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December 14, 2006



Fedor Artishuk, 93, of Lexington, widower of Maria Artishuk, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006, at his residence.

Born Feb. 15, 1913, in the Ukraine, he was the son of the late Vasiliy and Yevdokiya Trushik Artishuk. He had been a general contractor and was a member of the Ukrainian Penecostal Church in Versailles.

Survivors include five daughters, Natalia Kalinyuk, Lexington, Nina Litvinchuk, Tania Gavrilov, Vera Krasnodemska, and Olga Tzvor all of California; a son, Peter Artishuk, California; and a brother, Aton Artishuk, California.

Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15 and 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Ukrainian Penecostal Church in Versailles. Burial will follow Saturday’s service at Rose Crest Cemetery. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made at



Earl E. Kirk, 86, of Lexington, husband of Thelma Dunn Kirk, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006, at the Judson Retirement Center, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Born June 4, 1920, in Midway, he was the son of John G. and Martha Barnes Kirk. He was a Midway High School graduate and a World War II veteran, serving in the United States Army and in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska. He was the treasurer of his neighborhood committee and life-long employee of the Womwell Company.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter Susan Kirk Steinemann; a granddaughter, Emily Elizabeth Steinemann; four nieces, Martha Boulanger, Marilyn Brickey, Lexington, Pat Tatman, Lexington, and Susan Chriswell, Indiana; and three nephews, Stuart Brown, James "Sonny" Taulbee, Florida, and James "Jim" Wells.

A private family service was conducted on Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Evans Cemetery in Campton. Arrangements were made by W.R. Milward Mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made to Judson at University Circle, 2181 Ambleside Drive Cleveland, OH 44106



Mary Welch LeMaster, 68, widow of Raymond LeMaster, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2006.

Born in Minnesota, she was the daughter of the late William James and Lempi Viola Wirkkula Welch Mihel. She most recently was the bookkeeper and secretary for St. Leo Catholic Church, and a longtime member there as well.

Survivors include a son, T.K. LeMaster, Versailles; a sister, Bev Wilson, Madison, Wis.; three grandchildren, Trey, Noah, and Devan LeMaster, Versailles.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 14, at St. Leo Catholic Church by Fr. Dan Noll, Fr. Frank Osburg, and Fr. Raymond Stratman. Interment will follow at New Castle Cemetery in Henry County. Casket bearers will be David Blankenship, Charles Beagle, Steve Kearns, Keith Blankenship, Scott McClain, and James Blankenship. Blackburn &d Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Billie May Kearney Yarnell, 87, of Dayton, Ohio, widow of William M. Yarnall, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2006, at Hospice.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of Laura (Seaman) and Andrew Kearney. She was a resident of Lexington for 30 years before moving to Dayton in 1956. She had a 40-year career as a Stanley dealer, supported school and church activities, and enjoyed traveling.

Survivors include her children, Bill Yarnall, Albuquerque, N.M., Robert Yarnall, St. Louis, Mo., Dana Yarnall, Ronald Yarnall, Bonnie Yarnall, and Gary Yarnall, Dayton, Ohio; and 11 grandchildren, Les, Cyndar, Marke, Richard, Patrick, William, Matthew, Samuel, Andy, Amanda and Kristy. Three brothers, Andrew, Frank, and Paul Kearney; three sisters, Sally Scott, Margaret Knoth, and Helen Bramlette; and a grandson, Bobbie Yarnall, are deceased.

A Mass of Christian burial was conducted Tuesday, Dec. 12, at Maria Joseph Center, Dayton, Ohio, by Fr. Pete Chiodo. Interment was in the Lexington Cemetery. Her grandsons acted as casket bearers. Morris Sons Funeral Home, Kettering, Ohio, was in charge of arrangements.

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