Louise Layton Tussey, 83, of Cloverdale Drive, widow of Leslie Tussey, departed this life Sunday, February 28, 2010. Born May 30, 1926 in Garrard County, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Emma York Layton. A very gifted and talented person, she was known as being the greatest cook ever by her family and friends, who benefited greatly from her cooking and her beautiful handmade quilts. This soft spoken, kind hearted lady loved to make and collect dolls and collect and refurbish antiques. She loved to fish and being with her family. Louise owned Tussey’s Wallpapering which she operated with her daughter-in-law for 30 years. Survivors include a son, Henry “Tiny” (Carolyn Severance) Tussey, a daughter, Helen Louise Whatley (Elmer Asher), three grandchildren, Angie Johnson (Kevin Shackelford), Junior (Cindy) Coffey, Stacey Tussey (David White), six great-grandchildren, Josh (Trish) Ragan, Brittany Johnson, Ashley Johnson, Kasey Severance Thornton, Layton Cole Thornton and Pirece McCain White and eight great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by two brothers, Johnny and Earl Layton and a great-granddaughter, Chaston Faith White. The family extends a special thanks for the excellent care from her dear friends; Wanda, Susan, Miranda, Lisa, Sarah, Amy, Patti, Tracy, Katie and Cherish and also to her nephew, Jack (Helen) Tussey and to Heritage Hospice. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 1 pm at Stith Funeral Home with Rev. Morris Trayner. Visitation will be Thursday at Stith Funeral Home from 11 am until the 1 pm service time. Mourning her departure and cherishing the wonderful memories are her devoted family, friends and neighbors.