Sunday, September 28, 2014
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 (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, 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, Grants 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, 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, 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" 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 (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 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 (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, 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. (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
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 (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, 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.