Dennis F. Beal
MANSFIELD — Dennis F. Beal, 82, died Feb. 1, 2007, in Oak Grove Manor in Mansfield.
Dennis was born April 3, 1924, in Lexington and grew up in Butler. He was the son of Gustav and Doris (Phipps) Beal. He moved to Mansfield in 1951 when he married. Dennis retired in 1984 after 40 years at Westinghouse. For many years after that he sold Watkins products.
Dennis is survived by his wife of 55 years, Doris Pauline (Groff) Beal; his son, Jerry (Anita) Beal of Howard; two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Evan Beal; a brother, Eugene (Donna) Beal of Butler; a sister, Joan Russell of Shelby.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and six siblings, James Beal, Sarah Godra, Betty Hershner, Charles Beal, Gus Beal and Max Beal.
The family will receive friends Sunday, Feb. 4, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral will be Monday, Feb. 5, at 11 a.m., with Brother Ken Kinley officiating. Burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
E. Rosalie Bruce
COCOA, Fla. — Eleanor Rosalie (Russell) Bruce, 92, of Cocoa, Fla., died Jan. 25, 2007.
She was born April 25, 1914, to Ray Almon and Celeste (Ward) Russell in Seneca Falls, N.Y.
Rosalie is survived by son, Howard Bruce; grandsons, Scott, Robert and Russell Bruce; three great-grandchildren; brother, Ward D. Russell; sister, Marjorie (Russell) Phillips; nieces, Patricia (Russell) Allen, Cheri (Russell) Lenhert and Donna (Phillips) Lewis; nephews, Warren, Philip, Kenneth, Donovan, Stephen and Herbert Russell and Daniel Phillips.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Howard J. Bruce Sr.; and brother, Robert Ward Russell.
Funeral services were Jan. 29 at McGuigan Funeral Home, Geneva, N.Y.
Ralph D. Dickerson
WALHONDING — Ralph D. Dickerson, 57, of Brush Run Road, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 1, 1949, in Howard to Herman and Dorothy (Pargeon) Dickerson. He served in the Army in Vietnam from 1969 to 1971. On July 2, 1998, he was married to Beth Ann Stewart. He was the owner of the Farmer’s Orchard near New Castle. He was a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation, and his passion was hunting deer and wild turkeys, and working in the orchard.
He is survived by his wife, Beth of Walhonding; a son, William R. Dickerson, and a daughter, Jeanette Newton, both of Mount Vernon; brothers, Gilbert (Mary) Dickerson of Mount Vernon, Gary (Norma) Dickerson of Howard and Leonard (Dottie) Dickerson of Gambier; sisters, Mary Ellen Frazee of Gambier and Betty Steinmetz of Fredericktown; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Dorothy “Cookie” Auker and Lenora R. Beckley.
A funeral service will be held Sunday, Feb. 4, at 1:30 p.m. the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville. Pastor Ron Shearn will officiate. Burial will be in New Castle Cemetery. Calling hours will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. Information is available at wwww.fischerfuneralhome.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Robert S. Foster, 83, of Mount Vernon died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus following a brief illness.
Robert was born Jan. 25, 1924, in DuBois, Pa., to Leird and Margaret Foster. He served with the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater of War during World War II. Robert was a graduate of the Cincinnati Academy of Art and had been employed as a graphic artist for Continental Can Co. and then Peckney, both in Mount Vernon. Robert was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Mount Vernon. He was a member of the Knox County Art League and had served as a board member for the Knox County Community Concert Association. Robert had also been active with the Boy Scouts of America and was a past commissioner for the Muskingum Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Surviving are his wife, Jean (Travis) Foster, whom he married May 26, 1951; his two sons and daughters-in-law, Sean and Dawn Foster of Columbus and Kevin and Leslie Foster of Mount Vernon; five grandchildren, Chris Foster, Erica (Charles) Kinsey, Aaron Foster, Shayne Foster and Tristan Foster; his brother, King D. (Pauline) Foster of Washington Court House; and his sister, Margaret.
Besides his parents a brother, Jay Foster, preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Mount Vernon, with the Rev. Keith Stuart officiating. Burial, with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will follow at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the church one hour before the funeral. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions can be made to the First Congregational United Church of Christ Building Fund, 200 N. Main St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. To send an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
David ‘Scotty’ Leister
MANSFIELD — David Scott “Scotty” Leister, 39, of Scholl Road, Mansfield, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007, in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital following a short illness.
He was born Aug. 15, 1967, in Mount Vernon to David and Shirley (Racer) Leister and attended Newhope School. Scotty had worked in the Richland Newhope workshop, but loved to be outdoors, and loved the adventure and laughs of thrill rides like roller coasters.
He is survived by his mother, Shirley Hager of Bessemer City, N.C.; his father, David Leister; a sister, Tammy Beeman of Mount Vernon; a sister, Tracy (Jason) Sweezy of Cherryville, N.C.; maternal grandparents, Marjorie and Vernon Racer of Paden City, W.Va.; and nephews, Andrew Vermillion of Mount Vernon, and Jonathan Sweezy and Jacob Sweezy of Cherryville, N.C.
A memorial service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Raintree, 721 Scholl Road, Mansfield, with the Rev. Richard Nevard officiating. The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, Mansfield, is serving the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Raintree. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Norma L. Osterling
MOUNT VERNON — Norma L. Osterling, 85, passed away Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
She was born on Dec. 23, 1921, in Muskegon, Mich., to Frank and Lavina (McConahy) Dunne. Norma had been a resident of Mount Vernon since 2005.
Cherished and deeply loved by her daughter, Sandra (Bob) McClain of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Brian (Pamela) McClain of Mount Vernon and Colin McClain of Johnstown; great-grandchildren, Cassandra, Eric, Kevin, Samantha, Allison and Sydney; a sister, Joan Stewart of East Liverpool; sisters-in-law, Esther Wilkens and June Osterling, both of Salem; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Ralph Osterling.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, Feb. 10, at noon at the North-Dilley Funeral Home, 212 N. Main St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Norma’s name to the American Lung Association of Ohio, 1950 Arlingate Lane, Columbus, OH 43228-4102. This obituary along with an online guest registry page may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Charles A. Roth Sr.
FAIRFIELD GLADE, Tenn. — Charles Arthur Roth Sr., 84, of Fairfield Glade, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007.
He was born Nov. 8, 1922, in Kansas City, Mo., son of Julius and Bertha (Forstreuter) Roth. He was retired from Stanley Furniture Co., where he was a manufacturer’s representative for 35 years. He served in the Army Air Corps and was a veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary Katherine (Hotaling) Roth of Fairfield Glade, Tenn.; sons, Charles Arthur Roth Jr. of Fairfield Glade, Tenn., Ken Dawson (Sharla) Roth of Mount Vernon, Ohio, and Richard Alan (Emily) Roth of Dublin, Ohio; brothers, Jay (Dorothy) Roth of Melbourne, Australia, and Ronald (Gayle) Roth of Shawnee Mission, Kan.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jane Hotaling Roth; parents, Julius and Bertha (Forstreuter) Roth; and a sister, Annabelle Tharp.
A memorial service will be held today at 10 a.m. at Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church with the Revs. Max Mayo, Lenita Pride and Ron Pulley officiating. Full military honors will be provided by the Veterans Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Halo Fund, which is being established in his honor at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church.
Services performed under the direction of Bilbrey Funeral Home.
Lorraine M. Smith
MOUNT VERNON — Lorraine Mary (Blackman) Smith Allen, 77, died Feb. 2, 2007, in the Palliative Care Unit at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
Abandoned as an infant in Washington, D.C., in September of 1929, she was adopted by Walter and Adelia (Casto) Blackman of Mount Rainier, Md. Lorraine attended Mount Vernon Academy with the class of 1948. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Hill Church for over 61 years. She retired from the Mount Vernon City Laundry after 27 years of employment.
Lorraine is survived by and will be greatly missed by her son and daughter-in-law, Roy Walter and Kate Smith, daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth and Ted Poland and Rose and Terry Brasseur, all of Mount Vernon; one stepdaughter and stepson-in-law, Tina and Tino Shaw of Coshocton; grandchildren, James Smith, Richard and Lissa Smith, Darren and Sibley Poland, Nathan Poland, Seth and Tiffany Poland, Julie and John Weber, and Jason and Dawn Trammell; one stepgrandson, Cole Allen Shaw; and great-grandchildren, Kaydee Smith, Samuel Smith, Skyler Poland and Dalton Poland.
Lorraine was married to her second husband, Jerry Lee Allen, on Feb. 14, 1994. Mr. Allen preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 1997. She was also preceded in death by her mother and father; one brother, Richard Blackman; and three grandchildren, Richard Poland, and twins Joy Trammell and Jennifer Trammell.
Friends may call Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Rodney Davis officiating. Burial will follow at Skeen Cemetery in Monroe Township.
Memorial contributions can be made to Care Net Pregnancy Services of Knox County, 11 Woodlake Trail, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. To send an online condolence to the family visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.