Lillian G. Auker
MOUNT VERNON — Lillian G. Auker, 88, of Sycamore Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Monday, April 5, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
She was born Feb. 20, 1916, in Virginia to John and Laura (Crank) Morris. Mrs. Auker served as a volunteer at The Station Break and was a member of the bell choir.
She is survived by two sons, Roger (Ruth) Auker of Fredericktown and Eldon Auker of Fredericktown; a daughter, Beulah (Jack) Beatty of Gambier; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a great-grandson; and her sister, Reba Halsey of Crooksville.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Walter Auker, in 1993; two sister, Elsie Bell and Pearl Pargeon; and a daughter-in-law, Dorothy Auker.
Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, where funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. Pastor Tom Booth will officiate. Interment will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Station Break, 501 S. Main St., Mount Vernon 43050; or Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Kenneth C. Barton Memorial Service
ANKENYTOWN — A memorial service for Kenneth Clay Barton will be Saturday, April 10, at 2 p.m. at the United Church of the Brethren, Toms Road, Ankenytown. Former pastor Jim Lifer will officiate. Interment will be in Owl Creek Cemetery, Ankenytown.
Mr. Barton died March 18, 2004, at his home in Fort Myers, Fla. The National
Crematorial Society of Fort Myers assisted the family with arrangements.
Donations in place of flowers are requested for the United Church of the Brethren, Ankenytown.
MOUNT VERNON — Rosemary Franchon Dean, 89, of Hiawatha Apartments, Mount Vernon, passed on to be with the Lord Monday, April 5, 2004.
She was born Jan. 14, 1915, in Arthur, Ill., and grew up there. She moved to Decatur, Ill., married and raised her family in that community. In later years she was an active volunteer with the Decatur Senior Citizens Center. Mrs. Dean moved to Mount Vernon in February 1994. She enjoyed the community and made many friends and acquaintances here. Those who know her loved her.
Her mother, Mary, her stepfather, James Barke, and her husband of 47 years, John E. Dean Sr., preceded her in death.
She is lovingly remembered and survived by sons, John E. (Johann Emily) Dean of Mount Vernon and Larry J. Dean of Decatur, Ill.; three grandchildren, Douglas Scott (Debbie) Dean of Ballwin, Mo., Grant Matthew (Elaine Marie) Dean of Kettering and Brett Madison (Wendy) Dean of Atlanta, Ga.; and four great-grandchildren, Andrew Michael, Ryan Christopher, Sullivan Matthew “Sully,” and three-week-old Morgan Marie. Also surviving are nieces, nephews and dearest friend, Betty Ramsey.
Her family is grateful for the professional and compassionate care and services given Rosemary by Dr. Robert Rodstrom, Dr. J. Pala, Dr. Deborah J. Reeder and all other health care professionals that added to the quality of the happy days she enjoyed during her 10 years here.
Pastor Jerry Moore of Grace Fellowship Church will conduct graveside service Thursday at 2 p.m. in Mound View Cemetery. The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Palliative Comfort Care, c/o Knox Community Hospital, 1330 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon 43050, attention Ann Hudson, R.N., C.H.P.N. This obituary and a guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Annie Shaffner, 84, of Ames Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2004, at her home. The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.