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November 4, 2010

 

DiNunzio

Flora DiNunzio, 83, widow of Joseph DiNunzio, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Lawrenceburg.

Born Aug. 27, 1927, in Aberdeen, Scotland, she formerly resided at Margaret Hall Manor in Versailles and had lived in Mt. Vernon, N.Y.

Survivors include four children, John (Estelle) DiNunzio, North Merrick, N.Y., Cheryl Kraus, Versailles, Vinny DiNunzio, Mt. Vernon, N.Y., and Susan (Bernie) Mahoney, Lake Peekskill, N.Y., and nine grandchildren, Sandra (Dallas) Pennington, Versailles, Joey Kraus, Mt. Vernon, Jennifer Gardner and Christopher (Candace) Kraus, Lexington, Tracy (Robert) Moskovits, Santa Monica, Calif., and Danny, Katie, Megan, and Amanda Mahoney, Lake Peekskill; and five great-grandchildren. A daughter, Jacqueline Smith; a sister, Agnes Berry; and a brother, Charles Davidson, are deceased.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 4, at Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 5, by Chaplain Kevin Pearce. Burial will follow at Rose Crest Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Joey Kraus, Christopher Kraus, Dallas Pennington, Steven Pennington, Brandon Walton, Tom Edwards, and Patrick Shulze.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

Guest book at www.BlackburnandWard.com.

 

Gilkison

Ronald W. Gilkison, 70, of Lawrenceburg, husband of Carolyn Gilkison, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010.

Born Feb. 27, 1940, in Versailles, he was the son of the late Cecil and Myrtle Maddox Gilkison. He was a retired employee of IBM. He also was a past Commander of the American Legion Post # 341 and a member of Corinth Christian Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Missy Alves, Lawrenceburg; two sons, Marty and Mike Gilkison, both of Lawrenceburg; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A sister, Phyllis Goodrich, and a brother, Jerry Gilkison, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 5, at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Casket bearers will be Timmy Legal, Steve Goodrich, Andrew Reeser, Travis Goodrich, Chris Mitchell and Daniel Goodrich. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 4, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, Versailles.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Morris

Sue Carol Logdon Morris, 63, of Lexington, wife of Glenn Hunter Morris, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, of cancer.

Born Oct. 25, 1947, she was the daughter of the late John L. Logdon Sr. and Ethel Louise Kelley Logdon. Sue was a member of Hill-N-Dale Christian Church and attended Ashland Avenue Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband of 43 years, she is survived by three children, Bradley Hunter (Jessica) Morris, Ashley Carol (Andrew) Safie, and Kristin Leigh (Adam) Cable; and five granddaughters, Grace and Lucy Morris, Kaitlyn Cable, and Mackenzie and Hannah Safie, all of Lexington; two brothers, John (Shirley) Logdon II, Harrodsburg, and Charles Stan (Karen) Logdon, Versailles; three sisters, Mary Louise (John) Baston, Sandra K (Roger) Holland, and Ella Mae Logdon, all of Lexington; and numerous nieces and nephews. A brother, William M. Logdon, is deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 30, at Milward, Southland, Lexington. Casket bearers were John Baston, Roger Holland Jr., Ryan Holland, Scott Logdon, Brian Morris, and Justin Steinberg.

 

Pohl

J.G. "George" Pohl Jr., 87, of Versailles, widower of Helen Priscilla Pohl, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010.

Born Sept. 5, 1923, in Jersey City, N.J., he was the son of the late John George and Martha Schwarz Pohl. He was a consulting engineer and owned and operated Hansa Shipping Company. He also was a member of the American Legion, involved with Boys Scouts of America, and actively involved in the Versailles United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Jackie Fischer, Dry Ridge; two sons, John G. (Anna) Pohl III, Sydney Australia, and Nicholas G. (Kathy) Pohl, Saipan U.S. Territory; and six grandchildren, Allison, Ashley and Marc Fischer, and Christian, Noah and Jonah Pohl.

Services were conducted Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, by the Rev. Mike Lehman. Burial was in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Redmon

Donald Lee Redmon, 72, of Lexington, husband of Linda Gilkey Redmon, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at the Hospice Care Center.

Born in Versailles, he was the son of the late Virgil and Mildred Florence Southworth Redmon. He was a graduate of Versailles High School and a retired land surveyor for GRW Engineers. He was a member of Hillsboro Baptist Church in Versailles, an associate member of the American Legion Post 341, and an avid UK sports fan.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Keith A. (Sandy) Redmon, Louisville, and Joseph A. (Kathy) Shelton, Lexington; two grandchildren, Adam Redmon and Edward (Tara) Shelton; a great-grandchild, Rylie Paige Shelton; a twin brother, Ronald Owen Redmon, Lexington; a sister, Velda Staggs, Lexington; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, by Lee Hendricks. No visitation is planned.

 

Schiefer

Helen Christine Schiefer, 85, of Versailles, widow of Nelson Schiefer, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010. Born July 13, 1925, in Canal Winchester, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Dwight and Mary Olive Spitler Poff. She was a sales clerk for Sears and a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Canal Winchester, Ohio.

Survivors include two daughters, Chris Bott, Versailles, and Kathleen Ann Leppert, Lancaster, Ohio; two sisters, Mary Olive Halley, Chillicothe, Ohio, and Patricia Ann Anderson, Mundelein, Ill.; three brothers, Gene Poff and Bill Poff, both of Ohio, and Raymond Poff, Wisconsin; and four grandchildren.

Services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 30, at Peace Lutheran Church in Canal Winchester, Ohio. Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Peace Lutheran Church.

Condolences may be made at www.clarkfuneralchapels.com.

 

Taylor

George Robert "Bob" Taylor, 67, of Lexington, died Saturday, Oct 30, 2010, of injuries received in a motorcycle accident.

Born and raised in Kentucky, he was the son of the late Bill Taylor Sr. and Emma (Herbert) Nichols Taylor Curry. He was a graduate of the Woodford County school system. He began his career for the Lexington Police Department in 1969 as a patrolman and spent the majority of this time in the selective enforcement unit. He also was an instructor for officers on motorcycles and was instrumental in starting the Lexington Horse Patrol as the first mounted officer. He retired from the force in 1995 and began working part-time for Kwik-Set Fasteners in the tool repair department, where he was still employed at the time of his death. He enjoyed riding cross-country on his motorcycle, playing golf, and deep sea fishing. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #4, Eagles Club in Venice, Fla., the Masonic Lodge, the Herrington Yacht Club, and was a baptized Christian and member of the Christ Centered Church in Lexington.

Survivors include a son, Bryan Robert Taylor; two grandchildren, Bryce and Kendal Taylor; two brothers, Damon (Vickie) Curry and Tim (Nan) Curry; his life partner, Myrna Burke; and numerous nieces, nephews, and various other family members. A brother, Bill Taylor, and a sister, Kathy Sumner, are deceased.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, at Christ Centered Church, 2275 Eastland Pkwy, Lexington. Burial will be in Blue Grass Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 4, at the church. Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, Main Street. Lexington, is in charge of arrangements.

Contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 21903, Lexington, KY 40522.

 

Updike

John W. Updike Jr., 76, of Frankfort, husband of Betty Dell Benassi Updike, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

Born Feb. 3, 1934, in Franklin County, he was the son of the late John William Updike Sr. and Winnie Lee Stacy Updike. He was a member of the National Guard Reserves and retired after 41 years. He retired from Bell South-AT&T with 31 years of service and Department of Military Affairs after 12 years. He also worked during the General Assembly sessions. He was a former city commissioner and served three terms from 1988 until 1993, and was a former member of the Frankfort-Franklin County Board of Zoning Adjustments for 12 years. He was a longtime member of the Frankfort Optimist Club. He was a 46-year member of Hillcrest Baptist Church where he was a deacon and Sunday school teacher.

In addition to his wife of 55 years, he is survived by four children, Dianna G. Rogers, Frankfort, Donna U. Kikel (Jeff), Akron, Ohio, David W. Updike (Marta), Versailles, and Dawson E. Updike (Vicki), Brentwood, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Jennifer G. Rogers, Jeffrey Kikel, Elizabeth Kikel, Dawson C. Updike, and Cooper Mathison; and two sisters, Mary Edna Gaines, Frankfort, and Stella Grimes (Paul), Frankfort. A brother, Charles F. Updike, and a grandson, Linden S. Rogers, are deceased.

Services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 30, at Harrod Brothers Funeral Home, Frankfort, by the Rev. Tom Troth and the Rev. Vernon Carpenter. Burial was in the Frankfort Cemetery. Casket bearers were James C. Rogers, Jimmy Smith, Chester Hillard, Martin Harp, Larry Barker, Ken Thompson and Bill Hill.

Contributions are suggested to Franklin County Senior Citizens, 202 Medical Heights Drive, Frankfort, KY 40601, or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

Guest book at www.harrodbrothersfuneralhome.com.

 

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