Donald M. Coursen
MOUNT VERNON — Donald M. Coursen, 64, of Mount Vernon died March 29, 2006, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.
He was born Oct. 27, 1941, in Grove City, Pa., to Clinton and Carrie (McFadden) Coursen. He was a member of the Central Presbyterian Church in Miami, Fla., and was an Army veteran. He was a 38-year employee of Cooper Energy Services, retiring as the regional manager of South America.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanette (Snow) Coursen, to whom he had been married 18 years; two daughters, Renee Hill of Calabasas, Calif., and Nicole Coursen of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; one son, Dion Coursen of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; one grandson, Baily Greany of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; two stepdaughters, Lisa (Lee) Stephens of Columbus and Rhonda (Russ) Phillipi of Nashville, Tenn.; one stepson, Craig (Suzette) Gates of Rupert, Idaho; six stepgrandchildren; one sister, Helen (John) Hanna of Barkeyville, Pa.; and two brothers, William (Dale) Coursen of Barkeyville, Pa., and Paul Coursen of Trentwood, Calif.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, James, Richard and Jack Coursen; and two sisters, Martha Sterner and Donna Coursen.
A memorial service will be Saturday, April 8, at 11 a.m. at Mulberry Street United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon, with the Rev. Rodney Buchanan officiating. Burial will be in Barkeyville, Pa., at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, 205 N. Mulberry St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. The North-Dilley Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is in charge of arrangements.
This obituary, along with an online registry, can be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Hubert ‘Buck’ Jagger
LOCK — Hubert D. “Buck” Jagger, 92, of Lock died Thursday, March 30, 2006, at his home.
He was a retired farmer and barber, and a member of Lock Federated Church and Mount Zion Lodge 9, F&AM, formerly Bloomfield Lodge.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Velma (Hatfield) Jagger; children, Susan (Carl) Holbrook of Warren, Stephen (Judy) Jagger of Mount Vernon, Dale (Dona) Jagger of Baltimore, Ohio, and Rowena (Bradley) Kyle of Utica; 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Aubrey and Elizabeth (Hawkins) Jagger; sisters, Mary Riley and Audrey Champion; brothers, Don and David Jagger.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg. Service will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Lock Federated Church with the Rev. Jack Clouston officiating. Interment will be in Lock Cemetery.
Sarah ‘Ruth’ McCutchen
MOUNT VERNON — Sarah “Ruth” McCutchen, 94, of New Delaware Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at Country Club Retirement Campus in Mount Vernon.
She was born Feb. 3, 1912, in Knox County to the late Samuel and Mary (Ebersole) Barton. Mrs. McCutchen was a lifelong resident of Knox County where she attended the Central Church of Christ. She was an avid bowler and always loved spending time in her garden.
She is survived by her loving family, a son, Charles (Marla) McCutchen of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Kathleen (Don) Goodin of Mount Vernon; and her grandson, Mike (Holly) McCutchen.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Paul McCutchen, whom she married on March 29, 1930; a daughter, Ruth Isabelle McCutchen; four brothers, Edgar Barton, Fred Barton, Carl Barton and Herb Barton; and a sister, Addie Barton.
Friends may call Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. Mr. Don Linn will officiate. Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon.
Flowers or contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
CARDINGTON — Isabelle B. Thompson, 96, of Cardington, formerly of Mount Gilead, died Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at Woodside Village in Mount Gilead.
She was born in Wellsburg, W.Va., on Oct. 23, 1909, to the late Samuel Wickham and Lucy Edna (Taylor) Bane. She was a member of the Pulaskiville Community Bible Church and had lived in the Mount Gilead area since 1940. She was a former nurses aide for Dr. William Deffinger in Marengo for 25 years.
She is survived by daughter, Bobbie Jean Williams of Cardington; daughter-in-law, Patricia Thompson of Cardington; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Thompson; son, Charles E.; six brothers; and one sister.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Fulton Cemetery with Fred Gliem officiating. Arrangements entrusted to the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Woodside Village Activity Department, 841 W. Marion St., Mount Gilead, OH 43338. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
RICHMOND HILL, Ga. — Beverly (Lewis) Webel, 68, of Richmond Hill, Ga., widow of Bernard Arthur Webel, died Friday evening, March 24, 2006, at Hospice Savannah.
Born in Mount Vernon, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Arthur Lisle Lewis and Velma McPherson Lewis. Mrs. Webel attended Ohio State University. She married Bernard Webel in 1961, and in 1973 they moved to Coral Springs, Fla., where they founded and operated a successful insurance business.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Bethel.
Surviving are one daughter, Stephanie Webel Shire; one son, Walter Webel; six grandchildren, Fawn Badia, Ferrah Knox, Morgan Gesbitt, Leslie Webel, Dorian Webel and Zachary Webel; four sisters, Bonnie Lowe, Jo Ella Hunt, Gayle Hendricks and Sharon Baldwin; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Gamble Funeral Service, Savannah, is in charge of arrangements.
Verna M. Wright
CENTERBURG — Verna M. Wright, 81, of Centerburg died Thursday morning, March 30, 2006, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
She was born in Zanesville on June 7, 1924, to the late Charles and Gladys (Greene) MacDonald. A resident of Centerburg since 1970, she was a homemaker, who dearly loved her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her sons, Gary (Alice), Stephen (Beverly), David (Wanda) and Walter, and a daughter, Verna G. (Paul) Farson, all of Centerburg; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Thomas McDonald of Columbus; and sister, Bettie Smith of Mount Vernon.
She was preceded by her husband, Morgan S. Wright, on Jan. 21, 1987.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Larry Carnes officiating. Graveside committal services will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the Dublin Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Floral Hall of the Morrow County Fair, 195 S. Main St., Mount Gilead, OH 43338. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.