Dorothy Dean Slade (1927 - 2016)

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Dorothy Dean Florence Slade, 88, Cynthiana, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016 at the University of Kentucky Hospital, after a brief illness.
?She was born July 24, 1927 in Harrison County, Ky., a daughter of the late Ezra Wells and Mary Elizabeth Geoghegan Florence, and was preceded in death March 25, 2013 by her husband of 60 years, Harold Coleman Slade, and by a brother Harold Rees Florence.
Dorothy was a graduate of the Buena Vista High School, class of 1946, was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a member of the Harrison County Historical Society, and in 2014 Rep. Tom McKee presented a citation of appreciation to her, for the many years of service, as treasurer of the Harrison County Historical Society, she was appointed a Kentucky Colonel by Gov. Steve Beshear.
Dorothy was a founding member of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Museum and restored and cared for Abdell Cemetery for many years.
Survivors include: three daughters, Kay (Robbie) Cox, Cynthiana, Betty (Ed) Pariso, North Richland Hills, Texas, Ann (Phyllis) Slade, Cynthiana; one son, Terry (Dee Ann) Slade, Frankfort; three grandchildren, Lacye Carmichael, Texas, Justin (Mallory) Carmichael, Texas, and Taylor Slade, Frankfort; two great-grandchildren, James and Logan Carmichael, Texas; sister-in-law, Mary Lois Brunker, Cynthiana; one nephew, Jerry (Ann) Brunker, Morehead; one niece, Diane (Jim) Wilson, Cynthiana; and several cousins.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 30 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, officiated by the Rev. Mike Coppersmith and Dr. Timothy Teater. Burial will follow the service in Battle Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Abdell Cemetery Fund, 1205 Ky. Hwy. 32 W. Cynthiana, KY 41031, or First United Methodist Church, 302 E. Pike St., Cynthiana, KY 41031.
Drake-Whaley-McCarty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Cynthiana Democrat on Mar. 31, 2016