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“Edith, I thought about you today. I listened to a song we used to sing together while we sat on the porch swing out back. A lot of time has passed...Read More »
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“Edith Divine Noffsinger was my 3rd cousin 2X removed, both of us having descended from the Vincent family in western Kentucky (Muhlenberg County). ...Read More »
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“Aunt Edith lived a long and wonderful life. Even the hard times were a source of strength and of course, the subject matter for many of her fabulous...Read More »
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“Ms Edith was the funniest person I knew growing up in school. She was able to make everyone laugh and feel loved. I very much enjoyed it the day she...Read More »
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“My deepest sympathy to the family, our loving creator invites us to pour out our hearts to him in prayer. May God grant you peace, strength, and...Read More »
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“Hugh and family, I am praying for you family in this time of loss. Thinking of Edith always brings a smile to my face. In fact, when she was...Read More »
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LEXINGTON - Edith Divine Noffsinger, age 92, of Lexington, Kentucky, passed February 8, 2016, at her eldest daughter's home. Her parents, Hosea and Bertha Divine; her brothers, J.T. Divine, Estel H. Divine, and Charlie H. Divine; her sisters, Renova Divine, Willie Lee Mercer, and Helen Ruth Jordan preceded Mrs. Noffsinger in death.

She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Hugh Noffsinger; her children, Nancy Noffsinger Owens, David Noffsinger, Jonathan Noffsinger, and Amy Noffsinger Medley; her daughters-in-law Karla Noffsinger and Jane Weigel; her grandchildren, Aaron Noffsinger, Ashley Noffsinger, Chelsea Meetin, Caitlin Medley, Megan Medley, Adam Noffsinger, Allison Noffsinger, Henry Noffsinger, and Ava Noffsinger; and her great-grandchildren, Aubree Meetin, Ryann Meetin, and Caleb Noffsinger. Her brothers Ned Divine and Robert Divine and numerous, cherished nieces, nephews, cousins, other members of the extended family and friends, also survive her.

Born in Bremen, Kentucky, in 1923, Edith graduated from Bremen High School at age 16. She worked for the Divine Lumber Company in Kentucky and Ohio until she married the love of her life during World War II. Through the early years of their union she lived and worked in a variety of positions in Rantoul, IL, Madison, WI, and Salina, KS—returning to the Bremen to help Hugh work the Noffsinger family farm after the War. She attended business school in Bowling Green, KY, after which she worked as a bookkeeper and secretary while Hugh completed his studies at Western Kentucky University. She was a faithful member, Sunday school teacher, and choir member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Bremen, KY; First Baptist Church of Murray, KY; and Immanuel Baptist Church, Lexington, KY. A member of the Eastern Star, the Murray Women's Club, and founding member of the International Women's Club of Murray, KY, she was an active and engaged contributor to her community.

Edith Noffsinger had a passion for singing, entertaining, and photography. As a young woman, she and her sisters Willie Lee and Helen Ruth formed a vocal trio. Throughout her life, Edith played the piano and guitar to accompany herself and others—often volunteering to provide music and organizing programs for club meetings, church events, and the like. Edith made homes in off-base apartments in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Kansas; on-campus, married housing in Bowling Green, KY, and Bloomington, IN; in military base housing in Ft. Campbell, KY; and in Jeffersonville, IN, Murray, KY, and Lexington, KY. Parties, meetings, and get togethers at Edith Noffsinger's house almost always included some "impromptu" singing, and invariably delicious food, and an abundance of hospitality.

Above all, Edith Noffsinger loved God and her family.

Funeral services will be Saturday, February 13, 2016, at 12:00 noon at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City, with Bro. Bill Bursztynski officiating. Burial in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday after 10:30AM at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com.