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         Karen Cantrell
       (502) 320-6438 

Frankfort Steering Committee Members

Karen Cantrell serves as chapter leader and regional coordinator in memory of her son, Jacob Hutcheson. Jacob died at age 16 and shortly afterwards Karen worked with 5 other families to form the Frankfort chapter of The Compassionate Friends. Karen has since served a three year term on the national board of directors, attended 4 national conferences, conducted workshops and has published several writings. Karen has a great desire to give back to the organization that helped her and her family survive and learn to cope after Jacob's death.

Joe & Patti Hyman are the parents of Aryn Jo who was silently born (stillborn) October 10, 1988. Joe and Patti have been active participants during monthly meetings and other chapter activities. They serve on the Steering Committee and also assist in Outreach. Their focus is to keep Aryn’s memory alive and assist others who walk the same path they do.

Patty Pratz

Helen Thompson
Debbie Kimbrough Debbie's son Chris Kimbrough was struck and killed standing outside his disabled truck on 4-lane I-24, Smyrna, TN, on 3/13/2017, while trying to waive other drivers around him so they wouldn't get hurt. Chris was doing what he always did, thinking about others. He was known as a funny, caring, compassionate person with a huge heart. He was to be married in two weeks and he and his fiancee had permanent custody of her grandchildren ages 4 and 8. He had never had children and loved tham as if they were his own. 
Peggy Cubert

Regional Coordinator

  • Karen Cantrell


  • Helen Thompson Ph (502) 395.0213


  • Vacant

Newsletter Editor

  • Vacant


  • Karen Cantrell (502) 320.6438


  • Joe & Patti Hyman-Franklin County / (502} 696-2745
  • Debbie Kimbrough -Franklin County / (502) 330 2245
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