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Gertrude Kazee, 75, of Ashland, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.
Mrs. Kazee was born March 24, 1941, in Sciotoville, Ohio, to the late John W. and Dovie Gillum Sparks. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ora Kazee. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Orville Sparks; sisters Frances Wooten and Ruby Ball; a sister-in-law, Mary Sparks; and brothers-in-law, Doc Wooten and Gene Ball.
Gertrude was a dedicated wife, mother and homemaker who enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking and reading. She was a member of 13th Street Freewill Baptist Church.
Gertrude is survived by her children, Robin Lee Kazee and Mark Ora Kazee (Selena) both of Ashland; a granddaughter, Ava Bailey Kazee; a grandson, Ethan Bryan; a brother, Rick Sparks of Lucasville, Ohio; and sisters, Ranie Justice (Chuck) of Portsmouth, Ohio; Mavis Crabtree (Ron) of Minford, Ohio, and Jonnie Smith (Smitty) of Piketon, Ohio; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services for Mrs. Kazee will be at 1 p.m. Thursday March 9, 2017, at Neal Funeral Home, 2409 Center Street in Catlettsburg. Pastors Chuck Ferguson and Frank Hulett will officiate. Final resting place will be in Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at kilgorecollierfuneralhome.com.
Published on March 6, 2017
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