Conard K. Allen
MOUNT VERNON — Conard K. Allen, 78, of Mount Vernon died Thursday, April 26, 2007, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
Conard was born Aug. 26, 1928, in Mount Vernon to Ralph and Annie (Kerr) Allen. He served with the U.S. Army in Austria in 1950 to 1952, then returned to Mount Vernon where he spent the rest of his lifetime. Conard retired from the Knox County Department of Highways after 37 years of faithful service.
Surviving are his wife, Mary (Scott) Allen, whom he married April 15, 2003; his sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph and Janet Allen of Roscoe, Ill., Fred and Jane Allen of Fredericktown, and Henry and Carmen Allen of Mount Vernon; four grandchildren, Robert Allen, Kristi Allen, Miles Allen and Daniel Allen; two great-grandsons, Tyler Allen and Jonathan Allen; and his nephew, Alan Pisano of Boston, Mass. Besides his parents Conard was preceded in death by his first wife, Kathryn Allen; and his sister, Irene Pisano.
Friends may call Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon, where funeral service will be Monday at 10 a.m. Burial, with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will follow at Mound View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. To view this obituary or leave an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Charles “Chuck” Bagent, 70, of Mount Vernon passed away Thursday evening, April 26, 2007, at Knox Community Hospital. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Leo D. Butler
MOUNT VERNON — Leo D. Butler, 74, of Beckley Road, Mount Vernon, passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 25, 2007.
He was born Sept. 11, 1932, in Mount Vernon, to Dessel Wayne and Ethel May (Giffin) Butler. Leo was employed as a glasscutter for PPG in Crestline from which he retired. He was a member of the Blue Lodge Mount Zion 9, Chapter Council Commandry, was a 32nd Degree Mason; he belonged to the York Rite, the Grotto, the Knox Chapter 236 of the Ohio Eastern Star; was a 50-year and life member of the American Legion Dan C. Stone Post 136, the 40 and 8; and was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign War. Leo attended the Jelloway United Methodist Church for over 20 years where he served as a trustee. He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict.
He is survived by his wife of over 43 years, Margaret (Pealer) Butler; two brothers, Willis Butler of Princeton, Maine, Franklin Butler of Newark; a sister-in-law, Alice (Gilbert) Cook; nieces, Paula Butler, Cecelia Butler, Karen Cook, Karol (Jeff) DeMartine; nephews, Gerald (Kim) Butler, Gary (Lisa) Butler, Franklyn (Tammy) Butler, David (Lori) Cook; grand nephews, Andrew (Jane) Butler and Bradley (Amanda) Butler.
Friends may call Saturday, April 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, where there will be a Masonic service and also an Ohio Eastern Star service beginning at 7. A funeral service will be Sunday beginning at 1 p.m. at the Jelloway United Methodist Church, with Pastor Audria Thomason officiating. Burial, with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Jelloway United Methodist Church or the Ohio Eastern Star Home. This obituary and online condolences can be accessed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Charles N. Hall II
MOUNT VERNON — Charles Nelson Hall II, 25, of Mount Vernon died Monday, April 23, 2007, from injuries received in an automobile accident near Frazeysburg.
Charles was born April 24, 1981, in Mount Vernon and had spent most of his lifetime in the Mount Vernon area. He was employed as a driver for Large Cartridge Inc. in New Albany and was a member of the Mount Vernon Salvation Army.
Surviving are his mother, Melanie Arndt of Mount Vernon; his father, Charles N. Hall of Mount Vernon; his fiancée, Lisa Arndt of Mount Vernon; two adopted children, Jeremy Snyder and Roxy Trego; his sister, Jennifer (Grant Looney) Hall of Mount Vernon; his brother, Stephen Frost Jr. of Mount Vernon; a niece, Alexis Looney; and a nephew, Hunter Looney. His grandparents, Leonard and Patsy Arndt and Dale and Johann Hall preceded him in death.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Salvation Army, 206 E. Ohio Ave., where funeral service will be Monday at 11 a.m. with Major Robert Bender officiating. Burial will be in Mound View Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. To view this obituary or send an online condolence to the family visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Helen I. Harris
JAMESTOWN — Helen I. Harris, 96 years of age, passed away at the home of her daughter, Jane Scott, on Wednesday, April 25, 2007.
She was born in Harrison Township, Knox County, on April 10, 1911, to Charles and Clara C. (Petry) Whitmore. She graduated from Gambier High School and Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Columbus. Her career in nursing began as a public health nurse in Columbus and continued in Xenia as an office nurse for Dr. Robert Hendrickson and later as a nurse at Greene Memorial Hospital. She also worked with her late husband, Robert J. Harris, at the Xenia Credit Bureau. She was a devout gardener and a member of the Xenia Garden Club. She was also a member of the Women’s Club of Xenia and the Builders’ Club-Westminster Presbyterian Church.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert J. Harris; and her sister, Neva Whitmore.
Helen is survived by daughter, Vicki (Alvin) Bailey of North Port, Fla.; son, Robert (Nina) S. Harris of Hudson, Maine; twin daughters, Jean (Larry) Miller of Sarasota, Fla., and Jane (Arnold) Scott of Jamestown; grandchildren, Michael Miller, Marc Miller, Claudia Murray and Carrie Bailey; great-grandchildren, Michele and Erin Miller, and Blake Murray.
Funeral service will be Monday, April 30, at 11 a.m. at the Neeld Funeral Home, 1276 N. Detroit St., Xenia, with the Rev. Conley A. Zomermand officiating. Burial will be in Valley View Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Wilmington.
Robert E. Hurst
HOWARD — Robert E. Hurst, 78, of Apple Valley, formerly of Heath, died Wednesday, April 25, 2007, at his residence following a courageous battle with cancer.
Robert was born Oct. 22, 1928, in Orange County, Ind., to Lawrence and Garnet (Drew) Hurst. He served with the Indiana National Guard from 1945 to 1946 and then with the U.S. Navy from 1946 to 1948. Following his military service he was employed at the Newark Air Force Base in Newark as a logistics specialist for over 37 years. Following retirement Robert served as a paid consultant for the U.S. Armed Forces. He was an active member of the AMVETS in Danville and was a blood donor through the American Red Cross where he was a member of the 5-gallon club. Robert loved the outdoors where he spent many hours fishing and hunting as well as time on the golf links. He was also an accomplished bowler.
Surviving are his wife, Joyce (Bruno) Hurst, whom he married May 8, 1948; his children, Pamela (Stanley) Knox of Tucson, Ariz., Robert A. Hurst of Seattle, Wash., Denise Hurst of Howard and Carl (Teresa) Hurst of Newark; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Besides his parents a brother, Benjamin Earl Hurst, preceded him in death.
Friends may call Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. Private graveside service with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will be held in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Blvd., Columbus, OH 43229. To view this obituary or send an online condolence to the family visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Audra B. Kimble
MOUNT VERNON — Audra Breann Kimble, infant daughter of John-Paul David Kimble and Danielle Breann Cole of Mount Vernon, went to be one of God’s little angels on Wednesday, April 25, 2007, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
In addition to her parents, Audra is survived by and will be sadly missed by maternal grandparents, William Joseph and Regina Sue (Cole) Marshall of Fredericktown; paternal grandmother, Cheryl Ann Kimble of Mount Vernon; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Audra was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Samuel John Kimble; paternal great-grandparents, Earl Leo Underwood and Grace Joan Reagh; and maternal great-grandparents, Ronnie Robert and Caroline Sue Cole.
“If tears could build a stairway, and memories were a lane, I would walk right up to Heaven to bring you home again.”
There will be graveside service at noon today in the Grand Prairie Cemetery, Brushridge, Ohio, with Brother Joe Walters officiating.
The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is caring for the family with these arrangements. To view this obituary or to leave the family an online condolence visit, www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.