Obituaries — 8/15/13
Carolyn Kay Bensinger, 74, of Ironton, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at a local health care facility. The Lawrence County native was born Jan. 4, 1939, the daughter of the late Meryle and Edith Bryant Neal. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Roy A. Bensinger, who passed away Nov. 28, 1988.
Mrs. Bensinger was a 1956 graduate of Rock Hill High School. She was a retired switchboard operator for Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed craft making.
She is survived by three children, Mark E. Bensinger, Brenda S. Bayes and Diana Kay Bensinger, all of Ironton; seven grandchildren: Aaron T. Bensinger, David A. Bensinger, Sarah B. Allen, Samantha J. Massie, Cody “Roy” Massie, Derek S. Bensinger, and Chase E. Maynard; nine great grandchildren; a sister, Susan E. and Don Olden of Pine Grove; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, George and Laverne Bensinger of Ironton; and former son in law, Mark Bayes of Ashland, Ky.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Hayes-Phillips Funeral Home with the Rev. Leon Dalton officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery and visitation will be today from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
Johanna R. Meeks, 87, of Kitts Hill, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at a local health care facility. The Lawrence County native was born March 3, 1926, the daughter of the late John L. and Delia Mays Rowe. She was the wife of the late John W. Meeks.
Mrs. Meeks was a 1943 graduate of Ironton High School and a retired Amcast steelworker.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her stepmother, Effie Rowe; and four sisters, Eloise Jenkins, Hilda Rapp, Betty Pyles and Jean Brammer
She is survived by several nieces and nephews, Brent (Lou) Pyles, Delia Rapp, Kim Englehardt, and Ken Brammer.
Funeral services will be noon Friday at Phillips Funeral Home with Brother Leon Dalton officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery and visitation will be Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. The family would like to thank Johanna’s extended family at Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley for the love and care these last five plus years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave. Ashland, KY 41101. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
Albert L. Hilgenberg, 86, of Ironton, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at his residence. He was born Oct. 9, 1926, in Coal Grove, the son of the late Lewis and Bethel (Rowe) Hilgenberg. He was also preceded in death by his wife Ruth E. (Rowe) Hilgenberg.
Albert attended Coal Grove Schools and was a U.S Army veteran and served in WWII. He is a retired Brick Mason from the Ironton Coke Plant and was a member of Jeffersonville Missionary Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife and parents Albert was also preceded in death by four brothers: Earl Hilgenberg, Carl Joseph Hilgenberg, Harry Hilgenberg, and Donald Ray Hilgenberg; six sisters: Betty Thornton, Hilda Adams, Gladys Wilson, Ruth Delawder, Eva Taylor, and Wilma Ferris.
Albert is survived by one son, Phillip (Linda) Hilgenberg of Cincinnati; two daughters, Janie (Robert) Boso of Grove City and Ellen (Steve) Kahrmann of Columbus; one sister, Phyllis Dornan of Pearcy, Ark.; four grandchildren: Jeremy Hilgenberg, Kevin (Katie) Hilgenberg, Courtney Kahrmann, and Paul Kahrmann; and two great grandchildren: Kaitlyn and Hailey.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home with Brother Roger Peirce officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Donations can be made to the Jeffersonville Missionary Baptist Church, 412 Washington St. Coal Grove, OH, 45638.
Condolences may be made to the Hilgenberg family online by visiting www.tracybrammerfh.com.
Mary Comeau, 93, of Proctorville, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 at St Mary’s Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home.