Friday, February 28, 2014
Lester Wanner, 95, Cold Spring, KY, passed away at his home Thursday, February 27, 2014. He was born in Alexandria, KY on October 11, 1918, the son of the late Frederick Wanner and Hattie Willhite Wanner. Les retired after 35 years as a truck driver with Teamsters Local #100 of Cincinnati, OH. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cold Spring and served as Sunday School Secretary for over 60 years. Les enjoyed working on bicycles and small engines, he knitted scarves and was considered to be a local historian. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Hartig Wanner; a son, David Wanner; a brother, Charles Wanner and a sister, Violet Sams. He is survived by his wife, Mary Barrett Wanner; a son, Ronald (Sandi) Wanner; two daughters, Judith (Benny) Frye and Darlene (Dan) Schalk; nine grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; two step daughters, Lilla (Fred) Losey and Rebecca (Doug) Orth; one step son, Kenny (Sandy) Riley; nine step grandchildren, sixteen step great grand children; two brothers, Kenneth Wanner And Clayton Wanner; four sisters, Goldie Ruda, Hazel Williams Ruth Wagner and Bonnie Riley.Visitation 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Sunday, March 9, 2014 with funeral services following at 4:00 PM at the First Baptist Church of Cold Spring, 4410 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076. Interment in the First Baptist Church Cemetery Cold Spring, KY. Memorials may be made to the Children’s Ministries of First Baptist Church of Cold Spring. Alexandria Funeral home serving the family.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Emma “Norlene” West, 76, of Alexandria, KY, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Hospice in Edgewood, KY. Mrs. West was a member of the 1st Baptist Church of Cold Spring. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Senior Master Sgt. Jeremy Nelson and a brother Charles Kenemann. She is survived by two daughters, Lee Ann (John) Eten and Shandra McCauley; one son, Rodney (Shelly) Nelson; one brother Butch Kenemann; nine grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Memorial Service 1:30 PM Sunday, March 2, 2014 at the 1st Baptist Church of Cold Spring, 4410 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Church or to the American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45206. Alexandria Funeral Home serving the family
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Norman B. Short, 88, of California, KY, passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014. He was a WWII Veteran with the United States Coast Guard; a retired crane operator for Cleveland Wrecking Company, Cincinnati, OH & was honored for 50 years with the Operating Engineers of Cincinnati, OH, a member of Mayo Masonic Lodge #198 F&AM and Campbell County VFW Post #3205. Norman is survived by his wife of 66 years Mary Short; three sons, Wayne, Mike and Ron Short; two grandchildren and two great granddaughters. Visitation 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 25, 2014 with funeral services beginning at 1:00 P.M. at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Interment with Military Honors at the Mount Gilead Cemetery, Carthage, KY. Memorials may be made to 1st Twelve Mile Baptist Church, 3288 Oneonta Rd, California, KY, Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Rd, Florence, KY or Campbell County VFW Post #3205, 8261 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria, KY. Online condolences can be given at alexandriafh.com
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Margaret “Jane” Reis, 81, of Covington, KY, formerly of Alexandria, KY, passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2014. Jane was a retired cafeteria worker at Campbell County Schools. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Reis; a daughter, Rosalie Mansfield; two sisters, Joann Williams and Matilda Bezold. Jane is survived by two daughters, Marlene (Steve) Teegarden and Mary Ann (Alton) Stumph; one son, Doug (Fonda) Reis; six sisters, Rita Kramer, Theresa Reis, Dorothy Enzweiler, Helen Reis, Rosemary Bezold and Agnes MacDonald; one brother, Joe Kramer; seven grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Visitation 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Mass 10:00 AM Monday February 24, 2014 at Saint Mary Church, Alexandria, KY. Interment will be in Saint Mary Cemetery, Alexandria, KY. Memorials can be made to JDRF Southwest Ohio, 8050 Hosbrook Rd. Suite 314, Cincinnati, OH 45236 or to the Covington Ladies Home, 702 Garrard St, Covington, KY 41011
Monday, February 17, 2014
Delarita “Rita” Keller, 73, of Alexandria, KY passed away Monday, February 17, 2014 at the Baptist Convalescent Center, Newport, KY. Rita retired after 41 years with Au-ve-co of Cold Spring, KY. She was a member of Saint Mary Parish and a volunteer with the Saint Vincent De Paul Society both of Alexandria, KY. She is survived by her husband, John Keller; sister, Mary Ann Meiner; two brothers, Bill Meiner and Samuel Meiner; numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. Visitation 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Thursday, February 20, 2014 with Mass at 11:00 AM at Saint Mary Church, Alexandria, KY. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, KY/ Memorials to Saint Vincent De Paul Society, 8246 East Main Street, Alexandria, KY 41001.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Keith Arnsparger, 92, of Alexandria, passed away on February 12, 2014 at his home. He served his country in France during WWII. Keith was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo and four siblings. He is survived by his, son, Joseph (Betty) Dean; Daughters, Terri (Stephanie) Dean, Donna (Mac) Dean, Clara (Howard) Trapnell; Brother, Jewett Arnsparger; 16 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Sunday, February 16, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Alexandria Funeral Home, with the Funeral service following at 4:00 pm. Family and friends will gather at the Alexandria Fire Dept. after the service for a time of remembrance and fellowship. Memorials to: Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences can be given at alexandriafh.com.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
George W. Tither, 94, of Fort Thomas, KY, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2014. Retired Owner of Tither Heating & Cooling. He was a WWII Navy veteran. George became a Mason in 1960 and served as Master of Aspen Grove Lodge #397 and Fort Thomas Lodge #808 F. & A.M.; he was installed as the Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Kentucky in October 1992. George went into the Scottish Rite on November 19, 1987. He was invested with the Rank and Decoration of Knight Commander of the Court of Honor on November 27, 1993 and was coroneted an Inspector General, Honorary of the 33rd degree on November 16, 2013. He was a member of the Alexandria #337 Order of the Eastern Star. He also belonged to the Syrian Shrine Temple, Cincinnati, OH. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years Billye Herald Tither and a son, Rusty Tither. He is survived by two daughters, Kathleen Webber and Kimberly (William) Margroum; two granddaughters, MacKenzie Margroum and Juleann Williams; one great grandson, Morgan Williams. Visitation 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Friday, February 14, 2014, with Masonic Service at 7:00 PM at the Alexandria Funeral Home, 325 Washington St, Alexandria, KY. Funeral service 10:00 AM Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the First Baptist Church of Fort Thomas, 600 N. Ft. Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, KY. Interment in the Persimmon Grove Cemetery, Alexandria, KY. Memorials may be made to Masonic Widows and Orphans Home, 3701 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40207.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Della Mae Metcalf, 75, 0f Alexandria, KY., passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at Saint Elizabeth Hospice, Ft. Thomas, KY. Della was a loving Nanny to all. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lum L. Angel. She is survived by her husband, Brooks Metcalf; one daughter, Laura (Stuart) Stephens; four sons, David (Kelly), Wade (Tresea), Robert (Helena) and Bill (Carol) Angel; two sisters, Bessie Vest and Lillie Lynch; one brother, Benton Barrett; 12 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Monday, February 10, 2014 with funeral services beginning at 12:00 PM at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Interment will be in the Alexandria Cemetery Alexandria, KY
James F. “Jim” Ogden, 82, of Fort Thomas, KY, went to his “Heavenly Home” February 4, 2014 from the Baptist Convalescent Center, Newport, KY. Jim was a lawyer for 42 years, moderator of the Northern KY Baptist Assn., board member of Holly Hill Children’s Home and Evergreen Cemetery. He was also a deacon, Sunday school teacher and lay worship leader at the First Baptist Church of Newport, KY. He served in the Army as a rifle instructor during the Korean Conflict. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Darinda Lynn Ogden-Nilsen (former flight attendant for Comair). Jim is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ruth Staggs Ogden; two sisters, Ruth DeJarnette of Fort Thomas and Vera Lee Henson of Southgate, KY; also survived by many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be at First Baptist Church, 801 York St, Newport, KY 41071 on Sunday, March 23rd beginning at 3pm. Memorials are suggested to the church to provide free music lessons for youth.
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Henry J. Nehus Jr., 81, of Cold Spring died on January 31, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Ft. Thomas, KY. Henry served his country in the Korean War and was an active member of VFW post 3205, American Legion post 0219, and the Knights of Columbus. He was retired from P&G and also a faithful member of St. Mary Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Denise, brothers, Robert and William. Henry is survived by his loving wife, Elaine; Sons, Robin (Karen), Rodney (Misti); 5 Grandchildren, 3 Great grandchildren; Brother, John; Sisters, Mary Ann Studer, Helen Wendling, Barb Enzweiler, Catherine Sendelbach, Rose Bacon. Visitation will be held at the Alexandria Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 4th from 4:00pm-8:00pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, February 5th, 10:00am at St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Camp Springs. Memorials to: Passionist Nunn's of Erlanger, St. Mary Catholic Church. Online Condolences at Alexandriafh.com