Walter G. Bishop
FREDERICKTOWN — Walter G. Bishop, 78, of Fredericktown died Friday, Oct. 7, 2005, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
Walter was born Dec. 7, 1926, in Columbus to Hoy and Gertrude (Grossman) Bishop and had maintained a farm north of Fredericktown most of his lifetime. He also had been employed at the former Harstine Implement Co. in Fredericktown for 30 years and retired from the J.B. Foote Foundry in Fredericktown. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. Walter was a hard working man whose passion in life was his family. He was devoted to his wife of 58 years and to his four children, most especially his special needs daughter, Sherry, who preceded him in death on Dec. 20, 2004, at the age of 47. Walter was a member of the Waterford Church of Christ where he had served as deacon of the church and Sunday school secretary. He was a member of Wayne Grange and had served on the board of directors for the Fredericktown Emergency Medical Services.
Surviving are his wife, Sylvia Aileen (Ebersole) Bishop, whom he married March 8, 1947; his daughter, Belinda (Raymond) Litt of Fredericktown; two sons, Leland (Susan) Bishop of Milford and David (Linda) Bishop of Fredericktown; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter, Sherry Bishop.
Friends may call Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown, where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with Mr. Steve Broughton officiating. Burial with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Forest Cemetery at Fredericktown.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Waterford Church of Christ, 20545 Waterford Road, Fredericktown, OH 43019. This obituary and guest register are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
David J. Hinkle
CHESTERVILLE — David J. Hinkle, 65, of Chesterville died unexpectedly Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005, from injuries sustained in a farming accident.
He was born Dec. 25, 1939, in Columbus to Floyd J. and Gladys P. (Frost) Hinkle. A life member of Operating Engineers Local 18, he worked as a crane operator and retired from Kokosing Construction.
He is survived by his wife of almost 47 years, Joanne (Fry) Hinkle, whom he married Oct. 25, 1958; sons, Jeff Hinkle of Mansfield, Jacob (Darlene) Hinkle of Mount Vernon and Jeremy (Robin) Hinkle of Chesterville; daughters, Jennifer (Brian) Jacobson of Mount Gilead and Jody (Brian) Pauley of Chesterville; 20 grandchildren; a great-grandson; two sisters; four brothers; and a brother-in-law and sisters-in-law.
He was preceded in death by a son, Harold J. “Jim” Hinkle; a granddaughter; two brothers; a sister; and a sister-in-law.
The family will greet friends Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where service will be Monday at 11 a.m. Pastor Paul Staton will officiate and burial will follow in Fargo Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
FREDERICKTOWN — Shirley Seymour, 73, of Salem Avenue, Fredericktown, passed away Friday, Oct. 7, 2005, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
She was born in Butler on May 28, 1932, the daughter of Doyal and Mary (Beveridge) Loney. Shirley was a member of the Christ the King Community Church.
She is survived by a son, Steve Seymour of Fredericktown; a sister-in-law, Louise Loney of Shinston, W.Va.; uncle and aunt, Edwin (Mary) Beveridge of Bellville; a special cousin, Lynn (Denise) Beveridge of Mount Vernon; and several other cousins, nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Loney.
The family will observe private services at a later date. These services are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Home, Fredericktown.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Christ the King Community Church, 15598 McClelland Road, Fredericktown, OH 43019. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Thomas E. Whittington
MOUNT VERNON — Thomas E. Whittington went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Oct. 6, 2005, at his home after a brief illness. He knows the reality of Isaiah 26:3-4, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee; because he trusteth in thee. Trust you in the Lord forever; for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength.”
He was born July 30, 1942, near Luray, Ohio, to Thomas E. and Ann B. (Johnson) Whittington. Tom was a member of Overcomers Christian Church and dedicated worker at the food ministry there. He was a member of Apple Valley Squares and enjoyed model trains. He retired from G.E. Superabrasives and was a 1960 graduate of Newark High School.
He is survived by his wife, Jean F. (Taneyhill) Whittington, whom he married Sept. 10, 1962; daughters, Jenie (Victor) Price of Eden Prairie, Minn., Jamie (Cliff) Sprague of Newark and Tomi (B.J.) Ward of Fredericktown; grandchildren, Jordan and Benjamin Price, Jacob, Anna and Kathryn Sprague and Reagan Joy Ward; brothers, Jerry (Kelly) Whittington of Powell and John (Laura) Whittington of Granville; a sister, Dianne (Jim) Harvey of Granville; nieces, nephews and several cousins, as well as a multitude of friends; and his special canine companion, a Jack Russell terrier, Jackie.
Visitation will be Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Centerburg Church of Christ, 3830 Columbus Road, Centerburg, where service will be Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 1 p.m. Pastor Joe Overholt will officiate. Interment will be in Newark Memorial Gardens, Newark. Arrangements are by Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, Centerburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Overcomers Christian Church, 103 Madison St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. A special thank-you is extended to Hospice of Knox County.
Donna B. Yost
FREDERICKTOWN — Donna B. Yost, 94, of Fredericktown died Friday, Oct. 7, 2005, at the County Meadows Nursing Home near Bellville following an extended illness.
Donna was born May 5, 1911, in Berlin Township, Knox County, to Harvey Richard and Anna Mary (Freed) McIntire and had spent her lifetime in the Fredericktown area. She was a graduate of Fredericktown High School and Miami University at Oxford, Ohio, with a degree in education. She taught for two years at Palmyra and Batemantown one-room schools in Knox County. Donna was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church in Fredericktown.
Surviving are her nine grandchildren, Anne Chubbuck of New York City, Todd Chubbuck of Chicago, Greg Chubbuck of Lincoln, Neb., Kate Jurjevich of Emerson, Iowa, Jeff Yost of Pittsburgh, Brian Yost of Los Angeles, Jennifer Belton of Waxhaw, N.C., Robin Kiesewetter of Delaware and Amy Yost of Lancaster; six great-grandchildren; her son-in-law, Robert Chubbuck of Bellevue, Neb.; two daughters-in-law, Nancy Yost Williams of Lancaster and Barbara Yost of Columbus; and three sisters, Carmen Kirkpatrick Ray and Dorotha Newland, both of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Alice “Allie” Ewers of Bellville.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, H. Raymond Yost; her daughter, Judy A. Chubbuck; three sons, infant son Larry E. Yost, and Dr. Barth D. Yost and Gary Joe Yost; two sisters, Sabra Young and Luella Kesler; and two brothers, Richard McIntire and Forest “Freed” McIntire.
A graveside funeral service will be Thursday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. in Forest Cemetery at Fredericktown. These arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown.
Memorial contributions can be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 17 S. Main St., Fredericktown, OH 43019. This obituary and online guest registry are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.