MOUNT VERNON — Kenneth Earl Berg, 90, of Mount Vernon died Jan. 12, 2005, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
He was born Aug. 6, 1914, in Allegheny County, Pa., to Howard and Mary Frances (Straka) Berg. He was a retired dairy farmer.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Wanda (Melick) Berg; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth (Kathy) Berg of Mount Vernon; daughter and son-in-law, Sandra (Paul) Webb of Mansfield; grandchildren, Paul and Michele Webb, Andrea and Steve Cook, all of Mansfield, Krystal Rine and Leann Berg, both of Mount Vernon; brother and sister-in-law, Joe (Bea) Berg of Mount Vernon.
Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica, where the funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Crate Sparks will officiate. Burial will be in Homer Cemetery.
Suzanne E. Bishop
MOUNT VERNON — Suzanne Elizabeth Bishop, 78, of Mount Vernon passed away Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, at her residence.
She was born May 22, 1926, in Granville, the daughter of Emmett Austin and Alice R. (Robinson) Cline, and had been a resident of the Mount Vernon area since 1946. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ; and a former member of the Knox County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.
She is survived by her loving husband, Harold “Hal” Bishop Jr., whom she married July 12, 1946; two daughters, Lorraine Kae “Lonnie” (Wesley) Humbert of Montgomery, Ala., and Barbara Lee Rine of Panama City, Fla.; two grandchildren, Sandra Humbert and Tony Rine; and a brother, Dean Cline of Columbus.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Constance Sue Bishop; two brothers, Buddy Cline and Alan Cline; and a sister, Juanita Montgomery.
The funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where friends may call from noon until time of the service. Interment will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, 110 E. Vine St., Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
BELLVILLE — Helen Black, 91, of Bellville died Jan. 12, 2005, in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital.
She was born March 13, 1913, in Bellville to Alfred and Catherine (Walker) Shrader. Helen was a member of Bellville United Methodist Church, Fun and Friendship Club, Lexington Senior-Civic Center and Coffee Cup Club; and a life member of Irvin Hiskey Unit 535 American Legion Auxiliary.
She is survived by daughters, Marsha Logan of Carrollton, Marilyn Fackler of Crestline, Barbara Britton of Bellville and Kathryn Herder of Mansfield; son, Edward Black of Jackson, Miss.; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira W. Black; two grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; three sisters, Freda Staats, Maudlene Kirkpatrick and Edna Freeman; and four brothers, Fred, Franklin, Harold and Earl Shrader.
Visitation will be today from 3 to 8 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where funeral will be Saturday at noon. The Rev. Gerald Wolleson will officiate. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
GAMBIER — Eugene Davisson, 58, of Gambier died Jan. 11, 2005, at the Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque, N.M.
He was born July 14, 1946, in Minnora, W.Va., to Oren D. and Mildred L. (Shaffer) Davisson. He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He was a member and past master of Ohio Lodge 199 F&AM, Valley of Columbus Scottish Rite, Aladdin Temple Shrine and the Baldwin Shrine Club. He was the former owner of Davisson Insurance Co. in Gambier.
He is survived by two sons, Robert and J. Kevin Davisson of Marysville; one daughter, Laura Davisson of Delaware; and their mother, Sandra Davisson of Delaware; eight grandchildren; one brother, Charles W. Davisson; and two sisters, Patricia Waters and W. Micky Gerber.
A Masonic service will be conducted Sunday, Jan. 23, at 3:30 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home, to be followed immediately by a memorial service with Pastor Rodney Davis officiating. Friends may call Sunday, Jan. 23, from 2 p.m. until time of services.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio Lodge 199 F&AM Endowment Fund, 507D E. Gambier St., Mount Vernon 43050.
Joseph ‘Bud’ Ledbetter
BUTLER — Joseph “Bud” Ledbetter, 77, of Keck Road, Butler, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, at his residence following an extended illness. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Homes in Mount Vernon. The obituary and online condolences to the family are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Willis R. Poling
MOUNT VERNON — Willis Russell Poling, 88, of Mount Vernon died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Homes in Mount Vernon. The obituary and online condolences to the family are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Bob L. Weaver
TOLEDO — Robert L. “Bob” Weaver passed away Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, at The Toledo Hospital, after struggling with Alzheimer’s disease. He was surrounded by his family and loving wife of 50 years.
Bob was born in Mount Vernon on July 31, 1929, to parents Albert and Elsie Weaver. He graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1948. Bob joined the U.S. Army and served in Occupied Germany, with the Military Police, and as a photographer with the Stars and Stripes Newspaper from 1950-51.
After moving to Toledo in 1952, he married Charlene Smith and they were the proud parents of three children. Bob had worked a few years at McKesson Appliance Co. along with his future business partner, building oxygen tents. A few years later, in the mid-1950s, he was co-founder of B&F Medical Products along with Frank Myrice. They worked together, personally delivering oxygen tanks and respirator equipment to customers. The company eventually employed 250 people with a branch in his hometown of Mount Vernon. That plant was managed by Bob’s nephew’s wife, Loretta Zolman.
Bob held several patents on regulators and equipment. He was especially proud to have developed color-coded conductive tubing.
He and Frank were presented with many awards for conducting their business with integrity. Bob retired in 1994, and spent several winters in Florida with his wife and son, Robert. He enjoyed playing golf, and was a member of Highland Meadows Golf Club, where B&F Medical Products Inc. held a golf outing for several years.
Bob is survived by his wife, Charlene; daughter, Karen (Walt) Ciesler of Toledo; sons, Robert, at home, and Steven (Laurie) Weaver of Orlando, Fla.; grandchildren, Andy and Amy Ciesler, Steve Jr., Kyle and Lindsay Weaver.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Albert; and sister, Mary Weaver Zolman.
Friends may call today from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St., Sylvania, where the funeral will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Toledo Memorial Park.
Those wishing to give memorials, in lieu of flowers, are asked to consider Camp Courageous, 1154 Lark Lane, Toledo 43614; or Sunshine Inc. (Respit and Family Support), 7223 Maumee Western Road, Maumee 43537.
Bob’s family wishes to thank the compassionate caregivers at The Toledo Hospital’s 7th floor CCU. We are also very grateful to the Nursing Resources Corp. for the home health care they have provided, and especially to Kelly McCune and Ella Dukes.
“For to live on in
“The hearts and minds
“Of those we leave behind
“Is not to die at all.”