Thursday, July 31, 2014

Alice Rosetta Florence

Alice Rosetta Florence (Rosie), passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Hospice, Edgewood, KY. She was born June 16, 1921 to the late Henry and Mary Gosney Schwartz. Her brothers Sargent, Ted and John Schwartz and sister Alverna Westermeyer preceded her in death. She was married to the late William Sandford Florence. She is survived by three daughters, Marietta (Leroy) Randall, Marilynn Florence and Billie Florence; two grandsons, Lee (Elaine) Randall and Bill Randall; two great grandchildren, Alexander and Raegan Randall; two sisters, Christine Schmidt and Clementine Heringer and one brother, Harry (Bill) Schwartz; fifteen nephews and eleven nieces. She was a Charter Member of Fairlane Baptist Church and was retired from American Hardware Insurance Company. Visitation will be Sunday, August 3rd from 11:00 AM until 2:30 PM at Fairlane Baptist Church. The Funeral Service will be held at the Church at 2:30 PM. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery. Memorials may be given to, Oakland Cemetery, 909 Kenton Station Rd, Alexandria, KY 41001.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Doris "Yvonne" Thompson

Doris “Yvonne” Thompson, age 72, of California, KY passed away Monday, July 28, 2014 at River Valley Nursing Home, Butler, KY. Yvonne was a retired legal secretary for Dinsmore & Shohl in Cincinnati, OH. She loved spending time tending to the family farm and being an active member of Persimmon Grove Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Gordon H. Thompson. She is survived by her four daughters, Karen Bell, Janet Rickels, Mary Class and Lou Ann Thompson;  two sisters-in-law, Annabell Trapp and Mary Frances Johnson; granddaughter, Sarah Bell; four grandsons, Adam Bell, Jeff Rickels, Joshua Rickels and Tom Class; great-grandson, Austin Bell; also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 4pm to 8pm at Persimmon Grove Baptist Church. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 10am at Persimmon Grove Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Persimmon Grove Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to: Persimmon Grove Baptist Church, PO Box 148, Alexandria, KY 41001. Alexandria Funeral Home is serving the family. Online condolences can be given at:

Ruth Dalton

Ruth Dalton, 89, of Alexandria, KY, passed away July 27, 2014 at Carmel Manor Nursing Home, Fort Thomas, KY. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Taylor Dalton and a daughter Fanny Gillespie. She is survived by a son, Steve (Marcia) Dalton; 5 grandchildren, Stephanie Frith, Melissa Dalton, David, Scott and Clifford Gillespie and several great grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Carmel Manor, 100 Carmen Manor Drive, Ft. Thomas, KY 41075. Services will be Private. Interment will be in the Lennoxburg Cemetery, Lennoxburg, KY. Alexandria Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Arnold A. Bezold

Arnold A. Bezold, 82, of California, KY, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Hospital Fort Thomas, KY after a massive stroke. His wife and children were at his bedside. He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, California, KY all of his life. In 2011 his Great grandson was the 6th generation of his family to be baptized in the parish. Our Dad was affectionately known as the “Bee Man” in the Campbell County area where he lived his entire life. Honey Bees were his passion.  He happily shared his knowledge of the importance of bees in our eco system in many class rooms and events including “The Backroads Farm Tour.”  Many people have started their own Bee Keeping adventures because of his enthusiasm and knowledge.  His second passion was the local history of “Twelve Mile” and Gubser’s Mill” he was interviewed on several local T.V. stations and the Campbell County Historical Society. The latter of which is on “YouTube” titled, Frank Bezold Store.  It was important to him to share the struggles and triumphs and work ethic of our German ancestors who gave us the wonderful life we are blessed to have in America today.  He retired from the Rural Letter Carriers Association in 1997. The kids on his route were always happy to see his car pull up because there was always the chance he had candy for them as well as their mail. During his postal career he was also the owner and proprietor of Frank Bezold General Merchandise. He took over the business when his father Frank retired in 1961. He kept the store in business until April 1981 thus fulfilling a promise to his father to keep it open for at least 100 years. Dad also introduced meat processing to his business in which our whole family participated. Local families would bring their beef to him for processing as well as venison during the hunting season. Dad was always proud of his service in the Marine Corps & frequently reminded us of the discipline that was required. We frequently heard "Buddy if you were in the Marine Corp....... " as one of his phrases. However one thing he could never grasp was learning to swim. His drill sergeant s eventually just told him “Oh well if you drown you drown”. After returning from Korea & prior to taking over the family business he worked for Northern KY Waterworks. He then took a job as an electrician for Knapp Electric. Our Dad had a green thumb and his many flower and vegetable gardens were something to behold. There was always a large garden at our home until his first stroke in 2012. His talent for making wonderful homemade wine was well known in the area as well. He loved to be busy, he loved to tell stories and to share his passions with everyone and never met a stranger. It’s time for our hero to rest. His parents Frank M. Bezold and Marie Goetz Bezold preceded him in death as well as his sister Mary, brothers Frankie, Paul and Alfred (Fritz) all of Calif. KY.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Elsa Kroth Bezold, daughter Melissa Bezold (Wolfgang), son Bruce (Joyce), of Alex.KY, son Todd (Michael) of York, Maine and daughter Melanie Kramer (Joseph) of Alex. KY.  His Grandchildren, Mandi Zornada (Robert), Chet Thompson, Zack Thompson, Lindsay Rawe(Jesse), Justin Bezold, Tyler Bezold and Maddie Kramer, and two Great grandsons, Steele and Cruz Zornada. His sisters Victoria Heeb, Camp Springs KY, Bernice Kramer, Joan Schack, and Oliva Turner of Alex. KY and Judy Garlich of Melbourne, KY as well as many nieces and nephews who will greatly miss their “Uncle Boob.”Visitation is Tuesday July 29 at Alexandria Funeral Home, 4:00pm – 8:00pm. Mass of Christian burial at Sts. Peter & Paul Church, California, Ky on Wednesday July 30 11:00am. Memorials can be made to Sts. Peter & Paul School.

Irvin W. Schultz

Irvin W. Schultz, 88, of Alexandria, KY, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014 at his home. Irvin was a WWII Army Veteran, he retired from Inter-Lake Steel, Newport, KY and enjoyed farming. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary Schultz (nee Maschinot); a son, Tim Schultz; a granddaughter, Ambria Schultz; a brother, Alfred “Tiny” Schultz and a sister Betty Verst. Irvin is survived by two sons, Allan (Helen) Schultz and Ken (Rockie) Schultz; daughter in law, Beverly Schultz; brother, Earl Schultz; three sisters, Jane (Ervin) Enzweiler, Millie (Len) Bauman and Irma (Ralph) Drees; five grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.  Visitation 3:00 PM – 6:15 PM Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Saint Mary Church, Alexandria, KY, with Mass following at 6:30 PM. Interment will be in Saint Mary Cemetery, Alexandria, KY. Memorials can be made to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042. Alexandria Funeral Home serving the family. 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Ruby Kohls

Ruby Kohls, age 95, of Alexandria passed away Friday, July 18, 2014 at St. Elizabeth, Edgewood, KY. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Kohls. She is survived by four daughters, Faye Racke, Deanie Brown, Marilyn McGowan and Pam Issacs; two sons, Gary and Mike Kohls; sister, Grace Mitchell; brother, Phillip Spradling; eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be at the convenience of the family. Alexandria Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be made at:

Sunday, July 13, 2014

James "Jim" Fleissner

James "Jim" Fleissner, age 69 of Cincinnati, passed away on  July 11, 2014 at the Brookwood Retirement Community. He was a former employee of Mailender Inc. He is survived by his wife Charlotte Fleissner; three sons, James "Jim Jr." Fleissner, Tom Fleissner and Robert Calvert; daughter, Sharon Day; former wife, Mary Bezona; two sisters, Roberta "Bobbie" Holland and Linda Tomlinson; three brothers, Dave Fleissner, Mike Martin and Edward Martin; also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his daughter, Sandra Purden.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday July 16, 2014 from 6:00pm until the time of service at 8:00pm at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, Kentucky. Online condolences can be given at

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Elden H. Siemer

Elden H. Siemer, 79, passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood.  He retired after 31 years with the City of Newport Water Works and worked at AJ Jolly Golf Course for the last 19 years (a job he loved).  Beloved husband of 49 years to Judy (Bennett) Siemer.  Devoted father of Sharon (Mark) Turner, Elden Siemer and the late John Paul Siemer.  Loving brother of Birdie (John) Robinson and Joan (late Butch) Meiner and his late siblings, Bobby, Rosella, Jack, George, Norman, Roy and Bill.   Cherished grandfather to Jimmy and Brandon Turner.   Caring friend to many who will miss his humor, stories and loving nature.  Elden was a member of the Newport Eagles and an auxiliary member of the American Legion.  Visitation Thursday, July 10 from 10:00 am until time of service at 1:00 pm at the Alexandria Funeral Home, 325 Washington Street, Alexandria, KY.  Interment will be at the Alexandria Cemetery, Alexandria, KY.  Family and friends will gather afterwards to celebrate Elden’s life at the Immanuel Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 1237 Rocky View, Cold Spring, KY.  Memorial donations may be made to the Campbell County Animal Shelter, 1989 Poplar Ridge Road, Melbourne, KY  41059, to help animals less fortunate than his own little love, Locket.  Online condolences to

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Alma Schnitzler

Alma Schnitzler, 89, of Alexandria, KY, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Schnitzler and a daughter, Bessie Carson. Alma is survived by two sons, John Edward (Gina) and Darrell (Brenda);  three daughters, Linda Black, Carolyn (Gary) Stull and Ruby (John) Wagner; fifteen grandchildren, several great grandchildren and great- great grandchildren.  Visitation Wednesday, July 9, 2014 from 10:00 AM until time of service at 12:00 PM at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Interment in the Alexandria Cemetery, Alexandria, KY.  

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Harry "Butch" Luebbers

Harry "Butch" Luebbers, 66, of Butler, KY   passed  away Friday, July 4, 2014 at Saint Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was an educator for 42 yrs, during this time he taught at St. Joseph School, Cold Spring, St. Mary School, Alexandria, Our Lady of the Rosary School, Greenhills, OH and retired in 2013 as principal of Sts. Peter & Paul School, California, KY. He loved music and was a gifted pianist and played with the band named "Showboat". Harry is survived by his wife, Cathy (Huskisson) Luebbers; one daughter, Katie (Harold) Roberts; one son, Benjamin (Shauna) Luebbers; two sisters, Mary Elizabeth Koors, Therese Snowball; brother, Joseph Luebbers; four grandchildren, Riley, Ivy, Harper, Bohdi;  Memorial visitation will be held Monday, July 07, 2014 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Sts. Peter & Paul Social Center, California, KY. Memorial Mass 10:00 AM Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Alexandria, KY.  Memorials may be made to the Harry Luebbers Sts. Peter & Paul Scholarship Fund. Alexandria Funeral Home serving the family.

Vivian Schardt

Vivian Schardt (nee Steffen), 67, of Alexandria, KY, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Hospice, Edgewood, KY. Vivian is survived by her son, Steven Schardt; one brother, Victor (Nancy) Steffen and a host of family and friends. Visitation 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Friday, July 11, 2014 at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY and 10:00 AM until time of service  11:00 Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Saint Paul's United Church of Christ, Alexandria, KY. Interment will be in the Alexandria Cemetery, Alexandria, KY. Memorials may be made to any Hospice organization of donor's choice.

Kevin W. Dieckmann

Kevin W. Dieckmann, 56, of Cold Spring, KY, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Providence Healthcare Center, Warsaw, KY. Kevin was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Virginia (nee Heinrich) Dieckmann. He is survived by a brother, Raymond (Susan) Dieckmann and a niece, Ashley Dieckmann. Services will be at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Saint Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas, KY. Memorials may be made to The Point Arc of Northern Kentucky, 104 Pike Street, Covington, KY 41011. Alexandria Funeral Home serving the family. 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Lucas C. Beckner

Lucas C. Beckner, 5 day old son of Lester C. and Mandi (nee Isaacs) Beckner Jr., passed away 6:40 PM Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Lucas is also survived by a brother, Lester C. Beckner III. A Memorial Service will be held at the Alexandria Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

M. Eileen Haigis

M. Eileen Haigis, 79, of Cold Springs, KY, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at the Baptist Convalescent Center, Newport, KY. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dan and Mary Ries; her husband, Norbert Haigis; two sons, Stephen and Timothy Haigis; two brothers, Tom and Jim Ries and a sister, Shirley Krumpleman. She is survived by three sons, Jeffrey (Colleen) Haigis, Matthew (Beverly) Haigis and Thomas (Cindy) Haigis; a daughter, Noreen (Arthur) Muth; three brothers, Daniel, William and Lawrence Ries; two sisters, Jean Norris and Lou Ernst; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. Visitation 10:00 AM until time of Service at 1:00 PM Monday, July 7, 2014 at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Burial in St. Stephen Cemetery, Ft. Thomas, KY. Memorials to St. Elizabeth Foundation, 1 Medical Village Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017.