Obituaries for May 13

May 13, 2005

Steven M. McGovern

LEXINGTON — Services for Steven M. McGovern, 24, of Danville, formerly of Lancaster, will be 11 a.m. Monday at Central Christian Church in Lexington by the Revs. Gregory Alexander, Michael Mooty and Guy Waldrop. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

He was one of six Americans killed April 21 when their helicopter was shot down north of Bagdad. He was an employee of Blackwater USA a private security firm supporting the State Department Bureau of Diplomatic Security mission in Iraq. He was a combat veteran who served in Afghanistan in 2002 with Alpha Co., 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group. He had been a member of the Kentucky National Guard’s elite 20th Special Forces Group in Louisville before leaving the guard earlier this year to join Blackwater USA.

Born Oct. 20, 1980, in Flint, Mich., he was the son of K. Michael McGovern of Grand Blanc, Mich., and Julia Schomburg Hawkins of Lexington. Other survivors include his fiancée, Jennifer Weber, and her daughter, Kasey, of Danville; a brother, Joseph McGovern of Lexington; stepfather, the Rev. William Hawkins of Lexington; stepmother, Judy McGovern of Grand Blanc; and grandmothers, Carmen McGovern of Flint, Mich., and Enid Schomburg of Portsmouth, Ohio.


Memorials may be made to Woodlawn Children’s Campus, 1151 Perryville Road, Danville 40422; or Glendale Baptist Children’s Home, 2125 Gilead Church Road, Glendale, Ky. 42740.

Mildard’s Funeral Home, Broadway, is in charge of arrangements.

Maxine K. Wright

Maxine K. Wright, 82, of Boyle Lane, Junction City, died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home.

Hazel M. Rogers

Hazel Marie Rogers, 79, of Old Hustonville Road, died today at Danville Centre for Health and Rehabilitation.

Born June 18, 1925 in Casey County, she was the daughter the late George and Della Baxter Turpin. She was a homemaker, a Baptist and the widow of Lawrence Rogers.

Survivors include two sons, Arnold and James C. Cook, both of Junction City; four sisters, Lucille West and Mildred Reynolds, both of Junction City, Mabel Lechoke of Harrodsburg and Lula Lister of Shepherdsvlle; two brothers, Hubert and Estil Turpin, both of Perryville; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Perryville Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Saturday.

Sarah E. Rowe

HARRODSBURG - Sarah Elizabeth Rowe, 81, of Sexton Lane, widow of Walter Rowe, died Thursday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.

Josephine S. Ware

MIDDLEBURG - Josephine Stanaford Ware, 84, of Liberty, died Thursday at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

Born Jan 14, 1921, in Argyle, she was the daughter of the late James T. and Marcie McAnninch Taylor. She was a former cook at Garrett Elementary School and attended Watson's Chapel Christian Church and Valley Oak Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a husband, James Stanaford.

Survivors include her husband, Donald Ware; a son, Dale Stanaford of Goshen, Ohio; a daughter, Patricia Stanaford Coleman of Yosemite; a brother, Talmadge Taylor of Cincinnati; five grandchildren; two step grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Bartle Funeral Home by the Rev. Troy Merrick. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Saturday and after 9 a.m. Sunday.

Geneva K. Brown

CRAB ORCHARD - Geneva Frances King Brown, 66, of Brodhead, died Thursday at Rockcastle County Hospital.

Born Dec. 20, 1938, in Wolfe County, she was the daughter of the late Steven D. and Myrtle Hollon King. She was a member of New Hope First Church of God.

Survivors include her husband, William E. King; two sons, Charles O. King of Noblesville, Ind., and William E. Brown Jr. of Corbin; two brothers, Gilbert King of Rogers and Walter S. King of Indianapolis; four sisters, Opal Williams of Winchester, Lina Camblor of Carmel, Ind., Lula M. Combs of Campton and Carrie M. King of Westfield, Ind.; and four grandchildren.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at New Hope First Church of God by Cecil Roundtree. Burial will be in Mount Zion Church of Christ Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Everett Adams, David Denney, Carl Crank, Donald Cable, Gary Shakelford and Connel Anderson.

Visitation will be after 5 p.m. today at McKnight Funeral Home.

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