Saturday, May 10, 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

Dr. Bernard L. Harmeling

FLORENCE - Dr. Bernard L. Harmeling, 67, a self-employed dentist and forensic odontologist, died Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Hospice in Covington.

He was an Air Force veteran, and a member of Mary Queen of Heaven Church in Erlanger.

Surviving are his wife, Betty; four daughters, Lisa Curry of Union, Paula Duncan of Erlanger, Lisa Husson of Tewksbury, Mass., and Susan McClure of Florence; five sons, Gary Harmeling of Hebron, Charlie Parton of Erlanger, Greg Harmeling of Las Vegas, John Parton of Burlington, and Chris Harmeling of Independence; his mother, Marie Harmeling of Fort Wright; two sisters, Mary Ann Bethel of Deltona, Fla., and Elaine Updike of Florence; and 13 grandchildren.

Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Stith Funeral Home, Florence.

Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Monday at Mary Queen of Heaven Church in Erlanger.

Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.

Memorials: Mary Queen of Heaven Church, 1150 Donaldson Hwy., Erlanger, KY 41018

Berttie E. Murphy

FLORENCE - Berttie Evelyn Engle Murphy, 70, a homemaker, died Thursday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James.

Surviving are two sons, Michael James Murphy of Glencoe, Ky., and James Jr. of Union; four daughters, Laura L. Tincher of Verona, Kathleen Sue Niece of Warsaw, Ky., Berttie Elizabeth Ferguson of Florence, and Evelyn Kaye Murphy of Burlington; a brother, James Engle of Fort Thomas; four sisters, Lydia Randall of Florence, Laura Lou Kidd of Walton, Ester Mae Schultz of Edgewood, and Grace Dissinger of Latonia; 19 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and service 2 p.m. today at Hamilton-Stanley Funeral Home, Verona.

Burial will be in New Bethel Cemetery in Verona.

Madeline A. Wilson

MELBOURNE - Madeline Ann Wilson, 79, a homemaker, died Sunday at St. Luke Hospital in Fort Thomas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Delmer, in 1970.

Surviving are three daughters, Barbara Futscher of Melbourne, Ky., Pam Barger of Grants Lick, and Mary Reed of Butler, Ky.; three sons, Chic of Richmond, Va., Ted of Tulsa, Okla., and Tim of Hampton, Va.; three sisters, Cecilia Steffen of Carlisle, Tenn., and Loraine Thomas and Rose Manning, both of Newport; a brother, Ed Witte of Chattanooga, Tenn.; 18 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday and prayers 9:30 a.m. Monday at Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home, Newport. Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Spirit Parish Church, Newport.

Burial will be in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas.

Memorials: Camp Springs Volunteer Fire Department, Four Mile Pike, Camp Springs, KY 41059.

Kenton County

Joseph H. Runge

ERLANGER - Joseph H. Runge, 83, a retired electrician, and member of Florence Methodist Church, died Tuesday at his home.

He was a World War II Army veteran, and a member of F&AM Golden Rule Lodge 345 in Latonia, and of the Scottish Rite Temple in Covington.

Surviving are his wife, Helen; a son, Dr. Michael L. Runge of Stillwater, Minn.; a daughter, Patricia Miles of Edgewood; and five grandchildren.

Visitation will be 9-10:30 a.m. and service 10:30 a.m. today at Linnemann Funeral Home, Erlanger.

Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill.

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

William M. Collier

INDEPENDENCE - William Michael Collier, 51, of Dallas, formerly of Independence, an entertainment and lighting professional who designed lights for movies and theatrical events, died May 3 at his home. He was a member of Independence Christian Church.

Surviving are his parents, William G. and Billie Collier of Independence; a sister, Linda Collier of Independence; and a brother, Jeff of Independence.

No public services planned.

Chambers & Grubbs Funeral Home in Independence is handling arrangements.

Burial will be in Independence Cemetery.

Memorials: American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720.

Pendleton County

Rita E. Points

FALMOUTH - Rita E. Points, 79, a retired farmer, sewing factory worker and nurse's aide, died Thursday at Grant Manor Health Care Center in Williamstown.

Surviving are two sisters, Wynona Wasserboehr, and Virginia L. Kaplan, both of Falmouth; and a brother, Lloyd Elbert Tomlin of Winchester, Ohio.

Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. and service 11 a.m. today at Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth.

Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Falmouth.

Memorials: American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720; or Pendleton County Senior Citizens, Silver Street, Falmouth, KY 41040.

Robert Wellman

FALMOUTH - Robert Wellman, 70, a retired employee for Conrail at the rail yard in Sharonville, Ohio, died Tuesday at his home. He was a Korean War Navy veteran, and a member of Trinity Southern Baptist Church in Falmouth.

Surviving are his wife, Myrtle; a stepson, Sam Hodge of Falmouth; a stepdaughter, Donna Rawlings of Alexandria; and three sisters, Judy Bell and Betty Singer, both of Falmouth, and Ruby Delaney of Milford, Ohio.

Graveside service with military honors performed by Hardin-Browning VFW Post in Falmouth will be Monday at Riverside Cemetery, Falmouth.

Woodhead Funeral Homes are handling arrangements.

Memorials: American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 182039, Dept. 013, Columbus, OH 43218-2039.

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