Glen J. Levengood
GALION — Glen J. Levengood, 76, of 1400 Knorr Road, Galion, died Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, at Village Care Center, Galion, after an extended illness.
Mr. Levengood was born April 24, 1928, in Coshocton to Glen and Julia (Welbaum) Levengood. He married the former Martha K. Teeter on Feb. 14, 1970, and she survives him.
Mr. Levengood had been an area resdient since 1974, moving from Yukon, Okla. He worked as an automobile salesman for over 40 years, and was the former owner of G&M Motorsales until his retirement in 1994. Mr. Levengood was a member of the Galion American Legion Post and a former member and past president of the Galion Roatry Club, as well as the Hilliar Township Volunteer Fire Department in Centerburg. He was a 14-year veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves and National Guard.
He is survived by two sons, Gary Levengood of Centerburg and Randall Levengood of Newark; and a daughter, Teresa (Don) Lanthorn of Utica.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family. The Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home in Galion is handling the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Homecare Matters or American Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home.
Lester J. Staley
MOUNT GILEAD — Lester J. “Happy” Staley, 93, of Mount Gilead died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, in the Morrow County Hospital ECF.
He was born May 21, 1911, in Akron, the son of Adam and Gertrude (McCammon) Staley. He lived in Morrow County for nearly all of his life, operating a dairy and beef cattle farm from 1940 until retiring in 2002. He attended the Lexington Church of the Nazarene.
He is survived by a sister, Marie Long of Marengo; sisters-in-law, Ruth Staley of Mansfield, Betty J. Staley of Mount Gilead and Peggy Staley of Cleveland; and nieces, nephews and many friends.
His wife, Juanita L. (Perkins) Staley, whom he married May 21, 1934, preceded him in death on April 7, 1993. His brothers, Buddy Kodger, Leslie “Shack” Staley, Milton Staley, Albert “Buck” Staley, Jay Staley, Richard Staley and Walter “Buzz” Staley, also preceded him in death.
Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Craven Funeral Home in Mount Gilead. Pastor James C. Carder will conduct the funeral there Wednesday at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Bryn Zion Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Mary L. Stamper
MOUNT VERNON — Mary LeMonne Stamper, 88, of 1350 Yauger Road and formerly of Tucker Road, Mount Vernon, went to be with her heavenly father on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, at MedCentral Health System in Mansfield.
She was born Jan. 17, 1916, in Ottway to M. Oscar and Flossie Pearl (Jones) Maddy. Mrs. Stamper worked as a housekeeper for the Northside Manor Nursing Home. She was a member of the Mount Liberty United Methodist Church where she served as a Sunday school and bible study teacher. Mrs. Stamper was also a member of the United Methodist Woman’s Association and was a licensed Lay Minister for the United Methodist Church Eastern Ohio Conference.
She is survived by four loving children including three sons, James (Barb) Stamper of Mount Vernon, and Ronald (Linda) Stamper and Robert (Patricia) Stamper, both of Alexandria; a daughter, Leah (David) Geiger of Mount Vernon; six beloved grandchildren, Lori Krych, Bob Geiger, Julia Geiger, Jeffrey Stamper, Brian Stamper and Michael Stamper; three great-grandchildren, Zachary, Treyton and Morgan; two sisters, Monta (Jerry) Daulton of Port Townsend, Wash., and Rita Balser of Lancaster.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Leland Stamper; and four sisters, Wanda Peach, Pearl West, Ruby Maddy and Audrey Maddy.
The family will observe private services. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery. These arrangements are in the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Liberty United Methodist Church and may be left at the funeral home. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Daniel C. White
ARCADIA, Fla. — Daniel C. White, 84, of Arcadia, Fla., died Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, at his residence in Mount Vernon.
He was born March 26, 1920, in Mount Vernon to Louis Clyde and Archie (McClelland) White. Daniel graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1937. He was a member of the St. Paul Episcopal church and served as acolyte under the guidance of Alec Hawk. In 1939, he worked at Cooper-Bessemer Co. in the blueprint department doing work for the Navy Department. During World War II he worked as mechanical draftsman at Curtis Wright in Columbus. In 1949, he worked for the Lustron corp. manufacturers of porcelain enamel homes, he was erection supervisor training crews to build the home. His crews built homes in Massachusetts, Michigan, Kansas and South Dakota. When the company closed in 1950 he returned to Cooper Energy Services, working 39 years and returning in 1989. He wintered eight years in Bradenton and spent his last 14 in Arcadia, Fla.
He is survived by his wife, Mary (Benson) White; two sons, Gregory W. White of Gainesville, Ga., and Geoffrey D. White of Reidsville, N.C.; grandsons, Ryan, Brian, Jason and Daniel; and stepgrandson, Eric; and several nieces and nephews.
Daniel was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, James C. White, George B. White and Robert B. White.
Mr. White will be cremated with no services. Burial will be in Mound View Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Family suggests contributions to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050. Family has entrusted the Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Home in Newark with making the arrangements.