William E. Biddle
MOUNT VERNON — William E. Biddle, 67, of Sychar Road, Mount Vernon, passed away on Friday, Sept. 3, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
He was born Sept. 26, 1936, in Marion to Ted and Pearl (Davis) Biddle.
He is survived by five sons, David (Tobi) Biddle of Lake Elsinore, Calif., Douglas (Sally) Biddle and Daniel (Candi) Biddle, both of Mount Vernon, Michael (Krista) Biddle of Tigard, Ore., and Thomas (Lori) Biddle of Aloha, Ore.; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, David Biddle of Phoenix, Ariz.; two half brothers, Mike Biddle of Columbus and Jeff Biddle of Clermont, Fla.; stepsister, Carol Roese of Columbus; and his stepmother, Betty Biddle of Columbus.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a half brother, Ron Biddle; and his stepfather, John Vestal.
Friends may call on Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, where a prayer service will be held at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ted Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 253 E. Church St., Marion 43302. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
JOHNSTOWN — Patsy R. Hammond, 75, of Drury Lane, Johnstown, and formerly of Mount Vernon, went to be with her Lord on Friday, Sept. 3, 2004, at the Selective Specialty Unit of Mount Carmel West Hospital.
She was born Dec. 24, 1928, in Marion to Omar and Florence (Price) Drum. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon.
She is survived by five sons, Robert (Linda) Hammond Jr. of Marysville, Stanley Hammond of Marysville, Stephen (Dianna) Hammond of Centerburg, Samuel Hammond of Johnstown and Shannon (Carol) Hammond of Cincinnati; two daughters, Shelia Hammond of Mount Vernon and Sandra (Kevin) Edwards of Florence, S.C.; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Shirley Rumer of Columbus.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert Hammond; a great-granddaughter, Riley Hammond; and two brothers, Burl Drum and William Drum.
Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where a rosary will be held at 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. Ted Thomas will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Building Fund and can be left at the church or at the funeral home. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Ivan J. Mick
UTICA — Ivan Joseph Mick, 77, of Utica went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 4, 2004, at his residence.
He was born June 11, 1927, in Charleston, W.Va., to Albert and Margie (Thompson) Mick. He faithfully served his country in the U.S. Army, and he was retired from the Miller Co. and from Rockwell.
Ivan leaves behind his loving wife of 22 years, Lanore “Nordie” (Latham) Mick of Utica; a son, Philip Ivan “Cork” Mick of Sharon, Ga.; daughter, Deborah Lynne (Gilbert) Lyons; grandson, Matthew Joseph Lyons of Zanesville; stepdaughter, Brenda L. Robinson, and stepgranddaughter, Andrea Stenger, both of Mount Vernon; brother, John (Mary) Mick, and sisters, Marjorie (Mark) Stone and Rosemary (Dale) Alberry, all of Newton Township.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Mick was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl and Fay.
According to Ivan’s wishes there will be no calling hours. A celebration of life memorial will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Northside Church of Christ, 4588 Marion Road, Newark, with Pastor Bruce Hissong officiating. Burial will be at a later date. The Law-Baker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Harvey J. Nichols
BELLVILLE — Harvey J. Nichols, 89, of Dickerson Avenue, Bellville, died Saturday afternoon, Sept. 4, 2004, in MedCentral Health System in Mansfield following a short illness.
He was born Feb. 1, 1915, in Knox County to Homer and Nellie (Brokaw) Nichols, and spent most of his life in the Bellville and Butler areas.
He is survived by daughters, Esther (Robert) Wilcox of Mansfield and Carol Cogar of Bellville; three grandchildren, Timothy Wilcox of Mansfield, and his children Matthew, Brittany, and Cody; Angela Cogar of Bellville, and her son Jory; Chad Cogar of Columbus, and his children Raven, Sage and Cohen; two sisters, Wanda Hollar and Mary Finkey, both of Mansfield; a special niece, Sondra Koser of Bellville; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Morgan Nichols, on Aug. 10, 1998; his son, Gerald Nichols, in 1992; a daughter-in-law, Judy Nichols; two brothers, Carl and Chester Nichols; and a sister, Pearl Laribee Niman.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.