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Joyce Loretta McKendree, 75, of Paducah, died Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Paducah Care and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born on January 29, 1938 to the lateEllison Taylor Ledbetter and Eva Pearl Belcher Miller.  Joyce worked for many years at Normandy Manufacturing.Surviving are her husband, Robert Earl McKendree; five children, Tamala Jill Smith, Buddy Lee McKendree and wife Chris, Arnold Dean McKendree, Ronald Wayne McKendree, and Darrell Ray New and wife Mary; a sister, Patricia Ann Russell; nine grandchildren, Sara Beth Peck, Kristie Dawn McKendree, Joshua Haze McKendree, Brandy Lee McKendree, Hanna Gross, Zeb New, Elizabeth New, Taylor James Smith, and Peyton Adam Smith; and several great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents.A memorial service will be held at 2pm Monday at Irvin Cobb Hotel-main ballroom.  Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.Contributions may be made to Lourdes Foundation, 1530 Lone Oak Road, Paducah, KY 42003-9976.You may leave a message of sympathy or light a memorial candle at www.milnerandorr.com.

Helen Ruth Kraemer was called home by her Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 1:15 a.m. at her residence, Gaither Suites.  Ruth, as she was known by her friends, is survived by her husband of 65 years, Billy Kraemer and one son, Arnold Wayne Smith and wife Marilyn of Las Vegas, NV.  Also surviving is one niece, Helen Pendleton Dennison, Elizabethton, KY and one nephew Edwin Lee (Sonny) Pendleton and wife Maryjane of New Haven, KY.
In addition to her parents and her first husband, Ruth was preceded in death by her brothers, Walter Raine and Roy Raine and her sister Edna Pendleton and one niece,  Doris Pendleton.Ruth was born on September 11, 1914 in Hodgenville, KY to the late Elliston Davenport Raine and Dora Enlow Raine.  During her early years Ruth attended school and church in the Hodgenville community where she came to  know Jesus as her Savior.In 1935, when Ruth was 21 years old, she married Arnold Worthington Smith and they moved  to Louisville, KY.  In January 1940, just six months before their son, Arnold Wayne Smith was born, her husband was killed.  After the birth of their son Ruth continued to live in Louisville, working to support her son.  When World War II began she worked in the defense industry at Westinghouse as an inspector and soon promoted to  Supervisor.  After the war ended she returned to her former position at Standard Sanitary where she continued to work until she left Louisville in 1950.In October 1946, she met Bill Kraemer and on September 6, 1947 they were married.  Ruth continued working until Bill graduated from Speed Engineering School in June 1950.  In September, 1950, Ruth, Bill and Arnold Wayne moved to Macon, GA, in  1953 they moved to Alton, IL and in 1955 the family moved to Paducah, KY.After moving to Paducah, Ruth became active in Parkview Chapel, a mission of a local church.  When the sponsoring church sold the mission building in the summer of 1956, Ruth and her family united with Baptist Tabernacle Church.  At Tabernacle, Ruth was active as Teacher, department Secretary, youth Mission leader and outreach visitor.  When Baptist Tabernacle closed in 1998, she united with Trinity Baptist Church and continued to a be an active church member until January, 2005 when family health concerns necessitated she and her husband move to an assisted living facility.Graveside service with be held Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Woodlawn Memorial Garden Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Brown officiating.  Entombment will follow.   There will be no public visitation. Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.Expression of sympathy made to Trinity Baptist Church, 604 So. 21st Street, Paducah, KY 42003.You may light a candle or Leave a message of sympathy at www.milnerandorr.com

Mary Louise Taylor, 89, of Reidland passed away at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at the Oakview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mary was a retired Secretary for the Carpenters Local Union #559. She was a member of the Salt and Light Community Church.Mary is survived by daughter, Christy Lou Faith and husband Ronnie of Reidland; grandchildren, Kelley Faith Keeling and Corey Faith both of Paducah, KY; great grandchild, Kennedy Faith Keeling of Paducah.She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Richard Taylor. Her parents were Boyd Griggs and Cassie Watson Griggs Styers.Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 3, 2013 at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with the Rev. Jim Glover officiating. Burial will follow in the Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 3, 2013 at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Salt and Light Community Church, 155 Pugh Road, Paducah, KY 42003.You may leave a message of sympathy and light a candle at www.milnerandorr.com.

Maxine Alma Burmeister, 88, of Paducah died at 5 p.m. Friday, July 26, 2013, at Paducah Care and Rehabilitation Center.
She was a retired secretary and a member of St. Matthew by the Lake Lutheran Church of Benton.
She is survived by two sons, Richard Burmeister of Milton Freewater, Ore., and Roger Burmeister of Middleburg, Fla.; and one sister, Francis Levand of Chicago.She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter G. Burmeister; her father, J.F. Huffstetter; and her mother, Flo (Greer) Huffstetter.Services will be at a later date at St. Matthew by the Lake Lutheran Church in Benton. Burial will be in St. Matthew by the Lake Columbarium in Benton.The family asks that memorial contributions be made to St. Matthew by the Lake Lutheran Church and Preschool memorial fund, 3966 U.S. 641 N., Benton, KY 42025.

Evalee Bishop, 84, of Princeton died Monday, July 29, 2013, at Baptist Health Paducah.She was a retired beautician and a member of Christ Tabernacle in Princeton.She is survived by one son, Henry Grady Bishop of Salvisa; two daughters, Cynthia Mae Wilson of Bansha, Ireland, and Jimmie LaChance of Princeton; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Latham; her second husband, Henry G. Bishop Sr.; one brother; one sister, and one granddaughter.Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at Morgan’s Funeral Home with the Revs. Ben Jent and Troy Jent officiating. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Bagdad Cemetery in Bagdad. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at the funeral home.

Charles Hilton Stephens Jr., 88, of Paducah, died Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Superior Care Home.
Charles was born April 28, 1925, in Dalton, Ga., to the late Charles H. Stephens Sr. and Louise Ivie Stephens. He served in the United States Navy during World War II in the aviation division and taught gunnery school. He graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and held a Professional Mechanical Engineer certificate from the State Board of Georgia. He retired in 1992 after 33 years with Westvaco in both Charleston, S.C., and Wickliffe. He also worked at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., for five years. He was a member of Lone Oak First Baptist Church and was a Kentucky Colonel. Charles was made an honorary member of Paducah Woman’s Club for being the #1 salesperson for fruit cakes and had an art show dedicated to him because of his volunteerism. He also participated in their “Red Hat” events.Surviving are three sons, David Hilton Stephens and wife Sally of Seabrook, Texas, Michael Mauney Stephens and wife Mitzi of Vicksburg, Miss., and Ivan Ivie Stephens and wife Teresa of Paducah; three grandchildren, Stephanie Gilliam of Vicksburg, Miss., Jennifer Sims of Seabrook, Texas, and Jessica Stephens of Paducah; and one great-grandson, Brandon Gilliam.He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Mauney Stephens; his parents; and two brothers.Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Lone Oak Chapel of Milner and Orr Funeral Home with the Rev. Stan Reid officiating. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 1, 2013, at Brooks Memorial Park.Contributions may be made to Woman’s Club of Paducah, 1406 Jefferson Street, Paducah, KY 42001.You may leave a message of sympathy or light a memorial candle at www.milnerandorr.com.

Jerry M. Armstrong, 74, of Mayfield died at 3:45 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at his home.He was a retired foreman from the General Tire plant in Mayfield and was of the Baptist faith.He is survived by two sons, Mike Armstrong and Marty Armstrong, both of Mayfield; one daughter, Melia Newton of Bowling Green; one brother, Donnie Armstrong of Sharon, Tenn., and two grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Jane Armstrong; two brothers, and one sister. His parents were Crawford and Molena Adams Armstrong.Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, August 2, 2013, at Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield with the Rev. Greg Wells officiating. Burial will be in Highland Park Mausoleum. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Charles Rex Canter, 81, of the Cuba community died Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Jackson Purchase Medical Center in Mayfield.
He was a retired employee from General Tire and Rubber Company, a farmer and of the Church of Christ faith.He is survived by his wife, Sarah Stark Canter; two sons, Rex Allen Canter of Mayfield and Dennis Dale Canter of Sedalia; two daughters, Janice Canter Gream of Mayfield, and Linda Lonsway of Water Valley; one sister, Juanita Mansholt of Portland Ore.; two brothers, William Lee Canter of Murfreesboro and James Edward Canter of California, Mo.; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by one sister. Her parents were William Chester and Minnie Russell Canter.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Byrn Funeral Home in Mayfield. Steve Cochrum and Richie Spann will officiate. Burial will follow in the Cuba Community Cemetery. Friends are invited to call from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at the funeral home.

Marguerite E. Mauk McCloskey, 85, of Mayfield, died Monday, July 29, 2013, at Mills Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born July 13, 1928 in Altoona, Pa.She was a retired school teacher with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Shippensburg State University. She was an active member of Mayfield Garden Club, the founder of Mayfield-Graves County Animal Shelter, and a member of First Christian Church of Mayfield. She received the honor of being named a Kentucky Colonel.Mrs. McCloskey is survived by her husband of 61 years, James W. McCloskey; a son, James M. (Leann) McCloskey of Mayfield; daughter, Carol Lynne, and grandson, Evan James, both of Island Lake, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John S. and Margaret Mauk, and three brothers, Preston, Bob, and Dick Mauk.
Graveside services for Mrs. McCloskey will be at 11 a.m. Friday, August 2, 2013, at Highland Park Cemetery with the Rev. Randy Cook officiating. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday, August 1, 2013, at Byrn Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are Evan Gauger, Jimmy McCloskey, Alan Mauk, Jason Blackshear, Jason Riddle, Ken Felton, and Joseph McCloskey.In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to: Mayfield-Graves County Animal Shelter, 500 North 12th St., Mayfield, KY 42066.

Ronald David Reuter, 77, of Murray died Saturday, July 27, 2013, at his home.Mr. Reuter was a retired rate analyst.He is survived by his wife, Beverly Reuter; one son, David Carnell of Ann Arbor, Mich.; three grandchildren; one brother, Melvin Reuter of Bremerton, Wash.; and two sisters, Eleanore Ritter of Bradenton, Fla., and Shirley Townsend of Lake Orion, Mich.
He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. His parents were Elsie and Harold Reuter.Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at Hicks Cemetery. Another service will follow at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church in Murray. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at J.H Churchill Funeral Home.Expressions of sympathy can be made to Murray-Calloway Endowment for Healthcare, Att. Residential Hospice House, 803 Poplar St., Murray, KY 42071.

Bobbie Neal Pace, 80, of Paducah died at 4:50 a.m. Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Lourdes hospital.Mr. Pace was retired from the Kentucky state highway department and West Kentucky Equipment. He was a member of Destiny Church and was a Kentucky Colonel. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.He is survived by his wife, Lou Ella Amis Pace; two daughters, Kimberley Pace and Malinda Mathis, both of Paducah; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by a son, Bobbie Neal Pace Jr., and a brother. His parents were Thomas Wesley Pace and Irene Courtney Wooley Pace.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with the Rev. Leland Hayden officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery.Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at the funeral home.Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Destiny Church, 990 Berger Road, Paducah, KY 42003.

Polly Hendley, 63, of Mayfield died at 3:10 a.m. Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Lourdes hospital.Mrs. Hendley was a retired Jackson Purchase Medical Center administrative assistant and was a member of Lebanon Church of Christ.She is survived by her husband, Tom Hendley; a son, Donny Joe Hendley of Mayfield; two stepsons, Tommy Joe Hendley of Fancy Farm and Gary Lynn Hendley of Mayfield; three brothers, Jesse Gough of Brentwood, Tenn., Billy Ray Gough of Sedalia, and Johnny Mack Gough of Mayfield; a sister, Phyllis Jean Mitchell of New Jersey; and three grandchildren.Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Byrn Funeral Home with the Rev. John Forgy officiating. Burial will be at Highland Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today, July 30, 2013, at the funeral home.

Edna Earle Edwards, 87, of Lone Oak died Sunday, July 28, 2013, at 3:55 p.m. at her home.Edna Earle was a member of Lone Oak First Baptist Church and a member of Ruth SundaySchool class. She was a graduate of Lone Oak High School in the class of 1943 and a homemaker. Edna Earle enjoyed flowers, her yard, and keeping house.Survivors include two daughters, Paula Harper and husband Bobby and Stephanie Morgan and husband Russell, all of Lone Oak; one son, Steve Edwards and wife Toni of Paducah; one sister, Dorothy Butler of Paducah; four grandchildren, Scott Harper, Shane Harper, Stacy Harper, and Brad Edwards; three great-grandchildren, Austin Harper, Brianna Harper and Vincent Edwards; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death was her husband, Howard Carter Edwards, and her parents, Joseph Curtis Purchase and Veta Mae Thompson Purchase.Services will be held Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the Lone Oak Chapel Milner & Orr Funeral Home with the Revs. Mike Williams and Stan Reid officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Kenton Cemetery. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at the Lone Oak Chapel Milner & Orr Funeral Home.Expression of sympathy may be made to: American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.You may leave a message of sympathy or light a candle at www.milnerandorr.com

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