Joyce Jackson McCauley, 89, widow of Gentry E. McCauley Jr., passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.
Born on June 10, 1928, in Frankfort, she was the daughter of the late Carl August and Elizabeth Will Kagin. She attended Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia and received her bachelor’s degree from Centre College, Danville in 1950. She was the Assistant Director, and later became the Acting Director, at the Regional Art Center, Centre College, now known as the Norton Center for the Arts. She married James E. Jackson on July 19, 1952, and their marriage was blessed with two children and then on April 23, 1971 she was widowed. She later married Gentry E. McCauley Jr. on January 23, 1980. She served as a member of Centre College’s Board of Trustees, President of Ephraim McDowell Hospital Auxiliary, Danville, and Trustee of the Danville Public Library Board. She was an active member of Versailles Presbyterian Church and the Woodford Gardeners. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She loved gardening, reading and travel.
Survivors include two children, Carl H. (Jan MaCauley) Jackson, Plano, Texas and Betsy (John C.) Jackson LaMaster, London, England; and three grandchildren, Sarah MaCauley Jackson, Coleman (Katherine Banks) A. LaMaster, and Kathryn Elizabeth LaMaster. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl August Kagin and Elizabeth Will Kagin and two husbands, James E. Jackson and Gentry E. McCauley Jr.
Services were conducted Saturday, March 24, at Versailles Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Keith Benze officiating. Pallbearers were McCauley Ricketts, Patrick Ricketts, Mike Ricketts, Coleman LaMaster, David Wilshire, and Eddie David. Honorary bearers were Ber Rasnick, Rex Rasnick, Jake Ricketts, and Gordon Wilshire. Interment followed the service at Versailles Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Versailles Presbyterian Church, 130 N. Main Street, Versailles, Kentucky 40383.