Ruth K. DeVore
MARENGO — Ruth K. DeVore, 79, of Marengo passed away at home Monday morning, May 1, 2006.
She was born on Sept. 23, 1926, in West Liberty, Ky., to Math and Etta Mae Lewis.
Ruth is survived by her husband of 60 years, Evangelist Joseph E. DeVore; son, Joseph D. DeVore of Winchester, Ky.; grandson; adopted daughters, Edie Stambaugh of Cardington, Patty Porter of Marengo; brother, Millard Lewis of West Liberty, Ky.; sisters, Alice Faye Watkins, Thelma McGuire, Genetta Sexton, Ramona Gay Fairchild, all of West Liberty, Ky., Grace Yenzer of Harveysburg.
She was preceded in death by parents; and sisters, Mae Mills and Goldie Claypool.
Friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where service will follow Thursday at 11 a.m., with Pastors Aaron S. Evans, Okie Evans, Jasper Marcum, Earnest Surgener and Bishop John D. Childers officiating. Burial will be in the Lewis and Howard Cemetery in West Liberty, Ky.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Church of God, Bus Ministry, c/o P.O. Box 238, Sunbury, OH 43074. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Vivian A. Edman
UTICA — A funeral service for Vivian A. Edman, 78, of Utica will be Thursday, May 4, at 1 p.m. at Utica United Methodist Church, 626 North St., with Bruce Hissong officiating. Burial will follow in South Lawn Cemetery.
Vivian died April 30, 2006, at her daughters in North Vernon, Ind.
She was born April 23, 1928, in Utica to Willis Day and Helen Annamae (Barncord) Lake. She was a member of Utica United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star, Glenwood Chapter 303, and a volunteer for the American Red Cross, Utica Bloodmobile.
She is survived by her sons, Don William Edman of Raleigh, N.C., and David Eugene (Marsha) Edman of Columbus; daughters, Barbara A. Edman and friend, Cindy Thompson of North Vernon, Ind., Mary Lou (Todd) Lindsey of Utica and Jewel Marie (Dale) Nichols of Wellington; brother, James Barncord Lake of Columbus; sisters, Jacqueline (Charles) McDonald of Newark, Gwendolyn Johnson of Oro Valley, Ariz., and Mary Helen Johns of Utica; 11 grandchildren, Matthew, Katherine and Susan Edman of Raleigh, N.C., Addy Harrah of Columbus, Tabby and Sarah Harrah of Newark, Sgt. Gerry (Stephanie) Harrah of Leavenworth, Kan., Joshua and Jason Nichols of Wellington, Sara Fisher of Richwood, Eddie Fisher of Dublin; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Edman, who died in 1988.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2260 Cherry Valley Road SE, Newark, OH 43055.
Friends may call Wednesday, May 3, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica.
FREDERICKTOWN — Elmer Elswick, 80, of Fredericktown died Monday, May 1, 2006, at the home of his son near Chesterville, following an extended illness. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown. To view this obituary and to send condolences to the family visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Ada P. Gray
MOUNT VERNON — Ada P. Gray, 91, formerly of Coshocton County, passed away at 3:55 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2006, at the Country Club Retirement Center in Mount Vernon, where she had been a resident since December.
She had moved to Mount Vernon to be near her son-in-law and daughter, the Rev. Irwin E. and Janet Jennings of Woodlake Trail. She was born Feb. 2, 1915, in Guernsey County, to Marshall Vernon and Etta Jane Ingram Addy. Ada was a member of the Plainfield United Methodist Church. She enjoyed flowers and gardening, playing the piano and crocheting. She loved small children and was a lifelong fan of the Cleveland Indians.
In addition to her daughter, she is survived by her son, Dr. Marvin R. (Janice) Gray of Albany, Ind. She leaves seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, three stepgreat-grandchildren and many other relatives.
Ada was preceded in death by her husband, Chester, in 1996; son, Terry Michael, in 1983; sisters, Gladys Hickman, Lois Brenneman and Stella Frederick; brother, Vernon Addy; and infant sister and brother.
Calling hours will be from Thursday, May 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Given-Dawson West Lafayette Funeral Home. Funeral service will be conducted by the Rev. Johnnie Swann at the Plainfield United Methodist Church on Friday, May 5, at 11 a.m. Ada will be laid to rest in the Fairfield Cemetery in West Lafayette along with her husband, son, parents and grandparents.
Mary Jo Hunter
FREDERICKTOWN — Mary Jo Hunter, 75, of Fredericktown passed away Sunday, April 30, 2006, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.
She was born Oct. 12, 1930, in Mount Vernon to William McKinley and Mildred (Patterson) Temple. Mary was an assembly worker for the Dana Corp. from which she retired, and was a member of the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Amy Jo (Russell) Jordan of Cardington; a son, Jeffrey T. (Ursula) Hunter of Fredericktown; five grandchildren, Isaiah Jordan, Kaleb Jordan, Justin Temple-Hunter, Anthony Hunter, Madison Vittorio; two stepgrandchildren, Lynn Leist and Lori Milligan; three great-grandchildren, Wyatt Jordan, Alex Milligan and Katlyn Leist; a niece, Kay Ernest; and special friends, Ron and Peg Ellison.
In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Hunter; a daughter, Diane “Dee” Hunter; and a sister, Jane Ann Smith.
There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be Friday in Forest Cemetery at Fredericktown beginning at 1 p.m. The Rev. Julian Eibin will officiate. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. Online condolences can be made to the family at: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Daniel D. Miller
AUBURN, Ind. — Daniel D. Miller, 47, of Auburn, Ind., and formerly of Mount Vernon went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 30, 2006, at the Dekalb Memorial Hospital in Auburn, Ind. These arrangements are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
Martha L. Phillips
SURPRISE, Ariz. — Martha Lucille Phillips, 94, of Surprise, Ariz., and formerly of Mount Vernon passed away Thursday, April 27, 2006, at the Sun View Care Center in Youngtown, Ariz.
She was born Nov. 6, 1911, in Glouster, Ohio, to Charles and Myrtle (Ross) Felter. Mrs. Phillips worked as a nurse for Mercy Hospital in Mount Vernon.
She is survived by three sisters, Irma Rawson of Sun City West, Ariz., Dolores Hines of Waterville and Myrtle Burdette of Mount Vernon; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Waldo Phillips; and two sisters, Nellie Conaway and Hazel Hines.
A funeral service will be Monday, May 8, 2006, at 1 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where friends may call two hours prior. Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Three Angels Broadcasting Network, P.O. Box 582, West Frankfort, IL 62896. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
FREDERICKTOWN — June M. Shinaberry, 82, of Fredericktown died unexpectedly on Monday morning, May 1, 2006, at the Morrow County Hospital following a brief illness.
She was born in Morrow County on Feb. 9, 1924, the daughter of the late Great and Alta (Garverick) Smith. June was raised in Morrow County and graduated from the Johnsville High School in the Class of 1942.
On March 18, 1950, June married her loving husband of almost 50 years, Marvin D. Shinaberry; he preceded her in death on Nov. 2, 1999.
An active participant in all she did, June was a 4-H advisor of the Middlebury Mixers-n-Menders 4-H Club for over 20 years. June volunteered for the Fredericktown Interchurch Social Services, the Knox County Fair and the Fredericktown Tomato Show. She was a member of the Batemantown United Methodist Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher, the Middlebury Sodbusters Farm Bureau Council and the Knox County Farm Bureau.
A “model” homemaker, June excelled at everything domestic. As a cook, she made the best peanut butter pie ever eaten and was the running champion for many years for her bread and butter pickles. As a gardener, June created many award-winning flower arrangements and enjoyed growing tomatoes. She was a seamstress, making most of the clothes she wore and made many outfits for her children.
A devout Christian woman, June always spoke the most eloquent grace before each and every meal. She was also a woman with a fun-loving witty personality; never having met a stranger, making friendships and comforting people everywhere she went. June was a great role model and embodied the phrase “it is always better to give than to receive.”
An avid reader of books, magazines and newspaper, June’s favorite author being Billy Graham.
June was very proud of attending the Presidential Inaugurations for Presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Regan and George Bush Sr.
June will be dearly missed by her family with whom she shared a very close relationship. She was adored by her children, who greatly enjoyed her company. She was very involved in the lives of her grandchildren, never missing sporting events, and passing on interest in her favorite channel: the History Channel.
Her memory will always be cherished by her sons, Dennis (Becky) Shinaberry and Mark Shinaberry, both of Fredericktown; daughter, Dixie Shinaberry of Mount Gilead; three grandchildren, Joshua, Jeremy and Jim Shinaberry; a brother, Richard (Doris) Smith of Mount Gilead; and a sister, Mary (Ralph) Mosher of Fulton.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Weldon Smith.
The family will greet friends on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home, 76 S. Main St., Mount Gilead, and on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Batemantown United Methodist Church, at the corner of Waterford Road and Yankee Street, Fredericktown, where funeral service will immediately follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Mark Parsons officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Fredericktown Interchurch Social Services, 69 N. Main St., Fredericktown, OH 43019;, or to the Batemantown United Methodist Church, c/o Rayma Ruhl, 88 Mill St., Fredericktown, OH 43019. Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Alice M. Stockdale
MOUNT VERNON — Alice Margene Stockdale, 80, of Mount Vernon died April 30, 2006, at the Knox Community Hospital. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Audra Lillian Yeager
COLUMBUS — Audra Lillian Yeager, 96, died Wednesday, March 22, 2006, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
She was born Aug. 30, 1909, to Dilla and Stacy (Leech) Portz in Baltic, Ohio, on the farm of her grandparents, Mary Hahn and Adam Portz. In about 1917 both families settled in the wild area of North Clintonville, Ohio, and Clintonville has been her home. She retired from OSU Hospital, and was a member of Group K., OSU Mother’s Club and North High Women’s Alumni Association.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Yeager; sons, Edward W., Thomas M. and Richard A. Yeager; grandson, Theodore Yeager; and brothers, John and Noile Leech. She was also preceded in death by those in her maternal genealogical line including her great-grandmother, Mary Baab Portz; grandmother, Mary Hahn Portz (Mrs. Adam); and her mother, Dilla Magdalene Portz Leech (Mrs. Stacy).
She is survived by daughter-in-law, Marilyn P. Yeager, wife of Thomas M. of Mount Vernon, and their children, Lori (Mrs. Jack Boesken) and Lori’s family, Christina (Mrs. Shawn Wooden), and their baby, Logan Skylar Wooden, all of Mount Vernon, Wm. R. and Amy Ferguson Yeager and their family, Kate and Lauren of Hilliard, and Daniel L. and Lisa Snow Yeager and their family, Steven and Connor Yeager of Granville; daughter-in-law, Virginia A. Yeager (Mrs. Jamie Bazzacco) and the Yeager siblings, Kathy (Mrs. Dean Eberhart) and family, Kelcie, Alisha and Colin of Dublin and Stacy (Mrs. Todd Dobbs) of Colorado; daughters-in-law, Jill Yeager of North Carolina and Sara Yeager of Hilliard; sisters, Roena (Frank) Whitmire of Albuquerque, N.M., and Mary (Robert) Garrison of Sylvania; many nieces and nephews; and good friends Polly, Irene and May.
Funeral service was March 25 at Southwick-Good & Fortkamp Funeral Chapel, Columbus, with private inurnment in Union Cemetery.