Mary Elizabeth Stagner Kelly, 87, formerly of Bennett Court, Richmond, passed from this life on Sunday evening, December 16, 2012.
Mrs. Kelly was born on December 5, 1925, in Madison County, the daughter of the late Herbert and Catherine Reeves Stagner. She retired after thirty years of service, as the Accounts Payable Department Manager for the former Begley Drug Company. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Christian Church and the Society of Boonesboro. She was a gentle, loving, Christian woman who was cherished.
In addition to her parents: she was preceded in death by her husband: Ben E. Kelly, a son: Donnie Hendren, and a brother: James Lewis Stagner.
She was loved and will be missed by her daughter and son-in-law: Libby Sue and John Hassan; her grandchildren: Susan and Tim Bronsil and their sons, Will and Jack of Cincinnati; Ashley and Kevin Lippert and their son, Luke; Erin and Chris Hill of Lexington and Brad and Sara Hendren and their daughters, Ava and Camille of Napierville, Ill.
She was also loved by her special children: Joyce and Mil Jones and their family including: Jason and Angie Jones, Melody and Kayley, Ben and Michelle Jones and Luke Jones of Texas; Ralph and Angi Kelly and their children; Austin Kelly of Paris and Iris and Jesse Owen of Montana; and Janet and Jerry Murphy of Richmond.
Funeral Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at the Mt. Zion Christian Church with Rev. Randy Osborne and Rev. Maria Oliver officiating.
Burial will follow at Madison Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be grandsons: Brad Hendren, Jason Jones, Ben Jones, Luke Jones, Austin Kelly, Tim Bronsil, Kevin Lippert, Chris Hill and Jesse Owen.
Donations may be made in memory to: Mt Zion Christian Church, 830 Battlefield Memorial Hwy, Richmond, Ky. 40475 or the Compassionate Care Center, 350 Issacs Lane, Richmond, Ky. 40475.
Formerly of Richmond
Walter Leo Liebengood, 57
Walter Leo Liebengood, 57, was born December 17, 1955, in Flint, Michigan, and passed on September 26, 2013, as a result of a house fire at his log home in Richmond, Kentucky.
Walt embraced the country lifestyle donning blue jeans and a ball cap on nearly every occasion from yard work to graduations and arrived by pickup truck with his dog Buddy by his side. He believed anything could be fixed with duct tape but was a skilled carpenter and log home builder. He was kind to those in need and loved animals. Walt worked at Meijer from high school until his death and functioned as the store union steward for a time in Flint.
Ruth Elma Isaac, 89
Ruth Elma Isaac, 89, of Berea, died suddenly Sunday, March 2, 2014. She is survived by her son, Delbert Leon Isaac, of Berea.
No services were conducted. A memorial board has been set up on Facebook under Sears family for anyone who would like to leave a message.
Ida Helen Burrus, 95
Ida Helen Perkins Burrus, 95, the widow of Russell Burrus, passed away Friday evening at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond.
Arrangements are pendiong at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home.
Hunter David Harris Smith, infant
Hunter David Harris Smith, 19 days old, passed away suddenly at St. Joseph Hospital in Berea.
Hunter was born in Richmond to Jermany and Melissa Winn Smith.
James Donald Willis, 76
James Donald Willis, 76, of Richmond passed away March 6, 2014, at the VA Medical Center in Lexington after a long illness.
Raymond Maurice Reams, 91
Raymond Maurice Reams, 91, departed this life Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Telford Terrace, Richmond, Kentucky.
Dennis Paul Smith, 62
Dennis Paul Smith, 62, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at his home.
He is survived locally by a nephew, Paul (Angi) Smith, and a niece, Jennifer Howard, of Berea.
Raymond M. Reams, 91
Raymond M. Reams, 91, of Richmond, husband of Gladys Goodlett Reams, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
Services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
A complete obituary will be published in Friday’s Richmond Register.
Marion Deborah (Debbie) Lynn Wethington Kirkman, 55
Marion Deborah (Debbie) Lynn Wethington Kirkman, Bushnell, Fla., passed away March 1, 2014, at the The Villages Hospice House in Leesburg, Fla.
She was born in Lexington, Ky., September 30, 1958, to the late John Arnold Wethington and Rachel Elizabeth Watkins Hager.
Gloranna ‘Ann’ Wall Short, 91
Gloranna “Ann” Wall Short, of Madison County, passed away Monday, March 3, at Christian Care Center in Lancaster.
She was born May 22, 1922, to the late Carradine and Fannie Eades Wall. She was a well-known quilter who made over 100 quilts that she gave to family members and friends. She was of the Methodist faith.
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