Joyce Knight Settle

Joyce Knight Settle, 88, passed away peacefully at her home with her husband and two sons by her side on Sunday, September 2, 2012.

A native of Woodford County, she was born June 2, 1924, to the late William Harvey and Nellie Lee Hippe Knight. Joyce was a compassionate caregiver, homemaker, dedicated wife and loving mother. She was a member of the Millville Baptist Church until 1979 when she moved to the west side of Frankfort and joined the Graefenburg Baptist Church. Her ministries at both churches included church clerk, choir member and Sunday School teacher for over 35 years. While at Millville, she also served as church treasurer.

She is survived by her husband of over 60 years, Ben F. Settle and two sons, Paul and Dean (Shelly), two grandsons, Neal and Nicholas, and a sister, Maxine Wiley, all of Frankfort and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Harvey McGlothlin, Billye Gene and Edwin Francis and three sisters, Margaret Garnett, Bonnie Gum and Rubye Lines.

Pallbearers will be Neal Settle, Nicholas Settle, Shelly (Teresa) Settle, Stuart Lines, Gary Lines, Jed Wiley, Eleanor Blakeman and David Blakeman. Honorary Pallbearers will be Nancy Gum, Barry Knight and Eddie Knight.

Services will be conducted at Harrod Brothers Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 6th with the Rev. Jeff Douglas of the Millville Baptist Church and the Rev. Philip Meade of Graefenburg Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at the Frankfort Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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  • Paul and Family: Please know that all of you and your mother are in my thoughts for as peaceful a journey as is possible. While her passing will leave a void that cannot be filled, my hope is that with time you will find comfort in knowing that she will infinitely live in your hearts.