Kathern I. Bumpus
MOUNT VERNON — Kathern I. Bumpus, 94, formerly of 210 Spruce St., Mount Vernon, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, in Knox Community Hospital.
She was born Oct. 25, 1912, to Emma Jane (Ross) and James Arquilla. Katie lived at The Laurels since September and previously at Autumn Healthcare Assisted Living for years.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Charles W. Bumpus, in 1980. Katie and Charles traveled the country with his work in the field as an engineer installing engines for Cooper-Bessemer.
Katie is survived by Becky Richert Brown, and her five sisters, Patti Richert Byerly, Shelli Richert Kazlausky, Barbara Richert Koelbl, Megan Richert McBane and Beth Richert Money, who all grew up in the house directly behind Katie and Charles and quickly became loving extended family. Loving family also includes Jimmy and Joyce Dean, a nephew, and Shirley Nobel, a niece, and several other nieces and nephews; close friends, Mary Ellen Trowbridge and Sue Rambo; her caring Dr. Jeffrey Spencer; and the exceptional staff of The Laurels and Autumn Healthcare.
Friends may call Friday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home, where service will follow calling hours at 6:30 p.m., with the Rev. Richard Hite and Jay Berger from Church On The Rise officiating. Private burial will be in Mound View Cemetery.
This obituary along with an online guest registry page may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
James R. Carpenter
WARSAW — James Russell Carpenter, 65, of 25700 Ohio 60 South, Warsaw, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, at The Ohio State University Medical Center.
He was born Oct. 29, 1941, in Fresno to the late Russell and Faye (Baxter) Carpenter. He was formerly employed at Edmonts, River View High School, Clows, and retired from A.K. Steel in 2004. He enjoyed hunting and golfing. He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and a U.S. Air Force veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Martha (Darr) Carpenter, whom he married July 3, 1965. Also surviving are two sons, Scott (Tammy) Carpenter of Crooksville and Curt (Deadra) Carpenter of Pataskala; three granddaughters, Kinsey, Karley and Leah Carpenter; two sisters, Nancy Stackhouse and Linda (Butch) Wright of Millersburg; and a brother, Keith Carpenter of Millersburg.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 16, at 1 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw with the Rev. Ron Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Coshocton County Memory Gardens with graveside military services conducted by the Coshocton County Joint Veterans Council. Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. and until service time on Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. This information is available at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
William H. Delaney
MOUNT VERNON — William H. Delaney, 69, of Yauger Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 13, 2007, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Vernon.
Merrick G. Ewers
MOUNT VERNON — Merrick Grace Ewers, infant daughter of Jason and Darcy (Mickley) Ewers of Mount Vernon went to be one of the Lord’s little angels shortly after birth on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville.
In addition to her parents, Merrick is survived by her brother, Landon Ewers; maternal grandparents, Betty (Chip) Street of Mount Vernon and Mike (Beckie) Mickley of Mount Vernon; paternal grandparents, Linda (Alfred) Hutchison of Mount Vernon and Edwin Ewers of Mount Vernon; a maternal great-grandmother, Margaret “Babe” Mickley of Danville; a maternal great-grandfather, Glen (Carrie) Gallwitz of Bladensburg; a paternal great-grandmother, Loretta Priest of Mount Vernon; and an uncle, Max Mickley of Mount Vernon.
The family will have a funeral service for Merrick on Friday, Feb. 16, at 1 p.m. at the Faith Baptist Church, 8764 Martinsburg Road, Mount Vernon, with the Rev. Merlyn E. Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is caring for the family with arrangements. To view this obituary or to leave the family an online condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Joan Worth Grace, 78, of Mount Vernon passed away Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, along with her companion Roy E. Thomas and their dog “Tiny” due to a fire at their residence.
She was born Sept. 23, 1928, in Newark to George Frederick and Elizabeth Worth (Criswell) Kaiser. Joan was a member of the AMVETS Post 95.
She is survived by three sons, Jay (Betty) Grace of Marianna, Fla., Jerry (Retta) Grace of Kent, Wash., and John Grace of South Port, Fla.; brother, Charles (Marilyn) Bagent of Mount Vernon; sister, Jean Harrison of St. Simons Island, Ga.; a granddaughter, Selina Grace; and a grandson, Joshua Grace.
She was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, Arthur Bagent; sister, Esther Rose; and a granddaughter, Heather Grace.
A memorial service honoring both Joan and Roy will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the AMVETS in Mount Vernon. The North-Dilley Funeral Home of Mount Vernon assisted the family with the arrangements.
Memorial contributions can be made in Joan’s name to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association. This obituary along with an online guest registry page may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Wayne E. Jackson
PETERSBURG, Fla. — Wayne E. Jackson, 51, of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Centerburg, passed away Feb. 9, 2007. Family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16, with a 2 p.m. funeral service to follow at the Enterprise Baptist Church in Centerburg. Internment to follow at East View Cemetery in Centerburg.
Wayne was born Jan. 22, 1956, in Mount Vernon. He graduated from Centerburg High School in 1974, graduated from Tool and Dye Technical School, and was a trained machinist and carpenter.
Wayne is survived by his mother, Pinkie Deskins, and sister, Regina Deskins, both of Centerburg; brother, Grayling E. (Linda) Jackson of Mount Vernon; niece, Victoria Edman, nephew, Parry E. Edman, both of Newark, nephew, Chris Hall of Sparta; special friend, Betsy McClanahan of St. Petersburg, Fla.; aunts and uncles, Dana Arron of Medina, Gay Wright of Orlando, Fla., Lain Mazza and Jeff Jackson, both of Mount Vernon, Eugene Jackson of Solfosprings, Fla., Odell Jackson of Pataskala; along with many other relatives and friends.
Wayne was preceded in death by his stepfather, Mackey C. Deskins; brother, Victor Deskins; aunt, Patsy Beal; his grandparents, Marshall and Maggie Jackson.
Crouse-Kauber-Sammons Funeral Home of Johnstown is handling the arrangements.
MARENGO — Michael McLain, 51, of Marengo died Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 13, 2007, at Select Specialty Hospital in Columbus. Arrangements will be announced by the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home.
William L. Reynolds Jr.
MEDINA — William L. Reynolds Jr., 71, of Medina died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, at Cleveland Clinic after complications from open heart surgery.
Mr. Reynolds was born Oct. 30, 1935, in Knoxville, Tenn. He graduated from Purdue University and The University of Michigan. He was an avid golfer. He loved to take walks with his late dog Kix. He loved to listen to classic music and enjoyed volunteering for AARP Tax Service.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Reynolds, to whom he was married 37 years; and a cousin, Sarah Neblett of Huntington, Ala.
Funeral service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Waite & Son Funeral Home, Medina Chapel, 765 N. Court St., with the Rev. James Patterson. Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Mount Vernon.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army of Medina, 425 W. Liberty St., Medina, OH 44256.
Louise T. Weeks
MOUNT VERNON — Louise T. Weeks, 88, of Mount Vernon died peacefully Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, at Ohio Eastern Star Health Care Center in Mount Vernon.
She was born April 18, 1918, in Republic, Pa., to Frank and Jessie (Roderick) Taylor. Louise enjoyed gardening, especially raising roses, antiquing and playing cards. Louise will be greatly missed by her family and friends
She is survived by daughter, Kathy (Tom) Gault of Mount Vernon; sons, John (Pat) Doerfler of Apache Junction, Ariz., Jim (Jeannettte) Doerfler of Streetsboro and Tom Doerfler of Cary, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. Weeks, in November 2006.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory with the Rev. F. Richard Snoke officiating. The family will receive friends one hour before the services. Burial will be in Standing Rock Cemetery in Kent.