Ralph O. Jones
MILLERSBURG — Ralph Orm “Bud” Jones, 81, of Logsdon Avenue, Millersburg, died Jan. 18, 2006, at his residence.
He was born Aug. 4, 1924, in Obetz to Ralph and Elnora (Cunningham) Jones. He was a former employee of the Wengard Slate Co. of Millersburg. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran serving during World War II and the Korean conflict. He was a member of the Killbuck and Holmesville VFW, and the Millersburg American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Helen (Shinabarker) Jones, whom he married May 29, 1956. Also surviving are two daughters, Pat (Bruce) Eckelberry of Coshocton and Shirley (Ron) Meehan of Glenmont; three sons, Jeffrey (Roxanne) Jones of Killbuck, Gordon (Eva) Brink of Converse, Texas, and Kirby Brink of Indianapolis, Ind.; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Alma Lepley of Millersburg.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Richard Brink; and two sisters, Thelma Van Gundy and Ruth Croskey.
Graveside service will be Monday, Jan. 23, at 1 p.m. in the Valley View Cemetery at Warsaw, with the Rev. Ron Davis officiating. There will be graveside military services.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gospel Hill Ministry, 27610 Township Road 45, Warsaw, OH 43844. The Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw is handling the arrangements. Obituary may be viewed at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
Betty B. Lynn
UTICA — A funeral service for Betty B. Lynn, 77, of Utica will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home, Utica, with the Rev. Ric Harvel officiating. Burial will follow in Martinsburg Cemetery.
Betty died Jan. 19, 2006, at Mount Carmel East, Columbus. She was born Oct. 8, 1928, in Martinsburg to the late Harry B. Cullison and Myrl (McCullough) Glancy.
She is survived by her mother, Myrl Glancy of Mount Vernon, formerly of Martinsburg; daughters, Carol Moran (Harvey Clark) of Newark and Tracy Roberts of Columbus; grandchildren, Diana Morton of Whitehall, Richard (Heidi) Moran of Utica and Shelby Roberts of Columbus; great-grandchildren, Jeremy Tatum, Amber and Samantha Moran; and sister, Anita Bennett of Martinsburg.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold R. Lynn, who died June 11, 2004; father, Harry B. Cullison; son, Robert Lynn; grandson, Jon Morton; brother, Don Cullison; and stepfather, Charles Glancy.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 614 E. Main St., Lancaster, OH 43130; or American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 163549, Columbus, OH 43216-3549.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica.
Raymond J. Metzger
MOUNT VERNON — Raymond J. Metzger, 74, of Mount Vernon went to be with the Lord on Jan. 19, 2006, at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born Sept. 3, 1931, in Sunbury to Harry and Fawn (Ulrey) Metzger. He had a love for Case tractors and could fix or make anything with his hands. He was a joker and could always make us laugh. He will be deeply missed by us all. He retired in 1996, from the Cooper-Bessemer Co. after 33 years of service.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jane (Heskett) Metzger, who he had been with since they were teenagers; his son, Raymond D. Metzger of Fredericktown; daughters, Joyce Thompson of Mount Vernon, Kathy (Sam) Lewis of Fredericktown and Brenda S. Metzger of Mount Vernon; his grandchildren, April, Dale, Kelly, David, Jennifer, William and Nathan; great-grandchildren, Zach, Lydia Jane, Makenna, Adyn and Ryan; brother, Robert (Helen) Metzger of Heath; and sister, Mildred Metzger of New Lexington.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Clinton, Joe, Charles; and a sister, Joanna Metzger.
There will be no calling hours. A private graveside service will be held in Sunbury Memorial Park with the Rev. Lloyd Miller officiating. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary, along with an online registry, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
SUMTER, S.C. — Richard Regensburg, formerly of Mount Vernon, passed away in Sumter, S.C., on Jan. 17, 2006.
He was an employee of Cooper-Bessemer while in Mount Vernon.
He is survived by his wife, Vicky of Sumter, S.C.; three children, Abram Regensburg of Pinellas Park, Fla., Andree Ryan of Pinellas Park, Fla., and Marcel Regensburg of New York City; as well as two adopted stepchildren, Charles Regensburg of Texas and Kimberly Regensburg. Also surviving is his first wife, Mireille Regensburg of Apple Valley.
Carl A. ‘Ty’ Thomas
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Carl “Ty” Thomas, 80, Springfield, Mo., passed away Jan. 16, 2006.
Memorial services will be today at 10 a.m. at Kingsway United Methodist Church in Springfield, Mo. Cremation will follow.
Suggested contributions can be made to: University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Law, Terry Thomas Memorial Fund, c/o Diane Pike, 5100 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110.
Ty was born Nov. 10, 1925, to Earl and Iva Thomas. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Bob, Cliff and Toby; his sister, Ganelle; his first beloved wife, Wylene Frederick; and their son, Terry.
He is survived by his sister, Mary of Gambier, Ohio; and brother, Howard of the state of Florida, and his daughters, Jenny of the state of Georgia, and Sandy of Harrisonville, Mo. He is also survived by his second wife of 15 years, Shirlene Shelton Koon; and stepchildren, Debbie, Cynthia, Kirsten, Liesl, Julie and Carl.
Ty attended Mount Vernon Senior High School from 1939 through 1943. While there, he lettered in football. After high school, Ty served his country as a radio operator in the Navy during the second World War in the Pacific campaign from New Guinea to Japan.
After leaving the Navy in 1946, Ty attended Southwest Missouri State University from 1946 through 1950. He was a four-year football letterman and a member of the Letterman’s Club. He graduated in 1950 with a bachelor’s degree in education.
Ty married Wylene Frederick in 1951. Their loving marriage produced three children, one of whom preceded him in death. Wylene also predeceased Ty.
Ty later attended Ohio State University, earning his master’s degree in education. He subsequently taught and coached at Walnut Grove, West Plains and Springfield Central high schools. He was a member of the National Educational Association and the Springfield Education Association. After retiring from coaching he headed the history department and taught history and political science at Glendale High School in Springfield, Mo.
Ty began an athletic equipment business while he was teaching and continued it after he retired from the Springfield Public School System.
He leaves many nieces and nephews, grandchildren and a large family of friends and neighbors. We will all miss his cheerful kindness and personality. He was a loyal, true friend who would stand up for the rights of a person.
Eleanor M. Webb
CENTERBURG — Eleanor M. Webb, 69, of Centerburg died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
She was a retired receptionist for Dr. William F. Emlich Sr.
She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Jack Webb; children, Terri (Jim) VanFossen, Lori (Ed) Lambert, Jackie Webb and Davy (Nikki) Webb; grandsons, Dalton Webb and Brandt Lambert; a sister, Cathy (Jim) Sprouse; a brother, Joe (Doris) Brown; sister-in-law, Nancy Brown; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Georgia Brown; brother, Robert Brown Jr.; and a sister, Violet Holdbrook.
Funeral service will be today at 11 a.m. at Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg. Interment will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Friends, if they wish, may contribute to the Knox County Humane Society, 400 Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.