Robert E. Blankenship
MOUNT VERNON — Robert E. Blankenship, 80, of Yauger Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, at Whispering Hills Care Center in Mount Vernon.
He was born June 1, 1924, in Hanging Rock to John and Hazel (Riggs) Blankenship. Robert was a member of the Sparta Advent Church of Christ and was active in several gospel groups including the Harmoneers, Lordsmen and the Landmarks. He owned and operated the Salem Nursing Home in Fredericktown for 15 years and also worked for the Mount Vernon Developmental Center in the activities department and returned as a foster parent.
He is survived by two sons, Donald (Corena) Blankenship of Mount Vernon and Ronald (Tharon) Blankenship of Bellville; nine grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; a sister, Evelyn Herdman of Franklin Furnace; and companion, Helen White and family.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Edythe Blankenship; a daughter and son-in-law, Carolea and Franklin Ruhl; and a granddaughter, Tracie Blankenship.
Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Rob Musick will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery at Fredericktown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sparta Advent Church of Christ Building Fund, and can be left at the funeral home. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Kenneth L. Casner
SEBRING, Fla. — Kenneth L. Casner, 80, of Sebring, Fla., and formerly of Centerburg, died unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, at his residence.
He was born in Trinway on Dec. 25, 1924, to Harvey and Edna (Trego) Casner. A graduate of Jefferson High School Class of 1943, he received an associate’s degree in refrigeration and air conditioning engineering. Kenny was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving on D-day during the invasion of Normandy, France. He worked as a maintenance engineer for 32 years for Batelle Institute by night and farmed by day. Member of the Linden Lodge F& AM 637. Kenny’s passion was farming, and he also enjoyed Florida, antique tractors, watching westerns and football.
He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Miriam (McClintock) Casner, whom he married on April 17, 1950; sons, Bob (Denise) Casner and Jim (Bonnie) Casner, both of Centerburg, and Dave (Ginger) of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Josh (Nikki), Jenny, Brock and Sean; and sister, Hilda (Art) Hillard of Lakeland, Fla.
Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., with Masonic services at 7:45 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where funeral service will be Saturday at 1 p.m. Pastor Ernie Moreland will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow in Liberty Chapel Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to The Salvation Army, 206 E. Ohio Ave., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Dale Everhart Sr.
HOWARD — Dale Everhart Sr., 58, of Nunda Road, Howard, passed away Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at his residence.
He was born April 11, 1946, in Mount Vernon to Boyd and Mildred (Carmicheal) Everhart. Dale worked for the Green County Highway Department in Springfield, Mo., before retiring in 1994.
He is survived by his loving wife, Deborah (Miller) Everhart; two sons, John Everhart of Howard and Dale (Lori) Everhart Jr. of Springfield, Mo.; a daughter, Eugenia (Dave) Swint of Mount Vernon; five granddaughters, Brenna, Sydney, Erin, Mindy and Alexis; two brothers, Virgil (Charlotte) Everhart and Boyd (Barbara) Everhart Jr., both of Mount Vernon; and a sister, Judy (Jim) Beach of Mount Vernon.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, McKayla Clark.
A graveside service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in Forest Cemetery at Fredericktown. These services are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 253 E. Church St., Marion, OH 43302; or Heartland Hospice, 6500 Bush Blvd., Columbus, OH 43229. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Noble T. Weir
GAHANNA — Noble T. Weir, age 86, of Gahanna, and formerly a 28-year resident of Delaware, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, following a brief illness and hospitalization at Mount Carmel East Hospital.
He was born in Xenia on June 25, 1918, son of Burt and Myrtle (Dill) Weir. Noble was a graduate of Gambier High School Class of 1937.
He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Louise E. Weir; daughter, Krista J. (Kenneth) Ball of Gahanna; son, James L. (Valerie) Weir of Indianapolis, Ind.; grandson, J. Shane Weir of Greenville, S.C.; and granddaughter, Kelly Vaughn of Bloomington, Ind.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Zaidah.
Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St., Delaware, where funeral service will be Friday at 11 a.m. Pastor Robert Mazzie will officiate. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery at Gambier, Friday at 2:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, friends may make donations in his memory to the Calvary Baptist Church, 1450 Troy Road, Delaware, OH 43015. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.