Obituaries August 22 to August 29, 2011 (continue)

Teresa Ann Kluesner

Teresa Ann “Teri” Roland Kluesner

RICHMOND — Teresa Ann “Teri” Roland Kluesner, 66, of Stoney Brook Drive, passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2011, in Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington. She was the wife of Charles Preston “Chuck” Kluesner for 46 years.

Teri was born on November 19, 1944, in Covington, Ky., and was the daughter of Bradford Ferrell and Zadah Agnes Roland, both of whom preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mark Roman Catholic Church.

Teri was co-owner and operator along with her husband, Chuck, of White Cross Gift Shop in Beckley, W.Va. for nine years, and Berea Coffee & Tea in Berea, Ky., for 12 years.

Teri, a life-long piano player since the age of 5, was a woman of devote faith and inspiration. She played music during church services for many years until her health prevented her involvement. Before moving to Kentucky from West Virginia, Teri also was the music director at St. Francis Catholic Church in Beckley, W.Va. She taught her love of music to 27 piano students and entertained nursing home residents throughout Madison County until her death.

In addition to her husband, Charles, Teri is survived by: one son, Chris Kluesner (Shara) of Silver Grove, Ky.; four daughters, Michelle Kluesner-Haworth (Pedro) of Springfield, Va., Lori Kluesner Sikra (Jim) of Albuquerque, N.M., Tricia Kluesner Albritton of Lexington, and Deana Kluesner (Hendricks) of Richmond; and 17 grandchildren who referred to her as “Oma.”

A funeral mass for Teri Kluesner will be conducted on Monday, August 29, 2011, at 10 a.m. at St. Mark Roman Catholic Church in Richmond with Father Jim Sichko officiating. Burial will follow at Madison County Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Pedro Haworth, Jim Sikra, Brad Kluesner, Drew Hendricks, Greg Hendricks, Noah Albritton and Mathew Kluesner. The rosary will be recited at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 28, 2011, with visitation following until 6 p.m. at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Brenda Cowan Coalition for Kentucky (for battered and abused women), 1364 Devonport Drive, Lexington, KY 40504.

Everett Rogers

Everett Rogers age 74 passed away on Wednesday Aug. 24, 2011 at his home on 1016 in Berea after a long illness, he is survived by his wife Evelyn Rogers. Everett was born in Jackson County Kentucky to the late Odis and Effie Broughton Rogers, and he was a member of the Baptist faith. Everett was retired and owner of Rogers Roofing and Siding, and he and his son-in-law Paul Howard were the Berea Gospel Singers for many years, and also sung as the Rogers Family with his wife Evelyn, his sister Lavada and late brother-in-law Thomas Joe Blevins. Everett enjoyed the outdoors and hunting, as well as traveling out west with his family.

Everett is survived by his wife Evelyn Broughton Rogers and daughter Wilma (Paul) Howard of Berea, granddaughter Linda (Brett) Parker, and grandsons William Howard and Anthony (Angie) Howard of Berea, three great-grandsons Austin and Jaden Howard and Brandon Parker, a brother Earnest Rogers of Berea, and sisters Tressie Sizemore of Richmond, Lavada Blevins of Rockcastle Co, and Trula Faye Lamb of Berea, and a special friend Leonard Abner of Richmond. Everett was preceded in death by his parents Odis and Effie Rogers, a sister Geraldine Robinson and brother Arthur Rogers.

Funeral services will be Monday Aug. 29, 2011 at 11:00 am at Lakes Funeral Home with Rev. Darren Slone officiating, pallbearers will be Stephen Blevins Sr., Stephen Blevins Jr., Paul Howard, William Howard, Anthony Howard, Brett Parker, Tyler Parker, Danny Rogers, and Ryan Combs, Honorary pallbearers will be brother and sisters: Earnest Rogers, Tressie Sizemore, Trula Faye Lamb, and Lavada Blevins. Visitation will be Sunday from 6-9 pm at Lakes Funeral Home.

Robert L. McQueary

Robert L. “Bob” McQueary, 79, of McQueary Rd. , in Cartersville, passed away, Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville . He was born June 28, 1932 in Garrard County to the
late Linzie B. and Delpha Mitchell McQueary. Bob was a skilled excavator and loved operating heavy machinery. He was of the Christian faith and had an appreciation for nature and wildlife.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Margie Stipe McQueary of Cartersville, three sons; Robert W. (Gail) McQueary of Lancaster, Charles (Shonda) McQueary of Lancaster, Kenneth McQueary of Lancaster, five daughterS; Elizabeth “Libby” (Ray) Land of Richmond, Roberta “Petey” (Dwayne) Shelton of Lancaster, Kathleen “Kathy” (Jimmy) Hanks of Florida, Lahoma (Joseph) Barkley of Versailles, Michelle McQueary of Nicholasville, six grandchildren, Scott and John House, Michael and Stacey McQueary, Ben Shelton, Brandon Broughton and Joe Barkley, Jr.; two nieces; Gloria Arnold of Indiana and Sheila Harmon of Virginia, four nephews; John, Michael, Tim and Jay Ballinger of Indiana, and a family friend, Beulah Anderson of Nicholasville. He is preceded in death by one brother, Roy B. McQueary and one sister, Kathleen “Katy” Ballinger.

A Celebration of Life Ceremony for Bob will be 10 AM, Saturday, August 27 at Ramsey Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Gifford officiating and burial following at Lancaster Cemetery . Pallbearers will be Charles McQueary, Ken McQueary, Michael McQueary, Brandon Broughton, Gary Hunter, and Michael Fox.
Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Walton,Raymie Long, Dewayne Stipe, J.R. Briner, Troy Briner, Robert Briner, John House, and Scott House. Visitation will be 5-8 PM, Friday, August 26 at Ramsey Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Gods Pantry or The Garrard County Backpack Program.

Jimmie Hayes Johnson

Jimmie H. Johnson

RICHMOND — Jimmie H. Johnson, 77 of Richmond passed away peacefully on Tuesday night while surrounded by family. Jimmie was the loving husband of 54 years of Pari Lee Miller Johnson. The couple was married at Broadway Baptist Church were they attended. Jimmie was the son of the late Dora Little Johnson and Hayes Johnson of Melvin, Ky. Jimmie was a native of Floyd County, graduating from Wheelwright High School in 1952. His education was continued at Eastern Kentucky University. Upon graduation from EKU in 1956, Jim served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Dothan, Ala. After his military service, he became an auditor of public accounts, working with Mary Louise Faust in the State Auditor’s office in the early 1960’s. He was a local car dealer for several years with Croutcher-Williams Motor Company and J&W Motor Company. His love of buying and trading cars and keeping up with the “market” continued until his death. In 1970, Jimmie “JJ” began his career at EKU in the Division of Accounts, retiring in 1993.

Jim was the remarkable and devoted father of: Jina Greathouse of Frankfort, Dr. Jimmie Lee Johnson and Leslie Klenke (Tom), both of Richmond. He also leaves behind: four beloved grandchildren, Katie and Megan Greathouse of Frankfort and Jacob and Eli Klenke of Richmond; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Johnson is also survived by: four sisters, Peggy Jo Trout of Taylor, Mich., Pansy Stanley of Lexington, Patsy Ratcliff of Flat Rock, Mich., Margie Mengele of Baltimore, Md. He was preceded in death by: a son-in-law, Larry Greathouse; brother, Bob Johnson; and sisters, Virginia Blevins, Jackie Carter and Nellie Johnson.

Services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, August 29, 2011, at Combs, Parsons, & Collins Funeral Home, with Bro. Dick Ham officiating, burial will follow in at the Richmond Cemetery. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Sunday evening, August 28th, between the hours of 5 and 8 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Jimmie Lee Johnson, Tom Klenke, Mike Miller, Fred Brandenburg, Glen Marcum and Don Mills. Honorary pallbearers will be Gilbert Miller, Dr. Johanna Strange and Dr. Rajan Joshi.

Vernise Wagers

Vernise Wagers

Vernise Wagers, 63, of Berea, died suddenly Sunday, August 21, 2011 of a heart attack. She was a Manchester, Kentucky native born April 10, 1948, daughter of the late Shirley and Sallie Smith Wagers. She had been a resident of the Berea the past 9 years and was a member of the Baptist Faith.

Survivors include 3 children, Dennis Roberts, Ada Scott, Jean Roberts; 8 siblings, Reva Taylor, Evelyn Poynter, Retha Carter, Marlene Wagers, Merle Wagers, Earl Wagers, Carl Wagers, Darlene Ritchie.

Funeral Service 1:00 PM, Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at Reppert Funeral Home with Bro. James Poynter officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Rockcastle County. Visitation 6:00 – 9:00 PM Tuesday at the funeral home.

Wallace Farrell Napier

He was born in Hazard, Kentucky on December 4, 1945. Wallace is the son of the late Napoleon “Pole” and Edith Napier. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1966. He served his country proudly in the Vietnam War until he was severely wounded and received a permanent medical retirement. Wallace received many awards and medals for his service, including the Purple Heart. Since his return from Vietnam, he had been a strong advocate for our country’s veterans. Wallace was later awarded the Disabled Veteran of the Year award.
Wallace was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Vietnam Veterans of America & the Purple Heart Organization. He served as the Disabled American Veterans State Commander 1991-92. He served on the DAV National Executive Committee, representing Kentucky and Indiana. Mr. Napier was a member of the Berea Church of Christ. He always helped other veteran in any way they needed help.

Wallace and Linda had two children; one son, Bradley Scott (Melissa) Napier and one daughter, Beverly Renee (Sam) Gaylord. Wallace and Linda have one grandson, William “Will” Bradley Napier. Also surviving Wallace are his sisters Mary Lena (Sid) Hurt, Wilma Kay Spurlock and Lotta Marie Roland. His brothers Elzia Darrell (Peggy) Napier, Eugene (Charlene) Napier and Darrell (Sarah) Napier. Preceding him in death were his sisters Reva Fritsch, Dale Spinhirne and Martha Ann Combs and his brother Napoleon “Pole” Napier Jr. The family of Mr. Napier is very proud in everything he has done and will be greatly missed by all.

Arrangements are being handled by Maggard Mountain View Chapel of Hazard where family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday, August 22. Services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Bro. Jerry Brown and Charles Moore officiating. Interment will be at Jones Cemetery at Lost Creek.

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