James C. Funk
MOUNT VERNON — James C. Funk, 84, of Beech Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
He was born Aug. 1, 1920, in Fabius, W.Va., to Samuel and Lillie (Sines) Funk. Mr. Funk was a member of the Mount Vernon American Legion, the Masonic Lodge 291 Utica, the Knox County Joint Veterans Council Honor Guard and was an Army veteran serving in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He is survived by his wife of over 59 years, Pansy M. (Clagg); two daughters, Roxanna (Thomas) Metcalfe of Fredericktown and Lillie Tablett of Mount Vernon; three grandchildren, Seth (Matisha Cassells) Metcalfe, Nathan (Mary Milstead) Metcalfe and Alesia (Israel) Schaaf; four great-grandchildren, Ridley Metcalfe, Bella Metcalfe, Sierra Schaaf and Lincoln Schaaf; a brother, Arlie (Nova) Funk of West Virginia; and three sisters, Mae Baldwin of West Virginia, Geneva Fitzwater of West Virginia and Armetha Tenney of Virginia.
In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by four brothers, Hartzel, Marshell, Junior and Winford Funk.
Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, where a funeral service 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 can be made to American Cancer Society, 253 E. Church St., Marion OH 43302-3807. This obituary and guest registry can be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT LIBERTY — Albert Hall, 79, of Mount Liberty died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
He was a retired barber and owner of Al’s Barber Shop in Central College, Ohio. He was a member of the Centerburg Church of Christ and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Carol J. Hall; children, Linda (Richard) Warner of Pataskala and Norm (Rhonda) Hall of Mount Liberty; grandchildren, Robert Warner of Columbus, John Warner of Pennsylvania, Brent (Kyla) Hall of Montana, Nathan Hall of Oklahoma and Rebecca Hall of Mount Liberty; brothers, Burns (Joy) Hall of Reynoldsburg and Arnold (Martha) Hall of Waverly; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg. The funeral will be Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at 1 p.m. at the Centerburg Church of Christ Chapel, 3830 South Columbus Road, Centerburg. Fred Albrecht, evangelist, and Roger Crego, minister, will officiate. Interment will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
MOUNT VERNON — Wayne K. Handwerk, 78, of Mount Vernon died Jan. 24, 2005, at his residence.
He was born Feb. 26, 1926, in Mount Vernon to Carey R. and Madge (Shellenbarger) Handwerk. He was a 1944 graduate of Utica High School. Wayne, a carpenter, retired from Owens Corning Technical Center, Granville. He was a member of the Bell Church of Christ and American Legion Post 92 at Utica; and was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran.
He is survived by a son, Steve (Dottie) Handwerk of Freeland, Md.; daughters, Phyllis (Scott) Sullivan of Columbus and Nancy (Dave) Webster of Mount Vernon; five grandchildren, Zoe Handwerk, Nicholas and Erin Sullivan, Trenton Oney and Brandt Webster; brothers, Harry (Marian) Handwerk of Newark, Ivan (Sarah) Handwerk of Fredericktown and Jack (Hazel) Handwerk of Edison.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy L. (Curtis) Handwerk, who died in 1989; one grandson; and brother, Owen Handwerk.
Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica, where funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. Alan Pratt will officiate. Burial will follow in Bell Cemetery.
Lesley L. Thompson
MANSFIELD — Lesley Lynn Thompson, formerly of Texas, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at the Woodlawn Nursing Home following a brief illness.
He was born Aug. 19, 1945, in Mansfield, the son of Eldon and Alice (Stofer) Thompson. He graduated from Madison Senior High School. Mr. Thompson worked for the Continental Airlines in Texas and retired after 30 years of service in 2003. He served honorably in the U.S. Air Force from 1965-69, serving in Crete and the Philippines.
Mr. Thompson is survived by his mother; a brother, Larry (Donna) Thompson; cousin, Beverly (Vern) Parker; nieces, Melissa Hilts, Michelle (Russell) Hill; nephews, Andy Thompson, Rocky (Heather) Baith; also special friends, Ira and Deanne Freet and Don Silvey.
He was preceded in death by his father; and his aunt, Reba Thompson.
The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. in Finefrock-Williams Funeral Home, 350 Marion Ave., Mansfield, where funeral service celebrating Lesley’s life will be Thursday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Carol S. Kautz will officiate. Burial with military honors will be in Mansfield Memorial Park. Obituary is online at www.finefrockwilliamsfuneralhome.com.