Mary Kathryn Baish
MANSFIELD — Mary Kathryn Baish, 92, of Mansfield died Wednesday, June 1, 2005, in Winchester Terrace following a brief illness.
She was born March 27, 1913, in Mansfield to Allen T. and Mary E. (Koogle) Bell, and remained a lifelong Mansfield resident.
A loving mother and grandmother, she is survived by her three daughters, Elizabeth (Carroll) Pritchard and M. Marlene (David) Gibson, both of Mansfield and Judith E. (Ralph) Revennaugh of Fredericktown; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Mary was preceded in death by twin grandsons; and three brothers, Dale Bell, Ray Bell and Jay Bell.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. The Rev. Dr. David Hartzfeld will officiate. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to First Presbyterian Church or The Gideons International may be made at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Hubert F. Higgins
SUNBURY — Hubert F. “Hubie” Higgins, 72, of Sunbury died Wednesday, June 1, 2005, at his home.
He was born March 14, 1933, in Garrett, Ky., to Harry P. and Grace M. (Pennington) Higgins. A graduate of Garrett High School Class of 1952, he also played basketball and was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Following his military service, he attended the Mayo Vocational School in Paintsville, Ky., and became a fleet service clerk for American Airlines. A member of Sunbury VFW Post 8736, he enjoyed fishing. Always willing to lend a helping hand, he was proud of his service to country and his family.
He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Delphean (Leep) Higgins; a son, Jerry (Jane) Higgins of Galena; a daughter, Kathy (Chuck) Boham of Sunbury; five grandchildren, Terri, Christina, Aleshia, Tiffany and Casey; three great-grandchildren, Brandon, Brenna and Blake; brothers, Carlos (Earlie) Higgins of Marengo, Chester (Helen) Higgins of Columbus and Norman (Jane) Higgins of Ostrander; and a sister, Dorothy Higgins of Marengo.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a special aunt, Ola Thompson.
Friends may call Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where service will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. Pastor Denzil Owsley will officiate. Burial, with military honors provided by Sunbury VFW Post 8736, will follow in Sunbury Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 63445, Cincinnati, OH 45263. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Virginia E. Noell
MOUNT VERNON — Virginia E. Noell, 87, of Yauger Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2005, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
She was born June 23, 1917, in Chicago, Ill., to John and Hazel (Peters) Erickson.
She is survived by her son, Robert (Penelope) Noell of Mount Vernon; three grandchildren, Kimberly (David) Wayne, Susan Noell and Whitney Tannehill; and four grandchildren, Justin Elle, Maggie, Avery and Griffin.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert Noell, whom she married Jan. 10, 1939; a brother, John Erickson; a sister, Jane Taylor; and an infant sister.
Friends may call Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. with Mr. John Bryant officiating. A graveside service will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Spring Grove Cemetery at Cincinnati.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude’s Hospital and can be left at the funeral home. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Alice (Williams) Singer, 72, of Clearwater, Fla., and Utica died Thursday, May 26, 2005, at the Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater.
She was born May 24, 1933, to Barton G. and Hazel L. (Rodehaver) Williams. Mrs. Singer moved to Clearwater in 1963 from Mount Vernon. She was a lifelong volunteer and homemaker, active in Pinellas County (Fla.) Schools PTAs, the American Association of University Women, the Upper Pinellas Association for Retarded Children and the Mental Health Association of Pinellas County. A 1950 graduate of Warsaw High School, she was a 50-year member of the Ohio State University Alumni Association and a member of the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Clearwater.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Larry L. Singer of Clearwater; a son, Col. Scott W. (Marian S.) Singer of Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif.; a daughter, Susan R. (Robert L.) Hardin of Columbus; a sister, Martha Sue (William A.) Kirkpatrick of Coshocton; three grandchildren, Ashley R. Hardin, Peter W. Singer and Katherine-Grace S. Singer.
The funeral will be Monday, June 6, at 10 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw, where visitation will be Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. The Revs. Gary Rinker and Willard Guy will officiate. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery, Warsaw.
MOUNT VERNON — David Thrift, 54, of East Street, Mount Vernon, went to be with the Savior he loved on Wednesday, June 1, 2005, surrounded by his loving family and friends.
He was born March 8, 1951, to Bee (Ortis) Thrift and Roy Thrift. David served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from 1969 until 1972. David’s life centered on the five things that he loved the most. He loved his God, his wife, his daughters, his ministry of worshiping the Lord on his saxophone, and telling others about his God.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Denise (Lannoy) Thrift; two daughters, Rachel and Erica Thrift; one sister, Lucy (Thrift) Shaff; one brother, Chris Thrift; two half brothers, Jack and Patrick Thrift; and a half sister, Letizia Thrift.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Bee Thrift.
Friends may call today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Covenant Christian Church of God, 13360 New Delaware Road, Mount Vernon. The funeral will be held immediately following the calling hours at 7 p.m. The service will be led by three of his longtime pastor friends: Pastor Russ Hylton, Pastor Don Matolyak and Pastor Tim Overly. A private burial, with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will be held in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
These arrangements are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. The obituary and online condolences to the family are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Shirley M. Turner
MOUNT VERNON — Shirley M. (Eggert) Turner, 78, of Mount Vernon died Thursday, June 2, 2005, at the home of her son near Mount Vernon, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Shirley was born Dec. 3, 1926, in Rochester, N.Y., to Lewis and Julia (Remington) Eggert and had spent most of her lifetime in the Mount Vernon area. She graduated from Mount Vernon High School and Bowling Green State University with a B.A. degree in Spanish. Shirley worked beside her husband, Harry E. Turner, as his secretary in his law firm and worked tirelessly on his numerous political campaigns. Shirley loved her family with a passion always working behind the scenes to promote their careers and taking none of the credit.
She was a devoted member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon where she was the last living charter member. She was a member of Knox Chapter 236 Order of Eastern Star in Mount Vernon and had served on the board of directors of the former Hannah Browning Home.
Surviving are her son, Harry (Lisa) Turner of Mount Vernon; five grandchildren, Josh Turner of Mount Vernon, Leila Turner, Jacob Turner, Hallie Turner and Rachel Turner all of Cortland, Ohio; her brother, Lewis (June) Eggert of Westerville; sisters-in-law, Joyce (Don) Morrison of Mount Vernon and Betty (Larry) Hard of Westerville.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry E. Turner; and her son, Thomas F. Turner.
At a later date, a memorial service will be held at Faith Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon, with Rev. Mark Wildermuth officiating.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and online condolences to the family are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.