Saul L. Dicken
MOUNT VERNON — Saul L. Dicken, 90, of Mount Vernon died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital.
Mr. Dicken was a member of the Masons.
He is survived by daughters, Shaaron Varon of Southfield, Mich., and Beverly (Joseph) Sanders of Bexley; sons, Allen Dicken of Farmington Hill, Mich., and Burl (Tamra) Dicken of Reston, Va.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Albert (Rhoda) Dicken of Farmington Hills, Mich.; a sister, Renee (Morris) Rochlin of Franklin, Mich.; brother- and sister-in-law, William and Marcia Shore of New Albany; and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion; grandchildren, Richard and James Varon; a sister, Shirley Klein; and a son-in-law, Jerry Varon.
Funeral will be today at 2 p.m. at The Epstein Memorial Chapel, 3232 E. Main St., Columbus, with Rabbi Mark Goldfarb officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery — Temple Israel Section. Shiva will be observed this evening at the Sanders residence, where the family will receive friends Thursday and Friday.
Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or Knox Community Hospital.
Barbara J. Holden
WOOSTER — Barbara Jane Holden, 86, of Wooster died the evening of Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, at Wooster Community Hospital.
She was born March 31, 1918, at Binghamton, N.Y., to Perry and Dorothy (Hazzard) Glann. She had been the assistant manager of the bookstore at the Cortland State Teachers College in Cortland, N.Y., moving to Wooster in 1959 to become the manager of the Florence Wilson Bookstore on The College of Wooster campus for 10 years. In 1969, she became secretary to the Trade & Industry Section of the Wayne County Career Center. Mrs. Holden was a member of Central Christian Church. She played viola with the Wooster Symphony from 1959 until 1996, was a member of McDowell Club, served on the Women’s Symphony Committee, and was an avid bridge player.
She is survived by a son, Oliver (Vella) Holden of Chicago, Ill.; two daughters, Mary Kimbrell of Santa Fe, N.M., and Doris Beebe of Lansing, N.Y.; a daughter-in-law, Dorothy Holden of Mount Vernon; four grandchildren; six foster grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Peggy (John) Bishop of Ocala, Fla.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles I. Holden, in 1986; a son, George Sanford Holden; daughters, Marcia Jean Holden and Carmeen Jane Rourke; and sisters, Lorna Murphy and Phyllis Fitts.
Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster. Memorial service will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Central Christian Church, Wooster. The Rev. Kevin Phipps will officiate. Burial will be in Cortland Rural Cemetery at Cortland, N.Y., at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to McDowell Club, c/o Marilyn Schantz, treasurer, 2268 Wayne, Orrville 44667; or to the George Sanford Holden Memorial Fund, c/o First Congregational United Church of Christ, 200 N. Main St., Mount Vernon 43050.
Clara D. Mast
BRINKHAVEN — Clara D. Mast, 81, of 1493 Ohio 206, Brinkhaven, died Wednesday morning, Oct. 6, 2004, at her residence. Arrangements are pending. The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville is assisting the family.
Mary M. Merrill
MARENGO — Mary Margaret Merrill, 88, Marengo died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at her residence.
She was born Jan. 30, 1916, in Columbus to Joseph and Mary (Dixon) Mohler. She worked as a laborer for General Motors and resided on the “Hilltop” in Columbus until 1997 when she moved to Marengo. A member of Sacred Hearts Catholic Church, Mary loved her children, grandchildren and Christmastime. She will be remembered for her excellent cooking and enjoyed her flowers and trees.
She is survived by her daughter, Norma Focht; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Merrill; daughter, Donna Darst; son, Glen Merrill; a brother, Harry Mohler; and sister, Elizabeth Stewart.
Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 229, Marengo. Funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Our Mother of Sorrows Chapel with the Rev. Kevin F. Lutz as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Lillian JoAnne Travis
BELLVILLE — Lillian JoAnne Travis, 76, of Gregg Road, Bellville, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at her home. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown. The full obituary and service details can be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.