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April 17, 2008

 

Burton

Denny W. Burton, 39, of North Vernon, Ind., formerly of Versailles, died Friday, April 11, 2008, at St Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind., of leukemia.

Survivors include his parents, Brenda (David) Owens, Versailles, and Roy (Barbara) Burton, Indianapolis, Ind.; two brothers, Billy (Ashley) Burton and Tommy Burton, both of Indianapolis, Ind.; two sisters, Laura (Jesse) Lacy, Lawrenceburg, and Tara Burton, Millville; his grandmother, Gladys Burton, Lawrenceburg; three aunts, Barbara Atwood, Lexington, and Gail Canary and Barbara (Allen) Sutt, Indianapolis, Ind.; two uncles, Jesse (Cheryl) Atwood, Brookport, Ill., and Don Atwood, Versailles; and several cousins. His maternal grandparents, Jesse and Dollie Atwood, and his paternal grandfather, Horace Burton, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, April 16, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Estill Everman. Interment was in Rose Crest Cemetery.

Guest book at www.Blackburnandward.com.

 

Finkbiner

Judith Ann Finkbiner, 65, of Punta Gorda, Fla., and Georgetown, wife of Ron Finkbiner, died Friday, March 14, 2008.

Born June 29, 1942, in Detroit, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Stephen A. Marchick and Evelyn (Fogle) Marchick. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and worked as an account executive in the printing industry. She retired from Quebecor World in 2005.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a sister, Dr. Nancy Marchick-Drourr.

A memorial service was conducted Monday, April 14, at the Irvington United Methodist Church. Interment was in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.

Memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society or charity of oneís choice.

 

Johnson

Jane Haydon Johnson, of Versailles, widow of Ralph Johnson, died Thursday, April 10, 2008, at her residence.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Amy Strange Haydon. She was a retired teacher, having taught in the Woodford County School System for 42 years. She was a lifetime member of Clover Bottom Baptist Church, a member of the Troy Homemakers Club, D.A.R., Woodford Historical Society, 4-H Leader, a member of the Retired Teachers Association, a Kentucky Colonel and was instrumental in getting telephone service to southern Woodford County.

Survivors include a daughter, Pamela H. Johnson, Versailles; a son, Charles Scott (Nora M.) Johnson, Versailles; a brother, Charles Haydon, Harrodsburg; two grandsons, Joe Pat and Scott Johnson; and three great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Saturday, April 12, 2008, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Don Reed and the Rev. Terry Tench. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were Scott Johnson, Joe Pat Johnson, Joey Johnson, Joe Haydon, Jim LeMaster, and Mike Turner.

Memorials are suggested to Clover Bottom Baptist Church Building Fund.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Kelly

Georgia Philpot Kelly, 81, of Versailles, widow of Kenneth Kelly, died Saturday, April 12, 2008, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center. The daughter of the late Granville V. and Wilhemena Reid Philpot of Manchester, she was a member and former elder of the First Christian Church.

Survivors include a son, Dennis M. "Mike" Kelly, Versailles; a sister, Pauline Massey, Manchester; and several nieces and nephews. A son, Gordon Kelly; four brothers, Ford Philpot, Dan Philpot, William Philpot, and Jule Philpot; and three sisters, Helen Garrison, Thelma Finley, and Pauline Massey, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, April 17, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Marcus Lynn. Interment will follow at Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from noon today until time of service at the funeral home.

Guest book at www.Blackburnandward.com.

 

Moberly

Jimmy Shane Moberly, 32, of Garrard County, husband of Jennifer Moberly, died Wednesday, April 9, 2008, from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident.

Born April 23, 1975, in Fayette County, he was the son of Jim and Rita Howard Moberly. He was the superintendent of the Midway Water and Sewer Department and a member of Forks of Dix Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Lucas Chance Moberly, Lancaster; and his grandparents, Holbert and Christine Howard and Lloyd and Heneretta Moberly, all of Lancaster.

Services were conducted Saturday, April 12, at the Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel, Lancaster, by Bro. Jerry Browning. Burial was in the Lancaster Cemetery. Casket bearers were Billy Sebastian, James Wilmont, Barry Howard, Jonathan Noe, Larry Howard, Jared Prewitt, Toy Howard, Gary Ledford, and Keith Prewitt. Honorary bearers were Lloyd Sebastian, Bobby Hardwick, Clay Parsons, Joe Carpenter, Rusty Lucas, and Paul Rigsby.

 

Parker

Mary Irene Deatherage "Meme" Parker, 86, of Frankfort, widow of Harold Mason Parker, died Monday, April 14, 2008.

Born in Stanford, she was the daughter of the late Hubert B. and Fronie B. Deatherage. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

Survivors include two children, Eddie (Nancy) Parker and Carole (Louie) Webber, both of Frankfort; four grandchildren, Angie Rhodes (Wesley Peyton), Tish Hazel (Mike), Macy Webber (Cecilia), Stacey Oxlaide (Ed); four great-grandchildren, Morgan Rhodes, McKenzie Rhodes, Chloe Hazel, and Aldon Webber; and a brother, Hubert Bell Deatherage Jr., Stanford.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today, Thursday, April 17, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, by the Rev. Herman Bowers. Visitation will be 5 p.m. today until the time of service.

Donations may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Perry

Robert B. Perry, 83, a retired Woodford County farmer, husband of Clara M. Perry, died Sunday, April 13, 2008, at his home.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late William Hyter and Minnie Redding Perry. He was a graduate of the Versailles High School and had attended the University of Kentucky. He was a member of the Hillsboro Baptist Church and had attended the Versailles Presbyterian Church. He had served on the board of the Woodford County Fire Department for over 26 years and was a former member of the Woodford County Board of Education.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mary Elizabeth Chapman (Spurgeon) and Amanda Jean Lancaster (Roy), Versailles; a son, George Robert Perry (Patty), Versailles; his twin sister, Ruth Hartley, Versailles; and nine grandchildren. His first wife, Bettye Forkner Perry; two brothers, Hugh Perry and Ralph Perry; and three sisters, Margaret Dunn, Jean Shotwell, and Nellie Nichols, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, April 17, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Tim Schindler and the Rev. Melissa Sevier. Interment will follow in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorials suggested to the Versailles Presbyterian Church Building Fund or to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Guest book at www.Blackburnandward.com.

 

Price

Catherine (Kitty) Gramig Price, of Lexington, widow of Wilbur L. Price, died Thursday, April 3, 2008.

The daughter of the late John and Virginia Gramig, she and her late husband raised their family in Kankakee, Ill., where she owned Homefinders - C. Price Realty. After moving to Lexington, her activities included an annual Christmas gift program for the children at the United Methodist Home in Versailles, the A-OK Help! Program for elderly Kentuckians, and the Ronald McDonald House. She served as an original volunteer for KET and was a UK Fellow. In 1987, she was appointed as the state coordinator for AARP, a position she held for a number of years. She also served on the Kentucky American Water Company Consumer Advisory Council and the Governorís Institute of Aging-Human Resources. She was a member of Trinity Hill United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her children, John L. (Linda) and Virginia L. Price, Lexington, and Catherine S. Hatter (Kenneth), Western Springs, Ill.; and four grandchildren, Michael Price, Katherine Hatter Ho, Elizabeth Hatter, and Karen Price Kraster. Two sisters, Dorothy Byrum and Virginia Boeschen, are deceased.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 18, at Trinity Hill United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to the University of Kentucky W.L. Price Scholarship Fund, Sturgill Development Bldg, 450 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40506-0015.

 

Shanks

Glynna D. Shanks, 80, wife of John R. Shanks, died Wednesday, April 9, 2008, at the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

Born in Knott County, she was the daughter of the late Alexander Back and Maxine Roberts Back Morrow. She was a member of Manchester Baptist Church and enjoyed quilting, needle-work and smocking. She spent most of her married life in Detroit before retiring to Versailles, where she continued to work for and retire from Convenient Food Mart.

In addition to her husband of 60 years, she is survived by three daughters, Elizabeth (Elgin) Blevins and Denise Shanks, both of Versailles, and Linda (Doug) Heinze, Crescent City, Fla.; four sons, William (Margaret) Shanks and Rick (Susan) Shanks, both of Versailles, Lee Shanks, Lexington, and John Shanks, Campbellsville; nine grandchildren, Jim (Heather) Snider, Tammi (Paul) Simcheck, Heather (Zack) Rogers, Patrick Blevins and Erin Blevins, John Shanks and Daniel Shanks, Shawn Britton, and Megan Shanks; and five great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted Saturday, April 12, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Doug Simpson. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Guest book at www.Blackburnandward.com.

 

Taylor

Ann Lawson Taylor, 78, of Lexington, widow of Nathaniel P. Taylor Sr., died Wednesday, April 9, 2008.

Born Jan. 7, 1930, in Lexington, she was the daughter of the late George and Lizzie Lawson. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Lexington and attended Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. In November 1976, she became the first African-American licensed ophthalmic dispenser in Lexington. She worked as an optician at Pal Optical until she retired with over 30 years of service.

Survivors include three daughters, Roslyn (Ellis) Collins, Donna Archie Campbell, and Eunice (Anthany) Beatty; four grandchildren, Kristie Campbell, Anthany (Stephanie) Beatty Jr., Embry (Denise) Beatty, and Travis Collins; five great-grandchildren, Brian, Tray, Brandy, Kennedy, and Bryson; and many nieces and nephews. Six brothers and three sisters, George Lawson, Kinzell Lawson, James Lawson, Leland Lawson Sr., Frank Lawson, John Lawson, Mary Frances Logan, Essie Fleming, and Gonzella White, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, April 14, at Wesley United Methodist Church. Interment was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. O. L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504-3277, and/or Wesley United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1825 Russell Cave Road, Lexington, KY 40511, and/or The Anthany and Eunice Beatty Foundation P.O. Box 13127 Lexington, KY 40583-3127.

 

Walden

Annabel Walden, 81, of Lexington, wife of Carl Walden, died Wednesday, April 9, 2008, at the Central Baptist Hospital.

Born in Midway, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth Farmer Sergent. She was a retired student records supervisor for the University of Kentucky College of Education. She enjoyed bowling, cross stitching, the Kentucky Wildcats, and being with her grandchildren. She was a past president of the American Business Womanís Association and past secretary/treasurer for the Lexington Womenís Bowling Association. She was a member of Central Christian Church.

Survivors include a son, Tom Walden, Lexington; a daughter, Paige (Tom) Keller, Lexington; a foster son, Junior (Barbara) Hawthorne, Louisville; two grandchildren, John (Debbie) Merritt and Carla (Steve) Grigalis, both of Lexington; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Frances Cook, Crossville, Tenn.; and a brother, Lester (Jane) Sergent, Pensacola, Fla.

Services were conducted Saturday, April 12, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by the Rev. Tony Prince. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Lung Association, Bluegrass Regional Office, 1636 Nicholasville Road, Suite One, Lexington, KY 40503, or Family Home Health or Palliative Care Center of the Bluegrass, c/o Central Baptist Hospital.

 

Weisenberger

Philip Joseph Weisenberger II, 81, of Midway, husband of Betty Weisenberger, died Wednesday, April 9, 2008, at the St. Joseph Hospital.

Born in Midway, he was the son of the late Augustus Joseph and Louise Egalite Weisenberger. He was owner of Weisenberger Mill Inc. in Midway, and was an active member of St. Leo Catholic Church. He attended Campion Jesuit High School in Prairie du Chien, Wis., and was an alumnus of the University of Kentucky, where he was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. He served in the U.S. Army following World War II in occupied Germany and entered the milling business in 1949 as a fourth generation miller, and was active in the business until his death. He had served on the Midway City Council, Woodford County Planning and Zoning Commission, was a member of the Midway Lions Club, the Lexington Salesmenís Club, and was former president and member of the Better Business Bureau. He was a member of the Kentucky Millers Association, was former president and member of the Kentucky Feed and Grain Association, and had served on the Grain Insurance Board of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. He enjoyed fishing and his family.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, A.J. "Jay" Weisenberger, Lexington, and Mac Weisenberger, Georgetown; two daughters, Sarah "Sally" Gregg, Lexington, and Elizabeth Townsend, Park Ridge, Ill.; a sister, Betty Bright, Midway; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Three sisters, Mary Louise Martin, Edith Weober, and Ann Bozarth, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, April 14, at St. Leo Catholic Church by Fr. Dan Noll. Interment was in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were Philip, Matt, and Joe Weisenberger, Townsend Gregg, Tom Bozarth, and Lynn Martin. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to St. Leo Catholic Church Building Fund or to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Guest book at www.Blackburnandward.com.

 


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