SITHER Reverend Allen E., 89, husband of the late Barbara Jean Hammond Sither, of Lexington, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2014. He was born October 1, 1924 in Lexington to the late Harry Ervin and Lula Adele Kays Sither. Rev. Sither served with the U.S. Army Air Force Weather Service during World War II as a meteorologist stationed in China, Burma and India. He graduated from Henry Clay High School, and received a BA in Journalism & Communication from the University of Kentucky. He attended Emerson College and received a BA in Theology and Masters in Divinity from the Philadelphia Divinity School. Rev. Sither served as Minister at numerous Episcopal and Presbyterian churches following ordination as an Episcopal Minister in 1954 until time of his passing. He served as Minister at Episcopal Churches in West Virginia, Vermont and Kansas prior to a return to Lexington in 1967. He was employed by the Mental Health Department of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and retired as administrator at Eastern State Hospital. Rev. Sither is survived by a daughter, Deborah L. Aries; five sons, Mark A. Sither, Robert W. (Amy) Sither, David M. (Michele) Sither, Richard A. (Judith) Sither and Gregory S. Sither; a brother, Robert D. Sither; 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Henderson Y. "Dutch", Charles A., William C. and Gordon B. Sither. Funeral services will be at 2pm on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road. Visitation will be from 12 noon until service time on Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be at 10am Monday, February 24, 2014 at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the UK Markey Cancer Center, 500 S. Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508.
Kerr Brothers Funeral Home
3421 Harrodsburg Road Lexington, KY 40513
Published in Lexington Herald-Leader on Feb. 23, 2014