Saturday, May 24, 2003

Kentucky obituaries

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Campbell County

David E. Doeker

SOUTHGATE - David E. Doeker, 77, a retired ad salesman for The Cincinnati Post and for the Catholic Register, died Thursday at St. Luke Hospital in Fort Thomas.

Surviving are his wife, Joyce; two sons, Andrew of Newport, and David of Taylor Mill; a daughter, Denise Ferguson of Cincinnati; a sister, Marilyn Leonard of Delhi Township; and three grandchildren.

Visitation will be 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday at A.C. Dobbling & Son Funeral Home in Fort Thomas. Mass of Christian burial will be 6 p.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Church in Bellevue. Mr. Doeker's body was cremated.

Memorials: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105; or Children's Hospital Medical Center, Development Office, 3333 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati 45229-3039.

Kenton County

Russell L. Kaser

COVINGTON - Russell L. Kaser, 63, a retired maintenance worker for the Covington Housing Authority, and an Army veteran, died Thursday at St. Elizabeth Hospice in Covington.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Kaser; a son, Thomas Beck of Covington; two daughters, Tracy Washington and Crystal Beck, both of Covington; and seven grandchildren.

No public service. The Cremation Society of Greater Cincinnati is handling arrangements.

Memorials: American Cancer Society, Northern Kentucky Unit, Nicholas Center, Suite A-2, 6612 Dixie Highway, Florence, KY 41042.

Bessie Penn

COVINGTON - Bessie "Bettye" McNeill Penn, 80, a homemaker, died Friday at her home.

Her husband, David, died in 1981.

Surviving are three sons, Michael of Independence, Daniel of Cleves and Kevin of Newport; two daughters, Doreen Neal of Covington and Colleen Haines of Owenton; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 10 a.m.-noon and service noon Tuesday at New Beginning Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Erlanger. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Allison & Rose Funeral Home in Covington is handling arrangements.

Memorials: New Beginning Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 3830 Narrows Road, Erlanger, KY 41018.

George Ehlinger

ELSMERE - George "Hound Dog" Ehlinger, 46, of Glencoe, a self-employed janitorial worker, died Wednesday at St. Luke Hospital in Florence.

Surviving are three sisters, Debbie Collins of Rising Sun, Ind., Connie Miller of Elsmere, and Judy Bailey of Rabbit Hash; and six brothers, Robert and Kenny, both of Burlington, Jimmy of Glencoe, Mike of Florence, Greg of Wrightwood, Calif., and Donnie of Demossville.

Visitation will be 9-10:30 a.m. and service 10:30 a.m. today at Don Catchen & Son Funeral Home in Elsmere. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Fort Mitchell.

Pendleton County

Goldie P. Spegal

FALMOUTH - Goldie P. Spegal, 67, a member of Short Creek Baptist Church in Pendleton County, died Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood.

Surviving are her husband, Richard; two sons, Eugene of Demossville and Jerry of Falmouth; four daughters, Judy Knipfer of Greenville, S.C., Margaret Pitzer of Dry Ridge, Karen Burby of Ludlow, and Debbie Justice of Falmouth; two brothers, Lee Work of Dry Ridge, and Jim Work of Falmouth; 19 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Service was Friday. Burial was in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Mount Carmel, Ky. Peoples Funeral Home in Falmouth in charge.

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