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Obituary: Ruby Whitney Allison Flowers, 88, Adair Co., KY

She was a member of a prominent highly regarded family. She was a former lab technician with Dr. Oris Aaron, and a noted historian of the Adair Memorial Hospital. She attended the Columbia-Union Presbyterian Church and was a member of Adair Chapter 435, Order of the Easter Star.

Ruby Whitney Allison Flowers, 88, of Columbia, KY, died Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 10amCT, at herresidence.

The funeral service will be Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 1pmCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, KY, with burial in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty RD, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 4pmCT, Monday, November 1, 2010.

Ruby Whitney Allison Flowers, Adair Co. KY (1922-2010)

She was born Tuesday, June 13, 1922, in Adair Co., KY. She was the daughter of the late William Goebel and Mary Farris Whitney. She died Saturday, October 30, 2010, at the age of 88 years, 4 months, and 17 days.

She was a Lab Technician for the late Dr. Oris Aaron, was a noted historian of the AdairMemorial Hospital, attended Columbia-Union Presbyterian Church and was a member of AdairChapter 435 O.E.S.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Joseph Allison and W.J.Flowers, Jr. and her brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Marie Whitney.

Survivors include the following:
  • Two nieces and their spouses: Jane and Daryl Branham, and Nan and Chris Cole, all of Columbia, KY

  • One great-nephew: Ryan Cole

  • One great-great niece: Madison Cole

  • A special friend and caretaker - Vonda Derman

  • Several other relatives and friends
Memorials are suggested to Hosparus of Central Kentucky, Columbia-Union PresbyterianChurch, Lindsey Wilson College or WHAS Crusade for Children. These may be made at thefuneral home.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements

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