Obituaries for Dec. 22

December 22, 2003

Kaethe N. Gartner

Kaethe Naechster Gartner, 78, of Ben Ali Drive, died Nov. 30 in Danville.

Survivors include her husband, Edmond Gartner of Danville; two sons; and a grandchild.

Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Tuesday at Stith Funeral Home. Burial will be held at a later date.

Cecil Vaught

Lou Cecil Vaught, 79, of Hustonville Road, died Sunday at his home.

Born April 16, 1924, in Casey County, he was the son of the late Ed and Mamie Wilson Vaught.

He was retired from Kocolene Oil Co. and was an Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include two sisters, Mary Wiser of Danville and Elene Lee of Mitchellsburg.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. Gary Allen.


Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.

Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday.

Ruth Best

PERRYVILLE - Ruth Best, 89, of Lannock Drive, Danville, died today at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

She was the mother of Mary Casey.

Arrangements are incomplete at Wilder Funeral Home.

William Grimes

LANCASTER - William "Bill" Grimes, 63, of Totten Avenue, died Sunday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

He was the husband of Fannie Grimes.

Arrangements are incomplete at Spurlin Funeral Home.

William Hixion

LANCASTER - William Hixion, 80, of High Bridge Road, died today at Samaritan Hospital. He was the widower of Dorothy Hixion. Arrangements are incomplete at Spurlin Funeral Home.

Richard E. Jaggers

STANFORD - Richard E. Jaggers Jr., 78, of Lexington, died Sunday at his home.

Born June 16, 1925, in Lexington, he was the son of the late Dr. Richard "Elmer" and Emma Gerald Jaggers.

He was a retired lieutenant colonel in the Air Force and had been a jet pilot.

He was a former division director of the state Cabinet for Human Resources and retired from The Lexington Herald-Leader.

He also was a chairman of the Mental Health Board, finance committee, and human resource committee.

He was a member of Crestwood Christian Church in Lexington and Greenbrier Country Club and a former member of Lexington Rotary Club.

Survivors include his wife, Irene Snow Jaggers, formerly of Stanford; two sons, Richard E. Jaggers III of Clearwater, Fla., and Steven Jaggers of Longview, Texas; two daughters, Jane McAlpine of Brooksville, Fla., and Jill Lemonie of Baton Rouge, La.; three stepdaughters, Jan Whitis, Arlene Yeager and Jennifer Tilly; eight grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; and a stepgranddaughter.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Crestwood Christian Church by the Revs. David Brondell and James Baughman.

Burial will be in Camp Nelson Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

Memorials may go to Lincoln County Historical Society for preservation of records, P.O. Box 570, Stanford, Ky. 40484.

Spurlin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret P. Lester

HARRODSBURG - Margaret P. Lester, 81, of Moreland Avenue, died Saturday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.

Born in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Minnie Peavler.

She was a seamstress, retired from Cricketeer Manufacturing Co., a member of Bruner's Chapel Baptist Church and the widow of Merrill D. Lester.

Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Lester Delabar of Lexington; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services were today at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Greg Humpert.

Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may go to Hospital Hospitality House of Lexington, 342 S. Limestone St., Lexington, Ky. 40508.

Robin Means

LIBERTY - Robin Means, 40, of Means Road, Waynesburg, died Friday.

Born Oct. 9, 1963, in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of Maurine Godbey Means of Waynesburg and the late Julius Means.

He was a self-employed blacktop sealer.

Survivors include a daughter, Breeze Means of Casey County; a son, Dustin Means of Waynesburg; two sisters, Debbie Hutchison of Milledgeville, Ga., and Kathy Hatter of Casey County; four brothers, Gary, Roger and Ronnie Means, all of Casey County, and Floyd Means of Harlan County; and a grandchild.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by Gale Durham. Burial will be in Poplar Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearer are Gary and Shawn Means, Chris and Steve Hatter, Verlis Godbey and Darren Means.

Visitation is after 6 p.m. today.

Hilton Miracle

MORELAND - Hilton Miracle, 78, of Moreland, died Sunday at Stanford House nursing home.

Born Dec. 31, 1924, in Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Johnny and Gracie Ervin Miracle and the stepson of Bertha Miracle. He was retired from Rural Doxal Bottled Gas, now Ferrellgas, where he worked for 42 years. He was the widower of Beulah Tarter Miracle.

Survivors include two brothers, Clyde Miracle of Eubank and Howard Miracle of Stanford; and two sisters, Loretta Phillips of Stanford and Diane Herring of Parksville.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev. David Smith. Burial will be in Moreland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ashley Phillips, Dale Dowell, and Alan and Andrew Turner.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today.

Willia E. Shirley

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