Donna Jean Berkemeier

August 22, 1944 - June 28, 2022

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Donna Jean Hicks Berkemeier, 77, of Edgewood, KY, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. She was a retired school teacher with the Covington Public School System, teaching primarily at Latonia Elementary School. Donna was a member of the Kentucky State Teachers Association and a member of St. Mark United Church of Christ in Latonia, KY. She was preceded in death by her husband: Gary B. Berkemeier and parents: Clayton and Dorothy Hicks. Donna is survived by her step-children: Cindy (Dr. Larry) Kopczyk, Tammy (Nick) Scully, Shelley Rigg and Jeff (Judy) Berkemeier and brother and sister-in-law: John and Susan Hicks. The visitation will be at Connley Brothers Funeral Home, 11 East Southern Avenue, Covington (Latonia), KY 41015 on Saturday, July 2, 2022 from 9:30 AM until the funeral service at 10:30 AM. Interment: Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell, KY. Memorials are suggested to Alzheimer's Association C/O and/or Hospice of the Bluegrass. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at


Phillip Gaines - Sep 18, 2022
Miss B was my 3rd grade teacher in 1980. She was my favorite teacher of all time. I used to see her from time to time and she always called me Pillip. She left a forever impression on my life. She will be missed.
Amy Schaefer Fausz - Jul 14, 2022
Sorry for your loss just found out she passed she was my 3rd grade teacher at Latonia Elementary one of the nicest sweetest teachers i ever had
LaVonda Stanfill Luke - Jul 6, 2022
Rest in Peace my friend. I had Miss Hicks as my 3rd grade teacher at 10th district. She was one of my favorite teachers and had a special place in my heart. I would go back several times a year and see her throughout the school year. I even got to student teach with her when I was a Jr/Sr in high school in my vocational school classes. She was an awesome lady and will be missed by all. Truly sorry for her family's loss.
Diana L Preston - Jul 5, 2022
I found out this morning that Donna had passed away…it made me sad to think of losing a dear friend. I taught with Donna for many years at Latonia Elementary; she was such a lovely person and brought joy and happiness to everyone that knew her! My deepest sympathy to the family…it will leave a sad void for people that are still here, but definitely know that Heaven gained a sweet angel with her passing! Love you Donna! XO❤️XO Diana Preston
Ben Baker - Jul 2, 2022
Mrs B was such a great influence on me as a third grader. Her fun way of teaching and compassion helped me so much in my early years. I loved Donna and send my sincerest condolences to her family. We are better for having her in our lives.
Ursula (Schroeder) Smith - Jul 2, 2022
So very sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my prayers. My deepest sympathy, Ursula
Julie Maddox - Jul 2, 2022
So sorry for your loss. I taught with Donna at Latonia. She was a fabulous teacher. So good with the kids. Praying for you in Jesus's name. May you find comfort in him.
Darrell Lee Meader - Jul 1, 2022
Love X infinity May you rest in the arms of our loving God, our creator and his ever lasting love for eternity! Blessings in the name of his Son and our savior Jesus Christ Darrell Lee Meader
Stacy Archie - Jul 1, 2022
John and Susan, My deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of Donna. She was a very sweet lady and your devotion to her and the way you cared for her was truly touching to witness. I know it is hard caring for a loved one during a time of illness, but you both gave your time and attention to her unfailingly. May she rest in peace. Prayers, Stacy Archie (Atria)

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