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MELBOURNE - Kirtley Bell, 91, a retired roundhouse foreman for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad, died Wednesday at St. Luke Hospital in Fort Thomas.
His 46-year career with the railroad started at the age of 16 as a storeroom clerk. He spent most of his career as a machinist and welder before being promoted to roundhouse foreman at the Silver Grove rail yard. He was a member of Silver Grove F&AM Masonic Lodge 916, and of Silver Grove Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice; a daughter, Linda Hebel; and a son, John.
Surviving are three daughters, Dolores Fillhardt, Patricia Matthews, and Rebecca White, all of Melbourne, Ky.; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 9 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.
Memorials: Silver Grove Christian Church, 22 W. 2nd St., Sliver Grove, KY 41085; or to a charity of one's choice.
Carl R. Ketron
NEWPORT - Carl Raymond Ketron, 49, of Mason, Ohio, formerly of Newport, died Tuesday at his home.
He was an Army veteran and currently an employee for Basco Manufacturing Products in Mason.
Surviving are three sons, Charles C. Ketron III, and Carl R. Ketron, both of Hazard, Ky., and David L. Ketron of Greenville, N.C.; a brother, Charles of Burlington; two sisters, Florence Rudolph of Covington, and Frances Heidkamp of Orlando, Fla.; and one grandchild. No public services planned. Don Catchen & Son Funeral Home in Covington is handling arrangements. Cremation will be at Hillside Chapel in Clifton.
Sandra Kay Pancake
DRY RIDGE - Sandra Kay Pancake, 51, owner and operator of Fred's Carpet in Dry Ridge, and member of Cornerstone of Faith Church in Dry Ridge, died Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Williamstown.
Surviving are her husband, Fred; a son, Fred Jr. of Dry Ridge; a daughter, Amy Lowe of Dry Ridge; her father, Charles McCarty of Independence; a brother, Chuck McCarty of Erlanger; two sisters, Judy Dungan of Florence, and Doris Serra of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; and six grandchildren.
Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday and service 11 a.m. Monday at Eckler-Hudson Funeral Home, Dry Ridge. Burial will be private.
Jacob D. Haynes
WILLIAMSTOWN - Jacob D. Haynes, 12, a sixth-grade student at Williamstown Elementary, died Wednesday evening after being struck by a truck on Ky. 22 in Williamstown earlier in the day.
Surviving are his parents, Brian Hogue and Ginger Rogers of Williamstown; two sisters, Sarah Haynes of Williamstown, and Nicole Haynes of Springfield, Ohio; maternal grandparents, John and Wanda Adams of Springfield, Ohio; paternal grandparents, Carolanne and Rodger Whitman of Williamstown; maternal great-grandparents, William and Wanda McCabe of Springfield, Ohio, and Isabell Hinkle of Springfield, Ohio; and paternal great-grandmother, LaDonna Miller of Springfield, Ohio.
Visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. and service 2 p.m. today at Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home, Williamstown. Burial will be in Williamstown Cemetery.
Memorials: Jacob Haynes Memorial Fund, care of Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 130, Williamstown, KY 41097.
Frank J. Riegler
FLORENCE - Frank J. Riegler, 79, a sheet metal worker for Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 141 in Cincinnati, and a World War II Army Air Corps veteran, died Wednesday at Madonna Manor in Villa Hills.
He was a member of Simon Kenton Post 20 of the American Legion, and a member of St. Paul Church in Florence.
Surviving are four sons, James and Glenn, both of Independence, William of Japan, and Robert of Florence; three daughters, Mary F. Hennemann of Florence, Judy A. Ellis of Independence, and Donna M. Riegler of Erlanger; a sister, Betty Landrum of Elsmere; a step-brother, Jack Fey of Cincinnati; a half-sister, Ruth Fey of Edgewood; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Sunday and Catholic blessing 10 a.m. Monday at Linnemann Funeral Home, Burlington. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.
Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice Program, 401 E. 20th St., Covington, KY 41014-9988; or American Diabetes Association, 8899 Brookside Ave., Suite 102, West Chester, OH 45069.
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