Rebecca Cunningham Van Meter


VAN METER Rebecca Cunningham died Sunday night at Richmond Place. She was born in 1910 in Lexington, the daughter of Pauline Hardin and Solomon Lee Van Meter. She attended primary school in Lexington, Margaret Hall School in Versailles and the University of Kentucky from which she graduated in 1932. At UK she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and after graduating she worked in the sorority's national office in Columbus, OH. She returned to UK in 1939 to become Social Director at the Student Union Building. In 1943 she joined the American Red Cross and served in U.S. Naval hospitals in New Zealand and New Caledonia. After WWII she returned to Lexington where she was secretary to the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington and to the clergy and parishioners of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. In 1975 she became the Director of Ashland Terrace and also served on its Board of Managers. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews to whom she was devoted and in whose lives and activities she was always interested. Arrangements will be made for a memorial service to be held in October.

 Published in Lexington Herald-Leader from September 28 to September 29, 2011

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