Remembering Phyllis George | Visitation at Kentucky Castle, private memorial service in Frankfort

George died May 14 at the University of a Kentucky Medical Center of a blood disorder. She was 70 years old.

VERSAILLES, Ky. — The children of Phyllis George announced the Kentucky Castle will be the visitation site for the former First Lady of Kentucky. Her visitation is scheduled for Saturday, May 23 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. 

George died May 14 at the University of a Kentucky Medical Center of a blood disorder. She was 70 years old.

Before her time as First Lady, George had also been crowned Miss America was a pioneer in sports broadcasting, becoming one of the first women to host NFL Today, a pre-game show in 1975.

According to her children, “anyone who has known Phyllis, Lincoln or Pamela through the years is welcome to attend.” They also said all contributions will be directed to causes most important to George.

Kentucky Governor Beshear also announced a private memorial service of around 40 people will be held at the Capitol to remember George. KET will stream the the service on Monday, May 25 at 3/2 p.m. at KET.org.

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