MOUNT VERNON — Jerry Graham, 73, of Mount Vernon died Monday, April 12, 2004, at the Knox Community Hospital following a brief illness.
He was born May 31, 1930, in Detroit, Mich., to Darcy and Grace (Kelly) Graham and moved to Mount Vernon 35 years ago from Columbus. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, and for the past 36 years was proprietor of Deerfield Lanes in Mount Vernon. Mr. Graham was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon.
Surviving are his wife, Marilyn (Finnegan) Graham, whom he married May 10, 1958; his son, Kent (Gwen) Graham of Hilliard; four daughters, Karma (John) Wilson, Kyle Adams and Kara (Brad) Green, all of Mount Vernon, and Korrine (Frank) Rowe of Dublin; 14 grandchildren; and his sister, Leah Fahey of Ontario, Canada.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Jim Adams; and his brother, Lester Graham.
A Mass of resurrection was celebrated Thursday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Mount Vernon. The Rev. Ted Thomas was celebrant. Burial with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council followed in Calvary Cemetery in Mount Vernon. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon assisted the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
April Dawn Green
MOUNT VERNON — April Dawn Green was stillborn on Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital. She is the daughter of Jacob Green and Jessica Moore of Fredericktown.
She is survived by her brother, Drake Green; paternal grandparents, Jeanette Bottomley of Mount Vernon and James Green of Mount Vernon; maternal grandparents, Wendy (Earl) Smith of Fredericktown and Dan (Terri) Moore of Fredericktown; paternal great-grandparents, Donald James Green of Mount Vernon and Robert (Patricia) Grennell of Mount Vernon; maternal great-grandparents, Don (Janice) Barrick of Fredericktown and Ruby Moore of Fredericktown; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her paternal great-grandmother, Martha Green; maternal great-grandfather, John Moore; and a great-aunt, Karen Bales.
A graveside service will be Monday at 1 p.m. in St. John Cemetery. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Mary F. Hunter
MOUNT VERNON — Mary F. Hunter, 98, of Mount Vernon and formerly of Woodland Drive in Millersburg, died Wednesday afternoon, April 14, 2004, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon following a short illness.
She was born Oct. 25, 1905, in Warsaw and was the daughter of Richard and Bessie (Crawford) Walker. On June 29, 1931, she married Manning F. Hunter, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 1992. She attended The Ohio State University and taught fourth grade in Medina for five years. She worked 30 years side by side with her husband at the Hunter Funeral Home in Millersburg. She was a member of the Millersburg Presbyterian Church, where she served as a deacon and was active in the Women’s Association. She was a member of the Millersburg Chapter of OES and the Hardy Grange, a mother adviser of the Order of Rainbow Girls, and was a 4-H adviser of the Merry Maids 4-H Club. Mary also enjoyed cooking and playing bridge.
Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Hall of Fredericktown and Marjorie Harter of Bucyrus; five grandchildren and their spouses, Brent (Gina) Hall of Las Vegas, Nev., Lisa (Eric) Dilts of Fredericktown, Steve (Pam) Clawson of Columbus, David (Stacy) Clawson of Chandlerville and Jim Clawson of Boulder, Colo.; and six great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie Ricketts; and a brother, Dr. James Walker.
Memorial service will be Saturday at 4 p.m. at Millersburg Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Eldon Trubee officiating. Family will receive friends following the memorial service. A private graveside service will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg. The Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, is handling the arrangements.
Family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Millersburg Presbyterian Church, 90 S. Clay St., Millersburg 44654.
GAMBIER — Viola Nyhart, 89, of Pipesville Road, Gambier, died April 14, 2004, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home, Mount Vernon.
She was born April 18, 1914, in Springs, Pa., to Elmer E. and Bertha (Folk) Bittinger. She was a graduate of Salisbury High School in Pennsylvania, Goshen (Ind.) College and Ohio State University. She taught vocational home economics in several Knox County schools for 32 years, the last 21 of which were in Danville High School. She was a member of the Howard United Methodist Church; member and past matron of the Glenwood Chapter 303 of OES; member of the Delta Kappa Gamma, Ohio and Knox County Teachers Associations; and an honorary member of the Ohio FHA.
She is survived by a daughter, Kathy Sue (Roger) Baker of Danville; a son, Randall Nyhart and Cindi of Newark; three grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Clayton Bittinger of Millersport; and two sisters, Laura Brown of Salisbury, Pa., and Eileen Mort of Springs, Pa.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Earl W. Nyhart, whom she married July 30, 1941. He died Feb. 23, 1980. She also was preceded in death by two sisters, Elizabeth and Minnie Weimer; a brother, Raymond Bittinger; and a great-granddaughter, Megan Bratton.
There will be no calling hours. Graveside service will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in Workman Cemetery at Danville. Pastor Patrick Bailey will officiate. The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Eastern Knox County Fire District, P.O. Box 526, Danville 43014; or Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050.
James Puttick Jr.
MARENGO — James Puttick Jr., 77, of Marengo died April 14, 2004, in Morrow County Hospital, Mount Gilead.
He was born May 28, 1926, in Columbus to James and Mary (Wilson) Puttick Sr. A resident of Marengo since 1937, Jim was a 1945 graduate of Marengo High School. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, and retired as a machinist for Galion Iron Works. He was a member of American Legion Post 710, New Wine Covenant Church, VFW Post 8054, and Wednesday and Sunday morning leagues at Big Walnut Golf Club.
Surviving are his wife, Katy (Bennington); children, Cathy Puttick, Matt Puttick, Kim (Roger) Stephens, all of Marengo, Mark (Tacee) Puttick of Columbus; six grandchildren; brothers, Bill Puttick of Delaware, Hugh Puttick and Harry (Jean) Holmes of Lewis Center; and a sister, Mary (Carl) Steck of Delaware.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Michael; brother, George Puttick; and sister, Elizabeth “Bibs” Edwards.
Friends may call today from 4 to 8 p.m. in the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at 61, Sunbury, where funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Paul Collins will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow in Marengo Cemetery.