Robert L. Fry
MOUNT VERNON — Robert L. Fry, 72, of Harcourt Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Friday, March 19, 2004, at his home following an extended illness.
He was born Jan. 9, 1932, in Mount Gilead, the son of Harry and Mary (Shira) Fry. Mr. Fry was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1951 to 1954. He retired from Columbia Gas Transmission Co. in 1986 after 31 years of employment. Following retirement, Mr. Fry worked for Robertson Truck Sales in Mount Vernon for five years. He was an active member of the First Church of God in Fredericktown and the Men of the Church of God.
Surviving are his wife, Kay Ann (Peters) Fry, whom he married June 23, 1972; his mother, Mary (Shira) Fry Merriman of Mount Vernon; three sons, Alan L. (Cheri) Fry of Danville, Robert A. (Pam) Fry of Heath and Benjamin Fry of Mount Vernon; his daughter, Marcy Fry Young of Hebron; his stepson, Perry Scott of Mount Vernon; his stepdaughter, Sherry Scott Hinger of Mount Vernon; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and his brother, Harry (Theresa) Fry of Huntsville.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harry L. Fry; and a son, Leland Bliss
Friends may call Sunday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon, where funeral will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. The Revs. Richard Prater and Leon Hartwig will officiate. Entombment with full military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions can be made to the building fund at the First Church of God, 19535 Zolman Road, Fredericktown 43019. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Christopher R. Hess, 21, of Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, died March 17, 2004.
He was born in Mount Vernon on March 10, 1983, and had been a lifetime resident of the community.
He is survived by his wife, Kerie (Straight) Hess of Mount Vernon; mother, Regina (James) Hinkle of Jamestown; father, George Hess Jr. of Mount Vernon; brother, George (Sandy) Hess III of Mount Vernon; maternal grandparents, Pearl (Kenneth) Sickles of Mount Vernon and Ned Fletcher of Sunbury; maternal stepgrandmother, Rayetta Siniff of Jeffersonville; and paternal grandparents, George and Shirley Hess Sr. of Mount Vernon.
He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Bonnie Hess, in 1993.
Friends may call Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, where funeral service will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. Pastor Roger Tickle will officiate and burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established and contributions may be made through the family or left at the funeral home. This obituary and guest registry can be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Hugh M. Lamb
MOUNT VERNON — Hugh M. Lamb, 89, of Mount Vernon passed away Friday, March 19, 2004, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home, Mount Vernon.
He was born May 14, 1914, in Knox County to Robert and Opal (Strong) Lamb. Hugh was a 53-year member of Thrall Lodge 170 F&AM and Ann Hill Chapter 81 of Order of the Eastern Star. He was also a 55-year member of the Iron Workers Local 172 in Columbus.
He is survived by his loving wife, Mabel (Reams) Lamb; a son, Richard (Shirley)
Lamb of Fredericktown; two daughters, Betty Jane (Bill) Follett of Fredericktown
and Eleanor Joetta (Tom) Baker of Farmington Hills, Mich.; eight grandchildren;
14 great-grandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren;
seven brothers, Harold Lamb of Newark, Chet (Mary) Lamb of Sacramento, Calif.,
John Lamb of Fredericktown, Arthur Lamb of Mount Vernon, Russell (Viola) Lamb
of Fredericktown, Charles (Cathy) Lamb of Columbus and Floyd (Pat) Lamb of Lexington;
and two sisters, Mary Danals of Kennersville, N.C., and Edna (Mac) McMorris of
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by four sisters, Bertha Lamb, Lena Lamb, Lila Lamb and Ruth Heslep; and a brother, Lloyd Lamb.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, where a Masonic service will be at 8 p.m. A funeral will be Monday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Leon Hartwig officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050; or to the Ohio Eastern Star Home, 1451 Gambier Road, Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Robert H. Mayer
MOUNT VERNON — Dr. Robert H. Mayer, 84, of Mount Vernon died Thursday, March 18, 2004, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
Dr. Mayer was born June 4, 1919, in Mount Vernon to Joseph and Margaret (Weber) Mayer Sr., and had spent most of his lifetime in Mount Vernon. He served as a major in the Army Rangers attached to the 25th Infantry Division in the Pacific Theater of War during World War II. Following the war he earned his degree as a doctor of optometry and, following a few years practice in Mansfield, he opened his office in Mount Vernon where he practiced for over 30 years. He was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon, and was a former member of the Mount Vernon Rotary Club and the Mount Vernon Elks Lodge.
Surviving are his wife, Adelaide (Reed) Mayer; his son, Christopher (Barbara) Mayer of Hoover, Ala.; his daughter, Suzanne (Allen) Rowland of Centerburg; two grandsons, Reed Joseph Mayer of Orlando, Fla., and Ian Christopher Mayer of Hoover, Ala.; and his brother, Dr. Joseph Mayer Jr. of Mount Vernon.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie Field.
Friends may call Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where funeral service will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 303 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and guest registry are online a www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Dorothy E. Richert
MOUNT VERNON — Dorothy E. Richert, 91, of Mount Vernon died Friday, March 19, 2004, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.
Mrs. Richert was born Nov. 24, 1912, in Danville to Edwin A. and Bertille A. (Bailes) Piar, and had spent her lifetime in the Knox County area. Mrs. Richert had been employed by the former Ringwalt’s Department Store, Rudin’s Department Store and the former Fashion Page, all in Mount Vernon. She had also been a Red Cross Volunteer at the Knox Community Hospital. She was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon.
Surviving are her daughter, Linda (Thomas) Stillwagon of Englewood; four sons, Gene (Jane) Richert and Neil Richert, both of the Villages in Florida, Jerald (Irene) Richert of Mount Vernon and John (Joann) Richert of Hernando, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; her brother, Robert Piar of Ashland; and two sisters, Grace Wachtel of Wooster and Virginia Marker of Vandalia.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald A. Richert, in 1985; and a brother, Arthur Piar.
Friends may call Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, Mount Vernon, where rosary service will be said at 7:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in St. Luke Catholic Church, Danville. The Rev. Richard Snoke will officiate. Burial will be in St. Luke Cemetery, Danville.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may 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.
MOUNT VERNON — Leonard Robinson, 79, of Vernonview Drive, Mount Vernon, passed away Thursday, March 18, 2004, at the Heartland of Centerburg nursing home.
He was born March 13, 1925, in Cleveland to Max and Bell (Graver) Robinson.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A graveside service will be Wednesday a 2 p.m. in Ebenezer Cemetery. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. This obituary and guest registry will be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.