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Rose Cravens, 91, Liberty, KY (1929-2020)

Rose Cravens of Liberty passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2020, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. She was 91 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 1pmET on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville St, Liberty, KY, with Bro. Hershel Lawhorn officiating. Burial will follow in South Fork Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from NoonET to 1pmET on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. Please enter through the front doors (Campbellsville Street side) of the funeral home when you arrive for visitation. Social distancing guidelines must be followed by everyone in attendance. Facial coverings ARE required.

Born on April 24, 1929, in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late James D. Shell and Mary Lou Thomas O'Neal. Rose enjoyed gardening, ginseng digging, and reading her bible.

Survivors include her two daughters, Mildred (Doug) Mills of Liberty and Jean (Jack Jones) Cravens of Versailles; a son, Ronald (Dianna) Cravens of Somerset; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Rose is preceded in death by a son, James Curtis Cravens; two sisters, Ruby Coffey and Ethel Cundiff; and two brothers, Ralph Shell and Ray Shell.

Arrangements for Ms. Rose Cravens are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at

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Rose Cravens, 91, Liberty, KY (1929-2020)

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