Mary Rowe Denman
JOHNSTOWN —Mary Rowe Denman, 96, passed away peacefully Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at Northview Senior Living Center.
Mrs. Denman was born Oct. 31, 1907, in Johnstown to Henry and Minnie (Elbon) Rowe. She was a member of the Church of the Ascension and a 1925 graduate of Johnstown High School. From 1955 to 2000, she resided at Parklawn Manor in Whitehall.
She is survived by two sons, Joe and Tom Denman, both of Johnstown; she was affectionately known by her grandchildren as Grandma Gum, survived by her grandchildren, Deborah (Paul) Westbrock of Dublin, David (Pat) of Dublin, Susan (Mike) Ellis of Valrico, Fla., and Tim (Jacquie) of Johnstown; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Marie Rowe of Merritt Island, Fla.; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Bevington; four brothers, Robert, Ralph, Albert (Bud), and Earl; and former husband, Joe Denman.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Ascension, 276 S. Main St., Johnstown, with the Rev. Reichart as celebrant. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery. The Crouse-Kauber-Sammons Funeral Home in Johnstown is in charge of arrangements. An online memorial will be at crousekaubersammons.plan4ever.com.
Dorothy Frady Easterday
MOUNT VERNON — Dorothy L. Frady Easterday, 87, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004, at the Autumn Health Care Center in Mount Vernon.
She was born Sept. 3, 1916, in Cosby, Mo., to William F. and Bertha F. (Bieri) Romang and had been a resident of Mount Vernon for over 50 years. Dorothy had been employed at the former Ann Lapp Millinery. Dorothy was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Mount Vernon where she had taught Sunday school for many years and was a member of the Missionary Circle and the Harvest Years Club. She was well known for her religious programs and humorous monologs she performed at the church and for community groups.
Surviving are her daughter, Judy (Deke) Moffitt of Erlanger, Ky.; three sons, Jerry (Becky) Frady of Bartlett, Ill., Dwaine Frady and James (Ruth) Frady, both of Mount Vernon; a stepdaughter, Martha (Don) Tollison of Bellville; three stepsons, Ronald (Sandy) Easterday of Dayton, Robert (Bonnie Lee) Easterday of Santa Maria, Calif., and Kenneth (Barbara) Easterday of Chicago, Ill.; eight grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren; and two brothers, Kenneth Romang of Kansas City, Kan., and Orville Romang of Lawson, Mo.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husbands, Marvin Frady and Everett Easterday.
Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon, where funeral service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Robert Hendrix will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Johns Cemetery near Mount Vernon.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com
Dwight M. Haire
MOUNT VERNON — Dwight Melvin Haire, 78, of Mount Vernon died Feb. 29, 2004, at his residence following an extended battle with cancer.
He was born Jan. 20, 1926, in Brown Township, at his family homestead, to Earnest and Ethel (Marshall) Haire. He spent his entire life in Knox County and was a graduate of Amity High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He retired from the American National Can Co. (Ludlow) after 43 years. He has been serving as post commander of the American Legion of Knox County and was the Chef d Gar of the 40&8 also in Knox County. He was an active member of Mulberry Street United Methodist Church.
Dwight is survived by his daughters, Pamela (Thomas) Parker of Columbus, Paulette (James) Byrd of Arlington, Va., Carla (Steven) Des Jardins of San Diego, Calif., and Judith (Wallace) Beach of Versailles, Ky.; two stepchildren, Craig Waggaman of Redford, Va., and Patricia (Waggaman) Hennesy of Taylorsville, N.C.; his sister, Edna Paige of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Seth and Sara Parker, Jaclyn and Jasmine Byrd, Madeline Des Jardins, Christopher and Bethany Harris, and Callie and Caitlyn Waggaman; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack and Donald Haire; a sister, Donna Harris; and his second wife, Mary Alice (Waggaman) Haire.
Dwight was a loving father and grandfather; a very thoughtful, kind person, helping friends and neighbors in any way he could. He will be greatly missed.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home. Funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Eli Dorman officiating. Burial with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council 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.
Anne L. Strong
BELLVILLE — Anne Louise (Sharp) Strong, 76, of Bellville died Saturday afternoon, Feb. 28, 2004, at her home after a one-year battle with cancer.
She was born Jan. 10, 1928, in Mount Vernon to Harry and Jennie (Beck) Sharp. Anne graduated from Fredericktown High School and was formerly employed as a nursing assistant for 10 years with Hillcrest Nursing Home. She attended the Fredericktown Church of the Nazarene.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, John T. (Tom) Strong Sr., whom she married July 14, 1946, in Fredericktown; children, John T. Strong Jr., Ronald Strong, and daughter-in-law, Connie Strong, all of Bellville, Phyllis (William) Westenbarger of Virginia, Larry (Marilyn) Strong and Terry (Loduska) Strong, both of Fredericktown, Nancy (Ron) Oldfield of Lexington and Mary Beth (Willard) Dickerson of Walhonding; 44 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Walter Sharp of Oklahoma; and sisters-in-law, Joanne Strong of Florida, Joanne Strong and Joanne Sharp, both of Fredericktown, Esther Strong of Willard and Ethel Kingdom of Georgia.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Jennie Sharp; a son, Danny Lee Strong; great-grandchildren, Marice Paige Burwell and Chad Smithhisler; a sister, Mabel Cline; brothers, Raymond Sharp, Charles Sharp, John Sharp, Stanley Sharp and Edward Sharp; a sister-in-law, Lula Belle Smith; and brothers-in-law, William, Ora, Gerald, George and Charles Strong.
Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, as well as one hour prior to the service to be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. The Revs. Dennis Turner and F.H. Bolerjack will officiate. Burial will follow in Fredericktown Cemetery. Online guest registry is at www.wappner.com.
Thomas L. Watson
MOUNT VERNON — Thomas L. Watson, 53, of 21 Roosevelt Ave., Mount Vernon, died Friday Feb. 27, 2004, at his residence of an apparent heart attack.
Thomas was born July 27, 1950, in Mount Vernon to George W. and Edna B. (Ridenour) Watson and had spent his lifetime in Mount Vernon. He had been employed for 17 years as a truck driver, 10 years for Vic West Steel in Mount Vernon. He was a member of the Mount Vernon Eagles Lodge, the Zippo Click Club and the Vintage Motorcycle Club.
Surviving are his wife, Debrah (Shrimplin) Watson, whom he married Dec. 1, 1982; his children, Lori (Kim) Klingel, Thomas G. Watson, Jennifer J. Watson and Joshua R. Watson, all of Mount Vernon; three grandchildren, Nicholas L. Sheets, Judy Irene Watson and Tomi Lynn Watson; three sisters, Betty (Jim) Harris of Mount Vernon, Marty (Tom) Nebeling of Houston, Texas, and E. Jean Green of Mount Vernon; his father-in-law, Grover Shrimplin of Mount Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, James Watson and Joe Watson.
Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon where the Eagles Lodge will hold memorial services at 8 p.m. Funeral service will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Marvin Haught officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Thomas L. Watson Memorial Fund in care of Debrah Watson, 21 Roosevelt Ave., Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.