Our Obituaries

Yvonne Ina Branch

May 31, 1922 - November 16, 2017

Yvonne Ina Branch, age 95 passed away on Thursday November 16, 2017. Yvonne was born May 31, 1922 in Georgetown, Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana. Yvonne is survived by; son Michael Ashley; son Orin Ashley; son Christian Ashley; daughter Shaun Ashley; and daughter Miriam Ashley; sister Elsa Graves and sister Jeane Hinds. Yvonne is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and several nieces...
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Grace Elizabeth Schwertman

March 28, 1925 - November 16, 2017

Grace Elizabeth (nee Pavely)., beloved wife of the late Robert Schwertman for 34 years. Loving mother of; James (Jennifer), Thomas (Cathy), Paul (Sherie) and the late Robert Schwertman, Marianne (Thomas) Rohlfs. Dear sister of the late Albert Pavely. Beloved grandmother of Andrew, James, Judson and Nicholas Schwertman, Sara Leming, Kelly Moore, Alison Rohlfs and Paige Richards. Dear great...
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Lois J. Karr

July 19, 1937 - November 16, 2017

KARRLois J. (nee Thaman), beloved wife of the late Edgar Alan Karr. Loving mother of Thomas (Ellen) Karr and Timothy(LeAnna) Karr. Dear sister of and the late Thomas Thaman and Elizabeth Leugers. Beloved grandmother of Brandon, Brian, Samantha, Jacob, and Alayna, great-grandmother of Natalie and Xander. Lois passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017 at age 80. Visitation 11 A.M.-12:45 P.M....
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Marian Marie Shelledy

February 16, 1928 - November 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Schmidt-Dhonau-Kucner Funeral Home, Reading, OH.
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Everado Isadore Naraine

March 3, 1930 - November 5, 2017

NARAINEEverardo Isadore "Sonny", beloved husband of 60 years to Hermina Naraine. Dear father of Aubrey S. (Janie), Neil J. (Lynn) Naraine, Roxanne A. Weiss, Susan V. Peruzzi and Adrianne T. Harloe. Loving Grandchildren, Leigh (Dan) Pylman, Richard Naraine, Susana Peruzzi, Marina and Gabriel Naraine. Dear Great Grandfather of Mary Pylman. Passed away Sunday November 5th 2017 at the age of 87...
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Albert Joseph Seigel

October 3, 1916 - October 22, 2017

Albert Joseph Seigel was born to John Seigel and Catherine Turckes Goldschmidt at 317 Cooper Street in Reading, Ohio October 3, 1916. He attended school at Sts. Peter and Paul, St. Clements, and Roger Bacon. He worked at Nivison, managed a gas station in Lockland, then went into war work at Wright's before beginning a career in hospital maintenance. Al managed the maintenance department at the...
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Judy Ann Bullock

May 19, 1950 - October 16, 2017

BULLOCKJudy Ann (née Burdine), beloved wife of 51 years to Jim "Frog" M. Bullock. Loving mother of Rodney (Tammy), and Scottie (Sharon) Bullock. Cherished grandmother of Samantha, Rodney Jr., Brandon, Dillon, Cole, and the late Brodie Bullock. Great-grandmother of Marshall Lacewell. Dear sister of James "Harold" (Sarah) Burdine and Penny Lynn (Johnny) Brewer. Judy passed away Monday, October...
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Mary Lou Huth

July 18, 1928 - October 15, 2017

Mary Lou (Casey) Huth passed away on October 15, 2017 at Florence KY of natural causes. She was 89 years old. Mary Lou was born on July 18, 1928 in Pittsburgh, PA to Peter Francis and Mary Gertrude (McNary) Casey. She graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1946. She married Lawrence J. Huth on August 11, 1949 in Pittsburgh, PA. They shared a deep and lasting faith in the Catholic Church...
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Anne McCafferty

August 12, 1930 - October 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Schmidt-Dhonau-Kucner Funeral Home, Reading, OH.
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Celesta Marie Wesseler

July 25, 1928 - October 6, 2017

WESSELERCelesta M. "Sis" (née Hoerst), beloved wife of the late Sylvester W. Wesseler, passed away on October 6, 2017 at 8:45 PM in Jefferson City, Missouri at age 89 years. Sis was born to Frank J. and Matilda C.(née Fink) Hoerst on July 25, 1928. She married Sylvester Wesseler on November 18, 1950. He preceded her in death in 1984. She is survived by her daughter, Rita (Gary...
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Mary Ellen Dow

November 28, 1948 - October 4, 2017

Sister Mary Ellen Dow, a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur, born in Chicago, Illinois, died on October 4, 2017, at the age of 68 in the 51st year of her religious life. Her passing is mourned by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, by her beloved sister, Cathy Dow-Royer, nephew Brett Royer and many devoted friends and co-workers. Sister Mary Ellen taught in elementary and secondary schools in...
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John Francis Strauss

February 13, 1931 - October 4, 2017

STRAUSSJohn "Jack" Francis, beloved husband of 24 years to Connie J. Strauss. Loving father of John (Jacque) Strauss, Kevin Yocum, Sherri (Tony) Williamson, Sandy (Joey) Ditmore, Tricia Yocum, and Amy (Jason) Lewis. Cherished grandfather of nineteen and great-grandfather of three. Dear brother of Billie D'Erminio and the late Julian Clayton. Jack passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at age 86....
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Evelyn M. Borchers

April 4, 1919 - October 2, 2017

BORCHERSEvelyn M., beloved sister of Mary Ellen Sheldt, and the late Myrtle Oliver, and George Borchers. Cherished aunt of Jim Oliver, Cathy (the late Don) Oelling, Tom (Bev) Borchers, Debbie (Geoff) Base-Smith, and Donna (Tom) Rutherford. Survived by many great nieces and nephews. Evelyn passed away Monday, October 2, 2017 at age 98. Visitation Friday, October 6, 2017 from 10:00 A.M.-10:45 A.M....
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Richard Scott Morgan

March 11, 1965 - September 18, 2017

Richard Scott Morgan passed suddenly at the age of 52. Richard is survived by his loving mother Vivian (Sneed) Morgan and father the late Tom Morgan. Dear daughter Kelly Clayton Hightower and dear sister Kristin (Wade) Clark. Visitation Monday September 25th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Schmidt Dhonau Kucner Funeral Home 8633 Reading Rd, Reading OH 45215Arrangements under the direction of...
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Omer John Feldhaus

July 23, 1924 - September 18, 2017

FELDHAUSDr. Omer J., beloved husband of 62 years to the late Ruth Marie Feldhaus (née Brookbank). Loving father of Ruth Marie Feldhaus, Marguerite (Fred) Manegold, Robert Feldhaus, Mary Ann Zerhusen, and William (Carrie) Feldhaus. Cherished grandfather of David (Mary), Michelle, Elizabeth, Maria, and Graysen, great-grandfather of Luke, Gregory and Grace. Dear brother of Frank (Vera) Feldhaus...
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Lucius Kendall Moore

May 1, 1960 - September 17, 2017

MOORE Lucius "Luke", beloved brother of Glenn (Debbie), Jeffery (Robyn), Terry (Missy), Kris (Lynne) and the late Marvin (survived by sister-in-law Debbie) Moore. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Dear son of the late Charles and Elizabeth Moore. Luke passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017 at age 57. Memorial gathering 10:00 A.M.-11:45 A.M., Saturday, September 30th at Schmidt...
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Bernadette Metzger

November 15, 1930 - September 15, 2017

Sister Bernadette Metzger, SNDdeNNovember 15, 1930 - September 15, 2017Both of Bernadette Josephine Metzger's parents had been raised on Ohio farms surrounded by extended family. Both sets of grandparents had chosen to move to Columbus where more educational and job opportunities existed for their children. Bernadette's parents met in Columbus. After their marriage they settled in a house near...
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Elsa Margarita Bowman

October 9, 1939 - September 6, 2017

Elsa Margarita Bowman (Soria) q.e.p.d. Passed away September 6th 2017. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina to the late Victorio Amadeo Soria and Palmira (Nicastro). She was the most amazing mother to Regina Victoria (Miled) Bowman-Daou, Lucrecia Marina (Christopher) Bowman-Jones and Cleo Margaret Speckert. She was a loving abuela to Ashton Xavier, Dexter Ignatius, Victor Sebastian, Zoë Olivia,...
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William Lawrence Whitaker

April 21, 1953 - September 3, 2017

WHITAKER William Lawrence, age 64, passed September 3, 2017, William was the beloved son of the late Lawrence and Daisy Whitaker. Survived by loving sons, William Lawrence (Tonya Miller) Whitaker Jr. , Chad Allen (Phi) Whitaker and the late Dennis Scott Whitaker. Dear sisters, Linda Willena Sies and Joetta (Darell) Kennedy. Beloved sister-in-law Brenda K. wife of the late Mark Anthony Whitaker....
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Betty Lou Keith

January 19, 1935 - August 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Schmidt-Dhonau-Kucner Funeral Home, Reading, OH.
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Roy Allen Sizemore

December 30, 1941 - August 3, 2017

SIZEMORERoy Allen, husband of 20 years to Joy S. Sizemore (née Buckler). Loving father of Roy A. Sizemore Jr., Pamela Taulbee, Clara Chasteen, Bill Baker, and Rachel Wisecup. Cherished grandfather of Alexis, Robert, Ashley Harrison, Alyssa, Ava, Liam Baker, Mandy Bryant, and Brittany Taulbee. Great-grandfather of Cody Fledge Jr., Karley Ellison, Casey Ellison Jr., and Charlie Taulbee. Roy...
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Wayde Michael Morris

January 14, 1958 - July 27, 2017

Wayde Michael, Passed Thursday July 27, 2017 at the age of 59. Beloved son of Audrey (Robert) Platt and the late Ted Morris. Loving father of Adam Wayde Morris, step-father of Steven Brock and the late Shawn Brock. Dear brother of Eric (Tina) Morris, Kera (David) Morris-Cash and Barb (Don) Roberts. "Fun" uncle of Sarah, Meganne, Wile, Erica, Josh, Amanda and Emily! Forever at the "...
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Jacquelyn Rae Eddelmon

April 2, 1947 - July 24, 2017

Jacquelyn Rae (nee' Jessee). Passed away, Monday, July 24, at the age of 70.Beloved daughter of the late Jack London Jessee and Victory Farmer Jessee. Jacquelyn is survived by a loving son Scott, and dear daughter Kelly (Charles) Davenport. Loving brothers, Greg (Sherri) Jessee and Weldon (Phyllis) Haynes. Sisters, Carol, Barbara and Ella Jane are deceased. Dear grandmother of Ashley and...
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Karen Ruth Cole

August 26, 1957 - July 14, 2017

COLEKaren Ruth., age 59, passed away July 14th 2017. Beloved mother of Anthony "Tony" Cole and Christopher "Chris" Cole. Dear sister of Steve Cole, William "Bill" Bailey, Doug Bailey, Shawn Bailey Sr. and Diane Lack. Loving grandmother of Alissa, Ashton and Christopher Cole Jr, Jenson Cole and Hanna Fretwell. Visitation Tuesday, July 18th from 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM with funeral services to follow...
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Emma Catherine Clay

March 12, 1923 - July 3, 2017

Emma C. Clay, March 12, 1923-July 3, 2017. Beloved mother of Marsha, Van, Wyatt, and Barbara. Grandmother to Libby, Jason, and Sterling, and she was Great-Grandmother of six. From London, KY. Lived in Cincinnati 70 years, retired from General Motors in Norwood. Graveside Services 1:30 PM, Friday, July 7, 2017 at Rest Haven Memorial Park, 10209 Plainfield Road, Blue Ash, OH 45241.
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Robert F. West

February 16, 1959 - June 28, 2017

Robert Fredrick West Jr. Passed away Wednesday June 28, 2017 with his family by his side, at the age of 58. Robert is survived by his beloved wife Penny (née Hensley). Loving daughters, Kristena Lugar, Michelle (Emil) Bzhikyan, Rebecca (Adam) Huddleston and Amber (Kevin) Tornatore. Brother Richard West and sister Donna West. Also survived by fourteen loving grandchildren. Visitation...
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Linda Darlene Roesch

January 13, 1943 - June 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Schmidt-Dhonau-Kucner Funeral Home, Reading, OH.
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Bette Jane McCormick

February 12, 1930 - June 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Schmidt-Dhonau-Kucner Funeral Home, Reading, OH.
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Margaret Mary Geary

May 5, 1925 - June 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Schmidt-Dhonau-Kucner Funeral Home, Reading, OH.
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Robert Clayton Howe

February 25, 1920 - June 7, 2017

Robert C, (Bob) Howe, educator and psychologist, died Wednesday June 7, 2017 at the age of 97. Robert was born in Cincinnati, where he attended Withrow High School, and received a B.S. degree at Miami University. Robert also earned advanced degrees: M.A. in psychology and M. ED. in school administration, both from the University of Cincinnati. These came after two and a half years in the US Army...
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Andrew Jackson Bennett

September 11, 1930 - June 4, 2017

BENNETTAndrew "Andy" Jackson, Sr., beloved husband of the late Janet H. Bennett. Loving father of Pam (Steve) Richmond, Kimberly (Rick) Hale, Andy (Sandy) Bennett, Jeff (Kathy) Bennett and the late Michele Lewis. Cherished grandfather of seventeen, great-grandfather of eleven. Dear brother of Kathleen (Bill) Dick. Andy passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017 at age 86. Graveside Services 10:00 A.M.,...
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Albert J. Seigel

January 15, 1942 - June 2, 2017

SEIGELAlbert "Butch" J. Jr., beloved husband of 52 years to Diane Seigel (née Colligan). Cherished son of Albert J. and the late Marian A. (née Engled) Seigel. Loving father of Albert J. "Bret" (Mary Ann) Seigel III, and Ronald "Ron" K. (Kathy) Seigel. Cherished grandfather of Kyle, Austin, Autumn, Emily, Erica, Benjamin, and Dominic Seigel. Dear brother of Mary "Cookie" (the late John)...
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Jeanette DeBrosse

March 15, 1928 - May 24, 2017

Sister Jeanette DeBrosse SNDdeNMarch 15, 1928 - May 24, 2017 In peace I will lie down and fall asleep, for you alone, Lord, make me secure. (Psalm 4:9) Russia, Shelby County, Ohio is a small farming community north of Dayton that was originally settled by devotedly Catholic French-speaking immigrants from Alsace-Lorraine. Among them were the ancestors of Sister Jeanette. Farming was starting to...
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Susan Maxwell

November 22, 1932 - May 24, 2017

MAXWELLSusan (née Baker), beloved wife of the late Johnnie Maxwell Jr. Loving mother of Sheila (Jeffery) Davidson, Lisa (Chuck) Wood and John Mounce. Cherished grandmother of Amanda (Adam) Rossmann, Kenny (Alisha Wilson) Maxwell, Derrick Wood, Joe Davidson and T.J. Wood. Great-grandmother of Maxwell Rossmann and Corey Maxwell. Dear sister of Evelyn (Darwin) Floyd, and the late Sarah Ann...
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Tim Kevin Sharkey

May 29, 1952 - May 23, 2017

SHARKEYTim, age 64. Husband of the late Patty Sharkey (née) Mindorff. Brother of Mike and the late Sandy Brown. Father of Ginger San Nicolas. Also survived by nieces and nephews: Rob, Jerry and Nancy Sharkey (Wakefield), Annissa Hostetter, Corrie Rapp, Tony, Joe and Kristy Metz. Tim will also be missed by dear friend Kathy Collett. Visitation Thursday May 25, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at...
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William Edward Hartman

June 29, 1930 - May 18, 2017

William Edward (Bill) Hartman, passed Thursday May 18, 2017, age 86. Devoted husband of Linda for 41 years, father of Christine and Katherine, step-father of Eric Schlueter. Grandfather of Maxx, Marcus, Paige, Maya, Destiny, Hayden and William (Will). Survived by his sister Arlene (Ralph) and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents William Martin and Helen, and siblings Marion,...
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Bernice Elizabeth Geraci

February 24, 1920 - May 9, 2017

GERACIBernice E. (née Witt), loving wife of the late John A. Geraci. Born February 24, 1920 passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at age 97. Dear mother of Dennis Geraci, Jim Geraci, Ellen (loving son-in-law Bob) Gruber. Cherished grandmother of Andy (Karen) Geraci, Dan Geraci, Teresa (Joe) Sierra, Emily (Ray) Hurley, Nathan (Tabitha) Gruber, Amber Loyer and Tony Geraci. Gigi to...
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Martha Ann Blom

April 18, 1930 - May 7, 2017

BLOM Martha Ann, beloved sister of Ruth B. Fiden. Also survived by dear nephews Charles Fiden Jr. and Daniel Fiden, and loving nieces Catherine Fiden and Elizabeth Fiden. Cousins Jimmy Cooper, the late Jane Gahl, Helen Bunker, Betty Dilbert and Jackie Cooper. Martha was born in Cincinnati to Ben and Lilian (Cooper) Blom. Raised in Reading and later settling in Fairfield, she enjoyed a long and...
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Ricky John Obispo

October 6, 1976 - May 5, 2017

Ricky John. Beloved husband of Junie John. Dear son of Maria John. Loving father of RJ.J, Riordan and Rionnamae J. Obispo. Brother of McGyver, Clinton, Ivency, Kimo Obispo, Jason John. Youmilinda and Ivenny Obispo and Aleen John. Ricky passed away May 5,2017 at the age of 40. Visitation will be held Saturday May 27, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM at 12152 Third Ave, Cincinnati Ohio 45249....
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Tamara Raney Dorgan

August 13, 1960 - May 4, 2017

DORGANTamara (née Raney), beloved wife of 33 years to Steven J. Dorgan. Loving mother of Samantha C., Emma C., and Steven N. Dorgan. Dear sister of Pamela Jo Raney. She will be missed by many beloved family and friends. Tamara passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017 at age 56. Memorial Service 10:00 A.M., Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Schmidt-Dhonau-Kucner Funeral Home, 8633 Reading Rd., Reading, OH...
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Virgil Walker Cromer

June 26, 1928 - April 26, 2017

CROMERVirgil W., beloved husband of the late Virginia (née Mink) Cromer. Loving father of Gale (the late Wayne) Hutson, and the late William "Junior" (Wanda) Cromer. Cherished grandfather of Michael (Jackie) Hutson, Stacy (John Gertz) Hutson, Shane (Rebecca) Cromer and Chrystle (Tim) Phipps. Great-grandfather of Logan Hutson, Kailey Hutson, Camryn Cromer and Aliyah Phipps. Dear brother of...
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Louise S. Stewart

November 28, 1928 - April 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Schmidt-Dhonau-Kucner Funeral Home, Reading, OH.
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Michael Andrew Roy

February 21, 1971 - April 18, 2017

ROYMichael Andrew, beloved husband of Heather and Melissa Roy. Loving son of Timothy and Ruth Roy. Dear brother of Beth (Gijs) van Gelder. Cherished step-father to Felicia and Darren J. Curso. Uncle to Olivia and Ryan van Gelder. Grandfather to Hailey and Carley Gallagher. Survived by parents-in-law James (Ron), Jenny Haddix and grandmother-in-law Margaret Woodman. Michael passed away Tuesday,...
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Ovle Okey Winter

April 25, 1936 - March 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Schmidt-Dhonau-Kucner Funeral Home, Reading, OH.
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Inez Harrison Loftin

April 7, 1925 - March 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Schmidt-Dhonau-Kucner Funeral Home, Reading, OH.
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Ruby Evelyn Slade

June 4, 1923 - March 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Schmidt-Dhonau-Kucner Funeral Home, Reading, OH.
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Neil J. Helson

March 9, 1926 - March 20, 2017

HELSONNeil J, passed away March 20, 2017 at the age of 91. Neil was born and lived in Cincinnati until retiring with his wife Alice in Sun City Center, Florida for 25 years before returning to Cincinnati. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, Alice, parents Harry & Edna, brother Lloyd and grandson Brian Enzweiler. He is survived by son Jay (Cynthia) Helson; daughter Sherry...
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Maria Haidinger

February 2, 1928 - March 17, 2017

HAIDINGERMaria (née Szasz), beloved wife of the late Paul Haidinger. Loving mother of Paul (Gizella) Haidinger of Norwood, OH. Cherished grandmother of Tommy Haidinger of Ryland Height, KY, Michael Haidinger of Goshen, OH, Zoltan Baricska of Plain City, FL, and Zombor Baricska of Ryaland Height, KY. Great-grandmother of Payton Haidinger, Barett Haidinger, Kellmen Haidinger, and Zoltan Jay...
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Glen Michael Suhr

June 2, 1955 - March 6, 2017

SUHRGlen Michael Suhr, beloved husband of the late Sue Suhr (née Barnes). Loving son of Michael and Doris Suhr, born June 2, 1955 passed away March 6, 2017. Dear father of Amy and Adam Phillips. Beloved brother of Cathy Corvin of Spencer, TN, Cheryl Krieg of Sharonville, OH, and Gary Douglas of Venice, FL. Cherished grandfather and uncle to many nieces and nephews. Glen passed at age 61. He...
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Vinnie Lucille Galish

May 23, 1925 - February 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Schmidt-Dhonau-Kucner Funeral Home, Reading, OH.
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Luther Vernon Cooper

October 30, 1923 - February 17, 2017

COOPERLuther Vernon, beloved husband of 64 years to the late Opal Mae Cooper (née Dennon). Loving father of Yvonne (Michael) Jones and James Cooper. Dear brother of Leonard and Lorn Cooper. Cherished grandfather of Michael (Marybeth), Jason (Heather), and Ryan (Rachael). Great-grandfather of Michael, Cooper, Tucker, Emmett, Sully, Aiden and Ellis. Luther passed away Friday, February 17, 2017...
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Laura E. Heath

March 31, 1925 - February 15, 2017

Laura E. Heath, 91, Cincinnati, passed away February 15, 2017. She was born in Bellefontaine, Ohio, on March 31, 1925. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Paul Heath, and a granddaughter, Caitlin Heath-Bourne. As the last of the Miller siblings, she was also preceded in death by seven brothers (Harold, Leo, Elmer, Doit, William, Claire, and Don), and four sisters (Luella Corwin,...
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Rosa Mary Jackson

October 10, 1934 - February 9, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017. Roseamary Jackson, Age 82 (1934 - 2017) passed away. She was a resident of Wyoming, Ohio. A memorial will be at a later date.A resident of Hazelwood/Blue Ash for about 40+ years. Several years ago, she moved to Wyoming. For most of her life she was a scrapper - just like her dad. She worked many of the surrounding communities(Montgomery, Blue Ash, Sharonville, Evandale...
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Ruth Marie Smith

October 22, 1921 - February 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Schmidt-Dhonau-Kucner Funeral Home, Reading, OH.
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Elaine Louise Ficke

July 23, 1927 - January 31, 2017

Elaine Louise (née Matre) Ficke, age 89, passed away January 31, 2017 of natural causes. She was born in Reading Ohio in July, 1927 to the late Estel and Mathilda Matre. Elaine graduated from Reading High School in 1945. She was married to Calvin Clarence Ficke in 1950 and they raised four sons in Reading before relocating to West Chester in 1999. Elaine was employed by the Ricking Paper...
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Patricia Jean Doherty

October 5, 1924 - January 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Schmidt-Dhonau-Kucner Funeral Home, Reading, OH.
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Joyce Marie Shaub

May 1, 1932 - January 28, 2017

My soul rests in God alone, from whom comes my salvation. God alone is my rock and salvation, my fortress; I shall never fall. (Psalm 62:2-3)An only child, Joyce grew up three blocks from her grandparents and surrounded by cousins whom she dearly loved. When thinking of how God called her to religious life she said, "I think of my mother and father who instilled the love of God into me. I also...
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Jeanine Elizabeth King

February 20, 1929 - January 23, 2017

KINGJeanine Elizabeth (née Seltz), beloved wife of the late Richard "Dick" King. Loving mother of Jeffrey R. (Lee Ann) King and Bradford S. (Denise) King. Cherished grandmother of Matthew (Andrea) and Steven (Sarah) King. Dear great-grandmother of Brogan, Ava, and Mollie King. Devoted daughter of the late Frank "Babe" and Elizabeth Seltz. Jeanine passed away Monday,...
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Donald Reese Blevins

May 3, 1954 - January 23, 2017

BLEVINSDonald Reese, beloved husband of 23 years to Kelli Blevins (née Dexter). Loving father of Mandi (Joel) Ernst and Riley Blevins. Devoted son of Lyvonne and the late Reese Blevins. Dear brother of James, Randy, Tim Blevins, Kathy Wilson and the late Dave Blevins. Cherished uncle of Chelsea Greiner, Joey Wilson, Dustin Dexter, Brian Blevins, Eric Blevins, and Crystin Miller. Survived by...
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Anne Collette Potthast

May 24, 1929 - January 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Schmidt-Dhonau-Kucner Funeral Home, Reading, OH.
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Patricia Rose Rawe

May 19, 1957 - January 21, 2017

RAWEPatricia Rose (nee Crawford), wife of Garry Rawe. Devoted daughter of Thelma Jean Burnette Crawford and the late William Elmer Crawford. Loving mother of Paula Heidel and Vanessa Wolke. Cherished grandmother of Bryce Heidel, Avery Heidel, and Hunter Heidel. Dear sister of Joyce Abner, David Crawford, Gary Crawford, Jeff Crawford, Diana Shupe, and the late Robert Crawford and Joan Mumaw....
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Nancy Gnau

June 22, 1930 - January 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Schmidt-Dhonau-Kucner Funeral Home, Reading, OH.
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Nancy Gnau

June 22, 1930 - January 8, 2017

Sister Nancy Gnau SNDdeNJune 22, 1930 - January 8, 2017Shout joyfully to the Lord, all you lands; serve the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful song. (Psalm 100:2)Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, Sister Nancy Gnau was the oldest of Norman and Marietta Gnau's five children. An early memory of Nancy's centered on her parent's commitment to Catholic education. It was the middle of what...
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Paulette Sipple

September 22, 1949 - January 5, 2017

SIPPLEPaulette, beloved daughter of the late Alvin and Ethel (née Yeager) Sipple. Dear friend of Nancy Corsmeier. Loving cousin of Sarah Donaldson. Lovingly cared for by staff of Communicare of Clifton and Serenity Cove Center. Paulette passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017 at age 67. Visitation Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 12:00-12:45 PM at Schmidt-Dhonau-Kucner Funeral Home, 8633...
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David John Wetterer

May 31, 1961 - December 31, 2016

David John Wetterer, 55, of Cincinnati, passed away Saturday December 31, 2016 at Mercy West Hospital. Beloved son of Thomas R. Wetterer Loving brother of Thomas R. (Ginger) Wetterer Jr, George R (Laura) Wetterer, Jerome P Wetterer, Mary (Gerald) Wessel and Tina Fisher. Visitation 4:00 PM-6:45 P.M. Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Schmidt-Dhonau-Kucner Funeral Home, 8633 Reading Road, Reading. ...
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Rita Schirtzinger

September 10, 1928 - December 27, 2016

Sister Rita Schirtzinger SNDdeNSeptember 19, 1928 - December 27, 2016 "One thing I ask of the Lord; this I seek: to dwell in the Lord's house all the days of my life." (Psalm 27:4) The Schirtzinger family had been blessed with five boys by the time their first daughter was born. To their dismay the doctor told them he didn't think the baby would live through the night. Little did he know! This...
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Margaret Paterson Dobrowolski

March 17, 1923 - December 23, 2016

DOBROWOLSKIMargaret (nee Smith), Loving mother of Ken (Karen), and Andy Dobrowolski. Dear grandmother of Christopher and Christina, great-grandmother of Landen, Elisabeth, and Benjamin. Margaret passed away Friday, December 23, 2016 at age 93. Memorial gathering 4-7 P.M. Monday, January 2nd at Schmidt-Dhonau-Kucner Funeral Home 8633 Reading Road, Reading, OH 45215. Memorials may be made to...
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Noreen Joyce

July 24, 1933 - December 20, 2016

Sister Noreen JoyceJuly 24, 1933 - December 20, 2016Baptized Noreen Mary Joyce, this second daughter and youngest child of Michael and Catherine Joyce was born happy. Her father owned a small radio repair shop that supported the family through the depression, World War II and the years that followed. As a child Noreen dreamed of going to Arizona and running a cattle ranch. She described herself...
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Betty S. Busch

May 12, 1926 - December 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Schmidt-Dhonau-Kucner Funeral Home, Reading, OH.
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Beverly Ann Dougherty

February 27, 1934 - December 9, 2016

DOUGHERTYBeverly Ann (née Burk), of Evendale, Ohio. Beloved wife of 34 years to James Dougherty. Born February 27, 1934. Died December 9, 2016. Dear sister of William (Patricia) Burk. Loving mother of Rick (Lee) Campbell, Jackie (Troy) Brumley, David Campbell, Kelly Waggoner, and step-children Tara (David) Cooper, Tami (Joe) Lubbehusen, Todd (Gail) Dougherty, Tracey (Mike) McGill, and the...
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Fannie Melvina Henegar

December 11, 1916 - December 8, 2016

HENEGARFannie M. (née Wilson), beloved wife of the late Carl Henegar. Loving mother of Roger (Carol Ann) Henegar and Carol Sue (Dennis) Albrinck. Cherished grandmother of Angela (Jim) Kandil of Blue Ash, Suzanne (Brian) Bischoff of Symmes Township, and Carla (Josh) Kacher of Reading. Great-grandmother of Corey, MacKenzie, and Kelsey Kandil; Tyler and Nathan Bischoff; and Alaina Kacher. Step...
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Carl Lee Spears

September 20, 1923 - December 7, 2016

SPEARSCarl Lee, beloved husband of 63 and one half years to the late Wilma J. Spears (née DePugh). Loving father of Connie (Bob) Rohdenburg, Rockford Spears and the late Linda Perkins. Cherished grandfather of Curtis (Christine) Smith, Robert Rohdenburg II, Randall Rohdenburg, and Christopher Perkins. Great-grandfather of Amber, Reese, Raegan Addison, Samuel, and Benjamin. Great-great...
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George A. Schierloh

August 24, 1934 - December 7, 2016

SCHIERLOHGeorge Andrew Sr., beloved husband of 18 years to Gertrude "Trudy" Schierloh (nee Russ). Loving father of Gloria Stewart, George (Darla), John, and Jason (Candice) Schierloh, step-father of Roger (Lorraine) Bingham. Dear brother of Kate Ballou, Rosie Rhoads, and the late Ruth Lloyd. Beloved grandfather of 14 and great-grandfather of seven. George passed away Wednesday, December 7,...
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Virginia Lacy

June 29, 1931 - December 1, 2016

Raised as the youngest child in a large and loving family in Holy Family Parish, Virginia attributed her own faith to the deep faith passed on to her through her family and the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. Virginia "grew up" with the Sisters who were her teachers for twelve years. Virginia would later remember spending Saturdays at school, where Sister would set up the ping pong table so they...
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Edith Beck Devera

May 6, 1925 - November 24, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Schmidt-Dhonau-Kucner Funeral Home, Reading, OH.
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Mary Eileen Hegarty

May 28, 1937 - November 20, 2016

Eileen Patricia Hegarty, SND de N(Mary Hegarty)May 28, 1932 - November 20, 2016"I have become proficient in adapting to change," Eileen Hegarty liked to say. Her list of ministries more than supports that claim. She transitioned with grace from full-time culinary service; to teaching 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders in Maryland, New York and Virginia; to health- and elder-care in a variety of...
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William Guillermo Galaz

February 23, 1935 - November 19, 2016

GALAZWilliam Guillermo, beloved husband of the late Ramona F. Galaz (née Fernandez). Loving father of Mario Ortega of Los Angeles, CA, Yvonne Rosales of South Lebanon, OH, Monica Herskowitz of Burbank, CA, and Ana Vidales of Ottawa, OH. Cherished grandfather of nine and great-grandfather of two. Dear brother of Peter Garcia of Los Angeles, CA, Junita Ruiz of Rosemead, CA, Delores Rodela of...
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Marguerite Michael McHugh

June 22, 1930 - November 14, 2016

Sister Marguerite of the Sacred Heart SchoenungJune 22, 1930 - November 14, 2016Sister Marguerite was born Mary Catherine Schoenung. She and her twin sister were the fourth and fifth children and eldest daughters of what would grow to be a household of 12 children, two loving parents and their Aunt Marney. Mary Catherine and her sister had many happy memories of growing up just down the street...
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Mary Rita Schehr-Wagner

April 29, 1922 - November 12, 2016

WAGNERMary Rita Schehr-Wagner devoted mother of Joseph (Diane) Steman, Michael P. Miller, Glenn M. (Suzie) Miller, Donald Andrew Wagner, Sandy S. Zbella, and Donna Williams. Cherished grandmother of Benjamin Miller, Ted Wagner, Mike, Jimmy, Becky, and Jenny Zbella, Rachel and Lindsay Williams. Great-grandmother of many. Preceded in death by eleven siblings. Mary passed away Saturday, November 12,...
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James Marie O'Donnell

July 15, 1923 - October 26, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Schmidt-Dhonau-Kucner Funeral Home, Reading, OH.
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James Vernon Frye

March 5, 1933 - October 25, 2016

FRYEJames Vernon, beloved husband of 59 years to Lois B. Frye (née Terrell). Loving father of Joan (the late Ricky) Byrge, Grace (Paul) Boinay, Janice Frye, and the late Peggy Frye. Cherished grandfather of Joshua, Christopher, Benjamin and Nicholas. Great-grandfather of Henri and Graham. James was the second child of the late Louis and Laura Frye, dear sibling to five brothers and two...
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William Rae Franklin

October 26, 1932 - October 22, 2016

FRANKLINWilliam R. Franklin, WW2 Veteran, 83, passed away at his home October 22, 2016. Devoted husband for 63 years to the late Veronica G. Franklin (Capon) from Cambridge, England who was the love of his life and best friend. May they be embraced once again! William was the beloved father of two boys, William R. Franklin and Michael B. Franklin, both deceased and survived by three daughters,...
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Sharon Kay Gonzalez

December 12, 1943 - October 21, 2016

GONZALEZSharon Kay (née Lodwick), beloved wife to the late Joseph Gonzalez. Loving mother of Joseph (Nicole), Jennifer, and Jonathan (Adrienne) Gonzalez. Dear sister of Ginger (Gary) Widdig, Janet Mangus, Deborah (Dale) Maupin, and the late Donna (survived by Terry) Anderson. Cherished grandmother of Megan, Samantha, Xander, Caleb, and Ethan Gonzalez. Sharon passed away Friday, October 21,...
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John William Dory

December 5, 1932 - October 16, 2016

DORYJohn W. "Bill" beloved husband of 40 years to the late Dixie Lee Dory (née Helton). Loving father of Virginia Dory, the late Donna (Survived by Dan) Peters, and Tawnya (Ray) Singler. Dear brother of the late Bob Dory. Loving grandfather of four and great-grandfather of three. Bill passed away Sunday, October 16, 2016 at age 83. Visitation 9:00 A.M. - 9:45 A.M., Thursday, October 20, 2016...
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William Leo Corcoran

August 11, 1924 - October 13, 2016

CORCORANWilliam L., loving husband of the late Margaret Corcoran. Dear father of Sherry (the late Miles) Payton, Bill (Sharon) Corcoran, Mike (Connie) Corcoran, Beverly (Jeff) Wetterer, and Kim (Tim) Nieters. Cherished grandfather of thirteen and great-grandfather of thirty-five. William passed away Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the age of 92.
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Elsie Lee Fox

December 29, 1926 - September 29, 2016

FOXElsie L., (née Wilmoth), beloved wife of the late Raymond E. Fox. Loving mother of Randy and Sharon Fox. Dear sister of the late Kent, Ralph, Glen, Billy Wilmoth, and Mary Francis and Margaret Fletcher. Elsie passed away Thursday, September 29, 2016 at age 89. Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made in honor of Elsie to Hospice of Cincinnati....
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Shirley Sue Cochran

April 1, 1932 - September 23, 2016

COCHRANShirley Sue (née Schmidt), beloved wife of the late Donald Cochran. Loving mother of Dan (Diane) Cochran, and the late David M. Cochran. Cherished grandmother of Jennifer (Dallas) Statzer, Emily Maiden, and Erin (Sam) Davis. Great-grandmother of Ella Statzer and Jack Davis. Dear sister of the late Harry K. Schmidt. Shirley passed away Friday, September 23, 2016 at age 84. Visitation...
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Joan Rita Jones

September 3, 1931 - September 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Schmidt-Dhonau-Kucner Funeral Home, Reading, OH.
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William Vincent Kirby

September 26, 1930 - September 10, 2016

KIRBYWilliam V. Jr., beloved husband of the late JoAnn Kirby (née Peak). Longtime companion of the late Edna Short. Loving father of Kristina (Christopher) Acus. Cherished grandfather of Kirby (Jayne) Acus and Samantha Acus. Great-grandfather of Jaxton Kirby Acus and one great-granddaughter on the way. Dear brother of Janet (the late Richard) Miller, Wanda (the late Louis) Greber, the late...
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Irene Elizabeth Boehl

March 16, 1921 - September 10, 2016

BOEHLIrene E. (née Hall), beloved wife of the late Melvin Boehl. Loving mother of James (Judy) Boehl and Ralph (Elaine) Boehl. Cherished grandmother of Jamie (Henry) Brookins, Scott (Mary) Boehl, Sarah (Gary) Blair, Tab (Kathleen) Boehl, Connie (Mike) Conrad, and Jason (Amy) Boehl. Great-grandmother of Jenna, Bailey, Megan, Rylee, Madison, Gary, Karlee, Gracie, Jessica, Ashley, Travis, Emily...
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Paul Kurt Kuhlman

November 11, 1921 - August 28, 2016

Paul Kurt Kuhlman, 94, of Evendale, died peacefully at home Sunday, August 28th, 2016. Paul was the son of the late Paul and Cecelia Kuhlman and brother of the late Robert. He graduated from Sharonville High School in 1939 where he was the quarterback on the football team all four years. Paul joined the United States Marine Corps and served during World War II in the 3rd Marine Division and was...
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Joyce Anne Fath

December 18, 1934 - August 18, 2016

FATH Joyce Anne (née Courtney), beloved wife of the late Paul A. Fath. Loving mother of Steven (Vonnie) Fath, Susan (Jeff) Browarsky, Lisa (Troy) Mastern, Paul R. (Kathy) Fath, Peggy Fath, and the late Christina Parker. Cherished grandmother of Holly Stott, Stephanie Fath, Jamie Liesse, Taylor Mastern, Kyle Fath, Tara Fath, Katie Fath, Brittany Parker, Whitney Parker, Carolyn Browarsky,...
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Lorraine Gloria Trester

July 25, 1927 - August 11, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Schmidt-Dhonau-Kucner Funeral Home, Reading, OH.
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Michael Edward Thomas Lane

March 24, 1953 - August 7, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Schmidt-Dhonau-Kucner Funeral Home, Reading, OH.
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Jeraldine Nancy Mazur

June 22, 1957 - August 5, 2016

MAZURJeraldine Nancy (née Begley), loving mother of Edward Mazur Jr., Alisha (Dave) Brandenburg, and Angela Mazur (Jacob Andre McPherson). Cherished grandmother of Alena, David Brandenburg and Aiden Mazur. Jeraldine passed away Friday, August 5, 2016 at age 59. Visitation Tuesday, August 9, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. at Schmidt-Dhonau-Kucner Funeral Home, 8633 Reading Rd., Reading, OH...
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Herbert H. Asbrock

March 3, 1920 - August 2, 2016

ASBROCKHerbert H., beloved husband of the late Olene Asbrock (née Byrum) and Frieda Asbrock (née Richmond). Loving father of Tim (Kathy) Asbrock and Barbara (Denny) Scheidt. Caring step-father of the late Diane Herschede. Cherished grandfather of three, step-grandfather of three, and great-grandfather of seven. Preceded in death by eleven brothers and sisters. Herb passed away Tuesday,...
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William H. Franklin

July 8, 1941 - July 23, 2016

FRANKLINWilliam H. (Bill also known as Bo) Franklin passed away July 23, 2016 age 75. Bill was a member of First Southern Baptist Church of Reading. He was a truck driver for 30+ years; driving mostly for W.R. Grace Trucking Co. Bill is preceded in death by his parents Taft and Polly (née Chandler) Franklin, wife Eva Lee (née Turnmire) Franklin, brothers General and Andrew Franklin,...
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Edrie Mae Duncan

October 8, 1927 - July 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Schmidt-Dhonau-Kucner Funeral Home, Reading, OH.
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Phyllis Stump

October 26, 1939 - July 6, 2016

STUMPPhyllis Ann (nee Spiess) beloved mother of Marie (Brian) Charlton and the late Diane, John, and Mark Stump. Dear sister of Mary Montgomery, Betty O'Neal, Debbie Duncan, David Spiess, Ronald Spiess, and the late Jackie Wells. Loving grandmother of Sarah, Lance, Corey, and Philip. Phyllis passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at age 76. Visitation 10-10:45 A.M. Tuesday, 7/12/16 at St. Ann...
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Rita Catherine Watkins

October 24, 1921 - July 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Schmidt-Dhonau-Kucner Funeral Home, Reading, OH.
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