Patricia L. Crego
MOUNT VERNON — Patricia L. Crego, 35, of Mount Vernon died Oct. 25, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital. The Law-Baker Funeral Home in Utica is in charge of arrangements.
J. Raymond Freeman
BUTLER — John Raymond Freeman, 92, of Ramsey Road, Butler, died Sunday afternoon, Oct. 24, 2004, in Whetstone Care Center, Columbus.
He was born Sept. 9, 1912, in Newville to Leroy P. and Jennie A. (Lindley) Freeman, and graduated from Butler High School in 1929. Raymond retired after 42 years as foreman with Westinghouse Electric, and was a faithful member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Butler.
He was proud to have served his community for over 20 years as clerk of Worthington Township. Raymond was a member of Venus Lodge F&AM, and had formerly served as president of the Richland Rural Life Center. Later in life he found great camaraderie and enjoyed singing with the Fun Center Chordsmen.
He is survived by his wife, Edna Lucille (Smith) Freeman, whom he married June 5, 1937; two sons, James (Evelyn) Freeman of Butler and William (Karen) Freeman of Galena; two daughters, Janice Wery of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Jenny (Dr. Martin) Gottesman of Worthington; 10 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and a sister, Donna Brown of Leesburg, Fla.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, William Freeman and Charles Freeman; and two sisters, Nellie Byerly and Katherine Peck.
The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Ken Kinley will officiate. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions to Trinity United Methodist Church may be made at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
COSHOCTON — Helen Louise Henning, 68, of 1520 North St., Coshocton, died Oct. 25, 2004, at Grant Medical Center in Columbus.
She was born Sept. 4, 1936, in West Virginia to Guy J. and Lena Ruth (Gobel) McCloy. She was a homemaker, the loving mother of five children, and a member of the Coshocton Eagles Lodge 761.
She is survived by four daughters, Charlotte L. (Ed) Moran of Walhonding, Linda S. Young of West Lafayette, Juli A. (Kevin) Cunningham of Coshocton, Brenda L. (Dean) Hayes of Fresno; a son, George H. (Judy) Henning Jr. of Scottsville, Ky.; 14 grandchildren, Brian Moran, Bradly Moran, Richard Vanvorst, Mistry Appleyard, Beth Ridenbaugh, Billy Rutherford, Jessica Henning, Duke Young, Lori Cunningham, Mindy Cunningham, Ronna Hayes, Bobbi Hayes, Breonna Hayes and Georjlyn Hayes; 13 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Bill (Mary) McCloy, Bob (Marj) McCloy and Jack (Mary) McCloy; two sisters, Rosemary Grandstaff and Carolyn Bennette; several nieces and nephews; and a significant other, Jerry Landaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George H. Henning Sr.; and several brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw, visitation will be two hours prior to the service. Pastor Lloyd Tenney will officiate. Burial will be in the South Lawn Cemetery at Coshocton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes Association, 1580 King Ave., Columbus 43212.
LAKEVILLE — Eli D. Schlabach, 83, of Lakeville died Monday, Oct. 25, 2004, at his home following a period of declining health.
He was born Aug. 25, 1921, in Holmes County to Daniel J. and Mary (Beachy) Schlabach. He married Katie J. Raber on Nov. 29, 1945, who survives him. He was a retired farmer and the former bishop of Lakeville West Old Order Amish.
He is survived by one son, Daniel (Fannie) Schlabach of the home; one daughter, Fannie (Andy) Miller of Lakeville; 21 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Manelius D. Schlabach of Millersburg, Roman D. Schlabach of Seeney, Mich., and Daniel D. Schlabach of Florida; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Yoder and Fannie (Abe J.C.) Miller, both of Fredericksburg; three sisters-in-law, Lizzie (Abe D.) Schlabach of Holmesville, Fannie (Jacob D.D.) Yoder of Fredericksburg and Mrs. Edna Schlabach of Mount Victory.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Abe, Aaron and John Schlabach.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. (Daylight Saving Time) at the family residence, 13649 Township Road, Lakeville, with Bishop Dan S. Barkman officiating. Burial will be in Schlabach Cemetery, Washington Township, Holmes County. Byerly Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Anna B. Walker
UTICA — Anna B. Walker, 61, of Utica, died Oct. 25, 2004, at her residence.
She was born May 30, 1943, in Frazeysburg to Virgil and Mary (Scanlon) Moran.
She is survived by two sons, Chris (Teena) Moran of Howard and Gary (Sherrie) Wheeler of Utica; three daughters, Elizabeth Hunter of Newark, April Carr of New Lexington and Annie Walker of Buckeye Lake; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandson; eight sisters, Twila Eagleston of Utica, Mildred Flowers and Lenora Litton of Newark, Lanah Richards and Alice VanWinkle of Utica, Norma Mercer of Conesville, Doris Lashley of Frazeysburg and Patty Moran of Oklahoma; four brothers, Gene Moran of Cleveland, Donald Moran of Warsaw, Ralph Moran of Zanesville and Bill Moran of Oklahoma.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers, Carrie, Herman and Ronald Moran.
Friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Harris-Dilley Funeral Home in Bladensburg. A graveside service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Bladensburg Cemetery, with Mr. Bruce Hissong officiating.
Frances L. Walters
WALHONDING — Frances L. Walters, 68, of Coshocton Road, Walhonding, died Oct. 25, 2004, at her residence.
She was born May 27, 1936, in Gambier to Lawrence and Elizabeth (Ackerman) Beach. She was a bus driver for the East Knox School District, retiring in 1999.
She is survived by two sons, Bryan (Cheryl) Walters and Wade (Sue) Walters of Walhonding; four grandchildren, Willie, Derrick, Michael and Tiffany Walters; a great-granddaughter, Jaustyn Walters; two brothers, James (Flo) Beach of Mount Vernon and George Stephen (Sandy) Beach of Tennessee; a sister, Barbara Dile of Indiana; and a sister-in-law, Linda Walters of Fredericktown.
She was preceded in death by her husband, E. Fred Walters, whom she married June 28, 1958. He died Jan. 20, 1995. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Anna Seitz.
The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville with Pastor Ben McKinstry officiating. Burial will be in the New Castle Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Friday until service time.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050.
Marie C. Wilkinson
CENTERBURG — Marie C. Wilkinson, 91, of Centerburg, formerly of Toledo, died Oct. 24, 2004.
She is survived by a son, Jim (Melissa) Wilkinson of Centerburg; grandchildren, Cynthia Wilkinson, Lisa Carter and James Ishler; three great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Gillespie; brother, Glen Solly; niece, Helen Amonette; other nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Wilkinson; two sisters; and three brothers.
Graveside service and inurnment will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Eastview Cemetery at Centerburg. Arrangements were by Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home at Centerburg.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Peters Lutheran Church, 17877 West St., Martin 43445; or Centerburg Interchurch, P.O. Box 751, Centerburg 43011, for the Christmas Fund.