Mabel L. Beckholt
MOUNT VERNON — Mabel Louise Beckholt, 79, of Mount Vernon died Aug. 3, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
DANVILLE — Betty L. (Bowman) Campbell, 79, of 101 W. Main St., Danville, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, at her home.
She was born March 23, 1925, in Halloway to James Allen and Ruby (Lapp) Bowman. She was married to Gerald R. Campbell on Sept. 5, 1967. He preceded her in death on June 28, 1988. Betty enjoyed sewing, traveling and flower gardens.
She is survived by two daughters, Mary (Jay) Kelly of Jackson and Carol Campbell of Lancaster; two granddaughters, Cari (Michael) Martin of Columbus and Holly (Troy) Boyce of Bremen; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Thomas (Irene) Bowman; a sister, Pearl (Herman) Schaefer; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two sisters, Elizabeth Turberville and Rosetta Logston.
A graveside service will be today, Aug. 4, at 2:30 p.m. in Coshocton County Memorial Gardens. Pastor Donnis Williams will officiate.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Paula Riley, P.O. Box 429, Danville 43014. The Fischer Funeral Home, Danville, is in charge of arrangements.
MOUNT VERNON — B. Darlene Dunlap, 80, of Utica died Aug. 3, 2004, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon.
She was born Feb. 27, 1924, in Homer to Raymond and Gladys (Parsons) Dixon. She retired from Licking County auditor’s office after 18 years. She was a 60-year member of the Utica Church of Christ, a 50-year member of Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 405, past matron and past grand representative; and a member of PERS Retirees.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, William O. Dunlap of Utica; a son, William K. Dunlap of Utica; a daughter, Carol Diane Jones of Akron; a sister, Dorothy McGruder of Newark; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with an OES service at 6:30 p.m. Funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Bruce Hissong officiating. Interment will be in South Lawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Ohio Eastern Star Home, 1451 Gambier Road, Mount Vernon 43050.
Marlene M. Ridgway
CARDINGTON — Marlene Marie Ridgway, 68, of 327 Water St., Cardington, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
She was born Sept. 15, 1935, in Bloomfield to James and Gladys (Dickson) Ridgway. She was a member of the First Evangelical United Brethren Church, and until her death she went to Whetstone School/Industries in Mount Gilead.
She is survived by three nieces, Lois (John) Walker-Abraham of Venice, Fla., Paula (Ed) Buckland of Danville and Linda (Jeff) Armstrong of Howard; an uncle, Rodney (Faith) Ridgway of Danville; many great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews; and her dear friends at her Water Street residence in Cardington.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Paul “Dick” Ridgway; and a sister-in-law, Ruby D. Ridgway.
The funeral will be Thursday, Aug. 5, 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville. Pastor Patrick Bailey will officiate. Burial will be in Workman Cemetery at Danville. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. in the funeral home.
UTICA — Marcella Smith-Blake, 62, of Utica died Aug. 2, 2004, at her residence.
She was born Nov. 9, 1941, in Mount Vernon to Franklin and Anna Louise (McMillen) Smith. She was a member of the Central Church of Christ in Mount Vernon. She retired in 1995 after 35 years of service at Licking Rural Electrification as a billing supervisor.
She is survived by her husband, David L. Blake, to whom she had been married 13 years; a son, Michael Scott Smith of Utica; and a grandson, Cody Michael Smith.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Friends may call today from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Harris-Dilley Funeral Home in Bladensburg, where funeral will be Thursday at 10 a.m. Mr. Bruce Hissong, Mr. Don Allen and Mr. Don Linn will officiate. Burial will follow in Bell Cemetery.
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William ‘Bill’ Vernon
CENTERBURG — William H. “Bill” Vernon, 86, passed away at Heartland Manor on July 30, 2004, after a long illness.
He was born March 20, 1918, in Yukon, W.Va., to the Rev. W.L. and Lula (Trent) Vernon. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was stationed in England and France. He retired from the U.S. Air Force with over 25 years of service. He was a real estate agent and an accountant in California for several years before retiring.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia; three daughters, Nancy (Harold) Umberger of Roanoke, Va., and Billie (Brian) Bessler and Margaret (Tom) Fuller, both of Newberg, Ore.; a brother, James (Jeri) Vernon of Dubuque, Iowa; four stepchildren; four grandsons; two granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
Friends may call Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg. Graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Darrell E. White
MOUNT VERNON — Darrell E. White, 82, of Mount Vernon, formerly of Canton, passed away Aug. 1, 2004, in his home.
He was born Oct. 16, 1921, in Pomeroy to John and Daisy White. He was a veteran of World War II, and earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from Kent State University. He was employed in advertising and public relations for many years and retired from the Ohio Power Co. in 1989. He was a former member and church elder of First Christian Church in Canton, and was currently worshiping at Central Church of Christ in Mount Vernon. Darrell was involved in many organizations including the American Legion Post 44, the China-Burma Indian Veterans Association, the Hump Pilots Association; and was a board member of the Christian Children’s Home of Ohio.
He is survived by his wife, Charlotte L. White, to whom he was married for 55 years; son, Jefferson White of Hillard; daughter, Teresa (Kenneth) Farnham of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Amy (Joshua) Walton of California and William Farnham of Japan; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Scott, Carl, Ray and Lloyd White.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Reed Funeral Home in Canton, where funeral will be Friday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Manley Pierce will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. A memorial service will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at The Inn at HillenVale in Mount Vernon.
Memorial contributions may be made to either the Christian Children’s Home of Ohio, 2685 Armstrong Road, Wooster 44691; or the American Parkinson’s Disease Association Inc. “Find the Cure Program,” 1250 Hylan Bvld., Suite 4B, Staten Island, NY 10305-1946.