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Obituaries – 2/27/2020

Ruth Klein

Aug. 12, 1921– Feb. 23, 2020

Ruth Cornelia Wiehoff Klein, of Ironton, passed away at the age of 98, on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020.

Born on Aug. 12, 1921, in Covington, Kentucky, Ruth was the daughter of the late Mary Agnes and Louis C. Wiehoff.

Her husband of 63 years, Charles C. Klein, who practiced law in Ironton, died on Oct. 15, 2010.

She is survived by her three sons, Dennis C. Klein (Vicki), of Kiawah Island, South Carolina, Dr. Roger J. Klein (Julie), of Ashland, Kentucky, and Thomas L. Klein (Sara) of Ironton; seven grandchildren, Anne O. Cannata (James), Matthew C. Klein (Chesnee), Kevin P. Klein (Megan), Michael P. Klein (Huda), Maureen E. Klein, J. Ward Klein and William C. Klein; six great-grandchildren, and her beloved niece, Denise W. Yater, of Louisville, Kentucky.

The family wishes to pay tribute and express their sincere appreciation to Debby Bollinger, who provided loving and exemplary care and service to Ruth during the last twelve years of her life.

Upon graduation from St. Joseph High School in Ironton in 1940, Ruth attended the Cincinnati Business School. She worked for the Ironton Board of Trade until her marriage in 1947 and then in the administrative offices of H. & S. Pogue Co. in Cincinnati. Prior to returning to Ironton in 1955, she and her husband lived in Cincinnati and Boston.

Ruth was a devoted wife, a fine homemaker, and a dedicated mother to her three sons. She was an excellent cook, enjoyed entertaining and playing bridge, and always kept any conversation lively and interesting. She and her husband spent much of their leisure time in Cincinnati attending most Bengals and Reds home games.

She was a lifelong member of St. Lawrence O’Toole Church and first met her husband, Charles, on the steps of the church after Mass one Sunday.

Ruth was also a member of the Queen City Club in Cincinnati, Bellefonte Country Club, the Catholic Women’s Club, and former member of the Ironton Country Club, the Lawrence County Bar Auxiliary and the Ironton Garden Club.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, James L. Wiehoff and Louis “Jerry” Wiehoff, and by her infant grandson, George Vincent Klein, son of Dr. Roger and Julie Ward Klein.

The Rosary will be recited at 5:30 p.m., with visitation to follow from 6–8 p.m., on Friday at Tracy Brammer Funeral Home in Ironton. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church with Rev. Fr. David Huffman presiding and V. Rev. D. Andrew Canon Garner, KHS concelebrating.

Burial will immediately follow at Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Restoration Fund of the St. Lawrence O’Toole Church.

Martha Winters

Feb. 25, 1943– Feb. 24, 2020

Martha Jean “Jeanie” Winters, 76, of Greenup, Kentucky, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, at Blake Medical Center, Bradenton, Florida.

She was born Feb. 25, 1943, daughter of the late Harry A. Milem, Sr. and Helen Gibson Milem.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Arthur Milem, and one son-in-law, Jim Hart.

Jeanie attended C-3 Church.

She is survived by her loving husband, Donald “Don” Winters; three children, Ret. Gunnery Sgt. Kevin (Mandy) Winters, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Susan Winters (Mike) Wheeler, of Greenup, Kentucky, and Andrea Winters (Todd) Pennington, of South Point; seven grandchildren, Cortney (Chris) Rose, Chelsea (Max) Bird, Wade (Cody Linne) Hart, Justin Hart, Levi (Karhlee) Pennington, Caleb Pennington and Luca Pennington; one great-granddaughter, Emme Rose; and two brothers, David Milem, of Burlington, and Doug Milem, of South Point.

Per Jeanie’s request there will be no services.

Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, South Point, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.slackandwallace.com.

Patricia Parsley

Patricia Gail “Gay” Parsley, 81, of Proctorville, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, West Virginia.

Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville. Visitation will be held 1–2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ehallfuneralhome.com.

Eileen Wilson

Aug. 4, 1932– Feb. 26, 2020

Eileen A. Wilson, 87, of Ironton, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky.

The Greenup County, Kentucky native was born Aug. 4, 1932, to the late Andy and Edna (Flannery) Adkins.

She is survived by her husband, Floyd Wilson Jr., whom she married Jan. 13, 1960, in Vero Beach, Florida.

Eileen was a graduate of Buffalo High School in West Virginia. She was of the Baptist faith and was employed as a sales associate for the Artley company for more than 10 years before retiring in 1990. She was also a Lawrence County General Hospital volunteer.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Garnett E. Spencer and Merle J. Adkins; infant sister, Bernice Adkins; and brothers, Bernie Adkins and Jimmy L. Adkins.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Jeanine (Fred) Bledsoe, of Ashland, Kentucky; along with a grandson and a granddaughter, Vincent and Laurene Drapie of Charleville, Meziere, France.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 S. Seventh St., Ironton. Visitation will be Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home from noon until the time of the service. There will be no procession to the cemetery.

To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.