FREDERICKTOWN — Dorothy Farmer, 85, of Fredericktown passed away Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006, at The Inn at HillenVale in Mount Vernon. Funeral arrangements will be under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown.
George D. Jackson
MOUNT VERNON — George D. Jackson, 87, of Mount Vernon and formerly of Mount Gilead, died Monday afternoon, Jan. 23, 2006, at Knox Community Hospital.
He was born July 30, 1918, in Gilead Township, Morrow County, to Frank L. and Mary M. (Mosher) Jackson. George was a 1935 graduate of Cardington High School. His dedication to the value of education was shown in many of his activities. He was a Mount Gilead School Board member from 1960 to 1972, in recent years he served on the Strategic Planning Committee to study the Mount Gilead School’s facilities and made recommendations for future needs. He had served as president of the Ohio School Board of Trustees. He also helped to found the Gilead Christian School.
In 2001, George was named Outstanding Citizen of Mount Gilead. He was a past member of the Morrow County Farm Bureau and Morrow County Dairy Association, and served as president on the Board of Directors for the Dairy Cattle Breeding Association, president of the Ohio Dairymen’s Association, and was on the Board of Directors for the Milk Producers Association. He had served as supervisor for the Morrow County Soil Conservation and Water District. He retired from dairy farming after 35 years on Green Hayven Farm. George was a member of the Gilead Friends Church and served as elder from 1985 to 1990.
On Oct. 25, 1940, in Spokane, Wash., he married the former Evelyn Brinnon, and she preceded him in death in 2002.
Survivors include, three daughters and their husbands, Janet and Mike Tatevosian of Vernon Hills, Ill., Bonnie and Lee Garrett of Portland, Ore., Barbara and Harold Snow of Mount Vernon; a son and his wife, Marvin and Melissa Jackson of Lewis Center; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Amy Hunter of Marion, Ind.
In addition to his wife and parents, George was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Jackson; and two sisters, Helen Calhoon and Louise Myers.
Friends may call Friday, Jan. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gompf Funeral Home in Cardington. The funeral service will be held Saturday, Jan. 28, at 11 a.m. in the Gilead Friends Church with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Pastors Ron Ellyson and Charles Robinson will officiate. Burial will follow in Quakerdom Cemetery.
Those wishing to make a memorial contribution are requested to consider Gilead Friends Church, 3613 Township Road 115, Mount Gilead, OH 43338. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.gompffh.com.
Peter ‘Jim’ Kirkhope
MOUNT VERNON — Peter James “Jim” Kirkhope, 69, of North Gay Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.
Elmer G. McClain
MOUNT VERNON — Elmer G. McClain, 89, of Mount Vernon passed away Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.
Friends may call Thursday, Jan. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be Friday at 10 a.m. Interment, with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
A full obituary will follow in Thursday’s issue of the Mount Vernon News.
To view this obituary or to leave an online condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.
Thelma K. Metcalf
BELLVILLE — Thelma K. Metcalf, 82, of Bellville died Jan. 21, 2006, in her home following a short illness.
She was born July 9, 1923, in Mansfield to Lewis S. and Katherine (Kollin) Meyer, and graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1941. Thelma was a World War II Navy veteran, with service in the Bethesda Naval Hospital. A Bellville area homemaker most of her life, Thelma worked part time in the Bellville Branch of the U.S. Post Office for 11 years.
She is survived by two sons, Michael T. (Beth) Metcalf of Edgerton and Patrick L. “Pat” Metcalf of Bellville; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Meyer of Marblehead; and two nieces.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard T. Metcalf, on Nov. 22, 1966.
A memorial service will be Saturday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Douglas J. Pretorius will officiate. Private interment will be in Bellville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to the Jefferson Township-Bellville Rescue Squad may be made at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Lincoln N. Squires
FREDERICKTOWN — Lincoln Neil Squires, 16, of Fredericktown died unexpectedly Monday, Jan. 23, 2006, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born in Mount Vernon, the son of Larry and Pam (Swihart) Squires of Fredericktown. Lincoln was a sophomore at Highland High School in the Class of 2008, and a member of the Highland Scots Varsity Basketball and Baseball Teams, and FFA.
In the summers, Lincoln would have been found on a baseball diamond. He played for the Mid-Ohio Bullets and the Mid-Ohio Blaze as a pitcher and third baseman, his favorite number was 15. His family shared in his passion, as every summer since he was 9 the family would take a vacation to watch him play in a Baseball “World Series” which took them to North Carolina, Mississippi, Iowa, Indiana and Missouri.
Lincoln enjoyed spending time with his friends, playing PlayStation 2, golfing and fishing. Lincoln was an avid Michigan State Spartans basketball fan and Ohio State University football fan.
Lincoln will be remembered for his humorous, loving nature. He always knew how to “cheer you up” and give you a hug. Lincoln will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, Lincoln leaves to cherish his memory, his sister, Brooke Squires of Fredericktown; uncles, Jon Squires of Mansfield, Kevin (Kellie) Squires of Marengo, Doug (Tammy) Swihart and Darrell Swihart, both of Mount Vernon; aunts, Shirley (Joe) Porter of Marengo, Kathy (Gregg) Belcher of Sparta, Wendy Swihart of Westerville, Becky (Shann) Bocock of Mount Vernon, and Marie Coyan of Chesterville; grandparents, Linda Squires of Chesterville and Joyce and David C. Swihart of Mount Vernon; cousins, Rilee, Ross, Cheslie, Quinton, Jacob, Dalton, Toby, Craig, Preston, Angie, Alexis, Nathan, Athena and Brady; special friend, Gar Keen; and many more friends and family.
Lincoln was preceded in death by his grandfather, Neil Squires, on Dec. 6, 2000.
The family will greet friends on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Marengo United Methodist Church, 8 N. Main St., Marengo, where funeral service will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with Dr. Lucian Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Chesterville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lincoln Neil Squires Scholarship Fund, First-Knox National Bank, 17 W. High St., Mount Gilead, OH 43338. Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.