Cathy Ann Conover, 75, of Columbia, died Saturday, November 30, 2019 at the UK Medical Center in Lexington.
She was born February 22, 1944 in Clinton County to the late Fred Johnson and the late Bertha Thurman Johnson York.
She was raised by the late Richard and Ada Lee Guffey of the Bryan community. Besides both sets of parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Larry Johnson.
Cathy was the wife of Rev. Gene Conover, pastor of the Columbia Church of God, where they have served for 44 years. She pioneered the Women’s Ministries, Girl’s Club and the Children’s Church program.
Besides her husband of 62 years, Rev. Gene Conover of Columbia, she is survived by: three sons, Larry (Pat) Conover, Gary (Janice) Conover and Jon (Peggy) Conover, all of Columbia; three daughters, Teresa (David) Thompson of Georgetown, Pam (Stacey) Popplewell of Russell Springs, and Rebecca Conover of Columbia; one brother, Steve (Jennifer) Johnson of Albany; two sisters, Genevieve McClain of Indianapolis and Faye Johnson of Somerset.
She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and a host great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a special granddaughter and caregiver, Darika Jo Conover.
Funeral Service was held Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with the service conducted by her loving family
Burial followed in Freedom Church Cemetery.
Casket Bearers were: Jared Conover, Koh Kraner, Kory Kraner, Brandon Wood, Jon Fear and William Sneed.
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements