Blanche Ilene (nee Holder) Foley
Saturday 23rd of November 1929 - Friday 1st of February 2019
Blanche Ilene (nee Holder) Foley, 89, of Lexington and widow of Carsie Foley, passed away Feb. 1, 2019. The daughter of the late John Holder and Alma (nee Daffron) Holder, she was born in Lula, KY and was raised in Jamestown, KY. She was a member of Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church, where she also was the Director of the preschool for twenty-eight years. She was also a member of the Eastern Star and the Lexington Lions Club. She was an avid UK fan. An excellent hostess, she enjoyed hosting Derby and New Year’s Eve parties. Blanche was very appreciative of the generosity shown by her neighbors. She never met a stranger.
She is survived by her two sons, Michael (Linda) Foley of Lexington and Mark (Geri) Foley of Lexington; five grandchildren, Ashely, Whitney, Cassie, Trent, and Brett; seven great-grandchildren; and one brother Terry (Becky) Holder.
In addition to her husband of forty-eight years and parents, she was preceded in death by one grandson Josh Foley and two sisters, Barbara Wooldridge and Billie Sue Ogden.
Services will be held on Monday, February 4, 2019 at Milward-Southland: Visitation from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., Funeral at 12:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Jamestown Cemetery in Jamestown, KY. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bluegrass Hospice Care.
We are so sorry for your loss. Blanche was a truly special lady. She was a great friend to Bill’s mother, Ruby O’Mara. She will be greatly missed. May Peace be with you and God’s grace comfort you. Sincerely, Judi Martin and Bill O’Mara
My warmest condolences and expressions of sorrow to the Foley and extended family for the losss of your dear Blanche. May the word of God and the good memories you shared bring comfort, peace and a hope for the future, Jeremiah 29:11. Kind regards,
Jana Hayden Rubinsays
Blanche was a favorite cousin of my mom Bobbie Bell Hayden. I always enjoyed seeing her at the reunions at the Bell farm. Around 1998 I enjoyed a trip to Branson with her, Gena Penticuff and my dad Ralph. I was half their age but they had twice the energy I had. Blanche was a special lady. she will be missed.