Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Kentucky obituaries



The 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. Photos and obituaries may be e-mailed to kyobits@enquirer.com. Deadline for e-mail submissions is 4 p.m.

Boone County

Delmar R. Johnson Jr.

BURLINGTON - Delmar Roy Johnson Jr., 55, died Sunday at St. Luke Hospital in Florence.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Johnson; four daughters, Jenny and Jessica Johnson, Sandy Voss and Sabrina Searles; two sons, John and Delmar Johnson III; four sisters, Donna Lehmkuhl, Sue Pitts, Vickie Hale and Margaret Fulks; two brothers, Charles and Joe Johnson; and six grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until service at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Fares J. Radel Funeral Home in Newport.

The remains will be cremated.

Campbell County

George Blackburn

NEWPORT - George Blackburn, 92, died Thursday at St. Luke Hospital in Fort Thomas. He was a truck driver employed by the Kroger Co.

Survivors include his wife, Gracie M. Blackburn; two sons, Claude and David Blackburn; two daughters, Emma Harrington and Georgia Shipley; one sister, Opal Nagel; and three grandchildren.

Visitation will be 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Allison & Rose Funeral Home in Covington.

Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell.

Robert J. Edgley

ALEXANDRIA - Robert J. Edgley, 65, died Sunday at home. He was a dental technician employed by Fischer Dental Laboratory and a member of the Greater Cincinnati Dental Lab Association.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Spencer Edgley; two sons, Neiel and Timothy Edgley; one sister Betty Brown; and two grandchildren.

No public services planned. A.C. Dobbling Funeral Home in Fort is handling arrangements.

Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery in Mentor.

Memorials: Hospice of Northern Kentucky, 1403 Alexandria Pike, Fort Thomas, KY 41075

Marcella W. Kelly

FORT THOMAS - Marcella Wilson Kelly, 90, died Saturday at Highlands of Fort Thomas. She was the owner of the Marcelle Beauty Shop for 67 years.

Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Kattenhorn; four sisters, Ruby Bentle, Wanda Harper, Bonnie Kavanaugh and Ardonna Brown; one brother, Sonny Wilson; two grandsons; and one great-grandson.

Visitation will be 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday at Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home in Fort Thomas. Mass of Christian Burial will be at noon Thursday at St. Thomas Church in Fort Thomas.

Entombment will be in St. Stephen Cemetery Mausoleum in Fort Thomas.

Memorials: New Perceptions, 1 Sperti Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017-9654 or The Point/Arc, 104 Pike St., Covington, KY 41011

Dempsey Merida

COLD SPRING - Dempsey Merida, 76, died Saturday at home. He was the owner of Atlas Dempsey Transmission, a business agent with the Teamsters union in Houston, and a World War II and Korean War Marine veteran. He received two Presidential Citations and the Korean Medal of Valor.

Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Noel Merida; two daughters, Virginia Merida and Kim Simmons; five sons, John, David, Robert, Jason Merida and Tyler Simmons; three sisters, Ruth Hensley, Charlene Merida and Virginia Johnson; and six grandchildren.

Visitation will be 6-7 p.m. with service at 7 p.m. today at A.C. Dobbling Funeral Home in Bellevue.

The remains will be cremated.

Fred Neufarth

SOUTHGATE - Fred Neufarth, 59, died Friday at the Baptist Convalescent Center in Newport. He was an electrician employed by Bond Electric.

Survivors include one sister, Joan Dragoo; one brother, Jack Neufarth; and one niece and nephew.

Visitation will be noon to 1 p.m. with service at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Evergreen Cemetery Chapel in Southgate. A.C. Dobbling Funeral Home in Fort Thomas in handling arrangements.

Memorials: Make-A-Wish Foundation, 4770 Duke Drive, Suite 190, Mason, OH 45040

Kenton County

Pauline Addison

LATONIA - Pauline Addison, 77, a homemaker, formerly of Newport, died Sunday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood.

Her husband, Tye Addison, died previously.

Survivors include one daughter, Irene McMillan; two sons, Glenn and Clarence Addison; and four grandchildren.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and the service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Fares J. Radel Funeral Home in Highland Heights.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate.

Gladys E. Fender

INDEPENDENCE - Gladys E. Fender, 79, died Saturday at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati. She was an insurance underwriter.

Her husband, Milton "Bud" Fender, died previously.

Survivors include one son, Greg Fender; one brother, Robert Andrea; and one sister, Yvonne Flinchum.

No public services planned. Fares J. Radel Funeral Home in Highland Heights is handling arrangements.

The remains will be cremated.

Sheila M. Hogan

CRESTVIEW HILLS - Sheila M. Hogan, 70, died Saturday at St. Luke Hospital in Fort Thomas.

Survivors include two brothers, the Rev. Verne Hogan and Bill Hogan; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 10:30-11:30 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Carmel Manor in Fort Thomas. Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home in Ludlow is handling arrangements.

Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Fort Mitchell.

Memorials: Carmel Manor, 100 Carmel Manor Drive, Fort Thomas, KY 41075

Gertrude H. Howard

INDEPENDENCE - Gertrude Holbrook Howard, 92, died Saturday in Louisville. She was a member of Third Street Freewill Baptist Church in Paintsville and a Worthy Matron in Eastern Star.

Her son, George Henry Howard; a grandson, Robert Anthony Blanton; and a daughter, Betty Louise Blanton, preceded her in death.

Survivors include one son, Thomas J. Howard; three sisters, Irene Holbrook, Molly Griffin and Blanche Blanton; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. today at Independence Cemetery. Chambers & Grubbs Funeral Home in Independence is handling arrangements.

Memorials: American Cancer Society, Northern Kentucky Unit, Nicholas Center, Suite A-2, 6612 Dixie Hwy. Florence 41042 or American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 182039, Dept. 013, Columbus, OH 43218-2039

Lyra Kues

LATONIA - Lyra Kues, 95, of Latonia, died Saturday at St. Elizabeth North Hospice.

Mrs. Kues was a homemaker and a member of Runyon Memorial Christian Church.

Her husband, Edwin, died in 1995.

Survivors include one daughter, Sue Ann; and a brother, Warren.

Visitation is 9-11 a.m with the service following at 11 a.m. today at Swindler & Currin Funeral Home in Latonia.

Burial will be in Floral Hills Cemetery, Taylor Mill.

Memorials: Runyan Memorial Christian Church, 3625 Decoursey Ave., Covington, KY 41015 or St. Elizabeth Hospice, 401 E. 20th St., Covington, KY 41014

Sheila L. Mason

COVINGTON - Shelia L. Castleman Mason, 54, of Louisville, formerly of Covington, died on Wednesday.

Survivors include her son, Russell L. Castleman Sr.; five sisters, Jean Giffin, Marie C. Harris, Geraldine Castleman, Paddy Jo Castleman and Roxie A. King; one brother, Leonard M. Castleman; and four grandchildren

Memorial services will be 6-7 p.m. Wednesday at Joseph R. Garr Funeral Services, 930 Findlay St., Cincinnati, OH.

Thomas J. Siemer

EDGEWOOD - Thomas J. Siemer, 72, died Saturday at home. He was a retired agent for Fireman's Fund Insurance, a member of St. Pius X Church in Edgewood and a Korean War Marine Corps veteran.

His wife, Evelyn Raterman, died previously.

Survivors include two daughters, Cathy Siemer and Maria Whitehead; one son, Thomas L. Siemer; one brother, Phil Siemer; two sisters, Helen Boullie and Hermine Morand; and five grandchildren.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Linnemann Funeral Home in Erlanger. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Pius X Church in Edgewood.

Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery in Fort Mitchell.

Mirella A. Thelen

EDGEWOOD - Mirella A. Thelen, 74, died Saturday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center Hospice in Covington. She was a homemaker and member of St. Pius X Church in Edgewood.

Survivors include her husband, Edward Thelen; three sons, Robert, Ted and Jay B. Thelen; two daughters, Donna Chamberlain and Connie Stambaugh; one brother, Joseph Bergfeld; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. with Mass of Christian Burial following at 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Pius X Church in Edgewood. Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home in Erlanger is handling arrangements.

Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Fort Mitchell.

Memorials: American Lung Association of Kentucky, Bluegrass Regional Office, 1636 Nicholasville Road, Suite 102, Lexington 40503

Paul Utter

LUDLOW - Paul Utter, 75, died Sunday at Gallatin Health Care Center in Warsaw. He worked in the labor department of Monarch Tool in Covington. He was a member of the Ludlow Hobo Club and Sunday Morning Club.

Survivors include his wife, Lola Utter; one son, Joe Utter; one daughter, Mary Etta Utter; and two sisters, Thelma Barry and Hazel Kohel.

Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. with service at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home in Ludlow.

Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill.

Tom VonEye

COVINGTON - Tom VonEye, 59, died Saturdayat St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Covington. He was a shipping clerk employed by R.L. Polk Co. in Cincinnati and a member of St. Augustine Church in Covington.

His daughter, Sarah Ann Von Eye, preceded him in death.

Survivors include one daughter, Diana Marie VonEye; a son, Louis Carl VonEye; and a brother, Ed VonEye.

Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial following at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Augustine Church in Covington.

Linnemann Funeral home in Erlanger is handling arrangements.

Burial will be in Mother of God Cemetery in Covington.

Pendleton County

James L. Johnson

BUTLER - James "Jimmie" Lee Johnson, 58, died Saturday. He was retired from Spade Pipeline Corp. and a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Arlene Johnson; three daughters, Patti Johnson, Mary Beth Johnson and Shonda Nagel; three brothers, Walt, Larry and Tony Johnson; three sisters, Brenda Fornash, Connie Wayneright and Mary Anglon; and two grandchildren.

Visitation will be 2-5:30 p.m. with service following at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Peoples Funeral Home in Falmouth.

Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery with full military honors.




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