Dessie M. Allman
NEWARK — A funeral service for Dessie M. (Hambel) Allman, 93, of Newark will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Church of God, God’s Acres, with Pastors Roger Decker and Matt Schwartz officiating. Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Allman passed away Aug. 7, 2007, at her daughter’s residence. She was born Aug. 29, 1913, in Morgan County to Pearl and Grace (Grubb) Hambel. She retired in 1980 from Newark City Schools as a bus driver for the hearing impaired. She was a member of the Church of God, God’s Acres.
She is survived by two daughters, Patricia (Dale) Wells of Nashport and Shirley (Tony) Schwartz of Bladensburg; two sisters, Alta Hanson and Alice Rhinebarger, both of Zanesville; one brother, Harold (Ruth) Hambel of Midland; 14 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 23 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry L. Allman; daughter, Fay Osborne; infant son; infant great-great-grandson; two sisters; and one brother.
Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark. To sign an online guest book, visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com and click guest book/obituary.
Dorothy E. Davis
MOUNT VERNON — Dorothy E. Davis, 83, of Mount Vernon passed away Thursday morning, Aug. 9, 2007, at the Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon.
Arrangements are pending with the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
Barbara Jean Haffenden
HOWARD — Barbara Jean Haffenden, 77, of Howard passed away Aug. 6, 2007, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home.
She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Ralph. She is also survived by sons, Charles (Kelly), Philip (Rebecca), Paul (Marie) and Ralph III (Melissa); brothers, John Fish and Jan Fish; sisters, Yvonne Gilbert and Joan Larson; 13 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Haffenden was preceded in death by infant sons, James, John and Brian; brother, Ray Fish; and her parents.
Barbara was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Women’s Circle, and Otterbein Women’s Club. She was an active Sunday school teacher in many Presbyterian Churches over the years.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 11, at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 106 N. Gay St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. The family will be available for visitation one hour before the service.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of the First Presbyterian Church or a preferred charity. To send an online condolence to the family visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
GAMBIER — Jacob C. Hershberger, 51, of 7981 Billman Road, Gambier, died Aug. 7, 2007, at his residence.
He was born Nov. 3, 1955, in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., to Christ E. and Lydiann S. (Yoder) Hershberger.
He is survived by his wife, Anna H. Hershberger, whom he married April 5, 1977. Also surviving are his children, Iva, Anna, Mattie, Samuel, Harvey, Lizzie and Sarah, all of the home, Christ and Peter (Dena Thompton) Hershberger of Minnesota, Sevilla (David A.) Swartzentruber of Gambier and Lydiann of Utica; and one grandson, Andy of Gambier.
He was preceded in death by a son, William.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 10, at 9 a.m. at the residence with Andy P. Swartzentruber officiating. Burial will be in the Hershberger Cemetery on Lepley Road in Knox County. Friends may call anytime at the home.
The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville is assisting the family with arrangements. This information is available online at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
SUNBURY — Charles F. “Bud” Kuntzman, 88, of Sunbury died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007, at Friendship Village in Columbus.
He was born April 29, 1919, in Columbus to Frank and Agnes (Williams) Kuntzman. A 1937 graduate of Mifflin High School, he built planes at Curtis Wright for the war effort during World War II.
He is survived by sons, Larry (Connie) of Lakeville, Minn., and Jerry (Peggy) of Galena; daughter, Linda (Bob) Pierson of Westerville; grandchildren, Susan (Eric) Mason and Heidi (Matt) Mazzucchi; a granddaughter-in-law; five stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and special neighbors.
He was preceded in death by wife of 60 years, Helen C. (Kiley) Kuntzman; grandchild, S. Doug Stepp; and sisters, Lillian Matthews and Bernice Kuntzman.
Friends may call Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. with Pastor Chet Mason officiating.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3380 Tremont Road, Columbus, OH 43221. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Martha Ivalene Ross
NEWARK — Graveside funeral services for Martha Ivalene (Allbaugh) Ross, 103, of Newark will be Saturday, Aug. 11, at 2 p.m. at the Homer Cemetery with Tim Mason officiating.
Ivalene passed away Aug. 7, 2007, at LPN Health Care Facility where she had been a resident for approximately four months. She was born Feb. 11, 1904, to Stephen W. and Anna F. (Cannon) Allbaugh in Homer, where she lived until 1976 when she moved to Utica, and then in 1986 to Northtowne Senior Living Community.
She was a member of the St. Louisville Christian Church, having formerly been a member of the Homer United Presbyterian Church and the Ladies Aid Society for many years. She was a 74-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Utica Chapter 404 and Glenwood Chapter 303, having served in various offices; a 30-year member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Hetuck Chapter; and a member of the class of 1923 at Homer High School.
She is survived by sons, Gene (Janet) Ross of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Bill (Mary) Ross of Utica; sister, Shirley Stradley of St. Louisville; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Maurice D. Ross, in 1986; sister, Mary Hatfield; and brothers-in-law, Lyndsie Hatfield and Lewis Stradley.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark, OH 43055.
The Law-Baker Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.