LEXINGTON, Ky. - Catherine Yonge Broadus - 1929-2013. Catherine graduated from Andrew Jackson High School in Jacksonville, Florida and from Florida State University where she majored in Home Economics education. While in college, she was president of the freshman class, held three offices in the student government, was a member of Garnet Key, Cotillion, “ F” club , Mortar Board, Phi Mu Sorority, the Junior- Senior Prom, and the May Court.
Ms. Broadus did graduate work at the University of Florida, Florida State University, and surpassed away at the Ecumenical Institute- Bossey, Switzerland. After college, she taught at Fletcher High School and Andrew Jackson High School. She was the author of skits, articles, and co-authored four books with her spouse, Loren Broadus. She was active in the Christian Church ( Disciple of Christ). Catherine was vice- president of the International Christian Women’s Fellowship and President of Disciple Ministers’ Spouses . She gave speeches and conducted workshops for church organizations in several states in the United States, Switzerland, Jamaica, Cuba, and Canada. She was an elder at Crestwood Christian Church and active in the mission of the church. She was known for her compassion and keen sense of humor. It was said, “ If you sneeze in front of Catherine you will receive a get-well card in two days.”
The receptionist at the “Y” said, “She always looked like she had just been to a party or was going to one.” In July 2012, Catherine was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and with the help of her husband, family, friends, church and Hospice, she handled the situation as cheerfully and contentedly as possible. She is survived by Loren, three sons- Mark, St Augustine, Florida, Barry ( Gina), and Philip, (Jamie) and two grandsons, Christian and James of Tempe, Az.
The Paul bearers will be Sonny Wray, Andy and Mike Bales, Walt Johnson, Harry Dodson, Pat Neilson. The honorary Paul bearers will be elders of Crestwood Christian Church. The celebration service will be at Crestwood Christian Church on Wednesday, 11 AM, with a reception following the service. The burial will follow the reception at Walnut Hill Church, 575 Walnut Hills Road. Visitation will be on Tuesday, 6-8 PM, at Crestwood Christian Church. The Rev. Kory Wilcoxson, Rev. Colette Lane, and Pat Nielson will officiate at the celebration of life. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Dr., Lexington, KY 40504 or Crestwood Christian Church, 1882 Bellefonte Dr., Lexington, KY 40503.
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