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Mildred C. Westerman

January 1, 2018

Burial Date: January 5, 2018

Erlanger Baptist Church 116 Commonwealth Ave Erlanger, KY 41018 Jan. 5, 11 a.m.

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Mildred “Charmaine” Combs Westerman, 84, born February 1, 1933, departed from this world on January 1, 2018. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Janice Dee Combs and LaDonna Lee Combs Bradford. Born the daughter of Arnold Dee and Naomi Spencer Combs of Covington, Charmaine was a 1950 graduate of Holmes High School and attended Cincinnati Business College. She met the love of her life, John Philip Westerman, Jr., in 1951 on a blind date. They were married on June 13, 1953, and were married for 64 years upon her death. Charmaine is survived by her husband, John, her children John Philip III and Diana Westerman Jenny (Rick), her brother, John William Combs (Glenna), her sister Elizabeth Combs Harris (Weldon); grandchildren Kristina Jenny Rawe, Lauren Jenny Pfeiffenberger (Keith), John Philip Westerman IV and Ray Spencer Westerman; great-grandchildren, Maria Elizabeth Rawe, Lydia Page Rawe and Finn Lawson Pfeiffenberger, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Charmaine was a member of Erlanger Baptist Church where she taught the Lydia Ladies Adult Women Sunday School class and was an active member of the Women’s Missionary Union. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Visitation with the family will be held on Friday, January 5, 2018, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Erlanger Baptist Church with funeral services following at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger, KY.