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Phyllis Shanks June 27, 1938 - October 3, 2018


Phyllis M. Shanks, 80 of Southgate passed away October 3 at St. Elizabeth Ft. Thomas. She is preceded in death by her daughter Julie Shanks. Survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Alvin Shanks, dear children Robert (Priscilla) Shanks, Kevin (Rebecca) Shanks and Cara (Ernie) Shanks-Harms, grandchildren David and Jonathan Shanks, Jennifer (Dennis) Maines and Jason Hall, great-grandchildren Autumn Brinegar, Oakley Marie Shanks and Andrew and Matthew Maines, nieces Beth McDaniel-Adams and Lisa Stevenson and nephews Lynne and Jim Duff. Phyllis retired from the accounting department at Chiquita in 1999. Services will be private. Fares J. Radel Funeral Home, Newport serving the family.

Services will be private


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    Donna says

    Bob, Cill, Cara, Pops
    So so sorry for the loss of Mom Shanks she was a very special lady
    Will be very missed

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    Rose Heck says

    My condolences to the Shanks family

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    Pam Stallard says

    I am so very sorry for your liss.

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    Tim & Karen says

    Al, Bobby, Cara, & Kevin;
    Please accept our DEEPEST SYMPATHY on Passing of Phyllis. She was a wonderful neighbor for many years. Thoughts & Prayers r with U all. CONDOLENCES TO THE ENTIRE FAMILY.

    RIP Phyllis Shanks

    Tim & Karen Gray

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    Susan Bennett says

    Cara, Having just lost my father and my son…..I know a bit about what you are going through. Time does make things easier, but it will always hurt. I know you loved your mother and she was a wonderful woman. Try to be strong for your dad, who is probably just lost right now. Let others help you and be there for you when you can. I am always right next door, if you need to talk or just hang out. My prayers are with you and your family.

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    Paula Schuerman Gough says

    Uncle Al, Bob, Kevin & Cara… so sorry to hear about Aunt Phyllis. Thousands of memories came rushing back… She was such a special lady. I never would’ve made it through all those hard years without her …. she truly made your house a refuge. Peace & Love to all of you

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    Wayde Shanks says

    To my family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I do not know what to write, except I hope the love of family and friends sustains you through this most difficult of times.
    With love and sympathy,
    Wayde and Glenna

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    Dale Abney says

    Sorry for your loss Cara. 🙏🙏🙏

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