Fr. Raphael Kyiebiineh

Fr. Raphael L. Kyiebiineh, 61, of Ghana, Africa died June 29, 2009 in Lebanon.

He was born May 13, 1948 in Piina, Ghana, Africa. the son of Martin and Judith (Baalo) Kyiebiineh. He lived in Ghana throughout his childhood.

At the age of 23 he began his studies for the Roman Catholic Priesthood. He was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest in 1977. He pastored various parishes in Ghana for the past 32 years.

On several occasions, he came to Oregon for medical care. During those periods he assisted at St. Helen’s Catholic Church in Sweet Home and St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Lebanon.

He is survived by a brother, Arcadious Kyiebiineh of Piina, Ghana; and a sister, Valeria Bakobie of Lembussie, Ghana.

A memorial Mass will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, July 3, at St. Edward’s Catholic Church.

Huston-Jost Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.