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GEORGETOWN, Ky. – Cellina M. Gantley, 45, of Georgetown, died on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Chandler Hospital in the UK after a long battle with leukemia.

Cellina was born in Maysville on November 20, 1975, to Jim Thompson and Margie Bowie.

Cellina married Bobby Gantley on June 11, 2005, and together they celebrated 16 years of marriage. She received her Masters from Morehead State University in Business. Prior to her diagnosis, she was working on a second master’s degree in WWII studies from Arizona State University. She attended Aberdeen Elementary School and graduated from St. Patrick’s High School in 1994.

Cellina loved to be with people and share experiences with them. Her smile still lit the room and her laugh was just infectious. She also loved reading, anecdotes, her dogs (Zeus and Zoomer), being a member of St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, but most of all, she loved being with her family.

She was predeceased by her stepfather, Mark Bowie of Aberdeen, Ohio; grandparents, Ray and Josephine Mitchell of Dover, and Jim and Lorraine Thompson of Augusta, Gene Bowie of Dallas, Texas, and Hilda Bowie of Pickerington, Ohio; and her aunt, Bonnie Mitchell of Maysville.

Besides her loving husband Bobby, Cellina is survived by her daughter, Abby; sister, Dr Rajeana (Cody) Conway of Versailles; brothers, Adrian (Mari) Thompson of Okinawa, Japan, and Ray Thompson of Jacksonville, North Carolina; father, Jim (Rebecca) Thompson of Jacksonville, North Carolina; and her mother, Margie Bowie of Aberdeen. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews, including Ryan Conway, Landry Conway, Jack Gallenstein, Emma Gallenstein and Maggie Schumacher. Other survivors include his aunts and uncles, David Mitchell of Maysville, Joey Lowe of Maysville and Tim and Tina Bowie of Pickerington.

Cellina’s tours will take place on Sunday, October 10 from 5 pm to 8 pm at Milward – Broadway located at 159 N. Broadway, Lexington.

The funeral will begin Monday, October 11 at 10 a.m. at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church located at 410 Jefferson Street, Lexington. Interment will follow at Calvary cemetery.

Guests attending tours are asked to observe mask use if they are not vaccinated. Masks are mandatory for anyone attending funeral mass at church the next day by the Diocese of Lexington.

In honor of their legacy, the family would like memorial contributions to go to the St. Peter Claver Catholic Church Building Fund located at 410 Jefferson Street, Lexington, Ky and Cancer Fighters United at 4211 US 62, Maysville, Ky. 41056.

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