Cooper Funeral Home

Located in Alexandria, Kentucky, providing professional services for the Northern Kentucky region for 43 years. Family owned and operated.

During your time of loss, it's our job here to help you through this difficult time. We handle everything you And your Family needs from the time we answer your first call. At our Funeral Home you are treated as Family and we want to help personalize your needs that reflect on how you would want to remember and celebrate your loved one's time here on earth.

Kenneth William Mingua, Jr., 58, of Newport, KY passed away unexpectedly at home on June 4, 2020. He was the son of Kenneth Sr. and Patricia (Cundiff) Mingua who preceded him in death. Ken loved sports expecially the Cincinnati Bengals. He enjoyed fishing and loved his children. He was funny and character in his own right. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Mingua. Daughters; Elisha Adams, Tiffany Mingua and Cheyanne “Cookie” Mingua. Sisters; Bonnie Hurst and Debbie Neace. Along with many grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Cooper Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 from 5pm-7pm. Service will begin at 7pm. Cooper Funeral Home is serving the family.

Betty Hampton, 85, of Covington, KY passed away at The Seasons in Alexandria, KY on May 31, 2020. She had worked for Bank of America for over 19 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Shelby Hampton. She is survived by her sons; Dwayne and Daryl Hampton. Daughter; Lisa Ann Hampton. Along with her siblings and 2 Grandchildren. Graveside Burial will take place on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 12pm in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North next to her husband. Cooper Funeral Home is serving the family.

Alice Marie Hensley, 77, of Highland Heights, KY passed away at home on May 14, 2020. She was a retired librarian from Campbell County Schools. She has previously worked in the Russell County school district as well. She was the daughter of Clyde and Marie (Parsons) Anderson, who preceded her in death. She is survived by her son, Clyde Scott Hensley. Services are private for the family. Cooper Funeral is serving the family.

Walter George Soule, Jr., 66, of Alexandria, KY passed away at home on May 25, 2020. He was the son of Walter Sr. and Harriett (Traver) Soule. He worked for Siemens Energy and Automation. He proudly served in the United States Marines. He was preceded in death by his parents , his son William Soule, Brother Glenn Soule and sister, Winonah Decker. He is survived by his sons; Matthew and Robert Soule. Daughter; Elizabeth Wilson. Brother; Harold Soule. Sister; Janet Mattice. Grandson; Mitchell Soule. Graveside Burial will take place on Monday, June 1, 2020 at 10am in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery in Williamstown, KY. Cooper Funeral Home is serving the family.

Elizabeth “Paige” Pelle, 31, of Silver Grove, KY passed away on May 24, 2020. She was a member of Highland Avenue Baptist Tabernacle Church. She worked for UC Hospital and had previously worked for Children’s Hospital as a medical assistant in the urology and nephrology department. Paige will forever be remembered for her smile, her kindness to others and the pride she took in being an Aunt. She was the daughter of Steve and Melanie (Steidel) Pelle. She was preceded in death by her father, Steve. Along with her Paternal Grandmother; Beverly Pelle. Maternal Grandfather; Stanley Steidel. She is survived by her mother; Melanie Pelle. Brother; Steven (Abby) Pelle. Uncle; Jeff (Kim) Pelle. Aunts; Jennifer (Joey) Steidel-Jones and Kim (Wayne) Dixon. Grandfather; Frank Pelle. Grandmothers; Mary Jean (Richard) Middendorf and Louise Baker Steidel. Niece; Addyson Pelle and Nephew; Hudson Pelle. Along with a host of many cousins and friends. Paige continued to selflessly help others by being an organ donor. Memorials are suggested to LifeCenter, 615 Elsinore Place, Suite 400, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Visitation will be held at Cooper Funeral Home on Sunday, May 31, 2020 from 1pm-4pm. Service will begin at 4pm. Cooper Funeral Home is serving the family. #thepowerofpaige

Reverend was so happy to be back at work today after a long Covid break!!

Edna “Mert” Mae Dillon, 76 of Falmouth, KY passed away May 23, 2020. She was born July 21, 1943 to her parents Edward and Thelma (Stitt) Gallagher. She was a homemaker and loved to be surrounded by her family and friends. She was member of the Butler Full Gospel Church, and dedicated her life to the Lord. She also was a member of the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Thomas Dillion, daughter, Vivian Coffey, siblings; Pete Gallagher, Romey Gallagher, Ike Gallagher, Jimmy Gallagher, Curly Gallagher, Glenn Browning, and Eddie Johnson, grandson Kevin Coffey and son in law Tom Coffey.
She is survived by her daughter, Tonya (Kevin) James. 4 Grandchildren ,7 Great Grandchildren and her brother Wayne Gallagher.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday May 27th, 2020 at Cooper Funeral Home in Alexandria, KY from 10am ~ 12 noon. The service will begin at 12 noon with the burial to follow at Flour Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers; Kevin James, Ryan Wolfe, Dyllan Messmer, Travis Wolfe, Steven Coffey, Ronnie Walton, Bronsie Gallagher and Allen Gallagher.

Thank you to all our men and women and their families. We are forever grateful for your sacrifices.

[05/22/20]   As we try to get back to our “new normal” we ask for your patience as our first priority is serving our families and to keep our staff, families and our community safe.
At this time we are allowed to operate at 30% occupancy. We please ask if you have been sick to stay home and reach out to the family with a phone call or a card. Be considerate and keep your families spaced 6 feet apart while in the Funeral Home.
At this time we will continue to not allow food or drinks in our facility.
We will continue to keep services private to the family upon request.
Thank you for your understanding and for working with us during these changing and challenging times. Please reach out to us if you have and questions or concerns.

Betty Ann Jamison, 94, of Taylor Mill, KY passed away on May 19, 2020 at the Seasons in Alexandria, KY. Betty was the daughter of Harry and Helen (Filgis) Vulhop, who preceded her in death. She was a member of Taylor Mill Community Volunteer Fire Dept Auxiliary. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde E. Jamison Jr and her sons; Clyde S. Jamison Sr. and David Jamison. Siblings; Ed Vulhop and Mickey Galloway and daughter in law, Debra Jamison. She is survived by her son; Raymond Jamison. Daughter in law; Teresa Jamison. Grandchildren; Clyde Jamison Jr., Joe (Adrienne) Jamison and Mark (Angela) Jamison. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 22, 2020 from 11am-1pm. Service will begin at 1pm. Burial will take place immediately following in Floral Hills Cemetery. Cooper Funeral Home is serving the family.

James Charles Kiefer of Kelley’s Island, OH formerly of Cincinnati, OH returned to his heavenly home on May 14, 2020. He attended St. Michael’s on Kelley’s Island and St. Philip’s in Melbourne, KY when visiting family. He was the son of John and Anna (Wolf) Kiefer. He was a retired master plumber, member of Plumbers Local #392 and member of the National Muzzleloaders Association. His passion was perch fishing on Lake Erie! He also enjoyed growing tomatoes, going to auctions and restoring his antique finds. Jim was a loving brother, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved daughter, Pam Kiefer; Brother, John Kiefer and Sister Shirley LaFary. He is survived by his daughter; Jenny (Gary) Cecil; son, Doug (DeAnn) Kiefer and his precious grandchildren, Justin and Marie. Siblings; Tom (Charlene) Kiefer, Mary (Joe) Bergman, Bob Kiefer, Mike Kiefer and Ann (John) Allen. Along with many loving nieces, nephews and dear friends. A celebration of life memorial mass will be on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 2pm at St. Philip’s Parish Center, Melbourne, KY. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to either churches; St. Philip, 1404 Mary Ingles Hwy, Melbourne, KY, 41059 or St. Michael, 219 Chappel St., Kelley’s Island, OH 43438 or to a charity of donor’s choice. Cooper Funeral Home is serving the family.

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David Allen Cornett, 66, of California, KY passed away peacefully at home on May 12, 2020. He worked for Hennegan Printing Company. He was a member of Flagg Springs Baptist Church. He enjoyed coon hunting, fishing and farming. He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Judy Cornett. He is survived by his wife; Tammy Cornett. Sons: Vince (Jessica) Cornett and Gregory (Britney) Turner. Daughters; Jennifer and Tina Turner. Along with multiple brothers and sisters. And 11 Grandchildren. Visitation will be private for the immediate family only on Monday, May 18, 2020. Burial will immediately follow in Alexandria Cemetery. Cooper Funeral Home is serving the family.

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Gary Herman Hofstetter, age 71, passed away peacefully
in his home on May 7th, 2020. He was born on November 20th, 1948 in Alexandria, Kentucky to the late Flora Mae (Hogle) Rice and Herman Hofstetter.

He is survived by his brothers Kenny (Carol) Hofstetter
and Gary Lee (Bri) Rice, his sisters Wanda (Ron) Brickler, Mendy (B.J.) Champagne, Jan (Steve) Gray, and Donna (John) King, his daughter Ruth (Tom) Racke, and his grandchildren Katlyn Racke and Thomas Racke. Survivors which Gary considered extended family
include Mary Ann Henson, Melissa (Greg) Hays {Destiny}, Steve (Amy) Henson {Mahala}, Merrell (Elizabeth) Taulbee {Hannah, Brayden, Raylan, Kaysen}. In addition to his mother and father, Gary is preceded in death by his step-father Vernis “Nick” Rice, and dear
friend John “Poncho” Fleckinger. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and friends to mourn his passing.

Gary honorably served two tours in Vietnam as a United
States Army Sergeant. Throughout his life, he continued to prove his integrity and compassion in positions including: Volunteer Engineer for the Southern Campbell Fire Department, President of the Campbell County Water Rescue, President of the Campbell County
Firefighters Education Association, Commander of the VFW, Post 3205, and Life Member of the Cooties. As a member of The Bridge Church (Alexandria, KY), Gary has always expressed great love for God. Gary dedicated his life to selflessly caring for others, and
there is no doubt that he will continue to watch over us all just as he did in life.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, services are unfortunately
limited at this time. A special end of life celebration will be held at a later date. Please contact Tom and Ruth Racke for details. **Please make any donations to Cooper Funeral Home by calling 859-635-7844

Raymond C Marksberry II, 27, of Walton, KY passed away on May 3, 2020. He was the son of Raymond C Marksberry and Tammy (Brock) Marksberry. Ray was preceded in death by his father, Maternal Grandparents; Ronald and Lana Brock and his cousin, Kyle Allbecker. He is survived by his mother Tammy Marksberry, his Step dad Michael Woods, Brother Justin Crooks and his paternal grandmother Barbara Carney along with countless of extended family(aunts, uncles and cousin). Services will be private for the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Cooper Funeral Home by calling (859) 635-7844

Anthony “Tony” Orth passed away at his home where he had lived for the past 86 years with his family by his side on May 1st, 2020. Nothing was more important to him than his family, farm and friends. He was married to Ruthie (Kremer) Orth and had just celebrated their 60th anniversary on April 30, 2020. Together, they raised their 8 children on the farm and enjoyed the luxury of country living and the wide opened spaces.
He was preceded in death by his son, Anthony “Johnny” Orth. His parents, Barbara (Schadler) and Fidel Orth, brother Carl Orth, sisters; Sister Mary Francello and Sister Mary Wilfried SND. He is survived by Diane (Tim) Bertram, Ben and Emily, Lydia Lucas and Julia Bertram, Katie (Ben) Nora and Claire Kramer and Jake Bertram. Jerry (Tara) Orth, Brittani and Patrick, Dixie and Emerie Lauer, Morgan, Augustus and Caleb Orth. Barb (Jeff) Schweitzer, Samantha, Caleb, Zane and Karson Reeder, Randi Schweitzer and fiancé Todd Puckett. Mike (Cheryl) Aaron, Emily and Isabelle Orth. Fran (Jim), JC and Cole Racke. Pete (Heather) Cody, Haley, Paige and Mason Orth. Ann (Andy), Cecilia and Johnathan Reynolds.
He was a life long member of St. Mary’s Church having left Alexandria only to serve in the Army in Germany for 18 months. He was a Union Carpenter and retired from there only to spend the rest of his life as a farmer.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Blue Grass Care Navigators, 51 Cavalier Blvd, Suite 200, Florence, KY 41042 or Sisters of Notre Dame, 16010 Dixie Hwy, Covington, KY 41011.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, May 9th, 2020 at 11am. It will be live streamed on St. Mary’s, Alexandria, KY page. Services will be private for the family and burial will immediately follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Cooper Funeral Home is serving the family.

Donna Tyndall, 54, of Alexandria, KY passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on April 28th, 2020. She worked for Newgistics. Donna was the daughter of Robert and Ruth Hall, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded by her brothers; Robert “Robbie” Hall and Cliff Hall and sister, Shawna Jessee. She is survived by her husband, Frank Tyndall. Son, Kevin Adams and daughter, Brandy Adams. Brother, Greg Hall and Sister, Pam Partin. Along with her 2 grandchildren, Dustin and Abegail Jones. Services will be private for the family. Cooper Funeral Home is serving the family.

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Our funeral home wants to help celebrate our local Seniors! We love our community so we are going to give away a Personalized Senior Video to commemorate their journey, a $150 value. Up to 200 pictures which must be brought in on a flash drive.
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2. Share this post and tag 2 names.
3. Entry is $5 each (Venmo only) Proceeds will be going to Feed Front liners in our community! (Which we will be pairing up with our local restaurants for). Venmo @carrie-cooper-31 Please put entrants name on it.
4. Drawing will be May 17, 2020.

Reverend Windell Lee Akers, 79, of Woodlawn, KY passed away at home on April 18, 2020. He was the son of Carl and Goldie Akers. He was a minister and a member of Apostolic Light House of Latonia, KY. He worked as a police officer in the 1960’s and graduated from the Cincinnati Police Academy. He was preceded in death by his parents along with his daughters; Wanda Bickers and Marilyn Grayson. He is survived by his wife, Lillie Mae Akers. Daughters; Wendy Harris, Patty Owens, Ruth Ann Shelton and Bonnie Gray. Son; Jessie Akers. Sisters; Margie Caplinger, Betty Sue Carpenter and Susan Brown. Brothers; Ronnie, Carl Jr and Robert Akers. Along with multiple grand and great grandchildren. Visitation will be for the immediate family only. Burial will take place on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 in Peach Grove Cemetery. Cooper Funeral Home is serving the family.

Betty Jane Weiner, 85, of Highland Heights, KY passed away on April 18, 2020. She was the daughter of Clarence and Mildred (Bruemmer) Dinser. She was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Cold Spring, KY. She is survived by her husband, Richard (Dick) Weiner. Son; Todd Richard (Cindy) Weiner. Daughter; Dana Bradley. Sister, Allen Carmack. Along with 4 Grandchildren; Molly Brumley, Jacob, Sarah and Aaron Weiner. Services are private for the family. Cooper Funeral Home is serving the family.

Teresa Hicks, 54, of Taylor Mill, KY passed away at home on April 14th, 2020. She was the daughter of Stanley and Jewel (Jackson) Hicks. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Randy Hicks, Daryl Hicks and Wayne Hicks. She is survived by her brothers; Dennis Hicks, Gregory “Red Dog” Hicks, Sister-in law; Tammie Miller-Hicks. Nieces and Nephews; Stephanie Knipp, Tonya Wiley, Sean Hicks, Darren Hicks, Anthony Hicks, Lee Hicks, Lara Hicks and Lexi Hicks. Along with multiple great nieces and nephews. Services for the family are private. Cooper Funeral Home is serving the family.

Robert Waxler, 67, of Dayton, KY passed away at St. Elizabeth Edgewood on April 16th, 2020. He was the son of George and Catherine (Schaefer) Waxler. He had worked for Dayton Independent Schools as a driver. He proudly served in the United States Navy. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Mary Waxler. Sons; Ben and Kevin Waxler and Joe and Rob Kiefer. Daughters; Crystal Kiefer and Denise Huninghake. Sister; Marlene Baxter. Along with 24 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren. Services will be private. Cooper Funeral Home is serving the family.

Beech Cole, 84, of Cold Spring, KY passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Beech was the son of Chester and Polly (Herald) Cole. He was a deacon at New Friendship Old Regular Baptist Church in Newport, KY. He had worked for TANK Transit Authority. He was preceded in death by his siblings; Hallie Herald, Woodrow Cole, Sally Turner, Matilda Cole, Geneva Johnson, Bill Cole and Alex Cole and Tom Cole. Along with his son in law, Gary Gross. He is survived by his wife, Mahala Cole. Children; Barb (Don) Turner, Kenneth (Lizzie) Cole and Brenda (Tim Herald) Gross. Sister; Jalia Stamper. Along with 3 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren. Visitation will be private for the family. Burial will take place in Alexandria Cemetery on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Cooper Funeral Home is serving the family.

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