Elmer J. Carpenter
MOUNT VERNON — Elmer J. Carpenter, 86, of Mount Vernon died June 24, 2004, at the Kobacker House in Columbus.
He was born Feb. 28, 1918, in Monroe County to Clifford and Pearl (Stephens) Carpenter. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps and was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Gen. Patton’s 3rd Army, Company K, 357th Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, European Theater Operations receiving the Gold Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars. He was a member of the American Legion Post 578 in Batesville, Ohio, and the VFW Post 07671 in Fredericktown. After retiring from the former Continental Can Co. after 33 years as a photo engraver, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and golf as well as the Cleveland Indians. He was a strong family man who was a kind, loving, hardworking soul of integrity with strong opinion.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Geraldine M. (Howiler) Carpenter; daughter, Cheryl L. Summers of Columbus; a granddaughter, Michelle Croswell of New Albany; three great-grandchildren, Samuel Owen and Elizabeth Anne Croswell, and Shaun Michael Barnett; a brother, Neil (Barbara) Carpenter of Mount Vernon; two sisters, Evelyn McCleary and Judy Clevenger, both of Mount Vernon; many nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Juanita Carpenter of Martinsburg, Mary Carpenter of North Liberty, Nora Carpenter of Mount Vernon; aunts, Wilma Morris of Pataskala and Lily O’Leary of Washington, Pa.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by six brothers, Harold, Francis, Edward, Virgil, Robert and Irvin Carpenter; and four sisters, Viola Robinson, Betty Carpenter, Joann Carpenter and Mary Ann Davis.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 5 in the North-Dilley Funeral Home, where the funeral will be Monday at 1 p.m. Pastor Dan Taylor will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens with military honors being conducted by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council. This obituary may be viewed online at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Riverside Hospital-Kobacker House, 3595 Olentangy River Road, Columbus 43214.
Mary Lou Doup
MOUNT VERNON — Mary Lou Doup, 67, of Daniels Road, Mount Vernon, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, June 24, 2004, at her residence.
She was born June 21, 1937, in Knox County to Thomas Lee Hampton and Coreta (Rinehart) Hampton Steurer. She served as clerk of Pike Township for over 20 years. Mrs. Doup also had worked for the Gambier Library, Kenyon College and the Knox County Department of Human Services. She was a member of Amity United Methodist Church. Mrs. Doup enjoyed hobbies such as rug hooking, painting, landscape design, scrapbooking and making crafts, but most of all, she loved spending quality time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, John “Butch” Doup; two sons, Doug (Joyce) Doup of Mount Vernon and Mike (Tina) Doup of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Debbie (Mike) Bailey of Grand Rapids; five grandchildren, Eric, Sarah, Katie, Brandon and Delaney; a half brother, Robert Lee; and four half sisters, Pat, Ceeta, Carolyn and Nancy.
Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where funeral service will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. Burial will follow in Amity Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requests in honor of Mary Lou, that you pass on random acts of kindness. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Van S. Hylton
MARENGO — Van S. Hylton, 73, of Marengo died early Friday, June 25, 2004, at Morrow Manor in Chesterville.
He was born Feb. 23, 1931, in Asco, W.Va., to Ralph H. and Dessie (Bishop) Hylton. A veteran of both the U.S. Navy and Army, he moved to the Marengo area in 1974 from Grove City.
He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Virginia “Jenny” (Lake); sons, Van R. (Heather) Hylton of Delaware and Vernon (Angela) Hylton of Cardington; a daughter, Venus (John) Cooner of Groveport; five grandchildren, Steven, Hannah, Derek, John and Jennifer; a brother, Jim Hylton of Rogersville, Tenn.; and a sister, Sadie Underwood of Wise, Va.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Charles; and two sisters, Violet Latham and Velva Chapman.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 229, Marengo, where funeral will be Monday at 2 p.m. Interment will follow with military honors in the Marengo Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3380 Tremont Road, Columbus 43221; or American Heart Association, P.O. Box 182039, Department 013, Columbus 43218-2039.
Mary J. Lockhart
MOUNT VERNON — Mary Joyce Lockhart, 59, of Mount Vernon was called to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 24, 2004, surrounded by family and friends at the home of her son near St. Louisville.
She was born Dec. 29, 1944, in Honaker, Va., to Clint W. and Una Mae (Johnson) Hess Sr. and had been a resident of Mount Vernon for 17 years. Mary worked several years at Choo Choo’s and the Eagles Club in Mount Vernon. She was past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles. She had also been a member of the AMVETS and Ladies of the Moose in Mount Vernon.
She is survived by her close companion and friend, Dick Hunter; her father, Clint W. Hess Sr. of Brandon; two daughters Jennie (Mark Jones) Bonham of Pennsboro, W.Va., and Debbie (Brent) Hart of Little Rock, Ark.; two sons, Gary Hess of Mount Vernon and William (Stella Pegam) Lockhart of St. Louisville; 12 grandchildren; four brothers, Charles (Susie) Hess of Mount Gilead, Joe Hess of Mount Vernon, Clint (Debbie) Hess Jr. of Mount Gilead and Roy (Marie) Hess of Warsaw; three sisters, Patty (Richard) Carter of Columbus, Annie Johnson and Connie Ackerman, both of Mount Vernon; her grandmother, Madie Johnson of Virginia; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles; and her special friend, Debbie Watson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Burchard Lockhart; and her mother, Una Mae (Johnson) Hess.
Friends may call Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where funeral service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. Pastor T.J. McNew III will officiate. Burial will follow at Forest Cemetery at Fredericktown.
Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of one’s choice. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
UTICA — Cecile Myers, 96, of Bennington Township died June 24, 2004, at Utica care Center in Utica.
She was born May 14, 1908, in Utica to Walter D. and Mary E. (Chopson) Myers. She attended Bennington Chapel Church and was a former Bennington Social Club member.
She is survived by a family friend, Rachel Fairall of Centerburg.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Francis W. and Stanley D. Myers.
Graveside service will be Monday at 11 a.m. in Lock Cemetery. Mr. Alan Pratt will officiate. The Law-Baker Funeral Home, Utica, is in charge of the arrangements.
Victoria Stillings Nitka
MOUNT VERNON — Victoria (Arquilla) Stillings Nitka, 85, of Mount Vernon died Thursday, June 24, 2004, at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born Nov. 11, 1918, in Mount Vernon to Rufino Mike and Helen Aline (Jacquet) Arquilla and had lived her lifetime in the Mount Vernon area. Mrs. Nitka had been employed as one of the first school bus drivers for the Mount Vernon City Schools and she had also been employed at Mazza’s Restaurant in Mount Vernon. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and the Moose Lodge.
Surviving are her sons, Richard Lee (Mary Lou) Stillings and Charles Edward (Christy) Stillings, both of Washington, Pa., and Phillip Herbert (Connie) Stillings of Mount Vernon; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-great-granddaughter.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Vinton Edward Stillings; four brothers, Joe Arquilla, Lee Arquilla, Albert Arquilla and Mike Arquilla; and four sisters, Yolanda Arquilla, Mary Berger, Jeanie Ballinger and Adliene Blubaugh.
A Mass of the resurrection will be Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon, with the Rev. Ted Thomas as celebrant. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Mount Vernon.
The Flowers-Snyder funeral Home in Mount Vernon is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St. This obituary and guest register are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Marianne Bostwick-Taylor, 75, of Mount Vernon died June 24, 2004, at Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon.
She was born Feb. 4, 1929, in Munich, Germany, to Johann and Anna (Nefzger) Wickenrieder. Mrs. Taylor was an assistant manager for Johnstown Manor Apartments.
She is survived by her children, Susanne Moore and Monika Vail, both of Mount Vernon, Eric (Jennifer) Bostwick of Westerville and Russell (Marilyn) Bostwick of Mount Vernon; stepchildren, Nanette Taylor of Germany and Fred (Carol) Taylor of Newark; a brother, Kurt (Katie) Wickenrieder of Lexington; a sister-in-law, Christa Wickenrieder of Galion; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, her husband, Charles W. Taylor, who passed away in 1993, and two brothers, preceded her in death.
Friends may call Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark, where funeral will follow at 2 p.m. The Rev. Robert L. Knox will officiate. Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society NCICFUL, P.O. Box 102454, Atlanta, GA 30368-2454.
To sign an online guestbook visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com and click guest book/obituary.
Harold R. Totten
WALHONDING — Harold R. Totten, 80, of 3930 McCament Road, Walhonding, went to be with the Lord June 25, 2004, at Riverside Methodist hospital in Columbus.
He was born May 6, 1924, in Knox County to Clay and Arlie (Berry) Totten. He was a member of Perry Chapel Baptist Church, was a 48-year member of Union Grange and was the Sexton of Mount Zion Cemetery. He was an Army veteran of World War II from 1943 to 1946, serving in the European Theater. He was the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, European Ribbon and the Presidential Company Citation. He attended the Stricker one-room school and graduated from Bladensburg High School in 1943. He was a lifelong farmer in Jackson Township, a former carpenter with Fred Pound and retired from Oxford Oil Co. as a pumper. He was a former East Knox School Board member for 12 years and a former Jackson Township Trustee for four years.
He is survived by his wife, Helen (Aronhalt) Totten, to whom he had been married 50 years; one daughter, Jolene (Randy) Hoopes of Zanesville; three sons, Lonnie R. (Laura) Totten of Fredericktown, Robin (Beth) Totten of Walhonding and Joseph (Lori) Totten of Walhonding; seven grandchildren, Michelle and Jason Hoopes, Cody, Danielle, Darby, Kiley and Jocie Totten; two sisters, Faye Norman of Newark and Lena Squares of Arizona; canine companions, Ernie and Fiddler.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by three sisters, Grace Shoults in 1968, Zella Milligan in 1987 and Leota Phillips in 2002.
Friends may call Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Perry Chapel Baptist Church, near Bladensburg, where the funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. Pastor David Fowls will officiate. Burial with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will be in Mount Zion Cemetery. The Harris-Dilley Funeral Home in Bladensburg is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Perry Chapel Upward Basketball Program, 19476 Township Road 380, Warsaw 43844.
Wilbur J. Wilson Jr.
UTICA — A private service for Wilbur J. Wilson Jr., 90, of Utica, will be held with the Rev. Richard Riedel officiating. Burial will be in South Lawn Cemetery.
Mr. Wilson died June 22, 2004, at Life Care Center of Evergreen, Colorado, following a short illness. He was born April 20, 1914, in Utica, to the late Wilbur J. Sr. and Helen (Gregg) Wilson.
He graduated from Utica High School and continued his education at Denison University graduating from that institution in 1936. After graduating from college he returned to Utica and was associated with the family bank until it was sold to what is now National City Bank. Widely known in banking circles, he retired in 1974.
He was active in Phi Gamma Delta, the National Association of Bank Auditors and Comptrollers, the Ohio State and American Bankers Association. He was a member of the UTK Club and a former volunteer fireman.
He was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church and attended the Presbyterian churches in Utica and Georgetown, Colorado.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Viola M. (Jacobs) Wilson; and Martha Wilson, who is the widow of the deceased son.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Wilbur J. Wilson III, who died on April 11, 1986.
Contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
The Law-Baker Funeral Home in Utica is in charge of arrangements.