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Dorothy E. Abernathy Richie

December 6, 1921 September 20, 2018
Dorothy E. Abernathy Richie
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Obituary for Dorothy E. Abernathy Richie

Dorothy Richie (nee Abernathy), 96, passed away on September 20, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Edgewood, Kentucky. Born on December 6, 1921, she was a daughter of the late Carrol Eugene and Mable Abernathy. She was a talented homemaker and retired after 25 years at Dobbs House Airline Catering, she was the Head Baker. Dorothy was a member of the Florence Christian Church, Edgewood Homemakers for more than 50 years, Redwood School, and the Red Hatters. She is survived by one daughter, Brenda Sparks (Ritsel T. Sparks, Jr.), two sisters, Joyce Bach and Lina Summerlin, and a host of extended family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her only grandchild, Ritsel T. Sparks, III on March 2, 1999. Also, her sister, Pauline Evans, and brothers, Eugene, Russell, David and Steven Abernathy. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at Florence Christian Church, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Services will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Susan Diamond, Senior Minister officiating, special music will be shared by Leslie Marksbery. Burial will immediately follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Kenton County. Serving as pallbearers will be Ralph Abernathy, Woody Richie, Gary Jett, Jim Galberaith, Ron Sparks, and Bruce Sutton. Memorials are suggested to: Redwood School, 71 Orphanage Road, Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky 41017, Florence Christian Church, 300 Main Street, Florence, Kentucky 41042, or the Boone County Animal Shelter, 5643 Idlewild Road, Burlington, Kentucky 41005. Stith Funeral Home, Florence is serving the family. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stithfuneralhomes.com

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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

26

Sep

4:00 PM 9/26/2018 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 9/26/2018 7:00:00 PM
Florence Christian Church

300 Main Street
Florence, KY 41042

Florence Christian Church
300 Main Street Florence 41042 KY
United States

Service

Thursday

27

Sep

11:00 AM 9/27/2018 11:00:00 AM
Florence Christian Church

300 Main Street
Florence, KY 41042

Florence Christian Church
300 Main Street Florence 41042 KY
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Forest Lawn Memorial Park Final Resting Place

3227 Dixie Highway
Erlanger, KY 41018

3227 Dixie Highway Erlanger 41018 KY
United States

Memorial Contribution

Redwood

71 Orphange Road
Fort Mitchell, KY 41017

Florence Christian Church

300 Main Street
Florence, KY 41042

Boone County Animal Shelter

5643 Idlewild Road
Burlington, KY 41005
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