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Besse Jean Luttrell Vanover, Casey Co., KY (1958-2013)

She was a native of Russell County, KY and the matriarch of a large, respected Casey County, KY, family. She leaves nine direct living descendants. She was a member of the Mt. Calvary Community Church and the widow of Kirmon Michael Vanover.

Besse Jean Luttrell Vanover, age 54, of Liberty, KY, passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at her residence.

Cremation rites have been honored by McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. There will be a memorial service at 12pm noon CT/1pmET, on Friday, February 1, 2013, at 2075 Poplar Springs Road, Liberty, KY.

Besse Jean Luttrell Vanover (1958 -2013)

Born Saturday, December 13, 1958, in Russell County, KY, she was a daughter of the late William and Ruby Luttrell. She died Wednesday, January 30, 2013, in Liberty, Casey County, KY.

She was a member of the Mt. Calvary Community Church and the widow of Kirmon Michael Vanover.

Survivors include the following:
  • Her daughters: Victoria Wright and Jennifer Wilson, both of Russell Springs, KY

  • Seven grandchildren

  • Three brothers: Willard Luttrell of Liberty< KY and Phillip Dale McQueary and Sam Crew, both of Liberty, KY

  • Four sisters: Barbara Dick and Sherry Luttrell, both of Liberty, KY; Malinda Pemberton of Stanford, KY; and Virginia McQueary of Russell Springs, KY
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two brothers, Roger Dale Luttrell and John Thomas Luttrell.

Per the family's request, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the funeral home to help offset funeral expenses. Arrangements entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY. Send a condolence to the family of Besse Jean Luttrell Vanover.

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