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October 31, 2002

 

Baker

Eunice Grimm Baker, 85, of Harrodsburg Health Care Center, formerly of Versailles, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2002.

Born in Johnson County Jan. 17, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Ruthie Castle Grimm.

Survivors include two sons, Danny K. Baker, Versailles, and Fred W. Baker, Lawrenceburg; nine grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. William Baker, the father of Danny and Fred Baker, two sons, Jackie and Bill Baker, four sisters, and two brothers are deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002, at the Duell-Clark Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Don White. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Fred J. Baker, Danny Baker, Bryan Baker, Whitey Meek, and Johnny Walls.

 

Bushong

Bernice Lyons Bushong, 84, of Glasgow, widow of D.G. “Red” Bushong, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, at the Barren County Health Care Facility.

Born in Barren County, she was the daughter of the late Charles R. and Annie Travis Lyons. She was a member of the Columbia Avenue Church of Christ and was the co-owner of the former D&B Shoe Tree, Glasgow.,

Survivors include a daughter, Donnie Staples, Versailles; two grandchildren, Jay Staples, Lexington, and Scott Staples, Frankfort; three great grandchildren; two step-great grandchildren; a sister, Lou Gilbert, Bowling Green; a brother, Jack B. Lyons, Bowling Green; a half-brother, Charles L. Lyons, Jacksonville, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. Three brothers, Roger, Mitchell, and Reid Lyons, are deceased.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002, at the A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home. Burial was in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.

 

Hardy

Virginia Nolan Hardy, 86, of Lexington, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2002, at her residence after a long illness.

Born June 4, 1916, in Estill County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mollie Gabbard Noland. She was a charter member of the River Drive Christian Church, Irvine, and a member of Southern Acres Christian Church, Lexington. She taught in the Estill County schools for 28 years before her retirement, and was a Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Hardy Pitts, Lexington, and Millie Hardy Lees, Owingsville; two sons, Melvin “Eddie” Hardy, Midway, and Mickey Hardy, Lexington; grandchildren Melvin Hardy III, Shelbyville, Andi Marcum, Irvine, Stephanie Johnson, Brownstown, Ind., Shonna Hardy, Lexington, Mickie Jo Hardy, Linton, Ind., Caleb Hardy, Lexington, Amber Lees, Brandon Lees, and Noland Lees, Owingsville, Brandy Marsh, Naverre, Fla., Robin Pitts, Charleston, S.C., Steven Lathrem and Jessica Lathrem, Versailles; great grandchildren, Lindsey Marcum and Allison Marcum, Irvine, Kaelyn Johnson and Joshua Johnson, Brownstown, Ind., Brittany Marsh, Nicholas Marsh, and Colin Marsh, Naverre, Fla., Tyler Pitts, Charleston, S.C., and Nathan Lathrem and Elliott Lathrem, Georgetown; two brothers, Joseph Noland and A.D. Noland, Irvine; and a sister, Martha Taylor, Hamilton, Ohio. Three sisters, Lillian Heilman, Esther French, and Ruth Wilson, and a brother, Fred Noland, are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Oct. 28, 2002, at the Lewis Funeral Home, Irvine, by Charles Lees. Burial was in the North Irvine Cemetery. Casket bearers were Melvin Hardy III, Dwight Marcum, Caleb Hardy, Robert Johnson, Shawn Coakley, Brandon Lees, Noland Lees, Steven Lathrem, and Blake Combs.

Memorials may be made to the Owingsville First Christian Church building fund, P.O. Box 418, Owingsville, KY 40360.

 

Hillard

Juanita Slatten Hillard, 74, of Louisville, wife of Bob Hillard, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002, at Meadows East.

A Woodford County native, she was a member of the Harvey Browne Memorial Presbyterian Church and a former waitress at William’s Restaurant, where she worked for 27 years.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Rita Mozzall and Vicki Gage; three brothers, Victor, Scott, and Billy Slatten; a sister, Josetta Hardy; four grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002, at the Fern Creek Funeral Home. Burial was in the Resthaven Memorial Park.

 

Lawrence

Mary Erwin Lawrence, 77, of Midway, widow of the Rev. A. Russell Lawrence Sr., died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002, of complications from ALS disease.

She was a retiree of St. Joseph Hospital and a member of the Midway Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Martha Amshoff , Louisville and Ella Vaughn, Midway; two sons, A. Russell Lawrence, Midway, and Robert MacDougal Lawrence, Versailles; grandchildren Mary Ellen, Bethany, Jeffrey, Melissa, Matthew, Joshua, Ashley, and Amanda; great grandchildren Tyler, Logan, Riley, Zia Grace, Jacob, and Drew McClain, formerly of Glasgow, Scotland; a brother, Robert Dey, Scotland; nephews, James and John Dey; and a niece and nephew, Rita and Archie Dixon.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, at the Midway Baptist Church by the Rev. Mark Johnson and the Rev. Byron Jessup. Burial will be private. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002, at the Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, Lexington.

Donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation for ALS or to Hospice of Frankfort.

 

Littrell

Jeanette Slugantz Littrell, 84, of Lexington, widow of Joseph Littrell, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late John and Teny Slugantz. She was a member of the Epworth United Methodist Church and the Wright Bible Class. She was a 37-year employee of the Begley Drug Company.

Survivors include a daughter, Sheila L. Waits; two granddaughters, Michelle Jarrett, Spring Hill, Tenn., and Angela Frisby, Danville; a great grandson, Chase Frisby; six sisters, Nellie Holland Myrtle Carl, Florence Rice, Gladys Sutherland, Lora Bell Rice, and Clara Lewis; three brothers, Johnny Slugantz, Tommy Slugantz, and Kenneth Slugantz; and many nieces and nephews. Three sisters and a brother are deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Oct. 28, 2002, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Harrodsburg by Dr. Harold Hunter. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Casket bearers were Lewis M. Britton, Thomas C. Littrell, William Carl, Robert Carl, John Thomas Slugantz, Clarence Slugantz, and David Slugantz. Honorary bearers were Mr. and Mrs. James Tunstill, Mildred Tolson, the Wright Bible Class, and the Amazing Grace Circle.

Memorials may be made to the Epworth United Methodist Church.

 

McConnell

Isham Railey McConnell, 86, of Bedford, Mass., an architect whose works were inspired by his teacher, the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002, at his home.

A native of Versailles, he was the son of John Moss and Sharon (Railey) McConnell. His family owned a large farm here, where he spent his youth. He served in the Pacific during World War II as an army engineer, and moved to the Boston area in 1949 to earn his architecture degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He became a student in 1939 at Wright's now famous community of young aspiring architects, Taliesen, in Spring Green, Wis. Later that year, he studied under Wright at Taliesen West in Arizona. He worked for several architectural firms in Boston before settling in Bedford in the late 1950s. In his later years, he expanded his hobby of stamp collecting into a small business, corresponding with people all over the world. For years, he threw a Kentucky Derby party at his rambling, book-cluttered white colonial farm home.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Laurance McConnell, and a grandson, Zeno, both of Bedford. His daughter Julia died in 1992.

 

McGlennon

Richard H. McGlennon, 73, of Versailles, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002, at Bluegrass Community Hospital.

Born April 24, 1929, in Springfield, Ill., he was the son of the late Edward and Goldie Hoagland McGlennon. Before retirement, he was a 36-year employee of the U.S. Railway Mail Service and the United States Post Office of Springfield, Ill. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and had been a longtime member of the 106th TK BN, Illinois National Guard. He was an avid hunter and member and supporter of the National Rifle Association.

Survivors include a brother, James M. McGlennon, Lexington; a niece, Michelle McGlennon Hayden, Owensboro; and a nephew, Eric McGlennon, Lexington.

 

Murphy

Lucille Murphy, 70, of Lexington, widow of Robert H. Murphy, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2002, at the St. Joseph Hospice Care Center.

Born in Woodford County Jan. 3, 1932, she was the daughter of Elizabeth Washington and the late Edward Washington. She was a retired employee of Rexnoth Mecman and a member of the First Baptist Church, Versailles.

Survivors include two sons, Timothy Murphy and Tyrone Murphy, both of Lexington; two daughters, Candace Raglin, Lexington, and Sheila Combs, Louisville; three brothers, Clarence Washington, Dayton, Ohio, Eugene Washington, Lexington, and Christopher Washington, Versailles; two sisters, Alice Taylor and Sally Smith, both of Versailles; nine grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, at the Highlands Baptist Church by the Rev. Willis Polk. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 31, at the Smith & Smith Funeral Home.

 

Rogers

Danny “Scott” Rogers, 40, of Versailles, husband of Bobbie Rogers, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, in Frankfort.

A native of Frankfort, he was the son of Brenda Rogers, Frankfort, and the late Clarence Rogers. He was an employee of Honeywell-Bendix Corporation, and a member of the Swallowfield Baptist Church and the Central Kentucky Riders. He was a member of Pace International Local #5-0532, and was a U.S. Army veteran.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a daughter, Laura Rogers, Frankfort; his paternal grandmother, Emma Rogers, Frankfort; two sisters, Emma Dews, Owen County, and Ardena Rogers, Frankfort; a brother, Neville “Pete” Rogers, Frankfort; and other siblings.

Services were conducted Friday, Oct. 25, 2002, at Clark-Sunset Funeral Home by the Rev. Roger Crause and the Rev. Arthur Ulmer. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers were Mike Harrod, Josh Turner, Dave Stanley, Steven Dews, Doug Stratton, and Jimmy Houghlin. Honorary bearers were his Honeywell-Bendix co-workers.

 

Shea

Jesse Shea, 76, of Lexington, husband of Viola Hamilton Shea, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2002, at his residence.

Born in Woodford County, he was the son of John and Agnes Beard Shea. He attended Lexington Baptist College, was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, and was a retired cook for Holiday Inn. He was a member of the Heritage Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Paul Shea, Lexington; four daughters, Rebekah French, Naomi Bowman, and Deborah Robinson, all of Lexington, and Jennie Jennings, Key Largo, Fla.; two brothers, James Shea, Versailles, and Clarence Shea, Nicholasville; two sisters, Gladys Sams, Nicholasville, and Irene Fannin, Versailles; 11 grandchildren; and a great granddaughter.

Services were conducted Friday, Oct. 25, 2002, at the Heritage Baptist Church by the Rev. Greg Waltermire. Burial was in the Blue Grass Memorial Gardens.

Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Toll

Betty Lucille Hartley Toll, 53, of Lawrenceburg, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2002, at the Markey Cancer Center, Lexington.

A native of Woodford County, she was the daughter of the late Coleman and Lucille Gregory Hartley. She was an employee of the Department of Revenue and was a member of the Family Worship Center, Lawrenceburg.

Survivors include three daughters, Paula Berryman, Samantha Hubert, and Dorothy “Cindy” Toll, all of Lawrenceburg; three sisters, Maxine Curry, Mortonsville, Jean Coulter, Versailles, and Pat Crocker, Nashville; a brother, Edward Hartley, Versailles; and three grandchildren. A sister, Carrie Holman, is deceased.

Services were conducted Monday, Oct. 28, 2002, at the Clark-Sunset Funeral Home by Pastor Tony Andrade, Pastor Terry Jenkins, and Pastor Jackie Smith. Burial was in Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers were Lee Brewer, David Hartley, Jackie Smith, Mike Townsend, Bennie Toll and Robert Toll. Honorary bearers were Bobby Toll, Allen Toll, Dave Wiley, and Tommy Holman.

 

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