Lucille J. Benedict
CARDINGTON — Lucille J. Benedict, 71, of Cardington died Monday morning, Nov. 1, 2004, at Bennington Glen in Marengo.
She was born Jan. 6, 1933, in Columbus to Herbert R. and Lillie (Hackney) Parsons. A graduate of Marengo High School Class of 1951, Lucille was a homemaker and member of Harmony Baptist Church. She was an excellent cook, at her table every meal was “Sunday dinner.” Lucille enjoyed oil painting, playing the piano, sewing and collecting dolls; she was most proud of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and was always willing to lend a helping hand.
She is survived by her loving children, Sharon Iola (Danny) Elswick of Cardington, David (Bonnie) Benedict of Cardington, Doreen (Jack) Long of Mount Gilead, Cynthia (Dennis) Cowles of Cardington, Elaine (Tom) Pruett of Cardington, Mark (Carol) Benedict of Florence, S.C., Charlene (Philip) Ward of Granville, Timothy Richard (Elaine) Benedict of Mount Vernon, Jeffrey Michael (Tracey) Benedict of Cardington, Laura (Greg) Stevens of Chesterville, Elizabeth Marie (Christopher) Miller of Marengo and Emily (Hobie) Lake of Marion; 31 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and sisters, Ruth Reddy of Phoenix, Ariz., and Betty Parsons of Indiana.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Richard, in 1992; daughter, Eileen; granddaughter, Jenny R. Long; brother, Herbert Parsons; and sisters, Mildred Moore and Virginia Parsons.
Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where service will be Friday at 2 p.m. Pastor Pat Street will officiate. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Chesterville.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Meals on Wheels, 41 Center St., Mount Gilead 43338; Morrow County Transportation Collaborative, MCTC, P.O. Box 218, Edison 43320. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Jean H. Kesman
MOUNT VERNON — Jean Helen Kesman, 66, of Blackjack Road, Mount Vernon, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, at her residence.
Jean was born June 9, 1938, in Cleveland to Paul and Lillian (Reinke) Campbell.
Surviving are her husband, John Kesman Sr.; her daughter, Norma (John) Parker of Mount Vernon; five sons, John (Valerie) Kesman Jr. of Utica, Paul (Kim) Kesman of Somerset, Joel Kesman of Mount Vernon, Daniel (Kathy) Kesman of Worthington and James Kesman of Whitehall; five grandchildren, Casey Kesman, Emily Kesman, Chase Wells, Luke wells and Taylor Kesman; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Carol Lesher of Bedford and Paul (John) Prohaska of Brooklyn; and a sister-in-law, Barbara Campbell of Eastlake.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, James Campbell; and her twin sister, Joan Solanics.
The family will observe private services at a later date. These services are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.
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.