MOUNT VERNON — Kathelene A. (Exelby) Beougher, 64, of Mount Vernon greeted her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, May 26, 2004, after a long illness.
She was born April 12, 1940, in Detroit, Mich., to Neal and Lena (Kaszmerski) Exelby. She attended Fort Wayne Bible College, where she met her husband of almost 45 years, George E. Beougher of Lancaster, Ohio. They were married on Aug. 2, 1959.
In 1970, they moved to Mount Vernon with their four children, Martha, Timothy, Nathanael and Mary Anna. There, they raised their children, entertained grandchildren and friends, and celebrated many joyous years of memorable family gatherings.
Kathy’s deep love for the Lord and her relationship with Him always remained the central focus of her life. Worship and servanthood were her lifestyle.
She, along with her husband, pastored Mount Vernon Christian Fellowship for many years. She led worship with piano, and loved to play accordion while singing duets with her husband. During part of that time she was also administrator of a small Christian school. She led Bible studies in her home and nursing homes, including Country Club Retirement Campus. She pioneered four local Kids’ Courageous after-school Bible clubs which later became some of the well known Sunshine Clubs. One of her greatest joys was teaching children about the love of Jesus, which she did with great passion and enthusiasm.
Kathy’s warmth and hospitality were clearly evident to all who entered her home, including strangers and those in need. Through her relationships with the Lord Jesus Christ, she has left a wonderful, Godly heritage to her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her loving husband, George, and their four children whose memories of their devoted wife and mother will always be a treasured part of their lives. Her children are Martha (Harold) Jackson of Washington, N.C., Timothy (Susan) Beougher of Butler, Nathanael (Ronda) Beougher of Heath and Mary Anna Beougher of Mount Vernon. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, Anna, Richard and Sarah Jackson of North Carolina; Jonathon, Josiah, Joshua and Elissa Beougher of Butler; and Zachary and Abigail Beougher of Heath. She is also survived by her mother, Lena Exelby of Redondo Beach, Calif., her brothers, Norm Exelby of Coldwater, Mich., Robert Exelby of Lapeer, Mich., Lavern Exelby of Wetmore, Mich., and her sister, Faith (Exelby) Aquilara of Redondo Beach, Calif.
The service celebrating her life will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Trinity Assembly of God Church, 1051 Beech St., Mount Vernon. Pastor Don Matolyac will officiate the service. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon and one hour prior to the service on Saturday.
Memorial contributions can be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 505, Mount Vernon 43050, c/o Rudy Maxwell. This obituary and guest registry can be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
H. Gene Clinedinst
MOUNT VERNON — H. Gene Clinedinst, age 73, of Fairgrounds Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
He was born May 11, 1931, in Newark to Earl and Hazel (Davis) Clinedinst, Gene retired in 1993 after 22 years of employment with Kokosing Construction Co. He was a member of the Moose and American Legion, and had attended the Hope Community Church in Mount Vernon. Gene served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Bessie (Ridenbaugh) Clinedinst; two daughters, Susan Loney and Brenda Collins, both of Mount Vernon; two sons, Earl (Debbie) Clinedinst and Tom Clinedinst, both of Mount Vernon; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Luretta (Larry) Cunningham of Columbus and Erlene Gunter of Chesterville.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a son, John William Clinedinst; a sister, Nellie Snavely; and a brother, Glenn Russell Clinedinst.
Friends may call today from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral will be Friday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Dennis Moles will officiate. Burial, with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 1950 Arlingate Lane, Columbus 43228. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Rosalie Lifer Loney
DANVILLE — Rosalie Lifer Loney, 87, of Pealer Mill Road, Danville, died Tuesday evening, May 25, 2004, in Morning View Care Center following a short illness.
Rosalie was born May 7, 1917, in Brown Township, Knox County, to Elmer E. and Rose (Kemp) Workman, was graduated from Danville High School in 1934, and had been a lifelong Knox County resident. In 1936, Rosalie married Cecil Lifer, who preceded her in death in 1979; and in 1980 she married Kenneth Loney, who preceded her in death in 1987.
For 67 years she lived and worked on her Knox County farm. She was also employed briefly with the Clear Fork Schools and the Morning View Care Center. She was a lifetime active member of the North Bend Church of the Brethren in Danville. A loving, kind and generous mother, she delighted in her children, and was especially proud that all four of them graduated from college.
She is survived by her children, Dr. Charles (Gwyenna) Lifer of Columbus, Dr. James (Carol) Lifer of Butler, Stan (Joyce) Lifer of Jeromesville and Sharon (Gil) Sellers of Butler; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Eldon (Helen) Workman and Ira (Violet) Workman, both of Danville; a sister-in-law, Ruth Workman of Orrville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Sara and Savilla; and four brothers, Richard, Quincy, Omra and Roscoe.
Friends may call Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Snyder Funeral Home, 81 Mill Road, Bellville, where the funeral will Saturday at 10 a.m. Pastor Patrick Bailey will officiate. Burial will follow in Zion Cemetery near Jelloway.
Memorial contributions to the North Bend Church of the Brethren, Danville, may be made at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Emma F. Neibarger
MOUNT VERNON — Emma Faye Neibarger, 81, of Mount Vernon died May 25, 2004, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon. She was born Aug. 10, 1922, in Summerfield to Hayes and Willia (Snyder) Sutherland. She was a member of the South Vernon United Methodist Church.
She is survived by three sons, Robert (Maryanne) Neibarger of Mansfield, Jack (Jenny) Neibarger of Mount Vernon and Jim (Marlene) Neibarger of North Augusta, S.C.; a daughter, Alice (Keith) Winslow of Mount Vernon; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Bessie Pennington of Philo and Margaret Newman of Newark.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, James A. Neibarger in 1999; and three brothers, Kermit, Chet and Elvan Sutherland.
Friends may call Saturday at 9 a.m. at the South Vernon United Methodist Church, where the funeral will be at 10 a.m. The Rev. Gary Campbell will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the South Vernon United Methodist Church, 142 Columbus Road, Mount Vernon 43050; or the American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 182039, Department 013, Columbus 43218-2039.
Carrie I. Styers
MOUNT VERNON — Carrie I. Styers, 77, of Clay Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Nichole R. Thompson
FREDERICKTOWN — Nichole Rose (Sadoff) Thompson, 38, of Fredericktown died Monday, May 24, 2004, at her residence.
She was born March 6, 1966, at Fort Belvoir, Va., to Alexander and Ann (Feeney) Sadoff.
Surviving are her husband, Michael Thompson; her mother, Ann Sadoff of Jacksonville, N.C.; two sons, Theodore Paul Sadoff of Jacksonville, N.C., and Tyler Alexander Sadoff of the home; and three sisters, Alexis (Eric) Miller of Falls Church, Va., Alesandra (Mark) Unger of Tucson, Ariz., and Jennifer (Shawn) Smith of Jacksonville, N.C.
She was preceded in death by her father, Alexander Sadoff; and her brother, Theodore Alexander Sadoff.
There will be no calling hours. Private graveside service will be in Jacksonville, N.C. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is in charge of arrangements.
This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Evelyn M. Wolford
MOUNT VERNON — Evelyn Marie Wolford, 87, of Castle Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
She was born April 1, 1917, in Mount Vernon to Walter and Lena (Doup) Hannan. Mrs. Wolford was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Mount Vernon.
She is survived by a son, Walter Wolford of Sarasota, Fla.; a stepson, Richard Wolford of Fredericktown; and two stepgrandchildren.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles L. Wolford; and a son, Michael Keith Wolford.
Friends may call Friday from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home where funeral will be at 3 p.m. Burial will follow in Ebenezer Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene, 807 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.