MOUNT VERNON — Kathryn R. Collier, 86, of Mount Vernon passed away on Thursday evening, Nov. 2, 2006, at the Summerville at HillenVale in Mount Vernon surrounded by her loving family and caregivers.
She was born on Sept. 9, 1920, in Norwich, Chenango County, New York, the daughter of the late Thomas F. and Angelina (Taranto) Natoli.
Kathryn was a graduate of Norwich High School in Norwich, New York, and received a B.S. degree in Business Education at Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York. Kathryn was a teacher for over 30 years, 23 of which were in Knox County. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon, the Mount Vernon Retired Teachers Association, and the Ohio Education Association.
Surviving Kathryn are her loving husband, Leo F. Collier, whom she married on Feb. 2, 1946; six sons and three daughters, Kathleen (Mike) Williamson of Ronceverte, W.Va., Charles “Hop” (Cindy) Collier of North Canton, Mike (Jodi) Collier of Boon, Mich., Joseph Collier (Henry Regis) of Worcester, N.Y., Jim (Mary) Collier of San Diego, Calif., Christine Collier of Cincinnati, John Collier of Lafayette, Ind., Julia Collier (Rob Bryan) of Cincinnati and Thom (Diane) Collier of Mount Vernon; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas Natoli and Charles Natoli.
The family will receive friends Sunday, Nov. 5, from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050, with rosary services to follow at 8 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, Nov. 6, at 3 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon with the Rev. F. Richard Snoke and the Rev. Mark J. Hammond as the celebrants. Burial will follow in the Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or Interchurch Social Services, P.O. Box 1052, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. To view this obituary or leave an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
William S. Hunter
GAMBIER — Dr. William S. Hunter, 89, of Gambier passed away on Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, at his residence. He was born on Sept. 7, 1917, in Gambier, son of the late Fred and Jenny (Lewis) Hunter.
Dr. Hunter was a 1937 graduate of Kenyon College, where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity and a 1942 graduate of Ohio State University, School of Dentistry. Dr. Hunter practiced dentistry in Centerburg for 54 years, retiring in 2000. He was a member of the Mount Zion Lodge 109 of the Free and Accepted Masons, the Scottish Rite, Valley of Columbus, the Aladdin Shrine, Columbus, a lifetime member of the W.D. Miller Dental Society, the Lions Club, the Moose Lodge in Mount Vernon, and the Harcourt Parish in Gambier. He was a United States Coast Guard veteran of World War II. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, enjoying these adventures with his many friends and grandsons. Dr. Hunter had a great love for his farm and agricultural science. He was one of the founders of the trapping program with the Knox County 4-H program and he established the first and only scholarship fund to exclusively benefit graduates of Centerburg High School.
Surviving Dr. Hunter are his son, William S. Hunter Jr. of Mount Vernon; daughters, Patricia Jamieson and her husband, Daniel, of Gambier, and Kristine Hunter and her husband, Robert Jameison, of Broomfield, Colo.; stepdaughters, Kerry Kadylak and her husband, John, of Wheeling, W.Va., and Patricia Lawrence and her husband, Thomas, of Denver, Colo.; two grandchildren, Andrew and Alex McGough; five stepgrandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; and companion, Juanita Baumgardner.
In addition to his parents, Dr. Hunter was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen M. Hunter; and a stepdaughter, Karen Sue Higgins.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon with Masonic service to follow the evening calling hours. A private graveside service will be observed by the family in Union Grove Cemetery near Gambier with military graveside services conducted by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the William S. Hunter Scholarship Fund, c/o First-Knox National Bank, Trust Dept., 1 S. Main St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
To view this obituary or leave an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
DENVER, Colo. — A funeral service for Elaine Johnson, 57, of Denver, Colo., formerly of St. Louisville, will be held Monday, Nov. 6, at 1 p.m. at Newark Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with Bruce Hissong officiating.
Elaine died Oct. 31, 2006, at Life Care Center of Westminister, Westminister, Colo. She was born Oct. 3, 1949, in Newark, Ohio, to Charles M. and Lola (Looney) Johnson.
She is survived by mother and stepdad, Lola and Edwin Bowman of St. Louisville; brother and sister-in-law, James W. and Betty Johnson of Denver, Colo.; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Charles M. Johnson; and sister, Linda Parsons Baker.
Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., P.O. Box 456, Utica, OH, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Steven E. Kidd
BLADENSBURG — Steven E. Kidd, 49, of Bladensburg died Nov. 2, 2006, at his residence.
He was born May 25, 1957, in Newark. He was an employee of Rolls-Royce of Mount Vernon for 16 years, a member of Kokosing LL 90 Union. A 1975 graduate of East Knox High School, Steve was an avid sports fan who loved his Cleveland Browns and especially his East Knox Bulldogs. Nothing made him prouder than to see his son playing on the field where he had played 30 years ago. He was also privileged to escort his daughter, Nicole, on homecoming court in her junior and senior year.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Jennifer (McNeil) Kidd, whom he married Feb. 9, 1983; a daughter Nicole and son Nick Kidd of home; a stepdaughter, Tabitha (Stephen) Palmer-Holley of Columbus; sisters, Deb Curran of Mount Vernon and Sandy (Pat) Prestridge of Wadsworth; his parents, William and Toby (Ray) Kidd of Mount Vernon; mother- and father-in-law, Charles and Roberta McNeil of Mount Vernon; brothers-in-law, Charles (Pam) McNeil Jr., John McNeil and Donald (Jennifer) McNeil; five nephews, Michael, Nathan, Andrew, Aaron McNeil and Tyler Curran; six nieces, Amber Kightlinger, Dacia Layton, Meghan McNeil, Allison McNeil, Megan Curran and Madison Prestridge.
Friends may call Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Bladensburg Church of Christ, where funeral service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Mr. Matt Schwartz officiating. Burial will be in Bladensburg Cemetery. The Harris-Dilley Funeral Home of Bladensburg is handling the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Steven’s children’s education fund, c/o CES Credit Union, 1215 Yauger Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary along with an online guest registry may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.