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Mary Rachel (Cook) Combs

February 9, 1931 ~ February 20, 2021 (age 90)


Mary Rachel Combs of Beaver Dam, Kentucky passed away peacefully under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky on February 20, 2021 at 3:45 AM. She was born on February 9, 1931 in Vicco, Kentucky to the late Miles and Etta Mae Tolliver Cook.

Not only was Mary a committed homemaker she was also a talented seamstress for both her family and many others. For years Mary made all of her daughters school clothes, prom dresses and their wedding dresses often duplicating outfits she saw in clothing stores. Mary was also an avid reader and had become very adept at downloading Books onto her Kindle. She loved to bowl and was on a bowling league for many years. In earlier years she also enjoyed being a member of Bridge and Rook clubs. Prior to the last year of her life Mary never went a day without putting on makeup and being impeccably dressed. One of the things she instilled to her daughters was to never leave the house without makeup.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Marcus Combs and her sister, Louise Auten.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to their mother’s Bible study class at the Beaver Dam Baptist Church for all of their cards over the past year.

She is survived by four daughters, Joyce Lee Wyatt (Allen Cardwell) Of Bowling Green Kentucky, Polly Ann Stone of Owensboro, Kentucky, Teresa Louise Edwards (Dr Van Edwards) of Marion, South Carolina and Sarah Lynn May (Tommy Singleton) of Beaver Dam, Kentucky; 7 grandchildren Gabriel J Wyatt, Eric Whitfield (Shannon), Ericka Loomis (John), Cody Stone (Rob Goodman), Olivia Edwards (Justin Matthews), Rachel Taylor Bowling (Blake) and Willoby Himes and 5 great grandchildren, Zoey Whitfield, Connor Whitfield, Crosby Bowling, Cadence and Corbin Loomis.

A graveside service will be held at 1 PM on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Sunnyside cemetery in Beaver Dam Kentucky with Pastor John Cashion officiating. William L. Danks Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of memorial donations to the Heartford House, 2914 old Hartford Rd, Owensboro, KY 42303.

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Graveside Service
February 23, 2021

1:00 PM
Sunnyside Cemetery
Hwy 62 East
Beaver Dam, KY 42320

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