John Coleman Jr.
FAIRMONT, W.Va. — John J. Coleman Jr., 57, of Fairmont, Marion County, W.Va., and formerly of Mount Vernon, Ohio, died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at his home.
He was born June 18, 1947, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to John “Jack” and Elizabeth “BettyLou” (Payne) Coleman. He attended St. Paul’s Cathedral Grade School, Covington Latin School in Covington, Ky., and St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa., where he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy. Mr. Coleman was a senior publisher’s sales representative for Allyn & Bacon/Longman, since 1972.
He is survived by his wife, Maureen “Doll” (Farmer) Coleman, whom he married in 1971; his mother, Elizabeth “BettyLou” (Payne) Coleman of Pittsburgh, Pa.; his daughter, Heather C. Coleman of Mount Vernon, Ohio; Autumn (Matthew) Purdy of Westerville, Ohio; his son, Sean R. Coleman of Latrobe, Pa.; his daughter, Molly L. Coleman of Fairmont, W.Va.; his sister, Carol Coleman of Bridgeville, Pa.; his sister, Mary Pat (Ron) Imburgia of St. Cloud, Fla.; and his sister, Cynthia (John) Lewis of Pittsburgh, Pa.
He was preceded in death by his father, John J. “Jack” Coleman Sr.
Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Herbert R. King Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 2841 Woodland Circle, Allison Park, PA 15101 (www.kingfuneralhome.com). A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Catherine of Sweden Roman Catholic Church in Hampton Township, Pa. Please meet at the church on Saturday morning. The Rev. Regis Farmer will be the celebrant. Private interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the cancer organization of one’s choice or St. Vincent College, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650-2690; or to People’s Hospice, P.O. Box 1980 Clarksburg, WV 26302; include John’s name on donation.
Harley J. Hanna
BLADENSBURG — Harley J. “Sam” Hanna, 83, of Bladensburg died March 8, 2005, at The Inn at HillenVale.
He was born Jan. 26, 1922, in Carroll to Harley Jacob and Lillie A. (Poling) Hanna. He was a retired educator, teaching for 45 years in Henry, Preble, Knox and Licking counties. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater.
He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Parks Hanna, to whom he had been married 53 years; two daughters, Sherrell (Tom Benedict) Campbell of Bladensburg and R. Rochelle (Greg) Arck of Mount Vernon; three sons, Roland B. (Jackie) Hanna of Bladensburg, Nathan P. Hanna of Ionia, Mich., and James I. (Tracy) Hanna of Bladensburg; one foster daughter, Fati (Tom) Fuchs of Gahanna; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Paul W. Hanna of Frazeysburg and Ronald P. Hanna of Martinsville, Ind.; and three sisters, Ruth Brown of Columbus, Laverne Hanson of Canal Winchester and M. Gene Ramey of Mount Vernon.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Rachel Hanna and Christopher J. Arck; one brother, Keith B. Hanna; and one sister, Dorothy A. McClain.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be Saturday, March 19, at 11:30 a.m. at the old Messiah Church on Ohio 229. Mr. Ben McKinstry will officiate. The Harris-Dilley Funeral Home of Bladensburg assisted the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050; Bladensburg Fire Department, Bladensburg, OH 43005; or the Knox County Kidney Center, 14 Woodlake Trail, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
This obituary and an online guest registry page may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Lee Hershner Jr.
MOUNT VERNON — Lee Hershner Jr., 74, of Sychar Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
He was born May 13, 1930, in Mount Vernon to Lee and Edna (Farmer) Hershner Sr. Mr. Hershner retired in 1985 from Chattanooga Glass Co. He was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Ohio Gun Collectors and the National Rifle Association. Mr. Hershner served in the U.S. Marines from 1951 to 1952.
He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Lola (Wyant) Hershner; three sons, Dwayne (Leigh) Hershner of Mount Vernon, George (Christine) Vernon of Georgia and Dennis Lee White of Alexander, Va.; two grandsons, Derek Hershner and Christopher Vernon.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Dana Hershner; a brother, Bob Corbin; and a sister, Barbara Stotts.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, where a funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jamie Gump officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 110 E. Vine St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Hazel I. Hess
WEST JEFFERSON — Hazel I. Hess, 85, of West Jefferson died Wednesday evening, March 9, 2005, at Arbors West Nursing Home in West Jefferson. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
W. Jean Krebs
SUNBURY — W. Jean Krebs, 78, of Sunbury passed away at home Wednesday, March 9, 2005.
She was born Nov. 7, 1926, in Columbus to Andrew and Fannie (Shoemaker) Paskell. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she was a Sunbury resident for 40 years.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, James; daughter, Debbie (Daryl) Diller of Sunbury; grandchildren, Andy and Ron (Amber) Stein; stepgranddaughter, Jessica Diller; great-granddaughter, Lindsey; and sisters, Reta Wetzel of Tulsa, Okla., and Margaret Roell of Columbus.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by sisters, Leta Wilbarger and Lillie Smith.
Friends may call Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury. Funeral service will be Saturday 1:30 p.m. at Sunbury Christian Church, 250 Rainbow Ave., Sunbury, with Pastor Michael Bratten officiating. Interment will be in Obetz Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.