Kyle M. Batten
LEXINGTON — Kyle Michael Batten, 5, of Lexington died Sunday afternoon June 12, 2005, near his Johnsville area home.
He was born Oct. 15, 1999, in Mansfield to Tammy S. Curry and Kristopher M. Batten.
In addition to his parents he is survived by two brothers and a sister, Kirk, Kellie and Kelson Batten; maternal grandparents, Chris and Timothy Michalski of Ashland; paternal grandparents, Konnie Nelson-Barnes and Gary Barnes of Ontario; maternal great-grandfather, Gus Mathys of Ashland; paternal great-grandmother, Olga Cohan of Mount Vernon.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Lawrence D. “Papa” Nelson; and his maternal great-grandmother, Bonnie Mathys.
Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. A worship service will be Friday at 11 a.m. in Lexington Church of Christ, 230 Delaware St., Lexington. Pastor Ben Pletcher will preside. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Kyle M. Batten Memorial Fund may be made at the funeral home or any Richland Bank location. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Nancy J. Beatty
HOWARD — Nancy J. Beatty, 68, of Howard died unexpectedly June 13, 2005, at Mansfield MedCentral.
She was born Aug. 13, 1936, in Natrona Heights, Pa., to Wilbur and Wilda (Andre) Oaks. She was a 1954 graduate of Bexley High School and worked within the business offices of Grady Hospital as a billing manager. She was a member of the Danville United Methodist Church and a former member of the First Presbyterian Church of Delaware.
She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl (Rich) Felton of Delaware; three sons, Doug (Rosie) Beatty of Indonesia, Todd (Brenda) Beatty of Delaware and Keith (Patty) Beatty of Johnstown; seven grandchildren; and a sister, Margie (Robert) Szaniszlo of Cleveland Heights.
On Nov. 26, 1955, she married Frank E. Beatty, who preceded her in death Aug. 5, 2003.
Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, U.S. 36, Delaware. Graveside service will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens at Columbus, with the Rev. Douglas E. Sweet officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 937 High St., Worthington, OH 43085. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Mary F. Bone
LOUISVILLE, Colo. — Mary Florence Bone, 87, of Louisville, Colo., died May 31, 2005.
She was born May 31, 1918, in Waelder, Texas. Mary is best remembered for her loving devotion to her husband, Richard; children; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. She always had a pet dog who was devoted to her. Mary grew up in Riverside, Calif., and was very athletic and adventurous. She loved the beach and swimming in the ocean; she enjoyed golf and taught Richard to play. In her later years she loved beautiful flowers, which she grew in her gardens.
She is survived by a daughter, Judith (Michael) Gray; son, Michael (Reba) Bone; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; and extended family in California and Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard “Dick” Bone, July 2004.
Interment was in Fort Logan National Cemetery a Denver, Colo.
James W. DeBoard
CENTERBURG — James W. “Pappy” DeBoard of Centerburg died Tuesday, June 14, 2005.
He was born March 12, 1914, in Tazewell, Va., to W. John and Mittie DeBoard. He retired from Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. in Mount Vernon. He was a member of Centerburg Conservation Club and attended Fairview Freewill Baptist Church in Mount Vernon. He was also a veteran of World War II in the U.S. Army Corps.
He is survived by a son, Charles (Joan) DeBoard of Centerburg; daughters, Linda (Kenny) Shields of Mount Vernon and Ardith (Don) Gray of Worthington; brothers, Fitz and Glenn “Shorty” of Mount Vernon and Art of Tennessee; sisters, Oria McGinnis, Rachel Lawson and Helen Meier of Mount Vernon, Minnie Bird and Laura White of Centerburg and Annie Kirby of Ocean Springs, Miss.; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces, nephews and good friends.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda; son, Roger Lee; grandson, John Lee; and brother, Marvin.
Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg, where service will be Friday at 11 a.m. Pastor Crate Sparks will officiate. Military graveside service and burial will be in Eastview Cemetery, Centerburg.
Kathleen O. Hough
MOUNT VERNON — Kathleen O. Hough, 69, of Mount Vernon died Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
Miles ‘Dan’ Mathys Jr.
MOUNT VERNON — Miles “Dan” Mathys Jr., 65, of Mink Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at his residence.
He was born Aug. 19, 1939, in Columbus, the son of Miles D. and Margaret R. (Devine) Mathys Sr. Miles was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving from 1957 to 1960.
In addition to his mother, Miles is survived by his loving wife, Ellen N. (Durbin) Mathys, whom he married Sept. 29, 1991; two daughters, April (Greg) Staats of Mount Vernon and Kathy (Dale) Kean of Alexandria; three stepdaughters, Sherry Eldridge of Englewood, Mary Ellen Peterman of Tipp City and Cathy (Walter) Alexander of Dublin; 11 grandchildren, Wesley, Caleb, Gabriel, Joshua, Jessica, D.J., Kelsey, Jamie, Kelly, Holly and Emily; a brother, Jim (Sharon) Mathys of Grove City; and two sisters, Connie (Tom) Evans of Mount Vernon and Kathy (Doug) Russell of Westerville.
Miles was preceded in death by his father.
Friends may call Friday, June 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, where a funeral will be Saturday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Steve Metzer will officiate. Interment, with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will follow in Mound View Cemetery. A memorial service will be Sunday, July 10, at 2 p.m. at Grace Brethren Church, 12426 Old Mansfield Road, Mount Vernon.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Dora Petry Phillips
FREDERICKTOWN — Dora E. Petry Phillips, 93, of Fredericktown passed away June 14, 2005, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home.
She was born in Gregory, S.D., to Walter Lee and Bessie (Shrimplin) Patterson. She was a member of the Grove Church of Christ; Knox Chapter 236, Order of Eastern Star; and the Harrison Grange.
She is survived by two daughters, Bonita (Carl) Williams of Howard and Sandra (Ed) Wright of Howard; two sons, Doyle (Debby) Petry of Fairborn and Darrell (Edie) Petry of LaBarge, Wyo.; 29 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Patterson.
Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home. A graveside service will be Friday at 11 a.m. in Oak Grove Cemetery at Gambier. Pastor Jamie Gump will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or the charity of one’s choice. This obituary, along with an online guest registry, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Joan Ruff, 59, of Fronce Road, Mount Vernon, formerly of Springfield, died Monday, June 13, 2005, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus following a brief illness.
Joan was born Dec. 24, 1945, in Pittsburgh to John and Ruth (Denk) Strella, and graduated from Saint Georges High School in Pittsburgh and Clark State University with an associate degree. She moved from Springfield to Columbus in 1994 and located in Mount Vernon in 1999 after retiring from American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) where she had been employed for 34 years. Joan was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon, and an avid quilter.
Surviving are her daughters, Ronda (Michael) Rickards and Nieve (Michael) Lykins, both of Springfield; her son, Gary Ruff of Dallas; five grandchildren, Nicholas Rickards, Brittany Rickards, Christopher Lykins, Marcus Lykins, Rachael Lykins; her companion, Ronald Goldman; her brother, George (Karen) Strella of Harrisburg, Pa.; her sister, Jeanine Yeater of Enon; and four nephews, Pete Strella, Greg Strella, Cliff Friedel and Tom Yeater.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, David Strella.
Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon. Funeral Mass will be Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon, with the Rev. Ted Thomas as celebrant. Burial will be in Saint Michaels Catholic Cemetery in Pittsburgh.
This obituary and online guest registry are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Lloyd E. Valentine
PLANT CITY, Fla. — Lloyd E. Valentine of Plant City, Fla., formerly of Mount Vernon, went to be with the Lord on May 24, 2005..
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Janet; three daughters, Nancy (Charles) McCluskey of Zanesville, Yvonne (Michael) Hilgeman of Batavia and Janice (Tom) Heichel of Westerville. He was the proud grandfather of eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Lloyd was the manager of the Fredericktown Automotive Supply for over 20 years.
A memorial service held at the First Baptist Church of Plant City, Fla., was followed by interment services at Florida National Cemetery. Lloyd was a World War II veteran.