AVON, Ind. — F. Newton Dalrymple, 93, of Avon, Ind., died Oct. 6, 2004, at the Indianapolis Methodist Hospital.
He was born Aug. 7, 1911, in Edison, the son of John Miller and Maggie (Fisher) Dalrymple. He operated a family farm and also worked at HPM Corp. in Mount Gilead.
He is survived by his wife, Helen (Kemp) Dalrymple, whom he married June 19, 1977; a son, Tom (Carolyn) Dalrymple of Duncanville, Texas; a daughter, Gloria Jean (Gary) Bachman of Taylorsville, N.C.; two stepsons, Ron (Pat) Ireland of Indianapolis, Ind., and Don (Linda) Ireland of Avon, Ind.; five grandchildren; and numerous stepgrandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Edith (Sulser) Dalrymple; a daughter, Judy Dalrymple; an infant son, Andrew; and three brothers, Allen, Johnny and Harvey Dalrymple.
Funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in Craven Funeral Home in Mount Gilead, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Pastor Mary Lou Gompf will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery at Chesterville. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Dottie L. Fox
MOUNT VERNON — Dottie L. Fox, 59, of East Curtis Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
She was born Dec. 27, 1944, in Wakula, N.C., to Leslie and Nolia (Tyler) Locklear. Dottie worked over 20 years at the Knox Shoe Mart in Mount Vernon before recently working as guest service manager at the AmeriHost Inn in Mount Vernon. She was a past member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Auxiliary and the Women of the Moose.
She is survived by a son, Courtney (Catic) Fox of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Misti (Todd) Spires of Lancaster; three grandchildren, Kirsten Spires, J.J. Spires and Ashley Spires; a brother, Leslie Locklear of North Carolina; and her father- and mother-in-law, Charles and Linda Fox of Mount Vernon.
Friends may call Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, where a service will be conducted at 4 p.m. The Rev. Joe Blevins will officiate. The family will observe a private burial at a later date.
This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
William B. Rowe
RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. — William Beacom Rowe, 91, of Ravenswood, W.Va., died Oct. 7, 2004, at Ravenswood Care Center in Ravenswood, W.Va.
He was born Aug. 24, 1913, in Centerburg to Frederick A. and Hazel (Beacom) Rowe. He was the eldest son born on the family farm near Centerburg. He was a devoted member of the First United Methodist Church in Ravenswood, W.Va., where he served many years as a trustee and board member. He joined Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp. in Newark and was transferred to the Ravenswood facility in 1957. He retired from there in 1978.
He joined the Masonic Lodge in Utica in 1934 and was a member of Ravenswood Ashton Lodge 12, Jackson Chapter 48 Royal Arch Masons; McDowell Commandry 28; 32nd Degree Scottish Rite; Nemesis Shrine, Parkersburg, W.Va.; Douglas Chapter 15, OES; Fort Henry 61 York Rite College; Knight of the Holy Royal Arch Knight’s Templar Priest and Royal Order of Scotland. He received the Red Cross of Constantine, the highest honor given a Knight’s Templar in West Virginia. He was also a lifelong member of the IOOF.
He is survived by daughters, Margaret R. (Lawrence) Burke of Richmond, Va., and Joan R. (Russell) Williams of Dublin; a son, Richard E. (Sally) Rowe of Cottageville, W.Va.; grandchildren, Brad Burke of Manassas, Va., Jeff Burke of Richmond, Va., Greg Rowe of Cary, N.C., Katie Rowe Baggish of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Lauren and Alex Williams of Dublin; great-grandchildren, Maggie Burke, Davis Burke, Megan Burke, and Emma and Lily Rowe; a sister, Rosetta R. Bash of Columbus; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Letha (Mason) Rowe, in 1988; and three brothers, Virgil, Paul and Francis Rowe
Funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Ravenswood, W.Va. The Rev. Richard Cottrell will officiate. Burial will be in Ravenswood Cemetery with full Masonic graveside rites observed by the Ashton Lodge 12 of Ravenswood. Friends may call Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Roush Funeral Home in Ravenswood.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, Flinn Street, Ravenswood WV 26164. Friends may e-mail the funeral home with condolences to the Rowe family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leona I. Simmons
MOUNT VERNON — Leona Irene Simmons, 83, of Kirk Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon after a long illness.
She was a lifelong resident of Knox County, born to Harry and Margaret Ruhl on April 9, 1921, in Knox County. She was retired from Cooper Energy. She was a member of the Batemantown Methodist Church; Kokosing Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, where she was a past matron and organist; and Joseph Colopy Jr. American Legion Auxiliary of Danville, which she served as president and other officers.
She is survived by daughters, Peggy (Jim) Kirkpatrick of Cape Coral, Fla., Sandra Hess of Hamilton and Jude Simmons of Mount Vernon; a son, Terry (Pam) Simmons of Powell, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Janis Simmons Herndon of Fairfield, Calif.; brothers, Forest and Arvene Ruhl, both of Fredericktown; a sister, Bonita Ruhl of Mount Vernon; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Leona was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; her parents; a sister, Evadine Swihart; a son, Sammy S. Simmons; and a son-in-law, Brice Hess.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown. A graveside service will be Monday at 11 a.m. in Amity Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of one’s choice. This obituary and guest registry can be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.