John J. Evans
NEWARK — A funeral service for Dr. John J. Evans, 88, of Newark, will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with the Rev. Steven Carroll officiating. Burial will follow in Martinsburg Cemetery.
Mr. Evans passed away Jan. 30, 2006, at his residence. He was born July 24, 1917, in Martinsburg, to the late Harry B. and Rose C. (Rouse) Evans.
He graduated from Martinsburg High School in 1934. Received A.B., cum laude, with Honors in Mathematics from Kenyon College. Earned three degrees from Ohio State University: B.S. in Education, M.A. in Mathematics, and Ph.D. in 1953. Elected to Mathematics Honorary, Pi Mu Epsilon, Physics Honorary Sigma Pi Sigma, and Graduate Honorary, Phi Delta Kappa at the Ohio State University. Was a captain in the Army Air Force Meteorology Service in World War II.
In 1956, Dr. Evans moved to Athens, Ohio, and organized the Student Teaching Office at Ohio University. He is a member and former president of the Ohio Association For Higher Education and served several years on the Ohio Commission on Teacher Education and Professional Standards and represented Ohio University to the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Dr. Evans was life member of the Ohio State University Alumni Association, Honorary Alumnus of Ohio University, and a member of the Trustees Academy at Ohio University.
After 35 years in Athens, Dr. and Mrs. Evans moved to Newark, Ohio, where they were active members of Trinity Episcopal Church, the Licking County Genealogical Society, and the Licking County Historical Society. Author of “The History of the Bell-Hays Families,” he was also a member of First Families of Licking County, Mayflower Descendants, and Sons of the American Revolution.
He is survived by his son, John W. (Marcia) Evans of Millersport; and a grandson, Jonathon Thane Evans of Athens.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Caroline Marguerite (Truman) Evans, whom he married in 1947.
Friends may call today from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Licking County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 4037, Newark, OH 43058.
To sign an online guest book, visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com and click guest book/obituary.
Bill F. McKinnon
FREDERICKTOWN — Bill F. McKinnon, 80, of Fredericktown died Feb. 1, 2006, at Country Club Retirement Campus, Mount Vernon, following a short illness.
He was born June 27, 1925, in Canton to Duncan A. and Mary F. (Stamm) McKinnon.
He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Ruth C. McKinnon; two sons, William McKinnon of Bellville and Michael McKinnon of Mount Vernon; two daughters, Kathryn Plummer of Mansfield and Carol Davis of Bellville; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister; and several nieces and nephews and extended family.
Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Douglas J. Pretorious will officiate. Burial with military honors conducted by Irvin Hiskey Post 535, American Legion, Bellville, will follow in Bellville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to Hospice of Knox County may be made at the funeral home. Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Dale R. Phillips
MOUNT VERNON — Dale R. Phillips, 81, of Shipley Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.
He was born Dec. 8, 1924, in Knox County to Frank Wayne and Mabel (Rucker) Phillips. Mr. Phillips was employed and retired as an Ink Matcher for American National Can, was an avid hunter and fisherman, was a car enthusiast who particularly enjoyed the 1957 Chevy, and loved to garden. He was proud to serve his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the South Pacific aboard the USS Soley.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Norma “Jean” Phillips; a son, Dennis (Susan) Phillips of Fredericktown; two daughters, Diane Phillips and Karen (Pat) McLarnan, both of Mount Vernon; six grandchildren, Chris Watters, Jason Phillips, Nicole Schulte, Aaron Phillips, John McLarnan, Seth Wells; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Wilfred (Marie) Phillips of Mansfield, Frank Wayne Phillips Jr. of New Concord; and a sister, Wanza (Daniel) Mills of Georgia.
A graveside service will be Saturday, Feb. 4, beginning at 2 p.m. in Forest Cemetery at Fredericktown. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. To view this obituary and make online condolences visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Robert L. Scoles
MOUNT VERNON — Robert L. Scoles, 74, of Latitude Drive, Mount Vernon, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006, at Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon.
He was born Dec. 10, 1931, in Knox County to Alva and Opal (May) Scoles. Robert worked on the family farm in North Liberty for most of his life.
He is survived by his loving wife, Betty Scoles; a daughter, Joyce Scoles; seven stepchildren, Robert King, Donald (Peggy) King, Francis (Donna) King Jr., Judith (Ray) Hollar, Beverly Sue Holcombe, Linda L. Hunter and Karen (Charles) Copley; a grandson, Ray Scoles; many stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, George Scoles.
A graveside service will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in Mound View Cemetery. These services are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Knox County Chapter Central Ohio Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 702, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Charles D. Treen
DANVILLE — Charles Dale Treen, 65, of Millersburg Road, Danville, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006, at the Country Court Nursing Center.
He was born July 29, 1940, in Charleston, W.Va. He was a member of the Colonial City Moose Lodge in Mount Vernon.
He is survived by two sons, Bryan Treen of Mount Vernon and Dale Treen II of Middleburg, Fla.; a daughter, Saunja Smith of Mount Vernon; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Conard Treen of Southgate, Calif.; and a special friend, Marcella Blaisdell and her family.
He was preceded in death by his birth mother, Clara Susan Ebert; his mother, Garnet Treen; and his father, Allen C. Treen.
Calling hours will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville, where funeral service will be Saturday, Feb. 4, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery.
This obituary is available online at fischerfuneralhome.com.