Harold Paul Duston
MOUNT VERNON — Harold Paul Duston, 82, of Mount Vernon gently let go of Ginny’s hand to be with Jesus on Aug. 11, 2004.
Harold was born Nov. 15, 1921, in Knox County to Marion and Mildred (Taylor) Duston and had spent his lifetime in Knox County. He was a 1939 graduate of Sparta High School and served in the U.S. Army as a medical corpsman during World War II. Harold was one of the first medics to land on Normandy Beach on D Day, June 4, 1944. He served in Northern France, the Rhineland and Central Europe. He was awarded the EAME Theater Ribbon with four bronze stars per WD GO 33-45, a good conduct medal, a distinguished unit citation, and an American Theater Ribbon. In recent years Harold was awarded a ribbon and citation for the liberation of France. He had been employed at Pittsburgh Plate Glass in Mount Vernon for 35 years, retiring as a machinist.
He had been a faithful member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon for over 50 years. Harold was also a member of VFW Post 4027 in Mount Vernon and the Knox County Humane Society. Harold had been active with Troop 333 of the Boy Scouts of America, which met at the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Virginia “Ginny” (Elwood) Duston, whom he married June 22, 1947; two brothers, Marion Richard (Pauline) Duston of Mount Vernon and Dale (Maxine) Duston of Chesterville; and three sisters Ruth (Jim) Butler of Sparta, Donna (Darwin) Horn of Newton Falls and Mary Morningstar of Mount Vernon.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl Duston and Gerald Duston; and four sisters, Pauline Boyd, Blanche Rogers, Jeanette Oyster and Dorothy Rogers.
Funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Eli Dorman officiating. Burial with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the church one hour before the funeral service.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Dog Adoption Program at the Knox County Humane Society or to the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church.
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free: following the path God Laid for me. I took His hand when I heard Him call; I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day, to laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way. If my parting left a void, fill it with remembered joy… a friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss; ah yes- these things I too will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow, I wish you sunshine for tomorrow. My life’s been full, I savored much, good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, don’t lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your heart and share with me, God wanted me now, He set me free.
This obituary and online condolences at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Carolyn Sue Martin Williams
MANSFIELD — Carolyn Sue Martin Williams, 57, of Mansfield died Aug. 11, 2004, in Mansfield MedCentral.
She was born Jan. 1, 1947, in Newark.
She is survived by her husband, Walter L. Williams, whom she married Jan. 6, 1992; their children, Michael D. (Brandi) Martin and Matthew L. (Heidi) Martin, both of Bellville, Myron T. (Esmeralda) Martin of Las Vegas, Nev., Bryan (Amy) Williams of Jackson, Miss., Angela (Todd) DeMuth of Starkville, Miss., and Leah Williams of Troy; 12 grandchildren; her parents, Ray and Thelma (Sprague) Seaman of Newark; three brothers, Ray (Janet) Seaman of Indianapolis, Ind., Ronald (Sylvia) Seaman of Heath and Kenneth (Sharon) Seaman of Pataskala.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, the Rev. Doyle L. Martin, on Dec. 26, 1990.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. Visitation continues Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Church of God of Licking County, 2188 Riggs Road, Newark, where a service will follow at 4 p.m. Pastor Tony Bartlette will officiate. Graveside service will be Monday at 10 a.m. in Bellville Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. George Suthe
Bernadine ‘Bernie’ Schuller
MOUNT VERNON — Bernadine “Bernie” Schuller, 85, of Mount Vernon died Aug. 12, 2004, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.
She was born May 3, 1919, in Mount Vernon to Willard C. and Ruby M. (Phillips) Parsons. She was a member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church. She retired from the Continental Can Co. in 1980, after 25 years of service, and was a member of Continental Can Girls Club.
She is survived by her husband, Fred Schuller, to whom she had been married 66 years; two nieces, Dixie D. (John) Slosier of Elyria and Judy Crowell of Minneapolis, Minn.; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and a special friend, Phyllis Palmer of Westerville.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Donnas Gayle Schuller, in 1961; a brother, Willard Gayle Parsons, in 1998; and a nephew, Ron Crowell.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. in the North-Dilley Funeral Home, where the funeral will be Saturday a 11 a.m. The Rev. John Hood will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary may be viewed online at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.rland.