Joseph W. Ham
LEESBURG — Joseph W. Ham, 74, of Leesburg died Wednesday, April 21, 2004, at the Kobacher House in Columbus.
He was born Feb. 4, 1930, in Frankfort, Ind., the son of John Rodman and Wilma (Shanklin) Ham. Mr. Ham was a retired account representative for the Nabisco Co., an Air Force veteran of World War II, past commander of the Leasure Blackston American Legion Post 239 in Worthington, was active in the Republican Party and enjoyed playing euchre and Monopoly. He was also a member and had served as treasurer of the Leesburg Friends Church.
He is survived by his fiancee and loving companion, Alta M. Eitel of Columbus; two sons, Bradley (Jeanne) Ham of Mount Vernon and Brian W. (Mary) Ham of Cardington; 10 grandchildren, Laura, Kevin, Kylie, Melissa, Michael, Tricia and Ashley Ham, Brandy (Ian) Frias, Derek Hollobaugh and Kari Hollobaugh; three great-grandchildren, Kayla Houston, Dakota Frias and Austin Frias; his extended family, Leslie and Tom Blincoe of Worthington, Susie Konkel of Wisconsin, Jill and Mark Hutchinson of Columbus, Jeremy and Amy Johnston of Wisconsin; special friends, Paul and Rosie Henson of Leesburg, Dan and Marilyn Geese of Leesburg, the management and staff of the Bethel Road, Texas Roadhouse; and his best friend, Dee Dee.
Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Turner Funeral Home in Leesburg, where the funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. Pastor John Fitzgerald will officiate. Burial will follow on Monday at 10 a.m. (Indiana time) in the Green Lawn Cemetery in Frankfort, Ind.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leesburg Friends Church, 149 South St., Leesburg 45135. For more information or to send condolences to the family visit www.turnerfuneralhomes.cc.
Fred J. Hupp
MESA, Ariz. — The family of Frederick Joel “Fred” Hupp, 63, a former resident of Bellville for more than 40 years, announces his passing on Saturday, April 10, 2004, in Mesa, Ariz.
He was born June 8, 1940, in Elyria. He attended school in Ohio and West Virginia, where he met his wife, Paula. He graduated from Ontario High School in 1958. Fred also attended Heidelberg College in Tiffin.
Fred started his engineering career at Gorman Rupp in Bellville. He worked 30 years as an engineer at Sprint. After early retirement he worked at U.S. West in Mesa, Ariz.
Fred was a Sunday school teacher at the Bellville United Methodist Church. He was a United Methodist Conference Delegate, district director of Lay Speaking. He was a member of the Bellville Lions Club, a Boy Scout leader, reached the Order of the Arrow. He umpired Little League baseball in Bellville.
Fred is survived by his lifelong sweetheart, Paula (Wilson) Hupp of Mesa, Ariz.; his parents, Charles and Ruth Hupp of Mansfield; a brother, Carl (Karen) Hupp of Columbus; eight children, Charles Wesley (Sharon) of Bellville, Michael (Alfreda) of Point Pleasant, W.Va., Paula Elizabeth (Jack) of Columbus, Bryan (Julia) of Columbus, Margaret (Jack) of Centerburg, Mark (Sonn) of Butler, Beth of Ashland and Katherine (Troy) of Glendale, Ariz.; 20 grandchildren; and two nephews, Darrin (Tammy) and Matthew (Abby).
Memorial service in Mesa was on April 11, with the Rev. Rae Heinsman. Service will be on Saturday, April 24, at 11 a.m. at Bellville United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Jerry Woleson and Lester Wilson.
John R. Nugent Sr.
MOUNT VERNON — John R. Nugent Sr., 88, of Yauger Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Friday, April 23, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital. The Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is in charge of arrangements.
Amy L. Walters
FREDERICKTOWN — Amy L. Walters, 61, of Mount Vernon Avenue, Fredericktown, passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2004, at her residence.
She was born Dec. 18, 1942, in Mount Vernon, the daughter of Glendon C. and Sylvia R. (Swisher) Magill. Amy owned and operated Dick’s Muffler Shop in Mount Vernon where she had employed her late husband, Richard Walters. She also worked for Benchmark Cabinetry in Fredericktown. She was a 1960 graduate of Mount Vernon High School. Amy was an avid gardener and was a member of the Zeta Lambda Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority where she was just nominated the 2004 Girl of the Year.
She is survived by two daughters, Lindy S. (Jerry) Hall Waterbeck of Willard
and Nancy (Jerry) Bechtel of Utica; a granddaughter, Shelbi Bechtel; a sister,
Vickie (James) Young of Marengo; several nieces and nephews; and many close friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Walters, in 2004; and a sister, Margie Profitt.
Friends may call Saturday from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. in the Snyder Funeral Home, Fredericktown. A graveside service will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in Forest Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.
Wilma G. Yuhas
JEFFERSON — God looked around his garden and found an empty place and called Wilma G. Yuhas, 79, of Jefferson home.
She was born Oct. 31, 1924, in Rome, Ohio, the daughter of Fred and Helen (Graves) Bailey. She lived most of her life in the Jefferson area. She was a member and historian for the First United Congregational Church of Jefferson, where she was involved with the Church Belles and volunteered with the Rotary dinners and the Manna Food Pantry. She enjoyed camping and spending time with her family and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed reading and doing crossword puzzles.
She is survived by one daughter, Joyce (Kenneth) Kemp of Fredericktown; two granddaughters, Penny Randolph of Ashtabula and Kelly Kemp Dodd of Fredericktown; four great-grandchildren, Micah and Derrick Dodd and Lynsey and Lydia Randolph; and one sister, Agnes Warring of Ashtabula.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Neal Bailey.
A memorial service will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Congregational Church, 41 E. Jefferson St., Jefferson, with the Rev. William Spangler officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. At the family’s request, a private service for the burial of ashes will be held at a later time.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested contributions go to the First
United Congregational Church. Envelopes will be available at the church.
The Fleming Funeral Home of Jefferson assisted the family.