Alvina Lorraine Stothfang “Peachie”, 84, died Saturday, January 6, 2018. Alvina is survived by her husband Ken Cork, her three children, Ken (Donna), Gary (Donna), and Susan Zwickau. She will be missed by her eight grandchildren, Jessica (Eric), Alex (Rachael), Liz (Nick), Rachel, Joshua, Jacob, Michael and Alex, and her six great grandchildren: Abby, Robbie, Andy, Nolan, Ana and Lilly. She was preceded in death by her first husband Robert G. Stothfang “Bob” and her great-grandson Matthew. Alvina was born and raised in Westwood and graduated from Western Hills High School in 1951. She married Bob whom she met in high school. Alvina was devoted to raising her three children and assisting in the family business-Queen City Industrial Scrap in the Over the Rhine. She and Bob raised their family in Delhi and were devoted members of Shiloh United Methodist Church. Her passions were home decorating, gardening and traveling. Her longtime home on Tahoe Terrace could easily have been featured in House Beautiful, Traditional Home or Home and Garden, publications to which she routinely subscribed. She planned many trips for her family and had an active group of friends that regularly held camping and sight-seeing trips. Alvina proudly boasted of the 43 states and 38 countries she had visited and the 9 European vacations she had taken. One of her most favorite domestic destinations was Historic Williamsburg, Virginia. London was her favorite foreign destination. She and her first husband especially enjoyed trips to Disney World with their grown children and grandchildren. Alvina was also known for her fashion sense and enjoyed any opportunity to dress-up. In her later years, she took a part-time job at her favorite clothing store, Chico’s, where it was rumored she spent most of her paychecks. She also worked for a number of years at Cincinnati Natural Foods which was owned and operated by her son, Ken, and his wife, Donna. Alvina was widowed in February of 1994 at the age of 61. In the early 2000s she met Ken Cork at a widowers group and they married in 2004 and lived in Sharonville. She and Ken joined Morningstar Baptist Church in West Chester which became very important to Alvina in the last 15 years of her life. She loved God with all her heart, soul and mind. It was during these years that she learned she was a Daughter of the American Revolution having been a descendent of the Lieutenant Colonel Abraham Bunnell. (A tavern he opened in Clinton, NJ in 1767 is still in operation today!) This brought her great pride and she enjoyed attending the monthly DAR meetings. In February of 2015, Alvina fell and broke her shoulder. After experiencing post-operative psychosis, she quickly developed debilitating dementia symptoms and then lived out the last 2 ½ years of her life in nursing care at the Brookwood Retirement Community in Blue Ash where she was visited almost daily by her devoted husband, Ken. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 2 PM in the Cedars of Lebanon Chapel at Spring Grove Cemetery, 4521 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45232, with entombment and gathering to follow from 3-4 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Spring Grove Funeral Homes
Saturday, January 13, 2018