Clara ‘Nancy’ Dale
MOUNT VERNON — Clara “Nancy” Dale, 77, of Mount Vernon passed away Saturday, April 1, 2006, at her home.
She was born Dec. 24, 1928, in Columbus to the late Edward and Sarah (Dezurick) Davis. Nancy retired in 1988 from Western Electric Power in Columbus, where she was an inspector, after 29 years of service. She was a member of the YMCA and enjoyed the friendships that she made.
She is survived by two daughters, Debbie (Roy) Ehlerding of Pickerington and Tonya (James) Wagner of Brandon, Fla.; three sons, Jerry Dale of Bellville, Clarence (Kim) Dale of Columbus and Robert (Arletta) Dale of Canal Winchester; and three grandchildren.
Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Dale; two brothers, Frank Dale and Eddie Dale; and a sister, Emma Davis.
There will be no calling hours. The family will observe a private service at a later date. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home.
This obituary and online condolences can be made at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Grace A. Fronce
MOUNT VERNON — Grace A. Fronce, 99, of Parrott Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2006, at the County Club Retirement Campus in Mount Vernon. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home.
Richard E. Guess
COSHOCTON — Richard E. “Dick” Guess, 88, of 45251 U.S. 36, Coshocton, died Saturday, April 1, 2006, at the Coshocton County Memorial Hospital.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday, April 4, at 1 p.m. at the Darling Run Cemetery with graveside military rites performed by the Coshocton County Joint Veterans Council. There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Coshocton County, P.O. Box 1284, Coshocton, OH 43812. The Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw is handling the arrangements; www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
Willaw F. Guthrie
UTICA — Willaw Florence Guthrie, 93, of 2541 Martinsburg Road, Utica, formerly of Frazeysburg, died Friday, March 31, 2006, at the Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark.
She was born Oct. 7, 1912, in Barbour County, W.Va., to Eva (Chrislip) and Fred Ward. She married Roy D. Guthrie on Oct. 29, 1934. He preceded her in death on Feb. 12, 1977. She was a homemaker and an advisor for a 4-H club for 15 years.
She is survived by two sons, Gary (Ruth) Guthrie of Mobile, Ala., and Dale (Judy) Guthrie of West Carlisle; three daughters, Ellen (John) Byers of Utica, Ruth (Rev. Arthur) Ball of Solihull West Midlands, England, and Mary Jane (Myron) Lowe of Frazeysburg; a sister, Martha (Grover) Arnold of Zanesville; a sister-in-law, Glenna Ward of Crossville, Tenn.; 25 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; 24 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roy D. Guthrie; a son, Robert Ward; a stepdaughter, Irene Foucht; and a brother, Wayne Ward.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 5, at 1:30 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw with Dr. James Dennis and the Rev. Thomas Jacob officiating. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery. Calling hours are Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
CENTERBURG — Gypsy Matney, 59, of Centerburg died suddenly Friday, March 31, 2006, at Knox Community Hospital.
She retired from Jeld-Wen in Mount Vernon. She was a member of Columbia Chapter 33, OES, in Sunbury and American Legion Post 0148 in Florida.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ottis and Viola Barrett; and a sister, Rebecca Furniss.
She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Fred H. Matney; children, Sheila (Scott) Grischel of Centerburg, Debie (Bill) Spain of Delaware and Justin Moreland of Centerburg; grandchildren, Tyler and Matthew Gishel, and Sarah and Rachel Spain; sisters, Hope Andrews of Florida, Sharon Wheelock of Michigan and Jennifer Wright of Marysville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will be Tuesday, April 4, at 6 p.m. at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg, with visitation Tuesday from 3 to 6 p.m. Pastor Larry Hiles will officiate. There will be a private interment.
Kenneth L. McKee
COSHOCTON — Kenneth Leadonis McKee, 79, formerly of Dresden, died Saturday, April 1, 2006, at the Coshocton County Memorial Hospital. Funeral service will be Thursday, April 6, at 1 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw with burial in Valley View Cemetery. Calling hours are Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Obituary is online at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
John H. Ocheltree
BELLVILLE — John H. Ocheltree, 70, of Bellville, died Friday morning, March 31, 2006, in Lexington Court Care Center following a long illness.
He was born June 9, 1935, in Sutton, W.Va., to Kenneth and Margaret (Hyer) Ocheltree, and moved to the Bellville area in 1950.
He is survived by his wife, Janet L. (Norris) Ocheltree, whom he married Aug. 28, 1955; a daughter, Angela (Brad) Horwatt of Mount Vernon; a son, Alan (Rosa) Ocheltree of New Albany; a son, Darren Ocheltree of Portsmouth; a granddaughter; a great-grandson; his mother and stepfather, Margaret and Ray Linger of Bellville; a brother, Fred Ocheltree; a sister, Chelva Troupe; a sister-in-law; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father; a son, Robert; and a brother, Donald Ocheltree.
The funeral service was this morning at the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. Pastor Steve Kistler officiated. Burial followed in Mansfield Memorial Park.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Mackenzie K. Peterson
FREDERICKTOWN — Mackenzie K. Peterson, age 10 days, passed away at Children’s Hospital in Columbus on Thursday, March 30, 2006.
She was born March 21, 2006, in Columbus, to Brian and Kelly (Campbell) Peterson, 2360 Township Road 190, Fredericktown.
Mackenzie is survived by her parents; a twin sister, Mikayla Peterson; and four brothers, Kyle Flood, Timothy Flood, Brian Peterson and Sean Peterson. Also surviving are grandparents, David and Evelyn Peterson of Vernal, Utah, and Larry and Carlanna Campbell of Howard; great-grandparents, Annabelle Barcus of Mount Vernon, Loyal Peterson of Eckert, Colo., Bertha Fortney of Garrettsville, and Mary Gwinn of Farmington, N.M.
Funeral services will be held at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Marion on Thursday, April 6, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Brett Cornelius officiating. A private burial will be at a later date. Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors are handling the arrangements.
The family would like to thank the Cardiology Department and staff of Children’s Hospital for their personal care to the family and Mackenzie.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 240 W. Church St., Marion, OH 43302. Condolences may be expressed to the family at GunderHallFolk@aol.com.
MILLWOOD — John Wendell Spearman, 85, of Carey Lane, Millwood, died Saturday, April 1, 2006, at his nephew’s residence.
He was born June 12, 1920, to the late Clarence and Zella (Hauger) Spearman. In 1947, he married his wife, Betty, who preceded him in death on Aug. 10, 2004. Together they owned and operated Spearman’s Restaurant in Millwood for over 50 years. He was a longtime member of the Millwood Presbyterian Church, the Knox County Kennel Club and the Knox County Humane Society.
He is survived by nieces, Carol Durbin and Anita Hollis of Danville; and nephews, James and Richard Spearman of Mount Vernon.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Spearman.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 4, at 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville. The Rev. Doug Sweet will officiate. Burial will be in Workman Cemetery. Visiting will be one hour prior to service time.
Memorial donations can be made to the Knox County Humane Society, 400 Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
This obituary is online at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.