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Martha Goodwin Dempsey, 84, of Versailles, passed away on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. Born on Nov. 1, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Mary Goodwin. Martha was a member of Versailles Baptist Church. She was very active in numerous churches serving as deacon, Sunday school teacher, and choir director, along with being the state YWA president for two years and working in GA camps. Martha always said that her greatest achievement in life was being a mother and that her second greatest achievement was being a music teacher. She taught school for 30 years along with working at the Kentucky Department of Education for seven years as the state supervisor of music and with the KERA internship program. She spent five years working as a professional development coordinator at Kentucky State University. She is also a retired educator with the Woodford County School System. She graduated from Campbellsville University, Georgetown College, and EKU. She also won the B & PW Woman of Achievement Award. Martha was very active in the Democratic Party in both Woodford and Franklin Counties. She is survived by her daughter, Melissa Dempsey Dienst, Stanton; and by her special nephew, Robert Ellis Jr., Shelbyville; along with four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Goodwin Thompson Dempsey; a daughter, Dianna Dempsey Bojarski; and a brother, Robert Ellis Goodwin. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m. at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort, with the Rev. John Brandon officiating. Entombment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held at the funeral home today, Thursday, Nov. 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Campbellsville University. (Paid obituary)

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