Betty Jane Besst
COSHOCTON — Betty Jane Besst, 87, of Tomahawk Lane, Coshocton, died April 24, 2006, at the Coshocton County Memorial Hospital.
She was born Jan. 3, 1919, in Coshocton County to Elmer R. and Velma A. (Porter) Lint. She was an employee of the former O’Neils Store in Coshocton and the former Warsaw Farmers & Merchants Bank/Coshocton National Bank/Bank One of Warsaw. She was a member of the Warsaw United Methodist Church and a former member of the 20th Century Club at Warsaw. Betty enjoyed traveling.
She is survived by her husband, Clennis S. Besst, whom she married June 28, 1941. Also surviving are two sisters-in-law, Alice Mae Bender and Carolyn Besst of Coshocton; three nephews; and one niece.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Lint; and a sister, Eileen Besst.
Funeral service will be Thursday, April 27, at 1:30 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw with Rev. Chick Chanay officiating. Burial will be in the Prairie Chapel Cemetery. Visitation is Wednesday, April 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. and on Thursday until service time.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 182039, Department 013, Columbus, OH 43218-2039.
Harry W. Collins
MOUNT VERNON — Harry William “Buzzy” Collins, 83, of Mount Vernon died April 24, 2006, at the Country Club Retirement Campus.
He was born March 28, 1923, in Mount Vernon to Harry and Helen (Horn) Collins. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Post 136, VFW Post 4027, and the Voiture 40 & 8 Post 864.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred A. (Tier) Collins, to whom he had been married 59 years; one daughter, Pamela Harding and fiancé, Brad Tilton, of Mansfield; a grandson, Todd Harding of Mansfield; one brother, John (Rusty) Collins of Danville; and a sister, Sue (Bryant) Fox of Mount Vernon.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Collins; and a sister, Jo Williams.
There will be no calling hours. A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family with Mr. Ben McKinstry officiating. Burial with military honors will be conducted by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council in Memorial Gardens. The North-Dilley Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements.
This obituary, along with an online registry, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
NEWARK — A graveside service for Esther E. Fish-Heaton, 92, of Newark will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens, with Pastor Joe Leonard officiating.
Esther passed away April 24, 2006, at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Care Center at Licking Memorial Hospital. She was born April 30, 1918, to the late Harley and Viva (Wilson) Kyrk.
Esther worked in retail sales for the Montgomery Ward Co. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a member of the Eastern Star 503.
She is survived by her daughter, Barbara (Bud) Oldacker of Newark; one granddaughter, Beth (Gene) Walker of Newark; two very special grandsons, who she thought the world of, Patrick and Aidan Walker of Newark.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Edwin Fish, who passed away in 1979; and her second husband, James Heaton, who passed away in 1998.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Esther to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark, OH 43055.
Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home is assisting the Heaton Family with arrangements. To sign an online guest book, visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com and click guest book/obituary.
James R. Flowers Jr.
MOUNT VERNON — James R. “Jim” Flowers Jr., 48, of Pleasant Valley Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Friday afternoon, April 21, 2006, at his residence surrounded by his loving family following a courageous battle with cancer.
Jim was a laborer for Weyerhaeuser in Mount Vernon for 13 years and was the union president for nine years. Jim also had worked for the Liberty Township Trustees and was an Army veteran. Jim loved to fish and hunt.
Jim is survived by his caring children, Jeremy J. Flowers, who is with the U.S. Marine Corps stationed in Beaufort, S.C., and Amanda Jo Flowers of Mount Vernon, who is studying to be a Registered Nurse at Central Ohio Technical College; a grandson, Lathan J. Flowers of Mount Vernon; and sisters, Sharon Kay Evans of Georgetown, Tenn., and Karen Lee Flowers of Galion.
In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy (Landaker) Flowers, on Oct. 24, 1997.
There will be no calling hours or funeral services. Jim’s wish was to be cremated and to have his ashes scattered along with his wife’s ashes.
The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon is caring for the family with these arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with final expense, c/o of the First-Knox Bank, Mount Vernon. To view this obituary or leave an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Maxine (Besst) Stolz
COLUMBUS — Maxine (Besst) Stolz, 67, of Columbus died Sunday, April 23, 2006, at her home.
She was born Aug. 30, 1938, in Jefferson Township, Ohio, to Oscar and Helen (Kobel) Besst.
She is survived by a daughter, Karla Spangler; grandchildren, Todd, Matt and Kelly Spangler; a sister, Norma Jean Besst; brother, Raymond Besst; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Kista.
Funeral service will be Thursday, April 27, at 10 a.m. at Schoedinger East Chapel, 5360 Livingston Ave., Columbus. Graveside service will be Thursday at 1 p.m. in Forest Cemetery, Fredericktown. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.