Obituaries for Nov. 12

November 12, 2004

Helen Arnold

Helen Arnold, 68, of East Lexington Avenue, died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. She was the wife of Bill Arnold. Arrangements are incomplete at Stith Funeral Home.

Earl L. Kleckner

Earl Leroy Kleckner Sr., 80, of Coldstream Drive, died Thursday at Danville Centre for Health and Rehabilitation.

Born Feb. 18, 1924, in New Castle, Pa., he was the son of the late Stephen J. and Elizabeth A. Knoblock Kleckner. He was a purchasing agent for General Fireproofing Co. in Youngstown, Ohio, and purchasing director for National Casket Co. in Lancaster. He was owner of Elk Associates, formerly in Danville, from 1973-1995.

He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church and a graduate of Youngstown State University. He was a Scottish Rite 32nd-Degree Mason, and a member of Mahoning Masonic Lodge in Youngstown. He was active in Boyle Scouts and Little League in Youngstown. He also was an Army veteran, having served as a Private in the 97th Artillery Division during World War II.


Survivors include his wife, Nancy Hoffman Kleckner; two daughters, Nancy L. Camden of Burgin and Amy L. Thomas of Georgetown, Ohio; three sons, Earl L. Kleckner and David L. Kleckner, both of Danville, and Bill L. Kleckner of Richmond; two sisters, Emmy L. Drake of Palo Alto, Calif., and Mary A. Iaconi of San Francisco, Calif.; 18 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Jon L. Kleckner.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Stith Funeral Home. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.

Visitation is after 4 p.m. today with a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m.

Memorials may go to Disabled American Veterans.

Ortis Cooper

LIBERTY - Ortis Cooper, 58, of Middleburg, died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born July 9, 1946, in Casey County, he was the son of the late Matthew T. and Estell Foltenburry Cooper. He was a member of Sanders Chapel Separate Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Holly Wilkinson Cooper; two daughters, Stacy Dean and Audrey Gamble, both of Liberty; two brothers, Raymond Cooper of Liberty and Ronnie Copper of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; three sisters, Margaret Bell, Doris Trammel and Helen Clements, all of Liberty; and two grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at McKinney-Brown Fun-eral Home by Jerry Smith. Burial will be in Hiter Cemetery.

Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Saturday.

William F. Wardlow

CRAB ORCHARD - William F. Wardlow, 77, of Crab Orchard, died today at Fort Logan Hospital. He was the husband of Genon Wardlow. Arrangements are incomplete at McKnight Funeral Home.

Matra Wethington

LIBERTY - Matra Wethington, 88, of Dunnville, died Wednesday at Casey County Hospital.

Born Feb. 18, 1916, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Irvin and Myrtie Crockett Overstreet. She was a homemaker, a member of Salem United Methodist Church and the widow of Ira Wethington.

Survivors include two sons, Marshall Wethington of Dunnville and Michael Wethington of Rochelle, Ill.; two daughters, Barbara Wirthjes of Freemont, Ill., and Shirley Welborn of Pekin, Ill.; two brothers, Mosie Overstreet of Dunnville and Cecil Overstreet of Lexington; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Wethington.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by Ed Parton. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery.

Visitation is after 9 a.m. Saturday.

Ruby Whitaker

LANCASTER - Ruby Whitaker, 94, of Lancaster, died Thursday at Christian Care Center. She was the widow of J.E. Whitaker. Arrangements are incomplete at Spurlin Funeral Home.


Rex Miracle

STANFORD - Services for Rex Miracle, 66, of Stanford, will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Fox Funeral Home by the Rev. Vola Brown. Burial will be in Berry Cemetery.

He died Thursday at his home.

Born May 24, 1938, in Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Margaret Osborne Miracle. He was a former employee of Dixie Paving Co., and the widower of Phyllis Berry Miracle.

Survivors include two sons, Greg Miracle of Newport, Tenn., and Dustin Miracle of Stanford; four stepsons, Roger, Jerry and Billy Wilson, all of Stanford, and Jamie Wilson of Danville; three daughters, Margie Roark, Rexene Fair and Kristi Miracle, all of Stanford; a brother, Joe Miracle of Stanford; two sisters, Jewel McCowan of Mount Salem and Wanda King of Richmond; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Roger Miracle.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Saturday.

Gracie M. Sebastian

LANCASTER - Services for Gracie Mills Sebastian, 81, of Walker Pike, Paint Lick, will be 11 a.m. Monday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Revs. Billy Estes and Kenan McWhorter. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.

She died Wednesday at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

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