DELAWARE — Rick Black, 44, of Delaware died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004, at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville following an extended illness. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
Neil ‘Pete’ Knoff Sr.
FREDERICKTOWN — Neil M. “Pete” Knoff Sr., 64, of Fredericktown died Oct. 9, 2004, peacefully at his home with his loving wife at his side.
He was born Feb. 28, 1940, in Coshocton County to Clarence Edward and Augusta (Loren) Knoff. He attended the Foursquare Gospel Church in Mount Vernon and was a member of the Moose Lodge 2555.
He is survived by his wife, Irma (Keil) Knoff, to whom he had been married 18 years; a son, Neil M. (Ruthie) Knoff Jr. of Bladensburg; one grandson, Justin Knoff; five sisters, Rosalee Talbott of La Grange, Ky., Kathy Jacobs of New Port Ritchey, Fla., Nancy Wahl of Grove City, Juanita (David) Gummere of Oklahoma and Peggy (Roy) Patrick of Pataskala; two brothers, Kearny Knoff of Portsmouth and Marshall (Beverly) Knoff of Mount Vernon; numerous nieces and nephews; a goddaughter, Dana Elswick, and her daughter, Alison, of Mount Vernon.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Reta Horn-Knoff; an infant son, Gregory Knoff; and a brother, Loren Knoff.
Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service which will be at 11 a.m. at North-Dilley Funeral Home. Pastors Sam Yoder and John Nye will officiate. Immediately following the funeral, a dinner will be held at Foursquare Gospel Church. A private graveside service will be held in Union Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 1984 Coffman Road, Newark 43055. This obituary may be viewed online at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
John L. Maxwell
HOWARD — John L. Maxwell, 79, of Howard died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, at Aultman Hospital in Canton following a brief illness.
He was born Feb. 11, 1925, in Benton, the son of John M. and Lulu (Lower) Maxwell. He was a retired teacher form the East Holmes School District. He was a life member of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association, and took pride in being a member of the National Association of Railroad Passengers. John was also a life member of the Benton Lutheran Church.
Surviving are a sister, Fern (Glenn) Wolboldt of Wooster; a nephew, Ted (Donna) Wolboldt of Longview, Texas; three nieces, Jane (Allen) Hendricks of Bellbrook, Julia (Frank) Zinn of Delaware and Sue (Kirk) Carpenter of Milford, N.J.; four grandnieces; and two grandnephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Home in Millersburg, where funeral will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Eldon Trubee will officiate. Burial will be in Fryburg Cemetery.
Family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 182039, Department 013, Columbus 43218-2039.
COSHOCTON — Kaylee Amanda Lynn McKnew, infant daughter to Tristian and Haylee McKnew of 232 S. Fourth St., Coshocton, died Oct. 8, 2004, at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.
She was born Sept. 30, 2004, at the OSU Medical Center. In addition to her parents she is survived by twin sisters, Kimberley and Kristyn McKnew; one stepsister, Erica McKnew of Coshocton; grandparents, Cheryll Richcreek, Kimberley McKnew of Coshocton and Dave (Nancy) McKnew of Savannah, Ga.; great-grandparents, Fred (Nancy) Babcock of Coshocton and Mildred McKnew of Maryland; two aunts; and several cousins.
A graveside service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Prairie Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Ron Davis officiating. There are no visiting hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kaylee McKnew Memorial Fund, c/o National City Bank, Fifth and Chestnut, Coshocton 43812.