Marianne C. Ball
DELAWARE — Marianne C. Ball, 76, of Delaware died Friday, March 9, 2007, at Highbanks Care Center in Worthington.
She was born July 25, 1930, in Buckeye Lake to the late Elvin O. and Amelia (Crooks) Satterfield. Marianne was a member of the Liberty Christian Church and former president of the PTA in the Columbus schools.
She is survived by a son, David (Laura) Ball of Galena; daughters, Donna (Jim Sweeney) Knisley of Columbus and Deborah (William) Jenks of Powell; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sisters, Eileen Pilkington of Sunbury and Bettie Jackson of Centerburg.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Homer R. Ball, on Oct. 14, 2005, and they were married Dec. 31, 1949, in Campbell County, Ky.; five brothers; and two sisters.
Friends may call Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. with Minister Hugh Snepp officiating. Interment will follow in the Eastview Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Isabelle “Aunt Belle” Clipse, 91, of Mount Vernon died Friday, March 9, 2007, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
Isabelle was born Aug. 25, 1915, in Mount Liberty to Joseph and Olive (Bird) Smith and had spent her lifetime in the Mount Vernon area. She had been employed at Patented Products in Danville and worked until she was 83 years old.
Surviving are her nieces, Dorothy Jean Robinson of Texas and Pam Glassco of Findlay; and her nephew, Bob Dile of Danville.
Isabelle was known as “Aunt Belle” to many, and will be greatly missed.
There will be no calling hours. Graveside funeral services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is in charge of arrangements.
To view this obituary or send an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Rexford A. Little
MOUNT VERNON — Rexford A. Little, 85, of Mount Vernon passed away Thursday, March 8, 2007, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.
He was born in Mount Vernon on Sept. 25, 1921, to Amon and Minnie (Stafford) Little. Rexford was a member of the Wheelman’s Bicycle Club and was well known for being an expert rider on the Highwheel Bicycle. He was employed as a Tool and Die Tech for General Motors in Mansfield from which he retired in 1982, and was a veteran serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He is survived by his sons, Les (Debbie) Little of Mount Vernon, Allen (Alberta) Little of Mount Vernon, John Little of Mount Vernon, Lawrence Lee (May) Little of Danville, Linden (Suzie) Little of Fredericktown; a daughter, Sharon (Ash) Hanna of Georgia, 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ester Pargeon of Washington.
Rexford was preceded in death by his first wife, Grace Little; second wife, Alda Little; third wife, Rosie Little; a brother, Bill Little; and a sister, Ruth George.
There will be no calling hours. The family will observe a private graveside service at a later date. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. This obituary and online condolences can be accessed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
DANVILLE — Robert N. “Bob” Samples, 80, passed away at the Riverside Methodist Hospital on Thursday, March 8, 2007, following surgery at Knox Community Hospital.
Bob was born Nov. 5, 1926, to French and Creta Samples. He graduated from Howard High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He owned and operated Samples Service Station in Danville until his retirement in 1986. His most recent employment was with his “friends” at Killbuck Savings Bank in Danville, Apple Valley and Killbuck.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Patsy, and their daughters and sons-in-law, Becky Samples and Ron Sopp of Columbus, Kathy and Jack Robinson of Danville, and Lisa and Joe Mazzari of Danville. He leaves behind his very special grandchildren, Tabitha (Timothy) Evans, Shawn (Shannon) Robinson, Tricia Robinson, Kailea Mazzari, Drew Mazzari; and great-grandchildren, Julia, Kelsey, Tyler, and soon to be born, Nadia. He is also survived by his brothers, Max (Louise) Samples and Ron Samples.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Charles, Don and Bill; his sister, Ruth Friedli; his father and mother-in-law, Russell and Minnie Bilyeu; great-granddaughter, Zoey; and great-grandson, Jordan.
Bob attended the Tiverton Church of Christ and was a member of the Danville American Legion Post 650. He also was a volunteer at Danville Interchurch.
Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville and one hour prior to the service, which will be held Monday, March 12, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Minister Ed Boyce will officiate. Interment will be at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens, with military rites performed by the Knox County Veterans Council.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Tiverton Church of Christ, in care of Bill Bumpus, 31869 Ohio 206, Walhonding, OH 44843; or to Danville Interchurch, P.O. Box 52, Danville, OH 43014. Information is available at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
Russell W. Sheets
DELAWARE — Russell W. “Russ” Sheets, 45, of Delaware died unexpectedly Thursday, March 8, 2007, from injuries sustained in an airplane accident near West Mansfield in Logan County. He was born Feb. 4, 1962, in Iowa City, Iowa.
He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Linda (VanLoon); a son, Marshall Everett; daughter, Reagan Nicole; father and stepmother, Elton (Jean) Sheets of Britt, Iowa; brothers, Reed, Ronald and Randall (Una); grandfather, August (Norma) Santos; mother-in-law, Louise VanLoon; close cousin, Teresa and Bill Decker; as well as a multitude of friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Dolores (Santos) Sheets.
Friends may call Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Vineyard Church, 1001 W. Cherry St. (Ohio 37 East), Sunbury. A service celebrating the life of Russell Sheets will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at the Vineyard Church, with Pastor Dennis Stranges officiating. Interment will be in Cheshire Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury.
Memorial contributions can be made to Big Walnut Friends Who Share, P.O. Box 424, Sunbury, OH 43074. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.