Helen M. Baker
MOUNT VERNON — Helen Marie Baker, 86, of Mount Vernon, a resident of the Country Club Retirement Campus since September 2004, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, following a two-year illness.
Helen was born Feb. 24, 1919, in Coshocton County to Floyd and Bertha (Mizer) Strouse and had spent most of her lifetime in the Mount Vernon area. She had been employed for several years as a dietitian at Mercy Hospital then Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. Helen was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Mount Vernon, where she had served on the Deaconate. She was also a member of the Fredericktown Garden Club. Helen enjoyed working in the flower gardens at her home and making her own floral arrangements.
Surviving are her husband of 64 years, Clyde F. Baker; her daughter, Olivia M. Frazee of Mount Vernon; her granddaughter, Alice (Steven R.) Cline of Mount Vernon; and two sisters-in-law, Helen Strouse and Lenore Strouse.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her sister, Maxine McFadden; and four brothers, Thurman Strouse, Kenneth Strouse, John “Foy” Strouse and Bernard Strouse.
The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Mount Vernon.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 200 N. Main St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. To view this obituary and leave an online condolence to the family visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Georgianna ‘Dixie’ Dalbec
MOUNT VERNON — A graveside service for Georgianna “Dixie” Dalbec will be Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, at 9:30 a.m. in Mound View Cemetery, Mount Vernon. David Neal will officiate. Mrs. Dalbec passed away Oct. 9, 2005, in Medford, Ore.
She was born Sept. 14, 1943, in Mount Vernon to Roy and Mary (Strauser) Raby. A 1961 graduate of Mount Vernon High School, she moved to Oregon in 1978.
She is survived by her husband, Gene Dalbec of Central Point, Ore.; sons, Brin Scott of Tempe, Ariz., Gene Jr. and Todd Dalbec of Central Point, Ore., and Brent Dalbec of Portland, Ore.; three grandsons; a sister, Roylene Tamie (David) Neal of Fredericktown; a brother, Joe Wright Jr. of Albuquerque, N.M.; a nephew; two nieces; and an aunt, Esta Lee Strauser of Mount Vernon.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Joseph Wright Sr.
A memorial service was held Oct. 14 in White City, Ore.
Richard DeNune Jr.
MARTINSBURG — Richard B. “Ritchie” DeNune Jr., 27, of Martinsburg passed away Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005. A funeral service will be Friday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m. at Crouse-Kauber-Sammons Funeral Home, 225 N. Main St., Johnstown. Pastor Ed Sutherland will officiating with internment to follow in Jersey Cemetery in Pataskala.
Ritchie was born Sept. 4, 1978, in Perryton, Texas. Ritchie worked as a carpenter with Local 200 out of Columbus. He was a member of the Farmers Masonic Lodge 153 of Fredonia.
Ritchie is survived by his son, John Caleb DeNune of Heath; daughter, Kaitlyn Rae DeNune of Fredonia; parents, Richard Sr. and Deborah DeNune of Martinsburg; brothers and sisters, Gary (Julie) Wingo of Heath, Rick (Judy) DeNune of Johnstown, Dawn Gosnell of Johnstown, David (Heather) DeNune of Granville, Nikki DeNune of Martinsburg; maternal grandparents, George and Beatrice Hewitt of Martinsburg; fiancée, Tammy Hinkle of Martinsburg; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Ritchie was preceded in death by a son, Nathan DeNune; a brother, Billy DeNune; and paternal grandparents, William and Ruth DeNune.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home this evening from 5 to 8 p.m.
Dorothy K. Meiser
COSHOCTON — Dorothy Kathryn (Petraroli) Meiser, 82, of 1519 Kenilworth Ave., died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, at the Coshocton County Memorial Hospital.
A funeral Mass will be Saturday, Nov. 19, at 11 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Coshocton, with the Rev. Homer Blubaugh as celebrant. Burial will be in Coshocton County Memory Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw. The family requests no flowers be sent. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart School, 805 Main St., Coshocton, OH 43812. This obituary is at www.fischerfuneralhome.com
BLADENSBURG — Verna VanWinkle, 91, of Bladensburg died Thursday morning, Nov. 17, 2005, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home. The Harris-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.