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November 2, 2000 issue

 

Ada B. Beasley

Ada Belle Strange Beasley, 92, of 205 Beaver Park, Versailles, widow of Milward Beasley, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, at her residence after a long illness.

A Woodford Co. native, she was the daughter of the late David and Minnie Belle Strange. She was a member of Troy Presbyterian Church and had owned and operated Beasley’s Grocery in Nonesuch.

She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Raider and Christine McCauley, both of Versailles; two sons, Milward Beasley Jr., Franklin, Ohio, and Paul Thomas Beasley, Henderson; 10 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, by the Rev. David Duggan. Interment was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Jessamine County. Casket bearers were Steve Beasley, Tony Beasley, Kevin Beasley, Michael McCauley, Kyle Beasley, and Ron Smith. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

 

Josephine Boscheinen

Josephine Boscheinen, 78, Lexington, widow of William F. Boscheinen Sr., died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Hospice Care Center.

A native of Lowell, Mass., she was a daughter of the late John T. and Magdalina Correia Silva.

Survivors include a son, William Fred Boscheinen Jr., Lexington; a daughter, Janet B. Litteral, Lawrenceburg; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three nieces, including Jacqueline Smith and Sandra Pennington of Versailles, and a nephew.

Services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by Dr. Donald Carroll. Burial was in Crestlawn Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Glenn Richardson, Mike Damrel, and Melvin Perry Litteral Jr. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Dr., Lexington 40504.

 

Catherine S. Caswell

Catherine Smoot Caswell, 89, of Carlisle, widow of Franklin Caswell, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at Johnson-Mathers Nursing Home.

She was born in Nicholas County, the daughter of the late Nick and Pearl Reid Smoot. She was former co-owner of Caswell Furniture Store and was a former employee of Carlisle Stockyards, Paris Stockyards, Buntin’s Garage and the Farmers Tobacco Warehouse, Paris, and was a member of the Carlisle United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Franklin Caswell Jr., Carlisle, and Gaylord Caswell, Lexington; a brother, Eugene Smoot, Carlisle; a granddaughter, Cathy Carroll, Versailles; a grandson; and two great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Carlisle Cemetery Chapel by the Rev. James Doughton. The Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home, Carlisle. Contributions are suggested to the Carlisle United Methodist Church or the Johnson-Mathers Nursing Home Activities Fund.

 

Walter Foster

Walter Foster, 95, of Harrodsburg, widower of Hazel D. Sanders Foster, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital Extended Care.

A native of Washington County, he was the son of the late Elias and Esther Sanders Foster. He was a member of the Cornishville Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. His many occupations included farming, carpentry, handyman, and employment at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill.

He is survived by a son, Robert L. Foster, Versailles; a daughter, Elizabeth A. Foster, Miami, Fla.; four grandchildren, Robert L. Foster Jr., Houston, Texas; Mark Foster, Atlanta, Ga.; Jeannie Palin, Standardsville, Va.; and Lori Jo Zeihm, Bensenville, Ill; and six great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home, Harrodsburg, by the Rev. Paul Readnour. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Bill Burke, Billy Grider, George Hendrix, Aubrey J. McMullin, Marty McMullin, Greg Brown, Royce Cornish, and Garland Hoskins.

 

"Tiny" Lodema Rardin

"Tiny" Lodema H. Rardin, 86, of Lexington, widow of Stephen F. Rardin, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000.

A native of Bracken County, she was a daughter of the late Hensley Lee and Miranda Galbraith Howard. She was a member of Gardenside Baptist Church and the Daughters of the Nile, and was a Kentucky Colonel.

She is survived by two sons, Howard Stephen Rardin, Cape Coral, Fla., and V. Jerry Rardin, Versailles; a daughter, Tamara K. Cooper, Lexington; a brother and sister, Kenneth 0. Howard and Opal Walton, both of Newport; six grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and a great-grandchild. A sister, Leota Oakes, is deceased.

Services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the W. R. Milward Mortuary- Southland, Lexington, by the Rev. James E. Heard. Entombment was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Jessamine County. Casket bearers were Jerry Rardin Jr., Stephen Lee Rardin, Shaun Cooper, Curt Sharff, Mark E. Sharff, and Wayne Karnes. Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children.

 

Lorene C. Waters

Lorene C. Waters, 63, of Lexington, wife of Thomas Waters, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center Hospital after a short illness.

She was the daughter of the late Non and Viola Martin Evans and was a member of Bethel Assembly of God.

Survivors include a son, Michael Lawrence Waters, Lexington; a daughter, Theila Johnson, Lexington; two sisters, Betty Morrison, Ohio, and Sylvia Garrett, Versailles; three brothers, Non Evans Jr. and Rueben Thomas Evans, both of Lexington, and David Evans, Salvisa; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by Bro. Dewell Perry and the Rev. George Maloney. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Jessamine County. Contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association, 2201 Regency Rd., Suite 401, Lexington 40503.

 

William B. Wynn Sr.

William Bell Wynn Sr., 68, of Old Frankfort Pike, Midway, husband of Nancy Jane Bradford Wynn, died Friday evening, Oct. 27, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

He was born in Scott County, the son of the late Lorenza and Mary Katherine Biddle Wynn. He was a farmer and a member of the Great Crossings Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Nancy Katherine Wynn, Midway; two sons, Ronnie Wynn, Midway, and William B. "Rusty" Wynn Jr., Lexington; two sisters, Geneva Eades, Lexington, and Mary Mullins, Georgetown; two brothers, L.C. Wynn, Scott County, and Harvey Wynn, Paris; and two grandchildren, Amanda Virginia "Ginny" Wynn and Lorenza Taylor Wynn.

Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the Tucker, Yocum & Wilson Funeral Home, Georgetown, by the Rev. Walter Fisher and the Rev. Art Hardin. Burial was in Crestlawn Memorial Gardens, Georgetown. Casket bearers were Lee Meadors, Jerry Wachter, Carl Swinford, Trevor Wachter, Billy Mullins Jr., and Ralph Swinford. Honorary bearers were Charles Wachter Jr., Bennie Duff, Bud Devers, Mark Reese, Dr. Ben Roach, Jimmy Gaunce, Gene Gaunce, Steve Creech, Gov. and Mrs. Brereton Jones, Keith Kenley, Raleigh Naugle, Tom Bradford, Howard Whitehouse, and Ted Holland. Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association, the Heart Association, St. Joseph Hospital, or the Great Crossings Baptist Church.