Nellie W. Altic
MOUNT VERNON — Nellie Wynona (Marsh) Altic, 89, of Mount Vernon, passed away Friday, Nov. 4, 2005, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Sept. 19, 1916, in Warren, Pa., the daughter of Dr. Lyman and Emmer (Burnham) Marsh. Nellie was a faithful member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Mount Vernon where she was involved in the Prime Time Senior Program. She was a Sunday school teacher and worked with the Cleveland Ministries in various ways. She created at least 100 quilts for the homeless in Cleveland as well as many for her family and others. There is not room to elaborate adequately regarding her life as a Christian in service to her Lord. She was a pastor’s wife, a loving mother and grandmother as well as a friend and counselor to many who crossed her path.
Nellie had responsibilities with the Knox County Nutritional Services for seniors and was the lunch program site manager at The Station Break for 10 years.
Surviving are her three daughters, Lois (Joe) Wilson of Westerville, Donna (Robert) Hebets of Mount Vernon and Theresa (David) Kestly of Albuquerque, N.M.; three sons, Ronald (Deborah) Altic of Clearwater, Fla., David Altic of Lakeside, Mont., and John (Tina) Altic of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Everett Altic.
Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene in Mount Vernon with Dr. Mikel Norris officiating and Dr. Jack Archer participating. Interment will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the “Nellie Altic Memorial” for the benefit of the Sun Valley Indian School. Contributions may be sent to the First Church of the Nazarene, 807 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary can be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Kenneth J. Durbin
DANVILLE — Kenneth Joseph Durbin, 63, of Millersburg Road, Danville, passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, at his residence, with his family by his side, after a courageous fight with a rare form of cancer.
He was born Sept. 13, 1942, in what is now the Red Fox Inn in Danville, to Kenneth A. and Mary Rita (Breckler) Durbin. He was a lifelong member of the St. Luke Catholic Church in Danville, and he also was a member of the Knights of Columbus, a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a devoted and tireless worker on the first negotiating team of the Teamsters that was successful in unionizing Mansfield Plumbing Products.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth “Betty” (Colopy), whom he married May 12, 1962; two sons, Kenneth (Julie Kipp) of Danville and Darren (Lynn) Durbin of Arlington, Va.; a daughter, Heather (Bruce) Worthington of Hilliard; nine grandchildren, Dustin, Jacob and Carlene Worthington, Anna Schopfer, Wilford, Kaitlin and Benjamin Durbin, and Hugh and Maryrose Durbin; a sister, Delores Durbin of Kent; four brothers, Gary of Danville, Tom (Jane) of Washington, Pa., Dale of Mount Vernon and Jeffrey (Teresa) Durbin of North Canton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Janet Bethell.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the St. Luke Catholic Church in Danville, with a Vigil for the Deceased at 8:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the church. Officiating will be the Rev. James Colopy, nephew of the deceased, the Rev. Homer Blubaugh, cousin and classmate of the deceased, the Rev. F. Richard Snoke, Monsignor Carl Clagett and the Rev. Stephen Metzger. Burial will be in St. Luke Cemetery, followed by a reception at the St. Luke Community Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or to the Eastern Knox County Joint Fire District, Box 526, Danville, OH 43014. Special thanks go to the caregivers of Hospice who helped make it possible for Kenneth to spend his final days at home. The Fischer Funeral Home is handling arrangements. This obituary can be viewed online at fischerfuneralhome.com.
DAYTON — Alfretta L. Dusenberry, 84, of 646 Wake Forest Road, Dayton, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, at the Bellbrook Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Bellbrook.
Funeral will be held Thursday, Nov. 10, at 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw with burial in the Valley View Cemetery. Calling hours will be Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Obituary available at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
ST. LOUISVILLE — A funeral service for Ralph “Jelly Belly” Garee, 77, of St. Louisville will be Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, at 1 p.m. at the Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Home in Newark. The Rev. Robert L. Knox will officiate. Burial will follow in the Newark Memorial Gardens, with the Licking County Veterans Alliance providing military honors.
He passed away Nov. 6, 2005, at Licking Memorial Hospital, Newark.
Mr. Garee was born in Newark on March 11, 1928, to George Richard and Beulah G. (Chism) Garee. He retired in 1987, with 38 years of service as a metallurgist with Owens-Corning Fiberglas s.p.o. products. He served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He was a life member of the Newark VFW 1060, American Legion Post 85, Silver Club at Zerger Hall, past member of Heath and Newark Eagles, past member of Land of Legend Big Buck Club, past committee member of Boy Scout Troop 79. He also enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 51 years, Betty L. (Norris), whom he married June 26, 1954; three sons, Terry (Darlene) Garee of Heath, Larry (Debbie) Garee of St. Louisville and Tim (Kim) Garee of Newark; two daughters, Karen Painter (Brent Frost) of Bladensburg and Patty (Todd) Frost of Frazeysburg; 16 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, James (Nita) Garee of Arizona; half sister, June Ward of Georgia; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, George “Tommy” Garee.
Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, 179 Granville St., Newark.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Licking County Aging Program, 745 E. Main St., Newark, OH 43055. Visit www.CrissSchoedinger.com to e-mail condolences.
CENTERBURG — Robert Guest of Wall Street, Centerburg, passed away Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005, at the Morrow County Hospital. The services will be under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.
Chauncey D. Hayes
MOUNT VERNON — Chauncey D. Hayes, 88, of Mount Vernon passed away Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home. The services will be under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home.
MOUNT VERNON — Judy Ingraham, 66, of Mount Vernon passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, at Knox Community Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, Mount Vernon.
James R. Pahl
MOUNT VERNON — James R. Pahl, 62, of New Gambier Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, at the Knox Community Hospital.
He was born Nov. 16, 1942, in Mount Vernon, the son of Robert and Louise (Bell) Pahl. James was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving from 1962 to 1966. He had been employed at the Flxible Corp. for 32 years, and more recently, had worked at Mansfield Plumbing for five years. He was an avid fisherman and loved sports, particularly the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cleveland Indians.
He is survived by a daughter, Jamie Pahl of Mount Vernon; a son, Chris Pahl of Mount Vernon; two sisters, Charlotte (Bob) Patterson of Mount Vernon and Janet Courson of Mount Vernon; two nieces; three nephews; one great-niece; and one great-nephew.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Cory Pahl.
Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Bunker Hill Cemetery with Pastor Roger Tickle officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Alzheimer’s Association, 3380 Tremont Road, Columbus, OH 43221.
This obituary may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Don Casto Redd
CANAL WINCHESTER — Don Casto Redd, 72, of Canal Winchester, formerly of Ashley, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005, at Kobacker House.
Born Feb. 5, 1933, in Caledonia, he was a U.S Army veteran and was retired from DSCC. He was a member of New Hope Church in Pickerington, and was an avid golfer.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Larna; sons, David Troy Redd of Canal Winchester and Scott David (Beth) Oyler of Fort Wayne, Ind.; granddaughter, Alexandra Oyler; sisters, Betty Hickson of Palmetto, Fla., Mary Lou (Fred) Reid of Ashley and Patricia (Cal) Jackson of Mount Vernon; brothers, Von (Charlotte) Redd of Delaware and Jack (Kay) Redd of Marengo; many nieces, nephews, friends and golfing buddies at DSCC.
He was preceded in death by parents, Ralph Casto and Oneida (Adams) Redd; and adoptive father, Troy Redd.
Friends may visit Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home, 650 W. Waterloo St., Canal Winchester, where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. Pastor Ed Wright will officiate. Interment will be in Union Grove Cemetery.
Online condolences are at www.spencefuneralhome.com.
COSHOCTON — Richard F. “Ric” Simpson, 54, of Coshocton passed away Friday, Nov. 4, 2005, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Ric was born Oct. 10, 1951, to Robert “Bob” and Juanita Simpson in Toledo. Ric graduated from the University of Texas Business School, loved Texas football, playing his guitar and golf. He was involved with Make a Wish Foundation in Texas, and the Logistics Manager and served on the board of directors of the MFM Building Products in Coshocton. He was also a member of the Young Realtors Association and a trustee of the Simpson Family Foundation.
Surviving are his devoted wife, Karen L. Simpson; loving father of three daughters, Kristen Simpson of Pearland, Texas, Alexandra and Suzie Simpson of the home; his parents, Bob and Juanita Simpson of Mount Vernon; three brothers, Robert (Carolyn) Simpson, John (Rebecca) Simpson and Wesley (Ann) Simpson, all of Coshocton; a nephew, Scott Simpson; two nieces, Emily and Jenny.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Given-Dawson Funeral Home, Coshocton. Funeral service will be Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Coshocton, corner of Chestnut and Coshocton. The Rev. Jonathan T. Carlisle will officiate. Interment will be in Union Grove Cemetery at Gambier.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Coshocton County Hospice; envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Audrey V. Sweet
BUTLER — Audrey V. Sweet, 92, of McCuen Road, Butler, died Sunday morning, Nov. 6, 2005, in The Ohio Eastern Star Home, Mount Vernon, following a short illness. The Bellville Snyder Funeral Home will announce funeral arrangements.