MOUNT VERNON — James “Frog” Grubaugh passed away Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005.
He was born Aug. 16, 1951, in Mount Vernon. He was a petty officer chief BMC, U.S. Navy veteran of 12 years. He served in the Vietnam and Tel Aviv-era serving on aircraft carrier USS Independence No. 62, USS Oliver Hazard Perry FFG-7 and SES-Ship Hovercraft for three years. He received sailor quarter awards.
He is survived by a son, Jeremy; daughter, Tiffany; brother, Gregory of Fredericktown; and a very, very special lady, Beverly Carrier of Martinsburg, who took this heart and made it whole, and kept it alive for a few more years, thanks Bev.
He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Grubaugh; and mother, Beverly Grubaugh.
Wilfred H. Horn
MOUNT VERNON — Wilfred H. Horn, 88, of Old Delaware Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, at the Country Court Nursing Center.
He was born July 31, 1917, in Mount Vernon, the son of Benton and Lela (Hyatt) Horn. Wilfred was a 1935 graduate of the Mount Vernon High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the South Pacific Theater of World War II, earning three Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart. He had been employed as a lineman for the United Telephone Co. He was a member of the South Vernon United Methodist Church, the AMVETS Post 95, VFW Post 4027 and Kokosing Gun Club; and a lifetime member of the NRA. Wilfred was also an avid hunter, outdoorsman and bird watcher.
He is survived by his loving wife, Bette (Robinson) Horn; a son, William (Kim) Horn of Mount Vernon; two daughters, Karen Antill and Kathy (Barry) Smith-Jones, both of Mount Vernon; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Wilma Perrine.
A private graveside service, with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will be observed. These services are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the South Vernon United Methodist Church, 142 Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Michael A. Sample
SUNBURY — Michael A. Sample, 49, of Sunbury went to be with the Lord on Wednesday evening, Nov. 9, 2005, at his sister’s residence following a two-year battle with rheumatoid arthritis.
Mike was born on Dec. 20, 1955, to Richard L. and Marjorie (Cooper) Sample.
Mike leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Sharon Sample, whom he married Aug. 19, 1977; his children, Shannon (Nathan) Swackhammer, Tim, Jason, Jennifer and Krista Sample, all of Sunbury; a brother, Richard Sample; sisters, Janis Marconi, Francis Hoover and Katherine Howard; mother- and father-in-law; brothers-in-law; sister-in-law; and many nieces, nephew and dear friends.
In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by two brothers-in-law.
The family will greet friends on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury. A celebration of life service will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Sunbury Church of the Nazarene, 830 Ohio 61 North, with Pastor David Seymour officiating. Burial will follow at a later date at the Sunset Church in Galloway.
Joseph H. VanRiper
SARASOTA, Fla. — Joseph Henry VanRiper, 53, of Sarasota, Fla., died Oct. 30, 2005.
He was born Feb. 28, 1952. He was a graduate of Fredericktown High School and attended the Knox County Career Center.
He is survived by a son, Joseph R. VanRiper; a brother, Robert VanRiper of Mount Vernon; and a sister, Debra Sesniak of Sarasota, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry B. and Barbara VanRiper.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. in St. John’s Cemetery, Martinsburg Road, Mount Vernon.