M. Jeanne Gaumer
MOUNT VERNON — M. Jeanne Gaumer, 76, of East Vine Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Thursday morning, March 8, 2007, in the Palliative Care Unit at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
She was born Dec. 1, 1930, in Wooster, a daughter of William Kenneth and Norma (Bryan) Payne. Jeanne attended the River of Life Fellowship Church in Mount Vernon. She had worked for Conley’s and the Glass Garden Greenhouse in Mount Vernon. In Jeanne’s spare time, she enjoyed crocheting and traveling with her son.
Surviving Jeanne are her loving children, Rick (Connie) Gaumer of Gambier, Stephen R. Gaumer of Streetsboro, Jeffrey L. (Karen) Gaumer of Newark, Michael (Carrie) Gaumer of Fredericktown, Kathy A. (Jim) Denuit of Mount Vernon and Brian Gaumer of Mount Vernon; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Dick (Joann) Payne of Mount Vernon; and a sister, Ann (Lee) Farley of Howard.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Roy Gaumer, in 1973; a daughter-in-law, Ann Gaumer; a grandson, Daniel Bart Gaumer; and twin sisters, Karen Frye and Kay Fickle.
The family will receive friends Saturday, March 10, from 1 to 3 and 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon, where funeral service will be held Sunday, March 11, at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Lucian Baker officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
To view this obituary or to leave the family an online condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Rexford A. Little
MOUNT VERNON — Rexford A. Little, 85, of Avalon Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2007, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home. Visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Robert N. Samples
DANVILLE — Robert N. Samples, 80, died Thursday, March 8, 2007, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville is handling arrangements. Visit www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
WOOSTER — Wayne C. Thompson, 77, of Wooster, and formerly of Shreve, died Tuesday, March 6, 2007, at Wooster Community Hospital after a long illness.
Services will be Saturday, March 10, at 11 a.m. at Schlabach Funeral Home in Shreve, with the Rev. Dr. David Baker officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, with military rites conducted. Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home or one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative of Greater Wayne County, 2525 Back Orrville Road, Wooster, OH 44691; or to the Shreve United Methodist Church B.R.I.C. Fund, P.O. Box 525, Shreve, OH 44676.
Wayne was born June 28, 1929, in Nashville to Wayne and Fern (Collier) Thompson and married Charlene Anderson on Sept. 19, 1954, who passed away Dec. 1, 1988. He married Dorothy Perry on Jan. 26, 2002, who survives. He was a 1948 graduate of Nashville High School and joined the National Guard in 1947 with Headquarters Company in Shreve. He then joined the U.S. Army in Fort Knox, Ky., where he was in the 3rd Armored Division, then went to Japan and was put in the 25th Infantry Division 35th Regiment, and then went to Korea, was wounded and sent back to Japan, and then back home. Mr. Thompson loved his country. From 1952-93 he was employed at Diamonite in Shreve. He also farmed for over 30 years. Wayne was a quiet man, but had a good sense of humor and enjoyed having fun. He enjoyed bowling, hunting, horseshoes, working and being outdoors, walking, and his dogs. He was a member of the 25th Infantry Division Tropic Lightning, a life member of the Shreve Forest Post 67 American Legion, a member of the Shreve United Methodist Church, a member of the Century Club of Diamonite, a member of The Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio Garfield Lodge 528 in Shreve, and Wooster 048 Knights of Templar No. 32. Wayne was a loving family man and was loved by all his family.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Deborah (David) Baker of Mount Vernon; a son, Stephen (Sherri) Thompson of Mansfield; six grandchildren, Deanna, Denise and Derek Baker of Mount Vernon, Sean (Amber) of Columbus, Stephen and Seth Thompson of Mansfield; three stepchildren, Dale (Diane) Perry and Dean (Sally) Perry, both of Orrville, and Duane Perry of Green; two stepgrandchildren, Kristi Perry of Wooster and Jaime Perry of Orrville; and a sister, Jayne Hamler of Columbus. He will be greatly missed.
In addition to his wife, Charlene, both parents, and a sister, Kathleen Burcu, died previously.
The family would like to extend a very special thank you to both the staffs of Sunrise Assisted Living and Hospice and Palliative Care for the excellent care shown Wayne.