Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  

Mrs. Frances (Ford) -Frankee- Gabehart, 65, Taylor County, KY (1952-2017)

She was a native of Marion County, KY, and a resident of Taylor County, KY, at the time of her death. She was the daughter of Mary M. Hill Ford, who survives and the late Joseph L. Ford. She was the widow of Wilbur "Buddy" Gabehart. She leaves two direct and six step living descendants.
Click on headline for complete obituary

Mrs. Frances (Ford) "Frankee" Gabehart of Campbellsville, KY, passed from this life on Sunday, December 24, 2017 at her home.

There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Gabehart on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 12pmNoonCT/1pmET, in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY. Bro. Jim Collison will be officiating. Mrs. Gabehart will be laid to rest beside her late husband in the Jones Chapel Cemetery, Hwy 1752, Taylor County, KY. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, December 28, 2017, after 10:30amCT/11:30amET until time for the service.

Mrs. Frances (Ford) -Frankee- Gabehart, 65, Taylor County, KY (1952-2017)

She was born in Lebanon, Marion County, KY, October 27, 1952. She was the daughter of to Mary M (Hill) Ford, who survives & the late Joseph L. Ford. She died Sunday, December 24, 2017, at the age of 65 years, 1 month.

She was the wife of Wilbur "Buddy" Gabehart, who preceded her in death in May 2017. Mrs. Gabehart professed faith in Christ and was of the Baptist faith. She had a heart of gold and always made sure the people she loved were cared for and happy.

Besides her mother, Mary M. Ford of Marion County, she also leaves to cherish her memory:
  • One daughter: Renee Hearon and husband Chris of Campbellsville, KY

  • Two step-daughters: Tracy Gabehart-Werner and husband Dana of Shepherdsville, KY; and Karlee Campbell of Louisville, KY

  • Eight siblings: Teresa Simpson and husband Wesley of Gravel Switch, KY; Billy Ford and wife Pam of Campbellsville, KY; Dorothy Carroll and husband Dan of Elizabethtown, KY; Mary Wheatley and husband Ricky of Raywick, KY; Tammy Payne and husband Curtis of Lebanon, KY; James Ford and companion Kristie Perkins of Lebanon, KY; Marty Simpson and husband Todd of Gravel Switch, KY; and JoAnn Atwell and husband Charlie of Lebanon, KY

  • One grandson: Blake Hearon

  • Four step-grandchildren: Megan King, Emilee Gabehart, Zach Ginter, and Baylen Campbell

  • And a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other family and friends
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Buddy Ford.

Send condolences to the family of Mrs. Frances (Ford) Gabehart

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in the form of donations to Hosparus of Green River. Those can be made in person at the funeral home, or online through the "How Can I Help" tab on the front page of this site.

The L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Road, Campbelsville, KY, is in charge of arrangements,

This story was posted on 2017-12-27 16:05:16
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

Mrs. Frances (Ford) -Frankee- Gabehart, 65, Taylor County, KY (1952-2017)

2017-12-27 - 1765 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY - Photo From L.R. Petty Funeral Home.

Mrs. Frances (Ford) -Frankee- Gabehart, 65, Taylor County, KY (1952-2017)

Read More... | Comments? | Click here to share, print, or bookmark this photo.


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.