Barbara Ann Luken

July 22, 1947 - August 28, 2021

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LUKEN, Barbara beloved daughter of the late Clem and Betty Luken, loving sister of Paul Luken (Helen Helwig) and Beverly Diemar, aunt of Richard (Mary), Randy Diemar and Lauren Partch, great aunt of Patrick, Sean, Joey and Andrew Diemar. Also survived by aunts, cousins, godchildren and friends. Barb taught at St. Boniface School for 45 years, after retirement Barb volunteered at St. Boniface and served at St. Vincent de Paul. Barb passed away on Saturday, August 28, 2021 age 74.

Visitation Thursday, September 2, 2021 at Hodapp Funeral Home, 6041 Hamilton Ave., College Hill, 45224 from 5-7 PM and on Friday, September 3 at St. Boniface Church, 1750 Chase Ave., 45223 from 9 AM until Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM.  MASKS ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Boniface Education Fund or St. Boniface St. Vincent de Paul. Condolences at


Pat Danneman - Sep 6, 2021
Barb was a wonderful teacher as well as a outstanding human being. I was an aquaintance of Barb's through school teacher conventions, etc. We reconnected when I joined St. Bartholomew's Parish years ago.
Bernice Thompson - Sep 3, 2021
Barb was truly a "teacher's teacher" as she set the bar of excellence for everyone. Loved her as my teacher, and enjoyed her company as an adult. She made the difference in many lives, and is why I loved science and became a teacher. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Anita Dennany - Sep 2, 2021
Miss luken was a very nice person. She will be missed by many people. She was very close to our family
Gail Staubach Kelly - Sep 2, 2021
Barb was an incredible teacher. She treated us as young adults and was always in control of the class without ever having to raise her voice. Over 40 years later, I still remember many things she taught. We also asked her many times to drive us to our after school sporting events. After she retired, she became the President of the St. Vincent De Paul conference at St. Boniface and helped hundreds of needy people in Northside. So many will miss her terribly.
Holly Feiler - Sep 1, 2021
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Ms Luken She was my favorite teacher and she will be missed by everyone that knew her sending prayers to her family
Shawn Weyrich - Aug 31, 2021
She was the best teacher I ever had. Her peerless teaching was one of the main reasons I wanted to become, and did become, a scientist. Her passing is a great loss, but her memory will always be a blessing to her students.
Tim & Donna Banish - Aug 30, 2021
Barb taught our two children at St. Boniface, both loved her as a teacher. Although I had met her as a teacher, when she took over St. Vincent de Paul we worked together while she learned the system. If there is a saint in the making, it's Barb.
Danielle Campbell - Aug 30, 2021
She was my 8th grade teacher. She was a very sweet loving person. She will be missed.
Alice (Boliske) Jessup - Aug 30, 2021
Barb was a favorite teacher at St. Boniface and a lifelong friend. She will be greatly missed. Prayers for the family as she rest in the loving arms of Our Lord.
Gwynn Gower - Aug 30, 2021
We have been Barb's neighbors for years. I will miss our in the middle of the street talks and catching up on each others lives. She will be missed on Sherwood Drive. Prayers for her family.
Terri Voegele - Aug 30, 2021
My Mom, Jeanette Schinaman, always spoke warmly of Barb Luken. She knew her from St. Boniface School where myself and my siblings went along with some of my nephews and niece and my Mom worked for many years. May God Bless her family and friends with peace and happy memories.