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Posted: 1364516178000
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Eldridge, Yates, Thomas, Gilkey, Franklin, Mesaris
Times Leader
Princeton, Ky.
March 6, 2013

Celeste Eldridge, age 88, of Princeton, Ky., died Monday, March 4, at Caldwell Medical Center.

She was baptized in her youth and was of the Methodist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Eldridge; her parents, A.P. Yates and Mary F. Thomas Yates; four brothers, Douglas Yates, Todd Yates, Hyland Yates and Louie Yates; and three sisters, Kay Gilkey, Betty Jo Yates and little Joye Yates.

She is survived by two sisters, Dorothy Franklin and June Mesaris of Princeton; one brother, Bobby (Leora) Yates of Providence, Ky., and several nieces and nephews.

She was a member of the Elks Lodge No. 115 of Princeton.
She was actively involved in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary for many years and followed her beloved Chicago Cubs and The Kentucky Wildcats until her failing health several weeks ago.

Memorial contributions may be made to the River’s Bend Retirement Home of Kuttawa, Ky., for the residents Christmas Fund, Attention: Sandy Kaminskas, 300 Beech Street, Kuttawa, Ky. 42055.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Morgan’s Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Morgan’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Johnnie Davis officiating.

Burial will follow in the Cedar Hill Cemetery. (Princeton, Ky.)

(Ky Vital Stats. b. March 6, 1924 -- Lyon Co., Ky.

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