Ardis “Babe” Caldwell, age 102, of Somerset, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Somerset Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born in the Rockholds Community of Whitley County on Jan. 28, 1912, daughter of the late Jesse and Jennie McKeehan Jaynes. She was united in marriage to the late Peyton Caldwell whom she married on Sept. 2, 1933, in Corbin. She was a graduate of Williamsburg High School class of 1930 and played as a point guard for the school’s girls basketball team. Ardis was a homemaker and member of the Somerset First Baptist Church since 1949, where she was active in Girls Auxiliary (GA’s) and Sunbeams, a troop leader for the Girl Scouts of America. Ardis was also actively involved in the Youth Group at First Baptist Church, where she served many youth suppers.
Ardis is survived by two daughters, Patty Caldwell Ross (Ronald), of St. Marys, Ga.; Jayne Caldwell Adams (Edward “Eddie”), of Frankfort; one brother, Bill Jaynes, of Rockholds; five grandchildren, Becki Edwards (Alan), of Somerset, Patti Roach (Evan), of Louisville, Amy Adams, of Avon Lake, Ohio, Debbi Moyer (Steve), of Georgetown, and Jay Ross, of St. Marys Ga.; seven great-grandchildren, Holli Edwards and Daniel Edwards, both of Somerset, Noah and Hannah Roach, of Louisville, Andrew McLaughlin, of Avon Lake, Ohio, Sarah Moyer, of Lexington, and Stefani Moyer, of Georgetown; and four great-great grandchildren, Chanler and Tyler Edwards, Audrei Kiser and Laci Hoskins, all of Somerset.
A service celebrating the life of Ardis “Babe” Caldwell will be held on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Somerset Undertaking Company and Crematory with Bro. David Pendley officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, April 6, 2014 from noon until 2 p.m. Burial will follow in the Tuggle Cemetery, Mt. Zion Community of Whitley County. Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the ALS Association, Development Department 1275 K St. NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20005 and Somerset First Baptist Church Youth Group.
Condolences may be sent to the family or sign the online register book at www.somersetundertaking.com