Keith Viars

March 29, 1968 - October 2, 2016

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Keith William Viars, 48, of Covington, KY passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2016. He was a HVAC Technician, a Navy Veteran and a member of Holy Cross Church. Keith was currently furthering his education at Cincinnati State University and was an avid sports fan. He was preceded in death by his son: Keifer Lee Viars and his mother: Sandy Short Viars Suid. Keith is survived by his daughters: Emily Viars and Amberley Petra; father: Bill Viars; twin sister: Kelly Wynne Viars; sister: Heather (Corey) Viars Slais; one grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass of Christian burial will be on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 12 PM (Noon) at Holy Cross Church, 3612 Church Street, Covington (Latonia), KY 41015. Memorials are suggested to the Emily A. Viars Education Fund C/O any Huntington Bank. To leave an online condolence please visit us on Facebook or at


Randy Viars - Oct 18, 2016

I am sorry to hear about Keith’s passing. My father is Mack Viars and I believe that I have part of your family tree in his genealogy report that he did back in the early 90’s. My Grandfather is Lige Viars and my uncle is Wilber Viars.
My prayers and thoughts are with the family.


Keith was a great man, I called him the skittles and M&M guy. He would always make me a bag of the mix. he will truly be missed. My prayers go out to you and the family

Janet Mitchell - Oct 7, 2016

I am in shock to learn of Keith’s passing. He was a polite, friendly, and respectful gentleman always. He is among the angels watching now over us all, as he was in real life. My prayers are with you as you walk thru this time of grief and celebration of life for such a beautiful person.

Kelly Harper - Oct 7, 2016

Keith, you will be missed at Cincinnati State. I will miss having another UK fan to say Go Cats! and cheer on their victories. My heart goes to your family. I hope they know you made an impact at Cincinnati State and those you encountered.

Andrea Speckter - Oct 7, 2016

Mr. Viars was a student in my Human Relations class a couple of years ago. He was an exceptionally bright student and extremely friendly. I will miss him.

Lois Faye - Oct 7, 2016

Keith will be really missed from our leadership class he was so outspoken and funny we just did a class activity and he was so hilarious. Keith you always kept a bright beautiful smile on your face and it illuminated to others. God bless you and your family.
Lois Faye

Nancy Wright - Oct 7, 2016

Mr. Keith Viars was one of my favorite students, and one of my favorite people at Cincinnati State. He set the standard for respect and was a father figure to many. After he completed my composition class, we still kept in touch during conversations in the hallway. I often shared with him that he was a role model to me. He still is.

Khalia Shaw, Marketing Dept. - Oct 6, 2016

Keith will be sorely missed. We always spoke to each other in the halls or when he delivered mail to the Marketing Department. I only recently found out he was actually a student at the College, he had a wonderful disposition. I will hold you in my prayers as you grieve the loss of your loved one, and my peer. An angel is now watching over us all.

Ruth Miller/Finance Dept. - Oct 6, 2016

Keith was a great guy. I spoke with him everyday and he always had a smile on his face and positive things to say. I have a daughter that attends school here and I remember he and I having a conversation about our girls!! He will be missed tremendously!! I think I’m still in shock!! What a great guy he was!!

Mimi Albers - Oct 6, 2016

Keith was such a positive person and hard worker. He took pride in his job and class work, and he brightened my day. I will miss him dearly.

Student Support Services - Oct 6, 2016

Keith was a member of Student Support Services at Cincinnati State Technical & Community College. He loved stopping in the office just to check on us and to get tutoring when needed. He will be missed, but will be remembered as a dedicated student. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the family during these extremely difficult times. It was our pleasure to be a part of his life. We smile when we think of him.
SSS Staff Members

Melissa Scott - Oct 6, 2016

Keith was a very friendly guy. He always had a smile and a kind word to share. He will be greatly missed by the Finance Department. I’m very sorry for his family’s loss.

Deborah Pitts - Oct 6, 2016

Keith was a very nice man that always smiled.
He will be sorely missed.

Laura Smith - Oct 6, 2016

Keith will be greatly missed by the Bookstore Staff. He was always pleasant and kind, and was such a hard-working person both as a student and as a worker in the Mailroom. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Ginna Witte - Oct 6, 2016

Your dad delivered our mail every morning at Cincinnati State. He was always friendly and extremely on top of things – he will be missed!

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