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In Memory of
James G. Cleves
February 23, 1927 - February 28, 2018

Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Connley Brothers from 8:30 AM-Prayers at 10:15 AM

Saturday, March 3, 2018 11:00 AM St. Joseph Church

St. John Cemetery

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



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 Gayle


Mary Anne & Don Memering

Mar 1, 2018

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


Kathleen Romero

Mar 1, 2018

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


Mary Pat and Tony Noll

Mar 1, 2018

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


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 Haskamp Bishop

Mar 2, 2018

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


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.


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.


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!


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.