Timothy B. Davis
MOUNT VERNON — Timothy B. Davis, 49, of Mount Vernon died Thursday, April 1, 2004, at his residence following an extended illness. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is in charge of arrangements.
Ruth M. Dice
MOUNT VERNON — Ruth M. Dice, 88, of Mount Vernon passed away Thursday, April 1, 2004, at her residence.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050.
The full obituary will appear in Saturday’s edition of the Mount Vernon News.
MOUNT VERNON — Ray Dills, 80, of Mount Vernon passed away April 1, 2004, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 9, 1924, in Stambaugh, Ky., to Ernest and Gypsy (Adams) Dills. He was a World War II Army veteran and a retired farmer.
He is survived by longtime close friends, Joy and Chris Swope, Ashley and Joseph Whittaker and Linda Wantland, all of Mount Vernon.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ernest Dills Jr. and Thomas Dills; and a sister, Bessie M. Roberts.
Graveside service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Mayo Memorial Burial Park in Paintsville, Ky. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
MANSFIELD — H. Edward Hostetler, 76, of Mansfield died April 1, 2004, in his home.
He was born April 19, 1927, in Charleroi, Pa., to Harry and Blanche (Carson) Hostetler. A U.S. Navy veteran, he served on an aircraft carrier. He was a member of Mobile Industrial Caterers Association and the First Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are his wife, Katherine “Kay” (George) Hostetler; five children, Linda (Hershell) Glenn of Delaware, Gary (Sherry) Hostetler of Canton, Jim (Kristi) Hostetler of Mount Gilead, Tom Hostetler of San Francisco, Calif., and Mike (Wendi) Hostetler of Landisville, Pa.; eight grandchildren; a great-grandson; and a sister, Delouise (Lloyd) Snoke of St. Simons Island, Ga.
He was preceded in death by two daughters, Laura Ann Hostetler and Barbara Hostetler.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. in the parlor of the First Presbyterian Church, 399 S. Trimble Road, Mansfield, where service will be Monday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Dennis R. Allison and the Rev. Dr. David Hartzfeld will officiate.
Interment will be in Mansfield Memorial Park, with graveside military honors conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Council. The Snyder funeral Home, Mansfield, is in charge of arrangements.
Danny J. Langdon
HOWARD — Danny Junior Langdon, 48, of 30390 Rabbit Ridge Road, Howard, died March 31, 2004, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
He was born Nov. 2, 1955, in Coshocton to Donald J. and Belva (Hamrick) Langdon. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and formerly employed at the Millwood Sand Plant for 24 years.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon K. (Langdon) Langdon, whom he married June 17, 1996. Also surviving are his mother of Howard; a son, Mitchel (Courtney) Langdon of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Yolanda (Jason) Ewalt of Howard; two stepsons, Ronald McVay Jr. of Fredericktown and Ryan (Verna) McVay of Conesville; two grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; two brothers, Andrew Langdon of Elkhart, Ind., and Chris Langdon of Howard; a sister, Kathy (Wayne) Garvin of Coshocton; a grandmother, Arzona Hamrick of Webster Springs, W.Va.; and several uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, a great-niece and two great-nephews.
In addition to his father he was preceded in death by a brother, Ricky; a sister, Janie; two grandfathers, Corley Hamrick and John F. Langdon; and a grandmother, Emma Langdon.
Funeral service will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Fischer Funeral Home at Warsaw, where visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday until service time. The Rev. Ron Davis will officiate. Burial will be in the New Castle Cemetery.
Dorothy M. Swaim
PATASKALA — Dorothy Mae Swaim, 83, died Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at Pataskala Oaks Care Center.
She was a member of the 20-year club of F&R Lazarus; an avid Indian artifact hunter and fisherman; and loved crocheting, sewing and needlework.
Surviving are a daughter, Mary (Roy) Wells of Heath; a son, Bill (Rene) Swaim
of Fredericktown; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren;
a special friend, Bob Landis; and several nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert H. Swaim; a granddaughter, Terri Wilson; great-grandchild, Jennifer Wilson; and brother, Robert Wells.
The Evans Funeral Home, 4171 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 1984A Coffman Road, Newark 43055.
Warren G. Wells
FREDERICKTOWN — Warren G. Wells, 83, of Fredericktown died Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital.
He was born July 12, 1920, in Richland County, the son of Clarence and Edna (Irwin) Wells and had been a lifetime resident of the Fredericktown and Johnsville area. Mr. Wells was a graduate of the Johnsville High School Class of 1940 and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He had been a self-employed carpenter.
He is survived by five sisters, Rebecca (Richard) Cronister, Mary Wells, Barbara French and Ruby Cathers, all of Mansfield, and Margie Heckler of Galion; and a sister-in-law, Mary Lillian Wells of Mount Vernon.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by four brothers, Harold Wells, Leland Wells, Johnny Wells and Marion Wells.
A graveside service will be Monday at 1 p.m. at North Fork Cemetery near Waterford. The Rev. Joe Blevins will officiate and military honors will be observed by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council. The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown assisted the family with arrangements.
This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.