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Lena Myrtle Noble Derrickson

January 30, 1928 December 11, 2018
Lena Myrtle Noble Derrickson
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Lena Myrtle Noble Derrickson, age 90, of Allen Avenue, Morehead, wife of Dr. Charles M. Derrickson, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at home surrounded by her loving family.

Born January 30, 1928, in Jackson, she was the daughter of the late Vince and Ada Haddix Noble. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Brown Noble and Leonard Noble, and one infant daughter, Charlotte Derrickson.

Myrtle is survived by her husband of nearly 70 years, Dr. Charles M. Derrickson, whom she wed March 19, 1949; one son, Dr. Ralph (Patti) Derrickson, and two daughters, Ada (Dr. Bob) Albert and Charlene (Craig) Melzer, all of Morehead; nine grandchildren, Justin, Brian (Tameron), and Casey Derrickson; Michael and Kayla Albert; Maegan (Steven) Camp; Morgan (Mike) King, Lauren (Steve) Mirus and Matthew Melzer; ten great grandchildren, Aubrey, Paxton, Chaz, Zaiden, Kobe, Ryleigh, Rylee, Liza, Molly, and Beau; and one brother, Paul Owen (Joyce) Noble of Somerset, as well as several nieces and nephews.

The family extends great appreciation to her devoted long-term caregiver, Brenda Lewis, and to Dr. Ed Scott for his compassionate care through the years.

Myrtle’s happiest moments were having all the family together for a big meal. She loved cooking, her church, UK basketball, gardening and most of all her family. She started as a teacher, but her most important and treasured job was taking care of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, who loved her dearly. She was a member of the Morehead United Methodist Church.

A celebration of life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, December 15, 2018, at Morehead United Methodist Church with the Rev. Aaron Mansfield officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Grandsons and grandsons-in-law will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, December 14, 2018, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals, 400 Fraley Drive, Morehead, KY 40351.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Morehead United Methodist Church, 227 W. Main Street, Morehead, KY 40351 or Jackson First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 772, Jackson, KY 41339.

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5:00 PM 12/14/2018 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 12/14/2018 8:00:00 PM
Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals, Inc.

400 Fraley Drive
Morehead, KY 40351

Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals, Inc.
400 Fraley Drive Morehead 40351 KY
United States





11:00 AM 12/15/2018 11:00:00 AM
Morehead United Methodist Church

227 West Main Street
Morehead, KY 40351

Morehead United Methodist Church
227 West Main Street Morehead 40351 KY
United States

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Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

3135 Flemingsburg Road
Morehead, KY 40351

3135 Flemingsburg Road Morehead 40351 KY
United States

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