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Clara Martha Gaskins Humphress, 84, Knifley, KY (1938-2022)

Clara Martha Gaskins Humphress, age 84, of Knifley, Kentucky, departed this life surrounded by her loving family on Monday, September 19, 2022. She was born March 15, 1938, in Ella (Adair County), Kentucky, to Elbert H. Gaskins and Mary Belle Pike Gaskins.

She married the love of her life, William "Bill" Lowell Humphress, February 22, 1958, and together they raised four children in Danville, Indiana. She worked at Danville Junior High School where she was well known for her culinary skills, especially her cookies. She was "Team Mom" to hundreds of little leaguers over the years and kept ample supplies of "snacks" for their hungry appetites. In 1997, Clara and Bill returned to Adair County and built a home on the family farm.

Having accepted Christ as her Savior early in life, Clara attended Christie Chapel United Methodist Church where she enjoyed singing and using her beautiful alto voice to sing his praises. She also loved to read mystery books and play with her dogs and black cat, Ebony. In her spare time from cooking and baking she enjoyed watching University of Kentucky Wildcats and NASCAR's Jeff Gordon. Clara was a beautiful, charming, kind, and loving wife, mother, and grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son William Mitchell "Mitch" Humphress; and sister Dorlis Hitch.

Clara is survived by -

Three children: Donald Lowell Humphress of Indianapolis, IN; Sonjia Kay Humphress Weaver and her husband, Brian R. Weaver, of Asheboro, North Carolina; and Kerry Lee Humphress and his wife, Brenna S. Humphress of Columbia, Kentucky.

Eight grandchildren: Kristen Moore (Kevin) Indianapolis, IN; Jon Humphress (AnneMarie) Newburg, IN; Jacqueline Phillips (Jake) Indianapolis, IN; Jesse Breanne Kellogg (James) Adams, TN; Samuel Ky

Weaver (Hannah) Junction City, KS; Faith Laurel Weaver (Alex) Denver, CO; Brendan David Scott Rowland (Jenelle) Rossville, IN; and Jacob Dale Higgins of Columbia, KY.

FUNERAL: Saturday, September 24, 2022, at 11am EST/10am CDT at Christie Chapel UMC in Elkhorn, KY, Burial to follow in Harden Cemetery (Christie Chapel Cemetery) in Elkhorn, Kentucky. Visitation will be held Friday, September 23, 2022, from 5pm-8pm EST/4pm-7pm CDT at Auberry Funeral Home Campbellsville.

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Clara Martha Gaskins Humphress, 84, Knifley, KY (1938-2022)

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