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THE WAY WE WERE: DUNCAN IN UK ENGINEERING HALL OF DISTINCTION

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Compiled by Janie Bowen

50 YEARS AGO

Thursday, April 15, 1965

To serve in Viet Nam

Lt. Charles Leon Keithley left for a six to eight month tour of duty in Viet Nam. He was stationed on a U.S. Naval mine sweeper. Mrs. Keithley, the former Georgianna Hahn and two children were to spend time with Mrs. Keithley’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Hahn.

Assigned to Maryland base

First Lieutenant Garnett E. Crask, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arvin Crask of Route 1 completed nine months of officers fixed wing training at Fort Rucker, Alabama. He has been assigned to the Second Army flight Detachment at Fort Meade, Maryland.

He graduated in March from U.S. Army Aviation School.

Obituaries

Shelton Leroy Hardin, 40, died at his home. He was a distillery employee in Frankfort for several years. He was survived by his wife, Martha Cloyd Hardin and four sons and a daughter.

Barry Lynn Casey, 3, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Casey, was killed when struck by a truck.

Addie Royalty, 78, widow of Samuel S. Royalty, died at the Harrodsburg hospital. She was survived by a daughter and two sons.

Verna Grace Best, 80, widow of Clive Best, and former resident of Avenstoke, died in Louisville. She was the mother of five.

James Evans, 79, died at his home on Cornishville Road in Harrodsburg. He was survived by his wife, Margaret Reynolds Evans, and five daughters and four sons.

Carl Wayne Stratton, 2-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Stratton Jr. of Sinai, died at the Woodford hospital.

Leona Greer Noel, widow of J.A. Noel, died at a nursing home in Louisville. She was a former resident of Van Buren and was survived by two daughters.

30 YEARS AGO

Thursday, April 17, 1975

Second in national competition

Sallie Rawlings was awarded second place in the Music Teachers National Association National Levi Competition in Denver, Colorado. She represented the southeastern region of the United States.

Rawlings received high ratings by the judges on her presentations of three numbers, “Care Selve,” by Handel, “Rastlose Liebe,” by Schubert and “Velvet Shoes,” by Thompson.

Rawlings, 17, was a junior student at Anderson County High School and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oren Rawlings.

Attend state convention

Anderson and Western High School delegates and their advisors attended the State Future Homemaker of America Convention in Louisville. They were Mrs. Michael Ray, Western advisor, Peggy Royalty and Judy Stevens, and Mrs. Cecil Shryock, Anderson advisor, Connie Gaunce and Audrey Fint.

4-H awards

The 4-H County Demonstration and Speech event was held at Saffell Elementary School.

Anderson Teen 4-H Club members assisted with registration and introductions. Teens helping were: Kathy Cox, Faye Sims, Scott Adams, Michelle Edwards and Debbie Overstreet.

Ribbons awarded were:

Agronomy — Bill Hayden and Charles Toll, blue and champion; Animal Science — Betsy New, blue and champion; Breads, Rhonda Butler, red; Creative Crafts — Anne Blackburn, blue and champion; Dairy Foods — Cheryl Blackwell, blue; Sheila Roark — blue and champion; Electric — Mark Warford, blue and champion; Foods — Jane Cunningham, red; Anita Kinne, red; and Paige Hubert, blue and champion.

Speech winners were: Robbie Roark, blue and champion; Lucy Tuell, blue and champion; and Charles Toll, blue and champion.

Obituary

Benedict Harvey Carlisle, 89, an Anderson native, died April 20 after a long illness.

15 YEARS AGO

Wednesday, April 19, 2000

In UK Engineering Hall of Distinction

Elaine Duncan, a Lawrenceburg native who played an important role in the development of the JARVIK-7 artificial heart and founded her own company for new medical technology, was inducted into the University of Kentucky Engineering Hall of Distinction.

She is a daughter of Robert and Lucille Duncan. The 1974 UK alumni earned her bachelors degree in mechanical engineering. She earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan.

While attending UK, Duncan worked at the Wenner-Gren Bio-medical Research Laboratory — world famous for training chimpanzees for the Mercury space program prior to manned space travel — giving direction to her entire engineering career.

She worked for the 3M Health Care Group in St. Paul, Minnesota before joining Kloff Medical Inc. in Slat Lake City. There she served as director of the regulatory affairs and quality assurance during the first human implant trial of the JARVIK-7 artificial heart in 1982.

Duncan oversaw the clinical programs and regulatory submissions for the JARVIK-7 and also developed the surgeon implant training program for the artificial heart.

She has served as an adviser to the UK Center for Biomedical Engineering and the University of Minnesota Biomedical Engineering Program.

Obituaries

Brooklyn Faith Gaines, 16-months, daughter of Woodrow T. and Leah Jean Pike, died of injuries sustained in an auto accident.

Howard Benson, 67, employee of Benson Roofing, died of injuries sustained in an auto accident.

Maxine McBrayer Calvert, 97, wife of the late Ollie C. Calvert, died April 5. A son, Stewart McBrayer Calvert, survived her.

Madlyn Stewart Hilton, 89, formerly a seamstress at the Barrett Sewing Factory, died at the Beverly Health Care Center in Frankfort.

Earl Hume, 91, retired farmer, former employee of the Anderson County Property Valuation Administrator’s office, song leader and elder at Corinth Christian Church more than 40 years, and care taker of the Corinth Cemetery for more than 46 years, school board member 12 years and on the Anderson County Soil Conservation Committee for nine years. He was an election commissioner for two years and served on the Farm Bureau Board of Director.

Franklin Hyatt, 88, North Carolina, died at his home. An Anderson County native, he was a retired superintendent of dyeing in the textile industry and worked for Jones Brothers Grocery Store. A sister, Mary Cox, of Lawrenceburg, and a daughter survived him.

Margie Bowles Shouse, 90, Shelbyville, died at the Crestview Health Care Center. She was the widow of Arthur Floyd Shouse.

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