MOUNT VERNON — Phyllis Antill, 73, of Kinney Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, at Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus. These services are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Vernon.
Roelof ‘Bill’ Beukema
DANVILLE — Roelof H. “Bill” Beukema passed away Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005, at the Morning View Care Center in Danville at the age of 95.
He was born and educated in Holland, worked in Venezuela, South America, as a mechanical engineer with the Shell de Venezuela Oil Co. for 25 years, retired to Columbus in 1961. He had lived in Knox County since 1976.
During World War II, he joined a small branch of the Royal Netherlands Army, which was trained in Canada and in Texas, and fought with the Australian and the British armies in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia).
Friends are invited to visit his wife, Marien, and his daughter, Connie Beukema Mengel, who has moved to Knox County from Cuyahoga Falls. Friends are invited to their home in Howard from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 17.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County or to the Morning View Care Center in Danville.
These arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Robert T. Huffman
FREDERICKTOWN — Robert T. Huffman, 41, of Fredericktown died Aug. 13, 2005, at his residence.
Robert was born April 16, 1964, in Mount Vernon. He spent most of his lifetime in Mount Vernon. Robert was an avid collector and a lover of music.
In addition to the original obituary, an extended biological family that he knew and loved also survives Robert. Sisters, Helen “Suzi” (Don) Endsley, Tamara (Ernie Smith) Hite, Tina Fawcett and Stacie (Gus) Behrens.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Byron Scott Shellenbarger; and nephews, Ronald E. and Rickie L. Hess.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Robert Huffman will be held Saturday, Sept. 3, at 6 p.m. at the New Testament Baptist Church, Ohio 95, Mount Gilead, with Pastor William Kirk officiating.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
James V. Kinney
CENTERBURG — James V. Kinney, 53, of Centerburg passed suddenly at Knox Community Hospital on Aug. 25, 2005.
He was born Oct. 1, 1951, to Marjorie (Clark) and the late Vernon D. Kinney.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen (Taylor) Kinney; mother, Marjorie Kinney; children, Melissa and Rob Kinney of Montana, Stephanie and Pat Fultz of Idaho and James “Aaron” and Jennifer Kinney of Centerburg; brothers, Charles (Mary Lou) Kinney of London, Robert (Carol) Kinney of Columbus and Donald (Rosalee) Kinney of Powell; one grandchild, Lily Anne Fultz of Idaho; father- and mother-in-law, Guy (Georgia) Taylor of Texas; and sister-in-law, Rebecca (Rick) Blayney.
He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon Dale Kinney; and grandmother, Hazel M. Kinney.
He was employed by Swift Transportation. On Aug. 18, he was married 32 years. He was a member of Chapter 777 “Spirit of the Son” Christian Motorcycle Association in Pataskala. A lifetime member of H.O.G. (Harley Owners Group), local chapters of Centennial Park Harley-Davidson in Pataskala and A.D. Farrow Harley-Davidson in Columbus.
Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Crouse-Kauber-Sammons Funeral Home, 225 N. Main St., Johnstown, with service to follow Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. John Dunn will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
An online obituary will be located at NationalObituaryArchive.com.
Betty J. O’Brien
MOUNT VERNON — Betty J. O’Brien, 74, of Broadway Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. These services are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.
James H. Perkins
CROSS JUNCTION, Va. — James H. “Jim” Perkins, 68, of Cross Junction, Va., died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005, at Winchester Medical Center.
Mr. Perkins was born Jan. 13, 1937, in Douglasville, Ga., the son of the late James H. and Maurine (Entrekin) Perkins. He was a professional engineer, having worked for Cooper Energies and part owner of Craftsman Controls, both in Mount Vernon, Ohio; he later joined HPM Corp. of Mount Gilead, Ohio, and Fuisz Technologies in Chantilly, Va. He was the holder of 177 patents. Mr. Perkins was a NASCAR driver in the 1950s winning at Daytona, Darlington and Atlanta. He was a lead singer for Joe South in the 1950s while attending Georgia Tech. Mr. Perkins was a member of the Civil Air Patrol, and local pilots association. In 1976 he held one of only four foreign pilots’ licenses in South Africa. Mr. Perkins was currently taking German and advanced calculus at Lord Fairfax Community College. He was a member, deacon and choir member of First Christian Church in Mount Vernon. He was a graduate of Georgia Tech, with degrees in electrical engineering and mechanical engineering. Mr. Perkins was the owner of Blue Ridge Aviation in White Post, Va., and had flown for over 40 years. He was an aviation mechanic holding Airframe & Powerplant license with inspection authorization. He loved to encourage youth to fly. His love for flying was second only to his love for his family.
He married Jacqueline Ann Murphy on Nov. 28, 1959, in Atlanta, Ga.
Surviving with his wife are a daughter, Linda Ruth Cruttenden of Upper Arlington, Ohio; a son, James Alan Perkins of Oceanside, Calif.; a daughter, Patricia Kathleen Kohl of Cincinnati, Ohio; a daughter, Michele “Cricket” Snyder of Apple Valley, Ohio; and 11 grandchildren.
Services will be Thursday at 8 p.m. at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel, Winchester, Va. An additional service will be held at Wynkoop Airport, Mount Vernon, Ohio, at a later date.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m., prior to the service at the funeral home.
The family requests memorial donations be made to Jim Perkins Youth Aviation Scholarship Fund, c/o Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter 1031, 491 Airport Road, Winchester, VA 22602.
FREDERICKTOWN — Bernice Young of Columbus Road, Fredericktown, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Monday, Aug. 29, 2005. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home.