Robert F. Overmeyer
MOUNT VERNON — Robert F. Overmeyer, 83, of Mount Vernon died Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at the Country Court Nursing Home in Mount Vernon.
Mr. Overmeyer was born July 22, 1921, in Crestline to Leo and Agnes F. (Stump) Overmeyer, graduated from Fort Wayne Central Catholic High School and earned his degree in chemical engineering from the University of Notre Dame. He served with the U.S. Navy in China during World War II. Mr. Overmeyer was employed as a chemical engineer at the Continental Can Co. in Mount Vernon for 45 years retiring when he was 70 years old.
He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Mount Vernon. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Mount Vernon where he had held all offices and was a grand knight. Mr. Overmeyer was an avid bowler and golfer, participating with the Businessman’s and Continental Can leagues. He was a former member of the Mount Vernon Elks Lodge and sang with the Elks Men’s Choir.
Surviving are his wife, Ethelreda (Meyer) Overmeyer, whom he married May 12, 1948; his sister, Joan (John) DiTroia of Saugus, Mass.; his brother, Donald R. (Teresa) Overmeyer of Defiance; nephews, John DiTroia, Michael DiTroia, Gary DiTroia, Dr. Richard Overmeyer, Gary Overmeyer, Dr. Thomas Overmeyer, Dr. Daniel Overmeyer, Dr. James Overmeyer, Joseph Overmeyer, Frank Boeshart, Paul Boeshart, James Boeshart, William Boeshart, William Collins, Philip Meyer, Bob Meyer, Ron Meyer, Anthony Meyer, Paul Meyer and Michael Meyer; nieces, Anita Kerr, Della Larrick, Meg Eesley, Regina Marks, Pat Laipple, Ellen Culbertson, Rosemarie Phillips, Phyllis Nyhart, Mary Collins, Rita Dudgeon, Barbara Robinson and Dorothy Wright; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his niece, Diane DiTroia.
Friends may call Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. A funeral Mass will be Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church with the Rev. Ted Thomas officiating. Burial, with military honors provided by the Knox County Veterans Council, will follow in Calvary Cemetery at Mount Vernon.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Church, 303 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and online condolences to the family are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Phillip E. Perry
MOUNT VERNON — Phillip E. Perry, 73, of Mount Vernon went home to be with the Lord on March 22, 2005, at MedCentral/Mansfield Hospital after a long illness.
He was born Dec. 29, 1931. He was the owner of P.E. Perry & Sons Inc. Excavating Co., a veteran of the Korean conflict, serving proudly in the 1st Infantry Division of the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Alice Perry; a sister, Marjorie McMannis; and a brother, Paul E. Perry.
Phil was a loving and dedicated family man who is survived by his wife and best friend of 41 years, Connie; daughter, Sandi Perry-Yoakum; sons, Phillip P. (Julie) Perry and David D. (Christy) Perry; loved and adored grandchildren, Micah Yoakum, Sharlene Perry and Savannah Perry; sisters, Alta May Hunter, Sue Delewese, Nancy Patete and Joan Kotsch; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Phil had a zest for life and a passion in farming and horses. His quick wit, humor and heart filled with compassion will be sadly missed by all. A very special thank you to his “extended family” at the Knox County Dialysis Center.
Friends may call today from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg. Funeral service will be held Saturday, March 26, 2005, at 10 a.m. at the Centerburg United Methodist Church, 23 Church St., Centerburg. The Rev. Gary Pollock will officiate. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware.
Thomas J. Pocs
GALION — Thomas Joseph Pocs, 48, died unexpectedly at his home in Galion on March 23, 2005.
He was born July 20, 1956, in Fostoria, the son of Joseph I. and Betty Jean (Feazel) Pocs and had been a Fredericktown resident for most of his life, moving to Galion eight years ago. Tom graduated from Fredericktown High School with the class of 1974 and The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in education. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon and for many years was a member of the Fredericktown Sportsman’s Club. He owned and operated Yost’s Shoes and Boots in Fredericktown for over 20 years and was recently an educator in the vocational training program at the Mansfield Correctional Institution. Tom has found peace.
He is survived by daughters, Jessica (Brian) Mead of Columbus and Tami (Bill) Mowery of Fredericktown; son, Joseph Pocs of Bellville; Sandra Craig; stepdaughters, Angelia (Ben) Konrad of Fayetteville, N.C., and Lee Ann (Kendall) Ivy of Jacksonville, N.C.; grandchildren, Chase and Morgan Mowery; stepgrandchildren, Caleb Harrison, Reagan Ivy and Lillian May Konrad; sisters, Teresa (Dr. Burton) Evans of Cincinnati, Patricia (Charles) Kuntz of Dublin, Nancy (Joseph Rameriz) Madura of Casper, Wyo., and Michelle (David) Bowlus of Columbus; and nieces and nephews, Jennifer Garcia, Kelly Arevian, Ashley Evans and Scott Bowlus.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Joseph Glenn Pocs.
Friends may call Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown. A Christian wake service will be observed Monday at 7 p.m. This obituary and a guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. — Henrietta Rodstrom, 97, of Hendersonville, N.C., died Friday, March 11, 2005, at Carolina Village Medical Center in Hendersonville.
Born in Holland, Mich., on June 29, 1907, she was the daughter of Martin and Emily (Saunders) Oudemool. Henrietta attended Hope College and received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Columbia University. In 1934, she worked as a missionary nurse at the Bahrain Mission Hospital. She was the second nurse to arrive at the mission where she cared for the Arab women. In 1935, she married the late Charles A. Rodstrom, the Bahrain representative for the Arabian-American Oil Co. Three of their four children were born in the Middle East during their stay. In 1949, the family moved to Larchmont, N.Y., where Charles “Rod” worked in the New York office of Aramco.
In 1971, Henrietta and Charles moved to Hendersonville, where they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Henrietta loved to travel, and had been to Hawaii, Alaska, Japan, India, Italy, England, Holland, Sweden, Mexico and the Caribbean Islands. Henrietta enjoyed reading, crafts, and was an accomplished knitter. In Hendersonville, Henrietta was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Muriel; sister, Marguerite Lauwenaar; and brother, Arthur Oudemool.
She is survived by two sons, Charles (Brenda) of New York City and Dr. Robert (Fran) of Mount Vernon, Ohio; one daughter, Betty (Claude) of Norfolk, Va.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.
A memorial service was held March 13, 2005, at Carolina Village, with the Rev. Glenn Hix officiating. A graveside service was held March 16 at Shepherd Memorial Park. The Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.
Donations in her honor can be made to The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County, Memo: Memorial to Henrietta Rodstrom, P.O. Box 1270, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
SARASOTA, Fla. — Maxine Schlosser, 83, of Sarasota, Fla., died March 16, 2005.
She was born June 23, 1921, in Lancaster. She lived in Mount Vernon most of her life, along with her husband, Houston Schlosser, who was a former Mount Vernon High School head basketball coach and athletic director, until the couple moved to Sarasota in 1982. She was a homemaker and a member of the Gay Street United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Karen Yarman of Sarasota, Fla.; a son, Houston of Garden Grove, Calif.; sisters, Julie Borman and Mathilde Cline, both of Wichita Falls, Texas; and four grandchildren.
The National Cremation Society in Sarasota, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.