Richard D. Christy
MOUNT VERNON — Richard David Christy, 47, of Mount Vernon died Monday, March 14, 2005, at the Heath Nursing Care Center in Heath.
He was born Dec. 1, 1957, in Cleveland and had spent most of his lifetime in Mount Vernon.
Surviving are his father and stepmother, Paul and Delores Christy of Mount Vernon.
There will be no calling hours. Private burial will be in Mound View Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
This obituary and online guest registry at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Evelyn R. Humbert
MOUNT VERNON — Evelyn R. Humbert, 99, of East Chestnut Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Monday, March 14, 2005, at the Country Court Nursing Home.
She was born Feb. 9, 1909, in Knox County, to Sherman and Linnie (Swank) Gaddis. Evelyn was a member of the Millwood Presbyterian Church.
Evelyn is survived by her sister-in-law, Phyllis Humbert of Howard.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Humbert; and two brothers, John and Lamar Gaddis.
There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Millwood Cemetery with the Rev. Joe Blevins officiating. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions can be made in Evelyn’s name to a charity of one’s choice. This obituary and guest registry can be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Elizabeth A. Roll
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Elizabeth Ann Roll, 62, passed away suddenly March 8, 2005, in Fort Myers, Fla.
Her devotion and the love of her life was her family, boating and golf.
Elizabeth is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Norman Roll; sons, Gary Gaal, Jeff (Karen) Gaal; daughters, Karen (Jeff) Conrad and Kerri (Clint) Hampton; her mother, Helen Wolfe; sisters, Diana (Paul) Bean and Barbara Nolen; and grandchildren, Kirby, Luke, Cooper, Jordan, Kassidy and Taylor.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. The Kiser Funeral Home of Fort Myers, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Asthma Allergy Foundation of America, 1233 20th St. NW, Suite 402, Attention Memorial Donations, Washington, DC 20036.
Norman L. Sprang
PERRYSVILLE — Norman L. Sprang, 86, of Ohio 39, Perrysville, died early Monday morning, March 14, 2005, in Wooster Community Hospital after a brief illness.
Mr. Sprang was born June 30, 1918, in Holmes County, the son of Harvey Albert and Pearl (Dahl) Sprang. He grew up near Perrysville, at the site of the present Pleasant Hill Lake, and was a lifelong, dedicated dairy and progressive grain farmer. He observed the change in farming from hand thrashing to today’s modern combining. He was a 1937 graduate of Perrysville High School. He was a member of Trinity Community Church, Loudonville, where he was a former council member; a member of the Ashland County Farm Bureau, Young Men’s Farm Club and Ohio Holstein Association; and a former member of Green Township Zoning Board of Appeals.
He is survived by his wife, Irma M. (Kettenring) Sprang, whom he married March 25, 1944; four daughters, Joyce (Bob) Blanchard of Wooster, Carol (Gary) Young, Marjorie (Tony) Drouhard and Norma (Art) Butts, all of Loudonville; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; his sister, Eula Applegate of Perrysville; his special cat, Groucho; and a special friend and neighbor, who always called him “Pops,” Tex Krebs.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Alex Butts; and a brother, Roscoe Sprang.
Funeral service will be Thursday, March 17, at 11 a.m. in Trinity Community Church, Loudonville (handicapped elevator available), with the Rev. James Bennett officiating. A lunch will follow in the church hall. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Perrysville. Friends may call Wednesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. in Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Community Church Memorial Fund, 127 S. Union St., Loudonville, OH 44842. Online condolences may be to the family at www.byerly-lindsey.com.
Charles Ware Sr.
LOUDONVILLE — Charles J. Ware Sr., 69, of North Market Street, Loudonville, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2005, at the Samaritan Hospital in Ashland.
He was born Aug. 4, 1935, in Mount Vernon, the son of Lawrence C. “Mousey” and Bertha Christina (Beeman) Ware. Charles was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving from 1953 to 1962. He was retired from the Flxible Co., where he had worked for 34 years. He was a member of the American Legion in Loudonville and of the VFW in Killbuck.
Charles is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Ann (Horning) Ware; three sons, Charles J. Ware and Carl E. Ware, both of Glenmont, and Michael A. Ware of Loudonville; a daughter, Laura J. (Scott) Thompson of Nashville; two grandchildren, Ashley Nichole Thompson and Brandon Scott Thompson; two brothers, John D. Ware of Mount Vernon and Richard E. Ware of Apple Creek; and a sister, Mary Ellen Nottingham of Shepherd, Texas.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Christine Ann Ware; a son, James E. Ware; a brother, Robert Ware; and a half-brother, Wayne Ballard.
Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. Pastor Joe Blevins will conduct a graveside service Thursday at 11 a.m. at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. Military honors will be provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Charles’ name may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 182039, Dept. 013, Columbus OH 43218. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.