Lorene Due

May 10, 1948March 22, 2021
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Lorene Due, age 72 passed away March 22, 2021 in Middletown, OH. She was born May 10, 1948 in Covington, KY, the daughter of Roy and Bessie (Collins) Payne.

Lorene is preceded in death by her parents and brother, John Lloyd Payne; sisters, Susan Reynolds Payne and Carol Ann Tackett Payne.

Lorene is survived by her husband of 53 years, George Due Jr.; sons, George Due III, Brian Due; daughter, Rachael (Jason) Gabbard; grandson, Jacob Due; granddaughter, Skylar Due; sisters, Aretta MacFerren, Rachel Furnish, Rose Ratley, Diane Icenogle and Pam Smith.

Lorene enjoyed working at Christ Hospital for 26 years but her real passion was being with her family. She loved music and she loved to dance. She enjoyed bingo with her sisters as well as a friendly poker game with her husband and all her siblings. Her kids and grandkids would say she was the "queen" at playing the game Catch Phrase, she was so animated she filled the room with laughter. She loved to laugh and make others laugh. She was also a dog lover, she spoiled her four Yorkies and her grand-dogs too! Her favorite holiday was Christmas and one year had five Christmas trees decorated in her home. She touched so many peoples lives with her kindness, her love, her laughter and especially with her faith in the Lord.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 2pm, Monday, March 29, 2021 at St. John’s Catholic Church, 1405 First Avenue, Middletown, OH 45044. Visitation will follow from 3-5pm, at Breitenbach Anderson Funeral Home, 517 South by Sutphin St., Middletown, OH 45044.

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  • Mass

    Monday, March 29, 2021

  • Visitation

    Monday, March 29, 2021


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Gary Tenhundfeld

March 30, 2021

I am sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Gary and Connie Tenhundfeld

Jerry&Pat Klug

March 28, 2021

The Angels have taken you Home, May we meet again! We shared many memories of the love of life and family and of the Lord! Music and dance! You will be missed by everyone who knew you! May God give your family peace and strength to know that you are home with your Father for eternity! 🙏