Obituaries published in the Jessamine Journal 2.14.19

Published 12:18 pm Thursday, February 14, 2019

Rita Leonore Hutchens

May 6, 1939 – Feb. 8, 2019

An incredible mother, devoted grandmother, loving great grandmother, awesome friend to all, and so very much more went to meet Jesus.

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Rita Leonore (Gutierrez) Hutchens passed Feb. 8, 2019.

In her 79+ years she faced prejudicial individuals and behaviors, but never let it change her. She always continued having a fun loving sense of humor, and a bright outlook on life.

She always had a genuine kindness to all individuals.

Rita was a Christian in her words, actions, and her faith.

Rita was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. After high school, Rita attended Phillips University in 1957 in Enid Oklahoma where she met and married her husband David Paul Hutchens. Rita finished her degree as an English and Spanish teacher at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
Rita had a career as a social worker, and if you knew her, you knew she was destined for a career helping others through her nature and the way she approached life every day.

Rita worked as an in-take services, and Adult Protection Services worker for the State of Oklahoma.

Later, Rita and her family relocated and she worked as a Child Protection and Interstate Compact Services worker for the State of Alaska. She eventually finished her career as a supervisor for a child Protection unit.

In 1999 Rita moved to Kentucky. While in Kentucky.

Rita was always doing what she could to lend a helping hand. Rita spent much of her time taking care of her grandchildren.

She served in several leadership roles at Nicholasville Christian Church. She worked as a driver for “Meal on Wheels”, and also as an interpreter for those who could not afford to hire someone. Rita volunteered with hospice care organizations, and worked several years with the Jessamine County Food Pantry.

Rita will be profoundly missed by all.

Evelyn Ann Krause Tomes

Aug. 16, 1923 – Feb. 9, 2019

Evelyn Ann Krause Tomes, 95, widow of Lonnie Damon Tomes died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at Bridgepointe at Ashgrove Woods in Nicholasville, Kentucky.

Evelyn was born in Bartlett Texas on Aug. 16, 1923 to the late Albert Adolph Krause and the late Ella Rose Stabeno Krause.

She was a retired nurse at Baptist Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky; she was an excellent cook, enjoyed golf, fishing and gardening and liked to assist others through the Manna Ministries and Meals on Wheels.

Survivors include daughters, Rebecca Tomes Sigmon and Sandra Tomes Elliott, grandchildren, Stephen (Amy) Burton, Lesley Elliott, Lindsey (Jim) Elliott, Andrew (Jamie) Elliott, Kathryn (Michael) Phelps, and Bill (Susan) Sigmon, great grandchildren, Sam Burton, Carson Elliott, Evelyn Hayes, Robert (due in March) Hayes, Lisa, Jimmy and Alex Phelps and a brother, Calvin Krause.

She was preceded in death by two son-in-laws, Harvey Sigmon and Paul Elliott, a sister and three brothers.

Services will be 11 a.m. today at Betts & West Funeral Home. Burial will be 2 p.m. today at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Online guestbook

Robert Preston Seabolt

Sept. 9,1932- Feb. 8, 2019

Robert Preston Seabolt, 86, widower of Doris Rose Scott Seabolt died, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 at his home in Wilmore, Kentucky.

He was one of many children born to the late Jack Fred Seabolt and the late Grace Pearl Anderson Seabolt on Sept. 9, 1932 in Fenwick, West Virginia.

He was a member of the Nicholasville United Methodist Church and a Veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean Conflict.

Survivors include a son, Robert (Rob) P. Seabolt III, a daughter, Shirley (Seabolt) Seivers and a granddaughter, Suzanne Seivers. Services were held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 at Nicholasville United Methodist Church and burial in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Visitation was noon until time of service Wednesday at Nicholasville United Methodist Church.

Betts & West Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online guestbook

Charles “Ricky” Lamb

Nov. 21, 1952 – Feb. 9, 2019

Charles “Ricky” Lamb, 66, husband of Donna Preston Lamb of Lancaster, Kentucky died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at his home Polly’s Bend Road.

He was born Nov. 21, 1952 in Lexington, Kentucky to the late Vernon Lamb and Annie Callahan Lamb.

He was an Army Veteran and a former employee of M&M Sanitation.

Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Lamb, two step daughters, Chasity Disponett and Christin Fayne, two brothers, James Callahan and Vernon Lamb and a sister, Roberta Lamb, five grandchildren, Walker Fayne, Charles Peyton Slone, Dixie Disponett, Dalton Perry and Cameron Slone.

Services will be 2 p.m., today at Betts & West Funeral Home. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Visitation was from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Online guestbook at

Rita Joan Schreiner

Nov. 19, 1932 – Feb. 4, 2019

Nicholasville – Mrs. Rita Joan Galiardi Schreiner wife of Donald passed away on Feb. 4, 2019 at her residence.

She was born on Nov. 19, 1932 in Brooklyn, NY to the late John and Nellie McCoy Galiardi.

She is survived by her husband; her children, John Edward Schreiner (Alexandra), Steven Gerard Schreiner, Donna Marie Martin (Terry), Dr. Thomas Joseph Schreiner (Sharon), Mary Ellen Martin (Gary), Anne Marie Brandenburg (Carter), and James Robert Schreiner (Elizabeth); her brother, Danny Giliardi; 19 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death are her parents; two brothers; and one sister.

Funeral services were held at 10 AM Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Wilmore Free Methodist Church, Wilmore, KY.

Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home – Harrodsburg Road and from 9 to 10 a.m. today at the church.

Burial followed in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to Wilmore Free Methodist Church.

Betty Louise Stephens

Jan. 27, 1930 – Feb. 12, 2019

Betty Louise Stephens, 89, went to be with our Lord on Feb. 12, 2019.

The daughter of the late William Nicholas Long and Estell Prewitt Long. Betty was born in Garrard County, Kentucky on Jan. 27, 1930.

She was an active and faithful member of the Tutors for Christ for the building of God’s kingdom.

Survivors include her husband of 70 years, Clarence (Red) Stephens; daughters, Kathy Ann Stephens, Karen Lee Barjuca (Jeff); son, James O’Neal Stephens (Teresea); four grandchildren, Jennifer Gay McCarty-Palumbo (Frank). James Andrew Willis McCarty (Kathe), William Nicholas Begley and Malvery Lee Begley; four great grandchildren, Andrew Joseph James Palumbo, James Parker McCarty, Kaitlyn Karen Ann Palumbo and Camden Von Taylor; and sister-in-law, Nancy Owen McGuire Long.

Visitation will be today, Feb. 14, 2019 at Betts & West Funeral Home from 5 to 9 p.m.

Services, officiated by David Patrick, will be on 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at Betts & West Funeral Home.

Burial to follow at Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Nicholasville, Kentucky.

Betty’s wish is that instead of flowers, donations be sent to Tutors for Christ c/o 1385 Copper Creek Drive, Lexington, Kentucky 40514.Online guestbook at

Wilma L. Daugherty

Feb. 23, 1945 – Feb. 8, 2019

Wilma Daugherty, 73, wife of Donald, died Friday, services were held 1 p.m. Tuesday at Betts & West Funeral Home. Burial Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Linda Sue Horton Fox

Dec. 2, 1950 – Feb. 12, 2019

Linda Sue Horton Fox, 68, wife of Edward Fox of High Bridge, died Tuesday, visitation 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Betts & West Funeral Home.

Margaret Jean Ward

March 11, 1926-Feb. 11, 2019

Margaret Jean Ward, 92, died Feb. 11, 2019. Service 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Rd. Visitation 12:30 p.m. Saturday until service.