BRIDGEPORT — Annabelle Mayer Doty, 90, of Bridgeport died Friday, May 18, 2007, at Heartland Lansing Care Center.
She was born Dec. 21, 1916, on Wheeling Island, the daughter of Edmund and Laura (Porter) Mayer. Annabelle was a member of Way Memorial Temple on Wheeling Island. She was a longtime member of the Colerain Senior Center and was a 1934 graduate of Bridgeport High School.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gail “Flick” Doty; a son, Thomas Doty; and a daughter, Karen Stewart of Mount Vernon.
She is survived by a son, Ronald (Colleen) Doty of Pataskala; a daughter, Nancy (Matt) Gasber of Madison; two sisters, Lucille Gasaway (Grover) Smith of Martins Ferry and Betty Spoon of Indianapolis, Ind.; a daughter-in-law, Charmyn Doty of Colerain; six grandchildren, Paige Black of Mount Vernon, Scott (Renee) Doty of Martins Ferry, Sara Doty of Pittsburgh, Amy Leoni (Chris) of Tiltonsville, Andrew Gasber of Madison and Jenna Doty of West Virginia; two great-grandchildren, Brady Black of Fredericktown and Emma Doty of Martins Ferry.
Visitation will be Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at Wilson Funeral Home, 920 National Road, Brookside, where funeral service will be Thursday at 10 a.m., with Barry Gasaway officiating. Interment will follow at Weeks Cemetery, Bridgeport.
Sarah D. Pargeon
MOUNT GILEAD — Sarah D. Pargeon, 65, of Mount Gilead, died Sunday, May 20, 2007, at the Morrow Manor Nursing Center in Chesterville.
She was born Aug. 26, 1941, in Gambier, the daughter of the late Hallie Jay and Betty P. (Veatch) Ashburn. Sarah spent most her life in Knox County, where she spent her childhood attending school in Gambier. She married her loving husband, Harold S. Pargeon, on Feb. 27, 1959.
She was an excellent bowler and a true sports fan; rooting for the Cleveland Indians and Browns. Her grandson, through his involvement in drag racing, peaked her interest in the sport. She also enjoyed her quiet time; getting lost in a mystery or romance novel maybe by one of her favorite authors, Danielle Steel or Nora Roberts. Sarah was most proud of her family and their various accomplishments. She truly enjoyed time spent together as family.
She will be missed her two daughters, Pari (Willard) Fissell of Johnsville and Carla (Larry) Counts of Mount Gilead; two sons, Stan (Tootie) Pargeon of Utica and Scott (Diana) Pargeon of Frazeysburg; seven grandchildren, Cameron, Sarah, Ryan, Alisha, Whitney, Zachery and Corine; two great-grandchildren, Aliyah and Caiden; her brother, David (Connie) Ashburn of Commerce Township, Mich.; and two sisters, Mary Joann (Horace) Shipman and Edith (Kenneth) Woodruff, both of Utica.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, in July of 1981; three brothers, Lee “Sonny,” Larry and James Ashburn; and a sister, Nancy Thorn.
Pastor Bruce Hissong will conduct a memorial service on Friday, May 25, at 11 a.m. at the Northside Church of Christ, 4588 Marion Road, Newark, OH 43055. Calling hours will not be observed. Private burial of cremains will take place at Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown at a later date.
Memorial contributions if desired may be made to the church. Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead have been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Helen M. Yarman
MOUNT VERNON — Helen M. Yarman, LPN, 86, of Mount Vernon, formerly of Fredericktown, died Sunday, May 20, 2007, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home, Mount Vernon.
Helen was born Feb. 18, 1921, in Chattanooga, Tenn., to Frederick L. Umbaugh Sr. and Bertha Mae (Smith) Umbaugh and had spent most of her lifetime in the Knox County area. She had been employed as an LPN for more than 37 years at the former Mercy Hospital and Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. Helen helped establish the Licensed Practical Nurses training classes at the Knox County Career Center in Mount Vernon. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, the Ohio State Board of Nursing, Division 33 LPN Schools in Mansfield, and the Mount Vernon Lions Club.
Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Bettie Kay and Richard Miller of Fredericktown; her son and daughter-in-law, Roger L. and Kathy Yarman of Gambier; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; her sisters and brother-in-law, Betty Morrison of Granville and Patricia and Marvin McQuigg of Fredericktown; her brother and sisters-in-law, James and Jean Umbaugh of Granville and Erma Umbaugh of Howard.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Dale D. Yarman; her sister, Sue Umbaugh; and two brothers, Frederick L. Umbaugh Jr. and John Umbaugh.
Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. Graveside funeral service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in Forest Cemetery, Fredericktown, with the Rev. Mary Miller officiating.
Memorial contributions can be made to the LPN Program at the Knox County Career Center, 306 Martinsburg Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. To view this obituary or leave an online condolence visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.