Roger D. Burson
MOUNT VERNON — Roger D. Burson, 69, of Mount Vernon died Friday, April 2, 2004, at the Country Court Nursing Center.
She was born Jan. 7, 1935, in Bellville to Alva and Alice (Morrison) Burson.
He is survived by a brother, Doug Burson of Ocala, Fla.; three sisters, Jean (Dale) Phillips of Fredericktown, Janet (Albert) Page of Ashland and Margie (Dory) Swank of Butler; and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Burson was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Stanley Burson.
A graveside service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Shauck Cemetery. Pastor Al Page will officiate the service. The Flowers-Snyder funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Franklyn F. Byers
DANVILLE — Franklyn Frederick Byers, 84, of Millersburg Road, Danville, died Sunday, April 4, 2004, at Morning View Care Center in Danville.
He was born Nov. 23, 1919, in Fairview, Pa., to Harry and Catherine (Frederick) Byers. On July 1, 1941, he married Rose Dawson who survives. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge and a member of the Danville Church of Christ. He was employed for over 20 years with Purdy Sand and Gravel.
In addition to his wife, Rose, he is survived by two sons, John Byers of Byesville and Jim (Debbie) Byers of Danville; five grandchildren, Holly (Travis) Baker, and Amy, Brian, Michael and Christopher Byers; two stepgrandchildren, Sandy Metcalf and Robin Norris; one great-grandson; two stepgreat-granddaughters; and a sister, Pauline Foringer of Canton.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Lorene Purdy.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville, where funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. Pastor Craig Mulpas will officiate. Interment will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Patricia J. Depue
MOUNT VERNON — Patricia J. Depue, 63, of Mount Vernon died April 5, 2004, at her residence. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
STRONGSVILLE — Doris Hawkins, 78, of Chestnut Drive, Strongsville, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2004, in Strongsville.
She was born May 5, 1925, in Mount Vernon to James Kenneth and Nellie (McGugin) Vasbinder. Mrs. Hawkins was employed at Mercy Hospital in Mount Vernon, where she had worked in the administrative office. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star.
She is survived by two daughters, Janis Hawkins of Mount Vernon and Carol Hawkins of North Olmstead; four brothers, John (Thelma Billman) Vasbinder of Mount Vernon, Charles (Florence) Vasbinder of Fredericktown, David (Jan Pipes) Vasbinder of Mount Vernon and Thomas Vasbinder of Mount Vernon.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband, James Hawkins (2002); and her father- and mother-in-law, Edgar and Carita Pearl (Shoults) Hawkins.
Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home,
where a funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Paul McMillan will officiate.
Burial will follow in Wolf Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Gladys A. Pratt
HOWARD — Gladys Ann Pratt, 75, of Howard, our loving mother, went to the arms of Jesus on April 3, 2004, at Bennington Glenn Rest Home in Marengo.
She was born June 10, 1928, in Columbus, the daughter of Althea and Bessie (Wray) Jordon. A graduate of Linden McKinley High School, Mrs. Pratt was a member of Walnut Creek Baptist Church in Condit Station. She was a former resident of the Mount Vernon area, Sparta and Martinsburg.
She is survived by two daughters, Sherri Melinda Pratt of Howard and Melissa Ann Sanese of Mount Vernon; two sons, Charles Michael (Connie) Pratt of Troy and Patrick William (Donna) Pratt of Utica; seven grandchildren, Josh, Kenneth and Mike Pratt Jr., Ami Dearfield, Madison and McKenna Sanese and Malaya Sherman; and several great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles William Pratt, in 1997.
Funeral will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Bates Methodist Church, Pleasant Hill Road, Athens County Road 21, near Athens. Pastor John Lenegar will officiate. Burial will be in Bates Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday one hour prior to the service. Arrangements being handled by Jagers & Sons Funeral Home in Athens.
Clinton P. Ressing
MOUNT VERNON — Dr. Clinton P. Ressing, 91, of Gambier Road, Mount Vernon, died Saturday, April 3, 2004, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home.
He was born in Tonawanda, N.Y., on Sept. 4, 1912, to Philip and Ellen Ressing. He was married to Georgiana (Quaekenbaush) Ressing on June 25, 1940, in Buffalo, N.Y., and celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary before she passed on Oct. 29, 2000. He was a retired college professor from Hobart and Smith College in Geneva, N.Y.; a member of Phi Delta Kappa, University Club, YMCA Board and Atlantic Union Committee; was a deacon and elder of the Geneva, N.Y., First Presbyterian Church; and was a Boy Scout leader.
He is survived by two sons, Garrett (Sharon) Ressing of Mount Vernon and Herbert (Wendy) Ressing of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; three grandchildren, Gary (Amy) Ressing of Lusby, Md., Amie Ressing of Washington, D.C., and Adam Ressing of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.
Memorial service will be Saturday, April 17, at 2 p.m. at the Ohio Eastern Star Home, 1451 Gambier Road. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 102 N. Gay St., Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and guest registry can be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Norma J. Wynne
UTICA — Norma J. (Perrine) Wynne, 78, of Utica died April 3, 2004, at her residence.
She was born March 2, 1926, in Webster Springs, W.Va., to John and Cora (Shaver) Perrine.
She is survived by four daughters, Arna J. McKee and Jackie Sale, both of Newark, Sandra Jobes of Martinsburg and Debra Levingston of Frazeysburg; two sons, David (Debra) Perrine of Newark and Thomas H. Perrine of Utica; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Clifford Perrine of Cowen, W.Va.; and two sisters, Edra Setterington of Garden Grove, Calif., and Helen Griffin of North Fort Myers, Fla.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Jackson Arnold Perrine, in 1984; her second husband, James Robert Wynne, in 1999; one granddaughter; brothers, Ralph, Burl, Richard, Vaughn and Paul Perrine; and sisters, Audrey Mollohan, Dale Boggs, Eula Cooper, Blanche Gregory and Mary Hatch.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica, where funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. Bruce Hissong will officiate. Burial will be in South Lawn Cemetery.