Updated: Wed 1:53 PM, Apr 09, 2014
Funeral Home: Booker-Gilbert Funeral Home
A memorial service celebrating the life of Jean Moore Almand will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Franklin First Baptist Church.
Mrs. Almand died March 4, 2014, at The Medical Center at Bowling Green after a brief illness. She was 86.
A native of Webster County, she was the daughter of the late Forrest Haskell and Anzo Belcher Moore. She is survived by a son, David F. Almand of Franklin; a brother, John Moore of Bowling Green; a sister, Betty Sullivan of Nashville; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, George Moore and a sister, Marie Page.
Mrs. Almand grew up in Bowling Green and was educated in the Bowling Green public schools, but made her home in Franklin over 60 years ago. She held numerous positions of leadership in Franklin First Baptist Church, which she joined in 1952. She was perhaps best known to many as the statistician for WFKN’s broadcast of Franklin-Simpson Wildcat football since 1954.
Jean attended Bowling Green Business University and worked for Bell Telephone for nine years, but later earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Western Kentucky University. She served on the WKU faculty as the science librarian from 1974 to 1994 and was president of the Kentucky Library Association during the 1988-89 school year.
Her “retirement” was a busy one. Over the years, she served as president of the Simpson County Retired Teachers, regent of the Simpson County Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution; vice president and treasurer of the Simpson County Historical Society; librarian at the Simpson County Archives and financial secretary for Franklin First Baptist Church. In January 2013, Mrs. Almand became the first woman to be honored as the recipient of the Franklin-Simpson Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the organization of one’s choice.
Online condolences may be left at www.bookergilbertfh.com.