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Virginia Gadberry, 85, Fairplay, KY (1934-2019)

Virginia Gadberry of Fairplay passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 7:10am at the T.J. Samson Hospital in Glasgow surrounded by her family. She was 85 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 1pmCT on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Dean Roach, Terry Smith, Charles Rickman & Jared West officiating. Burial will follow in Columbia Cemetery.

Visitation is requested after 3:30pmCT on Tuesday.

She was born July 23, 1934 in Adair County to the late Montie & Dorothy Darnell Gadberry. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Karen Frankum on July 13, 1995, and three grandchildren, Lindsey Brook Aaron, Jeremy James Bryant & Amy Jo Bryant. She was in high school when she married Delphus Frankum, who also preceded her in death.

Virginia was a member of the Church of Christ, a caregiver, most recently, to the late Mrs. Heskamp & Mrs. Aaron and a retired employee of Osh Kosh.

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith"

Survivors Include:
  • Two Daughters - Charlotte (Mark) Upchurch & Lisa (Terry) Aaron both of Fairplay
  • Seven Grandchildren - Jimmy (Doug) Cobbler, Jarrod (Misty) Willis, Jason (Tabitha) Upchurch, Josh (Shannon) Upchurch, T.J. Aaron, Jordan Aaron & Karen Upchurch
  • Eight Great-Grandchildren - Jayden Willis, Trevor Willis, Trent Upchurch, Camdyn Upchurch, Lila Upchurch, Gracie Upchurch, Swayze Aaron & Anniston Upchurch
  • A host of other family & friends
In addition to flowers, a donation to The National Kidney Foundation, the Mayo Clinic or The Ronald McDonald House would be appreciated.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Virginia Gadberry, 85, Fairplay, KY (1934-2019)

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