Arlene L. Ash
MOUNT VERNON — Arlene L. Ash, 58, former East Liverpool resident, died Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at Country Court Retirement Campus.
She was born July 25, 1945, in St. Louis, Mo., daughter of Roy and Elsie (Sampson) Childers and has been a resident of East Liverpool for many years before coming to Mount Vernon to maker her home with her daughter last year. While in East Liverpool she had been employed as a hairdresser at Famous Hair Salon.
She is survived by her daughter, Lee Anne (Bryan) Hockenberry of Mount Vernon; and a granddaughter, Amy Hockenberry.
Ms. Ash had arranged for her remains to be donated to Ohio State University Hospital and no memorial services are currently planned. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St. Mount Vernon 43050.
Howard C. Coon
MOUNT VERNON — Howard C. Coon, 79, of Melick Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Thursday, May 6, 2004, at The Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus.
He was born July 3, 1924, in Mount Vernon to William Chancy and Elnora Maude (Howard) Coon. Mr. Coon retired in 1986 after 26 years of employment with Mount Vernon Bottled gas. He was half owner and operator of the Coon Brothers Texaco Station and was a member of the Elks Lodge of Mount Vernon. Mr. Coon had served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He served with the 8th Air Force in England in 1944 and with the 15th Air Force in Italy in the fall of ’44 and ’45 to the end of the war with a composite of 27 combat missions. He earned the Combat Medal, Air Medal, two Oak Leaf Clusters, Sharp Shooter Medal and Good Conduct Medal.
He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Lucille (Stradley) Coon; a son, Michael (Jeanette) Coon of Niceville, Fla.; a daughter, Valorie Peck of Schererville, Ind.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Eleanor Brooks of Mogadore; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred (Daniels) Coon; a son, Daniel Coon; a brother, William Paul Coon; and a sister, Marguerite “Maggie” Blubaugh.
A memorial service will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Brandon United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Robert Law officiating. The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthur G. James Cancer Research Center. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Dorothy L. Dinsmore
MOUNT VERNON — Dorothy L. Dinsmore, 79, of Mount Vernon, passed away Thursday, May 6, 2004, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home.
She was born April 25, 1925, in Knox County, the daughter of Charles and Lucille (Alexander) Potes. She had retired from the Ohio Eastern Star Home after 24 years of employment. She was a member of the Howard Church of Christ and of the AMVETS Auxiliary, and had attended The Salvation Army in Mount Vernon.
Dorothy is survived by two sons, Joe Dinsmore and David (Lisa) Dinsmore, both of Mount Vernon; two daughters, Pam Dinsmore and Bobbi (Bob) Byers, both of Mount Vernon; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Retha Goossens of Howard; two half sisters, Linda Potes and Elsie Richards, both of Mount Vernon; and three half brothers, Charles Potes of Tulsa, Okla., David Potes of Mount Vernon and Gordon Potes of Mount Gilead.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her stepmother, Charlene Potes; a sister, Virginia Payne; a half sister, Eunice Potes; and a half brother, Wayne Potes.
Friends may call Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, where the Rev. William Harding will conduct the funeral on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Amity Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Eleanor C. Mahoney
MOUNT VERNON — Eleanor C. Mahoney died May 4, 2004, at the Country Court Nursing Center, Mount Vernon.
Born in Towanda, Pa., Eleanor was a daughter of John and Rose (Mitchell) Coleman. Eleanor was a graduate of St. Agnes High School in Towanda. She was a member of S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church at Towanda.
Surviving are her children, Jane Mercier of Redondo Beach, Calif.; William J. (Chris) Mahoney Jr. of Hampton, N.H., and Eleanor (Raymond) Bohac of Mount Vernon; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Mahoney Sr.; four sisters, Agnes Liedtke, Mary Coleman, Katherine Coleman and Rose Ayers; and two brothers, John and Todd Coleman.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated today at 1 p.m. at S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Ronald Hughes as celebrant.
Interment will follow in S.S. Peter & Paul Cemetery, North Towanda Township,
Pa. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda, Pa., is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050.
Esther J. Preston
MOUNT VERNON — One of God’s children was welcomed into his kingdom May 6, 2004, at 2:20 a.m. She passed from this earthly life at The Laurels of Mount Vernon, but lived all of her married life in Palermo and Carrollton, Carroll County, Ohio.
Esther Jane (Snyder) Preston, beloved wife of A. Paul Preston, was born in Stark County, Ohio, to Warren W. and Myrtle M. Snyder on Jan. 28, 1915.
Paul and Esther were married Aug. 9, 1961. She will be greatly missed by Paul and her four children, Kathryn (Dr. Roger) Sherman of Mount Vernon, Barbara Preston of Worthington, Marilyn (Dean) Wells of Carrollton and Mark (Margaret) Preston of Chillicothe. She also leaves 12 grandchildren, Braidy Armstrong, Sandi Waliczek, Amber Riggs, Dr. Roger P. Sherman, Jerica Preston, William Grim, Anne Sherman, Aaron Escott, Meghan Preston, Jeffrey Preston and Katherine Preston. There are nine great-grandchildren, Katlyn, Julia, Brandon, Andrew, Brian, Rachel, Catherine, Allison and Gage.
Mrs. Preston was a lifelong Christian with memberships in the Carrollton Methodist Church, Palermo Methodist Church and Church of God. She was active in Women’s Christian Society. She loved working, sewing and her family. She was renowned for her cherry pie.
She was the last surviving sibling of the Snyder family. She was preceded
in death by Hazel, Niles, Nelson, Maurice, Violet, Velma, Virgil and Paul.
There are large numbers of nieces and nephews who celebrate the grace and beauty of her life.
Calling hours will be Sunday, May 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Allmon & Dugger Funeral Home, 304 Second St., Carrollton. The funeral will be Monday, May 11, at 11 a.m. at the First Methodist Church in Carrollton.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the First Methodist Church in Carrollton or the Mulberry United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon.
DELAWARE — Clarence Price, 88, of Delaware died Thursday, May 6, 2004, at The Arbors of Delaware.
He was born March 9, 1916, in Russell County, Va., to Henry and Sally (Deskin) Price. Clarence moved to Delaware in 1982 from Galena where he had resided for 35 years. He retired from the former Galena Brick and Shale Co. A member of the Church of God, he enjoyed flowers, gardening, fishing and hunting, especially for squirrel and raccoon.
He is survived by sons, Bobby (Sherri) Price of Ashley and Lee (Sue) Price of Delaware; seven grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years,
Bertha Ellen (Helton) Price, who died Feb. 5, 1992; and brothers and sisters.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 7 p.m. in DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at 61, Sunbury, where service will be Monday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Crate Sparks will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be directed to his family. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Donald ‘Cookie’ Shrimplin
DANVILLE — Donald E. “Cookie” Shrimplin, 77, of Danville died Thursday, May 6, 2004, at Colonial Manor in Loudonville.
Born Jan. 7, 1927, in Jelloway, he was the son of Harry and Hazel (Armstrong) Shrimplin. He was a member of the Jelloway United Methodist Church. He retired from the Flxible Co. after 45 years.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Phyllis (Fletcher) Shrimplin; two sons, Richard (Laura) Shrimplin of Elyria and Dan (Trina) Shrimplin of Fredericktown; four grandchildren, Austin, Lauren, Ashlyn and Grant Shrimplin; and one brother, Homer (ChristaBelle) Shrimplin of Mount Vernon.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Paul Shrimplin.
Friends may call Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the North-Dilley Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. Graveside service will be Monday at 2 p.m. in Mound View Cemetery. Pastor Dan Johnson will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jelloway United Methodist Church, 21248 Wooster Road, Danville 43014.
June L. Summers
MOUNT VERNON — June L. Summers, 89, of Mount Vernon died Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital.
She was born Sept. 28, 1914, in Brinkhaven to Earl M. and Nellie O. (Sumtimer) Pipes. She was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Where she was the former director of religious education. In her later years she served as a volunteer and foster grandparent for the Knox County Developmental Center.
She is survived by two sons, Michael C. (Cathy Boring) Summers of Dublin and
Jeffrey L. (Diane) Summers of Mount Vernon; three grandchildren, Michelle M. Croswell
of New Albany, Mark A. Summers of Dublin and Rachel (Michael) March of Raleigh,
N.C.; and three great-grandchildren, Samuel, Elizabeth and Shawn.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Lloyd E. Pipes.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with Pastor Jamie Gump officiating. Burial will be in Workman Cemetery.
Memorial contributions maybe made to First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Memorial Fund, 110 E. Vine St., Mount Vernon 43050.