Staff

Once you request the services of Alexandria Funeral Home, we will immediately put our experienced funeral professionals to work for you. We will carefully explain your options, make recommendations at your request, take care of all the small details, and ensure that you and your family’s personal touch is always present.

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Marvin Bryan Manager/Funeral Director/ Embalmer

Length of Employment: Since 1974

Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science "1973"

Marvin was raised on the Bryan family farm in Grants Lick, KY. Funeral Service is truly a family business for Marvin. His grandparents and father worked in funeral service; his sister, Shirley Obel works on staff at Alexandria Funeral Home; his nephew, Daniel Bryan has worked as a funeral director in both Kentucky and Florida; his late brother-in-law, Dave Obel was also a long time funeral director and embalmer. He attended Eastern KY University and then went on to graduate from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He has served as President of Northern KY Funeral Directors Association. He is both active and well respected in the Northern Kentucky community. Marvin enjoys playing golf, hunting, taking cross-country trips on his motorcycle, and spending time with his family, especially his six grandchildren.

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Ruth Neace

  • Length of Employment: Since 1999
  • Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science "1998"
  • Funeral Director/Embalmer
  • Advance Funeral Planning Director
  • Notary Public
  • Licensed Life and Health Insurance Agent Kentucky/Ohio



Ruth grew up in Norwood, Ohio and attended the University of Cincinnati and went on to receive a Bachelor in Mortuary Science from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. She is married to her best friend, Michael and is the proud mother of one son, Nathaniel. Ruth is passionate about providing quality service to all of the families served at Alexandria Funeral Home. She specializes in assisting families with all aspects of funeral planning from simple cremation services to traditional burial services. She is also an excellent resource for questions reguarding insurance and Medicaid qualification.

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Shirley Obel

  • Graduate of Eastern Kentucky University
  • Retired School Teacher



Shirley grew up on the Bryan family farm in Grants Lick, KY. She started working in funeral service after retiring as a school teacher. Assisting at the funeral home was a natural fit for Shirley due to a rich family history in funeral service. Her grandparents and father had worked in funeral service; her brother, Marvin Bryan is the Funeral Home Manager for Alexandria Funeral Home; her nephew, Daniel Bryan has worked as a funeral director in both Kentucky and Florida; her late husband, Dave Obel was a well respected funeral director and embalmer for many years until his death in 2014. Shirley is a faithful member of Grants Lick Baptist Church. During her free time she enjoys golf, cooking, playing dominoes, and spending time with family.

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Terry Jolly

  • Graduate of Northern Kentucky University
  • Retired PGA Professional - AJ Jolly Golf Course
  • PGA Life Member



Terry became a part of the staff at Alexandria Funeral Home after retiring as a PGA Golf Professional at AJ Jolly Golf Course. He is married to wife, Lisa. They have one son, Justin and two granddaughters, Natalie and Sadie. In his free time, Terry enjoys hunting, fishing, and doing yard work.

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Alex Futcher

Retired Milk Man

Alex is a "native campbell county boy". As a milk man for Trauth Dairy, he delivered milk to Nothern KY and parts of Cincinnati, OH for many years. Alex knows everyone and everyone knows Alex. He loves to greet guest as they come to the funeral home. His endearing smile and quick wit are enjoyed by all. He served in the army during the Korean War. He was interviewed and asked to tell his story for the Library of Congress in Washington. He is an active member at St. Mary's Parish.

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Gus

Gus is a German Shorthaired Pointer. He was born in November of 2004 shortly after he was brought to live at the Alexandria Funeral Home. Gus has become a welcomed addition to the funeral home. We lovingly refer to him as our "Greeter" or "Welcoming Committee". He truly believes that everyone comes here to see him. If you live in the neighborhood then you have probably seen Gus out playing in the yard. We nearly lost Gus when he was hit by a car a few years ago, but with a lot of love and quite a few vet bills he is back to his old self. Gus is also a past ribbon winner at the Alexandria Fair.

Marvin Bryan

Manager/Funeral Director/ Embalmer
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Length of Employment: Since 1974

Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science "1973"

Marvin was raised on the Bryan family farm in Grants Lick, KY. Funeral Service is truly a family business for Marvin. His grandparents and father worked in funeral service; his sister, Shirley Obel works on staff at Alexandria Funeral Home; his nephew, Daniel Bryan has worked as a funeral director in both Kentucky and Florida; his late brother-in-law, Dave Obel was also a long time funeral director and embalmer. He attended Eastern KY University and then went on to graduate from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He has served as President of Northern KY Funeral Directors Association. He is both active and well respected in the Northern Kentucky community. Marvin enjoys playing golf, hunting, taking cross-country trips on his motorcycle, and spending time with his family, especially his six grandchildren.

Ruth Neace

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  • Length of Employment: Since 1999
  • Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science "1998"
  • Funeral Director/Embalmer
  • Advance Funeral Planning Director
  • Notary Public
  • Licensed Life and Health Insurance Agent Kentucky/Ohio



Ruth grew up in Norwood, Ohio and attended the University of Cincinnati and went on to receive a Bachelor in Mortuary Science from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. She is married to her best friend, Michael and is the proud mother of one son, Nathaniel. Ruth is passionate about providing quality service to all of the families served at Alexandria Funeral Home. She specializes in assisting families with all aspects of funeral planning from simple cremation services to traditional burial services. She is also an excellent resource for questions reguarding insurance and Medicaid qualification.

Shirley Obel

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  • Graduate of Eastern Kentucky University
  • Retired School Teacher



Shirley grew up on the Bryan family farm in Grants Lick, KY. She started working in funeral service after retiring as a school teacher. Assisting at the funeral home was a natural fit for Shirley due to a rich family history in funeral service. Her grandparents and father had worked in funeral service; her brother, Marvin Bryan is the Funeral Home Manager for Alexandria Funeral Home; her nephew, Daniel Bryan has worked as a funeral director in both Kentucky and Florida; her late husband, Dave Obel was a well respected funeral director and embalmer for many years until his death in 2014. Shirley is a faithful member of Grants Lick Baptist Church. During her free time she enjoys golf, cooking, playing dominoes, and spending time with family.

Terry Jolly

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  • Graduate of Northern Kentucky University
  • Retired PGA Professional - AJ Jolly Golf Course
  • PGA Life Member



Terry became a part of the staff at Alexandria Funeral Home after retiring as a PGA Golf Professional at AJ Jolly Golf Course. He is married to wife, Lisa. They have one son, Justin and two granddaughters, Natalie and Sadie. In his free time, Terry enjoys hunting, fishing, and doing yard work.

Alex Futcher

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Retired Milk Man

Alex is a "native campbell county boy". As a milk man for Trauth Dairy, he delivered milk to Nothern KY and parts of Cincinnati, OH for many years. Alex knows everyone and everyone knows Alex. He loves to greet guest as they come to the funeral home. His endearing smile and quick wit are enjoyed by all. He served in the army during the Korean War. He was interviewed and asked to tell his story for the Library of Congress in Washington. He is an active member at St. Mary's Parish.

Gus

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Gus is a German Shorthaired Pointer. He was born in November of 2004 shortly after he was brought to live at the Alexandria Funeral Home. Gus has become a welcomed addition to the funeral home. We lovingly refer to him as our "Greeter" or "Welcoming Committee". He truly believes that everyone comes here to see him. If you live in the neighborhood then you have probably seen Gus out playing in the yard. We nearly lost Gus when he was hit by a car a few years ago, but with a lot of love and quite a few vet bills he is back to his old self. Gus is also a past ribbon winner at the Alexandria Fair.