Sandy B. Alley
MOUNT VERNON — Sandy B. Alley, 81, of Mount Vernon died March 12, 2005, at Knox Community Hospital.
He was born Jan. 26, 1924, in Tazewell, Va., to W. Sandy and Mary F. (Belcher) Alley. He attended the Journey Church in Howard. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in China, Burma and India. He was a member of the American Legion Post 136. He retired in 1987, after 26 years of service with the Cooper-Bessemer Co. as a foreman and in the shipping department.
He is survived by his wife, Callie M. (Osborne) Alley, to whom he had been married 62 years; two sons, Richard (Yung Ja) Alley and Bill (Kim) Alley of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Sandra (Bob) Lee of Burkburnett, Texas; six grandchildren, David ( Lori) Alley, Andrew Alley, Susan Alley, Lynn (Brett) Thompson, Amanda (Ryan) Pomajevich and Kayla Lee; 11 great-grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren, John (Lisa) McSorley, Linda (Henry) Lozano and Virginia Eastridge.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, two brothers and a grandson.
Friends may call Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home, where a memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Chuck Hagy officiating. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. A military service with honors will be conducted by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or charity of one’s choice. This obituary along with an online guest registry page may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
John Goossens Sr.
MOUNT VERNON — John R. “Jack” Goossens Sr., 74, of Possum Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2005, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 27, 1930, in Mount Vernon, the son of Ernest and Nellie (Tasher) Goossens and had been a lifetime resident of the Mount Vernon area. He was a 1949 graduate of the Mount Vernon High School. John retired from Chattanooga Glass after 19 years of employment as a machine operator, and had also been a self-employed farmer.
He is survived by three sons, John R. Goossens Jr. of Mount Vernon, Mike (Ruth) Goossens of Mount Vernon and Kevin (Jessica) Goossens of Centerburg; a daughter, Vickie Goossens of Fredericktown; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Paul (Verdabell) Goossens of Mount Vernon.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Betty L. (Hickman) Goossens; five sisters, Elizabeth “Boots” Taylor, Lillian Vail, Marie Hays, Allora Watson and Margaret Rogers; and two brothers, Fred and Irvin Goossens.
There will be no calling hours and the family will observe private services.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Robert C. Jacobs
MOUNT VERNON — Robert C. Jacobs, 86, of Mount Vernon died Sunday, March 13, 2005, at the Arlington Nursing Home in Newark. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Homes in Mount Vernon.
Mary M. Lawrence
COSHOCTON — Mary Margaret Lawrence, 85, of 43346 U.S. 36, Coshocton, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 13, 2005, at the Coshocton County Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.
She was born Nov. 15, 1919, in Coshocton to Judge James C. and Minnie (Snedeker) Daugherty. She was a graduate of Warsaw High School Class of 1937. On Dec. 7, 1938, she married Richard W. Lawrence, who died March 9, 1987. She was a homemaker and had lived with her daughter and son-in-law, Judy (John) McKee for six years. She was a member of Warsaw Presbyterian Church, VFW Auxiliary 1330, American Legion Auxiliary 65 and Warsaw Senior Citizens. She enjoyed her family, all sports, sending cards and letters to many relatives and friends, and traveling. In 1997, she was honored by the River View Lady Bears Alumni as being one of their most steadfast and loyal fans.
She is survived by a son, James W. (Joan) Lawrence of Warsaw; a daughter, Judy (John) McKee of Coshocton; six grandchildren, Brent (Shannon) McKee of Warsaw, Julie Beth (Tom) Sturtz of Warsaw, Kathy (Bob) Bigrigg of Coshocton, Kristy (James) Retton of Warsaw, Rich (Amy Portillo) Lawrence of Coshocton, Gary (Jacy) Lawrence of Howard; 11 great-grandchildren, Britney and Brandon Sturtz, Tyler and Ethan McKee, Hillary Lawrence, Jandi, Joe and Josh Bigrigg, Grant Retton, Joleigh Dawn Lawrence and Anthony Portillo; one sister, Nancy McCluggage of Coshocton; one brother, Robert A. (Reva) Daugherty of Warsaw; six sisters-in-law; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers, James C. Jr., Hugh, John and William Daugherty; two sisters, Minnie Mae Daugherty and Julia Bucklew; and two half brothers, Charles and Ianthus Mayhew.
Funeral will be Thursday, March 17, at 11 a.m. at the Warsaw Presbyterian Church, with the Revs. David Krankovich and Ron Davis officiating. Burial will take place in South Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours will be Wednesday, March 16, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw, and one hour prior to service time on Thursday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Warsaw Presbyterian Church, 306 E. Fourth St., Warsaw, OH 43844; or to the Warsaw Alumni Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 166, Warsaw, OH 43844.
MOUNT VERNON — Florence Lewis, 77, of Mount Vernon died March 12, 2005, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home.
She was born Aug. 10, 1927, in Utica to C.G. and Lizzie E. (Stricker) Rine. She was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
She is survived by her husband, Forest Lewis, to whom she has been married 57 years; a son, Keith E. (Kathy) Lewis of Canton, Mich.; two grandchildren, Matthew Lewis and Megan Wellman; a sister, Aileen Beckholt of Mount Vernon; and sister-in-law, Betty Rine of Marion.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Ernest Rine.
Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Jamie Gump officiating. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio Eastern Star Home, Alzheimer’s Unit, 1451 Gambier Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary along with an online registry page may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Charles J. Ware
LOUDONVILLE — Charles J. Ware, 69, of Loudonville died Sunday, March 13, 2005, at the Samaritan Hospital in Ashland. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Homes in Mount Vernon.