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Obituaries

Sue Diefenbach

Sue, 59, passed away April 16, 2017. Sue was an avid reader, enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and friends, bird watching- especially hummingbirds and playing video games, like Crash Bandicoot, with her girls. She is survived by her fiancé, Kevin Moore; daughters, Michelle (Greg) Ross, Mary Ann Diefenbach…...

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Joe Hipfel

Joe, 87, of Cincinnati, passed away April 9, 2017. Joe enjoyed his long and rewarding career as the Chief Road Design Engineer for Hamilton County. He played baseball for the University of Michigan and was a single-digit handicap golfer until recently. He is survived by his loving wife of 61…...

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Elizabeth J. McIlvoy

Elizabeth J “Betty”, 78 of Cold Spring passed away April 9 at Care Spring Nursing Home, Ft. Thomas. She is preceded in death by her son Thomas Carl McIlvoy. Betty is survived by her loving husband of 60 years Carl McIlvoy, children James McIlvoy and Paula (Stephen) Bishop, grandchildren Landan…...

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Eliza J. Long

Eliza Jane, 82 of Newport passed away April 5 at St. Elizabeth Healthcare. She is preceded in death by her husband George Arnette Long and son Harry David Long. Survived by daughters Jada Annette Long and Evelyn Lee Long, grandsons Jason and Joseph Sherrill and Greg Long and many great…...

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Retta M. Turner

Retta M, 76 of Cinti passed away Apr 6 at Brookwood Retirement Community.  Retta is survived by her loving husband Lossie E “Bud” Turner, step-daughter Lisa Buxton, brothers Ronnie (Betty) Hill, Shawn (Kristi) Hill, the late Tommy Hill and the late Danny Hill, sisters Brenda Sue (Carl) Sharp and Hila…...

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John Tippey

John Tippey, 89, of Highland Heights, Kentucky, passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017. Devoted husband to Sherry, loving and proud father of Jayne, Zara Louise, Jake and the late Rebecca, and Grandpa of Rachel, Christopher, and Claire. Born in Blackpool, England, a Northern Kentucky resident since 1990, John was…...

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Bill Thatcher

(James W.), 73, passed away April 1, 2017. He is survived by wife, Vicki Thatcher; sons, Pat (Cherie) Thatcher, Mike (Mary) Thatcher, Brandt (Tammy) Thatcher; grandchildren, Brian, Bailey, Benjamin, Brooklyn, Abbie, Wesley, Alex, Cierra, Joe, Trey, Anthony; siblings, Becky (Larry) Wagner, Carmel, IN and Robert (Susie) Thatcher, Tarpon Springs, FL;…...

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Joseph M. Griffith

Joseph Mitchell Griffith, 37 of Newport unexpectedly lost his life on Monday, March 27, 2017. Joey leaves behind his parents, Helen Griffith and Randy Griffith, sister Kimberly Hensley, brother Randy Griffith, 2 beautiful children, Kendrick Blanton 13 and Jayla Blanton 12. Visitation for Joseph will be held on Thursday, April…...

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Nancy J. Dorgan

DORGAN Nancy J, 86 of Lebanon, OH (formerly of Newport) passed away Jan 3, 2017. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years, John E. Dorgan. Survived by her dear children, John (Selby) Dorgan, William (Theresa) Dorgan, Karen Dorgan, Patricia (Gary) Strobel and Barbara Dorgan, 6…...

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Leon Drake Sr.

Leon R. Drake Sr. passed away December 19, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Mary Lou Drake.  Survived by special friend Gayle Pauley, children Sandra (Pat) Burns, Bill Drake, Clindy (Ken) Gohs, Lee (Carrie) Drake, 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, siblings in Michigan &…...

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