William M. Bennett
MOUNT VERNON — William M. Bennett, 82, of Mount Vernon died Friday evening, Nov. 19, 2004, at the Country Court Nursing Center.
He was born Dec. 13, 1921, in Lexington to Clarke and Bessie (Sowash) Bennett. At the age of 13 he came to Knox County to live with Dwight and Florence Lifer on their turkey farm north of Danville. He was a 1939 graduate of Danville High School. He was a World War II veteran serving from 1942-45 in the U.S. Army. After his discharge he settled in eastern Knox County and raised turkeys. He later worked at Foote Elevator in Fredericktown and the Farmers Exchange in Mount Vernon.
Mr. Bennett was a member of the First Christian Church on Vine Street in Mount Vernon. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 136, La Societe Des 40 Hommes Et 8 Chevauk and VFW. He also was a member of the Colonial City Moose 2555 and the Moose Legion.
On Dec. 24, 1944, he married the love of his life, the former Norma Jean Henwood, who survives. His devoted daughter, Karen (David) Butler of Mount Vernon, survives him. A granddaughter, Lisa (Tracy) Hunter of Fredericktown, and a grandson, Craig (Sharon) Ores of Bellville, also survive him. In addition, he is survived by a great-grandson, Hunter Auk; and three stepgreat-granddaughters, Amberly and Kalie Walters and Rachel Hunter.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Robert Craig; four brothers, Everett, Donald, Orville and Otis; and two half sisters from New York, Edna Rickey and Katherine Horan.
William was a devoted, caring and giving husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed by his family.
Funeral service will be Wednesday, Nov. 24, at 11 a.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. The Rev. Jamie Gump will officiate. Interment with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Workman Cemetery at Danville. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m., and on Wednesday one hour prior to the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Alzheimer’s Association East Central Ohio Chapter, 126 W. Church St., Newark 43055. This obituary and online condolences are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Lucille M. Coon
MOUNT VERNON — Lucille Minnie Coon, 76, of Melick Street, Mount Vernon, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
DANVILLE — Elizabeth (Hammontree) Fox, 87, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004, at Morning View Care Center in Danville.
She was born July 5, 1917, in Knox County to Charles and Bernice (Smith) Hammontree. On March 4, 1936, she was married to William Paul Fox. He preceded her in death on March 28, 1995. Elizabeth attended the Danville Church of Christ.
She is survived by a son, Charles (Lois) Fox of Danville; two daughters, Virginia A. Fox of Mount Vernon and Beverly J. (Charles) Carrier of Gallion; eight grandchildren, Gary and Barry Fox, Suzanne Springer, Shelly Ansel, Toni Blubaugh, Tia Ball, Jennifer Reeves and Scott Carrier; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nephews and a niece.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Barby Ludwig.
Funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville. The Rev. Charles Carrier will officiate. Burial will be in Workman Cemetery in Danville. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050.
Ruby E. George
MOUNT VERNON — Ruby E. George, 76, of Gambier Road, Mount Vernon, died Nov. 21, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital.
She was born Sept. 23, 1928, in Mount Vernon to Clarence D. and Goldie (Pealer) Grubb. She was a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church. She was owner of the L&G Dairy and had been in the dairy business for 60 years; and was a graduate of Ashland College.
She is survived by a son, David L. George of Mount Vernon; two sisters, Mary Leona Spearman and Dorothy L. Harwell, both Mount Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Lester George, in 1988; and a sister, Edna Wantland.
Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Dale Sanford will officiate. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary may be viewed online at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Margaret C. Higgins
YOUNGSTOWN — Margaret C. Higgins, 90, of Youngstown died Nov. 20, 2004, at Mercy Medical Center in Canton.
She was born July 30, 1914, in Centerburg to Clarence G. and Mayme (Jackson) Keadey. A graduate of Centerburg High School, she was a 50-year member of John Knox Presbyterian Church and a member of the chancel choir. She was also a 50-year member of Manila Chapter 100, Order of Eastern Star, of Centerburg.
She is survived by a son, Richard L. Higgins of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a daughter, Shirley J. (Nathan) Teague of Akron; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Edgar L. Higgins; a brother, Donald J. Keadey; and a sister, Dolores Moreland.
Friends may call today from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Thompson Funeral Home, 4221 Market St., Youngstown. Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at John Knox Presbyterian Church, 1806 Market St., Youngstown. Graveside service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Eastview Cemetery, Centerburg. Arrangements are by the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home in Centerburg.
MOUNT VERNON — Rosetta Miller, 78, of Mount Vernon died Friday, Nov. 19, 2004, at her residence.
Rosetta was born June 15, 1926, in Letcher County, Ky., to John D. and Cinda (Cornett) Cornett. She was a former employee of Burrows Office Machine Co. and Kenyon College.
Surviving are her daughter, Patricia (Jerry) Stiltner of Mount Vernon; her son, John Miller of Mount Vernon; four grandchildren, Patty Feeney, Michelle Wesley, J.L. Stiltner and Scott Stiltner; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Marvin Cornett of Snow Camp, N.C., and Arvel Cornett of Lakeland, Fla.; and her sister, Jean Mundey of Zephyrhills, Fla.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph J. Miller; six brothers, Bill Cornett, Hiram Cornett, Darrell Cornett, Gid Cornett, Chester Cornett and Perry Cornett; and two sisters, Audrey Cornett and Loretta Cook.
Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. Pastor Patrick Bailey will officiate. Burial will follow in Union Grove Cemetery near Gambier.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and online condolences are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Mary L. Stahlman
MOUNT VERNON — Mary L. (Scott) Stahlman, 93, of Mount Vernon passed away Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004, at the Country Court Nursing Center.
She was born March 4, 1911, in Wabash, Ind., to Daniel Oren and Viola (Thompson) Scott. Mary was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, and a former member of the First Wesleyan Church.
She is survived by special friends, Freda Farmer, Peg Williams and Margaret Poland, all of Mount Vernon.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ferdinand Stahlman; one brother; and one sister.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Merki officiating. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Interment will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Camp Sychar, 201 Sychar Road, Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.