February 12, 1929 ~ July 14, 2020

Born in: Derby, IN
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Bobby Jean Mogan Wilcher, 91, of Owensboro, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Hermitage Care & Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Derby, Indiana on February 12, 1929 to the late James Mogan & Frances Robbins Hall. Bobby was a retired Records Clerk for the Daviess County PVA Office. She proudly volunteered with the Riverpark Center and Golden Partners.

Along with her parents, Bobby is preceded in death by her husband, Larry Wilcher; and her sister, Doris Nicholson.

Bobby is survived by her children, Gordon (Elli York) Wilcher and Barbara (David) Galloway; 3 grandchildren, Linsey (Zollen) Galloway Banks, Andrew Galloway, and Stewart Stephens; and 2 great-grandchildren, Anna and Vivian Banks; sister-in-law, Anne Wilcher. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and friends that became family.

Receiving of friends will be from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Sunday, July 19, 2020 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory. Private family burial will take place in Derby Cemetery in Derby, Indiana. All those who wish to honor and remember Mrs. Wilcher in person at the receiving of friends are encouraged to wear a mask while inside the funeral home for the safety of all those in attendance.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hospice of Western Kentucky; 3419 Wathen’s Crossing; Owensboro, Kentucky 42301; or Puzzle Pieces, 1512 Frederica St, Owensboro, KY 42301.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Wilcher. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Bobby Jean Wilcher and sign her virtual guest book by going to

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  1. Prayers of peace and comfort to the entire family of Bobby. You all have our deepest condolences.
    Gary and Karen Woodson and family

  2. I always felt like such a rock star being personally greeted at each River Park field trip in school. Much love to the Galloways, Englerts, Wilsons, and the untold number of extended families Bobby held.

  3. I’m so sorry for your loss, your mom was a very special lady. Prayers for you and your family. Love you Barbara❤️

  4. I always called her “Grandma” even though she really wasn’t . But she always made me feel like I was her family. I will truly miss her. Barbara thinking of you and your family. Sending Prayers and Hugs to all of you!!!

  5. Gordy,
    A long life well lived. May God hold you close & give you comfort.
    Much love
    Randy & Cathy

  6. So sorry for your loss! She was a pleasure to work with at the courthouse! Prayers for y’all!

  7. Gordy and Barbara,
    My sympathies to you and all your family. Your Mother was a very sweet and special person. My brothers and I have lots of great memories of enjoying picnics, ballgames and other activities with the “GE” families.

  8. Gordy and Barbara,
    Bobby was a very special lady to me and I have so many fond memories of her and your family growing up! Sending you love and Praying for you all.

    Shauna Jones

  9. Gordy, my deepest condolences regarding the passing of your mother. May you find strength in the Knowledge that she is at rest in the tender arms of our dear Savior.

  10. Gordy and Ellie, We are so very sorry for your loss. We know of the hurt you have when you lose a parent. When both parents pass you feel like an orphan– regardless of age. May you feel the comfort and peace of our Savior.
    Larry & Lamone Mayfiel

  11. Dear Galloways,
    I am very sorry for your loss. I pray your loss quickly changes into beautiful memories. Lamone Mayfield

  12. Gordy, sincere condolences regarding the passing of your mother. May you find peace in knowing that she is now in the tender arms of our dear Savior.

  13. To Gordie and Barbara,
    So sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom.We have many fond memories of our association with your Mom and Dad during our GE years!

    Ovalee and Dorothy LaGrange

  14. Gordy and Barbara: So sorry to read of your mom’s passing. She had to be one the sharpest people I have ever known with an acerbic wit to match. I have nothing but fond memories of our many vacations with your family. She will be missed.

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