March 31, 1959 ~ April 23, 2021

Born in: Louisville, KY
Resided in: Clarkson, KY

Rhoda Mae Haycraft, age 62 of Clarkson passed away Friday, April 23, 2021 at Norton Hospital in Louisville. She was born March 31, 1959 in Louisville the daughter of Margrette Vibbert Hunt and the late Hartford Gibson.

Rhoda was full of life and enjoyed the outdoors especially fishing and gardening. She had a kind soul and loved the simple life while spending time with her family. Rhoda enjoyed reading her Bible and feeding her horse apples and carrots.

Aside from her father, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Larry and Joe Gibson.

Left to honor Rhoda’s memory are her husband of 44 years Charles Haycraft, four children, Shawn Haycraft (Amy Barnett), Stephanie Haycraft (Adam Burnett), Chris Haycraft and Sarah Higdon (Kirk), her mother, Margrette Hunt, six grandchildren, Brad Aubrey, Nathan Haycraft, Destiny Rogers (Steven), Shayla Haycraft, Ambriah Barnett and Jake Barnett, and five siblings, Tom Gibson, Alfred Gibson, Melvina McDonald, Ginger Leffler, and Greg Gibson.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 29, 2021 at Watson & Hunt Funeral Home in Leitchfield with Bro. Nathan Lowe officiating. Burial will be in Gibson Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday and from 9:00 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Family and Friends who wish to honor and remember Rhoda in person at the visitation or funeral are required to wear a mask while in the funeral home for the safety of all those in attendance.

Watson & Hunt Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Haycraft. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Rhoda M. Haycraft and sign her virtual guestbook at www.watsonhuntfuneral.com.


Visitation: April 28, 2021 2:00 pm - April 28, 2021 8:00 pm

Watson & Hunt Funeral Home
2373 Elizabethtown Rd
Leitchfield, KY 42754

Visitation: April 29, 2021 9:00 am - April 29, 2021 1:00 pm

Watson & Hunt Funeral Home
2373 Elizabethtown Rd
Leitchfield, KY 42754

Funeral: April 29, 2021 1:00 pm

Watson & Hunt Funeral Home
2373 Elizabethtown Rd
Leitchfield, KY 42754

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  1. Chris, I don’t believe I’ve ever known a sweeter or kinder person than your mother. I am so sorry for your loss. I will truly miss her!

  2. I want to say how sorry I am that Rhoda is no longer with her family. I was telling her children that she had a beautiful lovely soul. She was as connected to nature as the skies are to the seas. Tom feels empty and numb with you being gone. Charles is sad and lost without you. We love you and hope to stay on the right path to see you and be with you some day. I know everyone is so happy to see you. Especially Pop, Larry , Sissy, Joe and Amanda and all the others that knew and loved you. I know you are dancing in the sky.

  3. Chris,
    It has been a true blessing knowing your mom an to share the joys an blessings of our talks about the good Lord during our visits. She was a very sweet lady who loved her family it was officious, an She will truly be missed. Prayers for you an your family during this great loss an difficult time.

  4. I was blessed to meet and get to know Rhoda at Church of Joy; she was such a sweet, sweet person – I so enjoyed telling her always, how pretty she fixed her hair. I will miss seeing her so very much.

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