Alice Roberts

April 27, 1920 - November 15, 2016

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Alice Kennelly Roberts, 96, of Covington, KY passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at her home. She spent half a century in teaching and administrative educational positions in Holmes High School in Covington, KY and later at Oak Hills High School in Cincinnati, OH. Her published books of poetry include Bluegrass (1949), Bluegrass Junior (1952) & Bluegrass Seasons (1959). She wrote Shamrocks & Bluegrass (1998) and she held key offices in the local Christopher Gist Historical Society. Alice had a featured column for many years in the Kentucky Times Star, the Kentucky Enquirer, the Kentucky Post and the Cincinnati Post. Alice was a member of Christ Church Cathedral in Cincinnati, OH. She was preceded in death by her husband: Edward Roberts. Alice is survived by her niece: Kristin Kennelly and nephews: Kevin Kennelly and Pastor John (Faye) Plunkett. A visitation will be held on Friday, November 18, 2016 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Connley Brothers Funeral Home, 11 East Southern Avenue, Covington (Latonia), KY 41015. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Christ Church Cathedral, 318 East 4th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Interment: Highland Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Alley Cat Allies, 6920 Norfolk, Suite 600, Bethesda, MD 20814. Online condolences can can be made by visiting us on Facebook or at


Jay River - Dec 3, 2016

We wanted to express our sympathies to you at this your time of grief we pray you be strengthened in the days ahead. We like to share a thought that gave us comfort. At Daniel 12:2 , “And many of those asleep in the dust of the earth will wake up, some to everlasting life …” May this thought bring you comfort as it did our family during our time of loss.

Reba D Trapp - Nov 19, 2016

Our sincere sympathy is extended to Ms. Roberts entire family
during this sad time. Alice Kennley Roberts was my dean of girls at Holmes High School in1955. Everyone adored her kindness, gentle ways, her smiling face, her great teaching ability, but most of all, I will always remember her poetic article in the Daily Newspaper. She wrote a great article
about my Chuck. Lest we never forget…A loving Student in
English Class, Reba Aldridge Trapp

Beaulah Manungo - Nov 17, 2016

Heartfelt sympathy to the Roberts and Kennelly families for their loss. May the good Lord touch your hearts in a special way and heal you and comfort you a most spiritual way. May her soul rest in perfect eternal peace. Tears may dry but memories live forever.

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