Friday, March 19, 2004

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.

Boone County

Paul R. Dahlenburg

FLORENCE - Paul R. Dahlenburg, 71, former owner of Dahlenburg Plumbing in Florence, died Thursday at St. Elizabeth Hospice in Covington.

His first wife, Myrna, died in 1959.

Surviving are his second wife, Shirley; two sons, Richard and Robert; a daughter, Patricia A. Dahlenburg; two sisters, Joann Bode and Evelyn Depenbrock; a brother, James and four grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Chambers & Grubbs Funeral Home in Florence. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill.

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

Carol Lee Huls

FLORENCE - Carol Lee Huls, 60, a teacher for 30 years at Burlington Elementary for Boone County Schools and member of Erlanger Baptist Church, died Wednesday at her home.

Surviving are her husband, Ray; her niece, Melissa Sherman; one great-niece, and one great-nephew.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today and 10-11 a.m. with service at 11 a.m. Saturday, at Stith Funeral Home in Florence. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Erlanger.

Memorials: Erlanger Baptist Church, 116 Commonwealth Ave., Erlanger, KY 41018.

Campbell County

Robert Robinson

NEWPORT - Robert T. Robinson, 91, a retired electrical engineer for Stewart Decatur Security Systems, died Tuesday at the Baptist Convalescent Center in Newport.

Two sons, Dennis and Gary, died previously.

Surviving are his wife, Philomena Robinson; four stepdaughters, Phyllis Conradi, Diane Schleyer, Marilyn Schleyer and Rosemarie Smith; a stepson, Michael Schleyer; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

No public services are planned. Burial will be in St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Alexandria Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Memorials: Arbor Canopy Fund, Baptist Convalescent Center, care of Suzanne Kelly, 120 Main St., Newport, KY 41071.

Gallatin County

William J. Shields

WARSAW - William James Shields, 80, a retired railway engineer for the U.S. Naval Station in Port Chicago, Calif., and a World War II Army veteran, died Wednesday at Carroll County Hospital in Carrollton.

Surviving are his son, William "Stump" Shields; two sisters, Nelda Yates and Gail Cuneo; six grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. and the service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hamilton-Stanley Funeral Home in Verona. Burial will be in Hebron Lutheran Cemetery.

Grant County

Kendal Smith

CRITTENDEN - Kendal Michelle Smith, 16, a student at Walton-Verona High School, died Wednesday at St. Luke Hospital in Florence.

She was on the school soccer team, and was a member of the Senior Beta Club and the Art Club.

Surviving are her parents, Patrick L. Smith and Susan Evans Smith; paternal grandparents, Richard and Marjorie Smith; maternal grandparents, Alan and Jean Evans, and maternal great-grandmother, Addie M. Spivey.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Walton-Verona High School, Walton. Burial will be in New Bethel Cemetery in Verona.

Memorials: Kendal Smith Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 67, Verona, KY 41092.

Kenton County

Woodrow Ritchie

COVINGTON - Woodrow "Woody" Ritchie, 68, an employee for Steelcraft Manufacturing Co. in Blue Ash for 34 years, died Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Hospice.

His son, Freddie Ritchie, preceded him in death.

Surviving are his wife, Gracie Hicks Ritchie; four sons, Jackie, Jeffrey, Jesse and Jerry; four daughters, Linda Ballard, Brenda Sargent, Sandra Wells and Sinda Henson; a brother, James Ritchie; a sister, Pearlie Collins; seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. and the service will be at 2 p.m. at Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home in Williamstown. Burial will be in Corinth International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery.

William McClain

ERLANGER - William Russell McClain, 75, a construction worker and machine press operator, died Thursday at his home.

Surviving are his wife, June; a son, Terry; a daughter, Cheryl Ann Henderson; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 9-10:30 a.m. and a service will be at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Linnemann Funeral Home in Erlanger. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill.

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

Anne Droege

PARK HILLS - Anne "Pauly" Droege, 82, a homemaker, died Wednesday at St. Charles Care Center in Covington.

Her husband, John F. Droege, died in 2002.

Surviving is her son, Ronald; four daughters, Sr. Mary Margaret, S.N.D., Margaret Kuhlman, Jo Anne Hoppenjans and Terry Harmon; two brothers, Tony and Paul Pauly, and a sister, Helen Lempke.

Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and the Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Agnes Church, 1680 Dixie Hwy., Fort Wright. Burial will be in Mother of God Cemetery in Fort Wright. Don Catchen & Son Funeral Homes are handling arrangements.

Memorials: Notre Dame Uganda Missions, 1601 Dixie Highway, Park Hills, KY 41011.

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