Obituaries for June 1

June 01, 2004

Margaret M. Jaeger

Margaret Bruce McDonald Jaeger, 87, of Ruffini Drive, died Monday at her home.

Born Nov. 17, 1916, in Danville, she was the daughter of the late J.L. and Linnie Owens McDonald. She was a teacher and assistant librarian at Centre College. She was a member of The Presbyterian Church and its Board of Visitors, and a member of PEO Sisterhood. She was a 1935 graduate of Danville High School and a 1939 graduate of Centre College.

Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Ted A. Jaeger Jr.; a son, Ted B. Jeager of Fulton, Mo.; a sister, Lillian A. Adams of Lawton, Okla.; and a grandson.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at The Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorials may go to The Presbyterian Church and Centre College.

Minnie Davis

Minnie Davis, 70, died Monday at Danville Centre for Health and Rehabilitation. She was the mother of Eva Gooch of Danville. Arrangements are incomplete at Smith-Jackson Funeral Home.


William J. Stephens

William Jack Stephens, 80, of Orange Park, Fla., formerly of Danville, died Saturday at his home.

Born Aug. 27, 1923, in Danville, he was the son of the late Charles and Hattie Morgan Stephens. He was a retired Navy lieutenant commander and former owner and operator of Schumann Caster and Equipment Co. He was a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Ermine T. Lewallen Stephens; three daughters, Katherine Peterson of Orange Park, Donna McCallum of Cashiers, N.C., and Lynn Presley of Atlanta; a son, William J. Stephens Jr. of Dallas, Texas; a sister, Emogene Pearson of Lakeland, Fla.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday.

Marvel I. Cornett

CLOVERDALE, Ind. - Services for Marvel Inez Cornett, 68, of Cloverdale, will be 7:30 p.m. today at Whitaker Funeral Home by Alan S. Small and the Rev. Chester Cornett. Burial will be in Double Springs Cemetery, Waynesburg.

She died Friday at her home.

Born Sept. 19, 1935, in Montgomery County, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Eunice Mickel Rowland.

Survivors include her husband, Chester J. Cornett, formerly of Waynesburg; four daughters, Peggy Kleiknight of Yuma, Ariz., Valerie Gruener of Fillmore, Ind., Kathy Cornett of Indianapolis and Carol Hawkins of Greencastle, Ind.; two sisters, Jeanie Wentworth of Royal Oak, Mich., and Ethelene Locket of Mount Juliet, Tenn.; a brother, Welborn Rowland of Royal Oak; and seven grandchildren.

Visitation is 4-7:30 p.m. today.

Dora Passmore

LIBERTY - Dora Passmore, 86, of Ellison Drive, died Sunday at her home.

Born April 27, 1918, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late David and Mary Black Noe. She was a homemaker, a member of Cowden Chapel Church and the widow of Henry Passmore.

Survivors include five sons, Denver Dillingham, David W. Long and Larry Long, all of Versailles, Therman Long of Liberty and Junior Wayne Long of Danville; three daughters, Betty Harris, Mary Lee Wilson and Helen Passmore, all of Liberty; a brother, Alford Noe of Liberty; a sister, Geneva Grider of Liberty; 23 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by Don Clark. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today and after 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Larry Staton

SCIENCE HILL - Larry Staton, 44, of Waynesburg, died Sunday at his home.

Born Aug. 21, 1959, in Pulaski County, he was the son of Darlene Staton of Waynesburg and the late Victor Staton.

Survivors include a daughter, Heather E. Staton of Harrodsburg; five brothers, Hank Judge of Burgin, Vince Staton of Hustonville, Jeff Staton of Salvisa, and Shawn Staton and Ryan Staton, both of Waynesburg; three sisters, Donna Staton of Harrodsburg and Teresa Gilpin and Glenda Simpson, both of Waynesburg.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home by Bert Hall. Burial will be in Poplarville Cemetery.

Visitation is after 6 p.m. today.

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