Obituaries published in the Jessamine Journal 8.8.19

Published 3:15 pm Thursday, August 8, 2019

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Mark Kimsey
April 22, 1966 – July 29, 2019
Mark Allen Kimsey was proceeded in death by his Father James Kimsey, and is survived by his Mother Diane A. Kimsey-Minor, his Stepfather Richard S. Minor, his Brother Jim Kimsey and wife Lee Lind, Aunt Ruth Hembree, Aunt Lisa Hundley, Aunt Nanci Humes, Uncle Barry Humes, Cousin Auva Humes and wife Whitney, Cousin Jessica Kimsey, and Cousins Mary Ann and Ray Schoonover. Mark was an avid music Historian, with a thorough knowledge of 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s music, from doo-wop, big band, classic rock to country.
Mark was a gentle, generous, loving man with a kind smile for all. Never a negative thought or word. He is loved and missed by all who knew him. It is a privilege for Hager & Cundiff to serve Mark’s family, who chose cremation with no immediate service planned. This obituary was lovingly submitted by Mark’s family. To sign Mark’s Guestbook, go to

Pearl N. May
Aug. 9, 1915 – Aug. 5, 2019
Pearl N. May, services 11 a.m., today, Wilmore Free Methodist Church, visitation 10 a.m. Betts & West Funeral Home is honored to serve the family.

Martha Jane Lowry
June 29, 1924 – Aug. 5, 2019
Martha June Poor Lowry, 95, services 11 a.m., today at Betts & West Funeral Home, visitation 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Online guestbook at

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David Kendrick
Nov. 27, 1984 – Aug. 2, 2019
Hager & Cundiff was honored to serve the family of David Kendrick, loving fiance, beloved son, brother, uncle, talented artist. Services at a later date.

Raymond “Buck” Wayne Stewart
Sept. 30, 1940 – Aug. 4, 2019
Raymond Wayne (Buck) Stewart, 78, services 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17, Bethel Christian Church, visitation 2 to 4 p.m. Betts & West Funeral home is honored to serve.

Vernon Lee Houp
June 26, 1959 – July 31, 2019
Vernon Lee Houp, 60, died Wednesday. No services are planned. Betts & West Funeral Home is honored to serve the Houp family.

Irene Anderson
May 30, 1931 – Aug. 1, 2019
Irene Anderson, 88, widow of James A. Anderson, Sr. died Thursday. Services were noon, Tuesday, Betts & West Funeral Home. Interment in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Sarah Gross Katzman
Oct. 4, 1991 – July 30, 2019
Sarah Gross Katzman, 27, passed away July 30, 2019. Memorial service was held Aug. 5 at Greater Faith Apostolic Church, Lexington.

Janet Martha Brewster
July 20, 1953 – July 31, 2019
Janet Martha Brewster, wife of Jimmy Brewster, services 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 at Betts & West Funeral Home, visitation 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.