September 2, 2014

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Sally Jewell Eileen Insko Beyersdoerfer, 87

Sally Jewell Eileen Insko Beyersdoerfer, 87, of Foster passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2014, at her home.

She was born on November 18, 1926, in Foster, to the late Lentel and Alberta Pangburn  Insko and married John Leroy (J. L.) Beyersdoerfer on February 28, 1947.

Her husband of 62 years preceded her in death on June 9, 2009. She was a homemaker, a member of the Pine Grove United Methodist Church, Pendleton County, where she served as the church pianist and participated in United Methodist Women (UMW), a member of the Pendleton County Homemakers, a member of Order of the Eastern Star, and a Kentucky Colonel. As a self-taught pianist, Sally’s love for music spanned her entire life, from playing the piano for dances in school, to singing with her sisters and playing in area churches as a young adult, to playing for any event at her church and in the community. Mrs. Beyersdoerfer was always willing to share her talent.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her husband and parents, were brothers, Lentel “June” Insko and Norman Insko; and sister, Linda Sue “Lynn” Sexton.

Surviving her are daughter, Connie (Steve) McKinney, Lexington; son, Steve (JoAnn) Beyersdoerfer, Foster; siblings,  Annette “Toots” Sturgeon, Cincinnati, Marilyn Galloway, Foster, Joyce Estep, Cincinnati, Melvin “Bucky” Insko, Florence, Ada Ruth “Ruthie” Sanders, Cincinnati, John Insko, Butler, Larry “Butch” Insko, Walton; grandchildren, Kerry (Timothy) Graul, Stephanie McKinney,  Kate (Josh) Bieker, Betsy (Robby) Powell; great-grandson, Benjamin; and a host of extended family and friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 4, 2014, at the Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth, with Rev. Carol Mains officiating. Prior to the service, the August Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star conducted a memorial tribute to Sally. Special music was shared by Shirley Cummins and Millie Blades. The pallbearers were Stephanie McKinney, Timothy Graul, Robert Powell, Josh Bieker, Regin Galloway, Danny Insko, Ian Insko, Brad Insko and Troy Insko.

Interment took place at the Lenoxburg Cemetery, Bracken County.

Memorials are suggested to the Pine Grove United Methodist Church.

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