Norma J. Jenkins
MOUNT VERNON — Norma Jean Jenkins, 77, of Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital.
She was born Sept. 15, 1926, in Glenmont to Charles and Grace (Brown) Carter Sr. She had attended Gay Street United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Elks and was a lifelong member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary.
She is survived by a son, Charles “Rick” Parker of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Carla Jenkins of Clovis, Calif.; a granddaughter, Valerie (John) Epps; two great-grandsons, Andrew and Johnathan; and two sisters, Wanda (Bill) Bender of Everett, Pa., and Creta Frye of Mount Vernon.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Jenkins; a brother, Charles Carter; and a sister, Betty Dial.
Friends may call today from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon, where the funeral will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Dr. David Baker will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 253 E. Church St., Marion 43302-3807. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Larry Kitchen, 69, of Mount Vernon passed away Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, at the Knox Community Hospital.
He was born March 5, 1935, in Dayton, the son of Charlie D. and Eula M. (McCoy) Kitchen.
He is survived by five brothers, William Kitchen of California, Daniel Kitchen of Dayton, Jim Kitchen of California, Gary Kitchen of Florida and Harold Kitchen of Dayton; and a sister, Denise White of California.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
There will be a graveside service Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Ebenezer Cemetery near Mount Vernon. The Rev. Dennis Hill will officiate. Funeral arrangement are through the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Dorothy L. Melick
UTICA — Dorothy L. Melick, 77, of Utica died Aug. 15, 2004, at her residence.
She was born April 25, 1927, in Newark, the daughter of Charles W. and Mabel (Shephard) Barrick. A 1945 Utica High School graduate, she was retired from the Mount Vernon Developmental Center. She attended Martinsburg Church of Christ and was a member of Utica Senior Citizens.
She is survived by a son, Charles (Tisha) Melick of Howard; two daughters, Carol (Thomas) Wise of Howard and Nancy (Steve) Gallwitz of Bladensburg; six grandchildren, Mike and Mark Lowe, Lori Downs, Lisa Lohr, Kenton Mickley and Weston Melick; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Don (Janice) Barrick of Fredericktown and Dale (Sandi) Barrick of Mount Vernon; three sisters, Marie Mosley of Mount Vernon, Wanda Councell of Utica and Wilma (Robert) Buckingham of Howard; several nieces and nephews; and several special friends.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Merlin Melick, in 1993; and a daughter, Barbara Jean Melick.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Bladensburg Church of Christ, Henpeck Road, just off Ohio 541. Funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the church with Mr. Don Allen officiating. Burial will be in Bladensburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050.
Gary Mizer Sr.
WARSAW — Gary L. “Tarzan” Mizer Sr., 54, of 27120 County Road 22, Warsaw, died Aug. 15, 2004, in a tractor accident in Warsaw.
He was born Dec. 29, 1949, in Coshocton County to Donald Leo and Hazel Faye (Shaw) Mizer. He was employed for 36 years at Edmont’s in Coshocton and was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of the Coshocton Eagles, Coshocton Moose Lodge and the Coshocton Army Navy Club.
He is survived by two sons, Gary (Renee) Mizer Jr. of Warsaw and Jason (Shandy) Mizer of Coshocton; two daughters, Lisa (Steve) Thompson and Lori (Shawn) Fortune of North Carolina; three grandchildren, Hunter Mizer of Coshocton, Dakota and Marcey Mizer of Warsaw; two stepgrandchildren, Brittany and Caitlin Lautzenheiser of Warsaw; two sisters, Faye (Bill) Harding of Piqua and Peggy (Greg) Wilson of Coshocton; and seven brothers, Lewis (Judy) Mizer, Richard (Carol) Mizer, Larry (Violet) Mizer, James Mizer and Steve Mizer, all of Warsaw, and Tom (Chris) Mizer of Coshocton and Jack Mizer of Arizona.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The funeral will be Thursday, Aug. 19, at 11 a.m. in the Fischer Funeral Home, Warsaw, with the Rev. Ron Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Valley View Cemetery at Warsaw. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday until service time.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 937 High St., Worthington 43085.
Denford R. Richardson
MOUNT VERNON — Denford R. Richardson, 50, of Mount Vernon died Monday, Aug. 16, 2004, at his residence following an extended battle with cancer.
Denford was born March 23, 1954, in Mount Vernon to Leck Graham and Beulah Irene (Hess) Richardson and had spent his lifetime in the Mount Vernon area.
Surviving are his sister, Verle (Stephen) Crunkilton of Mount Vernon; and two brothers, Graham Richardson of Mount Vernon and Raymond Richardson of Vanceburg, Ky.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Carter Wayne Richardson; and a sister, Lecty Avenell Floyd.
The family will observe private graveside services at Croton Cemetery. Arrangements were under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
This obituary and online condolences at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Robert E. Stelts
FREDERICKTOWN — Robert E. Stelts, 78, of Spillway Drive, Fredericktown, died unexpectedly at his home Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004.
He was born Aug. 4, 1926, in Mount Vernon, the son of Edgar S. and Sylvia (Rule) Stelts and had been a lifetime resident of the Mount Vernon community. Mr. Stelts served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and again during the Korean conflict. He retired from CES after 32 years of employment. He was a member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, the American Legion and the VFW, both is Mount Vernon, and also was a member of the Ohio Quarter Horse Association. Bob loved his country and most dearly his family. He will be sorely missed.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Polly (Spearman) Stelts; son, Jeffrey (Laurie) Stelts of Mount Vernon; daughter, Terri (Mel) Green of Canal Winchester; and grandchildren, Jason, Michael and Christen.
Mr. Stelts’ family will observe private services with veteran’s honors observed by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council. Arrangements are through the care and assistance of Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050; or to the charity of one’s choice. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
John E. Treese Jr.
NEWARK — John E. Treese Jr., 70, of 1114 W. Church St., Newark, formerly of Garnet Court, Bucyrus, died late Sunday evening, Aug. 15, 2004, at Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark. He had been ill the past several months.
He was born Sept. 30, 1933, in Knox County to John E. and Ruth (Randolph) Treese Sr., both deceased.
For 32 years, he was employed at Ryder-Heil Bronze of Bucyrus retiring in 1997. A veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict, he also held membership in the American Legion Post 181, and attended the Calvary Baptist Church in Bucyrus. While growing up in the Knox County area, he attended the Seventh-day Adventist School there.
Surviving are his wife, Wanda Thagard of Newark, and her seven children and 21 grandchildren; his children, Starlena (Arturo) Lugo of Bucyrus, John D. (Linda) Treese of Nevada, Ohio, Jim (Joan) Elliott of Bucyrus and Charlotte Young of Westerville; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Phillip Treese of Waco, Texas; and nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Sharon Wimer.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by Juanita (Hardymon) Elliott, whom he married Oct. 31, 1958; and a sister, Esther Alberts.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home, 215 N. Walnut St., Bucyrus 44820, with the Rev. Ken Lance officiating. Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and Wednesday up to the time of service at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest beside Juanita in the Union Cemetery in Mount Gilead. Time and day of burial will be announced later.
Those wishing to make a memorial may do so through the funeral home to the Parkinson Foundation.