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Mrs. Frances Romine Gilpin, Taylor Co., KY (1935-2016)

She was a member of True Ways Ministry, Campbellsville, KY. She was retired from Fruit of the Loom and was a homemaker. She was an avid fan of the UL Cardinals Basketball team and loved NASCAR. She enjoyed garening and canning, and most of all, she loved her family and church family. She was a native of Taylor County, KY, a resident of the county at the time of her death, and will be laid to rest in Taylor County, KY. She was the daughter of the late Waller & Laura Shofner, and the widow of James L. Gilpin. She leaves six direct living descendants, plus a 'second daughter.'
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Mrs. Frances Romine Gilpin, 80, departed this life on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Campbellsville Nursing and Rehab. She was 80 years of age.

The funeral for Mrs. Frances Romine Gilpin will be conducted Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 1pmCT/2pmET, in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY, with burial to follow in the Brookside Cemetery, 200 block, W Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. Bro. Randy Buckles will be officiating. Visitation will be after 10amCT/11amET, on Tuesday.

Mrs. Frances Romine Gilpin, Taylor Co., KY (1935-2016)

Mrs. Frances Romine Gilpin was the daughter of the late Waller and Laura Shofner. She was born Thursday, April 18, 1935 in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY. She departed this life on Saturday, February 6, 2016 in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY, at the age 80 years, nine months, and 19 days.

She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the True Ways Ministry in Campbellsville. She was a retired employee of Fruit of the Loom and was a homemaker. Her hobbies was watching and cheering on the Louisville Cardinals Basketball Team, and watching NASCAR. She loved gardening and canning her vegetables and, most of all, she loved her family and church family.

She united in marriage to James L. Gilpin, who preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers: Monroe and Roosevelt Shofner.

Survivors include the following:
  • A daughter and son: Vickie Gilpin of Elizabethtown, KY; and Herbie Gilpin of Campbellsville, KY

  • Her "second" daughter and close friend: Debbie Sinclair of Elizabethtown, KY

  • Nine siblings: Viola (Joe) Watson, Kaye (Jim) Hatcher, Donnie (Carolyn) Shofner and Jane (Bob) Milby all of Campbellsville, KY; Nevon (George) Wolf of VA; Gail (Robert) Moravec of Texas and Tama (Pat) Dixon of Owensboro, KY; Scotty Shofner of Tennessee; and Dean (Patricia) Shofner of Lexington, KY

  • Sister-in-law: Peggy Shofner of Louisville, KY

  • Four grandchildren: Sara Gilpin Mardis, Melanie Gilpin and Waynaria Sinclair, all of Elizabethtown, KY; and Andrew Gilpin of Richmond, KY

  • and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the Crusade for Children, both can be made online at or in person at the funeral home.

Send condolences to the family of Frances Gilpin

The L.R. Petty Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 1765 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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