Lawrence Dunnewold Memorial notice
MOUNT VERNON — Preceded by visitation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., a memorial service celebrating the life of Lawrence Dunnewold, who died Jan. 28, 2007, will be held Saturday, March 31, at 1:30 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 200 N. Main St., Mount Vernon.
“Hope is a thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops.”
Mildred M. Kidwell
BLADENSBURG — Mildred M. Kidwell, 77, of Bladensburg died March 26, 2007, at Country Court Nursing Center.
She was born March 8, 1930, in Jackson Township to Artie J. and Elsie (Beckley) Jones. She was a 57-year member of the Bladensburg Church of Christ; a 55-year member and past matron of Glenwood Chapter 303, OES; 58-year member of Union Grange; and a member of the Farm Bureau.
She is survived by her husband, Glenn L. Kidwell, to whom she had been married 59 years; one son, Thomas (Carolyn) Kidwell of Walhonding; one daughter, Pamela Cooper of Newark; three granddaughters, Elizabeth (Scott) Lanning of Westerville, Lesley (Garic) Warner of Howard and Rebecca (Tony) Pritchett of Columbus; two grandsons, Ryan (Candice) Cooper of Mount Vernon and Roderic Cooper of Mount Vernon; seven great-grandchildren; one half sister, Charlene (James) Taynor of Columbus; and a stepsister, Lois Stricker of Mount Vernon.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Edgar Jones.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Bladensburg Church of Christ, where the funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. with Mr. Glenn Springer, Mr. Ken Springer and Mr. Don Linn officiating. Burial will be in the Bladensburg Cemetery. An Eastern Star Service will be Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the church. The Harris-Dilley Funeral Home of Bladensburg is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to The East Central Ohio Chapter Alzheimer’s Association, 126 W. Church St., Newark, OH 43055; or the Bladensburg Volunteer Fire Department, Bladensburg, OH 43005. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Gale L. Modesitt
FRAZEYSBURG — Gale L. “Scrappy” Modesitt, 59, of Fallsburg died Saturday evening, March 24, 2007, at his home.
Born July 27, 1947, in Parkersburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late James L. and Mary Alice (Jarrett) Modesitt and was a 1965 graduate of Union High School. Mr. Modesitt was an Army veteran having served in Vietnam. He was employed for 33 years as a press operator at Continental Can Co. of Newark and he was recently employed in the packaging department at The Newark Advocate.
Surviving are his wife, Phyllis H. (Ashcraft) Modesitt, whom he married Feb. 17, 1968; one son, John (Anne) Modesitt of Fallsburg; one daughter, Jennifer (Lester) Morningstar of Fallsburg; his twin brother, Dale L. (Cheryl) Modesitt of Fallsburg; seven grandchildren, Nathan, Kodey, Benjamin and Cassy Modesitt, Jacob and Lydia Morningstar and Jessica Guy; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, James L. Modesitt Jr. and Paul R. Modesitt.
Calling hours will be Wednesday, March 28, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Frazeysburg Chapel of Vensil-Orr & Chute Funeral Home, 110 Third St. Funeral services will be Thursday, March 29, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Doug Clark officiating. Burial will be in Fallsburg Cemetery with the Licking County Veterans Alliance conducting military honors.
For additional information, or to sign an Online Memorial Guestbook, visit www.vocfh.com and click “obituaries.”
LaVeta O. Robson
NEWARK — A graveside inurnment service for LaVeta Robson, 79, of Newark will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Cemetery in Mount Vernon.
Mrs. Robson, a homemaker, passed away March 23, 2007, at Newark Healthcare Centre. She was born April 14, 2007, in Mount Vernon, the daughter of the late Robert Dwight and Pauline (Poland) Yoakam.
She married Roy W. Robson. He survives of the home. Other survivors include, a son, Kelly B. (Sheryl) Robson of Newark; a daughter, Sandy (Ralph) Price of Newark; a brother, Gary Yoakam of Mount Vernon; a brother-in-law, Arthur (Donna) Robson of Mount Vernon; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son; a daughter; a grandchild; her parents; and her mother-in-law and father-in-law.
To sign an online guestbook, visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com and click guestbook/obituary. The Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Joanna M. Rubin
DELAWARE — Joanna May (Orland) Rubin died Sunday, March 25, 2007, at the Sarah Moore Home in Delaware.
She was born Nov. 12, 1929, in Urbana, Ill., to Frank A. Orland and Charlotte Metzger Orland, whose family members are longtime residents of the Sunbury area.
She is survived by her four daughters, Alice (Joe) Dixon of Burke, Va., Lynda (John) Pearce of Corvallis, Mont., Beverlee (Stewart) Jobrack of Centerburg and Annette Rubin and Robert Elmore of Lovettsville, Va.; four grandchildren, Charlotte and Madeline Jobrack, and Emily and Cody Pearce; and one great-granddaughter, Sky Lynn Pearce.
The family will greet friends on Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where a celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. with Rabbi Howard Apothaker officiating. Inurnment will follow at Sunbury Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Sarah Moore Home, 47 E. William St., Delaware, OH 43015; or to Ohio Wesleyan University, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware, OH 43015. Online condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Dixie L. Turner
MOUNT VERNON — Dixie L. Turner, 73, of Mount Vernon died Sunday, March 25, 2007, at her residence.
Dixie was born June 5, 1933, in Morrow County to William E. and Etta Lou (Hughett) Wolf and moved to Mount Vernon 24 years ago from Utica. She was a graduate of Mount Vernon High School and was a Licensed Practical Nurse. Dixie retired as a supervisor from the Mount Vernon Developmental Center. Following retirement Dixie worked as a volunteer crocheting baby blankets and caps for “Babies in Need,” and for a neonatal unit at a hospital in Indiana. She was also a volunteer for “Angels of Hope.”
Surviving are her son, Greg (Debra) Davis of Utica; her daughters, Pamela (John) Morrison of Mount Vernon, Cheryl Davis of Centerburg and Kimberly Summers of Newark; three stepdaughters, Pamela Neipling, Victoria Turner and Roxanne Turner, all of Mount Vernon; five grandchildren, Josh Morrison, John Morrison, James Morrison, Brian Davis and Stacy (Michael) Idleman; a stepgrandson, Ricky Neipling; five great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Davis and Devon Idleman, Ethan Idleman, Madison Idleman and Zane Davis; a stepgreat-granddaughter, Anna Neipling; her sister, Shirley (Roger) Fletcher of Butler; and her brother, Ronald (Geraldine) Wolf of Apple Valley.
Besides her parents Dixie was preceded in death by her husband, Robert P. Turner; a stepdaughter, Teresa Turner; a stepgrandson, Ryan Neipling; an infant granddaughter; and her brother-in-law, Roger Fletcher.
There will be no calling hours. Graveside funeral service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Knox County Kidney Center, Hospice of Central Ohio or the American Cancer Society. To view this obituary or send an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Mary Jane White
UTICA — A funeral service for Mary Jane White, 43, of Utica will be held Thursday, March 29, at 1 p.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home with Bruce Hissong officiating. Burial will follow in Bell Cemetery.
Jane died March 25, 2007, at Licking Memorial Hospital, Newark. She was born May 19, 1963, in Ashland to the late Jim and Geraldine (Davis) Titchenell. She was employed by T.S. Tech in Reynoldsburg and loved fishing, quilting and cooking.
She is survived by her husband, Gary White of Utica; daughters, Jessica (Nick) Holmes of Frazeysburg and Jodi (Timothy) Wiegand of Fredonia; sons, Paul (Terri) Martin and Jacob Martin, all of Mansfield, Andrew Martin of Frazeysburg, Joshua White of the home and Jason (Deanna) White of Utica; eight grandchildren; brothers, John (Marie) Titchenell of Hayesville, and Jim (Gloria) Titchenell of Jeromesville; sister, Leah (Jim) McMillen of Hopewell, Va.; father-in-law, Harold D. White of Utica; many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Wednesday, March 28, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., P.O. Box 456, Utica, OH.