MOUNT VERNON — Joseph “Joey” Borgman, 50, of Vernonview Drive, Mount Vernon, formerly of Cincinnati, passed away Wednesday afternoon, May 24, 2006, in the Heartland of Centerburg Nursing Center.
Joey was born on March 19, 1956, in Cincinnati, a son of Mel and Mary (Reynolds) Borgman. He was Catholic by faith.
In addition to his parents, Joey is survived by two brothers, Mike (Kim) Borgman of Union, Ky., and Daniel Borgman of Cincinnati; a sister, Julie Borgman of Cincinnati; and nephews, Kyle and Adam Borgman.
A graveside service will held on Friday, June 2, at 1:30 p.m. in the Ebenezer Cemetery, Mount Vernon, with Rev. Father Ted Thomas.
The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, Mount Vernon, is caring for the family with these arrangements.
To view this obituary or to leave a condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Owen M. Burke
APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. — The Rev. Owen Merrill Burke of Apache Junction, Ariz., passed away May 26, 2006, at Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, and went home to be with the Lord after serving him for 86 years.
He was born March 9, 1920, in Pleasant Hill, Ill. The Rev. Burke and Edna (Hale) Burke celebrated 65 years of marriage this past Christmas Day with all of their family in attendance. The Rev. Burke was a minister of the Church of the Nazarene. He pastored for 50 years in various churches including Illinois, Indiana, North Dakota, Minnesota and California.
The Rev. Burke is survived by his wife; daughters, Doretta (John) Allison of Gilbert, Ariz., Sonja (Jerry) Smith of Mount Vernon; son, Thomas (Christina) Burke of Bellingham, Wash.; adopted daughter, Cheryl Janis of Woodstock, Ill.; sisters, Helen Bales of Chenoa, Ill., and Margie (James) Murphy of Pontiac, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Burke leaves a legacy of faith to a countless number of loved ones and friends. He had a selfless ministry for Christ through many positions of leadership and support within the Nazarene Church.
A funeral service will be today, May 31, 2006, at 2 p.m. at the Tempe Church of the Nazarene, 3929 South Rural Road, Tempe, Ariz. The Rev. Stanley McElrath will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Tempe Christian School, 3929 South Rural Road, Tempe, AZ 85282.
Myrtle D. Doubikin
MOUNT VERNON — Myrtle D. Humes Doubikin, 94, of Mount Vernon died Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Homes in Mount Vernon. To view the full obituary or to send a condolence online to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
John M. Eakin
UTICA — A funeral service for John M. Eakin, 53, of Utica will be held Friday, June 2, at 11 a.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home.
John died May 30, 2006, at Licking Memorial Hospital, Newark. He was born Sept. 22, 1952, in Franklin, Pa., to the late Jack M. and Emelyn E. (Woods) Eakin. He loved riding motorcycles, working on cars and spending time with his family. He worked for 10 years for Ellis Bros. Concrete in Mount Vernon.
He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Pamela A. (Pickrel) Eakin of Utica; daughters and sons-in-law, Jamie Eakin of Washington state, Samantha (Kevin) Simpson, Tammy Cox and fiancé, Jeff Looker, Melissa (Randy) Brewer, and granddaughter, Shelby Cox, all of Newark; brothers and sisters-in-law, David (Debbie) Eakin of Nashport and Mark (Diane) Eakin of St. Louisville; sister, Jacalyn Davis of St. Louisville; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Bill Eakin; and brother-in-law, George Davis.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the John Eakin Benefit Fund, at any Park National Bank.
Friends may call Thursday, June 1, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica.
Richard Keylor Sr.
HOWARD — Richard Lynn Keylor Sr., 58, of Rutledge Road, Howard, passed away Monday night, May 29, 2006, at his home.
He was born on July 8, 1947, in Miltonsburg, Ohio, a son of the late Charles Franklin and Mary G. (Triplett) Keylor. Richard had worked for Wagner’s Blacktop and Construction as a truck driver and was a devoted grandfather, helping take care of his grandson, Cadence Lynn Keylor.
Richard is survived by his loving wife, Brenda Fay (Woods) Keylor, whom he married on March 9, 1973; his caring son, Richard Lynn (Sherri) Keylor Jr. of Howard; grandsons, Cadence Lynn Keylor and Dakota Shane Keylor; brothers, Paul (Pat) Keylor of Woodsfield, Marlin (Mary) Keylor of St. Louis, Mo., and Bruce (Linda) Keylor of Las Vegas, Nev.; a sister, Wave Boyd of Mount Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Ann; and a brother-in-law, John Boyd.
The family will have a graveside service on Friday, June 2, at 4 p.m. in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Wade Wolf officiating.
The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is caring for the family with these arrangements.
To view this obituary or to share memories and condolences with the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Mildred A. Lefler
MOUNT VERNON — Mildred A. Lefler, 82, of Yauger Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon.
She was born Jan. 28, 1924, in Moorman, Ky., to the late Jesse and Myrtle (Miller) Jewell. Mrs. Lefler retired in 1980 after 27 years of employment as a nurse for several locations in Mount Vernon. She was a foster grandparent for the Mount Vernon Developmental Center.
She is survived by two sons, Thomas (Carolyn Sue) Faith of Mount Vernon and Larry (Mary) Faith of Mount Vernon; five grandchildren, Paul, Penny, Peggy, Larry and Laurey; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Doris McClain of Amelia, Ohio; and several nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Lefler; four brothers, Hershel Jewell, Russell Jewell, Leslie Jewell and Ronald Jewell; and a sister, Lois Trodglen.
A private graveside service will be held at a later date. The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Forest D. Porter
MARENGO — Forest D. Porter, 92, of Marengo died Tuesday afternoon, May 30, 2006, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon. Arrangements are pending with the Snyder Funeral Home, 76 S. Main St., Mount Gilead. Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.