Kay Corso Alexander

August 1, 1941February 8, 2013

Kay Corso Alexander, 71, of Liberty, died Friday morning, February 8, 2013, at her residence.

A native of Hamilton, Ohio, Kay was born August 1, 1941 to John J. and Marcella J. Kennedy Corso. She was a graduate of Talawanda High School and had attended Miami University, both in Oxford, Ohio. She had been self-employed, cleaning area offices and businesses. On November 26, 1990, she was married in Clearwater, Florida to James H. Alexander, Jr. who died July 19, 2012. Kay was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed upholstering and gardening.

Kay is survived by her sons and their spouses: Kurt Bruder and Beth of Alpharetta, Georgia; Craig Bruder and Holly of Oxford, Ohio; her step-children and their spouses: Dona Miller of Albany, Georgia; James Horner Alexander III of Macon, Georgia; Mitchell Alexander and Sheila of Cobb, Georgia; Lee Alexander and Joanna of Marshall, Texas; Joshua Alexander and Mindy of Asheville, North Carolina; five grandchildren: Rebecca, Kelsey, Keaton, Meghan and Aidan Bruder; six step-grandchildren; seven siblings and their spouses: Mick Corso and Sandy of Bradenton, Florida; Jack Corso and Marge of Oxford, Ohio; Pat Brindle of Hamilton, Ohio; Mary Gabbard and Gordon of Millville, Ohio; Colleen Witter and Joe of Liberty; Judy Riegler and Bill of Hamilton, Ohio; Pam Neihoff and Ben of Oxford, Ohio; her sister-in-law: Marge Corso of Oxford, Ohio; several nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, Kay was preceded in death by a brother: Morry Corso.

Memorial services will be conducted at the convenience of the family following cremation. Memorial contributions may be made to Aseracare Hospice, 4427 Garwood Place, Richmond, Indiana, 47374. Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Fosdick Chapel, Liberty, is in charge of the arrangements. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to


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Shelby Cowen

February 24, 2013

Dear Kay, I know you're up there with Jim and looking down on all of us, hoping we'll be good examples for our families as you were for yours. Beth told me how you always asked about me and said how happy you were for me, I want you to know how much I appreciated your thoughtfullness even in your own misery you were thinking of others. I'll always be grateful that I got to know you and that you raised such a fine son as Kurt who found my daughter Beth. Love, Shelby Cowen

Shane Jenkins

February 20, 2013

I often think of the Corso family and the warmth found in the big white High St. house; the family was so much a part of the Oxford I remember. There were many good times working with Mary and Mick during the Flowers by Kay days. Kay (Corso) went with my folks and me to visit Mary and Gordon when they lived in California (1958?). Later we ended up living 4 doors apart on Melinda Dr. So much remembered after all this time. Love to you all, Shaney

February 17, 2013

We were sorry to hear of Kay's passing. She was a a friendly and likable friend and classmate. We did not get together as much as we would have liked to, but when we were with her she brought joy to our hearts. She had a wonderful smile and a sweet laugh. She will be missed by us and the l958-59 graduating class of Talawanda High School. May God bless her and rest her soul. Larry and Deanna Richardson

K. Kennedy

February 16, 2013

So sorry to hear of Kay's passing. She was quite a woman and as young girls', Kay and I had a lot of fun and good laughs. My prayers go out to all of the family. God Bless.

February 16, 2013

so sorry to here about Kay's passing. The family has my sympathy. Gale Fleenor

Norma and Connie Inman

February 15, 2013

We are saddened to hear about Kay. She was a beautiful neighbor to us in the 60's when the boys were babies. I have always admired her amazing capabilities and can-do attitude. Deepest sympathy to you, Kurt and Craig, and to all the family.

February 15, 2013

We are so saddened to hear of the passing of Kay.Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. Paul and Suzanne Jewell Schnitker

February 14, 2013

So sorry to hear this. We lost my mother-in-law about a year ago. It leaves an empty spot in your heart. Thinking about you during this sad time.
Marilyn Clark

February 14, 2013

So sorry for your loss. Sympathy and strength for you in this difficult time. We love you all.
Jan & Julie