James W. Kinder, Jr., age 59, of Alexandria, KY passed away Monday, March 30, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Ft. Thomas, KY. James was a self- employed food broker. He was a member of the Scottish Rite and the Oakley Masonic Lodge No. 668 F&AM. James is survived by his wife, Janet C. Jones Kinder; father, James W. Kinder, Sr.; son, James W. Kinder III(Samantha); daughter, Nicole Knasel(Jason); brother, Jay Kinder; sister, Barbie Matthew; two grandchildren, Kai and Quentin Knasel. Preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Smith Kinder. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 3, 2015 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm with the Funeral Service immediately following at the Alexandria Funeral Home, 325 Washington St., Alexandria, KY 41001. Interment will be in the Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to: American Diabetes Association, 4555 Lake Forest Dr, Blue Ash, OH 45242.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
A graduate of Bishop Brossart High School, Randy was the third-generation owner of Reitman Auto Parts & Sales Inc. in Camp Springs, stepping into the leadership of the family business at the age of 20 after his father's death. He served on the board of the Kentucky Auto and Truck Recycling Association for 20 years. A member of the Automotive Recyclers Association since 1985, Randy served the national organization as director of Region 2, chair of the Scholarship Foundation, member of the Executive Committee, Secretary and President (2011-2012). He was honored as Camp Springs' Citizen of the Year in 2013. An avid NASCAR fan, he loved the beach, camping, motorcycles, yard work and traveling. He and Fran traveled the country and the world, exchanging information about automotive recycling.
Friends are invited to gather with his family on Tuesday, March 31, from 3 to 8 p.m., at Alexandria Funeral Home, 325 Washington St., Alexandria, KY. Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Joseph Church, Camp Springs, KY, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1. Reception following at Camp Springs Fire Department.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Joseph School Student Fund, 6833 Four Mile Road, Camp Springs, KY 41059, or the ARA Scholarship Foundation, 9113 Church St., Manassas, VA 20110.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Edward Anthony Mader, Sr., age 89, of Alexandria, KY passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at his residence surrounded by his family. Ed was the owner/operator of Mader Realty and Insurance. He served in the Army Air Corp. during the end of WWII. He was also an active member of St. Mary Parish, Alexandria, KY and previously served as the assistant chief for the Alexandria Volunteer Fire Department. Ed was preceded in death by two sons, Mark and Timothy Mader. He is survived by his wife of 65yrs, Agnes Marie (nee Birkenhauer) Mader; children, Ed Mader, Jr.(the late Margaret), Pam Mader, Susan Camp(Dale), Mike Mader, Nancy Steffen(Joe), Dick Mader, Mary Ann Jones(Ron), Tony Mader, Beth Sanker(Ken), Wendy Spurlin(Bill), Jan Roberts(Kenny), Chris Kidney(Tim) and Annette Mader; brother, Robert Mader; 35 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from 9am to 12pm with a Memorial Mass immediately following at St. Mary Parish, 8246 E. Main St., Alexandria, KY 41001. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Alexandria, KY. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the St. Mary Adopt A Student Fund, 8246 E. Main St., Alexandria, KY 41001. Alexandria Funeral Home is serving the family.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Bessie Irene Barrett Vest, age 75, of Cold Spring, KY passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Ft. Thomas, KY. Bessie was preceded in death by her husband, Willis Leo Vest. She is survived by her children, Virgil Dean Spivey (Pamela Rothwell), Eva DeNoma (Mike) and Lisa Clark (Monte Miller); brother, Benton Barrett; sister, Lillie Lynch; ten grandchildren, Jamie and Allen Spivey, Matthew, Sara, Scott, Michael, Jack and Meg DeNoma, Jeremiah and Amber Clark; nine great-grandchildren, Copper, Chase, Delilah, Coltyn, Madison, Chelsea, Kaiden, Caliya and Mason. A Graveside Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the Alexandria Cemetery, 7 Spillman Dr., Alexandria, KY 41001 beginning at 12:00 PM. A reception will be held following funeral services from 1pm-5pm at the Alexandria Fire Department, 7951 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria, KY 41001. Lunch will be served. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the American Lung Association. For those who wish to still send flowers, please have them delivered to the Alexandria Fire Department. Alexandria Funeral Home is serving the family. Online condolences can be given at alexandriafh.com.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Ella Fern Nagel Keen, age 72, passed away at home in Romona, CA on February 24, 2015. Ella was born and raised in Newport, KY. She was retired supervisor for Sony in California. Ella is preceded in death by her granddaughter, Ashley and her father, Albert Nagel. She is survived by her mother, Anna L. Bythewood of Independence, KY; four children, Sandra Bello of Casa Grande, AZ, Kelly Coffman, Lawrence E. Keen, Jr. and Vickie F. Law all of Ramona, CA; sisters, Donna S. Kohne of Latonia, KY, Phyllis A. Miller of Lakeside Park, KY and Betty J. Poston of Independence, KY. Ella was blessed with seven grandchildren. Funeral Services took place in California. Ella was loved by many. May she rest in peace.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Clara Belle Hall Tippit, age 83, of Newport, KY passed away on Friday, March 13, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Florence, KY. Clara worked as a Nurse Aide for the Baptist Convalescent Center in Newport for 40yrs. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Tippit. She is survived by her daughter, Cindy Govan (Jerry); four sisters, Ava Sue Jackson, Betty Guy, Judy Carrier and Mary Hodgson; three grandsons, Christopher Lee, Eric Nicholas and Michael Allen Govan. Visitation will be held Monday, March 23, 2015 from 10am to 12pm with the Funeral Service immediately following at Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, KY.
Friday, March 13, 2015
Carolynn S. Hooten Griffin, age 66, of Alexandria, KY passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Hospice, Edgewood, KY. Carolynn will forever be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a true nature lover who loved flowers, enjoyed bird watching and believed in being kind, selfless and generous to all. Carolynn is survived by her loving husband, Michael W. Griffin; daughter, Angie Griffin Pfefferman Tarlton (Mike); son, Dr. Paul Griffin; siblings, Larry Hooten, Patty Wuestefeld, Peggy Engleke, Debbie Kramer and John Hooten; grandchildren, Abbey and Jake Pfefferman; she is also survived by a host of family, friends and her much loved cats, Candy and Boy Cat. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Margaret Ferkenhoff Hooten and her brother, Ronnie Hooten. A Memorial Visitation will be held on Monday, March 16, 2015 from 10am to 11am with a Memorial Mass immediately following at 11am at St. Mary Parish, 8246 East Main St., Alexandria, KY 41001. Interment will be in the St. Mary Cemetery, Alexandria, KY. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483, S. Loop Rd, Edgewood, KY 41017. Alexandria Funeral Home is serving the family.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Charles Edward Rust, Sr., age 81, of Twelve Mile, KY passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at his residence. He was born November 7, 1933 in Twelve Mile, KY to parents Felix and Agnes Zink Rust. He served in the Army and worked as a craftsman for Bob Noll Builders for 30yrs. Mr. Rust was a lifetime member of Sts. Peter & Paul Church, California, KY where he was a model for time, talent and treasure. He was also a member of the Alexandria VFW Post 3205, a life time member of St. Peter Court Catholic Order of Foresters and a forty year member of the Kentucky COF State Court where he served 24yrs as Chief Ranger. Mr. Rust is survived by his wife of 57yrs, Marian Baumann Rust; children, Sharon Rust of Southgate, C. Edward Rust, Jr.(Laura) of California, Cindy Beck (Jim) of Cincinnati, Tim Rust of Walton, Pam Dumaine (Tom) of California, and Jackie Schmidt (Don) of Grantsburg, IN; grandchildren, Carey Shea (Cassie), Alesia Beck Shoulders (Rod), Jesi Beck Mann (Dustin), Jason Beck, Charles & Jonathan Rust, Jennie, Anne Marie, Lauren and Michael Dumaine, Donny Schmidt; great-grandchildren, Raymond, Charlie, Roger and Parker Shoulders, Dominic Mann; sisters, Mary Hartman of Dayton, KY and Agnes Baumann (Howard) of Warner Robins, Georgia; brother-in-law, Norbert Franzen. Preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Virginia Hildebrand, Velma Barbian, Jeanette Franzen and Elmer Rust. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 13, 2015 from 4pm to 8pm at the Alexandria Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 10am at Sts. Peter & Paul Church, California, KY. Burial will be in the Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Catholic Order of Foresters’ Scholarship Fund St. Peter Court 1492, C/O Sts. Peter & Paul Church, 2162 California Crossroad, California, KY 41007.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Jeanne Bridewell (nee Axt), 87, of Alexandria, KY, passed away Monday, March 2, 2015 at the Cold Spring Transitional Care Center. Jeanne was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Bridewell and a daughter, Sharon Stemmle. She is survived by her children, Janice (Gene) Harden, Bonnie Winters (Kevin) King, Randy (Susan) Winters, Bonnie (Ed) Herzog, Gary Winters and Marcia (Rick) Stegeman; brother, David Axt; sister, Faye Saddlemire; 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Memorial visitation 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Sunday, March 8, 2015 with memorial service following at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Memorials are requested to the Fort Thomas Women’s Club, 8 North Ft. Thomas Avenue, Ft. Thomas, KY 41075.
Monday, March 2, 2015
Franklin D. Watts, 81, of Alexandria, KY, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015 at home. Franklin served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a former Kentucky State Trooper and a retired teacher with Campbell County Schools. He was a member of the Campbell County Teachers Association and Main Street Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Doris Watts (nee Caudill); children, Jeffery (Rhonda), Martin and Letha Watts; granddaughters, Christina (Mitchel) Deaton and Nicole Watts; brother, Bernard Watts; sisters, Lorene Caudill, Mae Williams and Mary Blair. Visitation 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Funeral service 11:00 AM Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, KY. In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to Care Mission, 11093 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria, KY 41001.
Larry C. Steffen, 83, of Alexandria, KY, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Saint Elizabeth Fort Thomas. Larry was a retired supervisor for C. G. & E. He was in the Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. He was Past Master of the Alexandria Lodge # 152 F. & A. M. of Alexandria, KY. Larry was preceded in death by a daughter, Laurie Hoffman. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary Lou Steffen (nee Hogle); children, Letty (Tim) Murphy, Daniel Steffen and David (Lori) Steffen; sister, Patricia (Berce) Wagner; 7 grandchildren, Jeremy (Shawn) Hoffman, Tim Steffen, Tom Wogan, Sarah Steffen, Jason Steffen, Samantha Steffen and Jozi Steffen; 8 great-grandchildren. Visitation 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Wednesday, March 4, 2015 with funeral service following at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Interment will be in the Alexandria Cemetery.
Jeanette Schmidt, age 76, of California, KY passed away on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Schmidt in 2006. Jeanette is survived by her son, Dennis Schmidt; granddaughter, Deana Schmidt; two sisters, Sarah Phillips and Norma Jean Bertholf. Visitation will be held Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 11am to 1pm with the Funeral Service immediately following at the Alexandria Funeral Home, 325 Washington St., Alexandria, KY 41001. Interment will be in the Grandview Cemetery, Mentor, KY.