Kevin D. Bean
MARENGO — Kevin D. Bean, 37, of Marengo died Sunday afternoon March 14, 2004, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced by the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Dory Dale Leedy Jr.
ZANESVILLE — Dory Dale “Doc” Leedy Jr., 58, of Zanesville died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at his residence. The Snyder Funeral Homes in Mount Vernon are in charge of arrangements.
Bruce L. McGregor
MOUNT VERNON — Bruce L. McGregor, 4 Waters Edge, Mount Vernon, passed away unexpectedly March 13, 2004.
The son of James Robert and Alma (Larson) McGregor, Mr. McGregor was born April 20, 1916, near Oxbow, Saskatchewan, Canada.
He was pre-deceased by his parents, his wife of 60 years, Evelyn H. McGregor; and a sister, Audrey Winkler.
Mr. McGregor is survived by his wife, Doriene; his daughters, Cheryl Church and Maxine McDonald; sons-in-law, Michael Church and Bruce McDonald; grandchildren, Jenna Nichols and husband, Jamey, Evan Rice and wife, Tammy, and Adam Markruski; a great-grandson, Tristan Nichols; a niece Laurie Burroughs; a stepgranddaughter, Michele Church; and stepchildren, Gregory, Grant, Moira, Craig, Rob and Neil Pittman, and their families.
Mr. McGregor was a retired advertising sales representative. He spent his early years in Sidney, N.Y., where he was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons, later moving to Glenview, Ill., and Westlake, where he served as treasurer of the Cleveland Advertising Association. In retirement he resided for several years at Apple Valley near Mount Vernon, where he served as treasurer of the Apple Valley Property Owners Association. His final years were spent in Fredericktown, Mount Vernon and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Mr. McGregor was an avid boating enthusiast and enjoyed cruising the Great Lakes and Apple Valley Lake on his own boats and in his later years enjoyed several commercial cruises with his loving wife, Doriene. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and he will be greatly missed.
Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from noon until the time of funeral at 1 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. The Rev. Dr. David Baker will officiate. Entombment will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 1105 Mount Vernon Ave., Marion 43302. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
George W. Simpkins
NASHVILLE — George William Simpkins, 77, of 304 E. Millersburg St., Nashville, died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at his home following a short illness.
He was born April 14, 1926, in Mount Vernon and was the son of William George and Thelma Ella (Benge) Simpkins. On June 28, 1968, he married Sharon Sue Lyons and she survives. He worked for Curry Lumber for the past year as a driver, was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy, and was a former resident of Loudonville.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, George William Simpkins of Mount Vernon, Dennis (Donna Jean) Conner of Mount Vernon, Harold (Cathy) Asburay of Wooster, Lewis (Carol) Moran of Mount Vernon, Justin (Bonnie) Steward of Mount Vernon, Tom (Kay) Klein of Millersburg, John Simpkins of the home, Larry (Heather) Simpkins of Killbuck, David Simpkins of Shreve and Donald (Mary) Kiner of Nashville; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Albert; two granddaughters, Nancy Wooton and Victoria Simpkins; infant brothers and sisters; three brothers-in-law; and a great-nephew.
Friends may call Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, where funeral will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. Pastor Dan Kirtlan will officiate. Burial will be in the Nashville Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Killbuck VFW.
Family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Alexander Funeral Home, P.O. Box 108, Millersburg 44654; or Holmes County Hospice, 931 Wooster Road, Millersburg 44654.
Lewyer LeRoy “Jack”
ZANESVILLE — Lewyer LeRoy “Jack” Snider, 82, of Zanesville passed away March 13, 2004, in Asheville, N.C., after a sudden illness. He was born Feb. 3, 1922, in Walker, W.Va., to his parents, William H. and Martha B. (Metcalf) Snider. He was the youngest of 19 children.
He moved to Mount Vernon and attended Mount Vernon Seventh-day Adventist Academy, where he graduated in the class of 1941. For the following nine years he was in the auto wrecking business with his brother at Snider’s auto wrecking in Mount Vernon & Zanesville.
In 1950 he moved permanently to Zanesville, where he lived until his death. In 1956 he branched out into the muffler business, starting his first business known as the Muffler Shop on West Main Street. In 1959 he opened his second muffler shop, called Snider’s Muffler Shop in Newark. In 1961 he expanded his muffler business to his third shop called J&H Muffler Shop on Maple Ave. In 1974, he was named Ohio’s “Business Man of the Year.”
He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Zanesville for over 50 years.
He is survived by his second wife, Delores “Dee” Snider of the home; one remaining sister, Grace Christienson, 92, in Tallahassee, Fla.; three sons, LeRoy Snider Jr. of Greencastle, Pa., Robert Snider of Germantown, and John Paul Snider of Brandon, Fla.; two daughters, Grace (Snider) Moats of Zanesville and Mary Suzanne (Snider)( Kelso) Roarke of Norwalk; one adopted daughter, Marty (Snider) May of Mount Vernon; two stepsons, Robert French of Dayton and Steven French of Murphy, N.C. ; 13 grandchildren, Jennifer Snider, Traci (Snider) Cox, Robert Benjamin Snider, Brian Snider, Brent Snider, Rachel Snider, Hollis B. Reed Jr., Ricky Reed, John Paul Snider II, Shawn Snider, Misti Snider, Scott Roarke, and Kristi Roarke; four step-grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife of 52 years, Hazel (Little) Snider, who passed away in 1993; and an 11-year-old grandson, Jeffrey A. Reed, who passed away in 1973.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at The Snouffer Funeral Home, 1150 W. Military Road, Zanesville. Services will be held in the Snouffer Chapel on Thursday at 11 a.m.
Following the services by pastor Steven Rude of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, interment will be at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens, where Jack will be buried next to his brother, Paul Snider. Nephew Daniel Snider from Moorpark, Calif., will conduct the graveside services and the eulogy.
To send a note of condolence to the family visit www.snoufferfuneralhome.com and click obituaries.
Margaret ‘Peg’ Van
MOUNT VERNON — Margaret Ann “Peg” Van Develde, 83, of Mount Vernon died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville.
Mrs. Van Develde was born May 6, 1920, in Utica to Donald and Edna (McCoy) McLaughlin and had lived most of her lifetime in the Mount Vernon area. She was retired from the Knox County Probate Court in Mount Vernon, where she had been employed as a clerk for 18 years. Mrs. Van Develde was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Mount Vernon.
Surviving are her son, Donald Van Develde of Gahanna; two grandsons, Eric Van Develde and Greg Van Develde; and her sister, Alice (Charles) Ayers of Mount Vernon.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul C. Van Develde Jr.; and a brother, Robert McLaughlin.
The funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. The Rev Don Allen will officiate. Burial will be in Mound View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Alzheimer’s Association, 3380 Tremont Road, Columbus 43221. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Timothy G. Wojtseck
DANVILLE — Timothy Gene Wojtseck, 49, of Danville-Jelloway Road, Danville, died Sunday morning, March 14, 2004, in Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, after an extended illness.
Mr. Wojtseck was born June 7, 1954, in Mount Vernon, the son of Harry and Bessie (Looney) Wojtseck. He was a 1972 graduate of Loudonville High School and was a former custodial employee of Kenyon College, Gambier. He had also worked as a lifeguard at Mohican State Park and also worked at Sunshine Golf, Loudonville. He had lived many years in the Columbus-Clintonville area. He was a recent baptized member of Epworth United Methodist Church, Gambier.
He is survived by his parents of Danville; his former wife. Shannon Lane of Clintonville; his son, Christopher Wojtseck of Clintonville; and two brothers, Mike (Betty) Wojtseck of Mount Vernon and Terry Wojtseck of Shelby.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville, where friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. The Rev. Keven Pillinen will officiate. Burial will be in Jelloway Cemetery at Jelloway.
Memorial contributions may be made to Epworth United Methodist church, Gambier 43022. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.byerly-lindsey.com.