MOUNT VERNON — Chris Chapman, 86, of Ransom Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Friday afternoon, Jan. 26, 2007, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
He was born on April 23, 1920, in Huntington, W.Va., William Pearl and M. Belle (Pitts) Chapman. On Jan. 14, 1942, he married Mary Alice Davis of Columbus, wife of 65 years. Mr. Chapman worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad for 45 years as an engineer and retired in 1982 at the age of 62. With the railroad he was known as “Big Wheel.” Chris was a member of the Covenant Christian Church of God in Mount Vernon. He also built and operated Camp Maranatha, a Christian Youth Camp, with the help of his sons and daughters from 1969 to 1994. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army and served in World War II. He served in the Army Engineer Corps in Egypt and Italy.
Survivors include his wife, Mary; sons, Timothy L. (Kathie) Chapman and Keith A. (Julie) Chapman, both of Mount Vernon; a daughter, M. Charlotte (Frank) Hux of Mount Vernon; a brother, Elva A. Chapman of Delaware; a sister, Bernadine Bowles of Zanesville; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Crystle Ann Chapman Dix; and sisters, Mary Mulvain and Dorothy Sparrow.
The family will receive friends today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 11 a.m. at the Covenant Christian Church of God with the Rev. Timothy M.N. Overly officiating. Burial will follow in the Friendship Cemetery near Mount Vernon with military graveside services provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Covenant Christian Church of God, 13360 New Delaware Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. To view this obituary or to leave an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
CENTERBURG — The Rev. Lawrence Dunnewold, 76, died Jan. 28, 2007, at Morning View Care Center, Centerburg, following an extended illness.
He was former pastor of First Congregational United Church of Christ, Mount Vernon, where he was honored to be named Pastor Emeritus. Born March 23, 1930, in Indianapolis, to the late Lawrence and Clara (Torrenga) Dunnewold, he also pastored churches in Brownhelm and North Lima, Ohio, and in St. Louis Park, Minn. A skilled woodworking craftsman, he also enjoyed photography, traveling and camping.
He is survived by four daughters and three sons-in-law, Jane Dunnewold of Texas, Ann Dunnewold and Randy Olena of Texas, Ruth Dunnewold and David Salapa of Pennsylvania, Mary Dunnewold and Jeff Ondich of Minnesota; and seven grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to First Congregational UCC, 200 N. Main St., Mount Vernon, to Habitat for Humanity (same address) or to Heifer International at www.heifer.org.
UTICA — Charles Lonsinger, 83, of Utica died Jan. 28, 2007, at Fairview Hospital in Cleveland. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Viola E. Mabe
FREDERICKTOWN — Viola E. Mabe, 86, of Fredericktown died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
Viola was born Feb. 25, 1920, in Tazwell County, Va., to Elgin W. and Arminda (Fletcher) Elswick and had been a resident of Knox County since the early 1960s. Viola was the ultimate wife, mother and grandma. Her world revolved around her family as she cared for and nurtured them throughout her lifetime. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Fredericktown.
Surviving are her sons, Lafayette “Leff” (Ellen) Mabe of Roanoke, Va., and James Mabe of Fredericktown; her daughters, Nellie (Jerry) Clevenger of Harmon, Va., and Louise Barbour of Naples, Fla.; her daughter-in-law, Linda Mabe of Manassas, Va.; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Willie W. Mabe; four sons, Whitten Mabe, Claude Mabe, Randy Mabe and Stevie Mabe; her sister, Mazie M. Lester; and four brothers, Elmer Elswick, Ernest Elswick, Frank Elswick and Wesley Elswick.
Friends may call Tuesday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Mary Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Ankenytown Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church, 22 E. Sandusky St., Fredericktown, OH 43050. To send an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Craig A. Stambaugh
UTICA — A graveside service for Craig A. Stambaugh, 47, of Utica will be held Tuesday, Jan. 30, at noon at Rocky Fork Cemetery with Pastor Jim Boubary officiating.
Craig died Jan. 27, 2007, after an extended illness, at Knox Community Hospital, Mount Vernon. He was born Sept. 13, 1959, in Newark to the late Bob Stambaugh and Janet (Bradley) Hubbell. Craig was a born again Christian. He was a graduate of Northwood High School where he was a great football player and wrestler. Craig was also a car enthusiast.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Janet and Alvin Hubbell of Mount Vernon; sons, Mike Stambaugh of Utica and Alex Stambaugh of Pataskala; sister and brother-in-law, Janet and Tim Scott of Bladensburg; brother, Kenneth Stambaugh of Milan, Mich.; and great friends, Sarah, Frank, Carla and Carla.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bob Stambaugh.
Contributions may be made in Craig’s memory to assist the family at any branch of Park National Bank.
Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., P.O. Box 456, Utica, is assisting the family with arrangements.