Obituaries published in the Jessamine Journal 2.7.19

Published 1:07 pm Thursday, February 14, 2019


Gene Witt, 88, husband of the late Cathy Witt, passed away January 30, 2019, at Thomson-Hood Veterans Center. He was born in Irvine, Kentucky to the late Arthur and Stella Witt on March 10, 1930. Mr. Witt worked at IBM, Clark Equipment, and the city of Richmond. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Richmond and attended Jessamine Christian Church. Mr. Witt was a professional musician who started playing the piano at the age of three. He loved his Lord, his family and music. He is survived by his son, Doug (Wanda) Osborne; daughter, Sheree (Gary) Boston; grandchildren, Ian Osborne, Erin (Travis) Muessig, Amy (Brett) Johnson, Jessica (Chuck) McKenney, Adrienne (Ian) Johnston, Robby Boston, and Zachary Boston; six great-grandchildren; and brother, Ray Witt, Irvine. In addition to his wife and parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Mike Osborne; sisters, Opal Witt and Alma Witt; and brothers, Chester Witt, Kenneth Witt, Estill Witt and Frank Witt.

Visitation and reception was held Monday, February 4, 2019, with a service that followed at Clark Legacy Center, Brannon Crossing. Burial was at Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Casketbearers will be Ian Osborne, Robby Boston, Zachary Boston, Chuck McKenney, Ian Johnston, Travis Muessig and Brett Johnson.

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Brenda Hensley, 62, died Jan. 24, 2019.


In memory of Pamela Jean Turk, born June 30, 1949 and died Feb. 1, 2019. She resided in Nicholasville at the time of her death.

Pam was an entrepreneur who ran several successful businesses throughout her lifetime. A talented artist mused by classical artists such as Renoir. An avid music enthusiast who loved a variety of genres and was known to sing to 1950s R&B. She loved being near the water, nature and was known for her compassion for stray animals. Pam had a strong faith that she instilled through generations. Her home was filled with a good cup of coffee and an even better conversation, but most of all love. She is survived by her husband of 27 years, six children, 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, as well as many souls whom she touched along the way. 

Pamela’s spirit will live on through those she loved. She will be missed. Until we meet again, we love you.


Paul Allan Prince, 72, died Tuesday, services were held 12 p.m., Saturday at Betts & West Funeral Home, burial Camp Nelson National Cemetery.


Paul O. Waller, Jr., 66, died unexpectedly Wednesday. Services 1 p.m. Saturday, Betts & West Funeral Home. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at funeral home.