SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Agnes Fernandez passed away Aug. 6, 2004, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Mo.
She was born in Mount Vernon to Edward and Margaret Schlairet.
She is survived by her husband, Leonzo Fernandez; a daughter, Judith Ireland, and a son, David Cohen, both of Springfield, Mo., and a son, Michael Cohen of Murray, Ky.; a sister, Dorothy Kempton of Mount Vernon; and 14 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, William Cohen; her parents; five sisters; and five brothers.
A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date in Mount Vernon.
Helen L. Lepley
MOUNT VERNON — Helen L. Lepley, 88, of Pleasant Valley Road, Mount Vernon, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home.
She was born on March 10, 1916, in Knox County to William and Lottie (Carrigan) Ransom. Mrs. Lepley retired from United Telephone Co. after 30 years of employment. She was a member of the Faith Baptist Church of Mount Vernon and the Moose.
She is survived by her daughter, Venice Rine-Durbin; two granddaughters, Pamela Jo Franks of Johnstown and Shelly Anne Franks of Columbus; and a great-granddaughter, Samantha Jo Webb.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Floyd “Jack” Lepley; a brother, Warner Ransom; and a sister, Mary Blamer.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where funeral will be Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Merlyn Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Faith Baptist Church, 8764 Martinsburg Road, Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
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.
He was born Feb. 18, 1914, in Ashland County to the late George Lee and Blanche (Bradrick) Morris. Mr. Morris retired in 1973 after 35 years of employment with Pittsburgh Plate Glass and was owner of Morris Dry Cleaners in Fredericktown and Gambier. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Fredericktown, Thrall Lodge F&AM, Ann Hill Chapter, Order of Eastern Star; 50-year member and past commander of the American Legion and Knights of Pythias. Mr. Morris was one of the founders for Little League baseball in Fredericktown. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved fishing, coon hunting and searching for mushrooms. Mr. Morris served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He is survived by a son, Carl (Linda) Morris of Bellville; two daughters, Leota (Harlan) Park of Oakridge, Tenn., and Ann (Larry) Ullman of Fredericktown; seven grandchildren, Mark Morris, Michael Morris, Melissa Porter, Tanya Mason, Todd Park, Matt Ullman and Buffy Lee Ann Barclay; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Vivian (Ebersole) Morris; two brothers, George Morris and Earl Morris; two sisters, Frances Hall and Elizabeth Bellew; a son-in-law, Tom Park; and a granddaughter, Dawn Malburg.
Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown, where a funeral service will be Saturday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Mary Miller will officiate. Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
John C. Pumphrey
UTICA — John C. Pumphrey, 55, of Utica died unexpectedly Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004.
He was born Feb. 12, 1949, in Mount Vernon to Charles and Elma (Highman) Pumphrey. He was a member of the Bladensburg Church of Christ and was a 20-year employee for the U.S. Postal Service. He was also a self-employed mechanic.
He is survived by his wife, Jane (Jewell) Pumphrey of 34 years; a son, Douglas (Amanda) Pumphrey of Jacksonville, Fla.; two daughters, Sherri (Michael) Moreland and Stacy Pumphrey, both of Utica; two sisters, Patty Pumphrey of Martinsburg and Jill (Fred) Pletcher of Newark; one brother, Phil (Gina) Pumphrey of Columbus; five grandchildren, Ashley, Michael, Brandon, John and Noah.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Harris-Dilley Funeral Home in Bladensburg. Funeral will be Monday at 10 a.m. at the Bladensburg Church of Christ with Mr. Stan Ratliff officiating. Burial will be in Bladensburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in John Pumphrey’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1 Marion Ave., Suite 108, Mansfield 44903.
This obituary may be viewed online at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Homer H. Shrimplin
MOUNT VERNON — Homer H. Shrimplin, 85, of Mount Vernon died Aug. 4, 2004, at The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital.
He was born April 10, 1919, in Amity to Harry and Hazel (Armstrong) Shrimplin. He was a member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, Moose Lodge, VFW Post 4027, and a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge. He was a World War II Army veteran and participated in the Normandy invasion. Some of the many service medals he received were the Good Conduct, European African Mideastern Service Metal with five Bronz Medal Service Stars, and the Liberty Medal. He retired from his car sales career after 40 combined years with Howard Niggles, Pontiac Buick, and later with Ernie Faro, Pontiac Buick, and eventually with John DeCosky Dealerships.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Christabel (Doman) Shrimplin, whom he married in Bath, England in 1943; one son, Malcolm (Marilyn) Shrimplin of Fredericktown; two daughters, Diane (Bill) Page and Debbi (Bob) Tier, both of Mount Vernon; seven grandchildren, Malcolm, Tracy, Roberta, Jennifer, Christine, Tessa and Heather; and four great-grandchildren, Jacob, Ryan, Madison and Taylor.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Don Shrimplin.
Friends may call on today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home, where funeral will be Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Rodney Buchanan officiating. Burial with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will be in Jelloway Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Homer Shrimplin’s name to the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, 205 N. Mulberry St., Mount Vernon 43050; or Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary may be viewed online at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Ronnie Dee Surber
MARENGO — Ronnie Dee “3Hawks” Surber, 51, of Marengo went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004.
A member of the Cherokee Nation, born in Elizabethton, Tenn., on June 16, 1953, to the late Leonard Bell and Madelin Surber.
He is survived by his loving family, including his wife, Carol Ann (McVay) Surber; sons, Ronnie (Sharon) Surber of Marengo and Eli Dale Surber of Delaware; grandchildren, Shiann and Corey; nieces, Angela and Stacy Fling of Westerville; and many loving relatives in West Virginia, Columbus, Johnstown and New Lexington.
Services will be held for the family at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.