Sherry D. Bishop
FREDERICKTOWN — Sherry D. Bishop, 47, of Quaker Road, Fredericktown, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2004, at the Knox Community Hospital.
She was born Dec. 16, 1957, in Mount Vernon and had been a lifetime resident of the Fredericktown community. Sherry had been employed by New Hope Industries in Mount Vernon.
She is survived by her parents, Walter and Sylvia Aileen (Ebersole) Bishop of Fredericktown; a sister, Belinda (Raymond) Litt of Fredericktown; and two brothers, Leland (Susan) Bishop of Milford and David (Linda) Bishop of Fredericktown.
Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Steve Broughton will officiate and burial will follow in Forest Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Waterford Church of Christ, 20545 Waterford Road, Fredericktown 43019. This obituary and a guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MARENGO — Wilma Browning, 67, of Marengo died Monday evening, Dec. 20, 2004, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. Arrangements are pending with the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home.
GAMBIER — Cleona F. Clark, 81, of Gambier, a homemaker, died Dec. 19, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital, Mount Vernon.
She was born April 2, 1923, in Hillsdale, Mich., to John Wallace and Veneta (Handy) Houtz. She was a member of Faith Holiness Church, Martinsburg.
She is survived by sons, Douglas E. (Carol) Clark of Martinsburg, Richard L. (Joanie) Clark of Arlington and Daniel G. (Donna) Clark of Cedar Springs, Mich.; a daughter, Patricia A. (Kimberland) Hogue of Fife Lake, Mich.; 20 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Irene Houtz of Arlington.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Clark, in 1996; brothers, Robert and Don; and sisters, Laverage and Ruth.
Friends may call Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St. in Utica. Funeral will be Thursday at Faith Holiness Church, Martinsburg, with David Nevill officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Larry E. Davis
FREDERICKTOWN — Larry Eugene Davis, 54, of Taylor Street, Fredericktown, passed away Monday, Dec. 20, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown.
Wilma R. Moss
MOUNT VERNON — Wilma Rozella Moss, 90, of Mount Vernon, formerly of Cambridge, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2004, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home at Mount Vernon.
She was born Feb. 21, 1914, at Buffalo, in Guernsey County, to A.F. and Ella V. (Secrest) Moss. She was of the Methodist faith; attended Buffalo Church; and was a member of the Guernsey Chapter 211, Order of Eastern Star. She was employed as a beautician in Cambridge for over 50 years.
She is survived by a niece, Susie Altizer of Centerburg; cousin, Virginia McCanahy of Cambridge; two great-nephews; one great-niece; one great-grandnephew; and two great-grandnephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Nedra M. Clark; and brother-in-law, W.H. “Hub” Clark.
Visitation will be Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Scott Funeral Home, 1009 Steubenville Ave., Cambridge, where funeral will follow at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Pleasant City Cemetery.
David C. Sherwood
MOUNT VERNON — David Charles Sherwood, 67, of Mount Vernon died Dec. 20, 2004, at his residence. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
FREDERICKTOWN — Richard A. Stimmel, 81, of Columbus Road, Fredericktown, passed away Monday, Dec. 20, 2004, a his home.
He was born May 27, 1923, in Hoytville to William Clark and Louise (Weibeck) Stimmel. Mr. Stimmel was stationed aboard the heavy cruiser USS Louisville while serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Mr. Stimmel received the Purple Heart for being wounded in action. He was a member of the Fredericktown United Methodist Church, the Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Hicksville. Mr. Stimmel managed the Perrysburg Grain, Mount Vernon Farmers Exchange and the Hicksville Grain before retiring in 1985.
He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Betty (Collier) Stimmel; two sons, Richard (Carol) Stimmel II stationed in Bahrain and James (Sharon) Stimmel of Hilliard; two daughters, Linda (Tom) Lackney of Toledo and Mary Lou (Glenn) Hannan of Fredericktown; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lois Stimmel of Melbourne, Fla.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Florence (Gillan); three brothers, Robert Stimmel, William Stimmel and John Stimmel.
Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown, where a funeral will be Friday at 10 a.m. His nephew, the Rev. Jack Stimmel, will officiate. Burial, with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will follow in Forest Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050; or the Fredericktown United Methodist Church, 123 Columbus Road, Fredericktown 43019. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
SARASOTA, Fla. — Mary Schneider Taylor, 91, of Sarasota, Fla., died Dec. 18, 2004.
She was born Jan. 24, 1913, in Bexley, and was a former resident of Mount Vernon. She graduated from Capital University with a degree in music education; and was a member of Phi Beta Music Fraternity and Women In Music at Columbus. She retired as a piano teacher, and was proficient at crossword puzzles and traveled to Europe. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Bexley and St. Paul Lutheran Church at Sarasota, Fla.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Gene; two daughters, Ellen Nieme of Bradenton, Fla., and Polly Jones of St. Petersburg, Fla.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A service will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at Palms Funeral Home, 170 Honore Ave., Sarasota, Fla. Burial will be in Palms Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238; or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 2256 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota, FL 34239.
CENTERBURG — Peggy D. Tuggle, 51, of Centerburg died unexpectedly at her residence Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004.
Born in Beckley, W.Va., on April 20, 1953, she moved to the Marengo area in 1977 from Columbus. She was a member of the Greenfield Primitive Baptist Church, and worked as a medical billing processor.
She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Claude Matthew; son, Matthew Shane of Centerburg; daughter, Anita Ranee (Joseph) Scheiman of Independence; mother, Pauline (Prunesti) of Columbus; brothers, Frank and Luician Griffith of Columbus; sister, Armita Savage of Hilliard; and other extended family members.
She was preceded in death by her father, Claude W. Griffith Sr.; infant sons, John Shannon and Michael; and brothers, Claude Jr. and Kenneth.
Friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. Elders Harold Thornsbury and Aaron Williams will officiate. Interment will be in Bloomfield Cemetery, near Sparta.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.