Kadel, Velma L. Frost

Velma L. Kadel, age 92, of Germantown Ohio, passed away Monday, January 10, 2022. She was born in Booneville Kentucky, on June 18, 1929, to the late, Floyd and Hagar (Eversole) Frost. Velma retired after an outstanding career in the civil service, including work at the Pentagon with the highest security clearance. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Shelton; three brothers, Floyd Jr., Raymond, and Ronald Frost, and her husband of 53 years, John J. Kadel in 2016. Velma is survived by her loving nieces and nephews. A Private Graveside Service was held at Germantown Union Cemetery. Please share condolences at daltonfh.net


Keller, Charles Marion

Charles Marion Keller, 72, of Winchester, widower of Kathryn Hampton Keller, passed away on Fri., Oct. 14, 2011 at his home. Mr. Keller was born in Booneville, KY on Jan. 24, 1939 to the late Jolly and Lucy Chandler Keller. He was retired from Leggett and Platt and was a member of Local #619 IAM. Survivors include his son, Frank Keller of Winchester; 5 grandchildren, Charlie, Abby, Martha, Kathryn, and Clarice Keller; sister, Ethel McCall of Nicholas Co.; sister-in-law, Betty Keller; and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tues., Oct. 18 at Scobee Funeral Home by Bro. Bill Davis. Burial will be in the Winchester Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. until service time. www.ScobeeFuneralHome.com 10/18/2011.


Keller, Earl W.

Earl W. Keller, 90, husband of Lola Holland Keller, passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at Clark Regional Medical Center. He was born in Owsley County, Kentucky, on March 28, 1930, to the late Charlie and Anna Mae Donnely Keller. He was a lifelong farmer and retired from Bundy Tubing, where he worked for more than 19 years. He was a member of Jeffersonville Assembly of God. In addition to his loving wife of 68 years, survivors include three daughters, Shelia (Earl) Wells, Dottie (Mike) Wilson, and Sandy Winkler; nine grandchildren, Melissa (Charlie) Burton of Livingston, KY, Brian (Patti) Wilson of Morehead, KY, Shannon (Jennifer) Wells of Flemingsburg, KY, Delina (Anthony Davis) Wells of Seattle, WA, Mark (Melissa) Wilson of Independence, KY, Wesley (Lori) Wells of Winchester, KY, Heather Howard of Winchester, KY, BJ Wells of Winchester, KY, and Tiffany (Ron) Smith of Lexington, KY; 18 great grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren; two siblings, Ruth McIntosh and William A. Keller. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, two sisters, one grandchild and son-in-law, Orville Winkler. Private graveside for immediate family only due to COVID-19 restrictions will be Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Clarmont Memorial Gardens by Pastors Leonard Carpenter and Robbie Conn. www.scobeefuneralhome.com .


Keller, Teresa A. Shouse

Mrs. Teresa A. Keller, 56, passed away May 02, 2019 at the Hospice Compassionate Care Center in Richmond, KY following a brief illness. She was born January 25, 1963 in Oneida, KY. She was the daughter of the late G. B. Shouse & Mabel Caudill Shouse. She was a mother and a cook for the Owsley County School System. She was also a member of the Meadow Creek Pentecostal Church. She is survived by three sons: Mr. Berry Keller & wife Melinda, Mr. Billy Keller & Mr. Alex Keller all of Booneville, KY. Four grandchildren: Cody Keller, Angel Keller, Alex Keller & Asher Keller, her mother: Mrs. Mabel Shouse of Booneville, KY. Two sisters: Mrs. Gail Marshall & husband Jerry of Versailles, KY & Mrs. Judy McIntosh of Aliceville, Alabama. Also there are several relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father: G. B. Shouse & two brothers: Lonnie & Ronnie Shouse. Funeral services for Mrs. Keller were held Monday, May 06, 2019 at 1:00 PM with visitation on Sunday evening from 6 to 9 PM. All at the Searcy & Strong Funeral Home. Officiating the services was the Bro. James Morris. Burial followed in the Combs-Turner Cemetery on Highway 30 in Owsley County. The Searcy & Strong Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Booneville Sentinel 05/08/2019.

Kelley, Modena Fields

Modena Kelley was born July 6, 1953 in Owsley County and departed this life Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at the Lee County Care & Rehab in Beattyville, being 59 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Hubert & Carrie Mae (Mays) Fields. Modena is survived by her husband William Preston Kelley of Beattyville; by a brother, Odell Fields of McKee and by 3 sisters, Elizabeth Ann Speakman and Brenda Sue McLain both of Covington and Cordella Moser of Detroit, Michigan. Modena was blessed with a host of nieces and nephews and a very special niece Leverna Fields. In addition to her parents, Modena was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Monroe, Prentis & Elroe Fields and by 4 sisters, Olive Fields, Alice Hornsby, Florence Fields & Denoris Kelley. Modena was a member of the Church of Christ. Funeral service was held Saturday, November 24, 2012 at the Lakes Funeral Home with Bro. Ellis Kendall officiating. Burial followed in the Fields Family Cemetery. Lakes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. www.lakesfuneralhomemckee.com 11/24/2012.


Kelly, Thelma Byrd

Thelma Kelly, 80, of Holton passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at the Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. She was born at Connersville on April 24, 1925 the daughter of Elbert and Vina Hensley Byrd. She was married to Cecil Kelly on May 19, 1948 and he preceded her in death on November 1, 1981. Survivors include two sons, Ernest Kelly and his wife Ellen of Beaumont, California and Arthur Kelly of Indianapolis; two daughters, Carrol Taylor and her husband Willie and Sharon Rees and her husband Steven all of Holton; 11 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren; one sister, Gladys Burch {* Jean G. Byrd Burch wife of James Vernon Burch} of Booneville, Kentucky. Mrs. Kelly was a homemaker and had worked as a cook for the Osgood Grub Co. for 26 years. Funeral services will be held Sunday, April 23rd at 2pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will be in the Holton West Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 4pm to 7pm. Memorials may be given to the Heart Fund or to Rescue 69 in care of the funeral home.


Kendrick, Dora B. Riley

Dora B. Kendrick, 67, of Brownstown, passed away at 3:10 a.m. Monday, May 5, 2014, at her residence. Born November 17, 1946, in Owsley County, KY, she was a daughter of Richard and Stella Mae (Turner) Riley. On August 18, 1984, at Ratcliff Grove Christian Church, she married Jimmy Kendrick and he survives. Other survivors include children, Paul Price, Steve Price, Carol Cosey and Mark Kendrick; brothers, Bobby Riley and Thurman Riley; and a sister, Opal Riley. She was preceded in death by a brother, Coy Riley. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Winklepleck-Weesner Funeral Home in Brownstown with Randall Applegate officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday. Burial will be at Wesley Chapel Cemetery north of Austin. Memorial donations may be made to Schneck Foundation, Hospice Fund or the American Cancer Society. www.w-wfuneralhome.biz. 05/07/2014.


Kersey, Dorothy Helen Marcum Pendergrass

Melbourne, Fl – Dorothy Helen Marcum Pendergrass Kersey, daughter of the late Robert Harrison Marcum, Senior, and the late Ida Virginia Wadle Marcum of Booneville, died at home November 12, 2007, after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Kersey was born in Booneville, graduated from Owsley County High School and attended Memphis State University, later making her home in Isle of Capri, Naples, Florida and then Melbourne. She is survived by her beloved and devoted husband, Charles “Chuck” Kersey, his son Ken Kersey, and grandson, Ty, with fiancée Linda and her children, C. J. and Amanada , all of Naples, Florida. Mrs. Kersey’s only surviving sister, Lena Marcum Long, originally of Booneville, now resides in Grant, Florida. Additionally, Mrs. Kersey is survived by several nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and nephews, including her niece Dana Marcum Acton of Hamilton, Ohio, who attended her in her last illness. Mrs. Kersey, 79, was the youngest daughter of the nine Marcum children: Fred, Virgil, Eva (Wehr), Othor, Bessie (Ross), Lena (Long), Robert Junior, and James. Longtime Owsley residents will fondly remember the late Eva and Lee Wehr, the late Fred and Martha (Campbell) Marcum, the late Robert and Christine (Tye) Marcum and their son, Robert Marcum III, who no divides his time between Texas and Arkansas. Mrs. Kersey was interred in Naples, Florida with her husband’s late parents after a small private service on November 17, 2007. A public memorial service will be held at 9:30 a.m., December 30, 2007, at the First Presbyterian Church of Booneville, the Reverend Joe Powlas presiding. There will be refreshments after the regular 10:00 church service, provided by Mrs. Kersey’s daughter, all are welcome to attend. A commemorative marker will be placed in the Marcum family section of the Napoleon B. Combs Cemetery. Booneville Sentinel December 20, 2007.


Kibbey, Tanner Hayes

Booneville, KY – Tanner Hayes Kibbey, age 19, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2012 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Booneville, KY. Tanner was born in Morehead, Rowan County, Kentucky on February 2, 1993, and a son of Mary Kibbey of Booneville, KY. He was a volunteer First Responder for the Owsley/Booneville Fire Department, loved being with his friends, playing his guitar, sports of all kinds, fishing, and anything to do with the great outdoors; he was associated with the Booneville United Methodist Church in Booneville, KY. He is survived by his mother; Mary Kibbey, grandmother; Luella Kibbey of Buffalo, MO, 2 brothers; Cole (Miranda) Kibbey of Buffalo, MO, Dalton Kibbey of Booneville, KY, 2 aunts; Anna Marie McCarter and family of Sevierville, TN, Michelle Kibbey Compton and family of Buffalo, MO, 1 uncle; Danny Kibbey of Raymond, OH, 1 great aunt Lenora Lohman of Austin, TX, 3 great uncles; Virgil (Sara) Thomas of Booneville, KY Denzel Thomas of Homesville, OH Kenneth Thomas of Tucson, AZ, special friends; Matt Seale, Donnie and Nadine Seale of Booneville, KY, along with many other loving family members and friends. Tanner was preceded in death by his great grandmother; Della Anna Thomas, uncle; Timothy “Timbo” Kibbey and great uncle; J.D. (Donavin) Thomas. Funeral Services will be held at the Booneville Funeral Home, Booneville, KY at 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 18, 2012 with Reverend J. Jamison Brunk officiating. Visitation will be held Friday, August 17, 2012 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at the funeral home. Tanner will be laid to rest in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery located in the Pebworth Community of Owsley County. The Booneville Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements. In Lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to the Booneville Funeral Home. www.boonevillekyfuneralhome.com 08/17/2012.


Kidd, Bobby Jack

LONDON - Bobby Jack Kidd, 72, passed away Sat, March 15, 2008. Born in Booneville, KY, he was the son of Jack Kidd and Helen Campbell Kidd. He graduated from Powell County High School, Berea College and the University of Louisville Medical School. Upon graduation and completion of his residency, he practiced rural medicine in Brownsville, KY for 2 years. He enlisted in the Navy, was stationed at Camp Pendelton, CA, for a year and served as a Naval physician with a Marine detachment in Chulai, Vietnam. He achieved the rank of Lt. Commander and received a Commendation Medal from the Navy for his military service. After honorable discharge from the Navy, he moved to Louisville, KY, Jefferson County, where he established private practice with offices on Story Avenue and in Middletown, KY. During this time, he resided in Anchorage, KY, and was a former member of the Owl Creek Country Club. He was Board Certified in Family Practice, received a fellowship in Cardiology at Johns Hopkins University, was a member of the Jefferson County Medical Association and the American Medical Association. In 1993, he moved to Barbourville, KY, and later to London, KY, where he practiced medicine in Laurel and surrounding counties with Dr.'s Talmadage Hayes, W.E. Becknel and Robert Hoskins, as well as at the Parkway Clinic, Tri-State Occupational Medicine and Southeast Family Practice. He is preceded in death by his parents and son, Jay Kidd. He is survived by his daughter, Ashley Wellinghurst; son-in-law, Tony Wellinghurst; grand-daughter, Abigail Wellinghurst; and sisters Peggy Sue Staley and Anna Dale Kidd. Visitation will be from 5-7pm on Wed, March 19, 2008 with services at 7pm at the House & Rawlings Funeral Home in London, KY. www.houserawlings.com


Kilburn, Alma L. Green

Alma L. Kilburn, of Berea, passed away October 19, 2020 at Richmond Hospice Compassionate Care Center. Alma was born in Owsley County, Kentucky to the late T.J. and Eva Amis Green. She was retired from the Jackson County Clerk Office and a member of Berea Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one daughter, Pam Stamper; six sisters, and one brother. She is survived by her loving husband, Charles Kilburn; two daughters, Louann Robinson and Susan Kilburn; three grandchildren, Marsha (Chris) Moss, Karen (Shawn) Herzog, and Jason Robinson; six great grandchildren, Victor, Valerie, Mikey, Phillip, Corey, and Noah; and one great-great grandson, Colton Lee. Public graveside services will be 1 pm, Thursday, October 22, 2020 at Madison County Memorial Gardens Chapel with Rev. Kevin Slemp officiating. Burial will follow. Family has requested a private visitation at Lakes Funeral Home. www.lakesfuneralhome.com .


Kilburn, Bruce Owen

Bruce Owen Kilburn, 65, of Dayton, peacefully made his journey home on December 19, 2019. Bruce was born July 17, 1954, in Dayton, Ohio, to Owen Ray {* Owen R. Kilburn, Date of Birth: 17 Nov 1929, Birth Place: Owsley, Kentucky, USA, Mother's name: Daisy Bowman, Volume Number: 182, Certificate Number: 90180, Volume Year: 1948 * father is listed as Dudley Kilburn} and Dorothy Kilburn. Bruce attended Stebbins High School and later retired from General Motors after 18 years of dedicated and hard working service. Bruce was a hard working man and did everything he could to the best of his ability, giving it 110%. Although his dreams of buying an RV and roaming the country did not come to pass, he had many opportunities exploring the country to be with and help his family. Bruce’s favorite spot to travel was “down home” to Natural Bridge in Kentucky. He loved Jesus, Celtics basketball, baseball, pitching horseshoes, throwing darts, and anything outdoors from fishing and camping, to working in his or others’ yards. Bruce had a deep love for music. From Jackson Browne and Tom Petty, to Bob Seger, The Eagles, and the “Gentle Giant” Don Williams. Ultimately Bruce will be remembered by his servant’s heart that was second to none. Hopefully his legacy will live on by those he impacted and those of you reading this. Let him live on by doing the best you can to unselfishly help your neighbor or someone in need. Bruce was preceded in death by his parents Owen Ray, and Dorothy. He is survived by his children: Sean, Brent (Kimberly), Kirsten, and Tyler (Brittany). His brothers Sam (Marlene), and Jamie (Barbara). And loving grandchildren: Cassandra, Kyla, Annika, Luke, and Kaleb. A visitation will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020 2:00pm to 4:00pm with memorial services to follow at 4:00pm at Newcomer Funeral Home in Kettering. A private burial service will be held by the family on Sunday January 19th. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to one of the following: Crossroads Great Banquet http://crgb.org/donation, Target Dayton Ministries http://www.targetdayton.com/donate/, or the Association of American Indian Affairs: https://www.indian-affairs.org/donations.html.


Kilburn, Fred S.

Booneville, KY – Fred S. Kilburn, 79, a retired barber and hsuband of Nannie Rose Kilburn, died Friday, January 9, 1987 at the Veterans Hospital in Lexington, KY, after a long illness. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 939 and a veteran of World War II. He was a Lee Co. native, the son of Jeff and Lizzie Judd Kilburn. Other survivors are four daughters, Geraldine Lynch, Valdese, N.C.; Vivian June Gabbard, Cincinnati, Ohio; Virginai Louise McIntosh and Mary Frances Smith, both of Carlisle, Ohio; 8 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; three sisters, Grace Seale and Jessie Wilder, both of Dayton, Ohio and Callie Amburgy, S. Lebanon, Ohio. Funeral services were Monday, 2 p.m., January 12, 1987 at Searcy and Strong Funeral Home with Rev. Waldemar Bobrowski officiating. Burial in the Shepherd Memorial Cemetery with Searcy and Strong Funeral Home in charge of arrangements


King, David M.

David M. King, age 66, of Brookville, Indiana died Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at his home in Brookville following a lengthy illness. Born November 9, 1950 in Cincinnati, Ohio he was the son of the late Charles [son of Jefferson King] & Zelma (Hall) King. On May 30, 1970 he and the former Deborah Banning were united in marriage, and she survives. Dave was retired, having worked for many years as a plumber & heating and air conditioning contractor. He was a member of the Wilbur Dennison Post #2014 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Brookville. In his leisure time he enjoyed motorcycling, fishing, and being with his family. Besides Deborah, his loving wife of over 47 years, survivors include a daughter & son-in-law, Vickie & Rick Raible; a son, Tony (Jessica Yount) King; a brother & sister-in-law, Ronnie & Sharon King; a sister & brother-in-law, Dana & Kenny Offill; three grandchildren, Allison Raible, Ashlie Raible, & Wayne Yount. Family & friends may visit from 4 until 8:00 P.M. on Friday, September 15, 2017 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Ave., Brookville. Pete Witt will officiate the Funeral Services on Saturday, September 16, 2017, 11:00 A.M. at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home. Burial will then follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the King family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .


King, James "Henry"

James "Henry" King, 78, of Aurora, IN, passed away Friday, January 4, 2013 in Cincinnati, OH. He was born Friday, March 2, 1934 in Owsley County, Kentucky, Son of the late Garfield King and the late Minnie (King) King. He served his Country as a member of the United States Air Force. He worked as a Brick Layer and in Construction for several years. He attended Dearborn Baptist Church, 9636 S.R. #48, Aurora, IN (Manchester). Henry enjoyed coon hunting, fishing, and Sprint Car Racing. His favorite time was time spent with his family especially his grandchildren. Surviving are Son, Greg (Shirley) King of Aurora, IN; Daughter, Julene (Colin) Wilson of Aurora, IN; Sister, Rozenna Bennett of Versailles, IN; Grandchildren, Jennifer Jacobs, Danielle Wilson, Michael Wilson, Dustan Ingram, Sarah Lickert; Great Grandchildren, Greg Jacobs, Jaxsen Wilson, Liam Ingram and Finley Lickert. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jo King and several siblings. Friends will be received 5:00 - 8:00 PM, Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana. Services will be held at Dearborn Baptist Church, 9636 S.R. #48, Aurora, IN 47001 (Manchester) Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 11:00 am with Pastor Darrell Sparks officiating. Interment will follow in the Gibson Cemetery, Bright, IN. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations. Contributions may be made to the Aurora Life Squad or Dearborn Baptist Church. Please call the office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card. www.rullmans.com 01/06/2013.


King, Lee Roy

Lee Roy King, age 84, of Metamora, Indiana died Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at the Brookville Healthcare Center in Brookville, Indiana. Born March 29, 1927 in Clay County, (*1930 Owsley Co. census) Kentucky he was the son of the late Granville & Georgia (Barrett) King. He lived much of his life in Franklin County, Indiana and was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II. On September 30, 1950 he was united in marriage to the former Lucille Miller, and she survives. He had owned & operated his own Television & Electronics Store in Brookville for many years, retiring in 1999; as well as having been a bus driver for the Franklin County Community School Corporation for over 33 years. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Connersville, Indiana and the Metamora Masonic Lodge. Besides Lucille, his loving wife of over 61 years, survivors include two daughters & sons-in-law, Teresa & Dan Banks of Brookville, Indiana and Marcia & Richard Lawler of Louisville, Kentucky; five grandchildren, Darren Lawler, Kevin Lawler, Kristin Parks, Kayla Lawler, and Patricia Dunaway; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Geneva Allen of Naples, Florida; as well as several Nieces & Nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Christy Reinier, two sisters, Thelma Wilder & Dora Anduski, and a brother, Walter King. Rev. Wayne Ison will officiate the Funeral Services on Saturday, February 25, 2012, 11:30 A.M., at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home in Brookville. Burial with Full Military Graveside Honors by the Bernard Hurst Post #77 of the American Legion will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville. Family & friends may visit from 9:30 A.M. till the time of the Services at 11:30 A.M., on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Ave., Brookville. Memorial Contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home 2/24/2012.


King, Mary Mainous

Beattyville, KY – Mary M. King, 97, Lee County Care & Rehabilitation Center, passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 after a long illness. Born in Owsley County, KY on June 25, 1909, she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Maggie Bond Mainous. She was the widow of Wiley King and a homemaker. Mrs. King was a member of the Warrens Chapel Methodist Church. She is survived by a brother, Elbert Mainous of Booneville, KY; a sister, Earlene Turner of Norwood, OH; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wiley King; two brothers, Hershel and Lester Mainous; and three sisters, Ethel Price, Nannie Farmer and Lucille Davis. Funeral services were held on Sunday, February 18, 2007, 1:30 p.m. at the Searcy and Strong Funeral Home with Rev. Jamison Brunk officiating. Visitation was held prior to the funeral on Sunday, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Burial in the Daniel Mainous Cemetery. Booneville Sentinel February 22, 2007.


King, Paige

Paige King, 29, passed away Sunday, September 27. She was born 2/14/1991 in Richmond, Ky. She is survived by her parents, Curtis and Melissa King Duff; sister, Makayla King; brother, Matthew (Zeke) King; Granny, Janie Bowling, Booneville, Ky.' Aunt Deborah Ledonne; Uncle Wes and Aunt Sena Bowling, Davison, Mi.; Aunt Denise King, Pine Knot, Knot, Ky.; Grandpa Boyce King, Pine Knot, Ky.; Uncle Doug Ledonne; and numerous cousins including; Beth weber, Erlanger, Ky.; Peyton Bowling, Davison, Mi.; Casey Wasson, Crestwood, Ky. and Joey Wasson, Jacksonville, Fl. She is preceded in death by Granny, Norma King of Pine Knot, Ky. Grandpa Danny Bowling, Booneville, Ky. and Uncle Danny Fred Bowling. Services were held Saturday at Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home in Winchester, KY. Rolan G. Taylor Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Booneville Sentinel 10/07/2020.


King, Rufus B.

Rufus B. King, age 88 years of W. Harrison, In passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at the VA Hospital in Cincinnati, OH. Born October 4, 1922 in Taft, KY to the late Silas Wright & Grova (Roberts) King. Rufus married Evelyn Banks in Ft. Thomas, KY on September 20, 1946 and was a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Harrison, OH. After graduating from Harrison High School he worked for a short time with the railroad and then US Shoe before going to serve his country in the US Army Air Force during WWII. Rufus loved to work with electronics. He could build anything from anything, from Ham Radios to computers. He spoke to one Apollo Mission while in space, on a Ham Radio, and received a certificate to verify he did so. He did a lot of restoration with wood products and there were a lot of old wood radios around the house. He also helped several people get jobs thru his work at Corporex Construction in Kentucky where he retired as a lead carpenter and was a mentor to many. Rufus is survived by his wife Evelyn King; son-in-law Jeff Brown of Moores Hill, IN; grandchildren Jeff Brown Jr., Jason Brown & Craig “Buck” Brown; great grandchildren Megan Brown, Ruby Brown & Trenton Gridley. He will also be missed by his siblings Melba (King) Sturgill of Bright, IN & Ollis King of Kansa City, MO. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughters Janet Brown & Diane King and sister Zella (King) Russell-Freel. Visitation will be Friday, February 11, 2011 from 4-7pm at Jackman Kercheval Meyers Funeral Home, Harrison, OH. Funeral Services will be Saturday at 10:00am at the funeral home with Rev. Winston Shelton officiating. Burial will be in Gibson Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Harrison Funeral Detail. Memorials are suggested to the Funeral Detail c/o the funeral home. http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/home/home.cfm?fh_id=12425


King, Silas "Sie"

Mr. Silas King, 92, passed away September 3, 2011 at the Villa Nursing Home in Bethel, Ohio following a long illness. He was born May 25, 1919 in Owsley County, KY, was the son of the late John and Etta Taylor King, was the husband of Viola Brewer King, was retired from Quality of General Electric and was a member of the Monument Baptist Church. Mr. King is survived by his wife: Mrs. Viola King and one son: Mr. Tyrone King and his wife Ruth, all of Bethel, OH. Two grandchildren: Mr. Tony King and wife Cindy of Bethel, OH and Mrs. Tonja Terry of Cincinnati, OH: Four great-grandchildren; Mr. Brandon-Lenhart, Mr. Bryan King, Ms. Amanda King, Mrs. Jennifer King Russ mother of Brandon and Amanda. Funeral services for Mr. King were held Tuesday September 6, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. with visitation at 10:00 a.m. at the Searcy and Strong Funeral Home. Officiating the services were the Rev. mark Pence and Rev. Michael Brewer with the burial following in the Shepherd – Taylor Cemetery in Owsley County, Kentucky. The Searcy and Strong Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. Booneville Sentinel 09/06/11.


King, Viola Mae Brewer

Mrs. Viola King, age 98, of Bethel, OH passed away on December 26, 2017 at the Eastgate Springs Nursing Home in Cincinnati, OH after a long illness. She was affiliated with the Baptist Church. Viola was born May 06, 1919 at Sturgeon, KY, was the daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Peters Brewer and was a homemaker. Viola was the widow of Silas King who preceded her in death in 2011. She is survived by one granddaughter, Tonja R. Perry of New Richmond, OH and one grandson, Anthony King of Bethel, OH. Funeral services for Mrs. King will be held at 12:00 noon on Thursday, January, 01, 2018 at the Searcy & Strong Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Pence officiating. Burial will follow in the Taylor Cemetery on Island Creek. The Searcy and Strong Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Kirk, Betty Jo Turner

Betty J. Kirk, age 75 of Hamilton, passed away at her residence on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 6:40AM. She was born in Booneville, KY on August 4, 1937 to Hershel and Jessie (Mainous) Turner. Betty was employed at Kirk Oil, a family business for 47 years. On November 7, 1959 in Seven Mile, she married Frank Kirk. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, flowers, yard work, and taking care and decorating her home. Betty loved reading, and also her cat Jojo. She was an active member of Jacksonburg United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband of 53 years Frank Kirk, of Hamilton; son Kevin Kirk, of Hamilton; one grandchild, Alex; two brothers, William Ray (Laurie) Turner of Alexander, KY and Charles (Diane) Turner of Challmette, LA; one brother-in-law, Stephen (Judy) Kirk of Laport, IN; and many nieces, nephews, other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral service will be held at Brown Dawson Flick Funeral Home, 1350 Millville Avenue, on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 10AM with Pastor Wes Souders of Jacksonburg United Methodist Church officiating. Entombment will follow at Butler County Memorial Park. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 25, 2013 from 5-8PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice and to Jacksonburg United Methodist Church. www.browndawsonflick.com 02/23/2013.


Klotter, Freda Jean Campbell

Born on May 15, 1946, Freda Jean Campbell Klotter passed away from Alzheimer’s on Monday, August 14, 2023. But she had a very happy and productive life. Freda grew up as an only child in the mountains of eastern Kentucky in Owsley County. Her parents were Paul and Mary Campbell. She, early on, decided to be an educator and was an excellent one. Freda received her undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky in 1968, and a Master’s degree soon afterwards. Later, she also got a Rank I degree from Georgetown College, and several specialty degrees from other colleges. She started off teaching half-a -day at Good Shepherd School in Lexington, where her three children attended. Once they were in public schools, she began teaching full-time in Fayette County, mostly at Garden Springs Elementary from 1978-1995. She was then recruited to teach other teachers how to teach better, which she did for some twenty fruitful years, first operating out of the Collaborative for Teaching and Learning, in Louisville, and then at the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative, in Shelbyville, before retiring in 2015. During those years, Freda traveled all over the country. She also conducted workshops in the Caribbean and in Costa Rica. In the middle of this she got a grant to train teachers in Arusha, Tanzania, in Africa. She made nine-six week trips there. She also coauthored three books, including Faces of Kentucky, an elementary text, and A Concise History of Kentucky, an adult version of the same. An excellent teacher, she won various recognitions, including several statewide Golden Apple Awards. But more than an educator, Freda was a wife, mother, and grandmother. She met Jim Klotter, her eventual husband, when they were five years old, and they were childhood sweethearts. Marrying in 1966, they remained together for over 56 loving years. Freda loved all children but especially her own and she remarked frequently what great kids—Karen Lozano of Lexington, Chris Klotter of Bowling Green, and Kathy Gataky of Tampa—and grandkids she had. She loved her seven grandchildren greatly and traveled with them to some of the 30 countries she visited. She will be missed by all of them—Alex, Ben, and Jack Lozano, Megan and Rachel Klotter, and Graham and James Gataky. There will be no public visitation or service, but the family requests that you send your memories of Freda to her family, at 1165 Monarch Street, Apt. 114, Lexington, Ky 40513. Please make contributions to the wonderful Memory Care unit of Cedarhurst at Beaumont at the Monarch Street address or any of the educational institutions mentioned above. milwardfuneral.com.


Klute, Linda McIntosh

Linda McIntosh Klute,61, of Lexington, died on March 12, 2011. She was born in Owsley Co., Ky. on Dec. 1, 1949, the daughter of the late Earle and Anna McIntosh. Survivors include her husband, Fred Klute; a son, Gerald Haines (Jennifer) Sheridan, III, Springfield, OH; two grandchildren, Gerald Sheridan IV and Anna Jo; two sisters, Phyllis Abbott and Patricia Stacy; and two nephews, William David (Melanie) Stacy and Michael (Laura) Stacy. A memorial service will held on Thurs., 6 p.m., Milward-Southland. Visitation, will begin at 4 p.m. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass. www.milwardfuneral.com


Knox, Bethel Margaret Brandenburg

ALFRED STATION—NY – “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints” PS 116-15: Bethel Margaret Brandenburg Knox left this life to be in the presence of her Lord Jesus Friday (June 25, 2010.) She was born the ninth child of Lillie Frances and Charles Wilson Brandenburg June 16, 1916 in Green Hall, Ky. The family later moved to Lower Buffalo, Ky., where she grew up on the family farm. On March 24, 1937 she was married to Claude R. Knox in Denver, Colo. She was a member of the Seventh Day Baptist Church in Denver, Colo. Bethel is survived by two daughters, Helena Aldrich of Alfred Station, Mary (Richard) Shepard of Richmond, Texas; 3 sons, Jerry (Sherry) Knox of Sultan, Wash., Larry (Martha) Knox of Boyne City, Miss., Claude Robert “Bob” (Jennifer) Knox of Watkins, Colo.; sister in law Beryl Brandenburg; 11 grandchildren, Shelley Kok of Lynden, Wash., Judy Jones of Brockport, Jill Giese of Hornell, Dalene Shepard of Groveport, Ohio, Morgan Shepard of Janesville, Wis., Joshua Knox of So. Jordan, Utah, Justin Knox of Salt Lake City, Utah, Jordan Knox of Sultan, Wash., Kirk Knox of Yokosuka Japan, Craig Knox of Centennial, Colo., Karl Knox of Morenci, Mich.; 21 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her parents; husband; eight brothers, Otto, William, Lovelace, Wallace, Robert, James, Edsel, Zachariah; two sisters, Josephine Riley, Myrtle O’Connell; son in law, Simon Aldrich; and daughter in law Joan Knox. Bethel will be remembered as a homemaker, mother, friend and encourager. Memorial service and burial will be at the Hampden Memorial Gardens, in Englewood, Colo. at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home of Hornell, the family is being assisted by Gerald R. Brown director. Online condolences can be sent to www.brownandpowersfuneralhomes.com The Evening Tribune June 28, 2010.


Kolb, Modell Banks

Modell Kolb, age 81 died Sept. 30, 2014 at her home in W. Harrison, IN surrounded by her family. Born Oct. 10, 1932 in Owsley County, KY she was the daughter of the late Hugh & Julia (Moore) Banks. She was a member of the Cross Point Church in St. Leon, IN. Survived by her husband of 60 years Rolland Kolb; children Cheryl (Skip) Hammonds of W. Harrison, IN, JoAnn (Bob) Black of W. Harrison, IN, Raymond (Susan Lowrie) Kolb of Belleville, MI, Norma (Walt) Wilson of Harrison, OH, Roger (Kathy) Kolb of W. Harrison, IN & Freda (Jim) Huber of W. Harrison, IN. Also missed by 22 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and many nieces & nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings Bernice Banks, Barbara Sizemore, Kermit Banks, Jasper Banks & Freda Bennett. Modell loved her family, especially the babies and her church. She was a best friend to her children. She loved to travel and cross stitch. Visitation Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014; 5-8pm at Jackman Kercheval Meyers Funeral Home, Harrison, OH. Services Monday, Oct. 6, 2014; 11:00am at St. Joseph Life Center, St. Leon, IN with Pastor David Chakranarayan officiating. Burial to follow in Gibson Cemetery, Bright, IN. Memorials suggested to Dearborn County Hospice c/o the funeral home. www.jkmfuneralhome.com 10/02/2014.


Kramer, Bessie Wilson

Bessie Kramer age 89 of Hamilton died Friday, October 5, 2012 in her home. She was born in Owsley County, Kentucky on October 7, 1922 the daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Bowles) Wilson. Mrs. Kramer had worked as a cashier at Norman's IGA in Millville. Survivors include four children, Larry Rowlette, Charlene Rice, Ron Rowlette, and Bonnie Crothers; eleven grandchildren, Tyler and Daniel Rowlette, Rick Rice, Michelle Reid, Angie Engelke, Dustin Crothers, Douglas Rowlette, Melissa Meister, Steven, Scott and Matthew Rowlette, twelve great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; a sister, Flossie Minter. Bess was a beloved Mother and Grandmother, who lived for her family, and will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond L. Kramer; a son, James Rowlette; and two sisters, Dorothy Cecil and Ruby Poole. Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm Tuesday in the Zettler Funeral Home, 2646 Pleasant Ave. followed by burial in Millville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:30am-1:00pm Tuesday in the funeral home. www.zettlerfuneralhome.com. 10/07/2012.