DANVILLE — Sharon Lavelle (Smith) Breckler, 70, of Danville died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004. The Fischer Funeral Home of Danville is in charge of arrangements.
MOUNT VERNON — Ashley Taylor Mae-Lynn Crowner, 1, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004, at Children’s Hospital in Akron.
She was born Feb. 13, 2002, in Akron to James and Crystal (Dunagan)
She is survived by her parents, Crystal (Tom) of Mount Vernon and James (Jammie) of Butler; two brothers, Charles Burke and Justice; maternal grandmother, Sue Dunagan of Danville; paternal grandfather, Charles (Karla) Crowner of Butler; paternal grandmother, Gwen (Gene) Cockrell of Fredericktown; uncles, Bill Dunagan of Glenmont, Jason Dunagan of San Diego, Jon Paul Dunagan of Danville and Gerald (Denise) Crowner of Butler; an aunt, Allison Cockrell of Fredericktown; four great-grandmothers; one great-grandfather; and one great-great-grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Dave Dunagan; great-grandfather, Ollie Dunagan; great-grandfather, Gerald Dunagan; great-grandfather, Loren Shirk; an aunt, Judy Crowner; and a cousin, David Durbin.
Funeral service for Ashley will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the
Fischer Funeral Home in Danville. Pastors Lloyd Miller and Patrick Bailey will
officiate. Burial will be in Sand Ridge Cemetery near Jelloway. Calling hours
will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ashley Crowner Memorial Account at Killbuck Savings Bank in Danville.
Gillis A. DeVinney
PERRYSVILLE — Gillis Arron DeVinney, 91, of Perrysville died Feb. 9, 2004, at Mansfield MedCentral.
Mr. DeVinney was born Jan. 30, 1913, in Blacklick, Pa., to Gillis McClure and Dora Jane DeVinney, who had 13 children in total. He married Margaret B. Kelly on Sept. 7, 1935, and moved to Mansfield in September 1941 to live and raise their family. Gillis (known as Gump to his friends or Sad Sack as he was lovingly known to his grandchildren) made his home with his son and dauhter-in-law, Ken and Connie, during the last year and a half due to continuous health problems prior to his death. While there he spent many hours watching the deer, birds, squirrels and rabbits. His joys in life were fishing and hunting. He also loved to watch boxing and football on television. He always enjoyed visits from his children and grandchildren. Gillis retired from Ingersol Humphries on Jan. 30, 1978, after 36 years of service. He was a former member of Woodville Grace Brethren Church.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Margaret DeVinney; five children, Barbara Lennington, Theodore (Phyllis) DeVinney, Brenda (Ralph) Snyder, Susan (Stan) Rinehart and Ken (Connie) DeVinney; 15 grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; numerous brothers and sisters; son-in-law, James Earl Lennington; and grandson, Andrew Lennington.
Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, where funeral service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park. Online guest registry is at www.wappner.com.
Norma L. Vail
VANCOUVER, Wash. — Norma Lee (Kriner) Vail, 70, died Jan. 23, 2004, at Vancouver, Wash.
She was born April 26, 1933, in DuBois, Pa., the daughter of Eugene Erle and Florence Eliza (Lenkerd) Kriner. Norma graduated in 1951 from Mount Vernon Academy. She attended Washington Missionary College, now She graduated in 1955 from Columbia Union College (formerly Washington Missionary College) at Takoma Park, Md., with a bachelor of science in nursing. She married Wayne Royce Vail on Aug. 21, 1955, and they spent 30 years as workers with the Seventh-day Adventist organization. The couple retired Jan. 31, 2000, to Vancouver, Wash.
In addition to her husband and her mother, Norma is survived by a son, William Eugene (Lisa Anne) Vail of Takoma Park, Md.; a daughter, Wendy Denise (Michael Ronald) Gates of Boise, Idaho; four grandchildren; two sisters, Loretta Jean (Kriner) Priest of Mount Vernon and Jacqueline Joan (Kriner) Weseman of Nampa, Idaho; and a brother, James Allen Kriner of Mount Vernon.
She was preceded in death by her father.
A memorial service will be Saturday at Vancouver Seventh-day Adventist Church, with Pastor Wayne Culmore officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens at Vancouver. The Hamilton-Mylan Funeral Home in Vancouver is in charge of arrangements.