Opal M. Arndt
MARENGO — Opal M. Arndt, 80, of Marengo died June 4, 2005, at Morrow County Hospital Extended Care.
She was born Nov. 17, 1924, in Worton to Ernest E. and Zelda B. (Reynolds) Koontz. Opal was a 1942 graduate of Cardington High School and formerly owned OKs Fabrics and co-owned Tom Arndt’s Trucking Co.
She is survived by children, Brenda E. (Paul) Morse, Bartley E. (Barbara) Arndt, Benjamin E. (Bonny) Arndt, Beverley E. Wallace of Marengo, Bernard E. (Kathy) Arndt of Johnsville; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; brother, Kenneth (Janice) Koontz of Findlay.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Thomas, in 1977; daughter, Barbara Adams, on May 27, 2005; sisters, Carol Shelley and Faith Koontz.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 229, Marengo, where service will be Tuesday at 4 p.m.. Burial will follow in Alum Creek Friends Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Red Cross, Morrow County Chapter, 37 W. Center St., Mount Gilead, OH 43338. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Elizabeth A. Bailey
GAMBIER — Elizabeth Ann (Rush) Bailey, 44, of Gambier died Saturday, June 4, 2005, at the Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. The obituary and online condolences to the family are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Shane Chapman, 29, of Mount Vernon went home early Sunday morning, June 5, 2005, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born Feb. 5, 1976, in Columbus, the son of Randall and Virginia (Shrader) Chapman of Marengo. A graduate of Highland High School in 1995, he worked as a machinist at American Showa. He enjoyed quad riding, was an Ohio State Buckeyes fan, loved fishing, camping and everything associated with the outdoors. He was a jokester and never met a stranger.
He is survived by his parents; his 8-year-old daughter, Alissa Dawn; sisters, April Dawn and Tiffany Renee Chapman of Marengo; paternal grandparents, William and Joann Chapman of Westerville; maternal grandmother, Jane Shrader of Marengo; aunts and uncles, Bobby and Sandy Shrader, Debbie and Danny Huddleston, and Jim and Kathy Cantrell, William and Faye Chapman, Donald Joe Chapman, Woody Chapman, Michael and Angie Chapman, and Shannon Chapman; and many family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, William Shrader; and three great-grandmothers, Virginia Davis, Annie Atwell and Helena Keen.
Calling hours will be Tuesday, June 7, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Gilead, with the Rev. John Brainard holding services there on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Marengo Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Melissa C. Deem
MOUNT VERNON — Melissa C. Deem, 77, of Mount Vernon, died June 5, 2005, at the Country Court Nursing Center.
She was born Aug. 11, 1927, in Kenton to Earnest and Lillie (White) Columber. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and Knox Chapter 236 of the Order of Eastern Star. She was formerly employed at the Mount Vernon Developmental Center, the Knox County Joint Vocational School and Hiawatha Golf Course as a cook.
She is survived by two sons, Frederick Deem of Mount Vernon and Roscoe (Lydia) Deem of Herndon, Va.; a brother, Earnest (Linda) Columber; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ira “Barney” Deem; four brothers; and five sisters.
Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the North-Dilley Funeral Home where the funeral will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Robert Hendrix will officiate. Burial will be in Mound View Cemetery.
This obituary along with an online registry may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Ruth Heinlein, 81, of Mount Vernon died Sunday, June 5, 2005, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital. 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.
Lucille G. Jacobus
JOHNSTOWN — Lucille G. Jacobus, 76, of Johnstown, died early Saturday, June 4, 2005 at Bennington Glen in Marengo.
She was born on April 22, 1929, in Paintlick, Ky., to Joseph and Sally (Gaffney) Kuykendall. A homemaker and volunteer coordinator for Worthington Christian Village, she also assisted her husband in founding the Christian Churches of Johnstown, Mount Vernon, Sunbury and New Albany. She was actively involved in those various churches as greeter, pianist and Sunday school teacher. She was a current member of the Westerville Christian Church. The church was her life, known for her warm hospitality; she was a tremendous cook and baker, whose table was always open. A master gardener, she loved flowers, herbs, trees and nature.
Described as a servant of people, she was an outstanding wife, mother and grandmother.
She is survived by devoted husband of almost 60 years, Gail; children, Judy (Fred) Basham of Myrtle Beach, S.C., John (Cheri) Jacobus of Sunbury, Dan (Debi) Jacobus of Nashville, Tenn., Joe (Marta) Jacobus of Wilmington, N.C., Cathy (Mike) Stumpf of Sunbury, Debbie (Terry) King of Delaware, Jamie (Donna) Jacobus of Sunbury; 20 grandchildren, Andy, Julie Basham, Dawn, Jacob, Jared Jacobus, Douglas, Michael Hill, Danelle, Nathan, Amy, Matthew, Steven Jacobus, Ty, Lindsay, Joanna Jacobus, Ryan, Aaron, Carey Stumpf, Tarah King, Seth Jacobus; great-grandchildren; Savanna, Levi Boggus, Ellianna Jacobus, Julianna, Saylor Sizemore, an expected great-granddaughter; and brother, Frank (Jane) Kuykendall of Cincinnati.
He was preceded in death by eight brothers and four sisters.
Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Westerville Christian Church, 471 E. College St., Westerville, where a service to be given by her family celebrating her life will follow Tuesday at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Greenhill Cemetery, Johnstown. Services have been entrusted to DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury.
Memorial contributions can be made to Westerville Christian Church benevolent fund. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Floyd A. Reese
MOUNT VERNON — Floyd A. Reese, 82, of 715 Follin Ave., Mount Vernon, died Thursday, June 2, 2005, at his residence. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
Walter M. Rudin
MOUNT VERNON — Walter M. Rudin passed away at the Ohio Eastern Star Home, Mount Vernon, on June 4, 2005.
He has left a legacy of love, community involvement, and good will. Born Oct. 18, 1913, to John and Grace (Dann) Rudin, he was a graduate of The Ohio State University, College of Commerce. A loyal Buckeye, he was senior manager of the Ohio State Varsity Football team in 1934. He continued his support of OSU by participation as member of the Ohio State Varsity “O Association,” life member of the Ohio State Alumni Club, President’s Club and the Pace Setters Club. He was a recipient of the Ohio State Alumni Centennial Award, served on the advisory board of the College of Administrative Science and Pace Setters Board, and was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity.
A model of “the greatest generation,” he served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Jacob Jones [DE-130] in the Atlantic, European and Pacific theaters during World War II with an honorable discharge as a lieutenant, USNR. As a young man, he made his own way but returned to the community he loved, which he supported through his many activities and generous philanthropy.
He met and married the love of his life, Jane Stephenson, who was his best friend and lifetime companion. Jane was the perfect mate for “her Walter.” He was retired president of The Rudin Company Department Store; and served as president and/or chairman of the Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Mount Vernon, the Retail Merchants Association, Mount Vernon Country Club, The Old Homestead Club, Civic Improvement Association, Downtown Revitalization Committee and United Way of Knox County. In addition he was member of the Mount Vernon Nazarene College Advisory Group and the Heritage Row Restoration Partners in downtown Mount Vernon and a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow.
He has served as a trustee and an elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Mount Vernon and was a member of the Dan C. Stone Jr. Post of the American Legion, Aladdin Shrine and held a 32nd Degree in the Masonic Lodge. He was also past director of the First Federal Savings & Loan Association of Mount Vernon. He is the namesake of the Walter Rudin Award, given by the Mount Vernon Heritage Centre Association to community members who give time and talent to downtown revitalization. In January 2005 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Knox County Chamber of Commerce, an award that he fully appreciated because as he said in his own words “the community has been my life.” The Mount Vernon Rotary 100th Year Service Project is the Rotary Centennial Playground (at Riverside Park ) dedicated to Walter and Dr. George Deeley, friends and longtime members of the Mount Vernon Rotary Club. Though humble in nature, he honored his heritage and was a member of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jane (Stephenson) Rudin; sister, Margaret (James) Beam; brother, John W. Rudin Jr.; and parents, John and Grace Rudin.
He is survived by a son, Walter M. (Sharmon) Rudin Jr. of Upper Arlington; and daughter, Patti (Thomas) Albaugh of Mount Vernon; three grandchildren, Kathryn (Thomas) Commiskey of Granville, Ohio, Amy Baker of Chicago, Ill., and Justin Baker of St. Petersburg, Fla; two great-grandchildren, John and Emma Commiskey; and many dear friends who blessed his life with love and laughter.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be Wednesday, June 8, at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Mount Vernon. The family asks, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in memory of Walter, to The Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 1 N. Main St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
The North-Dilley Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is in charge of arrangements. This obituary, along with an online registry, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
MARENGO — Alex Vance, 75, of Marengo died at home Sunday morning, June 5, 2005.
He was born May 14, 1930, in Myrtle, W.Va., to Roland B. and Ida Mae (Runyon) Vance. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict, he moved to the Marengo area 25 years ago from Cuyahoga Falls.
He is survived by children: Patricia (Tom) Moorhead of Columbus, Terry Vance of Marengo, Clarence (Debbie) Vance of Livonia, Mich., Alexis (Dave) Waterhouse of Cardington and Sandra Jones of Sebring, Fla.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Joe and Roland Vance of Delbarton, W.Va.; and sisters, Cynthia Sturgill of Akron, Lorraine Swartz and Wilda Ferrando of Ashtabula.
He was preceded in death by wife of almost 50 years, Glenita J. (Stepp) Vance, on May 23, 2005.
Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury. Funeral will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Edison Enterprise Baptist Church, 3035 Ohio 95 W., Edison, with Pastor Edward Colegrove officiating.
Memorial contributions can be made to his church. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.