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Shirley Jean Mumphrey, age 76, of Louisville, was called home to her heavenly father on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Shirley was born into the union of the late George W. Blade and Mamie Bell Wayne Blade on Feb. 16, 1942, in Eminence. Shirley confessed her faith in Christ at an early age and was an active member of her home church, First Baptist Eminence, serving on the Alter Guild, VBS, teaching Sunday school and was the assistant church clerk. When she moved to Louisville with her family, she never forgot her church home and continued to send her tithes there while attending other churches in Louisville. Shirley was a dedicated wife, mother, sister, daughter and aunt. She retired from state government in 1995 to care for her husband. Her joy was in helping others become the best that they could be. Her second love was gardening. With great determination, she enrolled in the Master Gardener Program at the University of Kentucky and became a Certified Master Gardener. She became an entrepreneur of her own landscape and flower design business.
To cherish her memory she leaves a husband, Rudolph D. Mumphrey; daughter, Regina Ann Mumphrey; two step-sons, Gary Mumphrey (Lana) and Lonnie Mumphrey; sisters-in-law, Wilma Adams, Laura M. Harris and Patricia Kiphart; brother-in-law, William Kiphart; two grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Home-going celebration was held on Saturday, Nov. 21 with visitation from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Eminence, 234 Henry Street, Eminence, Ky. 40019, with services there at 12 p.m. Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Eminence. To leave a special message for the family, please visit
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Published in Henry County Local from Nov. 21 to Nov. 28, 2018