Twila J. Culbertson
MOUNT VERNON — Twila J. Culbertson, 81, of Mount Vernon died June 15, 2005, at Knox Community Hospital.
She was born June 21, 1923, in Sunbury to Cepter R. and Hazel (Davison) Stark. She was a graduate of Sunbury High School and had been a longtime resident of Mount Vernon. She was the executive director of the United Community Fund for 24 years and a fund-raiser for the Mount Vernon Community Pool. She was co-owner of Guys ’n Dolls, a children’s store for 15 years and was a member of Mount Vernon Country Club.
She is survived by a daughter, Paula (Blaine) Young of Mount Vernon; a stepson, David T. (Ellen) Culbertson of Mount Vernon; a grandson, Scott (Meghan) Roberts of Reynoldsburg; six stepgrandchildren, Carl, Gregory, Courtney, Emily, Martina and Hilari Culbertson.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, George T. Culbertson Jr., in 1996.
Friends may call Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be Saturday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Mound View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary may be viewed online along with a guest registry page at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
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 American Legion Post 460 and Centerburg Conservation Club. He attended Fairview Freewill Baptist Church in Mount Vernon and was also a veteran of World War II in the U.S. Army Air 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-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 today 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.
COLUMBUS — Clayton Horne, 86, died Thursday, June 14, 2005, at his home.
He was a graduate of South High School, class of 1936; and The Ohio State University with a B.S. degree in geology in 1941. He served as a master sergeant in the 20th Air Force, Army Air Corps, in Saipan, Guam, Tinnian and Tokyo campaign. A 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge and the Shriners, he had a distinguished career with North American Rockwell as an industrial engineer.
He is survived by Sara, his loving wife, whom he married on Christmas Day in 1941; sons, Brian (Suzann) and Jeffrey (Terri) of Colorado Springs; daughter, Susan (Eldon) Hall; grandchildren, Carey (Jessica Page) Hall, Andrew Hall, Jennifer (Richard) Logan, Lindsey Horne and Alexander Horne.
Friends may call Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Novak Funeral Home, 4476 N. High St. (two blocks north of Henderson Road), where his funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Hospice at Riverside, 3595 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43214; or The Kidney Foundation, 1373 Grandview Ave., Suite 200, Columbus, OH 43212.
Kathleen O. Hough
MOUNT VERNON — Kathleen O. Hough, 69, of Mount Vernon died Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
Kathleen was born March 2, 1936, in Sand Creek, Mich., to Ernest and Mildred (Constable) Elliott and graduated from Sand Creek High School. She had been employed by Morenci Rubber Products in Morenci, Mich., Adrian Grain and the Ramus Co., both in Adrian, Mich. Kathleen was a member of the Weston United Methodist Church in Weston, Mich. She moved to the Mount Vernon area in 1988. Kathleen loved nature and most especially enjoyed bird watching.
Surviving are her husband, Ward Lee Hough, whom she married Dec. 30, 1955; her sons, Michael Hough of Hudson, Mich., and Mark Hough of Mount Vernon; her daughter, Wendy (Arthur) Pullins of Mount Vernon; nine grandchildren, Brandon (Brandi) Palms, Tisha (Eric) VanHouten, Tiffany (Ricky) Sanchez, Bria Palms, Nicole Hough, Sierra Hough, Kyleen Hough, Jason Hough and Christine Hough; seven great-grandchildren; her brother, Ernest Elliott of Frankfort, Mich.; and her two sisters, Vaneita Sanders of Morenci, Mich., and Priscilla (Travis) Bedsole of Wauseon, Ohio.
Besides her parents, a great-granddaughter preceded her in death.
Burial will be in Sand Creek Cemetery at Sand Creek, Mich. A memorial service celebrating the life of Kathleen O. Hough will be held at the Weston United Methodist Church in Weston, Mich., at a later date. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of one’s choice. This obituary and online condolences to the family are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Mary Lou Lovett
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Mary Lou Lovett, 70, passed away June 10, 2005, in Jacksonville, Fla., after a brief illness.
She was born June 28, 1934, in Akron to Ethel and Harley Babson. She lived most of her life in Mount Vernon, where she worked many years for the Knox County Health Department, until she and her husband retired to Florida to be closer to her daughters.
She is survived by her daughter, Cathy Gilmore, son-in-law, Samuel Gilmore, three grandchildren, Kelly Hacker, Jennifer Gilmore and Samuel Gilmore Jr., and four great-grandchildren, all of whom are from Jacksonville, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Lovett; and a daughter, Vicky Lovett.
She will be interred with her husband in Arlington Park Cemetery at Jacksonville, Fla.
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; two brothers, Jerry (Sylvia) Mathys of St. Louis and 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.
William F. Murphy
ZANESVILLE — William Foster Murphy, 71, of Zanesville passed away at 3:10 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at Genesis Good Samaritan Medical Center.
Bill was born Feb. 17, 1934, in Columbus to William David and Margaret (Foster) Murphy. He was a graduate of Muskingum College receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing. He retired from American Electric Power. He was a member of Central Presbyterian Church, where he was an elder and deacon, 32nd Degree Mason Scottish Rite Valley of Cambridge, clerk of Perry Township for 20 years, Ohio Power Golf League, and an advisor for Junior Achievement in Canton.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy (Cochran) Murphy, of the home; three sons, Michael (Kerri) Murphy of Worthington, Patrick (Jonathon Mihoch) Murphy of Zanesville and Sean (Michelle) Murphy of Lewis Center; a daughter, Michelle (David) Ertle of Massillon; seven grandchildren, Wesley Murphy, Madison Murphy, Tara Murphy, David Ertle, Cory (Tiffany) Ertle, Nicole (Tim) Dawson and Stacy (Curt) Stevenson; and four great-grandchildren, Alexianne Dawson, Blaise Dawson, Jordan Stevenson and Ashlie Stevenson.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret McConnell.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Central Presbyterian Church, 40 N. Sixth St., Zanesville, with the Rev. Ray Morrison officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations may be made to Central Presbyterian Church or to the Perry Township Fire Department.
The Snouffer Funeral Home, 1150 W. Military Road, Zanesville, has been entrusted to care for the Murphy family. To send a note of condolence to the family, visit www.snoufferfuneralhome.com and click obituaries or call (740) 450-8000.
Sarah L. Rowley Memorial notice
TITUSVILLE, Fla. — Sarah L. Rowley, 95, a former Mount Vernon resident, died Dec. 14, 2004, in Titusville, Fla. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Quarry Chapel Church with the Rev. Charles Ransom officiating. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. This obituary, along with an online registry page, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.