MOUNT VERNON — Evelyn McQuain Martin of 10 Spruce St., Mount Vernon, died Jan. 21, 2004, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home after a long bout with leukemia.
She was born Aug. 29, 1913, in Tariff, W.Va., to Lewis W. and Lillie A. (Fields) McQuain. She was a member of Gay Street United Methodist Church and the Tan and Toil Garden Club. She was a member and past worthy matron of Knox Chapter 236, OES. She had been a resident of Mount Vernon since 1947 and was a former employee of Ringwalt’s and Rudin Department Stores.
She is survived by her husband, Forrest Martin, to whom she
had been married 69 years; one daughter, Nancy (Charles) McDowell of Toledo; one
son, Lewis (Jacqueline) Martin of Columbus; four grandchildren, Sarah (Kenneth)
Parrill of Worthington, Amanda (Michael) Smith of Eugene, Ore., Zachary (Evan)
Martin of Bowling Green and Joshua (Stacey) Martin of Mentor; six great-grandchildren;
one brother, George McQuain of Big Piney, Wyo.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Forrest McQuain Martin; and one sister and 10 brothers.
There will be no calling hours. The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the North-Dilley Funeral Home. The Rev. Dr. David Baker will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050.
Evelyn requested this poem be included in her obituary:
I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one,
I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.
I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.
I’d like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun,
Of happy memories that I leave, when life is done.
Florence R. Neese
MOUNT VERNON — Florence R. Neese, 84, of Yauger Road, Mount Vernon, died Jan. 20, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital.
She was born March 18, 1919, in Mount Vernon to James and Ruth
She is survived by three sons, James (Liz) Neese of Plano, Texas, Gregory Neese of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Douglas (Marty) Neese of Mount Vernon; two daughters, Saundra (Richard) Kymer of Mount Arlington, N.J., and Debra (Don) Hess of Danville; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one brother, Irvy Weyant of Latham.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband,
Carl Neese, in 1979.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date. The North-Dilley Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.