Catherine R. Hickson
STANTONTOWN — Catherine Ruth Hickson, 86, of Stantontown passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2006, at her residence.
She was born June 12, 1919, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to Joseph and Mary Elizabeth (Whitehead) White. She was a devoted homemaker and a member of the Stantontown Advent Christian Church where she was very active and held many offices. She was a member of the Ashley American Legion Women’s Auxiliary, a longtime member of the Stantontown Home Mission, and served on the Peru Township Election Board.
She is survived by sons, Ron L. of Lexington and David J. of Stantontown; daughters, Marilyn F. (John) Cleland of Gambier and Lou Ann Bay of Lexington; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 64 years, Homer; three brothers, George Bell, Raymond Bell and Roland White.
Friends will be received Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Rodman Neeper Funeral Home, 307 E. High St. Ashley, where services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Keith Daniels of the Stantontown Advent Christian Church officiating. Interment will be in Stantontown Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Morrow County Hospice, 851 W. Marion Road, Mount Gilead, OH 43338; or the Stantontown Advent Christian Church, 574 County Road 24, Marengo, OH 43334. Condolences may be expressed online at www.RodmanNeeperFuneralHome.com.
Dale E. Jordan
BUTLER — Dale E. Jordan, 96, formerly of Butler, died March 9, 2006, in The Ohio Eastern Star Home, Mount Vernon.
He was born July 10, 1909, to Peter H. and Estella (Yearling) Jordan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister; his first wife, Delsie Jordan; and his second wife, Mary Speer Jordan.
He is survived by his caregivers, Sheila and Rick Stull, and Derrick and Nathan Stull, all of Danville.
Friends may call Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow in Bunkerhill Cemetery, Pastor Patrick Bailey will officiate.
Memorial contributions to North Bend Church may be made at the funeral home.
COLUMBUS — Evadene Kunze, 87, of Columbus, and formerly of Chesterville, died on Tuesday morning, March 14, 2006, at the Ohio State University Medical Center.
She was born in Chesterville, Ohio, on Jan. 6, 1919, the daughter of the late George and Flossie (Fidler) Kunze. Evadene was a graduate of Chesterville High School in the class of 1936, a member of “The Lucky 13” and of the women’s basketball team. She also attended Muskingum College and the Ohio State University completing over two years of schooling.
Evadene worked as a secretary of surgery in the Ohio State University Hospital for 35 years in the University Health Center, retiring in February 1988.
A faithful worshipper, Evadene was a member of the King Avenue United Methodist Church, where she volunteered her time for rummage sales and kept attendance records. She greatly enjoyed her fellowship and friends from church.
A kind and considerate woman, Evadene will be remembered for her thoughtful ways. For example, she would mail articles and clippings she thought would be important to her friends.
Of strong will, Evadene was a survivor of Tuberculosis, never letting the disease dampen her spirit.
Evadene was a family-oriented woman, being very involved in all of their lives. To her nieces and nephews, she was like a second mother as they knew they could call her for advice. She also enjoyed keeping detailed records of the Kunze and Fidler family reunions.
She is survived by her sisters, Geneva Brown of Mount Gilead, Doris (John) Hoffman of Marion and Isabelle Noble of Chesterville; brother, Ralph (June) Kunze of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Marian Kunze and Eltheda Barrick; brother, Paul Kunze; brothers-in-law, Lester Brown, Delano Barrick and Forrest Noble; sister-in-law, Frances Kunze; and her caring second mother, Ethel (Crouch) Kunze.
The family will greet friends on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Craven Funeral Home, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead, where funeral service will immediately follow at 11 a.m. with Dr. Leonard Confar officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the King Avenue United Methodist Church, 299 King Ave., Columbus, OH 43201; or to the Chesterville United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 5, Chesterville, OH 43317. Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.