MOUNT VERNON — Josephine Anderson, 87, of Mount Vernon died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home at Mount Vernon.
She was born Feb. 17, 1916, in Upper Sandusky to Noah Forest and Ethel (Hite) Bunnell and had lived most of her lifetime in Knox County. She was a 1932 graduate of Fredericktown High School and was a graduate of the Mount Vernon Business College. Mrs. Anderson had been employed for 25 years as the financial secretary for the Farmers Production Credit in Mount Vernon. She was a member of the First Christian Church on Vine Street in Mount Vernon.
Surviving are her son, Ronald G. Anderson of Mount Vernon; and two brothers, Glenn (Evelyn) Bunnell of Sarasota, Fla., and Walter (Barbara) Bunnell of Oklahoma City, Okla.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Anderson; three sisters, Bessie Marie Phillips, Cuba Blue and Edith Puffenbarger; and three brothers, Charles Bunnell, Dale Bunnell and Robert Bunnell.
The family will observe private services. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, 110 E. Vine St., Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
CROTON — Jean Clever, 82, of Croton went to be with the Lord suddenly on Jan. 25, 2004, while on vacation.
Born in Cheng Du, W. China to missionary parents, Wilford and Anne Cossum, she is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Frank. She was a graduate of North High School and The Ohio State University.
She is also survived by a sister, Caroline (Edward) Powell; a brother, Ed (Sue) Cossum; a brother-in-law, John Babcock; a sister-in-law, Christine Cossum; three children, Art (Lynn) Clever, Dianne (Harve) Reese and Jim (Carol) Clever; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by a brother, David; and a sister, Harriet.
Friends may call Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at 61, Sunbury, where funeral will be Sunday at 3 p.m. Pastor Brian Dunham will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 1984A Coffman Road, Newark 43055; Heartbeats of Licking County, 336 E. Main, Newark 43055; or Croton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 127, Croton 43013.
MOUNT VERNON — F. Ethelyn Giffin, 84, of Mount Vernon died Jan. 27, 2004, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
She was born Nov. 13, 1919, in Mount Vernon to Russell and Martha (Tucker) Charlton, and had lived her lifetime in the Mount Vernon area. She was a 1939 graduate of Mount Vernon High School. Ethelyn was an active member of the First Christian Church on Vine Street in Mount Vernon, where she managed the nursery for 25 years and was a member of the Good Shepherd Sunday School Class.
Surviving are her children, Lois (Tom) Speer and Robert (Jodi) Giffin, both of Mount Vernon, Edward (Teresa) Giffin of Fredericktown and Kelly Jean (Timothy) Ashcraft of Findlay.
Besides her parents, her husbands, Earl Hopwood and James Giffin; and her brother, Russell “Tuck” Charlton, preceded her in death.
Friends may call Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where funeral will be Saturday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Jamie Gump will officiate. Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, 110 E. Vine St., Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Don Graham, 79, of Mount Vernon died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, at the Country Court Nursing Home in Mount Vernon following an extended illness.
Don was born Feb. 11, 1924, in Jackson to Isaiah “Ike” and Hazel (Mapes) Graham. He was a 1943 graduate of Jackson High School where he was a member of the basketball team. Following graduation he served with the U.S. Marines in the South Pacific as a corpsman during World War II. He participated in battles in Okinawa and Sipan and was wounded twice. For his service in the South Pacific he was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. In 1954 Don moved to Mount Vernon. He worked for the Mount Vernon News, retiring as assistant foreman in the composing room after 35 years of employment. He was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon.
Surviving are his wife, Margaret (Clark) Graham, whom he married Oct. 17, 1946; his sons, J.D. (Kelly) Graham of Medina, Joe (Lori) Graham and Jeff (Pat) Graham of Fredericktown; five grandchildren, Brian Graham, Misti Michael Graham, Dustin Graham, Melissa Graham and Jessie Graham; and two sisters, Carol Buck of Jackson and Jeanie Cramlit of Evansville, Ind.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon with a rosary service at 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Ted Thomas as celebrant. Burial with full military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will be in Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 303 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050; or to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
John W. Heinlein
BARTOW, Fla. — John W. Heinlein, formerly of Mount Vernon, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, in his home at Bartow, Fla., following a lengthy illness.
A memorial service celebrating John’s life will be Saturday at the First Christian Church, 110 E. Vine St., Mount Vernon. Friends may call at 1 p.m. with the service beginning at 2 p.m. Refreshments will follow in fellowship hall of the church. The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America, 734 Moorehead Ave., Zanesville 43701; First Christian Church, 110 E. Vine St., Mount Vernon 4050; or The Salvation Army, 206 E. Ohio Ave., Mount Vernon 43050.
James V. Kennedy
HILLSBORO, Ore. — James Vincent Kennedy, M.D., 81, died peacefully Jan. 25, 2004, at his daughter’s home in Hillsboro, Ore., after an extended illness.
James (or Jim, as most people knew him) was born May 27, 1922, in New York City, N.Y. His parents were Joseph Aloysius and Mary Ward Kennedy. He received his B.A. from Columbia College in New York City in 1944, and graduated from Columbia Physicians & Surgeons in 1946 and received his M.D. He was a major in the U.S. Air Force serving as a pilot, internist and flight surgeon in the Strategic Air Command. He was the project engineer in charge of developing pressure suits for high altitude flight at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
He married Frances Spillman in 1950. He was in private practice in Internal Medicine in Utica and Mount Vernon for many years. Later in life, he became an avid Heisey glass collector and, with his wife Frances, was a member of the Heisey Club of America. He also loved to collect Weller and Roseville Pottery.
Jim is survived by his daughters, Kathy (Jeff) Crisler of Logan and Christine Kennedy of Hillsboro, Ore.; and by his son, Thomas Kennedy of Mount Vernon; seven grandchildren, Sarah (Bram) Riddlebarger of Athens, 1st Lt. Vincent (Marcy) Crisler of Ramstein Air Base in Germany, Elise Chandler of Long Beach, Calif., James Chandler of Ashland, Ore., Patrick, Kristin and Katie Kennedy, all of Amelia; one great-granddaughter, Mieke Riddlebarger of Athens; sisters-in-law, Frances Loh of Cocoa Beach, Fla., Louann Heinrichs of Greenville, Mary Helen (John) Richards of Delaware and Joan Spillman of Newark. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances; his son, James Jr.; and his brother, Joseph Kennedy.
On Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. a memorial service will be held at Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. A graveside ceremony and burial will be conducted in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens following the service. Friends may call Friday, Feb. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. and also from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Feb. 28, at the funeral home.
The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the Washington County (Oregon) Hospice staff and to Pastor Michael McCall of Hillsboro Presbyterian Church for their support during Jim’s extended illness. Memorial contributions may be made to Washington County Hospice, 427 SE Eighth Ave., Hillsboro, OR 97123-4519; or to your local Hospice organization.
Carroll ‘Bo’ Rine
COLUMBUS — Carroll Allen “Bo” Rine, 65, of Columbus died Jan. 27, 2004, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
He was a retired schoolteacher from Columbus Public Schools. He was a graduate of Mount Vernon High School (1956), Bowling Green State University and West Virginia University. He was a former member of Northminster Presbyterian Church and attended Boulevard Presbyterian Church. He was a life member of Bowling Green Varsity Club and OEA.
Surviving are his wife of almost 40 years, Barbara; daughters, Kimberly Rine and Gayle (Rick) Blevins; son, Carroll “Chip” Rine Jr.; grandchildren, Shawn Carroll Rine and Carroll “Tre” Rine III; a brother, Gary S. Rine; aunts, Edna Hayman and Garnette Reynolds; and numerous relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Mary; and a sister, Beverly.
Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Deyo-Davis Funeral Home, 1578 W. First Ave., Columbus. The funeral will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Boulevard Presbyterian Church, 1235 Northwest Blvd. The Rev. Robert Armstrong will officiate. Interment will be in Union Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Central Ohio Diabetes Association or American Lung Association.
Louis Dean Smith
MOUNT VERNON — Louis Dean Smith, 71, of Mount Vernon died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.