Mark E. Dillon
HOWARD — Mark Edward Dillon, 41, of North Ridge Heights, Howard, passed away on Monday, Sept. 11, 2006, at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville. These arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Vernon.
Torlene M. McDowell
BLADENSBURG — Torlene Mae McDowell, 69, of Bladensburg died Sept. 10, 2006, at her residence.
She was born Sept. 1, 1937, in Peterstown, W.Va. She was a member of the Bladensburg Church of Christ.
She is survived by her husband, Ottis McDowell, to whom she had been married 47 years; two sons, Dana McDowell of Bladensburg and Ruskie (Kim) McDowell of Mount Vernon; three daughters, Linda (Pat) Hagans of Bladensburg, Juskie (Marshall Walrath) DeVore of Gambier and Truskie (Ryan) Rager of Walhonding; 17 grandchildren, Kevin P. McDowell, Eric B. McDowell, Travis Hagans, Stacy D. Hagans, Tracy D. (Jim) Hanna, Franny L. (Paul) Shriver, Roger C. DeVore, Ernie K. Walrath, Mike E. (Erica) Frost, Cody Rager, Dalton Rager, Danelle O. Burson, Dandalynn B. Burson, Duston S. McDowell, Ryan Tyler McDowell, Matthew Low and Scott Cosner; 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Billy A. (Peg) Fulk of Lancaster and Buddy B. (Vicky) Fulk of Hebron.
She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Barnhart; her stepfather, Billy B. Fulk; her mother, Lorene Jackson Fulk; and son-in-law, Terry DeVore.
Friends may call at the Bladensburg Church of Christ on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m., where the funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Mr. Ben McKinstry and Mr. Bruce Hissong officiating. Burial will be in the Bladensburg Cemetery. The Harris-Dilley Funeral Home of Bladensburg is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Family, c/o Harris-Dilley Funeral Home, 212 N. Main St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary along with an online registry may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Hubert N. Shoemaker
BUCKEYE LAKE — Hubert N. Shoemaker, 73, of Buckeye Lake died Sept. 8, 2006, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Dayton.
He was born Dec. 12, 1932, in Millwood to Ethel Pearl (Shoemaker) Ranson. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean conflict. He was a member of the Buckeye Lake VFW Post 1388.
He is survived by Mary Shoemaker of Buckeye Lake; cousins, Linda Goossens, Henry Vance, Charles Vance, Dale Shoemaker, Carl Shoemaker, Helen Cornwell, David McElroy and Steve McElroy, all of Mount Vernon, Kenneth Shoemaker of Newark and Donald Shoemaker of California.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Workman Cemetery with Pastor Terry Biggs officiating. Burial with military honors will be conducted by the VFW Post 1388. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
This obituary along with an online registry may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Harold L. Tharp
WOOSTER — Harold L. Tharp, 86, of Wooster, formerly of Fredericktown, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2006, at the Sunrise Assisted Living in Wooster.
Harold was born June 30, 1920, at Vanatta near Newark to Howard and Hannah (Elkins) Tharp and graduated from Utica High School. Harold served as a second lieutenant with the Army Air Corps during World War II and then as a first lieutenant with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict. He was retired from Cooper Energy Services in Mount Vernon where he had been employed 38 years, first as a production coordinator and then as a field service engineer.
Harold was an avid fisherman and sports fan. He never missed an opportunity to provide enthusiastic support for his children and grandchildren in all of their sporting activities.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Fredericktown, the Thrall Masonic Lodge in Fredericktown, the Mount Vernon Moose Lodge and was a past member of the Joe Cocanower Post of the American Legion in Fredericktown.
Surviving are his son, Jeffrey (Joann) Tharp of Shelby; a daughter, Vickie (Jay) Catteau of West Salem; four grandchildren, Wendy (Chuck) Ernsberger, Jeff (Amber) Tharp, Steve (Lanae) Catteau and Tiffany (Cory) Firebaugh; two stepgrandchildren, Keli Adams and Rob Adams; five great-grandchildren; his brother, Floyd Tharp of Lakeland, Fla.; and two sisters, Mildred Snoke of Newark and Laura Mathias of Phoenix, Ariz.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta “Bobbie” (Stevens) Tharp.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He touched many lives and will be sadly missed by all.
Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown where Thrall Masonic Lodge will conduct memorial services following the calling hours. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m. Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow at Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.
Memorial contributions can be made to Wayne County Hospice, 2525 Back Orrville Road, Wooster, OH 44691. To send a condolence to the family online, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Carol A. Workman
GAMBIER — Carol A. Workman, 58, of Newcastle Road, Gambier, passed away on Sept. 11, 2006, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. These arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Vernon.