By Gina Holt
FAIRFIELD - Chastity Bolotta, an Over-the-Rhine woman found slain Oct. 20 in Cold Spring, Ky., will have a funeral service Wednesday thanks to donations from across the Tristate.
The Rev. Greg Anderson of 70x7 Evangelistic Ministry of Highland Heights, along with Ms. Bolotta's best friend from childhood, Anita Allen of Price Hill, pledged to see Ms. Bolotta get a proper burial.
Bob Webster, owner of Webster's Funeral Home in Fairfield, heard about the Over-the-Rhine woman who had no family and decided to help.
"I saw it in the paper and thought, `That's too bad,' " Mr. Webster said of the woman whose partially nude body was found along Ky. 1998. "She had a terrible life. It just broke my heart."
Ms. Bolotta's killer has not been caught. The Clifton native has a string of convictions - the most recent in August - for drug and prostitution offenses.
"It got me that her mother told her to get out when she was 11 years old and she didn't know who her father was," Mr. Webster said. "She's one of those people in life with no one to speak for her and no one to care for her."
Mr. Webster is donating his services.
"I got a casket at a huge discount," he said. "I got a vault for free from Bell Burial Vault in Hamilton. An anonymous donor donated a grave space at Brookside Cemetery in West Chester Township."
Visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. at the Webster Funeral Home at 3080 Homeward Way in Fairfield, with the funeral following. A memorial service, conducted by the Rev. Mr. Anderson, will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at Central Assembly of God, 1410 Vine St. in Over-the-Rhine.
People needing more information or wanting to help can contact the Rev. Mr. Anderson at (513) 557-2931.
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