Buena Estess (Wright) Ely, 94, September 11, 1922 - December 18, 2016.
Buena was born in Sudith, in Menifee County, to Henry Clay Wright and Carrie Lee (Moore) Wright. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hiram Ely; and her son, Kevin Earl Ely; her brothers, Ransome, Ralph, Raleigh, Frank and Lewis; and a sister, Mary Eva (Wright) Terrell.
She is survived by a sister, Dorothy Era (Wright) Kash of Frenchburg; and three children, Hiram Ely III (Terry) of Louisville, Debra Ely Douglas of Ellensburg, Wash., and Darla Ely Gray (Dale) of Gilbert, Ariz.; six grandchildren, Lindsey Russell Douglas IV, Spencer Ely Douglas, Garland Dale "Trey" Gray, Sierra Kylie Gray, Hiram Colter Gray and Houston Zane Gray.
Buena is a graduate of Morehead State University and a lifelong educator. She and her husband, Hiram lived and worked in Salyersville until they retired to Palm Bay, Fla. and in their later years Louisville.
A private family service will precede interment.
Arch L. Heady Funeral Home at Westport Village in Louisville is in charge of arrangements.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of charitable contributions to Centre College, 600 Walnut St., Danville, KY 40422 for inclusion in the Hiram Ely and Buena E. Wright Ely Scholarship Fund.
Condolences may be left at archlheadywestport.com.
Published on  December 20, 2016