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Obituaries

  • Guillermo Saint-Blancard, 84

    Guillermo R. Saint-Blancard, 84, of Burlington, died on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, at St. Luke Hospital West in Florence.

    Saint-Blancard was a retired welder for General Motors.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, Pedro and Virginia Oquendo Saint-Blancard.

    Survivors include his wife, Nora Del C. Saint-Blancard of Burlington; son, Rick Saint-Blancard of Petersburg, who is the public information officer at Kentucky State Police Post 6 in Dry Ridge; brother, Pedrin Saint-Blancard of Union City, NJ; and six grandchildren.

  • Walter Shinkle, 79

    Walter “Buck” Shinkle, 79, of Verona, died on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at St. Luke Hospital West in Florence.

    Shinkle was a retired owner/operator of Walton Concrete Company, Walton Lumber Company and Cold Valley Farms. He was also a minister at Beaverlick Baptist Church and Gardnersville Baptist Church and an Army veteran of the Korean War.

  • John Mason, 90

    John William “Bill” Mason, 90, of Owenton, died on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, at the Harborside Healthcare Facility.

    Mason was born on March 13, 1918, in Owen County. He was the son of the late William Sanderson and Anna Lee Keith Mason. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Cedar Hill Baptist Church where he was a deacon for over 50 years.

    Survivors include his wife, Eura Kathryn O’Banion Mason of Owenton; son, Kenny Sanders Mason of Williamstown; and two grandchildren, Paige Janell Mason of Dry Ridge and Chad Mason of Crittenden.

  • Donald Kirkman, 78

    Donald Earl Kirkman, 78, of Williamstown, died on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008.

    Kirkman was a car inspector with Penn Central Railroad and a Marine Corps veteran.

    Survivors include his wife, Ruby Bridges Kirkman of Williamstown; daughter, Pam Riley of Falmouth; brothers, Douglas and Lloyd Kirkman, both of Gallatin, Tenn.; two grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

    Private funeral services were held on Oct. 15 at Gamaliel Church of Christ.

    Burial was in the Monroe County Memorial Lawn.

  • Terry Pelfrey, 58

    Terry L. Pelfrey, 58, of Latonia, died on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008, at Hospice Care of St. Elizabeth Hosptial in Edgewood.

    Pelfrey was retired and an Army veteran.

  • Michael Boubas, 83

    Michael E. Boubas, 83, of Dry Ridge, died on Monday, Oct. 13, 2008, at Grant Manor Health Care Center in Williamstown.

    Boubas was the former owner of Cincinnati Painting Company in Cincinnati. He was also a member of the Greek Orthodox Church in Cincinnati and a former Greek mariner.

    Survivors include his wife, Mary Elizabeth Osborne of Dry Ridge; and several nephews and nieces.

    Funeral services were held on Oct. 18 at Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home in Williamstown with Rev. Donald Hilbrecht officiating.

    Burial was in the Jonesville I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

  • Joe Colson, 86

    Joe Colson, 86, of Corinth, died on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008.

    Colson was a dairy farmer and a member of the Antioch Church of Christ in Corinth. He was also a WWII Navy veteran and past president of the Kentucky Brown Swiss Association, served on committees with the ASC office and was a Kentucky Colonel.

    He was preceded in death by his daughter, Vickie Lynn Colson, in 1994; stepson, Dale Dyer, in 1999 and his siblings, Wilma Arthur, Loyal Epperson, Harry Colson and John Colson.

  • Wilbur Arnold, 88

    Wilbur L. “Webb” Arnold, 88, of Williamstown, died on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at Grant Manor Health Care Center in Williamstown.

    Arnold was a WWII Air Force veteran. He was also a retired owner of T and W Ford Sales in Williamstown, a member of Eagle Creek Country Club in Crittenden and a member of Short Creek Baptist Church in Falmouth.

    He was preceded in death by parents, Elmer and Ella Arnold; his spouses, Charlene Kidwell Arnold and Jane Ellen Meyer Arnold; his daughter, Donna Pat Hensley in 2007; and his granddaughter, Lori Lee Loomis in 1976.

  • Ruben Jr. Lewis, 82

    Ruben Jr. Lewis, 82, of Sparta, died on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at the Gallatin Healthcare facility.

    Lewis was a farmer, truck driver and a member of the Jonesville United Methodist Church. He was also a WWII Army veteran.

    He was preceded in death by his siblings, Martha Jane Lehman and Jesse, Charles and Marvin Lewis.

  • Kelley Rivard, 46

    Kelley Ann Rivard, 46, of Florence, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008.

    Survivors include her son, Cary Daniel Mahoney of Taylor Mill; daughter, Kristin Nevious of Butler; mother, Scioto G. Lipscomb of Walton; sister, Rhonda Losey of Walton, formerly of Grant County; stepbrothers, Daniel Lipscomb of Florence and Gabriel Lipscomb of Walton; one granddaughter.

    Funeral services were held on Oct. 5 at the Eckler-Hudson-McDaniel Funeral Home in Dry Ridge.