NEW CARLISLE — Hester L. (Adkins) Addison, 57, of New Carlisle died March 22, 2005, at Hospice of Dayton.
She was born July 18, 1947, in Marengo to Emmett and Ina (Phelps) Adkins Sr.
She is survived by her husband, Richard W. Addison, whom she married Sept. 27, 1968; children, Rich (Lisa) of New Carlisle, Christine (Nicholas) Roemer of Lebanon, Cynthia Addison of New Carlisle, and Mark Addison and friend Mandy Ferrell of Troy; two grandchildren; seven sisters, Ruth Pukansky, Betty Stephens, Dorothy Coleman, Eloise Freeman, Laura Mailey, Joyce Wertz, all of Marengo, Mary Fouts of Delaware; eight brothers, Emmett Jr., Eugene, Enoch, Ernie, James, all of Marengo, Franklin, Ellet, both of Cardington, Joney of Chesterville.
Calling hours will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. Pastor Brad Duncan will officiate. Interment will follow in the Marengo Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Elaine B. Dayton
MOUNT VERNON — Elaine B. Dayton, 90, of Mount Vernon, formerly of Marion, died March 20, 2005, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home.
She was born May 13, 1914, in Union County to Thomas A. and Ethel M. (Downs) Ballinger. She was a member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, where she was active with the Women’s Society of the church and the Mary Circle. She was also a former member of the Prospect Street United Methodist Church in Marion. She graduated from the Ohio University School of Journalism in 1938, where she was the only female member of the Phi Beta Tau Journalism Fraternity. For 10 years she worked for the Ohio Christian News in Columbus. She retired in 1976, after serving 34 years as the featured editor for the Marion Star Newspaper.
She is survived by a sister, Althea (Col. Hugh E.) Hookway of Mount Vernon; a nephew, the Rev. Hugh (Judith) Hookway Jr. of Alliance; two nieces, Judith M. Hookway of Alliance and Margaret (Gary) Shanks of Lynchburg, Va.; and several more nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Dayton; and her mother-in-law, Mildred Brenner Dayton.
The funeral will be Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home, with the Revs. Hugh Hookway Jr. and Rodney Buchanan officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to services. Graveside service will be Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in Marion Cemetery at Marion.
Memorial contributions may be made to Prospect United Methodist Church Choir, 185 S. Prospect St., Marion, OH 43302. This obituary, along with an online guest registry page, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Sara ‘Sally’ DeLaurentis
MOUNT VERNON — Sara “Sally” DeLaurentis, 81, a resident of the Country Club Retirement Campus, formerly of Gambier Street in Mount Vernon, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at the Knox Community Hospital.
She was born April 23, 1923, in Greenville, Pa., the daughter of Frank and Maria (DiMarzio) Luciani and had been a resident of the Mount Vernon area for 36 years. Sally was retired from the Mount Vernon City Schools, where she had worked as a library aide. She was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.
She is survived by four sons, Peter C. (Karin) DeLaurentis of Columbus, John (Brenda) DeLaurentis of Albuquerque, N.M., James (Meg) DeLaurentis of Columbus and Michael (Maggie) DeLaurentis of Seattle, Wash.; five daughters, Barbara Wade of Knoxville, Tenn., Eileen (Dave) Coulter of Plymouth, Ohio, Christine DeLaurentis of Columbus, Kathryn DeLaurentis of New Jersey, and Elizabeth DeLaurentis of Winter Park, Fla.; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Tony Luciani of Greenville, Pa., and Joseph Luciani of San Diego, Calif.; two sisters, Toni Thomas of Jacksonville, Fla., and Ann Maida of Portsmouth, R.I.; and two sisters-in-law, Virginia DeLaurentis and Rose Stumpff.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband, C. Charles DeLaurentis; and a sister, Mary Venturella.
Friends may call Friday, March 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. The Rev. Ted Thomas will be the celebrant for a service Saturday at 10 a.m. at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church or the Elementary Libraries of the Mount Vernon City Schools. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Chester A. Haldeman, 81, of Murray Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home.
Leland ‘Dick’ Sunkle
FREDERICKTOWN — A funeral service for Leland E. ‘Dick’ Sunkle, 79, of Fredericktown will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with Bruce Hissong officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Mr. Sunkle passed away March 21, 2005, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
He was born on Aug. 6, 1925, in Newark to Edward Charles and Lola (Cooperider) Sunkle. Mr. Sunkle faithfully served his country in the U.S. Army in the Combat Army 278th Engineers during World War II. He was retired from the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union 189.
Leland leaves behind his loving and devoted wife of 55 years, Virginia (Boggs) Sunkle of Fredericktown; son, Richard (Sharon) Sunkle of Powell; daughters, Suzanne (Butch) Frusher of Hanover, Linda (Don) Glover of Purity, Nancy (Frank) Coad of St. Louisville; grandchildren, Chad, Todd, Luke, Brandee, Brooke, Brewster, Korie, Christopher, Alicia, Brittany, Matthew, Clayton; great-grandchildren, Kyle, Kesley, Kyleigh, R.J., Raymond and Kaitlyn.
Leland was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and two sisters.
Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to WNZR Lifeline Radio Station, 800 Martinsburg Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050; Fredericktown EMS, P.O. Box 37, Fredericktown, OH 43019; or Knox County Chapter of the American Red Cross, 300 N. Mulberry St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. To sign an online guest book, visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com and click on guest book/obituary.