Cathie L. Bond
MOUNT VERNON — Cathie Lynn Bond, 36, of Vernonview Drive, Mount Vernon, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, April 4, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital.
She was born Feb. 14, 1968, in Mount Vernon to Harold and Marcia (Beckett) Bond Jr.
She is survived by her loving parents; her brother, Michael Bond of Nampa, Idaho; and a sister, Cherie (Matthew) Stinnett of Dublin.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Harold and Louise (Casper) Bond Sr., and Luther and Irene (Hull) Beckett.
Friends may call Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. The Rev. Dennis Hill will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to PFEA Mount Vernon Developmental Center, 1250 Vernonview Drive, Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
James ‘Jim’ Clark
MANSFIELD — James “Jim” H. Clark, 66, of 117 W. Pleasant St., Mount Vernon, passed away peacefully at home Sunday, April 4, 2004.
Jim was born July 29, 1937, in Mount Vernon to Harold James and Jeanette E. (Carter) Clark. He was an avid fisherman. Jim was a graduate of Mount Vernon High School and an Eagle Scout. He honorably served in the U.S. Army from 1955 through 1958. He spent his winters in Panasoffkee, Fla., and his summers in Mount Vernon. Jim was a proud father of three sons, Steven James Clark, Robert John Clark and Christopher Harold Clark.
He is survived by his former wife, Zelma (Wilburn) Clark of Lisbon; sons, Robert (Lisa) Clark of Sand Lake, Mich., and Christopher (Melanie) Clark of Columbiana; a daughter-in-law, Susan Clark of Lisbon; six grandchildren, Ryan (Jessica) Clark of Glade Springs, Va., Kevin and Shannon Clark both of Lisbon, Sierra, Carrigan and Mackenzie Clark of Sand Lake, Mich.; and one great-grandchild, Madison Clark of Glade Springs, Va.
He was preceded in death by his son, Steven James Clark; and his parents.
Friends may be received on Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Werner Funeral Home located at 175 W. Third St., Mansfield, with a memorial tribute to be held at Werner Funeral Home immediately following calling hours at 5 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.wernerfuneral.com.
Patricia J. Depue
MOUNT VERNON — Patricia J. Depue, 63, of Mount Vernon died April 5, 2004, at her residence.
She was born June 1, 1940, in Mount Vernon to Robert J. and Goldie (Hulse) Kelly. She was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She was active in the Interchurch Hot Meals Program and the Knox County Quilt Guild.
She is survived by her husband, James A. Depue, to whom she had been married
42 years; three sons, Kevin (Annette) Depue of Mansfield, Kyle Depue and fiancee
Tiffany Haynes of Florence, Ky., and Kent (Molly) Depue of Dayton; a daughter,
Kelly (Steve) Baden of Sunbury; four grandchildren, Jonah and Olivia Baden, and
Alexandra and Francesca Depue; two brothers, Jim (Rose) Kelly of Gambier and Mike
Kelly of Mount Vernon; and two sisters, Mary Kay (Jim) Shrimplin of Mount Vernon
and Beverly (Skip) Rockey of Pataskala.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the North-Dilley Funeral Home, where rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. The funeral service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. 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 American Cancer Society, 253 E. Church St., Marion 43302.
STRONGSVILLE — Doris Hawkins, 78, of Chestnut Drive, Strongsville, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2004, in Strongsville.
She was born May 5, 1925, in Mount Vernon to James Kenneth and Nellie (McGugin) Vasbinder. Mrs. Hawkins was employed at Mercy Hospital in Mount Vernon, where she had worked in the administrative office.
She is survived by two daughters, Janis Hawkins of Mount Vernon and Carol Hawkins of North Olmstead; four brothers, John (Thelma Billman) Vasbinder of Mount Vernon, Charles (Florence) Vasbinder of Fredericktown, David (Jan Pipes) Vasbinder of Mount Vernon and Thomas Vasbinder of Mount Vernon.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband, James Hawkins (2002); and her father- and mother-in-law, Edgar and Carita Pearl (Shoults) Hawkins.
Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, where a funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Paul McMillan will officiate.
Burial will follow in Wolf Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Jeffrey P. Richards
UTICA — Jeffrey Paul Richards, 44, of Utica died April 4, 2004, at his residence.
He was born March 31, 1960, in Mount Vernon to Paul and Patricia (Traxler) Richards. He attended Utica and Centerburg high schools and was a former construction worker and chef.
He is survived by his mother of Fairborn; three sisters, Pam (Ed) Abernathy of Westerville, Becky (John) Ralston of St. Louisville and Sue (Gene) Ramsey of Fairborn; three brothers, Dan (Judy) Frailly of Lanesville, Ind., Tim (Karen Mealick) Richards of Utica and Michael (Pam) Richards of St. Louisville; and aunts and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father on Sept. 30, 1996.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home in Utica. Burial will be in Bell Cemetery.
DANVILLE — Sidney Stiltner, 76, of 26330 Orange Hill Road, Danville, died April 4, 2004, at the Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark following an extended illness.
He was born June 1, 1927, in Pike County, Ky., to Lee and Nanna (McCoy) Stiltner.
He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran and retired from self-employment in the trucking and excavation business.
He is survived by his wife, Carol (Mizer) Stiltner, whom he married March 13, 1971. Also surviving are a daughter, Lea (Michael) Carey of Tinley, Ill.; a granddaughter, Amanda; two brothers, Jerry Stiltner of Mount Vernon and Monroe Stiltner of Grundy, Va.; two sisters, Claudine Baird of Mount Vernon and Myrtle Whitt of New Port Richey, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Rose VanDyke; and a brother, Ira Stiltner.
The funeral will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Fischer Funeral Home, Danville, where visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday until service time. The Rev. Doug Sweet will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Stephen Upham Jr.
BRADENTON, Fla. — Stephen Pierce Upham Jr., 82, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Mount Vernon, died at Blake Medical Center, Saturday, April 3, 2004.
He was the eldest of three brothers born to Stephen Pierce Upham Sr. and Harriet Parsons on May 20, 1921, in Mount Vernon.
Stephen grew up in Mount Vernon, graduated from Mount Vernon High School and attended Duke University in Durham, N.C., where he studied business administration. After two years of study, his draft number (557) was the first draft number that Franklin Delano Roosevelt pulled at the onset of World War II. He joined the U.S. Coast Guard and was responsible for patrolling the New York harbor and the lower Hudson River to keep the inland water ways secure from German infiltration.
After he was honorably discharged in March of 1946, he returned to Mount Vernon and pursued a career in Commercial Real Estate Development. Since his teens, Stephen spent the summers in the Les Cheneaux Islands in Northern Michigan where he met and married Betty Jacqueline Taylor of Pickford, Mich., on Aug. 15, 1947. While living in Mount Vernon they raised two children, Stephanie and Stephen Pierce III.
Stephen enjoyed many activities including boating and traveling. He was also very active in the communities where he resided; he was a director of the First-Knox National Bank in Mount Vernon for 26 years and past president of the Mount Vernon Junior Chamber of Commerce that he helped found. In addition to being a lifelong member of Rotary International and past local president, he also served as president of the Ohio Hotel and Motel Association and the Les Cheneaux Islands Association in Cedarville, Mich. Stephen was also a past president of the Old Homestead Club and a member of the Mount Vernon Country Club, the Athletic Club in Columbus, the Les Cheneaux Yacht Club in Michigan and the Racquet Club and El Conquistador clubs in Bradenton. He was also a member of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity at Duke University. In Florida, he was a founder of the Sarasota Bank in 1992. Stephen was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mount Vernon, where he served on the board of trustees and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Bradenton.
He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline T. Upham; his daughter, Stephanie U. Lord of Rye, N.Y.; his son and daughter-in-law, Stephen Pierce III and Elizabeth Upham of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; and four grandchildren, Carissa T. Lord of Peace Dale, R.I.; W. Pierce Lord of New York, N.Y.; Heather A. Upham and Laura E. Upham of Saratoga Springs, N.Y. He is also survived by his brothers, David L. Upham and Bradley T. Upham of Florida.
A memorial service will be held at the Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 5624 26th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34207, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 14.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests a contribution to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF), 51 Locust Ave., Suite 201, New Canaan, CT 06840, or call (203) 972-1250.
A memorial service will be held in Mount Vernon at a later date.