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Hundreds fill church for Mary Middleton funeral

Mary Middleton (Source: Salvation Army) Mary Middleton (Source: Salvation Army)
FORT MITCHELL, KY (FOX19) -

Hundreds of people filled Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Monday for the memorial service celebrating the life of Mary Ann Janke Middleton of Fort Mitchell.

Middleton, 83, died last week after being hit by a garbage truck. She was well-known throughout Kenton County and Northern Kentucky for her involvement with the Salvation Army, Northern Kentucky Symphony and a myriad of other organizations.

"My inspiration for all that I do here in Northern Kentucky is Mary...she is just such a role model for everyone," says Shawn Baker.

Baker worked with Mary at the Kenton County Republican Women's Club where Mary was the first president in the 1950's.

Middleton was a graduate of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota; she was a teacher in the Cincinnati Public School system at McMillan Center, an alternative school and a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. 

Her brother, John Janke, of Wausau, Wisconsin, preceded her in death. Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Clyde Middleton; daughter, Ann (Jack) Schmidt of Orlando, Florida; sons, David (Laverne) Middleton of Lexington, Richard (Carol) Middleton of Independence, John (Janet) Middleton of Edgewood; and eight grandchildren.

"When we talked about who was the special child, the special grandchild, we all were. We all felt like we were the special one and we're going to miss that," says John Middleton.

Her visitation was from 3 to 7 p.m., followed by her funeral service at Gloria Dei, 2718 Dixie Highway in Lakeside Park.  Entombment will be at Highland Cemetery Mausoleum in Fort Mitchell. 

Linnemann Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Center is serving the family. 


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