James Cleves

February 23, 1927 - February 28, 2018

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James G. Cleves, 91, of Villa Hills, KY, passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII and the Korean Conflict. Jim was a member of St. Joseph Parish and worked in the Sales and Marketing Department of the Coca-Cola Company. He was a past President of Kenton County Lions Club, Past President of Cincinnati Grocers Association, Past President of Cincinnati Police Captains Association, Past President of St. Joseph Holy Name Society, Past President of St. Joseph Happy Timers and Co-Owner of the former Chicken Express in Crescent Springs, KY. Jim was preceded in death by his parents: August and Helen Cleves. He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years: Ruth A. Cleves; daughters: Pam (Bernie) O’Bryan, Debbie Jansen, Paula (Dean) Rohs, Diane (Phil) Leicht and Kathy (Rick) Hegge; sister: Mary Jane (Bill) Coyle; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-granddaughter. Visitation will be at Connley Brothers Funeral Home, 11 East Southern Avenue, Covington (Latonia), KY 41015, on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 8:30 AM until Prayers at 10:15 AM. Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Joseph Church, 2470 Lorraine Court, Crescent Springs, KY 41017 on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 11:00 AM. Interment: St. John Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph Church and/or Redwood School, 71 Orphanage Road, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at www.connleybrothersfuneralhome.com


Jill Campeotto (Darpel) - Mar 3, 2018

He was such a good brother to my Mom. Family was so important to him. He will be truly missed. I am sorry I am unable to come today. I live in Nashville and was just up last weekend. My thoughts and prayers are with you today and the days ahead.

Jim and Dolores Overby - Mar 2, 2018

So sorry for your loss Brandon and Jennifer! I remember him at you wedding dancing! He will be dancing in Heaven! God Bless!

Mike Duncan - Mar 2, 2018

Ruth & Family:
So sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. We have lost a wonderful man. Prayers to you and yours.

Buzz Sanders - Mar 2, 2018

I’m so sorry for your loss, Jim was one of the GOOD guys, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

mary Haskamp Bishop - Mar 2, 2018

I worked with Jim for many years at Latonia Springs Dairy. Many fond memories. My sympathy to your family

My prayers goout to all of you - Mar 2, 2018

I can’t even describe how bad I feel. I loved him very much and he meant so much to everyone he touched in life. He was a very special man. I am so sorry for the loss to his family. My prayers go out to all of you.
Sincerely, Wanda

Mary Pat and Tony Noll - Mar 1, 2018

Aunt Ruthie and family,
We send you are love and you are in our prayers.

Kathleen Romero - Mar 1, 2018

My heart goes out to all family. You will meet again.

Mary Anne & Don Memering - Mar 1, 2018

So,so sorry,He was a Great Man!All of you,are in our thoughts and prayers!

Gayle - Mar 1, 2018

No finer man have I ever known than Jim. Ruth, you and your whole family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love you

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