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Patsy Carol Rhodus Turpin, 76, was called to be with the Lord on January 1, 2018, at Central Baptist Hospital after injuries from a recent accident. She was born in Richmond on October 13, 1941, but lived the majority of her life in Lexington.
A faithful and loving wife of 57 years, she is survived by: her husband, Ronald "Ron"; three daughters, Rhonda (Greg) Henzman, Sherri (Barry) Bryant, and Jennifer (Daren) Varble; five grandsons, Cameron, Dalton and Lincoln Henzman, Michael and Morgan Bryant; and one granddaughter, MacKenzie Varble, all of Lexington. She leaves behind: two brothers, Alvin Rhodus of Richmond, and Bob Rhodus, of Wilmore, Ky.; three sisters, Margie Million, Louise Rhodus and Anna Margaret Hammons, all of Lexington; and a host of nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.
She is preceded in death by: her parents, James and Pattie Rhodus; daughter, Teri Sue Turpin; five brothers, Harry, Richard, Ted, Frank, and Ralph Rhodus; two sisters, Blanche Hoskins and Ethel Columbia.
She met her husband at Madison Central High School, Richmond, and they were wed on Oct. 17, 1960. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, Lexington. She retired from American States Insurance Company upon the birth of her first grandchild to begin many years of being the caregiver for all of her grandchildren. She dedicated her life to her children and grandchildren. She is affectionately known by many that knew her simply as "Grandma." She enjoyed watching baseball, football, basketball, wrestling, soccer, gymnastics, swimming, volleyball and archery, all done by her grandchildren. She was the youngest of 15 siblings and was always there to take care of them.
Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Rd., with burial following in Lexington Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her six grandchildren. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Published on January 2, 2018
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