John H. Hoy Jr.
MARENGO — John H. Hoy Jr., 73, of Marengo died Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
He was born June 14, 1930, in Harrisonburg, Va., to John H. and Mary (Hawse) Hoy Sr. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict, John moved to the Marengo area in 1974 from Portsmouth. He was a quarter horse breeder and had owned and operated several nursing homes. He enjoyed horses and antiques.
He is survived by two daughters, Wendy (Scott) Stetson of Cardington and Kelly Hoy of Marengo; a son, John H. Hoy III of Marengo; two grandchildren, Jorden and Joshua Stetson; and a sister, Mary Cokas of Silver Springs, Md.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral
Home, Ohio 3 at 61, Sunbury, where funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m.
Interment, with military honors provided by the honor guard of American
Legion Post 610 of Marengo, will be in Marengo Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Richard L. Nethers
FLEMINGTON, N.J. — Richard L. Nethers, 76, of Flemington, N.J., died Jan. 18, 2004, at his residence. He was born May 25, 1927, in Mount Vernon to Carl B. and Leona (Young) Nethers.
He resided in Raritan Township for 30 years having formerly resided in Mount Vernon and in Indiana. He was a packaging engineer with Rexham Corp. for over 30 years retiring in 1985. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Flemington American Legion Post 159 and Flemington VFW Post 7856. After retiring, he was employed in golf course maintenance at Fox Hollow Golf Club in Somerset County and Copper Hill County Club in Flemington, and finally at Jericho National Club in Bucks County, Pa. He also enjoyed fishing in Canada.
He is survived by his wife, Olga Yvonne Nethers of Flemington; his mother, Leona (Young) Nethers-Marshall of Mount Vernon; two brothers, Norman B. (Dorothy) Nethers of Columbus and Robert C. (Cheryl) Nethers of Mount Vernon; four nieces, Sharon (Bruce) Ellsworth of San Diego, Calif., Gail (Edward) Waldeck of Columbus, Brandee (Ronald) Writesel of Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska and Karen Nethers of Mount Vernon; a nephew, Benjamin (Melissa) Nethers of Columbus; and three great-nephews, Caden Nethers, Trenton Bush and Zander Writesel.
He was preceded in death by his father, Carl B. Nethers, in 1966; and his first wife, Phyllis Poland-Nethers, in 1973.
Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home, where funeral will be Thursday at 10 a.m. The Revs. Donald Moceri and Donald Matolyak will officiate.
Burial will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. A full military service with honors will be conducted by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1105 Mount Vernon Ave., Marion 43302.
Harold L. Shoemaker
DELAWARE — Harold L. “Shoey” Shoemaker, 83, of Delaware passed away Sunday evening, Jan. 18, 2004, at The Arbors at Delaware.
He was born April 5, 1920, in Homer to John L. and Moye Shoemaker. He was a 52-year resident of Delaware, a U.S. Army veteran and the owner of a Sohio and BP Oil distributorship. He also co-owned the Sunbury Golf Club and was a member of the Elks Lodge 76 in Delaware.
He is survived by his son, Gary (Myrna) Shoemaker of Delaware; grandchildren, Matthew Shoemaker of Marion and Carrie Lewis of Cardington; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Larie Timms of Columbus.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen, in March 2003.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home in Delaware, where funeral will be Thursday at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery with military honors provided by the Delaware County Veterans Association.
Those unable to attend may log onto the Web site www.bbrfh.com and link to the online registry and memorial pages.
MOUNT VERNON — Theresa “Terrie” Smith, 54, of Bone Road, Mount Vernon, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, at her residence.
She was born June 19, 1949, in Columbus to Carroll Jack and Ruth (Denney) Culberson.
Terrie worked as a nurse for Children’s Home Health Care, Grant Hospital Trauma Unit, The Ohio State University Bone Marrow Clinic and Knox Community Hospital. She had attended Columbus South School District and Barrett Junior High, Northridge High School and graduated from Riverview High School in 1968. She was a 1985 graduate of Central Ohio Technical College and received her nursing degree. Terrie was a Red Jacket Team Member and a Mary Kay representative for 10 years earning a Grand Am automobile. She was an avid Ohio State University Buckeye fan and her favorite past time was traveling and gardening. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene. Terrie loved spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by her mother; her loving husband of 36 years, Jack Smith; three daughters, Melissa (Jimmie) Bristow of Mount Vernon, Jennifer (Kirby) Hartman of Massillon and Stephanie (Michael) Wenger of Indianapolis, Ind.; nine grandchildren, Haylee, Ashlee, Clay Bristow, Zach, A.J., Katie Hartman, Lauren, Chelsea, Michael J. Wenger III; three sisters, Patty (Bob) Warren of Bucyrus, Diane (Steve) Waspe of Newark and Darlene (Walt Norris) Morris of Las Vegas, Nev. Other survivors include nine sisters-in-law, seven brothers-in-law, many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.
Besides her father she was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Carl Culberson; her grandparents, Carl and Evelyn (Marshall) Culberson, and James and Ella Mae (Stover) Denney; and several loving aunts and uncles.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. Funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene, 807 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon. The Rev. Mikel Norris will officiate. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. in Greenlawn Cemetery in Columbus.
Memorial contributions may be made to Terrie and Jack Smith Trust Fund at First-Knox National Bank, 1 S. Main St., Mount Vernon 43050; or to the Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Blvd., Suite 210, Columbus 43229. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.