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“I shouldn’t have made it.

I thank God every day

for the Methodist Home.” Deanna went from being a ward of the state, to becoming an honor student, homecoming nominee, entrepreneur and loving mother.

Standing Strong Because of You The new property would not be possible without loyal support.

Together,

Let’s Keep Kids Safe Children’s Advocacy Day 2017

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April 30th The Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children & Youth Serving Children & Youth Since 1871

Feels Like Home The Mary Kendall Independent Living Program gets an upgrade.


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Rev. Randy Coy

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Devon Lindsey devon.lindsey@KyUMH.org The Children’s Voice is published quarterly by The Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children and Youth (incorporated as The Methodist Home of Kentucky), a ministry of the Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church. We serve children and families throughout Kentucky. The Children’s Voice is freely distributed to all interested persons. Contact the Versailles Campus for a FREE subscription or to change an address: info@KyUMH.org or mail to: Versailles Campus P.O. Box 749 Versailles, KY 40383 (859) 873-4481 Mary Kendall Campus 201 Phillips Court Owensboro, KY 42303 (270) 683-6481

From the President's Desk By Rev. Randy Coy, President & CEO

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e are making progress on our new facility in Nicholasville. Our Family Center (program building) is under roof; plumbers, electricians, and HVAC technicians are all hard at work. The last time I visited the property, I noticed insulation and sheetrock being installed. Recently, I walked through the grounds with one of our donors who is also a dear friend. He hadn’t seen the progress since November 2016 and he just kept saying, “Wow.” The historic home that was already on the property will soon be converted into our Leadership Center. This building will house

most of our administrative staff. We are adding approximately 5,000 square feet to this building including a basement and two stories. Demolition work on this building is underway in order to “shape” this one-time home into a usable office complex for our leadership. Foundation for the basement is being poured and we hope to have the building framed very soon. The link below will take you to a short video that gives you a “bird’s eye” view on the progress that’s been made. We believe that we are still on target to move to that facility in July. https://vimeo. com/204303293 I share all of this to say that we are approaching a point in our fundraising where we

are going to be reaching out to faithful friends like you to help make this dream a reality for the youth, that with your tremendous help, we continue to serve. It is our intention to contact you in the coming days more specifically about joining us in this historic moment of change. As always, please receive heartfelt thanks for your wonderful support. For His Children,

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Our Belief We believe every individual is an individual of worth, entitled to God's gift of wholeness of life. The Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children and Youth is accredited through the national Council on Accreditation (COA). We serve persons regardless of race, ethnicity, economic status, sex or religion.

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Photo collage caption: Bedrooms, the kitchen, the dining area and lounging areas have all been renovated allowing residents to feel at home during their time in the Mary Kendall Independent Living Program. This program teaches young adults the skills to thrive and gives them a chance to attend college and/or obtain employment.

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I Thank God Every Day for the Methodist Home

Deanna became the person she always knew she could be. By Devon Lindsey PR & Communications

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eanna never thought she would go from being a ward of the state with a track record of stealing and fighting, to becoming an honor student, homecoming nominee, entrepreneur and loving mother. When she was a young girl, Deanna’s father, who was very abusive, abandoned her, leaving her mother to raise eight children. Her family, who once

lived in a comfortable house, was forced to live in government housing. Deanna, her mother and seven siblings struggled to find money for food. “We were hungry; I mean we ate sugar and ketchup sandwiches for dinner sometimes,” said Deanna. Deanna tried to provide for her family using any means necessary. She stole candy from the local swimming pool concession stand and sold it at school to pay for groceries, but was soon caught.

At 11-years-old, Deanna found herself in and out of court for theft, truancy and fighting. She was eventually placed in state custody. “The way I dealt with things was to lash out,” said Deanna. After multiple failed placements, Deanna’s social worker decided on KyUMH. Deanna’s life completely transformed once she arrived. “The first nights I stayed there, I had nightmares and slept under the bed. One of the staff members

would stay up with me until I felt safe enough to sleep,” said Deanna. From then on, with spiritual and emotional counseling, Deanna started to become the person she always knew she could be. “The most important thing was God coming into my life there on that campus.” Deanna’s love for the Lord is always present when caring for her five children and she plans on being a foster parent soon. You made a meaningful life possible for Deanna.

“One of the staff members would stick by me until I felt safe enough to sleep. “

Deana uses the lessons she learned in life to care for her own family.

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Standing Strong Because of You The unyielding support of our donors makes this move possible.

BUILD with Us

$15 Million Capital Campaign Update By Melinda R. Smith, Vice President of Advancement

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Top: The Family Center (programming building) gymnasium walls are near to completion. Bottom: The dining hall will offer three meals and two snacks daily and will be an area for residents to gather.

ou, our donors, are the true heroes. We would not be here without your support. For 27 years, I have served here and seen miraculous things happen, not only in the lives of our young people, but also through our donors. Years ago, a man named Mr. Miracle (I can’t make this up) walked in after seeing our sign on US 60, felt compelled to give a gift and wrote a check that covered the cost of a 15-passenger-van just when we needed it. Over and over again, just like that, God has used you, his people, to provide miracles here. Now we are again in a place where, only through God’s miraculous intervention, can we achieve our goals. We have a new campus with new residential facilities to better meet the complex needs of youth in our care with histories of abuse and neglect. Also from this new campus, we will launch expanded services for early intervention. Rather than waiting for circumstances to escalate to where the child has to be removed, we will go into the home and work with the family.

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Over 145 years ago, before there were state social welfare programs, caring people created a home for widows and orphans. We are now called to again step into the void where there is not enough state resources and this time it is for early intervention. Research shows, healing a broken family before a child is in danger, is the best way to prevent trauma. With God’s help through you, we can profoundly change the course of these families’ lives. Because of you, we are moving into this future. Because of you, the new dining hall is being painted, the walking path is being laid and the gymnasium floor is being placed. Because of you, kids who were living in unsafe homes and who might never have had sufficient food, will be in the safety of new rooms, eating healthy meals, shooting basketball in our new gym and walking by the lovely pond soaking up God’s beautiful creation. Because of you, the lives of families will be changed by healing in their own homes so children won’t have to experience the trauma of being removed. And because of you, answering God’s call to

be His messengers in this world, we will reach more children than ever before. I challenge you to continue your mission through your gifts of prayer, time and money. Continue to Build with Us and transform lives. For what God has done for us, we give our lives back in service. May God bless you.

PLANNED GIVING OPTIONS

For more information, mail this slip to Melinda R. Smith in the enclosed busness reply envelope or email info@kyumh.org.

Please send info about: ☐ Charitable Annuities ☐ Giving in my Will ☐ New Campus in Nicholasville (our capital campaign “Build with Us”) Name: Birthdate: Address: City: State and Zip: Phone: E-mail:

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Together, Let’s Keep Kids Safe KyUMH supporters rally with us to advocate for Kentucky children.

By Devon Lindsey PR & Communications

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yUMH staff and supporters rallied at the state capitol in support of bills that would protect the safety and well-being of Kentucky Children on February 9, 2017. This year’s Children’s Advocacy Day focus was to

raise awareness of the need for effective substance abuse recovery programs in Kentucky, such as KyUMH’s Next Step program. Since its inception in 2014, the Next Step program has changed the lives of over 300 families and ushered children and teens on the path to recovery. The program serves counties all over

Kentucky, including Fayette, and has yielded impressive results. Throughout the day, staff and supporters met with state representatives and discussed the importance of substance abuse services as the only hope some Kentuckians have to lead a productive life. KyUMH cannot show enough appreciation to St. Paul UMC

for hosting and their dedicated years of partnering with us to change lives. For information on Children’s Advocacy Day 2018, contact Devon Lindsey at devon.lindsey@kyumh.org.

Top row - photos left to right: Rev. Casey Neely, KyUMH Development Coordinator, starts the day off with prayer at St. Paul UMC; Aime Kunes, KyUMH Next Step Program Director, and other KyUMH staff meet with Senator Julian Carroll to discuss the substance abuse crisis in Kentucky; Representative James Kay discusses the excitement around a bill alllowing friends of families to foster; Advocates from all across the state filled the capitol rotunda to stand up for Kentucky children; Bottom row: KyUMH staff and supporters gather for a group photo at St. Paul UMC before rallying at the state capitol. Bringing Hope... One Child at a Time • Call 859-873-4481

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Photo collage caption: The volunteer video team and KyUMH staff worked in freezing temperatures to create a video that speaks from the heart.

Talented Volunteers Make Movie Magic Three guys share their gifts to continue their mission of faith.

By Casey Neely, Development Coordinator

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yUMH is getting into the movie business, not to make blockbusters, to show our appreciation in a new way. Three talented young men donated their time, talents and 6

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gifts to help us create a “thank you” video for all of those who support us. Asbury University graduates Brandon, Adam and their friend Zane ventured onto our campus with several pounds of equipment and enthusiasm. “Each person we interviewed showed us what it means to have compassion for our fellow man,” said Brandon. “They

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demonstrated the love of Christ to those in need.” The video shoot consisted of staff sharing their appreciation for how donors have made the difference in their specific areas. Programs represented included Next Step (substance abuse recovery program), Safe Haven (Independent Living) and residential.

The video is available on the KyUMH Facebook page. Stay tuned for more exciting videos in the future with the help of this amazing team.

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MEMORIALS

Dec. 12, 2016 - March 3, 2017

Patricia Binkley ............. Martha Collins ................ Linda Bendorf Wayne E. Binkley Robbie Clayton Blue .... Nola B. Combs ............... Ina C. Hunsucker Members of Hanson UMC James L. Conger, Sr. ..... Clyde & Linda Nealy Lori Boisseau-Whiting . Teresa Anthony M. G. Conner .................. Samuel Conner Danny L. Boling ............ Peggy R. Boling Edith Coomer ................. James & Barbara Bill Bonta ....................... Coomer Sammye Graven Norman Cortese ............ Ralph Boswell ............... Arline Cortese Sondra Fischer John D. Bottorff ............ Winnie R. Cowgill .......... Barbara J. Cowgill Sue F. Bottorff Charles Bozarth ............ George & Agnes Cox .... Tony & Glenda Jevans Hilldale UMC-Circle of Friends Jim & Alma Creger ........ Noah & Lucille Anna Elizabeth Brisley . Gregory Charles Brisley Chris & Karen Dorothy H. Brown ......... Cremeans ................... Greg & Vicki Hinkel Dr. & Mrs. Paul F. Karin Lee Breidenbach Taylor Brown ........................ Lorraine Criswell ........... Joe Brown Jim & Diane Harris Cecil & Grace Brubaker . Carolyn Crockett ........... Nancy B. Fyffe Susan Kearns Hershell & Thelma Bunch ........................ Felix & Nicki Swiderski Glen & Karen Heinz Judelle Burden ........ Bill & Phyllis Emmick Christine Burnette ... Anne Brooks Jill Campbell ............ George Campbell Joey Campbell ......... Bethel UMC Major Carnal ............. Shirley Carnal Sam Carter ............... Margaret Carter Thomas & Madeline Philippians 2:29 Carter .................... Nancy Neal Thompson Robert S. ‘Bobby’ Crockett ...................... Joseph P. Carver .......... Susan Kearns John Carver Felix & Nicki Swiderski Joseph P. Carver .......... Ruth B. Carver Peggy Crowl ................... Brian & Jennifer Sue Chambers .............. Bogue Sammye Graven Sherry Noble Les & Anna Mae Clayton ...................... Mike Curasi .................... Max & Becky Clayton Sammye Graven Connie Coleman ........... Nancy Cushenberry ...... Nancy Loy Larry Cushenberry

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Roberta Davidson .......... Deborah D. Hicks Norman Lee Davis ......... Mary A. Davis Eric Derossett ................ David & Debbie Derossett Rev. James Nelson Dill . Margaret L. Dill Hazel M. Dillon ............... Ruth D. Marshall Elwynn Dobbs ................ Valerie Linnen Dean Dowell ................... Joan Laslie Betty Drexler .................. Alberta Harp Jack Dunaway ................ Rosanna Dunaway Robert Dunaway ............ Rosanna Dunaway Donald & Jean Durham . Gary & Donna Thompson Donald Durham .............. Mary Margaret Nagle Frances Dutill ................. Frank & Cora Allara Tommy Dyer ................... John T. & Sandra Rudolph William Eblen ................. Marion Eblen Tempa Endicott .............. Danny Philpot

eceive him then in the Lord with all joy, and hold men like him in high regard.

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Maxine Enix .................... Pat Stanley Frances Everet ............... Darnall Foster & Ben Pulley James Fannin ................ Noah & Lucille Gregory Beulah H. Taylor Owen Fielding ................ Jared Mattingly

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Sterling Fisher ............... Betty Jo Fisher Sara Beth Fitzpatrick .... Trudy Smith Marion Floyd .................. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Sutherland T. B. Forbes .................... Sue F. Bottorff John & Edith Foree ....... John & Karin Foree Louis & Rachel Franklin ...................... Nancye Canter Kelly & Mildred Fryman . Jane F. Saunders Bertha Fultz .................... Beulah H. Taylor Bobe Fultz ...................... Jared Mattingly Ret. Col. Carroll M. Fyffe ............................ Nancy B. Fyffe Claude & Virginia Fyffe . Nancy B. Fyffe Betty L. Gabbert ............ Lewisport UMC Keith Gabehart ............... Rebecca Gabehart Alfreda ‘Marcie’ Gardner ...................... Scott & Diana Fisk Eleanor Garrett .............. Jill A. Harris Theodore ‘Ted’ Geary .... Pauline M. Geary Rev. Ervin Silas Gentry . Ruth G. Washington Fred Gillis ...................... Don & Candy Fitzpatrick Jimmy Gividen .............. Pamela Perkinson Cecil Goins .................... Connie Goins Mary B. Graham ............ Virginia Alexander David & Barbara Shore Frances Green .............. John T. Green Elsie Gregory ................. Noah & Lucille Gregory Mildred Gresham ........... Kim & Kelma White John F. Gross ................ Leigh Ann GrossWilson Owen & Alta Gumm ....... Rev. & Mrs. Gale Wetzel

Katie Hammond ............. Lloyd & Courtney Spear Glenn Hampton .............. Dorothy Buckley Glenn Hampton .............. Louis S. Buckley, Jr. Will & Ann Osborn Pat Sholar Lawrence E. Hancock ... Edna Austin & Family Jennifer E. Harber ......... Mr. & Mrs. Ed Harber Hugh Kenneth Hardcastle .................. Deborah Gillenwater Larry & Ruthanne Hughes Michael Hardin ............... Donna & Steve Meador Rev. Allan Harman ......... Judith Harman-Tolle Don E. Harris ................. Jill A. Harris Rev. J. C. & Mrs. Mamie Harris .......................... Noah & Lucille Gregory Jim & Diane Harris Jared Mattingly Beulah H. Taylor Alpheus Hatfield ............ Dr. & Mrs. W. Stuart Eads Parents of Robert & Dawn Hawkins ........... Robert & Dawn Hawkins Alma N. Hedges ............. Janice N. Belter Frank & Lucille Heinz .... Glen & Karen Heinz Evan Henderson ............ Rev. & Mrs. E. Ray Throckmorton Pauline Catron Henderson ................. Ralph Catron Henderson Martha Belle Ammerman Henry ..... Ed Henry G. Edward Henry Alvin A. Hester ............... Phyllis B. Hester Sue S. Hibberd ............... Charlotte H. Bick Chantel Marie Hinkel ..... Greg & Vicki Hinkel Hazel Hoagland .............. Alberta Harp

Lee & Margaret Hoagland .................... Alberta Harp Wm. Hobart .................... Ina C. Hunsucker Fred Hobbs .................... Emerson Plummer Stephanie Holland ......... Deborah Bentley Nell Holloway ................. Earline F. Smith Mack Holt ....................... Patricia Jarrell Garland & Rosie Hooper ........................ Linda H. Walker Gillim & Bess Howard ... Tim Howard Gina Kay Hughes .......... Suann McCollum Flo Hull ........................... Carol Moran Patrica Humphrey .......... Chester Humphrey Stanley A. Hurst ............. Stan & Marilyn Hopkins Bobby L. Isaacs ............. Dianah Isaacs Glen Jasper .................... Reva J. Byrd Willie & Zella Jasper ..... Reva J. Byrd Bobbie Jennings ........... Max & Becky Clayton Elga Johaness ............... Owensboro District Office Toni Neil Johnston ........ Barbara Lamb Robert L. Jones, Jr. ....... Libby W. Jones Ed Jury ........................... Mark & Vicky Pulliam Josie Kearney ................ Bonnie K. Dickens Danny Kearns ................ Loretta Hunter Melodie Keaton .............. Jared Mattingly Ruth Kendall .................. Elizabeth Sudduth Shelia Kiser .................... Jim & Diane Harris Faye Kreider ................... John & Hazel Evans John & Gelea Langford . Larry & Linda VanHook Roland Lawrence ........... J. Roger Dill Boyd Ray Leach ............ Wanda Leach

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MEMORIALS CONTINUED Don Lee .......................... Shawn & Leann Majors Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Leslie . Mary Lu Link Rev. Harry Lewis ........... Owensboro District Office Rick Litton ...................... Nancy C. Ginn Dr. & Mrs. E. Ray Throckmorton Alice Lones .................... Sammye Graven Barry Lowe ..................... Joe B. Lowe Danny Brian Lowe ......... Jared Mattingly Harry Loy ........................ Nancy Loy James C. Lyons, Sr. ...... Evelyn L. Lyons Homer Earl Maddox ...... Denver ‘Gene’ Maddox Barbara ‘Bobbi’ Mangus ....................... Covenant UMC-Faith Circle Samuel A. ‘Sam’ Mars, Jr. ................................ Sue Mars Matha ‘Nanny’ Mattingly .................... Jim Mattingly Family Paul & Ruby Maupin ..... Margaret Asberry Ruby E. Maynard ........... Kenneth W. Maynard Freda McAtee ................. Cadiz UMC-UMW David & Barbara Shore Hon. Frank H. McCartney .................. Anna Lou McNeill Shirley Ann Carter McCaslin .................... Bethany UMCChalybeate SS Class Billy & Mollie Boyd Suzanne Britt Mike & Amanda Coleman Kenny & Mabeth Cortner Mr. & Mrs. James T. Dorroh Franklin Bank & Trust Gerald & Judy Goodaker

Charles & Rebecca Howton Serieta G. Jaggers Chris & Marti McCarty Joey & Coleen McCaslin Dr. & Mrs. Duane Miksch Ray & Kaye Mitchell Patsy Oliver Barry & Debra Rickard Phyllis, Patty, Tommy & Jon Rohrer Donnie & Teresa Scott James & Carol Traylor William H. McCollum ..... Suann McCollum Phillip McCoy ................. Dr. Ron McCoy Nina Ruth McDonald ..... 1st UMC Munfordville Les McGlasson .............. Randy & Irene Coates Rosemary Marie McGregor ................... Ray McGregor Delbert R. McMurtry ...... James D. Best Robert McNutt ................ Violet McNutt Carolyn Millikan ............. Gary & Judy Parrent Charles Millward ............ Clyde & Linda Nealy Bill & Jan Nye James D. Moore ............. Lynn Hill Clyde & Nancy Moorhead ................... Diana Taylor Rev. Allen Moran ........... Zelma Moran W. R. Morgan ................. Pam Cheeseman Mary L. Morgan Anita Esham Muckelroy . Lloyd & Courtney Spear James H. Murphy .......... Imogene W. Murphy Glendora Myers ............. Mr. & Mrs. Timothy D. Wright Thomas E. Niles ............ Margie L. Niles Martin Noger .................. Iona Noger Ervye & Jemmie Oates . Tom & Elaine Neely

C. J. Ogletree ................. Larry & Joy Lindsey Sidney C. O’Nan, Sr. ...... Charlotte O’Nan Kenneth C. Osborne ..... Edgar & Mary Jo Abell Jonathan Holloway Todd C. Osborne ........... Gordan & Joyce Patterson Piper Paradise ............... Carol Becker Dr. & Mrs. Norman Vincent Peale & Family ......................... Carol Sovereign Mr. & Mrs. C. L. Perkins . Betty Jane Pitzer Leonard Phillips ............ Jonathan Holloway Steve Phillips ................. Brenda Phillips

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Ann Stone Riley ............. Mike Riley Dava (Tichenor) Rinehart ...................... Stan & Marilyn Hopkins Birdie Robinson ............. Greg & Vicki Hinkel Sharon M. Robinson ..... Sherry L. Robinette Doris Ratliff Rodgers .... Danny Abston Russell Atwell Dale Brooks Campbellsville Apparel Dana Inc.-Gear Engineering Joseph Harris Russell Hoggard Spencer Kidd Walter Kidd .....

ove one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

Romans 12:10 Pearl Phillps ................... Peg Coots Jake Pickerill .................. Anna Pickerill Dr. Charles Pinkston ..... Rev. & Mrs. E. Ray Throckmorton Frank Podlipec ............... Nan S. Hess Rev. William M. Pope .... Rev. Richard & Mrs. Virginia Chamberlin Viola Kissick ‘Vi’ Powers ....................... Pauline Brown Wilma Gleason 1st UMC LexingtonUMW Mary Rose Norcross Reggie Watkins James & Julia Ravens .. Casandra Ravens Virginia Reynolds .......... Jennifer Reynolds Bernice Ricketts ............ Rolf & Margaret Ricketts Rev. Donald Riggs ......... Ann Riggs

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Max Kinslow Walt, Deana, Olivia & Gracie Parrot Kennth Priddy Anna Jean Ratliff Madison Rose Jimmy Shirley Roger Simmons St. Mark UMC Steve Staples Dr. & Mrs. E. Ray Throckmorton Patricia Sue Roehr ........ Richard Roehr D. E. Rogers ................... Evelyn G. Rogers Weldon & Ruth Roland . Glen & Karen Heinz Albert & Margaret Roller .......................... Glen & Karen Heinz Virginia Rose ................. Linda Browning Shelby Roundtree .......... Kathryn Roundtree Kendall Beth Royalty .... Rita T. Williams

Holly Rutheford ............. Donald & Bobbie Rutheford John & Frances Samuels ..................... Mr. & Mrs. James Burton Clarence E. Saunders ... Jane F. Saunders Helen Louise ‘Lou’ Scherm ....................... Community United Methodist Hospital Bob & Georgia Ann Glassco Mrs. Alton Lawhorn Dr. Tom & Mrs. Jo Logan Carol Moore & Cynthia Autry Barbara Morgan Owensboro District Office Donald & Freda Shahan. Rita L. Ross William Shields .............. Louise S. Shields David Shipley ................. Bill & Enid Dibert Chuck & Jane Ellen Epperson Bruce Jones Les & Barbara Murdock Dr. & Mrs. David Oaks Bob & June Phillips Jack & Brenda Sasse Mary E. Thornsberry Dave & Sandi Wallace Kent T. Simpson ............ Judy Simpson Marjorie Slack ................ Robert W. Slack Bob Smith ...................... Mark & Vicky Pulliam Charles & Laura Jane Smith .......................... Louise S. Shields Mr. & Mrs. John Lloyd Smith .......................... Tom & Susan Baird Lloyd & Doris Smith ...... Mike & Kathy Milliken Margaret Duley Smith ... Alcie M. Crane Tylene Smith .................. Kittawa Sprangs Ministries Phylis Sneed .................. Garnett R. Sneed Dorothy Spegal .............. Bill & Sylvia Spegal

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Laura Bland Stair .......... Joann S. Slider Julie Guion Steele ......... Clyde & Linda Nealy Earl Stephens, Jr. .......... Jared Mattingly Roy & Martha Helen Stivers ........................ Roy W. Stivers Don Stokes ..................... Eulene Stokes Jim Earl Stokes ............. B. N. Everett Jim Stratton ................... Mike Cohagen Ben W. Taylor ................. Norma Taylor Dorothy Gail Taylor ....... Keith & Ruth Emerine Mary Woolum Taylor ..... Covenant UMC-Faith Circle Emily Smith Mr. & Mrs. Hubert Thomas ...................... Col. & Mrs. Thomas A. Bruno Asa Nick Thompson ...... Susan Kearns Felix & Nicki Swiderski Beckie Thorpe ................ Mary Thorpe Bonnie Thorpe ............... Mary Thorpe Rev. J. C. Thorpe ........... Mary Thorpe Jerry Thorpe .................. Mary Thorpe Rickey Thorpe ................ Mary Thorpe Ruby P. Tignor ............... Bill & Sandra Tignor MaryBelle Toler .............. Gene Toler Helen B. Trosino ............ Janet L. Trosino Charles Turley ................ Glenda Stroud Retha Pauline Turner .... Tonya Evans Richard C. Turner .......... Greg & Vicki Hinkel Bess K. Turner Addys & Delsie Tyree .... C. Alan Bentley Deborah Bentley The Unborn .................... Eric & Robin Patterson Elmer & Youtha Vanover ...................... Rev. Leonard & Mrs. Judy Lowery

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MEMORIALS CONTINUED Frank Veto ...................... Joanne Veto Rev. Jack R. & Mrs. Sally B. Vibbert .......... The Jack Vibbert Evangelistic Foundation Rev. Dr. Robert L. Wallace ....................... Rev. Richard & Mrs. Virginia Chamberlin Doug Ward ..................... Nancy Ward

Carter & Dorothy Wetzel ......................... Rev. & Mrs. Gale Mary Jane Watson ......... Wetzel Robert K. Watson Terry White ..................... B. T. & Susie Watts ........ Louanna White Martha Roundtree Willard White .................. Jimmy & Ann Weathers . Louanna White Martha Brown Carol W. Whitmer .......... Roy Webster III .............. Jo Whitmer Marlene Curtiss Rosalie Whittenberger .. Barbara Wells ................ Aaron S. Reva J. Byrd Whittenberger Bertha West ................... Suzanne Williams .......... Evonne Hawkins Eddie Mae Williams Betty Westrick ............... Freddie Westrick

HONORS

Dec. 12, 2016 - March 3, 2017

Kathleen Alexander ....... Custer UMC Mr. & Mrs. Frank Allara . Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Gilliam The Allen Family ............ Cathy Cochran David & Nora Ashworth . Greg &Vicki Hinkel Alan Baird & Family ...... Nelda Harpe Tim & Cyndy Baird & Family ......................... Nelda Harpe Rev. Kevin Baker ........... Emerson Plummer Alan Banks ..................... Tom & Teresa Wilson James & Joyce Banks .. Tom & Teresa Wilson Mr. & Mrs. Doug Beck ... Rev. & Mrs. Ben N. Cain Harold & Wanda Bolin .. Jill Bolin Larry & Pam Bouland .... Herb & Tina Brown Dr. & Mrs. Louis Bowles ........................ Dr. & Mrs. E. Ray Throckmorton Barby Bricker ................. Kim Dickey Anne Brooks .................. Imogene Ramsey Dorothy Brown .............. Petrie MemorialFaithful Followers SS Class Lynelle Brown ................ Bernice Cornette 10

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Mike Bruington .............. Donna Funk Bryleigh ......................... Ronald & Ruth Wheeler Ted & Paula Burke ......... Tom & Elaine Neely Hank & Judy Chilton ..... Greg &Vicki Hinkel Dr. & Mrs. Keith Clark ... Mike & Kathy Milliken Mr. & Mrs. David Cole ... Cheryl A. Power Connor ........................... Ronald & Ruth Wheeler Ramsom Cooper ............ Gregory F. Van Tatenhove Ransom & Betty Cooper ........................ David & Julia Simms Bernice Cornette ........... Lynelle Eaves Brown John Vogler Elizabeth Costello ......... Patti Costello Randy Coy ...................... Geoff & Kathy Tatman Randy & Denise Coy ..... Dr. & Mrs. Don Guth Andrew Crenshaw ......... Rick Crenshaw Daniel ............................. Ronald & Ruth Wheeler David .............................. Ronald & Ruth Wheeler Robin Decker ................. Darlene Hager

Juanita Denham ............. Don & Glenna Burton Catherine Detweiler ....... Staff at St. JohnProspect Kit Devine ....................... Dave & Beth Eberenz Dave & Beth Eberenz .... Rick & Jennie Norris Bonnie Thorpe Edwards ..................... Mary Thorpe Kelsie & Andrew Ehalt .. Ed & Anne Beeler Bishop Leonard Fairley & Family...................... Joni B. Way Candy Fitzpatrick .......... Richard & Sarah Newell

Rev. Sam Willis .............. Linda Willis M. Louise Wilson ........... Tom & Teresa Wilson Lillan S. Wolffbrandt ..... George E. Wolffbrandt Ira Lee Woodby ............. Sharon Coppersmith Alice M. Woodward ....... Bernie & Marsha Woodward Dr. David Wright ............ Joseph & Libby Fotos Edna Wright ................... Bethlehem UMC

Keith Wright ................... Chet & Denise Miller Malcolm Wright .............. Chet & Denise Miller Alan Yielding .................. Paul & Terry Yeilding Jessie Nell Young .......... Richard B. Young Rev. John Riley Young .. Richard B. Young Ashley Nicole Zimmerman ................ John & Carla Zimmerman

Thomas R., Sarah A., Matthew R. & Emma J. Flynn ...................... Terry & Carolyn Hamby Timothy R., Andrea M., Jackson R., & Michael R. Flynn ........ Terry & Carolyn Hamby Steve & Connie French . Dave & Beth Eberenz Beth Fritz ........................ Hart Graves Cheryl Fruth ................... Bob & Thelma Ray Rev. Mark & Mrs. Karen Girard ......................... Charles W. & Yuvonne Queen

George & Sarah Harpe .. Wendell Harpe Josh & Alissa Harpe ..... Wendell Harpe Virginia L. Harrod .......... Barbara H. Harrod Margaret Henderson ..... Petrie MemorialFaithful Followers SS Class Robert & Susan Henning ...................... Clayton & Leigh Ann Young Bill & Teri Henson ......... Gary & Gwen Robinson Carl & Pat Hinkel ........... Greg &Vicki Hinkel Gary, Brandon & Adam Hinkel ......................... Greg &Vicki Hinkel Jeff & Tracy Hinkel ...... Greg &Vicki Hinkel Steve, Carol, Austin & Alexandra Hinkel ....... Greg &Vicki Hinkel Jonathan Holloway ..... Henrida Holloway C. J. & Nancy Hunter .. Betty Jane Pitzer Sherry & Richard Ijames & Family ......... Nelda Harpe Edith Ishmael ............... Emerson Plummer Dottie Jacavino .............. Glen & Karen Heinz Jane Jury ........................ Mark & Vicky Pulliam Lee Klockow .................. Donna Funk Knox .............................. Ronald & Ruth Wheeler

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onor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king. 1 Peter 2:17 Rosalie Floyd ................. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Sutherland Bill R. & Katherine N. Flynn ........................... Terry & Carolyn Hamby

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Rev. Fred Goodwin ........ Lloyd & Courtney Spear Linda Gosser ................. Mary Jean Putteet Paul & Barbara Hampton ..................... Henry Hollingsworth Cliff & Rita Harpe ........... Wendell Harpe

CHRISTMAS IN HEAVEN Paul R. Miller................... Connie & Daniel Smith & Family

Charles Langford ........... Larry & Linda VanHook Maurice Lisanby ............ 1st UMC MadisonvilleGem Carey SS Class Ralph Lyles .................... Barbara Lamb Eddie & Susan Maddox . Paula Dickerson Betty Magner .................. Suzanne B. Coonen Chuck & Sandy Martin .. Virginia J. Virgin Mac & Wanda McDaughey ................ Virginia J. Virgin Charles & Cynthia McGinnes ................... Jessica Hogan Loraine McMurtry .......... James D. Best Bill & Marsha Metzger ... Dave & Beth Eberenz Duane & Pat Miksch ...... James & Linda Scott Betty Miller ..................... Greg &Vicki Hinkel Patty Miller ..................... Virginia J. Virgin MaGina New ................... Joni B. Way Nikki & Next Step Staff . James & Patricia Shope Rick & Jennie Norris ..... Dave & Beth Eberenz Lila Ogletree ................... Larry & Joy Lindsey Rev. Faron E. Owen ....... Earl & Jo Ann Owen Villard & Nellie Palmer .. Linda H. Walker Eddie & Janece Parsons ...................... Tom & Teresa Wilson

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HONORS CONTINUED

Sue Penn ........................ Lloyd Chilton Nat & Joyce Peters ........ Nat & Berda Peters Tracy & Sally Phillips .... Wendell Harpe Wop & Doll Pitchford .... Barbara Lamb Edward Plummer ........... Emerson Plummer Jimmy & Connie Polston ....................... David Polston Mia Ryan QueenGilliam & Ivy............... Wetzel & Denice Queen Duncan & Linda Ramsey ...................... Imogene Ramsey Dr. Imogene Ramsey ..... Anne Brooks Jo Ann Ramsey ............. Imogene Ramsey Richard, Heather & Ryver Ramsey & Colin Turpin................ Imogene Ramsey Mr. & Mrs. Larry Rawlings .................... Rev. & Mrs. Ben N. Cain Mr. & Mrs. Sonny Rawlings .................... Rev. & Mrs. Ben N. Cain Rev. & Mrs. Jamus Redd ........................... Pam Witty Rev. Howard & Mrs. Dee Reynolds ............ Karl & Judy Moran Ruth E. Nickell Mr. & Mrs. Chilton Reynolds Mr. & Mrs. David Simpson Pat Riticher .................... Leah Ousley Cordelia B. Roberts ....... Travis L. Roberts Dale & Robin Roberts ... Wendell Harpe Todd & Joanna Roberts . Nelda Harpe Members of Rockfield UMC ............................ Dr. & Mrs. David Oaks Ricky & Sandy Russelburg ................ Wendell Harpe

1st UMC ScottsvilleWinsome Seekers Circle .......................... Barbara Lamb Shane ............................. Ronald & Ruth Wheeler Mark & Sande Shepherd .................... Greg &Vicki Hinkel Robert & Jeannene Shipp .......................... Robert & Julie Shipp Drs. Jay & Marian Smith .......................... Paul E. & Sherryln B. Duvall Jericho Smith ................. Tony & Melony Iannuzzi Jerry & Melinda Smith .. David & Paula Smith Nell Smith ....................... Mark & Vicky Pulliam Trudy Smith .................... Richard & Sarah Newell Berkley Stofer ................ Bill & Pam Stofer Annice Stone ................. Barbara Lamb The Girls of Sweazy Hall 72-74 ................... Craig & Jan Potts Syd Tate .......................... 1st UMC MadisonvilleGem Carey SS Class The Tatem Family .......... Cathy Cochran Virginia Thompson ........ Susan Kearns Felix & Nicki Swiderski Dr. & Mrs. Paul Todd ..... Judy Green Bess Turner .................... Greg &Vicki Hinkel Bro. David & Mrs. Linda Turner ......................... Donnie & Linda Pogue Garrett & Susanna Vance .......................... Greg &Vicki Hinkel Wallace Ralph Veach ..... Debra L. Veach John & Margie Vogler ... Bernice Cornette Steve & Mollie Wade ..... Rev. Dr. & Mrs. Judge Coker Jack & Hope Waldridge . Ron & Elizabeth Waldridge

Ruth Washington ........... Epiphany UMCCrusaders Class Rev. Dr. Howard H. Willen .......................... Herb Fetty 1st UMC HopkinsvilleFriendship Class Family of Howard Willen Adam Williams ............... John T. Green Frenchie Williams .......... Barbara Lamb Rev. Paul E. Williams .... Dr. & Mrs. Patrick Williams Sarah Williams ............... John T. Green Justin T. Wilson ............. Tom & Teresa Wilson Mark Wilson ................... Tom & Teresa Wilson Richard & Marjorie Wilson ........................ Tom & Teresa Wilson Sallie Wilson .................. Bob & Susan Butler Dr. & Mrs. Scott E. Wilson ........................ Pam Witty Rev. Dr. & Mrs. James C. Wofford .................. Ben F. & Mary R. Weaver

Photo above: Helena Kruer (center), President of Kentucky Conference United Methodist Women, toured the new property and stopped by to pose for a photo with KyUMH VP of Development Melinda Ryles-Smith (left) and Development Coordinator Casey Neely (right).

BIRTHDAYS Rev. Dr. & Mrs. James C. Wofford .................. Ben F. & Mary R. Weaver Edythe Coleman-106 years old..................... Yeargins Chapel UMC Judy Golden.................... Emily Smith Martha Jones.................. Emily Smith Eleanor Kinser-100 years old..................... Patrick & Carol Lee Heffley Carly Long....................... Jarrell & Judy Long Cooper Long................... Jarrell & Judy Long Hazel Powell.................... Emily Smith Don Rankin..................... Patrice & Maurice Hancock Mary Stewart................... Pamela Perkinson

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Non-Profit Organization US Postage PAID Permit #1478 Lexington, KY

P.O. Box 749 Versailles, KY 40383-0749

Wishlist - Versailles Campus Shampoo and Conditioner Men's or Women's Body wash Lemon Fresh Pinesol

Wishlist - Mary Kendall Campus

Laundry soap tabs - Brands "All" or "Tide" preferred Backpacks/Messenger Bags Lysol Disinfectant Spray

Paper towels

Cotton balls

Women’s Underwear (Adult sizes)

Feminine Hygiene Products

Disinfecting wipes

You can purchase these items using our Amazon or Walmart wishlist. Visit kyumh.org > Donate > Wishlist Items. For more information, contact Wes Farmer at (859) 873-4481 or wes.farmer@kyumh.org.

THANK YOU FOR SHOWING

THE LOVE!

Right: Edythe Coleman recently celebrated her 106th birthday and asked her church to donate to KyUMH in her honor. What a lovely gesture from a lovely lady! Left: Every year, United Methodist Women from many local churches send Valentine’s cards and treats to our kids. Thank you so much for your warm hearts and loving kindness!

Disc golf sets

Contact Roy Hicks at (270) 683-6481, ext. 221.

The Children's Voice - March/April Edition  

Deanna went from being a ward of the state, to becoming an honor student, homecoming nominee, entrepreneur and loving mother.

The Children's Voice - March/April Edition  

Deanna went from being a ward of the state, to becoming an honor student, homecoming nominee, entrepreneur and loving mother.

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