Alice V. Mills
MOUNT VERNON — Alice V. Mills, 86, of Mount Vernon passed away Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital.
She was born Feb. 27, 1917, in Mount Vernon, the daughter of Ambrose and Estella (Hough) Dickenson and had been a Mount Vernon resident all of her life.
Alice is survived by three sons, Jerry Mills of Mount Vernon, David (Sue) Mills of Golden Valley, Ariz., and Alan (Mary) Mills of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Kay (Arthur) Henry of Mount Vernon; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Eldon “Bud” (Eloise) Dickenson of Mount Vernon.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold C. Mills; a brother, Walter Dickenson; and a sister, Lucy Fowler.
There will be a graveside service Monday at 11 a.m. in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Dennis Schultz will officiate.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Parkinson Society, 1380 Dublin Road, Columbus 43215. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. This obituary and guest registry can be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Russell Robertson Sr.
UTICA — Russell L. Robertson Sr., 93, of Fosdyke Road, Utica, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at his home following an extended illness.
He was born Sept. 23, 1910, in Knox County, the son of Frank B. and Etta (Hall) Robertson, and was a lifetime resident of the Knox County area. Russell had attended the Mink Street one-room school for seven years and later graduated from Homer High School in 1927. He was a senior inspector of ship construction for the U.S. Navy, Bureau of Ships, was a welding instructor in the Navy Technical Training Schools, and served in the original Sea Bees in World War II. After discharge, he farmed and operated a welding shop in Knox County. He was a member of the Mount Vernon Hope Community Church where he served as a Sunday school teacher and a member of the official church board.
He is survived by his loving wife, Betty (Beistel) Robertson, whom he married Oct. 19, 1945; two sons, Russell “Rusty” (Joy) Robertson of Utica and Cameron (Susan) Robertson of Mount Vernon; four grandchildren, Scott Robertson, Angela Heck, Paul Robertson and Luke Robertson; a great-granddaughter, Alexis Heck; and a brother, Neil (Sybil) Robertson of Granville.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Naomi Doup and Ruth Walker; and three brothers, Blinn Robertson, Earl Robertson and Elmer Robertson.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where the Rev. Dennis Moles will conduct funeral service Friday at 1 p.m. Interment, with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Military Council, will follow in Homer Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Hope Community Church, P.O. Box 249, Mount Vernon 43050; or to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Robert H. Smith
MOUNT VERNON — Robert H. Smith, 58, of West High Street, Mount Vernon, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at Whispering Hills Nursing Home.
He was born June 8, 1945, in Piqua, son of the late Stephen P. and Kathryn E. (Thompson) Smith. Robert served in the Army during the Vietnam era and was employed as a cook.
There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in Mound View Cemetery. The Rev. Joe Blevins will officiate. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.
This obituary and guest registry can be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Robert C. Wolfrom
COLUMBUS — Robert Charles Wolfrom, 83, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
He was a veteran of World War II, and a longtime member of Air Stream Association and RC Airplanes Club. He was an avid outdoorsman and carpenter.
He is survived by his wife, Julia; son, Michael (Susan) Wolfrom of Tulsa, Okla.; daughters, Patricia Wolfrom, Shirley (Douglas) Singer of Hartford, Calif.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Friends may call Friday from 10 a.m. to noon in the Shaw-Davis Funeral Home, Beechwold-Clintonville Chapel, 4341 N. High St., where funeral will directly follow. Interment will be in Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon.
The family requests contributions be made in his name to the Kidney Foundation and/or American Cancer Society. Obituary may be viewed on www.shaw-davis.com.