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Princess V. Alexander

Mrs. Princess V. Alexander, 91, of Richmond, passed away Thursday, January 5 at Hospice of Reid Hospital.
   She was born April 19, 1920 in Richmond to Garlen and Onda Locke Defibaugh. She grew up in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn High School. She married Lewis Alexander and shared 67 years with him until his death in 2003.
   Mrs. Alexander was formerly employed as a nurse at Reid Hospital and later at Deca Records. She retired from Coca-Cola, where she was a line inspector. She enjoyed reading and cooking. She devoted her life to caring for others, changing the lives of those she touched.
   Mrs. Alexander is survived by 1 daughter, Judy Shepard, of Dayton, Ohio; 2 sons, Jack Alexander, of Dayton, Ohio and Paul Alexander, of Connersville; 10 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.        
   Mrs. Alexander was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lewis Alexander, in 2003; son, Don Alexander, in 2011; sisters, Donna Brinkley and Phyllis Snyder; brothers, Leondus “Buck” Defibaugh and Robert Defibaugh..
   Family and friends may gather for visitation from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, January 8, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City.
   Memorial contributions may be sent to the Reid Foundation for Hospice Care, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond, IN 47374.
   Her family would like to recognize Debbie and Jay Martin for their loving care given to Mrs. Alexander.

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Deepest sympathy Judy, Jack, and Paul.  Your Mom was such a nice lady and my Mom and your Mom and Dad were good friends.  They were good neighbors to us, and just loved them so much.  I couldn't make it over but wish you peace, so hard to let go of our parents, your in my prayers.   Carol Bowman Huntington

Carol Huntington Jan 9 2012 12:00 AM

We send our deepest sympathy to all. Unable to attend the calling.

The Bell family

Hattie Bell and family Jan 8 2012 12:00 AM

Memories Live Forever

It is hard to say good-bye to someone that you love, although you know they are safe with Jesus up above. It doesnt make a difference if they are in their later years. It only means more memories to carry through the tears. Do not let yourselves forget, we each have numbered days. For reasons that we do not know God wanted it this way. Tears wash away the pain, but it cannot remove the love. The memories live forever safe in Gods hands up above. So today we give thanks for the lives we chance to share. No matter if they are short or long, God always will be there.

Dawn Carpenter Jan 8 2012 12:00 AM

Sorry about your loss.
We will be inArizona.we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Dan and Carol Goar Jan 7 2012 12:00 AM

What a wonderful woman your Mother was.  We had some great times, will always remember the fun times we had, memories is what is so great.  My very deepest sympathy to all of you.  

Marian Smith {Sis} Jan 6 2012 12:00 AM

A very nice lady whose family I have known for years. Very sorry to hear of her passing . Our prayers are extended to her family.

terry whitesell Jan 6 2012 12:00 AM

I worked with Princess at Reid in the 1960''s. She was a wonderful person. My sympathy to the family.


Nancy Jan 6 2012 12:00 AM

I am truly sorry to hear of your loss.  I haven't spoken to the family in a long time, but that doesn't mean you're not thought of often.  Again, sorry for your loss.

Kurt Knipp Jan 6 2012 12:00 AM

Debbie,  I am so sorry to hear about Princess''s passing.  She and Phyllis were two of the sweetest women I ever had the pleasure of meeting. Just wanted to let you know I was thinking of you and your family.

Karen   Cancer Care Center   Fayette Regional (Connersville)

Karen O''''Brien Jan 6 2012 12:00 AM

I had the pleasure of meeting Princess at OakRidge  - and my sister and I stopped in to see her a bi-weekly for the short time she was there.  She was such a joy to visit and we feel blessed to have met her!  

Blessings and peace to her family.

Rhonda McClure Jan 6 2012 12:00 AM

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