Leon W. Appel
NEW ALBANY — Pastor Leon W. Appel, 83, died Jan. 1, 2006, at New Albany Gardens and Care Center.
A graduate of Capital University and Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, he retired from Trinity Lutheran Seminary as director of recruitment and development. He was a former resident of Apple Valley and member of Faith Lutheran Church.
He is survived by children, David (Alice) Appel, Diane (Thomas) Bernlohr, Dennis Appel, Duane (Tamara) Appel, Debra Appel and Doreen Appel; grandchildren; sisters; brothers; brother-in-law; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 56 years, Suzanne L. Appel; and grandson, Jacob Aaron Appel.
Family will receive friends Friday, Jan. 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Schoedinger Northeast Chapel, 1051 E. Johnstown Road, Gahanna, and one hour prior to funeral service. Funeral service will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Gloria Dei Worship Center at Trinity Lutheran Seminary, 2199 E. Main St., Columbus, OH 43209. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Columbus.
In lieu of flowers, friends may make memorial contributions in memory of Pastor Appel to Trinity Lutheran Seminary, 2199 E. Main St., Columbus, OH 43209.
Sara ‘Sally’ Carhart
MOUNT VERNON — Sara R. “Sally” Carhart, 78, of Newark Road, Mount Vernon, died on Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at Knox Community Hospital.
She was born April 4, 1927, in Fayette County, Pa., to John and Kathryn (King) Rutherford. Sally was a graduate of Flora Stone Mather College of Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland) and received a master’s degree in bacteriology at the University of Chicago. She had been a bacteriologist at Cook County Hospital (Chicago) and The Ohio State University Medical School.
She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Dr. James M. Carhart; three children, Kathryn A. (Richard) Curran of Maumee, Margaret S. (Andrew) Schmelzer, RN, of Newark, and John (Debra) Carhart of Mount Vernon; nine grandchildren, Conor (USMC), Kelly and Andrew Curran, Anthony and Ruth Schmelzer, Ashley, Sarah, James and Jacob Carhart. She is also survived by two sisters, Doris (William) Ewing of Lynchburg, Va., and Ellen (Richard) Roesler of Pinehurst, N.C.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Rutherford of Washington, Pa.
A memorial service will be Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006, at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 102 N. Gay St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Women’s Association at the First Presbyterian Church, the Girl Scouts of America or the Dawes Arboretum of Newark. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Gerald ‘Ben’ Cochran
AUBURNDALE, Fla. — After a courageous battle with cancer, Gerald “Ben” Cochran won the victory as his God took him home on Monday, Jan. 2, 2006.
Ben was born April 13, 1937, in Fredericktown. He graduated from Mount Vernon High School and was a Marine Corps veteran. He spent many years in the restaurant business.
He is survived by his wife, Janet S. Cochran; sister, Darlene (Bob) Prange of St. Johns, Mich.; and a brother, Roger (Evelyn) Cochran of Pentwater, Mich.
Ben was preceded to heaven by his father and mother, Paul M. and Audrey M. Cochran.
There will be a memorial celebration of his life Thursday, Jan. 5, at 11 a.m. at Green Pond Baptist Church. Pastors Claude Walker and Bob Prange will officiate. The Kersey Funeral Home at Auburndale, Fla., assisted with arrangements.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Ave., Auburndale, FL 33823.
MANSFIELD — Tammy J. McClellan, 42, of Concord Avenue, Mansfield, passed away Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
She was born May 9, 1963, in Punta Gorda, Fla., to Ronald Adkins and Phyllis (Roger) Craft Carter. Tammy worked as a teller for National City Bank in Mount Vernon and loved spending time working with ceramics or painting.
She is survived by her loving husband, William McClellan of Mansfield; two sons, Seth MacCready of Lexington, Adam MacCready of Coudersport, Pa.; a daughter, Emily MacCready of Coudersport, Pa.; three brothers, Ronald Adkins of Newark, Brian Adkins of Mansfield, Darren (Loretta) Adkins of Lexington; and two sisters, Christine (Jeffrey) O’Dell of Ridgely, Tenn., and Gayle (Paul) O’Dell of Mount Vernon.
Her father, and a daughter Hanna McClellan, preceded her in death.
Friends may call on today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral service will be Thursday at 1 p.m. with Mr. Richard Tincher officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 253 Ea. Church St., Marion, OH 43302-3807. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Robert E. Waggaman
SEBRING, Fla. — Robert E. Waggaman, 78, of Sebring, Fla., died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005.
He was born June 12, 1927, in Marion, Ind., to Ross D. and Chloe (Stanley) Waggaman. He was a scheduler in the Transportation Industry, and he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the Sunridge Baptist Church, Sebring Model Airplane Club and enjoyed radio-controlled planes. He was a Mason and a resident of Sebring, Fla., since 1983, moving from Dunkirk, Ind.
He is survived by his son, Craig Waggaman of Radford, Va.; sister, Patricia Harris of Hickory, N.C.; and four grandchildren.
Cremation arrangements are entrusted to the Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home at Sebring, Fla.