Chad D. Allen
MOUNT VERNON — Chad Daniel Allen, 17, of 6106 Mink St., Mount Vernon, went home to be with his Lord after a lengthy battle with Muscular Dystophy on Feb. 12, 2004, at Children’s Hospital in Columbus.
He was born April 22, 1986, in Newark to Glenn R. and Joanna B. (Martin) Allen. He was a member of the Community Bible Church, and was a former 4-H Club member. He had an infectious smile and sparkling brown eyes.
Besides his parents he is survived by four brothers, Caleb Allen, Joshua Allen, Davey Allen and Wyant Allen, all of Mount Vernon; two sisters, Amber Allen of Centerburg and Danielle Allen of Mount Vernon; paternal grandfather, Lee Allen of Mount Vernon; maternal grandparents, Donald and Clara Martin of Mount Vernon; aunts and uncles, Sam (Karen) Martin of Cincinnati, R. Jeanine (Dave) Davenport of Mount Vernon, Judy (Lach) Galbraith of Scottsdale, Ariz., Julie (John) Tresaloni of Lexington, Ky., Jann (Walt) Bruning of Cambridge, Jill Jaymes of Mount Vernon, Kim (John) Flemming of Mount Vernon, Heidi (Matt) Davis of Mansfield, Dennis (Karen) Allen of Mount Vernon, Brad Allen of Lewis Center, Diana Trammel of Mount Vernon, Jody (Joe) Adams of Dublin, Brenda (Gary) Mahon of Tucson, Ariz., and Mary (Conrad) Doak of Hamilton; great-aunts and great-uncles, Leonard Petry, Leona Deeds and Marguerite Miller, all of Mount Vernon; and numerous cousins and friends.
He was preceded in Glory by paternal grandmother, Dorothy Allen.
Friends may call Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Church at Chapel Hill, where the funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Green Valley Cemetery, with Pastor Kevin Rees officiating. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is n charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Children’s Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 16810, Columbus 43272-5117.
Harold E. DeBolt
BOULDER, Colo. — Harold E. DeBolt, 81, of Boulder, Colo., died Feb. 11, 2004, of complications from brain surgery in Boulder.
The son of Paul and Edith DeBolt, he was born June 9, 1922, in Fredericktown. He married Dolores McCreanor on Sept. 1, 1946, in Pittsburgh, Pa. He grew up on a farm in Ohio and served in the Army Signal Corps in the European Theater during World War II. After the war, he earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees from Carnegie Institute of Technology.
Dr. DeBolt participated in the development of nuclear powered submarines such as the Nautilus and Seawolf. He was the director of the Nuclear Control and Instrumentation Division of the Bureau of Ships. He worked on the East Coast for Westinghouse Atomic Division, Fairchild Corp. (Nuclear Instrumentation Department), and AVCO Missile & Space Systems. At AVCO he participated in the development of high-strength composite materials used in high-performance aircraft. Retiring in 1980, Dr. DeBolt moved to Boulder and taught in the Electrical Engineering Department at CU from 1980 to 1992.
He is survived by his wife; four daughters; two sons; nine grandchildren; four great-grandsons; a brother, Warren DeBolt of Richmond, Va.; and a sister, Ethel Hines of Fredericktown.
The viewing, Rosary and Mass will be held at St. Martin de Porres beginning Sunday at 1:45 p.m. Funeral arrangements will be handled by Howe Mortuary, 2121 11th St., Boulder, CO 80302. Contact the mortuary for donations to memorials in lieu of flowers.
Paul N. Jenkins
MOUNT VERNON — Paul N. Jenkins, 82, of Mount Vernon died Friday, Feb. 13, 2004, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon. The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is in charge of arrangements.
Mildred ‘Billy’ Keyes
BATEMANTOWN — Mildred L. “Billy” Keyes, 85, of Batemantown died Feb. 12, 2004, at The Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus.
She was born June 12, 1918, in Batemantown, daughter of Lewis and Mabel (Thompson) Wertz, and had been a lifetime resident of the Fredericktown area. She was a graduate of Fredericktown High School and a member of the Batemantown United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Keyes is survived by her son, Jerry (Caren) Keyes of Warsaw, Ind.; two grandchildren, Timothy Keyes and Kimberly Keyes; a sister, Alma Farber of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and sister-in-law, Reatha Brockerman of Fredericktown.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gale Keyes, in 1982; grandson, Barry Keyes; an infant granddaughter; sister, Thelma Leedy; and brother, Leland Wertz.
Friends may call Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown, where funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. Her pastor, Jeremy Ray, will officiate. Burial will be in North Fork Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Batemantown United Methodist Church through a family member or left at the funeral home. This obituary and a guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Fern E. Matheny
WARSAW — Fern E. Matheny, 94, off East Church Street, Warsaw, died Feb. 12, 2004, a her residence.
She was born Nov. 7, 1909, in New Castle to John and Cynthia (Hagan) Neldon. She was a retired private licensed practical nurse having retired from the Apple Creek Hospital near Wooster. She was a member of the Coshocton Assembly of God Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Geraldine (Dallas) Jones of Dayton; a son, Larry C. (Brigetta) Matheny of Navarre; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
On Nov. 7, 1928, she married Clyde H. Matheny, who died July 22, 1952. She was also preceded in death by a son, Gerald N. Matheny Sr.; two brothers; and four sisters.
The funeral will be today at 2 p.m. in the Fischer Funeral Home, Warsaw, where visitation will be one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Ron Davis will officiate. Burial will be in Darling Run Cemetery.
Leonard W. Petry
MOUNT VERNON — Leonard W. Petry, 94, of Mount Vernon passed away Friday, Feb. 13, 2004, at Country Court Nursing Home.
He was born June 29, 1909, in Gambier to Harry and Tillie (Wolfe) Petry. He was a retired farmer and carpenter from Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. A member of the Grove Church of Christ and a 50-plus year member of Harrison Grange.
He is survived by two daughters, Bonita (Carl) Williams and Sandra (Ed) Wright, both of Howard; two sons, Doyle (Debby) Petry of Dayton and Darrell Petry of LaBarge, Wyo.; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Leona Deeds and Marguerite Miller, both of Mount Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence I. Petry, in 1998; and a sister, Laura Jean Weidner.
Friends may call Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home. Graveside service will be Monday at 3 p.m. in Union Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Jamie Gump officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Leonard’s name to Hospice of Knox County , 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050.
Kent Van Winkle
BLADENSBURG — Kent Van Winkle, 86, of Bladensburg died Feb. 12, 2004, at Grant Medical Center at Columbus.
He was born Nov. 28, 1917, in Bladensburg to Earl and Cecil (Mossholder) Van Winkle. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in New Guinea and the Philippines. Kent worked as a carpenter in the area for 45 years and was a lifelong farmer in the Bladensburg area. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman.
He is survived by two daughters, June Miller of Mount Vernon and Jean McCallister of Bladensburg; one son, Bill (Shirley) Kidd of Mount Vernon; six grandchildren, Robert (Maria) Woodruff, Sharon (Charles) Hunt, Larry (Shelly) Woodruff, Mark (Sandee) Ferguson, Jeanna and Dale McCallister; seven great-grandchildren, Doug Hunt, Carrie Cottrell, Kelly Bonner, Bobbie Jean Maleszewski, Angela Lintz, Larame and Coleman Woodruff; six great-great-grandchildren, Quentin, Sasha, Chase and Desiree Cottrell, Cody Hunt and Tyler Woodruff; three brothers, Lake (Edna) Van Winkle of Mount Vernon, Neil (Geneva) Van Winkle of Danville and Owen (Mary) Van Winkle of Battlecreek, Mich.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Edith E. Van Winkle, in 2003; and three brothers, Clay, Carl and Hugh Van Winkle.
Friends may call today from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Harris-Dilley Funeral Home in Bladensburg, where funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Jamie Gump will officiate. Burial, with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will be in Bladensburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bladensburg Fire Department or the Bladensburg Christmas Fund, in care of the Bladensburg Fire Department, Bladensburg 43005.
Edna M. Yoakam
NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Edna M. Yoakam, 88, formerly of Homer, died Feb. 12, 2004, Tabor Hills Nursing Home in Naperville, Ill.
She was born May 29, 1915, in Homer to Harvey and Sylvia (Wright) Cochran. She was a former member of Homer United Methodist Church, taught women’s Sunday school class, was a former Licking County Homemaker of the Year WSCS Licking County Extension Services.
She is survived by a son, Marvin (Linda) Yoakam of Naperville, Ill.; a brother, Arthur (Dorothy) Cochran of Mount Vernon; and a sister, Alice (Bruce) Butcher of Utica.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll C. Yoakam, on Aug. 12, 1997; and a son, Brice Yoakam.
Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica, where funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Robert Law will officiate. Burial will be in Homer Cemetery.