HEATH — James King, 90, of Heath died Jan. 25, 2005, at the Heath Nursing Care Center.
He was born March 22, 1914, in Angola, Ind., to Earl and Glada (Shumway) King. Mr. King was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps and served on Iwo Jima as a staff sergeant. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion and was a 50-year member of the Moose Lodge. He served as an auxiliary officer for the state highway patrol. He was a Christian.
Mr. King worked for Ward’s and Rudin’s department stores and had his own Hoover sweeper repair business in Mount Vernon. He retired from the Newark Air Force Station in Heath.
He is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Isaman of Tucson, Ariz.; three sons, Jerry King of Stoneham, Mass., Mark King of Columbus and Martin King of Heath; granddaughters, Gloria King and Monica King; a brother-in-law, Boyd Watson of Mount Vernon; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline (Hoar) King, in 2000; and a sister, Martha Watson.
A family memorial service will be observed at a later date. Henderson, Van Atta & Johnston Funeral Service is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio or to the Licking County Humane Society. An online guest book and memorial is available at www.hvjfuneralservice.com.
Lydian J. Miller
WARSAW — Lydian J. Miller, 68, of Warsaw died Jan. 26, 2005, at Echoing Hills Village, Warsaw.
She was born April 19, 1936, in Dover, Del., to Joe A.L. and Minnie C. (Troyer) Miller. She was a member of Melita Church.
She is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Rosa and Ora Miller of Utica.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, David Miller.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Melita Church, 9956 Camp Ohio Road, Utica. Funeral will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow in Melita Cemetery.
MOUNT VERNON — Stella Minindeo, 92, of Mount Vernon passed away Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at Knox Community Hospital. The funeral will be under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Vernon.
Vera L. Moreland
MOUNT GILEAD — Vera L. Moreland of Woodside Village, Mount Gilead, formerly of Centerburg, passed away Jan. 26, 2005.
She was born in 1908 in Licking County to Blouch R. and Inez Grace Foulk. She was a member of the Centerburg Church of Christ. Vera had always been very active in the churches she attended, serving as Sunday school teacher, church organist, choir director as well as various other duties. She had been employed by The Salvation Army as a receptionist and also as a liaison aide for the Council on Aging.
She is survived by a son, Mark (Katrinka) Moreland of Mount Vernon; daughter, Marlene K. (Bob) Mason of Cardington; granddaughter, Tina (Mike) Huggins; grandson, Benjamin Mason; and a great-granddaughter, Jessica Huggins.
She was preceded in death by husband, Clay; grandson, Trent Mason; and sister, Mona L. (Ralph) Parker.
Friends may call Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg, where service will be held Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at 10:30 a.m., with visitation one hour prior to service. Fred Albrecht, evangelist, will officiate. Interment will be in Eastview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers Vera had requested sending donations to the American Cancer Society.
Monique S. Transue
MOUNT BETHEL, Pa. — Monique Serpette Transue died peacefully at home on Jan. 17, 2005, in Mount Bethel, Pa.
She was born in Paris, France, on Sept. 18, 1912, to Renee and Raoul Serpette. After father’s death in the battle of Verdun, she grew up at Deymier in Castelneau sur Gupie and in Bordeaux. She received a License es Sciences in chemistry from Universite de Bordeaux before marrying the love of her life, William Transue, on May 27, 1936. She returned with him to the United States, where she taught French at Mount Vernon High School and raised three sons.
After many years in Mount Vernon, while her husband taught at Kenyon, she moved to Binghamton, N.Y., and then to Mount Bethel, Pa. She loved summers in Bucks Harbor, Maine; swimming in cold water; music; travel; and the creation and consumption of good food. She was a limitless font of stories who brought nine decades of memories and centuries of ancestral lore vividly to life. She was a faithful correspondent to beloved friends on two continents.
She is survived by her husband; sons, William and John; grandchildren, Kit, Tom, Emily and Joe Transue and Mimi Gersoff; and great-grandchildren, Owen Transue, and Anya and Lindsay Gersoff.
She was preceded in death by her son, Jacques; and grandson, John.
She asked not to be grieved, but will be fiercely missed.