Tim A. Bales
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tim A. Bales, 56, of Knoxville, Tenn., and formerly of Mount Vernon, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006, at his residence.
He was born July 4, 1949, in West Terre Haute, Ind., to the late Donald and Rosemary (Beauchamp) Bales. Tim had worked as a computer programmer for Wendy’s International.
He is survived by two daughters, Amanda Marohl of Mount Vernon and Cari Michelle Harmless of Terre Haute, Ind.; three grandchildren, Lindsay Marohl, Trent Marohl and Kellie Darling; a brother, Donald (Brenda) Bales; and nephews, Ronnie and Donnie Bales.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Bales.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens, with a memorial service to follow at 11 a.m. at the Green Valley Southern Baptist Church. Pastor Dan Taylor will officiate. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Dorothy I. Farmer
MOUNT VERNON — Dorothy I. Farmer, 85, formerly of the North Liberty community, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006, at The Inn at HillenVale in Mount Vernon.
Dorothy was born Aug. 3, 1920, in Amity, a daughter of Smith S. and Abanna B. (Cunningham) Pealer.
Dorothy was a 1938 graduate of the former Amity High School and the Mount Vernon Business College. She was a secretary for Cooper Energy Services and the Amity Elementary School. Dorothy was a member of the North Liberty United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the United Methodist Women’s Club. She was a member of the Amity Grange, North Liberty Garden Club, the Koskosing Valley Saddle Club, and she volunteered at Butler Elementary to the Gems Reading Program. Dorothy enjoyed playing euchre, gardening and baking for her family. She was involved with the Knox County 4-H program for many years.
Dorothy is survived by four loving sisters, Evelyn (Ralph) Smothers of Tiffin, Joan (David) Conway of Canfield, Lois (Milan) Senokozlieff of Perrysville and Joyce (Don) Garvic of Amity; several cherished nieces, nephews and their families; and two special sisters-in-law, Polly Pealer Stelts of Fredericktown and Mary Farmer of Cleveland.
In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, L. Dean Farmer, in 1990; a son, Gregory L. Farmer, in 1975; and one brother, John Alvin Pealer.
Friends will be received Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home, Fredericktown. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the North Liberty United Methodist Church with Pastors Ken Kinley and Jack Dearth officiating. The family will observe a private graveside service at the Amity Cemetery.
To view this obituary and leave an online condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Elmer G. McClain
MOUNT VERNON — Elmer G. McClain, 89, of Mount Vernon passed away Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.
He was born May 29, 1916, in Warsaw, the son of Joseph Syers and Alta Bell (Giauque) McClain, and had been a resident of the Mount Vernon area since 1932. Elmer was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II. Elmer was employed for 33 years at Pittsburgh Plate Glass Industries in Mount Vernon and retired from Cooper Energy Services in Mount Vernon after 23 years employment as a security guard. He was a member of the Mount Vernon Moose Lodge 824, a life member and past post commander of the VFW in Mount Vernon, past district commander of the VFW, was a member of the AMVETS and the Dan Stone Post of the American Legion, both in Mount Vernon. Elmer was also a member of the Grace Brethren Church in Danville.
He is survived by his loving wife, Wanda J. (Smith) McClain; two sons and daughters-in-law, Pat (Karen) McClain of Mount Vernon and Mike (Dixie) McClain of Mount Vernon; three stepsons, Kenneth (Lisa) Lang of Pickerington, Richard (Mary) Lang of Mount Vernon and Donald (Judy) Lang of Mount Vernon; seven grandchildren; 11 stepgrandchidren; 24 great-grandchildren; 11 stepgreat-grandchildren; and a sister, Mildred Wallace of Brinkhaven.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Thelma A. McClain; six brothers, Robert, James, Sam, Charles, Joseph and Russell McClain; and two sisters, Mary Lower and Anna Mowery.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where the Revs. John Bryant and Roy Glass will conduct a funeral service 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.
To view this obituary and to leave an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Martha E. Toms
MOUNT VERNON — Martha Ellen Toms, 89, formerly of Fredericktown, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006, at The Inn at HillenVale in Mount Vernon.
She was born April 14, 1916, in Richland County, the daughter of Charles and Anna Mae (Helliwell) Beckwith. Martha was a bookkeeper for the Trio Lanes in Fredericktown for many years. She was a member of the All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Bellville.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey (Kathy) Toms of Fredericktown; two grandchildren, Katie L. and Andy L. Toms; a brother, Wilbur Beckwith of Shelby; and two nephews, Michael Garber of Mansfield and Gary Garber of Columbus.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edmond L. Toms; and a sister, Betty Garber.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown with the Rev. Larry Draper officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. To view this obituary and to leave an online condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.