Floy M. Balcom
MOUNT VERNON — Floy M. Balcom, 89, of Mount Vernon passed away Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, at the Morning View Care Center in Danville.
She was born Feb. 4, 1915, in Indiana County, Pa., to Holber Denzil and Alta Zora (Shaffer) Coss. Floy was a member of the Liberty Chapel United Methodist Church where she was a past president of the United Methodist Women, and had worked as a cashier and clerk for the Victory Market in Mount Vernon.
She is survived by two sons, James D. (Shirley) Teeter of Danville and Larry E. Teeter of Homer; a daughter, Martha Levengood of Galion; two grandchildren, Julie (Matt) Davidson and Rodney (Loren) Teeter; three stepgrandchildren, Lesa Elliott, Richard (Mary) Drake and Robert (Lisa) Stribling; four great-grandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy W. Balcom; a brother, Ira Denzil Coss; a sister, Nellie Rogers; a son-in-law, Glen Levengood; and a grandson, James D. Teeter.
Funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. Friends may call Thursday from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Interment will follow in the Liberty Chapel Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Chapel United Methodist Church. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Minerva White Elswick
FREDERICKTOWN — Minerva White Elswick, 91, of Colony Drive, Fredericktown, died at her home Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004. Funeral arrangements are under the are and direction of the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown. The complete obituary may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Harold C. Johnson
BUTLER — The Rev. Harold C. Johnson, 88, of Armstrong Road, Butler, died Tuesday morning, Oct. 12, 2004, in his home following a short illness.
He was born June 1, 1916, in Glenmont to Charles T. and Clara M. (Sprang) Johnson, and was graduated from Lakeville High School with the class of 1933.
Harold was married to Myrna M. Spohn Johnson on May 30, 1942. She preceded him in death on July 28, 2004.
The Rev. Johnson was a member of Clearfork-Butler Historical Society and had been employed for 12 years as an electrician with Empire Detroit Steel before entering the pastoral ministry.
In 1966 he was graduated from Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. In his first circuit pastorate he served the congregations of Homer, Brandon and Lock United Methodist Churches concurrently. Subsequently, he served the United Methodist Church congregations in Centerburg, Mount Tabor, near Mount Gilead, North Robinson and Leesville. Following retirement he served the Perrysville United Methodist Church.
The Rev. Johnson was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Butler, and an associate member of Fort Meade United Methodist Church in Florida where he and his wife Myrna spent winters for six years.
He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, H. Harry and Elaine Johnson, Bernard L. and Carol Johnson and Richard C. Johnson, all of Butler; a daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Dennis Emmanuel of Oak Hill, California; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Glenn and Phyllis Johnson of Butler, and Robert and Jean Johnson of Amarillo, Texas.
Along with his parents and wife, he was proceeded in death by a brother, Thomas Johnson; and a sister, Pearl Korns.
The family will receive friends Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. The worship service giving glory to God for the life of the Rev. Harold Johnson will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in Trinity United Methodist Church, 12 Cleveland St., Butler, with the Rev. Keith McLaughlin officiating. Burial will follow in Zion Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to Trinity United Methodist Church may be made at the funeral home or the church. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Frances G. O’Brien
MOUNT VERNON — Frances Geneva O’Brien, 70, of West Vine Street, Mount Vernon, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, at her residence.
She was born Feb. 20, 1934, in Columbia, Ky., to Ike and Mable (Garrett) Graves.
She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Frank O’Brien; two sons, Robert O’Brien and Roger O’Brien, both of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Ronda O’Brien of Nashville, Tenn.; a granddaughter, Ronda Lavelle O’Brien; and a brother, John (Pat) Graves of Columbus.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Jarvis Graves; and a sister, Judy Graves.
A memorial service will be held Thursday at 5 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
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.
Dollie E. Wolford
MOUNT VERNON — Dollie E. Wolford, 77, of South Harrison Street, Mount Vernon, died at her home Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004.
She was born Feb. 21, 1927, in Glenmont, the daughter of Charles and Mabel (Mellor) Young. She was a 1945 graduate of Gambier High School and had been resident of Mount Vernon for many years. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Hill Church.
Mrs. Wolford is survived by her daughter, Barbara (Michael) Schwenke of Mount Vernon; three grandchildren, Jamie Thompson, Jessie Wiggins and Jody Wiggins; a sister, Vera Clifton of Mount Vernon; and two brothers, William (Marilyn) Young of Mount Vernon and Eugene (Lois) Young of Atoka, Tenn.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Wolford; a son, Robert Neil Wolford; and two brothers, Robert Young and Henry Lee Young.
The family will observe private services. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home assisted with arrangements. This obituary and a guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.