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Obituary for Marilyn Marie Combs

Marilyn Marie (nee: Powell) Combs, 91, passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2023, in the home she was born and raised in. Born on May 29, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Hobart and Marie Powell. After High School, Marilyn went to work for the Hyde Park Square Clothing Co. then later at Fetcheimmers Uniform Co. Marilyn was devoted to her Savior Jesus Christ and her church, First Baptist Church of Newport where she was a lifelong member. She volunteered for the children’s music program, taught the Women’s Sunday School Class and Vacation Bible School, prepared the Lord’s Supper, volunteered for the Kitchen Committee and was active in the Senior Adult Group. She deeply loved her many dogs and cats she raised over the years. Marilyn was an avid bowler and also enjoyed gardening, like her mother Marie. She will be remembered as a sweet, kind and giving person who was loved and will be missed by many. In addition to her parents, Marilyn was preceded in death by her beloved husband of almost 50 years: Manuel Combs and her twin sister: Margaret Deaton. Marilyn is survived by her daughter: Diana Heitmeier; 1st cousin: Joyce Ann (Bob) Kathman; sister-in-law: JoAnn Combs and numerous nieces and nephews. A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, from 11:00 A.M. until the Funeral Service at 12:00 P.M. (Noon) at Serenity Funeral Care, 40 West 6th Street, Covington, KY 41011. Interment: Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, KY. Memorials are suggested in Marilynn's name to St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at