Kevin E. Kali

 

   Kevin E. Kali, 65, of Louisa, KY, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Kings Daughters Medical Center.

   Services will be held at a future date.

   Arrangements have been entrusted to Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel.

   To share a remembrance of Kevin or to express a condolence to his family, please visit: Steen funeral home.com.

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John Mark Adams, Jr.

 

   John Mark Adams, Jr. 93, of Ashland, KY, passed away on July 25, 2020.

   His mother, Mary Louise Adams, and his father, John Mark Adams Sr., welcomed him into the world on June 13, 1927 on his grandfather’s Knob Lick Road farm on the outskirts of Stanford, KY.

   After graduation from Stanford High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during the last years of World War II. He was coxswain on the destroyer escort U.S.S. Wilhoite in the Pacific Ocean Theater.

   He graduated from Centre College where he was a standout athlete in football and track. He also was listed in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. After graduation, he earned the Certified Public Accountant license, and continued working in that profession until he was 85.

   In 1958, he and his wife Joan moved from Louisville to Ashland where he joined an accounting firm. A few years later, he started his own firm. He and Joan attended First Presbyterian Church where he served first as a deacon and later as an elder. When Joan became ill from a chronic disease, he helped care for her for many years.

   His civic and volunteer contributions include service as a board member for Community Hospice, Buckhorn Children’s Home for at-risk children, and Second National Bank. For many years, he served as treasurer for the Ramey Home orphanage, now Ramey Estep Homes. He served on the Ashland Independent School District Board. For more than 50 years, he attended First Presbyterian Church.

   He enjoyed seeing his four grandchildren grow up and liked to take fishing vacations.

   He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Joan Ray Adams, his sister Margaret (Peggy) Adams, and his brother Jim Woods Adams, Sr. He is survived by his sister Kathryn Tomko (Tim); daughters Nancy Adams of Berea; Mary Thompson (Charles) of Versailles; and son Joseph Mark Adams of Ashland. His grandchildren are Kathryn Adams Cornett (Austin); Amy Carpenter (David); Mark Adams (Michelle); and Jesse Thompson. He had three great grandchildren and another one due in October.

   A private graveside service took place on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens in Ashland with Chaplain Jimm Smedley officiating. To leave a condolence for the family please visit www.steenfuneralhome.com

   In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY 41101; and First Presbyterian Church, 1600 Winchester Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.

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Monna Jean Weaver Stewart

 

   Monna Jean Weaver Stewart, 85, of Westwood, widow of Charles E. Stewart, Sr. passed away peacefully at her residence with her family by her side Wednesday, July 29.

   Jean was born February 21, 1935 at Rush Kentucky the daughter of the late Noah and Beatrice Henson Weaver.

   In addition to her parents and husband, Jean was preceded in death by a son, Mark David Stewart, a daughter, Beth Ann Runyon; two brothers, Jimmy and Tommy Weaver; one sister, Garnett Lyons and a daughter in law Dana Pemberton Stewart.

   Jean is survived by her children, Charles Edward Stewart, Jr. (Anita) of Bloomington, TX, William Nelson Stewart of Westwood, Susan Koski (Pete) of Westwood and Kelli Lewis; sisters, Jo O’Steen of Scottsmore, FL, Shirley Massie of Grayson, KY and Linda Caldwell of Naples, KY; grandchildren, Amanda Gray, Christy Stewart, Janie Mattox, Scott Stewart, Nikee McFann, Chuck Stewart, Misty Kirkland, Darrel Stewart, Bill Stewart, Mark Stewart, Tosha Stewart, and Thelma Johnson; great-grandchildren, Hunter Stewart, Tanner Lucas, Austin Miller, Zac Miller, Mykayla Mattox, Cody Mattox, Jaxon McFann, Declan McFann, Knox McFann, Bayleigh Stewart, Nolan Stewart, Braden Stewart, Chase Stewart, Mark Stewart, Gracie Stewart, Maela Stewart, Aubrey Stewart, Leslie Kirkland, and Annie Adkins; best friends, Debbie Johnson and Jean Crites, along with a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

   Graveside services were Friday, July 31, 2020 at Kirby Flats Cemetery with David Price officiating. Caniff Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

   Online condolences may be left for the family at canifffuneralhome.com

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Anna Belle Wright Ramey

 

   Anna Belle Wright Ramey, 73, of Raceland, passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020.

   Ms. Ramey was born September 9, 1946, in Ashland to the late Northrup and Elizabeth Skaggs Wright.

   In addition to her parents, Anna was preceded in death by her loving husband, Stanley Ramey; a grand-daughter, Carly Dillow; two brothers, Ted and Pleas Wright; and three sisters, Georgia Fields, Patricia Dillow, and Dixie Wright.

   Ms. Ramey was a Plant Assistant for Pactiv in Wurtland, and attended Russell First Baptist Church in Russell.

   Ms. Ramey is survived by three sons, Carl (Jane) Dillow of Ironton, OH, Jesse (Denise) Dillow of Ashland, and Tony (Joy) Dillow of Louisa; three daughters, Rhonda Armstrong of Raceland, Rebecca Dillow of Kingsport, TN, and Lori Dillow of Raceland; stepson, Drew (Erin) Ramey of Washington, DC; 17 grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one sister, Julie Dillow of Ashland; two sisters-in-law, Phyllis Wright of Flatwoods, and Linda Wright of Mt. Sterling; and a host of extended family and friends.

   Services were held on July 29, 2020, at Bailey Family Funeral Home in Flatwoods. Burial followed at Ashland Cemetery in Ashland. Condolences can be expressed at baileyfamilyfuneralhome.com

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Jay Hensley

 

 

   Jay Hensley, 79, of Catlettsburg, Kentucky, husband of Angela Ross Hensley, died Monday, July 27, at Community Hospice Care Center following an extended illness.

   Jay was born March 30, 1941 in Greenup County, Kentucky, a son of the late Judson and Virgie Kirk Hensley. He was a member of Garner Missionary Baptist Church, retired from AK Steel, and a U.S. Navy veteran.

   Jay was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by sister Janice Daniels, and brothers Vogie and Donald Hensley.

   Surviving, in addition to his wife, include a son, Steven Hensley and wife Janice of Brecksville, Ohio; two daughters, Traci Hensley of Ashland, and Brooke Hensley of Catlettsburg; sister Mae Willis and husband Ronnie, and three grandchildren: Ryan, Elyse, and Jack Hensley.

   Funeral Services were Friday, July 3 at Preston Family Funeral Home by Brothers Bobby Quillen and Charles Knipp. Burial was in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens.

   Contributions may be made in Jay’s memory to Garner Missionary Baptist Church, 19231 State Route 3, Rush, KY 41168 or to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Avenue, Ashland, Kentucky 41101.

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