Irene R. Deaton, 75, of Newport, died on Friday, March 8, 2013 at Carmel Manor Nursing Home in Fort Thomas. She was the former Mayor for the City of Newport and a retired office assistant for Northern Kentucky Head Start. She was a member of the Lawler Hanlon VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Her son, Charles "Chuck" Deaton, brothers, Daniel and Thomas Cottingham preceded her in death. She is survived by her sons, Mark (Janet) Deaton, James (Tammy) Deaton and Doug Ollier; daughters, Beth (Ken) Mitchell, Peggy (Rob) Schultz, Karen Griffis, Mary Ann Curtis and Mercedes "Lynn" Deaton; 17 Grandchildren and 3 Great-Grandchildren. Visitation 4 to 8 pm on Monday, March 11 at Dobbling, Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home, 835 York St., Newport. Mass 10 am Tuesday at Holy Spirit Church, 825 Washington Ave., Newport. Burial in St. Stephen Cemetery, Ft. Thomas. Memorials are suggested to Carmel Manor Nursing Home, 100 Carmel Manor Rd., Ft Thomas, KY 41075. Online condolences to

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Published in the Kentucky Enquirer from Mar. 9 to Mar. 10, 2013