Commonwealth Journal

Obituaries

January 31, 2013

Lena McPheron

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Mrs. Lena Girdler McPheron, 96, of Somerset, Ky., daughter of the late Coatney Wilson and Jackson Girdler, was born on December 16, 1916 in Somerset and departed this life on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in the presence of her family.
Other than her parents, Lena was preceded in death by two brothers, Henry and Edward Girdler, and three sisters, Lucy Girdler, Nora Neikirk and Oma Pence.
Mrs. McPheron is survived by four daughters, Orvetta (and Billy) Wilson, Ann (and Charles) Hall, Patty (and Jerry) Maybrier and Lana McPheron, all of Somerset, Ky.; six grandchildren: Andrea (and Kevin) Gregory of Gallatin, Tenn., Lori Ann Hall, Steve (and Elaine) Hall, Wayne (and Dianna) Maybrier, Cindy (and Tyler) Jasper, Brad (and Rhonda) Hewitt all of Somerset, Ky.; eight great-grandchildren, Lindsy and Audrey Jasper, Alex and Chloe Gregory, Jackson Hall, Braxton Hewitt, Jason Wesley and Tyler
Ard. Lena is also survived by one sister, Nina Blevins of Somerset, Ky.; two brothers, Roy Girdler of Somerset, Ky., and Brent Girdler of Yorktown, Ind. Lena also leaves behind sisters-in-law Mildred Girdler and Marie Girdler, and brothers-in-law Ralph (and Maxine) McPheron and Sam Frei, and numerous nieces and nephews who all mourn her passing.
Lena was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School until she was unable to attend.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Pulaski Funeral Home with Bro. Paul Hines and Bro. Marty Shadoan officiating. 
Burial will follow in the Somerset Cemetery.
The family of Lena McPheron will receive friends on Thursday, January 31, 2013 after 5 p.m. at Pulaski Funeral Home.
Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to be in charge of all arrangements for Mrs. Lena Girdler McPheron.
 

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