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Etta Mae (Jenkins) Rifkin, 101 years old, of Cold Spring, KY passed away on November 17, 2012. She was born in Prospect, VA on 7/11/1911. She was preceded in death by her husband Harry Rifkin and daughter Beatrice (Dunn) Pryor. She is survived by daughter Barbara (George) Miller of Cold Spring, with whom she lived, Daughter Patricia (James) Howell of Bellevue, son, Harry "Tex" (Sharon) Dunn of California, step-daughter Connie (Richard) Vendeland of California and step-son Robert Rifkin of Florida; Three grandsons: Doug, Dave and Steve Colyer and granddaughters: Lora Funicelli, Kim Michl, Karen McGahee, Pam Engel, Vidki Kuhn, Julie and Melinda Vendeland; 16 great- grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren; Sisters, Ami Neiser and Margie Moher and brother Robert "Walker" Jenkins. Etta retired in 1972 as a secretary for Wiedemann Brewery. Along with Harry, she took an active interest in her community of Dayton. They were a founder of Dayton Community Newsletter and she was a Dayton news reporter for the Campbell County Recorder in the mid-eighties. She was an officer for many clubs within the community and she and Harry were both members of the Bellevue-Dayton Memorial Day Parade for many years, he as president and she as secretary and publicity chairman. They both received "Keys to the City of Dayton" and a recognition plaque for their many contributions at their big 80th birthday celebration. Visitation on Monday, November 19, 2012 from 5:00PM - 7:00PM with the service following at 7:00PM at the Asbury United Methodist Church 2916 Alexandria Pike Highland Heights, KY. Burial at Alexandria Cemetery on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 10:00AM. Memorials to: Asbury United Methodist Church (Goshorn Missionary Fund), Cross and Crown Community Church 510 Park Ave. Newport, KY, St. Elizabeth Hospice,
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Published in the Kentucky Enquirer on Nov. 19, 2012