Jack L. Bensley
CHESTERVILLE — Jack L. Bensley, 83, of Sandusky Street, Chesterville, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2004, in Morrow Manor.
He was born Feb. 7, 1921, in Columbus, the son of Leon and Ethel (McClead) Bensley. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and two years in the Civilian Conservation Corps. He worked for 27 years as an auto mechanic for Plaza 71 truck stop, until retiring in 1983.
He is survived by a son, Kenneth (Sarah) Bensley of Radnor; a daughter, Jackie (Bill) Blair of Radnor; six grandchildren, Scott, Angie, Wendy, Brad, Billiejo and Tammy; seven great-grandchildren; three nephews, Jim Stiffler, Bob and Bill Bensley; and two nieces, Jan Benn and Carol Wheeler.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Cora “Jean” (Smothers) Bensley, whom he married Dec. 18, 1961, she died Dec. 15, 1988; a brother, Robert T. Bensley Sr.; and two sisters, Rhea Belle Day and Zona Stiffler.
Friends may call Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Gilead, where funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Lung Association.
Sharon L. Breckler
DANVILLE — Sharon Lavelle (Smith) Breckler, 70, of Snively Road, Danville, died Feb. 10, 2004.
She was born Aug. 2, 1933, in Huntington, W.Va., to Clendenin and Inez (Chapman) Smith. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Luke Catholic Church in Danville.
She is survived by three sons, Dennis (Janet) Breckler of Howard, Louis Gregory (Erlene) Breckler and Charles David (Susanne) Breckler of Danville; four daughters, Karen (Clem) Strausbaugh and Brenda Armstrong of Danville, Teresa McCormick of Mount Vernon and Kim (Doug) Paullin of Jeromesville; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two brothers, C.D. Smith Jr. of Mansfield and Donald Smith of Fredericktown; six sisters, Lulu Morganstern of Tennessee, Millie Uzenof, Juanita Friend, Joan Davis and Lorain Stoop, all of Mansfield, and Martha Bloomfield of Akron.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Breckler, whom she married April 29, 1950, he died May 10, 1997.
A funeral Mass will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church in Danville with the Rev. F. Richard Snoke as celebrant. Burial will be in the St. Luke Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church, where there will be a 7:45 p.m. Christian wake service. The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville is handling the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Danville Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 526, Danville 43014; or to St. Luke Catholic Church, P.O. Box P, Danville 43014.
Harry D. Chadwick
UTICA — Harry D. Chadwick, 78, of Utica died Feb. 10, 2004, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon.
He was born March 18, 1925, in Mount Vernon to Paul D. and Ellen E. (Hookway) Chadwick. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of VFW Post 9062 in Utica. He retired from International Harvester.
He is survived by his wife, Mabel L. (Bisel) Chadwick; two sons, Steven (Anna) Chadwick of Grainvalley, Mo., and Craig O. Chadwick of Utica; two daughters, Harriett (Mark) Robison of Mount Vernon and Leila (Alan) Doup of Utica; two brothers, Dwight (Barbara) Chadwick of Butler and John (Barbara) Chadwick of Bladensburg; a sister, Roberta Mae (Charles) McNeil of Mount Vernon; and seven grandchildren.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother,
Gordon H. Chadwick.
Calling hours will be Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Law-Baker Funeral Home in Utica, where funeral will follow at 11 a.m. with Lee Ulrey officiating. Burial will be in Owl Creek Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio Eastern Star Home, 1451 Gambier Road, Mount Vernon 43050.
MANSFIELD — Evelyn Divelbiss, 97, formerly of Mansfield, died Feb. 11, 2004, in Country Meadow Care Center near Bellville.
She was born Sept. 8, 1906, in Butler to Albert and Jesse (Lewis) Hitchman Sr. A school teacher, she attained her teaching certificate from the Richland County Normal School, and earned her bachelor’s degree from Ashland University.
Surviving are a daughter, Mary E. Richards of Ames, Iowa; two sons, Charles F. Divelbiss of Johnstown and Richard I. Divelbiss of Lansing, Mich.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Roxanne McCauley and Julia Sorquist of Butler, Connie Workman of Ashland; and a brother, Albert Hitchman Jr. of Butler.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. Divelbiss; infant son, James Edwin Divelbiss; three sisters, Helen Hess, Marian Gatton, Marjorie Hassinger; and two brothers, Jim Hitchman and Richard Hitchman.
Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. in First United Methodist Church, Mansfield; and Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, with funeral at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Bellville Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Margaret J. George
MOUNT VERNON — Margaret J. George, 83, of Mount Vernon passed away Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, at the Country Court Nursing Home in Mount Vernon. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
MOUNT VERNON — Lucille Santee, 93, of Mount Vernon died Feb. 11, 2004, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home.
She was born June 23, 1910, in Chillicothe, Mo., to Robert Edward and Huldah (Walker) Stockwell and moved to Mount Vernon 27 years ago from Vermilion. Mrs. Santee had been employed by the Safeway Grocery Co. She was a member of the Jubilee Foursquare Gospel Church in Mount Vernon.
Surviving are her daughter, Kathryn (Dewey) Morrow of Mount Vernon; three sons, Robert Santee of Apple Valley, Calif., Edward Santee of Lake Mathews, Calif., and Harry Santee Jr. of Sunlake, Calif.; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Emery of Enon, Okla., and Ola Middaugh of Anthony, Kan.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Santee Sr.; a sister, Clara Graham; and six brothers, Edwin Stockwell, Gillis Stockwell, Gilbert Stockwell, Alvie Stockwell, Wilmer Stockwell and Jessie Stockwell.
There will be no calling hours. Memorial service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Jubilee Foursquare Gospel Church in Mount Vernon, with her son-in-law, Dr. Dewey Morrow, officiating. Burial will be in Santa Barbara Cemetery at Santa Barbara, Calif. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jubilee Foursquare Gospel Church 509 N. Main St., Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Robert L. Walters
WALHONDING — Robert Lee Walters, 76, of Township Road 1198, Walhonding, died at noon Feb. 11, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
He was born May 3, 1927, in Esto to Levi H. and Lena (Underwood) Walters. Mr. Walters was a truck driver, a World War II U.S. Army veteran, a member of the Danville American Legion 650 and a lifetime member of AMVETS 95 of Mount Vernon.
He is survived by two daughters, Rita (Donald) Newton of Utica and Barbara (Art) Cartwright of Brinkhaven; a son, Carey (Tammy) Walters of Warsaw; a brother, Floyd (Shirley) Walters of New Castle; a sister, Rosalie (Thomas) Phillips of Mount Vernon; four sisters-in-law, Martha Walters of New Castle, Emily Veatch and Mary (Robert C.) Walters of Mount Vernon and Claire (Duane) Barber of Newark; an uncle, Paul Newell of Lurry, Va.; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy L. (Alexander) Walters, whom he married June 18, 1949, she died in October 1991; a brother, Roy; and a sister, Dorothy.
Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville, where funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. with Pastor Bill Dunfee officiating. Burial will be in the New Castle Cemetery with graveside military service conducted by the Coshocton County Joint Veterans Council.