Sally (Insko) Beyersdoerfer (1926 - 2014)

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Sally (Jewell Eileen) Insko Beyersdoerfer, 87, of Foster, Kentucky, passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2014, at her home. Born on November 18, 1926 in Foster, Kentucky, she was a daughter of the late Lentel and Alberta Pangburn Insko. On February 28, 1947, she married John Leroy (J. L.) Beyersdoerfer, and her husband of 62 years preceded her in death on June 9, 2009. She was a homemaker, a member of the Pine Grove United Methodist Church, Pendleton County, where she served as the church pianist and participated in United Methodist Women (UMW), a member of the Pendleton County Homemakers, a member of Order of the Eastern Star, and a Kentucky Colonel. As a self-taught pianist, Sally's love for music spanned her entire life, from playing the piano for dances in school, to singing with her sisters and playing in area churches as a young adult, to playing for any event at her church and in the community. She was always willing to share her talent. In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Lentel "June" Insko and Norman Insko; and 1 sister, Linda Sue "Lynn" Sexton. She is survived by her daughter, Connie (Steve) McKinney of Lexington, Kentucky; her son, Steve (JoAnn) Beyersdoerfer of Foster, KY; 4 grandchildren: Kerry (Timothy) Graul, Stephanie McKinney, Kate (Josh) Bieker, and Betsy (Robby) Powell; one great grandson, Benjamin; 7 siblings: Annette "Toots" Sturgeon of Cincinnati, OH, Marilyn Galloway of Foster, KY, Joyce Estep of Cincinnati, OH, Melvin "Bucky" Insko of Florence, KY, Ada Ruth "Ruthie" Sanders of Cincinnati, OH, John Insko of Butler, KY, and Larry "Butch" Insko of Walton, KY; and a host of extended family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, January 4, 2013, at the Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth, with Rev. Carol Mains officiating. The visitation will be from 10-2 pm at the funeral home preceding the service. Interment will take place in the Lenoxburg Cemetery, Bracken County. Memorials are suggested to the Pine Grove United Methodist Church. Online condolences can be sent to the family at

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Published in the Kentucky Enquirer on Jan. 3, 2014
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