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Bethel Cemetery to honor John Rarreick on June 7 Print E-mail

Bethel Cemetery Company, Inc. will hold a ceremony honoring Congressional Medal of Honor winner John Rarreick at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 7 at the Bethel Church Historic Kentucky Landmark. It is located at the intersection of U.S. 27 and KY Highway 17 North, 4.4 miles north of Falmouth, Ky.

The ceremony will be in cooperation with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, Mr. Don Morfe, Peoples Funeral Home of Butler and Simon Kenton Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, and The Old Kentucky Primitives. Kenton County Sheriff Chuck Korzenborn will perform “Taps” with his bugle.

The honoree was born in Germany in 1845 and died July 17, 1902 in Falmouth. He was buried in Bethel Cemetery. Rarreick served in Company L 8th U.S. Calvary from his enlistment at Cincinnati, November 12, 1866 till his discharge on November 12, 1871 at Ft. Union, New Mexico.

John Rarreick was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor on March 3, 1870 for Gallantry in Action with Indians at Lyry Creek Arizona on October 14, 1869.

Refreshments will be served on the grounds. If you can’t attend this dedication, donations may be made by sending a check to Bethel Cemetery Company, 238 Misty Cove Way, Cold Spring, KY 41076-8513. All donations will go in the perpetual fund unless specifically directed to the building account. Bethel Cemetery is the final resting place for several Pendleton Countians.

Visit Bethel on the web at www.bethelky.org or on Facebook www.facebook.com/bethelky.