Mary K. “Kathy” Kibbey Lunsford, 80, of Connersville, went home peacefully to be with the Lord, Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at Reid Health, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born March 7, 1942 in Grayson, Kentucky, one of six children of Herbert Palmer and Sally Alice Smith Kibbey, and at the age of six months, she moved with her family to Connersville. She was an honored graduate of the Connersville High School class of 1959.

On June 28, 1958, she married the love of her life, James Lewis Lunsford, in Connersville. Mr. Lunsford survives.

For ten years, Kathy was employed at the Connersville News Examiner. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandma, and great grandma and was greatly loved by family and friends.

She loved traveling with her husband, James, especially out West. A loving homemaker, Kathy enjoyed flower gardening, watching birds with her binoculars, and cooking.

A long-time member of Western Avenue Baptist Church, Kathy was very involved as a Sunday school teacher, piano player, singer, guitar player, and prayer leader/warrior. She was a devoted Christian who loved studying God’s Word.
Survivors include her husband of 64 years, James Lewis Lunsford; five children, Rhonda Faye Hinshaw of Connersville, James Gregory (Deborah) Lunsford of Connersville, Mary Elizabeth (James) Sourbeer of Milton, Indiana, Steven Wade (Faye) Lunsford of Connersville, and Jeffrey L. Lunsford of Connersville; ten grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; two sisters, Elaine (Carlos) Toler of Falmouth, Indiana and Bernadine (Paul) Ewing of Connersville; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by two grandchildren, Miranda Lunsford and Sarah Lunsford; a sister, Rosalee Lykins; and two brothers, Vernon Kibbey and Palmer Kibbey.

Family and friends may visit from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2022 at Western Avenue Baptist Church located at 2800 Western Ave., Connersville. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Troy Bishop officiating. Burial will be at Columbia Cemetery. Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Kathy to Western Avenue Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made anytime at