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Eunice Wainscott

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By The Staff

Eunice Mae “Pooch” Wainscott, 98, of Owenton, died March 31, 2009, at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Born July 12, 1910, in the Gratz community of Owen County, she was the daughter of the late Tom and Sarah Morrow Smoot. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jess Wainscott, and her brother, William Smoot.

Pooch was a 1928 graduate of the old Owenton High School; prior to her death she was the oldest surviving graduate of the school. She was also the oldest member of Owenton First Christian Church. She was very active in her church choir from an early age, having sung her first solo at 4. Pooch was a homemaker, a farmer and loved to be outdoors.

Pooch is survived by her daughter, Mary Betty Haines and husband Pete of Owenton; three grandchildren, Mike Haines and wife Cindy, and Pat Smoot and husband Darrell of Owenton, and Jeff Haines of Mills, Wyo.; and four great-grandchildren, Michael Rash, Jessica Smoot, Christopher Haines and Katie Haines.

Funeral services were held April 3, 2009, with Bro. Bill Watson officiating. Burial was in Owenton I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Owenton First Christian Church Renovation Fund. Online condolences can be sent to mcdonaldandnew.com.