Artie Ellen Compton
LEXINGTON — Artie Ellen Compton, 94, of South Mill Street, Lexington, died March 7, 2006, in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital following a short illness.
She was born Aug. 17, 1911, in Swords Creek, Va., to John and Martha (Dye) Corns, and moved to Ohio in 1951.
She is survived by her son, Roy (Charlotte) Compton; five daughters, Gladys Bolding, Edith Meadows, Eunice Vance, Arbutus Wolfe and Evelyn Sesco; 29 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren; a sister; and a large extended family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Ellis M. Compton, on June 4, 1975; five sons-in-law; a grandson; a sister; and four brothers.
The family will receive friends Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. The worship service, celebrating God’s gift of Artie Compton, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in North Woodbury Free Will Baptist Church, 6186 Ohio 314, Mount Gilead. Pastors Jimmy Thompson and Brian Phillips will officiate. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Eric S. Helmich
MOUNT VERNON — Eric S. Helmich, 50, of Mount Vernon died Wednesday, March 8, 2006, at the residence of his father in Mount Vernon following a brief illness.
Eric was born in Mount Vernon on April 15, 1955. He was a graduate of Mount Vernon High School in 1973, and had spent most of his lifetime in the Mount Vernon area. Following graduation Eric attended a specialized school for industrial mechanics in St. Louis and was employed by Cooper Industries a year later to work in New Orleans. After six years he returned to Mount Vernon where he made his home. Eric had a passion for the culinary arts as a hobby and would prepare meals for his family and friends. As a youth he attended St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Mount Vernon.
Eric was much loved by his family and leaves behind many friends.
His father, Melvin J. Helmich of Mount Vernon, a brother, Mark J. Helmich of Mount Vernon, his sister, Sandra K. Warner of Stuart, Fla., a nephew, Randy Warner, and two grandnephews, Chase and Blake Warner, survive him. His mother, Mildred M. (Beckholt) Helmich, preceded him in death on Feb. 14, 2004.
Friends may call Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where services will follow at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. To view this obituary and to leave an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Tyler J. Stalling
GLENFORD — A funeral service for Tyler J. Stalling, 19, of Glenford will be held Tuesday, March 14, at 1 p.m. at Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens.
Tyler, a self-employed construction worker, passed away March 7, 2006, at the Good Samaritan Medical Center Emergency Room. He was born July 14, 1986, in Newark to Douglas Haines and the late Carrie Stalling
Tyler dearly loved his brothers and sister, and his cousins, Amanda, Jennifer and Austin Bryce and Derik and Paige Bennett.
He is survived by his stepmother, Melissa Haines of Glenford; three brothers, Nick Trainor and D.J. and Wyatt Haines, and one sister, Hayleigh Trainor, all of Glenford; five uncles, Trevor Haines, Michael (Diane) Austin, Robert Cline, Robert (Deborah) Bernardo and Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Stalling; several cousins; maternal grandmother, Barb Stalling of Newark; paternal grandparents, Delbert and Lois Haines of Centerburg; and stepgrandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Cline of Mount Vernon.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his grandfather, John Stalling.
Friends may call Monday, March 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home at 985 N. 21st St., Newark.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to c/o Brucker and Kishler Funeral to help with expenses. To sign an online guest book visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com and click guest book/obituary.
Mary E. Stevens
BUTLER — Mary E. Stevens, 91, formerly of Hildebrant Road, died March 7, 2006, in Winchester Terrace Nursing Home.
She was born Jan. 25, 1915, to Lewis David and Otie Bell (Welling) Simms in Elm Grove, W.Va. Mary worked during World War II in the Defense Plant in Wooster, then later at Millersburg Art Pottery, and following her marriage became a homemaker. Mary was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, Butler Lioness Club and North Liberty Garden Club.
Mary is survived by her husband of 58 years, Raymond G. Stevens, whom she married Dec. 25, 1947; her caretakers, Roger and Sharon Stevens, and Ronald Stevens, all of Butler; two sisters, Betty Ransom of Butler and Gwendolyn (Robert) Moffett of Orlando, Fla.; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her caretaker, Mary Lou Stortz; and a sister, Edith Butzer.
Friends may call Friday, March 10, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be at 11 a.m. The Rev. Kenneth Kinley will officiate. Burial will follow in Bunkerhill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to the Worthington Township-Butler Rescue Squad may be made at the funeral home.