Mercer County Obits

 

 

 

NANCY LAMBERT

Nancy Elaine Lambert, 82, of Harrodsburg, widow of Owen Lambert died Thursday, February 14, 2019 at the Harrodsburg Health Care Center.

Born October 30, 1936 in Riverside, California she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Edna Young Johnson.

She was a retired Licensed C.M.A. from Harrodsburg Health Care Center and she was of the Christian faith. She enjoyed crocheting, fishing, playing bingo, and traveling.

Survivors include: one son, Gerald Lambert of Harrodsburg; one daughter, Pamela (Kenneth) Lister of Mercer County; six grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by one son, Rickie Lambert, five brothers, and three sisters.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday, February 18, at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Joshua Stine officiating. Burial will be in the Grapevine Christian Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Lambert, Kenneth Lister, Jr., Patrick Lambert, Ethan Claunch, Mike Royalty and Josh Deringer. Honorary pallbearers will be Trevon Lambert, Valentina Montes, Christopher Montes, Haley Lister, Emiley Lister and Paisley Gabhart

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday, February 18, at the funeral home.

While flowers are welcome, memorial contributions may also take the form of donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105 or Shriners Children’s Hospital, 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40502

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WILLIAM MARTIN

William A. "Bill" Martin, 78, of Harrodsburg, husband of Shirley Westerfield Martin, died Thursday, February 14, 2019, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Danville.

Born May 14, 1940, in Huntington, WV, he was the son of the late H. Clayton and Ila Mae (Rankin) Martin.

He was a retired journalist and public relations director for Norfolk Southern Railroad, and enjoyed retirement as a greeter at Keeneland Racecourse. William received his BA in Journalism from the Univ. of KY and his Master's Degree from Hollins College. He authored "Cattails and Curveballs" about the history of the Bluegrass Baseball League in Mercer county.

Other survivors include: two sons, Andrew Martin of Mobile, AL and William W. (Kimberly) Martin of Harrodsburg; one sister, Mary Anne Loy of Columbia; one brother, James Martin of Lexington; he also has two grandchildren, Logan Westerfield Martin and Sianna Mae Falk.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas and John Martin.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Mon., Feb 18, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Jill Cutler. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Perryville, KY.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral chapel

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com.

 

 

 

WILMA MOBLEY

Wilma Blanche Mobley, 93, of Harrodsburg, widow of Ernest Mobley, died Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at the Willows at Citation, Lexington.

Born February 6, 1926, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Worley Cassius and Isa Mae Adkinson Lay.

She was a retired seamstress for Cricketeer Clothing Mfg. and was a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church, where she taught pre-school Sunday School for a number of years.

Survivors include: two daughters, Brenda (Bob) Young of Comfort, TX, and Judy (Bob) Boggs of Lexington, KY; two sons, Danny (Cathy) Mobley of Harrodsburg and David (Pam) Mobley of Danville; one sister, Virginia Isham of Lawrenceburg; one brother, Leo (Doris) Lay of Willisburg; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Isa Bell Coulter, Mary Lee Coker, Amie Ross, and Mayola Meadows, and six brothers, Frank Lay, Paul Lay, Hobert Lay, Dudley Lay, Alvie Lay, Hollis Lay, and an infant, and a grandson, Phillip Young.

Visitation will be from11 a.m. until 2 p.m. with service to follow at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 16, at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel, by Larry D. Camic and John Kesel. Burial will  follow in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com.

Memorials suggested to the Harrodsburg Baptist Church, 312 S Main St, Harrodsburg, KY 40330

 

BARBARA LAKE

Barbara Jean Lake, 74, of Harrodsburg, wife of Kenton Lake, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born May 7, 1944, in Mercer County, she was the daughter of the late Cornell H. and Lillie B. Taylor McRay.

She was retired owner, operator and beautician for 35 years of the Fashionette Hair Salon,and attended Carpenter’s Christian Church.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, include: one daughter, Angela Gritton of Harrodsburg; one son, Darryl Lake of Stanford;  four sisters, Kathleen Patterson, Shirley Bailey, Charlotte Hart and Pansy Houston, all of Mercer County; two brothers, Thomas Emerson McRay and C. H. “Buddy” McRay, both of Mercer County and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, Feb. 14, at 11 a.m. at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel with Greg Warren, Josh Stine and Reed Gritton officiating.  Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Visitation Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Pallbearers are Ryan Lake, Marty Montgomery, Mike Matherly, Tim Springate, Reed Gritton and Jerry Dismuke. Honorary pallbearers are Nelson Gritton and Benton Lake. 

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com.

(HH Thu Feb 14, 2019)

 

 

WILMA MOBLEY

Wilma Blanche Mobley, widow of Ernest Mobley, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019,

at the Willows at Citation in Lexington.

Arrangements are incomplete at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

(HH Thu Feb 14, 2019)

 

 

ROBERT SCHUSTER

Robert Earl Schuster Jr., 86, of Versailles, formerly of Harrodsburg, husband of Nancy Jane Rueff Schuster,  died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at the Baptist Health in Lexington.

Born June 20, 1932, in Jefferson County, he was the son of the late Robert Earl Schuster Jr. and Louise W. Sehlinger Tyler.

He was a member of the St. Andrew Catholic Church, a graduate of the University of Kentucky, was an Army veteran of the  Korean war, and was a retired employee of Corning Glass. 

Survivors, in addition, to his wife include: five daughters, Theresa Jane Meiners of Versailles, Kathleen Louise Noel of Harrodsburg, Laura Ann (Tommy) Anness of Harrodsburg, Sarah Elizabeth (Howard) Morrison of Atlanta, Ga. and Angela Marie (Joe Bill) Lance of Versailles; three sons, Gregory Paul Schuster of Lexington, Mark Joseph (Susie) Schuster of Lexington and Stephen Charles (Karen) Schuster of Harrodsburg;  one half sister, Margaret Susan Vowels of Jeffersontown; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Robert E. Schuster, III; two grandsons, Jonathan Scott Anness and Seth Fuller Lance and one brother, William R. Tyler Jr.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 13, at St. Andrew Catholic Church.

Pallbearers were  Jeremy Patterson, Matthew Adel, Stephen Noel, Brett Anness, Philip Anness, Zac Yankey and Thomas Brown. 

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com.

(HH Thu Feb 14, 2019)

 

NATALIE WATTS

Natalie Cox Watts, 49, of Harrodsburg, wife of Jason Watts, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

Born Dec. 31, 1969, in Knoxville, Tenn., she was the daughter of John Francis Cox and Sara Sue Niemann. 

She was a graduate of DuPont Manual High School in Louisville, received a bachelor of arts from the Cleveland Institute of Art and was currently the Public Services Coordinator for the Mercer County Public Library.

Survivors, in addition to her husband and parents, include: one son, Ian Joseph Watts of Harrodsburg; two half sisters, Catherine (Chris) Whitis of Atlanta, GA and Kimberly Cox of Knoxville, Tenn; two step-sisters, Vickie (Mark) Crane of Jeffersonville, Ind. and Michelle (Mark) Wheeler of Louisville;  one step brother, Kenny (Ivonne) Niemann of El Paso, Texas; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by one step sister, Brenda Schroeder.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb 9, at the St. Andrew Catholic Church. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jared Schroeder, Daniel Niemann, Nicholas Wheeler, Robert Jones, Walter Ammons and Ryan Eldridge.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Children’s Memorial Fund, Mercer County Public Library, 109 West Lexington Street, Harrodsburg, KY 40330.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.ransdellfuneralchapel.com.

(HH Thu Feb 14, 2019)