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. Call (859) 578-5555 Monday through Friday; (513) 768-8600 Saturdays and Sundays.
Howard B. Hale
FLORENCE - Howard Benjamin Hale, of Florence, died Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Hospice in Covington. The retired self-employed accountant, who operated Howard Hale Accounting, and Army veteran was 78.
He was a former employee of the Internal Revenue Service, and was a former deacon and trustee of First Baptist Church of Walton.
Surviving are his wife, Amy Bowling Hale; a daughter, Frances Harris of Burlington; a son, Rick Hale of Covington; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. and service 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Walton. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Chambers & Grubbs Funeral Homes are handling arrangements.
Maria A. Wagner
BELLEVUE - Marie Amelia Schoech Wagner of Gaithersburg, Md., formerly of Bellevue, died Friday at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg. The homemaker and member of Sacred Heart Church in Bellevue was 83.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd G. Wagner.
Surviving are two daughters, Georgianne Schade of Selbyville, Del., and Valerie Sutton of Gaithersburg; two brothers, the Rev. Ray Broering of Florida, and Fritz Schoech of Phoenix; and five grandchildren.
Visitation will be 8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday at A.C. Dobbling & Son Funeral Home, Bellevue. Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas.
Helen L. Geimeier
FORT THOMAS - Helen Louise Brewer Geimeier, of Fort Thomas, formerly of the West Covington neighborhood, died Monday at Highlands of Fort Thomas Health Care Center. The former nurse for St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Covington was 86.
She was a member of St. John's Congregational Church in Covington.
Her husband, Harry Albert Geimeier, died in 1999.
Surviving are three sons, Dr. William Geimeier of Wilmington, Del., Thomas of Burlington, and Harry of Fort Wright; a daughter, Mary Pelfrey of Dry Ridge; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today and service 11 a.m. Saturday at Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home, Ludlow. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.
Memorials: St. John's Congregational Church, 1235 Highway Ave., Covington, KY 41011.
James A. Gallenstein
ERLANGER - James "Jimmy" A. Gallenstein, of Erlanger, died Tuesday at Woodcrest Manor in Elsmere. The owner of 3-G's Inc. in Covington was 62.
He was an Army veteran, and member of Mary Queen of Heaven Church in Erlanger.
Surviving are his wife, Sandy; two sons, B.J. of Burlington, and Doug of Walton; a daughter, Tracy Gallenstein of Walton; three sisters, Jeannine Gallenstein of Walton, Gayle Ramler of Florence, and Judy Terlau of Union; and five grandchildren.
Visitation will be 9-10 a.m. and Mass of Christian burial 10 a.m. Friday at Mary Queen of Heaven Church. Mr. Gallenstein will be cremated. Stith Funeral Home in Florence is handling arrangements.
Memorials: Mary Queen of Heaven Church, 1150 Donaldson Hwy., Erlanger 41018; or Passionist Nuns, 1151 Donaldson Hwy., Erlanger 41018.
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