MOUNT VERNON — Stanley G. Armstrong, 78, of Kinney Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at the Country Club Retirement Campus in Mount Vernon.
He was born March 29, 1926, in Knox County to Clifford and Mabel (Giffin) Armstrong and had been a county resident all his life. Mr. Armstrong was a farmer and was employed at the Jervis B. Webb Co. He was a member of the Brandon Baptist Church and served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his seven sons, the Rev. Charles (Cathy) Armstrong of King of Prussia, Pa., Donald (Jeannie) Armstrong, Gordon Armstrong, Paul (Bonnie) Armstrong, Leonard (Shelley) Armstrong, James (Cathy) Armstrong and Elva (Melissa) Armstrong, all of Mount Vernon; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Pauline (Schnebly) Armstrong; an infant granddaughter, Tammy Annette Armstrong; an infant sister, Naomi Grace Armstrong; and daughter-in-law, Chloe Armstrong.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home. Funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Brandon Baptist Church with the Rev. Marvin Haught officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050; or to the Brandon Baptist Church, Sycamore Road, Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and guest registry can be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Ethel Mae Bell
DANVILLE — Ethel Mae (Kimmel) Bell, 83, a resident of Morning View Care Center, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
She was born Jan. 9, 1921, in Summerset County, Pa., to Harry E. and Elsie (Maust) Kimmel. She worked for over 27 years as a seamstress at Patented Products in Danville. She was a member of the American Legion 650 and North Bend Church, and was a volunteer at The Sanctuary in Danville.
On June 3, 1938, she was married to Elmer Bell, who survives. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Raymond (Marilyn) Bell of Mount Vernon; two daughters, Phyllis (Pete) Durbin of Danville and Sarah (John) Bosko of Ellensburg, Wash.; 13 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; four brothers; four sisters.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a son, Terry Bell.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville. Pastor Patrick Bailey will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday until service time.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Danville Emergency Squad/Fire Department, P.O. Box 526, Danville 43014.
Ray E. Cooley
BLADENSBURG — Ray E. Cooley, 78, of Bladensburg died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Newark.
Newark Chapel of Vinsil-Orr & Chute Funeral Home, 1850 W. Main St., is in charge of services. For additional information, or to sign an online guest book, visit www.vocfh.com and click on “obituaries.”
Chet E. Malone
MARENGO — Chet E. Malone, 35, of Marengo died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, as a result of an automobile accident.
He was a master carpenter for Garling & Associates in Sunbury.
Surviving are sons, Bradley and Thomas Malone of Gahanna; mother, Doretta “Katy” Malone of Marengo; sister, Cindy (Charles) Russell of Sunbury, and nephew, Shayne; brother, Todd E. (Becky A.) Malone of Athens, and nephew, Takoda; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Chester E. Malone.
Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg, where service will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Pastor Michael Bratten will officiate. Interment will be in Eastview Cemetery.
Friends, if they wish, may contribute to Bradley and Thomas Malone, c/o Doretta Malone, 4128 Township Road 216, Marengo 43334.
MOUNT VERNON — Doris Milligan, 85, of James Street, Mount Vernon, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
She was born July 17, 1919, in Olive Green to Orrville and Nettie (Jennings) Kirkpatrick. Mrs. Milligan served as a foster grandparent for the Knox County Adult Day Care Center. She was a member of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program and First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), both of Mount Vernon.
She is survived by six sons, Harold (Nicky) Milligan Jr., Raymond (Bonnie) Milligan, Robert (Colleen) Milligan and Ronald (Gail) Milligan, all of Mount Vernon, Jeffery (Dee Ann) Milligan of Graham, N.C., and Bart Milligan of Columbus; two daughters, Jo Ann (John) Butler of Mansfield and Regina Schroeder of Mount Vernon, 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; a sister, Leah Palmer of Palmdale, Calif.; sons-in-law, Ralph Davis and Jim Schroeder; a brother-in-law, George Prosser of Mount Vernon; two sisters-in-law, Patricia Kirkpatrick of California and Helen Kirkpatrick of Johnstown; and special friend, Nancy King.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Harold Milligan Sr., in 1991; a daughter, Barbara Davis; four brothers, Russell Kirkpatrick, Gerald Kirkpatrick, Donald Kirkpatrick and Cecil Kirkpatrick; and a sister, Dorothy Prosser.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jamie Gump officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Knox County Adult Day Care Center and may be left at the funeral home. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
James E. Redmond
BELLVILLE — The Rev. James E. Redmond, 68, of Toms Road, Bellville, passed suddenly on Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, at his residence.
He was born March 5, 1936, in Celina to Kenneth and Helen (Brown) Redmond. Mr. Redmond served as minister for the Fredericktown Holiness Church and had retired in 1992 after 33 years as a general manager for Sprint/United Telephone.
He is survived by his loving wife, Helen (Busick) Redmond; a son, Ken (Judy) Redmond of Kansas City, Kan., three grandchildren, Danielle (Shane) Furnis, Nichol Redmond and Tim Redmond; three great-grandchildren, Tristen, Aislynn and Owen; a brother, Everett Redmond of Lakeland, Fla.; and a sister, Janice (Howard) Steiner of Elida.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, where funeral will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. in Swamp College Cemetery at Celina. The Rev. Bill McCoy will officiate the service. Music will be provided by the Victory Trio Singers.
This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Mary Catherine Ritter
MOUNT VERNON — Mary Catherine (Large) Ritter of Mount Vernon died Oct. 16, 2004.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas L. Ritter, and her daughters and sons-in-law, Dr. Thomas and Sarah Glibert of Mount Vernon and Scott and Amy Yant of Delaware. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Nikki, Christian, Tad and Alex Glibert, Britten and Arianna Yant.
Mary Catherine is a graduate of North High School in Columbus. She received her bachelor of science degree, cum laude, from The Ohio State University and her master of arts degree from the Ashland University. At Ohio State she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority and Alpha Lambda Delta, Eta Sigma Phi and Pi Lambda Theta honoraries. She retired from the Mount Vernon High School where she taught Spanish and Latin, and served as chairwoman of the foreign language department and was named Educator of the Year in 1984 and 1992. She also taught English for Speakers of Other Languages in the Adult Basic and Literacy Education Program at the Knox County Career Center. She had served both as chairwoman and secretary of the Knox County Chapter of the American Red Cross. She also served as chairwoman of the Language Bank for the Red Cross for over 25 years. She was a member of the Gay Street United Methodist Church and the Contemporary Issues Sunday School class.
There will be no visitation. A private family service will be conducted by Dr. David Baker.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Education Fund of the Gay Street United Methodist Church or to the Scholarship Fund of the Mount Vernon Community Trust.
These services are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home.
CHESTERVILLE — Margaret (Rainey) Waite, 94, of Portland Street, Chesterville, died Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, in Morrow Manor in Chesterville.
She was born Nov. 8, 1909, in Newark, the daughter of Jessie and Ollie (Kennan) Rainey. She graduated from Newark High School and received her B.S. in Education from Ohio University. She taught business education for Chesterville and Highland High Schools until retiring.
She is survived by a niece, Phyllis Wherry of Toledo; a great-nephew, Tod (Rebecca) Tapola, great-nieces, Jessica and Shannon Tapola, all of Waterville; nephews, Johnson (Mary Jo) Waite of Annapolis, Md., Juston (Dixie) Waite of Danville and Jeri (Delores) Waite of Chesterville; and nine great-nieces and great-nephews.
Her husband, James C. Waite, whom she married on Aug. 10, 1938, preceded her in death on June 4, 1982. A sister, Dorotha Rainey, also preceded her in death.
Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Gilead. The Rev. Jeannie Winters will conduct funeral services there Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Chesterville. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.