Bernard L. Arnold
MOUNT VERNON — Bernard L. “Ben” Arnold, 81, of Hilltop Drive, Mount Vernon, passed away Wednesday morning, Nov. 1, 2006, at the Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon.
He was born Jan. 18, 1925, in Howard, to Jonathan and Virginia (Gardner) Arnold. Ben was a 1943 graduate of Howard High School. He was employed by Grassbaugh Hatchery, and Brock Grain and Feed Bins. He was a member St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, and Knights of Columbus, Council 910, Danville. Ben was also an Army veteran of World War II. He enjoyed farming, attending sporting events, horse racing, and was known for his famous barbecue chicken.
He is survived by his daughter, Mary Anne (Jim) Peterson of Marion; grandsons, James, Justin and Jason Peterson of Marion; brothers, Arthur (Mary G.) Arnold of Mount Vernon, Charles (Catherine) Arnold of Powell and James (Diane) Arnold of Mount Vernon; sisters, Ruth Ann Hartman of Rochester, N.Y., Lucille Meyer of Mount Vernon, and Mary Koss of Stevensville, Mich.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Dwight “Curly,” Edward and Donald Arnold; brothers-in-law, Walter Koss, Chuck Meyer and Thomas Hartman.
The family will receive family and friends Friday, Nov. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon with rosary recited at 7:30 p.m.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, Nov. 4, at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon, with the Rev. Mark J. Hammond as the celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Luke Catholic Cemetery in Danville, with military graveside service conducted by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School, 206 E. Chestnut St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050 in Ben’s memory. To view this obituary or leave an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Helen Clutter, 95, of Mount Vernon passed away Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
Elizabeth B. Dowds
MOUNT VERNON — Elizabeth B. Dowds, 92, of Mount Vernon died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006, at the Country Court Nursing Home in Mount Vernon.
Elizabeth was born Nov. 2, 1913, in Mount Vernon to John and Mary (Beck) Beach and had spent her lifetime in the Mount Vernon area. She had been employed as an administrative assistant at Shalmar and Continental Can companies in Mount Vernon. Elizabeth had been an active member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon.
She is survived by her son, Thomas James of Columbus; her daughter, Nancy James of Bacliff Texas; three grandsons, Mark James, Matthew James and Troy Jones; and her sister, Christeen Beach of Mount Vernon.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Milo J. Dowds; and a brother, George Beach.
Friends may call Friday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at St. John’s Cemetery near Mount Vernon.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 3380 Tremont Road, Columbus, OH 43221. To send a condolence to the family online, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Gladys M. Valentine
CENTERBURG — Gladys M. Valentine, 78, of Centerburg entered her heavenly home on Oct. 31, 2006.
She was born June 17, 1928, in Logan County, W.Va., to the late Sylvia and John Barron. She was a graduate of Aracoma High School, Logan, W.Va., and the Huntington East School of Nursing. She lived in Huntington, W.Va., before moving to Centerburg, Ohio, in 2000. A licensed practical nurse for over 30 years, she retired from the Huntington VA Medical Center in 1989.
Gladys leaves to remember and cherish her memories, daughters, Judy (Bill) Mackey and Jean Dennis; grandchildren, Michele, Monique, Sharron and Alfeia; great-grandchildren, Jaron, DeJuana, Ciera, Alex and Isabella; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Rosie and Ethel; and brother, Napoleon.
Friends may call Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg, where service will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, at 10:30 a.m., with visitation one hour prior to service. Pastor Dwayne Hubbard will officiate. Interment will be in Eastview Cemetery, Centerburg.