CENTERBURG — Trent Boudinot, 42, of Centerburg passed away Friday, March 9, 2007. Funeral service will be Wednesday, March 14, at 10 a.m. in the 4-H Center at the Hartford Fairgrounds, 14028 Fairgrounds Road, Croton, OH 43013, with the Rev. Michael Rector officiating. Burial will be in Lock Cemetery, Centerburg.
Trent was born Jan. 10, 1965, in Columbus. He graduated from Northridge High School in the class of 1984, where he received football special awards: Johnstown Independent Best Offense, Jim Ashbrook Memorial Trophy, Viking Award, 1st Team LCL Linebacker, 2nd Team State Linebacker, 1st Team All Division Defense and Best Offensive Player. He managed his own farm along with Heimerl Farms, Johnstown. He was member of the Hartford Fairground Board, which he started serving in 2002 up to present. He was very active along with his wife in many 4-H clubs with all area youth groups and also as an advisor. He also coached baseball in the Homer Youth Baseball League.
He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Tonia Boudinot of Centerburg; son, Mathew Trent, and daughter, Adrian Marie, both of Centerburg; parents, Fred and Bev Boudinot of Johnstown; two sisters and two brothers, Evelyn Huff of Anchorage, Alaska, Jeff (Shirley) Boudinot of Croton, Freda (Jerry) Smith of Marengo and Andy Boudinot of Johnstown; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ron and Lois Leas of Mount Vernon; two brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law, Todd (Beverly) Leas of Newark and Tiffany (Greg) Korns of Newark; closest nephew, Jeffrey Boudinot of Mount Vernon; and many other nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a nephew, Chad Boudinot.
Family will receive friends Tuesday, March 13, from 5 to 9 p.m. in the 4-H Center at the Hartford Fairgrounds.
Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Trent to his children’s scholarship fund at the Heartland Bank, Centerburg. Crouse-Kauber-Sammons Funeral Home, 225 N. Main St., Johnstown, is serving the family locally.
Alice V. Campbell
FREDERICKTOWN — Alice V. Campbell, 75, of Fredericktown died Sunday evening, March 11, 2007, at her residence surrounded by caring family.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown.
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.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Clipse; a sister and two brothers.
Isabelle was known as “Aunt Belle” to many, and will be greatly missed.
There will be no calling hours. Graveside funeral services will be today 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.
Roger T. Fletcher
MOUNT VERNON — Roger T. Fletcher, 80, of Pike Township, Knox County, died Friday, March 9, 2007, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon, following an extended illness.
Roger was born Feb. 22, 1927, at East Orange, N.J., and had spent most of his lifetime in the Mount Vernon area. Roger was a graduate of Mount Vernon High School, served with the U.S. Coast Guard from 1945 to 1947 and then served with the U.S. Navy, Naval Air Corps from 1949 to 1953. He had worked for Knox County for 33 years, retiring in 1994 as the county dog warden. Roger was a member of the Gay Street United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon.
Surviving are his wife, Shirley (Wolf) Fletcher, whom he married Dec. 1, 1965; his son, Brett Fletcher of Georgetown, Maine; his stepchildren, Denise (Craig) Parker of Wooster, Christa (John) Trimner of Mount Perry and Doug (Sue) Mill of Newark; nine stepgrandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will observe a private service at a later date.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. To view this obituary or send an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Gerald Hulse, 92, of Mount Vernon passed away Monday morning, March 12, 2007, at the Heartland of Centerburg Nursing Home.
Arrangements under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Homes in Mount Vernon.
Dorothy J. Jordan
LAKE JACKSON, Texas — Dorothy “Dottie” J. Jordan, 87, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2007, at Hearthstone in Lake Jackson, Texas, where she had been a resident for 2 1/2 years.
Dottie was born July 27, 1919, in Ellwood City, Pa., to parents Joseph and Margaret Fancsalszki, who were immigrants from Hungary. She earned a nursing degree at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa. When World War II began, she joined the Navy and spent the war years in Washington, D.C., and San Diego. After the war, she returned to the University of Pittsburgh where she completed an advanced degree in industrial nursing, a degree plan she helped develop. Upon graduation, she went to work for the Tennessee Valley Authority where she met and married Thomas B. Jordan in 1951. Thomas and Dottie adopted one son, Joseph, in 1955. Thomas joined Dow Chemical in Louisiana in 1957 and they moved to Lake Jackson in 1969. They were longtime, active members of First Baptist Church.
Dottie was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas; son, Joseph; her parents; and two sisters, Margaret Koch and Irene Fancsalszki.
She is survived by one sister, Loretta Ackerman of Fredericktown, Ohio; one nephew; two nieces; and caregivers, George and Bobbie Kidwell of Lake Jackson.
Pallbearers will be Joe Huang, Robert Sisterson, Cecil Tumlin, Harold Wood, Gordon Self and George Kidwell.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Pregnancy Help Center, 327 Garland Drive, Lake Jackson; or the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering at First Baptist Church, 401 Yaupon, Lake Jackson, TX 77566.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 13, at 10 a.m. at Lakewood Funeral Chapel with a graveside service in the mausoleum. Family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lakewood, 98 N. Dixie Drive, Lake Jackson.
Griffith J. Roberts
GAMBIER — Griffith J. Roberts, 85, of Gambier died Saturday, March 10, 2007, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
Griffith was born Feb. 22, 1922, in Bethesda, Md., and served with the U.S. Marines during World War II. He was a retired survey engineer and had moved to Gambier four years ago from Filmore, Calif.
Surviving are his sons, John (Roxanne) Roberts of Gambier and Stephen Roberts of Arizona; two grandsons, Edward Roberts and David Stuart; and two great-grandchildren, Kaelynn Roberts and Nathaniel Roberts.
There will be no calling hours. Private services for the family will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. To view this obituary or leave an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Janice M. Shoenfelt
MANSFIELD — Janice Marie Shoenfelt, 71, of Vanderbilt Road, Mansfield, died Friday, March 9, 2007, in the emergency room of MedCentral Mansfield Hospital.
She was born July 20, 1935, in Richland County to Clayton and Marie S. (Kisling) Griffeth, and was graduated from Lexington High School in 1953. For 14 years she had worked in the title department in the Richland County Courthouse.
She is survived by her daughter, Joan Marie Shoenfelt of Mansfield; sons, Joseph Lee Shoenfelt of Fredericktown and Jeffrey A. Shoenfelt of Mansfield; a granddaughter, Nicole Marie Shoenfelt of Fredericktown; and brothers and a sister-in-law, Edwin and Elizabeth Griffeth of Bellville, Gerald Griffeth of Mansfield and Ivon Griffeth of Fredericktown.
She was preceded in death by her parents; as well as by a daughter, Jody Marie Shoenfelt, in 1961.
The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, Mansfield, where the funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Lantz Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Darlene M. Squires
CHESTERVILLE — Darlene M. Squires, 69, of Chesterville died Sunday, March 11, 2007, at her residence following a courageous battle with cancer.
Darlene was born June 28, 1937, in Mansfield to Herbert “Bert” and Geraldine (Gaul) Dickerson and had spent her lifetime in Richland and Morrow counties. She was a graduate of Bellville High School and retired from the Therm-O-Disc Co. in Mansfield. Darlene’s family was her passion and hobby. She was always in attendance at her children’s and grandchildren’s many sporting events. It was often said, Darlene had eaten more “Ballpark Franks” than could be counted.
Surviving are her children, Brad (Paula) Squires, Earl Squires, Kim Hamby, Peggy Tuggle and Shelly (Gary) Hornsby, all of the Chesterville area; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Her parents; her husband, Frederick A. Squires in 1997; and her sister, Mary McDaniels in 1996, preceded her in death.
Friends may call Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown, where funeral service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Chesterville.
Memorial contributions can be made to Home Care Matters Hospice in Galion or the American Cancer Society. To view this obituary or leave an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
COLUMBUS — Jon Stepp, 54, of Columbus, formerly of Mount Vernon, passed away on Saturday afternoon, March 10, 2007, at his son’s home.
He was born May 19, 1952, in Columbus, a son of Jewel Stepp and the late Homer M. Stepp Sr.
Surviving Jon are his sons, Rick and wife, Susan Stepp of Columbus, John and wife, Pam Stepp and Gary Stepp, both of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Terri and husband, Kevin White of Arizona; six grandchildren; a brother, Paul Stepp of Mount Vernon; and sisters, Ruth and husband, Jean Babbert and Evalina Brock, both of Columbus.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Taylor Stepp; brothers, Homer M. Stepp Jr. and Melvin Stepp; and a sister, Coraleen Murphy.
The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
To view this obituary or to leave the family an online condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Daphne Tomes, 94, formerly of Crystal Avenue, Mount Vernon, went to be with her heavenly father on Saturday, March 10, 2007.
She was born Aug. 15, 1912, in Huff, Ky., to the late James and Josephine (Willis) Lowe. She was a member of the Pine Street Church of God and was retired from the Mount Vernon Developmental Center.
Daphne is survived by her four sons, Truman (Kay) Tomes of Mount Vernon, Newman (Ann) Tomes of Florida, and Harold (Roberta) Tomes and Sherman (Shirley) Tomes, both of Mount Vernon; six beloved grandchildren, Debra Ezzo, David Tomes, Pamela Jones, Lisa Tomes, Glen Tomes and Kevin Tomes; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Edgar Tomes, in 1988; five brothers; and a sister.
At the family’s request there will be no calling hours. Private services will be held this week.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Daphne’s name to the charity of one’s choice. The North-Dilley Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is handling the arrangements.
This obituary, along with an online guest registry page, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.