Obituaries October 7 to 14, 2012

Harold Himes


Harold J. Himes

Harold J. Himes, 76, of Berea, died Monday, October 8, 2012 at St. Joseph Berea. He was a Rockcastle County native born March 11, 1936, son of the late Luther and Mary Montgomery Himes and had been a resident of Berea all his adult life. He was a retired Berea College Facilities Management employee with over 32 years of service and member of Lighthouse Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife Gail Gabbard Himes; 5 children, Jeff (Marla) Himes, Virgil Himes, David Himes, Shaun (Brook) Abney, Amanda Collins; 5 siblings, Sissy Ann Hounshell, Ronald (Dessie) Himes, Laura (Jerry) Lunsford, Roy (Kay) Himes, Lewis (Joann) Himes; 7 grandchildren, Candace Himes, Patrick Himes, Macy Abney, Makayla Abney, Molly Abney, Morgan Grant, Madison Grant. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mable Collins Himes; 1 son, Harold Ray Himes; 1 grandson, Logan Himes; 4 siblings, John Himes, Mildred Banks, Russell Himes, Robert Himes.

Funeral Service 11:00 AM, Thursday, October 11, 2012 at Lighthouse Baptist Church with Pastor Roy Himes officiating. Burial will follow in Silver Creek Cemetery. Visitation after 6:00 PM Wednesday at the church. Pallbearers will be Patrick Himes, Johnny Gabbard, Kenneth Reed, Terry Himes, Ray Banks, Josh Himes. Honorary Pallbearers will be Makayla Abney, Candace Himes, Maurice Coyle, Curtis Reppert.

Reppert Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

Randall D. Combs


Randall Combs

RICHMOND — Randall D. Combs, 64, husband of Augalyn Combs, died Sunday, October 7, 2012. He was born in Hazard, Ky., on December 17, 1947, to the late Winslow Combs and Maulta Combs Anderson.

Randall was a U.S. Navy veteran, retired engineer for Kentucky Educational Television (KET); Eastern Kentucky University’s (EKU) biggest sports fan; and supporter and key volunteer for Madison Central High School’s Chorus and Drama Departments.

In addition to his wife, Randall is survived by his daughter, Kimberlee Burns of Richmond; son, Robert Paul Burns of Georgia; sister, Ressie Smith of Milan, Ind.; grandchildren, Britney Combs, Tabatha Burns and Michael Lear; mother-in-law, Faye Roulette (formerly of Hazard); sister-in-law, Jama Randolph Bowling; brother-in-law, Koky Randolph; best friend, Dale Jury; and numerous other loving family members and friends, including his four beloved puppies – Buffy, Cricket, Tally and Ginger.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Madison County Humane Society.

Roger Lee Potter


Roger Lee Potter

was born December 25, 1946 in Jackson County, KY to John H. and Ethel Potter. Roger departed this life on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at his residence being 65 years of age.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents, John & Ethel, and by his sister Linda. Roger was a member of the War Fork Holiness Church.

He leaves behind one brother, Danny Potter and his wife Linda of McKee, and three sisters, Lois Lewis (Roger’s twin) and her husband Rick of Madison County; Sue Isaacs and her husband Edd of McKee and Mary Purkey and her husband John of McKee. Roger also leaves behind 7 nephews, 10 nieces, 5 nieces in law, 2 nephews in law, 20 great nieces and nephews and 1 great niece in law. Roger also leaves behind his dog Bill. Bill was an ever faithful companion to Roger and he loved Bill dearly.

Funeral service was held 2:00 PM Saturday, October 13, 2012 at the Lakes Funeral Home in McKee with Rev. James Hansen and Bro. John Purkey conducting the service. Burial followed in the Jones Family Cemetery at War Fork. Pallbearers were Tim Lewis, Danny J. Potter, Travis Purkey, Joshua Purkey, Douglas Potter, Ethan Purkey & Justin Isaacs. Honorary pallbearers were Ernest “Bubby” Moore, Rev. James B. Hansen, Rev. Ronnie Hurst, Rick Lewis, Edd Isaacs, John Purkey and Junior Potter.

Charles Pannell


Charles Bradley Pannell

Charles Bradley Pannell departed this life on October 7, 2012 at the home of his daughter. He was born May 15, 1925 in Natural Tunnel, Virginia, the son of the late Laura Pannell Grubbs. On March 9, 1957 he married Celia Marie Human.

He proudly served his country in WWII on the following ships: SS China Maid, SS Virginia and SS Hawaiian Skipper. He was awarded the American Theater Ribbon, European African Ribbon and the Victory Medal.

Upon his return from the Navy, he worked with the TVA in its Equipment Operation Division. For 12 years he was the N.E. States District Representative for BLH-Lima Construction Company. He was also Branch Manager of the Hoffman Equipment Company’s Baltimore Facility.

He obtained his private pilot’s license and enjoyed flying all types of small airplanes. Mr. Pannell was a Master Mason for 55 years with The Brigham Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Ludlow, MA. He was also a member of the Boumi Temple Shriners of Baltimore, MD.

He is survived by his loving wife, Celia (Human) Pannell of McKee and by two children, Donna Bowling and her husband Jerry of McKee and Larry Pannell and Cindy DeLeonardi of Forest Hill, MD. He is also survived by two sisters, Ethel Worley and her husband Walter of Kingsport, TN and Georgia Brown of Kingsport, TN. Charles was blessed with 2 grandchildren, Elizabeth Gulas of Richmond, KY and Justin Pannell of Forest Hill, MD>

Mr. Pannell was preceded in death by an infant son, Walter Kevin Pannell, a brother Ray Pannell and a sister, Gladys Larkins. He was of the Baptist Faith and attended the McKee Baptist Church.

Funeral services was held 3:30PM Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at the Lakes Funeral Home in McKee, KY with Bro. Ron Maharrey officiating. Burial followed in the Reynolds Cemetery in Tyner, KY. Pallbearers were Paul Hays, Larry & Justin Pannell, Andy Rodick, Keith Gabbard & Rodney Chrisman.

Graveside military services were conducted by the following members of the local Jack Welch Chapter #165
Jim Bryant, Leon Bales, Rev. B.J. McKinney, Bobby Lakes, Donald Harrison, John Lakes, Ray Metcalf, Fred Scholtz & Paul Trent.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Alzheimer’s Association P.O. Box 96011 Washington, D.C. 20090-6011.

Special thanks to caregivers, Alena Harrison, Misty Huff and Teneia Gabbard for all your love and support. Thank you to Jackson County Home Health and Hospice Care Plus for all that you did for our family.

Celia Marie Pannell


Celia Marie Human Pannell

Celia Marie Human Pannell departed this life October 12, 2012 at the home of her daughter. She was born January 21, 1930 in Sunbright, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Walter Human and Marie Brown Human. On March 9, 1957 she married Charles Bradley Pannell.

An avid gardener, Celia loved flowers of all kinds. She also enjoyed cross-stitching and making quilts. Celia was a kind and gentle person and a beloved Mother to her children. Mrs. Pannell was a 50 year member of the Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star.

Mrs. Pannell is survived by a daughter, Donna Bowling and her husband Jerry of McKee, KY and a son Larry Pannell and Cindy Dileonardi of Forest Hill, MD. She was blessed with 2 grandchildren, Elizabeth Gulas of Richmond, KY and Justin Pannell of Forest Hill, MD.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years Charles Pannell, an infant son, Walter Kevin Pannell and a brother, Walter Lee Human. Mrs. Pannell was baptized as a young girl and was of the Methodist Faith.

Funeral service was held 3:00 PM Sunday, October 14, 2012 at the Lakes Funeral Home in McKee with Bro. Ron Maharrey officiating. Burial followed in the Reynolds Cemetery.

Ellen Mills Hunt

Ellen Mills Hunt, 81 of Lancaster, passed away, Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at the Christian Care Center in Lancaster, Ky. She was born Sunday, April 26, 1931 in Garrard County, Kentucky. She was retired from the Garrard County Hospital and was of the Pentecostal faith.

She is preceded in death by her parents; Alfred and Marie Richardson Coyle, her husband; James Stetson Hunt, and a brother; Donald Coyle.

Survivors include a son; James Bruce Hunt of Stanford, Ky, a daughter; Denise Kay Hunt of Lancaster, Ky, brothers; Joe Coyle (Shirley) of Lancaster, Ky, Dorland Coyle (Peggy) of Richmond, In, Nelson Coyle (Dorothy) of Richmond, In, Dwayne Coyle (Thelma) of Williamsburg, In, Larry Coyle (Darlene) of London, Ky, sisters; Barbara Wyatt (Harvey) of Maysa, Az, Madelyn Owens (Earl) of Centerville, In, two grandchildren; Emily Anderson and Lori Jo Smolinsky, 2 great grandchildren; Kennedy Layne Anderson and Jacob Andrew Smolinsky.

A graveside service will be 2:00pm, Thursday, October 11, 2012 at Paint Lick Cemetery with Rev. Allen Sparks officiating.

Jo Etta Robertson Ash

Jo Etta Robertson Ash, age 48, of Water Cliff Drive in Somerset, passed away Monday at her Home. She was born January 17, 1964 in Estill County, the daughter of Jo Anna Beckelhymer Robertson and the late James Herbert Robertson. She was a homemaker and had lived in Estill County most of her life. She was a Sunday School teacher and member of the Oak Hill Baptist Church. She was also a volunteer with Project 58:10.

She is survived by Her Husband Dean Allen Ash, one Daughter Sara Kate (Katie) Ash of Berea, one Son Cody James Allen Ash of Somerset, two Sisters Belinda Hunt and Brenda Kirby of Estill, She is also survived by four Nieces and two Nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Oct. 12, 11 AM, at the Thomas Baptist Church by Pastor Gary Phelps with burial to follow in the Kirby Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-9PM Thursday at the Church.

Lena Faye Powell Winkler

Lena Faye Powell Winkler, age 71, of Main Street in Irvine passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington after a long illness. She was born February 21, 1941 in Estill County and was the daughter of the late Clayburn and Lillie Rawlins Powell.

She was a beautician, an antiques collecter and a retired employee of the Estill County Library. She was a very active member of the First Baptist Church. She was a member of the Sunshine Basket Ladies at First Baptist Church and was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the Marcum & Wallace Memorial Hospital. She had lived in Estill County all of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bert Tracy Winkler.

She is survived by one Daughter Kimberly Baber & husband, Steve of Estill Co. One Son Bert Christopher Winkler & wife, Judy also of Estill Co. One Sister Clayberta Gamble of Richmond. Four Grandchildren Joshua Clay Winkler, Devon Traci Baber, Steven Clay Baber and Jay Christopher Winkler.

She was preceded in death by one grandson, Christopher Mitchell Baber and six sisters; Essie Abney, Dorthy King, Tressie Woolery, Lucille Alexander, Creasy B. Powell and Wanda Turpin.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 13, 12 Noon at the First Baptist Church by Bro. Cecil Morgan. Burial will be at the Sunset Memorial Gardens. Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Friday at the First Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mitch Baber Scholarship Fund.

Pallbearers will be Josh Winkler, Clay Baber, Jay Winkler, Paul Wayne King, Steve Baber, and Denny Rose. Honorary Pallbearers are Traveling Buddies, Sunday School Class, Sunshine Basket Ladies and her dear neighbors Louise and Holby Holbrook.

Barbara Sue Lunsford Tevis

Barbara Sue Lunsford Tevis, age 66, died Friday, October 12, 2012 at St. Joseph Berea Hospital. She was a Berea resident, born in Madison County to the late James and Annie VanWinkle Lunsford. Mrs. Tevis was a member of the Trinity Full Gospel Church and had worked as a care giver.

She is survived by: her daughters, Sharon K. Allen (Bev) of Berea, Sherry Michelle Tevis of Berea; her son, Gregory Keith Botkins of Berea; grandchildren: Andrew Isaiah Thomas Allen, Billy Jo Allen, and Joshua Willis; great grandchildren: Elijah Willis, Johnny Willis, and Josh Willis, Jr.

Funeral services for Mrs. Tevis will be 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at the Trinity Full Gospel Church with Bro. Bobby Allen officiating. Burial will follow in the Kirby Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5:00 p.m. Monday at the church. Davis & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Geneva Rose Parker

Berea – Geneva Rose Parker, age, 70 of Crooksville Road in Berea, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2012, at her home. Geneva was born in Jackson County to the late Lester and Sarah Jane Fox Rose. She was formerly employed at Sweet Betty’s Restaurant.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her son, Lester Mitchell Parker; one brother, Kenneth Rose; and one sister, Ruth Rose.

She is survived by: her husband, Kenneth M. Parker; four daughters, Talina Rose (Mark) Mathews, D’Andree Parker (Jimmy) Shearer, Bobbie Parker (Johnny) Welch and Billie Jean (Miles) Rawlings Shumaker. One sister, Eva (Hershel) Russell; five grandchildren, Grant Mathews, Brenna Mathews, Kendra Shearer, Raelee Welch and Morgan Welch, numerous nieces and nephews also survive her.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. with visitation starting at noon at Lakes Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Gray officiating. Burial will follow in Foxtown, Kentucky. Visitation will be Monday evening at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m.

Active pallbearers will be Vincent Rogers, Quintin Rogers, Charles Russell, Miles Shumaker, Tim Chrisman, Gene Brock Jr., Cody Shumaker and Austin Oliver. Honorary bearers will be Jimmy Shearer, Johnny Welch, Mark Mathews, Grant Mathews and John Parker.

Robert Rasmusson


Robert Rasmusson

RICHMOND — Robert M. Rasmusson “Bob” passed away on October 11, 2012, at the age of 71.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Gail P. (Hampson) Rasmusson; two children, Robert S. Rasmusson and wife Christine (Lazor) of Portland, Ore., and Kathryn G. and husband Darren Norton, of Richmond. He is the proud grandfather of three amazing grandchildren, Nicholas R., Rebecca M. and Emily K. Norton.

As the eldest child of Marvin H. and Tyra A. (Larson) Rasmusson, he is survived by his sister, Diane B. and husband James Rose, of Camden, Maine, and his many beloved nephews and nieces.

Bob was a graduate of the University of Vermont with a degree in industrial engineering. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and ROTC. He was a member of the Lutheran Faith.

Bob was employed by the Okonite company for 32 years. For 10 years, Bob was the Madison County Solid Waste coordinator. He brought recycling education into the local school system and was an active member of SWAK and revived the Kentucky Riversweep at Boonesboro. In 2008 Bob was presented with the Richmond Chamber of Commerce’s Community Service Award. He enjoyed spending time with the Madison County Industrial Management Group.

As an avid outdoors-man, Bob enjoyed gunsmithing, ballistics, hunting, fishing, skiing and swimming. He was a member of the Richmond Optimist Club and had been a Boy Scout leader and Cub Scout leader.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home. A private service will be conducted later.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of the following charities: The National Audubon Society; The National Wildlife Federation; The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Sadie England


Sadie England

Sadie “Sam” England, 81, of Berea, died Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at the V.A. Medical Center Cooper Drive, Lexington, KY. She was born December 18, 1930, daughter of the late Blane and Florence Smitley Provance, a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, retired American Express Computer Operator, dedicated and faithful member of Liberty Avenue Baptist Church, and member of Silver Sneakers. Sam had been a resident of Berea for the past 3 years moving here from Enterprise, Alabama.

Survivors include 4 children, Scott England, Kelly (Steve) Fischer, Dan (Chasity) England, Charity (James) Kidd; 1 sister Karroll Hauseknecht; 6 grandchildren, Jaclen, Stephen, Richard, Michael, Nikki, Hunter; and 3 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one brother Blaine Provance.

Memorial Service 2:00 PM Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Liberty Avenue Baptist Church with Pastor Kenneth Felty officiating. Contributions suggested to Liberty Avenue Baptist Church Samaritan’s Purse Fund. Reppert Funeral Home and Cremation Service entrusted with arrangements.

Louise Dowerman


Louise Dowerman

DANVILLE — Louise Rutledge Dowerman, 100 years old, of Danville, formerly of Richmond, the widow of Jacob M. “Jake” Dowerman, died peacefully, Wednesday, October 10, 2012, in her home. She was born on June 23, 1912, in Richmond, to Dr. John Hunt Rutledge and Permelia Culton Rutledge, both of whom preceded her in death. Mrs. Dowerman was a member of First Christian Church in Danville.

She was a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and Vanderbilt University Peabody College and attended graduate school at University of Wisconsin.

She received an honorary degree Doctor of Letters in 1997 and a Presidential Award of Merit in 2005 from Eastern Kentucky University. She was a member of American Association of University Professors and American Association of University Women.

Mrs. Dowerman was a retired librarian from Broward Community College in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.. and a member of the Arlington Club at Eastern Kentucky University.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: two brothers, Dr. Harold Hunt Rutledge (Jane) and Dr. Charles Culton Rutledge (Mary); and one beloved nephew, Dr. John Hunt Rutledge II. She is survived by: one nephew, Dr. Harold Hunt Rutledge II (Janet) of Richmond; two nieces, Judith Rutledge Pierson (Mike) and Kathy Rutledge (Jack Arnold); several great nieces and nephews; numerous cousins, Bookie Wilson (Judge), Anne Ronald (Peter), Catherine Trentham (Matthew), Carolyn Duncan (Charles), Betty Schroeder (Roger) and Ella Louise Parks of Richmond.

Visitation will be after 10 a.m. with the funeral service conducted at noon, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at the First Christian Church in Danville with Dr. Jerry Shepard officiating. Burial will follow in the family plot at the Richmond Cemetery.

Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home of Richmond is in charge of arrangements.

Hazel Cuzick

RICHMOND — Hazel Cuzick, 88, of Richmond, widow of Philip B. Cuzick, passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2012 in Compassionate Care Center. She was born in Madison County, Ky., on Feb. 17, 1924, the daughter of Vernon and Effie Smyth Abney. She was a homemaker who was a big gardener and enjoyed raising flowers.

Survivors include: her son, Glenn Cuzick (Janet) of Richmond; her daughter, Phyllis Williams (Byron) of Lexington; three grandchildren, Tony Cuzick (Melanie), Jesse Cuzick and Amy Ottesen (Eddie); two great-grandchildren, Maddie and Chrissy Cuzick.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Cecil, Hisel and Virgil Abney; and one sister, Bertie Perkins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Johnny Bowen officiating. Burial will follow in the Flatwoods Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Edward Whittamore


Edward Whittamore

RICHMOND — Edward Whittamore 50, passed away October 7, 2012, in Central Baptist Hospital of Lexington. Eddie was born on April 7, 1962. He was a retired painter who loved the outdoors, playing pool and pitching horse shoes.

His survivors include: his mother, Alice Winkler Whittamore of Richmond; one daughter, Courteney Whittamore of Berea; one son, Chad Whittamore (Brianna) of Berea; four brothers, Roy Whittamore (Glenna) of Berea, David “Winchy” Whittamore (Wilmas) of Richmond, Johnny Whittamore of Richmond and Bryan Whittamore of Ohio; two sisters, Lula Benton (Dougie) of Richmond, Judy Turner (Willis) of Richmond; one grandson, several uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.

Eddie was preceded in death by his father, Roy Jr. Whittamore, and one sister, Betty Lou Whittamore.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hall Cemetery with Rev. Harry Revel officiating.

Donations are accepted for the Edward Allen Whittamore Fund, 328 W. Main St., Richmond, KY 40475.

Mable Rymell


Mable Rymell

Mable Wall Rymell, 86, wife of Jennings Rymell, Jr. passed away October 9, 2012, at Baptist Health in Richmond. Mrs. Rymell was born in Madison County on October 4, 1926, to John W. and Macie Eades Wall.

She loved children and provided child care, was a 4-H leader, “softball mom” and enjoyed visits with her beauty shop friends. She looked forward to her yearly trips to Treasure Island, Fla.

Survivors include: her husband of 63 years, Jennings Rymell Jr.; two daughters, Janet Bryan (Gary) of Richmond and Donna Winkler (Larry) of Kirksville; one grandson, Matthew Winkler; one sister, Beulah Gorman of Nicholasville; two step sisters, Bonnie Russell and Judith Martin, both of Richmond.

She was preceded in death by: one daughter, Vicki Rymell; two stepbrothers; Harvey Hackworth and Doug Hackworth; and two sisters, Ruby Owens and Gail Bogie.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m., Friday, October 12, 2012, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Simpson officiating. Burial will follow in Richmond Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gary Bryan, Larry Winkler, Matthew Winkler, June Bogie, Wayne Pope and Amber Wanzer. Honorary pallbearers will be Ashley Davis, Kara Burton, Bryan Bogie, Betty Sue Carter and Aaron Bryan.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to Amber Wanzer and the caregiving family at Arcadian Cove for their loving care.

Robert Earl Martin


Robert Martin

RICHMOND — Robert Earl “Bobby” Martin, 69, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2012, after arrival at Baptist Health. He was born on March 14, 1943, in Richmond, to Charles and Annie Parrish Martin, both of whom preceded him in death.

He was a retired electrician and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, having served in Korea, Germany and three campaigns in Vietnam. He had faithfully served from 1960 to 1974, receiving several medals, including the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm. Mr. Martin was a member of the First Baptist Church.

He is survived by: one son, Gregory Keith Martin of Richmond; two daughters, Deirdre Martin and Anita (Kelvin) Givens, both of Cincinnati, Ohio; three sisters, Rosetta (John) Maupin, of Erlanger, Ella Martin and Viola Ballard, both of Richmond; three grandchildren, Kennedi, MacKenzie and Nicholas Givens, all of Cincinnati, Ohio; an aunt, Pauline (Otha) Chenault; a special friend, Sondra Blanton; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: two grandchildren, Zachary and Nathaniel Givens; one sister, Mary South; and two brothers, Charles Martin Jr. and William Curly Minter; and one half-brother, William Tally Martin.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, October 12, 2012, at the Pine Street Church of God, M.P.G. of T., with Rev. Floyd Ballew officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at the Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Jessamine County. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time on Friday at the church. Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Maya Martin


Maya M. Martin

Maya M. Martin, 85, of Berea, Kentucky, (previously of West End/Long Branch, New Jersey) passed away on October 6, 2012. Born in Harbin, China, of Russian parents, Maya grew up in Shanghai, living there during the Japanese occupation of Shanghai and Nanking. Maya was the first female graduate of China’s Merchant Marine Radio Academy. In 1947, Maya immigrated on her own, settled in Seattle, Washington. She was later joined by her parents. She married the late Lt. Colonel Humphrey Martin of Richmond, KY. Her greatest pride after her four children was becoming an American citizen in 1955. Maya raised her children while living in Germany, Argentina and across the United States. Maya was fluent in her native Russian, English, Polish and Spanish and was conversant in French and German.

A life-long, devout Catholic, Maya was a member of St. Clare Catholic Church in Berea. Before moving to Kentucky (in 2004) she was a member of St. Michael’s in Long Branch, New Jersey, where she sang in the choir for many years. Maya worked in the medical field, working for several physicians and was the Admission’s Director at Monmouth Convalescent Center for several years. When living in NJ, she was happily dedicated to serving others through the Interdenominational Volunteer “Meal at Noon” program, Second Baptist Church, Long Branch NJ

Maya was preceded in death by her parents, Constantin and Sofia Archangelsky; her brother, George; and her oldest son, Chuck Martin of Crab Orchard, KY. She is survived by daughters Sue (Cam) Todd of Berea, June (Jim) Rousey of Crab Orchard, and son, Mark (Rhonda) Martin of Brick Township, New Jersey, ten grandchildren: Danny, Carli, Maya, Sarah (Daniel), Shane, Chris (Sharon), Jessica, Melissa, Nicholas, and Jamie; and 2 great-grandchildren Maggie and Logan. Maya was preceded in death by her parents, Constantin and Sofia Archangelsky; her brother, George; and her oldest son, Chuck Martin.

Acceptance of friends 11:00 AM Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at Reppert Funeral Home with Memorial Service at 11:30 AM.

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