Brian K. Cooper
MARYSVILLE — Brian Keith Cooper, 41, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006, at his residence in Marysville
Brian was born Oct. 26, 1964, in Columbus and was a graduate of Brookhaven High School in Columbus. He had been employed as a window and glass installer for the construction trades.
Surviving are his father and stepmother, Oscar and Pamela Cooper of Mount Vernon; his sisters, Lori Woods of Mingo, Kerry Houston of Marysville and Amy Joyner of Mount Vernon; his brother, Ryan Cooper of Ashley; and his stepbrother, Shawn Cunningham of Delaware.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Geraldine (Welker) Cooper.
The family will observe private services at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. To send a condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Fred L. Daily
MOUNT VERNON — Fred L. Daily, 85, of Sychar Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006, at the Knox Community Hospital.
He was born Dec. 3, 1920, in Winchester, Ind., to Emmett and Dora Daily. Fred retired from HPM in Mount Gilead, was a member of the First Christian Church, the Lions Club and loved to play golf. He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater of War during World War II.
He is survived by his daughter, Vicki (Ottie) Clark of Mount Vernon; two sons, Richard (Mary) Daily of Marysville and Brian (Lisa) Daily of Colleyville, Texas; nine grandchildren, Steven Clark, Teresa Tullos, Beth Clark, David Clark, Jarred Daily, Justin Daily, Andrea Daily, Calvin Daily, Scout Daily; eight great-grandchildren, Derek Clark, Nate Justice, Brittney Justice, Julia Clark, Cassandra Tullos, Charley Tullos, Micah Daily and Madisyn Daily.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Margaret Daily.
Friends may call on Wednesday, Aug. 9, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where a service will follow at noon. The Rev. Jamie Gump will officiate. Burial, with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will be in Mound View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 163549, Columbus, OH 43216. This obituary and online condolences can be accessed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
John Grennell II
MOUNT VERNON — John W. Grennell II, 71, of James Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006, at the Whispering Hills Care Center.
He was born Jan. 31, 1935, in Mount Vernon to Frank and Bernice (Moran) Grennell. Mr. Grennell was employed at Chattanooga Glass, Cooper Energy Services and Kit Manufacturing. He owned and operated the Hut Bar and Sandusky Pizza. He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Air Force from 1953-56 during the Korean conflict.
He is survived by three sons, J.B. (Paula) Grennell of Mount Vernon, the Rev. Daniel (Gina) Monk of Millersport, Myron Grennell of Mount Vernon; four daughters, Tonya (Dave) Quinlan of Apopka, Fla., Gretchen (William) Stump of Mount Vernon, Tammy (Jason) Llewellyn of Mount Vernon, Ashley Grennell of Tennessee; two stepsons, Joel Scarelli of Mount Dora, John (Christine) Scarelli of Orlando; a stepdaughter, Jennifer Scarelli of Clearmonte; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Grennell of Columbus and Frank Grennell of Utica.
Mr. Grennell was preceded in death by a son, Greg Grennell; a sister, Isabelle Smith; and a brother, Jimmy Grennell.
A graveside service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in Mound View Cemetery, with the Rev. William Pellum officiating. These arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
VENTURA, Calif. — Ethel Spears, mother of Betty Spears Reynolds and mother-in-law of Don William Reynolds of 5009 Reynolds Road, Centerburg, died early Monday, Aug. 7, 2006, at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, Calif. She was 101 years old on April 14, 2006. She will be buried in her hometown of Bowie, Texas.
Bobby Ray Walker
UTICA — A funeral service for Bobby Ray Walker, 75, of Utica will be Thursday, Aug. 10, at 10 a.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home, with Bruce Hissong officiating. Burial will follow in South Lawn Cemetery.
Bobby died Aug. 6, 2006 at Knox Community Hospital, Mount Vernon. He was born June 9, 1931, in Bellburn, W.Va., to Jennings and Mattie (McMann) Walker. Bobby retired from Kaiser Aluminum after 31 years of service.
He is survived by his daughters, Loretta (Steve) Reynolds of Mount Vernon, Jessica (Jeff) Stevens and Susan E. Walker, all of Utica; eight grandchildren, Stephanie Stevens, Sean Stevens, both of Walhonding, Chase Stevens, Carriea Stevens, both of Utica, Craig Reynolds, Courtney Reynolds, both of Mount Vernon, Jacob Lanning, Dakota Webb, both of Utica; one great-granddaughter, Madison Stevens; brothers, Richard Walker and John (Jean) Walker, both of Utica; sisters, Nellie Grant of Utica and Pat Hankins of Newark; former wife, Barbara Brown Walker; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call Wednesday, Aug. 9, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9, at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main Street, Utica.
Ruth Wiese Peer
GALENA — Ruth B. Wiese Peer, 89, of Galena died Aug. 4, 2006, at Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware.
She was born June 29, 1917, in Chillicothe to Harmon and Elizabeth (Joslyn) Goff. Originally from Columbus, she moved to Galena in 1958. Ruth was the retired owner and operator of the former Wiese Precision Lab of Galena, a machinist company. She was a member of White Lily Chapel in Ashley, where she assisted with the church dinners.
She is survived by her son, Bob (Joyce) Wiese of Linwood, Wash.; grandsons, Matt (Sherrie) Wiese of Everett, Wash., and Michael (Melissa) Wiese of Seattle, Wash.; and great-granddaughter, Jessica Wiese.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by husbands, Harold Wiese, on April 18, 1967; and Wilson E. Peer, on April 27, 1989.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, were service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Jeff Acker will officiate. Burial will follow in the Glen Rest Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the White Lily Chapel, 20 S. Main St., Ashley, OH 43003. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.