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Nanette “Nan” Doyle Raymer

CAVE CITY – Nanette “Nan” Doyle Raymer, age 50, peacefully departed this life on Friday, January 5, 2024, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. The Barren County native was born on September 3, 1973, to the late Royndal Thomas Doyle and Shirley Smith Doyle, who survives.

Nan was a member of Basil Chapel United Baptist Church. She was a 1991 graduate of Caverna High School and went on to receive her master’s degree from Western Kentucky University. She was a member of the Kentucky Education Association, as well as the Kentucky Music Educators Association. The Lord graciously blessed her with musical gifts, and she shared her talents with the children of Edmonson and Barren Counties. In recent years, she taught art and music at Kyrock Elementary.

Besides her mother, Shirley, she leaves to honor her memory– her beloved sons, Ben, Blake, and Bryce Raymer all of Sweeden; her sisters, Theresa Jones (David) of Horse Cave, and Marcia Payne (Tommy) of Bon Ayr; an aunt, Doris Ward; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family members whom she adored.  She was also preceded in death by her grandparents, Willie and Beulah Doyle and Leonard and Pearlie Smith.

Nan wanted to help others in need, just as she had been helped. Memorial contributions can be made to Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA), 10301 Linn Station Road, Louisville, Kentucky 40223, or American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202.

Interment will be in Cave City Cemetery.

VISITATION – 2—7 PM, Thursday, January 11, 2024, and9—11 AM, Friday, January 12, 2024, at Patton Funeral Home Cave City Chapel

FUNERAL SERVICE – 11 AM, Friday, January 12, 2024, at Patton Funeral Home Cave City Chapel

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