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Cathy Ann Conover, 75, Columbia, KY (1944-2019)

Cathy Ann Conover of Columbia passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at the UK Medical Center in Lexington. She was 75 years old.

The Funeral Service will be held at 10amCT on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with the service conducted by her loving family. Burial will follow in Freedom Church Cemetery.

Visitation is requested after 5pmCT on Tuesday.

She was born February 22, 1944 in Clinton County to the late Fred Johnson & the late Bertha Thurman Johnson York. She was raised by the late Richard & Ada Lee Guffey of the Bryan community. Besides both sets of parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Larry Johnson.

Cathy was the wife of Rev. Gene Conover, pastor of the Columbia Church of God, where they have served for 44 years. She pioneered the Women's Ministries, Girl's Club and the Children's Church program.

Besides her husband of 62 years, Rev. Gene Conover of Columbia, she is survived by:
  • Three sons - Larry (Pat) Conover, Gary (Janice) Conover & Jon (Peggy) Conover all of Columbia
  • Three daughters - Teresa (David) Thompson of Georgetown, Pam (Stacey) Popplewell of Russell Springs & Rebecca Conover of Columbia
  • One brother - Steve (Jennifer) Johnson of Albany
  • Two sisters - Genevieve McClain of Indianapolis & Faye Johnson of Somerset
  • She is also survived by 14 grandchildren & a host great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a special granddaughter & caregiver, Darika Jo Conover.
Casket Bearers: Jared Conover, Koh Kraner, Kory Kraner, Brandon Wood, Jon Fear & William Sneed

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

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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:
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Cathy Ann Conover, 75, Columbia, KY (1944-2019)

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