Evelyn Triplett - 1917-2009
Evelyn Triplett, 92, of Ashland, Ky., died April 23 in Titusville, Fla., after a prolonged illness.
Mrs. Triplett was born March 26, 1917, in Grayson, Ky., a daughter of the late George and Lily Reeves.
She was the oldest living member of Central Baptist Church and the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association. Mrs. Triplett was a graduate of Morehead State University. She taught in a one-room schoolhouse in Denton, Ky., at the start of her career and spent 30-plus years teaching in the Boyd County School District. After her retirement from the Boyd County system, she spent more than 10 years as a substitute teacher in the Titusville school system.
Mrs. Triplett was also preceded in death by her husband, Orban "Pete" Triplett, and a daughter, Georgetta Pennington Stamper.
She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Bertha Beckett of St. Albans, W.Va.; a daughter, Roberta Cook Yon of Titusville; her grandsons, the Rev. Bill and Jaylynn Cook of Louisville, Ky., Robert and Donna Cook of Asheville, N.C., Rob and Jeanne Stamper of Lexington, Ky., and Dave and Patty Stamper of Winchester, Ky.; her great-grandsons, Zach Stamper, Ross Stamper, Paul Cook and John Cook; two great-granddaughters, Lydia Ring and Sara Stamper; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. May 9 at Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue Chapel in Ashland, followed by funeral services at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Joed Rice and the Rev. Bill Cook. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park.
Condolences may be sent to www.steenfuneralhomes.com.