Ryan A. Martin
MOUNT VERNON — Ryan A. Martin, 22, of rural Mount Vernon, son of Deborah Martin, and Thomas and Jackie Martin, was killed in action Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, in Iraq, while serving the 216th Engineering Battalion, U.S. Army. Funeral arrangements are pending with Byerly-Lindsey Funeral H ome in Loudonville.
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 in the name of Mary Stamper to the Liberty Chapel United Methodist Church. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Zetta L. Whipple
MOUNT VERNON — Zetta L. Whipple, 95, of Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, died Aug. 23, 2004, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home.
She was born in Pennsylvania and had been a Knox County and Lake City, Fla., resident for most of her life. She returned to Mount Vernon six years ago to make her home with her son, Dale.
Mrs. Whipple is survived by two daughters, Franchin Schranns of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Beverly (Jay) Berger of North Liberty; four sons, Dale (Nona) Whipple and John Whipple, both of Mount Vernon, and twin sons, Shawn and Shane Whipple, both of Florida; 28 grandchildren; and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Whipple; and three sons, Daniel Whipple, Jim Whipple and Johnson Whipple.
Mrs. Whipple’s family will observe private services at a later date. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home assisted with funeral arrangements. This obituary and a guest registry may be viewed online at www.sndyerfuneralhomes.com.