Albert J. Bostic
LOUDONVILLE — Albert J. Bostic, 74, of South Water Street, Loudonville, died unexpectedly Friday evening, Sept. 23, 2005, at his home.
Albert was born Aug. 26, 1931, in Russell County, Va., the son of Stallard and Alafair (Dye) Bostic. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, and was a resident of Loudonville the past 40 years, coming from Chicago, growing up in Virginia. He was a 29-year employee of The Flxible Co., retiring in 1994, also working 18 years at Downtown Shell, Loudonville. He was the retired owner of Bostic Auto Sales for 10 years. He was a member of Hanover Lodge 115 F&AM, King Cyrus Chapter 207 RAM, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus, and was a life member of Loudon Post 257 American Legion. He loved watching the Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians, and being “retired” and sitting on his front porch watching life go by.
He is survived by his wife, Lillie Phillips Bostic, whom he married Dec. 6, 1954, in Lebanon, Va.; four daughters, Debra (David) Thomas and Rhonda (Luster “Mac”) McDonald, both of Loudonville, Sandra (Rick) Morrison of New Philadelphia and Darlene Haun of Marshallville; four grandchildren, Jackson Haun, Waylon Ream, Cassiana Wigton and Noah Thomas; six stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild; 10 stepgreat-grandchildren; three brothers, Thurmond (Jeanette) Bostic, Earl Bostic and Arnold (Judy) Bostic, all of Virginia; five sisters, Thelma (Clide) Vance, Mabel Reedy, Myrtle Hess, Alma Gaye Byrd and Betty (Bob) Salyers, all of Virginia; and his brother and sisters-in-law, Frank and Shirley Phillips of Virginia and Shelbie Phillips of Newark.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Albert Jr. and Duanne Bostic; a sister, Bea Jackson; two brothers, Herman and Hurl Bostic.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 11 a.m. in Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville, with Glenn Hurdle officiating. Burial with military services conducted by the American Legion and the VFW, will be in Workman Cemetery, Danville. Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., where Hanover Lodge will conduct Masonic services at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Masonic Fund, c/o Hanover Lodge, 218 W. Main St., Loudonville, OH 44842. Online condolences may be made at www.byerly-lindsey.com.
FREDERICKTOWN — Joseph Gerome, 45, of Fredericktown passed away Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, at his residence.
He was born June 19, 1960, in Warrensville Heights to Frederick and Cora (Yeargen) Gerome. He was employed as a customer service representative in the tools and hardware department at the Polaris Parkway Lowe’s.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his loving wife, Annette (Peugh) Gerome, whom he married June 7, 1997; two sons, Coltn Butler of Fredericktown and Zack Roll of Kingston; a brother, Mike Gerome of Powell; and two sisters, Phyllis Hart of Mount Vernon and Sharon Childers of Newport News, Va.
A memorial service will be held today at 6 p.m. at the New Life Church of the Nazarene, 988 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, with Pastor Troy McNichols officiating. A gathering in the fellowship hall of the church will follow the service. These services are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Home, Fredericktown.
This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Loretta M. Meier
MOUNT VERNON — Loretta M. Meier, 85, of Mount Vernon died Sept. 23, 2005, at the Country Court Nursing Center.
She was born July 2, 1920, in Columbus to Jacob and Cecelia (Shaul) Reis. She was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She graduated from the Mount Carmel School of Nursing. She worked as a public health nurse, and a Registered Nurse at old St. Ann’s Hospital in Columbus, and Mercy Hospital in Mount Vernon, where she served as the head of Nursing Services for 16 years.
She is survived by her husband, Francis J. Meier, to whom she had been married 59 years; two daughters, Julie Meier of Columbus and Jodell (Dave) Fischer of Powell; four sons, Gregory (Rose) Meier of Wauseon, Mark (Mary) Meier of Mount Vernon, Matthew (Diane) Meier of Delaware and Jerry (Deborah) Meier of Parissipany, N.J.; a brother, Anthony (Regina) Reis of Cincinnati; 10 grandchildren, Noah (Valerie), Tyler, Grant (Libby), Melissa, Jon Paul, Erin, Kimberly, Todd, Alexis and Whitney; and two great-grandchildren, Avery and Emma.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by five sisters, Marie Eichner, Cecelia Van Oss, Theresa Reis, Margaret Weilbacher and Frances Naegele; and six brothers, Joseph, Edmund, Alysious, Frank, Leo and Charles Reis.
Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home, where a prayer service will follow at 7:45 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Ted Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 303 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or 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.
Nevada Lynn Stachler
NASHPORT — Nevada Lynn Stachler, 15 months, daughter of Russell L. and Jenny M. Stachler of Nashport, died at 4:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, at Children’s Hospital in Columbus.
Nevada was born June 16, 2004, in Zanesville. She is survived by her parents; a sister, Lily Stachler; grandparents, Bill and Beverly Stachler of Mount Vernon, Grace Harmon and Bobby Simmons of Newark and Ralph Harmon of Heath; an aunt, Tarah Harmon; great-grandparents, Evelyn DeWitt of Mount Vernon and Benjamin Keeran of Newark; three aunts and uncles; six cousins; and many friends and family who helped and cared in many ways.
Friends may call today from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Dresden Chapel of Vensil-Orr & Chute Funeral Home where services will be held at 7 p.m. with Pastor Dale McCallister officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 555 Children’s Drive West, Columbus, OH 43205; envelopes will be available at the funeral home.