Jack was born in Danville, KY and soon there after he and his parents, Ranny “Lee Denham and Elizabeth “Wibbie” (Young) relocated to Northern Kentucky, planting roots in Ludlow, Ky. Jack
has a siter, Vicki Frakes, who is four years younger than he. Vicki resides with her husband Tim in Oro Valley, AZ. Jack and Vicki’s parents are both deceased.
After graduating from Ludlow High School and attending Morehead State University Jack embarked on a thirty-two-year career in Law Enforcement. First spending eight years with the Ludlow Police Department and then moving into a position as a Detective in the Kenton County Commonwealth’s Attorney Office where he served for twenty-four years, retiring December 31, 1999.
Upon retiring from Law Enforcement, Jack began his second career taking a full-time position at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Edgewood, KY, where he had been working part-time for several years.
After working a total of sixteen years with the St. Elizabeth Hospital Security Department, Jack retired, for the second time in 2013, after a three-year stint as a Shift Supervisor.
After retiring for the second time, Jack and his wife Earlyne “Beaver” (Estep) spent time traveling and taking care of elderly parents. Then in November, 2016 Jack returned to the
“workforce” taking a part-time position at Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home in Ludlow, KY. He is currently continuing his part-time work at the funeral home, assisting families.
Jack, his wife “Beaver”, and their daughter Randi, have been members of Immanuel United Church of Christ since 1977. “Beaver’’ served one term on the Church Council. Jack served four terms on Church Council, has been an Elder at Immanuel for five years, and has for the last six years led a Sunday School Class at Immanuel, “It’s All About the Music “.
Sadly, Jack’s soul-mate went to be with Jesus on March 31, 2022. Jack and “Beaver” had been inseparable for 52 years and three months.
Jack and Beaver were been blessed with a daughter
Randi, who resides and works in Pinehurst, NC and with a granddaughter Kyla Jane, who last June graduated from high school and is currently working and attending community college in
Pinehurst, NC. Jack’s hobbies include photography, music, and when possible, traveling. Jack is a member of Kenton County FOP Lodge #20 and Colonel Clay Masonic Lodge #159 F&AM.
Rachel Kramer, NCTM, holds a BM in piano performance and an MA from Eastern Illinois University and an MM in piano performance and pedagogy from The University of Michigan. She is the President of Music Learning Center, Inc. an independent music teaching studio of nearly 200 students ages 6-months-18 years. She is Founder/ CEO of AlivenArts, Founder of Queen City Music Fest and SOS Music Group. She has produced many community-based arts programs, served as administrator of the Cincinnati Public School Fine Arts Gifted Testing program, as well as creating educational materials for PBS ThinkTV in collaboration with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra’s “Carnival of the Animals: Remix” concert.
Rachel has held positions at the Music Teachers National Association, including Assistant Executive Director and was an Adjunct Faculty member at Wilmington College.
Rachel was the Associate Director/Accompanist for MUSE, Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir, and the Associate Director of Music at St. John’s Unitarian Universalist Church. She has been the accompanist for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition Chorale, Wilmington College Chorale and College Community Chorus, and four prison choirs in Ohio. From 1990-1996, Kramer served as the Manager of Educational Programs/Publications for Baldwin Piano & Organ Co.
Rachel is the 2009 Ohio Independent Music Teacher of the Year. Kramer is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music; Specialist in Group Teaching/Recreational Music Making. She has published many articles on various educational and piano pedagogy topics, has presented workshops across the country, adjudicated and has taught group piano to students of all ages for over 30 years from colleges to country clubs – prisons to cruise ships!
I am currently serving as the Children’s Church Teacher for Immanuel UCC. I have been with the church for the past two years and absolutely love everything related to children’s ministry!
I am currently pursuing my Master of Divinity at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA and am so grateful to be able to continue teaching Sunday School through Zoom each week.
Everyone is welcome to our weekly class and I hope you will consider joining us!
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