Martha Jean Childress

Martha Jean Childress

Martha Jean Childress

Martha Jean Childress, age 92, passed away Saturday Nov. 3, 2018 at Saint Joseph East Hospital in Lexington, Ky. Mrs. Childress was born in Dayton, Ohio Dec. 23, 1925 to the late Eugene and Minnie Mae Sizemore McDermott.

Mrs. Childress loved her church, loved singing and playing the piano. She was a member of the Harmons Lick Church of God.

Other than her parents, Mrs. Childress was preceded in death by two husbands, Sherman Lee Damrell and Charlie Childress, one daughter, Judith Ann Damrell, three brothers, Jim McDermott, Robert McDermott, John McDermott, three sisters, Peggy Massie, Dorothy Sipe’ Williamson, and Mary Shiflet.

Mrs. Childress is survived by four children, Marshall L. (Karen S.) Damrell of Berea, KY, Gloria G. (Michael) Lyons of Spruce Pine, NC, Eugene T. (Kay) Damrell of Berea, Ky., Wanda J. Harold of Berea, Ky., three brothers, Richard McDermott, Raymond McDermott, Norman McDermott, four sisters, Virginia Shiflet, Sharon Ferrero, Sallie Blades, Roberta Coon, thirteen grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren.

Memorial service will be 6:00pm Thursday at Davis and Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Ronnie Blades officiating. Visitation will be 4:00pm until service time.

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