Welcome Our New Residents
Elsie Ison was born at home on October 21, 1926 in Morgan, Co., Kentucky. She was one of five children. She grew up on a large livestock farm that her father ran while her mother ran the family owned grocery store. When Elsie was 20 years old she met her hometown sweetheart, Melvin. Melvin attended technical school when he returned from the Navy. He used that knowledge to buy Hayes TV and Repair in Dayton, Ohio. The couple had first a son, Michael, who passed away from cancer at the age of 20. They then had identical twin boys, Ron and Randy, and finally the youngest boy, David. Elsie was a homemaker to the family but later received a calling to ministry where she preached at tent revivals in and near her hometown of Morgan County. Elsie remained in her home of 55 years up until recently when she moved from Green Co., Ohio to be near family. Elsie enjoys fellowship with others, reading her Bible and singing hymns.
Kenny and Virginia Clare to their new garden home at 757 Vicki Way. The Clare’s have recently moved here from Freeport, New York. Kenny grew up Freeport along with three brothers. He met the love of his life, Virginia, at the local roller ring when they were just 15 and 17. After high school Kenny joined the Coast Guard where he served active duty for two years. When he returned home the couple were married. Kenny worked in sales for Metropolitan Equipment Corp. for 35 years. Before retiring, he was in charge of training and teaching sales for the company specializing in any and everything school bus parts related. Virginia grew up in Brooklyn, New York. She was one of four children. The family moved to Long Island when Virginia was 13. After high school Virginia worked at Long Island Trust Bank. She married Kenny in 1960 and by 1962 their first child, Donna was born. There were three more children after Donna; another daughter Cindy and two sons, Tom and Kenny. Virginia was a home maker but volunteered often at the school. The family enjoyed weekend getaways in the family RV and trips to visit Kenny’s parents in Florida. Today Kenny enjoys a few television shows, like Bluebloods and anything Tom Selleck. Virginia loves gardening and cooking and they both dearly love spending time with their 9 grandchildren and two great grandchildren whenever possible.
Jackie Kay resides at 775 Liberty Ridge Lane, although she’s been here for several months, we missed the opportunity to welcome her in our earlier newsletters. Jackie grew up an only child in Long Branch, New Jersey. She attended business school then worked for Prudential Insurance for two years and then at the Social Security Office for another two years, It was during this time that she met a young solider by the name of Robert Kay at a Bachelor Officer’s dance. The two danced the night away and were married the next year. The couple married in Germany where Robert was stationed and enjoyed a nice European honeymoon, compliments of the U.S. Government. The couple returned to Robert’s home town in West Virginia where Robert attended college. Robert ultimately ended up in the insurance business. The couple had two boys during this time in West Virginia. The couple then moved to the brand new town of Cape Coral, Florida. This town was rapidly growing, allowing Robert’s insurance business to flourish. Jackie kept busy with the children, golf and tennis. The couple lived together in Cape Coral for 38 years. Jackie lost her beloved Robert ten years ago and soon decided to make the move to Lexington where two of her sister- in- laws resided (Robert’s sisters). Today Jackie enjoys playing bridge, theatre, KET and reads mystery novels