Betty J. Bill
MARENGO — Betty J. Bill, 72, of Ohio 229, Marengo, died Sunday, May 15, 2005, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
She was a lifelong Morrow County resident, where she was born on May 28, 1932, the daughter of Willie and Florence (Jennings) Mason.
She is survived by a son, Kenneth Bill of Marengo; three daughters, Nancy M. (Mike) Franceschelli of Columbus, Patricia J. (Thomas) Hubbell of Mount Vernon and Cynthia A. (Kim) Kafer of Columbus; five grandchildren, Cristina, Katherine, Kevin, Elizabeth and Rebecca; four sisters; and a sister-in-law.
Her husband, Ernest W. Bill, whom she married on Dec. 23, 1950, preceded her in death on Nov. 5, 2003. Two brothers, Marvin and Frederick Mason, also preceded her in death.
Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Gilead. The Rev. Beverly Hall will conduct funeral service there Wednesday at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Marengo Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Marengo United Methodist Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
CARDINGTON — Mabel Counts, 76, of South Fourth Street, Cardington, died Saturday, May 14, 2005, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
She was born July 19, 1928, in Dickenson County, Va., to Luther and Vadna (Owens) Owens. On Oct. 14, 1948, she married Dorse Counts Jr. and he preceded her in death. Mabel was a homemaker.
Survivors include her children, Rebecca (Warren) Henthorn of Mount Vernon, David (Vena) Counts of Cardington, Roger (Cindy) Counts of Michigan and Pamela Barton of Edison; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mabel was preceded in death by a son, Danny L. Counts; and two brothers, Leo and Wayne Owens.
Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Gompf Funeral Home in Cardington, where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Marlbourough Cemetery.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider Bennington Glen Activity Fund in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.gompffh.com.
Harold E. Hanson
BUTLER — Harold E. Hanson, 78, of Butler died the afternoon of May 13, 2005, in The Laurels of Mount Vernon following a two-year battle with cancer. He was a lifelong resident of the area.
He was born Sept. 9, 1926, in Jefferson Township, Richland County, to Charles and Ila (Sindlinger) Hanson. Harold served with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1946-48. He worked for the former Mansfield Tire & Rubber Co. and The Ohio Brass Co., before retiring in 1997 from HiLo Trailer Co. in Butler. He served as zoning inspector for Butler.
Surviving are his wife, Joretta B. (Bellew) Hanson; a son, Wayne (Linda) Hanson of Dublin; a granddaughter; a niece and nephew.
He was preceded in death by a nephew, Timothy Cloud.
Visitation will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Ken Kinley will officiate. Burial will follow in Zion Cemetery, with graveside military honors by the Richland County Joint Veterans Council.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Julia Malanowski, 78, of Mount Vernon passed away Sunday, May 15, 2005, at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Greenville, Pa. These services are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
Molly L. Stine
FREDERICKTOWN — Molly L. Stine of Waterford Road, Fredericktown, passed away unexpectedly on May 15, 2005, at her home. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown.