Obituary of Norma Geraldine Redden
Norma Geraldine “Gerry” Redden FRANKFORT, KY--Kentucky native Norma Geraldine “Gerry” (Lucy) Redden, 87, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, at an assisted living facility in Frankfort, after a long illness. Gerry was born in Cumberland County, KY, on March 14, 1929, to Charles John and Mary Edith Lucy, both of whom predeceased her. As a child she, her three sisters and parents moved to Southern Indiana, living first in what is now Clarksville, IN, and later in Jeffersonville and Charlestown, IN. She was graduated from Jeffersonville High School and attended Indiana University Southeast. She and her now-deceased, former husband, Carlton Redden, and their three children relocated to the Washington, DC suburb of Falls Church, VA. While living in Virginia, her former husband was involved in the construction industry where he headed major building construction projects in the Washington, DC, area. Among those were the development of the Reston, VA, satellite community to the nation’s capital and the 1960s-era restoration of Ford’s Theater—the site of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Prior to moving to the Frankfort area two years ago, Gerry made her home in Albany, KY, where she retired. In retirement, she also operated a retail store there. She is survived by daughters Terry Lynn Woodside of Fairfax, VA, and Rita Ann Redden of Lawrenceburg, KY, and son Jeffrey Redden of Myrtle Beach, SC. Also surviving are: a sister, Alice Elizabeth Hall of Clarksville, IN; a brother, John A. Lucy of Raleigh, NC, and cousins Dannie A. Lucy of Tompkinsville, Ky and Ron Hanger of Jeffersonville, IN. Sisters Anna Corrine Beckham of Albany, KY, and Mary Bernice Hite of Las Vegas, NV, passed away several years ago. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren: Carolyn Woodside Sendi, Scott and Jason Boltz; Cassandra Redden Yevchak, Nikolas and Nathan Redden, as well as 11 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Gerry was an avid gardener, devoted mother, and self-taught genealogist. Over many miles and many years she traveled with her children throughout Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia in the family car, tracing her family’s roots, which reaches back to the first English settlement in America at Jamestown, VA. A memorial service will be held with internment and a graveside service at Bow School House Church Cemetery, Cumberland County, KY, at a date to be announced. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed at www.saffellhousefuneralhome.com to Saffell House Funeral Home who is in charge of the arrangements. A Memorial service for Norma Geraldine Redden will be Friday, November 18, 2016 at the Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church. 565 Carlton Drive Lawrenceburg Ky. 40324-9788 at 1:00 P.M. EST. Reception to follow immediately.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Norma Redden, please visit Tribute Store
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