Lorraine K. Glenn
HOWARD — A memorial service for Lorraine Kathleen “Babe” Glenn of Howard will be Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at 11 a.m. at Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Home in Newark.
Lorraine passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, Jan. 4, 2005, at OSU Medical Center.
“Babe,” as she was known by many, was born June 11, 1925, (although that is supposed to be a secret) in Chicago, Ill. She married Harland “Gene” Glenn, a wayward sailor Lorraine’s aunt brought home for dinner, and they were married for 55 years. “Babe” was a volunteer with Hospice of Central Ohio; and loved to paint, make floral arrangements, woodcarvings and sing with the Sweet Adelines.
Those who loved her the most were her husband, Gene; children and spouses, Kathy, Chris and Jim, Dorie and Jim, Tom and Julie, Charlene and Norman; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren (with two on the way); nieces and nephews; in-laws and out-laws.
There will be no calling hours.
Lorraine requested memorial contributions be sent to Hospice of Central Ohio or the American Cancer Society. E-mail condolences may be sent to www.CrissSchoedinger.com.
M. Marguerite Gregg
SILVERTON, Ore. — Mildred Marguerite (Shaffer) Ewers Gregg went to be with her Lord on Dec. 31, 2004. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions for the Marguerite Gregg service can be made to the Palmyra Church of Christ Missions Fund, 21184 Zolman Road, Fredericktown 43019.
FREDERICKTOWN — Elizabeth Harmon of Fredericktown passed away Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at the Country Club Retirement Campus. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown.
Flora Ward Hubbell
SUNBURY — Flora B. Ward Hubbell, 100, of Sunbury passed away Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, at Country View Nursing Center, Sunbury.
She was born Nov. 8, 1904, in Jackson County, Ky., to Ollie and Ella (Cheek) Cantrell and moved to Sunbury in 1942 from Wheelwright, Ky.
She is survived by children, Herb Ward of Sunbury, Bonnie Stropki of Gahanna, Joyce Follett of Kirkwood, Mo., Mary Walters of Florida, Douglas Ward of Sunbury, Martha Barnett of Columbus and James Ward of Lafayette, La.; stepdaughter, Mary Smith of Columbus; 27 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters; and two brothers.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two husbands; daughters, Virginia Miller and Iona Ward; one sister; and five brothers.
Friends may call on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where services will follow at 1 p.m. Her nephew, Pastor Don Glenn, will officiate. Burial will follow in Galena Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark 43055. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Leatha C. Lemon
MOUNT VERNON — Leatha Christina Lemon, 85, of Mount Vernon died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
Mrs. Lemon was born May 11, 1919, in Delaware County to George William Harvey and Maggie Belle (Ross) Stopher, and attended Centerburg High School and had spent most of her lifetime in Knox County. She had been employed at the cafeterias at Mount Vernon High School and the Meadow Lane Elementary School in Gambier. Mrs. Lemon was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mount Vernon, the Helpers Union at the Advent Christian Church in Mount Liberty and the Mount Liberty Home Beautifiers Garden Club. Mrs. Lemon’s hobbies included gardening, home decorating, cooking and cake decorating.
Surviving are her daughters, Barbara (Louis) Cesta of Hilliard, Marjorie (Michael) Lack of Boston, Mass., and Lois Sheffield of Columbus; stepdaughters, Terri (Craig) Chancellor of Cary, N.C., and Phyllis (Rufugio) Alva of Oceanside, Calif.; three grandchildren, Debbie (Brian) Martin, Laurie (David Usner) Seleski and Suzanne (Gerald Fullington) Seleski; seven stepgrandchildren, Jennifer, Darian, David and Brooke Chancellor, Denise and Craig Lemon and Ty Miller; five great-grandchildren, Tyler, Elizabeth, Madeline, Lena Rose and Piper; two stepgreat-grandchildren; her brother, S. Dwight (Freda) Stopher of Toledo; her sister, Margaret Durbin of Mount Vernon; and many nieces, nephews, and special friends too numerous to mention.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by husbands, Harley Twigg and Clifford Lemon; stepson, Kenneth Lemon; great-grandson, Jordan Martin; sister, Neva Bean; and two brothers, Herbert Stopher and Chester Stopher.
Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon. Funeral service will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Beech Street in Mount Vernon. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
This obituary and online condolences to the family are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Mildred W. Organ
COLUMBUS — Mildred W. Organ, 81, formerly of Columbus, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005.
She was a member of McKendree United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and the Riverside Sewing Guild.
She is survived by children, Jane (Danny), Susan, Jim and Salli (Dan); 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Paul Jr.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Lula Watkins; and her husband, Bernard.
Funeral will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at McKendree United Methodist Church, 3330 Cleveland Ave., Columbus. Friends may call Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home, Worthington Chapel, 515 High St., Worthington; and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County or Alzheimer’s Disease Association.
Mary Jo Patton
COLUMBUS — Mary Jo (Dorsey) Patton, 83, of Bernard Road, Columbus, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
She was born on April 21, 1921, in Mount Vernon to Everett and Barbara (Dial) Dorsey. Mrs. Patton served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
She is survived by a sister, Jeanne Dorsey Gasbarro of Mount Vernon; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Patton, in 2001; a son, Stephen Everett Patton; a brother, Everett Dorsey; and three sisters, Irene Cox, Betty Cochren and Dorothy Keppler.
Friends may call Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow Friday at 2 p.m. in Mound View Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House of Columbus and can be left at the funeral home. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Ellen Reynolds, 89, of Old Mansfield Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at her daughter’s home.
She was born June 24, 1915, in Mount Vernon to John C. and Gladys (Newell) Loveridge and had been a Knox County resident her entire life. She had been employed at the Mount Vernon State Hospital, Stones Grill and most recently at Loma Linda Foods. Ellen was a member of the Mount Vernon Seventh-day Adventist Hill Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Harsany of Fredericktown; a son, George W. Wolfe Jr. of Mount Vernon; a brother, John (Ardyth) Loveridge of Newark; four sisters, Pearl Grimm of Melbourne, Fla., Marion Pilotti of Dublin, Elizabeth Padgett of Mount Vernon, Olive (Sam) Schwarzkopf of Newark; three sisters-in-law, Blanche Loveridge of Apopka, Fla., Mary Loveridge of Melbourne, Fla., Jenny Renne of Walnut, Calif.; a brother-in-law, James Wolfe of Mount Vernon; five grandchildren, James Douglas (Cindy) Harsany, David H. (Colleen) Harsany, Stephen P. (Angel) Harsany, Rob (Jenny) Wolfe, Vicki Wolfe; seven great-grandchildren; and 50 nieces and nephews.
Ellen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George W. Wolfe; second husband, Harold C. Reynolds; sisters, Ida Houbler, Ruth Barga, Adelaide McClosky; and brothers, Donald Loveridge, Daniel F. Loveridge, James M. Loveridge and David W. Loveridge.
As per Ellen’s request there will be no calling hours. There will be a memorial service on Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home. Pastor Rodney Davis will officiate. A private graveside service will follow at a later date in Liberty Chapel Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050; or the Seventh-day Adventist Hill Church, 535A Wooster Road, Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and guest registry can be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Mary Opal Vilfer
MOUNT VERNON — Mary Opal Vilfer, 83, of Harcourt Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at the Knox Community Hospital.
She was born Oct. 14, 1921, in Highwater, daughter to David and Alice (Harris) Litt and had been a Knox County resident all of her life. Mary was a cook working for Mount Vernon High School, the University of Arizona, The Alcove and Mount Vernon Nazarene University and was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church.
She is survived by three sons, Larry (Kay) Vilfer and Donald Vilfer, both of Mount Vernon, and Kevin (Debbie) Vilfer of Hilliard; four grandchildren, Timothy Vilfer, Michele Hamann, Jamie Vilfer and Christopher Vilfer; and three great-grandchildren, Sierra Vilfer, Kyle Lybarger and Marshall Vilfer.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Russell Vilfer; and several brothers and sisters.
There will be no calling hours. There will be a graveside service on Friday at 2 p.m. in the Brandon Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hope Community Church or a charity of one’s choice. This obituary and guest registry can be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Julia Aretta (Shamblin) Wilson, 86, of Mount Vernon passed away Jan. 1, 2005, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, after a short illness.
Julia was born Dec. 5, 1918, in Charleston, W.Va. She had been an active Jehovah’s Witness since 1944.
Julia is survived by daughters, Faye Young of Bonita Springs, Fla., Janet Myers of Hagerstown, Md., Reda Harper of Charleston, W.Va., Doris Fulk of Howard and Nancy Stanley of Millersport; 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald A. Wilson; and daughter, Ann Shanult.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be Saturday, Jan. 8, at 1 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 14 Taylor Road. Elder David Boner will preside. The Cook & Son — Pallay Funeral Home in Columbus is in charge of arrangements.