Brenda S. Chapman
COSHOCTON — Brenda Sue Chapman, 37, of Chester Street, Coshocton, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2004, at her residence as the result of a residential fire.
She was born Oct. 11, 1966, in Minneapolis, Minn.
Surviving are her mother, Sharon (Tilsner) Chapman of Pahrump, Nev.; and two sisters, Shannon Bronston and Bridget Chapman, both of Las Vegas, Nev.
Her father, Billy Don Chapman, preceded her in death.
The family will observe private services in Nevada at a later date. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is in charge of arrangements.
This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Lewis J. Ferris
MOUNT VERNON — Lewis James Ferris, 85, of Mount Vernon passed away Friday, Jan. 30, 2004, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.
He was born Jan. 31, 1918, in Licking County, the son of Grant and Maud (Shepherd) Ferris and had been a resident of the Mount Vernon area all of his life. Lewis had served as a medical technician in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater. He worked for Shellmar/Continental Can/Ludlow for 42 1/2 years, retiring in February 1983, and was a member of the Woods Christian Church.
He is survived by his loving wife, Hazel H. (Durbin) Ferris, whom he married Oct. 18, 1940; a son, Arthur Dean Ferris of Mount Vernon; two daughters, Linda Frazee of Mount Vernon and Norma (Gary) Dickerson of Howard; five grandsons; two great-grandsons; two stepgreat-grandchildren; and a close friend, Leon Williams of Utica.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters; and special friends, Leonard Brown, Lester Kreider and Reginald Folden.
Friends may call today from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where funeral service will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. Pastor Thomas Booth will officiate. Interment, with military honors provided by Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1105 Mount Vernon Ave., Marion 43302; or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 334, Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Harold F. Humbert
MOUNT VERNON — Harold F. Humbert, 88, a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon following a brief illness.
Mr. Humbert was born Aug. 3, 1915, in Howard to Jay W. and Laura (Robison) Humbert and had spent his lifetime in Knox County. He was a graduate of Centerburg High School and served with the U.S. Army in the South Pacific Theater of War during World War II. He was retired from Continental Can/Ludlow Flexible Packaging Companies in Mount Vernon, where he had been employed as a photoengraver and etcher.
Mr. Humbert was a member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon, Mount Zion Lodge 9 Free and Accepted Masons in Mount Vernon, and was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Mount Vernon. He was an avid golfer and bowler, and had scored a hole-in-one at Tomahawk Golf Course near Gambier. He was active with Western Square Dance participating in dance clubs in Columbus, Newark and with the “Dixie Squares” in Mount Vernon.
Surviving are his wife, Juanita (Wilson) Humbert, whom he married Sept. 17, 1937; his son, Wesley (Lonnie) Humbert of Montgomery, Ala.; his two daughters, Betty (Ronald) Spearman of Mount Vernon and Nancy (Mike) Barker of Charlotte, N.C.; eight grandchildren, Debbie Spearman, Denise (Jamie) Justice, Donita (Steve) Murray, Cindy Taft, Kathi Barker, Greg Barker, Beth (Randall) Weathrman and Sandy Humbert; and nine great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents his brother, Herbert Humbert, preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, with the Rev. Rodney Buchanan officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from noon until time of the service at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be mad to the charity of one’s choice. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Lenore F. Riley
LOUDONVILLE — Lenore Frances (Miller) Riley, 90, formerly of Danville, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at Colonial Manor Health Care Center.
She was born July 8, 1913, in Danville to Wesley C. and Stella
(Prior) Miller. On Jan. 1, 1935, she was married to Hervie Riley. He died Aug.
29, 1969. She was a member of the Danville United Methodist Church, Knox Chapter
236 and the Danville Garden Club.
Lenore is survived by her daughter, Patti (John) Durbin of Danville; a son, Larry (Mahala) Riley of Ashland; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a brother and sister.
Funeral service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Danville United Methodist Church. The Rev. Doug Sweet will officiate. Burial will be in Workman Cemetery at Danville. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville, and prior to the service on Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or Hospice of Knox County.
SUNBURY — Eskalein Selvage, 87 of Sunbury died Jan. 30, 2004, at her home.
She was born Sept. 16, 1916, in Oil Springs, Ky., to Isaac and Mary Elizabeth (Spradlin) Baldwin. She moved to Sunbury from Columbus in 1957. Eskalein was a member of the First United Freewill Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Reecie Selvage,
whom she married Jan. 3, 1938; son, Dan (Charlene) Selvage of Centerburg; four
daughters, E. Phyllis (Jerry) Volz of Detroit, Mich., Mary (Richard) Morris of
Sunbury, Marty (James) McCurdy of Delaware and Cathy (Greg) Roy of Sunbury; nine
grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Teddy; six brothers; and one sister.
Friends may call today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at 61, Sunbury, where service will be Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be in Green Mound Cemetery, Kilbourne.
Memorials may be made to the Delaware Council for Older Adults, 818 Bowtown Road, Delaware 43015. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Charles E. White Sr.
GAMBIER — Charles E. White Sr., 84, of Gambier passed away Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.
He was born Aug. 6, 1919, in Columbus, the son of Ralph and Anna (Ault) White and had lived in the Mount Vernon area for 50 years. Charles was a graduate of the Madison College in Madison, Tenn.; a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was an industrial arts teacher at Mount Vernon High School and the OWE coordinator for the Knox County Career Center, retiring in 1976. He was a member of the Ohio Educational Association, and had started the first driver’s education school in Mount Vernon.
He is survived by his wife, Marian (Hummel) White, whom he married July 4, 1942; three sons, Barry (Breta) White of Louisville, Ky., James White of Gambier and Norman (Patricia Pursel) White of Mount Vernon; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary E. Hockley of Utica.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Charles “Ned” White Jr.; two brothers, Carl and Kenneth White; and a sister, Helen Johnson.
Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. A graveside service, with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 702, Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
D. Roy Zimmerman
MOUNT VERNON — D. Roy Zimmerman, 85, of Mount Vernon died Jan. 31, 2004, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
Roy was born June 28, 1918, at Brinkhaven to Harry O. and Grace (Hoagland) Zimmerman and had spent his lifetime in Knox County. He served with the U.S. 8th Infantry Division in the European Theater of War during World War II. Roy was retired from American National Can Co. in Mount Vernon, where he had been employed as a blades man.
Surviving are his two sons, Harry O. (Linda) Zimmerman II of Battle Creek, Mich., and Frederick P. (Bonnie) Zimmerman of Livonia, Mich.; his daughter, Margaret A. (Earnest) Williams of Bryant; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Ruth Johnson of Mount Vernon.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Zimmerman; and a sister, Dorothy Zimmerman.
The family will observe private services. Burial will be in the National Cemetery at Battle Creek, Mich. Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Knox County Humane Society Cat Shelter, 400 Columbus Road, Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.