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Nancye Ruth (Link) Key

November 14, 1942 ~ August 9, 2021 (age 78)

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Mrs. Nancye Link Key, age 78, of Franklin, KY, passed away on Monday, August 9th, 2021 at 5:15 AM at the Medical Center in Franklin, KY. 

Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until 9:00 PM Wednesday, August 11, 2021 and from 6:00 am until funeral service time on Thursday at Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory.  Funeral service will be at 1:00 PM Thursday, August 12, 2021 at Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory with burial to follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin, KY.

Nancye was born November 14, 1942 in Simpson Co., KY. to the late Elbia Lawrence Link and the late Eva Cecilia Cardwell Link. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Key and 4 siblings, Betty Penrod, Ellis Link, Alice Wells and Linda Creasy.

She is survived by 3 children, Jimmy Key (Tonya) of Rockfield, KY, Scott Key of Franklin, KY, James Key (Courtney) of Franklin, KY, 7 grandchildren, Brittany Kinnarney, Trevor Key, Montana Mallard, Gunnar Key, Maddox Key, Jagger Key and Neeley Key, 2 great grandchildren, Jaxon Kinnarney and Paislee Kinnarney, siblings, Bobbie Vanatta of Portland, TN, Loyal Gann of Franklin, KY, Elbia Link of Franklin, KY, Danny Link of Franklin, KY, Kay McKay of Franklin, KY, Earl Link of Mayfield, KY, Tommy Link of Franklin, KY and serveral nieces and nephews.

Nancye was baptized at the Bethel Grove Methodist Church.  She was a graduate of the Franklin-Simpson High School and was retired from the Kendall Company/Berry Plastics.  She was an avid University of Kentucky basketball and football fan.  She also loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory website is  The Facebook page is Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.  The obituary phone line is 270-586-8844.

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August 11, 2021

11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
325 West Cedar Street
Franklin, KY 42134

Funeral Service
August 12, 2021

1:00 PM
Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory
325 West Cedar Street
Franklin, KY 42134

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