Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

Obituary, Mary Frances Visnick, 70, Adair Co. native

She was member of a respected Northern Adair County Family and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Humboldt, TN

Mary Frances Visnick, 70, a native of Adair County, KY, passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2009, in Humboldt, TN.

The funeral service Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 10:00amCT at New Hope Separate Baptist Church, 10706 Liberty RD, Columbia, KY, with Bro. David Coffey & Bro. Hershey Giles the officiating clergy. Interment in New Hope Cemetery, 131 New Hope Cemetery RD, Columbia, KY. Visitation is after 4:30pmCT, Friday, October 2, 2009, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY.

Mary Frances Visnick, Adair Co. native (May 22, 1939 - September 29, 2009)

Mary Frances Visnick was born May 22, 1939 in Pellyton, Adair Co., KY,the daughter of the late George and Ollie Hardwick Sneed and passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 6:50pmCT, at her home in Humboldt, TN, after an illness, at the age of 70 years, 4 months, and 7 days.

She moved from Kentucky to Indiana in 1952 and graduated from LawrenceCentral High School in 1958. She married Ernest Visnick on December 27, 1968.She went on as a homemaker to raise her three children and in support of herhusband's career in the Corrugated Industry. They moved several times beforehis retirement in 1997, living in Indiana, Illinois, Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. While living in Illinois, she was a volunteer and volunteer coordinator at St. Clara's Manor Nursing Home.

She was a loving wife, a loving mother, and a loving grandmother. She believedStrongly in our Lord Jesus Christ. She is a member of the Calvary Baptist Churchof Humboldt, TN.

She is survived by her husband Ernest Visnick, and the following:
  • Two sons: Gregory D. Ford, Clinton, IL, and Eric Visnick and wife Margie of Humboldt, TN

  • One daughter Lisa Eads and husband James "Woody" of Clinton, IL

  • Her greatest joy, six adorable grandchildren: Gregory Estes andJacob Ford of Indianapolis, IN: Evan Visnick, Natalie Visnick, Cecilia Visnnickand Caitlin McGarity of Humboldt, Tennessee

  • One sister: Edith Roberts of Columbia, KY

  • And one uncle: Edward Hardwick, Columbia, KY
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Marie Crowe and Adel Daniel and one brother Welby Boone.

To sign the guestbook online

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home in charge of funeral arrangements

This obituary was made possible through the support of Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, established in 1922, located at 210 Greensburg Street in Columbia. To reach Louis and Brenda McQueary and Richard and Mary Beth Phelps, phone 270-384-2145, or call our 24-hour community obituary information line, 384-6999. E-mail: Website URL: Friends you trust, caring for people you love.

Editorial input on this obituary is welcome for consideration by Photos, changes, list of casketbearers, and other additions are welcome. Current policy is to also post cards of thanks free of charge. Contact using Contact/Submit button

This story was posted on 2009-09-30 21:33:08
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home
Located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia, KY.
To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone (270)-384-2149, or e-mail:
Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

G & G Monuments
Todd and Mandi Green and Jared Conover
1670 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. email:, 270-634-0359
First Quality Marble and Granite

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home
Established 1922 | 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY 42728 | Jeff Jessie, Owner
270-384-2145,, email


Quick Links to Popular Features

Looking for a story or picture?
Try our Photo Archive or our Stories Archive for all the information that's appeared on


Contact us: Columbia Magazine and are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270.403.0017

Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.