Nancy L. Berkshire
THOMASVILLE, Ga. — Nancy Lee Berkshire, 61, of Thomasville, Ga., died Nov. 24, 2004.
She was born April 10, 1943, in Warsaw to Raymond and Olive Stockman. She was a graduate of Warsaw High School and the Madesto California Junior College with a degree in business. She was employed as the first woman manager for Western Southern Life Insurance Co., retired from Pretty Products and was the owner/manager of Big Foot Carpet.
Survivors include daughters, Jacqueline (Jeff) Guinther of Coshocton and Jandee Carroll of Thomasville, Ga.; a son, Robert Burton of Moultrie, Ga.; grandchildren, Heather Burton, Luke Carroll (fiancee, Christy Johnson), Jason Guinther, Robert Burton III, Mathew Burton and Lilli Carroll; stepgrandchildren, Robert and Josh Montville; two great-grandchildren, Darian and Jossiah Cruz; two brothers, Woody (Imogene) Wilson of Warsaw and Dwight (Judy) Fesler of Coshocton; a sister, Jane (Ronald) Potter of Frazeysburg; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Including her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Berkshire; a daughter, Brenda Annotte; and sister and brother-in-law, John and Leona Lapp.
Funeral service will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw with the Rev. Ron Davis officiating. Burial will be in the South Lawn Cemetery at Coshocton. Visitation is Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. and until service time on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 966, Thomasville, GA 31799.
MOUNT VERNON — Ron Hess of New Delaware Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. The Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is in charge of arrangements.Dorothy Ridenbaugh
GAMBIER — Dorothy Ruth Ridenbaugh, 87, of Bogardus Road, Gambier, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.
Dorothy was born May 19, 1917, in Howard Township, Knox County, to James Blaine and Elma Hazel (Baker) Giffin. Dorothy spent her lifetime in Knox County and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She had been employed by the former Shellmar Corp. in Mount Vernon. Dorothy was a member of the Epworth United Methodist Church in Gambier.
Surviving are her son, Richard M. (Judy) Ridenbaugh of Gambier; her daughter, Janet M. Bryan of Gambier; her grandson, Markley M. “Mickey” Bryan Jr. of Lewis Center; her granddaughter, Angela Rae Bryan of Gambier; her brother, Willard Giffin of Mount Vernon; her sister, Mary E. Vernon of Mount Vernon; two sisters-in-law, Pearl Crise of Danville and Mae Hoberg of Warsaw; many nieces and nephews; and her faithful canine companion, Charlie.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Milton V. Ridenbaugh, in December 1991; and four brothers, Harry B. Giffin, James Carroll Giffin, Chauncey W. Giffin and Robert Giffin.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where funeral service will be Monday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Kevin Pellinen will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
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.
Alice Lou Shiflet
COSHOCTON — Alice Lou Shiflet, 67, of 1130 Vine St., Coshocton, passed from this life on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, in her home surrounded by those she loved. She lost her battle with cancer, but gained victory in Jesus Christ.
Friends may attend a memorial service to be held in spring 2005 with the Rev. Robert Millspaugh officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in the family plot in Stow.
Alice was born May 15, 1937, to Walter A. and Laura A. (Arthur) Turner. She married Philip F. Bresciani on July 28, 1957; she was widowed on Aug. 17, 1965. She married Gordon F. Shiflet on July 1, 1971; she was widowed on March 22, 1997.
She graduated from Edgewood Senior High School, Ashtabula, and graduated from Kent State University. Alice taught grade school in Brimfield. Among other employment, she managed King’s Lake, drove a school bus for Happy Hearts and Ashcraft in Ashtabula, and had her own cake business.
During her life, she was a member and served faithfully at the Kingsville Presbyterian Church, the Perryton Church of Christ, and the First Church of Christ in Coshocton. Alice enjoyed singing with the Starlighters, performing all over northeast Ohio. She was a member of TOPS Ohio 506 and Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Group.
Surviving are her children, Phyllis (Alan) Dieter and Lynn (Bert) Neill of Warsaw, and James (Carolyn Leehan) Bresciani of Coshocton; five grandchildren, Jordan, Jacob and Jeremy Bresciani, and Cory and Logan Dieter; and her brother, Carl (June) Turner of Chesterland.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Joseph Bresciani.
Alice, a kind, generous, Christian woman, good friend, loving wife, mother and grandmother, will be missed by every life she touched. She is in a far better place with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
The Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw is handling the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3612 Maple Ave., Zanesville 43701.
Jon D. Smith
MOUNT VERNON — Jon D. Smith, 41, of Mount Vernon died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, at his home.
He was born Oct. 19, 1963, in Mount Vernon and had spent his lifetime in the Knox County area. He attended Mount Vernon High School and was a former Knox County Sheriffs deputy for six years. Jon was employed by Asplundh Tree Expert Co. as a general foreman for the past seven years. He attended the Central Church of Christ in Mount Vernon.
Surviving are his wife of 21 years, Terry (Cook) Smith; his two daughters, Baleigh Smith and Darbey Smith, both of the home; his mother, Joyce C. (Jobe) Smith of Mount Vernon; and two sisters, Dawn Berger of Mount Vernon and Deb Smith of Howard.
He was preceded in death by his father, Donald L. “Snuffy” Smith; his paternal grandparents, Howard C. and Irene M. Smith; his maternal grandparents, Luther M. and Mary E. Jobe; and his uncle, Carl F. Jobe.
Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon where funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. Mr. Kenneth Springer will officiate. Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Jon D. Smith Memorial Fund (for his daughters’ education), in care of Terry Smith, 218 E. Pleasant St., Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and online condolences are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Beth Anne Suain-Brown
MOUNT VERNON — Beth Anne Suain-Brown, 45, of East High Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
She was born Jan. 3, 1959, in Mount Vernon, the daughter of John J. and Merita J. (Kraengel) Suain. Beth was a 1977 graduate of Mount Vernon High School. She served as a class officer and was involved in the organization of the class reunions. Beth attended Muskingum Area Technical College at Zanesville and Ohio University at Athens. She recently worked for the Knox County Head Start at Centerburg.
Surviving are her best friend and loving husband of 23 years, Dr. James W. Brown; three sons, Jonathon Brown, Nicholas Brown and Benjamin Brown, all of Mount Vernon; her mother, Merita Jean Suain of Mount Vernon; her sister, Jackie (James) Davidson of Corydon, Ind.; her brother, Dennis M. Suain of Mount Vernon; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, John Joseph “Jack” Suain; and a brother, Gregory Suain.
Friends may call Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where funeral services will follow.
Because of her warm smile, outgoing nature and positive outlook on life, Beth never knew a stranger. She will be truly missed by her loving family and many friends.
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.
Bonnie J. Wilson
MOUNT VERNON — Bonnie J. Wilson, 77, of South Catherine Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
She was born Jan. 14, 1927, in Brinkhaven to John and Ferne Beatrice (Zimmerman) Hardesty. She was a former member of the Order of Eastern Star 81 of Fredericktown and the Women of the Moose.
She is survived by two daughters, Candy (William) Conant of Mount Vernon and Victoria Gipson of Columbus; a son, Don (Lori) Wilson of Fredericktown; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Phyllis Blubaugh of Mount Vernon, Ann Beckholt of Homer and Roberta Martin of Utica.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert Wilson, in 1997.
Friends may call Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Howard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 182039, Columbus 43218. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.