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Nelda Barton-Collings, longtime Republican National Committeewoman from Kentucky, dies
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, June 13, 2014 5:29 PM EDT
Nelda Barton-Collings, the first woman to lead the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the state's longtime Republican National Committeewoman, has died, a funeral home director said. She was 85.
Born in Providence, Barton-Collings graduated from Western Kentucky University and had a career in banking, nursing and newspapers.
State Senate President Robert Stivers called Barton-Collings a true stateswoman who battled for the betterment of Kentucky. House Republican Floor Leader Jeff Hoover said her passion to improve the lives of Kentuckians is an example more people should follow.