September 14, 2014

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Myron Lee Doan, 64

Myron Lee Doan, 64, of Butler, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014 at the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Center, Edgewood.

He was born on August 10, 1949 to Mary McDaniel and the late Clyde Doan, was an elder and music director at Mt. Moriah Christian Church, a member of the Falmouth Rotary Club, president of the Pendleton County Education Foundation and very active in the community and government. Most notably, he was retired from Morehead State University as Dean of Students and cheerleading coach. After completing his Bachelors in music and Masters Degree from MSU he worked at the campus radio station and later named assistant to the vice president of student life. He worked his way up to assistant dean of students and later became dean of students. In 1979 he became the coach of the co-ed cheerleading squad and in 1988 Morehead won their first national championship under him. During his career they captured 13 national championships. An all girl squad was added in 1994 and he coached them to six national titles.  Myron's career was one of the most celebrated in the world of collegiate cheerleading. In 2006 the gymnastics center at MSU was named "The Myron Doan Cheer Practice Room" in his honor. He was named Cheerleading Magazines Coach of the Year in 2002 and was inducted into the MSU Alumni Hall of Fame in 2004 and then retired the same year.

Surviving are mother, Mary McDaniel Doan, Falmouth; brother, David (Karen) Doan, Cold Spring; niece, Amanda (Jim) Gastright; nephew, Matthew (Emily) Barker; great nieces and nephews, Brendan Barker, Liam Barker, Norah Barker, Mitchell Gastright, Jacob Gastright and special friends, James Joyce and Carl Blackburn.

Visitation will take place from 4-8 p.m., Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at the Pendleton County High School gymnasium with funeral services at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 26, 2014 also in the gymnasium with Bro. Darrell Breeden officiating and Woodhead Funeral Home serving the family. Pallbearers for the service will be James Moore, Billy Humphrey, Ryan McGovern, Scott Bell, Tony Nash, Jared Young, Mark McTague, Ron Pies and Craig Munte. Honorary pallbearers will be current and former cheerleaders.

Interment will take place at the Short Creek Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Mt. Moriah Christian Church Building Fund, 314 Hwy 17 N., Butler, KY 41006.

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