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Vivian Meek Carnes, 92, widow of Kermit Carnes, died on Sunday, February 26, 2017.
Vivian was born in Johnson County, Kentucky, to John and Wrae Meek, and was the fifth of their ten children. She was a graduate of Paintsville High School and Mayo Business College, and moved to Richmond in 1943 to work at the Blue Grass Ordnance Depot. She married Kermit Carnes in 1945 after his return from service in World War II. She was his farming partner, worked as the social editor for The Richmond Register, and later was an owner and bookkeeper at Richmond Farm Supply. She was a member of First Christian Church, founding member of the Lancaster Road Homemakers Club, and a leader of many local 4-H groups.
Survivors include: her daughters, Joy Carnes Chanley and Linda Carnes (Clint) Wimberly, both of Richmond; four grandchildren, Jason (Christal) Chanley, Jennifer (Brian) King, Kate Wimberly and Mary Ellen Wimberly; four great grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Meek and Fred Meek, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Condrey officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jason Chanley, J.T. Chanley, Clint Wimberly, Brian King, Edwin Luxon, and Fred Meek.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. - 12 noon on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell.
To express condolences, please visit www.orpfh.com .
Published on February 26, 2017
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