Stella Lively (1931-2009)
Stella Mae Sexton Lively, 77, of Ashland, widow of James Lively, passed away Friday, May 22, 2009, in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital.
Stella was born Oct. 19, 1931, in Bald Knob, W.Va., a daughter of the late Thurman and Leona Prince Sexton.
In addition to her parents and husband, Stella was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Lewallen; a brother, Kelly Sexton; two infant siblings; a grandson, James William Patrick; and a loving stepmother, Martha Fannin.
Survivors include three daughters, Nancy Sharon Lee (David) Kucera of Urbandale, Iowa, Rebecca Ann Patrick of Ashland, Ky., and Beverly Jean (Amos) Daniels of Ashland; a sister, Martha Rash of Bald Knob; a brother, Homer Sexton of Detroit, Mich.; four grandchildren, Joyce Ann (Eric) Griffith, David Allen (Anna) Rigsby, Amy (Michael) Lindley and Amos J. Daniels II; and six great-grandchildren, Chris Daniels, Jordan Mylam, Eric Griffith, Cody Griffith, Jeffery Lindley and Jennifer Lindley.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood by Pastor Steve Ruby. Burial followed in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and an hour before the service Wednesday at the funeral home.