Frederick Herrmann Sr.
HOMERVILLE — Frederick H. Herrmann Sr., 89, of Homerville died June 23, 2004, at Elyria Memorial Hospital.
He was born July 26, 1914, in Memphis, Tenn., to William and Pauline (Adams) Herrmann. He moved to Homerville in 1952 from Euclid. Retiring in 1980, he worked for 10 years at the Westfield Insurance Co., spent 2 1/2 years with the U.S. Postal Service and 33 years with the Railway Mail Service. Past president of the Black River Board of Education, he was a member of the former Homerville Booster Club, and member of KSC, Homer Township Zoning Board and 50 Plus Club in West Salem. He was a lector at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, a member of Holy Name Society and worked at the bloodmobile. He was president of the Homer Senior Citizens and chairman of the county Senior Citizens Day and a representative to the county Council on Aging.
He is survived by four sons, Frederick Herrmann Jr. of Maine, William H. Herrmann of China, Lawrence J. (Linda) Herrmann of Waterville, Richard Herrmann of Homerville and Dannette Herrmann of West Salem; four daughters, Kathleen (Dale) Grassbaugh of Howard, Anne (George) Schaefer of Elyria, Mary (Michael) Mole of Chatham and Margaret (Robert) Dreher of Homerville; 23 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a stepgreat-grandchild; two brothers, Eugene Herrmann of Las Vegas, Nev., and James Herrmann of Rocky River; and four sisters, Kate Reeves of Euclid, Florence Simone of Euclid, Caroline Kovar of Rocky River and Teresa Samberg of Brookpark.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Anna, in 1997; two brothers, William and John Herrmann; and a sister, Jane Reed.
Funeral Mass will be Monday, June 28, at noon at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in West Salem with the Rev. Carl Uhler as celebrant. Visitation will be Sunday from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Matteson Funeral Home in West Salem where Rosary service will be at 8 p.m. Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in Homerville.
Memorials may be made to St. Stephen’s Catholic Church or Meals and More, 44 Britton Street, West Salem 44287; or Lodi Hospital Auxiliary, 225 Elyria St., Lodi 44254.
MOUNT VERNON — Marguerite Payne, 95, of Mount Vernon died June 22, 2004, at Mount Carmel Hospital East in Columbus.
She was born Sept. 30, 1908, in Butler Township to James and Frances (Wallace) Frye. She was a member of the Grove Church of Christ for 81 years, a member of Glenwood Chapter 303 OES, the RSVP, and was a 57-year member of Pleasant Grange. She was the last surviving member of Gambier High School Class of 1927.
She is survived by three sons, James Kunkel of Gambier, Harold (Linda) Kunkel of Mount Vernon and Charles Ensil Kunkel of Wilmington; stepdaughter, Barbara Williams of Mount Vernon; eight grandchildren, Terry Kunkel, Anita Mullins, Timothy Kunkel, John Kunkel, Kevin Kunkel, Kathy Needles, Diana Tolentino and Harold Loper; five septgrandchildren, Robin Williams, Jeff Rine, Scott Rine, Teresa Hawkins and Chris Allen; eight great-grandchildren; two great--great-grandchildren; nine stepgreat-grandchildren.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Ivan Kunkel, in 1966; second husband, Irvil Payne, in 1980; four brothers and two sisters.
Friends may call Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Grove Church of Christ, where funeral will be Saturday at 3 p.m. Evangelist Jerold Tear will officiate. Burial will follow in Union Grove Cemetery, with an Eastern Star service. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grove Church of Christ, 7740 Grove Church Road, Gambier 43022.
Parm Ardelle Temple
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Parm Ardelle Hendershot Temple of Walnut Creek, Calif., passed away peacefully on June 19, 2004, at the age of 96.
Her husband, Alverdo C. Temple, preceded her in death in 1976.
She is survived by her daughter, Claire (Robert “Bob”) Stull; grandchildren, Steven (Cynthia) Stahl of Charlotte, N.C., Robin (Jonathon) Klein of Philadelphia, Pa., Andrew (Darcy) Stull of Concord, Calif., Susie (Michael) Thomas of Martinez, Calif.; and great-grandchildren, Issac and Noah Klein, Jackson Stahl, Kasey Thomas and Madelyn Stull.
She was a 50-year member of the Knox Chapter 236 of Order of the Eastern Star and Pythian Sisters in Mount Vernon and Gambier; she maintained leadership of their Pythian Sisters drill team for many years. The friendships made in these groups of women were long lasting and very special to her.
She was a very unique spirit with a language all her own which brings a smile in our hearts as we remember the many memories we all share. She was a caring, nurturing mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who fed our hunger and our spirits with her delicious meals and special love. She had a lifelong passion of corresponding with the many friends and family members with whom she kept in touch over the years. Her special remembrances and friendship and love will be so missed by all of us.
Friends may call Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the North-Dilley Funeral Home, where an Eastern Star service will be held at 8 p.m. A graveside service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Workman Cemetery at Danville, where she will be buried next to her husband of 52 years. Evangelist Jerold Tear will officiate. There will be a celebration of her life at noon at the Grove Church of Christ in Gambier, immediately following the graveside service. There will also be a celebration of her life at a later date in California where she spent most of her last 30 years to be near her daughter and grandchildren.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Contra Costa County, 2051 Harrison St., Concord, CA 94520.
Jake L. Thompson
DANVILLE — Jake Lee Thompson, 74, of Buckeye Road, Danville, passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at his residence.
He was born Aug. 15, 1929, in Mount Vernon to Paul and Jetty (Grizzle) Thompson. Jake retired in 1998 after 30 years of employment with Flxible Co. He lived in Knox County most of his life and had spent the last 25 years residing in Danville. Jake loved collecting antiques and shopping with his sister.
He is survived by a brother, Paul (Zee) Thompson of Coshocton; a twin sister, Joanne (Floyd) Smith of Howard; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his grandmother, Rose Rine, who helped raise him.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
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