BUTLER — Bernard A. Freeman, 76, of Butler, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
Mr. Freeman was born Jan. 2, 1928, in Delaware County to Allen P. and Elizabeth (Kenyon) Freeman.
In addition to his wife of 56 years, Wanda (Parmer) Freeman, he is survived by three sons, Rick (Darla) Freeman of Butler, Brent (Debbie) Freeman of Recife, Brazil, and Scott (Margaret) Freeman of Butler; 31 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, William Kenyon Freeman of Pandora and Frank Merrill Freeman of Beornie, Texas; and an aunt, Helen Kobeck Freeman.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by an infant great-grandson, Lee Jordan Freeman; and a sister, Dorothy Annabelle Peterson.
Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. The funeral service will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Clear Fork Alliance Church, 1008 Ohio 97, Bellville. The Rev. Dr. Michael Stine will officiate. Burial will follow in North Liberty Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to Green Olive Tree Ministries — Lebenshaus Discipleship Center may be made at the funeral home and church.
Ronald E. Hess
MOUNT VERNON — Ronald E. Hess, 40, of New Delaware Road, Mount Vernon, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
He was born July 26, 1964, in Mount Vernon. Ron was a member of the Masonic Lodge 199 of Bladensburg. He was a former manager of Carr Supply of Mount Vernon.
He is survived by his loving wife, Kimberly (Drabick) Hess, three children, Clint Hess, Brittany Hess and Cherish Hess, all of Mount Vernon; a granddaughter, Ronnie Hess; his mother, Ruth (Stacey) and Phillip Sigman of Mount Vernon; six brothers, Teddy Hess of Mount Vernon, Tony (Angie) Parker of Lorain, Richard Parker of Lorain, Steve (Margie) Sigman of Loudonville, Brian Sigman of Danville and Sean (Shannon) Sigman of Mount Vernon; and three sisters, Laura (Brian) Chapman of Loudonville, Cristi Booker of Mount Vernon and Connie Parker of Kentucky.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Parker; and a brother, Rick Hess.
Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where a Masonic service will be held at 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home where friends may call one hour prior. Burial will follow in Amity Cemetery. Mr. Doug Myers will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family (educational fund for the children) and can be left at the funeral home. This obituary and guest registry can be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Yvonne J. Kreider
NEWARK — A funeral service for Yvonne Jean Kreider, 73, of Newark, will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Marne United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gus Cristobaker officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Kreider died Nov. 28, 2004, at her home. She was born March 28, 1931, in Mount Vernon to Robert A. and Helen Frances (Mohler) Farmer. Mrs. Kreider was a 1949 graduate of Newark High School. She had been a secretary for Bain’s Hardware, Moore’s Warehouse and Kresge’s for a number of years. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Marne United Methodist Church where she was active in the United Methodist Women, the Missionary Society and had been a Sunday school teacher. She was also a member of TOPS and the Madison Grange.
She was married to William H. Kreider on Oct. 6, 1951, at the EUB Church in Newark by the Rev. Rex Smith.
In addition to William, her husband of 53 years, she is survived by a son, Richard L. (Sherry) Kreider Sr.; a daughter, Brenda S. Spangler; five grandchildren, Richard L. Kreider Jr., Darlene R. Kreider, Daniel W. Kreider, Jeremy S. Spangler and Justin B. Spangler, all of Marne; two sisters, Shirley A. (Bill) Anderson of Heath and Sheryl E. (Robert) White of Newark; a sister-in-law, Arlene Hottinger of Mount Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Gerald F. and Robert A. Farmer.
Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Newark Chapel of Henderson, Van Atta & Johnston Funeral Home, 59 N. Fifth St. An online guest book and memorial is available at www.hvjfuneralservice.com.
William L. Kymer
MOUNT VERNON — William Lee Kymer, 59, of Chestnut Street, Mount Vernon, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, at his residence.
He was born April 11, 1945, in Mount Vernon to Richard and Margaret “Peggy” (Roberts) Kymer. Mr. Kymer served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
He is survived by a brother, Richard (Saundra) Kymer of Mount Arlington, N.J.; a sister, Betty (Jack) Beaver of Overland Park, Kan.; two nephews, Todd and Scott Kymer; and two nieces, Kristy Angell and Susan McRae.
A graveside service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Charles Ransom officiating. These services are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Doris ‘Jackie’ Morgan
MOUNT VERNON — Doris Irene “Jackie” Morgan, 81, of the Country Club Retirement Campus in Mount Vernon, formerly of Powell, passed away Sunday morning, Nov. 28, 2004, following a brief illness in Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
She was born Jan. 12, 1923, in Delaware to Charles and Hazel (Heineman) Stover. Jackie lived most of her life in the Powell community and was a resident of Mount Vernon since 2001. She attended the Church of Christ in Christian Union on Belle Avenue, Delaware, and loved working in her garden. She took join in her family and at the Country Club Retirement Campus she always had a hug and kiss for everyone.
She is survived by a son, Bill (Cindy) of Marysville; two daughters, Jeanne (Jim) Witt and Peggy (Roy) Taylor, both of Mount Vernon; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and a sister, Sara Hay of Hilliard.
She was preceded in death by a former husband, William D. Morgan, in October 2004; daughters, Patricia Howland and Thelma L. Morgan, at infancy; three sisters, Dorthy Wine, Mildred Hayes and Mary Nibert; and a brother, Leonard Stover.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Rodman, Bennett, Brown Funeral Home in Delaware, where funeral will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Warren Goble will officiate. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Following the committal service in Oak Grove, all are invited to the Elks Lodge for a time of fellowship and remembrance.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 39 W. Winter St., Delaware 43015. Condolences may be sent to the family via the Web at www.bennettbrownrodman.com.
SUNBURY — James Edward DeGuido Price, 18, of Sunbury died suddenly Saturday morning, Nov. 27, 2004.
He was born Aug. 30, 1986, in San Jose, Calif., and was a proud graduate of the Seaborn Challenge Corps in Galveston, Texas. An artist at heart, landscaper by trade, he also enjoyed music and writing poetry.
He is survived by his parents, Jeannine (DeGuido) and Kenneth L. Price of Sunbury; a brother, Rusty Carpenter; grandparents, Brenda and Joseph Semon of Sunbury; great-grandparents, Arthur and Martha Mullett of Warsaw; and very special aunts, uncles and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Anthony J. DeGuido.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at 61, Sunbury, where service will follow Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Rev. John DeGuido will officiate. Interment services will be held privately for the family in Sunbury Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions can be made to Seaborn ChalleNGe Corps. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Jon D. Smith
MOUNT VERNON — Jon D. Smith, 41, of Mount Vernon died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, at his home.
Jon was born Oct. 19, 1963, in Mount Vernon and had spent his lifetime in the Knox County area. He attended Mount Vernon High School and was a former Knox County Sheriff’s Deputy for six years. Jon was employed by Asplundh Tree Expert Co. as a general foreman for the past seven years. He attended the Central Church of Christ in Mount Vernon.
Surviving are his wife of 21 years, Terry (Cook) Smith; his two daughters, Baleigh Smith and Darbey Smith, both of the home; his mother, Joyce C. (Jobe) Smith of Mount Vernon; two sisters, Dawn Berger of Mount Vernon and Deb Smith of Howard; a niece, Megan Ambrus; and two great-nephews, Jacob and Caleb Ambrus.
He was preceded in death by his father, Donald L. “Snuffy” Smith; his paternal grandparents, Howard C. and Irene M. Smith; his maternal grandparents, Luther M. and Mary E. Jobe; and his uncle, Carl F. Jobe.
Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where funeral service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Kenneth Springer officiating. Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Jon D. Smith Memorial Fund (for his daughters’ education), c/o Terry Smith, 218 E. Pleasant St., Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and online condolences are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
CENTERBURG — Martha P. Tennyson, 97, of Centerburg died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004, at Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon.
She was a member of Milford Church of Christ.
She is survived by a daughter, Lorraine Thomas of Mount Vernon; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Tennyson; a daughter, Pauline Dement; great-grandchildren, Bart Gaumer, Jenny Burson, Garrett White and J.T. Thomas; and her twin sister, Mary Latta.
Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg, where funeral will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. Interment will be in Eastview Cemetery.
Donna J. Webster
WARSAW — Donna J. “Pete” Webster, 55, of Township Road 373, Warsaw, died Nov. 26, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
She was born July 24, 1949, in Columbus to Lonnie and Myrtle (McCorkle) Powell. Along with her husband, she owned and operated the Blue Goose Carryout near Warsaw.
She is survived by her husband, William E. Webster I, whom she married Feb. 28, 1976; a son, Perry E. (Tracy) Webster of Warsaw; a stepson, William E. Webster II of Warsaw; a stepdaughter, Darla (Steve) Weatherwax of Warsaw; three grandchildren, Amanda Weatherwax, William E. Webster III and Conner Webster; one sister; five brothers; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother.
Private services will be held at a later date. The Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw is handling the arrangements.