‘She knew no strangers’: Visitation, memorial service set for Fairfield homicide victim

A visitation and memorial service for Katherine Rose Lobono, who was found dead in her Fairfield apartment Wednesday morning, is set for this weekend.

Lobono, 23, was discovered lying on the floor of her apartment at the Villages of Wildwood off Ross Road in Fairfield by friends who were dog-sitting while she was out of town, according to a 911 call. The Butler County Coroner has ruled her death a homicide, and police said they have interviewed close to two dozen people about her death.

Lobono was known as “Kady” to her friends, but her parents called her “Bub,” according to her obituary.


“She had a zest for life ... she loved all animals ... she could make you laugh no matter what kind of day you were having,” according to the obituary. “She knew no strangers.”

Lobono attended Seton High School but graduated from Purcell Marian in 2014.

She is the daughter of John and Grace Lobono and sister of Angie and the late Hope Lobono.

A visitation is set for 2 p.m. Sunday with a memorial service following at 3:30 p.m., both at the Crossroads Westside, 8575 Bridgetown Road in Cleves.

The family suggests donations made in Lobono's name to the Peppermint Pig Animal Rescue, which can be found online at peppermintpiganimalrescue.org.