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Obituary: Jean Rooks, 76 Taylor Co., KY

She was a memer of the Church of the Nazarene and was retired after 40 years service with Fruit of the Loom

Jean Rooks , age 76, of Sheila Drive, Campbellsville, KY, died Friday, March 12, 2010, at Taylor Regional Hospital, Campbellsville, KY after an illness.

Funeral services were conducted at 11amET/10amCT, Tuesday, March 15, 2010 at the Lyon-DeWitt Funeral Home, 503 Main ST, Campbellsville, KY, with burial in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens, 3878 Greensburg RD, Campbellsville, KY.Bro. Clifton Hale, Bro. Skip Alexander, and Bro. Terry Bright, officiated.

Mrs. Jean Rooks, Taylor Co., KY (1933-2010)

She was the daughter of the late Ed and Maude Christie. She was born Thursday, March 16, 1933, and died Friday, March 12, 2010, at the age of 76 years, 11 months, and 24 days.

She retired in 1993 from Fruit of the Loom after 40 years of service and was a member of the Nazarene Church.

She was also preceded in death by her husband James Rooks on September 9, 2004; one grandson, Michael David Humphress (1979), three brothers Merlin Christie, Harlan Christie, and Garnett Christie, and three sisters, Maola Campbell and Edna Robins and Audrey Bright.

She is survived by the following:
  • One son and daughter-in-law: Mike and Judy Humphress of Campbellsville, KY

  • One daughter and son-in-law: Darla and Kevin Handy of Hardyville, KY

  • Five grandchildren: Ashley Hunt of Lebanon, KY; Jessica Kimbler, Columbia, KY; Christy Nelson, Campbellsville, KY; and Justin and Jonathan Handy of Hardyville, KY
  • Five great grandchildren

  • One brother: Donald Christie of Campbellsville, KY
Lyon-Dewitt Funeral Home, Campbellsville, KY, was in charge of arrangements.

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