Whitesburg KY

Jessie Strunk dies at 91



Jessie Caudill Strunk, 91, of Houston, Texas, died April 7.

Born in Blackey to the late George and Cora Stamper Caudill, she was the widow of Jack Strunk.

Mrs. Strunk was descended from one of the earliest pioneer families to settle in eastern Kentucky. A fifth-generation Kentuckian, she could trace her roots beyond the American Revolution to colonial Virginia in the 1600’s.

She was a nurse at the Fleming-Neon Hospital and was retired in 1980 while living in Texas.

Surviving are two daughters, Vickie Driscoll and husband John of Houston, Texas, and Kathy Dudoit and husband Alan of Honolulu, Hawaii; four granddaughters, Jessica Drought and husband James of San Antonio, Texas, Clara Clark and husband Daniel of Houston, Texas, and Lacy Dudoit and Kealoha Dudoit, both of Honolulu, Hawaii; three great-granddaughters, Hazel and Rainey Drought of San Antonio, Texas, and Krissie Velarde of Honolulu, Hawaii; and two sisters, Georgie Blair of Horse Cave, and Willie Jean Adams of Eolia.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 11 a.m., May 21, at the First Church of God in Neon with Pastor Mark Waggoner officiating. Burial will be at the Riley Bentley Cemetery in Deane.

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