Friday, March 14, 2003

Kentucky Obituaries

The Kentucky Enquirer publishes obituaries of residents in Boone, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton and Pendleton counties as a free service. Obituaries are published based on available space each day and may be held until space is available. 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.

Boone County

Clyde Brake

BURLINGTON - Clyde Brake died Monday at St. Luke Hospital in Florence. The retired employee for Cincinnati Milacron and World War II Marine Corps veteran was 85.

Surviving are his wife, Mildred Whitaker Brake; two daughters, Carol Denham of Euless, Texas, and Linda Byrd of Sharonville, Ohio; two stepsons, Edwin Whitaker of Sharonville and Scott Whitaker of Fairfield; four stepdaughters, Renee Croy, Nancy Profitt and Margaret Napier, all of Hamilton, and Mary Garland of Middletown; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, 15 stepgrandchildren and 20 great-stepgrandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. today at Linnemann Funeral Home, Burlington. Burial will be in Burlington Cemetery.

Crystal Lee Smith

FLORENCE - Crystal Lee Smith died Monday at an apartment in Florence. The in-home nurse and 1999 graduate of Walton-Verona High School was 22.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Donnie Smith Jr., in 1983.

Surviving are two sons, Damien and Vincent Hopkins, both of Florence; a daughter, Alana Hopkins of Florence; father and stepmother, Donnie and Natalie Smith of Sparta, Ky.; mother, Lawana Smith of Covington; three stepsisters, Brooklyn, Megan and Kayla Caldwell, all of Owenton, Ky.; grandparents, Kathy Brewster of Sparta and Mammie Tapp of Covington; stepgrandmother, Ethel Hammond of Owenton; and great-grandmother, Dorothy Thompson of Owenton.

Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. today and service 11 a.m. Saturday at Chambers & Grubbs Funeral Home, Walton. Burial will be in Warsaw Cemetery in Warsaw, Ky.

Memorials can be made to the Crystal Smith Memorial Fund at any U.S. Bank location.

Amelia E. Martin

UNION - Amelia Elizabeth Bitter Martin, formerly of Hebron, died Tuesday at her home. The retired cook for Sky Chef was 89.

Surviving are her husband, Homer "Bud" Martin; and a sister, Edna Granneman.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. to noon and service noon today at Chambers & Grubbs Funeral Home, Florence. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.

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

Kenton County

Harold C. Reinhart

BROMLEY - Harold C. Reinhart died Monday at Florence Park Care Center. The former crew chief for American Airlines was 79.

Surviving are two sisters, Helen Anderson and Thelma Dolwick, both of Hebron.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. to noon and service noon today at Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home, Ludlow. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.

Memorials: Immanuel United Church of Christ, 110 Boone St., Bromley, KY 41016.

Catherine J. Ashcraft

MORNINGVIEW - Catherine Josephine Ashcraft died Monday at her home. The retired employee for the Internal Revenue Service and member of St. Cecilia Church in Independence was 73.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond, in 1964, and a son, Charles, in 1975.

Surviving are three sons, Raymond of Cincinnati, Dan of Woodstock, Ga., and Tony of Erlanger; six daughters, Cathy "Jody" Sams of Williamstown, Rosie Sparks of Morningview, Patty Dalton of Independence, Mary Bass of Burlington, Marie Dalton of Piner, and Diane Hedger of Bright, Ind.; two brothers, Tom Pollard of Taylor Mill and Charlie Pollard of Latonia; 23 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Chambers & Grubbs Funeral Home, Independence, is serving the family.

Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. today at St. Cecilia Church, Independence. Burial will be in St. Cecilia Cemetery in Independence.

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

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