April 17, 2014

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Maurice Patrick "Pat" Crotty, 90 Print E-mail

Maurice Patrick "Pat" Crotty, 90, of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Falmouth, passed away on February 15, 2014, after a series of illnesses.

He was born in Falmouth on June 9, 1924 to the late Thomas R. and Mary Hayes Crotty. Pat graduated from Falmouth High School in 1942 and earned a bachelor's degree (1950) and later a master's  in business administration from Xavier University, Ohio. He and his three brothers served in WWII and Pat worked for Newport Steele, IBM and Textron among other organizations and retired in 1986 from his position as vice-president for labor relations with Rockwell International Corporation. During his retirement he enjoyed spending time with his family at his farm in Kentucky and winters in Florida with wife, Helen. He did volunteer service in prison ministry and nursing homes. He and Helen were also benefactors of Our Savior Church Catholic Parish, Covington. He was a passionate Pittsburgh Steelers fan and he will be remembered as a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, was wife, Helen VonLehmen Crotty; brothers, Thomas, Joseph and William; and sister, Mary Jean Schmidt.

Surviving are daughters, Colleen Mary (Paul) Brennan of Carlisle, Mass., Mary Therese (Anurag) Sharma of Amherst, Mass., Elizabeth Anne Crotty of Charlottesville, Va., and Sr. Sarah Bernadette Crotty, CSJ of Pittsburgh Pa.; son, Thomas (Patricia) Joseph Crotty of Reading, Pa.; sisters, Colette Daugherty of Ft. Mitchell and Julie Landry of Arlington, Texas; grandchildren, Thomas, Patrick and Catherine Brennan, Daniel and Anna Crotty and Helen and Monika Sharma of Amherst, Mass.; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Visitation will take place at 1-2 p.m., on Saturday February 22, 2014, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 202 W. Second Street, Falmouth, with the funeral Mass of Christian Burial immediately following at 2 p.m. His good friend, Fr. Louis Dickmann, will preside.

Interment will take place at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Falmouth.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Woodhead Funeral Home of Falmouth and online condolences may be sent to the family at www.woodheadfuneralhome.com

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Our Savior Catholic Parish, c/o Sr. Janet Bucher, CDP, 246 E. 10th Street, Covington, KY 41011. The family wishes to give special thanks to the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital staff, Dr. Asher Tulsky, Guardian Angels, Vincentian Home, Woodhead Funeral Home and St. Frances Xavier Parish.

 
Wilma Florence Hall, 97 Print E-mail

Wilma Florence Hall, 97, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at River Valley Nursing Home, Butler.

She was born in Pendleton County on June 30, 1916 to the late Everett and Lula Pribble Barnhill. Wilma's mother passed away of tuberculosis when Wilma was eight years old and she was raised to adulthood by Nancy and Ira "Fisher" Fields. Wilma and Virginia Fields Bell, the daughter of Nancy and Fisher Fields, were like sisters over the years.

Preceding her in death, in addition to parents, were husband, Chesley Vincent Hall; and daughter, Brenda Hall.

Surviving are Virginia Fields Bell; Virginia Bell's daughter, Sandy (Joe) Bertram and her family; and niece, Carolyn (Jerry) Pape.

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Peoples Funeral Home, Butler.

Interment took place at the Butler Cemetery.

 
Janet L. Mullikan, 78 Print E-mail

Janet L. Mullikan, 78, of Butler, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014, at her home.

Surviving are sons, James and Ronnie (Billie Jo) Mullikan, Thomas and William (Jackie) Honaker; and daughters, Terry New, Susan (Ricky) Griffith and Cathy (Dave) Fasse.

Memorial services will be held at noon, Saturday, February, 22, 2014, at Fairview Christian Church.

 
Thurman Shelton, 81 Print E-mail

Thurman Shelton, 81, of Falmouth, passed away on Monday, February 10, 2014.

He was born in Hillsboro on June 24, 1932, to the late James and Lola Stacy Shelton.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were brother, Major General Shelton; and sisters Dorothy Lockard and Marie Hehman.

Surviving are sons, Jeff and Eric Shelton; daughters, Tammy and Debbie Shelton; brothers, Willard O., Curtis and James Birchen Shelton; and sister, Audrey Harris.

Funeral services were held on Saturday February 15, 2014 at Peoples Funeral Home, Falmouth.

Interment took place at Riverside Cemetery, Falmouth.

 
Mabel Elliott, 87 Print E-mail

Mabel Elliott, 87, of Falmouth, passed away Monday, February 3, 2014.

Surviving are son, Charles Ray (Becky) Sullivan, Lakeland, Fla., Gary (Jenny) Sullivan, Sparta.

Funeral services were held on Friday, February 7, 2014 at Peoples Funeral Home, Butler.

Interment took place at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Butler.

 
Military services held for Techau Print E-mail

American Legion Post 109 and V.F.W. Post 1978 and D.A.V. Post members held full military services for Mr. Kenneth Techau at the Ware Funeral Home, Cynthiana on January 31, 2014.

Mr. Techau served in the United States Navy.

To Mr. Kenneth Techau we honor and salute you.

To the family we offer sympathy.

American Legion Post 109 and V.F.W. Post 1978 and D.A.V. Post members present were Bruce Westbrook, Sam Hodge, Ronnie Bay, Bob Gulick, Donald Steele, Joe Klar, Larry Fields, Omer Bentle, Don Wells, Charles Biddle, Jim Sharp, Richard Colvin, Ernie Collin, James Haley and Roy Cope.

Taps was played by Sam Hodge.

Another veteran was laid to rest.

 
Loyd "Frank" Daniels, 88 Print E-mail

Loyd "Frank" Daniels, 88 of Demossville, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2014.

Frank was a WWII Navy Veteran, a member of Wilmington Baptist Church, and he enjoyed crossword puzzles and the outdoors.

Preceding him in death was brother, Robert Lewis Daniels.

Surviving are wife, Ruby Daniels; daughters, Barbara McManus and Susan (William) Foley; son, Ken (Mary) Daniels; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 15, 2014, at Chambers and Grubbs Funeral Home, Independence.

Interment with military honors took place at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North, Williamstown.

Online condolences may be sent to chambersandgrubbs.com

 
Betty Jean Jones, 83 Print E-mail

Betty Jean Jones, 83, of Falmouth, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2014.

She was born in Cynthiana on December 18, 1930, to the late Willard and Emma Bell Dowd Shadd. Betty was a member of Falmouth Christian Church and graduated from Berry High School. She enjoyed painting and making quilts.

Surviving are husband, Robert "Bob" Jones; son, Larry (Jo Ann) Jones, of Harrison County; daughter, Donna Peoples of Cold Spring; grandchildren, Jonathon Peoples, Chris Peoples, Clay Jones, Loren Jones Rawlings; and great-grandchildren, Blayne, Hayden and Ryann.

Funeral services were held Friday, February 14, 2014, at Peoples Funeral Home, Falmouth.

Interment took place at Riverside Cemetery, Falmouth.

 
Jerry K. Conrad, 69 Print E-mail

Jerry K. Conrad, 69, of Plymouth, Fla., passed away  on January 14, 2013.

Jerry was a graduate of Pendleton High School and the University of Kentucky. After teaching high school three years in Kentucky and one year in Florida, he began a 23-year career with Disney World in Fla. In the early 1970s, Jerry bought empty land near Plymouth, and established Erinon Camellia Nursery. After retiring from Disney in the early 1990s, Jerry worked every day in his nursery.

Erinon Camellia Nursery was known to have more varieties and healthier plants than any nursery in the area. Jerry sold camellias all across the south from Louisiana, across Georgia and the Carolinas and as far north as Rutgers University in N.J. He started and brought to market many new varieties of camellias. He was known throughout the Camellia Industry as, “The Camellia Scientist."

Surviving are brother, Russ (Penny) Conrad of Falmouth; and sisters, Pamela (Carl) Beck of Georgetown, Ohio and Jill (Paul) Hall of Williamsburg, Ohio.

A “Celebration of Jerry's Life” will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m., February 22, 2014, at the Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth. This will be an informal event. Please help the family remember Jerry by bringing a, “Jerry story” to share with all.

 
Onlee "Meg" Omega Davis, 84 Print E-mail

Onlee Omega Davis, 84,   passed away on February 6, 2014 at her beloved farm in Falmouth.

She was born in Chenoa, Kentucky on May 22, 1929. Onlee, also known by many as “Meg,” was the third of five children born to the late Dorsey and Jannie Partin of Frakes, Ky. and left home at 13 to attend God’s Bible School in Cincinnati. Her experience there influenced her throughout her life and was a woman of strong faith and convictions, and carried her faith and her Bible with her always. After leaving Cincinnati, she returned to Middlesboro, Ky. where she completed her study as a licensed practical nurse. Onlee was proud of her profession, and was an incomparable and compassionate nurse for over 20 years and was known by all for her love of God, family, all children and nature. She was generous to family, friends, and strangers alike. No one was a stranger for long as she had an amazing gift for conversation and compassion. For her entire 84 years she had the gift of seeing the world with the excitement and wonder of a child. Mrs. Davis lived in Cincinnati for most of her adult life, and lived between her farm in Falmouth and her home in Homosassa, Florida for the past 20 years and had many faithful friends in Florida, but returned to her farm to be close to family during her final months.  Onlee was married and widowed more than once, but she always said the true love of her life was Laurence L. Davis. They were married November 7, 1973, and were married until Mr. Davis’ death in 1995.  Reflecting her southern heritage, Onlee called her husband “Mr. Davis” to others throughout much of their marriage, but he was always “Poppy” to loved ones.

Preceding her in death, in addition to parents and husbands, were brothers, Roy, John, Gib; and sister, Alta.

Surviving are children, Rick Foland, Stella Logan (Michael) Turner, Sam Logan, Greg Logan and Nancy Ballinger; grandchildren, Darcey Turner, Jennifer Logan, Reed Turner, Ellie Logan, Ethan Ballinger and Morgan Ballinger; forever daughter-in-law, Clare Logan; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends beyond count.

Arrangements are through Vorhis & Ryan Funeral Home, 5501 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45212.

Visitation will be at Vorhis & Ryan Funeral Home from 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 11, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Indian Hill Church.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to God’s Bible School, the American Cancer Society, or Sheltered Paws Dog Rescue.

 
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