Jane E. Abraham
CHESTERVILLE — Jane Ellen Abraham, 68, of Ohio 95, Chesterville, went home to be with her Lord and join her husband on Saturday evening, Dec. 10, 2005, in Riverside Methodist Hospital.
She was born March 15, 1937, the daughter of the late John and Stella Booth.
She is survived by three sons, Mike Abraham, Tim Abraham and Steven Abraham; three daughters, Liz Meads, Lisa Sheline and Lori Smith; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; six brothers; six sisters; and many nieces and nephews.
Her husband, Fred Junior Abraham, preceded her in death on April 4, 2000. A brother and two sisters also preceded her in death.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Craven Funeral Home in Mount Gilead. Pastor Lucian G. Baker and Tommy Booth will conduct funeral services on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Christ the King Community Church near Fredericktown. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Chesterville.
Memorial contributions to the Christ the King Community Church, 15595 McClelland Road, Fredericktown, OH 43019. Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
James Campbell Memorial Service
BANGS — A memorial service for James O. “Jim” Campbell will be held in his honor on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, at 1 p.m. at the Colonial City Baptist Church in Bangs. Pastor Dan Whisner will officiate.
Mr. Campbell passed away Nov. 25, 2005, in Lewisville, Texas.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society Research or to Parkinson’s Disease Research. Cards or letters are welcome.
COLUMBUS — John Fyfe, 23, of Columbus passed away Dec. 2, 2005, at his home.
John graduated from Whetstone High School and attended Columbus State and The Ohio State University. He was an avid roller hockey player and fan.
John is survived by his parents, William and Karen Fyfe of Columbus; a sister, Amy Fyfe of Columbus; grandmother, Ramona Raubenolt of Fredericktown; an aunt, Sharon Wears of Aiken, S.C.; an uncle, Roger Raubenolt of Fredericktown; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, John Raubenolt.
The funeral was Dec. 6 at Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home in Worthington. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
MOUNT VERNON — Harold J. Harmon, 82, of Mount Vernon, the father of Dr. Scott Harmon of Fredericktown, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at the Country Club Retirement Campus in Mount Vernon.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown. The full obituary may be viewed and online condolences made to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Patrice Brookins Kerin
McDONOUGH, Ga. — Patrice (Searls) Brookins Kerin passed away Nov. 28, 2005, at Starcrest Nursing Home in McDonough, Ga.
She was born Aug. 29, 1917, in Huntington, W.Va., to Harlan and Cathrine Searls. She graduated from Huntington High School and married her high school sweetheart, Robert “Bus” Brookins. She had two children, Carolyn and James, who survive her, as well as stepdaughters, Barbara and Rini Kerin, whose father she married in 1967. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a brother, James R. (Frances) Searls of Michigan; four nieces; and three nephews.
Mrs. Kerin was active in the community while residing in Mount Vernon. She became a dental assistant and worked for a local dentist. She also worked at a local florist and she so loved arranging and working with flowers, so much it became her lifetime hobby.
She also worked at Thompsons Jewelry and Wise Jewelers. While working there she was honored as business and professional woman of the year. Her window displays at both jewelry stores reflected her love and design of harmony. She and her husband, John Kerin, completely restored two Victorian homes in Mount Vernon; one of them being written up and pictured in the Columbus Dispatch. She was beloved by everyone in her large family. They, and many friends, will miss her charm and creativity, her love of art and music, her positive attitude and her grand sense of humor.
All friends are welcome to join the family at the memorial service being held Saturday, Dec. 17, at 3 p.m. at Mulberry Street United Methodist Church; graveside service for the family will immediately follow.
She will be sweetly missed by her family, but we know she is at peace with God and the angels.
The family suggests contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, in lieu of flowers.
Edna M. Kidwell
COLUMBUS — Edna M. Kidwell, 74, of Columbus died Dec. 12, 2005, at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville.
A graduate of Sunbury High School Class of 1949, she was born Feb. 3, 1931, in Columbus to Charles and Nellie (Griffing) Barney. For 27 years Edna worked at the American Motorcyclist Association, in the accounting department.
She is survived by sons, Charles (Joan) Kidwell of Centerburg, Dean (Carmen) Kidwell of Columbus; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, William (Martha) Barney of Franklin, Ky.; a sister, Mary Alice (Edward) Mayhew of Columbus.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Robert; son, William; sisters, Frances Boyer, Anna Woods; and brother, Charles Barney.
Friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where service will be Thursday at 2 p.m. Pastor Wayne Booth will officiate. Interment will be in Trenton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes Association, 1100 Dennison Ave., Columbus, OH 43201. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.