Edith E. Berry
COSHOCTON — Edith Eileen Berry, 82, of South Second Street, Coshocton, died June 28, 2004, at the Coshocton County Memorial Hospital.
She was born May 4, 1922, in Warsaw to William W. and Myrtle O. (Hawthorne) Steffee. She was retired from Edmonts in Coshocton. Mrs. Berry and her husband owned and operated the former Berry’s Buckeye Feed on Main Street in Warsaw. She was a 1940 graduate of Warsaw High School. A member of the Coshocton Moose Lodge and the Eagles Lodge of Coshocton.
She is survived by a daughter, Sally E. (Kevin) Snyder of Coshocton; a son, Randy (Melody) Berry of Fresno; six grandchildren, Nathan Noel, Lacey, Brooke, Shane, Kara and Keith; a great-grandchild, Hanna; and a sister, Helen Duniphin of California.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Noel Berry, whom she married May 11, 1940. He died Feb. 17, 1970. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Haines; and a brother, Walter Jones.
There will be no calling hours. Graveside service will be held Thursday in the Valley View Cemetery at Warsaw with Pastor Charles Warren officiating.
M. Maurine Davis
DELAWARE — M. Maurine Davis of Wintersong Village, Delaware, died June 29, 2004, at the age of 81.
She moved to Sunbury in 1952 and was a resident of Ruskin, Fla., form 1978 until 1999, when she returned to Sunbury. Maurine was born Jan. 18, 1923, in Artemus, Ky., to Dale and Sally (Jordan) York.
She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Oscar Davis; children, Charlotte (Ray) Boyer of Bradenton, Fla., Sally Nichols of Sunbury, Dale (Patty) Davis of Delaware and Kay (Dave) Jeffers of Sunbury; a daughter-in-law, Debbra Davis of Plant City, Fla.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Ivory (James) Kinder of Detroit, Mich., and Jenny (Arlie) Hammons of Tennessee.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, James, in 1958, and Robert, in 1997; and a brother, Dale Jr.
Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where funeral will be Friday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Carol Weiss will officiate. Interment will follow in Sunbury Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Plant City, Fla., Police Department Weight Room Fund in memory of Sgt. Robert Davis.
C. Jean Humes
MOUNT VERNON — C. Jean Humes, 58, of Mount Vernon died Tuesday, June 29, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon following an extended illness.
Jean was born April 5, 1946, in Newark and was a graduate of Newark High School. She had lived in the Knox County area since 1965 and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Mount Vernon.
Surviving are her son, Jay (Shawna) Humes of Mount Vernon; her daughter, Cheryl (Ken) Saul of Columbus; her father, Wayne H. Davisson of Newark; an extended family member, Stephanie Canter of Mount Vernon; a brother, Wayne “Butch” Davisson of Newark; a sister, Barb (Dan) Weakley of Sioux City, Iowa; stepbrothers, Ed Lescaleet of Cincinnati, and Gary Lescaleet and John Lescaleet, both of Newark; and stepsisters, Catherine (Charles Huntzinger) Buxton of Granville and Dianna Lescaleet of Newark.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Clara (Amspoker) Davisson; and her stepmother, Alice Jean Davisson.
Friends may call Thursday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
James W. Ranck
NEWARK — James Walter Ranck, 73, died June 28, 2004, at his residence in Newark.
Mr. Ranck was born May 11, 1931, in Bucyrus to Meric and Gail (Falley) Ranck. Prior to retirement, Mr. Ranck was a truck driver and was also a meat cutter with Big Bear. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict. He was a member of the American Legion Post 85 in Newark, Newark Eagles, Disabled American Veterans in Newark, and was a life member of the Newark Druids. He was also an avid fisherman, camper and loved the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Helen “Louise” (Seavolt) Ranck of Newark, whom he married on Oct. 8, 1967; an aunt, Julianna Falley of Alexandria; a cousin, Cathy King of Alexandria; a special niece and nephew, Melody and Allen Williamson; a host of other special nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Nancy (Ralph) Cline, Rose (Randy) Hurlow, Loretta Mae Williamson, Phyllis Seavolt, Carol Seavolt and Karen Gerrard; a special friend and caregiver, Barry Brush.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Martha Young and Iona Jean Ranck; and a niece, Linda Sue Young.
Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Chapel, 179 Granville St., Newark, where American Legion Post 85 will have services at 6 p.m., Newark Eagles providing services at 6:15 p.m. and Newark Druids providing services at 6:30 p.m. Funeral will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastors Dwight Stryker and Tom Beeman officiating. The Licking County Veterans Alliance will provide military honors directly after the service at the funeral home. Burial will be held at a later date in Maple Grove Cemetery in Alexandria.
Luella M. Shipley
BUTLER — Luella M. Shipley of College Street, Butler, died Tuesday afternoon, June 29, 2004, in MedCentral/Mansfield Hospital Emergency Room following a short illness. The Bellville Snyder Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Bonita ‘Bonnie’ Varner
MOUNT VERNON — Bonita L. “Bonnie” Varner, 67, of Green Valley Road, Mount Vernon, joined her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, June 26, 2004.
She was born Sept. 17, 1936, in Newark, the daughter to Milo and Mildred (Harris) Powell. Bonnie lived a life of service to God, family and friends. And was an active member of the Pines Christian Church.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Lloyd Varner; two sons, Stacey Varner of Redmond, Wash., and Steven (Wendy) Varner of Amity; a daughter, Stephannie (Rick) Waddle of Monroe, Iowa; two grandsons, Adam (Veronica) Snow of Bunker Hill, W.Va., and Justin (Jamie) Snow of Mount Vernon; a brother, Milo (Charlotte) Powell of Newark; and two sisters, Janie (Byron) Riffle of Georgetown, Ky., and Sharron Powell of Ormond Beach, Fla.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Fred and Ronald Powell.
Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, where funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. Evangelists Ray Linn and Neil Gilliand will officiate. Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery.
The family has requested flowers be omitted. Memorial contributions can be made to Christ Reaching Asia Mission (C.R.A.M.), P.O. Box 563, Bedford, IN 47421. This obituary and guest registry can be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.