I once lived in Newport, and have heard plenty of Irene. I only saw her once when she and her then husband Charlie were sitting at a table near a window in a neighborhood tavern in Southgate. Unaware they're there, I'm trying to get static out of my coulotte by doing all kinds of twists and turns. I look up, sne Irene has a little smile, I smile, her smile got bigger as mine did. She then laughed, and said, "You're so beautiful no one notices; they're too busy looking at your face." She was also one of the best mayors that Newport ever had. I do believe that she was the first woman mayor.
Donna Wainscott - Erlanger, Ky.
So sorry to hear of Irene's passing. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Dennis, Rodena, Jake, Cassie and Kyle Ollier
Peggy,Rob,Olivia,Heide,Brenton,Karen and Paul Jr - You all are in thought and prayer. Michael,Darlene,Logan Lydia
Beth, Kenny, Heather and Josh,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We love your mom, she always made us feel like part of the family.
Angie, Billy, Buddy and Jessica
We are sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother and Father. Our love and prayers are with the Deaton family!
The Goebel Family
We now have another wonderful angel watching over us. I pray for the Deaton family that God will comfort you for the days to come. We love the Deaton family.
She was truly a strong woman to have raised and been a part of so many lives she had an influence on. We are lucky to have known her so well and for her to have been a part of our lives. Our thoughts, love and prayers to everyone a part of the Deaton family.
I am so sorry for your losses, I only learned of your dad, since the loss of your mom. I hope you find some comfort in your time of greif, it takes a long time to swallow all that has happened...
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. May she rest in God's arms.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Your Mom was quite a role model for our community. RIP Irene!
Truly a really nice woman. Our prayers are with the Deaton family.
So sorry to hear about Irene's passing. Prayers and sympathy to the family. Will always remember her sage advice and sense of humor. She had a major impact on my life. Beth Fennell