Marleen K. Blackburn
MOUNT VERNON — Marleen K. (Harter) Arbogast Blackburn, 61, of Proper Road, Mount Vernon, died Friday morning, May 14, 2004, in her home following a long illness.
She was born July 17, 1942, in Mansfield to Lewis Carlton and Faye Marie (Tarris) Harter, was graduated from Bellville High School with the class of 1961, attended Ashland University, and had been a lifelong area resident.
Marleen retired as an administrative secretary for the Clear Fork Valley School System, and served as secretary for the Central Ohio Draft Horse Association. She enjoyed sewing, crafts, painting and gardening. Most of all, she delighted in spending time with her children and grandchildren.
A loving wife, mother, “Nanny” and daughter, she is survived by her husband, Monroe Blackburn, whom she married Nov. 1, 1986; a son, Jeff (Shellie) Arbogast of Troy; a daughter, Jamie (Mark) Wood of Ontario; two stepsons, Bart (Emily) Blackburn of Chardon and Chet Blackburn of Cleveland; four grandchildren, Shannon Arbogast, Morgan Arbogast, A. J. Wood and Connor Wood; four stepgrandchildren, Jamie D. Wood, Robert Brooks, Ana Marie Blackburn and Katia Blackburn; her parents of Bellville; a sister, Charlotte (Paul) Brown of Bellville; a brother, Larry (Joan) Harter of Lexington; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will host a reception on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where a Service of Celebration for the life of Marleen Blackburn will be held Friday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Ken Kinley will officiate.
Memorial contributions to Hospice of Knox County or the American Cancer Society may be made at the funeral home.
Esther P. Davis
MOUNT VERNON — Esther Pauline Davis, 82, of East Chestnut Street, Mount Vernon, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, May 15, 2004, at Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon.
She was born Feb. 28, 1922, in Columbus to Virgil and Florence (Rose) Hoskinson. She was a member of the Gay Street United Methodist Church. Mrs. Davis was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and had a reputation as being the family’s best cook.
She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Harold Davis; a son, Harold V. Davis of Mount Vernon; three daughters, Julie (Robert) Frame of Newark, Joni (Stephen) Woolson of Findlay and April Davis of Mount Vernon; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers, Otto, Mike and Raymond Hoskinson; and an infant sister, Betty Jean Hoskinson.
Friends may call Tuesday from to 2 p.m. in the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050, where the funeral will follow at 2 p.m. Dr. Rev. David Baker will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
UTICA — Stanley L. McCollum, 66, of Utica died May 15, 2004, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 11, 1938, in Jacksonberg, W.Va., to James R. and Olive (Green) McCollum. He was retired from Newark Air Force Base and the Ohio National Guard.
He is survived by his wife, Edith McCollum; three sons, Stephen (Elaine) McCollum of Utica, Christopher (Teresa) McCollum of Newark and Randall (Amanda) McCollum of Columbus; two daughters, Jennifer (William) Thoman of Fredericktown and Kimberly Rizer of Newark; 13 grandchildren; three brothers, Preston McCollum of Mount Vernon, Dean McCollum of Utica and Joseph McCollum of Newark; and three sisters, Ruth Barber of Centerburg, Bonnie Mechling of Utica and Marjorie Billman of Zanesville.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, June Bartenschlag.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica, where funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. The Revs. Alan Pratt and Warren Noeblich are officiating. Burial will be in Newark Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio , 1984-A Coffman Road, Newark 43055.
Robert G. Reigner
MOUNT VERNON — Robert G. Reigner, 54, of East Sugar Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Sunday, May 16, 2004, at The Ohio State University Medical Center. The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Ann Rohler
MOUNT VERNON — Mary Ann (Ziegler) Rohler, 64, of Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Saturday, May 15, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
She was born Nov. 1, 1939, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Harry and Anna (Rouse) Ziegler. She had attended Faith Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon and had served in the U.S. Air Force. Mrs. Rohler worked as a secretary for Kenyon College, Chattanooga Glass and Mount Vernon City Schools.
She is survived by her loving husband, William “Bud” Rohler; a brother, H. Daniel (Geraldine) Ziegler of New Jersey; a sister, Ida Munyon of New Jersey; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents she was preceded in death by her daughter, Julie Ann Rohler; and a sister, Harriette Bunker.
Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon. A graveside service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Mound View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Compassionate Friends, Mount Vernon Area, P.O. Box 261, Howard 43028; or Knox County Humane Society, 400 Columbus Road, Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.