Lawrence ‘Rusty’ Dalrymple
FREDERICKTOWN — Lawrence “Rusty” Dalrymple, 93, of McClelland Road, Fredericktown, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2006, at his home.
He was born on March 14, 1913, in Knox County to the late Albert and Effie (Balo) Dalrymple. Rusty worked for Schlairet Transfer before retiring as a school bus driver for Fredericktown Schools. He was an active member of the Fredericktown First Presbyterian Church, Fredericktown Lions Club and was a past member of Wayne Grange. Rusty served as a board member on the Fredericktown School Board, Morrow County Rural Electric Association and was a past clerk of Wayne Township. He was active with the Red Cross as a blood donor and the Cancer Society. Rusty was a part of the “Over the Hill Gang” that helped build the Fredericktown Community Library. Rusty will be remembered by many for his fresh maple syrup.
He is survived by his loving family, two sons, David Dalrymple of Fredericktown and Dick (Cindy) Dalrymple of Fredericktown; two grandchildren, Vincent Dalrymple and Darcy Dalrymple; and a sister, Mary Dalrymple of Fredericktown.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary F. Dalrymple; four brothers, Lloyd Dalrymple, Joe Dalrymple, Pete Dalrymple and Bob Dalrymple; and a sister, Beatrice Dalrymple.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007, at 1:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Fredericktown with the Rev. Mike Smith officiating. These arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or to the Fredericktown First Presbyterian Church, 17 S. Main S., Fredericktown, OH 43019. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
CENTERBURG — Gwendolyn Marie (Evans) Lee Dixon, 84, of Centerburg died Dec. 23, 2006, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
She was born near Granville on Jan. 1, 1922, to the late Louis F. and Dorothy M. (Carter) Evans. Gwen retired as a sales associate with the firm Wilson Floors in Columbus in 1983, after many years of service.
She was preceded in death by her first husband of more than 30 years, James W. “Jim” Lee; her second husband of 18 years, Gordon L. Dixon; and three sisters, Betty J. Dixon, Kathryn L. McGinley and Mary M. “Marsh” Corbett.
Gwen was a beloved aunt, stepmother and grandmother. She is survived by stepdaughters, Patty (Tony) Faiella of Columbus, Mary Lou Dixon, Carol Stoyle and Betsy Dilger, all of Centerburg; stepgrandchildren, Lynne (Rich) Schneider, Sheri Stoyle, Jim (Natalie) Stoyle and Mike Dilger, all of Centerburg, and Bucky Cutright, Danny (Tracey) Faiella and Chad (Lisa) Faiella, all of Columbus; great-stepgrandchildren, Chase, Taylor and Zachary Schneider, Mackenzie, Tyler and Haley Stoyle, Drew, Evan, Erin and Carter Dilger, all of Centerburg, and Carson and Ava Faiella of Columbus; two nieces, Susan (Mac) McWright of Lexington, Ky., and Wanda (Joe) Suzi of Apple Valley.
She was a member of the Centerburg United Methodist Church, where funeral service will be Thursday, Dec. 28, at 10 a.m. Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg, OH. Interment will be in Union Cemetery in Columbus.
Friends, if they wish, may contribute to the Centerburg High School Athletic Department, Centerburg, OH 43011.
MANSFIELD — Elizabeth “Betty” A. Doehla, 90, formerly of Mount Vernon, died Friday, Dec. 22, 2006, at MedCentral/Mansfield Hospital.
Born Nov. 27, 1916, in Mansfield, she was the daughter of Lester Max and Laura Amelia Makepeace Daugherty. Mrs. Doehla owned Doehla’s Men’s Store.
She is survived by son, William (Susanne) Doehla of Mansfield; daughter, Marcia (Robert) Moore of Fort Wayne, Ind.; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Howard Doehla; niece, Patricia Drinkwater; nephew, Gary Doehla; and cousin, Donna Ashton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell E. Doehla, whom she married Sept. 22, 1936; parents; and brother, William H. Daugherty.
A memorial service will be Wednesday, Dec. 27, at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church, conducted by the Rev. Clifford D. Schutjer. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church. Wappner Funeral Directors assisted the family with arrangements. Online guest registry at www.wappner.com.
Martha J. Finneran
MOUNT VERNON — Martha Jane (Warnock) Finneran, 90, died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006, in Mount Vernon.
She was born April 27, 1916, in Toledo, grew up in Bucyrus, and graduated from Bucyrus High School, Class of ’33. Jane was a loving wife and homemaker for 64 years to her husband, George, and a devoted mother to five children before whom she personified Christian love, grace, encouragement and good works. She was a 37-year member of The Lord of Life Lutheran Church, where she served in the choir, Sunday school staff, Church Council and many auxiliary committees. Her liturgical banners graced the sanctuary for many years, assisting worshippers to focus their attention on “things above.” In addition, she earned two degrees from The Ohio State University and taught art, sculpture, and fine graphics at The Ohio State University and Capital University. She was also a past member of The Worthington Chapter of Daughters of The American Revolution, Worthington quilters club, and Buckeye Wanderfreunde Walking Club.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mabel (Inman) Warnock and Cline William Warnock; brothers, Marcus M. and Cline William Warnock Jr.
She is survived by her loving husband, George D. Finneran; daughter, Kathleen (Harvey) Evans of Tinton Falls, N.J.; sons, Michael (Susan) Finneran of Mount Vernon, Terry (Theresa) Finneran and Todd (Waree) Finneran, both of Columbus; daughter, Molly (John) Gamertsfelder of Johnstown; sister, Ann Mumford of Richmond, Ind.; and brother, James Warnock of Whitehouse, OH; 13 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and six nieces and nephews; and an aunt, Anna Jane Hamilton of Warren, Mich.
Friends may visit Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Shaw-Davis Funeral Home Beechwold-Clintonville Chapel, 4341 N. High St., Columbus (one block south of Henderson). A funeral service will be Thursday, Dec. 28, at 10:30 a.m., with visitation 30 minutes prior at The Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 2480 W. Dublin Granville Road, Worthington 43085. Pastor Jim Wilson officiating.
Gifts in her memory may be directed to Lord of Life Lutheran Church; or to Morrow Bible Church, 2940 Township Road 182, Fredericktown, OH 43019.
FREDERICKTOWN — Anna Gatten of Divelbiss Road, Fredericktown, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2006, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Homes in Mount Vernon. To send a condolence to the family online, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Edward L. Johnson
LOUISVILLE — Edward L. Johnson, 70, of Louisville, died Dec. 23, 2006, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Zanesville. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Catherine ‘Babes’ Marra
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Catherine J. “Babes” Marra, 81, of College Street, Clarksburg, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006, at the United Hospital Center after a brief illness.
Miss Marra was born Aug. 5, 1925, in Clarksburg to the late John and Rosa Deluca Marra and was a lifelong resident of Clarksburg. She was a graduate of Washington Irving High School and a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She was a former employee of the Hazel Atlas Glass Factory and Eagle Convex. At the time of her death, Miss Marra had been actively involved for 22 years with the Foster Grandparent Program as a classroom aide at Adamston Elementary Schools.
She is survived by one sister, Margaret J. Marra of Clarksburg; several nieces and nephews, including Vickie Marra and Roger Marra of Mount Vernon.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Patsy Marra and Frank R. Marra; and four sisters, Flora Secreto, Mary Veltri, Lena Henner and Jean Marra.
Services were held Saturday, Dec. 23, in Clarksburg with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Mary Grace McKee
FRAZEYSBURG — Mary Grace McKee, 88, of Zanesville, but a longtime resident of Columbus, died at 12:10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22, 2006, at Clay House in Zanesville.
Born March 11, 1918, in Pike Township of Coshocton County, she was the daughter of Milton Clyde and Nora (Oxley) McKee, and was a 1934 graduate of Frazeysburg High School. She attended Muskingum College attaining a B.S., and she graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in 1952 and a M.A. in 1958. She retired from the Upper Arlington Schools, having taught elementary school and as a reading specialist for 42 years, including a one-room school near Fallsburg, and Granville Elementary Schools. Miss McKee was a member of the Indianola Presbyterian Church in Columbus and earlier the Frazeysburg Presbyterian Church. She was a longtime member of the educational society, Delta Kappa Gamma International and its Gamma Omicron Chapter of Columbus. In addition, she was a member of Phi Delta Gamma and past president of the Columbus Chapter and of Pi Lambda Theta.
Surviving are her brother, Roy E. McKee of Frazeysburg; a sister-in-law, Helen McKee of Gambier; nieces, Jean (Bert) Kinsey of Frazeysburg, Eleanor (Neil) Fujita of Waverly and Nancy (Wayne) Yost of Indiana, Pa.; nephews, George (Nancy) McKee of Cincinnati, Lester (Helen) McKee of Gambier; cousins, Marsena Sager of Newark, Kathryn Drake of Lebanon, Ohio, and Marguerite Selleck of Richmond, Calif.; and many great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Chester McKee and his wife Audrey, Charles McKee, and Bryce McKee and his wife Maxine; a sister-in-law, Lois McKee; and two nieces, Kathryn McKee McCune and Margaret Anne McKee.
Calling hours will be Thursday, Dec. 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Frazeysburg Chapel of Vensil-Orr Funeral Home, 110 W. Third St. Funeral services will be Friday, Dec. 29, at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Dr. James Schumacher officiating. Burial will be in Frazeysburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Frazeysburg Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 282, Frazeysburg, OH 43822; or the Genesis Hospice, 713 Forest Ave., Zanesville, OH 43701.
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Mark D. Miller
FLORIDA — Mark David Miller, 46, of Florida went home to be with his Lord after a brave battle with leukemia on Dec. 21, 2006.
He was born July 21, 1960, in Oberlin, Ohio, to David E. and Sarajean R. (Peet) Miller.
He is survived by his children, Brittan, Shane and Alexis Miller, all of Danville; his mother, Sarajean Carlyle of Danville; a sister, Debbie (Larry) Daniels of Danville; a brother, Brad (Laurie) Miller of Danville; uncle and aunt, Clifton and Rhea Rolfe of Lakeland, Fla.; and cousins, Sarena, Peet, Joshua, Larry, Adam, Zach and Bailey.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Susan (Edwards) Miller; his father, David Miller; his stepfather, William Carlyle; and his grandparents.
A family graveside service will be conducted in Workman Cemetery at Danville. The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville is assisting the family with arrangements. To view the obituary go online at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
Ned H. Ogle
COSHOCTON — Ned Huff Ogle, 84, of 45081 Ohio 541 West, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2006, at Autumn Health Care.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 28, at 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw with Pastor Ed Williams officiating. Burial will be in Coshocton County Memory Gardens with graveside military rites performed by the Coshocton County Joint Veterans Council. Calling hours will be Wednesday, Dec. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice, Health Services of Coshocton County, P.O. Box 1284, Coshocton, OH 43812; or to the Coshocton County Fair Board Agricultural Society, 707 Kenilworth Ave., Coshocton, OH 43812.
Ruth L. Smella
WALHONDING — Ruth L. Smella of Newcastle Road, Walhonding, widow of Stephen J. Smella, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2006, at her residence. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Homes in Mount Vernon. To send a condolence to the family online, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Betty I. Weir
WADSWORTH — Betty I. Weir, 79, of Wadsworth passed away on Dec. 22, 2006, after an extremely courageous battle with an extended illness for many years.
Having lived nearly all of her lifetime in Mount Vernon, she moved to the Wadsworth area to be closer to her family. Mrs. Weir was a member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, Eastern Star, Beta Sigma Phi, Lioness Club, Elks and the American Cancer Society. Betty helped to raise monies for Mount Vernon’s food pantry, Christmas in July and numerous other organizations. She was also passionate about helping others.
She is survived by her son, Richard M. (Shari) Weir of Hillsboro; daughter, Cheryl K. (Geoff) Schmidt of Delaware; a son, Thomas E. (Karin) Weir of Wadsworth; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren, as well as many loving friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold E. Weir of 50 years; her parents, Max and Ethel Williams; a brother, Gene Williams; and her grandson, Jeffrey Weir.
Friends may call Wednesday from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. at The North-Dilley Funeral Home, 212 N. Main St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. An Eastern Star Service will follow the evening calling hours. Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to American Cancer Society, 1105 Mount Vernon Ave., Marion, OH 43302; American Heart Association, P.O. Box 163549, Columbus, OH 43216-3549; or Western Reserve Masonic Community, 4931 Nettleton Road, Medina, OH 44256. This obituary, along with an online guest registry page, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.