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March 24, 2011

 

Ackerberg

Patricia Clarke Ackerberg, 80, of Versailles, widow of Ken Ackerberg, died Thursday, March 17, 2011.

Born June 13, 1930, in Hinsdale, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Harold Varney and Gladys Worlein Clarke. She was a member of Woodford Community Christian Church. She attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Warrenville, Ill., and volunteered there as well as at the community schools. She was a homemaker and also an employee of Mount Hardware in Illinois. She moved to Kentucky in 2001 and lived for the last two years at Dover Manor in Georgetown.

Survivors include a daughter, Holly A. (Paul) Moore, Versailles; a son, Jeffrey C. (Sue) Ackerberg, Elmhurst, Ill.; a sister, Jeanne L. (Joe) Kleinwachter, Warrenville, Ill.; four grandchildren, Justin Moore, Haven Moore, Amanda Ackerberg, and Eric Ackerberg; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and Dover Manor Activity Fund.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Bourne

Willie Ray Bourne, 79, of Frankfort, husband of Reba Toole Bourne, died Thursday, March 17, 2011.

Born March 29, 1931, in Owenton, he was the son of the late Willie Forrest and Tina House Bourne. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a former deacon and Sunday school teacher at Thornhill Baptist Church in Frankfort, and was a member of Versailles Baptist Church in Versailles. He was owner and operator of World Wide Printing in Frankfort.

In addition to his wife of 54 years, he is survived by three children, Michael (Debbie) Bourne, Pensacola, Fla., and Rick (Jamie) Bourne and Susan Wilson (David), both of Versailles; six grandchildren, Brady (Tiffany) Bourne, Chris (Melissa) and Greg Bourne, Adrienne Farrell, and Julia and Josh Wilson; five great-grandchildren, Tristen and Ian Farrell, Dylan and Maddie Bourne, and Alyssa Bourne; and three sisters, Julia Rullman, Mary Margaret Kolbrook, and Libby Webster, all of Louisville. A brother, John Russell Bourne, is deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, March 21, at Versailles Baptist Church. Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort, was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Christy

Vera Price Christy, 71, of Midway, widow of Herbert B. Christy, died Sunday, March 13, 2011.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of Blanche C. Price of Versailles and the late Monroe Price. She was a retiree of OSRAM Sylvania, Inc. and a member of Historic Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by four children, Verna (Ellis) Mason, Midway, Donna (Bobby) Johnson, Lexington, Raynard (Carol) Coleman, Georgetown, and RaMona Coleman, Lexington; four grandchildren, Tameka Johnson, Gordonyal (Gregory) Tullock, Raynard II, and Zachary Coleman; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Vincent (Priscilla) Price, Midway; a niece, Alethea Price, Richmond; and numerous other relatives.

Services were conducted Wednesday, March 16, at Historic Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church, Lexington, by Dr. T. H. Peoples Jr. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. O.L. Hughes & Sons Mortuary, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Combs

Roger D. Combs, 65, of Versailles, husband of Judy Wimsatt Combs, died Friday, March 18, 2011.

Born in Perry County, he was the son of the late Barnett and Sallie Plowman Combs. He served in the U.S. Navy, was retired from the Bureau of Prisons and was currently working for Securitas at Two Creeks Properties. He was a graduate of Western Kentucky University and a member of St. Leo Catholic Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Heather E. Combs, Nashville, Tenn.; three sisters, Bess McCullough, Georgia, Edna Hockensmith, Paducah, and Dana Mills, North Carolina; two brothers, Damon Combs, Texas, and Bernard Combs, Indiana. A daughter, Monica Lynn Combs, is deceased.

Memorial services were conducted Tuesday, March 22, at St. Leo Catholic Church by Fr. Danny Schwendeman. Inurnment followed in Rose Crest Cemetery. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Monica Combs Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1363, Versailles, KY 40383.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Crowe

Venice Sharon Morton Crowe, 68, of Versailles, widow of Donald Crowe, died Sunday, March 20, 2011.

Born in Rosslyn, she was the daughter of Woodford and Verna Mitchell Morton. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons, Harry Crowe and Donald Ray Crowe, both of Versailles; two sisters, Juanita Crabtree, Clay City, and Sue Everhart, Winchester; a brother, Medall Morton, Clay City; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Kathy McKinney, and a son, Richard Crowe, are deceased.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, March 25, at Miller Cemetery in Clay City. Casket bearers will be her grandsons. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, March 24, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Reed

William H. "Bill" Reed, 68, of Versailles, husband of Bennie Kay Smith Reed, died Saturday, March 19, 2011.

Born Dec. 1, 1942, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Hugh Ellsworth and Lois Lancaster Rue Reed. A retired band director, he was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church, and the Knights of Columbus where he earned a third degree. He was an avid boater and fisherman, a 1960 graduate of Harrodsburg High School, a 1965 graduate of Eastern Kentucky State College, and was a member of KEA and KEMA for 30 years, having served as 5th district chairman of KMEA for eight years. He was a charter member of the Kentucky Marching Band Board of Control for six years, was a Kentucky Colonel for outstanding leadership as a teacher, and was an Apple Award recipient as a teacher showing outstanding accomplishments with a group. He served in Boyle, Oldham, and Henry counties as an elementary, middle, and high school band director for 25 years. He was choir director at Perryville Baptist Church for two years and Pewee Valley Aloysius Catholic Church for four years. He placed 14th nationally as state representative to the National Society of Arts & Letters Voice Scholarship awards competition in Chicago, Ill., was a cast member in "The Stephen Foster Story," a member of the Stephen Foster Story quartet, "The Roustabouts," was soloist and member of the Louisville Singers, a member of the Lexington Singers, a member and soloist with the Madison, Ind., Community Chorus, and placed third in Cardinal District Barbershop Quartet contest singing with the "Strike Four" quartet. He was section leader, soloist, assistant director, and board member of the Kentuckians Chorus.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Becky Reed (Jay) Schmidt, Crestwood, and Terri Jo (Tom) Thomas, Richmond; a brother, Ronald H. (Martha Shellenberger) Reed; two brothers-in-law, Joseph Mack (Carol) Smith and Terry (Debbie) Smith; three grandchildren, Mikalah, Alex, and Chris Schmidt; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Wednesday, March 23, at St. Leo Catholic Church by Fr. Danny Schwenderman and Fr. Dan Noll. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg. Casket bearers were Joseph Mack and Terry Smith, Tom Thomas, Jay Schmidt, Lewis Kelly, and Lee Sable. Honorary bearers were Ron Reed, Thomas Reed, the Rev. Doug Simpson, Hurst Music store staff, members of the Kentuckians Chorus, and Brothers of Knights of Columbus. Blackburn & Ward Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Knights of Columbus for Special Olympics.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Thompson

Ann Adams Thompson, 68, of Lexington, died Thursday, March 17, 2011, at the Hospice Care Center.

Born in Lexington, she was the daughter of the late Everett and Lecie Adams. She was retired from R.P.S. Insurance and a member of Northview Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Debbie (Brad) Tuska, Terry Coffey, and Penny (Bob) McKinley; five grandchildren, Stephen, Jason, Adam, Melissa, and Matthew; two great-grandchildren, Jonathon and Jacob; two sisters, Marty (Don) Newman, Lexington, and Judy (Larry) Osborne, Versailles; and a brother, Joe (Essie) Adams, Carlisle.

Services were conducted Saturday, March 19, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, Lexington. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

 

Wagner

JoAnn Wagner, 71, of Lexington, widow of Cortle Wayne Wagner, died Saturday, March 19, 2011, at her residence.

Born in Lexington, she was the daughter of the late Donald M. and Dorothy Haynes Buchanan. She was a former communications supervisor at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Survivors include three sons, Charles "Butch" Wagner, Darrell Ray Wagner, and Mark Lewis (Cindy) Wagner, all of Lexington; a stepdaughter, Jane Barber, Versailles; three stepsons, Howard Dooley Wagner, Lexington, and Vincent Wagner and DeWayne Wagner, both of Paris; eight grandsons, Justin, Matthew, Jeremy, Andrew, Ryan, Tyler, and Blake Wagner, and Mike Barber; and two brothers, Mike and Ricky Buchanan.

A graveside service was conducted Wednesday, March 23, at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

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

 

Wash

Pansy McBride Wash, 85, of Lexington, wife of Claude Wash Jr., died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at her residence.

Born Feb. 27, 1926, in Lexington, she was the daughter of the late James B. and Blanche Downing McBride. She was a homemaker and charter member of Gardenside Christian Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Rhonda Gail (Roger) Jones, Lexington; two stepsons, Charles A. (Grace) Wash, Richmond, and Michael C. (Julie) Wash, Versailles; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, June Hill, Lexington, and Gail (Jim) Waldron, Louisville. Two brothers, William Kenny and Donnie McBride, and a sister, Ann Presley, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, March 21, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, by Minister Charles Delaney. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Mountain Mission School, 1760 Edgewater Drive, Grundy, VA 24614.

 

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