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March 17, 2005

 

Bozarth

Ann Weisenberger Bozarth, 72, of Midway, wife of Don Bozarth, died Friday, March 11, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Midway, she was the daughter of the late Augustus J. and Louise Egalite Weisenberger. She was an employee of Medicaid Services of Commonwealth of Kentucky and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church. She was active in the local community, serving as co-president of Midway Woman's Club, co-founder of the Midway College Equestrian Program, and served on the local hospital board.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan Lenzen, St. Louis, Mo.; a son, Tom Bozarth, Midway; two sisters, Betty Bright, Midway, and Mary Louise Martin, Lexington; and a brother, Phil Weisenberger, Midway; and two grandchildren, Harry J. Lenzen III, and Sarah Lenzen. A sister, Edith Woeber, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, March 15, at St. Leo Catholic Church by Fr. Dan Noll. Casket bearers were Mike Lenzen, Phil Moloney, Perry Bozarth, Mac Weisenberger, Jerry Martin, and Curt Sharff. Interment was in the Midway Cemetery. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass and St. Leo Catholic Church.

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Brooks

Johnny Dee Brooks, 34, of Domino Court, died Friday, March 11, 2005.

Born in Fayette County, he was the son of John Richard and Charlene Brooks. He owned and operated Brooks Masonry and Concrete Company.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a daughter, Hailey Brooks, Frankfort; a sister, Dawn Brooks; Versailles, Maternal Grandparents, Viola Frances and Doug Randall, Lexington, and a niece and nephew, Triston and Delaynie Brooks. His maternal grandfather, Charles Henry Semones; and his paternal grandparents, John and Goldie Brooks, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, March 13, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Frankie Layne. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Tommy Jones, Mark Lay, Charlie Semones, Brian Morgan, Thomas Day, Zack Morgan and R.J. Bicknell. Honorary bearers were Patty Morgan, Jason Higgins, Marcella Higgins, Triston Brooks, Brandon Bowman and Paul Hudson.

 

Chappell

Richard Hayes Chappell Jr., 83, of Owenton, formerly of Woodford County, widower of Gertrude "Trudy" Hill Chappell, died Saturday, March 12, 2005 at the Owenton Manor.

A native of Henderson, Tenn., he was the son of the late Richard Hayes and Esther Goodwin Chappell. He was a farmer, a retired National Distillers employee, and a member of the Dallasburg Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sons, Ronnie Chappell, Jerry Chappell, and David Chappell, all of Owen County; a daughter, Rita Duvall, Owen County; a brother, Larry Chappell, Versailles; two sisters, Evelyn Greene, Versailles, and Lillian Arnold, Hettick, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. A son, Richard "Dickie" Chappell; a sister, Geneva Whitlock; and a grandson are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, March 15, at McDonald & New Funeral home, Main Street.

Memorials may be made to New Horizons Medical Foundation or the Dallasburg Baptist Church.

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Jewett

Elizabeth Carter Jewett , 97, of Flat Gap in Johnson County, widow of John Brown Jewett, died Thursday, March 11, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Born Nov. 12, 1907, in Franklin County, she was the daughter of Garrett Powell and Mary Belle Florian Carter. She and her husband lived in Newtown, Ohio, where she was owner of the Scarlet Slipper Antique Shop and held many offices in the Mt. Washington Women’s Club and Eastern Valley Garden Club. She won numerous awards for her flower arranging and specimen exhibits. The Jewetts retired to their farm in Flat Gap 45 years ago.

Survivors include her sister, Virginia Carter Nisbet, Pekin, Ind.; her nieces and nephews, Nancy June Engle, Barbara Howard, Patty Howard, and David Howard, all residents or former residents of Versailles, JoAnn Manuel, Pekin, Garrett Carter III, and Toby Franz. Two sisters, Nancy Carter Sames and June Carter Howard; two brothers, Garrett and Mark Carter; and a nephew Kenneth Nisbet, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, March 15, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. John Brandon. Interment was at the Frankfort Cemetery. Casket bearers were David Howard, Jeremy Howard, Ken Engle, Lawrence Clark Jr., and Anthony Munafo. Honorary bearers were Allen, Greg and Mark Manuel.

 

Jones

William J. Jones, 56, of Duell Drive, husband of Debbie Harris Jones, died Sunday, March 13, 2005, at his residence.

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of the late William "Chuck" and Goldie Thompson Jones. He was an employee of OSRAM Sylvania Glass Plant and had served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Laini Traugott, Versailles; a sister, Cathy Haggard, Tateville; two brothers, Marshall Jones and Ambrose (Buddy) Jones, both of Lexington; two nephews, Patrick Jones and Christopher Harris; and three nieces, Callie, Kendall, and Colby Thomas, all of Versailles.

Services were conducted Wednesday, March 16, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Frankie Layne. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Dusty Coleman, John Dotson, Brian Traugott, Mike Thomas, Wayne Harris, and Christopher Harris.

Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association, 2365 Harrodsburg Road, Suite A250, Lexington, KY 40504, or the American Diabetes Association, 1941 Bishop Lane, Suite 110, Louisville, KY 40218.

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Kring

Charles Mason Kring, 83, of Meadow Lane, husband of Mossie Wheeler Kring, died Thursday, March 10, 2005, at Heritage Hall in Lawrenceburg.

He was a retired Versailles postmaster, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal Silver Clasp with one loop. He was also a member and past president of the Versailles Rotary Club, and a member of the Versailles United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Kathy McGill, Bowling Green; three sons: Chris Kring, Steve Kring, both of Versailles, and Bill Kring, Lexington; five brothers, Rollyn Kring, Oklahoma, Gayle Kring, Robert Kring, Madison, Ind., Raymond Kring, Frankfort, and Logan Kring, Jeffersonville, Ind.; a grandson; three granddaughters; and a great-grandson. A son, Greg Kring; a grandson, Jonathan Kring; two sisters, Ruth Wohl and Elizabeth O' Neal; and a brother, Austin Kring, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, March 14, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Jim Wheeler. Casket bearers were Adam Kring, Casey Profitt, Tom Kring, Ken Kring, Jeff Kring, and Ron Mitchell. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Cardinal Hill Hospital, 2050 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY 40504-1405.

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Millay

 John William Millay, 75, of Owensboro, husband of Mary Millay, died Thursday, March 10, 2005, at his home.

Born Sept. 17, 1929, in Daviess County, he was the son of Hugh Millay and Catherine Bea Mattingly Millay. He was retired from Kelley Wilmore as a telephone construction worker. He was a member of SS. Joseph & Paul Catholic Church and enjoyed bicycling and trading.

In addition to his wife, he s survived by two sons, Rick Millay, Sorgho, and Larry Millay, Masonville; three daughters, Margaret "Maggie" McNeely, Owensboro, Brenda Simmons, Owensboro, and Vickie Woods, Versailles; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; five brothers, Claudie Millay, Knottsville, Buck Millay, Owensboro, Herbert Millay, Hartford, Tommy Millay, Owensboro and Mike Millay, Owensboro; six sisters, Agnes Harley, Owensboro, Clara Brown, Knottsville, Betty Payne, Knottsville, Rosie Merserve, Knottsville, Stella Higdon, Knottsville, and Marguarite Lanham, Owensboro; and several nieces and nephews. A daughter, Delphine Roby, is deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, March 14, at SS. Joseph & Paul Catholic Church by the Rev. Brian Roby. Burial was in Owensboro Memorial Gardens. Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Moberly

William "Bill" Garnett Moberly, 81, of Harrodsburg, formerly of Largo, Fla., husband of Ruth Frances Merideth Moberly, died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at his home.

A native of Versailles, he was the son of the late Wm. Ramsey and Helen Elizabeth Howard Moberly. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired Caldesi Construction Company employee and attended the Kirkwood Baptist Church, Salvisa.

In addition to his wife he is survived by two sons, Rick Moberly, Harrodsburg, and Jeff Moberly, Sadieville; two sisters, Louise Woods, Harrodsburg, and Mary Ann Yates, Lexington; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. Two daughters, Brenda Sue Laughlin and Annabelle McClintock; and a son, Ron Gardner, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, March 12, at Johnson's Funeral Home, Georgetown, by Bro. Jerel Coffey. Inurnment was in the Georgetown Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Heritage Hospice of Danville, 337 W. Broadway Street, Danville, KY 40422.

 

Nicholson

Janet Louise Uttinger Musick Nicholson, 81, of Lexington, widow of William Nicholson, died Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at Georgetown Community Hospital.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Anna Uttinger Sr. She was retired from Veterans Administration Hospital and H.L. Green Department Store, a member of First Church of God, Women's Missionary Society, VFW Post 686, and the Women's Auxiliary.

Survivors include two sons, David A. Musick, Georgetown, and Richard C. Musick, Ballston Lake, N.Y.; two granddaughters, Davy Ann Musick Green and Amy Jo Musick Smith, both of Georgetown; a great-grandson, Robert Alan Daniel Green, Georgetown; a great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Ann Green, Georgetown; a sister, Anna Dean Vincent, Lexington; a brother, Joe A. Uttinger, Lexington; and many nieces and nephews. A sister, Mary K. Barnes, and two brothers, Charles W. Uttinger Jr. and William Gay Uttinger, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, March 11, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Main Street by the Rev. Stan Schilffarth. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.

Contributions are suggested to First Church of God, 135 Kingston Road, Lexington, KY 40505.

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Parker

Tennie Wallace Parker, 76, of Taylor Manor Nursing Home, Versailles, widow of Billie J. Parker, died Sunday, March 13, 2005.

Born in Taylorsville, she was the daughter of the late Robert Grundy Wallace Sr. and Nellie Beckham Wallace. She was a retired operator of 25 years for Ohio Bell Telephone Company.

Survivors include a sister, Nellie Elizabeth Snider, Taylorsville; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass and Taylor Manor Nursing Home.

Patten

Christine Louise Patten, 46, of Douglas Avenue, mother of Jake Patten, Jessica and Deana Benefil, died Tuesday, March 8, 2005.

Born in Los Angeles, Calif., she was the daughter of Nels and Suzanne Secor Palm of Los Angeles.

There was no service or visitation. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or a favorite charity.

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Petit

Joseph Kearney, 32, of Lexington, husband of Aimee Kate Harris Petit, died Tuesday, March 8, 2005.

The son of Lucille Kearney Petit and Herbert L. Petit, he was a 1990 graduate of Lexington Catholic High School and attended Lexington Community College. He was accepted into the Cleveland Art Institute and was an artist on canvas with oils and acrylics, sketches in color pencils and pen and ink drawings, and had several commissioned works of art. He also wrote poetry and prose. His long range goal was to complete his education and become a teacher of art.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by a daughter, Emma Riley Petit; two brothers, Kenny, Galveston, Texas, and Kevin, Lexington; a sister, Kathleen P. Ratliff, Versailles; nieces and nephews, Sean, Scott, Shannon, Brendan and Ryan Petit; and several cousins, aunts, and uncles. His grandparents James R. Kearney Sr. and Marietta Haney Kearney, Chief H. Lisle Petit Sr., and Viola Finley Petit, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, March 12, at Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church by the Rev. Danny Schwendeman. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Casket bearers were Brendan Petit, Sean Petit, Scott Petit, Jim Kearney III, Joey Roberts, Geoffrey Spalmacin, Jim Reckle and Jimmy Williams. W. R. Milward Mortuary - Southland was in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy could be made to the Emma Riley Petit Scholarship Fund, c/o Jack Witt, First Security Bank, 2100 Southview Drive, Lexington, KY 40503.

 

Rogers

William H. Rogers, 73, died Friday, March 10, 2005.

Born May 18, 1931, in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Hiawatha and Mae B. Rogers. He was a member of Simpson United Methodist Church and retired from the U.S. Air Force as a sergeant after 23 years.

Survivors include a brother, Western Rogers, Dayton, Ohio; a nephew Marvin L. Rogers, Marietta, Ga.; two great-nieces, Alicia Harden, Ft. Wright, and Lauren A. Rogers, Marietta, Ga.; two aunts, Blanche Rogers, Lexington, and Margaret Waters, Georgetown; two special cousins, Betty Wesley and Emma Lou Black; and numerous other cousins and other relatives.

Services were conducted Wednesday, March 16, at Simpson United Methodist Church, Versailles. Smith & Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Shifflett

James Wayne Shifflett, 86, of Lexington, husband of Sally Marie Jeffries Shifflett, died Sunday, March 13, 2005, at his residence.

Born in Stanford, he was the son of the late James Christopher and Idelia Perkins Shifflett. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and a member of Arlington Christian Church. He was a retired sheet metal worker.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Linda Barnes, Versailles, Donna Stephenson, Lexington, Shirley Wayne Shifflett, Versailles, Gail Heflin, Winchester, and Herbert Padgett, Lexington; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. A grandson, Anthony Wayne Shifflett; three brothers, Lester, Ray, and Dewey Shifflett; and three sisters, Dora Lee, Sadie, and Nellie, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, March 16, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, by Chaplain Bob Schaeffer and Bro. Byron Jessup. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Casket bearers were Chad Barrett, Wesley Heflin, Ray Heflin, Kelly Chowning III, Tim Stephenson, and Butch Padgett. Honorary bearers were Paul Barnes, Terry Sellers, Johnny Graham and Jimmy Shifflett.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

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