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Joan Soard, 55, wife of Michael Soard, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.

Born on Feb. 8, 1963, in Haysi, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Virginia Sue Ratliff Drake and Forrest Armstrong. She was an employee of Taylor Manor Nursing Home for over 20 years.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children, Sara (Nicky) Foley, Brandi (Lucas Wilson) Soard and David Soard; four grandchildren, Abigail Workman, Chance Wilson, Christopher Hammons and Dylan Wilson, all of Versailles; a brother, David Armstrong; a sister, Beverly Mason; and step-father, Billy Drake. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Lucas Wilson Jr.

Services were conducted Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Blackburn and Ward Funeral Home. Burial followed at Rose Crest Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Taylor Manor Nursing Home, 300 Berry Ave., Versailles, Ky. 40383.

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