Helen Lee "Dr. Penny" deGraffenried, 85, of Elizabethtown, died Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Woodland.
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She was born Aug. 17, 1927, on Long Island, N.Y., the only daughter of Dr. Anthony and Helen Purdy deGraffenried. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Elizabethtown. She served in the U.S. Air Force and had a Ph.D. in educational psychology and was a speech pathologist and audiologist.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Dr. Thomas deGraffenried, Anthony deGraffenried and John deGraffenried; and a nephew, Nicholas deGraffenried.
She is survived by a brother, Albert deGraffenried of Long Island; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and her very best friend of more than 40 years, Judith Lesher of Elizabethtown.
A graveside service is at 11 a.m. Friday, May 17, at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hosparus of Central Kentucky.
Brown Funeral Home
306 College Street Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Published in The News-Enterprise on May 16, 2013