Kay D. Barr
BELLVILLE — Kay D. Barr, 54, of Bellville died Sept. 2, 2006, in her home.
She was born May 17, 1952, in Mansfield to Forrest and Juanita M. (Spayde) Heldenbrand. In 1994, she began working in the quality control department of Gorman Rupp Industries in Bellville as an inspector, serving 12 years. Kay was a member of Irvin Hiskey Post 535 American Legion Auxiliary and William O. Naylor Post 43 AMVETS Auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband, Phillip A. Barr, whom she married April 22, 1994; daughter, Melanie Heichel, and son, Troy Heichel, both of Bellville; a sister, Bonnie Wise, and her companion, Wayne Kilgore, of Bellville; a sister, Genevieve Kochheiser of Bellville; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her parents preceded her in death, as did her brother, Thomas Heldenbrand.
Calling hours will be Tuesday, Sept. 5, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Michael V. Stine will officiate. Burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to Hospice of North Central Ohio may be made at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Lee Elmer Bostic
JOHNSVILLE — Lee Elmer Bostic, 86, of rural Bellville, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006, in Morrow County Hospital, Mount Gilead.
He was born June 18, 1920, to Taze and Anna (Keen) Bostic in Swords Creek, Va. Lee worked as a carpenter, primarily in road construction projects. He retired from Carpentry Local 976, Marion.
Lee is survived by his wife, Norma (First) Bostic, whom he married Sept. 26, 1959; a son, Jerry (Wilma) Bostic of Bellville; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Walter (Myrtle) Bostic of Mount Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his first wife, Ina May Bostic; a son, Chester Bostic; a stepson, Dennis Schuck; two brothers, Hasel and Claude Bostic; and four sisters, Mabel Webb, Ella Mae Stratman, Pansey Sherman and Gracey Webb.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, Sept. 5, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Snyder Funeral Home, 2553 Lexington Ave., Mansfield, where the funeral service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. Pastor Rob Ratcliff will officiate. Burial will follow in Eastview Cemetery, Centerburg.
Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
FREDERICKTOWN — Donna M. Syler-Derr, 84, of Fredericktown passed away on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006, at the Rose Garden Nursing Home.
She was born Aug. 3, 1922, daughter to Simon and Leona Drummond. Donna was a self-employed dairy and pig farmer and loved to play bingo and go bowling.
She is survived by her son, Roger (Carolyn) Syler of Fredericktown; three grandchildren, Cathy (Jim) Auker of Fredericktown, Keith Syler of Cincinnati, Kevin (Sharon) Syler of Loudonville; three great-grandchildren, Brittany Auker, Jared Auker, Caleb Syler; and two stepsisters, Loreta Strong of Lexington and Florence Kuhlin of Newark.
Donna was preceded in death by her first husband, Wade Syler; second husband, Earl Derr; and a stepsister, Juanita Sheaffer.
There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be Friday, Sept. 8, beginning at 11 a.m. in Ankenytown Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Fulda will officiate the service. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and online condolences can be accessed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Charles ‘Wes’ Veatch
MARTINSBURG — Charles W. “Wes” Veatch, 68, of Martinsburg died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006, at his residence. The Harris-Dilley Funeral Home of Bladensburg is handling the arrangements.
COLUMBUS — Susan J. Yarbrough, 54, of Columbus, formerly of San Jose, Calif., died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
Susan was born in Mount Vernon on Sept. 9, 1951, a daughter of the late Thomas and Marjorie (Blubaugh) Selby.
Susan had worked for Applied Materials in San Jose, Calif., as a process technician for 20 years. Her greatest joy in life was being a mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Leroy Allen Stover; second husband, Frederick Yarbrough; and a half brother, Timothy Selby.
She is survived by sons, Thomas (Christine) Stover, Jason Stover and Paul (Lori) Yarbrough; daughter, Cassandra Yarbrough; sister, Cynthia Woodburn; half sisters, Terri Selby, Diane Danielson and Karen Shaver; stepmother, Betty Selby; five grandchildren.
Mass of Christian burial will be Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory Church, 1559 Roxbury Road, Columbus, OH 43212. Family to receive friends at church one hour prior to Mass. The Rev. Homer Blubaugh will be celebrant. Burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Schoedinger Funeral Home, Northwest Chapel. Condolences can be offered at www.schoedinger.com.