RICHMOND — Colleen Hornsby, age 83, formerly of Tyner, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Telford Terrace in Richmond. She was a resident of McCready Manor for the past few years.
She was born on Oct. 31, 1930, in Traveler’s Rest (Owsley County) the oldest daughter of Evelyn (Hartsock) and Theodore Minter, and attended schools there. On Sept. 24, 1946, she married Pearl Hornsby of Tyner, in London. They made their home in Jackson and Owsley counties, eventually moving in 1952 to Hamilton, Ohio, where she was a homemaker for several years. In 1962, the family returned to live in Tyner where she raised her family of five.
She was a former member of St. Paul Catholic Church in McKee, and more recently a member of St. Mark Catholic Church in Richmond.
She is survived by her five children, Sue (Don) Pennington, London; Carol (Jim) Johnson, Darlington, Wisc.; John (Sally) Hornsby, Tyner; Therese (Jimmy) Richerson, Campbellsville; and Melissa Smallwood, Richmond. She had 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Pearl, in 1992; her parents, Evelyn and Theodore; her sisters, Wanda and Lorraine; son-in-law, Delmer Smallwood; and grandson, Steven.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at St. Mark Catholic Church, Richmond, with Father Jim Sichko officiating. Burial will follow in the Mainous Cemetery in Vincent, near Traveler’s Rest. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be John Hornsby, Jimmy Richerson, Don Pennington, Keith Pitts, Chris Emmons and Ashley Hornsby. Honorary bearers will be Kevin Cooper, Jeff Kurtz, James Johnson and Roger Hornsby.
The family wishes to extend special thanks to the loving staff of Telford Terrace for the great kindness and compassion shown to not only their mother, but to them as well; also to Hospice Care Plus, McCready Manor, St. Mark Catholic Church of Richmond for pastoral care and St. Paul Catholic Church in McKee for previous years of pastoral care and kindness.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Drive, Berea, KY 40403, St. Mark Catholic Church, 608 West Main Street, Richmond, KY 40475, or St. Paul Catholic Church, P O Box 189, McKee, KY 40447.
Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed at www.orpfh.com.