Saturday, June 14, 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

Mary B. Alexander

FLORENCE - Mary Blanche Sorrell Alexander, 91, formerly of Mount Zion, Ky., a homemaker, died Thursday at Woodspoint Geriatric Health Care Center, Florence.

She was a member of Williamstown Christian Church, of the Grant County Homemakers Club, and a member of the auxiliary for St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Williamstown.

Her husband, Russell, died in 1985, and a son, Alfred, in 1937.

Surviving are a daughter, JoAnn Mayes of Independence; five sons, John of Florence, Roy and Dannie, both of Mount Zion, Ky., William of Lawton, Okla., and Earl of Phoenix; a sister, Ethel Steever of South Bend, Ind.; nine grandchildren; and several great- and great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. and service 3 p.m. today at Eckler-Hudson Funeral Home, Dry Ridge. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, Dry Ridge.

Esther Goodwin

FLORENCE - Esther Sloan Goodwin, 89, a retired waitress, died Thursday at Village Care Center in Erlanger.

Her husband, Grady Goodwin, died in 1974.

Surviving are a son, Wayne Styles of Chester, Va.; three daughters, Pat Schneider of West Chester, Ohio, Dolly Mouzalas of West Islip, N.Y., and Donna Doyle of Florence; two sisters, Ethel Carter of Ferrum, Va., and Willie Cooper of Bassett, Va.; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. and service 11 a.m. today at Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home, Williamstown.

A second set of services will be held Monday at Flora Funeral Home in Rocky Mount, Va. Burial will be in the Sloan Family Cemetery, Ferrum, Va.

Campbell County

Beulah Baldwin

NEWPORT - Beulah Wardlow Baldwin, 81, a homemaker, died Friday at St. Luke Hospital in Fort Thomas.

Her husband, Kenneth, died in 2001.

Surviving are a son, James Wardlow of Brooksville, Ky.; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Sunday and service 10 a.m. Monday at Fares J. Radel Funeral Home, Newport. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill.

Kenton County

Kenneth R. Couch

COVINGTON - Kenneth R. Couch, 49, a hair dresser for 30 years, and owner of Strands, a salon in Covington, died Wednesday at his mother's residence in Edgewood.

He was a member of The Unity Center of Cincinnati.

Surviving are his mother, Evelyn Helmer Couch of Edgewood; four sisters, Suzanne Games and Jennifer Carero, both of Florence, Bobbie Ackley of Hebron, and Julie Sherman of Park Hills; three brothers, Dan of Walton, Dewaine of Fort Mitchell, and Keith of Independence.

Memorial Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. today at St. Pius X Church in Edgewood. Linnemann Funeral Homes are handling arrangements.

Kenneth E. Perkins

COVINGTON - Kenneth Earl Perkins, 86, a licensed minister with International Deliverance Churches by W.V. Grant for more than 50 years, died Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Hospice in Covington.

He was a World War II Army veteran who was awarded five Bronze Stars, and served in campaigns in Germany, Normandy, Northern France, the Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe.

His wife, Martha Bruner Perkins, died previously.

Surviving are a brother, Roy Perkins of Silver Grove; three sons, Roger, Kenneth Jr. and David, all of Concord, Calif.; two daughters, Becky and Julie Perkins, both of Concord, Calif.; and three stepdaughters, Mabel Barnette, Betty Mayhan and Patsy Bruner, all of Covington; a stepson, Johnny Bruner of Covington.

Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. and service 11 a.m. Monday at Latonia Community Pentecostal Church. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery in Bracken County, Ky. Linnemann Funeral Homes are handling arrangements.

Rita Cook

LAKESIDE PARK - Rita Cook, 86, former owner of Cook Jewelry Co., and a homemaker, died Thursday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood.

Her husband, Melvin, died in 1995.

Surviving are a daughter, Sandra Eibel of Lakeside Park; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

No visitation. Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Monday at Blessed Sacrament Church, Fort Mitchell. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home in Erlanger is handling arrangements.

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