MOUNT VERNON — Henry Campbell, 89, of Martinsburg Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Nov. 15, 2006, at Knox Community Hospital. These arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown.
Leo P. Downes
BLADENSBURG — Leo P. Downes, 82, of Bladensburg died Nov. 14, 2006, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 5, 1924, in Walhonding to Charles Lester and Mary Fern (Pigman) Downes. He was an Army veteran of World War II.
He is survived by one son, Joseph Downes of Mount Vernon; two daughters, Linda (Ed) Rine of Bladensburg and Lorna Smoot of Toledo; three sisters, Erma Grace of Coshocton, and Patricia Nolan and Dorothy Nay of Newcomerstown; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Clarice (Morningstar) Downes, in 2002; and one granddaughter, Amanda Rine, in 1992.
Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bladensburg Church of Christ from 6 to 8 p.m., where the funeral will be Friday 11 a.m. Mr. Ben McKinstry will officiate. Burial with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. The Harris-Dilley Funeral Home of Bladensburg is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary along with an online registry may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Betty M. Drake
MANSFIELD — Betty M. Drake, 79, of Mansfield died Nov. 13, 2006, in Woodlawn Health Care and Rehabilitation following a short illness.
She was born July 28, 1927, in Mount Vernon to William and Irene (Latham) Hurlow and graduated from Centerburg High School in 1945. Betty worked 10 years in the office of Cooper-Bessmer. Moving to the Mansfield area in 1969, Betty was a member of the Mansfield Women’s Club and enjoyed playing bridge. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Mansfield.
She is survived by her husband, Donald J. Drake, whom she married Dec. 16, 1946; a daughter, Carol A. (Neil) Thompson of Centerburg; a son, Stephen J. Drake of Honolulu, Hawaii; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, David and Glenna Drake of Denver, Colo.
The family will receive friends Thursday, Nov. 16, from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where funeral service will be at 6 p.m. The Rev. Gary Strieff will officiate.
Memorial contributions to Trinity United Methodist Church may be made at the funeral home. Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Gerald Kraft, 76, of Mount Vernon passed away Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 14, 2006, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon nursing home. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
Carl E. Linley
CENTERBURG — Carl E. Linley, 73, of Centerburg died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006, at St. Ann’s Hospital.
He was born April 15, 1933, in Columbus to Joe and Melvinia Linley and retired from Restaurant Food Supply Co.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; children, Carl Jr., Geneva and Glenn; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and a brother, Donald Linley.
A memorial service will be Sunday, Nov. 19, at 3 p.m. at Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg. Interment will be private.
GALENA — Roberta J. “Bobby” Showers, 81, and lifelong resident of Orange Township, Galena, died Nov. 14, 2006, at St. Ann’s Hospital, Westerville.
She was born Feb. 20, 1925, in Africa, Orange Township, to Jesse and Zetta (Burgett) Clymer. She had worked as a secretary at most of the various Olentangy schools and over 35 years as a precinct worker for the Board of Elections in Orange Township. She was a member of the Berlin Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Harlan; and sister, Agnes Myers of Dublin. While without children of her own, she was “Aunt Bobby” to numerous nieces, nephews, great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by sisters, Jessie Bagley, Mary Gooding; brother, Oscar Clymer; and two nephews, Tom Clymer and Jim Gooding.
Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury. The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Berlin Presbyterian Church, 5175 S. Old State Road, Lewis Center, with visitation one hour prior. Pastor Rick Negley will officiate. Burial will follow in Africa Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to her church. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Carl H. Steck
DELAWARE — Carl H. Steck, 86, of Delaware died at home, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006.
He was born Oct. 21, 1920, in Marengo near Paige Town to the late Forest W. and Emma J. (Kline) Steck.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mary (Puttick) Steck, whom he married July 4, 1946, in Russell, Ky.; eight children, Judy Swope, C. Edward Steck, Linda Mills, Sue Steck, Forrest Steck, Scott Steck, Sandy VanGundy and Tim Steck, all of Delaware; 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; one brother; two sisters; a sister-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by brothers and sister-in-law, Paul and Helen Steck and David Steck.
Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St. (U.S. 36), Delaware, where services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. with Pastors Mark Puttick and Tony Walker officiating. By horse-drawn hearse he will be taken to Oak Grove Cemetery for burial with military honors provided by the Delaware County Veterans Association.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice at Grady, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware, OH 43015.
MOUNT VERNON — Jean Wilson, 64, of Wooster Road, Mount Vernon, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2006, at the Whispering Hills Care Center in Mount Vernon. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. To send an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.