MOUNT VERNON — Kenneth Boyd, 81, of Mount Vernon died Oct. 19, 2004, at Heartland of Centerburg Nursing Home.
He was born March 11, 1923, in Delaware County to Al and Lizzie (Wise) Boyd. Ken retired after 17 years as a truck driver for PPG. He was a World War II Army veteran serving in the Philippines from 1943-45. He earned the American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with two bronze stars; Philippines Liberation Ribbon with one bronze star; Good Conduct Ribbons; Bronze Arrowhead and World War II Victory Medal. Ken was a member of the Willow Grove Advent Christian Church.
He is survived by two sons, Kenneth A. (Bernece) Boyd Jr. of Newark and Carroll L. (Betty) Boyd of Vero Beach, Fla.; two daughters, Carolyn Sue (Harold) Trace of Cardington and Rebecca Jean (Steve) Bowen of Olive Green; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph (LaVerne) Boyd of Austin, Texas, and Eugene (Barbara) Boyd of Marblehead, Ohio; several nieces, nephews and friends.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Pauline (Duston) Boyd, in 1997; two sisters, Irene Looker and Florence Seif; and a brother, Richard Boyd.
There will be no calling hours. Graveside service, with military honors conducted by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will be Friday at 11 a.m. in Bloomfield Cemetery. Pastor Carl Hankins will officiate.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to AMVETS Service Foundation, 2080 Advance Ave., Columbus 43207. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. This obituary may be viewed online at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Ruth E. Hall
MOUNT VERNON — Ruth Elizabeth Hall, 87, of Mount Vernon passed away Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004, at her home following a brief illness.
She was born Aug. 31, 1917, in Sparta, the daughter of Charles and Mabel (Mahla) Frazier. Ruth was retired from Continental Can Co. where she worked in Quality Control for over 35 years. She was a member of the First Christian Church on East Vine Street.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Kendall (Galina) Hall of Euless, Texas, and Michael (Kimberlie) Hall of Riverside, Calif.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Norma Jean Tindall (Buzz) Blair of Mount Vernon and Carolyn J. (William) Bradley of Mount Vernon; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Hoy R. Hall; and two brothers, Emmett and Leland Frazier.
Friends may call Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral will be Saturday a 11 a.m. The Rev. Alston Hall will officiate. Entombment will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — A. Darlene Keefer, 65, of Cooper Street, Mount Vernon, died unexpectedly at her home Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004.
She was born in Coshocton on Sept. 15, 1939, daughter of James H. and Leota L. (Wesley) Elson and had been a Mount Vernon resident for most her life. She was a graduate of Coshocton High School Class of 1957 and had been employed for 18 years by Ross Jeep Eagle Inc. and 11 years by DeCosky General Motors Center, both in Mount Vernon.
She is survived by three stepdaughters, “her girls” Pamela (Doug) McDonald of Danville, Jeanette Bottomley of Mount Vernon and Catherine (Timothy) Grubaugh of Ocala, Fla.; nine stepgrandchildren; nine stepgreat-grandchildren; her two faithful canine companions, Velvet and Jake.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Gary G. Keefer.
Friends may call today from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Canal Louisville Cemetery near Coshocton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 182039, Department 013, Columbus 43218. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Beverly (Barber) McKinstry, 76, of Mount Vernon died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
She was born Nov. 1, 1927, in Mount Vernon to Joseph B. and Nora (Clayton) Barber and had lived on Melick Street in Mount Vernon all of her life. Beverly was a 1945 graduate of Mount Vernon High School; she graduated from the Mount Vernon Business College and the Winona Professional Photography School in Winona, Ind. Beverly was the owner and professional photographer of Bev’s House of Portraits in Mount Vernon. She had served as a Cub Scout leader, as a volunteer for the Knox County Cat Shelter and as a volunteer at The Laurels of Mount Vernon. She loved friends and all animals especially cats and dogs. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mount Vernon.
Surviving are her husband, Herbert V. McKinstry, whom she married Aug. 23, 1957; her son, Larry (Judy) McKinstry of Canton; three grandchildren, Kerry, Patrick and Shawn, all of Canton; special friends, Henry Seback, Charlotte Gerstel, Henderson Butcher, Rae Ann Butcher, Logan Butcher and Mary Meehan, all of Mount Vernon.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by an infant son, Terry.
Friends may call today from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where funeral will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Bob Hendrix will officiate. Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. This obituary and online condolences are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.