Everett L. Bates
FREDERICKTOWN — Everett Lee Bates, 64, of Fredericktown died Monday, Feb. 28, 2005, at The Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus.
Everett was born June 30, 1940, in Ashland, Ky., to Carlos V. and Catherine (Conley) Bates and was a graduate of Central High School in Columbus. He was employed by Big Bear Grocery as a produce manager for 43 years, retiring in 1998. He was a member of the Fredericktown United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Bonalee (Combes) Bates, whom he married Oct. 17, 1959; his son, Jeffrey Bates of Columbus; his daughter, Cheryl Nunnery of Fredericktown; two grandchildren, Tyler Bates and Stephanie Nunnery; and his brother, James Bates, of Boise, Idaho.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Kevin Bates.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown. Graveside service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Forest Cemetery, Fredericktown, with the Rev. Larry Draper officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Fredericktown United Methodist Church, 123 Columbus Road, Fredericktown, OH 43019. This obituary and online condolences to the family are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Larry ‘Joe’ Dooley
MOUNT VERNON — Larry “Joe” Dooley, 31, of Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Adeline M. Huffman
WOOSTER — Adeline M. “Sweetie Face” Huffman, 83, of 1640 Westwood Circle, Wooster, surrounded by her loving family, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at Colonial Manor in Loudonville following an extended illness.
She was born Feb. 8, 1922, in Richland County to Ralph and Pearl (Shoudt) Smith and moved from Mount Vernon to Wooster in 1946. She married Melvin F. Huffman on June 24, 1945, in Loudonville; he survives. She had previously worked as a cook for Triway Schools for 23 years and was a past member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Wooster. She enjoyed cooking and working with her flowers.
In addition to her loving husband, she is survived by two sons, Charles (Paula) Huffman of Wooster and James (Ellen) Huffman of Shelby; a daughter, Bonnie (Roger) Alfred of Lakeville; two brothers, Raymon (Mary) Smith of Perrysville and Bernard (Glorene) Smith of Loudonville; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Richard, Paul and Theodore Smith; and a great-grandaughter, Elizabeth.
Funeral service will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Custer-Glenn Funeral Home, 2284 Benden Drive, Wooster, with Pastor William H. Valentine officiating. Entombment will follow in Sherwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to either: Wooster Township Fire Department, 1917 Millersburg Road, Wooster, OH 44691; or The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., Sixth Floor, New York, NY 10001. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at: www.MEM.com.
Agnes E. Moritz
MANSFIELD — Agnes E. Moritz, 94, of Mansfield died early Friday morning, Feb. 25, 2005, at Woodlawn Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
Born Jan. 30, 1911, in Mansfield, she was the daughter of Michael and Magdalena (Joppa) Hornung. She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church and loved her faith along with gardening and yard work. She was formerly employed at Dominion Electric.
She is survived by a son, Fred W. (Randy) Moritz; three daughters, Arlene (Peter) Tulley, Annette Moritz and Lynn (Daniel) Beaver; devoted granddaughter, Lesli (Steve) Culver; brother, Mathias Hornung; sisters, Catherine Hornung Kleshinski and Eva Hornung; and seven grandchildren, Bradley (Tina) Beaver, Brett Beaver, Lisa Beaver, Rick Spertzel, Deborah (Frank) Ross, Sheryl (John) Milz and Don (Jackie) Moritz.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Fred P. Moritz; brother, John Hornung; and sisters, Mary Gabriel and Elizabeth Worely.
Mass of Christian Burial was this morning at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Burial followed in Mansfield Catholic Cemetery. A luncheon and reception followed the service at the Franciscan Center. The Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Monsignor Dunn Foundation. An online guest registry is at www.wappner.com.
Donald R. Shannon
SUNBURY — Donald R. Shannon, 76, of Sunbury died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at Mount Carmel West Hospital from complications following open heart surgery.
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Alma (McKenzie); daughters, Kathy Whittington of Galena and Marsha Sewell of Columbus; grandchildren, Nick and Nathaniel Feeney, Bethany, Jeffrey and Michael Whittington, Isaac Shannon, Colt Shannon and Teresa Kakabadze; six great-grandchildren; and a special nephew and niece.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Opal (Clayton) Shannon; a son, Gary; a sister, Marie Holland; and an infant brother, Arthur.
Friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury. Funeral will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Harlem Road United Methodist Church, 5520 Harlem Road, Galena. Pastor Bud Leskovac will officiate. Interment with military honors will follow in Sunbury Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to his church, Kidney Foundation or American Heart Association. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Nelda I. Ward
BUTLER — Nelda Irene Ward, 98, of Main Street, Butler, died Monday morning, Feb. 28, 2005, in Ashland Samaritan Regional Health System.
She was born Nov. 22, 1906, in Hillsboro, Ill., to John B. and Blanche E. (Songer) Easterbrook. Nelda taught in the former Black Swamp one-room school near Butler and the Butler School, and clerked in several Butler stores. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Butler.
She is survived by a niece, Joyce Cushman of Phoenix, Ariz.; a great-niece, Charlotte Putt of Sugarcreek; three great-great-nieces; and her caregivers, Paul R. and Doris Ball of Butler.
On June 26, 1934, she married Harley J. Ward, who preceded her in death Sept. 8, 1994. She also was preceded in death by a sister, Undine Hubbs; and a brother, E. Leroy Easterbrook.
A graveside service will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in Bellville Cemetery. Friends may call at the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home on Thursday from 1 p.m. until time of the service. The Rev. Keith McLaughlin will officiate.
Memorial contributions to the Worthington Township-Butler Rescue Squad may be made at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.