Obituary of Wanda Mackey
Wanda (nee. Shafer) Mackey, age 90, of Florence passed away at St. Elizabeth Hospice on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 surrounded by family. Wanda was born September 24, 1927 in Covington. She married Frank on February 25, 1945 and settled in Florence in 1960 where she raised her family. Wanda loved to be surrounded by her family and sitting on her front porch with a cup of coffee. She is preceded in death by her husband Frank Mackey, her daughter Mary Hoffman, her grandson John Hoffman, her parents Herbert and Bessie Shafer, and her siblings. Wanda is survived by her Sons; Greg (Carol) Mackey of Walton, and Pat (Celeste) Mackey of Burlington, and Daughter; Anita (Moe) Ripperda of Damiansville, Ill.; grandchildren Sarah Hoffman (special friend Will Datt) of Patriot, Ind., Destiny Mackey (special friend Brad Gripshover) of Burlington; Serenity (Chad) Kearns of Union; Jennifer (Chris) Thomas of Kingston Springs, Tenn., Sean (Sarah) Mackey of Taylor Mill, Wesley (Lindsay) Mackey of Independence, Dakota (Desiree) Mackey of Erlanger, Ben Ripperda of Damiansville, Ill., and Gabriel Brown of Walton; and great grandson Colton Kearns. The funeral service is scheduled for Sunday, February 25 at 3:00 at Don Catchen and Sons Funeral Home, Elsmere. Friends may call from 1:00-3:00 at the funeral home. Private burial will be later at the family’s convenience. Memorial Donations may be made to St. Elizabeth Hospice in Edgewood.