Commonwealth Journal

Obituaries

December 19, 2013

Obituaries for Friday, Dec. 20, 2013

Somerset — Olive Daws

Mrs. Olive Daws, age 94 of Nancy, Ky., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 at the chapel of the Pulaski Funeral Home.

The family of Mrs. Olive Daws will receive friends at the Pulaski Funeral Home after 2 p.m. until time for funeral services on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013.

Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to be in charge of all arrangements.

Bonnie Jasper

Bonnie Dunbar Jasper, age 92, of Somerset, Ky. departed this life on Dec. 18, 2013.

Bonnie was born on March 11, 1921 to the late Wren and Bessie Foxford Dunbar. She married Henry Raymond Jasper on Feb. 14, 1937. She was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed her grandchildren, and

great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed her flowers.

Survivors include Floyd Jasper, Huntsville, Tenn.; Wendell Jasper, Fort Laramine, Ohio; Janet (and Harold) Willems, Goodland, Ind.; Gary Jasper, Lancaster, Ky.; Helen (and Jack) Tussey, Danville, Ky.; Cecil (and Kathy) Jasper, Willard, Ohio; Donald (and Sue) Jasper and Ronald David (and Pat) Jasper, Eubank, Ky.; and Karen (and Carl) Lawless, Somerset, Ky.

She has 18 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

She also had two special step-great-grandchildren, Lexi Lawless and Lauren Morgan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three children, Robert Jasper, Joyce Brooks, and Loretta Brooks; five sisters; and six brothers.

The family would like to publicly acknowledge her caregivers Mary Whitener and Barbara Price.

Visitation for Ms. Bonnie Dunbar Jasper will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at the chapel of Pulaski Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Science Hill.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at the chapel of Pulaski Funeral Home with Bro. Murrell Crockett officiating.

The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Hospice of Lake Cumberland.

Pulaski Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements for Bonnie Jasper.

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