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Celestine Nina Rich, Bowling Green, KY (1924-2014)

She was a native of Casey County, KY and a resident of Warren County, KY, at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Wilmer and Susie Snaders Ellis. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Audie Rich. She leaves 10 direct living descendants. She was a former factory worker while living in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Celestine Nina Rich, 89, of Bowling Green, KY, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 12:58amCT, at her residence.

Funeral service, Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 1pmCT, at Barnett's Creek United Methodist, 1338 Barnett's Creek Road, Columbia,KY Church with Bro. Keith Scarborough & Bro. Barry Bradshaw officiating. Burial will be in Barnett's Creek Cemetery. Visitation after 5pmCT, Friday, March 28, 2014, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY and after 11amCT, Saturday at the church. There will be no visitation on Saturday at the funeral home.

Celestine Nina Rich, Bowling Green, KY (1924-2014)

She was born Sunday, December 7, 1924, in Casey County, KY. She was the daughter of the late Wilmer and Susie Sanders Ellis. She died Thursday, March 25, 2014, in Bowling Green, Warren County, KY, at the age of 89 years, 3 months, and 18 days.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters; Pauline Grant and Evelyn Caudill. She was a former factory worker while living in Cincinnati, Ohio. Survivors include:
  • Her husband of 69 years: Audie Rich of Bowling Green, KY

  • One son: Vic (Terry) Rich of Cincinnati, Ohio

  • One daughter: Rhonda (Ken) Strautman of Bowling Green

  • One sister: Berna Dean (Joe) Ramon of Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Four grandchildren: Michael & B.J. Strautman, Jenna & Karla Rich

  • Four great-grandchildren: Parker, Hayley, Alexis & Jax Strautman

  • Several other relatives and friends
In lieu of flowers, donation to Hosparus of Southern Kentucky or Gideon Bibles would be appreciated.

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Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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Celestine Nina Rich, Bowling Green, KY, (1924-2014)

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Celestine Nina Rich, Bowling Green, KY, (1924-2014)

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