Mabel L. Beckholt
MOUNT VERNON — Mabel Louise Beckholt, 79, of Mount Vernon died Aug. 3, 2004, at the Knox Community Hospital.
She was born June 7, 1925, in Mount Vernon to Robert L. and Nellie (Styers) Shannon. She was a member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Gail Lee (Don) Hull of Pensacola, Fla.; a son, Raymond R. Beckholt of Mount Vernon; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Roberta J. Gorsuch and Virginia Casto, both of Mount Vernon; an brother, Robert L. (Pearlie) Shannon Jr. of Mount Vernon; seven nieces and nephews; four great-nieces and great-nephews.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Leora Williams.
Friends may call Friday from noon to 2 p.m. in the North-Dilley Funeral Home, where the funeral will be at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Robert Hendrix will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Equine Assisted Therapy Inc., 7908 Myers Road, Centerburg 43011; or to the charity of one’s choice.
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 today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Law Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica, with an OES service at 6:30 p.m. Funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Mr. 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.
Robert L. Kelley
DANVILLE — Robert L. Kelley, 69, of Shadley Valley Road, Danville, died Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 3, 2004, in Knox Community Hospital, Mount Vernon, after a sudden illness.
Mr. Kelley was born July 31, 1935, in Salem, the son of Kenneth and Nelle (Buck) Kelley. He was a 1954 graduate of Alliance High School and was a 20-year U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam era, retiring in 1975. he later worked as a bus driver for A&M Transit in Alliance and Fidelity Bus of Massillon for 10 years. From 1994 to 2000 he worked for D.J. Dix, Loudonville. He had lived in the Danville area since 1990 and was a member of VFW Post 8586, Perrysville; American Legion Post 257, Loudonville; and the Loudonville Eagles. He was also a member of First Christian Church, Alliance.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy (Dallas) Kelley, whom he married Oct. 5, 1958; a son, and his companion, David Kelley and Jane Hale of Hilliard; his daughter and son-in-law, Carol and David Boyd of Westerville; four grandchildren, Yuri Kelley, Heather Kelley, Alex Boyd and Ray Hale; a brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Mary Ellen Kelley of Princeton, N.J.; and a niece, Jennifer (Cliff) Cheng of Princeton.
The funeral will be Friday, Aug. 6, at 11 a.m. in Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville, with the Rev. Doug Sweet officiating. Private burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Perrysville. Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Danville United Methodist Church, 408 S. Market St., Danville 43014; or Danville Fire Department, P.O. Box 526, Danville 43014. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.byerly-lindsey.com.
Hazel A. Kempton
CANTON — Hazel A. Kempton, 90, of Canton passed away Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004, in Autlman Hospital following a brief illness.
Born July 17, 1914, in Letcher County, Ky., to James and Effie Bates, she was a homemaker and shared so much love with her family. Hazel was creative and artistic, she liked the outdoors, working in the garden, going on walks and was always on the go. She will be remembered for her charming ways, her intellect and her compassion for people.
Survivors include three daughters, Jolene (Robert) Stulka of Apple Valley, Jackie (Richard) Morrow of Canton and Jill (Howard) Sumner of North Canton; a son, James (Rose) Kempton of Massillon; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, Jasper “Jack” E. Kempton, who wen to be with the Lord on March 31, 1987; two infant children, Patricia and Donald Kempton; two sisters, Thelma Bates and Christine Neumann; and a grandson, James Kenneth Stulka.
Calling hours will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Reed Funeral Home in Canton, where funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery.
Helen L. Lepley
MOUNT VERNON — Helen L. Lepley, 88, of Mount Vernon passed away Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home. Arrangements will be through the care and direction of Snyder Funeral Homes, Mount Vernon.
Alfred O. Morris
FREDERICKTOWN — Alfred O. Morris, 90, of Columbus Road, Fredericktown, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at Whispering Hills Care Center in Mount Vernon.
Friends may call Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown. Funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home where friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of the service.
The full obituary will be in Friday’s edition of the Mount Vernon News and can be seen online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
UTICA — John Pumphrey, 55, of Utica passed away Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004. The Harris-Dilley Funeral Home, Bladensburg, is n charge of arrangements.
MOUNT VERNON — Homer Shrimplin, 85, of Mount Vernon died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital in Columbus. The North-Dilley Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is assisting with arrangements.