Dorothy G. Beckett
MOUNT VERNON — Dorothy Grace Beckett, 90, of Mount Vernon passed away Sept. 21, 2004.
She was born April 6, 1914, in Newark, the daughter of Manford and Ava (Beal, DeWitt) Van Winkle, and had been a Mount Vernon resident for most of her life. Mrs. Beckett was a homemaker and for a time employed by Ringwalt’s Department Store. She was a member of Gay Street United Methodist Church, and had been active in the Dorcas Circle there; a member of Knox Chapter 236, Order of Eastern Star; and of the Tavares, Fla., Boat Club.
She was the beloved mother of Joanna (Edward) Perry of Palos Verdes, Calif., Sharon (Robert) Roeser of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Dr. Rodney (Deborah) Beckett of Mount Vernon; five grandchildren, Christa D. Butler, Anne Marie (Alex) McGraw, Steven Roeser, Joel Beckett and James Beckett.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Stanley O. Beckett, in 2003.
Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, where funeral will be Friday at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Dr. David Baker will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050; or Gay Street United Methodist Church, 18 N. Gay St., Mount Vernon. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Rita J. Boling
MOUNT VERNON — Rita Jeanette Boling, beloved sister, of Vernonview Drive, Mount Vernon, passed away on Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
She was born on June 22, 1942, in Ansted, W.Va., to John and Marjorie (Skaggs) Boling.
She is survived by two brothers, Patrick (Diane) Boling of Westerville and Jerry (Patricia) Boling of Prattville, Ala.; a sister, Trudy (Joseph) McDonough of Mount Vernon; nieces and nephews, Jeffrey (Beth) Boling, Kimberly (Rob) DeMooy, Amy (Brett) Duke, Christine (Kevin) Cash, Lori (Craig) Wilson and Tim (Brandi Rinehart) McDonough; 12 great-nieces and great-nephews; and her special family, the staff and caregivers of the Mount Vernon Developmental Center.
Her parents preceded her in death.
Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Dennis Hill will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Mildred A. Debolt
UTICA — A funeral service for Mildred A. Debolt, 92, of Utica, will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Owl Creek Baptist Church with Dr. Harold Van Broekhoven officiating and the Rev. Robert E. Heizer assisting. Burial will follow in Owl Creek Cemetery.
Mrs. Debolt, a homemaker, died Sept. 21, 2004, at her residence in Morgan Township after a brief illness. She was born July 22, 1912, in Homer to the late Austin C. and Ora (Roberts) McKibben.
Mrs. Debolt was a member of Owl Creek Baptist Church and Morgan Grange and was known as “Grandma” to many Morgan Center families. She graduated from Utica High School in 1930 and worked briefly in Washington, D.C., returning to the Utica area where she spent the remainder of her life.
She is survived by three sons, Clarence (Rhonda) Debolt of Zanesville, Tom (Oneta) Debolt of Utica and Dayle (Lois) Debolt of Lyman, S.C.; three daughters, Martha Kendrick of Yorktown, Ind., Dorthy (Jim) Hughes of Gambier and Loretta (Bill) Crego of Utica; 16 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ralph E. Debolt, whom she married Aug. 16, 1936, in Newcomerstown; an infant son, Charles; a grandson, Jerry Debolt; three brothers, Leonard, Dean and Roy McKibben; and four sisters, Ruth (Herb) Dunlap, Lucy (Paul) Miller, Genevie Walters (Maurice) Larimore and Jennie (Leon) Williams.
Friends may call Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Owl Creek Baptist Church, 4044 Owl Creek Church Road. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050; or the charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements are being handled by the Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica.
LINDEN — Glen Madden, 80, passed away Sept. 20, 2004, at St. Ann’s Hospital, Westerville, with his family by his side. He was a resident of the Linden area for 45 years.
He was employed by Berwick Steel for 16 years before retirement. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II in Germany, France, Italy and North Africa; and also served in the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Maggie (Blackburn); sons, John (Ellen) Madden of Howard and Jerry (Debbie) Madden of Westerville; a daughter, Kathy (Craig) Hamersly of Reynoldsburg; grandsons, J.P. (Tiffany) and James (Miya) Madden; great-grandson, Logan (Sweetpea) Madden; brothers, Clinton (Estilene) Madden and Dave (Dorothy) Madden; a sister, Mabel Bitzer; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Catherine Madden; a son, William Glen Madden; three sisters; and a brother.
The funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Schoedinger Cleveland Avenue Chapel in Westerville, where family will receive friends today from 4 to 7 p.m. Lundy Coleman will officiate. Interment will be in Glen Rest Cemetery.
PATASKALA — William Stanley Strosnider, 58, of Pataskala died Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at Grant Medical Center.
He was employed by NAPA for 27 years and formerly employed at S&A Auto Parts in Westerville. He was also a U.S. Army veteran.
He is survived by his loving wife, Sandra (Douglas) Strosnider; sons, Gerald of Pataskala and William (Carol) of Columbus; a daughter, Susan (Bunkies) Strosnider of Pataskala; a granddaughter, Anne Elizabeth; a brother, Gary (Donna Kay) Strosnider of Centerburg; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Moreland Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, where funeral will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. Dr. Richard Ellsworth and Pastor Dave Murdock will officiate. Interment will be in Blendon Central Cemetery.