Edna M. Sheldon
MOUNT VERNON — Edna Marie (Didinger) Sheldon, 83, formerly of Danville, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home, Mount Vernon.
She was born Sept. 11, 1922, in Holmes County to the late Walter and Icy (Starner) Didinger. On Aug. 28, 1945, she was married to Floyd W. “Chap” Sheldon. He preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 1999. She was a member of the St. Luke Catholic Church in Danville, the PCCW and Ladies Auxiliary Legion.
She is survived by three sons, Greg (Cheryl) Sheldon of Danville, Randy (Jan) Sheldon of Powell and Terry (Linda) Sheldon of Danville; two granddaughters, Tara and Tanya of Danville; a brother, Gary (Carol) Didinger of Danville; and a sister; Imogene Blaha of Howard.
A funeral Mass will be Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Luke Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church, with an 8 wake service.
Memorial donations can be made to St. Luke, P.O. Drawer P; The Sanctuary; 302 S. Market St.; or the Danville Fire Department, P.O. Box 526, Danville, OH 43014. Fischer Funeral Home, Danville, assisted with arrangements. This obituary can be viewed online at fischerfuneralhome.com.
Lewis W. Vaughn
BELPRE — Lewis W. Vaughn, 84, of Belpre died Oct. 24, 2005, at the Camden Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg, W.Va.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Mary Ann (Bounds) Vaughn; four children, Robert Lewis Vaughn, David Vaughn, Steven Vaughn and Virginia Popovich; and five grandchildren.
Funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Leavitt Funeral Home in Belpre. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
An online register may be signed at www.LeavittFuneralHome.com.
Nancy L. Venis
MOUNT VERNON — Nancy L. Venis, 62, of Mount Vernon died October 24, 2005, at the Knox Community Hospital.
She was born Dec. 10, 1942, in Mansfield, the daughter of Cecil O. and Inez (Fox) Bender. She was a member of the Fredericktown Seventh-day Adventist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Lee W. Venis, to whom she has been married 42 years; three sons, Wayne L. Venis and Eric L. (Patricia) Venis, both of Mount Vernon, and Jerry L. (Tanja) Venis of Cleveland, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Carolyn Coffman of Marysville; and a brother, Ronald (Renee) Bender of Cleveland, Ohio.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home, where the funeral will be Thursday 11 a.m. Pastor Jim Howard will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fredericktown Seventh-day Adventist Church, 173 S. Main St., Fredericktown, OH 43019. This obituary, along with an online registry, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Virginia Ward, 95, of Upland Terrace, Mount Vernon, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
She was born Dec. 4, 1909, in Clinton County, Ohio, to William Arthur and Mattie Lenora (Albright) Siders. Virginia was a member of the Gay Street United Methodist where she had served as church school secretary and was very active in the Varsity Sunday School class and the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Pleasant Grange and Tan and Toil Garden Club. Virginia had worked as a seamstress for Rudins Department Store.
She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Jo Ann Ward of Bozeman, Mont., a son-in-law, Orla Conard of Mount Vernon; six grandchildren, Karen Seward, Colleen Hicks, Kathy Culwell, Scott Ward, Sandy Archer and Shawn Ward, 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Walter Ward; a son, William Dean Ward; a daughter, Wilma Jean Conard; two brothers, Walter Siders and Don Siders; and a sister, Ann Hodson.
A funeral will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Gay Street United Methodist Church, 18 N. Gay St., Mount Vernon, where friends may call one hour prior. The Rev. Dr. David Baker will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Living Memorial Fund at Gay Street United Methodist Church. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Sherman H. Weikel
BELLVILLE — Sherman H. Weikel, 81, of Main Street, Bellville, died Oct. 24, 2005, in The Cleveland Clinic.
He was born March 29, 1924, in Monroe County, W.Va., to Virdie and Mattie (Matney) Weikel. He graduated from Chester Franklin High School in 1939. He was a World War II Navy veteran, serving in the Pacific Theater. He had worked at the General Motors plant in Ontario, retiring in 1982 with 29 years of service.
He is survived by his wife, Doris (Wheatcraft) Weikel; a son, Dennis Weikel of Bellville; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Eugene Weikel of Chesterville; and a sister, Thelma Rogers of Linside, W.Va.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Kratzer; a grandson; a brother, Marshall Weikel; and two sisters, Naomi Steagall and Edna Hatfield.
Visitation will be Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral will be Friday at 11 am. Pastor Marvin Gasman will officiate. Entombment will follow in the Mausoleum of Oak Grove Memorial Park. Irvin Hiskey Post 535 of the American Legion, Bellville, will provide military honors.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Audra L. Well
SHADE — Audra L. Well, 96, of Shade passed away on Monday, Oct. 24, 2005, at O’Bleness Hospital in Athens.
She was born Sept. 4, 1909, in East Liverpool, the daughter of Wilbert and May (Brown) Willard. She was raised by her aunt and uncle, Maggie and Harvey Chaney. She was a graduate of Shade High School Class of 1929. She was employed for 16 years by Ohio University in Food Service and she worked for the former Stiffler’s Department Store in Pomeroy. She was a 4-H Club leader; previously belonged to the Home Demonstration Council; was a member of Harrisonville Order of Eastern Star 255, Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary, Walk In Garden Club; officer in Bedford Youth Center; was instrumental in starting Bedford Township Scholarships; and was a member of the PTA. She was a Union Steward at Ohio University, a member of the Meigs County Senior Citizens Center and Public Employees Retirement Inc. She was a lifelong member of Meigs County Democratic Party.
In addition to her parents, and her aunt and uncle, she was preceded by her husband, Vern “Dutch” Well, in 1990; two sons: Denver and Boyd Well; granddaughter, Alesia Well.
She is survived by her daughter, Donna (Guy) Morris of Pomeroy; sons, Vernal (Louise) Well and Larry (Judy) Well, both of Shade, Richard “Dick” (Chris) Well of Fredericktown and Jerry (Susan) Well of Shade; grandchildren, Wayne Well, Patti Gaul, Jeffrey Morris, James Morris, Bonnie Brown, Jack Well, Jill Well, Judy Jackson, Amanda Stanley, Jody Custer, Amy Krownapple, Whitney Ansel, Ashley Well, Ryan Well and Ross Well; several great-grandchildren; two brothers; two half sisters; and special friends, Kenneth and Dorothy Chaney of Shade.
Service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Pomeroy Chapel of Fisher Funeral Home. Officiating will be Pastor John Elswick and burial will be in Burlingham Cemetery. Friends may call on today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Eastern Star service will be conducted at 8 p.m. by Harrisonville Lodge 255.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Meigs County Senior Citizens Center, 112 E. Memorial Drive, Pomeroy, OH 45769; or Harrisonville Eastern Star 255, C/O Clara Mae Hysell, 28 1/2 Palmer St., Athens, OH 45701. Online condolences may be sent to www.fisherfuneralhomes.com.