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” 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, 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, 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
Friday, October 14, 2016
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 fiancée, 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.
Monday, October 10, 2016
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 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
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Wednesday, October 5, 2016
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Monday, October 3, 2016
Saturday, October 1, 2016
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.