Mabel L. Burson
MOUNT GILEAD — Mabel L. Burson, 92, of Mount Gilead died March 16, 2005, in Morrow Manor.
She was a lifelong Morrow County resident, where she was born Nov. 21, 1912, the daughter of Elza and Tina (Harden) Sherman. She graduated from Chesterville High School in 1930. At one time she owned and operated the Coffee Cup Restaurant and B&M Pottery in Chesterville.
She is survived by a daughter, Oneta (Carl) Balcom of Mount Vernon; a son, George (Jeannie) Kirkpatrick of Port Fairfield, Maine; six grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many special nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, William Kirkpatrick, Robert Landon and Frank Burson; a son and daughter-in-law, Doyle and Betty Kirkpatrick; brothers, Ivan and Foster Sherman; and a sister, Opal Fritz.
Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Craven Funeral Home in Mount Gilead, where Pastor Ned Reece will conduct the funeral on Friday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
R. Jeff Dunn
FREDERICKTOWN — Robert Jeff Dunn, 91, of Fredericktown died March 15, 2005, in the Morrow County Hospital ECF.
He was born May 7, 1913, in Peterstown, W.Va., to James and Bertha (Karnes) Dunn. He had lived at Fredericktown since 1920, graduating from Chesterville High School in 1931. Jeff worked as a tool and die maker for 37 years for H.P.M. Corp. until retiring.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Denman) Dunn, whom he married June 14, 1933; a son, William (Connie) Dunn of Marion; a daughter, Anne (Bruce) Gehrisch of Chesterville; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Rose of Englewood, Fla.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Dewey, Henry, Dave and Paul Dunn; and sisters, Hallie Sherman, Kathryn Mellott, Louise Jergens and Helen Dunn.
Friends may call Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Gilead, where the Rev. Joe Sopher will conduct the funeral on Saturday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Chesterville United Methodist Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Dale N. Hammond
DANVILLE — Dale Nelson Hammond, 89, of South Market Street, Danville, died Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
He was born July 19, 1915, in Millwood to Finley and Elizabeth (Busenburg) Hammond. On June 25, 1939, he married Wava E. Workman. She preceded him in death on May 10, 1995. He was a member of the Danville Lions Club, Danville United Methodist Church and the Scottish Rite and Aladdin Shrine of Columbus. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge 199, and was the fire chief for 35 years with the Danville Fire Department. He was the owner of Dale’s Cardinal Market, and had been in the food retail business in Danville for 60 years.
He is survived by three sons, John (Sue) Hammond, Scott (Aimee) Hammond of Danville and Mike (Jean) Hammond of Newark; a daughter, Kay Stimpert of Danville; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and a son-in-law, Larry Parrish of Danville.
In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda; a sister, Clara Mickley; and a brother, Carl Hammond.
The funeral, with a fire department memorial service, will be Saturday, March 19, at the Danville United Methodist Church. The Rev. Doug Sweet will officiate. Calling hours will be Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the church, with a Masonic service at 8:45 p.m. Burial will be in Workman Cemetery, Danville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Danville Fire Department, P.O. Box 526, Danville, OH 43014; or to the Danville UMC, 408 S. Market St., Danville. The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville is handling the arrangements.
Robert C. Jacobs
GAMBIER — Robert C. Jacobs, 86, of Gambier died Sunday, March 13, 2005, at the Arlington Nursing Home in Newark.
Robert was born Aug. 25, 1918, in Gambier to George B. and Mertie D. (Crego) Jacobs and had spent his lifetime in the Gambier area. He was a 1936 graduate of Gambier High School and retired from Cooper Energy Services in Mount Vernon in 1981 after 36 years of employment as a machinist. Robert was a member of the Epworth United Methodist Church in Gambier, was a charter member of the Gambier Fishing Club, and had served as a College Township Trustee.
Surviving are his daughter, Joan (Daniel “Bump”) Omlor of Newark; two sons, James Jacobs of St. Louis, Mo., and Jack (Terry) Jacobs of Mount Vernon; four grandchildren, Kim Jacobs, Barry Jacobs, Beth Omlor and Jodi Omlor; two great-grandchildren, Nathan Jacobs and Lauren Jacobs; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Richard Jacobs; and two brothers, Donald Jacobs and Harold Jacobs.
A funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where friends may call two hours before the funeral. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery at Gambier.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Gambier Fishing Club. This obituary and online guest registry are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Gertrude E. Kouba
FALLSTON, Md. — Gertrude Elizabeth (Nielson) Kouba died March 15, 2005, at her residence in Fallston, Md.
She was the beloved wife of Donald Wilson Kouba; devoted mother of Gene Kouba of Mount Vernon and Richard Kouba of Fallston, Md.; and loving grandmother of Terri, Gina and Jeff. Also survived by three great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be Saturday, March 19, at 10 a.m. in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by Schimunek Funeral Home Inc. at Baltimore, Md., and Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.