Mary A. Earnest
MOUNT VERNON — Mary A. Earnest, 73, of Mount Vernon died Friday, Sept. 8, 2006, at the Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon following an extended illness.
Mary was born May 31, 1933, in Akron and had spent most of her lifetime in the Mount Vernon area. Mary leaves no known survivors.
Private graveside services will be held in Pleasant Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. View this obituary at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
AUSTIN, Texas — Daniel Kading, 85, of Austin, Texas, passed away Sept. 6, 2006, at Westminster Health Care Center in Austin, Texas.
He was born May 5, 1921, to Ida M. (Becker) and August Kading, Attorney-at-Law, in Juneau, Wis. After graduating from Juneau High School in 1939, Dr. Kading enrolled in the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He received a B.A. degree in 1943.
From 1943 to 1946, Dr. Kading served as a communications officer in the U.S. Army Air Corps. When his military service ended, he returned to the University of Wisconsin to continue his education. In 1947, he married Elisabeth Anne Bland in Madison, Wis., and received a M.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin that same year. In 1949, he received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.
Dr. Kading was a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin from 1949 to 1967; and at Kenyon College in Gambier, from 1967 to 1986. During a teaching career that spanned almost 40 years, he received numerous honors. Most notable were the Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Texas Students Association in 1962 and the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Kenyon College in 1986.
After 30 years of marriage and five children, Elisabeth died in 1977. In 1981, Dr. Kading married Marion Catherine Knowles in Austin, Texas. He and Marion spent 25 years together dividing their time between Gambier, Ohio, and Austin, Texas.
Dr. Kading is survived by his devoted second wife, Marion Catherine (Knowles); his daughters, Anne Marya Freeman and Sarah Elisabeth Frankum; his sons, Daniel Jefferson and Hume Phillip; grandchildren, August, Daniel, Elisabeth, Lydia, Robert, Samantha, Thomas and Trevor; daughters-in-law, Becky (Ries) and Kitene (Brown); and sons-in-law, Thomas Frankum and Ronald Freeman.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elisabeth Anne (Bland); and his son, Thomas Reid.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Westminster Health Care Center and the staff of Hospice Austin for their devoted attention to Dr. Kading during his illness.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to the American Cancer Society. A memorial service will be held in November in Austin.
Donald C. Wolford
MOUNT VERNON — Donald C. Wolford, 56, of Mount Vernon died Sept. 6, 2006, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Cincinnati.
He was born April 10, 1950, in Mount Vernon to Clark E. and Anna W. (Wilson) Wolford. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War, where he was an airplane mechanic.
He is survived by his wife, Penny J. (Wilguess) Wolford, to whom he had been married 11 years; a daughter, Bianca (Michael) Trigg of England; his mother, Anna W. Wolford of Mount Vernon; mother-in-law, Gloria Wilguess; brother, Rockie (Fran) Wilguess of Jacksonville, Fla.; and his special companion, Baron.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clark E. Wolford.
There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens with Pastor Jamie Gump officiating. Burial with military honors will be conducted by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. This obituary, along with an online registry, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.