Dale W. Allton
NEWARK — A funeral service for Dale Woodrow Allton, 87, of Newark will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Christian Endeavor United Methodist Church, 1415 Londondale Parkway, Newark. Pastor Jeff Smith and the Rev. Ken Brown will officiate. Interment will follow at Wilson Cemetery with military honors by the Licking County Veterans Alliance.
Mr. Allton, a retired laborer at Owens, passed away May 16, 2006, at his home. He was born Jan. 22, 1919, in Crooksville, the son of Edward and Florence (Stephenson) Allton. He served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force during World War II in the Pacific Theatre. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 clusters (four times), Presidential Citation, Bismarck Battle, Good Conduct Medal. He worked for Owens-Corning for 29 years in the Molded Pipe Department, retiring in December 1980. He was a member of Christian Endeavor United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday School, sang in the choir and served on the board. He was also a member of Utica Friendly Senior Citizens.
Mr. Allton is survived by his wife, Ruth of the home; a son, Fred (Paula) Longstreth of Heath; a daughter, Mary Beth (Bruce) Krauss of Galloway; two sisters, Mae (Bill) Aichele of New Lexington, Hazel Murphy of Crooksville; stepsons, Larry (Vinita) Thompson of Zanesville, Mitchell (Trish) Thompson of Norfolk, Va., Michael (Joan) Thompson of York, Pa.; stepdaughters, Kay (Ron) Garvin of Caldwell, Mary Frances (Danny) Nutt of Mount Vernon, Dorothy Jean (Warren) Hurley of Zanesville, Martha (Richard) Bond of Vestal, N.Y.; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother; an infant son, Larry; two brothers, George and Earl; and a sister, Mary Gossman.
Friends may today call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark. Memorial contributions may be sent to Christian Endeavor United Methodist Church, 1415 Londondale Parkway, Newark, OH 43055; or Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark, OH 43055.
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Joseph P. Kearns
ASHLAND — Joseph Pettigrew Kearns, 77, of Ashland died May 16, 2006, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 9, 1929, in Springfield, to John Terrance and Mary (Pettigrew) Kearns. He had been a resident of Ashland for the past 40 years, moving here from Mount Vernon to take the position of office manager for Rybolt Heater. Mr. Kearns was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served in the Korean conflict.
Surviving are his wife, Catherine (Pharis-Kadey) Kearns; daughter, Christine (Colin) Soucy of Arnold, Md.; five sons, John K. (Tanya) Kadey of Omaha, Neb., Neil P. (Mary Lou) Kadey of Ashland, Paul S. (Cindy) Kadey of Phoenix, Ariz., Joseph P. (Sarah) Kearns Jr. of Ashland and Fred Andrew (Stacie) Kearns of Ashland; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Julia Dalrymple; and two brothers, Samuel and John Kearns.
Service will be Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Edwards Catholic Church, with the Rev. James Cassidy officiating. A committal service with the Rev. Charles Ransom officiating will follow at the Calvary Cemetery in Mount Vernon at 1:30 p.m. Monday, with military honors. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Heyl Funeral Home.
Douglas J. Landis
MOUNT VERNON — Douglas Jay Landis, 60, of Mount Vernon died suddenly Tuesday, May 16, 2006, at his home.
He was a retired school teacher with Northridge Local Schools and a self-employed truck driver. He was a member of Eagles, AMVETS, VFW and Moose Lodge. He was a graduate of Westerville High School in 1964 and Kent State University, where he was a member of the football team. He was also an avid hunter and motorcyclist.
He is survived by his wife, Karen; daughters, Kari (Kile) Dyer of California and Megan (Randall) Collett of Columbus; brothers, Don (Linda) of Sunbury, Dave (Norma) of Columbus, Dale (Jeanne) of Centerburg and Dennis (Wendy) of Westerville; many nieces and nephews; and numerous friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Marjorie Landis.
Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Moreland Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, where service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. Pastor Frank Carl will officiate. Interment will be in Green Lawn Cemetery.
Kelly J. Peterson
FREDERICKTOWN — Kelly J. Peterson, 34, of Fredericktown passed away Monday, May 15, 2006, at Grant Medical Center in Columbus.
She was born in Mount Vernon on June 21, 1971, the daughter of Larry and Carlanna Campbell of Howard. Kelly was an assistant manager of Wal-Mart.
She married Brian Peterson, who survives along with four sons, Kyle Flood, Timothy Flood, Brian Peterson and Sean Peterson; one daughter, Mikayla Peterson, and a deceased daughter, Mackenzie Peterson; a sister, Keri Campbell of Millwood. Also surviving are her mother and father-in-law, Evelyn and David Peterson of Vernal, Utah; grandparents, Annabelle Barcus of Mount Vernon, Loyal Peterson of Eckert, Colo., Bertha Fortney of Garrettsville, and Mary Gwinn of Farmington, N.M.
Visitation will be Saturday, May 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 219 E. Church St., Marion. Funeral service will be Saturday at 4 p.m., with Pastor Brett Cornelius officiating. Private burial will be at a later date.
Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors are handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Gethsemane Lutheran Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family at GunderHallFolk@aol.com.
Kelly Jo (Campbell) Peterson
FREDERICKTOWN — Kelly Jo (Campbell) Peterson of Fredericktown, age 34, died suddenly at Grant Hospital in Columbus on Monday May 15, 2006, following an auto accident.
Kelly was born on June 21, 1971, in Mount Vernon to Larry and Carlanna Campbell of Howard.
Kelly was a 1989 graduate of East Knox High School. She was a former employee of Big Bear in Mount Vernon and Worthington, and was most recently assistant manager of Lewis Center Wal-Mart.
Kelly was a devoted soccer and baseball mom and her children were the love of her life.
Kelly is survived by her husband, Brian Peterson; daughter, Mikayla Peterson; sons, Kyle Flood and Timothy Flood; first husband, Gordon Flood; stepsons, Brian Peterson and Sean Peterson; her mother and father-in-law, David and Evelyn Peterson of Vernal, Utah. Also surviving are her sister, Keri Campbell of Howard; grandparents, Annabelle Barcus of Mount Vernon and Bertha Fortney of Garrettsville.
Kelly was preceded in death by a daughter, Mackenzie Peterson; and grandfathers, Carl Barcus and Clifford Campbell.
Services will be held at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Marion on Saturday, May 20. Family and Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. and a memorial service will be held at 4 p.m.
An additional gathering will also be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 22, at the Millwood Church of Christ with a celebration service beginning at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to a trust fund that is being established for Kelly’s children at First-Knox National Bank.
Submitted by Kari Campbell.
Francis J. Thomason
COSHOCTON — Francis J. Thomason, 68, of Orange Street, Coshocton, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2006, at his residence.
He was born May 3, 1938, in Coshocton County to Leon and Nora (Wilson) Thomason. Mr. Thomason served in the U.S. Navy from 1957 to 1959 and the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1964, where he was a member of the 1st Calvary 13th Signal.
He is survived by his loving family, a daughter, Rose Thomason of Connecticut; a son, Jess Thomason of Coshocton; two grandchildren, Heath Thomason and Keira Thomason; a sister, Amanda Babcock of Newark; and many nieces and nephews including Clyde Thomason Jr.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters.
The family will hold a memorial service at a later date. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon assisted the family with arrangements.. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com