Commonwealth Journal

Obituaries

November 1, 2012

Louise Phelps

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Louise Bowling Phelps, 89, of Somerset, Ky., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 at her residence.  She was born Sept. 26, 1923 in Clay County, Ky. to the late Jesse and Mary Frances McKee Bowling. She was united in marriage to the late Johnie Wallace Phelps on Sept. 1, 1940 in East Bernstadt, Ky.
Louise had a real joy for life. She loved her church and loved reading the Bible (had read it several times). She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, gardening and was an avid reader. She was involved in showing ponies. She loved being with her grandchildren and will be missed by them. She was the former owner of Louise Florist. She was also part-owner of South 27 Auto Parts.
Louise is survived by her son, Gary Wayne (Janis) Phelps of Somerset, Ky.; daughters, Margaret Ann (Bob) Jasper of London, Ky., and Brenda Carol (Bobby) Jones and Sharon Louise (Doug) Turpin, both of Somerset, Ky.; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. 
She is also survived by her sisters, Eula Mae Feltner and Alice Collier, both of London, Ky.
Preceding her in death were her husband; parents; brother, Farris Bowling; and sister, Eunice Gilbert.
Visitation for Louise will be held Thursday, Nov. 1  after 5 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and Friday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. until time of services.
A celebration honoring the life of Louise will be held Friday, Nov. 2 at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Bro. Paul Hines and Bro. C. E. Jacobs officiating.
Interment will be in Lakeside Memorial Gardens.
The family request that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, Gideon Bible or Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Somerset Undertaking & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed to the Phelps family at www.somersetundertaking.com.
 

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