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Nancy Donovan Meadows
Nancy Donovan Meadows, 94 (widow of Edwin W. Meadows), made her way to Heaven on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Born in Carlisle, Kentucky, she was the daughter of William Aaron & Bessie Carter Donovan. Nancy was a member of Southland Christian Church since the late 1950s when Bro. Wayne Smith knocked on her door and asked her to attend his new church on Hill-n-Dale Drive. Nancy graduated from Carlisle High School and the University of Kentucky in 1947 with a BA degree in Education. She taught high school in Lancaster, KY where she met Ed. They married in Richmond, VA during the war and later settled in Lexington, KY. She is survived by her only son, Ralph Edwin Meadows and daughter-in-law Kim Renee’ Meadows, two grandsons, James Edwin Meadows, Lexington, KY & Aaron Brady Meadows, Las Vegas, NV, and two step-grandsons, Daniel Stinnett, Lexington, KY & Christopher Stinnett, Bellingham, WA. She is also survived by nephews, Bill Donovan (Teresa), Inez, KY; Ced Rogers, Georgetown, KY; niece Faye McFarland, Carlisle, KY; cousin, Lois Ann Record, Butler, KY; and many great nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, Edwin Waldo Meadows, her parents, brothers, Marion (Jean) Donovan, Paul (Eva) Donovan and sister, Ann (Cecil) Rogers. Also, nephew, Pat Donovan and nieces, Paula Sahler & Carole Moreland. Nancy enjoyed her love of life, family, traveling with Ed and playing golf with family and friends. Her most meaningful trip was to the Holy Land with Bro. Wayne Smith and fellow members and staff of Southland Christian Church. Nancy and Ed divided their time between Lexington, KY and spending winters in Ft. Myers, FL for many years. Most important, and above all else, was her faith in God. A private service for the family will be held at Kerr Brothers on Harrodsburg Road in the coming weeks. In lieu of flowers, family members suggest honoring Nancy’s wonderful long life by “taking a friend to dinner and tell them the things we often think of only after they are gone” and/or a contribution to your favorite charity or Hospice of the Bluegrass.