Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 6, 2009

ASHLAND, Ky. —Evelyn Triplett, 92, of Ashland, died April 23, 2009, in Titusville, Fla., after a prolonged illness.
She was born March 26, 1917 in Grayson, Ky., a daughter of the late George and Lilly Reeves.
She was the oldest living member of Central Baptist Church and was also a member of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association. She was a graduate of Morehead State University and taught in a one-room schoolhouse in Denton, Ky., at the start of her career. She taught more than 30 years in the Boyd County, Ky., school system. After her retirement from Boyd County schools, she spent more than 10 years as a substitute teacher in the Titusville, Fla., school system.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Orban “Pete” Triplett and a daughter, Georgetta Pennington Stamper.
She is survived by a sister, Bertha Beckett of St. Albans, W.Va.; a daughter, Roberta Cook Yon of Titusville; four grandsons and six grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Steen Funeral Home, Central Avenue Chapel with the Revs. Joed Rice and Bill Cook officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Burial Park. Visitation will be noon-2 p.m. Saturday the funeral home. To send condolences to the family, please visit www.steenfuneralhomes.com.

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