BLADENSBURG — Kenny Heistermann, 55, of Bladensburg died April 27, 2004, at his residence.
He was born July 7, 1948, in Titusville, Pa., to Robert and Dorothy (Rowe) Heistermann. He was a member of the Bladensburg Church of Christ and was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Kenny was a charter member of the Bladensburg Fire Department, serving as an EMT and a fireman. In his 33 years with the department he served in many offices, the last four years as chief. He was a lieutenant for the Licking County Fire Investigation Team and was a member of the Knox County Fire Investigation Team. He was secretary-treasurer of the Knox County Chiefs Association. Kenny was retired from the Knox County Highway Department after 25 years of service.
He is survived by his wife, Carol (Hanna) Heistermann, to whom he had been married 33 years; two daughters, Monica (Mike) May of Mount Vernon and Missy (Dennis) Claggett of Bladensburg; three grandsons, Brandon May, Devin Claggett and Colton May; two brothers, Ronnie Heistermann of Titusville, Pa., and Ed Heistermann of Sidney; two sisters, Martha Warren and Mary Grove of Titusville, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Friday from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Bladensburg Church of Christ, where the funeral will follow at 7 p.m. Pastor Ben McKinstry will officiate. Following the funeral, military honors will be presented by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council. The Harris-Dilley Funeral Home of Bladensburg is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bladensburg Fire Department, Bladensburg 43005; or to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050.
Jack R. Kinnear
MOUNT VERNON — Jack R. Kinnear, 76, of Mount Vernon passed away Saturday, April 24, 2004, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Kinnear; two daughters, Debbie (Rick)
Kennedy and Susan (Don) Moore; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
The family will observe private graveside services and burial.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made in Jack’s name to Hospice at Riverside and Grant, c/o Ohiohealth Foundation, 3724 Olentangy River Road, Suite G, Columbus 43214-9988; or to Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607-3000.
The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Florence R. Neese Memorial Service
MOUNT VERNON — Memorial graveside service for Florence R. (Weyant) Neese will be Friday at 11 a.m. in Mound View Cemetery. Pastor Ben McKinstry will officiate.
Mrs. Neese, 84, died Jan. 20, 2004.
The North-Dilley Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Elmer Wilson Jr.
JERUSALEM, Ohio — Elmer M. Wilson Jr., 56, of Jerusalem, Ohio, died Monday, April 26, 2004, at his home.
He was born Dec. 21, 1947, in New Martinsville, W.Va., a son of Norma J. (Wetzel) Wilson Adams and the late Elmer Wilson Sr. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam conflict and a truck driver for Wilson Lumber. Elmer was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles 2302 and VFW 5305 in Woodsfield.
Surviving are his wife, Michele (Fluharty) Wilson; his mother, Norma (Frank) Adams of Zanesville; a son, Daniel (Dee) Wilson of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Erin Wilson of the home; five brothers, Alonzo (Sherry) Wilson, Jeff Wilson and Eric Wilson, all of Woodsfield, Steve (Sherry) Wilson of Miltonsburg and Greg (Cara) Wilson of Jerusalem, Ohio; three sisters, Wilda (Dan) Weyrick of Cameron, W.Va., Julia Ann Beaver of Cameron, Ohio, and Kay (Chuck) Schwaben of Woodsfield; and several nephews and nieces.
Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Harper Funeral Home in Beallsville, where funeral will be Friday at 1 p.m.
Elmer’s family requests no flowers, but instead, memorial contributions be made to any charitable or civic organization of Monroe County.