Robert L. McLaughlin
MOUNT VERNON — Robert L. McLaughlin, 53, of Dixie Drive, Mount Vernon, died unexpectedly at his home Monday, May 10, 2004.
He was born in Barnesville on Sept. 1, 1950, the son of Edward B. and Ruth (Price) McLaughlin and had been a Mount Vernon resident for many years. Mr. McLaughlin graduated from Utica High School with the class of 1968. He had been employed for many years by Cooper Energy Services in Mount Vernon and in Grove City, Pa., and for the last 10 years had been an employee of Owens Corning in Mount Vernon and Newark. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon, the Knights of Columbus, the Marriage Encounter group and was a 12-gallon blood donor.
He is survived by his loving wife, Karen (Mickley) McLaughlin, whom he married July 22, 1972; beloved daughter, Cheryl McLaughlin of Mount Vernon; father, Edward Bernard McLaughlin of Mount Vernon; sisters, Rita (Randall) Smith of Mount Vernon, Joanne (Budd) Beatty of Gambier and Patricia (Roger) Ferenbaugh of Mount Vernon; brothers, Donald (Charlene) McLaughlin of Newark and James McLaughlin of Howard.
His mother, Ruth (Price) McLaughlin, preceded him in death.
Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where a prayer service will be observed following calling hours at 8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. Theodore Thomas will be celebrant. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 182039, Department 013, Columbus 43218. This obituary and a guest registry may be view online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Harold D. Norman
NEW CONCORD — Harold Denny Norman, 60, of 1280 Friendship Drive, New Concord, died May 9, 2004, at the Beckett House in New Concord.
He was born June 14, 1943, in Canton to Harold and Florence (Jackson) Norman. He was a member of the Boy Scout Troop in Canton and a member of the Zanesville C&MA Church.
He is survived by his wife, Rosemary (Buda) Norman, whom he married June 17, 1998. He is also survived by four half sisters, Norma Jean Allendar and Irene Curtis of Zanesville, and Patty and Linda Mayle of Canton.
Funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw with Pastor David Vandenbergh officiating. Burial will be in the Darling Run Cemetery near Warsaw. Visitation is one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Friendship Club Ministries of the Zanesville C&MA Church.
James K. Shannon
MOUNT VERNON — James K. Shannon, 64, a lifelong resident of the Mount Vernon area, went home Monday evening, May 10, 2004, to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
He was born March 15, 1940, in Mount Vernon to John J. and Helen G. (Grennell) Shannon. He was a member of the Victory Church of Christ, where he spent most of his life serving and sharing the gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He worked at Chattanooga Glass Co. for 22 years and at Tech Rubber Co. in Johnstown for eight years. He was a loving husband, dad and grandpa.
He is survived by his wife, Betty (Llewellyn) of 44 years; three sons, James E. (Christine) Shannon, Larry Shannon and Doug (Melanie) Shannon, all of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Teresa (Carl) Snelling of Utica; a proud grandpa of 10 grandchildren; and four sisters, Elizabeth Conn and Eva (Gene) Smith, both of Mount Vernon, Mary (Tom) Cagnon of Fredericktown and Ruth Sanor of Utica.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Lela Llwelyn and Vi Warner; and four brothers, Robert, Charles, John and Frank Shannon.
Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Victory Church of Christ, where funeral will be Thursday at 10 a.m. with Ministers Carl Snelling and Ron Bushong officiating. Burial will be in Mound View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shannon family in care of Victory Church of Christ, 12470 Upper Fredericktown Road, Mount Vernon 43050.
Evelyn G. Singer
WARSAW — Evelyn Goldie Singer, 89, of Township Road 30, Warsaw, died May 10, 2004, at Coshocton County Memorial Hospital.
She was born Sept. 20, 1914, in Newark to Calvin and Mary (Baumgardner) Gardner. She was a farmwife and operated a family farm near Warsaw with her husband for many years. She was a 1932 graduate of Danville High School. A Methodist by faith, she enjoyed embroidery, crocheting and crossword puzzles.
She is survived by her daughter, Carol Jean Robertson of Kimbolton; a sister, Gertrude Colopy of Danville; several nieces, nephews, and many good friends and neighbors.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Byron B. Singer, whom she married Sept. 2, 1938. He died March 1, 1972. She was also preceded in death by her son-in-law, Thomas L. Robertson.
Funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw with the Rev. Peter Elencovf officiating. Burial will be in South Lawn Cemetery at Coshocton. Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and until service time on Friday.