William S. Beltz
MOUNT VERNON — William S. Beltz, 72, of Mount Vernon died Tuesday morning, Nov. 15, 2005, at Country Court Nursing Center.
He was born on Dec. 20, 1932, in Mount Vernon to Herbert and Florence (Banbury) Beltz. He was a Air Force veteran serving in the Korean War. A member of the VFW Post 4027 and the American Legion in Danville. He retired from Cooper Energy Service in 1993 after 14 years with the company.
He is survived by three sons, Del L. (Tracey) Beltz and William S. (Candy) Beltz, both of Howard, and Eric William (Natosha Schrienk) Beltz of Mount Vernon; four daughters, Lucy (Steve) McFadden of Danville, Billie Jo (Thomas) Patrick of Centerburg, Lauretta Beltz of Mount Vernon and Rita (Dan) Mullins of Howard; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; the mothers of his children, Breneda “Cookie” Presley of Mount Vernon and Patty A. Beltz of Howard; and three nephews, Bradley, Barron and Blake, all from Texas.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond C. Beltz.
There will be no calling hours. Graveside funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens with Pastor Crate Sparks officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to East Central Ohio Alzheimer’s Association, 23 S. Park Place, Newark, OH 43055.
The North-Dilley Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. This obituary along with an online guest registry page may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Leonard A. Coon Jr.
MOUNT VERNON — Leonard A. Coon Jr., of Clinton Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
He was born May 26, 1932, in Bangs to Leonard A. and Gladys (Grimm) Coon Sr. Leonard served in the U.S. Army from 1949 to 1952 and spent the next 31 years in the National Guard, where he served in the Korean conflict, Vietnam and Desert Storm. He worked for Lamb Glass before retiring in 1981, after 26 years of employment with the U.S. Postal Service. Leonard also served as the Knox County Veteran Service officer for over 16 years and spent eight years on the commission. He was a member of Hope Community Church, Mount Zion Lodge 9 F&AM, Aladdin Temple Shrine, Veteran of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Moose, AMVETS and Disabled American Veterans.
He is survived by his mother; his loving wife of 55 years, Odelva (Ridenbaugh) Coon; two sons, Eritt (Shelley) Coon of Mount Vernon and Brad (Joan) Coon of Mount Vernon; five grandchildren, Shad Bevington, Corby Coon, Nick Coon, Craig (Hollie) Coon and Lori (Mark) Briegel; four great-grandchildren, Camden, Colin, Courtney and Lyndsay; and three sisters, Nora May Carpenter, Phyllis Ann (James) Vernon and Mona (John) Wolford, all of Mount Vernon.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Friends may call Thursday from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, where a funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Dennis Moles will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hope Community Church and can be left at the funeral home. This obituary may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Bertha R. Parrish
UTICA — A funeral service for Bertha R. Parrish, 78, of Utica will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Northside Church of Christ, 4588 Marion Road NE, with Bruce Hissong officiating. Burial will follow in Greenhill Cemetery.
Bertha died Nov. 14, 2005, at her residence. She was born Jan. 22, 1927, in Grundy, Va., to Henry D. and Mollie (Street) Vance. She was a member of Northside Church of Christ.
She is survived by sons, Gary (Midge) Baughman of Frazeysburg, and Jerry Baughman and Terry (Kathy) Baughman, both of Utica; daughters, Sandy (Dick) Rice of Utica and Patty (Buford) White of Sunbury; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Carl Vance of Mount Vernon and Don (P.J.) Vance of Baldwin, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, George H. Baughman; her second husband, Frank Parrish; son, George; four brothers, Charlie, Victor, Roger and Troy; and one sister, Oma St. John.
Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Utica Church of Christ, 115 N. Central Ave. The Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Nancy V. Rine
SAVANNAH, Ga. — Nancy Virginia Rine, 61, of Savannah, Ga., formerly of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Nov. 13, 2005, at the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah, Ga.
She was born Feb. 28, 1944, in Mount Vernon, the daughter of Frank A. and Dorothy L. (Banbury) Rine Jr., and had resided in Mount Vernon until 1963, when she left to work for the FBI in Washington, D.C. She retired from IBM, after 25 years of dedicated service, in August of 1993. Since retirement, she had worked at Edward Jones as a senior branch office administrator and as a Longaberger consultant. Nancy was a member of the Southeastern GTO Association. She was a fan of NASCAR, an avid bird watcher, gardener, and enjoyed traveling the world.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Gary L. (Lisa) Rine of Hilliard; a daughter, Jo Lonnette Rine of Palmetto, Fla.; a grandson, Daniel Rine of Hilliard; and a sister, Claudia Rine Branstool of Savannah, Ga.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Lon J. Rine; and a sister, Alma M. Blanton.
Friends may call Thursday, Nov. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. A funeral service will be held there on Friday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Gordon Harmon officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen Foundation at P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309; or www.racefansforacure.com; or Nancy N. & J.C. Lewis Cancer Research Pavilion at St. Joseph’s Candler in Savannah, Ga. This obituary may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.