HOLMESVILLE — Malinda (Shetler) Beachy of Holmesville died at her home on Jan. 13, 2005, after a period of declining health.
She was born Jan. 3, 1935, to Abe and Sarah (Hershberger) Shetler.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Nelson Beachy; three daughters, Ruth (Levi) Yoder of Butler, Erma (Daniel) Yoder of Honduras and Elsie Beachy of Mount Vernon; five sons, Daniel (Deana) Beachy of Howard, Melvin (Martha) Beachy of Danville, Wayne (Loretta) Beachy of Howard, Marlin (Barbara Ann) Beachy of McKay and Junior (Barbara) Beachy of Holmesville; 27 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; three brothers; and one sister.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Allen Beachy; and one granddaughter, Tammy Beachy.
Calling hours are at the residence today. The funeral will be Sunday at 9 a.m. at the home of William J. Miller.
Joseph ‘Bud’ Ledbetter
BUTLER — Joseph E. “Bud” Ledbetter, 77, of Butler passed away Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, at his residence following an extended illness.
He was born Oct. 9, 1927, in Hartford, Ill., the son of Jona and Bertha (Robertson) Ledbetter. Bud was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving from 1944-47 in the Pacific Theater of World War II. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1986 after 20 years of employment, and was a member of the National Rifle Association. He was also an avid hunter and bowler.
He is survived by his loving wife, Virginia M. (Canterbury) Ledbetter, whom he married June 12, 1948; a son, Richard A. Canterbury of Mansfield; three grandchildren, Joseph E. Canterbury of Butler, Mary J. Miller of Fredericktown and Michael C. Simmons of Ashland; and three sisters, Juanita (Ray) Lunn of Eustis, Fla., Betty Payne of Mount Vernon and Norma (Richard) Snavely of Concord, N.C.
Friends may call Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where a funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Bob Canterbury will officiate. Interment, with military honors provided by Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and online condolences to the family are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Beatrice Linsley Graveside service
MOUNT VERNON — Beatrice L. Linsley, 89, of Mount Vernon died Dec. 14, 2004, in Apison, Tenn. A graveside service will be Monday at 11 a.m. in Mound View Cemetery, with Pastor Peter Simpson officiating. The North-Dilley Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050. The full obituary may be viewed online along with a guest registry at www.dilleyfuneralservice.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.
Willis was born Oct. 6, 1916, at Adelphia in Ross County to Orlando B. and Sarah (Hettinger) Poling, and moved to Mount Vernon in 2001 from London, Ohio. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked at Exact Weight Scales in Columbus for 20 years, and at Thurman Scale Co. in Columbus for seven years.
Surviving are his wife, Mary C. (Stiffler) Poling, whom he married Nov. 27, 1959; his daughter, Margaret (Carl) McNeal of Grove City; his sons, Wayne (Teresa) Poling of Mount Vernon and Edward (Lana) Wirth of Marshalltown, Iowa; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; his brother, Herbert (Louise) Poling of Circleville; and two sisters, Florence Walls of Circleville and Rosemary Poling of Marysville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter and son-in-law, Ethel and Henderson Hashman; three brothers, Alfred Poling, Jasper Poling and Orlando Poling Jr.; and a sister, Catherine Poling.
Friends may call Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Northlawn Memorial Gardens in Westerville.
This obituary and online condolences to the family are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Chad Spencer, 22, of Mount Vernon passed away Friday, Jan. 14, 2005, at his residence. Services are through the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Homes in Mount Vernon.