Mary Wesley Ralston, age 95, of Stanford, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, December 14, 2021, in Stanford. Born Wednesday, May 5, 1926, in the Watson’s Chapel Community of Casey County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Vertrees & Lena Godbey Wesley. Mary was a school teacher, for 8 years in Casey County and 30½ years in Lincoln County, with 26 of those 30½ years at Crab Orchard Elementary. Mary was a member of McKinney Christian Church. Mary was active in the Lincoln County Republican Party, enjoyed playing Rook, and enjoyed collecting antiques. She loved attending Lincoln County sporting events for her children and grandchildren.
Mary leaves behind three sons, Jeffrey C. Ralston (Terrie) of Stanford, Thomas A. Ralston (Jane Dreidame) of Lexington, Kentucky, and Stephen W. Ralston (Haley) of Stanford; 12 grandchildren, Eric Ralston (Megan), Beth Boyle (Jason), Leah Willingham (Justin), TJ Ralston, Erin Manna (Justin), Hilary Stampf (Micah), Hunter Dreidame (Laila), Mike Ralston (Andi), Jenny Maloney (Jeff), Daniel Ralston (Haylee), Colton Ralston, and Chloe Ralston; 17 great-grandchildren; one twin sister, Martha Whiles of Stanford; and several nieces, nephews and other extended family members and friends who mourn her passing.
In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by one brother, Vernon Wesley: and two sisters, Susie Mae Hatter and Maxine Ethington.
A Public Visitation will be held 10AM-12PM Friday, December 17, 2021, at Fox & Friend Funeral Home.
The Public Funeral Service will be held at 12:00PM Friday, at the funeral home. Bro. Aaron Snelling, Daryl Day, and Larry Lewis will officiate the service. The Funeral Service will be live streamed on Fox & Friend Funeral Home’s Facebook page.
Burial will follow in Buffalo Springs Cemetery. Eric Ralston, Jason Boyle, TJ Ralston, Mike Ralston, Jeff Maloney, Daniel Ralston, and Colton Ralston will serve as Active Pallbearers. Beth Boyle, Megan Ralston, Leah & Justin Willingham, Erin & Justin Manna, Hilary & Micah Stampf, Hunter & Laila Dreidame, Chloe Ralston, Jenny Maloney, Andi Ralston, Haylee Ralston, and the Wesley, Whiles, Hatter and Ethington extended family members will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.
Memorial Contributions suggested to the Lincoln County Educational Fund, PO Box 423, Stanford, KY 40484.
Fox & Friend Funeral Home, Stanford, is entrusted with Mary’s arrangements. Guest Book at www.friendfuneralhomes.com.