John E. Denhart
MOUNT VERNON — John E. Denhart, 55, of Mount Vernon passed away Friday morning, Jan. 12, 2007, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
He was born on March 28, 1951, in Mount Vernon. John had worked for Autobackers Carnivals as an assembler and attended the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon. He loved to go fishing and touring Mount Vernon on his scooter.
John is survived by his loving wife, Harriet (Howard) Denhart; brothers, Charles and Bob Denhart; and many friends.
Following John’s wishes there will be no calling hours or funeral service. The family will have a memorial service at a later date. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is caring for the family with arrangements.
To view this obituary or to leave the family a condolence online, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Virginia G. Fox
MANSFIELD — Virginia G. Fox, 69, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007, at MedCentral/Mansfield Hospital following a brief illness.
Born Aug. 22, 1937, in Mount Vernon, she was the daughter of the late Delbert Marvin and Helen Grace Moore Marvin Hunter. She lived in the Galion area for 40 years and moved to the Mansfield area in 2001.
In addition to her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by her grandson, Christopher Michael Schinsky; and brothers, Richard, Leroy and Mike Marvin.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Richard L. Fox, whom she married Nov. 29, 1956; daughter, Tammy (Ron) Schinsky; sons, Robert Fox and his fiancée, Heidi Howard, and David (Judy) Fox; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty Carpenter of Mount Vernon; many nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Robert Jay Fox; longtime friend, Marilyn Zeger; and many wonderful close and dear friends.
Funeral services celebrating her homegoing will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Finefrock-Williams Funeral Home, 350 Marion Ave., Mansfield, with the Rev. Trenton Stokes officiating. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 2 to 5.
Mary F. Pruett
MOUNT VERNON — Mary Frances Starmer Pruett, 52, of Mount Vernon died Friday, Jan. 12, 2007, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, following an extended illness.
Mary was born Dec. 15, 1954, in Mount Vernon, graduated from Mount Vernon High School and had spent her lifetime in the Mount Vernon area. She had been employed at American National Can in Mount Vernon.
Surviving are her father and stepmother, John and Geneva (Chandler) Starmer of Mount Vernon; her sisters, Paula J. (Fred) Miller of Union, W.Va., Shirley (Rod) Ketter of Howard, and Debbie Starmer and Carol (Dean) McCutchen, both of Mount Vernon; her brothers, John Richard Starmer of Mount Vernon and Robert Karl (Susan) Starmer of Amity; her stepdaughter, Mary Teresa Pruett of Centerburg; her stepsister, Donna Jean Bell of Mount Vernon; her stepbrothers, Timothy Grubaugh of Mount Vernon, Robert Joseph Grubaugh of Columbus and Donald Eugene Huggins Jr. of Newark; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Bonnie (Atherton) Starmer; and her husband, Carl Pruett.
Friends may call Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Mount Vernon Salvation Army, 206 E. Ohio Ave., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. To send an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.