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WAVA (HEMINGER) GIBBONS

October 16, 1919 ~ March 21, 2018 (age 98)
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MAYS LICK   Wava Heminger Lowe Gibbons, 98, a longtime resident of May’s Lick passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at The Willows in Lexington.  Mrs. Gibbons was born in Robertson County on October 16, 1919 daughter of Rutherford & Mary Duncan Heminger. 

            Wava was a graduate of May’s Lick High School and was a member of May’s Lick Christian Church and the May’s Lick Homemakers.  She had a long life of public work most notably serving as cafeteria manager at the May’s Lick School and later owning and operating the Thoroughbred Inn in May’s Lick that was noted for fine dining.  In later years she was a seamstress and continued baking her homemade yeast rolls as well as being employed by Myles Brown Jewelry Store and Modern Laundry in Maysville. She decided to retire at the age of 90.

            Survivors include a son Frank (Millie) Lowe of Maysville; two granddaughters, Julie Lowe (Jordan) Owens of Lexington and Kim Lowe Garrison of Maysville; seven great-grand children,  Allison Lowe (John) Hackworth, Travis (Haven) Lowe, Justin Garrison, Jessica Garrison, Reece Owens, Jonathan Owens and Harper Owens; three great-great-grandchildren, Halle Hackworth, Eli Hackworth and Tinley Lowe; two step granddaughters, Holly (Kyle) Mullikin and Vanessa (Michael) Gardner; four step great-grandchildren, Peyton & Kennedy Mullikin, Amayah & Noah Gardner.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, David J. Gibbons on December 30, 2009; a son Donnie Lowe; a grandson Troy Lowe; two brothers and a sister.

            Services will be conducted at 1 P.M. on Monday, March 26, 2018 at Palmer Funeral Home & Crematory in May’s Lick.  Burial will follow in the May’s Lick Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from Noon until the hour of the service. Memorials suggested to the May’s Lick Homemakers.  Condolences to www.palmerfuneralhome.net

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