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Doris S. Perry

December 24, 2018

Burial Date: January 19, 2019

Highland United Methodist Church 314N. Ft. Thomas Avenue Ft. Thomas, KY Jan. 19, 12 p.m.

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Doris Jean Strother Perry, age 92, of Fort Thomas, KY, entered heaven on December 24, 2018. Doris was born in Lexington, Ky to Jeremiah Park and Mary Evelyn Strother. She grew up in Covington and was a 1943 graduate of Holmes High School. Doris is preceded in death by her husband Victor R. Perry and her sisters Lois Bosmeny and Jerry Wade. She is survived by sons; David Perry, Jon (Anne) Perry, daughters; Becky Perry, Debbie (Mike) Todd and brother-in-law Jim Wade. She lived in Fort Thomas for nearly 64 years, most of which were spent in her beloved home on Tremont Avenue. Her last years were spent among her many friends at The Barrington retirement community.

Doris was a kind and loving mother who lived with style and grace and was known for her beautiful smile. She was a gifted artist who studied at the University of Cincinnati and Baker-Hunt Art & Cultural Center and was recognized for her paper cut silhouettes and paintings that adorn many homes in the greater Cincinnati area. Doris was blessed to have so many wonderful friends from community involvement, bridge clubs, the Fort Thomas Woman’s Club and Campbell County YMCA where she was a charter member. She was a member of the Highland United Methodist Church since 1954 where her grandfather had served as pastor. She loved her Sunday School Class, her small group of Circle 11 women and working for many years with children in the nursery. She retired from Federated Department Stores and was also a secretary at Highlands High School. Doris was very proud of her ancestry and was a long standing member of the William Strother Society.

Doris was a world traveler from Alaska to Egypt, the Holy Land and through most of Europe. For many years she enjoyed attending the Cincinnati Symphony. She had a great love for her grandsons, Nathan, Cole, and Michael, nieces and nephews as well as her cherished companions in her later years of life, Georgia Herald and Charlie Hunterman. Doris was especially close to the Scharff family, Jade, Joshua, and Jacob the children who referred to her as “Grammy”.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 19th at the Highland United Methodist Church, 314 N. Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, KY. The memorial visitation will be from 10:00 to 12:00. The service at 12:00 will be followed by a celebration of life reception in the Fellowship Hall. Memorials are requested to Highland United Methodist Church or to the Baker-Hunt Foundation.