Obituaries for the week of 8/24/06

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Harold Romerill

Harold Ralph Romerill, 98, of Lamb, passed away Thursday, August 17th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
He was born December 15th, 1907, in Gallatin County, Kentucky, the son of Charles M. and Goldie T. (Wheeler) Romerill, who both preceded him in death. He resided in the Lamb community most all of his life. He graduated high school in 1928 in Carrollton, Kentucky. He attended Purdue University for one year in 1930. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on March 2nd, 1942, at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, rising to the rank of Technician Fifth Grade, Battery C, 725th Field Artillery Battalion and was honorably discharged on October 14th, 1945, at Camp Atterbury, Indiana.
During his service in World War II, he served in North Africa, Italy, Rhineland, Germany, Southern France and Central Europe. He was awarded the EAME Theater Ribbon with five Bronze Stars, the Bronze Arrowhead and the Good Conduct Ribbon.
He was united in marriage on October 10th, 1958, to Freda Hatton at the Union Baptist Church in Lamb.
He was a farmer and was a construction surveyor for the Jefferson Proving Ground for several years. He was also a surveyor for three years for the Switzerland County Soil & Water Conservation District. He was Past Commander of the Vevay American Legion Post 185. He was a member of the Switzerland County Farm Bureau and was a deacon at Union Baptist Church in Lamb. He enjoyed sports and farming.
Survivors include his stepdaughter, Patricia Sherfick of Punta Gorda, Florida; his step-granddaughters, Marla Carlson and Taunia Price; four step-great-granddaughters; five step-great-great-grandchildren; his brothers, Charles L. Romerill of Indianapolis and Clair L. Romerill of Ladoga, Indiana; his sister, Minnie Begium of Plattsburg, New York; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Freda (Hatton) Romerill; his brothers, Jesse L. Romerill and Stanley B. Romerill; and his sisters, Hazel Marie Gaskill, Mildred Walker, and Charlene Seal.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 21st, by Reverend Stan Carroll at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Military rites were conducted at the graveside by the honor guard of the Vevay American Legion Post 185 and Vevay Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5396. Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

Erich Fiebig

Erich Fiebig, 81, of Aachen, Germany, passed away Monday, August 14th, at his home.
He was born December 21st, 1924, in Germany.
Survivors include his daughters, Johanna Welch and husband Jim of Fairview and Ingeborg Krinke of Kirchheim-Teck, Germany; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sophie Fiebig.
Funeral arrangements were in Aachen, Germany.

Kenneth E. Wiesmann

Kenneth E. Wiesmann, 73, of Cincinnati, passed away Saturday, August 19th, at Good Samaritan Hospital there.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Kathy (Nelson) Wiesmann; his daughters, Diane Cornish and husband Mike and Kim Wiesmann; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; his sisters, Ann Townsley and her late husband Bud, and Pam Allen and husband Rich; his brothers, Howard Wiesmann and wife Velma of Bear Branch, Shirley Marshall and husband Alan, Don Wiesmann and wife Charlotte, Glenn Wiesmann, Ron Wiesmann and wife Eileen of near East Enterprise, and the late Jake Wiesmann.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. James Church in White Oak Tuesday, August 22nd. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Frederick Funeral Home in Cincinnati was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.thefrederickfuneralhome.com.

Linda Curlin

Linda Ann (Ledford) Curlin, 63, of Madison, formerly of Switzerland County, passed away Tuesday, August 15th, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
She was born May 5th, 1943, in Blytheville, Arkansas, the daughter of James “Buddy” Ledford and Frances (Ray) Ledford Makos. She moved to Chicago, residing there for several years, and then moved to Florida.
She was first united in marriage to Dean Cooper, Sr., in 1958. She was later married in 1966 to Richard C. Pittman. In 1979, she was united in marriage to Douglas Curlin and she resided in Vevay from 1978 to 1989, moving to Jefferson County.
She worked as a certified nursing assistant for Swiss Villa Living Center in Vevay, River Valley Living Center in Madison and Silver Belle Nursing Home near Versailles from 1988 to 1995. She then worked for the Madison Eagles Lodge and Scott County VFW Post 6582, until her health no longer permitted her to work.
She was a member of the Madison VFW Post 1969 Auxiliary, Vevay American Legion Auxiliary Post 185, Women of the Madison Moose Lodge, and the former Madison Eagles Lodge. She attended and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and First Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, video games, watching her hummingbirds, dancing and fishing.
Survivors include her daughter, Sherri Kuhn and husband Russell of Madison; her son, Harold Dean Cooper, Jr., of Blytheville, Arkansas; her half brother, Johnny Makos of Edinburgh; and her grandchildren, Kayla, Brittany, Kayla, Kyle and Kristopher.
She was preceded in death by her father, James “Buddy” Ledford in 1946; her mother, Frances Ray Ledford Makos on December 8th, 1983; her stepfather, John Makos in 1975; and her brother, James Ledford in 1940.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 19th, by Reverend Ronald Sandidge at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Burial was in Vevay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW Post Relief Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the funeral home’s website at www.morgan-nay.com.

Norma L. Parker

Norma L. Parker, 70, of Parks Ridge, near Vevay, passed away Wednesday, August 16th, at her home.
She was born April 19th, 1936, in Jefferson County, the daughter of John W. and Louise (Welch) Obertate, Sr. She worked at the former Randall Company in Madison for several years and also worked for Madison Precision Industries in Madison. She attended Long Run Baptist Church near Moorefield.
Survivors include her husband, Dell J. Wolf of Vevay; her daughters, Susan Parker of Vevay, Pamela Sue Potter of Blocher, Indiana, and Debra Albus of Vevay; her grandchildren, Joshua Allen Parker, Zane Albus, Cody Albus, Caleb Albus, Leah Nicole Albus, Brad Potter, and Jared Allen Parker; and her great-grandchildren, Trenton Parker, Kalie Parker and Birson Parker; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Marshall Wayne Parker, Jr., on August 16th, 1988; and her brother, Junior Obertate on April 15th, 1992.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, August 19th, by Pastor Tom Rogers at Vail-Holt Funeral Home Madison Chapel. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery in Madison. Memorials may be made to the Jefferson County Humane Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.vailholtfuneralhome.com.

Helen D. Hemphill

Helen D. “Patty” Hemphill, 93, of Rising Sun, passed away Thursday, August 17th, at The Water of Rising Sun.
She was born October 22nd, 1912, in Gallatin County, Kentucky, the daughter of William Arthur and Lula Bell (Watkins) Sisson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Rising Sun Church of Christ.
On October 10th, 1935, she married Charles Densler, who passed away March 8th, 1949. A later marriage on April 7th, 1951, was to Mills Hemphill, who died November 1st, 1971.
Survivors include her son, Charles “Dickie” Densler of Rising Sun; her grandson, Charles Randall Densler and wife Shellie of Rising Sun; his step-granddaughter, Tonya Koons and husband Paul of Patriot; and his step-great-grandson, Jacob Koons.
She was also preceded in death by her brother, Ishmael Sisson; her sister, Snodie Noel; and her daughter-in-law, Bonnie Densler.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, August 21st, by Brother Greg Matthew at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rising Sun Life Squad or Rising Sun Fire Department.

Gene Kinman

Gene Herman Kinman, 65, of Carrollton, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, August 25th, in Cleves, Ohio, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born August 24th, 1941, in Madison, the son of Pete and Louella (Frazier) Kinman. He retired from the shipping and receiving department of M & T Chemical Company (now known as Arkema) in Carrollton, Kentucky. He was a member of Ghent Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Kentucky Kruizer Car Club in Carrollton, formerly volunteered with the Salvation Army and the Carroll County 4-H Clubs. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
Survivors include his wife, Wilma (Smith) Kinman of Carrollton; his daughter, Faye Trapp of Worthville, Kentucky; his son, Paul Kinman of Worthville; and his grandchildren, Kelsey and Shelby Trapp and Grayson Kinman.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his half brother.
Funeral services will be conducted by Reverend Gaham Reynolds at 10 a.m. Friday, August 25th, at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton. Burial will be in Warsaw (Kentucky) Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Kosair Children’s Hospital or the Salvation Army. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.tandyecklerrileyfuneralhome.com.