Beverly Ann Berger
FREDERICKTOWN — Beverly Ann Berger, 71, of Fredericktown passed away Sunday evening, May 21, 2006, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus surrounded by her loving family.
She was born May 4, 1935, in Knox County, a daughter of the late Morris and Thelma (Houbler) Welch. Beverly was a retired inspector and supervisor for Gorman Rupp. She was also working part time at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon as a filing clerk in medical records. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Fredericktown and a member of the Knox County Humane Society. Beverly was a former member of the Fredericktown Emergency Squad. Beverly had a passion for playing bingo.
Surviving Beverly are her loving children, Jeffery J. (Debbie) Berger of Mount Vernon and Angelette (John) Schmitt of Gahanna; two granddaughters, Stephanie (James) Meneghini and Cinda Berger, both of Tacoma, Wash.; two great-granddaughters, Kalilah J. Meneghini and Hayley M. Meneghini, both of Tacoma, Wash.; two brothers, Gerry Welch of Mansfield and Terry Welch of Fredericktown; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews; and numerous special friends.
The family will receive friends at the Fredericktown Senior Citizens Center on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m.
The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is caring for the family with arrangements. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Knox County Humane Society or to the Fredericktown Emergency Squad. To view this obituary or to share memories with the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Charlotte Ann Brown, 84, of Mount Vernon died Monday, May 22, 2006, at The Inn at HillenVale in Mount Vernon.
Charlotte was born Dec. 20, 1921, in Erie, Pa., to Alva and Iva (Bogart) Freligh. During World War II she worked for General Electric at one of their defense plants. An avid golfer, Charlotte enjoyed participating in the Ladies League at Tomahawk Golf Course near Gambier. She expressed her artistic side through the medium of oil painting.
Surviving are her son, David L. (Linda) Brown of Apple Valley; her daughter, Karen (Tom) Lang of Big Prairie; four grandchildren, Rochelle (Todd) Laipply, Dirk Brown, Christopher Lang and Kendra Lang; two great-grandchildren, Makenzie Laipply and Baileigh Laipply; and her sister, Callista Blue of Punta Gorda, Fla.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Welford “Dick” Brown, in January 2005; and her brother, Donald Freligh.
Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where memorial service will follow with the Rev. Bill Lawson officiating. Private burial will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Blvd., Columbus, OH 43229; or The Inn at HillenVale, Social Activities Fund, 1615 Yauger Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
To view this obituary or leave a condolence to the family online, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — James Eitel, 78, of Whiteheirs, Mount Vernon, passed away May 22, 2006, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Vernon.
James D. McClain
BRINKHAVEN — James David McClain, 58, of State Street, Brinkhaven, passed away at his home on Monday, May 22, 2006, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Jan. 2, 1948, in Mount Vernon to Samuel D. and Ruth P. (Hawkins) McClain. On April 10, 1982, he was married to Glenda (Blanton). He loved camping and the outdoors, and was a big Cleveland Browns fan. He also was a member of AA, and was very proud of his 20 years of sobriety.
He is survived by his wife, Glenda; three sons, James E. (Miki) of Mansfield, and Brian K. and James D. McClain Jr. of Killbuck; three sisters, Nancy McClain and Connie (Cliff) Looney of Danville, and Jeanette (Mitch) Sheldon of Brinkhaven; six grandchildren; and his loving dog, Rascal.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sons, Samuel D. McClain and Bradley D. McClain.
A funeral service will be Wednesday, May 24, at 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville, where calling hours will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. Pastor Lloyd Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Workman Cemetery at Danville.
The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 515, Danville, OH 43014, to help with expenses. Obituary may be viewed online at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
KILLBUCK — David Meehan, 75, of Killbuck died Sunday evening, May 21, 2006, at Mansfield MedCentral following complications from surgery.
Funeral service will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, with the Rev. Jim Cooper officiating. Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Killbuck Cemetery at Killbuck, with military rites being conducted by the Killbuck VFW.
He was born on March 1, 1931, and was the son of Daniel James and Mary (Dent) Meehan. He worked 40 years for Rice-Chadwick Rubber Co. of Killbuck, retiring in 1994. He attended the Killbuck United Methodist Church. David was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Killbuck VFW as well as the Millersburg American Legion.
Surviving are children, Mary Ellen Proper of Stillwell, Donald Meehan of Killbuck, Ronald Meehan of Glenmont, Barb Cappon of Big Prairie, Daniel James Meehan of Killbuck, and adopted daughter, Crissy Meehan of Danville; his fiancee, Gertrude Renfrew of Killbuck; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Alice Grassbaugh of Mount Vernon.
He was preceded in death by an adopted son, John Meehan; brothers, James Meehan and Chuck Shaw; and a sister, Helen Hawkins.
Family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Killbuck United Methodist Church.
Herbert E. Pack
BUTLER — Herbert E. “Herbie” Pack, 64, of Dunn Road, Butler, died Sunday evening, May 21, 2006, in his home, following a long illness.
He was born Jan. 2, 1942, in Boons Camp, Ky., to Willie and Ethel (Parker) Pack, and had lived in the Butler area since 1970.
He is survived by his wife and best friend, Charlotte Pack; his children, Tama (Steve) Harris of California, Herb (Dawn) Pack of Delaware, Gena (Mark) Brokaw of Lexington, Chad (Lisa) Black of Mansfield, Trent Black of Bellville and Michelle (Dale) Epps of Mansfield; 17 grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Willie and Joy Pack, Betty Hayden, Linda Williams, Anna and John Straits, and Junie and John “Jay” Hall; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends today from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. The Revs. Virgil Masters and Earl Tackett will officiate. Burial will follow in Bunker Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to the Herbie Pack Memorial Fund may be made at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Chester D. Ratliff
MOUNT VERNON — Chester Dennis Ratliff, 54, of Mount Vernon died May 22, 2006, at Country Court Nursing Center. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Max C. Spray
NEWARK — A funeral service for Max C. Spray, 49, of Newark, will be held Thursday, May 25, at 11 a.m. at Owl Creek Baptist Church with Pastor John Schouten officiating. Burial will follow in Owl Creek Cemetery, Owl Creek Church Road, Mount Vernon.
Max passed away May 22, 2006, in Mount Vernon. He was born Feb. 28, 1957, in Knox County to Glenn and Elsie L. (Cline) Spray. He attended Vineyard Grace Fellowship in Newark. Max was a maintenance supervisor for Safety Kleen in Hebron and formerly facility manager with Safety Kleen in Holly Hill, S.C. He was former president of Tri-county Regional Chamber of Commerce in Holly Hill, S.C.
Max was very active with South Carolina Water Fowl Association and Ducks Unlimited. He was an avid outdoorsman and ebay-er with his business, Fishing Equipment Recyclers. Max was a four-year football starter for Utica High School and still holds the junior high and high school shot put record. He was a big man with an even bigger heart and a gentle nature.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda L. (Peebles) Spray of Newark; daughters and sons-in-law, Yvonne (Jeremie) Young of Mount Vernon, Joetta (Roger) Shepard of Goose Creek, S.C., and Mollie Spray of the home; a son, Andrew Spray of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; father and mother, Glenn and Elsie Spray of Mount Vernon; three grandchildren, C. J. Atherton, Trea Atherton and Drew Young; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Howard (Sarah) Spray and Wayne (Terri) Spray, all of Mount Vernon, and Mike (Mei) Spray of Fredericktown.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the memorial fund established in Max’s memory for Mollie Spray at any branch office of First-Knox National Bank.
Friends may call Wednesday, May 24, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica, Ohio.
Harold W. Swartz
WALHONDING — Harold Warren Swartz, 66, of County Road 18, Walhonding, died May 21, 2006, at his residence.
He was born April 19, 1940, in Newark to Harold Warren and Dorothy Louise (Dunlap) Swartz. He was retired from Owens-Corning in Newark and raised registered paint horses.
He is survived by his wife, Saundra Jo (Warner) Swartz, whom he married Nov. 19, 1959. Also surviving are three sons, Michael Swartz, Harold Swartz and Richard Shaw, all of Newark; four daughters, Randa Swartz, Kathryn Swartz and Jaye Pierson, all of Walhonding, and Lisa Elk of Newark; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother and a grandson.
There will be no services. The Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw is handling the arrangements.
To view the obituary visit www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Donna Warner, 75, of Newark Road, Mount Vernon, died Monday, May 22, 2006, at her residence. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Homes in Mount Vernon. To view the full obituary or leave an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Robert J. Wells Jr.
MOUNT VERNON — Robert J. Wells Jr., 75, of Mount Vernon died May 21, 2006, at the Country Court Nursing Center.
He was born Aug. 3, 1930, in Mount Vernon to Robert J. and Ruth Ann (Trott) Wells Sr. He was a member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, the Ohio Retired Teachers Association and NEA; and was a life member of the VFW. He was a 40-year employee of the Mount Vernon Schools, retiring as principal of Elmwood School in 1992. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War, receiving the National Defense Service Medal, the Occupation Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Forrest) Wells, to whom he had been married 48 years; two sons, John (Barbara) Wells of Hilliard and Steven (Beth) Wells of South Amherst; one daughter, Melissa (Tom) Schluter of Bucyrus; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Carolyn (Charles) Hagedorn of Plantation, Fla., and Jean (John) Frary of Valhalla, N.Y.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, David T. Wells.
Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home. The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Rodney Buchanan officiating. Burial, with military honors by Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will be in Mound View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, 205 N. Mulberry St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary along with an online registry may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.