LEXINGTON, Ky. - Dorothy Mitchell Townsend, 100, widow of Calvin Townsend, passed away Mon. Feb. 18, 2013 at Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort, KY. Mrs. Townsend was born Dec. 13, 1912 in Jessamine County, KY, one of eight children born to the late Henry Fannell and Lucille Carroll Mitchell. Mrs. Townsend was a homemaker and a founding member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.
Survivors include two children, Dorothy Sue Townsend (Tom) Gatewood and Calvin Mitchell “Mike” (Carol) Townsend, Sr.; three grandchildren, Calvin Mitchell “Mike” Townsend, Jr., Christopher G. Townsend and Caleigh M. Townsend; and one great granddaughter, Elizabeth A. Townsend.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; one grandson, Ryan Thomas Gatewood; two brothers, Henry and Tom Mitchell; and five sisters, Ruby Lippert, Mildred Perkins, Thelma Strange, Christine Boyd, and Sue Williams.
Funeral services will be 2:30 pm Fri. at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Rd. by Bro. Tony Hancock. Burial will follow in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 12 pm Fri. until service time at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital or Hospice of the Bluegrass.
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