Roger E. Fawcett
GAMBIER — Roger Earl Fawcett, 52, of Gambier died Sept. 13, 2004, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 7, 1951, in Mount Vernon to Vlado E. and Wilma C. (McCurdy) Fawcett. He was a longtime grain and livestock farmer; a member of the Church of Christ and the Ohio Lodge 199 F&AM; former Harrison Township Trustee and 4-H advisor for the Grove 4-H Club. He graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1969 and received a bachelor in business administration from Oklahoma State University in 1973.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Margaret A. (Stone) Fawcett; two sons, Samuel (Eryn) Fawcett of Lakewood and Andrew Fawcett of Gallipolis; one brother, David L. (Betty) Fawcett of Lucas, Texas; and his parents of Gambier.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the North-Dilley Funeral Home, where a Masonic service will be at 8 p.m. Graveside service will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in Bethel Cemetery with Ron Elliott officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made in Roger’s name to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary may be viewed online at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Thelma M. Hatfield
UTICA — A funeral service for Thelma Mary Hatfield, 97, of Utica, will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica, with Pastor Jim Gilmore and Jim Poynter officiating. Burial will follow in Homer Cemetery.
Thelma, a retired nurse, died Sept. 12, 2004, at Licking Memorial Hospital.
Thelma Mary Hatfield was born July 8, 1907, to Mr. Charles Hatfield and Mrs. Maude (Yoakum) Hatfield at the Hatfield homestead located a half mile west of Bennington Chapel. To this union was born seven children, two dying in their infancy. Gail Elias Hatfield and James Lyndsie Hatfield of Homer, Jeannette L. (Hatfield) Grandstaff and Gladys M. Hatfield, all preceding Thelma in death. There is one niece, Beatrice (Joe) Berg; four nephews, Carroll and Jesse Grandstaff of Columbus, Joe (Nancy) Grandstaff of Florida and Doyle (Nellie) Hatfield of Alexandria; and a number of great- and great-great-nephews and nieces.
Thelma’s early years were spent on her father’s farm. At 18 years old, she graduated from Hartford High School and that fall entered Grant Hospital School of Nursing, from which she graduated three years later as a registered nurse. For the next 20 years she worked as a nurse in Columbus.
On April 30, 1945, she entered the U.S. Navy Nurse Corp. Twenty-one years later she was honorably retired at Long Beach, Calif., as a veteran with a grade of LCDR, USNR/R.
While in the service in Grosse Isle, Michigan Naval Station, she attended church pastored by Earl Gilmore and on Oct. 23, 1953, she was “born again” of the spirit of Jesus and became a Christian and a child of the King. Halleluiah! Thelma returned to Columbus on Dec. 31, 1966, and lived there until Sept. 29, 1993, when she moved to Utica, where she lived her remaining life before passing into eternity.
“I want to see my Savior first of all.”
Thelma left a host of friends, unable to mention them all. Thelma wished to name Thelma Layman, Charlotte Kerr and Joyce Street, who spent untold hours and years caring for Gladys and Thelma. Last, but not least, Thelma wished to speak of Charles H. Arnold and his wife, Sally, who have performed admirable service beyond the call of duty.
Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home in Utica.
Frances E. Mason
SPRINGFIELD — Frances E. Mason, 86, of Springfield passed away Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, in Masonic Health Care at Springfield.
She was born in Greene County on Sept. 9, 1918. She was formerly of Pleasant View near Jeffersonville.
She is survived by four sons, Robert (Lutricia) mason, John (Mary) Mason, James (Sharon) Mason and Russell (Bertha) Mason; four daughters, Anna Cain, June Harber, Sue (John) Frazier and Eva Smith; two brothers, James Burba and Earl Burba; one sister, Bernice Spears; 20 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Mason; children, Linda Mason and J. Laird Hill; one brother; and four sisters.
Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Morrow Funeral Home, Jeffersonville, where funeral will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in good Hope Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Ohio.
Chloe J. Organ
MOUNT VERNON — Chloe J. Organ, 87, of Mount Vernon passed away Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at her residence. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Homes in Mount Vernon.
CENTERBURG — Benigna Swanson, 93, of Centerburg, formerly of Red Wing, Minn., and Paradise, Calif., died Sept. 9, 2004, at Country Club Retirement Campus in Mount Vernon.
She was born Jan. 1, 1911, in Goodhue, Minn., and was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Maryellen (James) Saunders of Centerburg; a son, Daniel (Rhonda) Swanson of Reno, Nev.; grandchildren, Ashly and Adam Saunders, and Sean and Daniel Swanson Jr.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Algot Swanson.
A private family service and interment will take place in Paradise, Calif. Arrangements are in the care of Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, Centerburg.
Friends may contribute to Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Blvd., Suite 210, Columbus 43229, in her memory.\
Robert L. Tomlin
MARENGO — Robert L. “Bob” Tomlin, 62 of Marengo died Friday evening, Sept. 10, 2004, at Morrow County Hospital in Mount Gilead.
He was born in Manchester on March 8, 1942, to Virgil and Etta (McGraw) Tomlin. He was a retired die repairman for the Eaton/Dana Corp. in Marion, retiring in 1998. He was a former 4-H advisor and enjoyed horses, fishing and hunting.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Gwen (Davis) Tomlin, whom he married Jan. 11, 1964, in Manchester; son, Robert Tomlin of Marengo; daughters, Janis Shrader and Elizabeth Scaff, both of Marengo; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, Harold (Gloria) Tomlin of Manchester; sisters: Shirley Scott and Naomi (William) Clayton, both of Manchester.
Friends may call today from 4 to 8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 73 W. Walnut St. (SR 229), Marengo, where service will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Beverly Hall will officiate. Interment will follow in the Marengo Cemetery.