Friday, December 23, 2016

Nellie Shumate

Nellie Lee Shumate (nee Mofford), age 95, of Alexandria, KY, passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at River Valley Nursing Home, Butler, KY.  Nellie was preceded in death by her husband, George L. Shumate “1994”; great-grandson, Noah Helton “2012”; daughter, Peggy Jo Warth “2014”.  She is survived by her son, Larry Shumate; daughter, Nancy Campbell (Ken) Wayman; son-in-law, Thomas Warth Sr.; five grandchildren, Thomas, Michael and John Warth, Laryn Helton, and Kailyn Campbell; ten great-grandchildren, Lindsay, Zachary, Libby, Andrew, Luke, and Logan Warth, Makayla Pollard, Colton and Kiera Campbell, and Elijah Helton; great-great grandchild, Paisley Wood. She was a member of Plum Creek Christian Church and Campbell County Homemakers. Visitation Monday, December 26, 2016 at Plum Creek Christian Church, 961 Nagel Road, Butler, KY 41006 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM with the funeral service following at 2:00 PM. Interment will be in the Plum Creek Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Sharing Center at Plum Creek. Alexandria Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Lewis Ward

Lewis R. Ward, age 81, of Montgomery, OH formerly of Butler, KY, passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Montgomery Care Center. Lewis was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Ward; step-daughter, Diane Neace; siblings, Jan, Wendell, Carl, Troy, Roger, and Jeff Ward.  He is survived by his son, Rick Ward; daughter, Anita Fleming; siblings, Doris Francis, Tina Collins, Sara Bickford, Ron and Ed Ward; 4 grandchildren.  A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, December 23, 2016 at the Alexandria Cemetery, 7 Spilman Dr., Alexandria, KY 41001. Arrangements entrusted to the Alexandria Funeral Home.  

Monday, December 19, 2016

Joann Anderson

Joann Anderson, 70, of Cold Spring, KY, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 14th at her residence. She was a homemaker and volunteered at Campbell County Extension Agency. Joann also loved to garden, travel and sew. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph & Lillian Barbian and brother, Albert Barbian. JoAnn is survived by her husband, Robert Anderson of Cold Spring; daughter, Robyn Anderson of Cold Spring; son, Eric (Amanda) Anderson of Austin, TX; grandson, Kyle Anderson of Austin, TX; brothers, Charles (Mary Ann) Barbian of Alexandria, KY & Marvin Barbian of Camp Springs, KY and sisters, Mary (David) McGrath of Cold Spring & Donna (David) Riley of Williamstown, KY and Diane (Ronald) Schuchter of Alexandria. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m., Monday, December 26th at Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, December 27th at St. Joseph Church, Cold Spring with the burial to follow at St. Stephen Cemetery, Ft. Thomas, KY. Memorials are suggested to the St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Rd., Edgewood, KY 41017.

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Kathie Lyn Martin

Kathie Lyn Martin, age 39, of Elsmere, KY passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Kathie is survived by her husband, Buddy Martin; children, Austin David Martin and Emily Lynn Martin; parents, Jimmie Ray Helton and Kathrina Ann Franzen; brother, William Ray Helton; maternal grandmother, Erika Snyder; paternal grandmother, Mary Francis Helton; aunts, Lisa Ann Heflin, Marilyn Sutton, and Linda James; uncle, Bill Helton; mother-in-law, Jukeila (David) Clinkenbeard.  Visitation will be held at the Alexandria Funeral Home on Saturday, December 17, 2016 from 8am to 10am with the Funeral Service immediately following at the funeral home at 10am. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, KY.

Clarence E. White

Clarence E. White, age 84, of Alexandria, KY passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at U.C. Medical Center.  Clarence was a retired truck driver for Holland Freight.  He served in the Navy during the Korean War and was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Clarence was preceded in death by his wife, Irene (nee Holt) White; siblings, Howard, Paul, Carrie, Elsie, and Carroll. He is survived by his daughter, Sandra (Billy) Strunk; siblings, Lawrence White and Sue (Ed) Farris; grandchildren, Jennifer (Adam) Propes and Jason (Shannon) Strunk; great-grandchildren, Addison, Jordyn, and Kate.  Visitation will be at the Alexandria Funeral Home on Monday, December 19, 2016 from 11am to 1pm with the Funeral Service immediately following at the funeral home at 1pm. Interment with Military Honors will follow at Crown Hill Memorial Park.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Bruce Edward Burns of Cold Spring, KY passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, December 14, 2016.  Beloved husband of 51 years to Monika Burns; father of Brenda (Andy) Hartle, Bernadette Cheesman, and Bruce Robert (Messa) Burns; grandfather to six beautiful grandchildren.  Bruce spent his life fishing and hunting all over Kentucky along with playing horseshoes with his friends.  He was a member of the Cincinnati Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 392, The Bob White Club of Alexandria, and the Masonic Lodge of Fort Thomas.  A private service will be held with his immediate family.  With love and gratitude for his life well lived.  He will be missed.  Alexandria Funeral Home is serving the family. 

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Glenna M. Baker

Glenna M. Baker, 81, of Highland Heights, KY, passed away Friday, December 9, 2016 at Saint Elizabeth Fort Thomas. Glenna worked several years for Western Southern Life Insurance Company and then went on to work for the FBI in Cincinnati and after 25 years she retired. She was preceded in death by her parents, Glen and Blossom (nee Trapp) Baker. Glenna is survived by two sisters, Faye (Jim) Godman and Pam (Paul) Troth; 3 nieces and nephews, Randy (Lisa) Godman, Mike (Sandy) Godman, Lee (Susan) Godman, Tara Hovel and Thomas (Kathryn) Stoltz; 7 great nieces and nephews; two great-great nieces. Visitation Monday, December 12, 2016 at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM with the funeral service following at 7:00 PM. Interment will be in the Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Fairlane Baptist Church, 12898 Herringer Rd, Alexandria, KY 41001. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Lillian Painter

     Lillian Painter of   Cold Spring, KY, age 92, found eternal peace on Monday, December 5, 2016 at Woodcrest Nursing Home. She was born February 19, 1924 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Ernest Edward Matherley and Ada Lee (Dixon) Matherley. On October 10, 1942, she married John Thomas Painter. They had 3 children:  Charlotte Christine (Painter)  Gallaspie , Harold James Painter, and  Ruth Ann (Rudie) (Painter) Price. Her husband, John Thomas Painter, preceded her in death on June 6, 1975.
     She was preceded in death by her siblings: James Edward (Buddy) Matherley, Frank Heilman Matherley, Howard Thomas Matherley, Wilma Dean (Matherley) Bender, Virginia Christine (Matherley) Ratcliff, Clara Grace (Matherley) Haselton, and granddaughter Terri Lee (Messer) Farrar.
      She is survived by her 3 children: Charlotte Christine, Harold James, and Ruth Ann;  5 grandchildren: Tanya Renea, Thomas Vernon, James Allen, Gwendolyn Kay  and Misty Dawn; 12  great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.
     Lillian has graciously donated her remains to the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Lillian’s church, Summit Church of Christ, 6015 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, Kentucky 41076.  Lillian was the oldest member of the congregation. Services will be held at that location on December 17, 2016 at 4:30 pm.

    Lillian will be missed by all that had the privilege of knowing her.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Betty L. Ruschman

Betty L. Ruschman (nee Haigis), 85, of Cold Spring, KY, passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at home. Betty was a homemaker, a member of Saint Joseph Parish of Cold Spring and was involved in many activities with the Knights of Columbus and one of her favorites being Opportunity Day. She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Ruschman in 2009. Betty is survived by her children, Sandy Decker, Dan Ruschman, Bonnie Rust, Ron Ruschman, Pam Ruschman, Galen Ruschman and Darryl Ruschman; brothers, Gary and Ron Haigis; 12 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and her beloved dog Buster. Visitation will be at Saint Joseph Church, Cold Spring, on Friday, December 9, 2016 from 11:00 AM until time of Mass at 12:00 PM. Interment will be in Saint Stephen Cemetery, Fort Thomas, KY. Memorials are suggested to the Elevator Fund at Saint Joseph Church, 4011 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076. Alexandria Funeral home serving the family.  

Mary Ann Dean

Mary Ann Dean, 61, of Newport, KY, died Saturday, December 3, 2016 at her home. Mary was a former office assistant at Fifth Third Bank. She is survived by two sons, Jeff (Keri) Dean and Shane (Michelle) Dean; one brother, Wayne (Tracy) Deaton; one sister, Sandy Deaton-South; 10 grandchildren. Visitation Friday, December 9, 2016 at the Alexandria Funeral Home, 325 Washington St. Alexandria, KY, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM with the funeral service immediately following at 1:00 PM. Interment in the Alexandria Cemetery, Alexandria, KY.

Daniel Jacob Broomall

Daniel Jacob Broomall, 29, of Wilder, passed away on December 2, 2016 at the University Hospital, Cincinnati, OH. He was an automotive technician for Firestone Complete Auto Care, Newport, KY. Daniel was preceded in death by his father, Paul Broomall in 2015.  He is survived by his significant other, Jordan Kloeker; daughter, Charlotte Kloeker;  mother, Jenny Broomall; grandmother, Celeste Harrison; three brothers, William Broomall, Jayson Broomall and Samuel Broomall; sister, Gabrielle Broomall. Visitation will be held Saturday, December 10, 2016, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, with the funeral service immediately following at 11:00 AM. Interment will be in Saint Mary Cemetery, Alexandria. Memorial donations may be made to an account that has been opened at Citizens Bank of NKY in the name of Charlotte Kloeker.  

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Mary Louise Bezold Vater

Mary Louise Bezold Vater, age 92, of Alexandria, KY died November 29th of natural causes at River Valley Nursing Home, Butler KY. She was born March 16, 1924 in California, KY and married Vic Vater on October 12, 1946 at St. Stephens in Newport, KY. Preceded in death by her husband, Victor Leroy Vater; her parents, Catherine Meyer Bezold and Joseph Bezold; infant daughter, Mary; siblings Mildred Schack, Ralph Bezold and Eileen Bezold. Survived by her children, Connie Spaw (Jim), Rick Vater (Cathleen) and Kim Nickell (Kent); grandchildren, Artie Spaw (Heather), Adam Spaw, Allison Barlow (Adam), Joel Nickell (Jessie), Mara and Olivia Schappacher; great grandchildren, Elias and Finn Spaw, Aurora Barlow and Lucy Nickell; brother, Glenn Bezold; also survived by many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Mary worked many jobs during WW II before graduating from cosmetology school in Cincinnati in 1959. She was owner and operator of various small businesses including Vater’s Beauty Salon and Vater’s Playground for over 50 years. Mary was a longtime member of St. Mary of the Assumption in Alexandria, KY. She was the ASA Softball Commissioner for N. KY. Excerpts from The Kentucky Post article by Jack Hicks article published on Wed., Aug. 5, 1998 “Vater Family gave gift of diamonds” Mary Vater never had time for a seventh-inning stretch. “I don’t know how I did what I did,” said the matriarch of the ball park-operating Vater Family. Sliding base runners have been stirring up the dust at Vater’s Field in southern Campbell County for 50 years, but Mrs. Vater and members of her family have created quite a dust cloud themselves just keeping the place running. Victor Vater was the first, and after he suffered a stroke while still in his 30s, the work fell to Mary, his wife. Early on, her daughters Connie and Kim and her son, Rick, helped. In recent years Rick Vater, along with Connie and her husband, Jim Spaw, have kept things going. “As soon as the kids knew a nickel from a dime they were working in the concession stand,” said Mrs. Vater. Mrs. Vater never gets too far from things with her home beyond the left field fence. She continues to design and build her own trophies for winning teams. All the work--she also operates a beauty parlor nearby--has probably kept her young, Mrs. Vater, 74 said. A lot of hits, runs and errors have been tallied at Vater’s since Victor Vater had the field built in 1948. “He had played baseball and managed a team that played at Moreland’s (near the present Campbell County Park). He got Fred Trapp (an excavator) and came up here and made a ball field,” Mrs. Vater said of the site eight miles south of Alexandria on U.S. 27. Lights and fences and other improvements have been added over the years, and 28 softball teams still do battle there now. That’s a sizeable reduction from the heyday of the recreation complex, though when there were softball leagues playing nearly every night, with baseball on the weekends. “It was the only place young people around here had to go for years,” she said. “I raised three generations of kids,” said Mrs. Vater. “They played Knothole, grew up and played softball. Then their kids played Knothole, and the whole thing was repeated again.” Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at St. Mary of the Assumption Churck, Alexandria, KY from 9:00-10:30 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial immediately following at 10:30 a.m. Private burial. Memorials suggested to St. Mary’s, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or West Liberty Christian Church tornado relief, P.O. Box 1. Arrangements entrusted to the Alexandria Funeral Home.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Kenneth Glahn

Kenneth A. Glahn, age 84, of Melbourne, KY, passed away Monday, November 28, 2016 At Highland Spring Ft. Thomas. Kenneth was a retired machinist and worked for different companies American Tool Seimens and Cincinnati Gear. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, a member of the Campbell County VFW Post #3205, Oakland United Methodist Church of Melbourne, Alexandria Masonic Lodge #152 F. & A.M. and Covington Scottish Rite. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Edith (nee Bowen) Glahn and a sister, Marion Iles. Kenneth is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ruth Glahn (nee Dinn); son, Craig A. Glahn Sr.;  daughter, Pamela (Steve) Tester; 5 grandchildren, Logan, Kylie, Karly, Craig Jr. “CJ” and Caitlyn; siblings, Thelma “Teddy” (Ronnie) Coble, Ronnie (Joyce) Glahn, Peggy (Greg) Brandt, Mike (Marsha) Butler, Karen (Paul) Mullen and Danny (Kari) Glahn. Visitation 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Thursday, December 1, 2016 at Oakland United Methodist Church, 7867 Stonehouse Road, Melbourne, KY 41059. Funeral service Friday 10:00 AM at the Oakland United Methodist Church. Interment in the Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Oakland United Methodist Church.

Lisa Clark

Lisa Menique Vest Clark, age 51, of Taylor Mill, KY passed away on November 26, 2016.  Lisa is survived by her children, Amber and Jeremiah Clark; sister, Eva (Mike) DeNoma; brother, Virgil Dean Spivey; four grandchildren, Copper, Chase, Delilah, and Coltyn; nieces and nephews, Matthew, Sara, Scott, Michael, Jack, and Meg DeNoma. Lisa enjoyed spending time at Lake Cumberland.  She was an avid Bengals fan and loved Harley Davidson motorcycles. Lisa will be greatly missed by her family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at the Newport Elks Lodge #273 located at 3704 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076. Words of Remembrance will be spoken at 2:00pm. Alexandria Funeral Home is serving the family. Online condolences can be given at alexandriafh.com.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Judy Kay Knecht


Judy Kay Knecht, age 53, passed away quietly on November 27, 2016 in her home surrounded by family and loved ones.  She was the wife of Douglas Knecht, they shared 28 years together.  She was the loving mother of Destiny Knecht, Natasha Green and son-in-law Benjamin Brake.  Grandmother of Shealyn, Carly Kay, Isabella, and Benjamin Jr.  Daughter of Mildred Carter Vanlandingham (nee Reams) and stepfather Ercil “Benny” Vanlandingham. Dear sister of Bernice Carter (Larry) Casagrande, Bobby (Nancy) Carter Jr, Tony Carter, Patsy Carter, and Sara Carter.  Daughter-in-law to Harry and Virgie Knecht, sister-in-law to Vicki Knecht, and Mark Knecht. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and friends.  Predeceased in death by her father Bobby Carter, brother Matthew Carter and Grandparents.

Judy was born in Kentucky on August 15, 1963 to Mildred (nee Reams) and Bobby Carter.  She grew up in the small town of Dayton KY, where she made many lifelong friends.  She was a hard worker and went to work at the age of 16 for United Dairy Farmers.  Years later she enjoyed working as a shipping and receiving data clerk at Global Logistics and most recently working with a close friend, Rhonda Nichols, providing cleaning services.  She welcomed her first born daughter Natasha Green into the world on January 16, 1988.  On September 27, 1997 Judy married her best friend Doug Knecht, and on October 31, 1999 they became proud parents to their beautiful daughter Destiny Knecht.

Judy was a devoted mother and faithful Christian, in which she was a member of the Salem Community Church.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.  Judy was loved by all, she never met a stranger. She was a caring woman who devoted endless hours caring for her mother and stepfather.   Every year at Christmas time she loved to bake cookies with her daughters and sisters and shared all her goodies with friends and family.  She also took pleasure in riding with her husband and friends on their Harley.  Judy will be deeply missed by her friends, family, and ALL who knew and loved her.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the Alexandria Funeral Home.  Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 2nd at the Alexandria Funeral Home beginning at 11:00am. Interment will be in the Mt. Gilead Cemetery, Carthage, KY.

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Betty G. Schwed


Betty G. Schwed, age 92, of  Fort Thomas, KY, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Highland Springs. Betty was a retired employee of the DAV in Cold Springs, KY. She was preceded in death by her daughter Therese Went in 2008. She is survived by 4 grandchildren, Becky (Ron) Ratliff, Nikia (Wayne) Geiman, Holly Hartman and John Went; 9 great-grandchildren; 3 step-children, Margaret Floyd, Mary Schwed and Bill Schwed; 1 sister, Judy Scheidler. Visitation will be on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the Alexandria Funeral Home from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM with the funeral service following at 12:00 PM. Interment will be in the Alexandria Cemetery, Alexandria, KY.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Patricia A. Jackson

Patricia A. Jackson, (nee Chandler), 68, of Alexandria, KY, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016 at home surrounded by her loving family. Pat was a domestic engineer and a small business owner where she loved making crafts, buying and selling antiques. She was preceded in death by her father, Bennie Clyde Chandler, a sister, Barbara Ahlers and a brother, Gary Chandler. Pat is survived by loving husband of 48 years, Jess Jackson; son, Jason (Kenda) Jackson; 3 grandchildren, Zada, Willow and Dean; mother, Nancy Ellen Chandler (nee DeZarn );  sister, Mary (David) Simmons; 3 brothers, Steve (Rhonda) Chandler, Mike Chandler and Doug Chandler; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation Monday, November 28, 2016 at the Alexandria Funeral Home from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM with the funeral service immediately following at 12:00 PM, with Dr. Dennis Hammons officiating. Interment will follow at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery, Williamstown, KY. Memorials are suggested to Henry Hosea House, 901 York St, Newport, KY 41071 or to American Brain Tumor Association at www.abta.org/donate/ or 8550 W Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 550 Chicago, IL 60631

Thursday, November 24, 2016

John A. Gilliam

John A. Gilliam, age 77, of Fort Thomas, KY passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at Highland Spring Fort Thomas. John was born September 9, 1939 in Corbin, KY. John graduated from Corbin High School in 1957 and Cumberland College in 1961. John will be best remembered as a special education teacher for 27 years in the Campbell County School System. He practiced inclusion for hundreds of students when others were simply exploring how to make it happen. John’s legacy of “changing lives for those who seek so little yet need more than most from those who are blessed to be able to give” will be forever remembered. John was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Kathryn (nee Bolton) Gilliam and a brother Captain Roy Gilliam USAF. He leaves behind hundreds of friends from, Corbin, First Baptist Church of Cold Spring, Spare Time Grill, Walmart, Meijer, card playing friends, former students and their families, and dear friends, Gene and Judi Gerding and family.  John requested a private service and interment in the Pine Hill Cemetery in Corbin, KY. Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY, is in charge of arrangements.Memorials to The Point 104 West Pike Street, Covington, KY 41011, where a classroom in their new Education Center will be named in his honor.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Dolores M. See

Dolores M. See (nee Rust), 81, of Melbourne, KY, passed away Monday, November 21, 2016 at Saint Elizabeth Fort Thomas. Mrs. See retired from the Holy Family Home of Melbourne, KY as the Director of Housekeeping. She was a member of Saint Joseph Parish of Camp Springs, Camp Springs Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and an Associate of the Sisters of Divine Providence. Mrs. See was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Marie Rust and a brother, Adrian Rust. She is survived by five sons, Michael (Melanie) See, Bryan See, Douglas (Penny) See, Daniel See and Paul (Jennifer) See; two sisters, Elaine Nehus and Margaret See; one brother, Harry Rust; three grandchildren, Erich (Jennifer) See, Matthew See and MacKenzie See. Visitation 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Saturday, November 26, 2016 at the Alexandria Funeral Home. Mass Saturday 2:00 PM at Saint Joseph Church, Camp Springs. Interment will be in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Camp Springs, KY. Memorials are suggested to Saint Joseph Church, 6833 4 Mile Rd, Melbourne, KY 41059; Sisters of the Divine Providence, 1000 St Anne Drive, Melbourne, KY 41059 or Camp Springs Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, 6844 Four Mile Road, Camp Springs, KY 41059.

Betty Sue Hamby

Betty Sue Hamby (nee Patton), 87, of Alexandria, KY, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016 at the Cold Spring Transitional Care Center in Cold Spring, KY. Mrs. Hamby was born August, 21, 1929 in Paintsville, KY, the daughter of the late Thomas Dewey and the late Carrie Ethel (nee Collins) Patton. Mrs. Hamby, who had an outstanding scholastic record all through school, was graduated from Paintsville Elementary School, Ashland Junior High School, and Ashland Senior High School as valedictorian. She also graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, TN magna cum laude. She was a member of Zeta Chapter of Phi Delta Lambda honor society of Nazarene colleges. She went on to be a school teacher and taught at Bell County Schools, Spencer High School in Spencer, WV and Campbell County Schools in KY for 35 years. Mrs. Hamby retired in 1990 and continued to substitute teach until age 80. She was a member of the Campbell County Retired Teachers Association and the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association.  She was an ordained minister and member of Carthage Church of the Nazarene, California, KY. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Reverend John K. Hamby, and two brothers, Charles Frances Patton and Dewey Martin Patton. Mrs. Hamby is survived by two daughters, Johndalyn Sue (Richard) Dwyer and Jennifer Lynne (Reverend Ricky) Curry; two sisters, Mary Evelyn (Ken) McCormick and Joy Christine Franz; one brother, Harold Thomas Patton; three grandsons, Reverend Johnathan Curtis Curry, John Richard Dwyer and Patrick Dale Curry; two great granddaughters, Harbor Joel Curry and Elm Elisha Curry. Visitation 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Friday, November 25, 2016 at the Alexandria Funeral Home, 325 Washington St, Alexandria, KY 41001. A second visitation will be held on Saturday November 26 at the Carthage Church of the Nazarene, 9535 Washington Trace Road, California, KY 41007 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM with the funeral service immediately following at 11:00 AM. Interment will be in the Mount Gilead Cemetery, Carthage, KY.  Memorials suggested to Carthage Church of the Nazarene, 9535 Washington Trace Road, California, KY 41007 or to Legacy House, P.O. BOX 13344, Pensacola, FL 32591.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Marion R. Daniel

Marion R. Daniel (nee Steinhauer), 89, of California, KY passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016 at home. Marion was a homemaker and a member of the Flagg Springs Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl R. Daniel in 2003. Marion is survived by her children, Tom (Karen) Daniel, Wanda (Buddy Teke) Wanner and Brenda Wooten; 4 sisters, Erma Arrwood, Jean Venable, Eleanor Williams and Alice Allender; 7 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Visitation Saturday, November 19, 2016 at the Alexandria Funeral Home from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM with funeral service immediately following at 12:00 PM. Interment will be in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Helen Clair

Helen Marie (nee Osborne) Clair. Born September 8, 1935, to Edward and Maggie Lou (Gross) Osborne in Jackson, Kentucky. Died November 12, 2016, at age 81, at her home in Wilder, Kentucky, surrounded by her loving family. Helen was preceded in death by Franklin Clair, her husband of 59 ½ years, her parents, her sister, Mary Louvene Brown, and her brother, Vernon Edward Herdman. Helen is survived by her children, Vicky (Randall) Horn, Elaine Kinney, and Tim (Mary) Clair, grandsons Adam Barger and Andrew (Shelby) Barger, and special cousin Arbutice Ritchie, as well as, numerous other relatives and friends. Helen loved attending church, spending time with family, crocheting, and reading, and was retired from Ontario’s/Rinks department store.  She was a long-time member of Alexandria Church of God.  In lieu of flowers, suggested memorial donations to Alzheimer’s Association Greater Cincinnati, 644 Linn Street, Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH  45203 or to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington KY  40504, whose support and care during this difficult time has been so much appreciated.  Alexandria Funeral Home, 325 Washington Street, Alexandria, KY  41001 handling arrangements.  Visitation Wednesday, November 16, 2016, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the funeral home, immediately followed by funeral service at 1:00 PM.  Interment at Alexandria Cemetery.  

Friday, November 11, 2016

Lloyd Phelps

Lloyd Phelps, age 81, of Alexandria, KY passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. Lloyd was the owner and operator of Dependable Tree Service for 42 years. He was a member of Persimmon Grove Baptist Church, a 32nd Degree Mason, and belonged to the Scottish Rite.  He is survived by his wife, Patricia Phelps; daughters, Misty Callahan, Rhonda Dinklage, Michele Faulhaber, and Lisa Neiser; step-sons, Huston Haynes and Joey Santini; brother, Cecil Phelps; three special granddaughters, Samantha McNew, Faith McNew, and Summer Santini; also survived by 15 other grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Tammy McNew. A Visitation will be held at the Alexandria Funeral Home on Monday, November 14, 2016 from 3pm to 7pm.  Funeral Service will be at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 15th at 10am.

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Richard Whitson

Richard James Whitson, age 42, of Erlanger, KY passed away on Friday, November 4, 2016. He is survived by his parents, James and Cynthia Whitson; sister, Holli (Matthew) Kupiec; niece and nephew, Allyson and Austin Kupiec. Richard was a car enthusiast and his passion was restoring his 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W30.  He will be deeply missed by his family. A Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 PM, Friday, November 18, 2016 at Sounds of Victory Church of God, 5661 Dodsworth Lane, Cold Spring, KY 41076.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Donald Neises

Donald Raymond Neises, age 67, of Alexandria, passed away on November 8, 2016.  Donald was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Tischner Neises.  He is survived by his daughter, Tara (Tom) Knipper; son, Nathan (Becky) Neises; eight siblings, Eugene, Ronald, Shirley, Carol, Rosie, Dolores, Charlene, and Annamae; also survived by four grandchildren. A Memorial Visitation will be held at the Alexandria Funeral Home on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 4pm to 6pm with a Memorial Service immediately following at 6pm. Memorial donations are suggested to: St. Elizabeth Hospice or American Cancer Society.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Donald Lee Brossart Sr.

Donald Lee Brossart Sr., age 81, of Melbourne, KY passed away on Monday, November 7, 2016.  Donald was an Army veteran. He was an iron worker by trade and was a member of the Iron Workers Local 44. He was also a member of St. Philip Church, Newport Eagles, and the NKY Saddle Club. Donald  is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marilyn (nee Glahn) Brossart; six children, Judy Perkins, Donald Jr., Arthur, John, and Roger Brossart, and Rebecca Bachman; six brothers, Bernard, Richard, Jerry, Ronald, Francis, and Fredrick Brossart; two sisters, Paula Kratzmeier and Lucy Roth: 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two grandsons, Kenneth and Marcus Bachman; three brothers, Kenny, James, and Nick Brossart.  Visitation will be held at the Alexandria Funeral Home on Friday, November 11, 2016 from 4pm to 8pm.  A second Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, November 12th from 8am to 9:15am with the Mass of Christian Burial following at St. Philip Church, Melbourne, KY on at 10am.  Interment with military honors will follow at the Alexandria Cemetery.

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Mildred Gebelt-Beckerich

Mildred Gebelt-Beckerich, age 85, of Alexandria, KY passed away on November 5, 2016.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Norbert Beckerich; sister, Anna Mae Burkhardt; brother, Elmer Gebelt. Survivors include sisters, Louise Imhoff and Dorothy (J.B.) Kremer; many nieces and nephews. Mildred earned her Master’s degree from Xavier University and was a teacher for many years for both the Dioceses of Cincinnati and Covington, and the Campbell County School System.  She was a member of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association. She was also a member of St. Mary Church where she sang in the choir for a number of years. A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM at St. Mary Church, Alexandria, KY with Mass of Christian Burial immediately following at 10:30 AM. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery.  Memorial Donations are suggested to St. Mary Adopt-A-Student Fund.  Arrangements entrusted to the Alexandria Funeral Home.

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

James William Reis

James William Reis, 65, of Alexandria, Kentucky, passed away on October 28th, 2016 at the Baptist Center, Newport after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was a writer-reporter for the KY Post for 36 years covering 12 counties across Northern KY. Jim was a renowned historian of Northern Kentucky history. His column Pieces of the Past ran from 1982 to 2006. Jim also wrote several books, Pieces of the Past 1, 2, 3 and 4 and also Then and Now: Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky book. Jim was the recipient of the Two Headed Calf award in 2014 from the Behringer-Crawford Museum and the Lifetime Dedication to Kentucky History award in 2010 from The Kentucky Historical Society. He was the retired vice president and board member of the Campbell County Historical Society and one of the founders of Northern Kentucky History Day at NKU. He was also on the Committee of the Northern Kentucky African-American Heritage Task Force. He had contributed to the Kentucky Encyclopedia, to Campbell County Kentucky, 200 Years, 1774-1994, and to the Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky. He was a graduate of Thomas More College. Jim was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish and a former Eucharistic minister. Jim is survived by his wife, Jan (Rose) and two sons, Jason (Laura) of Independence, Kentucky and Jeff (Stephanie) of New York, New York and also two granddaughters, Chloe Lynn Reis and Abigail Nichole Reis. He is also survived by his mother, Ruth Reis of Fort Thomas, brothers, Ken of Grant’s Lick and David of Southgate and sisters, Donna Taylor of Fort Thomas and Patti Neltner of Alexandria. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 at St. Mary of the Assumption Church with Mass of the Christian Burial following at 12:00 PM. Burial will take place at the St. Stephen Cemetery Fort Thomas, Kentucky. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass at 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042 or Parkinson Support and Wellness, 260 Stetson St., Suite 2300, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219. Alexandria Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Jack "Rocky" Reynolds

Jack “Rocky” Harper Reynolds, age 82, of Florence, KY, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 . Jack is survived by his wife of 49 years, Betty Jean Reynolds (nee Deaton); daughter, Jacquelyn (Ryan) Sturdivant and three loving grandchildren, Mason William, Madison Claire and Marlee Grace Sturdivant. Jack was a loving husband, father, grandfather and a friend to all. Jack served in the US Navy. He loved bowling and golf and was an avid Cincinnati Reds and Bengals fan. Jack worked in the electronics industry. He enjoyed traveling and watching his grandchildren playing sports. He was a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher and an active member of his church. Jack was always there to help friends and his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harper and Myrtle (nee Lloyd) Reynolds; and sisters, Opal O’Hara, June Darcell and Sylvia Reynolds. A special thank you to the St. Elizabeth Home Hospice for their loving care and support. A celebration of his life will be from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM with a funeral service beginning at 11:00 AM Saturday, October 29 at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Jack will be laid to rest at the Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Elizabeth Hospice. 

Thomas E. Cade

Thomas E. Cade, age 77, of Alexandria, KY, passed away Thursday, October 27, 2016 at his residence. Tom was a retired maintenance supervisor for UPS. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Rosella (nee Truesdale) Cade and his first wife, Patricia Cade. Tom is survived by his wife, Edith Cade; son, Brett (Jacqueline) Cade; siblings, Dan (Pam) Cade and Rosie (Ron) Fardo; grandchildren, Brandt (Jennifer) Cade and Brittany Cade (David) Hollaender; 4 great-grandchildren. Visitation Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ of Alexandria from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM with funeral service immediately following at 11:00 AM. Interment will be in the Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Ida Norene Justus

Ida Norene Justus, age 81, of Alexandria, KY passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold “Buck” Justus in 1991; parents, Charles Herbert and Loretta (nee Lester) Lowe; sister, Ada Fernandez; five brothers, Don, Raymond, Benny, Bill and Tommy Lowe. Norene is survived by her son, Terry Justus; granddaughter, Christa Justus. Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 9am to 11am at the Alexandria Funeral Home with the Funeral Service immediately following at 11am. Burial will be in the Alexandria Cemetery.  

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Keith A. "Sprouty" Glahn Sr.

Keith A. “Sprouty” Glahn Sr., age 81, of Cold Spring, KY, passed away Monday, October 17, 2016 at Saint Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a retired plant manager at Ceramic Coating Company of Wilder, KY, an Army Veteran of the Korean War, a member of Campbell County VFW Post # 3205 and had Keith Glahn & Sons Water Hauling business. Keith was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Glahn (nee Stockton) and a son, Keith “Jay” Glahn Jr. He is survived by his children, Robin (Randy) Perkins, Patricia Glahn, Mark Glahn and Michelle (Bob) Davis; siblings, Norma Crouch, Gladys Ruf, Ervin and Bill Glahn; 11 grandchildren, Gregory Glahn, John Maggard, Jessica Padgett, TSgt Brian Maggard USAF, Jodi Glahn, Jena Jack, Marissa Glahn, Sarah Boschert, Mackenzie Glahn, Jordan Boschert and Markus Glahn and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held at the Alexandria Funeral on Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Funeral Service 10:00 AM Friday at the funeral home. Interment with Military Honors at the Alexandria Cemetery.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Catherine "Ruth" West

Catherine “Ruth” West (nee Schnitzler), age 93, of California, KY, passed away October 13, 2016 at Saint Elizabeth Fort Thomas. Ruth was a retired Deputy Matron at the Campbell County Jail. She was preceded in death by her husband, Waldo T. West “2003”. Ruth is survived by a son, Ernie Schnitzler; siblings, David Schnitzler, Gail Schnitzler, Martha Paynter, JoAnn Keeler and Norman Schnitzler; grandchildren, Nathan Schnitzler and his fiancĂ©e, Brandy Kimmel and Missy Williams and her husband, Russell. Visitation will be held on Monday, October 17, 2016 at the Alexandria Funeral Home from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM with the funeral service immediately following at 1:00 PM. Interment will be in the Grandview Cemetery.  

Joan Pfeffer

Joan Pfeffer (nee Ervin) age 78, of Alexandria, KY, passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at home. She was a retired seamstress. Joan was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Elizabeth (nee Russell) Ervin; her husband, Ronald Pfeffer and a brother, Roy Ervin. She is survived by 2 nieces, Diahanne Spooner and Kelly Bargerhuf; nephew, William Ervin; aunt and uncle Judy and Jim Russell. Funeral Service will be held at the Evergreen Cemetery Chapel on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 11:00 AM. Alexandria Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Alberta Mae Sims

Alberta Mae Sims (nee Kohls), age 81,  of Alexandria, KY, passed away Thursday, October 6, 2016 at Saint Elizabeth Fort Thomas. Alberta was a retired employee of Western Southern. She was an avid softball player and was the first woman ever to be inducted into the National Softball Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, OK. Alberta was preceded in death by parents, Harry B. and Phyllis (nee Veerkamp) Kohls; her husband, Carroll Sims in 1974;  her son, Kevin Sims, 6 days prior to her death, on September 30, 2016 in Seattle, WA; two brothers, Alfred and David Kohls; two sisters, Patricia Kohls and Jo Ann King. Alberta is survived by three sisters, Betty Kohls, Marilyn Kerns and Harriett (Sanford) Record; one brother, Bill (Joanne) Kohls and 21 beloved nieces and nephews. Visitation Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Saint Joseph Church, Camp Springs from 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM with a joint Mass for Alberta and Kevin following at 3:00 PM. Burial Saint Joseph Cemetery, Camp Springs. Arrangements entrusted to the Alexandria Funeral Home.   

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Mildred Alford

Mildred Lou Alford, 90, of Cold Spring, KY, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2016 at Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, OH. Mildred was the former Director of Personnel at Lakeside Place Nursing Home formerly in Highland Heights, KY. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Emerson Alford in 2005, a daughter, Donna Alford in 1974 and a granddaughter, Kimberly Gibson in 2009. Mildred is survived by children, Ron Alford, Teri Vallandingham, Susan (Barry) Jolly, Judy Heilman, Tami (Jeff) Trunick and Corey Strickley; brother, Louis Schmidt; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at the Alexandria Funeral Home from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM with funeral service immediately following at 1:30 PM. Interment will be in the Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to, Care Mission, 11093 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria, KY 41001 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 

Saturday, October 8, 2016

William "Bill" Tarvin

William E. “Bill” Tarvin, age 64 of Clifton Park, NY (formerly of Melbourne, KY) passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at his home. Born on January 14, 1952, he was the son of Zelia E. Tarvin and the late Roy T. Tarvin. Bill retired from CSX after 37 years of service. Following retirement, he owned and operated Tarvin Consulting Services LLC out of his home. He also worked at Saratoga Engineering and RWT; where he taught training for railroad safety. Bill was an avid Jeep enthusiast and was a longtime member of the Mohawk Offroad Jeep Club. He also enjoyed woodworking and house boating along with his wife. He loved wildlife and had pet birds with his wife. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Karen Tarvin: mother, Zelia Tarvin; sisters Rose Ann Tarvin Deckert and Mary (William) Kinsella; nieces and nephews, Katherine, Nicholas, and Michael (Linda). Visitation will be held at the Alexandria Funeral Home on Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 9am to 11am with burial immediately following in Mount Gilead Cemetery, Carthage, KY.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the ALS Association, PO Box 6051, Albert Lea, MN 56007, or by going to www.alsa.org.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Marilyn K. Baker

Marilyn K. Baker, age 70, of Alexandria, KY passed away on October 4, 2016.  She is survived by her brother, Bill (Paula) Baker; sister, Brenda (Dennis) Gosney; niece, Allyson Bosse; her nephew, Michael (Kristen) Baker; great-nephews and great-nieces, Michael and Ella Bosse and Maggie and Owen Baker; and many, many cherished cousins, friends and adopted nieces and nephews.  Throughout her life Marilyn surrounded herself with love, becoming a friend to all she met.  She cherished her family and was quick to welcome many of her friends into it.  She loved travel and Kentucky Basketball and for over a decade travelled to nearly every postseason UK game to cheer on her Wildcats.  Visitation will be held on Friday, October 7, 2016 from 5pm to 8pm at Plum Creek Christian Church, 961 Nagel Rd, Butler, KY 41006. A second visitation will be held at Plum Creek Christian Church on Saturday, October 8th from 9am to 10am with the Funeral Service immediately following at 10am. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Grant’s Lick, KY.  Memorial donations are suggested to the United Way or Oakland Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund.  Arrangements entrusted to Alexandria Funeral Home.

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Eric Raney

Eric William Raney, 12, of Alexandria, KY, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at Children’s Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH. He was a 7th grade student at Campbell County Middle School, Alexandria, KY. Eric was a member of Boy Scout Troop #96 of Alexandria, KY, he enjoyed playing soccer and loved building things with his Legos. Eric is survived by his parents, Paul and Michele (Spangler) Raney; two brothers, Ryan and Zachary Raney; grandparents Mike and Debbie Spangler, Pam Raney-Kraft and Paul Blake; great grandmothers, Joyce Hungler and Marie Spangler. Memorial Visitation  will be held Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Campbell County Middle School Gymnasium from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Memorials are suggested to the Raney Family Benefit Fund at any PNC Bank location.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Stephanie Baker

Stephanie Renee Baker (nee Purdue), 49, of Covington, KY, passed away Friday, September 30, 2016 at Saint Elizabeth Hospice Edgewood. Stephanie was an employee of Citi. Stephanie was preceded in death by her father, Richard Purdue. She is survived by her husband, Randy Baker; son, James Norman; step-sons, Christopher and Robert Baker; mother, Patricia Bass; brothers, David, Jim and Sam Miller; six grandchildren. A Memorial Visitation will be held Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the Alexandria Funeral Home Alexandria, KY from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM with a Memorial Service immediately following at 2:00 PM. She will be laid to rest at Double Springs Cemetery, Waynesburg, KY. 

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Margaret A. Neltner

Margaret A. Neltner (nee Lauer), 86, of Camp Springs, KY, passed away Thursday, September 29, 2016 at Cold Spring Transitional Care. Margaret retired from Holy Family Home of Melbourne, KY and was a lifelong Member of Saint Joseph Parish Camp Springs. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis A. Neltner  in 1965. She is survived by her children, Darlene (Jerry) Sandfoss, Joyce (Jay) Eiben, Sherry (Mike) Wolfe, Steve (Lisa) Neltner, Roger (Patti) Neltner and Lori (Dean) Cook; siblings, Germaine (Leroy) Kremer, Frank (Wilma) Lauer and Don (Elline) Lauer; 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held at Saint Joseph Church, Camp Springs from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Saturday, October 1, 2016 with Mass of Christian Burial immediately following at 12:00 PM. Interment will be in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Camp Springs. Memorials are suggested to Alzheimer’s Association or Saint Elizabeth Hospice. Alexandria Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be given at alexandriafh.com

Monday, September 19, 2016

Alphonse "Whitey" Studer

Alphonse “Whitey” Studer, 88, of Wilder, KY, passed away Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Saint Elizabeth Edgewood. Whitey was a retired union carpenter for Local #698 and a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Wilder, KY. Whitey was the last surviving of ten children born to the late, William and Elizabeth Studer. He was known for being able to fix anything and often spent time helping church, family and friends. He will be remembered for his quick wit and wonderful sense of humor. He is survived by his wife of 66 yrs, Mary Ann Meiman Studer; four children, Jim (Elizabeth) Studer, Carol (Bryan) Becker, Dave (Janis) Studer and Doug (Shirley) Studer; 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Visitation Friday September 23, 2016 at the Alexandria Funeral Home from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM Saturday at Saint Mary of the Assumption Church, Alexandria, KY. Interment will be in St. Stephen Cemetery, Ft. Thomas, KY. Memorials are suggested to Alzheimer's Association Greater Cincinnati, 644 Linn Street, Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Michael R. Augsback

Michael R. Augsback, 58, of Grant’s Lick, KY, passed away at home on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. Mike was the Director of Engineering for FFR-DSI of Florence, KY. He inspired his family and community with his deep faith in the Lord and unconditional love.  Mike was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Ballou Augsback. Mike is survived by his wife, Donna Watkins Augsback; two sons, Jeffrey (Krishna) Augsback and Justin (Michele) Augsback; Papa's well-loved grandchildren, Jayden and Kendall Augsback; father, Don Augsback; sister, Donna (Tom) Carlisle; brother, John (Kirsten) Augsback. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Plum Creek Christian Church, 961 Nagel Road, Butler, KY 41006. Family and friends are invited to visit from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. A memorial service will follow at 2:00 pm.  A reception will be held after the service.  Memorials are suggested to Plum Creek Christian Church. Alexandria Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Franklin Roach

Franklin Thomas Roach, 53, of Covington, KY, passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at Saint Elizabeth Hospital Fort Thomas. He was a chemical analyst for JABCO & Associates of Amelia, OH. Frank loved music spent many hours playing music on his guitar, mandolin and harmonica with family and friends. He also loved the outdoors, fishing and hunting. He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore H. Roach Jr and Frances Roach (nee Santini). Frank is survived by his siblings, Patrick Roach, Ted (Karen) Roach III and Rose (Sean) Redman; nephews, Nathan, Matthew, Teddy and Evan Roach; aunts and uncles, Pasquale Santini Jr, Frank (Kathy)  Santini, John Santini Theresa Santini, Joyce Mardis, Angela (Jack) Menninger, Antoinette (George) Howard, Jorheta (the late James) Roach, Delores (the late Hank) Mahaney, Shirley (the late Ralph) Dedman and Betty (the late Earl) Roach; also survived by numerous cousins. Visitation Friday, September 9, 2016 from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM with funeral service immediately following at 6:00 PM at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY. Interment will be in St. Stephen Cemetery, Ft. Thomas, KY.

Rosella Rief

Rosella Marie Rief (nee Franzen), age 82, of Alexandria, KY passed away on Monday, September, 5, 2016 at her residence. Rosella was a member of St. Mary Parish, Alexandria, KY. She was formerly active with St. Joseph Women’s Society and previously served as the organist for St. Joseph Church, Camp Springs. Rosella loved to sew for her children and grandchildren and she made many beautiful bridesmaid dresses for everyone.  She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Howard Rief Jr.; two sons, Tom (Debbie nee Kremer) Rief and Jerry (Judy nee Steffen) Rief; daughter, Brenda (Jeff) Weckbach; three brothers, Norbert, Leo (Jan), and Nicholas (Jean) Franzen; two sisters, Mary Ann (Richard) Verst and Irene (Conley) Ashcraft; also survived by ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister, Rita Sacksteder and her brother, Anthony Franzen. Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at St. Mary Parish, Alexandria, KY with Mass of Christian Burial immediately following at 11:00 am. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Alexandria, KY. Memorials are suggested to: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Rd, Edgewood, KY 41017 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Alexandria Funeral Home. Online condolences can be given at alexandriafh.com.

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Donald E. Pangburn

Donald E. Pangburn, age 77, of Highland Heights, KY passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Donna (nee West) Pangburn. He leaves behind his loving wife of 52 years, Pamela (nee Rachford) Pangburn; son, Dan (Jayne) Pangburn; daughter, Denise (Clint) Henson; brother, Lee Pangburn; sister, Gayle (nee Pangburn) Krummen; mother-in-law, Thelma Rachford; and his four grandchildren, Kara, Kristin and Ryan Pangburn and Nick Henson. After attending Newport High School, Don served in the United States Army and was stationed in Korea. He was very patriotic and loved his country. Don was a funeral director and an embalmer. He served the Northern Kentucky area for 50 years and had recently retired from Dobbling, Muehlenkamp-Ershell Funeral Home. Don was a loyal fan of the University of Kentucky. He carried a picture of Adolph Rupp and Joe B. Hall in his wallet. He would watch the games with the sound turned down so he could listen to his beloved Cawood Ledford. Don was a funny and compassionate Christian man who was loved by many. His grandchildren were the light of his life. He was a member of the Summit Church of Christ, Northern Kentucky Funeral Directors Association, and the Lawler Hanlon VFW in Newport, KY.  A visitation will be held at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria KY on Monday, September 5th from 3PM – 7PM. Funeral Service will be conducted on Tuesday, September 6th at the Alexandria Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. Burial with Military Honors will follow at the Alexandria Cemetery, Alexandria, KY. Memorials are suggested to: Summit Church of Christ, 6015 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076.

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Georgiann Marie Dischar

Georgiann Marie Dischar (nee Braun) 82, of Alexandria, KY, passed away August 29, 2016 at home. Georgiann was preceded in death by her parents, George and Marie Braun, and two siblings, Margaret Braun and Thomas Braun. She is survived by her husband, Frank Dischar; children, David Dischar, Nancy Pollitt, Kathy Dischar, Kelly (Alfred) Polley; two brothers James and Gerald (Linda) Braun. Also survived by 3 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 AM Thursday, September 1, 2016 at Saint Mary of the Assumption Church, Alexandria, KY. No visitation. Interment will be in Saint Mary Cemetery, Alexandria.  Memorials are suggested to the National Right to Life Foundation. Alexandria Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Jacob Dean Baumann

Jacob Dean Baumann, 20, entered into eternal life on Friday August 19, 2016 at his residence in Del Ray Beach, Florida.  Jacob moved to Florida to start a new life.  A new Sober Life.  Jacob was an avid lover of sports.  Jacob was able to brighten any room with his contagious smile.  Our feelings are summarized from this quote from one of Jacob’s high school football coaches: “I watched you try. I witnessed your failures, but you never gave up.  You kept fighting back, trying to get better. You did the best you could… I just wish I could tell you great job one more time.” He was preceded in death by his cousin Dean Sapsford, grandfather John Edward “Jack” Stieringer, and Uncle Roy “LeMaur” Roberts.  Jacob will be dearly missed by his parents Mark and Terri Baumann; his sisters Erin and Rebecca; Grandparents: Don and Judy Baumann, and Grandmother Carol Stieringer; numerous loving aunts and uncles (17); cousins (27), and countless friends in Northern Kentucky and Del Ray Beach, Florida.  A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, August 26, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Alexandria Funeral Home 325 Washington Street, Alexandria Ky. With a mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish 8246 E Main Street in Alexandria Ky on Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. Following the mass, he will be buried at St. Mary Cemetery. Reception to follow in the Undercroft at St. Mary Parish following prayers at grave site. Memorials to Bishop Brossart High School and NKY Hates Heroin.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Margaret Ann Dailey

Margaret Ann Dailey (nee Pfefferman), 78, of Cold Spring, KY passed away August 21, 2016 at home. Margaret was a retired health unit coordinator at the former Saint Luke Hospital Fort Thomas, KY. A member of the Newport Elks Lodge #273 and past president of the Ladies Auxiliary. She also was active in the Red Hat Society. Margaret was preceded in death by two husbands, Bernard J. Nielander DMD and Morris “Moe” Dailey and a brother, Richard Pfefferman. She is survived by a son, John Johnston and a daughter, Jody (Chuck) Robinson; brothers, Tony (Carolee) Pfefferman, David Pfefferman and Joe (Vickie) Pfefferman; sister-in-law, Sandra Pfefferman; grandchildren, Heather Kremer, Ashley Pfeffer, Brooke Webster, Cherise Dent, Erin Arnold and Amber Boots; 16 great-grandchildren. Visitation Saturday, August 27 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM with Newport Elks Lodge and funeral services immediately following at 2:00 PM at the Alexandria Funeral Home.  Interment will be in Saint Mary Cemetery, Alexandria, KY. Memorials are suggested to the Newport Elks Lodge # 273 Scholarship Fund, 3704 Alexandria Pike Cold Spring, KY 41076.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Mary Lou Steffen

Mary Lou Steffen (nee Hogle), 81, of Alexandria, KY, passed away Monday, August 22, 2016 at home. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Steffen and a
daughter, Laurie Hoffman. She is survived by her children, Letty (Tim) Murphy, Daniel Steffen and David (Lori) Steffen; sister, Phyllis Maybury; 8 grandchildren, Jeremy (Shawn) Hoffman, Tim Steffen, Tom Wogan, Sarah Steffen, Jason Steffen, Samantha Steffen, Jozi Steffen and Nicki (Scott) Schweitzer; 8 great-grandchildren. Visitation 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Thursday, August 25, 2016 with funeral service following at the Alexandria Funeral Home, Alexandria, KY.
Interment will be in the Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Robert A. Schmidt

Robert A. Schmidt, 86, of Butler, KY, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Saint Elizabeth Fort Thomas. Robert was a retired employee of Cincinnati Bell Telephone. He was a lifelong member of Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ, Alexandria, KY. Robert was a graduate of Campbell County High School and a longtime fan of CCHS Athletics. He was a talented builder, woodworker, carver and basket maker. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Martha Anne Schmidt (nee Fischer); dedicated father of, Robin Lee (Mike) Henry, Connie Jo (Mike) Ballinger, Lu Anne (Rick) Craig, John (Cindy) Schmidt and Mark (Laura) Schmidt; compassionate grandfather of 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Visitation 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Wednesday, August 17 at the Alexandria Funeral Home. Visitation 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Thursday, August 18 with funeral service immediately following at 11:00 AM at Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ, 1 North Jefferson, Alexandria, KY 41001. Interment in the Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Justina Graziani

Justina Graziani (nee Smith) 94, of Cold Spring, KY, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at the Baptist Convalescent Center, Newport, KY. Justina, retired after 40 years as a teacher with Campbell County Board of Education, taught at Cold Spring Elementary School.  She also tutored and continued to do substitute teaching after retirement. Justina was very active in the First Baptist and Christ Baptist Churches in Cold Spring, as a Sunday school teacher (60 years), Women’s Missionary Union and as a kindergarten teacher. She was past president and a 50 year member of Delta Kappa Gamma and past president of Fort Thomas Women’s Club. Justina was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Graziani; a son, Charles Graziani; her parents, Charles and Della Smith (nee Staton); two sisters, Wilda Sotomayer and Wanda Pierce; and two brothers, Benjamin and Douglas Smith. She is survived by her children, Chrysteen (Ron) Vanover, Daniel (Patti) Graziani, Theda (Geno) Kearney and Alan (Lydia) Graziani, a sister, Sue Zint, 13 grandchildren, Mike (Christy) Graziani, Chuck Graziani, Maria (Dru) Olton, Rob (Sarah) Vanover, Gina (Benjie) Harmon, Joy (Aric) Schadler, Elizabeth (Justin) Harville, Nathan Graziani, Patrice Graziani, Joy (Christopher) Kearney, Michael Kearney, Angie (Donnie) Maddox and Lee (Nichole) Graziani.  and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Monday, August 15, 2016 at Christ Baptist Church, 3810 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM with the funeral service following at 12:00 PM. Interment will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials are suggested to Christ Baptist Church. Alexandria Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Charles Adrain Clark "Ace"

Charles Adrain Clark “Ace”, age 80, of Alexandria, KY passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Hospice, Edgewood, KY. Adrain was a retired ticket agent for American Airlines. In his youth he was an accomplished athlete while attending Campbell County High School and was inducted into the NKY Sports Hall of Fame in 2006. He is survived by his children, Gina (Dave) Rath, Lynn Device, Troy (Dawn) Clark, and Marcie Clark; also survived by six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A grave side funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Persimmon Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Persimmon Grove Baptist Church, 10471 Persimmon Grove Pike, Alexandria, KY 41001.  Arrangements entrusted to Alexandria Funeral Home.

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Dorothy Marie Alford

Dorothy Marie Alford (nee Luck), 85, of Highland Heights, KY passed away Monday, August 1, 2016 at her home. Dorothy was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, John “JD” Alford, her parents, Russell and Anna (Carlson) Luck and a sister Ella Sprague. Dorothy is survived by two daughters, Diane Gaddis (Steve) and Brenda Alford (Murray). Visitation will be held at the Alexandria Funeral Home on Sunday, August 7, 2016 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM with the funeral service at 4:00 PM. Interment will be in the Alexandria Cemetery.  

Monday, August 1, 2016

Eileen E. Smith

Eileen E. Smith (nee Kuhl), 94, of Alexandria, KY, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at the Baptist Convalescent Center, Newport, KY. Eileen was a homemaker, a longtime member of the Alexandria Cemetery board of directors, member of Saint Paul's United Church of Christ of Alexandria and a member of the Me & Thee at church. Eileen known by her family, as "Maw Maw" loved life and fed into her family with all that she was. She never missed an activity, performance or sporting event of any of her grandchildren. She filled her days with gardening, shopping, babysitting, reading to her grandchildren, talking on the phone until all hours of the night and investing genuine love and time into her family and friends. She will be remembered for her faith, wit, and loving nature. She loved Jesus and has entered her eternal home. She was beloved by her family and friends and could always bring a smile to your face. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Lulu (nee Racke) Kuhl; her husband, Bill Smith and a brother, Carroll Kuhl. Eileen is survived by a daughter, Karen (LeRoy) Ling; a son, Bill (Lori) Smith; 5 grandchildren, Erin (Chad) Luthy, Kari (Michael) Stohler, Danielle (Todd) Hubbard, Shannon (Jason) Strunk and Jared Smith; 8 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held at Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ, 1 N Jefferson Street, Alexandria, KY, on Thursday, August 4, 2016 from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM with funeral services immediately following at 12:00 PM. Interment will be in the Alexandria Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ inAlexandria, KY. Alexandria Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Franklin A. Enzweiler

Franklin A. Enzweiler, age 81, of Cold Spring, KY passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at his residence. He was a former banker and business owner and also a member of the Good Sam Angels Camping Club of Northern KY. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Marie (nee Schreiber) Enzweiler. Survived by his wife, Wanda (nee Tiemeyer) Enzweiler; daughter; Diana (Patrick) Hartzel; son, Donald (Lisa) Enzweiler; two step-sons, Todd (Connie) and Dennis (Patti) Trowbridge; four brothers, Ervin (Jane), Wilbert (Agnes), Vernon (Jean), and Michael (Amy) Enzweiler; also survived by eight grandsons and three great-grandchildren. Funeral Service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to: St. Elizabeth Foundation, 1 Medical Village Drive, Edgewood, KY  41017. Arrangements entrusted to Alexandria Funeral Home.

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Irene Schack

Irene Amelia (nee Ackerman) Schack, age 90, of Melbourne, KY passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Highlandspring of Ft. Thomas.  Irene was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Camp Springs, KY. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Albert Schack; niece, Helen (Richard) Emerson; nephew, Ed (Trena) Ackerman; great-niece, Trisha (Robert) Hancock; great-nephew, Nick Baynum; great-great-nephews, Dylan Baynum, Colton Hancock, and Keith Ackerman; great-great-niece, Brook Ackerman. Visitation will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Camp Springs, KY on Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am with the Mass of Christian Burial immediately following at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Camp Springs. Memorial donations are suggested to: St. Joseph Catholic Church, 6833 Four Mile Road, Camp Springs, KY 41059. Arrangements entrusted to Alexandria Funeral Home.

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