John F. Barton
MOUNT VERNON — John Fred Barton, 83, of Mount Vernon died Sept. 29, 2006, at Knox Community Hospital.
He was born on March 10, 1923, in Mount Vernon to John Fred and Pearl (Patton) Barton. Mr. Barton was a World War II Air Force veteran.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Retha (Fish) Barton; a son, John Barton of Mount Vernon; three daughters, Peggy (John) Curtis of Mount Vernon, Connie (Rick) Gaumer of Gambier and Susie Griffith of Reynoldsburg; four grandchildren, Tonja Lee Long, Richie Gaumer, John Curtis and Mary Ann Curtis; two great-grandchildren, Andrew and Andiana Long.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Phillips.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jamie Gump officiating. Burial with military honors will be conducted by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council at St. John’s Cemetery
This obituary along with an online guest registry page may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Violet R. Bauman
HOWARD — Violet Ruth (Chichester) Bauman went home to be with her maker Saturday morning, Sept. 30, 2006, from the Knox Community Hospital.
This devoted wife, mother and grandmother was born in Spencer, W.Va., to the late Hattie (King) Salser and Rudolphus Chichester on Feb. 25, 1922. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur A. “Bill” Bauman on Sept. 19, 1989; a sister, Betty Kee; a brother, Virgil Roy “Bud” Chichester; a son, Henry Scott Bauman; and a great-grandson, John David Marsh Nesselrode.
She is survived by three sons, Robert H. Chichester of Parkersburg, W.Va., Carl C. (Janet) Chichester of Reedsville and Roy C. (Diane) Bauman of Johnstown; six daughters, Patty E. (Harold) Hauger of Mount Vernon, Betty L. Nesselrode of Parkersburg, W.Va., Deborah K. (Bruce) Clark of Howard, Peggy J. (Raymond) Rector of Newark, Tracey L. (Edwin) Harry of Howard and E. Sue (Randall) Saiter of Bladensburg; seven brothers, Clyde, Joseph, Robert, Teddy, Jack and Larry Salser; 20 grandchildren, Darren, Carla, Cathy, Jill, Allison, Evelyn, Teresa, Tricia, Troy, Angie, Jessi, Matt, Sarah, Abby, Luke, Tonya, Molly, Keenyn, Meghann and Shealyn; 28 great-grandchildren, Bridget, Brandon, Jacob, Miranda, Mary, Adam, Arika, Brett, Danielle, Andrea, Jenna, Zoe, Zack, Randy, Garrett, Conner, Graham, Katie, Alex, Amber, Ethan, Brendan, Cody, Justin, Nour, Kaylee, Kyle and Harley; one great-great-grandchild, Tori; a special niece, Sarah; and many nieces and nephews.
Violet was a homemaker and active East Knox Band Booster for many years. She was a member of the Howard United Methodist Church for 42 years, where she was active in choir and UMW for many years.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 10 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville with the Rev. Tom Orr officiating, where calling hours will be held today from 6 to 8 p.m. A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Sunset Memory Gardens in Parkersburg, W.Va., with the pastor from the New Hope Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Howard United Methodist Church, 23212 Coshocton Road, Howard, OH 43028. Information is available at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
Walter G. Beltz
MARENGO — Walter G. Beltz, 88, of Marengo died at the Bennington Glen Nursing Home in Marengo, Sept. 29, 2006.
He was born in Marion on March 31, 1918, to Walter Sr. and Elizabeth (Andrews) Beltz. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps.
Surviving are a daughter, Audrey (Jim) Condron of Mount Gilead; daughter-in-law, Lois Irwin of Dupont, Colo.; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Carl (Janice) Beltz of Mount Gilead; sisters, Imogene Turner of Batesville, Ind., and Jaunita Pruitt of Ash, N.C.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Florence (Fraizer) Beltz; son, Glen Irwin; brother, Harvey Beltz; and sisters, Dorothy Ghenco and Emma Miller.
Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 229, Marengo. Graveside service will be conducted by the honor guard and chaplain of American Legion Post 710 on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in Union Cemetery, Ohio 42, Cardington.
Memorial contributions may be to the Morrow County Crippled Children and Adults Foundation, P.O. Box 222, Mount Gilead, OH 43338. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Steven L. Bond
FREDERICKTOWN — Steven L. Bond, 58, of Fredericktown went to be with the Lord on Friday evening, Sept. 29, 2006, at the Woodside Village Care Center following an eight-year battle with cancer.
The family will greet friends on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home, 76 S. Main St., Mount Gilead. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Chesterville United Methodist Church, 115 E. Sandusky St., Chesterville, with Pastor Jeannie Winters officiating. Burial with military honors provided by AMVETS Post 87 and VFW Post 8054 will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Chesterville.
A full obituary can be viewed and online condolences can be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Doris E. Cordrey
MOUNT VERNON — Doris Elizabeth Cordrey, 75, of Mount Vernon died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon after becoming ill at her home.
Doris was born Jan. 4, 1931, at Chatfield to Jonas and Tonie (Harriger) Hoss. She graduated from Chatfield High School and the Bliss Business College. She retired as a cashier at the Ames Department Store in Mount Vernon after 22 years, retired from the Mount Vernon City Schools after 26 years where she had been employed in the dietary department at the Mount Vernon Middle School. She was a volunteer for Girl Scouts for 40 years, Interchurch, hospice, Bible school for many years, sold ice at the Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival, volunteered at the Knox County Fair Arts and Crafts and loved to square dance and enjoyed bluegrass music. Doris had been a faithful member of Faith Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon since 1960.
Surviving are her three daughters, Deborah (Don) Sweet of Westerville, Bette A. Elder of Mount Vernon and Toni Jo Allen of Columbus; her son, Michael (Frances) Cordrey of Sacramento, Calif.; six grandchildren, Michelle Elder, Ruthann Elder, Bruce Allen, Michael Allen, Ryan Cordrey and Jordan Cordrey; her brother, Marvin Hoss of Hawkinsville, Ga.; her sister, Freda Pfleiderer of Bucyrus; and beloved friend of 16 years, A.C. “Carl” Richards.
Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where funeral service will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Burial and committal services will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the Nazareth Lutheran Cemetery near Chatfield in Crawford County.
Memorial contributions can be made to Interchurch Social Services and Faith Lutheran Church. To view the obituary or send a condolence online to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Clarine M. Crown
MOUNT VERNON — Clarine M. Burt Crown, 92, of Old Mansfield Road, Mount Vernon, passed away on Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, at the Country Club Retirement Campus in Mount Vernon. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home.
Angelo J. Salini
CENTERBURG — Angelo J. Salini, 68, of Centerburg died Sept. 30, 2006, at Country View of Sunbury.
He was born in Columbus on Nov. 11, 1937, to Alexander J. and Mary Evelyn (Grandominico) Salini. Angelo was a construction worker. He was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Sunbury.
In addition to his mother of Centerburg, he is survived by his sister, Sylvia Demko of Reynoldsburg; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews; great-great-nieces and nephews; uncles, Anthony (Louise) Grandominico, Joseph (Eilene) Grandominico, both of Galena; aunts, Lucy Henthorne of Mount Vernon, Edith Masters of Marysville and Josephine Dauer of Westerville.
He was preceded in death by his father; an uncle; and five aunts.
The family will greet friends today from 5 to 8 p.m., with prayer service at 7 p.m., at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, (Ohio 3 at Ohio 61) Sunbury. Mass of Christian burial will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 275 Carter’s Corner Road, Sunbury, with the Rev. David Sizemore as celebrant. Internment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Marjorie M. Shultz
MOUNT VERNON — Marjorie M. Shultz, 83, of Mount Vernon passed away Saturday evening, Sept. 30, 2006, at Country Court Nursing Center.
She was born on Jan. 9, 1923, in Knox County to George C. and Nellie (Smith) Charlton. Mrs. Shultz was a member of the South Vernon United Methodist Church and the McDonald’s gang.
She is survived by two sons, Dennis Lee (Barbara) Shultz and George R. (Debia) Shultz, both of Mount Vernon; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-great grandchildren.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Lee Shultz, in 1975; a sister, Elizabeth I. Shapard; and a stepgranddaughter, Saundra Bird.
Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Kevin Reed officiating. Burial will be in Mound View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Marjorie’s name to the South Vernon United Methodist Church, 142 Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary along with an online guest registry page may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Skyler O. Sovine
ASHLAND — Skyler O. Sovine, 6, of Township Road 1153, Ashland, died Friday afternoon, Sept. 29, 2006, at his home as a result of a house fire.
Skyler was born Aug. 18, 2000, and had lived in Ashland since June, moving from Loudonville. He was in the kindergarten at Edison Elementary School, Ashland. He had attended the Sunday school at Loudonville Baptist Temple.
He is survived by his parents, Donald and Melinda (Kaiser) Sovine; one brother, Jeremiah Lee Sovine, at home; a half brother, William “Billy Joe” Moss of Burton; his paternal grandfather, Donald Sovine Sr. of Perrysville; and his maternal grandparents, Jerry and Judy Kaiser of Spencer, and Sandra and Bill Castle of Ashland.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Catherine “Kitty” Sovine.
Funeral service will be Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 1:30 p.m. in Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville, with the Rev. Howard Burnett officiating. Burial will be in McFaull Cemetery, Ashland County. Friends may call Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions should be made to the family, in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.byerly-lindsey.com.
Janice K. Tharp
MOUNT VERNON — Janice K. Tharp, 67, of Mount Vernon, died Sunday afternoon, Oct. 1, 2006, at Knox Community Hospital. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
FREDERICKTOWN — Jane Thayer, 76, of Waterford Road, Fredericktown, passed away Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown.
Larry L. Yaw
RAVENNA – Larry Lester Yaw, 68, of Red Brush Road, Ravenna, died Sept. 29, 2006, in the emergency room of Robinson Hospital.
He was born March 7, 1938, in Roscoe. He was a general contractor, owner/operator truck driver, and was employed in the security office and supervisor of contract cleaning for Kent State University.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Marie (Young) Yaw, whom he married Aug. 5, 1967. Also surviving are two daughters, Dawn Ramage of Florida and Kristy Kestler of Coshocton; a son, Jeffery Yaw of Rootstown; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Dorothy Mae Young of Warsaw.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Yaw Phillips.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, at 2 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw with the Rev. Wayne P. Harman officiating. Burial will be in the Valley View Cemetery at Warsaw. Visitation is Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cleveland Clinic Heart Research or 91.5 WRUW-Cleveland, Ohio.