Thursday, May 8, 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

Robert D. Baird

WALTON - Robert Darrell Baird, 50, died Sunday at Woodcrest Manor in Elsmere.

Surviving are a son, Robert Darrell Torrens of Florence; his mother, Mary Baird of Walton; a sister, Paula Baird of Walton; a brother, Paul Baird Jr. of Demossville; and one grandchild.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and service 1 p.m. today at Chambers & Grubbs Funeral Home, Florence. Burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill.

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

Campbell County

Jerri L. Thomas

COLD SPRING - Jerri L. Deriso Thomas, 59, a cooperative education coordinator at Cincinnati State Technical & Community College, died Friday at St. Luke Hospital in Florence.

Surviving are her husband, Richard; a son, Todd of Fort Thomas; a daughter, Tamara Deaton of Newport; a sister, Marlene Kopich of Edgewood; a brother, Michael Deriso of Taylor Mill; and four grandchildren.

Visitation will be 4-7:30 p.m. and memorial service 7:30 p.m. today at Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home, Fort Thomas. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate.

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

Ella Vern Strassel

NEWPORT - Ella Vern Lykins Strassel, 80, a homemaker, died Monday at her home.

Her husband, Robert Sr., died in 1980.

Surviving are a son, Rob of Bellevue; three daughters, Linda Gardner of Fort Thomas, Brenda Tuemler of Bellevue, and Donna Vonderhaar of Southgate; two sisters, Gertrude Stamper of Newport and Jean Williams of Covington; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and service 1 p.m. today at Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home, Newport. Burial will be in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas.

Memorials can be made to a charity of one's choice.

Edith Willenbrink

WILDER - Edith Hanlon Willenbrink, 78, a retired employee for the Internal Revenue Service, died Tuesday at St. Luke Hospital in Fort Thomas. She was a member of the ladies auxiliary at Lawler-Hanlon VFW Post 5662 in Newport.

Surviving are three sons, John of Alexandria, Mark of Burlington, and Matt of Erlanger; a sister, Marian Eibel of Cincinnati; a stepdaughter, Linda Lerner of Cincinnati; three stepsons, Butch, Charlie and Paul Willenbrink, all of Cincinnati; and 17 grandchildren.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today at A.C. Dobbling & Son Funeral Home, Fort Thomas. Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Church, Cold Spring. Burial in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright.

Kenton County

Margaret J. Rippe

COVINGTON - Margaret Jane Rippe, 81, died Monday at Rosedale Manor in Covington.

Surviving are a sister, Dorothy Rippe of Crestview Hills, and cousins.

Visitation will be 9-10 a.m. and Mass of Christian burial 10 a.m. today at Blessed Sacrament Church, Fort Mitchell. Burial will be in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home in Covington is handling arrangements.

Memorials: Be Concerned, 714 Washington St., Covington, KY 41012; or any charity.

Julia R. Mayerchak

ERLANGER - Julia Ruth Mayerchak, 92, a homemaker, died Monday at St. Elizabeth Hospice in Covington.

Surviving are a daughter, Julia Rice of Boone County; a son, David of Independence; two sisters, Mary Sayers of Williamson, W. Va., and Helen Younger of Indialantic, Fla.; a brother, Dan Doka of Indialantic, Fla.; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 9:30-11 a.m. and Mass of Christian burial 11 a.m. today at St. Paul Church, Florence. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Linnemann Funeral Home in Burlington is handling arrangements.

Memorials: St. Paul Church, 7301 Dixie Hwy., Florence, KY 41042; or St. Elizabeth Hospice Program, 401 E. 20th St., Covington, KY 41014-9988.

Tara Greene

LAKESIDE PARK - Tara Barrett Greene, 28, a teacher at Holmes Junior High School in Covington, and member of First Church of Christ in Burlington, died Sunday at her home.

Surviving are her husband, Dennis R. Greene Sr. of Lakeside Park; a son, Chi'An Greene of Lakeside Park; parents; Robert W. and Karen Barrett, Florence; two brothers, Todd Barrett of Lexington, and Tony Barrett of San Diego; and maternal grandmother, Verda Jones of Norwood.

Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Friday and service 1 p.m. Saturday at First Church of Christ, 6080 Camp Ernst Road, Burlington. Burial will be in Hopeful Lutheran Cemetery, Florence. Stith Funeral Home in Florence is handling arrangements.

Memorials: Chi'An Greene Trust Fund, care of Heritage Bank, 1911 Dixie Hwy., Fort Wright, KY 41011.

Lora Keller

TAYLOR MILL - Lora Banks Keller, 82, of Okeechobee, Fla., formerly of Taylor Mill, a retired nurse, died Friday at her home.

She was a member of the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington, and of St. Teresa of the Child Jesus Church in Okeechobee, Fla.

Surviving are her husband, David; and sisters, Ora Stokes and Cuna Mae Banks, both of Muncie, Ind.

Catholic Blessing, with burial to follow, will be 1 p.m. today at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Chapel, Erlanger. Connley Brothers Funeral Home in Latonia is handling arrangements.

Pete Wischer

TAYLOR MILL - Pete Wischer, 87, a retired auto mechanic, died Wednesday at Rosedale Manor in Covington. He was a World War II Army veteran, and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

His wife, Lillie Mae Davies Wischer, died in 2000.

Surviving are a son, John of Union; two sisters, Mildred Wilson of Taylor Mill and Margaret Herms of Evansville, Ind.; and two grandchildren.

Visitation will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. and Mass of Christian burial 10:30 a.m. today at St. Anthony Church, Taylor Mill. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Connley Brothers Funeral Home in Latonia is handling arrangements.

Memorials can be made to the charity of one's choice.

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