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MRS. KING - Ledger Independent

Monday, June 19, 2017

Hunter Lee King and Alexis Dawn King; and eight nephews, Gary, Ricky, Randy, John Mark, Edward, Tim, Terry and Jason; and a niece, Rhonda Kay.Services will be conducted 1 p.m., Friday at Ware Funeral Home by Rev. Patrick Whyte with visitation at 11 a.m.Burial will be in Battle Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandson, Michael and nephews, Gary, Ricky, Randy, Edward, Tim and Terry.  Sign up to get each day's obituaries sent to your email inbox .whatcounts-form-container.well { padding-bottom: 5px; } .whatcounts-form-container .left-col, .whatcounts-form-container .right-col{ float: left; width: 100%; max-width: 345px; } .whatcounts-form-container .left-col{ margin-right: 20px; } .whatcounts-form-container .whatcounts-min .left-col{ max-width: none; margin: 0; } .whatcounts-form-container .disclaimer { font-size: 13px; line-height: 14px; margin-bottom:10px; clear:both; } .whatcounts-form-container .input-group-addon.wc-addon-captcha{ padding: 4px 10px; border-left: 0; } Memorial contributions may be made to Sunrise Children's Home, 1510 Newtown Pike No. 120, Lexington, Ky. 40511.

Margaret E. Keeney Hann Main - The Star Democrat

Monday, June 19, 2017

Pipe Creek Cemetery, Union Bridge.A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 25, noon, at Sandtown Church of the Nazarene, 448 Willowgrove Road, Felton.Memorial contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, 911 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.The family invites you to leave a message or memory on our “tribute wall” at www.hartzlerfuneralhome.com.

Firefighters honor fallen comrade along 26-mile funeral procession - WLWT Cincinnati

Monday, June 19, 2017

Burns developed occupational renal cancer from breathing in fumes and smoke on the job.“Those of us that are still a part of it need to take something away from here today. Even if it just is an awareness of the hazards that we deal with regularly, there is something to be learned,” said Glendale Fire Chief Kevin Hardwick. “Tim was a fighter his whole career here at the fire department,” Callihan said. “A fighter all the way to the end. His message and what he did will carry on for us and help us in the future.”“It was a badge of honor back in the day to be a smoke eater, to have the dirtiest fire gear. Little did we know, it would come back to bite us,” said Cincinnati firefighter Joe Rosemeyer.Burns’ death comes after a state bill was passed to compensate firefighters who contract work-related cancers.However, Burns was diagnosed before the bill was passed and will not benefit from the legislation.Burns, 48, leaves behind a wife and two teenage sons. WEBVTT STRONG, CARING, ANDDEDICATED TO THE COMMUNITIES HESERVEDA SOLEMN DAY AS WEST CHESTER'SFIRE DEPARTMENT SAID FAREWELL,TO FIREFIGHTER TIMOTHY BURNSTHE VETERAN FIREFIGHTER SERVEDSEVERAL GREATER CINCINNATICOMMUNITIES OVER THE LAST 32YEARS. >> LOOKING BACK I REALIZE THATTIM'S STRENGTH WAS HIS SINCEREFRIENDSHIP AND HIS ABILITY TO BEYOUR FRIEND NO MATTER WHAT.AMANDA: WEST CHESTER FIRE CHIEFRICK PRINZ GREW UP WITH BURNS,WAS HIS BEST MAN IN HIS WEDDING.>> SOMETIMES I THINK WE LEARNEDMORE ABOUT FIREFIGHTING ANDBEING A MAN AND ALL ABOUT LIFEFROM SITTING ON THAT WALLOUTSIDE THE FIREHOUSE.AMANDA: BURNS DEVOTED HIS LIFENOT ONLY TO FIGHTING FIRES, BUTTO HIS FAMILY, AND FAITH.HE DEVELOPED RENAL CANCER FROMBREATHING IN SMOKE AND FUMES ONTHE JOB. >> THOSE OF US THAT ARE STILL APART OF IT NEED TO TAKESOMETHING AWAY FROM HERE TODAY.EVEN IF IT JUST IS AN AWARENESSOF THE HAZARDS THAT WE DEAL WITHREGULARLY, THERE IS SOMETHING TOBE LEARNEDAMANDA: HIS BROTHERS NOW WORK TOFIND THE STRENGTH TO CARRY ON.>> NOW THAT YOU'RE IN HEAVEN,BROTHER, I'LL STILL HAVE YOURBACK, AND I KNOW YOU'LL STILLHAVE MINE.>> YOU CAN NOW REST IN PEACEBROTHER, WE'LL TAKE IT FROMHERE.AMANDA: FIREFIGHTER BURNS DIEDAT THE AGE OF 48, LEAVING BEHINDA WIFE AND TWO 14-YEAR-OLD BOYS.TODAY THE BROTHERHOOD OFFIREFIGHTERS PROMISED HIS FAMILYTHEY WILL CONTINUE TO BE THERE ...

David Abrams - Index-Journal

Monday, June 19, 2017

Shady Lane, died Monday, June 12, 2017 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.Born in Laurens County, he was a son of the late Joseph Preston “JP” and Jessie Mitchell Abrams. He was an Associate member of Ware Shoals First Presbyterian Church and the Men’s Bible Sunday School Class. He was a past member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church and was a veteran of the US Army Reserves. He was a graduate of Upper Iowa University, where he earned a BA Degree. Mr. Abrams retired from Monsanto after 36 years of service. He was a member of the Ware Shoals Catfish Feastival Board of Directors, and was an active and involved volunteer in any Ware Shoals community activity. He was a member of the RE/Water Greenville SC, committee serving to monitor the needs and quality of the Reedy River Water Shed. Mr. Abrams was a member of the Laurens County Cruise Club and was an avid outdoors man who enjoyed fishing, boating and golf. He was twice married, first to the late Polly Owens Abrams.Surviving, in addition to his loving wife of the home, are: his son, Keith (Sara) Abrams of Laurens; his daughter, Kimberly (Dale) Langley of El Dorado, AR; three brothers, Joseph Preston (Pat) Abrams, Jr. of Ware Shoals, John Thomas Abrams, Sr. of Laurens, and James (Frankie) Abrams of Spartanburg...

Betty M. Reiner - Milton Daily Standard

Monday, June 19, 2017

Betty began working at the RiverWoods Nursing Home, Lewisburg. She worked there for many years until she retired. At that time, she worked part-time alongside her husband in the family hardware business, Bee Cee Pro-Hardware, in Watsontown. She also worked part-time as a caregiver for Home Instead in recent years.She is survived by her children, Edward (Jane) Reiner of Oak Park, Calif., Sue Cain of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Jeffrey (Janet) Reiner of Omaha, Neb.; four grandchildren and their spouses, Dr. Benjamin C. Reiner, Ph.D. (Dr. Teresa Donze-Reiner, Ph.D.), Philadelphia, Melissa S Bintz (Russell Bintz), Lehigh, Iowa, Jennifer M Fuchs (Edward Fuchs) Montpelier, Vt. and Nicole Cain, Myrtle Beach, S.C.Betty was also blessed with five great-grandchildren, Evan, Ayden, and Jackson Bintz (Melissa), Everdean Fuchs (Jennifer), and Alexandra Reiner (Benjamin).Betty is survived by five siblings, Vonnie Mincemoyer, Barb Embeck, Elaine Springer, Jane Hunselman and Wade King.She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Reiner; two brothers, Barry King and John ‘Butch’ King; and a granddaughter, Cari Whittington (Cain).The family will receive friends and loved ones from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Brooks Funeral Home, 124 Main St., Watsontown. Interment will follow at the Paradise Cemetery, rural Milton, with the Rev. Thomas Glasoe, of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Potts Grove, officiating.

'No money to die': Burying the poor and unclaimed - Muncie Star Press

Monday, June 19, 2017

She declined to open her door or accept their phone calls.In the meantime, the elderly man's body remained in the morgue at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital for weeks, so long that the Delaware County health officer declared it a biohazard, giving the county coroner the authority to work with the Center Township trustee's office to bury the man at taxpayer expense.The people who deal with the disposition of the remains of the indigent and unwanted say it's a growing problem in Muncie. Fewer people have insurance or the money to pay for their own or a loved one's burial. More people are dying from drug overdoses or while estranged from their families.Center Township Trustee Kay Walker said her office has dealt with about a dozen of what used to be called "pauper" burials so far this year. Hand in hand with that number is the number of people who die with no next of kin, or at least none willing to take responsibility."Unclaimed bodies are becoming a bigger problem for us," Delaware County Coroner Scott Hahn said.David Cox, president of Meeks Mortuary, which handles many of the indigent burials, said, "We probably average three or four trustee services a month."It's a depressed area," Cox said. "People have no money to live and they have no money to die."Buried at taxpayer expenseThere's a section of Beech Grove Cemetery, the city-owned final resting place for thousands of people, where people are buried at taxpayer expense by the trustee's office. Some of the graves hav...

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MRS. KING - Ledger Independent

Monday, June 19, 2017

Hunter Lee King and Alexis Dawn King; and eight nephews, Gary, Ricky, Randy, John Mark, Edward, Tim, Terry and Jason; and a niece, Rhonda Kay.Services will be conducted 1 p.m., Friday at Ware Funeral Home by Rev. Patrick Whyte with visitation at 11 a.m.Burial will be in Battle Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandson, Michael and nephews, Gary, Ricky, Randy, Edward, Tim and Terry.  Sign up to get each day's obituaries sent to your email inbox .whatcounts-form-container.well { padding-bottom: 5px; } .whatcounts-form-container .left-col, .whatcounts-form-container .right-col{ float: left; width: 100%; max-width: 345px; } .whatcounts-form-container .left-col{ margin-right: 20px; } .whatcounts-form-container .whatcounts-min .left-col{ max-width: none; margin: 0; } .whatcounts-form-container .disclaimer { font-size: 13px; line-height: 14px; margin-bottom:10px; clear:both; } .whatcounts-form-container .input-group-addon.wc-addon-captcha{ padding: 4px 10px; border-left: 0; } Memorial contributions may be made to Sunrise Children's Home, 1510 Newtown Pike No. 120, Lexington, Ky. 40511.

Margaret E. Keeney Hann Main - The Star Democrat

Monday, June 19, 2017

Pipe Creek Cemetery, Union Bridge.A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 25, noon, at Sandtown Church of the Nazarene, 448 Willowgrove Road, Felton.Memorial contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, 911 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.The family invites you to leave a message or memory on our “tribute wall” at www.hartzlerfuneralhome.com.

Firefighters honor fallen comrade along 26-mile funeral procession - WLWT Cincinnati

Monday, June 19, 2017

Burns developed occupational renal cancer from breathing in fumes and smoke on the job.“Those of us that are still a part of it need to take something away from here today. Even if it just is an awareness of the hazards that we deal with regularly, there is something to be learned,” said Glendale Fire Chief Kevin Hardwick. “Tim was a fighter his whole career here at the fire department,” Callihan said. “A fighter all the way to the end. His message and what he did will carry on for us and help us in the future.”“It was a badge of honor back in the day to be a smoke eater, to have the dirtiest fire gear. Little did we know, it would come back to bite us,” said Cincinnati firefighter Joe Rosemeyer.Burns’ death comes after a state bill was passed to compensate firefighters who contract work-related cancers.However, Burns was diagnosed before the bill was passed and will not benefit from the legislation.Burns, 48, leaves behind a wife and two teenage sons. WEBVTT STRONG, CARING, ANDDEDICATED TO THE COMMUNITIES HESERVEDA SOLEMN DAY AS WEST CHESTER'SFIRE DEPARTMENT SAID FAREWELL,TO FIREFIGHTER TIMOTHY BURNSTHE VETERAN FIREFIGHTER SERVEDSEVERAL GREATER CINCINNATICOMMUNITIES OVER THE LAST 32YEARS. >> LOOKING BACK I REALIZE THATTIM'S STRENGTH WAS HIS SINCEREFRIENDSHIP AND HIS ABILITY TO BEYOUR FRIEND NO MATTER WHAT.AMANDA: WEST CHESTER FIRE CHIEFRICK PRINZ GREW UP WITH BURNS,WAS HIS BEST MAN IN HIS WEDDING.>> SOMETIMES I THINK WE LEARNEDMORE ABOUT FIREFIGHTING ANDBEING A MAN AND ALL ABOUT LIFEFROM SITTING ON THAT WALLOUTSIDE THE FIREHOUSE.AMANDA: BURNS DEVOTED HIS LIFENOT ONLY TO FIGHTING FIRES, BUTTO HIS FAMILY, AND FAITH.HE DEVELOPED RENAL CANCER FROMBREATHING IN SMOKE AND FUMES ONTHE JOB. >> THOSE OF US THAT ARE STILL APART OF IT NEED TO TAKESOMETHING AWAY FROM HERE TODAY.EVEN IF IT JUST IS AN AWARENESSOF THE HAZARDS THAT WE DEAL WITHREGULARLY, THERE IS SOMETHING TOBE LEARNEDAMANDA: HIS BROTHERS NOW WORK TOFIND THE STRENGTH TO CARRY ON.>> NOW THAT YOU'RE IN HEAVEN,BROTHER, I'LL STILL HAVE YOURBACK, AND I KNOW YOU'LL STILLHAVE MINE.>> YOU CAN NOW REST IN PEACEBROTHER, WE'LL TAKE IT FROMHERE.AMANDA: FIREFIGHTER BURNS DIEDAT THE AGE OF 48, LEAVING BEHINDA WIFE AND TWO 14-YEAR-OLD BOYS.TODAY THE BROTHERHOOD OFFIREFIGHTERS PROMISED HIS FAMILYTHEY WILL CONTINUE TO BE THERE ...

David Abrams - Index-Journal

Monday, June 19, 2017

Shady Lane, died Monday, June 12, 2017 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.Born in Laurens County, he was a son of the late Joseph Preston “JP” and Jessie Mitchell Abrams. He was an Associate member of Ware Shoals First Presbyterian Church and the Men’s Bible Sunday School Class. He was a past member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church and was a veteran of the US Army Reserves. He was a graduate of Upper Iowa University, where he earned a BA Degree. Mr. Abrams retired from Monsanto after 36 years of service. He was a member of the Ware Shoals Catfish Feastival Board of Directors, and was an active and involved volunteer in any Ware Shoals community activity. He was a member of the RE/Water Greenville SC, committee serving to monitor the needs and quality of the Reedy River Water Shed. Mr. Abrams was a member of the Laurens County Cruise Club and was an avid outdoors man who enjoyed fishing, boating and golf. He was twice married, first to the late Polly Owens Abrams.Surviving, in addition to his loving wife of the home, are: his son, Keith (Sara) Abrams of Laurens; his daughter, Kimberly (Dale) Langley of El Dorado, AR; three brothers, Joseph Preston (Pat) Abrams, Jr. of Ware Shoals, John Thomas Abrams, Sr. of Laurens, and James (Frankie) Abrams of Spartanburg...

Betty M. Reiner - Milton Daily Standard

Monday, June 19, 2017

Betty began working at the RiverWoods Nursing Home, Lewisburg. She worked there for many years until she retired. At that time, she worked part-time alongside her husband in the family hardware business, Bee Cee Pro-Hardware, in Watsontown. She also worked part-time as a caregiver for Home Instead in recent years.She is survived by her children, Edward (Jane) Reiner of Oak Park, Calif., Sue Cain of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Jeffrey (Janet) Reiner of Omaha, Neb.; four grandchildren and their spouses, Dr. Benjamin C. Reiner, Ph.D. (Dr. Teresa Donze-Reiner, Ph.D.), Philadelphia, Melissa S Bintz (Russell Bintz), Lehigh, Iowa, Jennifer M Fuchs (Edward Fuchs) Montpelier, Vt. and Nicole Cain, Myrtle Beach, S.C.Betty was also blessed with five great-grandchildren, Evan, Ayden, and Jackson Bintz (Melissa), Everdean Fuchs (Jennifer), and Alexandra Reiner (Benjamin).Betty is survived by five siblings, Vonnie Mincemoyer, Barb Embeck, Elaine Springer, Jane Hunselman and Wade King.She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Reiner; two brothers, Barry King and John ‘Butch’ King; and a granddaughter, Cari Whittington (Cain).The family will receive friends and loved ones from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Brooks Funeral Home, 124 Main St., Watsontown. Interment will follow at the Paradise Cemetery, rural Milton, with the Rev. Thomas Glasoe, of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Potts Grove, officiating.

'No money to die': Burying the poor and unclaimed - Muncie Star Press

Monday, June 19, 2017

She declined to open her door or accept their phone calls.In the meantime, the elderly man's body remained in the morgue at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital for weeks, so long that the Delaware County health officer declared it a biohazard, giving the county coroner the authority to work with the Center Township trustee's office to bury the man at taxpayer expense.The people who deal with the disposition of the remains of the indigent and unwanted say it's a growing problem in Muncie. Fewer people have insurance or the money to pay for their own or a loved one's burial. More people are dying from drug overdoses or while estranged from their families.Center Township Trustee Kay Walker said her office has dealt with about a dozen of what used to be called "pauper" burials so far this year. Hand in hand with that number is the number of people who die with no next of kin, or at least none willing to take responsibility."Unclaimed bodies are becoming a bigger problem for us," Delaware County Coroner Scott Hahn said.David Cox, president of Meeks Mortuary, which handles many of the indigent burials, said, "We probably average three or four trustee services a month."It's a depressed area," Cox said. "People have no money to live and they have no money to die."Buried at taxpayer expenseThere's a section of Beech Grove Cemetery, the city-owned final resting place for thousands of people, where people are buried at taxpayer expense by the trustee's office. Some of the graves hav...