Mearle E. Bannister
JACKSONTOWN — A funeral service for Mearle E. Bannister, 84, of Jacksontown will be held Tuesday, June 12, at 1 p.m. at the Heath Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta Funeral & Cremation Service with Ray Linn officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery.
Mr. Bannister, a Merchant Marine who served during World War II, died June 8, 2007, at Arlington Care Center. He was born Aug. 26, 1922, in Youngstown to the late Vance and Mary (Atherton) Bannister-Daniels. Mr. Bannister was a retired transportation director and maintenance supervisor for the Lakewood Schools. He was an active member of the Heath Church of Christ. Mr. Bannister was an avid bowler, horse shoe pitcher and sports fan.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy J. (Currence) Bannister of Newark; two daughters, Diana Drumm and Vicki (Randy) Shaw, both of Jacksontown; five grandchildren, Douglas (Machel) Pearl, Deborah Pearl, Zac (Lindsay Criblez) Shaw, Sgt. U.S.M.C. Gabe (Crystal) Shaw and Levi Shaw; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, 1249 Hebron Road, Heath.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road SE, Newark, OH 43055; or Alzheimer’s Association of Central Ohio, 3380 Tremont Road, Columbus, OH 43221. An online guestbook and memorial is available at www.hendersonvanatta.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Raymond Berry, 53, of Eastmoor Drive, Mount Vernon, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2007, at the Knox Community Hospital emergency room. The Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is in charge of arrangements.
Marjory L. Brown
MOUNT VERNON — Marjory L. Brown, 72, of Green Valley Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Monday, June 11, 2007, at her residence. The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
James A. Butler
SPARTA — James A. Butler, 83, of Sparta died unexpectedly Sunday evening, June 3, 2007, at the Ohio State University Medical Center.
Graveside inurnment services with military honors provided by the Mount Vernon Joint Veterans Council were held on Friday, June 8, at 11 a.m. at Bloomfield Cemetery in Sparta, with Pastor Larry Carnes and Carl Hankins officiating.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 163549, Columbus, OH 43216; or to the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Ohio, 3380 Tremont Road, Columbus, OH 43221. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Michael S. Cline
MOUNT VERNON — Michael Steven Cline, 46, of West Vine Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Friday, June 8, 2007, at his home.
He was born June 26, 1960, in Mount Vernon to the late Robert and Shirley (Elwood) Cline. Michael was a 1978 graduate of Mount Vernon High School. He worked as a painter for Fisher Painting in Mount Vernon. Michael served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the Moose Lodge, Eagles, VFW and AMVETS, all of Mount Vernon.
He is survived by two brothers, Gary Lee (Tammy) Davis II of Florida and Scott Bradley Davis of Michigan; and his wife, Janet Davis of Toledo; a sister, Dee (Stuart) Brown of Centerburg; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and very close friends, Rick and Sheila Fisher.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Diane (Thorpe) Cline.
At Michael’s request the family will observe a private service at a later date. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Look to this day
For yesterday is
Already a dream, and
Tomorrow is only a vision;
But today, well lived, makes
Every yesterday a dream of
Happiness, and every
Tomorrow a vision of hope.
MOUNT VERNON — Kenneth Gerard of Newark Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2007, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
Harriett M. McElroy
MOUNT VERNON — Harriett Marie McElroy, 89, of Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2007, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
She was born May 7, 1918, in Delaware, Ohio, to the late George Fegley and Flossie Marie (Farrand) Kane. She worked in sales for over 25 years with JCPenney. Harriett was a member of the Apostolic Temple in Hebron.
She is survived by a son, Phillip (Connie) McElroy of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Patricia Mugg of Mount Vernon; 13 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd McElroy; a daughter, Linda Darling Williams; a brother, George Fegley; and a sister, Mary Edelblute.
There will be no calling hours. The family will observe a graveside service Tuesday, June 12, beginning at 11 a.m. in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. This obituary and online condolences can be accessed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Blanche A. Shane
ST. LOUISVILLE — A funeral service for Blanche A. Shane, 78, of St. Louisville will be held Wednesday, June 13, at 10:30 a.m. at the Pleasant View United Methodist Church with the Rev. Myron E. Ingram officiating. Burial will follow in Barnes Cemetery.
Mrs. Shane died June 9, 2007, at her home. She was born Nov. 20, 1928, in Lakewood to the late Frank Porter and Arabella (Barker) Chute. Mrs. Shane retired from Licking Valley Schools where she worked as a home economics teacher for 17 years. She was a graduate of The Ohio State University and a member of the Pleasant View United Methodist Church
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Steven E. (Janice) Shane of Newark, William D. (Barbara) Shane of Centerburg and John F. (Anna) Shane of Johnstown; daughter, Patricia (Dana) Keener of St. Louisville; grandsons, Bradley Shane, David Shane, Matthew Keener and Zachary Shane; granddaughters, Jennafer Shane, Katie Shane, Cristi Shane, Bernadette Shane, Bonna Shane, Kelly Shane and Jessica Justice; and 19 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Shane, on Jan. 25, 2004.
Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta Funeral & Cremation Service, 59 N. Fifth St., Newark.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant View United Methodist Church Food Pantry, 6031 Fallsburg Road NE, Newark, OH 43055. An online guestbook and memorial is available at www.hendersonvanatta.com.