Carole Ruth Grisham, age 80, of Dawson Springs, KY passed away on Friday, December 10, 2021 near her residence. Mrs. Grisham was born August 20, 1941, to the late Norman Townsend and Rowena Mae McNeeley Townsend. She was retired after working many years as the facilities attendant at Beshear Funeral Home and she managed the dietary department at Dawson Springs Nursing Home.
She is survived by her a daughter ~ Rita (David) Crockett of Madisonville, KY; a son ~ Greg (Bernadette) Grisham of Dawson Springs, KY; a sister ~ Donna Jean Beshear of Princeton, KY; a brother ~ Harold Ray Townsend of Dawson Springs, KY; an uncle ~ Bill Townzen of Dawson Springs, KY; four grandchildren ~ Justin Crockett, Cassie Crockett, Anthony Esposito and Sarah White; eight great-grandchildren ~ Cyrus, Raylon, Camille, Caleb, Ella, Hayden, Alexandria and Gabriel.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband ~ Norman Thomas Grisham; two brothers ~ Terry Lane Townsend and Kenneth Wayne Townsend.
Visitation for Carole Ruth Grisham will be Tuesday, December 28, 2021, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM; and, on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 from 9:00 AM until the 12:00 PM funeral hour at Beshear Funeral Home, Dawson Springs, KY. Elder Jeff Winfrey will officiate the service and burial will follow at McNeeley Cemetery in Hopkins County, KY.
Pallbearers will be Timmy Beshear, Russ Beshear, Justin Crockett, Anthony Esposito, Sheldon Mitchell and Jody Johnson.
Ms. Grisham’s service will be streamed live on Beshear Funeral Home Facebook beginning at 12:00 PM CST on Wednesday, December 29. (To view: “Google” beshearfuneralhomefacebook and select “videos” among the menu options).
The family has requested that everyone attending the visitation and service please wear a mask.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to:
Hopkins County Humane Society
2210 Laffoon Trail
Madisonville, KY 42431
Dawson Springs Disaster Relief
c/o Anita Black
50 Oak Heights
Dawson Springs, KY 42408