Irene B. Andorfer
MOUNT VERNON — Irene B. Andorfer, 73, of Mount Vernon died Monday, June 14, 2004, at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born Aug. 30, 1930, in Stamford, Conn., to James and Irene (Bayliss) Kearns. Irene had been employed at James Tighe Insurance Agency in Mount Vernon for over 20 years and had also been employed at Paul’s Flowers in Mount Vernon. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon and the Mount Vernon Elks Lodge.
Surviving are her son, Steven Andorfer of Mount Vernon; three brothers, Bob (Ann) Kearns of Newark, Del., James (Lynette) Kearns of Viera, Fla., and Richard (Vicki) Kearns of Sidney.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, William “Pee Wee” Andorfer.
Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where a Rosary service will be at 8 p.m. A Mass of the resurrection will be Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Ted Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can 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.
Vance D. Billman
HOWARD — Vance Dwight Billman, son of Laura Vance Ware and Jeffrey Billman of Howard, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2004, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
Besides his parents he is survived by a brother, Jeffrey Billman of Danville; a sister, Ashlyn Billman of Danville; maternal grandparents, Don (Paula) Vance Sr. of Old Town, Fla.; paternal grandparents, Dwight (Roselee) Billman of Laredo, Texas, and Patricia (Ron) Whisner of Mount Vernon; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Sandra K. Moran.
There will be a graveside service Thursday at 1 p.m. in Ebenezer Cemetery. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. This obituary and guest registry can be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
CENTERBURG — Robert H. Carpenter, 79, of Centerburg died Monday, June 14, 2004, at Parma Community General Hospital.
He was born on May 29, 1925, in Centerburg to the late Clyde and Helen (Updike) Carpenter. He was a lifelong resident of Centerburg, a graduate of Centerburg High School Class of 1944 and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired school bus driver with Centerburg Local Schools and also retired from the State of Ohio, Department of Transportation.
Bob was a helping hand to the Centerburg community, lifetime member of AMVETS Post 59, VFW Post 4027, held numerous offices with American Legion Post 460, member of Knox County Joint Veterans Council, Centerburg Conservation Club, honorary member of 37th Division, Past American Legion District Officer, and former member of Central Ohio Joint Fire District Volunteer Fire Department.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Beatrice Jane (McLaughlin); children, Robert H. (Debi) Carpenter II of Galion, Dixie L. Stewart of Millwood, Rosalie (James) Stremple of North Royalton; eight grandchildren, Peter Carpenter, Angela (Brian) Warren, Heather Kreager, Jennifer Benes, Heather (Dale) Bailey, Stephanie Stewart, Rene Barber, Jason (Kimberly) Barber; five great-grandchildren, Felicity, Hunter, Emily Warren, Jordan Benes, Tiffany Bailey; one brother, Frank Dewitt (Jean) Carpenter of Galena; sister-in-law, Kathryn Harper of Stow; brother-in-law, David (Patsy) McLaughlin of Longboat Key, Fla.; and nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Georgia L. Magill, in 1995.
Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at 61, Sunbury, where service will be Friday at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Eastview Cemetery, Centerburg, with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Central Ohio Joint Fire District, 5138 Columbus Road, Centerburg 43011. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Dolores V. Lepley
MOUNT VERNON — Dolores V. Lepley, 81, of Mount Vernon died June 15, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital.
She was born Nov. 13, 1922, in Mount Vernon to Budd and Madge (Conkling) Cramer. She was a member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church and the WFC Sunday School Class.
She is survived by a son, Stephen Lepley of West Virginia; a daughter, Beth Ann (Geoffrey) Oliver of Mount Vernon; a granddaughter, Nicole Leigh Oliver of Hilliard; best friend, Celesta “Dutch” Falter of Mount Vernon; and her dog, Max.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Lee Lepley.
There will be no calling hours. Family will observe private service at a later date. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made in Dolores Lepley’s name to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 182039, Department 013, Columbus 43218-2039.
Patricia A. Marti
MOUNT VERNON — Patricia A. Marti, 57, of 207 Crystal Ave., Mount Vernon, died June 16, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
James M. Porter
NEW ALBANY — James Myron Porter, 84, of New Albany, longtime resident of Bexley, died June 14, 2004, at his residence.
He was born and raised in Mount Vernon, and was a retired mechanical engineer for Rockwell International with over 30 years of service. He was a member of New Albany United Methodist Church, and former member of Bexley United Methodist Church; and a member of Rockwell Management Club, Professional Engineers Society. He was a graduate of The Ohio State University, and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Pauline L. Porter; adoring children, Susan (William) Johnston, Sandra (Larry) Clark, David (Joan) Porter; grandchildren, Andy and Jessica Clark, Richard and Misty Porter; sister-in-law, Marjorie Durbin of Mount Vernon; brother-in-law, Melvin Tschappat of Zepher Hills, Fla.
Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Schoedinger Northeast Chapel, 1051 E. Johnstown Road, Gahanna, where funeral will be Friday at 10 a.m. Pastor Nancy Goulet will officiate. Private family interment will be in Mount Vernon.
Contributions may be made to New Albany United Methodist Church Building Fund, 20 S. Third St., New Albany 43054. Visit www.schoedinger.com to send condolences.
Kenneth R. Shaw
COSHOCTON — Kenneth Richard Shaw, 73, of Township Road 78A, Coshocton, died June 15, 2004, at his residence.
He was born May 16, 1931, in Coshocton County to Clay L. and Mary B. (Corder) Shaw. He served in the Army during the Korean War from January 1953 to December 1954. He was a bus driver for River View High School for 18 years, was a carpenter, owner and operator of J & K Radiator on County Road 5, and worked for Dickerson’s Auto Glass in Coshocton for 10 years. He was a member of the Coshocton Eagles Lodge 761.
He is survived by three sons, Darin Shaw of Coshocton, and Tim Shaw and Woody (Ann) Shaw of Rockdale, Texas; four grandchildren, Jesse, Jennalee, Lane and Kendra; three brothers, Dale Shaw of Coshocton, Jake Shaw of Okachobee, Fla., and Mitchell Shaw of Columbus; and four sisters, Annabelle Hall, Carol Tedrick, Betty Donley and Rebecca Williamson, all of Coshocton.
On Aug. 3, 1957, he was married to Norma Jane (Rothenstein). She preceded him death on April 20, 1994.
The funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Pastor Kevin Lowery will officiate. Burial, with graveside military rites conducted by the Coshocton County Veterans Council, will be in Valley View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Coshocton County.