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Josephine I. Babics, 86, of Lexington, Ky., 
died 7:11 p.m. Jan. 10, 2005, at her home. 

She was owner of the Fabric Fair store in Lexington, Ky., 
for many years.

Mrs. Babics was born April 8, 1918, in Ashley to 
Joe Riddle and Mary "Nettie" Smith. 
She was married to Michael Babics; he preceded her in death. 

Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Mt. Zion 
Cemetery in rural Jefferson County near Ashley. The Rev. Daniel 
Jurek will officiate. Those attending this service
are asked to go directly to the cemetery on Friday. 

No public visitation will be held. 

Mrs. Babics is survived by a half brother, Lucian H. Creel 
of Mt. Vernon; a sister-in-law, LaVerne Creel of Mt. Vernon; 
nephews Joe Wilson and wife Marilynn of Bridgeton, Mo., Scott 
Creel of Mt. Vernon and Doug Creel and wife Kelly of Mt. Vernon; 
nieces Merle Wilson of Bridgeton, Mo., and Erladean 
Brookes and husband Bob of Lake Wales, Fla.; and several 
great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, 
William H. Creel; her husband; a brother, Leonard Riddle; 
sisters Carrie Wilson and Lucille Morgan; and a half brother, 
Newton Creel. 

Mrs. Babics loved to do crafts and was in a knitting club. 
She made many items for the Red Cross and for family members.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral 
Home in Mt. Vernon, where you may call 242-3348 for obituary 
information at any time.


Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by; Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

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