Barbara A. Estepp, 86

Published 3:24 pm Thursday, October 13, 2022

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Barbara A. Estepp, 86, widow of Darrell Estepp, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at her home in Nicholasville. She was born in Lexington on September 29, 1936, to the late Howard Blanding Young and Mary Elizabeth Blankenship. Barbara was a woman of many interests, and a member of the Jessamine Christian Church. She is survived by her daughters, Debra Carter (Jerry), Donna Doolin (Jerry), Tammy Vallandingham (Scott), Kelly Kelly (Vernon), and Tracey Bell (Danny); a sister, Betty Hayden (Wayne); special niece, Dora Collins (Ronnie); grandchildren, Lisa Whitaker (Shane), Jessica Wilder (Duane), Jerrod Doolin, Nicholas Doolin, Matthew Vallandingham (Faith), Lori Brandenburg (Derek), and Morgan Kelly; as well as great-grandchildren, Tanner Whitaker, Beck Whitaker, Madilyn Wilder, Marlie Wilder, Dakota Doolin, Ella Vallandingham, Myles Brandenburg, and Jordan Hensley. In addition to her husband, Darrell, she is preceded by two brothers, Donald and Richard Young. Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, October 14, at Betts & West Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until the time of service, Friday, at the funeral home. Betts & West is honored to serve Barbara and her family in their time of need. An online guestbook is available at

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