MOUNT VERNON — Geraldine Blubaugh, 82, of Green Valley Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004.
She was born Nov. 16, 1922, in Greenfork, Ind., to Gerald and Leona (Lamb) Gamber. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.
She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Dwight Blubaugh; three sons, Mike (Cassandra) Blubaugh of Dallas, Texas, Robert (Helen Chandler) Blubaugh of Mount Vernon and Richard (Nerina) Blubaugh of Mount Vernon; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Howard Gamber and David Gamber, both of Titusville, Fla.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, William Gamber; and a sister, Jean Phillipi.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Friends may call Wednesday from noon until the time of service at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home. The Rev. Ted Thomas will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Church Building Fund, 303 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
FREDERICKTOWN — Everett “Tuffy” Brubaker, 84, of Cassell Road, Fredericktown, passed away Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004, at Morrow Manor Nursing Home in Chesterville.
He was born May 22, 1920, in Knox County to Charles Leroy and Bessie Grace (Dailey) Brubaker. Everett worked on the Brubaker Turkey Farm and will always be known for his heart of gold and that everlasting smile.
He is survived by a brother, Harold E. Brubaker of Fredericktown; a sister, Velma Corba of Fredericktown; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl Brubaker and Lester Brubaker; and a sister, Vera Bussenburg.
Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown, where a funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Ankenytown Cemetery.
This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Gladys M. Darr
WARSAW — Gladys M. Darr, 82, of Ohio 541, Warsaw, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004, at Coshocton County Memorial Hospital.
She was born Dec. 25, 1921, in Warsaw to Tony E. and Lela (Murphy) Darr. She was a graduate of Warsaw High School and a retired sorter from the U.S. Postal Service. She was a member of the St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Columbus.
She is survived by her special friends, Marcella Leas of Glenmont and Shirli Gerhardt of Columbus.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Veretta; two brothers, Charles and Howard; and two sisters-in-law.
There will be no services. Interment will be in Smith Hill Cemetery. The Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw is handling the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 96280 Washington, D.C., 20090.
Florence B. Hoffman
MIDLAND, Mich. — Florence B. “Flossie” Hoffman, 86, of Midland, Mich., went home to be with her Lord on Christmas morning, Dec. 25, 2004, at the MidMichigan Medical Center.
She was born April 2, 1918, in Chicago, Ill., daughter of Herrmann Frederick and Luise (Klaiber) Brinckmann. On Nov. 20, 1936, she married Clifton R. Hoffman in Cleveland. She worked in a lampshade factory during World War II and became a licensed minister with the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. She, along with her husband, Clifton, committed a lifetime of service to the ministry of the Gospel. Flossie served as secretary at the Cleveland Arcade for the Christian Business Men’s Committee and Child Evangelism Fellowship, was district president of the United Foursquare Women, and served as a Joy Ringer with Aimee Semple McPherson, the founder of the International Foursquare Church.
She faithfully served missionaries by traveling with her husband, literally around the world, to numerous missionary posts where she provided worship music and other assistance. Flossie had a passion for women’s and child evangelism, and provided training to the students at LIFE Bible College in Mount Vernon. She moved to Midland, Mich., seven years ago to be near her daughter. While living in Midland, she was active in the Primetime Group at Christian Celebration Center. Flossie loved music, reading, teaching, but most of all, spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Clifton; daughters, Darlene (Elmer) Johnson of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Mitzi (Ridley) Nimmo of Midland, Mich.; grandchildren, Ridley (Liz) Nimmo II, Michael (Patricia) Johnson, Roberta (Shawn) Mealey, Michelle (Chad) Hassinger, Kim (Tom) Christiansen and Clifton (Amber) Johnson; and great-grandchildren, Nathan, Colin, Aaron, Brian, Alexis, Joel, Erika, Lilli and Wyatt.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Emil, Esther, Alma, Wesley and Chester.
Funeral service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Christian Celebration Center, 6100 Swede Ave., Midland, Mich. The Revs. Mike Olson and Ron May will officiate with private burial in Midland Memorial Gardens. Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 W. Wheeler St., Midland, Mich.; and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Clifton and Florence Hoffman Library Endowment, LIFE Pacific College, 1100 Covina Blvd., San Dimas, CA 91773-3203. Share thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home, church or online: www.waresmithwoolever.com.
Delbert E. Lewis
FREDERICKTOWN — Delbert E. Lewis, 54, of Fredericktown died Dec. 23, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital, Mount Vernon.
He was born April 18, 1950, in Mount Vernon to Delmer M. and Marguerite (Bates) Lewis. He was a Vietnam Army veteran.
He is survived by his mother, Marguerite Lewis; wife, Rayleen (Wells), whom he married June 26, 1971; four sons, Heth Lewis of Mount Vernon, Mace (Elizabeth) Lewis of Howard, Qade Lewis and Hoyt Lewis, both of Fredericktown; three daughters, Angela (Robert) Whiting of Lexington, and Joleen Holsinger and Raygene (Kevin) Suain, both of Mount Vernon; 10 grandchildren, Stephanie, Chasadie, Kenneth, Keana, Jesse, Grant, Corey, Colton, Mason and Nicole; one brother; and three sisters.
He was preceded in death by his father; and a granddaughter, Kaylee Lewis.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the North-Dilley Funeral Home, where funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. Burial, with military honors conduced by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will be in Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 143, 518 Belvedere Drive, Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary may be viewed online along with an online guest registry at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
MOUNT GILEAD — Andrew “Junior” Marteney, 74, of Mount Gilead, formerly of Marengo, died Monday evening, Dec. 27, 2004, at his home. Arrangements will be announced by the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Ernest L. McMinn
CHILLICOTHE — Ernest Lee McMinn, 56, of Chillicothe, formerly of Mount Vernon, passed away Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004, at The Ohio State University Medical Center.
He was born Dec. 25, 1948, in Punxsutawney, Pa. Ernest was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam conflict.
Surviving are a daughter, Janet Hysong of Dayton; three sisters, Eleanor Hicks and Roberta Bush, both of Lexington, Ky., and Janet Wiggins of Cleveland; an aunt, Winifred Randall of Mount Vernon; and several cousins.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Merita Suain, 78, of Mount Vernon died Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home at Mount Vernon. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Homes in Mount Vernon.
LUDOWICI, Ga. — Patty Workman Vorhees of Ludowici, Ga., passed away Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, at her original family homestead in Danville.
Patty was born Sept. 8, 1925, in Jacksonville, Fla. She was raised by Harley and Nellie Workman of Danville. Patty owned and operated Tailwaggers Pet Grooming in Knox County for many years before retiring to Georgia. There she became an active member of the Gumbranch Baptist Church in Gumbranch, Ga.
Patty is survived by her birth sister, Mary Ellen Brundle of Bella Vista, Alas.; two cousins, Joan Geitgey Waters and Kathryne Kleim Jones, both of Macclenny, Fla.; seven nieces and nephews; and her close personal friends, Barb Banbury and Pam Zimelis, both of Danville.
Besides her parents Patty was preceded in death by her husband, Oren C. Vorhees; as well as her birth sister, Lucy Luckie Combs.
Friends may call Thursday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. in Fischer Funeral Home in Danville, where a memorial service will be conducted at 11.
Memorial contributions may be made in Patty’s name to Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Blvd., Suite 210, Columbus 43229.
David T. Wells
MOUNT VERNON — David T. Wells, 73, of Mount Vernon died Dec. 27, 2004, at his residence. He was born Dec. 18, 1931, in Mount Vernon to Robert J. and Ruth (Trott) Wells. He was a member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church.
He is survived by a daughter, Dena (Steve) Beheler of Fredericktown; a son, David K. (Anna) Wells of Penfield, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Kylie and Tyler Beheler; a brother, Robert J. (Barbara) Wells Jr. of Mount Vernon; and two sisters, Jean (John) Frary of Valhalla, N.Y., and Carolyn (Chuck) Hagedorn of Plantation, Fla.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Linda A. Wells, in 2003.
A memorial service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Rodney Buchanan officiating. Friends may call Wednesday, one hour prior to the service, at the church. The North-Dilley Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, 205 N. Mulberry St., Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary may be viewed online, along with an online registry page, at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.