Elaine Ward Gearheart, age 95 of Harold, Floyd County, Kentucky, was called home to be with the Lord on September 21, 2021, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born February 15, 1926 in Johnson County, KY. She was the daughter of the late S. W. (Shadrick) Ward and Gustavia (Gussie) Music Ward of Pigeon Roost. She was the youngest of 19 children, having 5 brothers, Russell, Walker, Edgar, Joe D. and Ervin; and 4 sisters, Sarah Henton, Jennie Wells, Lou, and Rosella (Bea) Davis; and 6 half-brothers, Benjamin, Jefferson, Shade, Henderson, John C. and James; and 3 half-sisters Amanda Wells, Laura Dennison, and Nancy Webb. Elaine was the last surviving offspring of that union.
Evelyn Elaine was known by her family and many friends as “Elaine”.
A beautiful woman of style and grace, she smiled and laughed easily and enjoyed those she had around her. Elaine was a devoted wife of Paul R. Gearheart. To this union of 62 years, she was blessed with 3 children, Stephen Eugene Gearheart, preceded her in death May 18 1968, Paul Douglas (Linda) Gearheart and Susan Gearheart (John) Schmoldt of Harold, KY;
Adam Douglas (Brandi) Gearheart; Heather Gearheart (Chotty) Thompson; Crystal Elaine (Wes) Frazier; Ashlely Nicole Gearheart; Paul Jacob Hans Schmoldt; and Clay Gearheart Schmoldt
8 great grandchildren:
Elaine Alexxa Kay Gearheart
Alivia Myrea Gearheart
Abigail Free Adams
Paul Clark Wesley Frazier
Emily Grace Gearheart
Landon Eli Ward Frazier
Lindy Sue Reagan Gearheart
Mylee Nycole Williams
She leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews; many friends and neighbors, and her wonderful and loving caregivers, who knew and loved her; all of whom added much joy and happiness to her life.
The love she felt and expressed for her family and friends expanded as she developed a personal relationship with God. To seal the commitment she made to HIM, she was baptized, and became a member of the Church of Christ.
All of Elaine’s family and friends will remember her for her kindness, thoughtfulness, dedication, and the love she so freely gave to all.
Like her jewelry, she wore her name well.
A PRIVATE FAMILY FUNERAL IS SCHEDULED FOR ELAINE WARD GEARHEART.
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS FAMILY REQUEST DONATIONS TO THE BETSY LAYNE FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 57 CHURCH ST, BETSY LAYNE, KY 41605
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