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Lena Smith McGee
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Obituary for Lena Smith McGee

A Bardstown resident, Mrs. Lena S. McGee, age 97, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Bardstown Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born on April 11, 1921 in Bardstown to the late James Walter and Alma Marie Smith. Lena was a former employee of the former Waterfill and Frazier Distillery, retired from Beam’s Distillery, and she and her husband owned and operated McGee Dairy. She was the oldest member of St. Gregory’s Church where she was a former member of the Altar Society and the Bereavement committee.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Charles Leon McGee, a great granddaughter, Sydney Wood, 4 brothers, Marvin Smith, Basil Smith, Walter Jr.”Smitty” Smith and an infant brother Francis Smith, 3 sisters, Mary Ellen Whitaker, Alma Marie Dugan, Sara Teresa Kelly, her son-in-law, Ronnie Thompson, and her granddaughter-in-law, Sharon McGee.
Lena was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother. She is survived by her daughter, Susan (Richard Kelty) Thompson, 2 sons, Jimmy (Patsy) McGee and Jerry (June) McGee all of Bardstown, 8 grandchildren, Terry (Nickie Hall) Thompson, Christy (Wayne) Christopher, Bobbi McGee, Chuck (Barbara) McGee, Sheila (Todd) Collins, Michelle Moore Ragan, Stephanie (Thad Snellen) Wood, Shawn (Todd) Bartley, 20 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.
The family has followed cremation wishes of Mrs. Lena McGee and will have a memorial service May 6, 2018 Sunday at 3:00pm at the Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00-3:00pm at the Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home, 1475 New Shepherdsville Road. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to St. Gregory’s Building Fund or Bereavement Fund. The Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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Sunday

6

May

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1475 New Shepherdsville Rd.
Bardstown, KY 40004

Funeral

Sunday

6

May

3:00 PM
Houghlin-Greenwell Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1475 New Shepherdsville Rd.
Bardstown, KY 40004

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