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Betty Brett Ogden, 83, of Lexington, passed away at Central Baptist Hospital on Oct. 4, 2016, due to a massive stroke. She was born in Winchester on May 7, 1933, to Frank J. Ogden and Betty Brett Ogden. She received her bachelor of arts degree in music from Eastern University in 1955, and her master’s degree in music from the University of Kentucky in 1966. She taught public school music in Mayfield, was a voice teacher in the Owensboro Schools, and later taught music in the Fayette County Public School system. After many years in the public school system, she was also employed by Norwell Services as a typist and clerical worker, and later as a faithful employee of BlueGrass Mailing. She was not only proficient with the piano, but also played the pipe organ, dulcimer and accordion. For many years, she composed music and wrote poetry. Her good friend Edgar McDonald penned the following: “Betty faithfully served her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She did this through her Music Ministry for over 50 years at the Homestead Nursing Center in Lexington, KY. Betty was there every Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m., come rain, sleet or snow, providing music for the worship service. The residents were able to experience Betty’s mastery and skill with the piano and on some mornings her accordion. Betty composed many musical compositions glorifying her Lord, and she shared these pieces by playing them during the Sunday morning services for the residents to enjoy. The blessings Betty provided to the residents on Sunday morning will be truly missed.” She is survived by her sister, Maryann McCauley; a niece, Margaret McCauley; a nephew, Mac McCauley, and his wife, Emilie Hannigan McCauley; and a great-niece, Anna Kathryn McCauley. Contributions may be made to Homestead Senior Care, 169 E. Reynolds Rd. Lexington, KY 40517, or a charity of one’s choice. (Paid obituary)

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