Eilene J. Adams
MOUNT GILEAD — Eilene J. Adams, 72, of Mount Gilead died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005, in Morrow Manor Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.
She was born Aug. 4, 1933, in Morrow County, the daughter of Ivan V. and Ethel C. (Carr) Sherman. She married Arnold D. Adams on Feb. 18, 1967. She worked several factory jobs and retired as the manager of the Leaf Convenience store at Route 95 and Route 71. Eilene was a member of the Pulaskiville Community Bible Church for over 30 years. She loved gardening and taking care of her lawn. It was said that she had a great sense of humor and loved telling jokes. She was known as a classy lady with a strong will and a strong Christian faith. Above all else she will be known as a caregiver and someone who loved helping people out.
She is survived by her husband, Arnie; their two children, Sherry (Terry Wines) Adams of Columbus and John E. Adams of Cardington; a grandson, Josh Adams; two sisters, Beverly Sherman of Mount Vernon and Faye (Chuck) Poff of Fredericktown; a very special niece, Robin (Shane) Forster; close friends, Linda and Alan Squires; family friend, Erica Lemke; other loving nieces and nephews; and many more dear friends.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son, Jeffery Head; a brother, Ray Sherman; and a sister, Elaine Williams.
Calling hours will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Craven Funeral Home in Mount Gilead, where service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Pastors Bob Smith and Steve Jobe officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery at Chesterville. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Pulaskiville Community Bible Church, 4865 County Road 98, Mount Gilead, OH 43338.
Priscilla J. Barker
UTICA — A graveside service for Priscilla June Barker, 80, of Utica, formerly of Columbus, will be conducted today at 1 p.m. in Union Cemetery, Columbus, with Christopher Easton officiating.
Priscilla died Oct. 7, 2005, at Licking Memorial Hospital, Newark.
She was born March 10, 1925, in Columbus to Lyle and Alice (Runkle) Barker. She was a member of East Side Church of the Nazarene, Newark; and was a private duty nurse.
She is survived by a brother, Walter Jasper of Centerburg; one niece and two nephews.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark, OH 43055. Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica, is assisting the family with arrangements.
COSHOCTON — Martha Sue (Williams) Kirkpatrick, 78, of 2195 Fulton Road, formerly of Walhonding, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005, at her residence.
She was born Dec. 18, 1926, in Coshocton to Barton G. and Hazel (Rodehaver) Williams. She married William A. Kirkpatrick on Sept. 12, 1948. She was a 1944 graduate of Warsaw High School, and attended the Kent State University. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, card club, and she loved sports, especially the Cleveland Indians and the Ohio State Buckeyes.
She is survived by her husband, William A. Kirkpatrick of Coshocton; two daughters, Sally A. Kirkpatrick (David Lambert) of Alexandria, Va., and Kristy Kirkpatrick (Kenneth) Kempf of Raleigh, N.C.; two sons, Kevin G. Kirkpatrick of Owensboro, Ky., and Shawn W. (Kathleen) Kirkpatrick of Alexandria, Va.; three grandsons, Kyle W. Kempf of Raleigh, N.C., Kary Kirkpatrick of Beaver Dam, Ky., and Nathan Kirkpatrick of Alexandria, Va.; three granddaughters, Kendra S. Kempf of Raleigh, N.C., Courtney Kirkpatrick Allen of Fort Dix, N.J., and Kayla Kirkpatrick of Alexandria, Va.; and also three great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Alice Williams Singer.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw with Pastor Larry Armentrout and the Rev. Willard Guy officiating. Burial will be in the Valley View Cemetery. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and until service time on Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3612 Maple Ave., Zanesville, OH 43702. Online obituary is available at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
Vivian C. Palmer
MOUNT VERNON — Vivian C. Palmer, 94, of Mount Vernon passed away Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.
She was born in Massillon, Ohio, on Sept. 4, 1911, the daughter of John Burns and Ida Burris. Vivian had been an L.P.N. working for the Mount Vernon Developmental Center, and later at the Morning View Care Center in Danville. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist City Church.
She is survived by a son, Jerry Palmer of Los Angeles, Calif.; six grandchildren, Keith (Linda) Palmer of Mount Vernon, Kerry (Georgina) Palmer of Gambier, David (Gayle) Palmer of Gambier, Jackie Austin of Indiana, Rhonda Emerson of Louisville, Ky., and James Palmer of Louisville, Ky.; and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Jim Palmer and Richard Palmer; and a brother, T.A. Ross.
Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon. A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Workman Cemetery.
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.
Mary Frances Smith
MOUNT VERNON — Mary Frances Smith, 92, of Allen Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005, at the home of her daughter, Betty Blubaugh.
She was born Jan. 6, 1913, in Fredericktown, the daughter of Tellis B. and Rosa M. (Horn) Woolison. Mary spent 70 years on the farm on Allen Road. She married Russell Dale Smith on Feb. 24, 1931. Mary worked at Mercy Hospital, Kenyon College, and as a nurse at the Ohio Eastern Star Home from 1957 to 1981.
She is survived by a daughter, Betty Mae (Donald) Blubaugh of Mount Vernon; grandsons, Richard Dale (Angie) Farley, Jason Lee (Laci) Farley and James Robert (Dana) Farley Jr.; great-grandchildren, Raven Mary Farley, Sidnie Lee Farley, James Lathan Farley, Joshua Farley and Jana Farley; and a brother, Paul R. Woolison of Gambier. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Mary was a warm, kind, loving person who loved her family so dearly. She will be missed by her family, close friends and neighbors. God bless her and keep her safe.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Dale Smith, on March 27, 1989; four brothers, Stephen Woolison, Lee Woolison, John Woolison and Charles Woolison; and an infant sister, Melissa.
Friends may call Tuesday, Oct. 11, noon to 2 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon, with a graveside service to follow in Mound View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 634445, Cincinnati, OH 45263-4445. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Thomas E. Whittington
MOUNT VERNON — Thomas Eugene 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 today 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.