Evelyn I. Barrick
CROTON — Evelyn I. Barrick, 86, of Croton died Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 21, 2004, at Bennington Glen Nursing Center in Marengo.
She was born April 9, 1917, in Marengo to Chauncey D. and Loetta
B. (Wise) Babcock.
She is survived by a son, Rodney Barrick of Sunbury; daughters, Kathleen (Donald) McCracken of Centerburg, Marlene Robbins of Sunbury, Ronda (Dennis) Seligman of Croton and Connie (Steve) Fetch of Sunbury; 11 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel O. Barrick, on Feb. 10, 1971; an infant son, Ronald, in 1951; a grandson, Matthew Barrick; a great-grandson, Edmond Robbins II; a great-granddaughter, Mary K. Butt; two brothers, Vaughn and William Babcock; and four sisters, Florence Hart, Frona Manross, Isabel Hardman and Mary Alice McCarty.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at 61, Sunbury, where funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Brian Dunham officiating. Interment will follow in the Eastview Cemetery.
Hazel A. Litt
MOUNT VERNON — Hazel A. (Algire) Litt, 101, of Mount Vernon, formerly of Fredericktown, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon.
Hazel was born Aug. 28, 1902, in Knox County to Herbert and Millie (Cates) Algire and had spent her lifetime in Knox County. She was a member of the Palmyra Church of Christ.
Surviving are her sons, Harold (Penny) Litt of Florida, John Litt and Caryl Litt, both of Fredericktown; her daughters, Julia (Merle) Doyle and Janet (Ronald) Hogle, both of Fredericktown; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Florence Laymon of Fredericktown.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Litt; a son, Larry Litt; a daughter, Velma Litt; and three brothers Fay Algire, Chester Algire and John Algire.
Friends may call Monday from noon to 2 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown., where funeral will be at 2 p.m. with Pastor Robert Knox officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Helen M. Mills
MOUNT VERNON — Helen Mary Mills, 82, of Mount Vernon died Jan. 23, 2004, at Country Court Nursing Home.
She was born July 18, 1921, in Mount Vernon to John James and Helena Marie (Berg) Krempel. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and the church choir. She was a former volunteer for the American Red Cross.
She is survived by a son, Charles Robert Mills of Howard; two daughters, Sharon (Michael) Johnston of Leesburg, Va., and Linda (Bernard) Carrier of Mount Vernon; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, John Krempel of Mount Vernon, Lawrence (Theresa) Krempel of Utica and James (Roberta) Krempel of Wooster; four sisters, Frances Umphryes of Fredericktown, Agnes Hawkins of Centerburg, Margaret Chester of Arizona and Veronica Dezse of Indianapolis, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Richard Mills, who died in 1975; a brother, Leo Krempel; and a sister, Mary Shaffer.
Friends may call Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the North-Dilley Funeral Home, where a rosary service will be at 7:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. Ted Thomas will be the celebrant. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made in Helen Mills’ name to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 303 E. High St.; or Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050.
Alex P. Navin
MOUNT VERNON — Alex P. Navin, infant son of Todd and Christine (Patterson) Navin, was stillborn on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2003, at Knox Community Hospital.
Besides his parents he is survived by a brother, Joseph Allen Navin; maternal grandparents, Barbara (Roger) Scott of Uniontown and Jim Patterson of Wadsworth; and paternal grandparents, Jerry and Carol Navin of Mount Vernon.
The family will observe private services. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gay Street United Methodist Church, 18 N. Gay St., Mount Vernon 43050.
William A. Shire
MOUNT VERNON — William A. Shire, 82, of Mount Vernon died Jan. 23, 2004, at the Autumn Health Care Center in Mount Vernon.
He was born July 3, 1921, in Paris, Ky., to William and Ruth (Rosenbaum) Shire, and had been a resident of Mount Vernon since 1995. Mr. Shire was retired from the Revlon Co. where he had been employed for 39 years as a chemical engineer. He was active with The Station Break in Mount Vernon and had served as a Boy Scout leader for 58 years. Mr. Shire was awarded the Boy Scout Silver Beaver Award, which was presented him by Sen. John Glenn.
Surviving are his wife, Eleanor F. (Hempfling) Shire, whom he married Nov. 27, 1943; his son, Michael J. Shire of Mount Vernon; two daughters, Billie Jane Shire (Paul Gideon) of Gambier and Susan K. (Sanford) Siegel of Houston, Texas; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; his brother, Al Shire of Houston, Texas; and his sister, Betty Hall of Rancho Cordova, Calif.
The family will observe private memorial services.
Those who wish, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Muskingum Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America, 734 Moorehead Ave., Zanesville 43701. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Karen L. Vail
MOUNT VERNON — Karen L. Vail, 61, of Mount Vernon died Jan. 22, 2004, at her residence.
She was born April 12, 1942, in Mount Vernon to Stanley and Lillian (Goossens) Vail.
She is survived by four daughters, Maryanne (Alton) Roland of Kaufman, Texas, Amy (Vaughn) Reed of Lexington, Wendy (Rod) Gamble of Las Vegas, Nev., and Stephanie (Brad Putnam) Gossett of Mount Vernon; two sons, Toby (Rosemary) Roskowski and Jason Roskowski of Mount Vernon; four sisters, Barbara Anderson of Mount Vernon; Margaret Small of Toone, Tenn., Debbie (Willy) Ivy of Mississippi and Marsha (Jay) Vail of Fredericktown; a brother, Richard (Nancy) Vail of Fredericktown; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Ron Vail.
Friends may call Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home, where funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. Pastor Ben McKinstry will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.