MOUNT VERNON — William Biddle, 67, of Sychar Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Friday, Sept. 3, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.
Walter K. Clark
GALENA — Walter K. Clark, 84, of Galena died Sept. 3, 2004, at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville.
He was born in Galena on Oct. 20, 1919, to George W. and Nina E. (Adams) Clark. He was a lifelong farmer and a retired seam and spot welder for Rockwell Inc. He enjoyed his grandchildren, and raising cattle and sheep.
He is survived by sons, James “Jim” Clark of the home farm in Galena and Jack (Rosemarie) Clark of Galena; two grandsons; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mable (Gorton) Clark, on May 12, 1977; and brother, George Clark.
Friends may call Monday from noon to 2 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. in the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at 61, Sunbury, where funeral will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Brian Smith will officiate. Interment will be in Sunbury Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3380 Tremont Road, Columbus 43221. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Patsy Hammond of Mount Vernon passed away Friday, Sept. 3, 2004, at the Selective Specialty Care Unit of Mount Carmel Hospital West in Columbus. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home.
Robert Kirkpatrick Jr.
MANSFIELD — Robert O. Kirkpatrick Jr., 81, of Mansfield died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, at his home after a brief illness.
He was born Jan. 22, 1923, in Knox County to Robert O. and Victoria (Cline) Kirkpatrick Sr. He was the owner/operator of Bob’s Trucking and also had a motor route for 20 years with the News Journal. Bob was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, J. Anita Kirkpatrick; a sister, Helen Ridenour of Columbus; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Palma Dysinger and Ron and Joclyn Miley and sons.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and six sisters.
Friends may call Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, where funeral will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. J. Hudson Thayer will officiate. Burial will follow in Ankenytown Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio or the charity of the donor’s choice. Online guest registry is at www.wappner.com.
Chester S. Reed
MANSFIELD — Chester S. Reed, 82, of Mansfield died Sept. 2, 2004, in Wedgewood Estates.
He was born April 1, 1922, in Fredericktown to Karr L. and Nellie (Allen) Reed. A U.S. Army veteran, Chester served during World War II with the 24th Infantry Division in the Philippines and Japan. He was awarded the People Heart, Bronze Star and Combat Infantry Badge. Affectionately known as “The Walker” at Wedgewood Estates, Chester would log six miles a day during his retirement.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Goldie (Au) Reed; daughter, Janet J. (John) Dorion of Mansfield; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Nina Kerr of Mount Vernon.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a twin daughter, Jean Reed; four brothers, Howard, J. Kenneth, Cletus and Arnold Reed; and two sisters, Leona Young and Thelma Calver.
There will be no calling hours. Private funeral will be conducted at the Snyder Funeral Home in Mansfield. The Rev. Jack Hackworth will officiate. Burial with military honors will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Chesterville. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.snyderfunerlhomes.com.