Obituaries

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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TENA KATHERINE EVERETT CLEGHORN

One of this world's most beautiful souls, Tena Katherine Everett Cleghorn, age 49, passed away in her home near the Everett family farm in Mt. Juliet on March 26, 2015. On the day of her passing she was joyful and excited, packing for a Spring Break trip with her daughter to the place she called home for many happy years - Key West, FL. She spent her last moments with the Frick to her Frack, her father-in-law, "Mr. Joe" Cleghorn, Sr.

Born in Nashville, TN on May 18, 1965 to Jerry Everett Jr. and Karren Everett (now Anderson), Tena spent much of her childhood at the Everett family farm. In December of 1995 she married Joe Cleghorn, Jr. Together they started several successful businesses, but both would agree their greatest blessing is their only daughter, Savannah Katherine (Katie) Cleghorn (18). Katie loves her mother dearly, and considers Tena her best friend. Tena would be incredibly proud of Katie for the grace and kindness she's exhibited during this difficult time.

A successful entrepreneur and accountant, Tena's tenacity, keen intellect and attention to detail served her well in business. She was the lover of a project, and her will to "never give up" was unparalleled. If you needed something done and done right, Tena was the one for the job. She enjoyed gardening, watching sports, mind challenging games and travelling. Her "fur-babies" were near and dear to her heart, and made every day an adventure.

Family was Tena's greatest joy. She loved time spent with her beloved daughter Katie, husband Joe, father-in-law Joe Cleghorn, Sr. With laughter, love, and fierce loyalty, she nurtured strong relationships with her siblings, nieces, nephew, and friends. Like her grandmother (Katherine "Callie" Everett) before her, she was an "other mother" to many. She inherited her Granny's blunt honesty, quick wit, and the ability to love unconditionally. When Granny passed away, taking on the role of family matriarch was a natural fit for Tena.

Tena believed it was her purpose in this life to use every talent, resource, experience and spiritual gift to serve others. She would not hesitate to spend her own hard-earned money, but also gave through her time, by lending advice, a shoulder to cry on, and unconditional support. She was a huge advocate of charities and causes related to women's rights, and animal rights, and veteran's rights. She and Joe founded Homes for Veterans, Inc. Tena also supported her sister, Betsy's work with Nashville's Community Resource Center.

She is survived by her husband, Joe Cleghorn, Jr., one daughter, Savannah Katherine (Katie) Cleghorn, father Jerry Everett, Jr., mother Karren Anderson, brothers Jerry Don (Mary) Everett and Terry (Cathy) Everett, sisters Betsy Everett and Billie Anderson, 4 neices Danielle, Ashley, Kirstin and Callie, and nephew Nick, as well as extended family members and lifelong friends.

To honor Tena's generous spirit, in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to founded Homes for Veterans, Inc at homesforusvets.com

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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SMITH W "BILL" JORDAN

Bill Jordan of Boise, Idaho & Big Pine Key, Florida, loving spouse, father, grandfather, friend, left us on March 25, 2015 at home surrounded by love. Please join his family in a celebration of his life on April 3, 2015 at 2:00pm at Amity Campus of First United Methodist Church located at 4464 S Maple Grove Boise Idaho under the direction of Summers Funeral Homes. There will be a reception to follow at Bill & Esther Jordan's home 3100 Pheasant Hollow Rd., Boise, Idaho.

Bill was born November 3, 1933 in Nyssa, Oregon son of Smith Oscar Jordan and Icle V. (Samson) Jordan. Bill graduated from Adrian High School (Oregon) in 1952 and joined the US Navy with a group of lifelong friends. Bill married Esther Spencer on November 20, 1955 in Westminster, CA. They celebrated over 59 years of marriage and always remained each other's best friends. They rejoiced at the birth of their three children which was their proudest achievement.

Bill retired from the US Navy after over 20 years of service. After retirement he was employed by the Credit Bureau of Salt Lake City as Assistant Manager until he started with his partners, Credit Data Idaho, Inc. bringing automated credit reporting to Idaho. He continued to run his company until his retirement in 2002.

At that time he decided that the ocean was calling and he and Esther moved to the Florida Keys to see how the fishing was. After 2002 Bill & Esther lived spilt years in Florida and in Idaho. Not content with retirement he joined the US Coast Guard Auxiliary where he taught boater safety for several years. By the way, the fishing was pretty good. Bill biggest passion was his family. He loved us all unconditionally and we all knew that. He was also a huge BSU football & basketball fan. It was always hilarious watching him trying to convert any Floridian he could to follow the BLUE!! He loved his cabin in Featherville and you could always find him running his tractor on his Boise "farm".

Bill is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Esther F Jordan and his children, Joyce (Robert) Hartley, Rebecca (Howard) Brown, and Joseph (Nichole) Jordan. Bill is also survived by his grandchildren who all adored their Poppa: Aaron Adams, Scott Brown, Andrea Armstrong, Genie Brown, Hailey Jordan, Annie Hartley, Kaity Jordan, Mikayla Hartley. Bill is also survived by great-grandchildren, Zaiden Adamorbitizer & Colton Brown. Bill is survived by his sister, Myrna Schram and many nephews, nieces, other relatives, good friends and adopted family (you know who you are!!)

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Virgil Jordan, and his beloved grand-daughter, Hannah. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions could be made to Heart and Home Hospice, Amity Campus of First United Methodist Church, or the BSU scholarship fund under Bill & Esther Jordan or just pay it forward as Bill was usually the first person to buy someone a tank of gas or a load of groceries if the need arose.

Private family interment will follow at a later date at the Idaho Veterans Cemetery.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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"GRANNY WILMA" DODDS KRABILL

"Granny Wilma" Dodds Krabill passed away on March 29th. She was blessed with a long life filled with the love of a large family and many friends of all ages. Wilma was ninety years young. Wilma's early years were spent in her beloved Commonwealth of Kentucky. Born in Wheatcroft, KY to Allen and Della Rayburn, she was the youngest of 8 children. Wilma moved to Wadsworth, Ohio with her husband, where she raised her daughter, Mitzi Krabill, and later moved to Key West to be with her in 1996. Although she had many jobs, Wilma's favorite employment was being the after school playground monitor at the Basilica of Saint Mary Star of the Sea. She was always delighted when, in years later, she ran into one of "her" kids from the playground and saw what fine men and women they had become. Wilma also enjoyed baking pies and making pea salad for the favorite men in her life -- including Claude, Ralph, Don, Tony, Michael, Chad, and Father John. She also delighted in baking Christmas cookies, collecting Santa Clauses, quilting, and going to a mall just to "look". She was a proud American and was an avid UK basketball fan.

Wilma is survived by her daughter, Mitzi Krabill (Bonnie Jones) of Key West, brother James "Pickle" Rayburn of Sturgis, KY, niece Peggy Sue Hibbs of Sturgis, KY, nephew Billy Joe Rayburn of Murray, KY, nephew Jay Rayburn of Tallahassee, FL, niece Kathy Kopperude of Murray, KY, nephew Jack Creighton of Morganfield, KY, and many great nieces and nephews. Other special people in her life were Beth Harris of Key West, FL, Chad Harris of St. Augustine, FL, Linda Vice of Clay, KY, Renie Fink of Lexington, KY, and Sue and Robert Baggett and Mercy Leon of Key West, FL She will be buried in Clay, KY on April 4 beside her mother and brother. Whitsell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements in KY. A memorial service will be held in Key West on April 10 at 5:00 PM at the United Methodist Church on Eaton St. with a reception following at 1415 Newton Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or VNA/Hospice of the Florida Keys.