NASHPORT — Sarajean (Kerr) Blue, 82, of Nashport, formerly of Mount Vernon, died Oct. 25, 2005, at the Cedar Hill Care Center in Zanesville.
She was born June 2, 1923, in Knox County to Benjamin B. and Martha (Hyatt) Kerr. She was an avid mushroom hunter and cat lover. She was a wonderful friend and grandmother. Spending most of her lifetime in Knox County until 1999, when she moved in with her son in Nashport, to take care of her granddaughter. She worked at the former Shellmar Products Co. during World War II.
She is survived by two sons, David L. (Linda) Blue of Carrollton, Texas, and William “Bill” (Deb) Blue of Nashport; and three grandchildren, Hunter and Max of Carrollton and Katie of Nashport.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Blue, whom she married in 1942, he died in 1983; four brothers, Wilson E., Wilbur H., Gordon L. and Ben B. Kerr; and a sister, Helen E. Cochran.
There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in Liberty Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. David A. Baker officiating. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary, along with an online registry, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Hazel ‘Billie’ Brady
MOUNT VERNON — Hazel “Billie” Oretta Brady went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005.
She was born Oct. 20, 1913, in Mount Vernon to James “Dude” Forest and Alwilda (Lepley) Butler, and was a direct descendent of Benjamin Butler, one of the founders of Mount Vernon.
On Aug. 13, 1934, she married Daniel C. Brady of Augusta, Ga., and they made their first home in Long Beach, Calif., where their first two sons were born. She moved back to Mount Vernon while Dan was fighting on a battleship in World War II. Upon his discharge in 1945, they settled in Mount Vernon and had five more children.
She was an avid reader, and especially enjoyed reading her Bible and poetry. Her greatest desire to be a teacher was never realized due to the financial difficulties of the times, but she was a wonderful teacher to her children and several Sunday school classes. Her greatest joy in life was caring for and spending time with her family.
She is survived by three sons, James D. (Nancy) of Columbus, David D. of Gambier and Gene B. (Wendy) of Mount Vernon; two daughters, Nanci L. of Mount Vernon and Mary A. (Victor) Zapata of Fort Myers, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Suellen (Harris) Nugent; 13 grandchildren, Lauriza B. (Mark) Dillon, Jordan (Cheryl) Brady, Muriel (Joe) Neumeister, Brady A. Brady, Suzanne Brady, Fred Shutrump, Erich Shutrump, Joe (Christina) Shutrump, Daniel Brady, Jeremy Boucher, Jacob Boucher, Matthew Brady and Nicholas Brady; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1968; a son, Jerald L. (Suellen), in 1986; a daughter, Patricia Still, in 1995; and three sisters, Sylvia M. Butler, Lula Frye and Ida D. Reese.
Friends will be received Friday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon, where funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m., with Pastor Bill Fennell officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens, Mount Vernon.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Palliative Care Program at Knox Community Hospital, 1330 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or to the Temple Christian Academy at Mount Vernon Baptist Temple, 1481 Yauger Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. The obituary and online condolences to the family are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Edna M. Carroll
OCOEE, Tenn. — Edna M. Carroll, 85, of Ocoee, Tenn., died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005.
Survivors include two sons, Ken (Joni) Herdon of Hamlin, Pa., and Keith (Louise) Carroll of Ocoee, Tenn.
Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jim Rush Funeral Homes, North Ocoee Chapel, 2603 N. Ocoee St., Cleveland, Tenn. Private graveside service will be conducted in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens.
Scott J. Cherry
WARSAW — Scott Joel Cherry, 47, of Camp Echoing Hills, Warsaw, formerly of Columbus, died Oct. 21, 2005, at the Coshocton County Memorial Hospital Intensive Care Unit.
He was born Feb. 7, 1958, in Canton to Armon J. and Jean (Redinger) Cherry. He was a former bridge engineer and designer for the city of Columbus. He was also a member of the Coshocton Christian Tabernacle Church.
He is survived by his mother, Jean Cherry of Gahanna; a sister, Jill Molinari of Gahanna; and three nieces.
A memorial service will be Saturday, Oct. 29, at 3 p.m. at Camp Echoing Hills, 36272 County Road 79, Warsaw. The Revs. Phil Spriggs and Donnis Meek will officiate. The Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw is assisting with arrangements. Obituary may be viewed on www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
William F. Gann
MOUNT VERNON — William Frederick Gann, 80, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, at Country Court Nursing Center.
He was born Oct. 19, 1925, in Brinkhaven to John M. and Iva Pearl (Hoagland) Gann. On Aug. 28, 1946, he was married to Miriam A. Kribs. She preceded him in death on April 14, 1986. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Teamsters.
He is survived by three daughters, Sandy Tanner and Diana Frye of Mount Vernon and Brenda Haley of Alabama; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Fern Leach of Brinkhaven.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Yoho; and a brother, Arthur Snyder.
A funeral service will be held Monday, Oct. 31, at 1 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville. Burial will be in Brinkhaven Cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
This obituary can be viewed online at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
Leota M. Pickens
UTICA — A graveside service for Leota Mae Pickens, 96, of Utica will be Saturday, Oct. 29, at 11 a.m. in Homer Cemetery. The Rev. Jack Clouston will officiate.
Leota died Oct. 26, 2005 at Northview Senior Living Center, Johnstown. She was born June 13, 1909, in Johnstown to Stanton E. and Ida (Hatch) Bishop.
She was a member of Homer United Methodist Church where she played piano, was a member of WSCS, Homer Garden Club and Homer PTO. Leota worked at Watts Restaurant for several years where she baked pies.
She is survived by her son, Leslie (Pat) Pickens of Gahanna; daughters, Jeanie (Alan) Megaw of Utica and Dr. Janet Randall of Spencer; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Merle Guy Pickens; sons, Don and Bob Pickens; sisters, Mina Rhodeback, Etta Sesser, Faye Hughes, Grace Parr and Lois Bishop.
At Leota’s request there will be no calling hours. Contributions may be made to Homer Public Library, P.O. Box 49, Homer, OH 43027. Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Gary A. Straight
MOUNT VERNON — Gary A. Straight, 54, of Coshocton Avenue, Mount Vernon, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005, at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville after suffering an apparent heart attack.
Gary was born July 8, 1951, in Gambier to William and Mildred (Lancaster) Straight. He was a member of Christ the King Church in Fredericktown and the Laborers Local 1216 in Mansfield. Gary was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting.
He is survived by his loving wife, Debra (Sigman) Straight; a son, Kevin (Christina) Straight of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Kerie Hess of Mount Vernon; four grandchildren, Justine, Hope, Raelynn and Faith; two brothers, William (Carlyn) Straight Jr. of Mount Vernon and Carl (Sally) Straight of Mount Vernon; four sisters, Nina (Harold) Knox, Mary (Frank) Blair and Patricia (Donald) Ridenour, all of Mount Vernon, and Nancy (Ron) Peak of New Castle, Pa.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Maxine Kromoff; and a brother, David Straight.
Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, where a funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. The family will observe a private burial at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family and can be left at the funeral home. This obituary may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Edwin C. Veith
MOUNT VERNON — Edwin C. Veith, 84, of Mount Vernon died Oct. 26, 2005, at the Country Court Nursing Center.
He was born July 7, 1921, in Buffalo, N.Y., to Charles and Mamie (Hahn) Veith. He was a Marine veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Mount Vernon Country Club, the Old Homestead Club and was a life member of BPO Elks 140. He was a 40-year employee of Continental Can, retiring in 1985.
He is survived by his wife, Margie (Crippen) Veith, to whom he had been married 10 years; one sister, Hazel Holmgren of Fort Wayne, Ind.; three nieces; three stepchildren, Mark (Mary) Crippen of Mount Vernon, Debbie Handler of Freehold, N.J., and Diana (Mike) LeClaire of Lakeville, Minn.; nine stepgrandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Lois M. Veith, in 1993; and one stepdaughter, Donna Jackson.
Friends may call Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home, where the memorial service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. with Mrs. Mary Jo Mikulski, niece of Mr. Veith, officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or to the charity of one’s choice. This obituary along with an online registry may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Gary E. Wallace III
SUNBURY — Gary Elton “Little Gary” Wallace III, 20, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005.
He was born in Westerville on Oct. 18, 1985, to Gary and Tammy (Lehman) Wallace II of Sunbury. Gary graduated in 2005 from Big Walnut High School. Gary worked for Boyd’s Goodyear Tire Co. as a mechanic in Westerville for the past year.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Lindsey Wallace; maternal grandparents, Dallas (Sharon) Lehman of Sunbury; paternal grandparents, Kay (Bernie) Starkey of Mount Vernon; step-paternal grandparent Shirley Wallace of Gallipolis; great-grandmothers; great-grandparents, William and Vernina Starkey of Sunbury; stepgrandfather, John Monroe of Johnstown; great-great-grandmother, Agnes Henderson of Gallipolis.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Gary E. Wallace I.
The family will greet friends on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, (Ohio 3 at 61), Sunbury. Funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Genoa Baptist Church, 7562 Lewis Center Road (Ohio 3), Westerville, with Pastor Wayne Booth officiating. Burial will follow in Sunbury Memorial Park.
Harriet E. Wineberg
AKRON — Harriet E. Wineberg, 94, of Akron died Oct. 26, 2005, at the Country Club Retirement Campus. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ada L. Yoder
BUTLER — Ada L. Yoder, 17, of 20318 Delong Road, Butler, died Tuesday evening, Oct. 25, 2005, on her family’s Knox County farm following a sudden illness.
She was born Oct. 18, 1988, in Millersburg to Leon A. and Barbra L. (Nisley) Yoder, and was a lifelong Butler area resident. Ada had faithfully attended the Old Order Amish Church in her community.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by six brothers, Roy Yoder, Dennis Yoder, Mose Yoder, Melvin Yoder, Ervin Yoder and Aden Yoder, all of Butler; two sisters, Anna Yoder and Martha Yoder, both of Butler; her maternal grandmother, Ada (Yoder) Nisley of Butler.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Alfred and Amelia (Zook) Yoder; and her maternal grandfather, Mose Nisley.
The funeral service will be held Friday, Oct. 28 at 9 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) at the Leon Yoder residence, 20318 Delong Road, Butler. Bishop Ray Hochstetler will officiate. Burial will follow in Yoder Cemetery. The family will receive guests at the family home on today.
The Bellville Snyder Funeral Home is serving the family.