AMerican Veteran 11

Billy Lee McKibben

November 13, 1942 ~ June 16, 2022 (age 79)


Billy Lee McKibben, 79, of Covington, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2022 at Upper Valley Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born November 13, 1942, near Bradford, to the late Charles and Mildred “Katie” (Johnston) McKibben. He married his bride of over 53 years, Betty Jane (Billenstein) McKibben on September 28, 1968; she survives.

He will also be missed and remembered by his children, Dawn (late husband Eric) Flory, and her fiancé Thomas Babylon Jr. of Covington, Christa (Raymond) Burton of Troy, Patrick (Violet) McKibben of Troy; his beloved dog Maya; ten grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Meredith, Landon, Jaiden, Bryant, Blake, Madison, Chelsea, Cori and Clay; three great-grandchildren, Zoey, Damian and Aria; and his brother, Charles Edward (Connie) McKibben of Bradford. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Cathy Jean (Tim) Palmer and Debbie McKibben.

Billy was a 1960 graduate of Gettysburg High School and served his country in the U.S. Army. He retired from Hobart Brothers/ITW after 42 years of service. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Covington. Billy enjoyed watching TV, baseball, his family’s sporting events, playing Yahtzee, and spending time with Maya.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 23, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 E. Bridge St., with Pastor Rachel Patterson officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Highland Cemetery. Friends may visit from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be left for the McKibben family at

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June 22, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
St. John's Lutheran Church
200 E. Bridge St.
Covington, OH 45318

Funeral Service
June 23, 2022

10:00 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church
200 E. Bridge St.
Covington, OH 45318


St. John's Lutheran Church
200 E. Bridge St., Covington OH 45318
Tel: 1-937-473-2170

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