Lois Ann Neltner (nee Lonnemann), was born on December 23, 1932, raised in Covington, KY, and went to heaven on March 4, 2022 after being fortified by the Sacraments. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Neltner, following 64 years of a loving marriage. She lived a full life and was cared for by her family and loving care-givers for the past 1-1/2 years - in her home and recently at her daughter’s home.
Loving mother of Terry (Ted) Chapman, Cheryl (Jim) Kircher, Tom (Janet Fox) Neltner, Ed (Kim) Neltner, and the late Nancy Neltner. Grandmother of Kevin Kircher, Beth (Ashley) Chance, Jamie Kircher, Eric (Sarah) Chapman, Brian Neltner, Mark (Megan) Chapman, Julie (Joe) Kuhn, Katie (Kevin) Siefker, Steven Neltner, Angela (Brian) Siefert, Michael (Sara), Chris and Rachel Neltner. Great-grandmother of Samantha, Austin, and Avery Chance; Noah, Hannah, and Jonah Chapman; Declan, Benjamin, Luke and Theo Siefert; Korinne, Kourtney, and Kody Siefker; Bryce Chapman; Emma and Winston Kuhn; and Vivian Neltner.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents Adeline & Lawrence Lonnemann, her sisters Mary (Bob) Vennemann, Betty (Harold) Luersen, and Barbara (Joe) Keller, and sister-in-law Deloris (Bob) Dauer.
Lois was known for her unwavering faith, brilliant mind, witty jokes, exceptional hospitality and authentic love for her family, friends, and anyone in need. She attended high school at Notre Dame Academy, became a medical lab technician at the age of 51 after obtaining her long-awaited college degree from Mt. St. Joseph, and continued to learn in the University of Cincinnati’s Mini Medical College with her granddaughter. Lois was an exceptional cook and baker and she enjoyed hosting dinner parties for her friends and family (being certain to invite widows and widowers) as a way to serve the ones she loved. She made sure that she taught her children and grandchildren how to properly set a table, social etiquette, and how to be someone who listens well and values relationships by being a friend to all. She was an avid bridge player, managed several bridge groups, and was known as an adept card player, especially at Gin Rummy. Her grandkids knew grandma never “let” you win! Lois was able to pay close attention to detail and had an eye for colors and style, which she used as a seamstress to create her sister’s wedding dress, clothing for herself and her children, window treatments for family, and for the vestments for Mass for St. Vivian’s Parish. She attended daily Mass, and volunteered in many capacities at St. Vivian’s, which included Parish Council, Worship Commission, Lectoring (the 1st women lector), co-chairing the Bid n’ Buy festival booth, organizing cafeteria volunteers, and Altar Rosary Society. Lois could lead and organize – and did! Lois will be missed greatly by her family; they will miss their humble leader who always said she was “Marvelous” and greeted them with a loving smile.
Visitation will be held at Hodapp Funeral Home, 6041 Hamilton Avenue, College Hill, 45224 on Monday, March 7th from 5:00-7:30pm.
Mass of Christian Burial is at St. Vivian Church, 7600 Winton Rd, 45224 on Tuesday, March 8th at 10:00am.
Donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Vivian