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July 24, 2014



Cecil B. Beihn, 87, of Lexington, widower of Juanita Adams Beihn, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center

A Woodford County native and retired 32-year Herald-Leader employee, he was a World War II Army veteran and member of Ashland Avenue Baptist Church.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Saturday, July 19, at the Lexington Cemetery Mausoleum by Pastor Nate BeVire. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Ashland Avenue Baptist Church, 483 W Reynolds Road, Lexington, KY 40503.

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James M. Carigan, 93, widower of Marjorie Ryan Carigan, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Lexington Country Place.

Born in Hodgenville, he was the son of the late William E. and Gertrude Cundiff Carigan. Raised in Liberty, he graduated from Casey County High School in 1938 and obtained a civil engineering degree from UK in 1942. He was employed by the TVA, was a home builder and served 30 years with the Kentucky Department of Transportation. He worked for the State Department in Saudi Arabia for three years and served for two years with the Army Corps of Engineers in Virginia. He was a pioneer in highway location and design using aerial survey and computer technology. Instrumental in the first computer designed road in Kentucky, he worked on New Circle Road, I-64, the Blue Grass Parkway, the Watterson Expressway, and I-71. He located the Camp Nelson Kentucky River bridge on US 27 and the Kentucky Legislature resolved that a mile of US 27 be named the "Jim Carigan Mile." He was a member of the Liberty Christian Church, the Association of Transportation Engineers, where he twice served as president, the Society of Civil Engineers, the Society of Photogrammetry Transportation Hall of Fame, the Casey County Educational Hall of Fame, and he trained and raced Thoroughbreds for 35 years.

Survivors include three children, Jim (Lin) Carigan, Lawrenceburg, Pam Wingate, Lexington, and Betsy (John) Chinn, Frankfort; his life partner, Jean Rochelle Moore, Versailles; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Following cremation, there will be no visitation or services. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Old Friends Equine, 1841 Paynes Depot Road, Georgetown, KY 40324.

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Patricia Endriss Mansfield, 78, of Woodford County, wife of Silas Mansfield, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at the St. Joseph Hospital.

Born in New Haven, Conn., she was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary Williams Endriss. She had attended the University of Connecticut and graduated from Penn State University. She was a member of the Troy Presbyterian Church, sang in the church choir for 33 years, and was a member of Chapter "S" of the P.E.O. Sisterhood.

In addition to her husband of 57 years, she is survived by a daughter, Marci (David) Smith, Victor, Mont.; a son, Will (Susie) Mansfield, Dayton, Ohio; a sister, Marianne Endriss, Carlsbad, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

Following cremation, a memorial service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at Troy Presbyterian Church by the Rev. David Duggan. A reception for family and friends will follow services. Blackburn and Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Troy Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 11021 Troy Pike, Versailles, KY 40383.

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Violet Marie Pariseau, 85, of Versailles, widow of George Pariseau, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home.

Born Nov. 11, 1928, in Milford, N.H., she was the daughter of Archie and Irene Welch Collins.

Survivors include a daughter, Judi Courtney, Frankfort; two sons, George Scott (Mary) Pariseau, Texas, and Ray (Sue) Pariseau, Nebraska; five grandchildren, Jeff Gibson, Todd Gibson, Lisa Gibson Richardson, Samantha Courtney, and Amberle Pariseau; and 12 great-grandchildren.

A gathering of family and friends was held Saturday, July 19, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort.

Contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.

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