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Versailles, Ky.


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March 27, 2014



Ida R. Adams, 88, of Versailles, died Monday, March 24, 2014.

Arrangements were incomplete at press time. Morgan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Harry Vance Dinsmore, 74, of Winchester, husband of Mary Lou Mitchell Dinsmore, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

Born Aug. 18, 1939, in Corbin, he was the son of the late Denver and Norma Peace Dinsmore. He was a retired administrator with the Clark County School District. He was a U.S. Army veteran and an avid fisherman and golfer.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Sheila Hollin, Versailles; a nephew, Neild Hollin, Versailles; three great-nephews, Patrick Hollin, Addison Hollin, and Chapman Hollin; and a great-great-nephew, Gabriel Hollin. Four children, Mitchell Kyle Dinsmore, Stephen Warren Dinsmore, Stephanie Dawn Dinsmore, and Lori Leigh Dinsmore, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, March 28, at Scobee Funeral Home, Winchester, by Travis Drake, Doug Oliver, and John Atkins. Burial will be at 2 p.m. in Resthaven Cemetery in Corbin. Casket bearers will be Don Pace, Don Burgess, James McKay, Ralph Karsner, John Atkins, Eugene Miller, Bob Lee, Chris Conley, and Asie Crump. Honorary bearers will be Neild Hollin, Patrick Hollin, Addison Hollin, Chapman Hollin and Mr. Dinsmoreís friends and coworkers. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Thursday, March 27, at Scobee Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Central Baptist Church, 101 W. Lexington Ave., Winchester, KY 40391.

Guestbook at The funeral homeís 24-hour funeral information telephone line is (859) 744-2122.



Betty Ann Ventura Butts LePage, 76, formerly of Olympia Towers, New Bedford, Mass., died Friday, March 21, 2014, at Royal Taber Street Nursing And Rehabilitation Center.

Born in New Bedford, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Antone and Almorinda (Oliveira) Ventura. She resided most of her life in Dartmouth, Mass. She earned her masterís degree in education from Bridgewater State College. She was a teacher in the New Bedford and Dartmouth Public School systems and later taught at Mt. Carmel School, where she was remembered for the musical production of "Jesus Christ Superstar." She was an active member of the folk music group at St. Maryís Church, South Dartmouth, in the 1970s. Her association with her church led her to become one of the original members who started and led many of the spiritual Emmaus Retreats with the help of the Sacred Heartís Fathers, which still continue today. She was the executive director of Early Learning Child Care in New Bedford, Mass., and also was a social worker for the Massachusetts State Commission For The Blind.

Survivors include a daughter, Melinda A. Ventura, Freeport, Mass; four sons, Michael Butts (Donna), Dartmouth, Mass., Thomas Butts (Andrea), Albuquerque, N.M., Timothy Butts (Christine), Conway, N.H., and Matthew Butts (Sharon), Versailles.

A celebration of her life will be held at the Sacred Heartís Retreat Center in Wareham, Mass., at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, her family asks donations be made in her memory to the Humane Society & Shelter, 31 Ventura Dr., Dartmouth, MA 02747.


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