Family, world say goodbye to Phyllis George

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – While her family said goodbye in a private cemetery, the nation and world looked on, paying tribute to Phyllis George who passed away a week ago from a rare blood disorder at the age of 70.

Visitation for the former Kentucky First Lady, Miss America, pioneering sports broadcaster and businesswoman, was held Saturday at the Kentucky Castle in Woodford County.

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Monday, a small, private service was held in Frankfort and was broadcast by Kentucky Educational Television.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The Phyllis George Memorial Fund care of Bluegrass Community Foundation.  The address is 499 East High Street, Suite 112, Lexington, Ky., 40507.  To make a donation online, click here.