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Cecelia Brown Hromyak

Published 11:24 am Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Cecelia Brown Hromyak passed away on January 19, 2013. Celie was born on October 31, 1940, in Murray, Kentucky, to William Brady and Lucille Moorefield Brown. She was a 1958 graduate of Paducah Tilghman High School. She received a B.S. in Medical Technology from the University of Kentucky in 1963, where she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. She worked as a medical technologist at the University of Kentucky and Good Samaritan Hospitals.

She lived in California, Alabama, and Ohio, coming to live in Frankfort in 1978. She established the Capital Gallery of Contemporary Art, was one of the founders of Frankforts Candlelight Tour, was a gifted collector of art and antiques, and was a tireless advocate for art and culture in the community. She was a member of the Changing Seasons Garden Club. She was a talented horticulturist, quilter, musician, and cook, and her home was the center of activity for her entire extended family and friends, whom she would entertain at a moments notice. She raised three children, Laura, Georgie, and Jenny, and was a mother to anyone who passed through her door. She was a doting grandma, and took loving care of her four grandchildren. She was blessed with a sweet and sensitive soul, a brilliant mind, and a sharp wit.

Celie leaves as her legacy her children: George F. Hromyak, III; Jennifer Brady Hromyak Schenkenfelder (Brian); and Laura Hromyak Hendrix (Doug). She loved her grandchildren Alexander Brady Schenkenfelder, and Madeleine Brady, Sydney Paige, and Cooper Walden Hendrix. She also cherished her four siblings: Ernest Brown (Barbara), Paducah, Kentucky; Ellen Glasgow (James G.), Frankfort, Kentucky; James E. Brown, Hollywood, Florida; and Belinda Gaye Hurt, Dalton, Georgia. Her nephews and nieces are Jamie Glasgow (Martina), Boyd Brady Glasgow (Grace), Evan Brown (Karen), Claire Brown Elder (Brian), Melissa Brown Otto (Matthew), Tracy Brown Mattingly, Erik Hurt, Cori Anne Faulkenberry, Ryan Hurt, and Bryn Hurt Arana (Armando). She will be missed by her twelve great-nephews and nieces as well. She was preceded in death by her parents. The family would like to thank the congregation of First Baptist Church by the Singing Bridge for their love and support of Celie during her time of need, as well as the physicians, nurses, and staff at Frankfort Regional Medical Center, Golden Living Center, Home Instead, and Hosparus Louisville.

Funeral services will be held at LeCompte Johnson Taylor Funeral Home, 1725 Louisville Road, Frankfort, Kentucky, Friday, January 25, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., with interment to follow at Frankfort Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, January 24, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Doug Hendrix, Brian Schenkenfelder, Boyd Glasgow, Evan Brown, Erik Hurt, and Ryan Hurt. Jamie Glasgow is an honorary pallbearer. Flowers are welcomed, as are memorial contributions to Hosparus of Louisville, 3532 Ephraim McDowell Drive, Louisville, Kentucky, 40205. Guestbook at ljtfuneralhome.com.