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Priscilla MacKnight Ziegel, 88, passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2013 at home surrounded by her family. She was an occupational therapist at Good Samaritan Hospital and was one of the first occupational therapists to work in elementary schools in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati. She worked in the Fort Thomas, Campbell County, and Forest Hills school systems. She helped hundreds of children overcome learning problems in reading, spelling, math, and other areas. Born in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1925, Priscilla and her family moved to Mariemont, Ohio in 1940. She was a 1943 graduate of Mariemont High School and earned her Bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University in 1947. She resided in Fort Thomas and later in Hyde Park in Cincinnati. She lived most recently in the Deupree Cottages Retirement Community in Hyde Park. Priscilla enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and attending church and community activities. She was a member of Christ Church in Fort Thomas and then a member of the Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church. She volunteered at the Cincinnati Flower Show, delivered Meals-on-Wheels, and was a past president of the P.T.A. in the Fort Thomas schools. She traveled throughout the United States, including to Alaska and Hawaii, and to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, England, and Scotland. Among her fondest childhood memories were long summer vacations back in New England on Cape Cod. Priscilla was preceded in death by her husband, Harry MacKnight, in 1995 and her husband, Kenneth Ziegel, in 2011. She is survived by her children Suzanne Sparks (Jerry), David MacKnight (Gretchen), Richard MacKnight (Sharon), Helen Long (Jim), 10 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by Kenneth Ziegel's children, Penny Allen (Paul), Pat Timm, and Jan Taylor (Ed), grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Monday, December 30 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Dobbling Funeral Home, 106 S. Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, Kentucky. The funeral will be held on Tuesday, December 31 at 11:00 a.m. at the Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio. There will also be a visitation before the funeral service at the church from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate, Kentucky. Memorial gifts may be made to the Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church. Onilne Condolences to dmefuneral.com
Published in the Kentucky Enquirer from Dec. 29 to Dec. 30, 2013