Services for Rosalie Dunkle Ray Barbour, 81, of Frankfort will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at LeCompte-Johnson-Taylor Funeral Home. Mr. Chris May of Greeley Colorado will officiate. Burial will follow in Grove Hill Cemetery.
Rosalie passed away on April 29 after an eight-year battle with Corticobasal Ganglionic Degeneration. She was born in Barboursville, WV on September 24, 1930, daughter of the late Leonard and Lennie Browning Dunkle.
She lived many years in Tucson, Ariz. before moving to Finchville, Ky. While living in Finchville, she was active in the community through working for the Red Cross blood drives, as a Sunday School teacher, and in the early 1970s she helped sponsor a Cambodian family and helped to integrate them into life in Kentucky. When Rosalie moved to Frankfort in 1985 she worked several years for Bear Hugs children’s store, Welcome Wagon and was a former model for Sears. She was a faithful member of First Assembly of God church, a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She is greatly loved and will forever be in the hearts of her family and friends.
In addition to her parents, Rosalie was preceded in death by her son Gregory Stephen Ray; sister Linda D. Hamilton, and brother Leonard Eugene “Cookie” Dunkle.
Survivors include her beloved husband Lewis Butch Barbour; daughters, Debbie Ray (David) Rodgers, Tana Ray (John) Hensley, daughter-in-law Pam (Dickie) Phillips; stepdaughter Kathy Lester, stepson David (June) Barbour, grandchildren, Kevin (Lisa), Matt and Greg Rodgers, Jonathan and Justin Hensley, Kent Ray, Reed Schrader, David (Debbie) and Brandon (Jenny) Leonard, Hollie Lester and Amber and Tara Barbour; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Deborah and Keith Rodgers and Evan and Ann Marie Gabhart; three sisters, Barbara Plybon, Ella (Bobby) Tassen, and Nila (Howard) Cobb; two brothers, Denny (Barbara) Dunkle and Chelton Dunkle; mother-in-law, Nannie Barbour; sisters-in-law Kim (Chris) Lee and Ilene Ray; brother-in-law Ross Hamilton; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family wishes to extend special thanks to Hospice of the Bluegrass for the loving care they provided. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass or American Red Cross. Guestbook at ljtfuneralhome.com.