Emma L. Fiske
MOUNT VERNON — Emma L. Fiske, 77, of Mount Vernon died Saturday, March 26, 2005, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon following an extended illness.
Emma was born July 7, 1927, in Bellaire to John Floyd Crumbaker and Evelyn (Dickson) Crumbaker Mentzer and had spent most of her lifetime in Knox County.
Surviving are three daughters, Patricia (Robert) Edwards of Wooster, Diana (Gary) Calabungi of Dayton and Sharon (Verlon) Bricker of Mount Gilead; her son, John Fiske of Mount Vernon; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Martin Crumbaker of Danville, Tracy Crumbaker and Phillip Crumbaker, both of Mount Vernon; and her sister, Mary Faith of Danville.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Fiske; her daughter, Carol Fiske; a brother, Marvin Crumbaker; and a sister, Beverly Joyce.
Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where a funeral service celebrating the life of Emma Fiske will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery.
This obituary and online condolences to the family are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Iris E. Flack
MOUNT VERNON — Iris Evelyn Flack, 93, formerly of Howard, died Sunday, March 27, 2005, at Country Court Nursing Center.
She was born April 5, 1911, in Lock to Hugh and Pearl (Andrews) Hutton. On Aug. 22, 1947, she was married to James C. Flack. He preceded her in death on Nov. 2, 1979. She was a member of the Milford Center Church of Christ and the Butler Grange.
She is survived by a daughter, Helen (Delmar) Littleton of Howard; two grandsons, James (Sandy) Littleton of Mansfield and Richard (Vicki) Littleton of Howard; five great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Letha Walk of Unionville Center and Billie Anderson of Marysville; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters; and two brothers.
A funeral service will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville. Minister Gene Lilly will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368; or online at cancer.org.
Marcella B. Flack
MOUNT VERNON — Marcella B. Flack, 87, of Mount Vernon died Saturday, March 26, 2005, at the Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon.
Marcella was born Aug. 26, 1917, in Mount Vernon to Thomas and Edna (Beckholt) McCullough and had spent her lifetime in the Mount Vernon area. Marcella was a hard worker, raising her five children, as well as helping her husband, Noa, maintain their farm in southern Knox County. She was a member of the Messiah Church of Christ and was a former member of the Morgan Grange.
Surviving are her son, Albert E. (Gloria) Flack of Newark; four daughters, Barbara J. (Carl) Baker of St. Louisville, Shirley A. (Fred) Laymon of Utica, Linda M. (Everett) Rutherford of St. Louisville and Teresa L. (Bill) Leffler of Johnstown; 14 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Noa Flack.
Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where funeral service will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or to the Martinsburg Community Building and left at the funeral home. This obituary and online condolences are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Creda I. Hicks
FREDERICKTOWN — Creda Inabelle Hicks, 96, of Fredericktown died Friday, March 25, 2005, in Silver Spring, Md.
Creda was born May 31, 1908, in Wisterman, the loving daughter of Josiah K. James and Laura Arminta (Kohler) James. She married the late Morris Coe Hicks, son of Earl and Floy Hicks of Fredericktown, in 1930. Creda is the loving mother of M. Lamar Hicks of Rockville, Md., and Leann I. Morrow of Charleston, S.C. Also survived by six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Creda graduated from Fredericktown High School in 1926, where she was a member of the high school women’s basketball, track and softball teams. In 1989, Creda was inducted into the Fredericktown High School Sports Hall of Fame (basketball). Creda’s accomplishments included, penning the lyrics for the Fredericktown School song; in 1949, co-founder and first secretary of the Fredericktown Band Booster’s Club; member of the First Presbyterian Church in Fredericktown since 1946, where she served as a Sunday school teacher, deacon and choir member; volunteered for 20 years with the Knox County Red Cross, where she served for several years on the board; member of the West Side Club; and served as Fredericktown Elementary School secretary for 10 years.
A service celebrating the life of Creda I. Hicks will be Saturday, April 2, 2005, at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Fredericktown. Burial will be in Forest Cemetery at Fredericktown. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Red Cross, 300 N. Mulberry St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. Please view the Creda Hicks obituary and online guest registry at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Charles W. Hilton
CENTERBURG — Charles W. Hilton, 96, of Centerburg died Friday, March 25, 2005, at Heartland of Centerburg.
A retired farmer, he is survived by his son, Raymond (Pam) Hilton of Centerburg; grandchildren, Jeffrey and Kenneth Hilton, both of Centerburg, and Lori (Michael) Mack of Cleveland; great-granddaughter, Cameron Hilton; son-in-law, Dale Willison of Newark; brother, John Hilton of Johnstown; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Virgie (Dudley) Hilton; a daughter, Maxine Willison; brothers, Estille, Stanley, Hargis and Jiles Hilton; and sisters, Ethel Porter and Viola Dupler.
Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg, where services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Carl Hankins will officiate. Graveside service and interment will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, Ky.
Dean A. Murphy
OUNT VERNON — Dean A. Murphy, 49, of Mount Vernon died March 26, 2005, at his residence.
He was born Feb. 15, 1956, in Mount Vernon to Floyd and Marjorie (Henderson) Murphy Sr. He was a member of the Elks Lodge 140 and the R&K Social Club.
He is survived by a daughter, Angie (Brad) Bowers of Mount Vernon; a son, Jason Murphy of Howard; two grandchildren, Alexis and Alex Bowers; his mother, Marjorie Whited of Mount Vernon; a sister, Stephanie (Roger) Woodring of Mount Vernon; and two brothers, Floyd (Sharon) Murphy Jr. of Mount Vernon and Chris (Donna) Murphy of Gambier.
He was preceded in death by his father, Floyd Murphy Sr., 1999.
Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home, where funeral service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. Mr. Ben McKinstry will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 182039, Department 013, Columbus, OH 43218; or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720.
This obituary may be viewed, along with an online registry, at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Larry L. Pipes
MOUNT VERNON — Larry L. Pipes, 56, of Mount Vernon died Sunday, March 27, 2005, at his residence following a five-month illness. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. For a full obituary and online condolences to the family, go to www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.