Nancy G. Brown
FREDERICKTOWN — Nancy G. Brown, 75, of Fredericktown passed away Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home, Mount Vernon.
She was born June 16, 1930, in Newark, a daughter of John J. and Martha G. (Brown) Frank. Nancy was a member of the Ann Hill Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star at Fredericktown.
Nancy is survived by one son, Robert Paul (Jill) Brown of Hicksville; one daughter, Marla Brown of London, England; and one sister, Bonita G. Flowers of Newark.
In addition to her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Brown; and a sister, Catherine Ruth Spitzer.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. David Baker officiating in the Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or to the American Cancer Society, 1105 Mount Vernon Ave., Marion, Ohio 43302.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.
To view this obituary and leave the family an online condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Ralph R. Daniels
MOUNT VERNON — Ralph R. Daniels, 76, of Mount Vernon, a former Fredericktown resident, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, at the Country Club Retirement Campus in Mount Vernon.
Ralph was born June 20, 1929, in Knox County to J. Walter and Lulu (Passet) Daniels and had lived his lifetime in Knox County. He attended Fredericktown Schools, had maintained a farm in Middlebury Township all of his lifetime, and had served as a Middlebury Township Trustee for 24 years.
Ralph was a member of the Batemantown United Methodist Church, Middlebury Grange, Knox County Farm Bureau and Middlebury Sodbusters Council. He had served as an advisor at Producers Livestock in Mount Vernon, was a charter member and now honorary member of the Fredericktown Tomato Show Board of Directors and was an honorary member of the Fredericktown FFA.
Surviving are his daughters, Jane (Irl) Ruhl and Rebecca (Dennis) Shinaberry, both of Fredericktown; his sons, David (Kathy) Daniels of Fredericktown and Richard Daniels of Wooster; eight grandchildren, Chuck (Darla) Daniels of Ottawa, Ohio, Chad (Libby) Daniels of Sunbury, and Rachel Ruhl, Renee Ruhl, Ryan Ruhl, Joshua Shinaberry, Jeremy Shinaberry and Jim Shinaberry, all of Fredericktown; a great-granddaughter, Gabrielle Daniels; his brother, Dwight Daniels of Jelloway; and his longtime canine companion, Crissy.
Ralph was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret (Wertz) Daniels, on Jan. 27, 1997.
Friends may call Tuesday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown. A funeral service celebrating the life of Ralph Daniels will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Batemantown United Methodist Church with the Revs. Mark Parsons II and Doug Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery at Fredericktown.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Batemantown United Methodist Church in care of Rayma Ruhl, 88 Mill St., Fredericktown, OH 43019; or to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
To view this obituary and to send a condolence to the family online, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Frederick Surlas Jr.
MOUNT VERNON — Frederick “Fred” Surlas Jr., a lifelong resident of Mount Vernon, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2006, at age 85.
Fred, the son of Fred A. Surlas Sr. and Margaret (Harris) Surlas, was born in Mount Vernon on July 29, 1920, and graduated from Mount Vernon High School. He received his college degree from Duke University in 1942, where he was a member of Beta Theta Phi fraternity. He then entered the V-7 Program of the United States Navy at Columbia University where he attained the rank of ensign. He served as the torpedo officer aboard the USS Shroeder in the South Pacific. At the conclusion of WW II he was honorably discharged with the rank of lieutenant. On July 22, 1950, Fred married Carol Jean Vaupel and they lived a long and happy life in Mount Vernon until her death in 1999. Fred owned and operated The Alcove restaurant in Mount Vernon (founded by his father) for many years until his retirement in 1974. He was a member of the Rotary Club, Mount Vernon Country Club, the Old Homestead Club and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
Fred is survived by his two sons, Jeffrey (Roberta) of Monroe, Wis., and Timothy (Deborah) of Aurora, Ill.; his granddaughter, Andrea of Monroe, Wis.; his sister, Marilyn Organ (Joseph) of River Forest, Ill.; and other family members.
There will be visitation hours Tuesday, Jan. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. at North-Dilley Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, and a graveside service in Mound View Cemetery on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m. to be followed by military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 100 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.