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October 19, 2000 issue

 

Callie L. Adams

Callie L. Adams, 100, of Lexington, widow of Matt L. Adams, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at Sayre Christian Village, Lexington.

A native of Woodford County, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Ella Maupin Lathrem. She was a member of Rosemont Baptist Church, Lexington and was a retired Stanley Products dealer.

Survivors include five sons, Joseph M. Adams, Versailles; Theodore K. Adams and Matt Adams Jr., both of Lexington; Johnnie B. Adams, Mt. Sterling, Ohio, and Raybell Adams, Ellicott City, Md.; 22 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; a sister, Elizabeth White, Lawrenceburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by Dr. Gilbert Tucker. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Jessamine County. Memorials are suggested to Rosemont Baptist Church, 556 Rosemont Garden, Lexington 40503, or Sayre Christian Village, 3840 Camelot Drive, Lexington 40517.

 

Anna J. Crutcher

Anna Jean Howard Crutcher, 58, of Lexington, wife of Paul Joseph Crutcher, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at her residence.

A native of Frenchburg, she was a daughter of Mary Faulkner Howard, Lexington, and the late Wesley Howard. She was the former office administrator for Gess, Mattingly & Atchison law firm.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by two daughters, Gina Ann Morse and Carrie Leigh Crutcher, both of Lexington; three grandchildren; three brothers, Thomas S. Howard, Versailles; Wesley N. Howard Jr., Paris, and James E. Howard, Nicholasville; and a sister, Barbara H. Finch, Lexington.

Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington, by the Rev. James O. Finch Sr. Burial was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Jessamine County. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington 40504.

 

Ronald F. Dornbrock

Ronald F. Dornbrock, 67, of 107 Stourbridge, Versailles, died of brain cancer Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2000, at Hospice Care Center, Lexington. He was the husband of Janis "Jan" Roth Dornbrock.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Scott Dornbrock, Braselton, Ga., and Kent Dornbrock, Versailles.

Born in Saginaw, Mich., he was the son of the late Rev. and Mrs. Herbert K. Dornbrock, and was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Lexington. He graduated from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, and also attended the University of Michigan. He was a thirty-eight year employee of the Kuhlman Corp. and was a member of the American Chemical Society. During the past two summers, he worked with his son Kent at the Woodford Hills Country Club. He was fond of saying that there was nothing better than being on the golf course at sunrise.

Services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Faith Lutheran Church by Pastor Ron Luckey. Interment was in the Rose Crest Cemetery, Versailles. Casket bearers were Ed Geilear, Charles Karlen, Carlton Hackney, Walter Huffman, Dave Delnay, and Johnny Cloyd. Honorary bearers were Bill Janson, Louis Roth, Virgil Wascher, and Jack Wallace. The Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, Versailles, was in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele St., Frankfort 40601, or Faith Lutheran Church, 1000 Tates Creek Rd., Lexington 40502.

 

Sammie M. Downey

Sammie Mason Downey, of Cape Coral, Fla., formerly of Versailles, husband of Jeanette Smith Downey, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000 at his home.

Mr. Downey was a native of Woodford County, the son of the late Ben and Geneva Downey. He was retired from Rand McNally and Co.; was a member and former deacon of the Hillsboro Baptist Church; a former Versailles police officer; a former member of the Woodford County Fire Department and a former Woodford County fire commissioner, and a former member of the Woodford County Fair Board.

In addition to his wife of nearly 35 years, he is survived by a son, Mark-Thomas Tye McKeehan, and a daughter, Shelley Renee Downey, both of Cape Coral; a brother, Paul Downey, Versailles; a sister, Patsy Barnes, Cape Coral; and 12 nephews and nieces. Services were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Coral Ridge Funeral Home, Cape Coral. Interment was in Coral Ridge Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Hillsboro Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Hillsboro Baptist Church or the local Hospice.

 

Mary N. Gee

Mary Louise Naive Gee, 81, of Spartanburg, S.C., died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000.

A native of Versailles, Kentucky, she was the widow of Alexander Neville Gee and the daughter of the late Drake Carter and Winifred Constantine Naive.

She was a graduate of the University of Kentucky and was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Spartanburg. She was a former member of St. Leo Catholic Church in Versailles.

Survivors include four children, Alexander Neville Gee Jr. , Columbia, S.C.; Mary Louise Gee, St. Simons, Ga., and Edward Naive Gee and William Presnell Gee, both of Spartanburg; five grandchildren, Edward Naive Gee Jr., Elizabeth Marshall Gee, Alexander Presnell Gee, Lucy Harper Gee, and William Grier Gee, all of Spartanburg.

A Mass of Christian Burial was conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church by the Rev. Michael R. DeAntonio. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The J. F. Floyd Mortuary, Spartanburg, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church Building Fund, 161 N. Dean St., Spartanburg, S.C. 29302, or the National Foundation for Cancer Research, 4600 E. West Highway, Ste. 525, Bethesda, Md. 20814.

 

Carole S. Huston

Carole Sue Huston, 52, of 319 Beacon Hill, Versailles, formerly of Harrodsburg, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at her residence.

Born in Louisville, she was the daughter of William Gardner and Martha Sue Crosby Kressenburg.

She had worked as the chair of the Education Department for Midway College and was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church.

She was also a member of Phi Delta Kappa, Kentucky Association of School Administrators, Kentucky Association of Special Education Administrators, Kentucky Association for Gifted Education, and the Counsel for Exceptional Children.

Survivors, in addition to her, parents, include a son, William Patrick Huston, Versailles; a daughter, Suzanne Huston, Versailles; two brothers, William N. Gardner, Paducah, and Mark Kressenburg, Houston, Texas; and two sisters, Robin Amzen, Paducah, and Lynn Klingenburg, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Memorial services were conducted Tuesday Oct. 10, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel, Harrodsburg, by Roc Moore.

Memorials are suggested to the American Humane Society.

 

Lora M. Kiger

Lora Mae Kiger, 87, of Lexington, widow of William C. Kiger Sr., died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, at Flaget Hospital, Bardstown.

A native of Nashville, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Vernon Arthur and Ada Myrthe Vandygriff Bradburn. She was a member of the Hill-n-Dale Christian Church, Lexington, and a retired employee of Pix Sample Shoes.

She is survived by a son, William C. Kiger Jr., Lexington; four grandchildren, Derry E. Kiger and Lisa Lynn Pennington, both of Versailles, and Russell R. and Mark W. Kiger, both of Evansville, Ind.; three great grandchildren; a niece, Doris Harris, Bardstown, who cared for her, and several other nieces and nephews. A son, Donald R. Kiger; two brothers, Horace and James Bradburn, and a sister, Marie Motley, are deceased.

Services were conducted at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Wayne Holcomb. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Lexington. Casket bearers were John Kiger, James Motley, Gene Motley, Derry Kiger, Russell R. Kiger, and Mark W. Kiger.

 

Adell M. Morgerson

Adell Marie Morgerson, 83, of Versailles, widow of John W. Morgerson II, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center, Frankfort.

A native of Lexington, she was a daughter of the late James Allen and Iva Sue Osborne Lowen. She was a member of the Millville Christian Church, Woodford County, and a former member of Broadway Christian Church, Lexington. She was educated in the Lexington public school system and Transylvania University. She retired from the U.S. Post Office in Burbank, Calif.

Survivors include a son, John A. Morgerson, Bagdad; two grandchildren, John W. Morgerson III, Lexington, and Leslie Marie Johnsen, California, Ky.; and four great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Lexington. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.

 

Johnny W. Parker

Johnny W. Parker, 53, of Lexington, husband of Ronda Snedegar Parker, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at his residence.

Born in Midway, he was the son of Georgia Hounshul Capps and the late John Andrew Parker. Mr. Parker had been an employee of Autobaun and was a U.S. Army veteran.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by five daughters, Shannon Parker, Niki Parker, Teresa Lowe, Kristy Parker, and Juanita Parker, all of Lexington; a son, John Parker II, Lexington; a sister; four brothers, and 12 grandchildren. A daughter, Sheila Parker, is deceased.

Services were conducted at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct.16, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Mitch Hedge. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery. Casket bearers were Kevin Snedegar, Jeremy Hisel, Garry Hisel, Lowell Dickerson, Big Rick Bramblett, and Jarred Hisel. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

 

Joseph P. Spotnagle

Joseph Preston Spotnagle, 86, of Archer, Fla., formerly of Lexington, widower of Mary Ellen Todd Spotnagle, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000.

A Woodford County native, he was a son of the late Joseph William and Mary Sacra Spotnagle.

He is survived by two sons, William A. Spotnagle, Archer, and Joseph W. Spotnagle, Boca Raton, Fla.; a daughter, Mary Lou Smith, Nicholasville; two granddaughters; three grandsons; and a great-grandson. A sister, Mary Louise Spotnagle, is deceased.

Services were conducted at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the W. R. Milward Mortuary-Southland, Lexington, by the Rev. Bradley Johns. Interment was in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens, Jessamine County. Casket bearers were Jim Bob Derrickson, Bill Strain, John Locknane, Robert Botkin, David Sponcil and Brian Smith. Harold McClure was an honorary bearer. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice of Jessamine County Jessamine County Senior Citizens.

 

Hazel B. Webb

Hazel Brown Horseman Webb, 91, of Paris, widow of Virgil Webb, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, at Bourbon Heights, Paris.

She was born in Bath County, the daughter of the late Dee Nelson and Minnie Crouch Horseman. She was a member of the Upper Spencer Church of Christ.

She is survived by two daughters, Nancye Carolyn Mattox, Carlisle, and Peggy Webb McWhorter, Paris; two sisters, Lila Richards, Versailles, and Minnie Dee Setters, Mount Sterling; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted at 12 noon Friday, Oct. 13, at the Taul Funeral Home, Mount Sterling, by Bro. Randy Imel, assisted by Rick Mattox. Grandsons served as casket bearers. Memorials may be sent to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 508 E. Pike St., Cynthiana, 41031.

 

Chester A. Young

Chester A. "Chet" Young II, 59, of Versailles, husband of Janet Rucker Young, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born in Richmond, he was a son of the late John D. and Charlotte Stone Young and was a retired excavator.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mary Kessler Young, St. Louis, Mo.; a son, Mark 0. Young, Oklahoma; two sisters, Marion Wayne Young, Versailles, and Jean Robinson, Lexington; two brothers, Darrel Young and Paul Young, both of Versailles; three grandchildren, and a niece. A son, Matthew Young, is deceased.

Services were conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel, Versailles, by the Rev. Woody Adair. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery, Versailles. Casket bearers were Craig Baughman, Howard Wagner, Norman Craig, Norman Bowman, Robert Lawrence, and Bob Padgett. Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph Hospice Care Center, c/o Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Dr., Lexington 40504.