G. Herbert Livingston, 95, the widower of Maria G. Livingston, went to be with his Lord and savior, Jesus Christ, on July 2 at home. His children, Burton, Nellie and David, were with him.
Herbert was born in Russell, Iowa, and grew up on a farm near Cameron, Wisc. He hitchhiked to South Dakota, where he attended Wessington Springs College. Herb and Maria were married Aug. 12, 1936, and started their ministry together that continued for 72 years. Herbert graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary in 1948 and earned his doctoral degree from Drew University in New Jersey.
Israel and was a co-founder of Jerusalem University. Herbert helped with two revisions (the NIV and The New Living Translation) and one translation (The New King James) of the Bible. Herbert and Maria helped found the Wilmore Free Methodist Church. Herb had authored many books and articles and just recently completed his and Maria’s family memoirs, “Walking Together Through Life.” This book is available in the Wilmore Free Methodist church office or through Amazon.com.
Herbert’s parents, four brothers and two sisters preceded him to Heaven. He has one surviving sister, Dorothy Johnson. Herbert also has eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild due in December.
Betts and West Funeral Home are handling the arrangements. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Friday at Wilmore Free Methodist Church. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 7, at the church. Burial will be at the Bluegrass Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to either the Wilmore Free Methodist Church Building Fund or Bluegrass Hospice of Kentucky. www.BettsandWestfuneralhome.com.