Ralph W. Beiting of Louisa

Rev. Msgr. Ralph W. Beiting 88 of Louisa, KY passed away Wednesday August 9, 2012 at Kings Daughters Medical Center following a brief illness. Msgr. Beiting was born Jan. 1, 1924 at Newport, KY, the son of the late Ralph T. and Martha C. Hiance Beiting. He was ordained Diaconate at the Shrine of Immaculate Conception, 1948, Catholic University in Washington by Most Reverend Bishop McNamara; Priesthood at the Cathedral Basilica, Covington, June 4th 1949 by Most Reverend Bishop William T. Mulloy. In 1957 he founded with permission of Bishop Mulloy the Cliffview Lodge in Garrad County with the purpose being to care for the children of the mountain area of Kentucky. In 1962 with permission of Bishop Ackerman he founded the Christian Appalachian Project. He also authored several books on Appalachia during his lifetime. Survivors include his brothers and sisters Jim Beiting, Donald Beiting, Doris Beiting, Jerry Beiting, Rose Beiting, Sr. Mary Martha Beiting, Ann Schadle, and Mary Lou Deavy. He was preceded in death by sister Dorothy Noll and brothers Raymond and Paul Beiting. Visitation for Msgr. Beiting will be held on Saturday August 11th from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Saint Jude Catholic Church Louisa, KY; Reception of the Body and Vespers-Evening Prayers of the Church will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Holy Family Catholic Church 900 Winchester Ave. Ashland, KY with visitation from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday August 13th at 11 a.m. at the Holy Family Catholic Church Ashland, KY. Visitation will be held on Tuesday August 14th at the Saint Joseph Catholic Church at Cold Spring, KY beginning at 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. with the Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in the Saint Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations are suggested to the Fr. Beiting Appalacian Mission Fund for the Mountain Missions. Arrangements are under the care of Wilson Funeral Home Louisa, KY. Online Condolences may be made at www.wilsonfuneralhomeky.com