John M. Ackerman
FREDERICKTOWN — John M. Ackerman, 72, of West Sandusky Street, Fredericktown, died at his home Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005.
He was born Sept. 27, 1932, in Mount Vernon, son of Dr. Earnest V. and Louise (McKay) Ackerman Huggins. Mr. Ackerman earned his bachelor’s degree in geology at The College of Wooster and his engineering degree at The Ohio State University. Mr. Ackerman was a geological consultant with his office in Fredericktown. Prior to opening his office he was employed by Halliburton Oil Well Cementing Co. He maintained professional associations in numerous organizations including The American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Ohio Oil and Gas Producers Association, and the Ohio Oil and Gas Association.
Mr. Ackerman was a member of Thrall Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus, Aladdin Temple Shrine, Fredericktown Community Development Association and the Fredericktown Historical Society. He was a member of the Fredericktown First Presbyterian Church and served the church as trustee. Mr. Ackerman was a civic leader in the village and served several terms as president of both Village Council and the Fredericktown Local School Board.
He is survived by his wife, Loretta (Fancsalszki) Ackerman, whom he married June 25, 1960; twin daughters, Melisa Ackerman and Melana Ackerman, and son, Michael (Deidre) Ackerman, all of Columbus; and a brother, Phillip Ackerman of Travelers Rest, S.C.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Lloyd Huggins; a brother, David; and sister, Margaret Ellen.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Fredericktown First Presbyterian Church. Following the service the family will receive friends at their home on West Sandusky Street. The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fredericktown Community Center Fund, P.O. Box 117, Fredericktown 43019; or to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Rosetta M. Bash
COLUMBUS — Rosetta Marie (Rowe) Bash, 89, of Columbus left this life on Monday, Jan. 17, 2005.
She was born May 2, 1915, in Delaware County. She was a member of Summit United Methodist Church, a merger of University and Indianola Methodist churches where she joined on April 28, 1938. She taught children’s Sunday school and Vacation Bible School for many years. Actively participating in the UMW, she helped organize Riverside Hospital Sewing Guild 46, which is still sewing; she was a volunteer for 54 years. She was a member of the Women’s Club of the State Department of Education, Northern Jr. CCL, and the Clintonville Woman’s Club. She worked as a state food service employee for 10 years at Ridgeway Junior High School as the school baker. Most importantly, she was a mother and homemaker for 56 years of marriage to a wonderful husband.
She is survived by a son, Winston D. (Dorothy) Bash of Columbus; daughter-in-law, Joanne Glick Bash of Rockford; grandchildren, Wesley (Joan) Bash, Michelle Brown, Mark (Ellen) Bash and Jennifer Bash; great-granddaughters, Lauren Coyle, Amanda and Amber Bash and Megan Brown; a sister-in-law, Pauline Rowe of Mount Vernon; and many dear nephews, nieces, cousins and a host of precious friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wade D. Bash; a son, Marshall A. Bash of Rockford; her parents, Fred A. and Hazel (Beacom) Rowe; brothers, William (Letha), Virgil, Paul (Helen) and Francis (Betty) Rowe, all of Mount Vernon.
Family will receive friends Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home, Worthington Chapel, 515 High St., Worthington. Funeral will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Summit United Methodist Church, 82 E. 16th Ave., Columbus 43201. The Revs. Linda Wallick and Linda Hedron will officiate. Burial will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in Homer Cemetery, Homer.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Summit United Methodist Church.
Mattie L. Pruett
GAMBIER — Mattie Lou Pruett, 71, of Chase Avenue, Gambier, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, at Country Court Nursing Center. The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Bernard F. Sapp
FREDERICKTOWN — Bernard F. Sapp, 77, of Pinkley Road, Fredericktown, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.
He was born Oct. 21, 1927, in Danville to R. Joseph and Frances (Condon) Sapp. Mr. Sapp retired after 41 years of employment with American National Can. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict and was a member of the AMVETS of Mount Vernon.
He is survived by a son, the Rev. Michael (Esther) Sapp of Portage, Mich.; two daughters, Kathy Sapp and Karla (Loren) Frazee, both of Fredericktown; three grandchildren, Kendra Sapp, Bradley Sapp and Paul Sapp; three brothers, Owen Thomas (Marlene) Sapp of New Jersey, Richard (Shirley) Sapp of Warsaw and Paul (Beth) Sapp of Danville; and four sisters, Barb Daugherty, Carrie (Donald) Piar and Ruth Riley, all of Mount Vernon, and Sarah Evans of Houston, Texas.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife, who he married on June 29, 1950, Norma Jean (Brooks) Sapp; a brother, Robert Sapp; and a sister, Grace Temple.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, where a funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to one’s local Red Cross to aid in the tsunami relief efforts. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.