November 6, 2012

Louise Bowling Phelps

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — Louise Bowling Phelps, 89, of Somerset, Ky., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at her residence.  

She was born Sept. 26, 1923 in Clay County, Ky., to the late Jesse and Mary Frances McKee Bowling.  

She was united in marriage to the late Johnie Wallace Phelps on Sept. 1, 1940 in East Bernstadt, Ky.

Louise had a real joy for life.  She loved her church and loved reading the Bible (had read it several times).  She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, gardening and was an avid reader.  She was involved in showing ponies. She loved being with her grandchildren and will be missed by them.  She was the former owner of Louise Florist and  was also part owner of South 27 Auto Parts.

Louise is survived by her son, Gary Wayne (Janis) Phelps of Somerset, Ky.; daughters,  Margaret Ann (Bob) Jasper of London, Ky., Brenda Carol (Bobby) Jones and Sharon Louise (Doug) Turpin both of Somerset, Ky.;  nine grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by her sisters, Eula Mae Feltner and Alice Collier both of London.

Preceding her in death were her husband; her parents; a brother, Farris Bowling; and a sister, Eunice Gilbert.

Visitation was held Thursday, Nov. 1 after 5 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and will be held today, Friday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. until time of service.

A celebration honoring the life of Louise will be held Friday, at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Brother Paul Hines and Brother C. E. Jacobs officiating.

Interment will be in Lakeside Memorial Gardens.

The family request that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, Gideon Bible or Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Somerset Undertaking & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed to the Phelps family at

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