Paul Boubary Jr.
MOUNT VERNON — Paul Boubary Jr., 42, of Mount Vernon passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at his residence, following a courageous 15-month battle with cancer.
He was born Sept. 11, 1961, in Howard, the son of Paul and Jeannine (Jones) Boubary Sr. Paul served with the U.S. Armed Forces from 1988 to 1992 and was an army veteran of Operation Desert Storm. He was a member of the Harvest Christian Church.
He is survived by his loving wife, Cheryl (Purdum) Boubary, whom he married Dec. 4, 1999; two daughters, Mary Boubary of Ashley and Kathryn “Katie” Boubary of Mount Vernon; his father and stepmother, Paul and Evelyn Boubary Sr. of Mount Vernon; three sisters, Suzanne Silliman of Mount Vernon, Dorothy Harre of California and Dee (Bruce) Wilson of Delaware; a stepbrother, Jeff (Cindy) Sweet of Mount Vernon; three stepsisters, Jan (Tom) Fowler of Mount Vernon, Candy (William) Golden of Delaware and Roberta (Russ) Day of Mount Gilead; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
There will be a memorial service Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the AMVETS Post 95 Recreational Room, 206 W. Ohio Ave., Mount Vernon. Pastor Daniel Lund will officiate. The Knox County Joint Veterans Council will conduct memorial service following the service. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Paul Boubary Jr. Memorial Fund, in care of Cheryl Boubary, 1103 W. Chestnut St., Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Mary Russell Brown Dvorak, 61, innkeeper of The Russell-Cooper House, East Gambier Street, Mount Vernon, died unexpectedly in the night, in her home, on Monday, March 1, 2004.
She was born Dec. 23, 1942, in New Castle, Pa., to James Ephriam and Sarah Cooper Hervey Brown, who precede her in death. She was a graduate of Mount Vernon High School, 1961; and Sullins College, Bristol, Va., 1963, where she earned an associate’s degree.
On June 15, 1963, she married her husband, who survives her, F. Thomas Dvorak. In their 40 years of marriage, they have lived in Tokyo, Japan; Oxford, Dayton and Piqua, Ohio; Bardstown, Ky.; and returned to Mount Vernon eight years ago to be the innkeeper of The Russell-Cooper House, the family home of six generations.
During the 40 years of marriage they had two daughters, Anne Marie Dvorak Howell, her husband, Christopher M. Howell, and two children, Jeremy and Jillian, of Lawrenceburg, Ky. Her younger daughter is Jennifer Suzanne Sparks, her husband, Edward D. Sparks II, and their son, Danny, as well as an expectant, live in Jacksonville, Fla.
Mary is also survived by her two sisters, Sarah “Sally” Shaw and her husband, Kenneth Shaw, of Spring Hill, Fla. They have two children, James and Craig, and their families. Her other sister, Louise Hoogenboom, and her husband, Bernard Hoogenboom, reside in St. Peter, Minn. They have three children, Dirk, Peter and John and their families.
Mary was the president of the Knox County Convention and Visitors Bureau and was a member of the Lucy Knox Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Four Seasons Garden Club, and the Mount Vernon-Knox County Chamber of Commerce. Mary was also a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
The family will receive friends Thursday, March 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home on East High Street in Mount Vernon. The funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church officiated by Revs. Diane Cook and Charles Ransom, with burial to follow at Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon.
Memorial contributions to the Woodward Opera House may be made at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting the Web site online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Mary was loved and cherished by her family and many close friends. She will be greatly missed, but remembered as a very loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother.
Bonnie L. Geiger
MOUNT VERNON — Bonnie L. Geiger, 51, of Mount Vernon died March 1, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
She was born Aug. 5, 1952, in Licking County to Francis A. and Grace E. (Beaver) Obert. Mrs. Geiger was formerly employed by Johnstown Pizza Crust and had also been an Avon Lady. She was a cook for most of her career and had worked at the La Paloma Restaurant in Mount Vernon. She was the former owner, along with her husband, of Bill’s Barbecue and Dairy in St. Louisville. She was most recently employed by Goodwill Industries in Utica.
She is survived by her mother of Pataskala; her husband of 29 years, Steven M. Geiger; a son, Matthew D. (Sarah Parry) Geiger of Newark; a daughter, Melissa D. (Ben Parsons) Geiger of Mount Vernon; three grandchildren, Elizabeth Anne Marie Parry, Alyssa Taylor Van Riper and Kayla Marie Van Riper; two brothers, Fred (Sue) Obert of Newark and Steve (Margaret) Obert of Utica; a nephew, Eric Obert; and her best friend, Fay (Rusty) Roush of Utica.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kirkersville Chapel of Henderson, Van Atta & Johnston Funeral Service, 285 E. Main St., Kirkersville. Funeral will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert L. Knox officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery.
An online guestbook and memorial is available at www.hvjfuneralservice.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Alice Hall, 79, of Mount Vernon died Monday, March 1, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
Alice was born July 15, 1924, in Hamilton County to Glen H. and Emma (Russ) Hall and had lived the past several years in Mount Vernon.
She is survived by three brothers and sisters.
There will be no calling hours. Services will be held 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.