Thursday, May 1, 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

Marie McGuffey

BURLINGTON - Marie McGuffey, 83, a retired employee for the former Pogue's department store in Cincinnati and member of Florence Baptist Church, died Monday at Northern Kentucky Care & Rehabilitation Center in Highland Heights.

Surviving are her husband, Harry; a son, Mike of Jasper, Ind.; a daughter, Mendy Roebuck of Blairsville, Ga.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation was Wednesday. Service will be 11:30 a.m. today at Stith Funeral Home, Florence. Graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Spring Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg, Ky.

Memorials: Hospice of Northern Kentucky, 1403 Alexandria Pike, Fort Thomas, KY 41075; or Florence Baptist Church Building Fund, 283 Main St., Florence, KY 41042.

Robert Bell

FLORENCE - Robert Fisk Bell, 70, a driver for Queen City Metro and a Korean War Air Force veteran, died Monday at his home.

He was Sunday school director at Beech Grove Baptist Church in Independence, and was a licensed minister.

Surviving are his wife, Sharon; one daughter, Barbara Adkins of Erlanger; one son, Robert of Florence; his mother, Flossie Bell of Florence; a brother, Albert Bell of Key West, Fla.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation was Wednesday. Service will be 10 a.m. today at Stith Funeral Home, Florence. Burial will be in Independence Cemetery.

Warren Berry

FLORENCE - Warren Berry, 51, owner of B&B Dry Wall in Anderson Township, died Sunday at St. Luke Hospital in Florence.

Surviving are his wife, Sheila; two daughters, Kelly Hurst and Melissa Berry, both of Florence; four sons, Jesse, Joshua, Jacob and Jeremiah, all of Florence; his mother, Ann Berry of Edgewood; three sisters, Barbara Roeder of Edgewood, Lynne Greene of Erlanger and Maureen Jeffries of Batavia; two brothers, Leo of Crittenden and Kevin of Crescent Springs; and one grandchild.

Visitation will be 6:45-7 p.m. and service 7 p.m. today at Don Catchen & Son Funeral Home in Elsmere. Mr. Berry's body will be cremated.

Mattie Richardson

FLORENCE - Mattie Richardson, 91, a retired kitchen worker for Clyde's Steakhouse in Bromley and a member of Burlington Baptist Church since she was 17, died Wednesday at St. Luke Hospital in Florence.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James, in 1994.

Surviving are two daughters, Marie Fuehner of Lawrenceburg and Helen Cottongim of Florence; two brothers, Joe Ash of Covington and Charles Ash of Union; two sisters, Mary Haskell of Union and Lona Friedman of Florence; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today and service 11 a.m. Friday at Linnemann Funeral Home, Burlington. Burial will be in Burlington Cemetery.

Memorials: Burlington Baptist Church, 3031 Washington St., Burlington, KY 41005.

Campbell County

William F. Kuyper Sr.

FORT THOMAS - William Francis Kuyper Sr., 87, a retired manager in the order department for Interlake Steel Co. in Newport and member of Christ Church United Church of Christ in Fort Thomas, died Monday at his home.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Davis Kuyper, in 1972, and his second wife, Margaret Heim Kuyper, in 2000.

Surviving are a daughter, Judy Alessandro of Fort Thomas; a son, William Jr. of Fort Thomas; a sister, Ruth Walz of Alexandria; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today at Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home, Fort Thomas. Service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Christ Church United Church of Christ, 15 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas. Burial will be in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas.

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

Kenton County

Mary A. Cooper

COVINGTON - Mary Aleene Wallace Cooper, 86, a homemaker and member of Unity Baptist Church in Demossville, died Sunday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil, in 1976 and a son Wallace in 1991.

Surviving are four sons, Charles of Covington and Wilbur, Nelson and Thomas, all of Latonia Lakes; two daughters, Evelyn Cooper of Latonia Lakes and Joy Ruth Cain of Taylor Mill; a sister, Corinne Cooper of Dry Ridge; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Visitation was Wednesday. Service will be 2 p.m. today at Eckler-Hudson Funeral Home, Dry Ridge. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Grant County.

Carol Mae Deutschman

COVINGTON - Carol Mae Wright Deutschman, 92, formerly of College Hill, a homemaker, died Sunday at a nursing home in North Augusta, S.C.

Surviving are a daughter, Emily Stratton of Fort Thomas; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and service 1 p.m. today at A.C. Dobbling & Son Funeral Home, Fort Thomas. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate.

Margaret Wallace

COVINGTON - Margaret Eilers Wallace, 73, a homemaker, died April 24 at her home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glendon, in 2000.

Surviving are two brothers, William Eilers of Erlanger and Elmer Eilers of Nevada.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. today at Don Catchen & Son Funeral Home, Elsmere. Mass of Christian burial will be 12:05 p.m. Friday at Mother of God Church, 119 W. 6th St., Covington. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger.

Tiffany Rae Farmer

INDEPENDENCE - Tiffany Rae Farmer, 13, a student at Twenhofel Middle School and member of Faith Community United Methodist Church in Independence, died Sunday in Covington.

Surviving are her mother, Julie Anna Estes of Covington; father, Charles "Dude" Farmer of Independence; paternal grandmother, Pat Farmer of Independence; maternal grandparents, Charles and Joyce Ruf of Ryland Heights; a sister, Selena Estes of Covington; and a brother, Dylan Estes of Covington.

Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Friday and service 10 a.m. Saturday at Chambers & Grubbs Funeral Home, Independence. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.

Memorials: Kenton County Animal Shelter, 1020 Mary Laidly Drive, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.

Fred Tirey

LUDLOW - Fred Tirey, 81, a retired painter for American Tool Corp. in Hamilton, died Saturday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood. He was the former owner of Tirey Grocery in Mount Adams, and was a deacon and Sunday school teacher at Bethlehem Baptist Temple in Ludlow for more than 50 years.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Taylor Tirey; a son, Freddie of Florence; two brothers, Ruford of Independence and Bradley of Morningview; two sisters, Della Tirey of Latonia and Geneva Harrison of Butler; one grandchild; two stepgrandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation was Wednesday. Service will be 10 a.m. today at Chambers & Grubbs Funeral Home, Independence. Burial will be in Arlington Memorial Gardens, Springfield Township, Ohio.

Memorials: Bethlehem Baptist Temple, 316 Adela Ave., Ludlow, KY 41016; or Shriners Burns Institute, care of Syrian Temple, 217 William Howard Taft Road, Cincinnati, OH 45219.

Vernon T. Plasters

PARK HILLS - Vernon T. Plasters, 77, retired owner of Langland Food Mart in Cincinnati's Northside, died Saturday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood. He was a member of St. Agnes Church in Fort Wright and a World War II Army Air Corps veteran.

He was a member of the American Legion and of the Knights of Columbus.

Surviving are his wife, Dolores Marie Plasters; three sons, Vernon of Brownsburg, Ind., Terry of Villa Hills and David of Fort Mitchell; and three grandchildren.

Visitation will be 10-11:30 a.m. and Mass of Christian burial 11:30 a.m. today at St. Agnes Church, Fort Wright. Entombment will be in St. Mary Cemetery Mausoleum, Fort Mitchell. Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home in Covington is handling arrangements.

Memorials: St. Agnes Church, 1680 Dixie Hwy., Fort Wright, KY 41011.

Patricia A. DiRocco

VILLA HILLS - Patricia A. DiRocco, 63, a medical secretary for St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood, died Sunday in Villa Hills.

Surviving are a son, Edward of Crescent Springs; five sisters, Sr. Kathleen Ryan, O.S.B., Mary Ellen Funke and Nancy Ryan, all of Villa Hills, Eileen Preston of Danville, Ky., and Barbara Agee of Crescent Springs; and a brother, James Ryan of Crescent Springs.

Mass of Christian burial will be noon today at Mother of God Church, 119 W. Sixth St., Covington. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Linnemann Funeral Home in Erlanger is handling arrangements.

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

John M. Martin

VISALIA - John M. "Jack" Martin, 68, a retired construction worker and member of the Claryville Social Club, died Monday at St. Luke Hospital in Fort Thomas.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Keller Martin; a daughter, Norma Tyree of Fort Thomas; and three sisters, Dorothy Bohnert of Visalia, Betty McCarty of Chicago and JoAnn McCaughan of Florence.

Visitation was Wednesday. Service will be 10 a.m. today at Alexandria Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Alexandria Cemetery.

Memorials: St. Mary Church "SMART" Campaign, 121 W. Main St., Alexandria, KY 41001.




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