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Obituary: Ruth Kelsey Royse, 88, Lebanon, KY

Mrs. Royse was a member of a prominent, old line Adair County family. Funeral service will be in Marion Co., KY, her home for many years; burial will in native Columbia, Adair Co., KY

Mrs. Ruth Kelsey Royse, 88, of Lebanon, KY, died Friday, August 14, 2009, at here residence.The funeral service will be at 11:00amET, Monday, August 17, 2009, at Bosley Funeral Home, officiated by Rev. Eddie Parker. Interment will be in the Columbia City Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be held from 4:00pm to 8:00pmET, Sunday, August 16, 2009, at Bosley Funeral Home, 246 South Proctor Knott AV, Lebanon, KY.

Ruth Kelsey Royse, 88, Adair Co., KY native (March 27, 1921 - August 14, 2009)

Mrs. Ruth Kelsey Royse, age 88, was born March 27, 1921, in Adair CO., KY, the daughter of Nathan B. and Anna S. Kelsey, and died Friday, August 14, 2009, at her residence in Lebanon, KY, making her days 88 years, 4 months, and 18 days.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Clyde Royse; her parents, Nathan B. and Annie S. Kelsey; three brothers, Gordon, Nathan, and Samuel Kelsey; and two sisters, Marjorie Phelps and Francis Welch.

She is survived by the following:
  • Her son and his wife: Dale and Judy Royse, Lebanon, KY

  • Two grandchildren: Mark Kelsey Royse and Elizabeth Ann Royse

  • Two step grandchildren: Mona Green and Alice Williams
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contribution to Hosparus of Central Kentuch or to the Marion County Historical Society.Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY, is in charge of local arrangements.

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