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Shirley O’Mera

Service Date: March 20, 2021
Visitation Info: Mary Queen of Heaven Church
Interment Info: Calvary Cemetery
Service Info: Mary Queen of Heaven Church
Service Info

Shirley Julia O’Mera (nee Reuter), 91, passed away peacefully at her residence on Saturday, March 6, 2021. Shirley was a Data Entry Operator for the IRS for over 21 years, but most important to Shirley were her roles as loving wife, mother, and grandmother of the O’Mera family and dear friend to many.

She also was a member of Mary Queen of Heaven Church for more than 60 years, and a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Covington/Kenton County Lion’s Club, and the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians. In retirement, Shirley worked part-time at COMAIR as a Secretary in Human Resources and, later, as a 2nd Grade Assistant for Mary Queen of Heaven School.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Emma Reuter; and her siblings, Lillian “Noonie” Lueders, Dorothy Schneider, Ronald Reuter and Thomas Reuter.

She leaves behind her loving husband of 69 years, Al O’Mera; her children, Mike (Jayne) O’Mera, Peggy (Tom) Clark, and Tim (Missy) O’Mera. Shirley also leaves behind her grandchildren, Brittany (Victor), Brad, Jeff, Megan (Brian), Bridget, Katie, and Molly; and her great-grandson, Milo.

Visitation will be on Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 10:00AM-11:00AM at Mary Queen of Heaven Church in Erlanger, KY. Mass of Christian Burial will follow the visitation at 11:00AM at the church.

Mass will be live streamed for those who can not attend in person at

Burial at Calvary Cemetery in Lexington, KY.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to: St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o Mary Queen of Heaven Parish, 1150 Donaldson Rd., Erlanger, KY 41018 or Covington-Kenton Lions Club, PO Box 17641, Covington, KY 41017.

Online condolences to:

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Mary Queen of Heaven Church

1150 Donaldson Hwy.
Erlanger, KY 41018
11:00 am

Mary Queen of Heaven Church

1150 Donaldson Hwy.
Erlanger, KY 41018

Calvary Cemetery

Address: Evanston, OH
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Shirley O’Mera


One in a Million

Our sincerest condolences to all of Shirley’s family and friends. I feel like I know all of you. Shirley was indeed one in a million and she will be missed terribly. Her stories about her childhood, courting the dashing Al, the love of her life, IRS history, siblings, kids, grand kids, and of course, Milo… I could write a book, and maybe I will! The second grade students at Mary Queen were fortunate to have Shirley in their lives, to read to them, listen to them read, and tell stories of “the olden days,” and to be a great support and wonderful friend to me.
We shared experiences of children and grandchildren, and even conspired as matchmakers for Brittany and Victor. Shirley will live forever in our beautiful memories. We will miss her until we are all reunited. Love and peace to all of you, Jackie and Jim Koop

Sorry for your loss

Tim, Sorry to hear of your mom passing. Praying for you and your family. – Mike

Thinking of you

Peggy and Tom,
We’re so sorry to hear about you Mom. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Take care,
Pam and Kelly Read