Mary Lou Arkenau

July 23, 1938February 2, 2014

Mary Lou Arkenau (Burkhardt), 75, went to meet her Heavenly Father on February 2, 2014.

She worked for Jefferson County foodservice for 30 years, had retired from American Tobacco Company, and had worked for the Candy House at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital.

Mary Lou was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years John; her parents Henrietta and Anton Burkhardt; sister, Frances Johnson; and brother, Jim Burkhardt.

She is survived by her siblings Lillian Priddy, Ed Burkhardt (Henrietta), Tom Burkhardt (Nina), and Al Burkhardt; and several nieces and nephews.

Her funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am Thursday at Incarnation Catholic Church, 2229 Lower Hunters Trace, followed by entombment at Louisville Memorial Gardens West. Visitation will be from 1-7 Wednesday.


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 5, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, February 6, 2014

Mary Lou Arkenau

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Lori Johnson-Francis

February 7, 2014

Aunt Noodles: Thanks for making each and everyone of us feel like we were your favorite. You were such an important part of my life. No carrot cake will ever be as great as yours. Rest In Peace.

Bert (Senn) Russel

February 6, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family.

Linda Grant Powell

February 6, 2014

Tom, so sorry for you and your family's loss. Mary Lou was such a sweet person and it was so nice to see you both at our 50th St. Denis graduation reunion. Mary Lou, you and the family are remembered in our prayers.

Tom O'Bryant

February 5, 2014

So sorry for your loss!

February 5, 2014

A beautiful person.