Willa Dean Rivers

February 12, 1949 - February 15, 2021

Willa Dean Rivers, age 72, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died Monday, February 15,2021 at Hospice of Hamilton.  Willa was born February 12, 1949. She is preceded in death by her parents: Lowell Delbert and Nellie (Markuell) Rivers; son Patrick Dean Rivers; two brothers: Lowell Robert Rivers and Richard Nace and one brother-in-law, Joe Lee Easter.

She is survived by one daughter, Courtny Erin Rivers of Trenton; one son, Brandon Keith Rivers of Cincinnati; one grandson, Aaron Gabriel Newman of Trenton; two sisters: Carolyn Sue Easter of Stout and Patricia Ann (Daniel) Hardyman of Georgetown; one brother, Larry Joe Rivers (Carol) of Cincinnati;

six nephews: John (Crystal) Easter of Stout, Nathan (Angela) Hardyman of Georgetown, Zachary Hardyman of Georgetown, Joseph (Maria) Rivers of Cincinnati, Jacob and Joshua Rivers of Cincinnati; two great nephews: Hunter Howard and Aiden Hardyman and three great nieces: Haley Howard and Madelyn Easter and Alexis Hardyman.

Willa graduated from Manchester High School in 1967 and moved to Cincinnati at the age of 19.  She was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.  She loved her family and will be dearly missed.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to:

Starfire University, 530 Oaklawn Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45227.

The public visitation is 12 – 2 PM Tuesday, February, 23 2021 at Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated, 205 South Cherry Street, West Union, Ohio 45693.

The public funeral is 2 PM Tuesday, February, 23 2021 at Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated. Pastor Eugene Kitchen will officiate.

The public interment is at Manchester Cemetery, 813 East 8th Street, Manchester, Ohio 45144.

Due to Covid-19 Regulations, please wear a mask.

Lafferty Funeral Home is serving the family.


Phillip and Vicki Rhonemus - Mar 1, 2021
Dear Rivers Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Sincerely,