Commonwealth Journal

December 12, 2013

Obituaries for Friday, Dec. 13, 2013

Commonwealth Journal

Somerset — Mary Kyle

Mary Kathryn Kyle, 89, of Somerset, passed away on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at the Jean Waddle Care Center of Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

She was born on December 14, 1923 in Ferguson, Ky., to the late Marcellus M. Haynes and Ethel Clark Haynes. She was married to the late Ernest Young whom she married on August 6, 1942 in Somerset.  She later married James Kyle, who preceded her in death.

She was an office/stock clerk for Roses and later retired from K-Mart. She was a member of the Denham Street Baptist Church where she attended as long as her health permitted. She loved her church and church family.Among many things she enjoyed were traveling when she was able and embroidering, cooking and tending to her flowers.

Mary is survived by her children, Janet Spangler (and Donald) of Lexington, Lois Ann Phelps (and Roy Lee), Virginia Whitaker (and Darrell), Bert Young (and Arlene), all of Somerset and a special caregiver, Betty Smith. who was like a daughter; brother Charles Haynes (and Lois). She is also survived by six grandchildren, Melinda Clark (and Dave) of Louisville, Robyn Bradley (and Scot),

Jimmy Young (and Shellie) all of Nancy, Jeffery Phelps (and Tonya), Stephen Whitaker and Stephanie Cable (and Randy) all of Somerset. Also surviving are six

great-grandchildren, Chandra (and Joe) Mason, Logan Phelps, Kellie Cable, Jessica Cable, Dakota Bradley and Holden Clark; two great-great-grandchildren, Wynter Mason and Hunter Mason; daughter-in-law, Dinah Young; two sisters-in-law Buddie Haynes and Pearl Haynes; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  

In addition to her parents and husband, Mary was preceded in death by son, Jimmie Young; brothers: Roy, Frank, Howard, Glenn, Willard, Felix "Marcy" Haynes; and sister Wilma Kennedy. Eugene, Irene and Marie Haynes died in infancy.  

Visitation for Mary Kathryn will be Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the chapel of Somerset Undertaking and Crematory.  

A celebration honoring the life of Mary Kathryn will follow at 1 p.m. with Bros. Jeff Griffith, Jamie Taylor and David Muse officiating.

Interment will be at Somerset Cemetery.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Hospice of Lake Cumberland,  100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, Ky., 42503.

Somerset Undertaking Co. & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

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Edward Meece

Edward Othnel Meece, 86, of Somerset, Ky., passed away on December 7, 2013 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

He was born in Somerset, Ky., on May 3, 1927 to the late Ester Meece and Mary Ann Hargis Meece. He was a retired auto worker from General Motors Corporation in Ohio, a farmer, and a Veteran of World War II. He was a member of Colo Baptist church. His biggest hobby was fishing. He was a man of great pride and integrity. He was a wonderful husband, great father, and exceptional grandfather. He was greatly loved by all who knew him. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife; Lois Burchfield Meece, whom he married on December 31st, 1981; a daughter, Kay Watson Meece; five brothers Vennis, James, Ray, Wayne, and Donald Meece; and four sisters Pauline and Carline Mounce, Deloris Morrell, and Edith Barnett.

He is survived by a sister, Wanda Whitt from Texas; seven children, Margie (and Kenneth) Thompson, of Ky.; Debra (and Mark) Duncan, of Calif., Wendell Meece, Earnest (and Connie) Watson, both of Ohio, Esther Watson, Rex Watson, and Jimmy (and Sheila) Watson, all of Ky.; 10 grandchildren, Camie (and Mike) Meece, of Ky., Wayne (and Poppy) Meece, of Ga., Chuck (and Amanda) Hargis, of Ky., Matt (and Jennie) Tiemeyer, of Ohio, Carol (and Bob) Hicks, of Ky., Angie (and Dale) Chaney, of Ky., Justin Watson, of Ky., Adam Duncan, of Calif., Jerrod (and Shelbi) Watson, of Ky., and Ashley Meece, of Ohio; and 23 great grandchildren, Cassie (and Harley) Dalton, Jessie Meece, Bailey Meece, Eddie Decker, Abbie Decker, Kaylyn Chaney, Alesha Meece, Autumn Decker, Matthew Meece, Destiny Mounce, Curtis Chaney, Isaiah Hargis, Lance Mounce, Christian Hargis, Ana Meece, Adessa Meece, Rique Meece, Abigail Hargis, Paisley Watson, Jordan (and Katie) Sears and Nathan Sears, all from Ky., and Miles and Trevor Tiemeyer from Ohio; and one great-great-grandchild; Anslee Dalton.

His funeral services were on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. David Harmon & Bro. Kenneth Dalton officiating.

Burial was in Wesley's Chapel Cemetery.

The family request expressions of sympathy to be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland.

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Edward Othnel Meece.

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Odie Parmley

On Dec. 4, 2013 Odie Hershel Parmley of Athabasca, AB passed away, from complications associated with congestive heart failure, at the age of 95 years.  

He was born in Wayne County, Ky., on Feb. 21, 1918, and immigrated to Canada in 1967, with his wife and son. He spent many years working in the Williams Lake, BC hospital, retiring in Aldergrove, BC and later in Creston, BC before moving to Athabasca, with his son and family, in 2006.

Odie is survived by his only child, Bruce (and Julie) Parmley of Athabasca and two grand-daughters, Sarah (and Athabasca) and Naomi (and Edmonton), whom he was very close to having seen them grow up from the time they were babies; two sisters, Maysie Weaver (92) & Stella Parmley (99); one brother, Charles Parmley (90); and numerous nieces & nephews all whom live in various states in the U.S.

Odie was predeceased by his wife Vera Irene Parmley in 1997; his parents, Dexter (1979) & Celia (1989) Parmley; and two sisters in 2013, Marg Gahimer (87) and Ella Risner (97).

No service was held at the request of his family.  Odie was cremated at his request and internment will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Heart Association 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, Texas, 75231

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Strome Memorial & Funeral Services Alberta, Canada. 780-675-9801.

Ester Peters

Ester Peters, 96, of Burnside, Ky., passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Ester Peters.

Lula Jane Wesley

Lula Jane Wesley, 88, of Science Hill, Ky., passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Somerset Nursing & Rehab.

She was born in Ansel, Ky., on July 15, 1925, daughter of the late Shedrick and Bertha Elizabeth Wheeler Wesley. She was a homemaker, loved quilting and yard sales, before her health declined. She was a very devoted and active Christian and member of Science Hill Christian Church.  She was a devoted mother and grandmother and a caregiver for many friends and neighbors.

She is survived by three sons, Lewis (and Joella) Wesley of Science Hill, Lester (and Barbara) Wesley of Center, Ala., and Loyd (and Joann) Wesley of Rincon, Ga.; three sisters, Thelma Haste and Betty Halbrook, both of Franklin, Ind., and Dora Hall of Greenwood, Ind.; eight grandchildren, Donna, Bobby, Krystal, Noah, Thomas, Phyllis Ann, Keith and Krissy; 11 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren and five step-grandchildren.

A special thanks to the staff at Somerset Nursing & Rehab and medical staff of Dr. Barry Dixon.  She leaves a host of family and friends that will truly miss her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Noah Wesley, whom she married on October 29, 1940 and who died on June 30, 1951; her parents; one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Wesley, who died in infancy, two brothers; Herman Wesley and Oscar Wesley; and five sisters, Sylvia Hodge, Kathelene Shubert, Eveleyn Wesley, Ruth Florey and Gladys Wesley.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Lucas officiating.

Burial will be in Sardis Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Friday at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.

Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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