Norene Willis Feese



Norene Willis Feese, 83, of Knifley, Ky. passed away Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023, at her residence with her family by her side. She was born in Adair County, Ky. on Nov. 30, 1939, to the late James Luther and Malissia Rice Willis. She was preceded in death by her husband Clement Feese.

Mrs. Feese was of the Baptist faith and previously attended Plum Point Baptist Church, Charity Baptist Church and most recently, SONrise Church. She enjoyed cooking and caring for her family, friends and anyone in need.

Survivors include four children, Pam Feese Hale (Ronnie) of Columbia, Ky., Malissa Feese Royse (Mark) of Columbia, Ky., Clemadine Feese (Robin) of Somerset, Ky., and James Feese (Tonya) of Knifley, Ky.; seven grandchildren, Jeremy Hale (Jiminy), Nick Hale (Tiffany), Tiffany McMinoway (Mike), Matthew McCarol (Katie), Madison Kimbler (Tyler), Kiley Feese, Grant Feese, and Wyatt Feese; five great-grandchildren, Adelyn and Jace McMinoway, Ryanna and Jonah Hale, Kinsley Hale and Clay Everett Hale on the way; five step-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Viola Benaitis of Campbellsville, Ky. and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son John Clement Feese, a grandson Michael Lee Farmer, and two siblings Alton Willis and Fanny Bell Pederson.

Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with burial in the Haven Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and will continue Wednesday morning.

Bro. Gary Walker will be officiating, and pallbearers will be Jeremy Hale, Nick Hale, Matthew McCarol, Grant Feese, Mike McMinoway, Tyler Kimbler, and Jace McMinoway.

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