Jean Miller Whitaker died on April 5, 2021, at her home in Frankfort, Kentucky, a week before her 97th birthday. She was born in Frankfort to Vivian and Beaumont W. Whitaker on April 13, 1924. She graduated from Frankfort High School where she was President of the YMCA Girl Reserves, and in 1945 she graduated from Randolph Macon Women’s College in Virginia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry. After college, Jean Whitaker was the first woman to be employed as a chemist by what is now Buffalo Trace Distillery. During her 18 years as a chemist for the distillery she was proud to be invited to be on the Tasting Committee.
Jean was also predeceased by special cousins William A. Young; wife, Grace; and their son, William A. Young lll. She is survived by cousins, Cynthia Braun and husband, Tom, Melissa
Young, Susie Young and Rosemary Young.