MOUNT VERNON — The Rev. Everett O. Altic, 93, of Mount Vernon died Saturday, June 18, 2005, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.
Everett was born Oct. 29, 1911, in Drake County, Ohio, to Rolland and Lillie (Lochner) Altic. He was an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene and had served several churches in the Pittsburgh District and in the Central Ohio District of the Church of the Nazarene. Everett was a faithful member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Mount Vernon where he was a willing worker on many of the churches ministries.
Surviving are his wife, Nellie (Marsh) Altic; three daughters, Lois (Joe) Wilson of Westerville, Donna (Robert) Hebets of Mount Vernon and Dr. Theresa (David) Kestly of Albuquerque, N.M.; three sons, Ronald (Deborah) Altic of Clearwater, Fla., David Altic of Lakeside, Mont., and John (Tina) Altic of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; his brother, Donald (Jean) Altic of West Milton, Ohio; and two sisters, Margaret Brandon of Dayton and Ellen Mire of Mount Vernon.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by five brothers, Robert Altic, Ralph Altic, Dennis Altic, Leonard Altic and Ned Altic; and four sisters, Rose Schnopp, Gladys Martin, Gertrude Hill and Violet Fine.
Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. Funeral service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene in Mount Vernon with the Rev. Mikel Norris officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Jesus Film Ministry at the First Church of the Nazarene, 807 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and online guest registry at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Amy M. Bricker
MOUNT VERNON — Amy Michelle (O’Byrne) Bricker, 31, of Mount Vernon passed away June 17, 2005, at her residence.
Amy was born May 31, 1974, in Mount Vernon to Emily (Boucher) Peck and Charles O’Byrne, both of Mount Vernon. She was a very loving mother and a beautiful and loving daughter.
Amy is survived by her two children, Justin and Ashley Flack; husband, Max Bricker of Mount Vernon; one brother, Roger O’Byrne of Toledo; stepfather, Jerry Peck of Mount Vernon; maternal grandmother, Bernice O’Byrne of Mount Vernon; Amy also has several aunts, uncles and cousins whom she all loved dearly.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Boniface O’Byrne; stepgrandfather, Pled Peck; and cousin, Addy Boucher.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home. The arrangements are pending at the North-Dilley Funeral Home.
MOUNT VERNON — William Chambers, 69, of Mount Vernon died Sunday, June 19, 2005, at his residence following an extended illness. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. The obituary and an online guest registry are at www.synderfuneralhomes.com.
Charles W. Custer
FREDERICKTOWN — Charles W. Custer, 83, of Fredericktown, formerly of Columbus, died Sunday, June 19, 2005, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. Obituary and online condolences to the family are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Kenneth H. Harmon
MOUNT VERNON — Kenneth H. Harmon, 70, of Mount Vernon died June 18, 2005, at Mount Carmel Hospital East in Columbus.
He was born April 9, 1935, in Mount Vernon to Kenneth and Ruth (Liggett) Harmon. He was a lifelong farmer and coon hunter. He retired from the Mount Vernon School System, as a bus driver, after being employed with the former Chattanooga Glass Co./Diamond Bathhurst Co.
He is survived by his wife, Suellen (Fidler) Harmon, to whom he had been married 42 years; a daughter, Gretchen Harmon of Mansfield; and two grandsons, Joshua and Aaron Quaintance, both of Toledo.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held Friday at 3 p.m. in the Amity Cemetery with Brother Philip McMurrin officiating. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of the 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.
Betty R. McNamara
FREDERICKTOWN — Betty R. (Cline) McNamara, 62, of Fredericktown died Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at Mount Carmel-St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville, from injuries received in an automobile accident.
Betty was born May 12, 1943, in Knox County to James Cline Sr. and Clara (Moran) Cline and had spent her lifetime in Knox County. She was a graduate of East Knox High School. Betty had been employed for the past 32 years at the Dana Corp. in Fredericktown.
Surviving are her husband, Robert P. McNamara Sr.; her two daughters, Annett K. (Dee Dee Bergs) McNamara of Mount Vernon and Ashley McNamara of the home; her son, Robert P. (Heather) McNamara Jr. of Mount Vernon; two stepsons, Rick McNamara of New Mexico and John (Terry) McNamara of Massillon; her stepdaughter, Delores Ann (Brad) Gardiner of Massillon; four grandchildren, Joshua Clegg, Travis McNamara, Brittney McNamara and Meghan Bergs; six stepgrandchildren; four sisters, Helen Wilson, Shirley Lawrence, Carolyn “Susie” Cline and Pam Cline, all of Mount Vernon; and two brothers, Robert Cline of Washington, D.C., and David Cline of Mount Vernon.
Two sisters, Maxine Cline and Jeanie Allen, and two brothers, Wesley Cline and James Cline Jr., preceded Betty in death.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown. The family will observe private graveside services. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown.
This obituary and online condolences to the family are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Helen E. Miller
LEXINGTON — Helen E. Miller, 98, of Lexington, formerly of Mount Vernon, died Friday, June 17, 2005, at the Morrow County Hospital Extended Care Facility.
Helen was born April 22, 1907, at Millwood to Winfield and Vesta (Sterrett) Stull and had spent her lifetime in the Knox County area. She was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church near Fredericktown.
Surviving are her son, Dale C. (Elaine) Miller of Bradenton, Fla., her daughters, Jane E. Houck of Mount Gilead and Nancy (David) Moree of Lexington; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; a niece and a nephew.
Besides her parents her husband, Doyal C. Miller, in 1982; her son-in-law, Harold W. Houck, in 2004; and two sisters preceded her in death.
There will be no calling hours. Graveside service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Workman Cemetery at Danville. The Rev. Paul McMillan will officiate. 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 the Salem United Methodist Church, 9680 Mount Gilead Road, Fredericktown, OH 43019; or to Hospice of Morrow County, P.O. Box 86, Mount Gilead, OH 43338. This obituary and online condolences to the family are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Margie E. Smith
NORWALK — Margie E. Smith, 58, of Norwalk died Thursday, June 16, 2005, at MedCentral Health System in Mansfield.
She was born March 6, 1947, in Banner, Ky., to Oliver M. and Goldie (Curtis) Hall and had lived most of her life in this area. She was currently co-manager of Chestnut Glen Apartments in Norwalk. She was a former employee of Norstat where she was the former chief steward of Local IBEW. She was a member of the Cline Street Freewill Baptist Church of Norwalk. She enjoyed flower gardening, crafting, reading, studying her Bible and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband of 39 years, William A. “Bill” Smith; sons, David Oliver (Lori) Smith of Norwalk and William A. (Jennifer L.) Smith Jr. of Monroeville; one granddaughter; brothers, Roy (Betty) Hall and Otto (Carole) Hall of Centerburg; and sisters, Faye Boggs of Mount Vernon, Jean (Ted) Goodman of Centerburg and Pat (James) Wilson of Willard.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Margaret Ousley.
Friends may call today, June 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. in Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk, where funeral service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. Pastor Aaron Boggs will officiate. Burial will be in Bloomfield Cemetery, Knox County.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cline Street Freewill Baptist Church.
Bobbie L. Watson
CENTERBURG — Bobbie L. Watson, 76, of South Preston Street, Centerburg, passed away Friday, June 17, 2005, at her home surrounded by her family, following a long illness.
She was born Aug. 25, 1928, in Swords Creek, Va., the daughter of John and Amanda (Jackson) Reedy. She was a member of the Mount Liberty Advent Christian Church, a former member of the Pythian Sisters in Centerburg, the Hilliar Township Fire Department Auxiliary, and the Order of the Eastern Star in Centerburg.
Bobbie was a beloved wife to her husband of 59 years, Dewey Watson, whom she married May 24, 1946, who survives her. She is also survived by a daughter, Pauletta J. Barnes of Rock Hill, S.C.; two grandchildren, Christian and Elizabeth Ashley Barnes, both of Rock Hill, S.C.; and a sister, Pauline J. (Carl) Hankins of Mount Vernon. Bobbie was a loving mother and grandmother, and was the light of her family’s life.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Earline Ball, Patty McGough and Kathleen Deskins.
A funeral service will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon with the Rev. Carl Hankins officiating. Friends may call from noon until the time of service. Interment will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
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.