Friday, November 23, 2012

Phyllis Satterlee Nelson

Phyllis Satterlee Nelson, age 92, passed away Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2012, at her home in Berea, KY. She was preceded in death by her husband of seventy-three years, Raymond Wesley Nelson, who passed away on November 14th of this year. She was also preceded in death by a son, Timothy Nelson, and a brother, Raymond Satterlee. Survivors include five children: Doris (Robert) Brinson, Kenneth (Connie) Nelson, Frankye (Warren) May, Linda (Mark) Wygoda, Rebecca (David) Evans, and daughter-in-law, Angela Nelson (Ted) Knight; 16 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. She was born November 24, 1919, in Pierre, South Dakota, to Frank and Minnie Satterlee. She graduated from Campbell County High School in 1938 and attended Eastern Kentucky University. She was the first woman to receive the University’s Regent’s Oratorical Award. She married Raymond Nelson in 1939 and taught in Campbell County School District for 10 years, both elementary and high school. She taught several years in the Hamilton City School District, Hamilton, OH. Her many essays and poems were published in the Kentucky Post, Times Star, and Hamilton Journal News. Her poetry was also published by the International Poetry Organization. She was a life-long Methodist and a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Hamilton, OH. After moving to Berea, KY in 2010, she attended the Berea United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM with the funeral following at Noon. Memorials may be sent to the Berea United Methodist Church, 101 Fee Street, Berea, KY 40403.

Nita Rafus Johnson

Nita Rafus Johnson, 39, of California, KY, passed away Thursday, November 22, 2012 at Saint Elizabeth Fort Thomas. Nita was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by a brother, Chip Rafus. Nita is survived by a daughter, Pammy Rafus; a son, Jordan Trimble; her parents, Tom & Pam Rafus and a sister, Cheryl Daniel. Visitation will be held Monday, November 26, 2012 at the Alexandria Funeral Home Alexandria, KY from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM with the funeral service at 8:00 PM. Memorials can be sent to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Southwest Ohio Chapter, 8050 Hosbrook Rd, Suite 314, Cincinnati, OH 45236.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Etta Mae Rifkin

Etta Mae (Jenkins) Rifkin, 101 years old, of Cold Spring, KY passed away on November 17, 2012. She was born in Prospect, VA on 7/11/1911. She was preceded in death by her husband Harry Rifkin and daughter Beatrice (Dunn) Pryor. She is survived by daughter Barbara (George) Miller of Cold Spring, with whom she lived, Daughter Patricia (James) Howell of Bellevue, son, Harry “Tex” (Sharon)  Dunn of California, step-daughter Connie (Richard) Vendeland of California and step-son Robert Rifkin of Florida; Three grandsons: Doug, Dave and Steve Colyer and granddaughters: Lora Funicelli, Kim Michl, Karen McGahee, Pam Engel, Vidki Kuhn, Julie and Melinda Vendeland; 16 great- grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren; Sisters, Ami Neiser and Margie Moher and brother Robert “Walker” Jenkins. Etta retired in 1972 as a secretary for Wiedemann Brewery. Along with Harry, she took an active interest in her community of Dayton. They were a founder of Dayton Community Newsletter and she was a Dayton news reporter for the Campbell County Recorder in the mid-eighties. She was an officer for many clubs within the community and she and Harry were both members of the Bellevue-Dayton Memorial Day Parade for many years, he as president and she as secretary and publicity chairman. They both received “Keys to the City of Dayton” and a recognition plaque for their many contributions at their big 80th birthday celebration. Visitation on Monday, November 19, 2012 from 5:00PM – 7:00PM  with the service following at 7:00PM at the Asbury United Methodist Church 2916 Alexandria Pike Highland Heights, KY. Burial at Alexandria Cemetery on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 10:00AM. Memorials to: Asbury United Methodist Church (Goshorn Missionary Fund), Cross and Crown Community Church 510 Park Ave. Newport, KY, St. Elizabeth Hospice, Charity of one’s choice. Online condolences to

Friday, November 16, 2012

Raymond Wesley Nelson

Raymond Wesley Nelson was born September 23, 1919 to George and Anna Mae
Nelson in California, KY. He graduated from Campbell County High School and received a B.S.
from Eastern Kentucky University in 1943, and graduated with an M.A. from Xavier University
and also the University of Cincinnati. In 1939, he married Phyllis Satterlee, and to that union
were born six children. He taught Industrial Arts at Ludlow KY High School for one year, before
enlisting in the U.S. Navy where he served from 1943-1946. He made Pharmacist’s Mate 1st
Class and served in the South Pacific. He taught Industrial Arts at Newport Jr. High in Hamilton,
OH for 9 years and became librarian at Roosevelt Jr. High, where he coached the baseball team.
He then became librarian at Garfield Jr. High until his retirement in 1984. He was commissioned
KY Colonel in 1964 for his work with young people. He was the first president of Campbell
County Rural Knothole League, having helped organize the league. He was a lifelong member of
the V.F.W. Post 3205 in Alexandria, KY and a member of the educational associations N.E.A.,
O.E.A., and B.C.T.A. He was a lifelong Methodist and a member of Grace United Methodist
Church of Hamilton, OH where he served on many committees and as an usher. After moving to
Berea, KY in 2010, he attended the Berea United Methodist Church. He is preceded in death by
his son, Timothy Nelson; brother, Robert Nelson; and sister, Peggy Ackerman. He is survived by
his wife Phyllis, having enjoyed 73 years of marriage. He is also survived by five children: son,
Kenneth (Connie) Nelson; daughters Doris (Robert) Brinson, Frankye (Warren) May, Rebecca
(David) Evans, and Linda (Mark) Wygoda; and daughter-in-law Angela Nelson Knight (Ted);
brothers, George (Joy), Louis (Linda), Jim (Rita), Dave (Sophia), John (Cheryl), and Don
(Brenda); sister, Della Nelson; 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be
held on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY from
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM with the Funeral following at Noon. Please send memorials to Berea
United Methodist Church 101 Fee Street, Berea, KY 40403. Online condolences to

Friday, November 9, 2012

Harry "Bill" Darlington

Harry “Bill” Darlington, 89, of Cold Spring, KY, passed away Friday, November 9, 2012 at Saint Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a retired machinist from R E Jones Crescent Springs, KY. Bill was a member & a former deacon at Christ Baptist Church of Cold Spring, KY. He was a WWII Air Force Veteran. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Harrison Darlington; a daughter, Beverly Darlington and a son, Gary (Barbara) Darlington of Saint Charles, MO. Also survived by many cousins. Visitation 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at Christ Baptist Church Cold Spring, KY. Funeral service 1:00 PM Tuesday at the church. Interment Oakland Cemetery Grant’s Lick, KY. Memorials can be made to Christ Baptist Church, 3820 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076 or to Fairhaven Rescue Mission, 260 Pike Street, Covington, KY 41011. Online condolences can be given at

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Elmer A Gebelt

Elmer A Gebelt, 87, of Alexandria, KY., passed away on November 8, 2012 at Carmel Manor in Fort Thomas, KY. He served his country in WWII. He was also a member of KY Twirlers Square Dancing Group. Elmer was very active at the St. Mary's Catholic Church throughout his life. Elmer was Preceded in death by his wife Gertrude (2008); sister, Anna Mae Burkhardt. He is survived by his son, Tom Gebelt; daughters, Judy Hater, Alice Simon, Joyce Pichotta, Jean Shelton, Jennifer Mason, Mary Beth Carr, and Jill Walch; 21 Grandchildren and 20 Great-Grandchildren; sisters, Louise Molander, Dorothy Kremer, and Mil Beckerich; Visitation will be held Saturday, November 10, 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Mass of Christian Burial Following at 11:00AM. Memorials to Senior Services of NKY 1032 Madison Avenue Covington, KY 41011. Online condolences can be given at

F. Keith Reinhardt

F. Keith Reinhardt, 74, of Alexandria, KY, was born Sunday, September 18, 1938 in Grant's Lick, KY, the son of Nick and Margaret (nee Field) Reinhardt. He died Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at Saint Elizabeth Fort Thomas. Keith retired after 35 years of service at Cincinnati Bell and was a lifelong resident of Campbell County, KY. He lived a full hard working prosperous life as the devoted head of his family. He was loved by his family, friends and neighbors. He was always willing to help others and was known for doing so in his neighborhood. He enjoyed working in his lawn. Keith loved to ride his Harley and had recently transitioned to a Corvette of which he was very meticulous and proud. Keith was a long time member of NRA. Keith is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Ruby Carroll Reinhardt. He is also survived by three daughters, Wendy (Dennis) Dailey, Karen (Brian) Sansom and Kelly (David) Schout; four grandchildren, Casey Kelley, Cory Dailey, Alexandra Dailey and Nicole Schout; three brother Donald L. Reinhardt, Jon David Reinhardt and Kenneth A. Reinhardt; four sisters, M. Lynne Bamforth, Carol J. Leap Sipple, Iris B. Swift and Scheryl F. Buda. Visitation 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM Sunday, November 11, 2012 at the Alexandria Funeral Home Alexandria, KY. Funeral service 5:30 PM Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials to the American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Arthur Meyer

Arthur Meyer, 93, of Alexandria, passed away on November 4, 2012 at St. Elizabeth in Ft. Thomas, KY.  Arthur lived a very adventurous life. He served in the Navy and Army in WWII. He is preceded in death by his loving spouse Ada. He is survived by his sons, Carl and Arthur Meyer Jr; daughters, Sandra Meyer, Barbara Wright and Pat Schreiber; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Visitation with funeral services followeing will be held Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Alexandria Funeral Home. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, KY. Online condolences to

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Donna Marie Kramer

Donna Marie Kramer, 71, of Alexandria, passed away on  October 31, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. Donna is survived by her husband, Edward; Sons, Richard, Douglas, Daniel, Keith, and Edward Kramer Jr.; Daughters,  Joyce Ortlieb and Alice Kramer. Visitation will be held Friday, November 02, 2012 4:00PM - 7:00PM at the Alexandria Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2012, 10:00AM at the St. Mary Catholic Church. Memorials to: American Cancer Society. Online condolences can be given at