Donna J. Clippinger
MOUNT VERNON — Donna J. Clippinger, 74, of McGibney Road, Mount Vernon, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, at the Country Court Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born April 29, 1929, in Wellston the daughter of Basil and Mable (Hunter) Clippinger. Donna was a teacher, serving numerous schools in the Knox County area but retired teaching second grade at West Side Elementary School here in Mount Vernon. She was a member of the Brandon United Methodist Church, the Retired Teacher’s Association and graduated from Ashland College where she received her education degree.
Donna is survived by her brother, Walter (Janet) Clippinger of Mount Vernon; two sisters, Audrey Bostwick of Utica and Wilma Hull of Fredericktown; and numerous nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, William Clippinger.
Friends may call Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, where a funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Robert Law will officiate. Burial will follow in Brandon Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Brandon United Methodist Church, 13492 Sycamore Road, Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and guest registry can be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Charles E. Daugherty
MOUNT VERNON — Charles E. Daugherty, 90, of West Gambier Street, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, at Country Court Nursing Home.
He was born June 10, 1913, in Honaker, Va., to Lilburn and Eunice Evelyn (Honaker) Daugherty. Mr. Daugherty retired in 1975 after 35 years of employment as a glass packer with Chattanooga Glass. Mr. Daugherty served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Lakeholm Church of the Nazarene.
He is survived by three sons, Robert Daugherty of Quinlan, Texas, Steven (Jacki) Daugherty of Burkburnett, Texas, and Jerry “Squirrel” Daugherty of Mount Vernon; three daughters, Mary Peters, Brenda Parker and Lisa (Dan) Dennis, all of Mount Vernon; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Geraldine Daugherty, in 1997.
Friends may call Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where funeral will be Saturday at noon. The Rev. Walter Speece will officiate. 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 the charity of one’s choice. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Thomas DeWinter Jr.
MOUNT VERNON — Thomas R. DeWinter Jr., 49, of North Jefferson Street, Mount Vernon, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, at his residence.
He was born Nov. 20, 1954, in Mount Vernon to Thomas and Mildred (Mathews) DeWinter Sr. Mr. DeWinter served in the U.S. Navy from 1973 to 1977.
He is survived by a stepdaughter, Theresa Pruitt; a brother, Douglas (Marsha) DeWinter of Centerburg; three sisters, Deby (Bill) Hart of Mount Vernon, Connie (David) Phipps of San Diego, Calif., and Julie (Mike) Fahling of Mount Vernon; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will observe private services at a later date. The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
John W. Heinlein
BARTOW, Fla. — John W. Heinlein, formerly of Mount Vernon, Ohio, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 7, 2004, in his home following a lengthy illness.
It was with great anticipation that he went to be with his Lord and Savior.
John was born April 12, 1917, in Terre Haute, Ind., to Calvin Vance and Elsie Marie (Johnston) Heinlein, and moved to the southern Ohio area around 1924. He graduated as president of his class at McArthur High School near Lancaster in 1936, and studied at the Agricultural College of Dairy Technology at The Ohio State University. He played football in both high school and college.
John served with the U.S. 9th Air Force during World War II, flying over 42 missions and receiving eight air medals. He was an aerial engineer on the Martin B-26 Marauder Bomber, also known as the “Widow Maker.”
With his crew being granted a rest leave one week prior to the end of the war, it was his privilege to be at Buckingham Palace for the grand celebration there, as well as arriving at New York Harbor’s celebration aboard a Kaiser Troop Carrier Vessel.
John’s life-long passions and involvements included dedicated church memberships and service, the Boy Scouts, The Salvation Army, Gideons and OSU football. He also served on the Mount Vernon YMCA Board and was active in the Exchange Club.
In addition to some early farming and construction jobs, John retired from his career as quality control supervisor at the former Shellmar/Continental Can companies of Mount Vernon.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his second wife, Beverly Heinlein; a brother, Calvin V. Heinlein; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and Gerry Anderson, Vada and Dwayne Kirkpatrick, and brother-in-law, Charles Boeshart.
John is survived by a daughter, Carole A. Pore of Lexington; a son, Stephen J. Heinlein of Dallas, Texas; four grandchildren, Kyle and Robby Heinlein, Neil Williams and Christa Pore; a sister, Mary Ann Boeshart; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his first wife of 37 years, Ruth B. Heinlein of Mount Vernon.
A memorial service celebrating John’s life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at the Mount Vernon First Christian Church, 110 E. Vine St. Friends may call at 1 p.m. with the service beginning at 2 p.m. Refreshments will follow in the church’s fellowship hall. The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is handling the service.
Memorial contributions to the Boy Scouts, First Christian Church or The Salvation Army may be made at the church. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Nellwyn J. McBride
PLANO, Texas — Nellwyn Jean (Wolcott) Turner McBride, 71, of Plano, Texas, died on Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003.
She was the daughter of Wesley and Norma Wolcott of Keene, Texas. A native of Mount Pleasant, Texas, she grew up in Mount Vernon and then settled in north Texas living first in Arlington and then most recently in Plano.
After graduating from Mount Vernon Academy in 1951, Nell attended both Washington Missionary College (now Columbia Union College) in Takoma Park, Md., and The Ohio State University. After moving to Arlington she began work at the Dallas Zone Office of American Motors Corp. in 1966 where she worked until her retirement in 1987. She came out of retirement a few years later to work in the engineering department at St. Paul Medical Center until retiring from there in 1997.
She is survived by her son, Frederic Scott Turner of Burlington, N.C.; and her sister, Ruth Evelyn (Wolcott) McKenzie of Plano, Texas.
Preceding her in death were her parents and her sister, Marilyn.
Interment will follow in the future columbarium at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Haw River, N.C.
A successful kidney transplant recipient herself, Nell was a tireless supporter of the National Kidney Foundation. Memorials in her honor may be made to the foundation at 30 E. 33rd St., Suite 1100, New York, NY 10016. Acknowledgments may be sent in care of Scott Turner, 2966 S. Church St. No. 307, Burlington, NC 27215.
Alice M. Mortimer
FREDERICKTOWN — Alice Marie Mortimer, 96, of Watson Street, Fredericktown, passed away Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, at Country Court Nursing Home.
Mrs. Mortimer was born Dec. 7, 1907, in Zanesville to Dan and Sarah (Wyatt) Epler. Mrs. Mortimer was a member of the Batemantown United Methodist Church.
She is survived by three sons, Raymond (Karen) Mortimer of Fredericktown, Bernard (Pearl) Mortimer of Mount Vernon and Arthur (Madie) Mortimer of Portland, Ore.; a daughter, Janet Sue (Eugene) Kreinbrink of Lexington; a daughter-in-law, Norine Mortimer of Reno, Nev.; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, G. Edgar Mortimer Sr.; a daughter, Dorothy Kershner; and a son, George E. Mortimer Jr.
The family will observe private services. Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery. The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is in charge of arrangements. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Gene B. Rousseau, 82, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004.
He was born in Belle Vernon, Pa., and moved to St. Petersburg, Fla., in 1996 from Mount Vernon where he owned a farm, was a window glass cutter for the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., and was a former owner of Dance Land Skating Rink, where he taught skate dancing. He was an Army veteran of World War II and played bass horn in the Army band and string bass in the Army dance band. He played string bass in the Joe Bafill Trio in the Pittsburgh, Pa., area.
He is survived by his wife, Aletha C.; twin sons, Robert of Charleroi, Pa., and Dennis of Mount Vernon; two sisters, Aurora Sherwin of Belle Vernon, Pa., and Marie McDonald of Maryland; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held in June 2004 at Ferguson Funeral Home in Belle Vernon, Pa. Online memorial and guestbook at www.gunterfuneralhome.com. E. Dale Gunter Funeral Home and Cremation Services in St. Petersburg, Fla., is assisting the family.