Patricia Ann Brooks Ransdell, 79, of Frankfort, died on Monday, the 11th day of July, 2022, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. Born in Shelbyville on the 23rd day of March in 1943, she was the daughter of the late Stanley Ervin Brooks and Ruth Bell Rogers Brooks Roberts. A member of the Shelbyville First Baptist Church, she also attended the Silas Baptist Church. She was a faithful Christian servant, serving as a Womens Missionary Union director, Sunday school teacher, and she was a member of the Southern Baptist Convention. She was a Head Start teacher for the Bourbon County Public Schools and Even Start teacher for the Shelby County Public Schools. During her lifetime, she and her husband, David, were foster parents to twenty-four children. Her hobbies included working crossword puzzles, reading books, watching the lifetime channel (Christmas in July movies), sporting events, and the news. She had a talent for painting and singing. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two infant boys, Shaun Randell and Eric Ransdell, and her three siblings, Captain Kenneth Brooks, Lieutenant Bobby Brooks, and Virginia Hogue.
Her survivors include her loving husband of over fifty-nine years, Reverend Charles David Ransdell, of Frankfort; her daughter, Kimberly Bowman and her husband, Guy, of Paris; her son, Tim Ransdell and his wife, Kim, of Shelbyville; her six grandchildren, Brent, Hunter, Hannah, Landon, Kody, and Madison; and her loving dog, Wiggles.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 A.M., Friday, the 15th day of July, 2022, at the Hall-Taylor Funeral Home of Shelbyville, with the Reverend Curtis Coots officiating. Interment will be at 1:15 P.M. in the Jacksonville Cemetery, 1180 Russell Cave Road, Cynthiana, Kentucky 40361. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M., until 8:00 P.M., on Thursday, the 14th day of July, 2022, at the Hall-Taylor Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Bluegrass Care Navigators, 643 Teton Trail, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hall-Taylor Funeral Home of Shelbyville, and condolences may be expressed at www.halltaylorfuneralhomes.com.