Mozelle I. Benson
BELLVILLE — Mozelle I. Benson, 77, of Fitting Avenue, Bellville, died Monday afternoon, Aug. 30, 2004, in The Laurels of Mount Vernon following a short illness.
She was born May 3, 1927, in Marion to Herman and Rossie (Kirch) Haas, and graduated from Marion Harding High School in 1945. On May 11, 1947, she married Ralph Owen Benson, and shortly thereafter, they moved to Mansfield, and in 1958 on to Bellville, which would become their lifelong home. Ralph preceded her in death on March 29, 1996.
Mozelle had been an advisor for the former Clear Fork Belles 4-H Club, and was a member and past president of Irvin Hiskey Unit 535 American Legion Auxiliary. A talented pianist, and member of the Bellville United Methodist Church, she accompanied worship services at the church for many years. She also served the congregation by accompanying the Junior Choir, singing in the adult choir, and had been currently serving on the Pastor Relations Board. Mozelle also served as the accompanist for the Gatton Rocks Gospel Singing Group.
Somewhat of a fixture in downtown Bellville, she worked at Keil’s Department Store for many years, several of those years as manager. Around Bellville she was known as the “Tab Lady” — for her habit and service of collecting aluminum soda can tabs and recycling them for money, which she sent to Jimmy Crum’s Recreation Unlimited Program. She was also known as “the Puzzle Lady” for her hobby of working jigsaw puzzles and exchanging them with other puzzlers.
She spent countless happy hours as a member of the “Fun Bunch,” based in Mount Vernon ... and also with her morning coffee group at the American Legion.
Mozelle was a gifted sewer, crocheter, knitter and quilter, having made both afghans and quilts for her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter, Karen S. Schwanekamp of Westerville; her son, Dennis O. (Terri) Benson of Bellville; four grandchildren, John Benson of Columbus, Mick Benson of Bellville, Christopher (Jamie) Schwanekamp of Westerville and Jennifer Schwanekamp of Cincinnati; Philip Wilson of New Albany, whom she also considered her grandson; two great-grandchildren, Rachel and Owen Schwanekamp; her brother, Gail (Elaine) Haas of Ontario; extended family; and a host of friends.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, Sept. 1, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Bellville Funeral Home, where the funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Jerry Wolleson will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery, Fredericktown.
Memorial contributions to the Jefferson Township-Bellville Rescue Squad or the Bellville United Methodist Church may be made at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Pauline E. Daily
MOUNT VERNON — Pauline E. Daily, 81, of 104 Rogers St., Mount Vernon, died Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, at the Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon.
Pauline was born Nov. 29, 1922, in Mount Vernon to Glen and Ada M. (DeBolt) Beach and had spent her lifetime in the Mount Vernon area. She was a former employee of Mercy and Martin Memorial hospitals in Mount Vernon and retired from the L&K Restaurant in Mount Vernon. Pauline was a member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon.
Her son, Mike W. Daily of Mount Vernon; and several cousins, including Ruth Jockisch, survive her.
Pauline was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Irene Beach.
The family will observe private funeral services.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and online condolences are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Leonard ‘Jim’ Daughriety
MOUNT VERNON — Leonard “Jim” Daughriety, 43, of Mount Vernon died Aug. 29, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
He was born Sept. 21, 1960, in Mount Vernon to Leonard and Wanda (Steele) Daughriety. He was employed by Gilmore Brothers at Lancaster. Jim was a member of Northside Church of Christ; was an avid hunter, fisherman and horseman; and raised and trained horses. He loved being on the farm and being with his grandkids. Jim gave the gift of life through tissue donation.
He is survived by his wife, Laurie (Shipman) Daughriety, whom he married Feb. 14, 1992. Also surviving are his mother of Buckeye Lake; sons, Robert (Angie) Hissong of Newark and Brady Daughriety of Mount Vernon; daughters, Kassidy Gonde of Utica and Penni Daughriety of Mount Vernon; four grandchildren, Hannah Gonde, Tanatsa Gonde, Logan Hissong and Levi Hissong; a sister, Tammy Bolton of Buckeye Lake; nieces and nephews; and several more family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica. The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Northside Church of Christ, 4588 Marion Road NE. Mr. Bruce Hissong will officiate. Burial will be in South Lawn Cemetery.
Skylar N. Dilly
WARSAW — Skylar Nicole Dilly, infant daughter of Joshua M. and Josi Lynn (Bryant) Dilly was stillborn Aug. 28, 2004, at the Coshocton County Memorial Hospital.
In addition to her parents she is survived by a brother, Keylan Dilly; a sister, Jazmyn Dilly; grandparents, Mike and Susan Dilly of Warsaw, Lauria May Rattray and Al Hondl of Old, Alberta, Canada, and Rod Bryant of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; great-grandparents, Elmer and Norma Boals, Robert and Sandra Dunfee of Warsaw, and Sharon Rattray of Ontario, Canada; great-great-grandmother, Mae Dilly of Coshocton; an uncle, John (Michelle) Deeds of Warsaw; an aunt, Amy Dilly of Warsaw; and several great-aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw with Pastor Bill Dunfee officiating. Burial will be in the Coshocton County Memorial Gardens. Visitation is two hours prior to the service on Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Crippled Children’s Fund.
Sandra L. Huggins
BRINKHAVEN — Sandra Lee Huggins, 58, of High Street, Brinkhaven, died Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital, Mount Vernon.
She was born March 16, 1946, in Mount Vernon to Kenneth and Weltha M. (Proper) Singer. She attended the Danville Church of Christ.
She is survived by her longtime companion, Wallace Holpp of Brinkhaven; two daughters, Bobbi Delany of Columbus and Lesley (Gary) Lepley of Danville; a stepdaughter, Aimee (Scott) Hammond of Danville; grandchildren, Shawna Delany, Brittany and Kelly Lepley, and Richy and Joshua Mejia; a stepgrandchild, Burk Hammond; and two sisters, Karlene Croskey of Killbuck and Janice Baker of Toledo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Mary Strouse and Beverly Logston.
The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville, where calling hours will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Pastor Craig Mulpas will officiate. Burial will be in Workman Cemetery at Danville.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions to the Danville Church of Christ, 15961 Danville-Jelloway Road, Danville 43014.
Debbie A. Morlan
MOUNT VERNON — Debbie A. Morlan, 42, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004, in Mount Vernon.
She was born in Frankfort, Germany, on May 17, 1962, to Lloyd Chatto and Barbara Hackett of Columbus. She worked as a store manager for McDonald’s and Wendy’s; and attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mount Vernon. She was a devoted mother who enjoyed taking care of her children.
Surviving are her sons, Jacob (Christy) Morlan of Delaware and A.J. Morlan of Marengo; father-in-law, Thomas Morlan of Marengo; and a sister; Eva Winer of Mount Vernon.
She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Wanda Morlan.
Friends may call Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at 61, Sunbury, where he funeral will be at 3 p.m. with Branch President Rene Scoresby officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Chesterville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the family. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — Clarence Snow, 85, a former Mount Vernon resident, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004, at the Brooksville Regional Hospital in Brooksville, Fla. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.