Bonnie Sue Baker
HEBRON — Bonnie Sue (Walton) Baker, 57, of Harbor Hills in Hebron, died Oct. 9, 2004, at Licking Memorial Hospital.
She was born March 25, 1947, in Mount Vernon to Raymond Joseph and Elizabeth (Koontz) Walton. She was a school teacher and taught at both North Fork Local Schools and Newark City Schools. She retired in 2001 from Newark City School after 32 years. She was a 1965 graduate of Utica High School, and she graduated with honors from The Ohio State University. She was a member of the Bladensburg Chapter 303, Order of Eastern Star; the Rural Roots Garden Club; and the Red Hat Society.
She is survived by her husband, Tim Baker of Hebron; her mother, Elizabeth Walton; two daughters, Kristen (Robert) Hodges of Lebanon and Trisha Baker of Grandview; and one grandson, Brock Hodges of Lebanon.
Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home in Newark, where funeral will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Wilson Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 182039, Dept. 013, Columbus 43218-2039; and/or the Arthritis Foundation, Licking County Branch, 100 Granville Road, Newark 43055.
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MOUNT VERNON — Floy M. Balcom, 89, of West Chestnut Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, at the Morning View Care Center in Danville. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
Ricky J. ‘Rick’ Black
DELAWARE — Ricky J. “Rick” Black, 44, of Delaware, a former resident of Mount Vernon, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004, at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville.
Rick was born Jan. 27, 1960, in Columbus and was a 1978 graduate of Mount Vernon High School. Rick was employed as a golf course greens keeper having worked in Denver, Colo., Charlotte, N.C., and was recently employed at the Royal American Golf Club near Westerville. He was a member of the Central Ohio and National Greens Keepers Associations and had attended the Gay Street United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon.
Surviving are his wife, Lelia (Johnson) Black; his mother, Gloria (Miesse) Black-Humes of Lewis Center; his son, Rick O. Black of Mount Vernon; his daughters Rachel (William) Stacy, Elizabeth Black and Carla Black, all of Mount Vernon; his stepson, Shane Graham of Mount Vernon; stepdaughters, Melissa (Robert) Calbert, Rachel Graham and Elizabeth Graham, all of Mount Vernon; stepgranddaughter, Cierrah Calbert; his maternal grandmother, Pauline Miesse Neal of Delaware; uncle, Jerry (Joyce) Miesse of Apple Valley; and cousins, Barth Miesse and Barry Miesse, both of St. Louis, Mo.
Rick was preceded in death by his father, Owen Black, in 1990; stepfather, Garrett Humes, in 1992; maternal grandfather, Donald Miesse; and paternal grandparents, Okie and Donna Black.
The family will receive friends Thursday, Oct. 14, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Trinity Assembly of God Church, 1051 Beech Street, Mount Vernon, where a memorial service will follow at 5 p.m. 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 Lelia Black, 1 Ravine Ridge Drive, Delaware 43015. This obituary and online condolences are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
John A. Myers
WALHONDING — John A. Myers, 77, of 27720 Front Royal Road, Walhonding, passed away Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004.
He was a military veteran and was retired from Columbia Gas. He will long be missed by several close friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia “Patty” (Melick) Myers, in 1989.
The Deyo Davis Funeral Home in Columbus is in charge of arrangements. There will be no calling hours. Graveside service will be Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in Green Lawn Cemetery.
Lula M. Ollis
MOUNT VERNON — Lula M. Ollis, 85, of East Ohio Avenue, Mount Vernon, passed away Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at the Country Court Nursing Center.
She was born Jan. 17, 1919, in Harrison Township to John A. and Rosa (McElroy) Shoemaker. Lula was known for her love of God and her knowledge of the Bible.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda E. Goossens of Mount Vernon; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, the Rev. Ernest G. Ollis; a son, Richard E. Ollis; a daughter, Marilyn Vance; a grandson, Richard D. Vance; a grandson, Jason McElroy; a granddaughter, Elizabeth L. Vance; and eight brothers and sisters.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. The Rev. C.A. Sparks will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the charity of one’s choice. This obituary and guest registry can be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Robert Schetzel Sr.
MOUNT VERNON — Robert T. Schetzel Sr., 80, of Plaza Drive, Mount Vernon, passed away Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.
He was born June 2, 1924, in Wilkes Barre, Pa., to Theodore and Margaret (Hill) Schetzel. Mr. Schetzel retired after 42 years of employment as a tank operator for Pittsburgh Plate Glass. He was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon.
He is survived by two sons, Tom (Martha) Schetzel Jr. of Mount Vernon and Ernest James (Barbara) Schetzel of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, William (Caroline) Schetzel of Clarksburg, W.Va.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary Lou Schetzel, in 1997; two brothers, Theodore Schetzel and John Scetzel; two half brothers, Donald Schetzel and James McCall; and two half sisters, Veronica and Rosemary Jones.
A funeral will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, where friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of the service. The Rev. Mark Wildermuth will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050; or Knox County Humane Society, 400 Columbus Road, Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
WARSAW — William Frederick Scheurman, 70, of 18712 County Road 54, Warsaw, died Oct. 10, 2004, at Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital in Zanesville.
He was born Sept. 13, 1934, in Bethlehem Township to Hubert F. and Sarah (Myers) Scheurman. He was a 1954 graduate of Jefferson High School in Dresden, and on May 24, 1962, he married Greta Dickerson. He was a retired farmer and an Army veteran with the 503rd Airbourne Division. He was a member of the Nellie Chapel United Methodist Church, the Coshocton County Farm Bureau, the Fireside Friends Advisory Council, and was a former member of the Union Hill Cemetery Board. He loved his grandchildren. He also loved to travel, was an avid deer hunter and loved to garden. He raised pumpkins, gourds and Indian corn for the Coshocton County Head Start field trips.
He is survived by his wife, Greta; two sons, Eric (Barbara) Scheurman of Wakatomika and Kirk (Jeanette) Scheurman of Louisville; two grandsons, Kristofer and Collin Scheurman of Wakatomika; a granddaughter, Kristina Scheurman of Louisville; a sister, Carol (John) Hatfield of Wakatomika; three nieces; two great-nieces; and a great-nephew.
Funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Nellie Chapel United Methodist Church. The Revs. Gary Rinker and Scott Robinson will officiate. Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery near Tunnel Hill. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw.
MOUNT VERNON — Dollie E. Wolford, 77, of South Harrison Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, at the Knox Community Hospital. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.