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October 11, 2012



Dr. Robert N. Bostrom, 81, of Versailles, professor emeritus of the University of Kentucky Department of Communication and Information, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.

Born Nov. 2, 1930, in Kearney, Neb., he received a bachelorís degree from Morningside College, and his masterís degree and doctorate from the University of Iowa. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea. He taught at Wayland High School in Iowa, at Sacramento State, Western Illinois University, and Ohio University before coming to the University of Kentucky in 1970. He was the author of eight books and many research articles. He served as president of the Southern Communication Association and was elected to the Hall of Fame of the International Listening Association. At UK he served as a department chairman, director of graduate studies and chairman of the University Senate Council. He received the UK Alumni Associationís Great Teacher Award in 1990. He was an active participant in the arts in Lexington and was a member of the Lexington Singers, the Lexington Chamber Chorale, and the Lexington Musical Theater Association. He served on the planning committee for both the Lexington Opera House and the Universityís Singletary Center for the Arts. He was one of the founders of the Lexington Musical Theater and directed many of their productions. He also performed in several, most notably as Tevye in "Fiddler on the Roof."

Survivors include two sons, Niels Robert Bostrom (Laura) and Erik William Bostrom (Andrea), both of Versailles; a daughter, Rebecca Anne Bostrom (Gary Langfitt), Dublin Ohio; four grandchildren, Maria Bostrom Galvin (Enda), Peter Christian Bostrom, Anna Rachel Bostrom, and Caitlin Amanda; and a sister, Miriam Stambaugh, Lexington.

A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Clayís Mill Road in Lexington. A reception/visitation will be held at 4 immediately following the memorial service.

Donations may be made to the Robert Bostrom communication student scholarship fund at Woodford County High School. Send checks to the Woodford County High School Guidance Counselor in the name of WCHS Bostrom Scholarship.



Patsy Carroll Ennis Davis, 82, of Jeffersonville, Ind., formerly of Midway, wife of William Frank Martin, widow of Bruce Brooks Davis, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at her home after a brief illness.

Born Dec. 29, 1929, in Bridgeton N.J., she was the daughter of Roberta Ray and Arch E. Ennis. She graduated from the University of Kentucky. She was active in the Girl Scouts of America for over 50 years, as a troop leader in Midway, as program director for the Wilderness Road Girl Scout Council, and as a volunteer for the Kentuckiana Girl Scout Council.

Survivors include two daughters, Lea Brooks Davis, Louisville, and Jo Carol Davis, Lexington; a son, Mark Caldwell Davis, Lexington; a son-in-law, Clifton Anderson, Lexington; and three grandchildren, Clayton Davis Hable, Louisville, and Emma Davis Anderson and Katherine Myles Anderson, Lexington.

A memorial service was conducted on Monday, Oct. 8, at Midway Presbyterian Church.

Contributions may be made to Wilderness Road Girl Scout Council, Kentuckiana Girl Scout Council, the YMCA of Southern Indiana, and the Pine Mountain Settlement School.

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James N. Floyd, 90, of Lexington, husband of Sarah Edmonds Floyd, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.

Born in 1922 in Versailles, he was the son of the late O.F. and Marietta C. Floyd. He was a longtime member, elder and deacon at Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church. Prior to his retirement in 1978, he was executive vice-president of Engineered Devices Co. and president of EDCO International. During World War II, he was an Army Air Corps multi-engine pilot and a communications and radar officer. He later served in the Berlin Air Lift and Korean Conflict. An alumnus of the University of Kentucky, he was a life member of the UK Alumni Association, a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity and a charter member of Spindletop Hall. He lived in Lexington for 36 years before moving to Wesley Village Senior Living Community, Wilmore.

In addition to his wife of 67 years, he is survived by a son, Jim Floyd (Gracia), Indianapolis, Ind.; a daughter, Sally Salmon (Dr. Thad), Madisonville; four grandchildren, Mary Turner (Scott), Huntersville, N.C., Beth Gerding, Broomfield, Colo., Ainsley Handke (Emil), Louisville, and Thad Salmon (Felice), Lexington; and five great-grandchildren. A sister, Peggy, is deceased.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Kerr Bros., Harrodsburg Road, Lexington. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church, 180 E. Maxwell Street, Lexington, KY 40508, or Wesley Village Senior Living Community, 1125 Lexington Road, Wilmore, KY 40390.



Heather Amanda Hanley, 30, of Versailles, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, after a long illness.

Born Feb. 13, 1982, in Jackson, Tenn., she was the daughter of Dr. Wayne S. Hanley of Belize and Cathy Hanley of Union, Ky. She was a graduate of Woodford County High School and the University of Kentucky, and was employed at Castellini Company in Wilder, Ky.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by four siblings, Christy (Aaron) Shircliff, Louisville, Wayne Hanley, Lexington, Elizabeth Little, Tennessee, and Laura (David) Carlock, Texas; her maternal grandparents, Whit and Betty Biggerstaff, Versailles; an aunt and uncle, Tamara and Robert Shumate, Versailles; and two nieces, Skyler Little and Hanley Carlock.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 11, at Clark Legacy Center in Brannon Crossing, Nicholasville.

Memorial donations may be made to Pinckard Baptist Church, 3401 Pinckard Pike, Versailles, KY 40383, and/or the National Alliance on Mental Illness (N.A.M.I.), 4790 Red Bank Road #218, Cincinnati, Ohio 45227.



Theopolias "T. J." Jackson, 58, of Versailles, husband of Sarah Harris Jackson, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at the Central Baptist Hospital.

Born in Versailles, he was the son of the late Sostand Jr. and Agnes Vinegar Jackson. A former 20-year employee of the City of Versailles, he was a member of the First Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Latonia Bumpase-Jackson and Stacie (Paul) Wilkerson, both of Lexington; a son, Theopolias Jackson Jr., Versailles; a sister, Lola Jean (Edward) Collins, Detroit, Mich., three brothers, Oliver Jackson, Garland Jackson, and Terry Jackson, all of Versailles; and 11 grandchildren. A brother, Melvin Jackson, is deceased.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Matthew Brown. Burial will follow in the Steele Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Jalen Raglin, Marcus Wilkerson, Malik Jackson, Issac Wilkerson, Deron Jackson, and Wendell Johnson. Honorary bearers will be Tim Middleton, Darneal Pleasant, and Tom McKee. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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Samuel Joseph Johnson, age 9, passed away in the arms of his parents on Oct. 8, 2012, at the Cincinnati Childrenís Hospital.

Born Jan. 9, 2003, at the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, he was the son of Danielle Elizabeth and Aaron Thomas Johnson of Versailles. Affectionately known as "Sam," "Super Sam" or "Sammy," he gave those who knew him a lifetime of love and happiness during his short time on earth.

In addition to his parents, Sam is survived by his sisters, Allison, 11, and Sarah, 3; maternal grandparents, Rebecca and Lynn Heimlich of Marion, Ohio; paternal grandparents, Myrna and Paul C. Johnson III of Lancaster, S.C.; maternal great-grandmother, Eunice Klinefelter of Cardington, Ohio; maternal great-grandfather, Kenneth (Marlene) Heimlich of Marion, Ohio; uncle Christopher (Rose Marie) Johnson of Myrtle Beach, S.C., uncle Nicholas (Carrie) Heimlich of Caledonia, Ohio, uncle Nathan (Mary) Heimlich of Cynthiana; and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandfather, Emerson H. Klinefelter, and his paternal great-grandfather, Paul C. Johnson II; his maternal great-grandmother, Darlene Heimlich; and his paternal great-grandparents, Joseph and Margaret Janes, and Lieselotte Johnson.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 11, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Pisgah Presbyterian Church. Services, officiated by the Rev. Pete Jones, will be at 1 p.m. at the church, with burial following at the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chris Johnson, Nick Heimlich, Nate Heimlich, and Chris Rutledge.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cincinnati Childrenís Hospital Medical Center Research in loving memory of Sam Johnson.

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Daniel Joseph Stadnyk Jr., 65, of Georgetown, husband of Brenda J. Stadnyk, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at the Central Baptist Hospital.

Born in Queens, N.Y., he was the son of the late Daniel George and Elizabeth Ballner Stadnyk of Versailles. He was a retired Sergeant 1st Class (E7) with the U.S. Army and had also been a metro police officer with the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Yvonne Marie Stadnyk; a son, Daniel Joseph Stadnyk III (Amy); and three grandsons, Landin Daniel Stadnyk, Ethan Joseph Stadnyk, and Kaden Davis Stadnyk, all of Georgetown.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home by the Rev. Russell Wethington. Burial with military honors was at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Lexington. Casket bearers were Darrell Stevens, Bobby Stevens, Aaron Baker, Dave Moman, Anthony Baker, Dwayne Baker, Kevin Dale Stevens, Mike Rigney, and Brandon Emly.

Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.

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Alma H. Walker, widow of Doyle O. Walker, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012.

Born March 1, 1926, in Versailles she was the daughter of the late W.J. Heathman and Pearl Heathman.

Survivors include two daughters, Debra (Brian) Cooper and Cindra (Linda) Walker; two grandchildren, Briana (Steve) Auxier and Walker (Shelley) Cooper; and three great-grandchildren, Sydney, Maddie, and Cooper Auxier. Special thanks for the exceptional care provided by the staff of Heritage Hall Health and Rehab in Lawrenceburg and Hospice of the Bluegrass, Frankfort.

A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, at New Union Christian Church, Old Frankfort Pike at Browns Mill Road.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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