Theodore S. Banks
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Theodore S. Banks, 100, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and formerly of Mansfield, died Monday, June 26, 2006, at Covenant Towers in Myrtle Beach.
Theodore was born Sept. 11, 1905, in Mansfield to Thomas and Blanche Banks, and retired from the Mansfield Tire and Rubber Co. after 42 years of faithful service. He had been a member of the Masonic Lodge in Mansfield since 1928, was a member of Alkoran Shrine in Cleveland and the Valley of Columbus Scottish Rite. He was a former member of the First Congregational Church in Mansfield and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Myrtle Beach.
Surviving are his sons, Richard Banks of Pueblo, Colo., and James Banks of Chapin, S.C.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will not be observed. Graveside funeral service will be Saturday, July 1, at 1:30 p.m. in the Mansfield Cemetery. The Rev. Clifford Schutjer will officiate.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. To send a condolence to the family online visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Joan R. Beery
COLUMBUS — Joan R. Beery, 51, of Columbus passed away June 26, 2006, at her residence after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born June 22, 1955, in Burbank, Calif., to Dr. Ralph H. and Roselyn (Banbury) Beery Jr. She graduated in 1977 from The Ohio State University, and was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. She was employed with the State of Ohio as a Grants Manager for 28 years.
She is survived by her mother, Roselyn Beery of Mount Vernon; one sister, Jan M. Beery of Heath; two brothers, Rex H. Beery of Delaware and the Rev. Max R.T. (Amy) Beery of Akron; two nephews, Steven and David Beery; a niece, Sarah Beery; and many close friends.
She was preceded in death by her father in 1990.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Gay Street United Methodist Church, with Rev. Dr. David A. Baker officiating, where friends may call one hour prior. The North-Dilley Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Carmel West Hospice, 1144 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43213; or Gay Street United Methodist Church, 18 N. Gay St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
This obituary, along with an online guest registry, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
David C. Hunter
MOUNT VERNON — David Chase Hunter, 55, of Mount Vernon died Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
David was born Feb. 26, 1951, in Mount Vernon, was a 1969 graduate of Mount Vernon High School and graduated from the Clark County Technical Institute in Springfield. He had worked for 30 years at Ellis Brothers Concrete in Mount Vernon and was a self-employed welder. David served with the Mount Vernon unit of the Ohio National Guard from 1971 to 1977.
David was an antique tractor enthusiast attending antique tractor shows and he enjoyed restoring antique farm machinery. He was a member of the Brandon United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his son, Michael Chase Hunter of Columbus; his stepdaughter, Tamara (Earl) Rudder of Howard; three granddaughters, Erykay Rudder, Gabrielle Rudder and Samantha Rudder; his mother, Waneda (Singer) Hunter of Mount Vernon; his sister, Jane (Robert) Kuhlman of Mount Vernon; his brother, John Michael (Michele) Hunter of Delaware; four nephews, Chase Baxter Hunter, Joel Kuhlman, Jeremy Kuhlman and Timothy Chase Kuhlman; and a niece, Katie Kuhlman.
He was preceded in death by his father, Chase Hunter Jr.; and a brother, Daniel Lee Hunter.
Friends may call Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon where funeral services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Brandon Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1105 Mount Vernon Ave., Marion, OH 43302. To leave a condolence to the family online, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
James A. Stepp
MOUNT VERNON — James A. "Jim" Stepp, 48, of Mount Vernon, passed away June 26, 2006, at Mount Carmel East Hospital in Columbus. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
WEST MILTON — Linda Blue Taubert, 53, passed away June 26, 2006, at her residence in West Milton.
She graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1971. She went on to graduate from Antioch College and Sinclair Community College. She was retired from Dephi, and was a member of the Miami Valley Hostas Society, a Master Gardener and was an avid photographer.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Curtis J. and Cuba E. (Bunnell) Blue.
She is survived by her husband, Max A. Taubert; sons, Ronald (Jackie) Taubert and Donald (Sherry) Taubert, both of Dayton; a brother, C. James (Penny) Blue of Medina; sisters, Bonnie (Cedric) Warren of Gambier and Mary (Bob Keys) Blue of Thornville; three grandchildren; to great-grandchildren; four nieces; four nephews; and many friends.
Public service will be conducted at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by the Hale-Sarver Funeral home of West Milton.