MOUNT VERNON — Kenneth Baldwin, 52, of Mount Vernon died Nov. 21, 2005, at his residence. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Homer D. Claypool
MOUNT VERNON — Homer Dale Claypool, 43, of 17040 Murray Road, Mount Vernon, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital.
He was born March 21, 1962, in Buckhannon, W.Va., to Andrew M. and Gladys Anna (Moats) Claypool.
He is survived by his father, Andrew M. Claypool of High Point, N.C.; three daughters, Angela C. (Darren) Kramer of Mount Vernon, Alishia A. Claypool of Charleston, W.Va., and Abby Harris of Mount Vernon; two sons, Homer Nathan D. Claypool of Mount Vernon and Kevin Barnhouse of Craigsville, W.Va.; three grandchildren, Angelica Kramer, Nathan Kenneth Dale Claypool and Alexis C. Claypool; three sisters, Lucille Skidmore of Sutton, W.Va., Cindy Claypool of Beckley, W.Va., and Shirley Brooks of Webster Springs, W.Va.; and two brothers, Virgil Claypool of Warsaw and Leroy Claypool of High Point, N.C.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Gladys Anna Claypool.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville with Pastor Duane Kramer officiating. Burial will be in Tiverton Baptist Cemetery. Calling hours are today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Homer D. Claypool Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 515, Danville, OH 43014. This obituary is online at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
Ralph L. Coffing
QUINBY, S.C. — Ralph Lawrence Coffing, 90, of Quinby, S.C., a former Mount Vernon resident, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, at his home of natural causes with his four children by his side.
Ralph was born Sept. 19, 1915, in Knox County to Justus and Luella (Pearl) Coffing. His wife, Alberta Robinson Coffing, preceded him in death on May 25, 1984.
Mr. Coffing is survived by a son, John J. Coffing of Laurelville, Ohio; three daughters, Melony (James) Neff of Punta Gorda, Fla., Kathryn Jenkins of Indianapolis, and Teresa (Barry) Breeden of Quinby, S.C.
He has seven grandchildren, John Jr. Coffing, Carrie Lynn Coffing, Jeff (Andrea) Ulery, Doug Totis, Anna (Shawn) Kinney, Frankie Breeden and AnnMarie Brown. He also has 12 great-grandchildren, John Coffing III, Jordan Coffing, Candace Ulery, Jordan Ulery, Rebekah Kinney, Dan Kinney, Vittoria Kinney, Ronnie Brown, Alexia Brown, Tressa Brown, and twins Grace and Anna Brown.
He is survived by two brothers, Lloyd (Marie) Coffing and Joe (Beverly) Coffing, both of Mount Vernon. He was preceded in death by one sister, Alice Tharp; and five brothers, Raymond, James, Emmett, Mark and Arthur Coffing. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews in the Knox County area.
Funeral service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon with Evangelist Jerold Tear officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral. Burial will follow in Amity Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the “Mom and Pop Coffing” Scholarship Fund for the women’s basketball team at Francis Marion University, P.O. Box 100547, Florence, SC 29501. View this obituary and send an online condolence to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Ronald L. Crawford
MOUNT VERNON — Ronald L. Crawford, 67, of Mount Vernon died Nov. 19, 2005, at Knox Community Hospital.
He was born Dec. 17, 1937, in Zanesville to Herbert A. and Martha (Melvin) Crawford. He was a member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church. He had been employed with the Mount Vernon News for 22 years. Later working as a technical sales representative for the Dynaric Corp. He and his wife, Jean, enjoyed traveling the world together. He was a member of the Colonial City Moose Lodge, Bonsai Club at Dawes Arboretum and the Watch Collectors Association.
He is survived by his wife, Jean (Echelberry) Crawford, to whom he had been married 47 years; a son, Brent Crawford of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Beth (Robert) Dickerman of Northhampton, Mass.; and a grandson, Noah.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two infant brothers.
A memorial service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church the Rev. Rodney Buchanan officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the memorial service. A graveside service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Zanesville Memorial Park. The North-Dilley Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers a memorial donation may be made in memory of Ronald L. Crawford, in care of Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Road SE, Newark, OH 43056. This obituary, along with online registry may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
FREDERICKTOWN — K.B. Graves, 83, of Colony Drive, Fredericktown, passed away Monday, Nov. 21, 2005, at Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon. These arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Vernon.
Patricia Ann Hayes
COLUMBUS — Patricia Ann Hayes, 62, of Columbus and formerly of Mount Vernon, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005.
She was born July 3, 1943, in Mount Vernon to Robert Emmett and Pauline (Stacy) Hayes. Patricia was a graduate of the St. Vincent High School Class of 1961 and also the Mount Vernon Business College. She was a past member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and was employed as a medical secretary in Columbus from which she retired.
She is survived by her sister, Barbara Jean (Mark) Steward of Mount Vernon; nephew, Jeff Neely; and nieces, Donna Reading and Krista Turner.
In addition to her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by her beloved companion, Fred Jenkins, who passed away in 1998.
A funeral Mass will be held on Friday, Nov. 25, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. Ted Thomas will be celebrant. Burial will follow in the Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. These arrangements are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home. This obituary may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
CEDARVILLE — Janet Smithhisler Pollock, 69, passed away Nov. 19, 2005, in her Cedarville residence after a courageous battle with lung cancer.
She is survived by her husband, Everett Dean Pollock; daughters, Pam (Bill) Vermillion of Lima, Monica (Ed) Blanchard of Howard, Maria (Steve) Wagner of Mount Vernon, Peggy (Randy) Harris of Frazeysburg, Barb Smith and Robin Stewart of Kettering; sons, James (Marsha) Smithhisler of Danville, Larry (Moni) Smithhisler of Germany, Philip (Tonya) Smithhisler of Cedarville and Mike (Carolyn) Smithhisler of Indiana; 38 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; mother, Elsie Shaw of Cedarville; brothers, Robert (Blanche) Shaw of Pennsylvania, Donald (Jan) Shaw of Jamestown and Charles Shaw of Selma; sisters, Teresa Duncan of Xenia and Mary (Mike) Smith of Xenia.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Smithhisler, in 2001; and baby boy, Jerry; father, Jesse Shaw; sisters, Phyllis Freeman and Shirley Schroeder.
Friends may call Tuesday, Nov. 22, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Richard Snoke officiating. Interment will follow in St. Luke Cemetery in Danville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45314. To view this obituary and leave an online condolence, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Mary M. Schaffer
NORWALK — Mary Margaret Schaffer, 80, of Norwalk died Sunday afternoon, Nov. 20, 2005, at EMH Regional Medical Center.
She was born June 12, 1925, in Amherst. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Norwalk and raised 12 children. She enjoyed playing the piano and accordian for many years. She was a former 4-H advisor and worked at the board of elections in Huron County, both for many years.
She is survived by her children, Patti (Bill) Thomas, Jeanne (Greg) Weaner, Mary (Bill) DeWalt, Dorothy Shamblen, Evvy Schaffer, Vicki Clark, Judy (Tom) Newville, Thomas (Doreen) Schaffer, Patrick (Carol) Schaffer, Jerry Schaffer and Keith (Denielle) Schaffer; 37 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy (John) Heath; brother, Albert (Edna) Youngless; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Francis Schaffer, in 2005; daughter, Catherine; and brothers, Raymond, Myron, Laurence, Robert and Harold.
Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St., Norwalk, where a wake service will follow at 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main St., Norwalk. The Rev. Douglas Taylor, associate pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Paul Catholic Cemetery at Norwalk.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be sent to St. Paul’s Building Fund, 91 E. Main St., Norwalk, OH 44857. Online condolences may be sent to www.norwalkfuneral.com.