July 24, 1936 - October 9, 2011
M. Nathan Houston, age 75 of Erlanger, KY passed away on Sun., Oct. 9, 2011 at St. Elizabeth Health Care Hospice in Edgewood, KY. He Retired from C.G. & E./U.L.H.& P. Co after 35 years of service. He was a Lifetime member of American Legion Post #203 and Nathan enjoyed playing Softball and was a big part in helping build Rolling Hills Softball Fields. He was a Navy Veteran during the Korean Conflict and was on the USS Telfair APA210. He was preceded in death by his Daughter: Veronica A. Houston in 2009. He is survived by his Wife: Gloria Cox Houston of Erlanger, KY, Daughters: Margaret (Matthew) Frisch of Demossville, KY and Heather (Dale) Covert of Cincinnati, OH, Step-Son: Tony Fryman of Latonia, KY, Brothers: Ralph C. Houston of Walton, KY, Ted R. Houston of Florence, KY and Ronald L. Houston of Erlanger, KY, Grandchildren: Erica Houston and Robbi Lynn Houston and 6 Great Grandchildren. The Visitation will be on Wed., Oct. 12, 2011 at Connley Brothers Funeral Home in Latonia, KY from 4 PM until 8 PM. The Funeral Service will be on Thurs., Oct. 13, 2011 at the Funeral Home at 10 AM. Interment and Honor Guard Service in Highland Cemetery in Ft. Mitchell, KY. Memorials to: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 2300 Wall Street Cincinnati, OH 45212 and/or St. Elizabeth Hospice 483 South Loop Road Edgewood, KY 41017. Online Condolences may be sent to: www.connleybrothersfuneralhome.com
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I’m so sorry to hear about Nathan, It seems like yesterday we were talking at Greyhound and at the last reunion.
My Tom has Alzheimer’s so I’m not able to get out much.
Deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Gloria; We are sorry to hear about your loss. Our prayers will be with you. Herb and Pat Burkey.
Just a quick note to say that I was proud to call Nate a friend and a great guy to work with.My condolences to Gloria and family.
Aunt Gloria, Heather,Margie and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
To my dearest family, some things I’d like to say…
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I’m writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there’s no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I’m out of sight.
Remember that I’m with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, “I welcome you.”
It’s good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they’ll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you’re part of my plan.
There’s so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day’s chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you….in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn’t understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o’er.
I’m closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I’d like it for you too…
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who’s in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night……”My day was not in vain.”
And now I am contented….that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you’re walking down the street, and you’ve got me on your mind;
I’m walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when it’s time for you to go…. from that body to be free,
remember you’re not going…..you’re coming here to me.
Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
Nathan was a wonderful man, love and prayers go out to the family.May he rest in peace, he will be dearly missed.
Gloria and family,our thoughts and prayers for your family at this time of sorrow.