Roy L. Lawrence
MOUNT VERNON — Roy L. Lawrence, 82, of Mount Vernon died Jan. 15, 2005, at Doctors Hospital-West, Columbus.
He was born June 7, 1922, in Nellie to Lemmel and Ollie (Busenburg) Lawrence. He was a member of Mount Zion Lodge 9, F&AM; and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater.
He is survived by his wife, Marguerite Quillen Lawrence; a brother, Max (Mary) Lawrence of Mount Vernon; and two sisters, Mary Carpenter of Mansfield and Eva Huston of Mount Vernon.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Gene and Paul Lawrence.
There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens with Mr. Ken Springer officiating. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Knox County Chapter of the American Red Cross, 300 N. Mulberry St., Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary may be viewed online, along with a guest registry, at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
L. Loraine Leach
MOUNT VERNON — L. Loraine Leach, 78, of Mount Vernon passed away Sunday, Jan. 16, 2005, at the Arlington Nursing Home in Newark following an extended illness. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Homes in Mount Vernon. The obituary and online condolences to the family are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Beulah J. McCormick
MOUNT VERNON — Beulah J. McCormick, 81, of Mount Vernon passed away Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, at the Country Club Retirement Campus in Mount Vernon.
She was born April 26, 1923, in Knox County to Nobel B. and Florence L. (Hookway) Snow. Beulah was a member of the Gay Street United Methodist Church, the Rake and Hoe Garden Club, United Methodist Women and of the Dorcus Circle at the church. She had been a bank teller at National City Bank for 19 years, retiring in 1986.
She is survived by a son, Richard Earl (Linda) McCormick of Bay Village; a daughter, Sue Ann McCormick of Lexington, Ky.; two grandchildren, Erin (Jeff) Foster and Seth (Cari) McCormick; three brothers, Noble Snow Jr. of Newark, Roy H. Snow of Springfield and Sam Snow of Mount Vernon; and three sisters, Marge Carlin, Nora Mae Wilson and Elaine Hillier, all of Fredericktown.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl McCormick; a son, David McCormick; three brothers, Harold Snow, LaMont Snow and Hubert Snow; and a sister, Nettie Snow.
Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where funeral service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Dr. David Baker will officiate. Graveside service will be Thursday at 10 a.m. in Bloomfield Cemetery near Sparta.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gay Street United Methodist Church, 18 N. Gay St., Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Valerie J. Muller
UTICA — Valerie J. Muller, 51, of Utica passed away Jan. 14, 2005, at her residence.
She was born Aug. 17, 1953, in Mount Vernon to James and Margaret (Krempel) Chester. Mrs. Muller was employed as a sales associate with the JCPenney store in Heath. She enjoyed stained glass crafting, gardening and landscaping. Valerie was also known to be a wonderful homemaker who cared for family.
Valerie leaves behind her loving husband of 17 years, Charles M. Muller, of Utica; her mother, Margaret Chester of Chandler, Ariz.; a son, Ryan D. Muller of Utica; daughters, Sarena Peterson of Columbus and Bethany A. (Jeff) George of Newark; brothers, James Chester of Greer, S.C., and John Chester of Chandler, Ariz.; a sister, Patricia (Chester) Huge of Fredericktown; along with three grandchildren.
Valerie was preceded in death by her father, James E. Chester.
Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark, where funeral will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Philip McMurrin will officiate. Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery, Mount Vernon.
To sign an online guest book, visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com and click on guest book/obituary.
MOUNT VERNON — Dorothy (Matthews) Park, 61, of Mount Vernon passed away Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, at the Whispering Hills Care Center in Mount Vernon.
She was born May 6, 1943, in Giles County, Tenn., the daughter of William J. and Annie I. (Eubanks) Matthews and had been a resident of the Mount Vernon area since 1948, coming here from Tennessee.
She is survived by three sons, Timothy E. (Lisa) Lawson of Mount Vernon, Gregory E. (Jody) Lawson of Howard and Jason E. Lawson of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Jana D. (Greg Starkey) Wirick of Mount Vernon; 11 grandchildren, Brandy Lawson, Garrett Lawson, Morgan Lawson, Jessica Grennell, Dustin Lawson, Damian Lawson, Dylan Lawson, William Lawson, Mark Lawson, Amanda Wirick and Bobby Wirick; a great-grandson, Hayden Anderson; her sister, Elvory Matthews of Mount Vernon; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, J.C. Matthews and Lawrence Matthews; and five sisters, Annie Mearns, Willadean Harris, Louise Ferenbaugh, Sandra Dickerson and Margaret Hess.
Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where a funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. Her grandson, Dustin Lawson, will officiate. Interment will follow in Mound View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the caring staff of the Whispering Hills Care Center in Mount Vernon. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Chad M. Spencer
MOUNT VERNON — Chad Michael Spencer, 22, of Mount Vernon died unexpectedly Friday, Jan. 14, 2005.
He was born Feb. 24, 1982, in Norwalk, the son of Michael Wayne and Debbie Lynn (Patchin) Spencer. Chad had attended Mount Vernon High School, and was employed with Bebout Masonry. He was also an avid motor sport enthusiast. Chad loved children, especially his six nephews.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by three sisters, Dawn (Jeremy) Hanna of Bladensburg, Jennifer Spencer and her boyfriend, Joseph Stanley, of Lexington, Ky., and Catrina (Rick) Glaze of Centerburg; his paternal grandmother, Myrtle Spencer of Lexington, Ky.; paternal great-grandmother, Nettie Spencer of Fowlerton, Ind.; six nephews, Joshua, Tyler, Corey, Jonathon, Justin and Zachary; and several aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Billy P. Spencer; and his maternal grandparents, Edward and Ann Patchin.
Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where a funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. with Pastor Ben McKinstry officiating.
This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.