Fern S. Charlton
MOUNT VERNON — Fern S. Charlton, 97, of Beech Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, at the Country Court Nursing Center.
She was born Nov. 16, 1907, in Morrow County, to John and Emma (Heyde) Huvler. Mrs. Charlton was employed at Shalmar in Mount Vernon and at Westinghouse in Mansfield. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene where she participated in the Friendship Sunday school class and also enjoyed the Prime Timers Senior Citizens. Mrs. Charlton was raised, since she was 10 years old, by her late foster parents, Orlando and Emma Temple.
She is survived by her two loving daughters, Nancy (Ronald) Dunn of Mount Vernon and Ruth Ann (David) Blazer of Lenoir City, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Robert Dunn, Larry (Sherrie) Dunn, Dale (Jessica) Dunn, Mark Blazer, Terri (Scott) Denzien and Leah (Michael) Combs; seven great-grandchildren, Robyn (Tim) Patrick, Adam, Logan, Abbie, Leanna, Luke and Cora Dunn; two great-great-grandchildren, Victoria and Jonah Patrick; and a special friend, Carolyn (Wesley) Looker.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Charlton was preceded in death by her first husband, Lee Charlton; second husband, Ralph Charlton; six brothers; and three sisters.
Friends may call Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. A service will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Paul Merki officiating. Burial will follow in Wesley Chapel Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Kids-N-Kamp, 3440 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43202. This obituary can be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Elizabeth C. Gray
WESTERVILLE — Elizabeth Catherine (Driggs) Gray, 84, of Westerville passed away peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005, at the Kobacker House in Columbus.
She was born April 17, 1920, in Crooksville to Homer and Grace (Sheppard) Driggs. Mrs. Gray worked as a seamstress for Swan Fur Vault before retiring from Bank One in Columbus.
She is survived by her son, Charles Gary (Carol) Gray of Lisbon; a daughter, Nancy (John) Addison of Westerville; six grandchildren, Kelly Vaughn, Curtis (Trisha) Vaughn, Brian Gray, Adam Gray, Nathan Gray, Catie (Jim) Mehl; five great-grandchildren, Colette Vaughn, Cole, Lydia, Becky and Lexie Mehl; a brother, Ralph (Phyllis) Driggs of Lexington, Ky.; many nieces, nephews and beloved friends who were so close to Liz or “Tizzy.”
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Gray; a sister, Lorene (Driggs) Turrill; and brothers, Robert, La Verne and Delmar Driggs.
A memorial service will be Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the St. James Episcopal Church, 3400 Calumet St., Columbus, OH 43202. Burial will be in Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Kobacker House, Ohio Health Foundation, 3724 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43214; or to St. James Episcopal Church. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Johnny West, 66, of Murray Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, at Country Court Nursing Center.
He was born Feb. 14, 1939, in Knox County to John and Olive (Smith) West. Johnny was a member of the Numismatic Club of Knox County and the Brandon Baptist Church. He had been employed with Chattanooga Glass Co. in Mount Vernon and most recently with Carter Distribution in Sunbury. Johnny will always be missed for his unconditional love for his family and friends.
He is survived by his son, Joe (Darcy) West of Mount Vernon; four grandchildren, Clinton, Brett, Jeremy and Kayla West; two brothers, William (Betty) West of Medina and Richard (Cindy) West of La Belle, Fla.; and two sisters, Janice Williams of Mount Vernon and Lynn Ketter of Fort Myers, Fla.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife, C. Ann West; a son, Daniel West; a daughter, Julie West; and a brother, Charles West.
Friends may call Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Marvin Haught will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Brandon Baptist Church. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.