David C. Allen
MOUNT VERNON — David C. Allen, 73, of Mount Vernon died May 22, 2007, at The Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. This information is online at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
John ‘Jay’ Altizer
CENTERBURG — John P. “Jay” Altizer, 76, of Centerburg died Sunday, May 20, 2007, at Knox Community Hospital.
He was a retired Knox County sheriff’s deputy, formerly employed by PPG, a farmer and U.S. Air Force veteran after 10 years of service. He was a member of Milford Church of Christ and Centerburg Conservation Club.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Carol; children, Bonnie (Jim) Casner of Centerburg, Barbara (Mark) Berry of Bellville and Dr. Fred (Sherry) Altizer of Centerburg; grandchildren, Joshua (Niki) and Jennifer Casner, Rich, Ben and Markie Berry, and Zane, Graham and Abby Altizer; great-granddaughter, Lilly Casner; brothers, Warren (Peg) Altizer of Reynoldsburg, Dewey Altizer, Rex (Judy) Altizer, Norman (Susie) Altizer, all of Centerburg; sisters, Mary (Jim) Stiffler of Marengo and Betty (Jim) Mossholder of Mount Vernon; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by parents, Louie and Carrie Altizer; stepmother, Zella Altizer; brother, Louie Altizer Jr.; sister, Lucille Kaufman; and sons, Luke and Adam Altizer.
Friends may call Thursday, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg. Service will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Milford Church of Christ, 3648 Johnstown Road, Centerburg. Gary Thomas, Russell Waddell and Fred Albrecht will officiate. Interment will be in Moreland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Milford Church of Christ or Centerburg Fire Department.
James L. Bywaters
MOUNT VERNON — James L. Bywaters, 79, of Mount Vernon died Wednesday morning, May 23, 2007, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.
Arrangements are pending with the Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Vernon.
Sheila N. Kitzmiller
BELLVILLE — Sheila N. Kitzmiller, 82, of Ohio 97 East, Bellville, died Monday, May 21, 2007, in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital following a short illness.
Sheila was born Nov. 2, 1924, in Cheltenham, England, to Thomas E. and Alice (Cooper) Jenkins. At age 15, she worked in an aircraft factory removing shrapnel from airplanes. In 1946 she came to the United States as a war bride of Robert E. Kitzmiller.
Sheila is survived by her loving husband, Robert, whom she married Nov. 6, 1943; two daughters, Leslie (Rev. David Prosser) of Vadnais Heights, Minn., and Joanne (Robert) Flinkfelt of Hilltop, Minn.; four grandchildren and their spouses, Michael and Stacey Prosser, Miller Prosser and Lee Cook, Gerald Smith and Christopher Smith; and four great-grandchildren, Andrew Prosser, Ethan Prosser, Christopher Kennedy and Aden Smith.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Jenkins.
Friends may call Thursday, May 24, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where the memorial service will follow at 6:30 p.m. Her son-in-law, the Rev. David Prosser, will officiate.
Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Betty Lou Ott
MOUNT VERNON — Betty Lou “Snookie” Ott, 77, of Mount Vernon died Saturday May 19, 2007, at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.
Betty was born March 5, 1930, in Delaware to Howard and Elizabeth (Clark) Parker.
Surviving are her sons, Dwaine G. Parker of Mount Vernon and Deem E. (Lani) Ott of Florida; his daughters, Roberta J. (Randy) Chafin of Mount Gilead and Roberta (Mike) Butcher of Mount Vernon; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and 11 brothers and sisters.
Her husband, William C. Ott Sr., preceded her in death.
A service celebrating the life of Betty Ott will be held Thursday at 8 p.m. at the New Life Church of the Nazarene, 998 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, OH. The family will receive friends at the church on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. To view this obituary or send an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.