Walter ‘Bernie’ Clark
NEWARK — Walter “Bernie Clark, 64, of Newark died June 5, 2004, at his residence.
He was born Nov. 24, 1939, in Fallsburg to Lester and Mabel (Davis) Clark. Mr. Clark retired from the Columbia Gas System in 1997 and he was an avid collector of Heisey glass.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Carolyn (Anderson) Clark; a son, Rod Clark of Fallsburg; a daughter, Krista Clark of Fallsburg; several nieces and nephews; three brothers, Lewis (Emilee) Clark, Duane (Earlene) Clark and Jack (Janelle) Clark, all of Hickman; and two sisters, Thelma (Dean) Mills of Bladensburg and Betty (Ray) Thompson of Fallsburg.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Norma Davidson.
Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark, where funeral will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. The Revs. Tom Myers and Brian Priest will officiate. Burial will follow in Fallsburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 1984 Coffman Road, Suite A, Newark 43055-9810. To sign an online guestbook visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com and click guestbook/obituary.
Bessie Sue Gordon
MOUNT VERNON — Bessie Sue Gordon, 70, of Mount Vernon died Sunday, June 6, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon following a brief illness.
She was born Aug. 28, 1933, at Charleston, W.Va., to William W. and Lelie (Walker) Pauley. Mrs. Gordon was retired from the Mount Vernon Developmental Center where she had been employed 19 years as a physical therapist. She was a member of the AMVETS in Mount Vernon and the Mount Vernon Eagles Lodge. Mrs. Gordon had served as a volunteer for the coordination of the Walk of Honor on Public Square in Mount Vernon. She had also served as a volunteer at the Mount Vernon Middle School.
Surviving are her husband, Ray Gordon; four sons, Mike (Deb) Canterbury of Mount Vernon, Randy Canterbury (Cloyd McMannis) of Fredericktown, Rocky (Tammie) Canterbury of Fredericktown and Chris (SoYoung) Mickley of Reynoldsburg; step children, Christine Knighton, Kenneth Gordon and Jimi Mottinger; 20 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; her brother, Arthur “Sleepy” Pauley of New Jersey; and three sisters, Geraldine Pritt of West Virginia, Redith Couture of Indiana and Edna Chapman of West Virginia.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.
Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon where funeral will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Gary Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
This obituary and guest register are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Isaac S. Hershberger
HOWARD — Isaac S. Hershberger, 17 months, of 26907 Kirk Road, Howard, died Saturday, June 5, 2004, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 22, 2002, to Samuel W. and Mary H. (Miller) Hershberger, who are both surviving. In addition to his parents he is survived by his paternal grandparents, William and Anna Hershberger of Howard; maternal grandparents, Harvey and Ada Miller of Utica; 12 uncles; eight aunts; and five cousins.
He was preceded in death by a cousin.
Funeral will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the home. Andy P. Swartzentruber will officiate. Burial will be in Hershberger Cemetery. Friends and family may call anytime. The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville assisted the family with arrangements.
MOUNT VERNON — Carolyn Holtz, 65, of Mount Vernon died June 5, 2004, at her residence.
She was born July 31, 1938, in Knox County to Wayne M. and Isabel L. (Clippinger) Farmer. She retired from First-Knox National Bank of Mount Vernon. She was a member of the Beulah United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Starlie L. Holtz of Mount Vernon; two sons, Jerry (Kim) Butler of Oxford and Gary (Lisa) Butler of Fredericktown; a daughter, Carrie (David) Stone of Newark; grandchildren, Andy and Brad Butler, and Austin and Brooklyn Stone; and a beloved niece, Erin Yarman of Danville.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Utica Church of Christ, 115 N. Central Ave., Utica. The Rev. Roy Mitchell will officiate. Burial will be in Newark Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050; Licking County Foundation, Utica Class of 1956, P.O. Box 4212, Newark 43058-4212; or Beulah United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 134, Mount Vernon 43050.
David R. Ward
DANVILLE — David Ray Ward, 46, of Flat Run Road, Danville, died Friday, June 4, 2004, at his residence.
He was born May 26, 1958, in Washington County, Va., to Boatwright and Lillian C. (Hamm) Ward. On May 27, 1994, he was married to Connie O. Daugherty. David was a member of the Kokosing Valley Coon Hunters Club, the National Wild Turkey Federation, the National Rifle Association and he lived his life as a Christian.
He is survived by his wife, Connie; his mother, Lillian Buckland of Loudonville; two daughters, Rachel Michalovich of Loudonville and Angela Ward of Mansfield; three sons, Alan Ward-King of Loudonville (currently serving in Iraq), Gerald Robinson of Benton and Louis White of Arvada, Colo.; nine grandchildren; a brother, Rex Ward of Loudonville; four sisters, his twin sister Debbie Turnmire of Damascus, Va., Mary Ann Walker of Mount Vernon, Lucille Mott of Ashland and Catherine Brown of Massilon; also his loving companion — his dog, Bear.
He was preceded in death by his father; and a stepfather, Floyd Buckland.
Funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Fischer Funeral Home in Danville. Gerald T. Robinson will officiate. Burial will be in Millwood Cemetery. Visiting hours are today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County.