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November 5, 2009
DEATHS Rosemary Ackerman
Rosemary Anna Ackerman, 87, Melbourne, died October 27, 2009, at her home. She worked at the J.W. Alford Plant. Survivors include her sister, Irene Ackerman Schack of Melbourne. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Camp Springs.Memorials: Saint Joseph Church, 6829 Four Mile Road, Camp Springs, KY 41059.
Dorothy L. Buckler Bluhm, 79, Alexandria, died Oct. 27, 2009, at VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, Cincinnati. Her husband, Robert Bluhm, died in 2004. Survivors include her sisters, Evy Buckler and Opal Walters, both of Cold Spring, and Elsie Fink of Fairfield; brothers, Dan Buckler of California, Ky., and Fred Buckler of Alexandria. Burial was in Grand View Cemetery, Mentor.
Ethan M. Boesch, 16, California, died Oct. 28, 2009, at University Hospital, Corryville. He was a junior at Bishop Brossart High School, Alexandria, where he was on the wrestling team. He worked part-time for Castellini Co. in Wilder. Survivors include his parents Vernon and Julie Bankemper Boesch of California; brothers, Tyler Boesch of Alexandria and Zachary Boesch of
California; grandparents, William and Joyce Bankemper of California, Henry and Evelyn Boesch of California; and great-grandmother, Dorothy Traud of Cold Spring. Burial was in Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials: Bishop Brossart High School, 4 Grove St., Alexandria, KY 41001-1295.
Edith Ruth Yelton Duenne, 83, a homemaker, Cold Spring, died Oct. 24, 2009, at her home. Her husband, Robert Edward Duenne, died in 2006. Survivors include daughters, Karen Kremer of Southgate and Diana Duenne-Sonnega of Moscow, Ohio; brother, Marion “Bud” Yelton of Silver Grove; sisters, Sarah Leighty of Melbourne, Fla. and Mary Kay Yelton of Lexington; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: American Heart Association 5211 Madison Road Cincinnati, OH 45227.
Kathleen F. Blaut Fee, 60, Alexandria, died Oct. 25, 2009, at her home. She was an office manager for Graeters Ice Cream and member of Immanuel Church of the Nazarene in Highland Heights. Survivors include her husband,
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Jack Fee; son, Brian Fee of Petaluma, Calif.; daughter, Danielle Poe of Southgate; sister, Carol Rittinger of Port Charlotte, Fla. and Terri Johnson of Southgate; and five grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate. Fares J. Radel Funeral Home, Cold Spring, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Immanuel Church of the Nazarene, 33 Renshaw Road, Cold Spring, KY 41076.
Memorials: Sts. Peter & Paul Building Fund, 2162 California Cross Roads, California, KY 41007.
Doug Geiger, 58, of Sylacauga, Ala., formerly of Alexandria, died Oct. 20, 2009, at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster, Ala. His father, Cletus Geiger, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Walker Geiger of Sylacauga; sisters, Millie Caldwell, Rose Geiger, Betty Boesch and Linda Holt, all of California, Ky., and brother, Paul Geiger of California, Ky. Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Evelyn Geiger, 210 A South Broadway Ave., Sylacauga, Ala. 35150.
Russell E. Jenkins, 87, Alexandria, died Oct. 29, 2009, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. He was a yard master for the C & O Railroad in Silver Grove, a World War II Navy veteran, member of Ralph Fulton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6423 Erlanger & American Legion Post 0219 Alexandria. His wife, Dorothy Voges Jenkins, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Sandra Twehues and Diana Dillion of Melbourne; son, Robert Jenkins of Sammamish, Wash.; sisters, Margaret Moher of Alexandria, Ammizetta Neiser of Union, Mo., and Etta Mae Rifkin of Highland Heights; brothers, Thomas Jenkins of Silver Grove and Robert Walker Jenkins of San Jose, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Entombment was in Alexandria Cemetery Mausoleum. Alexandria Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Jane Steffen Geiger, 80, California, died Oct. 27, 2009, at St.Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker and a bus monitor for Campbell County Schools. She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Parish of California, Sts. Peter & Paul Seniors, and Sun Valley Senior Citizens. Her husband, Cletus Geiger, and son, Doug Geiger, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Millie Caldwell, Rose Geiger, Betty Boesch and Linda Holt, all of California; son, Paul Geiger of California; sisters, Mary Margaret Allender of Highland Heights and Dorothy Kool of California; brothers, Harold W. Steffen and Pete Steffen, both of Alexandria; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Burial was in Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery, California.
Margaret Elizabeth Jennings, 89, Florence, died Oct. 27, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a homemaker and a volunteer at St. Elizabeth Covington. She was also a member of Florence Baptist Church and volunteer at Colonial Heights Retirement Community. Her husband, Ernest T. Jennings, died in 1986. Survivors include her sons, Robert Jennings of Alexandria and Thomas Jennings of Park Hills; daughter, Barbara Smith of Loveland; brothers, James Hughes of Cleves and John “Jack” Hughes of Tampa, Fla.; sister, Helen Frey of Kenwood; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Swindler & Currin Funeral Home, Latonia, handled the
arrangements. Memorials: Florence Baptist Church, 642 Mt. Zion Road, Florence, KY 41042.
Billie Griffith Jett, 81, of Alexandria, formerly of Breathitt County, died Oct. 26, 2009, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was the owner of Billie’s Country Kitchen in Alexandria and Jett’s Bait Shop for 25 years in Newport. Her husband, Zeke Jett Jr. and grandson, Justin Jett, died previously. Survivors include her daughter, Lillian Trent of Jackson; sons, Allen Jett of Southgate and Jeff Jett of Alexandria; sisters, Hallie Moore of Winchester, Kathleen Thomas of Jackson, Birdie Noble and Gladys Conley of Bethany, Dollie Zehnders of Winchester and Monzell Turner of Flagler Beach, Fla.; brothers, Grover Griffith of Winchester, Joe Griffith and George Griffith Jr. of Bethany; seven grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren.
Bill Kiddy, 85, Alexandria, died Oct. 26, 2009, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood. He was owner of Kiddy Cars in Newport. He served in the Navy during World War II and was a member of Newport Masonic Lodge #358 F. & A.M. and Indra Consistory of the Scottish Rite Valley of Covington. He was also a member of the Campbell County VFW Post 3205, Alexandria. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Janet Spencer Kiddy; daughters, Judy Adams of Clarryville, Ky., Judy Eads of Alexandria and Betty Jean Kiddy of Cincinnati; son, Butch Kiddy of Inverness, Fla.; and several grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate.
Margaret “Marty” Littrell, 62, Elsmere, died Oct. 24, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Florence.
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Jean Elizabeth Weyman Ruschman, 84, Fort Thomas, died Oct. 29, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a clerk for Campbell County, member of St. Therese Church in Southgate, Catholic Order of Foresters, Silver Bells and Bows of Silver Grove, Southgate Super Seniors and she volunteered for St. Luke Hospital. Her daughter, Marleen Elizabeth Delaney, died in 1974. Survivors include her husband, Paul Ruschman; daughters, Karen Sue Nessler of Alexandria, Barbara Jean Geiman and Nancy Carol Ruschman of Cold Spring; brother, Edward Weyman of California; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas. Memorials: St. Therese Parish, 11 Temple Place, Southgate, KY 41071; or Bishop Brossart High School in memory of Marlene Delaney, 4 Grove St., Alexandria, KY 41001.
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