W. Jean Hughes
Hitchner, 68, passed away while surrounded by her loved ones Sunday, November 3,
2019. Jean was born in Prestonsburg, Kentucky on September 10, 1951 to Wade and
Barbara (Burchwell) Daniels.
her Associates Degree in Law Enforcement at Eastern Kentucky University and
earned a second degree in Criminal Justice at the University of Kentucky. She
was the first female patrol officer in Lexington in the 1970’s. Jean was very
proud of this achievement and took her time in law enforcement seriously and
with great honor.
She was wed to
Mr. Stanley F. Hitchner on July 27, 1993 in Lexington and together, they
celebrated 26 years of marriage.
In addition to
her loving husband, Stanley, Jean is survived by her mother, Barbara Faye
Daniels; brother, Gary R. (Ruth Ann) Daniels; sisters, Deanne (Russell)
Daniels, Teresa Gale Daniels, Donna R. Daniels, and Rhonda (Jerry) Daniels
Conner, and 10 nieces and nephews. Jean was preceded in death by her father,
receive friends for visitation from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Thursday, November 7th
at Milward – Man O’War located at 1509 Trent Blvd., Lexington. Funeral
service will commence at 1:00 pm on Friday, November 8th with Jim
Woolums to officiate at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Lexington
Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Robert Allen Dargavell, Stacy Ann
Dargavell, Philip Wade Conner, Kyle Dylan Conner, Jay Cameron Conner, Gary
Tyler Daniels, Cathryne "Catie" Carlye Daniels, and Jordan Taylor Barnes.
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