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Versailles, Ky.


 

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January 9, 2003

 

Bowen

Ryan Michael Bowen, 17, of 1020 Sea Hero Run, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, of injuries received in an auto accident.

Born in Belleville, Ill., he was then son of Michael and Karen Bain Bowen. He was a senior at Lexington Catholic High School and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church. He had played soccer for WYSA until the eighth grade and became a referee for LYSA and select teams throughout high school. He was on the Lexington Catholic mock trial team, teen court, was an Images retreat team leader, a member of the Latin Club, and was in the spring 2002 musical “The Sound of Music.” He was on the high school varsity golf team for five years, one year as captain, and played freshman, intramural, and varsity basketball.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Kristen Bowen, Versailles; paternal grandparents, William and Marilyn Bowen, Belleville, Ill., and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003, at the St. Leo Catholic Church by Fr. Jim Sichko and Fr. Raymond Stratman. Casket bearers were Kevin Bowen, Jeff Bowen, Chase Martin, Hart Cole, Chaz Allen, John Greathouse, A.J. Guagenti, and Michael DeLuca. The Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Lexington Catholic Golf Team, c/o Greg Todd, athletics director, 2250 Clays Mill Road, Lexington, KY 40503.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Columbia

Ann Haley Columbia, 78, of Versailles, widow of Calvin “Red” Columbia and Jesse Robert Craig II, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2003.

Born if Cincinnati, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late George and Nellie Epperson Haley. She was a retired employee of Texas Instruments, and was an accomplished cook, working most recently for Dorothy and Dick Spaulding. She was a graduate of the Kentucky Female Orphan School in Midway.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Craig McDaniel, Versailles, and Bessie Lou Bowman, Lawrenceburg; three sons, Jesse R. Craig III, Woodford County, Mark A. Craig, Lawrenceburg, and Norman L. Craig, Lawrenceburg; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Monday, Jan. 6, 2003, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Tom Hinkle. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Leo Ginter, Joe Hale, Richard Spaulding, Howard Wagner, Tim Collins, Jim Jarman, and Steve Ward.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Deeringer

Ella L. Deeringer, 84, of Jeffersonville, Ind., formerly of Versailles, widow of William A. Deeringer, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2002, at her home.

Born Nov. 16, 1918, in Versailles, she was the daughter of the late Edward Wilson and Maggie Chapman Wilson. She was a retired employee of Liberty National Bank, Louisville.

Survivors include two sons, William D. Deeringer, Knoxville, Tenn., and Edward T. Deeringer, Catlettsburg; three sisters, Clarice Crews, South Boston, Va., Juanita Ball, Parkers Lake, and Betty Wilhoit, Versailles; a brother, Marion Wilson, Versailles; five grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel by the Rev. David Ball. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery.

 

Eades

Adele Allen Eades, 78, of Lexington, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at Samaritan Hospital.

A Kentucky native, she was the daughter of the late William Austin and Lucille Mae Atwood Allen. She was a retired child care provider for Shapes Fitness Center.

Survivors include a son, Randy Eades, Lexington; two grandsons, Thomas Eades, Dacula, Ga., and Kevin Eades, Versailles; four great grandchildren, Laurisa Eades, Brice Eades, Sean Eades, and Daniel Eades; and many other relatives. A daughter, Sherry Meek; and two sons, Melvin Eades Jr. and James Eades, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Jan. 6, 2003, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Main Street by Pastor Bobby Aldridge. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Randy Meek, Gerald Lynn, Chuck Kendrick, Ken Gaunce, Dwight Dotson, and Rick Rainwater.

Memorials are suggested to the Oleika Shriners Transportation Fund for Children, 326 Southland Drive, Lexington, KY 40503.

Guest book at Legacy.com.

 

Honey

Denise M. Honey, 79, of Lexington, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002, at the Central Baptist Hospital.

Born in Normandy, France, she was the daughter of the late Louis Joseph and Marthe Jardin Pillout. She was retired from Warwick Manufacturing, where she was an assembler. She was of the Catholic faith.

Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Howard, Versailles; a son, Terry Honey, Kenosha, Wis.; and three grandchildren, Nicole, Chris, and Adam.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Wisconsin.

Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Harrodsburg Road was in charge of arrangements.

 

Jones

Kimberly Kay Jones, 39, of Lexington, wife of Rodney G. Jones, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003.

Born in Lexington, she was the daughter of Arlis McMahon, Nicholasville, and Carol Morgan McMahon. She was a homemaker.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by two children, Camille Joel Jones and Dalton Blaine Jones, Lexington; two stepchildren, Rodney G. Jones, Ocklawaha, Fla., and Mary Burnham, Pinellas Park, Fla.; two sisters, Arlynn M. McMahon, Versailles, and Dina J. Nelson, Erlanger; and four grandchildren, Taylor Burnham, and Jordan, Lauren, and Sabrina Via.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003, at the W.R. Milward Mortuary - Southland by the Rev. Terrence Freeman.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass. Condolences to the family may be made by visiting www.milwardfuneral.com.

 

Riddell

Dorothy Riddell, 73, of Frankfort, widow of George Riddell, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home, Versailles.

A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late William and Margaret Bauman Postler. She was a retired registered nurse and a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd.

Survivors include three daughters, Linda Masterson, Laguna Beach, Calif., Lorraine ???, West Chester, Pa., and Karen Scott, Woodford County; a brother, John Postler, Florida; eight grandchildren; and a great granddaughter.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, at the St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Boca Raton, Fla. Entombment will be in the Boca Raton Cemetery.

 

Seppala

Florence K. Seppala, 82, of Wilmore, widow of Russell Seppala, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2002, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Mrs. Seppala and her husband left Iron Mountain, Mich., in 1971 to do volunteer work at the Methodist Home for Children in Versailles.

Survivors include a daughter, Marita Hardy, Glen Allen, Va.; and two grandchildren, Kendra and Brent.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. The deceased had made arrangements to donate her remains to the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center.

 

Shea

James Shea, 84, of 319 Princess Circle, a retired farmer and night watchman at Pin Oak Farm, husband of Stella Shea, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of the late John and Katherine Beard Shea. He had attended the Versailles Pentecostal Church of God.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Shirley Warfield, Midway, and Yvonne Crawley, Anderson County; three sons, Michael W. Shea, Danny Lee Shea, and Burnett Shea, all of Versailles; two sisters, Gladys Sams, Nicholasville, and Irene Fannin, Versailles; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren. A brother, Arthur Shea, and a grandson, Patrick Shea, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Charles McKinley. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Casket bearers were David Shea, Keith Shea, Daniel Shea, Roger Cunigan, Rex Cunigan, and Wayne Warfield. The Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Gideon Memorial Bible Fund.

 

Smith

Viola Huff Smith, 92, of Versailles, formerly of Wolfe County, widow of Vernon Smith, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2002, at her residence.

Born Feb. 12, 1910, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Ada Huff. She was retired from the Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C., where she was a statistical clerk.

Survivors include a son, Gary Smith, Versailles; three sisters, Ida Mae Hobbs, Westchester, Ohio, Zola Schmidt, Pikeville, and Opal Lindon, Wolfe County; and a number of other relatives.

Services were conducted Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003, at the Shackleford Funeral Home, Campton, by the Rev. Doyle Thomas. Burial was in the Evans Cemetery, Campton.

 

Todd

James Lee Todd, 77, of Somerset, formerly of Florida, husband of Overa Todd, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2002, at the Sunrise Manor Nursing Home, Somerset.

A native of Pulaski County, he was a farmer, a former retail clothing store employee in Florida, and served in the U.S. Army.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Gerald Todd, Wayne Todd, and Harold Todd, all of Lawrenceburg, and Donnie Todd, Somerset; a daughter, Wanda Cloran, Lawrenceburg; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Shelby Todd, Lawrenceburg, and Cecil Todd, Versailles; and a sister, Dorothy Todd, Texas.

No funeral service was scheduled. Burial was in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to the Kidney Foundation of Central Kentucky, 2417 Regency Road Suite B, Lexington, KY 40503.

The Ritchie-Peach-Todd Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Wainscott

Elizabeth Giles Wainscott, 75, of Owensboro, formerly of Woodford County, wife of Edward Wainscott, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2002, at Owensboro Mercy Health System.

Born in Woodford County, she was a charter member of the Owensboro Christian Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four daughters, Linda J. West, Glasgow, Sheila Stephens, Sherry Hodge, and Lisa Arnold, all of Owensboro; two sons, Edward D. Wainscott, Virginia Beach, Va., and Jerry Wainscott, Owensboro; two sisters, Mary Ann Cooley, Lexington, and Roberta Giles, Versailles; a brother, John Giles, Lawrenceburg; 10 grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003, at the James H. Davis Funeral Home, Owensboro. Interment was in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Sorgho.

 

Ward

Margaret Mitchell Ward, 90, of Lexington, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003, at the St. Joseph Hospital.

Born in Louisville, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Lizabeth Whitehurst Mitchell. She was a graduate of Henry Clay High School, attended the University of Kentucky, and was a member of the Christ Church Cathedral.

Survivors include a son, William Clark Ward Jr., Wilmore; a daughter, Mitchell Ward Baumann, Versailles; a sister, Jeanette Mitchell Deatherage, Lexington; four grandchildren, Brenda Ward Spedding, Crestwood, Hilary Baumann, Lexington, and Marli Baumann and Ryan Baumann, both of Versailles; two great grandchildren, Savannah G. Spedding and John Robert Clark Spedding, Crestwood; numerous nieces and nephews, including Robert Mitchell, Versailles; and numerous great nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at the W.R. Milward Mortuary - Southland by Fr. D. William Faupel. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Casket bearers were Ryan Baumann, Christopher Spedding, Bruce Mitchell, Matthew Mitchell, Russ White, Robbie Reid, and Mike Mitchell.

Contributions may be made to the Taylor Manor Nursing Home, 300 Berry Avenue, Versailles, KY 40383. Condolences to the family may be made by visiting www.milwardfuneral.com.

 

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