Nancy Lou Branstool
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — A memorial service for Nancy Lou Branstool, 60, of Shepherdstown, W.Va., will be held Wednesday, March 8, at 11 a.m. at Utica Presbyterian Church with a graveside service immediately following in South Lawn Cemetery. Dallas Dryburgh will officiate.
Nancy died Feb. 28, 2006, at Shenandoah Health Village Center in Charles Town, W.Va. She was born May 25, 1945, in Utica to the late Lewis F. and Vera L. (Hotchkiss) Branstool. She was a member of Utica Presbyterian Church and attended Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church. Nancy did volunteer work with several hospitals, hospice and the Shepherdstown Visitors Center.
She received her B.S. degree from Muskingum College, obtained a master’s of education degree from Ohio State University and completed one further year of postgraduate education at Ohio University. She taught in an elementary school in Ohio.
She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Mary Sue and David Colby Eldridge of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; nephews, Jonathan Colby Eldridge and David Lewis Eldridge and his wife, Anne; an aunt and cousins in Ohio; and her cat, Fancy.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 4, at 2 p.m. at the Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. Randall Tremba officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Utica Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 606, Utica, OH 43080-0606.
Arrangements are being handled by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, W.Va., with assistance from Law-Baker Funeral Home, Utica.
Sheryl A. Hall
MOUNT VERNON — Sheryl A. Hall, 53, of Park Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, at The Ohio State University Medical Center.
She was born May 19, 1952, to Vernon W. and Emma (Harris) Gray. Sheryl was a 1970 graduate of Mount Vernon High School and a 1972 graduate from the Ohio State School of Cosmetology. She owned and operated Classic Cuts in Mount Vernon. Sheryl loved nothing more than spending quality time with family and friends traveling. She attended the First Church of the Nazarene, where she was active in the Sunday night women’s Bible study.
She is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Steven Hall; a son, Jason (Tessa) Hall of Howard; a daughter, Natalie Hall, and her fiancé, Casey Swanson, of Mount Vernon; a brother, Gary (Carolyn) Gray of Mount Vernon; and two sisters, Connie (Barry) Hawkins of Cummings, Ga., and Teresa (Gregory) Bailey of Howard.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Friends may call Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene, where a funeral will be held Saturday, March 4, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Mikel Norris will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is in care of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene, 807 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Bettie O. Holmes
MOUNT VERNON — Bettie O. Holmes, 87, of Mount Vernon passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at The Inn at HillenVale.
She was born Nov. 21, 1918, in Morrow County, the daughter of the late Greg and Ruth (Weller) Owen. Bettie was a member of the Gay Street United Methodist Church.
She is survived by two sons, Stanley O. (Caroline Detmer) Holmes of Cold Spring, Ky., and John W. (Cynthia Day) Holmes of Richmond, Va.; a daughter, Leslie (William) Harris of Woodbridge, Va.; two grandchildren; and two sisters, Joan Braddock and Lois Bernicken, both of Mount Vernon.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, John W. “Jack” Holmes.
A funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home. Friends may call one hour prior to the time of service. Interment will follow in the Fulton Cemetery at Fulton, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cleveland Public Library, Books for the Blind, 17121 Lake Shore Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44110-4006. To view this obituary and to leave an online condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MARENGO — Steve Waldron, 57, of Marengo died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.
At Mr. Waldron’s request, cremation will take place and there will be no services. Arrangements are in care of the Craven-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Gilead.
Memorial contributions can be made to the family to assist with funeral expenses. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.