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C4 Friday, August 11. 1995 WE METROOBITUARIES The Cincinnati Enquirer Elizabeth 'Betty' Herschede was major patron of city's arts BY SHARON MORGAN The Cincinnati Enquirer Elizabeth "Betty" Wohlgemuth Herschede, whose unstinting philanthropy supported the arts in Cincinnati for many years, died Thursday at Christ Hospital. The downtown resident was 82. The Cincinnati Symphony, the . Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Opera, the Taft Museum, May Festival, WGUC radio (90.9 FM) WCET (Channel 48) all benefited from Mrs. Herschede's gifts over the years. And her generousity was matched by a reticence that kept many of the gifts private. "My mother cared about the arts passionately, but she did not care about recognition," said Elizabeth D. Herschede. "She gave because she cared and loved those organizations. It never mattered to her if she was president of an organization or just licking stamps for it." Wayne Godwin, president of WCET, said Mrs. Herschede's legacy "is one of unparalleled philanthropy to our community, borne of her unbridled faith in and love for its people. Her outstanding support for Channel 48 and public television was a testament to her unselfish willingness to share with the entire community." WGUC, another organization that benefited from Mrs. Her schede, dedicated its entire day of OBITUARIES programming to her memory Thursday. She was an active supporter of the symphony orchestra, serving at various times in the past 35 years as a trustee, a member of the board of overseers and president of the Women's Committee. She initiated the symphony's annual Musical Panoramas in 1970, a music-literary lecture series about symphony and Herschede composers that was later expanded to include opera and related topics from literature, art and ballet. Mrs. Herschede was an honorary board member of the Cincinnati Ballet and a life trustee of the Cincinnati Opera. She was a life member of the Taft Museum and a life trustee of the Cincinnati Institute of Fine Arts. "She was the portrait of a lady, said Virginia Wohlgemuth of Indianapolis, a cousin-in-law and a close personal friend. "Her warmth, kindness and graciousness were her hallmarks," Wohlgemuth said. Mrs. Herschede's late husband, i John Z. Herschede, had been president of the National Underwriter Co. in Cincinnati. He died in 1993. Her brother-in-law, the late Mark P. Herschede, operated Herschede Jewelry Co. Mrs. Herschede and her hus band were honored for their civic dedication by the city's leadership and with a performance by Col lege-Conservatory of Music stu dents in November iyb, in an event organized by their daughter blizabeth. in Mrs. fierscnede re ceived a Founder's Day Award from Xavier University for her involvement in and support of the May Festival, the symphony, the opera, ballet, the Miami Purchase Association and the Cincinnati Na ture Center. Also surviving are two other daughters, Holly Ann Herschede of Columbus and Alison Goss Her schede of Cincinnati. The service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. Fourth St. downtown. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at Gilhgan Funeral Home, 2926 Woodburn Ave. in Walnut Hills. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Goss Houghton Wohlgemuth Foundation, in care of Fifth Third Bank, Fifth Third Center, Cincinnati 45202. Joseph Causey played in country bands Sycamore Twp. man won top honor of Ohio music group four times BY SHARON MORGAN The Cincinnati Enquirer Joseph Causey, one of Ohio's top country-western musicians, was remembered for his ability to play the electric mandolin and his way of helping others. "You felt and experienced Joe's music. Every note he played was sharp. It was a God-given talent," said his wife, Kathy Causey of Sycamore Township. "When I heard him play, it would send chills all over me." Mr. Causey died Monday at Be-thesda North Hospital. The Sycamore Township resident was 59. He moved from Piqua to Cincinnati in 1984. Four times in 1982, 1983, 1984 and 1994 Mr. Causey was named Ohio's instrumentalist of the year by the Ohio Country and Western Music Association. Mr. Lausey was a longtime member of the orga-nization and served 2 Vi years as president in the 1980s. He played in local square dance hands causey and the Joe Chies and the Country Gentlemen band that performed from Moon-lite Gardens in Cincinnati to Cedar Point in Sandusky. He also performed with County Time Band, while his wife played the drums. In June 1992, Mr. Causey was the lead player of the band at the National Square Dance Convention held at the Albert B. Sabin Convention Center. He was a member of the F&AM Lodge of Germantown and the Fel lowship Tabernacle in Carthage, Mr. Causey was an engineering machinist at J.W. Harris Co. in Blue Ash. He had been with the company for 10 years. "Joe Causey was an extremely accomplished master machinist who had a love for his work and a concern for his fellow man. He was a generous and kind person of exceptional character who will be greatly missed," said Joseph Harris, president of J. W. Harris Co. Survivors include: his mother, Goldie Causey of Piqua; four sons, Joey of Mount Vernon, Ky., Jamey of Houston and Jody and Jeffrey of Piqua; a daughter, Pamela Bell of Piqua; a brother, George Causey of Trenton, Ohio; a sister, Pauline Causey of Piqua; and seven grandchildren. Internment was in Rest Haven Memorial Park in Evendale. Storms terrorize Ohio, killing 4 More than 1,000 families trying to dry off as flood waters recede The Associated Press WHEELERSBURG, Ohio A woman and her two daughters were swept in their car down a flooded creek Thursday, among four people killed in three days of storms that have, forced evacuations, damaged homes and closed roads. Federal and state authorities Thursday began surveying the damage in five counties to determine whether any of the estimated 600 homes and businesses damaged this week were eligible for federal, low-interest loans. Answers are expected next week. Up to 1,000 families were affected by flooding Tuesday and Wednesday, according to state and Red Cross preliminary estimates. Most of the flooding earlier in the week was in western and central Ohio. But storms Thursday appeared to hit southern Ohio the hardest. The family in the car was swept down Lick Run Creek when the driver tried to go through flooded parts of a Scioto County road near Wheelersburg, witnesses said. The car was found in a field about three hours later, when the water, which had reached up to 12 feet, had receded. It could not be determined how far the car had traveled, said R.A. Bailey, a dispatcher at the Portsmouth post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The dead were Tamara Robinson, 20, of Wheelersburg and her daughters, 2-year-old Cassidy and 4-year-old Mellissa, Bailey said. County Coroner Thomas Morris ruled that all three drowned. Another weather-related death occurred Wednesday in Columbus. David Shank, 33, of Reynoldsburg was struck by lightning as he walked down a fairway at Jefferson Golf and Country Club, the Jefferson Township Fire Department said. Shank, who was golfing with three other men, died about 30 minutes later at a hospital. During storms early Thursday in southern Ohio, at least 6 inches of rain hit eastern parts of Scioto County in about two hours, sheriffs dispatcher Leslie Johnson said. Flood waters 5 feet deep swept through the town of about 4,800 people. Water in some areas reached 10 feet. One-quarter of a 12-foot-high earthen dam about 5 miles north of Wheelersburg was washed out. The water flowed over uninhabited ground into the Little Scioto River,, washing away or sinking two boats, said Rodney Tornes of the Ohio Division of Water. No serious damage or injuries were reported. "There is no water. There are fish flopping in the bottom," said Kim Campbell, emergency management director in Scioto County. The rain triggered rock and mud slides that temporarily blocked Ohio 335 and Ohio 140. The state Department of Transportation was clearing the highways, and single lanes were reopened. Sheriff's deputies rescued several motorists who were isolated by water, and about 30 residents were evacuated in nearby Green Township. By daybreak, the flood waters were receding. By midmorning, the rain had stopped. fT! Death Notices fj Death Notices fj Death Notices ATWOOD Coy E., beloved husband of the late Mollle D. Atwood (nee Deatherage), dear father of Darlene Daniels and Robert Deatherage, dear grandfather of Janls Whltaker, also survived by many brothers and sisters. Thursday, August 10, 1995 age 71. Funeral service Monday, August 14 at 10 A.M. at the Schmidt-Dhonau Funeral Home, 8633 Reading Road, Reading. Visitation Sunday from 4-6 P.M. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Cincinnati. BENEDICT Larry Douglas, beloved husband of Lora (nee Charvat), devoted father of Joel, Joshua, Jessica, Lydla and Tabitha, dear son of Dale and Wilma Benedict, dear brother of Elaine Painter and Josette Binder. Wednesday, August 9, 1995. Age 40 years. Memorial service 10 A.M. Saturday, August 12, Church of Christ, 1104 North 3rd St., Bardstown, KY and 3 P.M. Saturday, August 12, Norman Chapel, Spring Grove Cemetery. Interment Spring Grove Cemetery. Don Catchen & Son Funeral Home, Covington, KY. CLEM Amanda Mae, 47, beloved wife and survived by William L. Oem for 36 years, loving mother of son Ricky, 34 years, and youngest son Randy, 33 years, two sisters, Mlnni and Ada and three brothers, Ezra, Esthus and Roscoe, also four grandsons, Jeremy, Joshua, Justin and Jared. Services were at Evans Funeral Home, Mllford at 1 P.M., Monday, July 31, 1995, immediately followed by burial at Graceland Memorial, Deerfield Rd. FRELAND Edna M. (nee Raabe), beloved wife of the late Wesley C Fre-land, devoted mother of the late James E. Freland, loving sister of Helen Contant and Paul Raabe and the late Anthony Raabe and Jean Kline, also survived by several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Wednesday, August 9, 1995, age 81 years. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday 10 A.M. at St. Teresa of Avlla Church. Visitation Saturday 9 A.M. until time of prayers at the Dalbert & Woodruff Funeral Home, 2880 Boudinot Ave. at Queen City. If so desired, memorials may be made to charity of donor's choice. GRIBBLE Catherine M. (nee Ellerman), wife of the late Lawrence C. Gribble, dear sister of Harry Ellerman, Norma Selbert, Jack Ellerman and the late Dorothy Steinhaus, Mildred Beebe and Paul Eilerman, other family members include Jack Gribble and the late Charles Gribble, also survived by many nieces and nephews, a devoted member of St. John's Auxiliary and member of Immaculatta Church. Tuesday, August 8, 1995. Age 86 years. Friends and family may call at Nurre Brothers' Funeral Home, 6050 Montgomery Rd., Pleasant Ridge, TODAY, August 11, 1995, 5 to 8 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial, Holy Cross-lmmaculatta Church, Saturday, August 12, 1995 at 11 A.M. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Holy Cross-lmmaculatta Church Building Fund. JORDAN John F., Jr. 63. Of Las Vegas. Died Wednesday, July 21, in a Las Vegas Hospital. He was born August 28, 1931, In Cincinnati. A 14 year resident of Las Vegas, he was a 30 year mining engineer and president of Vanderbilt Gold Corp. Mr. Jordan was known to say that prospecting was his only hobby. He is survived by his wife, Tupe; two daughters, Kelly Vandever and Karl Jordan, both of Las Vegas; his parents, Clara and John Jordan, Sr. and one sister, Marianne Swan, an of El Paso, TX; two brothers, Steven Jordan of Arlington, VA and Thomas Jordan of Cincinnati and four grandchildren. Mr. Jordan was a 1949 graduate of Terrace Park High School, a senior co-captain of the football team, a competitive player and a friend to classmates and peers. Memorial services will be conducted 5 P.M. Saturday, at Craver-Riggs Funeral Home, Mllford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Terrace Park Alumni Assoc., co Jean Meyer, 707 Floral Ave., Terrace Park, 45174. Immediately following services, a reception wiH be held at 604 Main St. in Mllford at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Vilardo. Mr. Vilardo, a close personal friend and classmate of Mr. Jordan served the family by assisting them with local arrangements. Funerals For more complete information and address of the funeral director refer to the individual death notice COFFEY Eugene F former Cincinnati resident, died Wednesday in Ponca City, OK. August 9, 1995. Mr. Coffey was a corporate engineer for several meat packing companies, including Thorn Apple Valley for over sixteen yews and John MorreH in Cincinnati, OH for five and 12 years. At the time of his death he was employed by Thorn Apple Valley In Ponca City. Survivors Include his wife, Ella, of the home; two daughters, Denlse Van Valkenburg and Maureen Coffey, both of Michigan; one brother, John Coffey, of New York. Service Today, In the Trout Funeral Home, Ponca City, OK. CONNELY Mildred (nee Eckel), beloved wife of the late Harold Connely, dear mother of Joyce (Robert) Kathman and the late Lawrence Hehl, step-mother of Harold T. Connely, grandmother of Donna Rose Abrams, Charles, Lawrence and David HeN and Michael and Mark Connely, great-grandmother of 12, great-great-grandmother of one, sister of Lawrence Eckel and the late William Eckel, Ma-ble Huber and Alice Harris. Saturday, August 5, 1995, in Idaho Falls, ID. Age 86 years. Friends may cm at Rebokt Funeral Home, 3700 Glenmore Avenue, Friday, 7-9 P.M. where services win be held Saturday at jo a.m. Burial Goshen ceme tery. Remembrances may be made to the Miss Mary Lee Scholarship Fund, 5222 North Bend Rd., (45247). CUNNINGHAM Carl W., Sr. 68, leaves behind his beloved Edna, was the husband of the late Joan E. Cunningham, father of Barry W. Cunningham, Terrl J. Titus, Carl W. Cunningham Jr Chris C. Cunningham, Dennis J. Cunningham and Tracy K. Cunningham, brother of William B. Cunningham, the late Dolores F. Richardson and Robert W. Cunningham, he also leaves six step-children and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mr. Cunningham was an Arabian Shrlner and a member of CAR. Fan Club. Visitation 7-9 M. TONIGHT and funeral services 10 A.M. Saturday, all at Craver-Riggs Funeral Home, Mllford. Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of memorial contributions to Shriners Burns Institute. HAGAN Evelyn C. (nee Chaney). Service 10 A.M., TODAY at Witt, Good & Kelsch. HARSHAM Ellis, husband of the late Amelia Harsham, dear father of Mary Weinberg, Dolores Harsham, Ells Harsham and Elizabeth Gonzales, also leaves eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Wednesday, August 9, 1995. Services private. If so desired, memorials may be made to Mercy Hospice. Arrangements by Schaefer & Busby Funeral Home. HERSCHEDE Elizabeth (Betty), (nee Wohlgemuth), beloved wife of the late John Z. Herschede and dear mother of Alison Goss, Holly Ann and Elizabeth D. Herschede. Thursday, August 10, 1995. Visitation at the Gllllgan Funeral Home, Woodburn at Lincoln, Friday, 5 to 8 P.M. Funeral services at Christ Church, Saturday, at 10 A.M. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. JACOBS Melvin R., beloved husband of Laura (McGlnnis) Jacobs, devoted father of Joan (Larry) Mapes, grandfather of Mike, Amy, Lisa, Jimmy and Rick Mapes and nine great-grandchildren, dear brother of Ohmer Whltaker. Wednesday, August 9, 1995, residence Groesbeck. Blessing Paul R. Young Funeral Home, 7345 Hamilton Ave., Mt. Healthy, Saturday, 1 1 A.M. Friends may call Friday from 6-8 P.M. Member of Charles R. Galley Post 7340 V.F.W. JOSLYN Dorothy W., age 95, Wednesday, August 9th at the Marorie P. Lee Retirement Community. Beloved wife of the late Alan W. Joslyn Sr., dear mother of Alan W. Joslyn Jr., loving grandmother of David M. Joslyn of Salt Lake City, UT and Lee W. Joslyn of Englewood, CO, also survived by four great-grandchildren. A service Is planned for a later date. If desired, memorials may be made to the charity of choice or to The Good Samaritan Mission, Episcopal Retirement Homes, 3780 Virginia Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45227. Elden A. Good Funeral Home In charge of arrangements. KAELIN Mayree M. (nee Kappen), beloved wife of James J. Kaelin, dew mother of Jerry Kaelin, Steve Kaelin and Jean Kaelin Norrls, sister of Jean Dlckman, Largo, FL. Wednesday, August 9, 1995, age 64 years. Friends are invited to attend a memorial mass Saturday, August 12, 10 A.M. at Corpus Christ! Church, New Burlington, 2014 Spring-dale Rd. A reception will follow the mass at Corpus Christl Church. Memorials may be directed to the League for Animal Welfare, 1292 Heltman Lane, Wlthamsvllle 45103. Nurre Brothers' Funeral Home serving the family. KRECSKAY Anna, survived by many friends. Wednesday, August 9, 1995 at Manor Care-Woodside. Friends may caH at the Elden A. Good Funeral Home, 2620 Erie Ave., west of Hyde Park Square, Saturday from 9 to 9:30 A.M. Graveside service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Saturday at 10 A.M. Memorials may be directed to St. Cecilia Church. below. FUNERAL NAME TIME DATE HOME ATWOOD, Coy E. 1 0:00 A.M. Aug. 1 4 Schmidt-Ohonou BENEDICT, Lorry Douglas 3:00 P.M. Aug. 12 Don Catchen & Son (Covington) CIEM, Amanda Mae COFFEY, Eugene f . 2:00 P.M. Aug. 1 1 Trout (Ponca City, OK) CONNELY, Mildred 9:30 A.M. Aug. 1 2 Rebold CUNNINGHAM, Carl W Sr. 10:00 A.M. Aug. 12 Craver-Riggs (Milford) FARR, Mildred M. 9:30 A.M. Aug. 1 2 Vorhis (Springdolel FLYNN, Leonard David 9:30 A.M. Aug. 12 Tredway-Pollilt, Inc. FRELAND, Edna M. 10:00 A.M. Aug. 1 2 Dalbert & Woodruff GRIBBLE, Catherine M. 11:00 A.M. Aug. 12 Nurre Brothers' (Pleas. Ridge) HAGAN, Evelyn C. 1 0:00 A.M. Aug. 1 1 Witt, Good 8, Kelsch HARSHAM, Ellis Schoeler & Busby HERSCHEDE, Eliz. (Betty) 10:00 A.M. Aug. 12 Gilligon JACOBS, Melvin R. 11:00A.M. Aug. i2 Paul R. Young JENNINGS, Donald F.F. Jr. 1:00 P.M. Aug. 14 Paul R. Young JERNIGAN, WilliamHenry 10:00A.M. Aug. 12 Anderson JONES, Everett M. Jr. 1 1:00 A.M. Aug. 14 Ronald B. Jones JORDAN, John F., Jr. 5:00 P.M. Aug. 1 2 Crover-Riggs IMilfordl JOSLYN, Dorothy W. Elden A. Good KAELIN, Mayree M. 10:00 A.M. Aug. 1 2 Nurre Brothers' KRECSKAY, Ann 1 0:00 A.M. Aug. 1 2 Elden A. Good MEYER, Milda L. 10:00 A.M. Aug. 1 2 Hodapp (College Hill) MOSKOWITZ, Amelia Weil PLAYFORTH, Robert W. 10:00 A.M. Aug. 12 Vorhis llockland) RABIN, Ida 1:00 P.M. Aug. 11 Weil (Gravesidel SCHARHAG, Jane 11:00A.M. Aug. II Geo. H. Rohde & Son SEFAKIS, John W. 1 0:00 A.M. Aug. 1 2 Ronald B. Jones SHIVERDECKER, Evelyn I. 2:00 P.M. Aug. 12 Kennedy-Stevens : STUHLMUELLER, Mabel 10:00 A.M. Aug. 19 Zettler THOMPSON, Derek C. Yonkers, NY ' VANCE, JohnSomuelSr, 3:00P.M. Aug. 13 Washington U.C.C. WEATHERFORD, DulcieMae 1 1:00 A.M. Aug. 12 Tufts Schildmeyer (Go-, shen) Q2 Death Notices Qj Death Notices SCHARHAG Jane (nee Kattenhorn), beloved wife of Robert G. Schar-hag and beloved mother of Joanne Oiman, Kathleen DIGI-ochlno-Gray, Deborah Desprols and Terry Lyons and grandmother of Tracey Doller, Daniel Lyons, Patrick Lyons and DanaMarie Desprols. Wednesday, August 9, 1995. Services will be held Geo. H. Rohde & Son Funeral Home, Llnwood & Delta Aves., Mt. Lookout, Friday, August 11 at 11 A.M. Friends may cal Friday morning from 10 A.M. until time of service. JENNINGS Donald Francis Frederick Jr., beloved husband of Donna (Goodln) Jennings, devoted father of Veronica, Donnie (Tes-sle), Jimmy (Georgians), Gary, Wendy and Jamie, dear son of Donald Francis Frederick Sr. and Eleanor (Mlkln) Jennings, grandfather of 11 grandchildren, brother of David, Diana and Debbie. Wednesday, August 9, 1995, residence Colerain Township. Funeral service Paul R. Young Funeral Home, 7345 Hamilton Ave., Mt. Healthy, Monday, 1 P.M. Friends may caH Sunday from 3-5 P.M. MEYER Mllda L. (nee Pottmann), beloved wife of the late Harry Meyer, dear sister of Bertha Stephens, dear aunt of Pam Rent:, Dale Stephens and Lois Stephens and Howard Meyer. Wednesday, August 9, 1995, formerly of Shephard Creek Rd. Relatives and friends are welcome to attend the funeral service at the Hodapp Funeral Home, 6041 Hamilton Ave., College Hill, Saturday morning 10 A.M. Mrs. Meyer was a member of Falrmount Chapter 352 O.E.S. Remembrances may be made to donor's favorite charity. FARR Mildred M. (nee Bredestege), beloved wife of Jack Farr, devoted mother of Margaret I. Farr, dear sister of Mary Rie-del, Darla Mitchell, Edna Bur-traw, Ruth Schnltzler, Fred Bredestege and the late Margaret Schneider, also survived by her dear friend Octavle Gunneson. Tuesday, August 8, 1995, resident of Springdale. Friends may can at the Vorhis Funeral Home, 11365 Springfield Pk., Springdale, 6-8 P.M., Friday. Mass of Christian Buri al 9:30 A.M., Saturday, August 12 at St. Gabriel Church, 48 W. Sharon Rd., Glendale. If desired, sympathy may be expressed by a memorial contribution to the church or to the American Diabetes Association. JERNIGAN William Henry, beloved husband of Elizabeth Jernlgan (nee Lee), loving father of Linda I.. (Vernon) Relchenbecher and William Henry (Linda) Jernlgan Jr., dew grandfather of Thomas Andrew and Sarah Elizabeth Jernlgan, Jennifer Lee and Rebecca Ann Relchenbecher, brother of five sisters and one brother and a late sister and brothers. Thursday, August 10, 1995, Springfield Township. Friends may caH at the Anderson Funeral Home, 8611 Winton Rd., Friday from 5-8 P.M. Services Saturday at 10 A.M. at the Northmlnster Presbyterian Church. Contributions, If so desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of choice. FLYNN Leonard David, father of Cynthia Lee Young and Shawn David Flynn, brother of Joy E. Heston and Judy Wardrep and Matt Eugene Loveless Jr. Suddenly Tuesday, August 8, 1995, residence Cincinnati. Friends may caH at the Tredway-Pollltt Funeral Home, Inc., 2131 Cameron Ave. (OFF THE END OF THE 4100 BLOCK OF MONTGOMERY RD.), Norwood, Saturday, 8 A.M. until time of funeral service at 9:30 A.M. JONES Everett M. Jr., devoted son of the late Everett and Eunice Jones Sr., dear father of Elaine Baesler, beloved brother of Ruth J. Holman and Ronald B. Jones. Thursday, August 10, 1995, age 72 years. Funeral services 11 A.M., Monday In Lakeside Christian Church, Buttermilk Pk., Lakeside Park, KY. Visitation 4-7 P.M., Sunday In Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home, Ludlow, KY. Interment Highland Cemetery, Ft. Mitch-eH, K Y. Family requests memorials to Lakeside Christian Church Building Fund. MOSKOWITZ Amelia (nee Blumberg), 86, on August 9, 1995, beloved wife of the late Philip L. Moskowltz, devoted mother of Dr. Myron and Tamar Moskowltz, Ira and Reggie Moskowltz and Carol and Robert Leshner, loving grandmother of Miml Steele, Ruth Lavigne, Adam Moskowltz, Frank Moskowltz, Leigh Leshner and Michelle Leshner, great-grandmother of six. Private graveside services held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated. PLAYFORTH Robert W., beloved husband of Verna Simpson Playforth, devoted father of Dlanna Miller (Sam), Michael W. (Joan) and Robert W. Playforth, H, brother of Ruby Barker, Everett Playforth and the late Claude Playforth, grandfather of Jason Miller, Bill and Tonya Playforth, son of the late Hobert and Ada Benge Playforth. Wednesday August 9, 1995. Resident of Lockland. Friends may caH at the Vorhis Funeral Home, 310 Dunn St., Lockland, Friday, 6-8 P.M. Services Saturday, August 12, at 10 A.M. If desired, sympathy may be expressed by a memorial contribution to the Lockland Christian Church. RABIN Ida, on August 10, 1995, dear sister of Max Rabin and the late Robert, Mitchell, Harry and Sam Rabin, and Mollle Kahn and Ann Grlnker, also survived by many nieces and nephews. Graveside Services at Rest Haven Memorial Park, 10209 PlainflekJ Road, Friday, August 11, 1 P.M. Memorial contributions to the Orthodox Jewish Home for the Aged would be appreciated. SEFAKIS John W., devoted husband of the late Opal "Peggy" Sefakls, devoted father of John T., George, Mark and Alan Sefakls, also survived by seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Wednesday, August 9, 1995, age 74 years. Services 10 A.M., Saturday in Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home, Ludlow, KY. Visitation 6-8 P.M., Friday. Interment St. John Cemetery, Ft. Mitchell, KY. Family requests memorials to Northern Kentucky Cancer Society. SHIVERDECKER Evelyn I., (nee Arnett), widow of Kenneth Shiverdecker, mother of Loretta (Leah) Weas, mother-in-law of Maurice Weas, also survived by five sisters and one brother, four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Residence Batavla, OH. Age 87 years. August 10, 1995. Funeral service 2 P.M. Saturday, Kennedy-Stevens Funeral Home, Bethel. Visitation one hour prior to service. Memorials: Hospice of Cincinnati. VANCE John Samuel Sr., beloved husband of Mary Estep Vance, dew father of John Jr., Stanley , and WaHey Vance, Mwy Carter (Riley, KS), Valerie Crank, 1 Jetta Hollaway and Rhonda Vance, devoted brother of Leo Trogden, Herbert and Dewwd . Vance, Alberta Kurkunis and Viroie Adklns, loving grandfather of 12 grandchildren, also survived by a host of nieces and nephews. Tuesday, August 8, 1995, age 62 yews, resident of Bainbridge, OH. Friends may caH at the Washington United Church of Christ, 2950 Sidney Ave., Camp Washington, Sunday 1:30 P.M. until time of fu- . neral services at 3 P.M. Interment Pennisten Cemetery, Bainbridge, OH, Monday at 12 1 Noon. Chas. A. Miller Sons serving the family. ; WEATHERFORD Dulcle Mae of Blanchester, lov- . ing mother of Mwgwet Ann , Titus, Madeline Joyce McGlnnis and Earl D. Weatherford Jr., devoted grandmother of 1 David and Scott McGlnnis, Tra- i cy Crawfod, Ewl D. Ill, Wesley, , Nathaniel and Brittany ' Weatherford, cwlng sister of 1 Homer Duncan and the late 1 Tom, George, John, Ray and I Charles Duncan, friend and , companion of Ray Grooms. She was owner and operator of D & 1 W Realty from 1963-1995 and a member of Mulberry Church of Christ. Wednesday, August 9, 1995, age 75. Friends received Friday 6-9 P.M. at Tufts Schildmeyer Funeral Home, 1668 St. Rt. 28, Goshen. Services 11 A.M. Saturday, August 12 at Mulberry Church of Christ, 5857 Hlghview Drive, Mllford. Interment Blanchester I.O.O.F. Cemetery. i EWorld Ww I Vet World war II Vet : Korean Veteran ' Vietnam Veteran Armed Forces I Persian Gulf ' STUHLMUELLER Mabel "Patty" (nee Patterson), devoted wife of the late Fwd L. StuhlmueHw, beloved mother of Mary Conneally, Donald E. Stuhlmueller, Daniel F. Stuhlmueller and the late Diane Stuhlmueller, dew grandmother of Nicholas and Ann Conneally, Susan and Christopher Stuhlmueller, Natalie and Jordan Stuhlmueller, mother-in-law of P. Michael Conneally, Jane W.. Stuhlmueller and Yota Stuhlmueller. Retired registered nurse at Mercy and Good Samaritan Hospitals. Tuesday, August 8, 1995 In Trl-county Extended Care Center of Fairfield, age 93. Funeral Mass wiH be held at 10 A.M., Saturday, August 19, 1995 In St. Ann Church, Hamilton. Visitation will be from 6-8 P.M., Friday, August 18, 1995 In the Zettler Funeral Home, 2646 Pleasant Ave. (Rt. 127), Hamilton. THOMPSON Derek C, 38, August 4, 1995, Yonkers, NY, leaves to mourn his father, step-father, four brothers, five sisters and a host of other relatives and dose friends. A final tribute wiH be nek) In Yonkers, NY on Thursday, August 10, 1995. Wil Funeral Hnmat rJ- Cremation Society of Greater Cincinnati Inc. "The Sensible Choice" 581-8811 BOLTON LUNSFORD A Golden Rule Funeral Home 3042 Harrison Ave. 661-4059 A.C. GOBBLING & SON FT. THOMAS BELLEVUE V 1-4500 Hall and Jordan FUNERAL CHAPELS 761-8881 863-2907 TID-I Mlddandorf-Bullock Funeral Homes O THOMAS O FUNERAL HOMES MADISONVILLE and KENWOOD T. P. WHITE & SONS Mt. Washington 231-7150 Grand jury views video of shooting Suspect could be indicted for aggravated murder BY ADAM WEINTRAUB and KRISTEN DELGUZZI The Cincinnati Enquirer A Hamilton County grand jury on Thursday watched a man die. The grand jurors viewed a videotape of the Aug. 1 shooting of 24-year-old Charles Kevin Blan-kenship, who was killed on the porch of a South Fairmount house. The grand jury, which could release its decision today, is examining the role Charles Cole played in the shooting. Cole, 44, who lives in the building in the 1600 block of Tremont Avenue where the shooting oc curred, was charged with murder. Kenneth Lawson, Cole's attorney, said prosecutors told him they would ask the grand jury to indict Cole on the more serious charge of aggravated murder, which means the crime was premeditated. Lawson, who has not yet seen the tape, said his client claims the shooting was self defense. Men identifiable Sources who have watched the tape made from a security camera Cole installed on the porch told The Enquirer the video is clear and both men are identifiable. Lt. Greg Snider, of the Cincinnati police homicide unit, confirmed that Cole can be seen firing several shots into Blankenship. Two shots struck Blankenship in the chest, and two more entered his stomach. A fifth bullet smashed through his left arm, sources said. Blankenship collapsed onto the porch, landing on his back. Sources said Cole then walked over, pointed the semi-automatic pistol at Blankenship and asked, "You want some more of this?" Seconds later, Blankenship began convulsing. Then he stopped moving all together. Police said the 3:45 a.m. shooting capped a quarrel that began when Blankenship tried to intercede in a dispute between Cole and a building tenant. At some point, Cole retreated into his house, witnesses said. When he re-emerged, he had a 9mm pistol tucked in the back of his shorts. Sources said Blankenship, w,ho , also lived on Tremont, was pacing along the sidewalk in front of Cole's home, shouting obscenities. Cole repeatedly shouted at Blan--kenship to get off his property. On routine patrol Minutes before the shooting, a police cruiser on routine patrol drove along Tremont Avenue, Snider confirmed. Other sources said that Cole stepped back toward the building when the cruiser passed by. He returned when it was gone. Less than two minutes later, Blankenship began climbing the steps to the porch. Cole threatened to shoot him. But Blankenship continued to move up the steps. Cole fired as soon as both of JJlankenship's feet were on the top step, sources said. Plan to widen 12th St. in Covington advances BY JANE PRENDERGAST The Cincinnati Enquirer Kentucky highway officials got the go-ahead Thursday from the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments to spend up to $10 million in federal money to improve Covington's 12th Street. But Transportation Secretary Don Kelly insisted the vote was not an endorsement of a controversial plan to double the street's width. The 14-2 vote by the council's executive committee put the project into OKI's Transportation Improvement Program. Kelly said Covington residents and officials "absolutely" will get a chance starting this fall to give input to the state on what should be done. The proposal, which calls for demolishing about 40 buildings to double the street's width, is only an example of what the state is considering, he said. "This was a very big hurdle that we needed to get over today," said Mark Guilfoyle, top aide to Gov. Brereton Jones and a proponent of the efforts to improve 12th Street. Covington Mayor Denny Bowman and County Commissioner Bernie Moorman cast the only two dissenting votes Thursday. But Karen Kahle, executive director of the Northern Kentucky Homeless and Housing Coalition, said affordable housing would be lost.

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