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Hattie L. Preston, 88, dies; services set for Saturday in Henderson

Hattie Louise Preston, 88, of Henderson, died at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at her home from complications of cancer. Mrs. Preston was the daughter of the late Ruth Virginia and Henry Jacob Paff. She was born Sept. 22, 1919, in Henderson, where she attended Henderson schools, graduating from Barrett Manual Training High School in 1936. Following high school, she attended Western State Teachers College — now WKU — in Bowling Green, where she majored in elementary education and met her husband, Raymond Bart Preston, who preceded her in death last year.

Gifts from the Prestons established the Raymond B. Preston Health and Activities Center and the Hattie L. Preston Intramural Sports Complex at WKU.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Henderson with burial in Fernwood Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home.

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