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Kledith Ann Bagby Houk, 87, Green County, KY (1935-2022)

Kledith Ann Bagby Houk of Green County, Kentucky, daughter of the late Elmo Bagby and Inez Judd Bagby, was born on Thursday, February 21, 1935 in Green County and departed this life on Monday, July 11, 2022 at the Jane Todd Crawford Hospital. She was 87 years, 4 months, and 20 days of age.

She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Greasy Creek Baptist Church. She was the co-owner of several businesses in her lifetime such as, the Exie Trading Post, Exie Grocery & Gas, Houk's Antiques, Country Fashions, and for the past 30 years, Glover's Station Antique Mall. Kledith loved her family, home, cooking, quilts, antiques, reading, music, crossword, sudoku, and jigsaw puzzles. She was also practically impossible to beat at scrabble.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Edward Ray Houk on May 5, 2015 having united in marriage on November 11, 1952.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law: Judith Ann and Adrian Curry of Green County; a son and daughter-in-law: Jonathan Ray and Cindy Houk of Green County; her and Ray were also blessed with three granddaughters and a grandson: Alisha Risen and husband, Mark, Jessica Beard and husband, Doug, Andrea Underwood and husband, Derek, and John Taylor Houk and wife, Jennifer; nine great-grandchildren: Zeb and Layla Risen, Lexi Beard and fiance, Thomas Stone, Lily Beard, Savannah Cowherd and husband, Jordon, McKayla Underwood, Skyler, Taylor and Xander Houk; two sisters and a brother-in-law: Reva Gale and Bobby Rogers, and Barbara Beauchamp all of Green County; and a host of other relatives and many friends.

Mrs. Houk was also preceded in death by a brother and two sisters: Bernard Ray Bagby, Lavella Turner, and Phyllis Akin.

The funeral services for Kledith Ann Bagby Houk will be conducted at 11amCT, Friday, July 15, 2022 at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Greasy Creek Cemetery. Bro. Eudell Stilts and Bro. Thomas Metcalfe officiating.

Visitation is requested from 4-8 Thursday at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home and after 7am Friday until time of the funeral service.

The family has asked that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Greasy Creek Cemetery Fund or the Gideon Bible Fund, which can be made at the funeral home.

PALLBEARERS: Todd Akin, Phillip "Shorty" Keltner, Mike Bills, Danny Bills, Donnie Judd, Ricky Wimsatt, Brent Keltner, Trent Keltner.

HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Antique Mall Dealers, Tom Akin, and Jeff Wimsatt.

This story was posted on 2022-07-14 02:27:19
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