Commonwealth Journal

Obituaries

June 5, 2013

Rose Walden

Mrs. Rose Marie Reece Walden, age 84, of Somerset, wife of the late Joe Ruben Walden, passed away late Sunday evening, June 2, 2013 at her home in Somerset, surrounded by her loving family. 
She was born May 30, 1929 in Mooreland, Ind. to the late Vance and Lenore Reece. She was united in marriage to Joe Ruben Walden on Aug. 24, 1946. She lived most of her life in Indiana and was a retired nurse from New Castle, Ind. State Hospital after many years of service. She moved to Pulaski Co. in 1975 where she and Joe opened and ran the Cave Creek Tackle Box in Blue John. Rose loved gardening, crocheting and spending as many hours with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren as she possibly could. She was one of Jehovah's Witnesses and attended the Somerset Kingdom Hall. 
She is survived by her three children, Suella (Roger) Boling, Somerset, Larry (Susie) Walden, Somerset, Jerry (Kathy) Walden, New Castle, Ind.; eight grandchildren, Kent Adkins (Stacy), Nicholasville, Ky., Ms. Lorie Lee Boling-Dykes, Ty Boling, Chad Walden, Abby Walden, Bradley Bertram, Dr. Taylor Walden and Kyle Walden;  eight great-grandchildren, Kaley McClure-Boling, Jacey Boling, Julia Boling, Kelsea Dills, Hunter Beth Dykes, Savannah Dykes, Landon Adkins and Rachel Walden; two great-great-grandchildren, Sophia Ella Rose Ramey and Isiah Hensley; and three sisters, Ruth Harris, Hagerstown, Ind., Berry Hinshaw, Avaon, Ind., and Evelyn Bullis, Las Vegas, Nev.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Joe Ruben Walden; a son, William “Billy” Vance Walden; a grandson, Kelly Joe Adkins; a granddaughter, Carrie Jo Walden; parents, Lenore and Vance Reece; and siblings, Henry “Hank” Reece, Jack Reece, Gladys Wissler, Loraine Eilar, Imogene Keesling, Mary Williams and Margaret Baker. 
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses,  740 Monticello St., Somerset, Ky. A visitation will be held prior to the memorial service from noon to 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall.
For those who would like to attend, a dinner will be held after the service at Southern Oaks Funeral Home, 2110 W. Ky. 914, Somerset, Ky.
Interment of the cremains will take place at a later date at Southmound Cemetery in New Castle, Ind. Flowers and expressions of sympathy can be delivered to Southern Oaks Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements. 

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    Viola Keith Nicholas was born Sept. 5, 1921 to the late William and Alice Jones Keith and she departed this life to her eternal home on April 7, 2014, having attained the age of 92 years.
    She was a devoted wife to the late Wesley Nicholas for 50 years. She was a faithful member at Grave Hill Baptist Church where she taught the Ladies Sunday School class for many years. She retired from the Pulaski County Board of Education. After retirement she served as a foster grandparent at Oakwood Training Facility for special needs children. She also volunteered at the Burnside Elementary preschool program, giving her time, talents and love to the 3 and 4 year old children whom she adored.
    Viola is survived by two daughters, Diana (and Austin) Alton, and Tana (and Tom) Chesney; one son, Rex Nicholas; and three brothers, Robert (and Barbara) Keith, Danny (and Ann) Keith, and David (and Ellen) Keith.  
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    Other than her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by two sons, Wayne Nicholas and Gale Nicholas; two grandsons, Ricky Alton and Michael Nicholas; a granddaughter, Karen Alton Cogdill; and the following siblings: Alicie Super, Emerine Neeley, Mattie Keith, Maggie Godsey, Bertha Duncan, Clara Helton, Otis Keith, Clora Hardwick, Vergie Keith, Grover Keith, Mertie Yeskie, Lowell Keith, Joyce Sellers, Bill Keith, and Jim Keith; and the following step-siblings: Murphy Owens, Geneva Hill, Louise Fritts, and Reva Jones.
    Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2014 at the chapel of the Pulaski Funeral Home with Bro. Darry Hatfield and Bro. Doyle Worley officiating.
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    The family of Mrs. Viola Keith Nicholas will receive friends at the Pulaski Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to The Grave Hill Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 85, Tateville, Ky. 42558, or Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, Ky. 42503.
    Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to be in charge of all arrangements for Mrs. Viola Keith Nicholas.

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