Violet Jewel Persell, 83, of Bedford, Ky., died Sunday, May 3, 2009, at her residence.
She was born Feb. 2, 1926, in Trimble County, Ky., the daughter of Joseph and Flossie Barnes Andrew. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Bedford Christian Church and the Women of the Moose 765.
She is survived by her husband, Charles E. Persell; three daughters, Peggy Powell and Pam Welsh, both of Bedford, Ky. and Patsy Bargo of Louisville, Ky.; one son, Kendrick Persell of Houston, Texas; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Penny Sue Persell, who died Sept. 15, 2006; and her parents.
A celebration of life was at Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford, Ky. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery of Bedford, Ky.