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October 11, 2007

 

Clifton

Bertha Mae Clifton, 59, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Lawrenceburg.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Elijah Woodrow and Hettie Cariel Clifton, and was a member of Mortonsville Methodist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Patricia Wilson, Vicki Lynn Bingham, and Hettie Lee Wilson; a son, Thomas Grimes; two sisters, Emma Britton and Mildred Hennon; a brother, Ernest Woodrow Clifton; eight grandchildren, Lucas Wilson, Bonnie Cortez Garcia, Richard Davis, Ashley Bingham, Andrew Anderson, Christopher Hammond, and Skylar Grimes; two step-grandchildren, Devon and Lindsey Roberts; three great-grandchildren, Dillon Scott Wilson, Elizabeth Cortez Garcia, and Angie Cortez Garcia. A son, William Boyd Grimes, and a sister, Doris Evelyn Sloan, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Oct. 8, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. J.P. Vick. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Memorials are suggested to Kingís Way Assembly of God Church, 4175 Lexington Road, Versailles, KY 40383.

Guest book at Blackburnandward.com.

 

Edmondson

Bettye Jewell Devine Edmondson, 75, of Salvisa, wife of W. Gene Edmondson, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2007, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville after a short illness.

Born Sept. 1, 1932, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Ford Edwin and Ethel Grimes Devine. She was a bookkeeper for Lillie McKinney Tax Service and Betty Edmondson Tax Service. She attended Cumberland Presbyterian Church, was a member of the Wednesday Club, an avid U.K. Fan and a charter member of the Harrodsburg Band where she played drums.

In addition to her husband of 52 years, she is survived by a son, Todd Edmondson, Lawrenceburg; two daughters, Tracey Durham, Stanford, and Tamsen Metcalf, Danville; seven grandchildren, Kristen White, Jacob Edmondson, Hannah Edmondson, Sadie and Brooke Durham, and Haley and John Ford Metcalf; four sisters, Jane Reed, Patricia Phillips, Sue Shewmaker, and Rita K. McGlone; and a brother, Tony Devine. A sister, Debra Jean Devine, and three brothers, Morgan, Roger and Andrew Devine, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home by Frank Preston. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jeff Durham, Mark Metcalf, Jacob Edmondson, Matt White, Tony Devine, and Jebs Devine. Honorary bearers were June Lester and Mrs. Edmondsonís grandchildren.

Memorial contribution may be made the charity of oneís choice.

 

Gostomski

Nancy Harmon Gostomski, 64, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Versailles, wife of Dominic Gostomski, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007, following complications from back surgery.

A native of Lebanon, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Kirtley Sr. and Mayme Jarboe Harmon. She was a member of Living Lord Lutheran Church and was retired from IBM as a systems analyst. She served as secretary of the board of directors for Tara, was a member of the Niners of Tara, volunteered for Meals on Wheels, and was active with the Parkinsonís disease exercise group.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Terry R. Gostomski, Warrensburg, Mo.; a sister, Brenda J. Harmon, Lebanon; five brothers, Kirtley Harmon Jr., Lebanon, Jerold Harmon, Mobile, Ala., Rodman Harmon, Lexington, Donald Harmon, Burgin, and George Harmon, Munford, Tenn.; and three grandchildren, Katherine, Ross, and Laurel E.H. Gostomski.

A memorial service will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the United Presbyterian Church, Lebanon.

Memorial donations may be made to Hope Community Fellowship, 402 Indian Creek Circle, Lebanon, KY 40033.

 

Howard

Alene Hartley Howard, 78, widow of Vernon Howard, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007, at Pimlico Manor in Lexington.

Born in Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Clifford and Mary Waters Hartley.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Lois Kanatzar; two brothers, James Hartley, Versailles, and Sonny Hartley, Lexington; three grandchildren, Amy Ledford, Jill DeVary, and Kali DeVary, all of Lexington; and a great-granddaughter, Bailey Ledford, Lexington. A brother, Charles Hartley, and a sister, Hazel Wright, are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. Interment was in the Versailles Cemetery. Casket bearers were David Howard, Tommy Howard, Daryl Kanatzar, Matt Kanatzar, Eddie Litteral, and Nathan Greenup.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601, or Pinckard Baptist Building Fund, 3401 Pinckard Road, Versailles, KY 40383.

Guest book at Blackburnandward.com.

 

Logston

Barbara Jeanne Logston, 69, of Lexington, widow of Kenneth Logston, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, at her residence.

Born in Lancing, Tenn., she was the daughter to the late Walter and Florence Hall. She was a member of Tates Creek Christian Church and was retired from IBM.

Survivors include six sisters, Beatrice Rose, Midway, Ohio, Iris Clifton, Beaver Creek, Ohio, Juanita Orme, Huber Heights, Ohio, Jewell Southworth, Lexington, Dorothy Parkinson, Riceville, Tenn., and Reva Lindsey, Wartburg, Tenn.; and a brother, Bill Hall, Versailles. Two brothers, Robert and Clayton Hall, and a sister, Helen Brown, are deceased.

Graveside services were conducted Monday, Oct. 8, at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Chip Southworth, Shane Hall, Craig Mathis, Kevin Mathis, Lynn Brown, and Gary Hall. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, was in charge of arrangements.

Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504, or the charity of oneís choice.

 

Loughrige

Leslie Olivia Hansen Loughrige, 62, of Versailles, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2007 at her home. Born Aug. 12, 1945 in El Centro, Calif., she was the daughter of the late Howard and Edith Appletoft Hansen. She graduated from Redfield, S.D., High School in 1963, after which she graduated from the Dakota Weslyan-sponsored X-Ray technology school. In 1964, she was crowned "Snow Queen" and subsequently competed in the Miss South Dakota pageant. She moved to Kentucky in 1969 and held positions at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center, Woodford Hospital and Bluegrass Community Hospital, where she was named "2006 Employee of the Year." She enjoyed many interests, including arts and crafts, animal rights, traveling, crocheting and casinos.

Survivors include her twin brother, Lynne Hansen, Sadieville; her significant other, Marvin Pickett, Versailles; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Clark Funeral Home, Versailles Road, Frankfort. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Woodford Humane Society, Hospice of the Bluegrass or oneís favorite charity.

Visit www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Parks

Brenda Dunn Parks, 62, of Lexington, wife of Glenn Wilson Parks, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007, at her residence.

Born in Lexington, she was the daughter of Lillian Taylor, Lexington, and the late Roy P. Dunn. She was the training coordinator for Kentucky and Associates Finance Company, a graduate of Midway High School, and a member of Crossroads Christian Church.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by two daughters, Glenda Tackett, Scott County, and Gina Smith, Lexington; four grandchildren, Brittany, Luke, Hailey, and Kirsten; three brothers, Jimmy, Doug, and Bobby; and a sister, Carolyn Sue.

Services were conducted Monday, Oct. 8, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street, by the Rev. Howard Florence and the Rev. Glen Schneiders.

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

 

Wayman

Margaret "Nan" Anderson Haley Wayman, 93, of Lexington, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, at her home.

Born in Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late George "Pap" and Elizabeth "Mammie" Anderson. She enjoyed being with her family and friends, and fishing.

Survivors include a daughter, Juanita Modica; eight grandchildren, Kathy Winchester, Cheryl Wright, and Michael Modica, all of Lexington, Carl, John, Jimmy, and Henry Cropper, all of Columbus, Ohio, and Susie Cropper, of Indiana. Two husbands, Carl Haley and Claude Wayman; a daughter, Barbara Cropper; four brothers; and four sisters, are deceased.

Services were conducted Friday, Oct. 5, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. James Offutt. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

Guest book at Blackburnandward.com.

 

Wiley

Estill Wiley Sr., 95, of Frankfort, widower of Lillie Shields Wiley, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Frankfort following an extended illness.

Born Oct. 21, 1911, in Henry County, he was the son of the late Benjamin Thomas Sr. and Annie Page Wiley. He was a retired farmer, a former employee of Rainbow Coal Company in Versailles and the Franklin County Road Department. He was a member of Camp Pleasant Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Betty Hensley, Frankfort; a son, Estill Wiley Jr., Lawrenceburg; a brother, Ben T. Wiley, Frankfort; three grandchildren, Donnie Jividen, Harrodsburg, Bonnie Florian, Versailles, and Kathy Dickerson, Louisville; seven great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. A grandson, Russell Wayne Wiley; two brothers, Lester Wiley and Bobby Wiley; and a sister, Elizabeth Wiley Brown, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Oct. 8, at Harrod Brothers Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Don Karsner. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Harold Hensley, Donnie Jividen, June Wiley, Lonnie Brown, Mark Florian, and Donald Hedden. Honorary bearers were Dan Franks, Beulah Wiley Franks, Venard Centers, and Hazel Centers.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Camp Pleasant Baptist Church, 830 Shadrick Ferry Road, Frankfort, KY 40601.

Guest book at www.harrodbrothersfuneralhome.com.



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