William M. Bennett
MOUNT VERNON — William M. Bennett, 82, of Mount Vernon died Friday evening, Nov. 19, 2004, at the Country Court Nursing Center.
He was born Dec. 13, 1921, in Lexington to Clarke and Bessie (Sowash) Bennett. At the age of 13 he came to Knox County to live with Dwight and Florence Lifer on their turkey farm north of Danville. He was a 1939 graduate of Danville High School. He was a World War II veteran serving from 1942-45 in the U.S. Army. After his discharge he settled in eastern Knox County and raised turkeys. He later worked at Foote Elevator in Fredericktown and the Farmers Exchange in Mount Vernon.
Mr. Bennett was a member of the First Christian Church on Vine Street in Mount Vernon. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 136, La Societe Des 40 Hommes Et 8 Chevauk and VFW. He also was a member of the Colonial City Moose 2555 and the Moose Legion.
On Dec. 24, 1944, he married the love of his life, the former Norma Jean Henwood, who survives. His devoted daughter, Karen (David) Butler of Mount Vernon, survives him. A granddaughter, Lisa (Tracy) Hunter of Fredericktown, and a grandson, Craig (Sharon) Ores of Bellville, also survive him. In addition, he is survived by a great-grandson, Hunter Auck; and three stepgreat-granddaughters, Amberly and Kalie Walters and Rachel Hunter.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Robert Craig; four brothers, Everett, Donald, Orville and Otis; and two half sisters from New York, Edna Rickey and Katherine Horan.
William was a devoted, caring and giving husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed by his family.
Funeral service will be Wednesday, Nov. 24, at 11 a.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. The Rev. Jamie Gump will officiate. Interment with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Workman Cemetery at Danville. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 5 to 8 p.m., and on Wednesday one hour prior to the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Alzheimer’s Association East Central Ohio Chapter, 126 W. Church St., Newark 43055. This obituary and online condolences are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Lucille M. Coon
MOUNT VERNON — Lucille Minnie Coon, 76, of Melick Street, Mount Vernon, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004.
She was born March 15, 1928, in Mary Ann Township, Newark, to Ernest and Susie (Jones) Stradley. Lucille retired in 1995 after 21 years of employment as a clerical specialist for the Ohio Department of Transportation. She had been a member of the Rocky Fork Church of Christ.
She is survived by a daughter, Valorie Peck of Schererville, Ind.; a son, Michael (Jeanette) Coon of Niceville, Fla.; six grandchildren, Tonya (Rob) Fleisher, Christopher (Jana) Coon, Katie L. Peck, Alan J. “A.J.” Peck, Anthony Coon and Taryn (Sanford) Parker; four great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Hannah Fleisher, and Trevor and Ethan Coon; and a brother, Robert (Marilyn) Stradley of Newark.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, Howard Coon; two brothers, Edward Stradley and Orlo Stradley; and two sisters, Margaret Coate and Opal Coon.
A memorial service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Brandon United Methodist Church, 13492 Sycamore Road, Mount Vernon. The Rev. Robert Law will officiate. These services are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Laurels of Mount Vernon, Avalon Road, Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Rosalie Emmert, 66, of Johnson Avenue, Mount Vernon, passed away on Monday, Nov. 22, 204, at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home.