Carrie J. Bodnar
MOUNT VERNON — Carrie J. Bodnar, 84, of Mount Vernon passed away Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown.
William D. James
DANVILLE — William D. James, 55, of Workman Road, Danville, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, at his residence.
He was born Sept. 29, 1951, in Butler, Pa., to Odean and Marie (Mayfield) James. He had a love for rebuilding cars and racing.
Surviving him are his daughters, Cheryl (Scott) Anderson of Loudonville, Leigh (Randy) McLarnan of Danville and Janis (Troy) Zerman of Blacklick; grandchildren, Sydney Anderson, Chase McLarnan, and Thomas and Jordan Zerman; his parents, Marie and Odean of Danville; brothers and sisters, Dean (Connie) James of Danville, Jeanie (Dan) Blubaugh of Danville, Gwen (Jerry) Tharp of Howard and Rick (Chris) James of Mount Vernon; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, William and Easter (St. Clair) Mayfield; and his paternal grandparents, William and Lillian (Turner) James.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 27, at 11 a.m. at the North Bend Church of the Brethren. Pastor Patrick Bailey will officiate. The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville is assisting with arrangements. Information is available at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
Darrell D. Laughlin
MOUNT VERNON — Darrell David Laughlin, 84, a resident of the Ohio Eastern Star Home, died Jan. 20, 2007, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home.
He was born March 21, 1922, in Coshocton County to John Dwight and Annabelle (Gault) Laughlin. He was a retired carpenter. A World War II U.S. Army veteran serving in the 767th Tank Battalion, 20th armored group and 763rd Tank Battalion, most of his 33 months in the South Pacific.
He is survived by two daughters, Peg (Don) King and JoAnne Beatty of Mount Vernon; two grandchildren, Julie (Jack) Miller of Wooster and Craig (Ronda) Rheinscheld of Mount Vernon; three great-grandchildren, Zachary and Seth Miller and Caleb Rheinscheld; and five stepchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth (Weil) Laughlin; his second wife, Lorna (Hamilton) Berry Laughlin; two brothers, Russell and Jim Laughlin; a son-in-law, Jerry Beatty; and two stepchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw with Pastor Ben McKinstry officiating. Burial will be in the Valley View Cemetery at Warsaw with graveside military services conducted by the Coshocton County Joint Veterans Council. Visitation is today from 5 to 7 p.m. and until service time on Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio Eastern Star Home, 1451 Gambier Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or the charity of the donor’s choice. This information is online at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
John ‘Dick’ Leggett
SUNBURY — John P. “Dick” Leggett, 83, of Sunbury died Jan. 21, 2007, at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville.
He was born on Aug. 18, 1923, in Charleston, W.Va., to Hal F. and Cybal J. (Clevenger) Leggett. He was a World War II Army veteran and had participated in the campaigns in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. He was a member of the VFW Post 8736 in Sunbury .
He is survived by daughters, Rebecca Gentile of Sunbury, Paula Norris of Columbus, Laura (Frank) Snead of Hilliard, Jody (Jeff) Wenger of Centerburg; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one expected; and two brothers. He will be sadly missed by his constant canine companion, Hope.
Preceded in death by son, John Patrick Leggett; wives, Ruth Cadwallender and June Rosaline Romesburg; two brothers; three sisters.
Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where service will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. with Pastor Brian Smith officiating. Interment with military honors will be at 3 p.m. in the New Lone Oak Cemetery, Point Pleasant, W.Va. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Almeda ‘Marie’ Swank
BELLVILLE — Almeda “Marie” Swank, 85, of Main Street, Bellville, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2007, in her home following a brief illness.
She was born June 19, 1921, in rural Knox County to Milo and Bertha (Leedy) Gatton, and remained a lifelong area resident. Following beauty school, Marie started Swank Beauty Shop in Butler in 1958. She remained the owner and operator when she relocated her shop to Bellville in 1975.
She is survived by two sons, Harold Swank of Mansfield and David (Mary) Frances Swank of Houston, Texas; and three grandchildren, Christina and Andrew Gerken, Jason Swank and Adam Swank. Marie was expecting her first great-grandchild, due in June. She is also survived by a sister, Ida Belle Walker; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Gatton; and a sister, Pauline Warren.
A graveside service will be held Thursday, Jan. 25, at 11 a.m. in Ankenytown (Owl Creek) Cemetery. The Bellville Snyder Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.