Sunday, May 25, 2014

Edna Fossitt

Edna Riddle Fossitt (nee Cunningham), 95, formerly of California, KY, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014 at the Baptist Convalescent Center, Newport, KY. Edna was a homemaker and a member of the Mentor Baptist Church. She was born in Huntington, WV on June 28, 1918 the daughter of the late Clive and Faye (nee Watson) Cunningham. Edna was preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph “Doc” Fossitt and a granddaughter, Sonia Rose. Edna is survived by a daughter, Harriet (Ed) Smith of Lebanon, OH; two granddaughters, Tamara Smith of Lebanon and Melanie Smith of Chicago; half brother, Richard Maze. Visitation 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Funeral service 11:00 AM Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery, California, KY.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Audrey Ann Hardy

Audrey Ann Hardy, 84, of Alexandria, KY, passed away on May 19, 2014 at her residence. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Cold Spring, KY. Audrey is survived by her loving spouse of 60 years, Dorse Hardy Jr; three sons, Jeff, Todd and Tom Hardy; one grandson, Nathan Hardy; two great grandchildren, Baron and Noelyn Hardy. A Memorial Visitation will be held Friday, May 23, 2014, from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM with a Memorial Service beginning at 6:00 PM at First Baptist Church of Cold Spring, 4410 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY, Entombment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, KY. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Cold Spring or St. Elizabeth Foundation 1 Medical Village Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017. Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY, serving the family

Saturday, May 17, 2014

James Edward Creech

James Edward Creech, 72, of Alexandria, KY, passed away Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Saint Elizabeth Hospice Edgewood, KY. He was a retired employee of Duke Energy, also served in the Air Force for 22 years and a member of American Legion Post #203 Latonia, KY. James was preceded in death by a son, John Creech. He is survived by his wife Charlene Creech; three daughters, Jody Schoulthies, Lori Hutchins and Heather Creech; one brother, Roy Hockney; three grandchildren and one great grandchild. Visitation 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM, Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Mass 10:00 AM Wednesday at Saint Mary Church, Alexandria, KY. Interment will be in Saint Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas, KY. Memorials may be given to St. Elizabeth Hospice, 486 South Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017. 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Alberta Franzen

Alberta Franzen , 88, of Melbourne, passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at Carmel Manor, Fort Thomas, KY. She was a homemaker, a member of Saint Joseph Church Camp Springs, Ladies Auxiliary of  VFW Post  #3205, Ladies Auxiliary of Camp Springs Fire Department and the Catholic Order of Foresters Court #1725. Alberta was preceded in death by her great grandson, Cory Richardson. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Robert Franzen; one son, Steven (Cindy) Franzen; one brother, Roman Enzweiler; three granddaughters, Sherri Runyan, Dawn Hardy and Rachael Klapheke; one grandson, Justin Franzen; six great-grandchildren, Collin, Sierra, Sam, Kali, Jami and Courteney. Visitation 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM Monday, May 19, 2014  at Saint Joseph Church, Camp Springs. Mass of Christian Burial will follow beginning at 11:00 AM. Interment: Saint Joseph Cemetery, Camp Springs. Memorials are suggested to: St. Joseph Church, 6883 Four Mile Road, Camp Springs, KY 41059.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Carroll R. Nelson

Carroll R. Nelson, 80, of California, KY, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Saint Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a retired electrician with Local 212, a farmer and a Navy Veteran. Carroll attended Immanuel Baptist Church and he was a member of Aspen Grove Lodge #397 F &AM, Scottish Rite and the Syrian Shrine of Cincinnati. Carroll was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Carolyn (Dunn) Nelson in 2007. He is survived by three sons, Gary (Karen), Keith (Sharon) and Kevin (Traci) Nelson; six siblings, Clarence Nelson, Harold Nelson, Donna Carson, Buddy Nelson, Janet Waliczek and Lynn Nelson; seven grandchildren, Cody, Kyle, Jacob, Jonathan, Melanie, Brooklyn and Jamie; four great grandchildren, Alexis, Emma, Walker and Lillian. Visitation 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Wednesday, May 7, 2014, with Masonic Services at 7:00 PM at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Funeral Service 10:00 AM Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Grandview Cemetery, Mentor, KY. Memorials can be made to the Immanuel Baptist Church, 1237 Rocky View Drive, Cold Spring, KY 41076 or to the Mentor Baptist Church, 3724 Smith Rd., Mentor, KY 41007. Online condolences can be given at

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Scott Schneider

Scott R. Schneider, 53, passed away Friday, May 2, 2014 at his home in Alexandria, KY. Scott was a machinist, an avid golfer and served four years in the Air Force Reserve. He is survived by his wife, Betty Schneider; son, Logan Schneider; his father, William Schneider; two sisters, Sara Griffin and Joanna Schneider; seven brothers, Billy, Ralph, Tom, Mark, Todd, Jeff and Chris Schneider. Visitation Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM with the funeral service beginning at 1:00 PM at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Interment in Saint Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas, KY.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Shawn Buckenmeyer

Shawn Marie Daniell (Buckenmeyer), age 36, of Newport KY, died in her sleep at home on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Shawn is survived by her fiance, Charles Heffner; mother, Suzzanna Frank of Newport, KY; father, Fredric D Daniell II (Regina) of Caledonia, NY; brother, Fredric D Daniell III of Cincinnati, OH; and many beloved family, friends, and colleagues.

Shawn was born on September 16, 1977 in Groton, CT, and lived in Naples, Italy; Cairo, Egypt; western New York; and Northern Kentucky. She graduated from Genesee Community College (Batavia NY), SUNY Brockport, and Northern Kentucky University with degrees (respectively) in Graphic Design, Fine Art, and Media Infomatics. Shawn was to receive her Masters of Arts degree in English from NKU in December.

Shawn was a fiercely creative, encouraging, and loving woman. She was an ardent believer in inclusion, diversity, and personal creative expression for both herself and others. A gifted artist, a published author, and an assistant editor for the literary publications Aeqai and Sugared Water, Shawn was working on a new painting and a graphic novel at the time of her death. Shawn spent her last days joyfully planning and preparing for her impending wedding and subsequent honeymoon in Italy.

A Celebration of Her Life and Exhibit of her Art will be held at York Street Cafe, 738 York Street, Newport, KY on Saturday, May 24, 2014 from 6-10pm. Further details can be found at Condolences to the family may be expressed on that same Facebook page. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Shawn Daniell Memorial Fund for the Arts. Donations may be mailed to Northern Kentucky University, University Development, Highland Heights, KY 41099, or made online at