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November 24, 2010



Robert Edwin Casey, 79, of Lexington, husband of Shirley Ann McGuire Casey, died Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, in Richmond.

Born in Danvers, Mass., he was the son of the late Benjamin and Mildred Manson Casey. He was a Korean War Navy veteran and a retired maintenance supervisor and purchasing agent for Sylvania Glass Plant in Versailles.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Michael Patrick (Gina) Casey and David Edward (Deborah) Casey; and three grandchildren, Patrick, Carter and Emma Casey.

Services were conducted Monday, Nov. 22, at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Richmond by Fr. Jim Siehko. Burial was held Tuesday at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice Care Plus, 350 Isaacs Lane, Richmond, KY 40475.



Robert Morris Clinkinbeard, 82, of Lexington, widower of Connie Young Clinkinbeard, died after a brief illness.

Born Aug. 18, 1928, he was the son of the late Walter Rice and Naomi Hadden Clinkinbeard. He was a graduate of Henry Clay High School and the University of Kentucky. He was a member of the Thoroughbred Club of America, the Keeneland Club, the Lexington Club and past member of Idle Hour Country Club. He served on the board of directors for Midway College and was a longtime member and past president of the Lexington Philharmonic Board. He was a longtime member, deacon, and elder of Midway Presbyterian Church. He owned Breeder’s Supply and Equipment Company, an animal health distributor. A Thoroughbred breeder for over 50 years, he bred stakes winners Hull, Crown Isle, Meter Maid and others.

Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Hadden Clinkinbeard, Lexington; a son, Edward Hollis Clinkinbeard (Tracy); three grandchildren, Hollis Marie, Elizabeth Hayley and Daniel Lee Clinkinbeard, Lexington. Two brothers, John Edward Clinkinbeard and Richard Lyle Clinkinbeard, are deceased.

Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 23, at the Lexington Cemetery by the Rev. Mary Weese. Casket bearers were Robert E. Staley, Jeffrey Walling, James Walling, and H.L. Gudgell II. Honorary bearers were Isaac Rouse, Robert E. Courtney, Robert Brewer, Ambrose Givins, Robert Gable, and Dr. Norman E. Fisher. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504 or the Lexington Philharmonic Society, 161 North Mill St., Lexington, KY 40507.



William F. Disponett, 84, of Nicholasville, widower of Ada Mae Disponett, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2010, at the St. Joseph Hospital.

Born July 12, 1926, in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Raymond and Hettie S. Disponett. He was a retired farmer and mechanic, and veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include four children, Rosemary Neal (Al), Lancaster, Wanda Rainwater (James), Wilmore, Frank Disponett, Lawrenceburg, and Perry Disponett (Mera); four sisters, Louise Corman, Nellie Stratton, Roberta Baker (Wayne), and Barbara Hippe (Raymond); 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A grandson, Robert Neal, and a brother, Pete Disponett, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Nov. 22, at Hager & Cundiff Funeral Home, Nicholasville, by the Rev. Leonard Fitch. Burial was in Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were his grandsons and great-grandsons.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

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Jake Lippert, 82, of Versailles, husband of Ann Lippert, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010.

Born Sept. 13, 1928, in Woodford County, he was the son of the late Jacob A. Sr. and Isabelle Feck Lippert. He was a retired owner of Woodford Lumber and Supply and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served in the Korean War.

In addition to his wife of 53 years, he is survived by two daughters, Kathy Foley (Mac) Crowe, Nicholasville, and Jennifer Simpson (Todd) Back, Versailles; a son, Shane Simpson, Florida; three cousins, Elizabeth Lafoe, Bobby Lippert, and John Lippert; and eight grandchildren. A great-grandson, Cody M. Crouch, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 24, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Bryan Roberts. Burial will follow in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Shane Simpson, John Lippert, James Kay, Bill Beasley, Bobby Lippert, Dusty Tomlin, Todd Back, and Mac Crowe. Honorary bearers will be Jennifer Back, Lindsay Fannin, Greg Soard, Billy Cummins, George Cummins, Melissa Lippert, and Amy Lippert.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Cross Pointe Church.

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Thomas Ray McQueary, 62, of Stanford died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at E.M.R.M.C. in Danville.

Born March 31, 1948, in Stanford, he was the son of the late Fred and Rebecca Adams McQueary. He was a Navy veteran and was a welder for Kuhlman Electric, Versailles, for over 30 years. He was a member of American Legion Post #67 and a Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors include two daughters, Jennifer Ready (Mike), Woodford County, and Tanya Young (Jim), Stanford; a brother, Kenneth Dale McQueary, Stanford; a sister, Doris Griffin, Stanford; and three grandchildren, Kaitlyn Young, Ashley Ready and Shawn Young. A brother, Glenn McQueary, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Nov. 20, at Spurlin Funeral Home, Stanford, by the Rev. Max Hester. Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery. Casket bearers were Freddie McQueary, Jim Young, Jack Young, Jim Young Sr., Greg Peterson, and Bryant Bowles.



James Edward Mink, 49, of Lancaster, Pa., husband of Patricia Mink, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., of complications from lung cancer.

Born in Indianapolis, Ind., he was the son of Dr. and Mrs. John Mink of Lexington, where he grew up. After serving in the U.S. Army from 1980 to 1983, he served in the Kentucky National Guard from 1983 to 1987 while attending Murray State University in Murray, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in agricultural engineering. He moved to Lancaster, Pa., in April 2010 to work for ALCOA Mill Products.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by a daughter, Maddy; a stepdaughter, Rebecca; two granddaughters, Chantelle and Breyelle; five sisters, Sal Mink, Tee Fiero, Kate Casper, Mur Greathouse, and Bess Deering; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, Lancaster, Pa. A memorial will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Versailles, at 4p.m. on Friday Nov.26.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Lung Association, ATTN: Team Mink, 3001 Old Gettysburg, Rd, Camp Hill PA, 11701.



Richard Allen "Richey" Portwood, 41, of Versailles, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010.

A native of Woodford County, he was born Feb. 26, 1969, the son of Alfred S. II and Carol McDaniel Portwood. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service as a rural carrier. He was also a farmer and an iron worker . He was a graduate of Woodford County High School Class of 1987, where he was awarded the American Star Farmer Degree. He was a member of the Woodford County wrestling team and finished fourth at the state wrestling tournament. He attended the University of Kentucky.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Alfred S. "Stan" (Tawnya) Portwood III, Nicholasville, and Christopher C. (Renée) Portwood, Versailles; two nephews, Alex Portwood and Jordan Caldwell; three nieces, Lilyanna and Siddalee Portwood and Katie Caldwell; and and an uncle, Phillip McDaniel.

A gathering of family and friends was held Saturday, Nov. 20, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill. His life will be remembered at the farm in Woodford County, in private with his family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Markey Cancer Center, 800 Rose Street, Lexington, KY.



Janet Uldine Trimble, 74, of Hustonville, formerly of Versailles and Myrtle Beach, S.C., passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at her residence.

Born on Monday, Aug. 31, 1936, in New Salem to Bill and Pauline Wilcher Kennedy. Janet wed Arthur L. "Cotty" Trimble of Hustonville on Oct. 15, 1955. She was a homemaker and member of Versailles Methodist Church. Janet loved the beach.

Janet leaves behind her husband of 55 years, Arthur; two sons, Jeffery Trimble and his wife, Rose, of Lexington and Kyle Trimble and his wife, Melissa, both of Lexington; a daughter, Pauletta Owens and her husband, Buck, of Hustonville; two grandchildren, Jamie and Sherman Owens; and four great-grandchildren, Veronica, Brittany, Maecee and Daniel Owens.

Cremation rites for Janet are being honored by Fox Funeral Home. Services will be private.

Memorials are preferred to Heritage Hospice.

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