Gallery of Remembrance

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Mildred Nagle

Wed 24 Oct 1917 – Thu 30 Mar 2017

Garden Club Member

Cumberland Park Garden Club – Mountain Laurel District

Mildred Nagle, age 99, of Middlesboro, Kentucky, a registered nurse and worked at Middlesboro Hospital and Bell County Health Department. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Middlesboro and for many years worked in the Clothes Closet. She made hundreds of beautiful quilts to give to various local charities and was a life long member of the Cumberland Park Garden Club. She served as a Past Club President, for many years was active in Club projects and attendance at meetings. Mildred grew beautiful indoor plants and tended a lovely home garden, she lived at home with family stopping in until the past few years staying with her daughter. With an outstanding mind . love and interest for others, Mildred grew up in Ackerman, Mississippi, is survived by two sisters and was able to visit them many times .

Shared by Gypsie C Bellar

Lynn Renau

Sat 17 Oct 1942 – Mon 20 Mar 2017

Garden Club Member

Rambler Garden Club, Windy Hills Garden Club – Dogwood District

Online Page from Funeral Home

Lynn Renau was a proud lifelong Louisvillian. She received both her B.A. and her Master’s degree from the University of Louisville. She served as curator of the Filson Club Historical Society and the Kentucky Derby Museum. Lynn was a long-time judge at the Kentucky State Fair in their antiques competitions. She lectured frequently on historic preservation. Lynn was bestowed the Honorable Order of the Kentucky Colonel for her research on the Kentucky early monetary system. In addition to numerous other awards, she was honored by Churchill Downs with the Isaac Murphy Award for her research on African-American contributions to thoroughbred racing. She was a member of both Rambler Garden Club and Windy Hills Garden Club. In retirement, Lynn served as a devoted docent for Historic Locust Grove.

Shared by Rebecca Pendell

Carol Joiner

Mon 30 Jun 1952 – Mon 20 Feb 2017

Garden Club Member

Cardinal Garden Club – Audubon District

Online Page from Funeral Home

Cardinal Garden Club President

Shared by Beth Robertson

Martha Ann Mengel

Sat 21 May 1938 – Tue 24 Jan 2017

Garden Club Member, GCKY Life Member, SAR Life Member, NGC Life Member

The Garden Club of Elizabethtown, The Potted Few Garden Club – Dogwood District

Martha served as the 39th President of The Garden Club of Kentucky (2007-2009), as well as other GCKY offices and chairmanships. She served as Dogwood District Director, President of the Potted Few Garden Club of Fort Knox, and was an active member of The Garden Club of Elizabethtown. Martha was a Life Member of GCKY, SAR, and NGC.

She was an extraordinary homemaker, hospitality hostess, gourmet cook, and craft artist, but her passion was gardening. She built and maintained an elaborate garden everywhere she lived and became a garden club enthusiast. Traveling as an Army wife, she always left a positive impression with those she encountered, here and abroad.

Throughout her life she worked to make life better and more beautiful for everyone around her. Across the globe, Martha’s life of service to others will continue to have an impact for years to come. She will be missed!

Shared by Debbie Skaggs

Clara Mae Myers

Mon 26 Nov 1934 – Tue 24 Jan 2017

Garden Club Member

The Garden Club of Elizabethtown – Dogwood District

Clara was an active, devoted member of The Garden Club of Elizabethtown. Her artistic talents were invaluable for the many committees and projects she served on. As an officer and our first “high tech” member, her creative contributions were immense. Having survived cancer for several years, she used her imaginative ideas in helping plan our “Plant It Pink” garden at Freeman Lake Park.

She was an avid gardener and enjoyed sewing, art, and quilting, and she shared these talents and gifts with others, especially those facing adversity. Her Christian faith carried her through to the end.

A friend to all, an inspiration to all!

Shared by Debbie Skaggs

Dixie Porter

Wed 19 Aug 1942 – Wed 18 Jan 2017

Garden Club Member

Franklin Garden Club – Dogwood District

Dixie Porter was a member of the Franklin Garden Club in Franklin KY.

Shared by Janeen Grohsmeyer

Delene Clendining

Sat 3 Sep 1938 – Tue 20 Dec 2016

Garden Club Member

Franklin Garden Club – Dogwood District

Delene Hunt Clendining, a long-time member of the Franklin Garden Club, died peacefully at her home on November 18, 2016. Delene was born in Simpson County on September 3, 1938. She was the daughter of the late James Arch Hunt and Alma Lee Perry Hunt. Delene was a graduate of the Franklin-Simpson High School where she was the 1954 Halloween Carnival Queen, the 1955 Homecoming Queen, and the salutatorian of the graduating class of 1956.
Delene was a devoted member of the Franklin Presbyterian Church. In addition, she was a member of the Franklin Garden Club, Friends of the Library, and the Franklin Country Club. Delene was an avid golfer, and she enjoyed gardening and traveling.

Shared by Janeen Grohsmeyer

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In Memoriam

Please use this form to contact the Chaplains and let them know of members who have passed away. The chaplains will send condolence cards and include the person in the “In Memoriam” ceremony at annual District Meetings and GCKY Convention.

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About the Person

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Some ideas: hobbies, fun facts, favorite flower, involvement in Garden Clubs, family, life history, etc.
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