Barbara Woolum

barbara woolum
Barbara Lou Toy Woolum, 86, died July 19, 2021 in Danville, Kentucky. Born September 4, 1934 In Owingsville, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Stella Horseman Toy. Barbara was a teacher at Boyle County High School for over thirty years and longtime member of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church. She loved reading, working outside with her flowers and spending time with her dog Ellie, grandkids and great-grandkids. Barbara was a member of the Retired Teacher’s Association. She is predeceased by her brother, James Toy and granddaughter Emily Woolum. Barbara is survived by her loving husband, William Gillis Woolum; her daughter Kristi (Kendall) Ray; her son Randy (Cindi) Woolum; her grandchildren, Will Ray, Ben (Emily) Ray, and Amy Woolum; and her great-grandchildren, Grayson Ray, Nolan Ray, Emery Ray and Owen Ray. Public visitation will be held from 11 – 1 pm, Friday, July 23, 2021 at Stith Funeral Home, Danville. Funeral service will be private. Rev Andy Baker will officiate. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery. Memorial donations are suggested to the Danville – Boyle County Humane Society. The online guestbook and our Hugs from Home program are available at Public Visitation: 11 - 1 pm, Friday, July 23, 2021 at Stith Funeral Home, Danville. Funeral Service: Private Burial: Bellevue Cemetery

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  1. Barbara was a dear friend to my mom, Nita Morgan, for many years. And she was a blessing to us when mom passed. Prayers for all those she left behind.

  2. I spent most of my high school years at the Woolum\’s house. Barbara was such a lovely lady and a great teacher. I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

  3. Dear Kristi, So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. I have very fond memories of her from time in her Biology classes as well as at your home. Peace be with you and your family. – Suzie

  4. Barbara touched many lives during her career as a teacher at Boyle County High School. The memories of her Physics and other Science classes are instilled in her former students. Arnold would have remembered her as a dedicated educator, and I do as well. My deepest sympathy Bess Marshall

  5. So sorry to just now hear of your loss. I had Mrs. Woolum as a teacher back in the 70\’s and remember her as one of the best teachers I ever had. She was so nice to everyone and really cared about her students. Prayers for the family.

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