Joyce RIES (1930 - 2013)

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Joyce C. Hodges Ries, 83, of Fort Thomas, passed away on March 18, 2013 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center - Ft. Thomas, KY. She was a retired Bookkeeper with Catholic (Social Services) Charities and served as the bookkeeper at the former Our Lady of the Highlands - Ft. Thomas. Joyce was the beneficiary of one of the first doses of penicillin at the age of 13 to cure her of her rheumatic fever. Joyce loved her family and friends, golfing and being on her deck with her husband Dan. Joyce was born February 12, 1930 in Linden, NJ to the late Burwell Hodges and Beatrice Newman Hodges. Joyce is survived by her beloved Husband of 57 years, Daniel E. Ries, Jr. of Fort Thomas, KY, Daughter, Terri Roberts of Orem, UT, Daughter, Lauren Ries of Fort Thomas, KY, Son, Danny Ries of Fort Thomas, KY, Daughter, Sandy (Robin) Murphy of Middletown, OH, Son, Joe (Teri Hentz) Ries of Villa Hills, KY, Daughter, Rhonda Lott of Valley Grande, AL; Grandchildren, Michael Roberts, Mandy Petersen, Emily Ries, Aaron Ries, Ethan Ries, Ellie Murphy, Alaina Pilott, Clint Fuhrman, Amanda Seckinger, Nathan Fuhrman, 7 Great Grandchildren, Sisters and brothers in law and many close friends. Memorial Visitation will be held 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Friday, March 22, 2013, at the Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home, Fort Thomas, Kentucky. Memorial Mass will be 10:30 am Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Mother of God Church, Covington, KY. Donations can be made in her honor to Catholic Charities - Diocese of Covington 3629 Church Street Covington, KY 41015 or Mother of God Church 119 W. Sixth Street Covington, KY 41011. Online condolences can be given at

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Published in the Kentucky Enquirer from Mar. 21 to Mar. 22, 2013
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