Lindel Maurice Muse, having attained the age of 96 years, passed from this life at his home and entered his heavenly home to spend eternity with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, December 22, 2022. Lindel was born February 15, 1926, in Delmer, Kentucky, to the late Luther and Mollie Floyd Muse. On April 17, 1943, he married the love of his life, Christine Brock Muse. They raised six children during their 77 years together before she passed away on January 6, 2021.
Lindel is survived by five sons, Eric (Betty) Muse of Somerset, Stephen Muse (Vicki Boland) of Nancy, Douglas (Teresa) Muse of Somerset, Dwight (Tawnya) Muse of Somerset, Joe Muse (Pam Daulton) of Nancy; and one daughter Malinda “Mia” (Doug) Yanders of Nancy. Ten grandchildren: Brock Muse, Charlene Muse, Ryan (Amanda) Muse, Holly Muse, Chasity (Kenny) Rollins, Christopher (Billie) Muse, Ryan (Renee) Muse, Grace Muse, Carter Muse, and Mollie Ella Yanders. Five great-grandchildren: Spencer Rollins, Sophia Rollins, Abilene Muse, Maggie Muse, and Parker Muse; one sister-in-law and one brother-in-law, David and Cheryl Burnett; a close cousin, Donald Clay Muse; and many nieces and nephews that will miss him dearly: J.O. (Linda) Dunkum of Nancy, KY, Nancy Parachini of Pasadena, California, Ruthellyn (Jim) Whittington of Chino, California, Patricia Madden of Lexington, KY, Thomas Fletcher of Somerset, KY, Linda (David) Keown of Bowling Green, KY, Beth (Tom) Bradley of Columbus, Ohio, and Larry Adams, Jr. of Colorado.
In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by one grandson, Austin Douglas Yanders; seven sisters, Hazel Dunkum, Glenn Lacefield, Ocia Fletcher, Arlie Muse, Mavis Adams, Alexine Barrum, and Martha Muse; two brothers, Paul Muse and Joseph Muse; four brothers-in-law, Rev. Walter B. Dunkum, Porter Lacefield, Rev. Lawrence Adams, and Anderson James Barrum; one sister-in-law, Violet Shannon Muse; two nieces, Mary Ellen Eichmann and Patty Adams; and two nephews, Patrick Madden and Louis Eichmann.
Lindel was a member of Delmer Nazarene Church where he served the Lord, as the Treasurer for over 40 years and assisted in many other events. Lindel loved being a farmer. He loved the land and believed in being a good steward of what God entrusted to him. He would say, “I feel closest to the Lord when I am out in the fields.” Psalm 46:10 – “Be still and know that I am God.” The fields were his place to experience the beauty of God’s creation and His presence. He was a humble and fun-loving man, who loved sharing stories of the past to make people laugh. He also loved poetry and recited his favorite poems, such as “The Touch of the Master’s Hand” written by Myra Brooks Welch and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” written by Robert Frost.
We express our appreciation to his caregivers Rhonda Grigsby and Carmoletta Oakes; to Hospice of Lake Cumberland and their Crisis Care team, Beverly Mulcahy, Sue Rainer, and many others.
Visitation will be Friday, December 30, at 11:00 – 1:00 pm with funeral services beginning at 1:00 pm in the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Grant and Rev. Peter Doyle officiating. Burial will follow at the Lakeside Memorial Gardens with J. O. Dunkum, Thomas Fletcher, Ryan Muse, Christopher Muse, Carter Muse, and Douglas Yanders, serving as pallbearers.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in memory of Lindel to Gideon’s International or Hospice of Lake Cumberland or Delmer Nazarene Church.