Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Diane Marie Haubner

Diane Marie Haubner, age 66, of California, KY, passed away on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at her residence. She was a retired employee of the IRS and a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Church, California, KY. She was preceded in death by her parents, Nick and Betty Seiter and a brother, Jerry Seiter. Diane is survived by her husband, Robert Haubner; daughter, Shannon Haubner; son, Rob (Amanda) Haubner; three grandchildren, Grant, Lydia and Ethan; four brothers, Norb Jr. (Annie), David (Irmgard), Steve (Connie), and Ken (Sharon) Seiter; five sisters, Brenda (Denny) Baker, Linda (Steve) Govan, Carol (Steve) Hinkel, Lisa (Kevin) Rust and Patty (Dave) Verst. Visitation will be held Saturday, January 3, 2015, from 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM with Mass of Christian Burial immediately following at 12:00 PM at Sts. Peter & Paul Church, California, Kentucky. Memorials may be made to Women Who Care, C/O Sts. Peter & Paul Church, 2162 California Crossroads, California, KY 41007. Alexandria Funeral Home is serving the family.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Cliffye Jo Lang


Cliffye Jo Lang (nee Stormer), of Alexandria, KY,  passed away Monday, December 29, 2014 at her home. Ellis Lang, David (Kathy) Lang, Melinda (Mark) Schamer and Karen Lang mourn the loss of their beloved wife, mother and mother-in-law. Grandsons, Brandon Lang (Jennifer Owens), Luke Schamer (Sarah Gleick) and Ethan Schamer mourn the loss of their devoted grandmother. She is survived by sisters, Ann Murst and Carol Steffen; brothers, Stu Stormer (Margie) and Jeff Stormer (Pam); brothers-in-law, John Lang (Shirl) and Jim Lang; along with many nieces and nephews. Visitation 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Saturday, January 3, 2015 with Memorial service following at 11:00 AM at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Alexandria, KY. Memorials can be made to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 1 North Jefferson, Alexandria, KY 41001 or to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Robert Lang

Robert ‘Bob” Lang, 71, of Alexandria, KY, passed away Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Saint Elizabeth Edgewood. Robert was born February 5, 1943 in Englewood, New Jersey, the son of the late George and the late Stella (Spiryda) Lang. Robert worked 45 years for General Cable Corporation as a laboratory specialist. He was a song writer and loved his dogs Ambrose and Mia. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Patire Lang; two daughters, Heather (Deron) Beer and Kirsten (James) Stanley; a sister, Dorothy Jastrzebski; five grandchildren, Parker, Reece, Sabrina, Landon and Gavin. Visitation Tuesday, December 30, 2014 from 5:00 PM until time of funeral service at 7:00 PM at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Robert's family would like to extend a special thank you to  David Szekeres, a family friend.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Herbert Lee Hill

Herbert Lee Hill, 90, of Alexandria, KY, passed away Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at Saint Elizabeth Hospice Edgewood, KY. He was a retired employee of Hilton Davis and a WWII Army veteran. Herbert was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Christine Hill. He is survived by five daughters, Doris Poe, Mary Casson, Vickie Gibson, Peggy Hill and Becky Strong; a brother Golman Hill; 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Friday, December 26, 2014 at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Funeral service 10:00 AM Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Alexandria Cemetery, Alexandria, KY. Memorials may be made to the New Macedonia Baptist Church, 1143 Central Avenue, Newport, KY 41071. 

Edward G. Robinson



Edward G. Robinson, 68, of Melbourne, KY, passed away Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at his home. Edward was born April 5, 1946 in Grant's Lick, KY the son of the late William and Helen (Schafer) Robinson. He was a retired pipe fitter and a member of Campbell County VFW Post 3205. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War and was a Purple Heart recipient. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Weinel Robinson; two daughters, Marissa (Dan) Robinson and Julie (Mel) Sands; two sons, Clark (Jaime) Robinson and Scott (Katie) Kremer; two brothers, Chuck (Jodi) Robinson and Carl (Sandy) Robinson; one sister, Darlene Brown; ten grandchildren. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Monday, December 29, 2014 at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Funeral Service 10:00 AM Tuesday at the Funeral Home. Interment with Military Honors will be held at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North, Williamstown, KY at Noon.

 

Anna Marie Johnston Bierman

Anna Marie Johnston Bierman, 92, of Alexandria, KY, passed away Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at Saint Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a retired employee of the Internal Revenue Service. Anna was preceded in death by husbands, Charles Johnston Jr. and Gus Bierman and a step son Michael (Diane) Bierman. She is survived by her children, Joyce (Paul) Butsch, Edward (Joan) Scott, Cathy (Robert) Price and Cynthia Tischner; step daughter, Beverly (Robert) Schappell; 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Visitation 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Sunday December 28,  2014 with funeral service following at 5:00 PM at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, KY, Monday at 10:00 AM. 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Margaret McGinnis


Margaret McGinnis, 77, of Wilder, KY, passed away Thursday, December 11, 2014 at Saint Elizabeth Edgewood. Margaret was preceded in death by her son, Charles Clark. She is survived by a daughter, Laura McIntosh; four grandchildren, Eugene Roenker, Tara Humpries, Robert McIntosh and Charles Clark and two great grandchildren; brother, Edgar McClanahan. Services were at the convenience of the family. Interment was in the Alexandria Cemetery, Alexandria, KY.

Myrna Baker Hess


Myrna Baker Hess, 72, of Highland Heights, KY, passed away December 12, 2014 at the Baptist Convalescent Center, Newport, KY. She was a retired secretary of the Internal Revenue Service, Cincinnati, OH. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hoyt and Edna Kuhl Baker. She is survived by her children, Kevin Hess, Karen Helton and David Hess; siblings, Martha Pelfrey, Carla Steffen and Kenneth Baker;  grandchildren, Nate, Ashley, Sarah, Katie, David, Kylie, Andrew and Seth. Visitation 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Funeral service will be held 10:00 AM Wednesday at the funeral Home. Interment will be in the Alexandria Cemetery, Alexandria, KY. Online condolences can be given at alexandriafh.com

Friday, December 12, 2014

Elizabeth "Betty" Seiter

Elizabeth "Betty" Seiter, age 87, of California, KY passed away on  December 11, 2014 at River Valley Nursing Home, Butler, KY. She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Church, California, KY and was formerly active with their senior citizens club. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Norbert A. Seiter a son, Jerry Seiter and a grandson, Nathan Seiter. She is survived by four sons, Norb (Annie) Seiter Jr., David (Irmgard) Seiter, Steve (Connie) Seiter, and Ken (Sharon) Seiter; six daughters, Diane (Bob) Haubner, Brenda (Denny) Baker, Linda (Steve) Govan, Carol (Steve) Hinkel, Lisa (Kevin) Rust and Patty (Dave) Verst; daughter-in-law, Jackie Seiter; 23 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren.Visitation will be held on Monday, December 15, 2014  from 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, Kentucky. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 7:30 PM at Sts. Peter & Paul Church, California, Kentucky. Memorials may be made to Women Who Care, C\O Sts. Peter & Paul Church, 2162 California Crossroads, California, KY 41007.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Dawn Marie Adams


Dawn Marie Adams, 60, of Alexandria, KY, passed away Saturday, December 6, 2014. Dawn worked with Alzheimer patients as a social worker at St. Charles Nursing Home for many years. She is survived by her parents, Everett and Margerie Adams; siblings; Gerritt Adams, Leslie and Michael Massey, Rev. David and Patty Adams, and Matthew Adams; nephews, Timothy Adams and Jonathan Massey; niece, Rebecca Adams. Memorial visitation Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 3:00 PM until time of service at 5:00 PM at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn Street, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Ray Kremer

Ray Kremer, 79, of Alexandria, KY passed away Monday, December 8, 2014.  Beloved husband of Josey (Govan) Kremer. Father of Barb (Gary) Workman, Mike (Kathy) Kremer, Joe (Karen) Kremer and Patty (Dan) Ridder. Also survived by twelve grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Ray was a member of St. Mary Parish of Alexandria, KY, St. Vincent DePaul Society and the Brighton Center Seniors Club. He retired from General Electric. He was on the board of directors for N.K.A.D.D. and a volunteer for the Legal Aid of the Bluegrass and Brighton Center. Visitation 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Friday, December 12, 2014 at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Mass 10:00 AM Saturday, December 13, 2014 St. Mary Church, Alexandria, KY. Interment will be in St. Stephen Cemetery, Ft. Thomas. KY. Memorials can be made to the Father Beiting Appalachian Mission Center, 322 Riverbend Road Louisa, KY 41230.

Charles Cantrell

Charles  Cantrell, 88, of Alexandria, KY, passed away on  Monday, December 8, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. Charles was born May 6, 1926 in Elkhorn City, KY, he was the son of the Late George W. and the Late Bessie Swiney Cantrell.  He was a WWII Army veteran and retired owner of  C&C Machine and Tool of Covington, KY. A member of Alexandria United Methodist Church and also Saint Luke Lutheran Church of Cold Spring. Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Bethel Cantrell. He is survived by his son, Sam Cantrell and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Friday, December 12, 2014, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM at the Alexandria United Methodist Church, Alexandria, KY with the funeral service following at 11:00 AM. Interment will be in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Alexandria Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be given at alexandriafh.com.

Roberta Jane Warner

Roberta Jane Warner, 70, of Butler, KY, passed away on Monday, December 8, 2014 at her home. She was a bus driver for Campbell County Schools. Roberta was preceded in death by two husbands, Charles W. Smithson and Lindell Warner. She is survived by her children, Bobby (Tina) Hughes, Barry Hughes, Sherry (Marshall) Gray, Windel Hughes, Teresa (Keith Kitts) Gibson and Bryan (Erica) Gibson; siblings, Kenneth Ashcraft, Walter Ashcraft, Jed Ashcraft, Harvey Newland, Steven Newland and Rosella Ashcraft; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, Kentucky. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, December 11, 2014 at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Alexandria Cemetery, Alexandria, KY.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Robert E. Creager

Robert E. Creager, age 81, of Alexandria, KY passed away on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Mountain Crest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Cincinnati, OH. He was a Korean War Army Veteran and a retired X Ray engineer for St. Elizabeth. Mr. Creager is survived by his wife, Grace Creager; sons, Louis and Robert (Sarah) Creager; daughters, Amy (Brian) Cooper, Susan and Jenni Whittle; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 from 11am to 12pm with the Funeral Service immediately following at the Vine Street Hill Cemetery Chapel, 3701 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45220. Alexandria Funeral Home is serving the family.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Johnny W. Wagner, Sr.

Johnny W. Wagner, Sr., age 72, of Butler, KY passed away at his residence on Friday, December 5, 2014. He was an Army veteran and served during Vietnam.  He is survived by his wife, Patricia Wagner; sons, Johnny (Ruby) Wagner, Jr. and David (Sara) Wagner; daughters, Kathy Hoffman and Melissa Claire; brother, Joe Wagner; sister, Linda Capps; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Alexandria Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Louella Marie Huff

Louella Marie Huff (nee Baker), age 90, of Butler, KY passed away on November 29, 2014 at River Valley Nursing Home, Butler, KY. She is survived by her husband of 70yrs, William Alexander Huff; brother, John Baker; sister, Opal Parson; several nieces and nephews. Louella was a member of the Alexandria United Methodist Church. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed tending to her rose bushes. Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Alexandria Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, December 4, 2014, at 12:00 pm at the Alexandria United Methodist Church. Interment will be in the Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to: Alexandria United Methodist Church, 8286 W. Main St, Alexandria, KY 41001.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Douglas L. Perkins

Douglas L. Perkins, 57, of Dayton, KY, passed away on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Hospice, Edgewood. He was born on December 26, 1956. Doug was the son of the late Roy and Rita Perkins of Silver Grove, KY.  He was a self-employed carpenter. He is survived by two brothers, Allan (Janice) Perkins of Melbourne, KY and Gary (Mary Beth) Perkins of Cold Spring, KY; four sisters, Mary (Paul) Golden of Melbourne, KY, Glenna Perkins (Joe Calvin) of California, KY, Roita (Lee) Lemos of California, KY and Connie Staley of Bellevue, KY. Services will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial Contributions can be made to St. Elizabeth Healthcare Hospice, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017

Mayda G. Rogers

Mayda G. Rogers, 90, of Erlanger, KY, passed away November 26, 2014 at Saint Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a retired sales clerk for Coppin’s Department Store and J. C. Penny. She is survived by two sons, George (Janet) Rogers Jr. and Kenneth (Janet) Rogers; two sisters Lena Rogers and Desta Hughes; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation Sunday 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Funeral service 10:00 AM Monday, December 1, 2014 at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Plum Creek Christian Church Cemetery, Butler, KY. Memorials may be made to Saint Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017

Monday, November 24, 2014

Mary Kate Schweitzer

Mary Kate Schweitzer, 98, of Newport, KY passed away on November 17, 2014 at the Baptist Convalescent Center, Newport, KY. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church of Highland Heights, KY. Mary was preceded in death by her husband Carl Schweitzer. She is survived by her son, Jimmie Schweitzer; two daughters, Ruth Ann Scherling and Margie Book; brother, Elmer Keith; 7 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 30, 2014, 2:00 PM at the Asbury United Methodist Church, Highland Heights, KY.  A celebration of Mrs. Schweitzer's life will follow funeral service at church. Alexandria Funeral Home serving the family

Charles "Chuck" Lester


Charles “Chuck” Lester, 88, of Alexandria died November 23, 2014.   He was born in Irvington, NJ and is preceded in death by his parents Charles Lester and Marie Lester; and a granddaughter, Xiomara.  He is survived by his wife Margaret, of 61 years, 4 sons: Charles (Kathleen), Mark (Anne), Jeff (Jan), Chris (Sarah), 3 daughters: Margaret ¨Ree¨ Foltz (Dave), Julie Lester and Clare Luegering (John), 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Chuck worked for the Red Cross for many years and then for Glenmary Home Missioners.   He enjoyed playing jazz piano, running and spending time with his children and grandchildren.  For many years he was a member of the New Jerusalem Community at St. Bernard in Cincinnati. He was a WWII vet who served in the 13th Air Force Division.  Visitation will be at St Mary of the Assumption Church in Alexandria from 11 am to 1 pm Friday, November 28, with Mass immediately afterward. Interment will follow at St Mary´s Cemetery, with a reception following in the undercroft of the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, in Alexandria, Glenmary Home Missioners, PO Box 465618, Cincinnati, OH 45246-5618 or the American Red Cross,  2111 Dana Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45207.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Dennis Joseph Pelle


Dennis Joseph Pelle, 76, 0f Alexandria, KY, passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at Saint Elizabeth Hospice, Edgewood, KY. He was a retired employee of Thomson-MacConnell Cadillac, Cincinnati, OH. Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, William and Georgia (Armstrong) Pelle and a brother, Donald Pelle. He is survived by his wife, Beverly Marie (Wimsatt) Pelle; two sons, Denny (Julie) Pelle and Ron (Teda) Stanton Pelle; four siblings, Billie Schultz, David, Doug and Damien Pelle; four grandchildren, Hilary, Chase, Peyton and Lexi Rae; followed by many nieces and nephews. Visitation Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 9:00 AM until time of service at 11:00 AM at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Interment will be in the Alexandria Cemetery, Alexandria, KY. A celebration of Denny’s life will follow from 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM at the Marquise Banquet Center, 1016 Town Drive, Wilder, KY 41076.  Memorials can be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Steve Strasinger




Steve Strasinger, 52, of California, KY, passed away Monday, November 10, 2014. He was a former printer for RR Donnelley, Nielsen Plant, Florence, KY. Steve was a member of Mentor Baptist Church, Creekside Social Riders and Fish Meeting at Pelle’s Cafe.  Steve is survived by two sons, Shane and Spencer Strasinger; 
step-daughter, Kacy Cierley; parents, Ronald “Bud” and JoAnn Strasinger; brother, Larry (Bev) Strasinger; two sisters, Lori (Dean) Chambers and Traci (Kevin) Nelson; partner for life, Cathy Jones; three nephews, Kyle, Jacob and Jamie; one niece, Kelsey. Visitation Sunday, November 16, 2014 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Funeral Service 1:00 PM Monday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Grandview Cemetery, Mentor, KY. Memorials may be made to Creekside Social Riders (Scholarship Fund), 30 18th Street Newport, KY 41071.
  

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Edna L. Sauerwin


Edna L. Sauerwin, 99, of Alexandria, KY, passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Highlandspring of Ft. Thomas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Sauerwin, a daughter, Gloria Sauerwin and a son, Charles Sauerwin. Edna is survived by two daughters, Pat Gabelman and Linda Booth; 7 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Visitation Friday, November 14, 2014 from 10:00 AM until time of service at Noon at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Interment will be in the Oakland Cemetery, Grant’s Lick, KY.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Larry W. Stamper

Larry W. Stamper, 56, of Wilder, KY passed away Friday, October 31, 2014 at Saint Elizabeth Fort Thomas.  Larry was a retired business owner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gwenn Stamper and a sister, Deborah Byrd. He is survived by his children, Amanda (Chase) Stamper-Welch and Jeremy Stamper; granddaughter Alyssa Lee Benge; siblings, Peggy Hodges, Ronda Charles and Michael Stamper. Visitation Tuesday, November 4, 2014  5:00 PM until time of service at 8:00 PM at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Interment 11:00 AM Wednesday at the Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, KY. 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Vera Louise Ritter

Vera Louise Ritter, 89 of Camp Springs, KY, passed away Saturday, November 1, 2014 at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Camp Springs Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Ritter, a daughter, Marilyn Ritter and a grandson, Zachary Heringer. Vera is survived by her children, Judy Ritter, Stan (Donna) Ritter, Jim (Teresa) Ritter, Connie (Mike) Glaser, Mary Jo (the late Dennis) Hug, Charlotte (Pat) Walsh, John (Kelly) Ritter, Paul (Barb) Ritter, Helen (Jerry) Heringer, Thelma (Brian) Donoghue, Carolyn (Larry) Linkugel, Kathy (Jim) Kramer and Linda (Tim) Comer; siblings, Rita Ruschman, Jeanette Kramer and Bob Wolfzorn; 34 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Visitation 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Wednesday at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Mass 10:00 AM Thursday at Saint Joseph Church, Camp Springs, KY. Interment will be in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Camp Springs, KY. Memorials may be made in the form of Masses or to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in memory of Zach Heringer, P.O. Box 5202, Cincinnati, OH 45201-5202.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Oval M. Goad

Oval M. Goad, 88, of Alexandria, KY, passed away Friday, October 31, 2014 at the Baptist Convalescent Center, Newport, KY. Oval was a WWII and Korean War veteran and a retired Civilian Advisor for the U.S. Army Reserve, Ft. Thomas, KY; a member & former head deacon at the Main Street Baptist Church of Alexandria, KY; member of the Happy 100’s and former member at the A.J. Jolly Golf Course. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years Lois Sanders Goad. Oval is survived by his son, Darrell (Carol) Goad; two grandchildren, Darren (Julie) Goad and Kelli (Adam) Eads and two great grandchildren Avery and Anna Eads. Visitation Tuesday, November 4, 2014 from 10:00 until time of funeral service 12:00 PM at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to The Book Of Remembrance, C\O Main Street Baptist Church, 11093 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria, KY 41001.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Thomas W. Dean

Thomas W. Dean, 74, a carpenter by trade and a fisherman by choice, retired from this earth in his Seminole Cove home in Okeechobee, Florida on the evening of October 22nd, 2014.  He taught his children and grandchildren how to fish, how to hammer a nail in perfectly straight, and how to appreciate the great outdoors.  Tom took pleasure in stocking his kids’ toolboxes with practical gifts like flashlights, screwdrivers, and battery cables.  A seasoned hunter/fisherman, he excelled at outsmarting squirrels, rabbits, fish and deer.  Tom had a life-long love affair with fried chicken, especially on Sundays, when he also enjoyed countless hours of televised football games.

Tom and his wife of 11 years, Linda S. Dean, spent their days together traveling around the world, enjoying making connections with people of all lands and tribes, and eating cinnamon rolls at Panera every Saturday morning.

Tom took extreme pride in his 3 children: Lori Nason (Wally), Dan Dean (Shannon) and Cathy Turner (Todd).  He loved his 9 grandchildren dearly, never failing to brag or relay a charming story with devotion and laughter.

During his courageous battle with leukemia, Tom often cited his family and his desire to see them grow as his motivation to beat this deadly foe.  He fought bravely and with much valor, claiming his faith as the root of his strength.

Tom was reunited with his parents, George and Marion, and his sister Sue, upon arriving in Heaven.  His memory will also continue through his remaining siblings: Paul Dean (Janet), Sandy Meyer (Paul), Kenny Dean (Diana), Judy Fries (Rusty) and Janet Painter (Jerry).

A Celebration of Life service will be held at the Carthage United Methodist Church at 3427 Carthage Road in California, Kentucky on Saturday, November 8th, at 10 am.  Burial will immediately follow at the Carthage Mt. Gilead Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hope Lodge of Cincinnati, 2806 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Judith Ann Baker

Judith Ann Baker, age 74 of Alexandria passed away on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Highlandspring of Ft. Thomas. Judy was formerly a floral designer for Country Heart in Alexandria and she was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband of 56yrs, Donald Baker; son, Kevan Baker; brothers, Garry Biddle and Raymond Schaber. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kimberly Kaye Baker in 1963. A Graveside Funeral Service will be held at 1:00PM on Monday, November 3, 2014 at the Alexandria Cemetery, 7 Spillman Dr., Alexandria, KY 41001. Memorial Donations are suggested to Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, 11212 Lees Rd, Alexandria, KY 41001. Alexandria Funeral Home is serving the family.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Dempsey Turner, Jr.

Dempsey Turner, Jr., age 85, of Cold Spring, KY passed away peacefully at his residence on Thursday, October 23, 2014. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Carole Turner in 1993 and his second wife, Harleen Turner in 2013. Mr. Turner is survived by four sons, Steven, Gregory (Lucy), Dale and Mark( Sandy) Turner; daughter, Brenda (Larry) Knuckles; sister, Ruby Smith; brother, Bud (Retta) Turner; 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Visitation will be Monday, October 27, 2014 from 4:00PM – 8:00PM at the Alexandria Funeral Home.  Funeral Service will be Tuesday, October 28, 2014 beginning at 11:00AM at the Alexandria Funeral Home.  Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, KY. Memorials are suggested to: Honor Flight Tri-State Headquarters, 8627 Calumet Way, Cincinnati, OH 45249. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Brian Chandler

Brian K. Chandler, 44, of Alexandria, KY, passed away Monday, October 13, 2014. Brian was preceded in death by his mother, Barb Frost Kopowski. He is survived by his daughter, Erica Robinson; father and step mother, Harold and Joan Chandler; step father, Leonard Kopowski; grandmothers, Elsie Chandler and Edna Frost; brother, Heath Chandler; three sisters, Kim Simon, Dana Kopowski-Bird and Andrea Kopowski-Keating. Visitation 10:00 AM - 1:00PM Saturday, October 18, 2014 with funeral service to follow at 1:00 PM at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria,  KY.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Letha Bell Killen

Letha Bell Killen, age 73, of Cincinnati, OH formerly of Somerset, KY, passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Beloved wife of the late Jerry Killen “2004”; devoted mother of Scott (Cynde) Jackson and Shawna Ritzmann; loving grandmother of Derek Jackson, Geoffrey and Jessica Ritzmann; dear sister of Garry (Sandy) Sears. Preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Ollie Sears; two sisters, Peggy Whitaker and Vera Dean Sears; four brothers, Bill, Maylo, Ellis and Dwayne Sears. A Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 PM on Friday, October, 17, 2014 at the Alexandria Funeral Home, 325 Washington St., Alexandria, KY 41001. Online condolences can be made at: www.alexandriafh.com

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Kristen Renee Hardy

Kristen Renee Hardy, 32, of Grant's Lick, KY, passed away Thursday, October 9, 2014 in Newport, KY. Kristen worked mainly in construction, but was a cowgirl at heart. She is survived by her mother, Vonnie Carlson (nee Wills); father, Rusty (Kristy) Hardy; sister, Angie (Grant) Mitchell; two nieces and a nephew Grace, Reese and Cole; grandparents, Bill and Sandra Hardy and Charlie and Teresa Ryan. Visitation 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM Monday, October 13, 2014 at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials can be made to NKY HATES HERION @ http://nkyhatesheroin.com/volunteer/make-donation

Friday, October 10, 2014

Robert "Tex" Wagner


Robert L. "Tex" Wagner, age 75, of Alexandria, KY passed away Friday, October 10, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Hospice, Edgewood, KY.  He worked as a mechanic for Pepsi in Erlanger, KY for 45yrs. He is survived by his wife, Lois Henderson Wagner; daughter, Nancy (Barry) Barrett of Lexington, KY; son, Jeff (Stephanie) Wagner of Falmouth, KY; brothers, Carl Allan (Mary) Wagner of Cincinnati, OH, Steve (Sharon) Wagner of Villa Hills, KY; sister, Carol (Vic) Goetz of Taylor Mill, KY; three grandchildren, Lucas and Laci Barrett and Lexi Wagner. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 12, 2014 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm at the Alexandria Funeral Home.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 10:00am at St. Mary Catholic Church, Alexandria, KY. Interment will be in Mount Gilead Cemetery, Carthage, KY. Memorials are suggested to: St. Elizabeth Foundation, 1 Medical Village Dr., Edgewood, KY 41017 or Alexandria Fire Department, 7951 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria, KY 41001.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Danny Brown


Danny Brown, 55, of Alexandria, KY, passed away Saturday, October 4, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Ft. Thomas. Danny was a former employee of Schwan's Foods, Florence, KY. He is survived by his wife, Christal "Christie" Smith Brown; daughter, Jessica Dierig; two sons, Richard (April) Dierig III and Austin Granger; two grandchildren, Kyle and Briana Stone. Visitation 11:00 AM until time of service 1:00 PM Friday, October 10, 2014 at the First Baptist Church of Cold Spring, KY. Interment will be in the Alexandria Cemetery, Alexandria, KY. In lieu of flowers financial donations would be appreciated.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Almond "Jr" Compton

Almond "Jr" Compton, age 49, of Erlanger passed away, Thursday, October 2, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He is survived by his wife, Angie Billings; children, Adam, Amanda and Kevin Billings; grandson Kaeden O'Brien; brother, Dennis Compton; sisters, Roxie Adams, Maxine Compton, Tina Compton and Brenda Smith. Services are at the convenience of the family.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Lowell F. Steelman

Lowell F. Steelman, 79, of Alexandria, KY, passed away Friday, September 26, 2014 at his home. Lowell was a retired superintendent for Fischer Special Manufacturing in Cold Spring, KY. Lowell is survived by his wife, Paula Steelman; daughter, Stephanie (Paul) Duncan; granddaughter, Taylor Duncan; several nieces and nephews. Visitation 10:00 Am – 1:00 PM Saturday, October 4, 2014 with funeral services beginning at 1:00 PM at the Alexandria Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Persimmon Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Persimmon Grove Baptist Church,  P O Box 148, Alexandria, KY 41001 or to Charity of donor’s choice.

Helen Mae Govan

Helen Mae Govan (nee Burns), 79, of California, KY, passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014 , at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker and a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church, Cold Spring. Helen was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, John Govan “2008”. Helen is survived by her children, Mary Jo Govan, Patty (Jeryl) Smith, John (Nora) Govan, Steve (Linda) Govan and Jerry (Cindy) Govan; sisters, Delores Oliver and Karen Stabler; 11 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Visitation 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Friday, October 3, 2014 with funeral service beginning at 1:00 PM at the Alexandria Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Alexandria Cemetery.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

John David "Dave" Obel

John David “Dave” Obel, 63, of Cold Spring, KY, passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014, in Edgewood, KY. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Virginia Obel. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Shirley Bryan Obel; his brother, Mike (Joy) Obel, sister, Billie Jeanne Obel and her children, Matt and Krissi. Dave loved golfing, hunting, UK sports, Reds baseball and coaching basketball at Calvary Christian and Campbell County High Schools. He was a member of the Sports Hall of Fame at Simon Kenton High School where he lettered in all sports. Dave was Basketball Player of the Year in 1969 in the Ninth Region. He was also drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Dave played professional softball for the Cincinnati Rivermen. Dave touched the lives of many during his employment as a Funeral Director for Dobbling, Muehlenkamp and Erschell Funeral Homes. Dave was a member of Oak Ridge Baptist Church. Visitation will be held from 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM Friday, September 26, 2014 at the Alexandria Funeral Home, 325 Washington St. Alexandria, KY. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 27 at 10:00 AM at First Baptist Church, 4410 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076. Interment will be in the Oakland Cemetery, Grant’s Lick, KY.  Memorials may be made to Backpack Meals, C/O Grant's Lick Baptist Church, 941 Clay Ridge Road, Alexandria, KY 41001 or to Lighthouse Ministry, C/O Oak Ridge Baptist Church, 6036 Clubhouse Drive, Latonia Lakes, KY 41015.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Don Starrett


Don Starrett, 73, of California, KY, died Sunday. September 21, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Hospice in Edgewood, KY. He was a retired machinist. Don was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Starrett  (nee Nicely). He is survived by his children, Candy (Dale) Arthur, Tom (Lori) and Bob (Heather) Starrett; siblings, Bonnie Brady and Paul Starrett; 8 grandchildren & 5 great grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Thursday, September 25, 2014, with funeral services following at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Interment will be in the Grand View Cemetery, Mentor, KY.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Desiree M. Shields


Desiree M. Shields, 31, of Fort Thomas, KY, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Skylar M. Evans and unborn son, August Wade Evans. She is survived by two sons, Zavier and Frederick Evans; her parents, Fred and Karren (Klaserner) Shields; siblings, Alan K. Shields, Danyelle Downard and Anna K. Shields; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation 10 AM – 12 PM Monday, September 22, 2014 with funeral service following at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Interment will be in the Alexandria, Cemetery, Alexandria, KY.  

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Elizabeth "Libby" Osborne

Elizabeth "Libby" Ann (LaBarre) Osborne, daughter of Nester and Glada LaBarre, passed away in her home early Monday morning. She was 75 years old. She rejoined her beloved husband of 50 years, William Derrol Osborne, who passed away four years prior. She is survived by her sons, Jon and Jeffrey Osborne; grandchildren, Rachael Kingery and Austin Osborne; great-granddaughter, Addison Kingery; brother, Richard LaBarre; and many nieces and nephews. Libby's fire burned bright and she is remembered for her warmth, outgoing nature and love of life. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Education from Ohio University and was a kindergarten teacher at Germantown Elementary in the early 1970's. For 12 years she owned and managed Salsa's Mexican Restaurant in Blue Ash, where she never met a stranger. Libby also enjoyed golf, tennis, antique collecting and volunteering for various charities. She was a busy and hardworking wife, mother and a friend to all. A private interment will be held in her birthplace of Marietta, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to Shriners Hospital, 3229 Burnet Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229. Alexandria Funeral Home is serving the family.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Marianne Siegel

Marianne Siegel (nee Herms), age 55, of Alexandria, KY passed away on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Ft. Thomas, KY. Marianne’s faith was very important to her and she was formerly active with C.R.H.P, the Cursillo program and taught C.C.D classes and sign language at St. Mary Catholic Church in Alexandria, KY.  She is preceded in death by her son, Troy Pauly. She is survived by her husband, Robert Siegel of Alexandria; parents, Tom and Aleen Herms of Alexandria; three sons, Eric Pauly of Highland Heights, Jason Pauly of Alexandria, Cory Pauly of Alexandria; two daughters, Cristi Morency and Kelli Pauly both of Alexandria; four step-children, Aaron and Bryan Siegel both of Louisville, Justin and Nicole Siegel both of Cleveland; sister, Nancy (Rick) Birkett of Cold Spring; four brothers, Tom (Linda) Herms of Alexandria, Tim Herms of Alexandria, Todd Herms of Newport and Tony (Jane) Herms of Alexandria; ten grandchildren, Chasiti, Kaden, Kolten, Kamden, Quentin, Faith, Tatiana, Neco, Nahje and Akira; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation with be held on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Alexandria Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Cold Spring, KY. Interment will be in St. Stephen Cemetery, Ft. Thomas, KY. Memorials are suggested to: Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, Newborn Intensive Care Unit, In Honor of Troy Pauly, 375 Dixmyth Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220.

Verna Deinlein

Verna Jane Deinlein, age 90, of Alexandria, passed away on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood, KY. She was a retired nurse aide and worshiped with the Alexandria Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Verna is preceded in death by her daughter, Patricia Deinlein and her son, John Deinlein. She is survived by her son, Mark (Darlene) Deinlein; daughter, Laura (Don) Iles; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 2 great great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held Friday, September 19, 2014 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Funeral Services beginning at 8:00 pm at the Alexandria Funeral Home, 325 Washington St, Alexandria, KY.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Marian Irene Elam Ritter


 

Marian Irene Elam Ritter (nee Elbert), 89, of Melbourne, KY, died on Sunday, September 7, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family.  She was a teacher at Silver Grove High School until her retirement in 1983. She was a member of St. Joseph Church of Camp Springs for 52 years. She belonged to Silver Belles & Beaux of Silver Grove, Baker Hunt of Covington, Kentucky Retired Teachers Association and was past president of Super Seniors of Alexandria. Her first husband, Robert Elam, died in 1958. She married Arthur Ritter in 1962 joining two young families. Arthur Ritter passed in 2007. She is survived by 5 sons, Tom Ritter, Jim Elam, Craig Elam, Kent Elam and Joe Ritter; 2 daughters, Connie DeMarrero and Audrey Oldiges all of Camp Springs. Marian is also survived 17 grandchildren & 10 great grandchildren. Visitation 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Thursday at the Alexandria Funeral Home. Mass 10:00 AM Friday at Saint Joseph Church, Camp Springs, KY. Interment will be in St. Stephen Cemetery Ft. Thomas, KY.  In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to St. Joseph Church or St. Joseph School, Camp Springs.

Friday, September 5, 2014

James T. Mountain

James T. Mountain, 93, passed away Friday, September 5, 2014 in Alexandria, KY. He was owner/operator of his barber shop on Renshaw in Highland Heights, KY. Jim was a graduate of Dayton High School and attended Xavier University and Villa Madonna College (Thomas Moore College). He coached football at both Dayton and Highlands High Schools for a span of 55 years. He won a Kentucky State Football Championship in 1949 with Dayton and four State Football Championships with Highlands. He is a member of the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame. Jim served in WWII in the Navy as a torpedoman’s mate third class USN. His ship, the USS Leary, was sunk on Christmas Eve 1943 in the North Atlantic. He was one of 60 survivors. Born June 12, 1921, son of Edna and James Mountain. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Louise. He is survived by members of the Robert Haunert, Raymond Haunert and Paula Steidle Cuthrell families.  Visitation Monday, September 8, 2014 from 6:00 PM – 8:00PM with funeral services following at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Interment will be in Saint Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas, KY. 

Ruth E. Nueslein

Ruth E. (nee Jester) Nueslein, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Alexandria, KY, passed away Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the age of 85. Beloved wife of the late John I Nueslein. Devoted mother of Jackie Rowe, Jeana Sand (Bob), Joni Hoffmann (Ron); dear sister of Millie Mergenthal, and the late William J. Jester and loving grandmother of, Christopher and Ashley Rowe, Travis, Corry and Heidi Sand, Jessica and Natalie Hoffmann. Family embodied her reason for living. Though facing the daily challenges of a stroke survivor and of aging, she never wavered from her love and devotion to her family. Ruth had the resilience beyond belief to continue to live her life to the fullest. She will truly be missed and forever loved. NO VISITATION. Alexandria Funeral Home is assisting the family. Memorials may be made to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, P.O. Box 5202, Cincinnati, OH 45201, Shriners Hospitals for Children, 3229 Burnett Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Suite E 2225 Citygate Drive, Columbus, OH 43219 or to the Holy Family Home, 2000 Saint Anne Drive, Melbourne, KY 41059

Richard Dean McDaniel

Richard Dean McDaniel, age 51 of Burlington, KY passed away Thursday, August 14, 2014 in Salyersville, KY.  Mr. McDaniel was employed as a contract painter and business owner of Precision Painting in Burlington, KY. He is preceded in death by his mother, Myrtle Hurd Strunk; son, Chaz McDaniel; and brothers, Donald and Phillip McDaniel. He is survived by his fiancĂ©, Pamela Reinhardt; daughters, Desiree Viox, Kelly Neace and J Hatfield; sister, Kimberly Cooper; brothers, Chris Hughes and Patrick McDaniel; grandson, Greyson Nolan Hatfield. Also survived by a host of family and friends who love and miss him. A Memorial Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm with a Memorial Service beginning at 7:00pm at the Alexandria Funeral Home, 325 Washington St., Alexandria, KY 41001. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Alexandria Funeral Home.

Frank C. Branch

Frank C. Branch, age 94, of Amelia, OH passed away on  September 2, 2014 at University Hospital, Cincinnati, OH. Mr. Branch served in the Army during WWII, was a retired railroad engineer and a member of First Baptist Church of Amelia. He is survived by his loving spouse of 74yrs, Lucille Branch; two sisters, Lois Branch and Shirley Leggett; also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. Visitation will be held Monday, September 8, 2014 from 11:00am to 1:00pm followed by the Funeral Service beginning at 1:00pm at the Alexandria Funeral Home, 325 Washington St., Alexandria, Kentucky 41001.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Amizetta Neiser


Amizetta Neiser (nee Jenkins), 89, of Ft. Thomas, KY, formerly of Cold Spring, KY, passed away Monday, September 1, 2014. From 1982 thru May of 2013 Amizetta lived in Union, Missouri .  She was a retired registered nurse. She previously worked at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Covington and Ft. Thomas Community Care Center (Veterans Home). After her retirement, Mrs. Neiser became a volunteer with the American Red Cross. She provided emergency assistance and disaster relief for the Beverly Hills Fire, Hurricane Andrew in Homestead, FL, 911, and earthquakes in California and Alaska.  International volunteer work included hurricanes in Guam and St.Croix .  For her volunteer work with the Red Cross, she was nominated to carry the Olympic Torch in 1996. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Neiser. She is survived by three sons Jack (Donna), Ronald (Donna) and Chris Neiser; daughter, Robin (Art) Stout; sister, Margie Moher; brother, Walker Jenkins; thirteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Friday, September 5, 2014, at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:00 AM Saturday at St. Joseph Church, Cold Spring, KY. Interment will be in the Alexandria Cemetery, Alexandria, KY. Memorials can be made to the American Red Cross, 2111 Dana Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45207 or The Point/ARC of No. KY, 104 West Pike Street, Covington, KY 41011.
 
 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Norman "Corkey" Brewer

Norman "Corkey" Brewer, age 64, of Alexandria, KY passed away on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Hospice of Cincinnati East.  Mr. Brewer served in the U.S. Marine Corps. and was a former employee of Bavarian Waste Services in Walton, KY. He will be remembered for being a hard worker who could learn how to do anything. It was often said that "He had not met anything he couldn't fix." Along with his strong work ethic, he was known as a man who was loyal to his friends and loved spending time with his grandsons. He is survived by his wife of 36yrs, Vera Brewer; four sons, Shawn Brewer, Charles Brewer, Shane Dellecave and Joseph Dellecave; three daughters, Hope Brewer, Bernice Reidmiller and Lisa Spencer; two brothers, Larry and Joe Brewer; sister, Rosa Brewer; seven grandchildren. Services are at the convenience of the family. Alexandria Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Frank Monterosso

Frank Monterosso, age 82 of Alexandria , KY passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014 at his residence.  Frank is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Monterosso; sons, Frank Randal (Rita) Monterosso and Frankie (Stephanie) Monterosso; daughters, Ann (Don) Meinze and Christie (Deano) Snow; also survived by 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He served in the Navy during the Korean War, was an avid supporter of animal welfare and enjoyed watching horse racing. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 from 11:00am to 1:00pm with funeral services beginning at 1:00pm at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Interment will be in the Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation,  Greater Cincinnati Chapter, 4420 Carver Woods Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45242. 

Phyllis Hitch

Phyllis Hitch, 74, passed away Friday, August 29, 2014 at her home in Alexandria, KY. Phyllis was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Hitch and a son, Jamie Hitch. She is survived by two daughters, Konnie (Dave) Futscher, and Dawn Daniels; two sons, Jeff (Evelyn) and Jason (Jennifer) Hitch; one sister; Geneva Bens; two brothers, Tedd and Roger Adams; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Funeral Service 11:00 AM Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Alexandria Cemetery, Alexandria, KY. Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, 11212 Lees Rd, Alexandria, Kentucky 41001 or to the American Diabetes Association, 4555 Lake Forest Dr, Blue Ash, OH 45242

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

L. Louise Schof

L. Louise Schof (nee Lovelace), 79, of Highland Heights, KY, passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Louise was a nurse for the late Dr. John Naber. She was a Deacon at the First Baptist Church of Fort Thomas and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Newport Elks. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob “Bud” Schof; a daughter, Janet Schof; siblings, Mary Klein, Mildred Warren, Clarence “Shike”, Elmer, Everett, Stanley “Cotton” and Herbie Lovelace. She is survived by a daughter, Beverly (John) Smith; a sister, Gloria Tarvin; two grandchildren, Aaron Oliver Wood and Brian Morgan (Shanon) Wood; two great-grandchildren, Felicia and Emily Higginbotham. Visitation 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM with funeral services following Sunday, August 31,2104, at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Interment will be in the Mount Gilead Cemetery, Carthage, KY. Memorials can be made to charity of donor’s choice. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Delilah "Gayle" McDaniel

Delilah "Gayle" McDaniel (nee Frederick), 61, of Cincinnati, passed away on August 23, 2014 at Kettering Medical Center.  Gayle is the beloved wife of Veteran, David McDaniel; three daughters, Heidi (Greg) Cummins, Crystal (John) Kermos, Tiffany (Nick Chuha) McDaniel; son, David McDaniel; five Grandchildren, Lee Kermos, Cameron Shay, Alex Baker, Ashley Milius and Brandon Cummins; two sisters, Deb Young and Inetta Morgan; brother, Steve Morgan. Visitation 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Thursday, August 28, 2014 at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, Kentucky. Funeral services 11:00 AM Friday at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest in the Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, KY

Monday, August 25, 2014

Bertha Baynum Griffin

Bertha Baynum Griffin, 89, of Fort Thomas, KY, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Saint Elizabeth Hospice, Edgewood, KY. She retired from Carmel Manor Nursing Home, Fort Thomas, KY. Bertha was a member of Flagg Springs Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Otis and Etta Marie Hall Baynum; her husband, Bernard Griffin; two sons, Charles and Virgil Morris; a sister, Mae Pickelheimer; five brothers, Claude, Elmer, Leroy, Eugene and Floyd Baynum. She is survived by one son, Paul David Morris; four sisters, Selma Pollard, Lenora Bailey, Doris Orcutt and Cora Sabie; six grandchildren , four great-grandchildren numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Visitation 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Thursday, August 28, 2014 with funeral service following at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Interment in the Wesley Chapel Church Cemetery, California, KY. 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Peggy Jo Shumate Warth

Peggy Jo Shumate Warth, 72, of Independence, KY,  passed away Friday morning, August 22nd, 2014. She was born on August 29th, 1941 at 10:28 pm at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, OH and was married for 53 years to her loving husband, Thomas Edwin Warth Sr. She was preceded in death by her father, George Louis Shumate and survived by her mother, Nellie Lee Mofford Shumate, brother, Larry Louis Shumate and sister, Nancy Carol Shumate Wayman (Ken). She is survived by three sons, Thomas Edwin Warth Jr.(Diane), Michael Andrew Warth (Kimberly) and John Evan Warth (Amanda).  She is also survived by her six grandchildren, Lindsay Danielle Warth, Zachary Thomas Vincent Warth, Andrew William George Warth, Luke Andrew Warth, Elisabeth “Libby” Grace Warth, Logan Matthew Warth and Great grandchild, Paisley Marie Wood. Peggy graduated from Campbell County High School and stayed at home raising her boys for many years. She worked for three years in the Campbell County Clerk’s Office. Then at age 38, she attended Northern Kentucky University where she earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Teaching. After 20 years of service, she retired from Campbell County Schools. Peggy held a deep faith and belief in God, loved her family immensely, loved her country with great passion and was dedicated to all children and their learning. She loved researching the family ancestry and talking and chatting with friends. She had such a big spirit, bigger heart and lived to serve others. Over her many years, she volunteered in numerous community organizations and more recently, she was a proud member of the Campbell County Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 3205, the Red Hat Society and the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association. Her wishes were to be cremated and her ashes spread across America. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the Alexandria Funeral Home, 325 Washington Street Alexandria, KY and a Memorial service will follow. Memorials may be made to: Campbell County Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 3205. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Andrew W. Fausz Jr

Andrew W. Fausz Jr, 70, of Alexandria, KY, passed away Monday, August 18, 2014 at Saint Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a retired employee of Witt Industries, Oakley, OH. Andrew was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Elizabeth (Daniels) Fausz and a brother, Albert Fausz. He is survived by his wife, Sandra (Gibson) Fausz; son, Andrew Fausz III; daughter, Christine Fausz; two sisters, Elizabeth Leap and Agnes Armitage; brother, George Fausz;  five grandchildren, Jacob, Sean and Natalie Fausz, Codybeth and Sarah McIntosh. Graveside services 10:00 AM Friday, August 22 at the Alexandria Cemetery, Alexandria, KY. Memorials may be made to, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Tri-State Southern Ohio, 4370 Glendale Milford Road , Cincinnati, OH 45242. Alexandria Funeral Home serving the family. 

Viola "June" Anderson

Viola "June" Anderson, age 74, of Alexandria, KY passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Ft. Thomas, KY. June was loved and cherished by her entire family and will be truly missed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Anthony Anderson in 2003. She is survived by her children, Tony Lee Anderson, Phyllis Jean Carter, Rickie Lee (Peggy) Anderson, William "Billy" Joseph Anderson, Pearl Jean (Mike) Keller, SunShine Lee Anderson and adopted son, Brian Anthony Johnson. Also survived by her brother, Paul Edward Sumpter; 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 1 great great-grandchild. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 22, 2014 from 10:00AM to 1:00PM with Funeral Services beginning at 1:00PM at the Alexandria Funeral Home, 325 Washington St., Alexandria, KY 41001. Interment will be in the Alexandria Cemetery, Alexandria, KY.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Robert L. Scharfenberger

Robert L. Scharfenberger, age 88, of California, KY passed away on Friday, August 15, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood, KY. He served in the Army Air Force and was a retired railroad signal inspector for CSX Railroad, formerly Chessie System Railroad. He was a member of the Campbell Co. VFW Post 3205, Alexandria United Methodist Church and the Happy 100's. Mr. Scharfenberger is survived by his loving wife of 66yrs, Lena Scharfenberger; and his son, Brent (Anita) Scharfenberger. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 11:00am to 1:00pm with services beginning at 1:00pm at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Interment will be in the Peach Grove Cemetery, Peach Grove, KY. Memorials are suggested to: Alexandria United Methodist Church, 8286 W. Main St, Alexandria, KY 41001.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Leona Butsch

Leona Butsch, 95, of California, KY, passed away on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at River Valley Nursing Home, Butler, KY.  She was a homemaker and a farmer. Leona was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Butsch in 2004. She is survived by five daughters, Wanda Dierig of Ft. Thomas, KY, Ruth (Charlie) Dierig of California, KY, Linda (Jim) Gastright of Cold Spring, KY, Joyce (Tom) Renck of Batesville, IN and Jane Szoke of Elyria, OH; three sons, Richard (Carol) Butsch of California, KY, Gary (Vicky) Butsch of California, KY, Thomas Butsch of Foster, KY; sister, Anna Romito of Ft. Thomas, KY; also survived by 25 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Sunday, August 17, 2014 from 4 PM to 8 PM at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, Kentucky. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 10 AM at the Sts. Peter & Paul Church, California, Kentucky. Burial will be in the Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to: Sts. Peter and Paul Building Fund, 2162 California Cross Roads, California, KY 41007.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Daniel McGinley

Dan McGinley, former mayor of the City of Alexandria, died August 9, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Hospital Hospice. He was age 71.
McGinley served on Alexandria City Council for seven years before being sworn in as mayor in 1999. During his 12 years as mayor, the City increased its cash reserves from $175,000 to more than $1 million; generated $4 million in grant money; and purchased its city building and its Calvin A. Perry Community Center.
The son of Lee and Ruth McGinley, he grew up in Prairie du Chien, Wisc. He worked his way through Campion Jesuit High School, a prestigious boys boarding school. To pay for tuition, he worked at the school during the academic year. He spent his summers working in Minneapolis, where he lived with his eldest brother, Leo, and his family. He graduated from Campion as a National Merit Scholar.
McGinley attended the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. At age 19, he moved to Chicago where he eventually landed in a job at Dr. Scholl’s Shoe Company in the mailroom. He advanced within the company, which moved him to Cincinnati. Shortly thereafter, he became general manager of Dr. Scholl’s factory in Falmouth, Ky. There he met his wife, Nancy (Gosney) McGinley, of 42 years.
In recent years, McGinley enjoyed his part-time job at Great American Ballpark where he gave tours. Even when sporting a Cincinnati Reds shirt, he remained a diehard Chicago Cubs fan.
Quick with one-liners, McGinley loved retelling his father’s jokes and outlandish tall tales. Even during his illness, he kept his family and caregivers laughing.
Being a father meant the world to him. He visited Ireland with his daughter, Lee Rose, where they celebrated her 30th birthday. Several years later, he and his son, Joe, traveled to Ireland for a McGinley family reunion.
A longtime parishioner at St. Mary of the Assumption in Alexandria, he served as a Liturgical minister. Throughout his life, he volunteered for many organizations, including chambers of commerce, Junior Achievement and the Kiwanis Club.
In addition to his wife, Nancy, he is survived by his daughter, Lee (Jeff) Rose of Alexandria; son, Joe of Lexington; grandson, Jake of Alexandria; sister Pat (Gary) White of Prairie du Chien, Wisc.; sister-in-law, Judy McGinley of Dodgeville, Wisc.; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews; and great-great nieces and great-great nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Leo and Paul; sisters Dorothy Starr and Ruth Roellich; and niece Becky McGinley.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, Aug. 12, at St. Mary of the Assumption, 8246 East Main Street in Alexandria, from 3 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 7 p.m. Memorials are requested to St. Mary of the Assumption or to Bishop Brossart High School.