Lois Irene Preston

Published 9:48 am Friday, February 17, 2017

Lois Irene Preston


Lois Irene Preston, 88, passed away Wednesday Feb. 15, 2017. She was born in Mercer County on March 27, 1928 to George Lee and Evelena Davis Dean, Sr. and was the wife of the late William Bradley Preston, Sr.

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Lois Preston

Lois graduated from Parksville High School; she was a telephone operator for Bellsouth and a longtime member of Mitchellsburg Baptist Church where she taught children’s Sunday school for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, being outdoors and watching UK basketball. 

Survivors include four daughters, Linda Taylor, Rebecca Orwig, Barbara (Rick) Austin, Beverly (Bill) Hume; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a brother Charles (Trish) Dean. 

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a daughter Yvonne Louise Preston, a son William Bradley Preston, Jr., three brothers and five sisters.

The funeral service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at Mitchellsburg Baptist Church with burial to follow in Hillcrest Cemetery in Perryville. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m., Saturday at the church.

Pallbearers will be Steven and Chris Hume, Alex, Seth, and Noah Austin, and Travis Dean.

Honorary bearers will be grandchildren, great-grandchildren, Carl Leffew, JoPat Preston, W.H. Pelley, Scott Foster, Alan Reardon, Melvin Baker, Scott Gordon, Kevin and Rodney Satterly, Doug West and Jeff Reardon.

Wilder Funeral Home Perryville in charge of arrangements.