The Beverly Hills Fire
IN MEMORIAM
These are the names of the 165 people who lost their lives because of the fire at the Beverly Hills Supper Club on the night of May 28, 1977. They have not been forgotten.
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Marian Adkins, 62,
Ashland, Ky.,
Kentucky & West Virgina Gas Co.

Amelia Arthur, 65,
Covington, Ky.,
restaurant cook

William Egar Arthur, 53,
Covington, Ky.,
unemployed

Ruth K. Backus, 49,
North College Hill, Ohio,
homemaker

Walter Wm. Backus Jr., 50,
North College Hill, Ohio,
sales manager,
Chrysler-Plymouth Auto Co.

Jean I. Baker, 52,
Kettering, Ohio,
retail card shop sales

Warren Baker, 54,
Kettering, Ohio,
branch manager,
Third National Bank & Trust

Dan Barker, 29,
Southgate, Ky.,
air freight manager

Mable Marie Barker, 54,
Trenton, Ohio,
Wayne School secretary

Martin Herschel Barker, 60,
Trenton, Ohio,
machinist, Armco Steel Corp.

John B. Beavers, 28,
Grove City, Ohio,
supervisor, Columbia Gas Co.

Ann Louise Beer, 23,
Hamilton, Ohio,
Trenton schools librarian

Donald Bezold, 54,
Alexandria, Ky.,
supervisor, UPS

Patricia Matilda Bezold, 30,
Alexandria, Ky.,
insurance business supervisor

Barbara Ann Bohrer, 23,
Delhi Township, Ohio,
homemaker

Jane Louise Bohrer, 16,
Cincinnati, Ohio,
student, Mother of Mercy High School

Judith Ann Bohrer, 28,
Cincinnati, Ohio
social worker, U.S. Peace Corps

Mary Louise Bohrer, 56,
Cincinnati, Ohio
registered nurse, St. George Hospital

Raymond Willard Bohrer, 56,
Cincinnati, Ohio
pharmacist, Strobl-Wagner Pharmacy

Thomas William Bohrer, 25,
Delhi Township, Ohio,
operating engineer,
Goettle Construction Co.

Doris Jean Brown, 44,
Kettering, Ohio,
printing company employee

James K. Brown, 46,
Lexington, Ky.,
Snuder-Gorham Optical Co.

Patricia Brown, 40,
Lexington, Ky.,
homemaker

Charlotte Fidler Burns, 58,
Ashland, Ky.,
homemaker

Robert Donaldson Burns, 60,
Ashland, Ky.,
supervisor, Ashland Oil

Maxie Hollan Butler, 56,
Ashland, Ky.,
Third National Bank

Roy O. Butler, 49,
Ashland, Ky.,
retired clothing store clerk

Howard B. Carson Sr., 69,
Covington, Ky.,
machinist, Heeken Can Co.

Josephine Carson, 65,
Covington, Ky.,
retired, St. Elizabeth Medical Center

Helen Margaret Castelli, 53,
Crittenden, Ky.,
staff assistant, Bell Telephone Co.

Norbert J. Castelli, 55,
Crittenden, Ky.,
communication center manager,
Bell Telephone Co.

Stuart Patrick Coakley, 36,
Ludlow, Ky.,
chemistry teacher,
Notre Dame University

Geraldine Cole, 22,
Jeffersonville, Ky.
Ellen Hearne Cooksey, 58,
Ashland, Ky.,
homemaker

Fred Miller Cooksey, 61,
Ashland, Ky.,
salesman

Carol Ann Cottongim, 32,
Hamilton, Ohio,
teacher

Robert Douglas Cottongim, 34,
Hamilton, Ohio,
supervisor, Mercy Hospital

Orville Coulter, 68,
Ironton, Ohio,
retired machinist, Westinghouse Corp.

James Carl Cox, 59,
Florence, Ky.,
printer

James Brent Crane, 19,
Waynesville, Ohio,
design engineer

Harold Alan Daly, 32,
Washington Court House, Ohio,
Mac Tool Co.

Rose Mary Dischar, 38,
Highland Heights, Ky.,
waitress
Gloria Sue Duncil, 36,
Hamilton, Ohio,
school teacher
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Mary Nell Dwyer, 25,
Lexington, Ky.,
research specialist,
Ky. Center for Research Energy

Rosemary Mulholland Dwyer, 56,
Lexington, Ky.,
homemaker

Shelia A. Dwyer, 23,
Lexington, Ky.,
J.C. Penney

Elmer Lee Ellison, 60,
Covington, Ky.,
welder, Littleford Bros.

Nora Lee Ellison, 38,
Covington, Ky.,
homemaker

Grace Louise Fall, 48,
Jacksonburg, Ohio,
Wayne School secretary

William Louis Fawbush Sr., 70,
Pewee Valley, Ky.,
vice president, Fawbush Industries

Marilyn L. Finch, 41,
Elsmere, Ky.,
teller, Ky. Federal Savings & Loan

Virginia Lee Jones Fitch, 62,
Ashland, Ky.,
former dress shop owner

Helen Wright Floyd, 62,
Pellefonte, Ky.,
retired Realtor

James E. Fowler, 57,
Ironton, Ohio,
electrician

Anna Myrtle Freshner, 61,
New Lebanon, Ohio,
homemaker

Fredrica Hehr Fryman, 40,
Cynthiana, Ky.,
secretary, Swinford & Sims law office

Martin Scott Fryman, 14,
Cynthiana, Ky.,
student, Harrison County High School

Tracy Owen Fryman, 16,
Cynthiana, Ky.,
student, Harrison County High School

Willard T. Fryman, 40,
Cynthiana, Ky.,
owner/operator,
Cynthiana Sports Center

Lenora Hill Gentry, 30,
Cincinnati, Ohio
records clerk, AT&T

Mary Ann Coleman Gorham, 46,
Lexington, Ky.,
homemaker

Richard Allen Gorham, 48,
Lexington, Ky.,
treasurer, Snyder-Gorham Optical Co.

Russell Oscar Gray, 23,
Cincinnati, Ohio
science teacher,
Miami Elementary School

Carol Ann Greer, 31,
Florence, Ky.,
homemaker

Frankie McKinley Greer, 33,
Florence, Ky.,
sales manager, Riverside Ford

Clarence F. Gripshover, 48,
Covington, Ky.,
engineer, B&O Railroad

Donnye Clyde Grogan, 50,
Murray, Ky.,
truck sales parts manager

Felton Birdsong Harrison, 73,
Oakwood, Ohio,
executive, Westerville Creamery

Douglas G. Herro, 27,
Canogo Park, Calif.,
musician

Harry Richard Hodges II, 27,
Columbus, Ohio,
Columbia Gas Co.

Barbara J. Hous, 51,
Madison Township, Ohio,
public school secretary

Dottie D. Isaacs, 67,
Dayton, Ohio,
assembly worker,
National Cash Register

Mary Louise Ittel, 58,
Hamilton, Ohio,
homemaker

Ruth Jones John, 59,
Ashland, Ky.,
homemaker

Lillian Roettger Jutzi, 58,
Dayton, Ohio,
personal secretary

Raymond Clarence Jutzi, 67,
Dayton, Ohio,
industrial architect/contractor

Robert E. Kettman, 34,
Withamsville, Ohio,
bakery sales manager

Susan A. Kettman, 35,
Withamsville, Ohio,
homemaker

Tammy Kincer, 18,
Lebanon, Ohio,
student

Lucy Mae King 57,
Hamilton, Ohio,
guidance counselor,
Edgewood High School

Paul G. Kiser, 54,
Murfreesboro, Tenn.,
insurance executive,
State Farm Insurance

Minnie J. Knight, 70,
Germantown, Ohio,
assembly worker,
Defense Electronics Supply Center

Donald Eugene Koontz, 48,
Hamilton, Ohio,
agent, McCoy Oil Co.
Dorothy Maxine Koontz, 46,
Hamilton, Ohio,
instructional aide,
Edgewood High School

Carl Krigbaum Jr., 55,
Louisville, Ky.,
plumbing manufacturer supervisor

Diane L. Lape, 25,
Cincinnati, Ohio
beautician

Etta E. Leis, 70,
Miamisburg, Ohio,
accounting department,
Rike's department store
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Gary Lee Littrell, 29,
Lawrenceburg, Ind.,
auto and truck parts salesman

Sharon Littrell, 26,
Lawrenceburg, Ind.,
homemaker

Leona S. Long, 72,
Dayton, Ohio,
retired teacher

James P. Lyon, 42,
Fort Mitchell, Ky.,
president, River Steel Corp.

Monica A. Lyon, 42,
Fort Mitchell, Ky.,
homemaker

Margaret Elizabeth Malowan, 54,
Dayton, Ohio,
laboratory technician,
Veterans Administration Hospital

Sharlene Matthews, 27,
Cincinnati, Ohio
beautician

Herman Clark Mayfield, 35,
Jacksonville, Ala.,
football coach,
Jacksonville State University

Sarah McClain, 73,
Miamisburg, Ohio,
homemaker

Collis William Mitchell, 50,
Wayne Township, Ohio,
contract negotiator

Minda Marie Moford, 16,
Dover, Ky.,
student

Agnes Irene Muddiman, 48,
Cheviot, Ohio,
superintendent, DuBois Chemical Co.

Everett H. Neill Jr., 27,
Fort Mitchell, Ky.,
musician

Paula Lynne Neill, 23,
Fort Mitchell, Ky.,
school teacher

Jean Noe, 28,
Taylor Mill, Ky.,
data processing clerk

Mildred F. Overton, 62,
Huntington, W.Va.,
claims adjuster,
Veterans Administration Hospital

Ruth Patterson, 67,
Coal Grove, Ohio,
caseworker,
county welfare administration

Harold R. Penwell Jr., 28,
Wayne Township, Ohio,
psychological services,
Veterans Administration Center

Hilma C. Pfeiffer, 64,
Dayton, Ohio,
supply data specialist, U.S. government

Lawrence G. Phelps, 44,
Lakeside Park, Ky.,
industrial engineer, Andrew Jergens Co.

Margaret Elizabeth Phillips, 65,
Dayton, Ohio,
Dess Electronics

Alberta Catherine Pieper, 49, Louisville, Ky.,
homemaker

Mary L. Pitsenbarger
Greenville, Ohio

Nolan E. Pitsenbarger, 62,
Greenville, Ohio,
retired laborer

Richard Karl Pokky, 23,
Cincinnati, Ohio
musician

Dorothy Polley, 72,
Ironton, Ohio,
homemaker

George Charles Polley, 74,
Ironton, Ohio,
retired Armco employee

Ethel Prugh, 55,
West Carrollton, Ohio,
homemaker

Gary M. Prugh, 30,
Washington Township, Ohio,
police officer

L.J. Prugh, 56,
West Carrollton, Ohio,
retired police officer

Virginia L. Raitt, 34,
West Chester, Ohio,
homemaker

Virginia K. Ramler, 52,
Erlanger, Ky.,
teller, Ky. Federal Savings & Loan

Anna Lee Reinicke, 59,
Kettering, Ohio,
beautician

Nell Reynolds, 71,
Louisville, Ky.,
alterations, Bycks Clothing
Elma B. Rhinehart, 74,
Lewisburg, Ohio,
homemaker

Charles Joe Rist, 59,
Catlettsburg, Ky.,
leader repairman, Armco Steel

Maymie Louise Rist, 57,
Catlettsburg, Ky.,
homemaker

Robert R. Roden, 58,
Taylor Mill, Ky.,
musician

Terrie Lynn Rose, 26,
Deer Park, Ohio,
cocktail waitress,
Beverly Hills Supper Club
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Alma Schnapp, 67,
Miamisburg, Ohio,
clerk, Bergstrom Paper Co.

Joseph John Schrantz, 63,
Green Township, Ohio,
assistant chief,
appellate division,
Internal Revenue Service

Mary Agnes Schrantz, 61,
Green Township, Ohio,
secretary, US Navy

Rosalie Schuman, 33,
Lawrenceburg, Ind.,
assistant manager, Western Finance Co.

Robert Glenn Seaman, 57,
Erlanger, Ky.,
owner/operator,
Seaman Insurance Agency

Percy M. Shepherd, 64,
Cincinnati, Ohio
vice president, freight company

Charles D. Sherwood, 54,
Dayton, Ohio,
factory fork lift operator

Evelyn Mae Shough, 61,
Kettering, Ohio,
homemaker

Donna S. Skaggs, 22,
Louisville, Ky.,
Kroger Co.

Paul Herman Smith, 54,
Cincinnati, Ohio

Ann Light Stallons, 44,
Murray, Ky.,
bookkeeper,
Shackelford, Goode, Thurman Co.

Opal Lucille Stewart, 57,
Harrison Township, Ohio,
homemaker

Fred Kolby Stratton, 37,
Norwood, Ohio,
commercial photographer

John R. Strom, 52,
Lexington, Ky.,
computer analyst, IBM

Lora Jane Sykes, 29,
Bright, Ind.,
school bus driver,
Sunman-Dearborn School

Robert Earl Sykes, 29,
Bright, Ind.,
boiler maker,
Indiana-Michigan Electric Co.

Steven Howard Taylor, 26,
Cincinnati, Ohio,
waiter, Beverly Hills Supper Club

Barbara A. Thornhill, 35,
Delhi Township, Ohio,
homemaker

Carolyn Louise Thornhill, 35,
Miami Township, Ohio,
secretary,
Jet Engine Manufacturing Co.

Darlene E. Thornhill, 18,
Delhi Township, Ohio,
beautician

Robert H. Thornhill, 36,
Delhi Township, Ohio,
pipefitter

Rosemary Tilley, 33,
Kettering, Ohio,
tour arranger,
American Automobile Association

Glenna Neomi Turner, 63,
Spring Valley, Ohio,
refrigeration factory worker

John L. Twaddell, 52,
Fort Wright, Ky.,
engineer,
Arrow-Hart Electric Manufacturing Co.

Diana Lou Tyra, 19,
Louisville, Ky.

Doris L. Tyra, 46,
Louisville, Ky.,
homemaker

Phyllis A. Tyra, 24,
Louisville, Ky.,
secretary, Miller Truck Service

Mary Susan Vogel, 29
Cincinnati, Ohio
registered nurse, St. George Hospital

Otilia Margaret Vollman, 84,
Newport, Ky.,
homemaker

Fred E. Wade, 61,
Wayne Township, Ohio,
machinist, Link Tool

Martha Elinor Wade, 61,
Wayne Township, Ohio,
homemaker

George R. Walker Jr., 32,
Louisville, Ky.,
pharmacist and assistant manager, Super X

Beatrice E. Wenning, 57,
Dayton, Ohio,
store clerk, Blakesly Sales

Gertrude Mary Williams, 67,Miami Township, Ohio,
secretary, automobile club

Betty Wilson, 62,
Miamisburg, Ohio,
secretary, Wright Patterson AFB

Mary Ann Work, 29,
Covington, Ky.,
bookkeeper, H&H Meyer Packing Co.

Robert Fred Zadek, 39,
Miami Township,
manufacturer's pattern maker

George Zorick Jr., 52,
Cheviot, Ohio,
machinist, Ford Motor Co.

George Zorick III, 32,
Mack, Ohio,
truck driver, Kroger Co.

Source:
Kentucky and Ohio death certificates
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