Evelyn Louise Barr
BELLVILLE — Evelyn Louise Barr, 84, of Bellville, died May 29, 2005, in Colonial Manor Health Care Center, Loudonville, following a long illness.
She was born Oct. 12, 1920, in Mansfield to Roy E. and Hilda (Smith) Butler.
She is survived by her daughter, Luanne Dill of Bellville; four sons, Raymond Barr Jr. of Minster, Thomas Barr and Phillip Barr, both of Bellville, and John Barr of Jeromesville; nine grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond E. Barr Sr., on Aug. 9, 1991.
The family will receive friends today from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. The worship service, giving Glory to God for the life of Evelyn Barr, will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in St. Paul Lutheran Church, 48 Church St., Bellville. The Rev. Douglas J. Pretorius will officiate. Burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to St. Paul Lutheran Church or the Memory Unit of Colonial Manor may be made at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Roger F. Calkins
VADALIA, Ga. — Roger F. Calkins passed away Friday, May 29, 2005, in Vadalia, Ga., where he resided for the past 35 years.
He was born in Mount Vernon to Frank and Gertrude (Stelts) Calkins. Roger was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a medic in the Philippine Islands during World War II. He was employed by the Cooper-Bessemer Co. in the 1950s and 1960s.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Loren, Merwin and Wendell; and a daughter, Nancy Lane.
He is survived by his sister, Martha (Dean) Simmerman; sons, Ernest, Larry and Doug of Mount Vernon, Gary of Grovetown, Ga., and Keith of Vadalia, Ga.; daughters, Kimberly Snavely of Heath and Karen of Vadalia, Ga.; stepdaughter, Kathy of Vadalia, Ga.; 15 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Services are being held in Vadalia, Ga.
Josefina De Pascuale
MOUNT VERNON — Josefina (Ventura) De Pascuale, 90, died Monday, May 30, 2005, at Knox Community Hospital. She made a peaceful passage with her loving son, daughter-in-law and four grandchildren at her side.
Josefina, a resident of Gambier since 2000, was born in Rio Cuarto, Argentina, on May 2, 1915, to Guiseppe Ventura, a master wood sculptor turned furniture maker, and Luisa Ferreyra. She married Juan De Pascuale, a musician, piano builder and avid rugby player, in 1937. After successfully establishing a piano retail business in Rio Cuarto, the family immigrated to the United States in 1956 and settled in Brooklyn, N.Y.
A fiercely independent and hard working woman, a feminist before the term was invented, Josefina protected and sustained her family through numerous life trials. Immediately upon arriving in the United States, she began working as a seamstress in New York City’s famed “Garment District,” and completed a career lasting 35 years working as one of the principal seamstresses for the designer Zurc of Joelle Bridal Gowns, a well-known New York-based manufacturer of high-end wedding gowns.
Josefina expressed her joy for living through gardening and making art. An accomplished oil painter, Josefina created over 300 drawings and oil paintings, mostly landscapes and portraits, rendered in a subtly expressive realist style. And for decades she lovingly attended to her backyard garden that exploded every spring with the spectacular colors of her favorite flowers — roses, dahlias and zinnias.
A deeply religious woman, Josefina was for many years a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Brooklyn, N.Y., and since 2000, a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.
Josefina is survived by her son, Dr. Juan De Pascuale, professor and chairman of the philosophy department at Kenyon College, his wife, Carola, their four children, Sebastian, Anthony, Sophia and Veronica; her daughter, Sonia Gimondo, and her four children, Vincent, Rosela, Dina and Ronald, all of Queens, N.Y.; her sister, Rosa Agostini of Rio Cuarto, Argentina; and numerous nephews and nieces, both in Argentina and New York.
A funeral Mass will be Wednesday at 9 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with the Rev. Ted Thomas officiating. A graveside service will be Friday in Flushing Cemetery at Queens, N.Y., where she will be buried alongside her husband of 60 years, Juan De Pascuale. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
This obituary, along with an online registry, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Geraldine M. Hoar
MOUNT VERNON — Geraldine M. Hoar, 82, of Mount Vernon died Sunday, May 29, 2005, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.
Geraldine was born Aug. 2, 1922, in Mount Vernon to Clifford and Goldie Grace (Vian) Frost and had spent her lifetime in the Mount Vernon area. Geraldine spent her time and energies loving and caring for her family, which she loved with all her heart.
Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Wayne Sapp, and Janet and John Hoar, all of Mount Vernon; her sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Patty Hoar of Fredericktown and James B. and Louise Hoar of Granby, Conn.; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Norland “Pete” and Maxine Frost of Mount Vernon, Ronald and Alice Frost of Howard, Florence Frost of Fredericktown and Marcella Reed of Mount Vernon; and a brother-in-law, Lewis Hoar of Mount Vernon.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Hoar; son, Carl L. Hoar; brothers, Marion “Art” Frost and Elmer Frost; and her sister, Iona Loney.
Friends may call Wednesday, June 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where funeral service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Bob Hendrix will officiate. Burial will follow in Ebenezer Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Parkinson Disease National Office, 1250 Hylan Blvd., Suite 4B, Staten Island, NY 10305. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Sarah K. Mullin
FREDERICKTOWN — Sarah Kathlyn “Kitty” Mullin, 90, of Fredericktown died May 28, 2005, at her residence.
She was born May 31, 1914, in Mount Vernon to Charles and Emma (Penhorwood) Trott. She was a member of the Fredericktown First Presbyterian Church. Kitty was a homemaker early in life, and later for 35 years, traveled with her husband as an administrative assistant in his representation of Associated Libraries of Philadelphia.
She is survived by two sons, Lyonel (Nick) Mullin of Fredericktown and Michael Mullin of Cincinnati; five grandchildren, David, Mark, Douglas, Joel and Stephen; two great-granddaughters; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Lyonel B. Mullin, in 2002; three brothers, Cameron, Ralph Samuel and C. Thomas Trott; two sisters, Ruth Wells and Betty Doup; and a sister-in-law, Leah Marion Mullin.
Friends may call Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in the Forest Cemetery, where a graveside service will follow at 1 p.m. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary, along with an online registry, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.