Roy Kitchen

Roy Wesley Kitchen

Friday February 21, 1947 - Sunday February 23, 2020
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Roy Wesley Kitchen, 73, of Cynthiana passed away on Sunday Feb. 23, 2020 at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He was born in Cynthiana KY on February 21, 1947 to the late Mildred and Emery Kitchen. Roy was a member of Republican Christian Church where he served as an Elder and as the Treasurer. He retired from the law firm Stites and Harbison in Lexington KY after a 37-year career as a legal administrator. He was also a veteran of the US Navy.
Roy is survived by his wife of 32 years, Susan Palmer Kitchen; his stepsons Aaron and Nathan Buis; his sisters Mary Ruth Humphries and Judy (Price) Smith; and special cousins John, Marilyn, and Brenda Kitchen. As a member of the Kitchen and Palmer families he was also survived by several loving nieces and nephews and their children.
A funeral service will be conducted on Saturday February 29th at 11:00 AM by Kim Gibson-Pierce at Ware Funeral Home. Burial will be held at the Battle Grove Cemetery Meditation Building. Lunch will be served afterwards at Cynthiana Christian Church.
Active pallbearers will be Stephen Smith, Philip Humphries, Daniel Smith, Phil Logsdon, Scott Gould, and Doug Wilson. Timothy Humphries Jr. will be an honorary pallbearer.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Republican Christian Church, c/o Theresa Philpot, 107 Chelsea Drive, Cynthiana, Kentucky 41031. View and sign the guestbook at
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Service Details

  • Interment

    Saturday, February 29, 2020 |
    Saturday, February 29, 2020
    Battle Grove Cemetery
    531 East Pike Street
    Cynthiana, Kentucky 41031
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 29, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, February 29, 2020 11:00am
    Ware Funeral Home
    910 US Highway 27 N
    Cynthiana, Kentucky 41031
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Mark Russell

Posted at 09:23pm
Roy Kitchen was a genuinely kind person to know. My sympathy to his wife Susan, his stepsons, Aaron and Nathan, and his sisters.

Mark W. Russell
Lexington, Kentucky

Connie Minor

Posted at 05:17pm
Susan, Roy hired me at Stites & Harbison in 1993. I have fond memories of him and of speaking to you while I was receptionist. I am so very sorry for your lose. Connie Minor

Len Midden

Posted at 03:37pm
R.I.P. Roy....God Speed old friend! Prayers for the family.

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Posted at 08:18am
With deepest sympathy, from the friends at the Thoroughbred Bass Club.
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Terry Faris

Posted at 06:04am
Great memories of Roy and his family when I was the student-pastor of the Boyers Chapel United Methodist Church (1966-1968).
Giving thanks for his good life.
In Christ,
Rev. Terry Faris (Wilmore, Ky.)

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