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Mrs. Lucille Rapking

march 25, 1934 – january 21, 2024

Mrs. Lucille Rapking

Lucille Rapking, a beloved mother, grandmother, and cherished member of the community, passed away on January 21, 2024, at the age of 89. She was born on March 25, 1934, in Combs, KY, to William Corbett and Edith Maloney (nee Warren). Lucille was a “Coal Miner’s” daughter. She was preceded in death by her husband George, Fran Goff, William Corbett Maloney, Jr., Wilma Freese, and Bruce Maloney. Lucille is survived by sister Bernice and brother Rick.

Lucille, lovingly known by those close to her heart as “Lou” dedicated her life to family and the joy they brought her. Lou was the proud mother of Phill (Candy) Rapking, Kim (Bill) Sterwerf, the late Gary Rapking, Jennifer and the late Jim Elkins, and Connie (Steve) Sansone. She was a pillar of love and support to her grandchildren Leslie (Aaron) Meyer, Christopher (Laura) Rapking, Jeffrey Rapking, Dustin (Courtney) Rapking, Karis (Michael) Gray, and Kayla (Nathan) Schaefer. She has 13 great grandchildren.

 Lucille graduated from East Vocational High School, Cincinnati, Ohio in 1952. “Lou” met her late husband, George, at the Sunbeam Restaurant in 1950. Her love for her late husband was an inspiration to all who knew them, having been married for 68 years. The couple shared everything together, attending Little League to college games with their children and grandchildren. Lucille found joy in various leisure activities with her husband and family, including bowling, cornhole, and cards, often delighting in a spirited game of euchre or chase the ace. She was an excellent cook, passing down family recipes to her children and grandchildren. Her roast beef and gravy, and spaghetti and meatballs were family favorites. Lucille and George loved to travel, making trips to Myrtle Beach, New Mexico, Arizona, and England.

Dedicated and hard-working, Lou worked as an assembly worker at Clippard Factory. Her colleagues remembered her as a determined and reliable team member who took pride in her work. She previously worked as a homemaker and did part-time work as a cafeteria worker at Mt. Healthy Schools.

Lucille’s journey may have come to an end, but her spirit will live in the hearts of those she touched. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 29, 2024, at Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 2155 Compton Road, 45231. Visitation will be from 10:00 -11:00 AM, and Service from 11:00 AM -12:00 PM. Following services, she will be laid to rest in Arlington Memorial Gardens.

In this time of mourning, let us remember Lucille as the loving mother and grandmother she was, and embrace the memories she leaves behind. She will forever be missed and cherished by family and friends.

Rest in peace, Lucille, knowing your love and spirit will be remembered by all who loved you.



Monday, January 29, 2024 at 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

The Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home


Monday, January 29, 2024 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The Arlington Memorial Gardens Funeral Home


Monday, January 29, 2024 at 12:00 PM

The Arlington Memorial Gardens

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“Dear Connie, I am so very sorry for you and your siblings for the loss of your mother, and for all of her grandchildren who just lost their beautiful grandmother. She sounds like such a loving and wonderful soul, who must have loved her family very much! It’s a fond memory to have a mother and grandmother that cooks so well that all of her family members loved to visit her and enjoy her home cooked meals and company. As a mother and grandmother, I assure you that her family brought her much joy in this lifetime. You look so much like your mother Connie! I’m just so sorry that you have to miss her now. May you all find comfort in sharing wonderful memories of your mother together in the days and weeks ahead. With deepest sympathy, Kim”

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