FREDERICKTOWN — Larry Bryan, 68, of Fredericktown died Thursday, May 20, 2004, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. The Snyder Funeral Home, Fredericktown, is in charge of arrangements. The obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MELBOURNE, Fla. — Kathryn “Kay” Klein Houbler, 75, of Satellite Beach, Fla., and Manset Shore, Southwest Harbor, Maine, formerly of Mount Vernon, passed away May 17, 2004, at the Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Fla., after a short illness and two days before her 48th wedding anniversary.
She is survived by her loving husband, Philip C. Houbler of Florida and Maine; and her sister, Ann Klein of Mount Vernon.
Her parents, Thomas J. and Cora (Butcher) Klein, preceded her in death, as did her siblings, Thomas N. Klein, Paul Klein, Margaret Lafferty and Mary Lou Clark.
Her surviving nieces and their families include Dr. Janet (Klein) Stetson and Bill Stetson of Massachusetts, Pamela (Klein) Hawkins and Jim Hawkins of Texas, and Penny (Klein) Smith and Mike Smith of Mount Vernon. Grandnieces and nephews and their families are Gabe Stetson and Zinnia Wu of Massachusetts, Melissa Hawkins of Texas, Carey Ann Smith and Keith Obye and daughter, Kale of Indiana; and Michael Paul and Andi Smith and son, Ethyn of Mount Vernon. Mrs. Houbler, who was a passionate animal rights advocate, is also survived by her beloved dog Buster, one of a long line of cherished pets.
Born in Mount Vernon, Mrs. Houbler attended local schools and graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1946. She attended Bowling Green State University, where she joined Alpha Xi Delta. Before her marriage she worked as a secretary to the superintendent of Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. Mrs. Houbler and her husband owned the Houbler Oldsmobile Cadillac dealership in Mount Vernon and were active in the local business community. After they sold their business, Mrs. Houbler managed the couple’s real estate holdings in Ohio, Maine and Florida. She was a former member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mount Vernon.
A funeral will be Saturday at noon at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home with Pastor Joe Blevins officiating. Interment will follow in the Union Grove Cemetery in Gambier. Friends may call Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Southwest Harbor Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 434, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Mary V. Sturgess
MOUNT VERNON — Mary V. Sturgess, 89, of Mount Vernon died Thursday, May 20, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
Mary was born Nov. 2, 1914, in Mount Vernon to Edward E. and Isabelle M. (Stokes) Allspaugh and had spent her lifetime in Mount Vernon. She was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Mount Vernon and the Knox Chapter 236, Order of Eastern Star, in Mount Vernon.
Surviving are her son, John Sturgess of Gambier; her daughter, Susan Hubbell of Zanesville; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Walter Sturgess.
There will be no calling hours. The family will observe private interment in Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon. The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Robert G. Yocum
MOUNT VERNON — Robert G. Yocum, 71, of Mount Vernon died May 6, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital.
He was born Oct. 7, 1932, in Steubenville to Russell J. and Mildred E. (Stevens) Yocum. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife, Olive Marie (Woods) Yocum, to whom he had been married 39 years; a daughter, Michelle Lynn (Bennett) Lockman of Mount Vernon; sons, Robert A. (Sabrina) Yocum of Jacksonville, Fla., Kevin (Candy) Yocum of Danville; stepsons, James Ansel of Newark, Lonnie (Honey) Ansel of Jelloway and Robert (Sheila) Ansel of Mount Vernon; a stepdaughter, Frances Ann (Larry) Snider of Zanesville; six grandchildren; 13 stepgrandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandchild.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Lease.
There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens, with full military service conducted with honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council. The North-Dilley Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.