Charles E. Barney
SUNBURY — Charles E. “Bud” Barney, 77, of Sunbury died Wednesday evening, Feb. 18, 2004, at Mount Carmel East Hospital.
He was born Jan. 15, 1927, in Columbus to Charles L. and Nellie M. (Griffing) Barney.
He is survived by sons, Donald, Keith (Sandra) of Sunbury and Steven (Debbie) of Grove City; a daughter, Lori A. (Joseph) Hale of Sunbury; seven grandchildren, Brian, Courtney, Ian, Sarah, Jeremy, Christopher and Thomas; a great-grandson, Caleb; a brother, William (Martha) of Franklin, Ky.; and sisters, Frances Boyer of Gahanna, Ann (James) Woods of Amlin, Edna Kidwell and Mary Alice (Edward) Mayhew of Columbus.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Helen M. (Nice) Barney, she died Dec. 17, 1997; and a grandson, James Hale.
Friends may call today from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at 61, Sunbury, where funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. Pastor Crate Sparks will officiate. Interment will be in Trenton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 182039, Columbus 43218; or Fairview Freewill Baptist Church, 13280 Butcher Road, Mount Vernon 43050.
John F. Boyle
MOUNT VERNON — John F. Boyle, 85, of Parrott Street, Mount Vernon, died Feb. 20, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Josephine M. Dager
UTICA — Josephine M. Dager, 89, of Utica died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Feb. 19, 2004.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Mary Farage; her husband, Charles; four sisters, Selma Katter, Hazel Sowma, Frances Etoll and Amelia Olmsted; and a brother, Fred Farage.
She is survived by her daughter, Maureen Dager Frysinger; son, Joseph (Tatla) Dager; son, Michael Dager and Harvey Shapiro; a sister-in-law, Hanna Dager; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Growing up in Indianapolis, Ind., she graduated from St. Mary’s Academy. Soon after, she married Charles Dager, president of Velvet Ice Cream, Utica. After his death at age 42, she continued as a driving force in the business, working daily with her sons and daughter until 2001.
She actively supported her community and church and was involved in the Utica Historical Society, Newark Soroptimist and Church of the Nativity. Known widely as a proud, hospitable and gentle woman, she was also an astute businessperson and world traveler. Yet, the focus of her life always remained the family.
In her final days, she continued to display strength and dignity, passing peacefully surrounded by her family.
A funeral liturgy will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of the Nativity, 126 N. Main St., Utica, with the Rev. Stephen Metzger and Paul Faroh officiating. Burial will follow in South Lawn Cemetery.
Friends may call Sunday from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at the Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica.
Memorial contributions may be made to Utica Historical Society, 45 N. Main St., Utica 43080; or Hospice of Central Ohio, 1984-A Coffman Road, Newark 43055.
Robert C. Eblin
MOUNT VERNON — Robert Charles Eblin, 78, of Mount Vernon died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, at his residence following an extended illness.
He was born March 27, 1925, in Mount Vernon to Charles Marshal and Leota Alma (Farley) Eblin and had spent his lifetime in the Knox County area. Mr. Eblin had been self-employed as a farm machinery dealer. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Surviving are his wife, Helen Victoria (Bowman) Eblin, whom he married Dec. 20, 1944; two sons, Terry (Shirleen) Eblin of Glasgow, Ky., and David Eblin of Baton Rouge, La.; two daughters, Barbara Eblin of Mount Vernon and Tammy (Kirk) Voclain of Homma, La; three grandchildren, Katrina Eblin, Tammy Lynn Eblin and Scarlett Voclain; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Alma Wildman and Dorothy Newman.
Private burial was in Brandon Cemetery. A memorial service
will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 15 Taylor
Road, Mount Vernon.
The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is in charge of arrangements. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Hannah M. Meyer
MOUNT VERNON — Hannah M. Meyer, infant daughter of Jim and Stephanie (Lawhorn) Meyer, was stillborn Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville.
Hannah is survived by a brother, Logan James Meyer of the home; paternal grandparents, Phil (Donna) Meyer of Bellville and Darlene (Roy) Wilson of Mount Vernon; maternal grandparents, Steve (Susan) Lawhorn of Cincinnati and Carol (Mark) Costa of Cincinnati; paternal great-grandparents, Lucille Meyer of Mount Vernon and Dorothy Gross of Mount Vernon; maternal great-grandparents, Christine Lawhorn and Leo Brinkman; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Hannah was preceded in death by her paternal great-grandfather, Charles Meyer; maternal great-grandfather, Don Lawhorn; and maternal great-grandmother, Mary Brinkman.
The family will observe a private graveside service. The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
John E. Nesbit Jr.
DAVENPORT, Fla. — John E. Nesbit Jr., 74, of Davenport, Fla., died at his home Jan. 31, 2004.
He was born Aug. 21, 1929, in West Union, Ohio. He resided in Mount Vernon and Newark, before retiring to Florida. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a past commander of the American Legion in Mount Vernon and a member of the VFW in Mount Vernon. He was a member of the Citrus Ridge Neighborhood Association board of directors in Davenport, Fla.
Mr. Nesbit is survived by his wife, Martha J. Nesbit; daughters, Pam Lichtenauer of Heath, Connie (Loni) Ring of Convoy; daughter-in-law, Beth Nesbit of Mount Vernon; stepson, Steve (Bonnie) Cooksey of Heath; stepdaughter, Brenda (Tom) Walker of Newark; sisters, Martha (Don) Fogg of Phoenix, Ariz., Rose (Jack) Clem of Johnstown; brother, Herald Nesbit of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Maude Nesbit; and a son, John E. Nesbit III.
A memorial service will be Sunday, Feb. 22, at 3 p.m. at the Utica Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Utica.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Reese Adult Day Center, 123 S. Third St., Newark.
Frederick Van Deventer
WESTERVILLE — Frederick M. Van Deventer, 75, passed away Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville.
He is survived by his wife, Mary, a daughter, Lynn M. (Gary) Staffeldt, and a son, David M. Van Deventer, all of Illinois; grandchildren, Stephanie (David) Lamport, Jennifer and Kate Staffeldt, Kathleen Trauber and Michael Klingman; and three great-grandchildren, Daniel and Riley Lamport and Onson Trauber.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick and Anna (O’Day) Van Deventer.
A memorial service will be Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the home of Lynn and Gary Staffeldt. For further information call Lynn Staffeldt at (614) 668-1372. Messages of condolence may be left at www.newcomerfamily.com.