Oliver S. Barnett
GALION — Oliver S. Barnett, 89, of 298 Mansfield St., Galion, died Monday, April 11, 2005, at Village Care Center in Galion after an extended illness.
Born May 3, 1915, in Belfast, Va., he was the son of the late William Barnett and Fonnie (Breedlove) Barnett. He was preceded in death on March 31, 1995, by his wife, Eula (Mills) Barnett. He was previously married to Lila F. Barnett and she preceded him in death.
He was a press operator at the former Perfection-Cobey Manufacturing in Galion, retiring after 47 years.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Donna Barnett of Galion; a daughter and son-in-law, Irene and Raymond Morris of Galion; nine grandchildren, Michael Lawson, Christopher Barnett, Stephanie Romona, Andrea Wildenthaler, Matthew Barnett, Kirk Barnett, Joshua Barnett, Lee Tanner and Rita Kalb; 16 great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 22 stepgreat-grandchildren; one stepgreat-great-grandson; a sister, Eileen Scheilder of Galion; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Earl Barnett of Columbus, and Herman and Frances Barnett of Mount Gilead; and a sister-in-law, Helen Barnett of Galion.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
A graveside service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in Crawford County Memory Gardens with the Rev. Bill Pavuk officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Richardson-Davis Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the HomeCare Matters Hospice, P.O. Box 327, Galion, OH 44833. An online obituary and guest registry are available at www.richardsondavis.com.
George R. Beckholt
AVONDALE, La. — George R. Beckholt, 78, retired from Shell Oil Co. NORCO Refinery, died Friday, April 8, 2005, of cancer at Hospice House in River Ridge, La.
Mr. Beckholt was born in Utica, Ohio, and lived in Avondale, La. Mr. Beckholt served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Westwego VFW, the Masonic Isis Lodge No. 407 and the Overseas Veterans Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary V. and Ray D. Beckholt; and a brother, Ralph L. Beckholt.
Survivors include his wife, Laura Faye Beckholt; three daughters, Gail Lee Hill, Bonnie B. Janusa and Mary B. Champagne; a son, Raymond Rex Beckholt; a sister, Janet Mae (Jim) Cline; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
The funeral was held Monday at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home, 1600 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, La. Interment was in Garden of Memories Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society, 2200 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 214, Kenner, LA 70062, are preferred.
Floyd Elswick Jr.
HOWARD — Floyd Elswick Jr., 80, of Howard died Saturday, April 9, 2005, at his residence following a short illness.
Floyd was born March 10, 1925, in Grundy, Va., to Floyd and Kelsie (Belcher) Elswick. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and retired from the Flxible Co. in Loudonville, where he had been employed as the machine shop supervisor.
Surviving are his wife, Goldie (VanDyke) Elswick; his two daughters, Shirley (Roger) Moody of Howard and Barbara Elswick of Davenport, Fla.; four grandchildren, Roger Moody Jr., Arlesa Madden, Travis Moody and Nathaniel Elswick; seven great-grandchildren, Savannah Moody, Brian Moody, Kayomi Payne, Michael Kyle Moody, Dakota Hagans, Aaron Moody and Logan Moody; and his brother, Charles Elswick of Conaway, Va.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Otto Darrell Elswick.
Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where funeral service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. Burial with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
This obituary and online condolences to the family are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Charles E. Glancy
MARTINSBURG — Charles E. Glancy, 92, of Martinsburg died April 10, 2005, at Knox Community Hospital.
He was born April 7, 1913, in Knox County to Charles W. and Myrtle (Meekins) Glancy. He was a member of the Martinsburg Church of Christ. He had been an active member of the Martinsburg community and especially enjoyed the euchre parties.
He is survived by his wife, Myrl (McCullough) Glancy, to whom he had been married 40 years; three daughters, Saralou (Dick) Swan of Utica, Linda (Dave) Hulse of Mount Vernon and Carol Glancy of Mount Vernon; one son, Keith (Velma) Glancy of Ocala, Fla.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three stepchildren, Betty Lynn, Don (Ruth) Cullison and Anita Bennett; several step grandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Glancy, in 1952; one son, Rodney Glancy, in 1978; one brother, Harry Glancy; and one sister, Bessie Swithers.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Harris-Dilley Funeral Home in Bladensburg, where the funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. Mr. Doug Swan will officiate. Burial will be in the Martinsburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Martinsburg Community Building, Martinsburg, OH 43037; or to the Endeavor Christian Church, P.O. Box 611, Lewis Center, OH 43035. This obituary, along with an online registry page, may viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Kirby D. Helmick
BUTLER — Kirby D. Helmick of 21805 Syler Road, Butler, died Saturday, April 9, 2005, from injuries received when his ultralight aircraft crashed near Butler.
Kirby was born Feb. 11, 1956, in Mount Vernon and graduated from Fredericktown High School in 1974. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator for Kokosing Construction Co. of Fredericktown. Kirby attended the North Liberty United Methodist Church, he was a life member of the National Rifle Association and was a member of Local 214 Equipment Operator Engineers Union.
Surviving are his wife, Rosemary (Crunkilton) Helmick; his children, Jeremy (Emily) Helmick and Tony Helmick, both of Fredericktown, and Holly (Jason Huff) Helmick of Bellville; five grandchildren, Brandon Helmick, Alistarr Helmick, Ally Helmick, Corey Helmick and Dakota Huff; his father and stepmother, Martin and Georgia Helmick of Fredericktown; his brothers, Gary (Barb) Helmick of Axton, Va., and Michael (Mary) Helmick of Fredericktown; and his sisters, Naspa (Gary) Stevens of Bellville and Gena Layfield of Roanoke, Va.
Kirby was preceded in death by his mother, Jean (Furby) Helmick.
Friends may call Thursday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown. Funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the North Liberty United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in North Liberty Cemetery.
This obituary and online condolences to the family are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Lyle W. Lyons
DANVILLE — Lyle William Lyons, 67, of Nashville Road, Danville, died Monday, April 11, 2005, at the Cleveland Clinic.
He was born Feb. 22, 1938, in Mount Vernon to Edwin “Eddie” and Evelyn Mae (Byers) Lyons. On June 30, 1956, he was married to Mariam Payne.
He is survived by his wife, Mariam; a son, Lyle (Marsha) Lyons of Danville; two daughters, Julie (Jan) Miller of Mansfield and Jennifer (Ronald) Summers of South Vienna; six grandchildren, Ben Miller, Anthony (Kim) Miller, Adam Miller, Jamie Summers, Tony Lyons and Ryan Sapp; a great-grandchild, Levi Lyons; and three brothers, Lynn, Larry and Lanny Lyons, all of Danville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Lee Lyons.
The funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville. Burial will be in Workman Cemetery. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the Danville Fire Department, P.O. Box 526, Danville, OH 43014.
Charles H. Metzger
SUNBURY — Charles H. Metzger, 86, of Sunbury died Monday, April 11, 2005, at Country View Nursing Home in Condit.
He was born Feb. 22, 1919, on Fredericks Road in Delaware County to Benjamin H. and Lula F. (Ulrey) Metzger. A lifelong area resident, he worked over 35 years for Timken Co.
He is survived by children, Danny (Jean) of Mount Gilead, Dale of Mount Vernon, Dianne Harris of Lakeland, Fla., and Darrell Metzger of Sunbury; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert (Helen) of Heath and Raymond (Jane) of Mount Vernon; a sister, Mildred Metzger of New Lexington; nieces and nephews; and his former wife and good friend, Bernice (Saunders) Metzger.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a granddaughter; brothers, Clinton and Joseph; and an infant sister, Joanne.
Services will be held at a later date for his family. Arrangements have been entrusted to DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury.
Memorial contributions can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Cecil O. Pruett
CENTERBURG — Cecil O. “Red” Pruett, 77, of Centerburg died early Monday morning, April 11, 2005, at the OSU Medical Center.
He was born in Russell County, Va., on July 9, 1927, to Archie and Maude (Griffith) Pruett. He served his country in the U.S. Navy for two stints during World War II and the Korean conflict. During his life he worked several jobs, most notably he worked for the GE Electric Corp. in Worthington, as an assembler and in many other capacities. He attended the Sparta Advent Christian Church. Cecil enjoyed working, gardening, watching sports, and, most importantly, he loved metal detecting.
He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Monna (Hunter) Pruett, whom he married on Sept. 8, 1952; sons, Steve (Linda) Pruett of Mount Gilead and Stanley Pruett of Columbus; daughters, Sue Ellen Craig of Centerburg, Shirley (Carey) Horlacher of Sparta and Mary (Buddy) Lloyd of Marengo; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Roy (Jane) Pruett of Centerburg; sisters, Jessie Van Auker of Mansfield and Vesta (Jack) Snider of Marysville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Alice Toth.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where funeral service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Carl Hankins officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Bloomfield Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1105 Mount Vernon Ave., Marion, OH 43302. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Elizabeth M. Shumaker
MOUNT VERNON — Elizabeth M. Shumaker, 75, of Mount Vernon died April 11, 2005, at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.