Frances Chambers Paynter, 107

Frances Chambers Paynter (Deedee) died at Stanton Nursing Home on April 23rd.

Frances was born near Beattyville in Lee County on April 8, 1912. She graduated from Berea College in 1936 and from the University of Kentucky with a Master’s Degree in 1948. She began her teaching career at Glen Eden School in Lee County, serving as a teacher, principal, and basketball coach. She also taught at Trapp Elementary, Pilot View Elementary, Winchester High School, and George Rogers Clark High School in Clark County before retiring in 1972. She loved dancing, gardening, poetry, and is the author of The Chambers Family.

Frances married the late Ernest (Sonny) Paynter in 1940. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe Chambers and Callie Davis Chambers. She is survived by two children: Harry Paynter (late wife Susie Paynter) and Vickie Lewis (Richard Lewis); three grandchildren: Richard (Karyn) Lewis, Jane (Carlos) Kelly, and Ashley (Ben) Runyon; and two great grandchildren: Kathryn and Andrew Lewis.

Services will be held at Winchester Cemetery on Saturday, April 27th at 1:00. Memorials are suggested to Hospice East or Glen Eden Church of God Youth Camp.