Sandra K. Baker
WARSAW — Sandra Kay (Wilhelm) Baker, 59, of 434 Maple St., Warsaw, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004.
She was born Oct. 11, 1945, in Coshocton to the late Paul and Emma (Sampsel) Wilhelm. She was a lifetime resident of Warsaw, and a 1963 graduate of Warsaw High School. On Sept. 19, 1964, she was married to Dan Baker, who survives. She was a member of the congregation and the board of the Warsaw Church of the Nazarene. She was also a realtor for Olde Towne Realty in Coshocton. Sandy’s passions included doing for her family and grandchildren, mushroom hunting, racing and baking. She shared her love with anyone who needed it. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend and neighbor.
She is survived by her husband, Dan, with whom she just celebrated her 40th anniversary; a daughter, Brooke (Ed) Honabarger of Warsaw; two sons, Brad (Melissa) Baker of Warsaw and Barry (Sonya) Baker of Xenia; grandchildren, Brock, Emma, Leah and Brett Baker, Monica and Cal Honabarger and Dayne Baughman; two sisters, Sheila (Jim) Tumblin of Coshocton and Shirley Wilhelm of Worthington; her mother-in-law, Lucille Baker of Warsaw; a sister-in-law, Ann Baker of Coshocton; a brother-in-law, Roger (Kathy) Baker of Danville; two special aunts, Ruth (Wilhelm) Miller of Pataskala and Helen (Sampsel) Mark of Wooster; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw. Pastor Bill Jones and the Rev. Wilbur Beaver will officiate. Burial will be in Darling Run Cemetery. Calling hours will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
The Coshocton Board of Realtors has established a memorial fund at Ohio Heritage Bank, or contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
George P. Beck
MOUNT GILEAD — George P. Beck, 88, of Ohio 314, Mount Gilead, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, in Heartland of Centerburg.
He was a lifelong Morrow County resident, born in Mount Gilead on March 18, 1916, the son of Arthur and Alma M. (Lepp) Beck. He operated a family dairy and grain farm until retiring. George was a member of the Waterford Church of Christ and the Morrow County Farm Bureau.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth E. (Queen) Beck, whom he married Aug. 14, 1936; two sons, Arthur “Pete” (Phyllis) Beck of Orlando, Fla., and W. Dean (Sheila) Beck of Fredericktown; a daughter, Sherry L. (Gerald) Williams of Cincinnati; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Phyllis McClelland of Mount Gilead and Betty Talbert of Galion.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Doris Ruhl.
Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Craven Funeral Home in Mount Gilead. Pastor Steve Broughon will conduct funeral services there Friday at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Northfork Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Paul K. Belcher Jr.
SPARTA — Paul K. Belcher Jr., 73, of Sparta died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
Mr. Belcher graduated from Sparta High School and retired from Coopers in Mount Vernon. He was a member of Sparta United Methodist Church and a past County School Board member. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean conflict.
He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Anna Belcher; children, Barbara A. (Michael) Mauter, and their daughter, Laura, and Jeffrey P. (Diane) Belcher and their children, Emily, Joshua and Lainey.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul K. Belcher Sr. and Mary Jane Belcher.
Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg. Funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Sparta United Methodist Church, Sparta. Pastor Larry Carnes officiating. Interment will be in Bloomfield Cemetery.
A. Loene DeBoard
MOUNT VERNON — A. Loene DeBoard, 75, of Mount Vernon died Dec. 28, 2004, at her residence.
She was born May 15, 1929, in Mount Vernon to Russell and Adelia (Foraker) Hurlow. She was a member of Gay Street United Methodist Church. She had been an avid bowler and golfer for many years. She was a graduate of Centerburg High School in 1947 and was a member of the National Honor Society. She had been a 30-year employee of Big Bear, retiring in 1991.
She is survived by her husband, Glenn “Shorty” DeBoard, to whom she had been married 52 years; two sons, Glen (Teri) DeBoard Jr. and David (Susan) DeBoard, both of Mount Vernon; two grandchildren, Drew and Dylan DeBoard; one stepgrandson, Brian Ingram; and one stepgreat-granddaughter, Shayla Ingram.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Gay Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. David A. Baker officiating. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gay Street United Methodist Church, Living Memorial Fund, 18 N. Gay St.; Mount Vernon; or Hospice of Knox County; 302 E. High St.; Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary may be viewed online, along with an online registry page, at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Catherine G. Dial
FREDERICKTOWN — Catherine G. Dial, 82, of Fredericktown died Dec. 28, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital.
She was born Feb. 8, 1922, in Mount Vernon to W. Warner and Bertha Mae (Tablett) Bostwick. She was a member of the First Church of God in Fredericktown.
She is survived by her husband, Robert D. Dial, to whom she had been married 58 years; two sons, Howard (Crystal) Pipes of Wooster and Robert N. (Carol) Dial of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Linda Williams of Gambier; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a brother, William (Sue) Bostwick of Mount Vernon; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Ronald E. Dial; a stepdaughter, Carolyn Sue Zollars; three brothers, James and Henry Bostwick and John Belton.
There will be no calling hours. The funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home with Pastor Richard Prater officiating. Burial will be in Oakgrove Cemetery at Gambier.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of God, 19535 Zolman Road, Fredericktown 43019. This obituary may be viewed online, along with an online guest registry page, at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Nellie E. Johnson
MARENGO — Nellie E. Johnson, 100, of Marengo died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, in the Morrow County Hospital ECF.
She was born Jan. 27, 1904, in Martel, the daughter of James and Vivian (Benfield) Ettinger. She moved here from Marion County in 1946. A homemaker, she was a dedicated and loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed her flower and vegetable garden. She was a member of the Alum Creek Friends Church.
She is survived by a son, Melvin (June) Johnson of Marengo; two grandchildren, Jeff Johnson of Centerburg and Beth Young of Marengo; five great-grandchildren, Robin, Robert, Shauna, Toni and Kaylee; and two great-great-grandchildren, Gracie and Emma.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Lenord R. Johnson, whom she married on Oct. 30, 1919. He died Feb. 3, 1977.
Pastor James Brantingham will conduct funeral services on Friday at 2 p.m. in the Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Gilead. Friends may call one hour prior to the services. Burial will follow in Marengo Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT GILEAD — Andrew “Junior” Marteney, 74, of Mount Gilead, formerly Marengo, died at his home Monday evening, Dec. 27, 2004.
He was born Sept. 2, 1930, in Elkins, W.Va., to Andrew J. and Mae (Lamb) Marteney.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth (Spangler); children, Jimmy Marteney of Lancaster, Ruth Wymer of Marengo, Ronnie Marteney of New Albany, Kitty Woodrum of West Hamlin, W.Va., Junior Marteney of Delta, Cheyenne Marteney of Cardington and Patty Targett of Hebron; 26 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; six brothers; and four sisters.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters.
Friends may call Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where services will be Friday at 2 p.m. Brother Charles Wymer and Pastor Rob Musick will officiate and interment will be in Marengo Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Heart of Ohio Dialysis Center, 1730 Marion Waldo Road, Marion 43302; or American Cancer Society, 1105 Mount Vernon Ave., Marion 43302. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Merita “Mickey” Suain, 78, of Mount Vernon passed away Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home.
She was born Jan. 21, 1926, in Buffalo, N.Y., the daughter of George F. and Anna (Broderick) Kraengel. Mrs. Suain had been a resident of the Mount Vernon area since 1950, coming here from Pennsylvania. She worked for many years in the catalog department of Montgomery Wards and retired in 1988 from the Mount Vernon Developmental Center.
She is survived by a son, Dennis M. Suain of Mount Vernon; a daughter and son-in-law, Jackie (Jim) Davidson of Corydon, Ind.; a son-in-law, Dr. James Brown of Mount Vernon; seven grandchildren, Stacey (Rob) Kracinovich, Sean Davidson, Christina Davidson, Andrew Suain, Jonathon Brown, Nicholas Brown and Benjamin Brown; and four great-grandchildren, Casey, Tanner and Jake Kracinovich and Daisy Suain.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Joseph “Jack” Suain; a daughter, Beth Suain Brown; a son, Gregory A. Suain; and two brothers, George and Charles Kraengel.
Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow the visitation on Thursday in Mound View Cemetery.
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.
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 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, Jan. 5, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Rodney Buchanan officiating. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service. The North-Dilley Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to 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.