Thursday, September 18, 2003

Kentucky obituaries

The Kentucky Enquirer publishes obituaries of residents in Boone, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton and Pendleton counties as a free service. Information is accepted from funeral homes 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. Call (859) 578-5555 Monday through Friday; (513) 768-8600 Saturdays and Sundays.

Boone County

Thomas R. Hanser

FLORENCE - Thomas R. "Thom" Hanser, 63, an employee for the U.S. Postal Service in Cincinnati for 32 years, died Saturday at University Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati.

Mr. Hanser was a former real estate agent for Sibcy Cline Realtors and for Star One Realtors.

Mr. Hanser was the past president of Toastmasters International in Fort Mitchell and former president of the Clifton Track Club in Cincinnati.

Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Forrest Hanser; a daughter, Tara Hanser Gavvin of Plantation, Fla.; two step-daughters, Sara Barnett of Philadelphia and Shelly Barnett Pendley of Independence; three brothers, Ray of Erlanger, Richard of Florence and Roger of Covington; and two step-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 4-6:45 p.m. and service 7 p.m. today at Allison & Rose Funeral Home in Taylor Mill. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Erlanger.

Memorials: American Cancer Society, Northern Kentucky Unit, Nicholas Center, Suite A-2, 6612 Dixie Highway, Florence, KY 41042; or Wellness Community of Northern Kentucky, 1717 Dixie Highway, Fort Wright, KY 41011.

Carl E. Martin

FLORENCE - Carl E. Martin, 68, a boiler room operator for the Formica Corp. and member of Florence Baptist Temple, died Monday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood.

Mr. Martin was a member of Union Local 757 of the AFL/CIO, Florence F&AM Masonic Lodge 949 and the Indra Consistory Scottish Rite in Covington.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley; two daughters, Diane Meece of Somerset, Ky., and Lisa Diffley of Chesapeake, Va.; his mother, Maude Martin of Corbin, Ky.; two sisters, Fay Woodlee and Virginia Sanders, both of Corbin; five brothers, Glenn of Loveland, Leroy and John, both of Corbin, Jim of Middletown and Ernest of Beaufort, S.C.; and three grandchildren.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. to noon and service noon today at Stith Funeral Home in Florence. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Erlanger.

Irene Quisenberry

FLORENCE - Irene Quisenberry, 74, a manager for Derringer Food Service and member of Florence Baptist Church, died Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Hospice in Covington.

Surviving are her husband, Charles; a daughter, Teresa Dietz of Florence; and two grandchildren.

No visitation. Service will be 3 p.m. Friday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Chapel in Erlanger. Entombment will follow the service in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. Stith Funeral Home in Florence is handling arrangements.

Memorials: Arthritis Foundation, 7124 Miami Ave., Madeira, OH 45243.

Charles E. Slayback II

WALTON - Charles Edward Slayback II, 50, a laborer for Total Excavating and a Marine veteran, died Sunday at his home.

Mr. Slayback was a member of American Legion Post 4 in Florence, and of the Moonlight Hunting and Fishing Club in Burlington.

Mr. Slayback was preceded in death by his companion, Donna Winters.

Surviving are his mother, Betty Steelman of Burlington; three sisters, Rena Volpenhein of Ludlow, Charlene Mayes of Florence and Deborah Knox of Fayetteville, N.C.; maternal grandmother, Deborah Connelly of Florence; and four grandchildren.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today and service noon Friday at Stith Funeral Home in Florence. Burial will be in Hebron Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorials: American Cancer Society, Northern Kentucky Unit, Nicholas Center, Suite A-2, 6612 Dixie Highway, Florence, KY 41042; or American Legion Post 4, 8385 U.S. 42, Florence, KY 41042.

Campbell County

Robert Weiner

FORT THOMAS - Robert Vernon Weiner, 75, retired general manager of the Hamilton City Club in Hamilton, died Monday at his home.

Mr. Weiner was a former president of the Cincinnati Kiwanis Club and member of the St. Catherine Players and the Village Players.

He was general manager at the Sherman House in Batesville from 1980 to 1984, and was general manager at the University Club of Cincinnati from 1968 to 1980.

Surviving are his wife, Phyllis; four daughters, Susan Weiner of Key Biscayne, Fla., Lynne Bradford of Orlando, Fla., Peggy Dyer of Fort Thomas and Julie Zenni of Wyoming, Ohio; and seven grandchildren.

Visitation was Wednesday. Memorial service will be 4 p.m. today at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1960 Memorial Parkway, Fort Thomas. Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home in Fort Thomas is handling arrangements. Mr. Weiner's remains will be cremated.

Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice Program, 401 E. 20th St., Covington, KY 41014-9988.

Della Eten

GRANTS LICK - Della Thomas Eten, 82, a homemaker and member of St. Mary Church in Alexandria, died Monday at her home.

Surviving are eight sons, George "Bud" Eten III of Crestview Hills, Richard of Lake Wales, Fla., Chester of Hamilton, Tom and Larry, both of Grants Lick, Gregory of Dayton, Ky., and Paul and John, both of Grants Lick; two daughters, Georgeanne Nagel of Melbourne, Ky., and Frances Marie Wilson of Cleves, Ohio; a sister, Virginia Marie Thomas of Versailles, Ky.; 45 grandchildren; and 47 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 4:30-9 p.m. today at Cooper Funeral Home in Grants Lick. Mass of Christian burial will be 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Church in Alexandria. Entombment will be in St. Stephen Cemetery Mausoleum in Fort Thomas.

Memorials: Hospice of Northern Kentucky, 1403 Alexandria Pike, Fort Thomas, KY 41075; or Bishop Brossart High School, Grove and Jefferson avenues, Alexandria, KY 41076.

Theresa D'Erminio

NEWPORT - Theresa Marie D'Erminio, 88, a retired hair dresser for Paul Vetter Salon in Cincinnati, died Sunday at her home.

Surviving are a sister, Angela Wietholter of Newport; a brother, Emil D'Erminio of Cincinnati; and nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. and service 11 a.m. today at St. John's United Church of Christ, 415 Park Ave., Newport. Entombment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum in Erlanger. Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Homes are handling arrangements.

Christina M. Browning

ELSMERE - Christina M. Browning, 51, a production administrator for Fidelity Investments and member of Unity Baptist Church in Demossville, died Tuesday at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

Surviving are her husband, Elmo Browning; a daughter, Rebecca Guffey of Elsmere; a son, Billy Guffey of Elsmere; her mother, Laura Fernsler of Hesperia, Calif.; her father, Larry O'Neil of Last Chance, Calif.; a brother, Mike Stark of Sun City, Calif.; and three sisters, Liz Ellis of Fort Wright, and Autum O'Larry, and Lisa O'Neil, both of Hesperia, Calif.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday and service 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Don Catchen & Son Funeral Home in Elsmere. Entombment will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Taylor Mill.

Margaret Merlock

ELSMERE - Margaret Polinsky Merlock, 98, a member of Florence First Church of God, died Friday at Woodcrest Manor Care Center in Elsmere.

Mrs. Merlock sang in church choirs for 83 years and took missionary trips to Guatemala and Costa Rica.

Her husband, Anthony, died in 1981.

Surviving are a daughter, Ursella Lee of Erlanger; two sons, Eugene Merlock of Jenks, Okla., and David of Livingston, Texas; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

No public services planned. Mrs. Merlock's remains were donated for medical research. Chambers & Grubbs Funeral Homes is handling arrangements.

Memorials: Florence First Church of God, 6767 Hopeful Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Timothy Baker

ERLANGER - Timothy Wayne Baker, 46, a dispatch supervisor for Northern Kentucky University, died Monday at his home.

Surviving are his wife, Gaynor; his mother, Donna Baker of Erlanger; a brother, Mike of Florence; two sisters, Debbie Billiter of Crescent Springs and Gina Cain of Erlanger; a stepson, Jason Bramball of Erlanger; and seven nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today and service 10 a.m. Friday at Stith Funeral Home in Florence. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Erlanger.

Memorials: American Cancer Society, Northern Kentucky Unit, Nicholas Center, Suite A-2, 6612 Dixie Hwy., Florence, KY 41042.

Thomas A. Bennett

VILLA HILLS - Thomas Alan Bennett, 56, a teacher for Holmes High School in Covington for 19 years and for Dixie Heights High School for 10 years, died Monday at St. Elizabeth Hospice in Covington.

He was a member of Lakeside Christian Church in Lakeside Park.

Surviving are his wife, Sharon Angel Bennett; a son, Samuel of Villa Hills; a brother, Jon of Edgewood; a sister, Susan Bennett Taylor of Villa Hills; and three nephews and one niece.

Visitation will be 4-9 p.m. today and service 10 a.m. Friday at Linnemann Funeral Home in Erlanger. Mr. Bennett's cremated remains will be entombed in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum in Erlanger.

Memorials: Lakeside Christian Church, 195 Buttermilk Pike, Lakeside Park, KY 41017; or St. Elizabeth Hospice Program, 401 E. 20th St., Covington, KY 41014-9988.

Pendleton County

Vada E. Young

FALMOUTH - Vada Elizabeth Young, 72, an assembler for 27 years for Kenner Toys in Cincinnati, died Monday at her home.

Her husband, William, preceded her in death in 1991.

Surviving are three daughters, Vada Helen Young of Newport, Edna Young-Brunck of Cincinnati and Debbie Sherrie Fryer of Falmouth; three sons, Wilbert Norton Young of Alexandria, Stanley Raymond Young of Newport and William Michael Young of Florence; a brother, Stanley Glover of Taylor Mill; a sister, Edna Bates of Independence; 22 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. today and service 11 a.m. Friday at Fares J. Radel Funeral Home in Newport. Burial will be in Independence Cemetery.

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