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July 8, 2004



Janice L. Collins, of Curry Court, died Monday, July 5, 2004.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, July 9, 2004, at Second Christian Church, Midway. Visitation, 6-9 p.m. today, Thursday, July 8, at the church. O.L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.




Cara Stark Delgado, 39, of Versailles, formerly of Dallas, Texas, wife of Raul Delgado, died Thursday, July 1, 2004, at her home.

Born in Pasedena, Texas, she was the daughter of Clarence Bruce Stark and Margie Blue. She enjoyed spending time with her family and was an avid golfer.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by a daughter, Gabriella; and two brothers, Bruce Stark Jr. and Joel Stark.

Services were conducted Wednesday, July 7, 2004, at Southland Christian Church Chapel by ministers Brewster MacLeod and Jim Burgen. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, was in charge of arrangements. An additional memorial service will be held Saturday, July 10, at 10 a.m. at Lover's Lane United Methodist Church, Wesley Chapel, 9200 Inwood, Dallas, Texas.

The family requests that donations be made to the Gabriella Delgado Education Fund, 1079 W. Round Grove Road, Suite 300-152, Lewisville, TX 75067.

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Mary Elizabeth Hennenhofer Malott, 73, of Woodford County, wife of Fred S. Malott, died Friday, July 2, 2004, of complications following surgery.

Born Sept. 9, 1930, in Wichita, Kan., she was the daughter of Paul and Ruby Flanders Hennenhofer. She earned a baccalaureate degree in English literature at Park College, Parkville, Mo., and a degree in Christian education at McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, Ill. She served in five different churches as Christian education director or secretary. She retired from Wichita Congregational Church in 1996. She was a member of the local chapter P. E. O., a local book club, and she volunteered at the Jouett House and Woodford County Historical Society events. She was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church USA and at the time of her death was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Versailles, where she played in the bell choir.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Daniel W. Malott, Elizabeth City, N.C., Paul W. Malott, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Andrew C. Malott, Libertyville, Ill.; two daughters, Susan Malott, Naperville, Ill., and adoptive daughter Alexandra Malott, Colorado Springs, Colo.; nine grandchildren; and a great grandchild.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, July 9, 2004, at the Versailles First Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Richard Guerrant officiating. A reception will follow services.

Memorials suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504-3216, or to Versailles First Presbyterian Church, 130 North Main Street, Versailles, KY 40383. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Hildegrard Margarete Grohl Naumann, 98, died Saturday, July 3, 2004, at Taylor Manor Nursing Home in Versailles.

Survivors include five children, Erika Moore, Richmond, Va., Bernd Naumann, Vienna, Va., Christelle Naumann, Bluefield, W.Va., Hans Naumann, Lexington, and Elisabeth Naumann, Sunland, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

A funeral Mass will be held at 9:15 p.m. on Monday, July 19, 2004, at Taylor Manor Chapel at 300 Berry Avenue, Versailles. Graveside rites will follow at 1 p.m. at the Lexington Cemetery. Gifts in her memory may be made to Taylor Manor, Inc., c/o Sister Mary Christina, Taylor Manor, Inc., Versailles, KY, 40383. Pruitt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Beatrice Lyons King Oliver, 93, of Lexington, widow of Len Oliver, died Friday, July 2, 2004, at Hospice Care Center.

Born in Lexington, she was the daughter of the late D.L. and Mary Stinnett Lyons. She was a homemaker and a member of Liberty Road Community Church.

Survivors include a son, David King, Lexington; a stepdaughter, Janet Oliver, Midway; a stepson, Jim Oliver, Washington, D.C.; four grandchildren, Kenneth, Brenda, Dale and Kathryn; a nephew, Bob Lyons, Lexington; and a niece, Bonnie Pickett, Highland Heights. A brother, Estill Lyons, and a grandson, Mike King, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, July 5, 2004, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home-Main Street by the Rev. Dwight Martin and the Rev. Jim Hensley. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

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Shirley Jean Flynn Riley, 71, of Lawrenceburg, died Friday, July 2, 2004, at the Masonic Home in Shelbyville.

Born Dec. 22, 1932, in Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late Estell Hawkins and John Wyatt Flynn. She was a retired employee of Kentucky Overall Service in Lawrenceburg and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Lawrenceburg.

Survivors include a son, Danny G. Riley, Lawrenceburg; and four daughters, Donna Kay Price, Shelbyville, Doris Jean Slatten, Versailles, Paula Driscoll, Salvisa, and Patty Smith, Lawrenceburg; 14 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; a sister, Alice Brown, Louisville; four brothers, including her twin, Curtis E. Flynn, Middletown, Ohio, Winston Flynn, Louisville, Kermitt Flynn, Lawrenceburg, and John Michael Flynn, Lawrenceburg. Two sisters, Brunelle Casey and Sylvia Pence; and three brothers, Harold Flynn, Ray Flynn, and James Flynn, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home by Dr. Mike Hamrick. Burial was in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery. Casket bearers were her grandsons.

Memorials are suggested to one's favorite charity.



 Lora June Bowman Serber, 81, of Macey Boulevard, widow of Thomas Serber, died Thursday, July 1, 2004, at Bluegrass Community Hospital.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Lonzo and Stella Bowman. She was a retired National Distillers employee, a member of Faith Baptist Church, and a member of the American Legion Post #67 Ladies’ Auxiliary.

Survivors include two sons, Jeff Serber, Versailles, and John Bowman, Versailles; six sisters, Annette Robinson, Anna Belle Gill, Lila Goings, and Laura Robinson, all of Versailles, and Kitty Riddle and Alma Watford, both of Lawrenceburg; two grandchildren, Ashley Serber and David Wayne Cox; and a great grandson. Four brothers, two sisters, and two granddaughters are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, July 3, 2004, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Bobby Lakes. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

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Josephine LeForce Vaughn, 82, of Hunters Ridge Drive, widow of L. Dennis Vaughn, died Sunday, July 4, 2004, at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center.

A native of Whitley County, she was the daughter of the late Charles W. and Lula Meadors LeForce. She was a graduate of the University of Michigan and Cumberland College and spent most of her teaching career in Ann Arbor, Mich. She was a member of the First Christian Church, the Woodford County Homemakers, Garden Club and Literary Club.

Survivors include two sons, M. David Vaughn, Clarksville, Md., and James D. Vaughn, Gaithersburg, Md.; three sisters, Edna Boyd, Corbin, Nan Smith, Louisville, and Opal Evans, Cincinnati; and a granddaughter, Caitlin Vaughn, Bethesda, Md.

Services were conducted Wednesday, July 7, 2004, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill. A graveside service will be held at noon today, Thursday, July 8, at the Williamsburg Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass,208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

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Arnold Bruce Ward, 87, of Lexington, husband of Mary McKenney Ward, died Wednesday, June 30, 2004.

Born in Johnson County, he was the son of the late Edgar and Julia Ann Walker Ward. He was a retired landscaper for Hillenmeyer Nurseries, a veteran of World War II, and an active member of the Southland Evangelical Methodist Church, Lexington.

In addition to his wife, survivors include three daughters, Joice Kelly, Charlotte, N.C., and Kay Pritchard and Cheryl Elliott, Lexington; two sons, Gary Robinson and Gerald Robinson, Lexington; 16 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Friday, July 2, 2004, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Bob Baldridge, Dr. Harold Tatman, and the Rev. Kurt Honican. Interment with military honors was at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Casket bearers were his grandsons.

Memorials are suggested to the Southland Evangelical Methodist Church or to Hospice of the Bluegrass.




Ethel Vasti Wheeler, 82, of Versailles, formerly of Ashland, widow of Herman L. Wheeler, died Sunday, July 4, 2004, at the Hospice Care Center, Lexington.

Born Jan. 12, 1922, in Pikeville, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Beatrice Ratliff Hobson. She was a former school teacher and employee of Ashland Oil. She was a member of the Unity Baptist Church, Ashland.

Survivors include a daughter, Herma Lee McKenzie, College Station, Texas; a son, Randall Wheeler, Versailles; a sister, Cleda Sue Hall, Pikeville; a brother, Arthur Hobson, Englewood, Ohio; and four grandchildren, Craig McKenzie, New York, N.Y., Kyle McKenzie, Round Rock, Texas, and Evan and Colin Wheeler, Versailles. A brother, Hubert Hobson, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. today, Thursday, July 8, 2004, at Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel, Ashland, by Dr. Floyd Paris. Interment will be in Rose Hill Mausoleum.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4338 13th Street, Ashland, KY 41102-5432, or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504-3277.



Nora Virginia Shepard Woolums, of Frankfort, widow of James Woolums Sr., died Sunday, June 27, 2004, at Heritage Hall, Lawrenceburg, of complications from Alzheimer's Disease.

The daughter of the late Raymond and Stella Shepard, she was a homemaker and former co-owner of Woolums Restaurant in Midway. where she was known for her desserts. For over 40 years, she was the organist and pianist at the Midway United Methodist Church and a member of the Midway Woman's Club. She was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a brother, Marshall Shepard, Orlando, Fla.; two daughters, Helen Underwood, Frankfort, and Connie Teague, Danville; a son, the Rev. James Woolums Jr., Midway; six grandchildren, Jessica and Jacqueline Woolums, Midway, Jennifer Pierson, Virginia, Dr. Jonathan Bailey, South Carolina, Kevin Underwood, Nashville, Tenn., and Kent Underwood, Memphis, Tenn.; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was conducted at Clark Funeral Home, Frankfort Road, on Tuesday, July 6, 2004.

Memorial gifts are suggested for Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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