Friday, December 31, 2010

Deborah Smiddy


Deborah Ann Smiddy, age 55, of Dayton, KY., died Tuesday, December 28, 2010, at Saint Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a former employee of the Forest Hills Schools.
She is survived by her
2 Sisters, Diana Smiddy & Stella Collins 4 Brothers: David, Robert & Stephen Smiddy & Chris Courtney. Also survived by several nieces & nephews.
Visitation 10 AM - 1:00PM Monday, Jan. 3, 2011 with funeral services following at the Alexandria Funeral Home Alexandria, KY., with Dr. Calvin Perry officiating. Interment will be at Grand View Cemetery in Mentor, KY.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Charles Williams

Charles Williams, age 82, of California, Ky., died Wednesday, December 29, 2010. Charles served his country in the Army, he was a member of Mentor Baptist Church, and he loved to sing and play music.


He is Preceded in Death by his wife Allie Williams.
He is survived by his two Sons,
Charles and Jerry Williams.
Brother, James Williams
7 Grandchildren (one deceased)
Visitation at Alexandria Funeral Home from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday, January 3.
Funeral service will be at Alexandria Funeral Home at 10:00 AM Tuesday, January 4. Interment will be at Alexandria Cemetery in Alexandria, Ky.
Arrangements are being handled by Alexandria Funeral Home.
Memorials to: Mentor Baptist Church

Monday, December 27, 2010

Mary Jane Milligan



Mary Jane Milligan, 81, formerly of California, KY., died Friday, December 24, 2010 at the Baptist Hospital East Louisville, KY. Mrs. Milligan was preceded in death by her husband William C. Milligan & her son David Milligan. She was a homemaker & loving mother of Michael (Candace) Milligan, William (Donna) Milligan, George (Jennifer) Milligan, James Milligan & John Milligan. Loving grandmother of 15 grandchildren & 9 great grandchildren. Visitation 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Wednesday, December 29, 201 at the Alexandria Funeral Home 325 Washington St. Alexandria, KY 41001. Funeral Services 10:30 AM Thursday, December 30, 2010 at the funeral home. Interment Alexandria Cemetery Alexandria, KY Memorials can be made to Alzheimer's Association 644 Linn St. Suite 1026 Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Velma J. (Mason) Schuerman

Velma J. (Mason) Schuerman, age 78, of Alexandria, Ky., died Monday, December 13, 2010, at University Hospital in Cincinnati, OH. She was a retired employee of Globe Tailoring and was a member of Christ Baptist Church of Cold Spring, KY. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Schuerman, a brother Glenn Mason & two sisters Margaret Ann Ratliff & Valerie Mason.
She is survived by her Daughter, Jewell Taylor of Alexandria, KY. Son, Anthony Mason of Houston, TX. Six Sisters, Mary Katherine Jackson, Thelma Louise Mason, Brenda Partin, Patty Mueller, Pamela Pope & Sharon Travis. Brother, Robert Mason. Three grandchildren Jeanie Metcalf, Tim & Travis Woodall.
Two great-grandchildren William & Christian Roby.
Visitation 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Friday, December 17, 2010. Christ Baptist Church Cold Spring, KY. Funeral service 9:30 AM Saturday, December 18, 2010 , at the church Reverend Jason Ballard officiating. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate, KY. Memorials can be made to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation 2880 Boudinot Ave Cincinnati, OH 45238. Alexandria Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sandra "Nana" Draper


Sandra "Nana" Draper, age 57, of Florence, KY., died Monday, December 13, 2010, at her residence.
She was a member of the ladies auxiliary. "Nana" was also a daycare provider for more than 20 years and loved by the children for whom she cared. She is also survived by her husband Ronnie Draper;
Daughter,Valerie Draper,
Son, Daniel J. Mulvihill,
Step Son, Ronald Gene Draper
Mother, Donna J. McMullen.
7 Siblings
4 grandchildren.
Visitation from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at the Alexandria Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at Alexandria Funeral Home at 10:00 AM Thursday, December 16, 2010. Interment will be at Alexandria Cemetery in Alexandria, Ky.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Mary Eileen Ruff

MARY EILEEN RUFF, 93
HENDERSONVILLE - Mary E. (Eileen) Ruff Died Monday, November 29, 2010 at the Life Care Center of Hendersonville. She was preceded in Death by her husband of 60 years, William A. Ruff, and her youngest son, Patrick G. Ruff. She is Survived by a son, William and his wife, Barbara, of Hendersonville; a son, Michael and his wife, Patricia, of Lexington, KY; six grandchildren: William Ruff, Amanda Harris, Dion Ruff, Darren Ruff, Bryce Ruff, and Blake Ruff; three great grandchildren: Julian Murphy, Alex Ruff, and Quinn Harris; three sisters: Emeral Murray, Joan Pettit, and Barbara Law; one brother, Richard Hedger; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will take place at 9:30 AM. December 15th at the St. Mary's Church in Alexandria, KY.
Memorials to: Four Seasons Compassion for Life
574 South Allen Rd.
Flat Rock, NC 28731

Aileen Joyce Sims

Aileen Joyce Sims, age 78, of Milford, Ohio, died Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at Hospice of Cincinnati.
Aileen loved her family. She was a big fan of all of her Grandchildren and her son-in-law.

She is Preceded in Death by her Grandson Ronald Junius 1994

She is survived by her
Daughter - Joyce Hearn of Milford, OH
Son-in-law Ernest Hearn of Milford, OH
Grandchildren - Sheila Kofalt of Batavia, OH and James Nipper of Independence, KY
8 Great-Grandchildren
1 Great Great-Grandchildren

Visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 AM Friday, December 10 at the Alexandria Funeral Home with the service following at 11:00. Interment will be at Alexandria Cemetery in Alexandria, Ky.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Dick Ponte

Dick Ponte 72, of Fort Thomas, KY., died December 2, 2010 Saint Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a retired National Sales Manager for Bank of America San Mateo, CA. He was preceded in death by a son Richard Ponte. He is survived by his wife Pat Ponte; Children Denise, Marie, Desiree & Mark Ponte. Step children Jami Isenhour, Joni & Mike Wagner. Grandson Sgt. Nicholas Isenhour & 7 granchildren. Brothers Joseph & Leonard Ponte. Memorial Mass 5:00 PM Saturday, December 4, 2010 Saint Joseph Church Cold Spring, KY. No Visitation. Alexandria Funeral Home Serving the family.

Wanda Ragan

Wanda Ragan 81 of Alexandria, KY., died on Sunday December 5th at St. Elizabeth Edgewood, KY. Bless her heart.
She was a retired School Buss driver for Campbell county schools. She was also a Cosmetologist and waitress.
She is survived by two daughters.
Debrah Ragan Neace of Alexandria, KY
Donna Ragan Weinel of alexandria, KY
two sons David Ragan of Highland Heights, KY
and Warren Ragan of Alexandria, KY
8 grandchildren.
5 great grandchildren.
She was a giving person through her life. In death she has given her body to be donated to science.
There will be a memorial service at the convenience of the family.
Memorials to:
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105
Online condolences to Alexandriafh.com

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Philip Tromm

Philip Tromm 41, of California, KY , died Sunday, November 28, 2010 St. Elizabeth Hospice Edgewood, KY. Loving husband & father who worked as a carpenter for over 20 years. He was also an avid golfer & dirt bike enthusiast, with a well known since of humor. His love of the outdoors also included camping, hunting & fishing. He will be greatly missed by his very large extended family. Immediately survived by his wife Kimberly Tromm and children Ryan Tromm & Katelyn Tromm; his parents Albert & Marjorie Tromm of Pomeroy, OH; Father-in-law & mother-in-law Jim & Dorothy Haas of California, KY.; Siblings, Mike Tromm of Nicholasville, KY., Carl Tromm & Clayton Tromm both of Pomeroy, OH., Alison Houtz of Albany, OH., Natalie Tevis & Marjorita Dean both of Athens, OH. Along with 3 nieces & 4 nephews. Memorial visitation 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Saturday, December 4, 2010 with a Memorial Service at 2:00 PM at the Taylor Mill Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses 5433 Taylor Mill Pike Taylor Mill, KY.

Dr. Will Frank Steely



Northern Kentucky University’s founding president, Dr. W. Frank Steely, passed away Monday, November 29th 2010. Dr. Steely was president from December 1969 to September 1975 and served on the NKU history faculty until his retirement in July of 2001. He was 85 years old.
During his presidency, which started on Dec. 11, 1969, and included the groundbreaking of the Highland Heights campus on March 31, 1971, Steely oversaw one of the greatest building booms in the University’s history. By the end of his presidency on Sept. 15, 1975, 12 construction projects, including everything from parking lots to athletic fields to academic buildings, were either being built or already completed.
“Dr. Steely was the human cornerstone of this University,” said Dr. James C. Votruba, NKU president. “He was a tireless and tenacious founding president. Frank Steely was given the Herculean task of building a university from the ground up – and he succeeded.”
A native Kentuckian, Steely was dean of Clinch Valley College at the University of Virginia when the Board of Regents recommended he be named inaugural president of Northern Kentucky State College. A year-and-a-half earlier, Gov. Louie B. Nunn had signed a bill that established a four-university in Northern Kentucky. NKSC would become Northern Kentucky University on June 19, 1976.
Ken Lucas, who serves on the NKU Foundation and is a founding member of the Board of Regents, said the challenges of starting the new school were immense: “We had no staff…no students…no budget…and no buildings. We literally started from scratch.”
Academic departments were initially put up in houses and barns. The photography studio was located in a farmhouse cellar and the music practice room was held in a renovated dog kennel. Steely once recalled of the early days, “Never before did so many do so much with so little.”
It wasn’t a job for the faint hearted. There were countless obstacles to overcome, struggles to be negotiated, naysayers to convince and, not least of all, funds to secure. Though a school on paper only, hardhats would become as common as backpacks during the Steely era. One newspaper even joked that more earth was being moved at NKSC than during the building of the Hoover Dam.
Community and campus leaders, not to mention state legislators, learned early of Steely’s tenacity. Named president in December 1969, Steely was still working for the University of Virginia in January 1970, when the Kentucky state legislature was to approve NKSC’s budget. Knowing how critical his presence would be for the budget debates, Steely rented a Jeep and drove non-stop through snow-covered mountains from his Virginia home to Frankfort to argue on behalf of the university.
Steely was right about the need to be there. By the time he arrived, legislators were reportedly already cutting the school’s budget. With hundreds of Northern Kentucky residents there in support, Steely and Charles Wiley, chairman of the NKSC Board of Regents, argued for the college’s budget. They were able to save most of it.
By the time Steely had returned to the faculty, the campus was flourishing with six buildings, 6,000 students and 150 faculty. And it was well on its way to becoming the major metropolitan university it is today.
Also during the Steely era, and as important as the arrival of earthmovers and cement mixers, was the formation of the NKSC Research and Development Foundation in the fall of 1970. Later renamed the NKU Foundation, it signified a new and long-term level of financial support. The foundation today is a major source of support to the university, through various scholarships, grants and awards.
Other milestones during Steely’s tenure included the merger of NKSC and Salmon P. Chase College of Law in June of 1972; the move by NKSC to the Highland Heights campus and Chase to the Covington campus; the first commencement at NKSC in May 1973; and the college’s conditional accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, which led to full accreditation in December 1978.
Jack Grosse, dean of Chase College of Law from 1970-78 and 1992-93, said of Steely’s leadership: “It was pure divine providence that Frank Steely was the university’s first president. He truly was the right person for the right job at the right time.”
Today, NKU has nearly 16,000 students, and 2,000 faculty and staff. It has produced about 50,000 alumni and it remains one of fastest growing universities in Kentucky.
“Frank Steely’s greatest early achievement may have been his knack for hiring staff, faculty and administrators who believed in the future of the university,” Votruba said. “Much of what our campus is today and will be tomorrow can be traced to the work of these very special men and women.” Steely “took on many a legislator and politician because he believed in this university and community,” Lucas recalled. “He was a ‘take no prisoner’ kind of guy wherever he was – on campus, out in the community or in Frankfort. He fought and fought for this university.”
Dr. Steely is survived by his wife Martha Pelfrey of Cold Spring, KY. , son Dr. William Steely of Clarksville, TN. & daughter Lisa Steely of Jacksonville, Fl. Also survived by 5 grandchildren & 4 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2, at First Baptist Church in Cold Spring. Service will follow the visitation. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, at Hazel Cemetery in Hazel, Ky. Alexandria Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Gifts are requested to be made to the NKU Foundation in support of NKU initiatives named in honor of Dr. Steely.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Vinson (Vince) A. Neace


Vinson (Vince) A. Neace, 61, of Alexandria, KY., died Thursday, November 25, 2010 at Dale Hollow Lake, in Byrdstown, TN. He was an employee of Fischer Special Mfg. in Cold Spring, KY. Planning to retire in March 2011 to their home on Dale Hollow Lake, where he loved to fish and spend time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed building and racing cars. A wonderful husband of 40 years to his wife, Deborah Ragan Neace, Devoted father of Gregory Neace of Independence, KY. and Julia Neace of Alexandria, KY. Loving son of Hazel Neace of Highland Heights, KY. and the late Preston Neace. Dear brother of Wanda Ray of Falmouth, KY., Barbara Stahl of
Highland Heights, KY., Imogene Fuehner of Villa Hills, KY., Beverly Fibbe of Alexandria, KY., Rick Neace of Butler, KY. and Alleen Gaither of Pawhuska, OK. Also survived by several neices and nephews. A great friend to all. Visitation and Funeral Servicei will be held at the Alexandria Funeral Home. Visitation: Monday, November 29, 2010, 4 pm -
8 pm. Funeral Service: Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 11 am. Interment Riverside Cemetery, Falmouth, KY. Memorials may be made to Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center, 3130
Highland Ave - 4th Floor, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0055 or charity of donors choice.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Joseph Rogers

Joseph Elliott Rogers, age 94, of Highland Heights, KY., died Thursday, November 18, 2010, at Highland Spring of Fort Thomas, KY. He was a WWII Army veteran. He was retired Assistant Vice President of Provident Bank; member Alexandria United Methodist Church; Past Master Fort Thomas Lodge # 808 & Past Patron of the Fort Thomas Order of the Eastern Star # 269. He was preceded in death by his first wife Ruth Fisher Rogers in 1958 & a son Wayne Rogers in 2000.
He is survived by his wife Marjorie Elizabeth (Saal) Rogers;
of Highland Heights, KY
One Daughter,
Jo Ann (Rogers) Weaver of Richmond, KY.
Two Sisters,
Mildred Teatsorth of Detroit, MI.
Martha Wagers of Saint Joseph, MO.
Five grandchildren
Nine great-grandchildren

Visitation 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Tuesday, November 23, 2010, with the funeral service following at Alexandria United Methodist Church at 11:30 AM. Rev. Ryan Crabb officiating. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate, KY. Memorials to: Alexandria United Methodist Church, 8286 W. Main St., Alexandria, KY 41001. Arrangements are being handled by Alexandria Funeral Home.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Luella Bertram


Luella R. (Studer) Bertram, age 78, of Cold Spring, KY., died Thursday, November 18, 2010, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Edgewood. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, Cold Spring, past president of the St. Joseph Mothers Club, and secretary of St. Joseph Senior Club. She is survived by her husband William Bertram; sons, Bill Bertram (Roseanne) of Ft. Thomas, KY, Dan Bertram (Kathy) of Cold Spring, KY and Jeff Bertram (Nancy) of California, KY.; daughter, Jayne Lickert (Ron) of Alexandria, KY; brothers, John and Whitey Studer both of Highland Heights, KY; 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Visitation: 4 to 8PM, Sunday, November 21st at the Alexandria Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 AM Monday, November 22nd at St. Thomas Church, Ft. Thomas, KY.

Memorials are suggested to: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike Ft Mitchell, KY 41017 or Bishop Brossart High School, 4 Grove Street, Alexandria, KY 41001. Online condolences alexandriafh.com

Monday, November 15, 2010

Michelle Milner




Michelle (Anderson) Milner, age 45, of Melbourne, Ky., died in her sleep Saturday, November 13th.
She is preceded in death by her father Anthony Anderson.
She is survived by her loving husband Mark Milner; cherished Son, Donald Massingale III; Mother, Sally Anderson; Brother, Anthony (Connie) Anderson; three Sisters, Amy (Jim) Fox, Dina (David) Bradford, and Jeannine LeBlanc; In-laws, Jerry and Sandy Milner; Brother - in - law, Joel Milner
Michelle was an accountant. She enjoyed crafts, decorating, sewing, and her weekly dates to yard sales with Mark. She was also a member at the church of Christ of Alexandria on Poplar Ridge Rd. Alexandria, KY.
Visitation from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, November 19, 2010 at the Church of Christ Alexandria. with the funeral service at the Church of Christ Alexandria 10:00 AM Saturday, November 20th.
In lieu of flowers:
Michelle Milner Memorial Fund (for the benefit of her son)
Any Fifth third Bank location.

Elbert Lee Dobbs

Elbert Lee Dobbs, 82, of California, KY passed peacefully Sunday, November 14, 2010 at Saint Elizabeth Hospice in Edgewood, KY. Mr. Dobbs was born January 25, 1928 in Shoopman, Kentucky the son of the late John Hence Dobbs & the late Martha Ann Cooper Dobbs & preceded in death by his step mother Nova Watson Dobbs. He was retired from Xerox. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Mount Calvary Baptist Church Acton, IN. He was preceded in death by his first wife Marilyn Wilson Dobbs on May 13, 2000. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Edith Anderson, Velvia Winchester & Evelyn Wright, 2 brothers Estle & Elzie Dobbs & a step brother Doyle Watson. He is survived by his wife Edna Watson Dobbs of California, KY. four daughters Patricia Gregory of Plainfield, IN., Brenda McFerron Of Indianapolis, IN., Sarah Cazee of Cloverdale, IN & Sandra Pridemore of Plainfield, IN. Two Sons Danny Dobbs of Cloverdale, IN. & Jimmie Dobbs of Indianapolis, IN. Three step daughters Kathy Watson of Walton, KY., Donna Ruef of California, KY. & Wanda Newman of Independence, KY. Two step sons Gary Watson of California, KY. & Bill Watson Of Independence, KY. Brother, Ellard Dobbs of Muncie, IN. Step brother J. B. Watson of Indianapolis, IN. Two half sisters Mary Jo Stephens of Indianapolis, IN. & Jewelene Calhoun of Revelo, KY. Also survived by 17 grandchildren & 20 great grandchildren. Visitation 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM with funeral services following Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at the Carthage United Methodist Church Carthage, KY. Alexandria Funeral Home Alexandria, KY in charge of arrangements. A second visitation will be Wednesday, November 17, 2010 form 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the Chandler Funeral Home Whitaker Chapel Gosport, IN. Funeral Services 11:00 AM Thursday, November 18, 2010 at the Chandler Funeral Home Whitaker Chapel Gosport, IN. Interment in the Combs Cemetery Gosport, IN.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Oren Profitt



Oren Profitt, 69, of Alexandria, KY., died November 10, 2010 at Saint Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a member of Grant's Lick Baptist Church & New Carlisle Masonic Lodge # 100. He was preceded in death by his wife Carolyn Green Profitt in 2008. He is survived by two sons Matt & Sam Profitt. One brother Bill Profitt. Eight grandchildren. Visitation 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Friday, November 12 at the Grant's Lick Baptist Church. Funeral service 11:00 AM Saturday November 13 at the church. Interment Oakland Cemetery Grant's Lick. Alexandria Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Memorials to Grant's Lick Baptist Church 941 Clay Ridge Road Alexandria, KY 41001

Sunday, November 7, 2010

VERA BROSSART KEARNS


Vera Brossart Kearns, 97, Erlanger, KY died Saturday, November 6, 2010 Saint Elizabeth Hospice Edgewood. He was preceded in death by her husband Edward J. Kearns. She is survived by four daughters Rosemary Wood, Pat Jung, Margaret Tranter & Ella Mae Denigan. Two sons John & Bob Kearns. One brother Erwin "Buddy' Brossart. 22 grandchildren & 48 great grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 - 10:45 AM Thursday, November 11, 2010 Saint Mary of the Assumption Church Alexandria with Mass of Christian Burial following at 11:00 AM. Interment Saint Mary Cemetery Alexandria. Memorials to Saint Elizabeth Hospice 483 S. Loop Drive Edgewood, KY 41017. Alexandria Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

JOSEPH JOHNSON


Joseph Johnson, 70, Silver Grove, KY., died Thursday, November 4, 2010 at Saint Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a retired carpenter. He was a Captain EMT & Safety Officer for the Silver Grove Volunteer Fire Department\Central Campbell Fire District #1, since 1981. He was an Army Veteran & retired from Army Reserves in Fort Thomas. He is survived by his wife Lois Marshall Johnson; Three Daughters Lori, Robyn & Erin. One granddaughter Josie. Visitation 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Monday, November 8, 2010 Alexandria Funeral Home. Funeral service 11:00 AM Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at the Alexandria Funeral Home. Interment Evergreen Cemetery Southgate, KY. Memorials to American Lung Association PO Box 9067 Louisville, KY 40209.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Roy Arnold




Mr. Roy Darrell Arnold, age 35, of Alexandria, Ky., died at his residence on Monday, November 1, 2010.
He was the Vice President of Country Cruisers Car Club and a Volunteer for the Girl Scouts. He was also a board member of the NKY Amputee Support Group.
He is survived by his wife, Stacey (Schultz). Two Daughters, Taylor and Alyssa Arnold,
His Parents, Ralph and Janet (Mulligan) Arnold. Sister, Crystal Lee. 1 Nephew and 2 Nieces. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 7:00 on Thursday Nov. 4th at the Alexandria Funeral Home. The service will be following at 7:00.

Memorials:
NKY Amputee support group.
11452 Persimmon Grove Pike.
California, KY 41007

Taylor and Alyssa Arnold
Citizens Bank of Northern KY
7300 Alexandria Pike
Alexandria, KY 41001

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wilfred "Larry" Smith

Mr. Wilfred "Larry" Smith, age 77, of Cold Spring, Ky., died suddenly Wednesday, October 20, 2010. "Larry" retired as a US Army Mechanic and was also a member of the Bob White Club.
He was Preceded in death by his wife Audrey (Farwell) He is survived by his Five Daughters,
Kathleen Poe, Candace Smith, Jerri Payne, Terri Mayhew, Tiena Zigo. Four Sons, Wayde Smith, Kyle Smith, Kurt Smith, Clay Smith. One Sister, Irma Collins. Two Brothers, Richard Meyer,
Alvin Meyer. 15 Grandchildren & 7 Great grandchildren. Visitation at the Alexandria Funeral Home Saturday, October 23, 2010 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM with the service Following.
Interment will be at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill, KY. Memorials: St. Jude Childrens 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Charles Graziani Jr.


Charles Robert Graziani Jr., 62, of Melbourne, KY died Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at his home. He was a self employed carpenter with Charles Graziani Construction. He was a member of Christ Baptist Church of Cold Spring, KY & a Life Member of Campbell County VFW Post # 3205 Alexandria, KY. He was a Vietnam Veteran & received the following commendations Bronze Star, Purple Heart & Air Medal. He is survived by 2 sons, Charles R. Graziani III of Melbourne, KY. & Mike Graziani of Newport, KY. 1 daughter Maria Olton of California. His mother Justina Graziani of Cold Spring, KY. 2 sisters, Chrysteen Vanover of Walton, KY & Theda Kearney of Winchester, KY. 2 brothers Alan Graziani of California, KY. & Daniel Graziani of West Chester, OH. 5 grandchildren Steven, Brett, Brittany, Kai & Brittany. Visitation 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Saturday, October 23, 2010 Christ Baptist Church with funeral services immediately following. Burial Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North Williamstown, KY Memorials can be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass 7388 Turfway Road Florence, KY 41042 or Christ Baptist Church 3810 Alexandria Pike Cold Spring, KY 41076.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Welby "Gene" Farris


Mr. Welby "Gene" Farris, age 78, of Alexandria, KY., died Sunday, October 17 at his Residence in Alexandria, KY. Mr. Farris Served his country in the Korean War. He retired from Saint Luke Hospital, then went to work at Obara Corp. He continued working there faithfuly until his death.
He is survived by his wife Thelma (Robbins) Farris, his Daughter, Julie Ziegler, three Sons, Ron, David, and Steve Farris, and
sister Barbara McCormick. He was also Blessed with 8 Grandchildren.
Visitation from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Wednesday, October 20th at the Alexandria Funeral Home. Services at the Convience of the family

Friday, October 15, 2010

Charles Cozad


Charles "Chuck" E. Cozad, 70, Butler, KY., died Wednesday, October 13, 2010 Saint Elizabeth Fort Thomas He was a former Arizona policeman, a renowned musician & a member of the Northern Kentucky Bluegrass Association He is survived by his wife of 25 years Sandra S. Cozad of Butler, KY Four sons Glenn Cozad of Butler, KY ., Chet Cozad of Alexandria, KY, Greg Goshorn Phoenix, AZ & Mark Goshorn of Atlanta, GA One brother Joseph Cozad of Phoenix, AZ. Three grandchildren Shea, Amanda & Leela. Three great grandchildren Sammi, Michael & Josie Visitation 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Sunday, October 17, 2010 Alexandria Funeral Home Alexandria, KY. Funeral Service 10:00 AM Monday, October 18, 2010 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions to American Cancer Society 297 Buttermilk Pike Ft Mitchell, KY 41017.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Donald Goodloe Fox


Donald Goodloe Fox, age 27, of Harrison, Ohio, died Wednesday, October 6, 2010, in Alexandria, Ky. He served in the Army as a combat medic in Iraq for 15 months. Preceded in death by his grandfather Goodloe.
He was the son of Donald and Sandra (Combs) Fox.
He is also survived by his wife Shelby (Harper) Fox;
Siblings, Sonya Pille(Matt), Fred Fox (Pam), Clint Fox, and Tiffany Fox (Stephen);
Grandmother, Allene Combs; and 2 nephews, Ty and Kyle.
Visitation: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Monday, October 11, 2010 at the Alexandria Funeral Home with funeral services following at 10:00 AM.
Memorials: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 5841 Werk Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45248

Monday, October 4, 2010

Louise Ball


Emma Louise Conrad Ball, 97, of California, KY. the beloved wife of the late Edward E. Ball, died Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Highland Springs of Fort Thomas. Mrs. Ball was born March 16, 1913 in Pendleton County, KY., the daughter of the late Louis & the late Lula Wilson Conrad. She was a faithful member Of the California Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).Survivors include Son, Louis A. (Martha) Ball, former Campbell County Commonwealth's Attorney, of California, KY. Sue Ball (Pete) Wilson of California, KY and a son Edward E. (Nancy) Ball Jr. Of Frankfort, KY. Four grandchildren Lori Wilson (Kyle) Weber of Milford, OH., Ned Ball of Nashville, TN., Chris (Michelle) Ball of Tampa, FL. and Shauna Ball (David) Smith of Frankfort, KY. Six great grandchildren: Emily, Alex & Ashley Ball of Tampa and Casey & Piper Smith of Frankfort.Mrs Ball is also the sister of Louis M. Conrad Jr of Cold Spring, KY. A family memorial service will be scheduled later at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the Ball Cemetery California, KY. Memorial contributions may be given in honor of Mrs Ball to the charity of one's choice.

Betty Mildred Fryman

Betty Mildred Fryman,73, of Melbourne, KY.,died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 Hospice of the Bluegrass Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker & a member of the Licking Valley Baptist Church Alexandria, KY where she sang in choir. She is survived by her husband Everett B. Fryman. two daughters Paula Edwards & Tracy Fryman. Three sons Mike Fryman, Denny & Randy Daniel. One brother Frank Million. Nine grandchildren & 5 great grandchildren. Visitation 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at the Alexandria Funeral Home. Funeral services 10:00 AM Wednesday, October 6, at the Alexandria Funeral Home. Interment Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials to Licking Valley Baptist Church 7779 Licking Pike Alexandria, KY 41001.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Leo Hartig


Leo Phillip, age 73, of Cold Spring, Ky., died Saturday, September 25, 2010, at Cardinal Hill Specialty Hospital in Ft. Thomas, KY. He was a member of the the United State Army for 20 years, and served in the Vietnam War. He was also a Member of St. Philip Church. He is survived by his wife Carol (Neises) Hartig;

Two Daughters, Sharon (Jeff) Melville and Diana (Jason) Gruner both of Alexandria, KY.;

Three Sons, Jim Hartig of California, Ky., Steve (Connie) and Tom Hartig both of Alexandria, KY.; Two Sisters, Margie Hutchinson of Cincinnati, OH and Jo Ann Kramer of Lawrenceburg, IN.; also survived by 13 grandchildren. Visitation:4 PM to 8 PM Tues., Sept. 28th at the Alexandria Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial:10 AM Wed., Sept. 29th at Saint Philip Church, Melbourne. Interment will be at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Taylor Mill, Ky.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Judith Miller


Judith B. Miller, 66, of Alexandria, died Wed. Sept 22, 2010 St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a retired employee of DAV Cold Spring. She is survived by her husband Earl Miller. Daughters Alice Hensley & Patricia Miller Kramer. Son Charles Miller. Brothers Daniel, Thomas & Randall Hardy. 6 grandchildren. Visitation 4 - 7 PM Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010 at the Alexandria Funeral Home Alexandria with funeral services 10 AM Monday at the Alexandria Funeral Home.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Altha Nordwick

Altha Marie Nordwick, age 73, of Alexandria, KY., died Friday, September 10, 2010, at her residence. Altha was born Dec. 1, 1936 in Alexandria, KY., the daughter of the late Carl & the late Emma (Schalk) Smith. She was a homemaker & farmer. She was a member of St. Paul"s United Church of Christ where she was a member of the Women'S Guild; member of Sun Valley Seniors & Campbell County Social Seniors. She enjoyed ceramics & knitting. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Nordwick in 2004.
She is survived by her niece & caregiver Dana Fuller of Alexandria, KY along with several other nieces & nephews.
Visitation 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010 Alexandria Funeral Home with funeral services 9:30 AM Thursday at the Alexandria Funeral Home. Interment will be at Alexandria Cemetery in Alexandria, KY. Memorials to Saint Paul's United Church of Christ 1 North Jefferson Street Alexandria, KY 41001 or Saint Elizabeth Hospice 483 S. Loop Edgewood, KY 41017. online condolences alexandriafh.com

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sandra Baird Kuhn


Sandra Baird Kuhn of Alexandria, KY, 50, lost her five year battle with breast cancer September 16, 2010. She was currently employed in Human Resources at Procter & Gamble Cincinnati, OH. She was a part time student at NKU. She was a former employee of PNC Brokerage & Gateway Federal. She was a member of Saint Vincent De Paul at Saint Mary Catholic Church Alexandria & a volunteer for Junior Achievement. She was preceded in death by her father Jim Baird & a brother Rob Baird. She is survived by her husband Bill Kuhn of Alexandria. Son David Kuhn of Alexandria. Mother Wilma Baird of Alexandria. Sister Mindy Teegarden of Alexandria. Brother Doug Baird of Cold Spring. Also survived by many nieces & nephews. Visitation 3:00 PM - 6:00PM Monday, September 20, 2010 Saint Mary Catholic Church Alexandria. Mass of Christian Burial immediately following. Memorials may be made to Saint Vincent DePaul 8246 East Main Street Alexandria, KY 41001. Alexandria Funeral Home serving the family.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Minnie Pearl Dunaway



Minnie Pearl Dunaway of Paris, KY. formerly of Alexandria, KY, 81, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010 at Harrison Memorial Hospital Cynthiana, KY. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband Leon Dunaway in 1990. She is survived by four daughters: Gloria (Frank) Burkhardt of Cynthiana, Patricia (Wahid) Mansour of Alexandria, Debbie (Dean) Peak of Cynthiana & Sheila (Larry) Krift of Falmouth. Two sons Darrell (Bee) Dunaway & Shelby (Angie) Dunaway of Cincinnati. One sister Della (Vic) Muncie of Irvine, KY. also survived by 19 grandchildre & 20 great grandchildren.Visitation 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Friday, Sept. 17, 2010 with funeral services following at 1:00 PM Friday at the Alexandria Funeral Home Alexandria, KY.

Esther Martin


Esther (Taylor) Martin, age 92, of California, Ky, died Thursday, September 16, 2010, at Carmel Manor Nursing Home in Fort Thomas, Ky.
Member of St. Philip Church, Melbourne.
Preceded in death by her husband Buford "Buck" Martin; daughter and son-in-law Carol and Robert Kennedy; sons Buford "Bud" Martin, Dan and Frederick Martin.
Survivors include daughters Wilma "Sis" Chadwick and Cheryl Brossart; sons Thomas E. Martin and Terrence Martin; sister Ida Norris; 16 grandchildren & 16 great grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial, 11 AM Monday, Sept. 20th at St. Philip Church, Melbourne.
Memorials: Carmel Manor, 100 Carmel Manor Rd, Ft. Thomas, KY 41075 or Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road Florence, KY 41042. Interment will be in St. Stephen Cemetery, Ft. Thomas. Alexandria Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Edward Elliott



Edward K. Elliott, age 75, of Hamilton, OH, Formerly of Carthage, KY died Friday, September 10, 2010, at Hospice of Hamilton in Hamilton, Ohio. He was a retired security guard for the Kenton County Library Erlanger branch. He also worked as a custodian for the 3rd & 4th district schools in Covington, KY. He was an Air Force veteran.
he was preceded in death by his wife Edena F. Elliott & a daughter Sylvia Elliott.
He is survived by his
Daughter & caregiver,
Deborah Cearley of Hamilton, OH
Sons,
Edward Elliott of Newtown, Ohio
Guy Elliott of Florence, Ky.
Thomas Elliott of Covington, Ky.
Wilmer Elliott of Latonia, Ky
Sister,
Delores Robinson of Falmouth, KY.
Sixteen grandchildren
Four great-grandchildren
Visitation: 10:00 AM - Noon Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY
Funeral Services: Noon Tuesday, September 14, 2010 also at the Alexandria Funeral Home
Interment will be at Mount Gilead Cemetery in Carthage, KY.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Raymond Brossart


Raymond Bernard Brossart: A Saint Behind the Scenes

April 24, 1917-August 28, 2010


Raymond Bernard Brossart was born on April 24th, 1917 to blacksmith, John Nicholas Brossart and Elisabeth Lauer Brossart. He was born into the Catholic faith on April 29th, 1917 at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in California, KY. His godparents were Louisa Boschert and Bernard Beckerich. John Nicholas Brossart was a blacksmith in Cincinnati, OH for many years and also had his own shop on Gilbert Ridge in Alexandria, KY. Elisabeth was a homemaker raising five children, William, Vera, Raymond, Erwin and Clara Brossart.

Ray started his childhood attending catholic school at St. Mary Elementary. During his young years he sacrificed his education to work on the family farm for his families well being. At this time, Ray learned many valuable lessons about farming and other trades from his father. He went on to become a knowledgeable farmer, often giving advice to family members. Ray’s niece Betty recalled a phone call she made to Uncle Ray in 2002 asking when to plant vegetables. Ray had told her to plant potatoes, lettuce, radishes and onions on St. Patrick’s day. He was sure to tell her she was to cover the lettuce with canvas or glass so it did not freeze, but she shouldn’t worry about the potatoes as much!

In 1940, Ray purchased 5 acres from his parents and built what is now his home on Gilbert Ridge Rd. Ray met Marcella Seimmon and they married on November 25th, 1943 in a Catholic mass at St. Phillips church in Melbourne, KY. An addition was placed on the existing house later to accomodate a growing family. Ray built this addition with his own hands with help from his friends and neighbors, the Kramer family. They were able to lay the block as a foundation for the addition to house Ray and Marcella’s family.

During their marriage, Ray and Marcella enjoyed many hobbies such as camping and going to dances with their friends Marvin and May Reis. The early camping trips were made in a self made camper that Ray welded and crafted on his own; however he later purchased one as well. It was so well taken care of that to this day, Ray still has the very camper his family enjoyed many wonderful memories in. They camped everywhere! From Natural Bridge in Kentucky to Vermont, New Hampshire, Michigan, the Dakotas, ect. Marcella wrote all about these trips in her many diaries. They were very fortunate to see the states. Through the many family photos you can see that Ray and Marcella lived a very fulfilling lifestyle. They felt as though they were blessed to spend this time with cherished friends and family.

On November 16th, 1947 Ray and Marcella Brossart welcomed their first child, Robert John Brossart. Bob went into the United States Air Force after graduating from Bishop Brossart high school in 1966. Bob served his country until 1971 after visiting countries such as the Philippines and Thailand. Bob went on to further his education and get an Associate’s degree in Construction from Ohio College of Applied Science and his Bachelor’s degree from University of Cincinnati in Civil Engineering. As of 2010, Bob still works as a civil engineer.

On January 12, 1951 Ray and Marcella welcomed their second child, Roger Raymond Brossart. Roger followed the footsteps of his older brother after graduating high school at Bishop Brossart in 1969 and went into the United States Air Force, serving his country until 1975. Roger started working at Cincinnati Gas and Electric as a tree trimmer while he attended school at Northern Kentucky University. He graduated with is Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Management in 1980. He continued to further is education and received his MBA in 1984. In 2000 after 30 years, Roger retired from CG&E and started his full time partnership at Brossart Brothers Auto Body, of which he has been co-owner since 1986.

Welcoming their third and final son on October 19, 1960, Ray and Marcella Brossart welcomed Gary Lee Brossart. They were very fortunate to be able to send all three of their sons throughout catholic school. Gary graduated from Bishop Brossart high school in 1978 and started immediately crafting with hands as his father did. Gary was a tile setter for many years for Perfection Tile, after which he started his career as a successful business man in the body shop industry. Again following in the footsteps of his father, Gary started doing body work in a building at his home on Gilbert Ridge. After many years, he was able to build his business to include his brother Roger, as his father did with Uncle Bud. Brossart Brothers Auto Body officially opened its doors in 1986 as a fully fledged business and has remained successful today. Gary married in 1989 and went on to have the two only Grandchildren of Ray and Marcella Brossart. Alene Elizabeth Brossart was born on April 11th, 1992 to Gary and Debbie Brossart. Allie was quite the little girl! She bore a close resemblance to Gary as a child and was the girl the Brossart family long awaited! It was 6 years later on August 26, 1998 that Gary and Debbie added their second child, Garrett Lee Brossart. He also bore a close resemblance to his father. Both Grandchildren cherished their Grandfather and will remember the sweet man that he was. Ray was always interested in what they were learning and doing. He was also proud to have two beautiful grandchildren.

It is easy to see the love these children shared for their parents and each other. When you look at their family albums, you see buckets and buckets of smiles. Bob and Roger always made a special place in their lives for their younger brother, Gary. He came along 13 years after Bob and 10 years after Roger. Ray and Marcella cherished the time they spent with their sons. It is no doubt of the love that was spread in their home.

Ray was a talented man. He started doing body work in his building on Gilbert Ridge with his younger brother “Bud”. They did this together until World War II. At that time, Ray moved on to becoming a welder. He worked as a welder during World War II as well as the Korean war. During the Korean war, he made hot water heaters that were used for the men in the field. He also welded on bulldozers and for community businesses such as Southern Lanes bowling alley. Ray was a popular welder, as he purchased the first portable welder in Campbell County. This helped him service many people making it convenient for them. His welding career ended in retirement from Littleford Brothers after 32 years. His retirement sparked another interest, water hauling. Not only did Ray haul water for his family but also for neighbors and the fire department. Many did not know that he was a volunteer fireman for the Alexandria Fire Department.

Ray was a devout Catholic. You could say it was in his blood. His Great Uncle was Bishop Brossart, who the high school was named after. Ray spent much time as a young man with a child that would become Father Joseph Boschert . After moving from Gubser Mill as a child, Ray’s family moved to the St. Mary Parish. There Ray watched the church evolve as we know it. He watched the priest house being built, which currently houses the nuns. Ray attended the original school which was later torn down and a new one built as St. Mary Elementary. He saw this transformation and all others such as the ball fields being built. Ray was there to offer his assistance to haul the dirt that needed to be laid so the children could play ball. Adults were able to enjoy this to as many of Ray’s adult friends played baseball on this field on church leagues too. The Campbell County school system owned a small school off Washington Street. Once it was for sale, our Parish purchased this and made it a high school. This high school was to be named after The Brossart family’s great uncle, Bishop Brossart. As a member of Parish Council, Ray was there when the thoughts of expansion were needed for St. Mary Parish. Ray offered advice to Father DeJaco to purchase the land that was owned by Dr. Zinn of Alexandria. Parish Council agreed and the land was purchased. Thus, St. Mary Parish of Alexandria was to be built. Ray often spoke of the emotional times involved with tearing the “old” church down. He felt the presence of the Lord in that church for many years and it was to disappear. Although Ray spoke of his sadness of taking down the “old” church, Ray knew it was time for expansion. During construction, Ray was there as often as his schedule would allow. Ray hauled more dirt, water and built for the Lord through his hands. Ray gave to his family and to the Lord so unselfishly, his sons deem him as their Saint behind the scene.
Ray is survived by his three sons and two grandchildren as well as two siblings and a brother in law and sister in law. His sister Vera Brossart Kearns, who is 97 years old lives in Erlanger, KY and his Brother Erwin “Bud” Brossart, 88, lives in Alexandria with his wife Lillian. Raymond Brossart was proceeded in death in January, 2000 by his wife, Marcella Brossart. She is sadly missed by Ray and her son’s. Ray was very lucky to have support of his sons, his brother and sisters and the Lord during this difficult time. As the lives of the siblings grew older, their bond tightened. They have been so fortunate to have one another for so very long. It is the bond of love. However, just days before his own death; Ray was proceeded in death by his younger sister, Clara Brossart Burkhart on August 9th, 2010 who was 87 years old. Clara’s husband, Lou Burkhart resides in California, KY. An older brother, William Brossart, also proceeded Ray in death many years ago.

We wish to thank you for taking time out of your life to celebrate our fathers life with us. He touched so many lives through the work he did whether it was welding, hauling, serving, building or just by visiting. His life showed that by serving the Lord and his community, one will prosper. Dad truly appreciated each and every one of you that he came to know. As his sons, we are deeply appreciative of the love and support of our Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and the many friends that shared our Dad. We enjoyed hearing the very many stories that were told to you. Dad has seen so many years and he had so many stories, no one had to hear the same one twice! Our parents and grandparents are missed greatly, we ask for your prayers.

With Love,
Robert, Roger and Gary, Allie and Garrett Brossart
Visitation 10:30 AM - Noon Friday, Sept. 3, 2010 with Mass of Christian Burial following at St. Mary Catholic Church Alexandria Interment will be at Saint Mary Cemetery in Alexandria, KY. Alexandria Funeral in charge of arrangements. Memorials to Bishop Brossart High School Future Developement Project 4 Grove St. Alexandria, KY 41001.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Rose Mary Mann

MENTOR – Rose Mary Mann, 80, died Aug. 19 at Baptist Convalescent Center. Newport.
She worked for McAlpin’s Department Store in Cincinnati
Her cousin, Cecile Auchter of Mentor survives.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 23, at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery Chapel Taylor Mill. No visitation. Alexandria Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Memorials: Mentor Baptist Church Building Fund, 3724 Smith Road, Mentor, KY 41007; or Hospice of the Bluegrass Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Michele McWilliams


Michele McWilliams, age 44, of Alexandria, Ky., died Monday, August 16, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Fort Thomas in Ft. Thomas, KY.

She was a Homemaker and loving mother!

She was preceded in Death by her Husband Timothy Hansen and her sister Patty McWilliams
She is survived by her
Life Partner-Mandy Berry of Alexandria, KY.
Mother - Patricia Mitchell of Portage, Wis.
Son-Steven McWilliams of Portage, Wis.
Sister-Tammi Artz of Birnamwood, Wis.
Sister-Mandi Miller of Milwaukee, Wis.
Brother-Mike McWilliams of Portage, Wis.
Services at the convience of the family.
Arrangements are being handled by Alexandria Funeral Home.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Wesley Tucker



Wesley Tucker, age 92, of Melbourne, Ky., died Thursday, August 12, 2010, at his residence. Member of Madison Ave Baptist Church, Covington.

Preceded in death by his late wife Ida Mae Tucker.
He is survived by his:
Daughter-Pam Tucker of Melbourne, Ky.;
Son-Terry Tucker of Latonia, Ky.

Four grandchildren
Four great-grandchildren

Visitation: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Monday, August 16, 2010 at the Alexandria Funeral Home.

Funeral Services: 11:00 AM at Alexandria Funeral Home August 16, 2010
Burial: Alexandria Cemetery

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Clara Burkhardt



Clara (Brossart) Burkhardt, age 87, of California, Ky., died Monday, August 9, 2010, at Saint Elizabeth in Fort Thomas, Ky. She was a farmer, member of Sts. Peter & Paul Church, California, KY. She was an avid crafter, pine needle baskets were a specialty. Loved flowers, and she loved collecting knick knacks from all the garage sales she enjoyed going to.

She is survived by her husband of 62 yrs Louis Burkhardt; Sister- Vera Kearns of California, Ky.;
Brothers, Buddy and Ray Brossart both of Alexandria, Ky.; Many nieces and nephews.

Visitation: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Friday, August 13, 2010 at Sts. Peter & Paul Church, California, KY
Mass of Christian Burial: 11:00 AM Friday, August 13, 2010 at Sts. Peter & Paul Church
Burial will be at Saint Mary Cemetery in Alexandria, Ky.

Memorials: Sts. Peter & Paul Building Fund 2162 California Cross Roads California, KY 41007

Monday, August 9, 2010

Larry Berry


Larry E. Berry, age 68, of Cold Spring, KY., died Friday, August 6, 2010, at Saint Elizabeth Fort Thomas in Fort Thomas, KY.
He is survived by his three
daughters Vickie Flood of Williamstown, KY.
Kimberly Houp of Burlington, KY.
Shannon Berry of Cold Spring, KY.

One Brother,
Randall Berry of Branson, Mo.

Three grandchildren
Visitation from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Friday, August 13, 2010. Funeral service will be following at 5:00 PM Friday.

Arrangements are being handled by Alexandria Funeral Home.

Dennis M. Kuss

Dennis M. Kuss, 64, died Saturday at his home.
His wife, Regina Kuss, died previously.

Survivors include his daughter, Tracy Pollitt of Dry Ridge; a son, Dennis Kuss of Falmouth; three sisters, Susan Massey of Covington, Nancy Clair of Ludlow and Gloria McDaniels of Southgate; three brothers, Randy Kuss and Gary Kuss, both of California, Ky., and Glenn Kuss of Falmouth, Ky.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. today at Alexandria Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Alexandria Funeral Home. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Marie Hart LeMaster

Marie (Hart) LeMaster, age 89, of California, Ky., died Sunday, August 1, 2010, at the Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center in Fort Thomas, Ky.
She was a homemaker. Preceded in death by her husband the late
William B. LeMaster, Sr.; three children, the late Matthew LeMaster, the late William B. LeMaster Jr., and th late Marie Renee LeMaster.

Survivors include:

Three Daughters,
Candy Sutton, Bonnie Bridges, and Lisa Wolf;
Two Sons,
David B. LeMaster and
Jonathan H. LeMaster

Seventeen grandchildren
Twenty great-grandchildren

Services are at the convenience of the family.

Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road Florence, KY 41042-

Arrangements are being handled by Alexandria Funeral Home.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Edward Shelton


AND HEIGHTS - Edward Shelton, 72, died Aug. 4 at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas.
He was active with the Gideon's International.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Shelton; daughter, Cheryl Curry of Alexandria; son, Jeff Shelton of Butler; brother, Richard Shelton and three grandchildren.

Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, with service following at Immanuel Baptist Church, Cold Spring. Burial will be in Alexandria Cemetery. Alexandria Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Memorials: Gideon's International, P.O. Box 252, Highland Heights, KY 41076; or Immanuel Baptist Church, 1237 Rocky View, Cold Spring, KY 41076.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Hazel Clifford


Hazel Elizabeth Clifford
ALEXANDRIA – Hazel Elizabeth Clifford, 84, died July 29, 2010, at Indianspring of Oakley.
Her husband, Roy Clifford, died previously.
Survivors include her son, Gary Yates of Augusta, Ga.; daughter, Darlene Smith of Alexandria; sister, Robbie Lehman of Cincinnati; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren
Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 2, with service following at Alexandria Funeral Home. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Darrell Downing


ALEXANDRIA - Darrell Downing, 64, died July 26 at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas.
He worked for PME/Babbit Bearings of Cincinnati, and was a member of the Alexandria Masonic Lodge

Survivors include his wife, Diane Perkins Downing; sons, David and Derek Downing, both of Alexandria; sisters, Yvonne Woods of Crittenden, Patricia Webb of Union, Kathy Littlefield of Georgia; brother, Charles Lee of Milford and two grandchildren.

Memorial visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Friday, July 30, at Alexandria Funeral Home.

Memorials: Alexandria Masonic Lodge 152, P.O. Box 323, Alexandria, KY 41001.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Dixie B. Gunkel



Dixie Belle Gunkel, age 77, of Alexandria, KY., died Friday, July 23, 2010, at Rosedale Manor Nursing Home in Latonia, Ky. Mrs. Gunkel was a retired cook for Lakeside Place Nursing Home Highland Heights, KY. Born July 16, 1933 Newport, KY. Daughter of the late Wilson & the late Dorothy (Giar) Haubner.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph Gunkel "1990".
She is survived by her
One Daughter,
Maxine Weber of Independence, KY.
Two Sons,
Ray Gunkel of Union, Ky.
Van Gunkel of Cincinnati, Ohio
Sister
Pam Seibert of Alexandria, KY
Five grandchildren
2 Step Grandchildren
Visitation 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Tuesday, July 27, 2010.with funeral services following at Alexandria Funeral Home. Interment will be at Saint Joseph Cemetery in Camp Springs, KY. Memorials Rosedale Manor Nursing Home 4250 Glen Avenue Latonia, KY 41015

Friday, July 23, 2010

Dorothy Goetz

Dorothy M. (Watson) Goetz, 73, of Cold Spring, KY., died Thursday, July 22, 2010, at Saint Elizabeth Hospice Center in Edgewood, KY. Mrs. Goetz was a bookkeeper for Goetz TV.
She is also survived by her husband Frank Goetz of Cold Spring, KY;
Two Sons,
Richard Goetz of Hendersonville, Tenn.
David Goetz of Rincon, Ga.
One Sister,
Joyce Mayes of Cold Spring, Ky.
One Brother,
Bill Watson of Cold Spring, Ky.
Five grandchildren
One great-grandchild
Visitation 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Sunday, July 25, 2010
Alexandria Funeral Home. Funeral service 10:00 AM Monday, July 26, 2010 At the funeral home. Interment will be at Alexandria Cemetery in Alexandria, KY.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Vernon Watson

Mr. Vernon Forest Watson, age 86, of Alexandria, Ky., died Friday, July 16, 2010, at Baptist Convalescent Center in Newport, KY. Mr. Watson was employed by General Electric as a tool and dye machinist, a WWII Vet, and a member of the honor guard at the Nuremburg Trials.
He is preceded in death by his wife Gladys.
He is survived by his
Son, Gale Watson of Alexandria, KY.
Daughter, Dianna Robinson of Alexandria, KY.

Two Sisters,
Freda Abney of Newport, KY.
Margie Vincent of Texas
Seven grandchildren
Nine great-grandchildren

Visitation from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, July 20. Funeral service will be at Alexandria Funeral Home at 10:30 AM Wednesday, July 21. Interment will be at Alexandria Cemetery in Alexandria, Ky.

Lorraine Kremer


Lorraine Hartig Kremer, age 88, of Camp Springs, KY., died Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at Saint Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was an employee of the Wadsworth Watch Case Company Dayton, KY; she was a manager for Saint Joseph School Cafeteria Camp Springs & Saint Anne Convent Melbourne, KY. She was a charter member of the Ladies Auxillary Camp Springs Fire Department.; Parishoner of Saint Joseph Church Camp Springs; member Happy 100's & a Kentucky Colonel.
She was preceded in death by her first husband Raymond Hartig "1986", second husband William Kremer "1998" & a granddaughter Lindsey Sendelbach "2005".
She is survived by her
Three Daughters,
Gerri Schultz & Wanda Sendelbach both of Camp Springs, KY.
Shirley Studer of Grant's Lick, KY.
Step Daughter-Mary Catherine Kramer of Cold Spring, KY.
Three Step Sons,
Harry Kremer of Newport, KY.
Ronald Kremer of Orlando, Fla.
Kenneth Kremer of Camp Springs, KY.
Eight grandchildren
Five great-grandchildren
9 step grandchildren, 16 step great grandchildren & 1 great great grandchild.
Visitation 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sunday, July 18, 2010 Alexandria Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM Monday, July 19 Saint Joseph Church Camp Springs. Interment will be at Saint Joseph Cemetery in Camp Springs, KY. Memorials to Lindsey Sendelbach Scholarship Fund 4 Grove Street Alexandria, KY 41001 or Saint Joseph Church 6833 Four Mile Road Camp Springs, KY 41059.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

James Schnitzler

James Clifford Schnitzler, age 88, of Butler, Ky., died Monday, July 12th at Dayton VA Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio. He was a retired employee of Interlake Steel, Newport, KY. He Served in the Army during World War II where he earned a purple heart.

Preceded in death by his daughter, Norma Spangler.


He is survived by his wife
Dorothy (Thomas) Schnitzler;

Daughter-Sherry Beyersdoerfer of California, Ky.;
Three Sons,
James Schnitzler, Jr. of Alexandria, Ky, Floyd Schnitzler of Butler, Ky., and Steve Schnitzler of Butler, Ky.;
Four Sisters,
Martha Paynter of California, Ky.,
Ruth West of California, Ky.,
Betty Williams of Highland Heights, Ky., and JoAnn Keiler of Tennessee;
Three Brothers,
Dave Schnitzler of Covington, Ky.,
Gail Schnitzler of Alexandria, Ky.,
Norman Schnitzler of Chicago, Ill.; also survived by
Eleven grandchildren
Fourteen great-grandchildren
Visitation: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday, July 14, 2010. at the Alexandria Funeral Home.
Funeral Services: 11:00 AM Thursday, July 15, 2010 at the Alexandria Funeral Home.
Interment will be at Grand View Cemetery in Mentor, Ky.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Linda Faye (Morris) Winterman


In Loving Memory Of
Linda Faye (Morris) Winterman
December 28, 1954 - July 5, 2010

Linda Faye (Morris) Winterman, age 55, of Cincinnati, OH., passed away Monday, July 5, 2010, at Mercy Hospital Western Hills. Born December 28, 1954 at Speers Hospital Dayton, KY. She was the daughter of the late John Morris and the late Ola (Day) Morris.
She is survived by her
Eight Sisters,
Jean Zint of Erlanger, KY.
Leova Gish of Highland Heights, KY.
Anna Schnitzler, Maggie Hyde and Pearl Stockton all of Falmouth, KY., Ella Wilson of Burlington, KY., Mae Russell of Pendleton County, KY. and Sylvia Gibson of Deshler, OH.
Four Brothers,
John H. Morris Jr., Jerry Morris and Golden Morris all of Pendleton County, KY., and Walter Morris of Fort Thomas, KY. Visitation 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Monday, July 12, 2010 with funeral services following at the Alexandria Funeral Home. Interment will be at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell, KY.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Harrison Deaton

Harrison Deaton, age 78, died Sunday, July 4, 2010, at his Residence in Alexandria, KY.
He was a member of the Bakers Union.
He is survived by his wife Marry Lue.
Two Daughters,
Diana Jones of Alexandria, KY.
Kimberly Berrett of Florence, KY.
Two Sisters,
Linda Baker
Janice Turner
One Brother,
Marvin Deaton
4 Grandkids
6 Great-Grandkids
Visitation from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Wednesday, July 7, 2010. at Alexandria Funeral Home with the service following.Interment will be at Alexandria Cemetery in Alexandria, Ky.
Arrangements are with the Alexandria Funeral Home.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Steven Kelly Waller, Sr.



Steven Kelly Waller, Sr., age 54, of Newport, Ky., died Monday, June 14, 2010, at his Residence.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Dorothy Morris and Sister Ruth Phillips.
He is survived by his wife Bonnie Waller;
Two Daughters,
Sandra Rogers of Hebron, Ky.
Kelly Brown of Alexandria, Ky.;
One Son,
Steven Waller, Jr. of Newport, Ky;
Two Sisters,
Janet Holbrook of Indiana,
Judy Pickering of Columbus, Ohio;
One Brother,
Samuel Waller, Jr. of Florida;
and Eighteen grandchildren
Memorial Services with be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, June 26th at the Newport Church of God.
Arrangements are being handled by Alexandria Funeral Home.

Carole Laycock




Carole Ann (Wever) Laycock, age 76, of Dayton, Ky., died Tuesday, June 22, at Saint Elizabeth Fort Thomas in Fort Thomas, KY.
She is survived by her husband Raymond Laycock, Sr.;
Four Daughters,
Debbie Fultz of Foster, Ky.
Kathy Scarbrough of Kokomo, IN.
Vicky Taylor of Taylor Mill, KY.
Lorie Wells of Ft. Thomas, Ky.
One Son,Raymond Laycock, Jr. of Bellevue, Ky.
Brothers, Wayne Wever of Ft. Wayne, IN
and Joe Wever of Bellevue, KY

8 Grandkids
6 Great-Grandkids

Funeral service will be at Alexandria Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Friday, June 25, 2010 , Wayne Dozier
officiating. Interment will be at Alexandria Cemetery in Alexandria, KY.

Arrangements are being handled by Alexandria Funeral Home

Friday, June 18, 2010

Elaine Baynum


Elaine (Gubser) Baynum, age 66, of Crestview, Ky., died Wednesday, June 16, 2010, at her Residence in Crestview, Ky.

She is preceded in death by her husband Robert Baynum "2004"and her Brother, Ronald Gubser.

She is survived by her
Daughter, Sheila Hofstetter of California, Ky.
Sons, Donald and Jeffrey Baynum, both of Crestview, KY.
Sister, Carol Moore of Taylor Mill, KY.
Seven grandchildren
One great-grandchild
Visitation from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday, June 21, at the Alexandria Funeral Home
Mass of Christian Burial will be at Saints Peter & Paul Church at 11:00 AM Tuesday, June 22 Interment will be at Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery in California, KY.
Arrangements are being handled by Alexandria Funeral Home.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Chloe Elisabeth Jaggers

California, KY. Chloe Elisabeth Jaggers, newborn daughter of Joe & Carrie (McCormick) Jaggers, died Monday, June 14, 2010, at Saint Elizabeth Edgewood. She is also survived by her
Brother, Elijah Jaggers of California, KY.
Maternal Grandparents Gary & Sharon McCormick of California, KY.
Paternal Grandmother Janice Jaggers of Louisville, KY., & Paternal Grandparents Jan & Tressella Jaggers of Louisville.
Paternal Great Grandmother Kathleen Jaggers of Elizabethtown, KY.
Visitation 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Friday, June 18 at the Carthage Church of the Nazarene California, KY., with graveside services following at Mount Gilead Cemetery Carthage, KY.
Arrangements are being handled by Alexandria Funeral Home.

Harold W. Steffen



CALIFORNIA–Harold W. Steffen, Sr., 75, died Monday, June 14, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas.
He was a general contractor, owner of Harold W. Steffen & Sons and a farmer.
Survivors include his wife, Joy Kavanaugh Steffen of California; daughters, Pauline Joplin of Texas, Michelle Cobb of Kodak, Tenn., Kathleen Hafer of Spring City, Tenn., and Amy Horvath of Fort Thomas; step-daughter, Beverly Wagner of Alexandria; sons, Harold W. Steffen, Jr. and Jeffrey Steffen, both of Alexandria, Christopher Steffen of Park City, Ky., Anthony Steffen of Melbourne and Phillip Steffen of Highland Heights; step-son, Thomas Ice of Alexandria; sisters, Dorothy Kool of California and Mary Allender of Highland Heights; brother, Pete Steffen of Alexandria; 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., Friday, June 18, at Alexandria Funeral Home in Alexandria. Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m., Saturday, June 19, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Alexandria. Burial will be in Saint Mary Cemetery in Alexandria.
Memorials: American Lung Association, P.O. Box 9067, Louisville, KY 40209.
Online condolences to alexandriafh.com.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Timothy "Gene" McNamara


Timothy "Gene" McNamara, age 79, of Alexandria, Ky., died Thursday, June 10, 2010, at home.
Mr. McNamara was born born January 25, 1932 in Lexington, KY son of the late Timothy E. & Elizabeth (nee Malone) McNamara.
Mr. McNamara was a retired employe by Interstate Brands.after 31 yrs. & he also worked at A. J. Jolly Park for 19 yrs. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He also was a member of Teamsters Local 100 Cincinnati, OH.
He is survived by his wife of 33 yrs. Majorie (Bay) McNamara of Alexandria, KY;
Three Daughters,
Kimberly (McNamara) Brun of Melbourne, KY.
Mary Karen (McNamara) Riley of Silver Grove, KY.
Kristin (McNamara) Ripberger of Alexandria, KY.
One Son,
Patrick McNamara of Melbourne, KY.
Three Sisters,
Peggy McNamara of Brooksville, KY.
Joan Jett of Germantown, KY.
Jay Jefferson of Brooksville, KY.
Twelve grandchildren
Twelve great-grandchildren
Visitation 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday, June 14, 2010 at the Alexandria Funeral Home. A second visitaton Tuesday, June 15, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM with Mass of Christian Burial following at Saint James Church Brooksville, KY. Interment will be at Saint James Cemetery in Brooksville, KY. Memorials to ALS Association 2807 Amsterdam Road Villa Hills, KY 41017.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Ruth Placke


Ruth (Wesdorp) Placke, age 81, of Cold Spring, KY., died Thursday, June 10, 2010, at her home. Mrs. Placke was a housewife & Co Owner of Alexandria Tire Alexandria, KY. She was the daughter of the late Louis & the late Teckla (Thomas) Wesdorp.
She is also survived by her husband of 58 yrs.Lucian Placke of Cold Spring, KY.
Four Daughters,
Janice Brown of Warsaw, KY.
Deborah Sinclair of Dillsboro, IN.
Becky Baron of Amelia, OH.
Lisa Placke of Alexandria, KY.
One Son,
Carl Placke of Alexandria, Ky.
Eight grandchildren
Two great-grandchildren
Visitation 9:00 am - 11:00 am Monday, June 14, 2010, with Mass of Christian Burial following
at St. Mary Catholic Church Alexandria, KY. Interment will be at Saint Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas, KY. Alexandria Funeral Home serving the family. Online condolences alexandriafh.com.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Shirley Harker


ALEXANDRIA - Shirley Ann Harker, 81, of Louisville, formerly of Alexandria, died June 6 at Jewish Hospital in Shelbyville.
Her son, Keith Harker, died previously.

Survivors include her sons, Phillip Harker of Andover, Mass. and Steven Harker of Shelbyville; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, at Alexandria Cemetery. The address to the cemetery is 7 Spillman Alexandria, KY 41001. Alexandria Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Viola Geiger


CALIFORNIA, Ky. - Viola Mary Lauer Geiger, 86, died June 4 at her daughter's home in California. She was a homemaker, member of Women Who Care, Catholic Order of Foresters Court 1492 and Senior Group, all at Saints Peter & Paul Church California.

Her husband, Joseph Geiger, died in 1994.

Survivors include her daughters, Joyce Levo of Florence, Sister Pamela Geiger S.N.D. of Bellevue, Gail S. Brossart and Sheri Hartman of California; sons, Victor Geiger of Elsmere, Joseph E. Geiger of Cranston, R.I., Patrick Geiger of Melbourne,Gary L. Geiger of Cincinnati, Stanley J. and Jack Geiger of California; sisters, Helen Kremer of Melbourne, Jean Rawe of Seminole, Fla., Mary Jo Steffen and Jane Overberg of Alexandria; brother, Erwin Lauer of Fort Thomas; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Visitation will be 3-6 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, at Alexandria Funeral Home. A second visitation will be 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, with Mass of Christian Burial following at Sts. Peter & Paul Church, California. Burial will be in Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery, California.

Memorials: Sts. Peter & Paul Building Fund, 2162 California Cross Roads, California, KY 41007.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Walter Cylkouski

Walter Cylkouski, age 81, of Newport, Ky., died Thursday, June 3, 2010, at his residence. He was a former insurance salesman for Western Southern and also a former detective with the Newport Police Department. He served in both WWII and in the Korean War. He was an avid Trap Shooter, and loved football and horses.

He is survived by his fiance Edwina Heringer of Newport; and two nieces and one nephew.
Memorial Visitation June 20th at the Lawler Hanlon VFW Post in Newport from 2pm to 5pm.
Memorials: Hospice of The Bluegrass 7388 Turfway Road Florence, KY 41042
OR
Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301
Alexandria Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences: alexandriafh.com

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Delmer Combs

Delmer Combs, age 86, of Alexandria, Ky., died Saturday, May 22, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Fort Thomas in Fort Thomas, Ky. Mr. Combs was employed by General Electric, Served in WWII and was a lifetime member of VFW.
He is survived by his Wife Zedra Combs. Three Daughters,Barbara Nelson of Williamstown, KY. Judy Rose of Cincinnati, Ohio. Pamela Gentry of Goshen, Ohio. Four Sons, Raymond Stafford of Grants Lick, KY. David Combs, Gary Combs of Alexandria, KY. Stephen Combs of Alexandria, KY. Two Sisters,Geneva Herald of Texas and Pearl Dikes of Newport, Ky.
Visitation from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday, May 26, 2010. Funeral service will be at Alexandria Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Thursday, May 27, 2010. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate, Ky.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Alberta Soard


Alberta Lee (Compton) Soard, age 58, of Somerset, Ky. formerly of Newport, died Thursday, May 20, 2010, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, Ky. She is survived by her husband Victor Raymond Soard of Somerset,KY;Two Daughters, Shelly Brann of Somerset, Ky and Tillie Messmer of Newport, Ky.;Two Sons, Gary Guffy of Somerset, Ky and Phillip Guffy of Sandyhook, Ky.;Four Sisters, Maxine Compton,Tina Compton, Roxie Hall, and Brenda Smith;Three Brothers, Dennis,Kenny, and Almond Compton Jr.;also survived by Ten grandchildren.
Visitation:4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, May 25th at the Alexandria Funeral Home.
Funeral Services: 8:00 PM Tuesday, May 25th also at the Alexandria Funeral Home

Friday, May 21, 2010

Eloise McCormick


Eloise Painter McCormick, 87, of California, KY., died Wednesday, May 19, at Hospice of the Bluegrass, Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker, member of Carthage Church of the Nazarene, Sun Valley Seniors and Valley Homemakers.Her husband, Charles McCormick, died in 1996. Also preceded in death by her sister Laverne Braun "2009".Survivors include her sons, Ken, Ron and Gary McCormick, all of California; sisters, Alberta Auchter of Falmouth, Neva Lee Eshman of Foster, Charlotte Deaton of Hamilton, Ohio and Carleen Kees of Alexandria; brother, A.J. Painter of Alexandria; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 21, with service at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 22, at Carthage Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be in Mount Gilead Cemetery, Carthage.Memorials: Carthage Church of the Nazarene, 9535 Washington Trace Road, California, KY 41007; or Hospice of The Bluegrass Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Marjorie Schreiber

Marjorie Marie (Woeste) Schreiber, age 90, of Camp Springs, KY died Saturday, May 15, 2010, at Highlandsprings in Fort Thomas, KY. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband Alphonse Schreiber "1991".She is survived by her Daughter-Janice (Schreiber) Weaver of Cold Spring, KY.Son-Larry Schreiber of Alexandria, KY.Brother-Bernard Woeste of Alexandria, KY.Four grandchildrenEleven great-grandchildrenOne great-great-grandchild Visitation 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Tuesday, May 18 at the Alexandria Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am Wednesday, May 19, 2010 Saint Joseph Church Camp Springs, KY. Interment will be at Saint Joseph Cemetery in Camp Springs, KY. Memorials to Saint Joseph Church 6829 Four Mile Road Camp Springs, KY 41059. online condolences alexandriafh.com

Friday, May 14, 2010

Myron Reinhardt


Myron S. Reinhardt, 83, died Thursday, May 13, at his home. He was a teacher at Dale Elementary School, principal at Alexandria Elementary School, deputy superintendent for Campbell County Schools, World War II Army veteran, member of the National Softball Hall Of Fame, referee for state and college basketball games including Rupp Arena for the state basketball tournaments. His wife, Audrey Reinhardt, died in 2001. Survivors include his daughter, Connie Hulsmeyer of Hopkinsville; sons, Randy and Gregory Reinhardt, both of Alexandria; and six grandchildren. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Sunday, May 16, with service at 10 a.m. Monday, May 17, at Alexandria Funeral Home. Burial will be in Alexandria Cemetery.Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass Northern Kentucky, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

George Kees


George Kees Jr., 85, died Wednesday, May 12, at his home. He was the owner of Kees Surgical Specialty Company in Wilder, an inventor and medical illustrator, former chairman of the Campbell County School Board for 14 years, a master mason for 60 years with Alexandria Masonic Lodge 152 F. A. & M., former chairman of Campbell County Industrial Board, former member of the board of directors for Provident Bank and a World War II Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Carleen Painter Kees; daughters, Linda Bowers of Cold Spring, Nancy Maggard of Menomonie, Wis., Sally Holbrook of Alexandria; son, George Kees III of Cold Spring stepdaughter, Yvette Wilson of Alexandria; , stepson, Jeffrey Ward of Fort Thomas; sister, Bess Turner of Cold Spring; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and five stepgrandchildren.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, May 14, at Alexandria Funeral Home. Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 15, at Alexandria United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Alexandria Cemetery.
Memorials: Tri-State Parkinson's Wellness Chapter, 4 Triangle Park Drive, Suite 404, Cincinnati, OH 45246-3401.

George Kees

George Kees Jr., 85, died Wednesday, May 12, at his home. He was the owner of Kees Surgical Specialty Company in Wilder, an inventor and medical illustrator, former chairman of the Campbell County School Board for 14 years, a master mason for 60 years with Alexandria Masonic Lodge 152 F. A. & M., former chairman of Campbell County Industrial Board, former member of the board of directors for Provident Bank and a World War II Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Carleen Painter Kees; daughters, Linda Bowers of Cold Spring, Nancy Maggard of Menomonie, Wis., Sally Holbrook of Alexandria; son, George Kees III of Cold Spring stepdaughter, Yvette Wilson of Alexandria; , stepson, Jeffrey Ward of Fort Thomas; sister, Bess Turner of Cold Spring; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and five stepgrandchildren.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, May 14, at Alexandria Funeral Home. Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 15, at Alexandria United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Alexandria Cemetery.
Memorials: Tri-State Parkinson's Wellness Chapter, 4 Triangle Park Drive, Suite 404, Cincinnati, OH 45246-3401.

Francis Kidney


Francis C. Kidney, 72, died Friday, May 7, at Alois Alzheimer Center in Cincinnati.Survivors include his daughters, Lisa Bartlett and Christy Wells, both of Alexandria; son, Timothy Kidney of Alexandria; sisters, Pat McGrath of Edgewood, Mary Deslongchamps of Sadieville; brothers, Stephen Kidney of Florence and David Kidney of Michigan and five grandchildren.
A celebration memorial mass will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 14, at St. Mary Church, Alexandria. The mass will be celebrated on the 50th wedding anniversary of Frank (Francis) and Margie Kidney. Alexandria Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Memorials: Alois Alzheimer Center, 70 Damon Road, Cincinnati, OH 45218.

Marjorie Kidney


Marjorie Ann Kidney, 69, died Friday, Feb. 12, at Baptist Convalescent Center in Newport. Survivors include her daughters, Lisa Bartlett and Christy Wells, both of Alexandria; son, Timothy Kidney of Alexandria; father, William Verax; sisters, Karen Schoulties of Alexandria, Patricia Krebs of Cold Spring and Victoria Kraemer of Independence; brother, William Verax of Falmouth and five grandchildren.
A celebration memorial mass will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 14, at St. Mary Church, Alexandria. The mass will be celebrated on the 50th wedding anniversary of Frank (Francis) and Margie Kidney. Alexandria Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Memorials: Alois Alzheimer Center, 70 Damon Road, Cincinnati, OH 45218.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Marion Ruth Hardy


Marion Ruth Hardy, 85, died Monday, May 10, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood.She worked for the National Labor Relations Board.Her brother, Neil Hardy of Loveland, Ohio, survives. Mass of Christian Burial will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 15, at St. Francis Xavier Church, Cincinnati. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Cincinnati. Alexandria Funeral Home is handling arrangements.Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Gail C. Connor

Gail C. Connor, age 74, of Alexandria, KY., died Saturday, May 1, 2010, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Fort Thomas. She was a retired employee of Ohio Motors in Cincinnati, OH.She is survived by her Son, Michael Tarvin of Phoenix, Ariz.Sister, Marion Dean of California, KY.Many nieces & nephews, and one Grandson. Memorial Funeral Service 7:00 PM Thursday, May 6, 2010 will be at Oakland United Methodist Church. 7867 Stonehouse Road Melbourne, KY. Interment will be at Mount Gilead Cemetery in Carthage, KY. Memorials to Hospice of The Bluegrass Saint Elizabeth Fort Thomas 85 North Grand Avenue Fort Thomas, KY 41075. Alexandria Funeral Home serving the family.

Frank Powers


CALIFORNIA – Frank Powers, 89, died Friday, April 30, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas.He worked for the former Railway Express Agency. His wives, Iola Sweet Powers and Dorothy Wilson Powers, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Linda Felix of Chicago, Ill., Victoria Brennan of Cincinnati, Rebecca Biddy of Burlington, N.C., Tina Powers Brossart of Villa Hills, Kathy Allen of Walton and Sherri Parr of Alexandria; son, Rodney Powers of Gainesville, Fla.; 20 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, with service following at Alexandria Funeral Home. Burial will be in Alexandria Cemetery.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Marcella Born

Marcella (Gutapfel) Born, age 72, of Melbourne, Ky., died Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at River Valley Nursing Home in Butler, Ky.

She is survived by her husband Ralph "Bud" Born;
Daughters Cathy Herald of Melbourne, Ky., Deborah Joering of Melbourne, KY.
Three Sons,
Billy Born of Pendleton, Ky.
James Born of Bracken County, Kentucky
David Born of Pendleton, Ky.
Brother James Gutapfel of Alexandria, Ky.
Ninteen grandchildren
Fifteen great-grandchildren
Arrangements are being handled by Alexandria Funeral Home, 325 Washington Street, Alexandria, Ky.,
Visitation from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Tuesday April 27 at Saint Joseph Church Camp Spring with the Mass of Christian Burial Following. Interment will be at Saint Joseph Cemetery in Camp Springs, Ky.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Ruth Painter



Ruth (Shotwell) Painter, age 88, of California, KY., died Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at Saint Elizabeth Hospice Center in Edgewood, KY. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Carthage United Methodist Church Carthage, KY. former member of California Homemakers.Her husband Earl W. Painter preceded her in death "2003".She is survived by her Two Daughters,Donna Nelson of California, KY.Daughter-Diane Dunlap Schmidt of Azle, TXOne Son,Dennis Painter of Alexandria, KY.Eleven grandchildrenEighteen great-grandchildren Visitation 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Saturday, April 24, 2010 with funeral services following at the Carthage United Methodist Church. Interment will be at Mount Gilead Cemetery in Carthage, KY. Memorials to Carthage United Methodist Church 3427 Carthage Road California, KY 41007 or toSaint Elizabeth Hospice 483 S. Loop Edgewood, KY 41017.