of as a sister. She had the biggest heart, always wanting to help everyone else to make their life easier and happier. When she first started dating Wayne I was the jealous little sister, he was always taking me places with him and then she came along. I figured it out pretty quick, he had found his true love and soul mate. They were so good together and so fun. They opened their home to us. We were always welcome as teens. Then when he passed she was just broken. A part of her was gone. But she had her great kids and grandkids and loved them so very much. They had a relationship that any parent will wish for. She was their best friend, cheerleader, and so much more. They said she was their rock. Well, they were hers as well.
    I will miss her so much, I didn’t get to spend as much time with her as I’d have liked but I knew she was always there, now she’s not. Oh how we will miss her. Prayers for the kids and grandkids, they all were so close and so loved.

  12. Tommy, Candee, and Jessica I’m really sorry to hear about your mom. The picture for her obituary is perfect, she had to have been laughing when it was taken. I can still hear that laugh!
    You’ll never be forgotten, Jo.
    You and Wayne Rest In Peace.
    Love you guys 💛

  13. Barb was a special lady. She made my transition to MetroSafe from LFD easier!
    She was a good friend who supported me at work as well as outside work in my community efforts.
    We would never be ready for her to leave us, as we are never ready to live without certain people. Barb was one of a kind!
    Say hi to Mac for me, until we meet again, my friend.

  14. Barb was an amazing woman and I was beyond blessed to call her not only friend but a client. This sweet lady will be dearly missed and is forever loved. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  15. To Jo’s Family: I pray that you will find peace knowing that she is in God’s arms. Jo was the most honest, kind, and unselfish person I know. I will never forget her. Jo was my best friend! ❤️

  16. To the Wright and Elmore families.

    So very sorry for your loss. I went to school with Jo and Sandy for 10 years, Red Cross and Park City. I lived across the field from the Wright family too for several years. Also, I went to school with Ruthene at Austin Tracy. Please know I’m sending lots of love and prayers to all of you. 🙏💕🙏

    Brenda Rogers Reece

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