E. Louise Alexander

October 22, 1922 ‒ June 25, 2014

Mount Vernon, Ohio

E. Louise Alexander, age 91, of Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 22, 1922 in Mount Vernon, Ohio to the late Joseph and Ladybird (Charlton) Totman. Louise was a lifelong resident of Knox County and worked as a receptionist for the Knox County Commissioners.

Louise was a member of Knox Chapter #236 Order of Eastern Star, Tan and Toil Garden Club, Gay Street United Methodist Church and was active with Families In Touch. A kind loving heart and always willing to lend a helping hand described her for many. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and her memories will be cherished by many.

She is survived by her children, Sue Ellen (Dennis Rousseau) Miller of Mount Vernon, Thomas (Lorraine) Alexander of Columbus, four grandchildren, Teresa (Drew) Totten , Lori Bales, Todd Alexander and Ashley (Derek) Morris, five great grandchildren, Austin Priest, Karlie Miller, Isaiah Miller, Felicity Kai and Ben Alexander and a great great grandson, Jayden Stevens.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, James Alexander, two brothers, Stanley Totman and Kenneth Totman and a sister, Eileen Hatton.

Friends may call on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home where an Eastern Star Service will begin at 7 p.m. A funeral service will follow with Mr. Roger Marra officiating. The family will observe a private graveside service in Mound View Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Louise’s name may be made to Gay Street United Methodist Church or Hospice of Knox County.

To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of E. Louise Alexander.

  • So very sorry for the passing of my friend, she hasn’t been well for quite sometime, we talked quite often on the phone, I certainly will miss her. Many blessings and prayers.

  • Sue, Tom and Families:

    So very sorry to hear of the passing of your lovely mother. I can remember going to her house with my mom and dad when we were very young. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers at this sorrowful time. May peace be with her.

  • Sue, just so sorry to read about the loss of your Mother. You were indeed lucky to have her for a long time. My heart goes out to you and your family at this time. I see Roger is doing her service, he will do a nice job, she would be happy about that, I am sure. Again, so sorry.

  • Sue,
    You have been in my thoughts and prayers, as I know how hard this has been for you. I am so sorry.
    Love and hugs,

  • To the family of Louise Alexander,
    Prayers and condolences for Louise’s family at this time. So sorry to hear about your loss. May she rest in peace now that she is with the Lord forever.
    Delores Thompson

  • Such very,very fond memories of the days we were neighbors down on Miller St. Feel like I have lost a member of my own family. Prayers to you Sue and all your family.

    Love Pat

  • Sue,Tom sorry to hear about your mother.My mom flo and her had some good time together and we all remember her comimg over to the house she was so funny i can remember her and mom would get to laughing and boy o boy they would keep on laughing over just silly things.Boy she sure is going to be missed.She sure was a good person.God Bless You Sue and Tom and your family.

  • Susan and Tom and family
    Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mother. She was a Grand Lady — one of the last of her generations of wonderful people. As my Aunt Louise, I greatly enjoyed our conversations and sharing of information about our family. She will truly be missed by the entire Knox County Community as she was so much a part of its history. May she rest finally in peace without the pain — she is in God’s hands now
    With love,
    Cousin Bruce Alexander
    Cousin Ken Alexander
    Cousin Becky Fraser

  • So sorry. She was good friend of my Aunt Helen Vannatta & of course knew her from court house. Nice nice lady. Will keep family in my prayers.

  • I had the honor of interviewing Mrs. Alexander and discussing the many changes taking place along Columbus Road with development of Ariel-Foundation Park. Her childhood memories, particularly of life during the Great Depression, were quite moving. Like so many people from her generation, she focused on the happy events, not the hardships, of a life spanning both the Depression and World War II.

    Mrs. Alexander was a grand lady, and I’m very sorry for your loss. God’s mercies have surely taken her to a better place.

    Bill Amick
    Mount Vernon News