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Willis Neal Word, Metcalfe Co., KY (1931-2016)

He was a farmer and of the Baptist Faith. He was the son of the late Oren and Bertha Hayes Word. His wife, Norma Willenberg Word, survives. He was the patriarch of a large, highly respected family. He leaves 13 direct and four step living descendants.
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Willis Neal Word age 84 of Edmonton, KY, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2016 at his home.

Funeral services will be held 2pmCT, Sunday, May 15, 2016, at Butler Funeral Home, 201 East Street, Edmonton, KY, with burial in the Missionary Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5pm until 8pmCT, Saturday, May 14, 2016, and after 9amCT, Sunday at the funeral home.

Willis Neal Word, Metcalfe Co., KY (1931-2016)

He was the son of the late Oren and Bertha Hayes Word. He was born May 20, 2016. He died Thursday, May 12, 2016, in Edmonton, Metcalfe County, KY, at the age of 84 years, 11 months, and 22 days.

He was a retired farmer and of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his wife Norma Willenberg Word and the following:
  • One son: Larry Word and wife Brenda of Park City, KY

  • One daughter: Meshell Word of Edmonton, KY

  • Two step sons: Ken McCormic and wife Jacque of Tompkinsville, KY; and Ron McCormic of Mt Hermon, Kentucky

  • Two step daughters: Sharon Followell of Whiteland, Indianam and Joyce Swisher and husband Gordon of Greenwood, Indiana

  • One sister: Marine Caffee of Columbus, Indiana

  • Three grandchildren

  • Seven great grandchildren

  • One great great grandchild

  • and several nieces and nephews
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters. Leron and Charles Word, Maxine Staples, Lois McFarland, Aline Stephens and Betty Gibson.

Send condolences to the family of Willis Neal Word

Butler Funeral Home, 201 East Street, Edmonton, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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