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“I am so very sorry for your loss. ”
1 of 64 | Posted by: Doris Saunders

“I am so sorry for your lost. I feel like I have lost my only brother. I will always cherish my childhood memories of Tom, John and me playing in...Read More »
2 of 64 | Posted by: Jill Hall - Huntsville, AL

“Jeannie, So sorry for your loss!! May God be with you during this difficult time. If we can do anything to help you, please let us know. ”
3 of 64 | Posted by: Sharon Graham - Murray, KY

“Dearest Jennie, I'd very much like to be there for you at this time. I have an inkling of how you are feeling (numb), and what you are going...Read More »
4 of 64 | Posted by: Marian Mason - Hopkinsville, KY

“Jennie, We are very sorry for your loss. You both have always been great friends to our family. Our thoughts are with you. ”
5 of 64 | Posted by: Jennie & Jason Wright - Sarasota, FL

“Jennie, We just heard the news, so sorry to hear and there are no words. If there is anything we can do, please let us know! ”
6 of 64 | Posted by: Stacy and Marsha - Friends

“Jennie, we are so sorry for your loss. We're thinking of you and your family. Audrey and Monty ”
7 of 64 | Posted by: Audrey Wilson - Hazel, KY

“Dear Jennie: You and your family have my heartfelt prayers for your loss. I know God holds you in his everlasting arms through the love of all those...Read More »
8 of 64 | Posted by: Marge French - Murray, KY

“Blessings and Love - I have deepest feelings for you both. Sandy Garfinkel Please call on me if I can be of any help. ”
9 of 64 | Posted by: Sandy Garfinkel - Murray, KY

“Jennie and family, Both you and Tom were new friends to me since moving from Wisconsin a few yrs. ago. Words can describe my thoughts at this time....Read More »
10 of 64 | Posted by: Mary Towery - New Concord, KY

“Jennie, I really don't know what to say to make you feel better. Just know God will see you through it. Love you. ”
11 of 64 | Posted by: Danita Harris - Brookport, IL

“Jennie, I was so sorry to hear about Tom's passing. He was a wonderful friend and co-worker. I worked with him while he was with the State Police. ...Read More »
12 of 64 | Posted by: Marie Hart - Paducah, KY

“Jennie, Our heartfelt prayers for the Lord to wrap His arms around you and give you the comfort that only He can give. ”
13 of 64 | Posted by: Phil & Virginia Schooley - Murray, KY

“Jennie, Patsy and I were so saddened by Tom's passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy. We will always have fond memories of Tom, especially of...Read More »
14 of 64 | Posted by: Martin & Patsy Tracy - Murray, KY

“Jennie, We are sending love your way. Mike, Wendy and Duncan ”
15 of 64 | Posted by: The Simms Famly - Elmhurst, IL

“Jennie- We are so sad to hear of Tom's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please contact us if we can help in any way. ”
16 of 64 | Posted by: Mike and Annette Smith - KY

“We are soo sorry for your loss. And if we could tell Tom anything, it would be 'thank you' for everything. ”
17 of 64 | Posted by: Jim and Darlene Schumaker - KY

“To Tom's special wife and family....I agree with Kathy so many fiends and the animals of Murray and Calloway County have lost a special-special...Read More »
18 of 64 | Posted by: William Benriter(Bill) - Murray, KY

“To Tom's special wife and family....I agree with Kathy so many fiends and the animals of Murray and Calloway County have lost a special-special...Read More »
19 of 64 | Posted by: William Benriter(Bill) - Murray, KY

“Such a shock, so young. Tom was such a nice friendly man and friend to all animals. My thoughts and prayers will be with his family. ”
20 of 64 | Posted by: Doug Mullins - Murray, KY

“Jennie, I am so sorry for your loss. Tom will be remembered for his kindness and all he gave to his community. He will be missed by many. You are...Read More »
21 of 64 | Posted by: Candice Miller - Murray, KY

“SO very sorry for your lost.will remember how much he did for the animals. ”
22 of 64 | Posted by: jill

“Such a sad time tom u will be missed Jennie my thoughts nd prayers are with u I groomed motor and I know how sad this is ”
23 of 64 | Posted by: donna Cunningham - new concord

“We are thinking of you and praying for you ”
24 of 64 | Posted by: Dave and Dottue Kraemer - Murray, KY

“Will miss Tom. ”
25 of 64 | Posted by: Gerald Alexander - Friend

“Jennie, I'm so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the love of God, family, and friends. ”
26 of 64 | Posted by: Sheila Balentine - hardin, KY

“I was luck enough to meet Mr. Rottinghaus during several Huamne Society events. He is a wonderful man. I am so sorry for your loss. He will be missed...Read More »
27 of 64 | Posted by: Christine Newsom - Murray, KY

“We are both deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Please know that we share the loss with you. He was a great man a friend to all who knew him and to...Read More »
28 of 64 | Posted by: Howard and Sassy Wallen - KY

“Jennie...Just heard about Tom. What a shock and such a great loss to you and his family and to the community at large. He was a wonderful man, and...Read More »
29 of 64 | Posted by: Celia Wall - Murray , KY - Friend

“My thoughts and prayers are with you my friend ”
30 of 64 | Posted by: Ginny Richerson - Murray , KY

“It is with a heavy heart that we pray that God may be with Jennie and the entire family. Tom voluntarily rescued so many little angels-now they will...Read More »
31 of 64 | Posted by: Michael, Janet, and Alex Buckman

“It is with a heavy heart that we pray that God may be with Jennie and the entire family. Tom voluntarily rescued so many little angels-now they will...Read More »
32 of 64 | Posted by: Michael, Janet, and Alex Buckman

“Jennie, May good memories eventually turn your tears to smiles! Hugs & condolences to you and your family! -Sonya & Mike ”
33 of 64 | Posted by: Sonya Baker & Michael Fazio

“It is with a heavy heart that we pray that God may be with Jennie and the entire family. Tom voluntarily rescued so many little angels-now they will...Read More »
34 of 64 | Posted by: Michael, Janet, and Alex Buckman

“Jennie, I cannot get you and Tom out of my mind. Because of you both, I was introduced to volunteering at the Humane Society. At every event the...Read More »
35 of 64 | Posted by: Dianne Curtis - Murray, KY

“Dear Jennie, I just wanted to express my love for you and to let you know that I want to reach out but understand that right now you need time to...Read More »
36 of 64 | Posted by: Kathy Kopperud - Murray

“Jenny - my thoughts and prayers are with you. I will miss Tom greatly. Tom was not just someone I worked with, he was my friend. Eddie ”
37 of 64 | Posted by: Eddie Jones - Paducah, KY

“Jennie, I'm so sorry for your loss. I will be thinking of you and praying for you my friend during this difficult time. Hugs ”
38 of 64 | Posted by: Lisa Wallin Patton - Murray, KY

“Jennie So sorry for your loss. Please let me know if Debra and I can be of any help to you ”
39 of 64 | Posted by: Harry & Debra Fannin - Murray, KY

“Jennie: I am so very, very sorry for your loss. I hope and pray that you will experience God's peace in the days and weeks to come. You are in my...Read More »
40 of 64 | Posted by: Lou Tillson - Benton, KY - Friend

“Jennie, My dear friend, words cannot express how sad I am for you in your loss. You are heavy on my heart and mind, and I would do anything to help...Read More »
41 of 64 | Posted by: Kathy Outland McNutt - friend

“Dear Jennie, Word cannot begin to express how sorry we are for your loss. Tom was a great guy. Kenny enjoyed just spending some time with him...Read More »
42 of 64 | Posted by: Pam Collins

“Jennie, Julie and Nancy, We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you in this trying time. Tish wanted us to say how much...Read More »
43 of 64 | Posted by: Dick and Mary Usher - Benton, KY

“My deepest heartfelt condolences to the Rottinghaus Family. ”
44 of 64 | Posted by: Marie Miller - Murray, KY

“Dear Jennie, Please know you are in my thoughts and in my prayers. I can not express my sorrow for you and for your family. Please reach out to me...Read More »
45 of 64 | Posted by: Becky West - Nashville, TN

“Jennie, I am so sorry to hear about Tom. May God comfort you during this time and bless you richly. You are in my thoughts and prayers. MO ”
46 of 64 | Posted by: Mike Outland - Franklin, TN

“Jenny, I'm so sorry to hear about Tom. Just wanted you to know you have been on my mind and I will keep you covered in prayer. Although I only knew...Read More »
47 of 64 | Posted by: Kathy Harcourt - Las Vegas, NV

“Jenni I am so sorry you are going through this. Please know John & I are here if you need anything. The boys adored their uncle and are working their...Read More »
48 of 64 | Posted by: Annette Rottinghaus - Villa Hills, KY

“Dear Jennie, I am so, so sorry. I'm sure Wayne and Tom will talk. And then, they will go fishing. You are in my thoughts. Please take care of...Read More »
49 of 64 | Posted by: Lisa Simms - NJ - Firend

“Tom, you were a true professional and I value the opportunity that I had to know you. Though years have passed, I will never forget our time as...Read More »
50 of 64 | Posted by: Brian Wilburn - Rowlett, TX

“My dear Jennie, Please know that you are in our hearts and that our prayers are for your comfort at this sad time. We love you. Alma and...Read More »
51 of 64 | Posted by: Alma Atwood Owen - Franklin, TN

“Heartfelt sympathy my dear friend! You are in our thoughts and prayers! ”
52 of 64 | Posted by: Marilyn Chatman - Bella Vista, AR

“Jennie... there are no words to express the sadness I feel for you. Please know that many friends sincerely care and are praying for you during this...Read More »
53 of 64 | Posted by: Ava Watkins - Friend

“Jennie, you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God's peace embrace and sustain you. ”
54 of 64 | Posted by: Steve & Gail West

“Jennie, you are in my thoughts and prayers. God will carry you through this. Penny ”
55 of 64 | Posted by: Penny Overbey Wallace - Murray, KY

“Jennie, our thought and prayers are with you during this extremely difficult time. ”
56 of 64 | Posted by: David & Cassy Coker - Murray, KY

“Jenny, We are so sorry for your loss. We're keeping you in our hearts and prayers. Love You, Dana & Doug ”
57 of 64 | Posted by: Dana & Doug Henry - Friends

“So sorry for your loss. I've been praying for you. God is our only source of comfort at times like this. ”
58 of 64 | Posted by: Carol Chapman - Anna, TX - Friend

“Love and prayers to you, Jennie. I'm so sorry. ”
59 of 64 | Posted by: Kala Dunn - Murray, KY - friend

“Jennie I am so sorry. I love you and loved Tom. If you need anything don't hesitate to let me know and if I can help I will. ”
60 of 64 | Posted by: Lucretia Thompson - Murray, KY

“Jennie we have you in our Hearts and Prayers ”
61 of 64 | Posted by: John and Tammy Parker - friend

“Oh my dearest Jennie. I am so very sorry that u hav to endure this horrible tragedy. U r the bright light to so many who know & love u. Plz know u r...Read More »
62 of 64 | Posted by: Lanette Hunt - Murray, KY

“Dearest Jennie, we are broken hearted for your loss. You have been a very special person in our family forever. More than anything I want you to know...Read More »
63 of 64 | Posted by: Bill and Jennifer Hewlett - KY

“Love you Jennie and praying for you constantly. ”
64 of 64 | Posted by: Jessica Grogan - Hazel, KY


Mr. Thomas A. Rottinghaus, age 56, of Murray, Kentucky, died Monday, March 17, 2014 at Murray Calloway County Hospital.
Mr. Rottinghaus was a graduate of Beechwood High School in Fort Mitchell, Ky., a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a B.S. in Police Administration, and A.A. in Juvenile Corrections. He worked for the Florence Kentucky Police Department from 1979 till 1982, and worked for the Kentucky State Police from 1982 until his retirement in 1999. He was the owner of Rottinghaus Accident Reconstruction Services; he was a member of the First United Methodist Church; member of Oaks Country Club; member of the West Kentucky Archery League; Chairman of the Code of Enforcement Board of Murray; he was a volunteer for the Humane Society of Calloway County; and was a Certified Instructor for the Department of Criminal Justice Training.
He was born September 18, 1957 in Covington, Kentucky, to the late Robert and Ann Mersch Rottinghaus.
He is survived by his wife, Jennie Smith Rottinghaus of Murray, Kentucky; one brother, John Rottinghaus and wife Annette of Villa Hills, Kentucky; four nephews also survive.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, March 31, 2014 at the Murray Banquet Center in Murray, Kentucky from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Humane Society of Calloway County, 607 Poplar Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071.
Online condolences maybe left at www.thejhchurchillfuneralhome.com. J. H. Churchill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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