Kathryn C. Blue
MOUNT VERNON — Kathryn C. Blue, 89, of Mount Vernon died Sunday evening, Feb. 20, 2005, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Kenneth L. Casner
SEBRING, Fla. — Kenneth L. Casner, 80, of Sebring, Fla., formerly of Centerburg, died unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, at his residence. Arrangements are pending with the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Online condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Pauline E. Hill
MANSFIELD — Pauline E. Hill, 90, of Mansfield Avenue, Mount Vernon, passed away Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon.
She was born Nov. 13, 1914, in Mount Vernon to Fred and Margaret (Smith) Reagh. Mrs. Hill worked 23 years as department manager of Ringwalt’s Department Store. She was a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ.
She is survived by a son, Roger Hill of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Carol Ann Sirbaugh of Fayetteville, Pa.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 51 years, Conard Hill; and a brother, Donald Reagh.
A private graveside service will be held at a later date. These services are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Thelma (Smith) Kies
DOTHAN, Ala. — Thelma Smith Kies, 85, of Dothan, Ala., passed away Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, at her home following an extended illness.
Mrs. Kies was born Dec. 22, 1919, in Ohio, the daughter of Edward Franklin and Bonnie Ruby Smith. Mrs. Kies served as an executive secretary for Foote Foundry in Mount Vernon and also as a real estate agent. Prior to moving from Mount Vernon, she was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church.
Survivors include three sons, Robert (Linda) Kies of Dothan, Ala., Paul Fredrick Kies II of Dothan, Ala., and Jerome Mark Kies of Mount Vernon; two grandchildren, Jonathan Robert Kies of Aiken, S.C., and David Bryant Kies of Auburn, Ala.
Mrs. Kies was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul Frederick Kies; one brother, Edward Smith; and two sisters, Helen Lehman and Mary Crick.
A memorial service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon. Burial will be Friday at 11:30 a.m. in the Pearl Cemetery at Sidney, Ohio.
Everett G. Spreng
LOUDONVILLE — Everett G. Spreng, 84, of County Road 2575, Loudonville, died Friday afternoon, Feb. 18, 2005, in Samaritan Hospital.
Mr. Spreng was born Oct. 5, 1920, in Green Township, the son of Jacob Edward and Edna Pearl (Bucy) Spreng. Everett was a self-employed truck driver since 1940, and also worked for Loudonville Equity of Loudonville and Lakeville. From 1956 to 1990, he worked for Lake Township, Ashland County. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Ashland County Farm Bureau, Loudonville Eagles, and was a social member of VFW Post 8586.
He is survived by six sons, Richard (Carol) Spreng, James (Julianne) Spreng, Edward (Sondra) Spreng, Willis (Annette) Spreng and Steven (Deborah) Spreng, all of Loudonville, and Jerry (Kim) Spreng of Lucas; two daughters, Shirley (Robert) Stewart of Loudonville and Brenda (Jerry) Mitchell of Danville; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; his special friend, Martha Kiefer of Loudonville; three brothers, Donald Spreng, David (Patricia) Spreng and Gerald (Linda) Spreng, all of Loudonville; and three sisters, Jean (Harrison) Jones of Loudonville, Virginia (Harry) Temple of Glenmont and Janet Wulff of Marion.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha (Shaffer) Spreng, on June 3, 1997; one son, Tommy Spreng, in 1953; three grandchildren; one brother, John Spreng; and two sisters, Marjorie Remy and Mary Oswalt.
Funeral service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Zion Lutheran Church, Loudonville, with the Rev. Terry E. Ruther officiating. Burial will be in Loudonville Cemetery. Friends may call today from 1 to 3 and 5 to 8 p.m. in Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 222 E. Main St., Loudonville, OH 44842; or Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1605 County Road 1095, Ashland, OH 44805. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.Byerly-Lindsey.com.