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Mildred Chandler (Mimi) Lewis,89, of Versailles, died at the UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, from complications following a stroke. Ms. Lewis was the daughter of the late former Kentucky governor, United States Senator and Baseball Commissioner Albert Benjamin Chandler and his wife, Mildred Watkins Chandler, a native of Virginia. Ms. Lewis had a varied career, having at one time been an actress with Paramount Studios, a morning radio personality with WVLK in Lexington, KY and a state tourism executive for 15 years. Ms. Lewis is survived by three children, Jeffrey Jackson Lewis, Versailles, Bruce Chandler Lewis, Lexington, and Celeste Lewis (Barry Dennis), Lexington; four grandchildren, Gaelyn Dennis Schwendiman (Parker) and Taylor Lewis Dennis (Karlee), both of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Jackson Kovalik Lewis and Chester Marcellus Lewis, both of Budapest, Hungary. Ms. Lewis is also survived by her brother, Ben Chandler (Toss); their three sons, Ben, Whitney, and Matthew and their families; and her niece, Erin Lynne Chandler, Versailles. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Joseph Daniel Chandler, Versailles; her sister, Marcella Miller of Wilson, N.C.; and her nephew Joseph Daniel Chandler Jr. Ms. Lewis donated her body to the Sanders-Brown Institute for medical research. There will no visitation. The family was planning her 90th birthday in October. Plans to make that party a celebration of her life and a memorial service are in the works and details will be announced. The family asks any donations made in her name go to two organizations she loved and supported, Hospice of the Bluegrass and Old Friends, a protective farm for Thoroughbred horses.

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