Roger E. Blakely
HOWARD — Roger Eugene Blakely, 65, of Northern Spy Drive, Howard, passed away on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 7, 2007, at MedCentral of Mansfield.
He was born on Aug. 26, 1941, in Mount Vernon to Cecil and Mary (O’Brien) Blakely. Roger had worked for the state of Ohio as a corrections officer at the Mansfield Correctional Center. He was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon and was also an Army veteran.
Surviving Roger are his caring wife, Phyllis (Kindt) Blakely, whom he married on April 25, 1964; a son, Matthew (Jeanne) Blakely of Mansfield; a stepdaughter, Marie Whitcomb of Lubbock, Texas; sisters, Marilyn (Bill) Peterson of Mount Vernon, Carolyn (Ken) Hallam of Howard and Judy (Art) Snyder of Fredericktown; and grandsons, Seth Matthew and Clay Thomas Blakely.
In addition to his parents, a brother, Virgil Blakely, preceded him in death.
In following with Roger’s wishes, he will be cremated. The family will have a memorial service celebrating Roger’s life on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 1 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon.
To view this obituary or to leave the family an online condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
FREDERICKTOWN — Carl Bolton, 75, of Fredericktown passed away Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007, at his residence. Arrangements are pending at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown.
Edward E. Hankus
SUNBURY — Edward W. Hankus, 86, of Sunbury died Friday morning, Feb. 8, 2007, at Manor Care in Westerville. Arrangemnets will be announced by the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Complete obituary information and condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
CLEVELAND — Josephine T. (Swiatek) Haschak, 87, passed away Feb. 7, 2007.
Beloved wife of the late Joseph; loving mother of Kathleen Hrovat, Dr. Al J. Haschak and Cheryl (Ken) Cook; dearest grandmother of Christi Hrovat; sister of Genevieve Swiatek and the late Julia Mohorcic; aunt of Stella (Ted) Knyszek; great-aunt of Judy, John and Robert.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Thomas More Church. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Tomon & Sons Funeral Home, 4772 Pearl Road (north of Brookpark Road), Cleveland, (216) 741-6661.
Richard E. Holloway
COSHOCTON — Richard E. Holloway, 66, of Coshocton died Feb. 6, 2007, at Coshocton County Memorial Hospital.
He was born Dec. 28, 1940, in New Albany, Ind., to Marion and Mary Ellen (Kearns) Holloway. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Barbara (Anderson) Holloway; son, Gene Holloway of Scottsburg, Ind.; brother, William Holloway, and sister, Mary Ellen Blanton, both of Altoona, Fla.; three grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Robin Lynn Huckleberry.
There will be no calling hours. Private family service will be conducted at a later date.
The North-Dilley Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. Visit www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Lois M. Klinger
MOUNT VERNON — Lois M. Klinger, 81, formerly of Zanesville, died Feb. 7, 2007, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon. She was born Nov. 25, 1925, in Wabash, Ind., to Thomas H. and Laura (Troxell) Stone.
Surviving are three sons, Donald Klinger of Meridian, Idaho, David Klinger of Ringgold, Ga., Dean Klinger of Fayetteville, N.C.; two daughters, Carolyn Mattson of Mount Vernon, Joanne Klinger of Harrison, Tenn.; a brother, Donald Stone of Lagro, Ind.; two sisters, Ruth Ellen Stone and Emma Lou Rice, both of Lagro, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
On Aug. 19, 1945, she married John O. Klinger, who preceded her in death Jan. 9, 2006. She was also preceded in death by an infant grandson, Bradley Klinger.
Visitation will be Saturday, Feb. 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Chapel Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church, State Route 116 East, in Markle, Ind., where service will be at 3 p.m. Pastor Don Inglish will officiate. Interment will be in the Hoverstock Cemetery, Zanesville.
Make memorials to Mount Vernon Ohio Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School, c/o Myers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 403, Markle, IN 46770. To sign an online guest registry visit www.myersfuneralhomes.com; click on obituaries.
Ida T. McHugh
MOUNT VERNON — Ida Theresa (Dorfmeister) McHugh, 74, of 117 Vernonview Court, Mount Vernon, died Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 7, 2007, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home, following a courageous battle with respiratory disease.
A native of Toledo, Ida was born on April 13, 1932, to Max and Grace (Pfefferkorn) Dorfmeister. After graduation from Toledo Central Catholic High School in 1950, Ida earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education at the University of Toledo, also serving as president of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority. She was employed as a teacher by Toledo Public Schools from 1955-58, and married Thomas F. McHugh in 1956, upon his return to Toledo to become head football coach at Toledo Central Catholic. Ida left teaching in 1958 to raise a family, resuming her career in 1968 at St. Vincent de Paul School in Mount Vernon, one year after she and her family moved to Gambier. She remained at St. Vincent’s for eight years, before moving to Pleasant Street Elementary School to spend 21 years as a fourth-grade teacher with Mount Vernon City Schools. While teaching full-time, Ida also earned her master’s degree in education at Xavier University.
Throughout her career Ida strived to maintain the highest standards of professionalism in education, in the classroom with her students and with her colleagues as president of the Mount Vernon Education Association. Ida was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Parish, the Knox County Democratic Party, The Delta Kappa Gamma Society and the Ohio Retired Teachers Association. She also served her community as a dedicated member of the Mount Vernon City Shade Tree Commission.
A beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Ida will be deeply missed as a source of joy, comfort and understanding. Her kind spirit touched all who knew her, including her friends and students and most importantly, her family. Ida loved nature, animals, gardening, and traveling. She especially loved to laugh and spend time with her family.
She is survived by her husband, Tom of Mount Vernon, with whom she recently celebrated 50 years of marriage; one daughter, Kathleen (Dr. Mark) Larkins of St. Paul, Minn.; one son, Kevin (Mary Ann) McHugh of Nashua, N.H.; grandchildren, Claire and Roy Larkins, and Christie, Erin and Mark McHugh; one brother, Max Dorfmeister of Toledo; and nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and an infant daughter, Mary Pat.
The family will receive friends Monday, Feb. 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon, with a rosary service immediately following the calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be concelebrated at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 10 a.m. by the Rev. Father Mark J. Hammond, pastor, and the Rev. Terrence Tobin. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Mount Vernon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County, P.O. Box 1270, Mount Vernon, OH 43050, for the Ida McHugh Pleasant Street Elementary School Library Fund. To view this obituary or to leave the family an online condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Norma L. Osterling Memorial notice
MOUNT VERNON — Memorial services for Norma Osterling will be held Saturday, Feb. 10, at 12 noon at the North-Dilley Funeral Home. She passed away Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
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. The obituary, along with an online guest registry page, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Roderick B. Smail
BELLVILLE — Roderick B. Smail, 68, of Bellville, formerly of Perrysville, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007, at the Country Court Nursing Home in Mount Vernon following an extended illness.
He was born Aug. 2, 1938, in Glenmont to Albert and Wilma (Mullett) Smail. Mr. Smail retired from Abbott Laboratories in Ashland where he had been employed for 43 years as a pressman. He was a 20-year member of Aerie 2178 Order of the Eagles in Ashland. His interests included antique tractors, gardening, animals, the outdoors and he was always ready to lend a helping hand to a neighbor. Although these were his hobbies, Mr. Smail’s passion in life was his wife, children and grandchildren.
Surviving are his wife, Joann (Thomas) Smail, whom he married Nov. 4, 1961; his children, Brenda (Paul) Rowan of West Virginia, Steven Smail of Ashland and Janelle (Jim) Haman of Shiloh; five grandchildren; four brothers, Albert Smail and Aaron Smail, both of Loudonville, Harold Smail of Mount Vernon and Norman Smail of Ashland; and four sisters, Pauline Young and Freda Smail, both of Loudonville, and Paulette Ontario and Darlene Carter, both of Killbuck.
His parents and a brother, Claudie W. Smail, preceded him in death.
A private memorial service for the family will be held at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 163549 Columbus, OH 43216. To send an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Dorothy M. West
VERMILION — The Rev. Dorothy M. (Kyle) West, 83, of Vermilion died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, at Kingston of Vermilion after a lengthy illness.
Born March 1, 1923, in Ashland, she had been a Vermilion resident since 1938. Rev. West graduated second in her class from Foursquare Bible College in Mount Vernon and served as secretary to the supervisor of the U.S. Eastern District of Foursquare Churches for over two years in Mount Vernon. She co-pastored several Foursquare Churches in Ohio.
She is survived by her daughter, Barbara West-Feiszli of Vermilion; son, Lindy West of Amherst; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and her brother, Donald Kyle of Amherst.
Friends may call today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street, Vermilion. Friends may call Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. at the Vermilion Evangelical and Reformed Church, Ohio at Grand Street, Vermilion. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Vermilion
Online condolences may be made at www.riddlefuneralhome.com.
Robert V. Wirick
MOUNT VERNON — Robert V. Wirick, 47, of Mount Vernon died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
Robert was born June 7, 1959, in Mount Vernon and had spent most of his lifetime in the Mount Vernon area. He had been employed as a truck driver for CTS in Mount Vernon. He was a social member of the AMVETS in Mount Vernon.
Surviving are his mother, Ruth I. (Dunlap) Wirick of Bellville; his son, Robert V. Wirick Jr. of Mount Vernon; his daughter, Amanda Dawn Wirick of Mount Vernon; his grandson, Hayden Robert Anderson; his brother, William (Tamera) Wirick of Butler; and two sisters, Charlotte (Robert) White of Apopka, Fla., and Dixie Wirick of Columbus.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert C. Wirick; and an infant son, Robert Anthony Wirick.
A memorial service will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour before the service. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery at Chesterville.
Memorial contributions can be made to charity of one’ choice. To send an online condolence to the family visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.