Nathan R. Anderson
HOWARD — Cpl. Nathan R. Anderson, 22, of Howard died Nov. 12, 2004, at 1:30 p.m., as a result of enemy action in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. Anderson was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Cpl. Anderson was born May 22, 1982, in Zanesville to Mary M. (Anderson) Shaw and Richard Anderson. He grew up in Apple Valley, Howard. Nathan “Nate” attended East Knox schools and graduated in 2001. As a kid growing up, Nate enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowboarding and bull riding. From the time Nate was 10 years old he had a dream of becoming a Marine and realized that dream in June 2001, immediately following his graduation from high school. Over the following years his training took him to 11 different countries and he was deployed on his final mission to Iraq in 2004.
His family recalls the pride that Nathan displayed as a result of serving his country and his drive to be the best Marine and son he could be. Nathan once told his family that a “thank-you” coming from another human being that did not even share the same language, made it all worthwhile.
He is survived by his parents, Neil and Mary Shaw of Howard; his father, Richard H. Anderson; sisters, Margaret M. Anderson of Westlake, Kelly N. (Maurice) Dallas of Howard and Traci M. Shaw of Columbus; and a brother, N. Adam Shaw of Columbus.
Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. the North Bend Church with Pastor Patrick Bailey officiating. Nathan will be laid to rest in North Bend Cemetery. Calling hours will be today from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Nathan’s home church, North Bend Church of the Brethren, Danville, 43014.
Grace M. Boggs
FREDERICKTOWN — Grace M. Boggs, 82, formerly of Fredericktown, passed away Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home at Mount Vernon. The funeral arrangements will be under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Vernon.
Richard L. Henry
SANDUSKY — Richard Lee Henry, 57, of Sandusky, formerly of Mount Vernon, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004, at his residence following an extended illness.
Richard was born Aug. 20, 1947, at Chambersburg in Gallia County to Vernon and Hallie (Montgomery) Henry. He was retired as a captain of a tugboat on the Ohio River.
Surviving are two brothers, Lawrence Henry of Norwalk and William Henry of Sandusky; two sisters, Wanda Becraft of Morehead, Ky., and Barbara Henry of Mount Vernon; two half brothers, Kenneth Henry and Charles Henry, both of Lexington, S.C.; and a half sister, Betty Dixon of Lexington, S.C.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by four brothers, Paul Henry, Glenn Henry, George Henry and Charles Henry; and two sisters, Sylvia Irene Henry and Ramona Angel.
There will be no calling hours. Graveside service will be Friday at 1 p.m. in Mound View Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
This obituary and online condolences are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.