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Jon E. Frederick

Born: Sat., Jan. 6, 1945
Died: Mon., Feb. 2, 2015


2:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Thu., Feb. 05, 2015
Location: Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home

Vigil Service

7:00 PM Thu., Feb. 05, 2015
Location: Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Feb. 06, 2015
Location: Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home

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Jon E. Frederick age 70 of Burkesville, Kentucky passed away on Monday, February 02, 2015 at Cumberland County Hospital. Jon was born in Harrison County, KY on January 06, 1945 to the late William Clay and Sara Elizabeth Hopkins Frederick. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Lorraine Frederick. Jon and his wife Judy were united in marriage on December 22, 1967. He was a member of Emmanuel Catholic Church.  Jon earned his bachelors degree from Georgetown College and then attended University of Kentucky while pursuing his Masters Degree. He ultimately earned his Masters Degree from Western Kentucky University. Jon was an educator from 1967 until his retirement in 2014.  He taught at University of Kentucky, Lindsey Wilson College, the Barren County School System, and Cumberland County High School for 34 years, where he was the gifted and talented coordinator. He continued teaching at Somerset Community College as an Associate Professor until his retirement. He was a member of the Cumberland County Retired Teachers Association, a board member of the Cumberland County Hospital, and had been inducted into the Kentucky Association for Academic Competition Hall of Fame. He was also on the statewide selection committee for the Governor's Scholar Program.  He was an AP and SAT composition reader, and an Auburn University writing Mellon Fellow. In 2009 Jon received the "A Teacher Who Made a Difference" award from the University of Kentucky.

Survivors Include:
His Wife- Judy Norris Frederick of Burkesville, KY
Two Daughters- Heather Hannan and her husband David of Burkesville, KY and Sue Elise Flowers and her husband Wade of Burkesville, KY
Two Grandchildren- Erin Flowers and Will Flowers
One Sister- Betty Greenlee of Florida
One Brother- Charles Clay Frederick of Nicholasville, KY
Special Cousin- Regina Hutchison and her husband Greg and their children, Stephanie, Clay, and Tyler
Two Aunts- Virginia Gaunce, and Peggy Frederick
and a host of other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral Service:
Friday, February 06, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main Street, Burkesville, KY with burial in Marrowbone Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday, February 05, 2015 from 2:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. with a vigil service at 7:00 P.M. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the Jon Frederick Scholarship Fund c/o First and Farmers National Bank or may be left at the funeral home.

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Brenda Harden Capps
   Posted Mon February 02, 2015
Sending my thoughts and prayers for comfort to the family during this difficult time. Mr. Frederick was a GREAT teacher and one of my favorites. To this day, I still can't start a sentence with the word "There" because of him; however, I did FINALLY get over the urge to diagram sentences. :) All of that red ink made us better writers, but Mr. Frederick made us better people. Thank you Mr. Frederick!! Rest in peace.

Lynn Riddle Davidson
   Posted Mon February 02, 2015
So sorry to hear this sad new.

Judy Cary and Wayne Cary
   Posted Mon February 02, 2015
Sending our thought and prayers for your loss. May you have Gods comfort during this difficult time. We want you to know Jon was a kind enough to sing at our wedding in 1973 after we graduated.

Gayle Booher Howard
   Posted Tue February 03, 2015
Thinking of your family during this time if loss. He was a special teacher! May God place his hand on your hearts during this difficult time! Prayers for comfort.

C Flores
   Posted Tue February 03, 2015
I am sorry for your lost of such a wonderful person. May the God of all comfort who promises "that there will be a resurrection" of our love ones in the near future be a strengthening aid for your family during this difficult time.
Sincerely C Flores

   Posted Tue February 03, 2015
Such a wonderful laughter, such intelligence shared, and such a compassion for teaching, always teaching. . . Our thoughts and prayers go to you family, one and all. The memories will sustain us and the warmth he shared will always burn within our hearts.

Dr. Jerry M. Allen
   Posted Tue February 03, 2015
I am very sorrowful to hear of Jon's passing. I had the office next to him at the Albany branch of SCC for 3 years and since there were only 3 of us male instructors, we congregated in the area outside my office if we had a few minutes between classes. I and all of his students had an enduring respect for him and he had developed a method of speaking soft but loud at the same time so the students could hear him. He was never harsh but always showed great compassion to all that came to him for help.
He shall be highly missed amongst the halls of education. Go to your rest Jon, you have earned it.

Jean Cash
   Posted Tue February 03, 2015
So sorry to hear this sad news. He was one of the best and has made a difference in the lives of many. My prayers are with you all.

Debbie wells
   Posted Tue February 03, 2015
I remember Jon as a very kind person. One of my favorite memories of Jon would be when he sang at our wedding. He has a voice that the angels will love, beautiful! Jon, you will be missed. Debbie

Sharon and Richard Mattingly
   Posted Wed February 04, 2015
Sue Elise and Wade,
We are so sorry to hear of your sorrow. There are no good words in a time like this, just know that we are thinking of you. Your dad was a good guy and I enjoyed working with him here at BCHS.

Sharon Bryant Cherry
   Posted Wed February 04, 2015
Prayers for your extended family at this difficult time.

Anne Mason
   Posted Wed February 04, 2015
So very sorry...He truly was a teacher who made a difference. My children will never forget him and we certainly feel the loss.

Kathy Guffey Graves
   Posted Wed February 04, 2015
I was so sorry to hear of Mr. Frederick's passing. I know your family will be lost without him. He was such a great teacher and touched so many lives, he will be greatly missed. I will keep your family in my prayers.

Drs Robert and Jennifer Thompson
   Posted Thu February 05, 2015
We just read in the Lexington Herald Leader of Mr. Frederick's passing. He was such a wonderful mentor and educator for me in my high school years as well as a beloved and respected colleague of my mom, Mrs. Thelma Murley along with my aunt, Mrs. Mae Jarvis in our school system. It was always a pleasure to see him when we would visit at the cafe and I was so pleased that I was able to introduce him to my husband who is from Lexington and not one of his former students. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and prayers at this time for your family. Jennifer and Bob

S. Ramsey
   Posted Thu February 05, 2015
I was very sorry to hear of Mr. Frederick's passing. I consider it a blessing that I was able to have him as an instructor and experience his story telling abilities as well as his sense of humor. He was truly one of a kind. The family has my sincerest condolences.

Sue Cravens Stivers
   Posted Fri February 06, 2015
Judy and family,
I was so sorry to hear about the death of your husband Jon. Even tho I did not know him well, I always thought how lucky he was to have you as his wife. I also admired him as an outstanding educator and for all the outstanding things he did...changing peoples lives with education. All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

John and Sue Ann Dunn
   Posted Sat February 07, 2015
Judy -- our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time -- praying for peace for you and just know we love you and we are thinking of you ....

Ann Gardner Johnson
   Posted Mon February 09, 2015
To Judy and your entire family:
His classmates from Paris High School Class of 1963 send our heartfelt sympathy. We were so glad you and Jon were able to attend our last reunion, as it had been many, many years since any of us had had the chance to see him, meet you and enjoy a great evening. He was a dear friend of mine especially, since my last name started with G and his was F, he say in front of me all through school. Prayers for comfort, peace and strength in the days ahead. Rest Jon, you have earned it.

Mark & Sue Lilly
   Posted Wed February 11, 2015
We were so shocked to find out that Jon had died. He was a good friend and brother in Christ. We were blessed by Jon, Judy and the girls. We were happy to help Wade and Sue Elise get married. We love you all so much.

Mark and Sue Lilly

Tom Hopkins
   Posted Sat February 21, 2015
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Jon, the family is in our prayers. He was my 1st cousin, that I didn't know well enough

Marietta Copeland Reed
   Posted Sat May 16, 2015
I was deeply saddened when I learned of Jon's passing quite by accident while surfing the internet. I first met Jon when we lived in the same apartment complex in Paris, Kentucky, and attended school together beginning in 5th grade. However, my best memories of him are from high school--his zaniness, his love of acting and drama, his sharp mind and intellect, and his loyalty to friends. He was always the classmate that we looked to liven up a party or fill a difficult role in a play. We shared the stage on more than one occasion, but the most memorable was the senior play, "You Can't Take It with You." We were both typecast--me as the "sensible" daughter who supported a crazy family, and Jon the crazy professor who blew things up in the basement. I don't think I have seen Jon since high school. He attended the reunions I missed and vice versa. But I since learning of his passing, I have missed him and know the world is a little worse off without him. My condolences go out to his very lovely family. You were so fortunate to have shared his life.

Marietta (Copeland) Reed
Round Rock, Texas
Paris High School Class of 1963