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.
The funeral will be today at 11 a.m. in the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home. 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.
Paul A. Coder
BUTLER — Paul A. Coder, 73, of Butler died Feb. 24, 2005, at his residence.
He was born Sept. 15, 1931, in Gallia County to Faye and Georgia E. (Phillips) Coder. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Massey DD778. He served more than 38 years of service as a tool and dye maker with the General Motors Corp.
He is survived by two daughters, Sharon (James) Rathburn of Delaware and Cherie (Montie) Taylor of Amelia Island, Fla.; three grandchildren, Candice Rathburn, Cameron Rathburn of Delaware and Michelle (Tim) Butterbaugh of Savannah, Ga.; one sister, Lynette (Jim) Harris of Littleton, Colo.; and a brother, Kenneth (Joann) Coder of Blue Rock, Ohio.
Friends may call Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home. A graveside service will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Martinsburg Methodist Cemetery at Martinsburg. The Rev. Ted Thomas will officiate.
Harold W. Horn
WALHONDING — Harold Williams Horn, 75, of 28844 Ohio 206, Walhonding, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 16, 1929, in Coshocton County to Rebecca Q. (Williams) and Charles C. Horn. He married Helen M. (Warner) Horn on Aug. 19, 1951. He served in the Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean conflict. He was a farmer and retired from Clow’s in 1991. He was a member of the Walhonding Church of Christ and was an avid bowler in leagues in Coshocton and Mount Vernon. He loved the country life and being outdoors.
He is survived by his wife, Helen; two sons, Stanley H. Horn and Lloyd W. Horn, both of Walhonding; a daughter, Marcia J. Horn of Warsaw; two grandchildren, Jennie and Ryan Horn; a brother, Barton (Sue) Horn of Deland, Fla.; and a sister, Susanna (Tom) Borden of Haines City, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw with Pastor Rick Lumbatis officiating. Burial will be in Tiverton Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. and until service time on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 937 High St., Columbus, OH 43085; the American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 182039, Dept. 013, Columbus, OH 43218-2039; or one may, at the family’s request, practice an act of random kindness in Harold’s name.
Joseph E. Hudson
CENTERBURG — Joseph E. Hudson, 52, of Centerburg died Friday morning, Feb. 25, 2005, from injuries received in an automobile accident, which occurred at the intersection of Ohio 3 and Ohio 37 in Sunbury. Arrangements will be announced by the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Theresa M. Madueño
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Theresa M. Madueño, 24, of California died suddenly Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005.
She was born Sept. 26, 1980, to Catherine A. Alibrando and Alex Madueño. She attended school in Mount Vernon. She resided in Mount Vernon for 10 years and moved back to California where she resided. She was a loving daughter and granddaughter.
She is survived by her mother, Catherine Alibrando of Mount Vernon; father, Alex Madueño of California; and many aunts and uncles.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Rosemarie (Styers) Alibrando.
A brief church service will be held Wednesday, March 2, in Bonita, Calif.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Catherine Alibrando, 606 1/2 N. Sandusky St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
Eva J. Sapp
MOUNT VERNON — Eva Juanita Sapp, 84, of Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at Knox Community Hospital.
She was born March 16, 1920, to the late Noble and Alice (Patterson) Strouse. On Dec. 23, 1939, she was married to Raymond E. Sapp. He died June 22, 1994.
She is survived by three daughters, Betty Stiltner of Mount Vernon, Bonnie Hibdon of California and Grace Wagner of Fredericktown; eight sons, John, Clarence and Carl Sapp of Mount Vernon, Donald Sapp of Millwood, Dale Sapp of Danville, Glenn Sapp of Georgia, Herbert Sapp of Tennessee and Ray Sapp Jr. of Florida; 33 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Pauline Mackey of Killbuck; three brothers, Paul Strouse of Brinkhaven, Art Strouse of Stow and Calvin Strouse of Mansfield; and her cat, Popcorn.
Funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville. Burial will be in Tiverton Cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. and until service time on Monday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Knox County Humane Society, 400 Columbus Road, Mount Vernon 43050.
Rick J. Viles
CROTON — Rick Joseph Viles, 52, of Croton died Feb. 23, 2005, at home.
He was born on Jan. 23, 1953, in Columbus. He owned and operated Rick’s Lawn Installation, formerly Sod Father; was a member of the Linden FOE 2252.
He is survived by his wife, Helen (Grim); mother and stepfather, Tessie (Harold) Lane of Columbus, stepson, Jeremy Grim; stepdaughter, Tiffany Grim; daughter, Richelle; brothers, Dan of Gahanna, Mark (Chong) of Columbus; uncles and aunt, Elmer (Beverly) Trombley, Don Shockley; nieces, Amanda and Anita Viles; great-nephew, Will.
He was preceded in death by father, Elmer C. “Rocky” Viles; grandparents, Elmer and Cecile (Bergeron) Trombley; aunts and uncle, Barbara Shockley, Darlene and Erven Carson.
Friends may call Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where services will be Monday at 2 p.m. Pastor Wayne Booth will officiate. Interment will be in Hartford Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
GAMBIER — Laurel “Lolly” Williams, 66, of Gambier died Feb. 25, 2005, after a graceful and strong struggle with cancer.
She is survived by her husband, Jon Williams, emeritus professor of psychology and neuroscience at Kenyon College, Gambier; five children, Christopher (Amy) Williams of Gambier, Robyn (Peter) Shimrak of Chagrin Falls, Marc (Mary) Williams of Avon, and Lora (John) Catalano and Lisa Williams, both of Liberty Township.
Lolly was the grandmother of 11 grandchildren, Samantha, Robert, Maggie (Chris’ children); Owen, Adam, Ethan and Charles (Marc’s children); Jeffrey, John and Joseph (Lora’s children); and Kostas (Lisa’s daughter). She had four siblings: Pat (Jerry) Davault of Orrville, Larry (Jewel) Rader of Winchester, Va., Pam Swain of Loudonville and Peggy Rader of Minneapolis, Minn.; eight nieces and nephews; and 16 great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Freeman “Pete” and Emma Rader of Loudonville; and her oldest son, Jeffrey.
Lolly graduated from Loudonville High School in 1956, and she completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at Kenyon College in 1984 with a major in sociology. She applied her education to service in three community agencies in Knox County. In 1984, Lolly began as a social worker for the Knox County Department of Job & Family Services. Her love for children was well known, and she worked hard to improve their lives and make them safer. In 1994, she became a component coordinator of Knox County Head Start where she managed the recruitment of families for the program and supervised the transportation system. From 1998 to the summer of 2004, Lolly worked at Interchurch Social Services first as a volunteer and later as a Client Aide Counselor, helping people with financial aid. Lolly was known as sympathetic and big-hearted, despite her efforts to be firm and disciplined. Her humor helped everyone during difficult situations. During the past year, Lolly served as acting director. Her co-workers viewed her as a mother-figure, a professional, and a dear friend. During all her years in social work, Lolly provided hope and assistance to many Knox County families. Lolly’s family members extend their thanks and gratitude to all of her friends in the community for their prayers, kindness and sympathy. The family especially appreciates all the love and professional expertise that was provided by the nurses and staff at Knox County Hospice.
The family prefers that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to a special fund, The Lolly Williams Caring Fund, which will be used to assist families of patients with life-threatening illness who have special financial needs. For more information about this fund and how to make a contribution contact Interchurch Social Services, 114 E. Gambier St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050-1052, phone (740) 397-4825.
Visitation hours for Laurel Williams and her family will be Tuesday, March 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon. Mass will be open to the public on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Church of Holy Spirit, Kenyon College, Gambier. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Gambier.
Larry B. Wise
MOUNT GILEAD — Larry B. Wise, 8, of County Road 46, Mount Gilead, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005.
He was born March 1, 1996, in Columbus to Leith and Kimberly (Johnston) Barnett. Larry had resided with his adoptive parents, Randy and Corinnea (Linn) Wise for the past two years. He was a student at Johnsville Elementary School, being home instructed by Gary Repp. Larry attended the Central Church of Christ in Mount Vernon.
In addition to his biological parents, he is survived by a brother, Lee; sisters, Dakota and Sabrina; a great-grandmother, Lillian Allen; grandparents, Wanda (Rick) Allen; and aunt, Amanda Allen.
Larry is also survived by his adoptive parents; brother, Kirk (Courtney) Wise; grandparents, Don (Marcella) Linn; uncles, Gary (Melissa) Linn and Brent (Yoisa) Linn; and nephew, Drew.
Pastor Ken Springer will conduct funeral service Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ, 7146 C.R. 46, Mount Gilead, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Private family burial will be Monday in Bryn Zion Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
A. ‘Tony’ Young
MOUNT VERNON — Anthony Martin “Tony” Young, 54, of Mount Vernon died suddenly Feb. 24, 2005, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Homes in Mount Vernon.