Nona D. Abrams
GAMBIER — Nona Doris Abrams, 71, of Newcastle Road, Gambier, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
She was born Dec. 19, 1933, in Vernal, Utah, the daughter of Wallace and Elsie (Nelson) Twitchell, and had been a resident of the Gambier area since 1979, moving from Indianapolis, Ind. Nona was an avid bowler, and was a past president of the Sparettes Bowling League and past member of the Monday Night Mixed League. She also loved playing bingo and cooking.
She is survived by her loving husband, Bill W. Abrams, whom she married June 2, 1956; her six children, Nancy (Ernie) Gonzales of Las Vegas, Nev., Danny (Beverly) Goulding of Russellville, Ark., Ken (Candy) Goulding of Layton, Utah, Penny (Sam) Cornelius of Sharon, Pa., Rick (Kay) Abrams of Mount Vernon and Cathie (Steve) Wallace of Mount Vernon; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, James Twitchell of Salt Lake City, Utah, Tony (Garnet) Twitchell of Moses Lake, Wash., and Max (Millie) Twitchell of St. George, Utah; and special friends, Bob (Penny) Wilson, Dave (Janice) Judson and Micky (Cindy) Wallace.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where a funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment at a later date will be held in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Jack M. Childress
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Jack M. Childress, 69, of Lexington, Ky., died Feb. 14, 2005.
He was born in West Virginia.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Childress; three stepdaughters, Eleanor Hicks and Roberta Bush of Lexington, Ky., and Janet Wiggins of Cleveland.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and first wife, Ellen (Spangler) Childress.
A memorial service was conducted Feb. 19, 2005, at the Bible Baptist Church.
Paul A. Coder
BUTLER — Paul A. Coder, 74, of Butler, died Feb. 24, 2005, at his residence. The Dilley Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Marcia L. (Beach) Outcalt
KAUAI, Hawaii — Marcia L. (Beach) Outcalt, 70, died Feb. 20, 2005, after a long illness on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, where she lived with her husband since 1997.
Born Aug. 18, 1934, in Mount Vernon, she was married to Dr. David L. Outcalt on July 1, 1956, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Mount Vernon. Marcia graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1952. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in education from Bowling Green State University in 1956, she had careers as a teacher, real estate sales associate and was director of relocation services for Montgomery of Wisconsin Inc. in Green Bay when she retired in 1997. While working, she also effectively raised friends for the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay during the years her husband was chancellor of those universities.
She traveled overseas extensively, especially in support of her husband’s work for the International Association of University Presidents. Twice in the early 1980s, she traveled with the Alaska delegation headed by her husband, which negotiated the Alaska-Siberia Medical Exchange.
She is survived by her husband, David; four children, Jeffrey D. (Gail) Outcalt and Gregory M. (Kathy) Outcalt of Pacific Palisades, Calif., Kevin D. (Debbie) Outcalt of Alamo, Calif., and Eric M. (Melissa) Outcalt of Honolulu; and eight grandchildren whom she loved dearly,.
She was a strong, intelligent, witty and loving woman with a sharp sense of humor. Her friends and family enjoyed her company. Marcia and David worked together as a team for nearly 49 years. She will be terribly missed.
Friends may call Tuesday, March 1, from noon to 2 p.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 200 N. Main St., where the service will follow at 2 p.m. The Rev. Keith Stuart will officiate. Burial will be in Mound View Cemetery. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Rotary Club of Kapaa Foundation, P.O. Box 1374, Kapaa, HI 96746. Online condolences and the obituary can be viewed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Mary L. Starnes
MANSFIELD — Mary Louise (Curry) Starnes died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, at the Winchester Terrace Nursing Home in Mansfield.
Born July 20, 1926, in Elkmont, Ala., she was the daughter of Andy “Pete” and Minnie Mae Curry. The family moved from Alabama to Mount Vernon. After marriage, Mary Louise moved to Mansfield where she spent her days as a loving wife and mother. She loved and enjoyed her grandchildren through the years and was a good friend and neighbor to many. Mary Louise was a homemaker whose hobbies included embroidery, sewing and baking.
She is survived by a son, Danny (Sherry) Starnes of Hartville; two daughters, Carolyn (David) Gross and Shirley (Steve) Williams, both of Mansfield; grandchildren, Doug Starnes, Mark (Chris) Starnes, Jon (fiancée Mandy) Starnes, Scott Lewis, Michael (Micelle) Lewis, Jeff Gross, Jay Gross, Kara (Jesse) Adams, Kim Poling and Kevin Gross; great-grandchildren Dylan, Jennica and Ian; one sister, Ruby Hoeflich of Fredericktown; several brothers and sisters-in-law, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Her loving husband, Donald L. Starnes; her parents; and brother, James Curry, preceded Mary Louise in death.
Friends may call Saturday, Feb. 26, between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Grace Episcopal Church, 41 Bowman St., Mansfield, where service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. David Sipes will officiate. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 23811 Chagrin Blvd., Suite 210, Cleveland, OH 44122-5525.