Mourners Gather To Remember Former Kentucky First Lady Phyllis George


Phyllis George Book Signing Reception

Phyllis George Book Signing Reception

FRANKFORT, Ky.-- Former Kentucky first lady and Miss America Phyllis George has been laid to rest.  

A private memorial service was held Monday in the Kentucky capitol rotunda for George, who died earlier this month of a rare blood disorder.  She was 70.

Crowned Miss America in 1971, Phyllis George became a trailblazing sportscaster as the first female co-anchor of "The NFL Today." 

She was married to former Kentucky Governor John Y. Brown Jr.  

Her daughter, CNN correspondent Pamela Brown, says her mother was a role model for how life should be lived.  

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