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Margaret Straub, 90 Print E-mail

Margaret Straub, 90, of Williamstown, KY, formerly of Pendleton County, passed away on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at the Bridge Point Care and Rehabilitation Center in Florence, KY.

Surviving are children, Jean (Bob) Ard, Brooksville, Nelda (Raymond) Harden, Williamstown, Delbert Straub, Independence; 13 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and a host of extended family and friends.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 22, 2012, at the Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth.

Interment took place in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Pendleton County.

Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.woodheadfuneralhome.com


Mary Self, 81 Print E-mail

Mary Helen Self, 81, wife of James W. Self Sr. passed away Saturday, September 22, 2012.

Surviving are, in addition to her husband, children, Jim (Linda) Self, Jeff (Janet) Self, Cheri (Joe) Amann; grandchildren, Melissa, Eric and Amanda; eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, September 25 and noon-12:30 p.m. on Wednesday with funeral services immediately following, at the Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Rd.

Interment will take place at  the Lexington Cemetery.


Nita Keeler, 82 Print E-mail

Nita Keeler, 82, a juried artist, passed September 22, 2012, at UK Hospital.

All Nita's friends are invited to a celebration of her life from 6 to 8:30 p.m., October 2, 2012 at Howard's Place.


Helen Booher, 94 Print E-mail

Helen McCarty Hancock Booher, 94, of Lexington passed away Thursday, September 13, 2012, at St. Joseph Hospital.

She was born in Lenoxburg, Bracken County, to the late Eugene Bateman and the late Lexie Maltby McCarty Hancock; granddaughter of the late Charles Nicholas and Effie Yelton McCarty of Bracken County and wife of the late George William Booher of Falmouth. She was a graduate of Falmouth High School, Helen completed a BS degree at Cincinnati Bible Seminary and a BS degree in primary education from Wilmington College, Ohio. Helen actively participated in community organizations including the Daughters of the American Revolution where she was a 50 year member and, most recently, served as Chaplain of DAR Lexington Chapter.  She was a faithful member of Southland Christian Church where she enjoyed the friendship of her Christians-Out-Doing Class with whom she remained active to her final days.

Preceding her in death, in addition to parents, husband and grandparents, were brother, John Hancock of Alexandria and  sister, Genevieve Hancock Shonert of Falmouth.

Surviving are son, daughter, two grandsons, seven great-granddaughters and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Monday, September 17, 2012, at Southland Christian Church Chapel.

Interment took place at Riverside Cemetery, Falmouth.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass.

Arrangements by Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth, KY. www.woodheadfuneralhome.com


Elizabeth Florence, 87 Print E-mail

Elizabeth Vater Florence, 87,  formally of Campbell Co., passed away Thursday, September 13, 2012, at the home of her daughter Linda French, Cox's Creek.

She was born on June 25, 1925 near Grants Lick and was the oldest child of  the late Virgil and Gertrude Sine Vater. She married Frank Florence Jr., in 1943, who preceded her in death in 2004. Elizabeth graduated from Campbell Co. High School in 1943 and later from the University of Louisville. She accepted Christ and was baptized in Phillips Creek in the Grants Lick Baptist Church in 1935 when she was ten years old and was a faithful Christian until the day she passed. She was a retired elementary teach and her husband a Baptist minister. His first church was KentoBoo Baptist in Florence and he retired from the First Baptist Church in Cold Spring in 1981. Besides those two churches he also pastored several other churches in Kentucky, mostly in Louisville. From 1971-1973  the Florences were missionary associates in Bogota, Columbia. Elizabeth served as church pianist and organist at several churches where her husband preached. She was an amateur artist and painted the  baptistry scene at the Lynn Acres Baptist Church in Louisville where her husband pastored for 12 and 1/2 years. She also won first prize at the county fair with her paintings.

Surviving are children, Terry Florence, English, Ind., Linda French, Cox's Creek, Nancy Whitlock, Taylorsville; siblings, Rev. Virgil Vater Jr., Washington,  Pauline Wharton, New Market, Ala., Jacqueline Warner, Florence and Raymond Vater, Monticello;  grandchildren, Alan, Matthew, Ronda, Mark, Aaron, Rachael, Rebecca, Grand and Grey;  great-grandchildren, Allison, Chase, Luke, Kobe, Jake, Haylee, Michael, Andrew and Alexander.

Funeral services were held on Monday, September, 17, 2012 at Grants Lick Baptist Church.

Interment took place at the Oakland Cemetery.

Peoples Funeral home served the family.


Stella Mains, 92 Print E-mail

Stella Mains, 92, of Falmouth passed away Saturday, September 15, 2012.

Arrangements pending  with Peoples Funeral Home, Falmouth.


Juanita Pilmer, 81 Print E-mail

Juanita Lillian Freeman Pilmer, 81, passed away September 14, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Health Care in Fort Thomas.

She was born on March 22, 1931, as an only child, to Thelma T. and Cassick J. Freeman in Berkeley, Calif..

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were former husband, retired Naval officer Lieutenant Commander Edwin H. Pilmer Jr. and son-in-law, Edwin G. Kutsche.

Surviving are daughters, Pamela J. Kutscher, Falmouth, Suzanne Dru (Marty Hanka) Pilmer; sons, Edwin H. Pilmer, III, Hattiesburg, Miss., John F. (Diane) Pilmer, Orem, Utah, Robert J. (Debbie) Pilmer, Nashville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Amanda Pilmer, Justin R. (Camille) Pilmer, Emily Pilmer, and Mitchell J.G. Buchanan (formerly Pilmer).

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Richard M. Snow for his love and care of Juanita for many years, and to the River Valley Nursing Home, Butler, for their devoted care in recent months.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimerís Association or the Lyme Disease Association, Inc.

Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.woodheadfuneralhome.com. The family would especially appreciate special memories of our mother that anyone might have to share.


E. Mitchell Combs, 82 Print E-mail

E. Mitchell Combs, 82, of Alexandria, passed away Saturday, September 15, 2012.

Surviving are wife, Eileen Turner Combs, Alexandria; son,  Curt Combs, Alexandria; brother, Rosoe (Shack) Combs, Highland Heights; and grandchildren, Caitlin, Courtney and Elijah Combs.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, September 21, 2012 with funeral services immediately following at the Fairlane Baptist Church, Grants Lick under the direction of Peoples Funeral Home.

Interment will take place at  the Oakland Cemetery, Grants Lick.

View us online at: www.peoplesfuneralhomes.com


Carl Butcher, 87 Print E-mail

Carl Butcher, 87, of Falmouth, passed away on Monday, September 17, 2012, at his home.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth. Please call their 24 Hour Obituary Line (859)-654-4422  or consult their website:  www.woodheadfuneralhome.com for complete arrangements.


Floyd "Butch" Rarrieck, 69 Print E-mail

Floyd E. "Butch" Rarrieck, 69, of Falmouth, passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at the St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.

He was born on July 28, 1943, to the late Harry and Mary Rachel Rose Rarrieck. He married Brenda Rarrieck on May 27, 1994 and she survives his passing. He was a member of the Falmouth Baptist Church, an outdoorsman, and loved to hunt and fish.

Preceding him in death were daughter, Lisa Rarrieck; four brothers and two sisters.

Surviving him in addition to his wife, children, Floyd E. Rarrieck Jr., Falmouth, Richard Rarrieck, Falmouth, Jamie Rarrieck,  Covington, Mary Courtney, Falmouth, Karen Connelly, Falmouth, Wendy Riley, Crittenden;  step-children, Bill Goins, Alexandria, Raymond Goins, Greenup, Cheryl Noonchester, Newport, Pamela Jordan, Winchester, Lester Goins Jr., Falmouth; brothers,  Ralph Rarrieck Sr., Billy Rarrieck, both of Mt. Orab, Ohio; sister, Debbie Holland, Paris; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, September 11, 2012 with funeral service immediately following at Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth with Bro. Joe Hall and Bro. Don Mays officiating. Music will be shared by Darryl Ammerman and Rose Rarrieck.

Pallbearers for the service are John Goins, Tyler Goins, Butch Rarrieck Jr., Mark Noonchester, Dustin Rarrieck, Bill Goins, Lester Goins Jr., David Rarrieck and Robert Noonchester. Honorary pallbearers are Rick Rarrieck, A.J. Riley, Joseph Rarrieck, Gavin Rarrieck and Austin Clemons.

Interment will take place at the Riverside Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association: P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312 or the American Heart Association: 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75231

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.woodheadfuneralhome.com



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