Wednesday, October 8, 2003

Kentucky obituaries



The Kentucky Enquirer publishes free obituaries of residents in Boone, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton and Pendleton counties. Funeral homes may call (859) 578-5555 Monday through Friday; (513) 768-8600 Saturdays and Sundays. Some information may be omitted from obituaries to ensure that the most notices can be published.

Boone County

Marie Blendinger

FLORENCE - Marie Jeanette Blendinger, 79, a retired factory worker, died Sunday at St. Luke Hospital in Florence.

There will be no visitation. Service with entombment to follow will be 10 a.m. today at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel in Erlanger. Stith Funeral Home in Florence is handling arrangements.

Raymond K. Deskins

FLORENCE - Raymond K. Deskins, 78, a mechanic for Robke Chevrolet, died Sunday at Garden Park Health Care in Avondale.

No public services planned. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill. Don Catchen & Son Funeral Home in Covington is handling arrangements.

Mary E. Foltz

FLORENCE - Mary Ellen Dressman Foltz, 83, a homemaker and member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Florence, died Friday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood.

Visitation will be 6:30-7:30 p.m. and memorial Mass of Christian burial at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul Catholic Church, 7301 Dixie Highway, Florence. Mrs. Foltz's remains were donated to the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Stith Funeral Home in Florence is handling arrangements.

Memorials: St. Henry District High School, 3755 Scheben Drive, Erlanger, KY 41018.

Joan M. Richardson

FLORENCE - Joan M. Richardson, 69, a homemaker, died Sunday at the Hospice of Cincinnati-Western Hills.

No public services planned. Cremation Society of Greater Cincinnati handled arrangements.

Memorials: Hospice of Cincinnati - Western Hills, 3131 Queen City Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45238.

Campbell County

James M. Wurtzler

BELLEVUE - James M. Wurtzler, 46, a binder operator for Quebecor World Co. in Cincinnati, died Sunday at St. Luke Hospital in Fort Thomas.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. to noon and service at noon Thursday at A.C. Dobbling & Son Funeral Home in Bellevue. Burial will be in St. Joseph New Cemetery in Price Hill.

Fern Revell

COLD SPRING - Fern Gasdorf Revell, 78, a homemaker, died Monday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. and Mass of Christian burial 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Church, 4011 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring. Burial will be in St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas.

Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Homes are handling arrangements.

Memorials: St. Joseph School, 4011 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076.

Elnora Sparks

DAYTON - Elnora Grubb Sparks, 76, a homemaker, and member of East Baptist Church in Dayton, died Monday at her home.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday at A.C. Dobbling & Son Funeral Home in Bellevue. A second visitation will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and service 2 p.m. Friday at Britton Funeral Home in Manchester, Ky. Burial will be in Brown Mission Cemetery in Manchester, Ky.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Bill Ellsworth

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS - Bill Ellsworth, 63, died Sept. 27 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood.

No public services are planned. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate. C&C Mortuary Service in Covington handled arrangements.

Michael E. Marksberry Sr.

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS - Michael E. Marksberry Sr., 63, a retired self-employed carpenter, died Sunday at St. Luke Hospital in Fort Thomas.

Visitation will be noon-2 p.m. and service at 2 p.m. Friday at Fares J. Radel Funeral Home in Newport. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill.

Betty F. Evans

NEWPORT - Betty F. Evans, 75, a homemaker and member of Latonia Christian Church, died Monday at St. Luke Hospital in Fort Thomas.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today at Connley Brothers Funeral Home in Covington. Service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Taylor Mill Church of Christ. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate.

Kenton County

Juanita Hitch

COVINGTON - Juanita Hitch, 81, of Nancy, Ky., formerly of Covington, a homemaker, died Monday at her home in Nancy.

Visitation will be 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and service 1 p.m. Thursday at Connley Brothers Funeral Home in Covington. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill.

Jeraldine H. Noel

COVINGTON - Jeraldine H. Noel, 61, a tax examiner for the Internal Revenue Service for 25 years, died Sunday at Northern Kentucky Care & Rehabilitation Center in Highland Heights.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. and service 7 p.m. today at Allison & Rose Funeral Home in Taylor Mill. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell.

Peggy Tucker

COVINGTON - Peggy Maphet Tucker, 52, a homemaker, and member of West Covington Baptist Church, died Monday at St. Elizabeth Hospice in Covington.

Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. today and service at 10 a.m. Thursday at Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home in Williamstown. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill.

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

Eula Weissmann

COVINGTON - Eula Weissmann, 71, a private in-home caregiver for more than 30 years, died Monday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Covington.

She was the former matron of Rosebud Chapter 39 of the Order of Eastern Star, and was the former worthy high priestess of the White Shrine of Jerusalem.

Visitation will be 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday at Madison Avenue Baptist Church in Covington. Service will be noon Thursday at the church.

Two additional services will also be held at the church on Thursday. An Order of Eastern Star service will be at 11:30 a.m., and a White Shrine of Jerusalem service will be at 11:45 a.m.

Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Germantown, Ky. Allison & Rose Funeral Home in Covington is handling arrangements.

Memorials: Madison Avenue Baptist Church, 10 E. Robbins Ave., Covington, KY 41011.

Thomas A. Dorger

LAKESIDE PARK - Thomas A. Dorger, 85, a compositor for The Cincinnati Enquirer for 30 years who was responsible for proofreading stories, died Sunday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood.

Mr. Dorger was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran and a member of Blessed Sacrament Church in Fort Mitchell.

Visitation will be 8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday at Linnemann Funeral Home in Erlanger. Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Friday at Blessed Sacrament Church in Fort Mitchell. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Fort Mitchell.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Robert Tuohey

ERLANGER - Robert Tuohey, 67, a truck driver, died Sept. 30 in a tractor-trailer accident in Oldham County. Mr. Tuohey was a Korean War Air Force veteran and a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

No public services are planned. Mr. Tuohey's remains were donated for medical research. Linnemann Funeral Homes handled arrangements.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.

Pendleton County

David A. McDonald

DEMOSSVILLE - David Archie McDonald, 63, a farmer, retired foreman for Hellertown Manufacturing in Hellertown, Pa. and Air Force veteran, died Sunday at his home.

Visitation will be 9:30-11:30 a.m. and service 11:30 a.m. today at Peoples Funeral Home in Butler. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill.

Memorials: Hospice of Hope, 909 Kenton Station Drive, Maysville, KY 41056.




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