Edward H. Beeman
MOUNT VERNON — Edward Harold Beeman, 76, of Chester Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, at the Knox Community Hospital.
He was born May 14, 1928, in Mount Vernon, the son of Clarence Beeman and Lillian Beeman Seavolt. Edward was retired from the city of Mount Vernon after 33 years employment with the street department and the division of water and wastewater.
He is survived by his loving wife, Dollie (Davis) Beeman; a son, Phillip (Suzie) Beeman of Mount Vernon; three daughters, Virginia Calbert, Diane (Ron) Huffman and Margie Graves, all of Mount Vernon; three stepsons, Robert (Melissa) Calbert of Fredericktown, Morgan (Julie) Calbert of Mount Vernon and Christopher (Cassie) Calbert of Bladensburg; 11 grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Rosie Smith of Columbus.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Bonnie J. (Stevens) Beeman; a sister; a brother, Dave Seavolt; and a grandson, Scott Beeman.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, with a service celebrating the life of Edward Beeman following at 8 p.m. with the Revs. Ken Miller and Don Matolyak officiating. Private interment will be in the Bellville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 182039 Dept. 013, Columbus, OH 43218. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Anthony ‘Tony’ Carter
MOUNT VERNON — Anthony M. “Tony” Carter, 46, of Mount Vernon died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, at the Cape Canaveral Hospital in Cape Canaveral, Fla., after suffering a heart attack while on a Caribbean cruise. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral in Mount Vernon.
John L. Chalfant
MOUNT VERNON — John L. Chalfant, 54, of Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, at the Knox Community Hospital.
He was born Sept. 5, 1950, in Mount Vernon, the son of the late William Edward and E. Jean (Levers) Chalfant, and had been a lifelong resident of the Mount Vernon area. John was known in the Knox County area as an excellent musician playing in several bands.
He is survived by a brother, Roger Chalfant of Mount Vernon; a sister and brother-in-law, Cheryl (John) Carmany of Cumberland, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will observe private services. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Gary L. Durtschi
MOUNT LIBERTY — Gary L. Durtschi, 66, of Mount Liberty died unexpectedly Friday morning, Feb. 11, 2005, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
He was born in Columbus on Dec. 29, 1938, to Walter F. and Thelma K. (Dell) Durtschi. A graduate of South High School Class of 1957, he was a welding instructor for Columbia Gas with 40 years of service, retiring in 1996.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Norma J. (DeVault) Durtschi, and they were married June 27, 1959; sons, James (Sherri) of Mount Liberty, Anthony (Clarice) of Hebron and Jody Jay of Mount Vernon; daughter, Billie (Mike) Salisbury of Mount Liberty; seven grandchildren, Zachary, Chad, Angela, Gary L. II, Natalie, Kristopher and Dakota.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Daniel; daughter, Kathryn Kibbey, and granddaughter, Halle Kibbey, both on Aug. 17, 1995.
Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Carl Hankins will officiate. Interment will follow in the Mount Liberty Cemetery.
Ralph D. Kaser
MOUNT VERNON — Ralph D. Kaser, 71, of Mount Vernon passed away Sunday morning, Feb. 13, 2005, at the Mount Vernon Developmental Center following an extended illness.
He was born May 16, 1933, in Clark, the son of Austin J. and Grace (Conrad) Kaser. He was an avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan. He also enjoyed singing and eating his sister’s homemade peanut butter fudge.
Surviving are a sister, Betty Darling of Millersburg; several nieces; and a good friend, Grandpa Paul.
He was preceded in death by eight brothers and three sisters.
There will be no calling hours. Graveside service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Killbuck Cemetery at Killbuck. The Rev. Joanna Lance will officiate. The Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Mount Vernon Developmental Center, 1250 Vernonview Drive, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
“I once was blind, but now I see.”
Edward T. Smith
MOUNT VERNON — Edward T. Smith, 82, of Mount Vernon died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005, at the Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon.
Edward was born March 12, 1922, in Mount Vernon to Charles and Gertrude (Black) Smith and had spent his lifetime in the Mount Vernon area. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater of War and was awarded the Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon with two Bronze Stars. Edward retired from Cooper Energy Services in Mount Vernon in April 1984 after more than 25 years employment.
Surviving are his brother, William Smith of Bellville; three sisters, Irene (T.J.) Bowman and Jane McClain, both of Brinkhaven, and Ann (Junior) Martin of Mount Vernon; his special friend, Mildred Wallace of Mount Vernon; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Wilson Smith; and two sisters, Mary Carpenter and Isabel Abbott.
Funeral service will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where friends may call one hour before the funeral. Burial with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the charity of one’s choice. This obituary and online condolences to the family are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Wayne Trammell, 64, of Mount Vernon died Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.