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Beatrice Lux

July 24, 1915 — December 16, 2014

Behind Every Great Man is a Great Woman

The third eldest of six children and the daughter of an Italian immigrant, Beatrice Lux (née Sebastianelli) grew up in Oakley, Ohio. She attended Xavier Community School for secretarial training, and she spent the weekends dancing with her sisters. Beatrice enjoyed playing bingo and cards, lying out in the warm sun, and cooling off with Chocolate Marshmallow sundaes from Dairy Queen.

Beatrice's greatest love was her family, especially her late husband, John. Although their first date was to a birthday party and their second to Coney Island, Beatrice and John met when both worked for H.H. Meyer Meat Packing Co. (Partridge Meats). They were married at St. Cecilia's in Oakley and raised their family on Reidlin Avenue in Covington. In November, 2009, John passed away after they had celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary.

John and Beatrice were members of St. John's Parish in Covington and sent their children to Catholic school. Beatrice ensured the family attended the annual May-Crowning ceremonies as well as the annual Family Sunday festivities. She volunteered many hours at St. John's as a member of the Mother's Club and in the school cafeteria. "Mom was the most unselfish person in the world," say all her children, "She took in family members who needed care. She made certain we were fed, our uniforms were cleaned, and cheered us on at all of our games."

Beatrice was blessed with many grandchildren. She loved when they visited and shared her famous dish - spaghetti and meatballs. John and Beatrice's favorite holiday was Christmas, and they ensured that their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren had gifts each year. Nothing made them happier than celebrating the holiday together with the entire family.

Beatrice never stopped taking care of others, even in death. She requested her body be donated to University of Cincinnati Anatomical Department; hoping future medical students will use it to discover cures for debilitating illnesses.

She died peacefully at the age of 99 in her home in Florence on Tuesday, December 16, 2014.

Beatrice is survived by her five children, Jo Ann (the late Leonard) Ruedebusch, John (Lillian) Lux Jr., Patti (Jack) Bertagna, Jerry (Carol) Lux, and Rick (Linda) Lux, Sr.; grandchildren, Lori Ruedebusch, Lisa Parks, Amiee Ostendorf, Elisha Brinck, Adam Lux, Bridgette Stegman, Nicholas Bertagna, Gino Bertagna, Jarrod Lux, Jason Lux, Jennifer Lux-Afryl and Ricky Lux, Jr: 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

The family will receive friends and loved ones Saturday, December 20, 2014, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Mary Queen of Heaven Church in Erlanger, followed by a Memorial Mass at 12:00 Noon.

Donations are being accepted for St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Drive Edgewood, KY 41017 or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Medical Center, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home, Covington is serving the family.

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