Blanche P. Burch
MOUNT VERNON — Blanche Pauline Burch, 91, of Mount Vernon died March 17, 2005, at The Inn at HillenVale.
She was born July 18, 1913, in Licking County to Glen and Mary (VanWey) Cooksey. She was a member of the Central Church of Christ.
She is survived by a daughter, Wanda (Don) Vickroy of Fredericktown; a sister, Imogene Higgins of Mount Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ross Burch; two brothers, Kenneth and Clyde Cooksey; and a sister, Frances Rine Reynolds.
There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be Monday at 2 p.m. in Mount Zion Cemetery, Bladensburg. Mr. Don Linn will officiate. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made in Blanche’s name to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary along with an online guest registry page may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Linda Sue Butler
MOUNT VERNON — Linda Sue Butler, 57, of Lamartine Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Monday, March 14, 2005, at The Ohio State University Medical Center.
She was born Aug. 30, 1947, in Mount Vernon to Roy and Laura (Wing) Butler.
She is survived by her foster parents, Clinton and Inez (Hall) Hanger; a nephew, Mike Beckholt; and many caregivers and friends.
A graveside service will be Friday, March 25, 2005, at 11 a.m. in Mound View Cemetery. These services are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.
David L. Leckliter
PRESCOTT, Ariz. — David Lawrence Leckliter died March 12, 2005, at the Veterans Hospital in Prescott, Ariz.
He was born Feb. 14, 1934, in Hereford, Texas, to James A. and Ruth (Dodge-Alexander) Leckliter. He was a Navy veteran, serving in Korea, as well as basses on both the East and West coasts; much time was spent as a Corpsman attached to the USMC.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Carol (Butler) Leckliter; daughter, Diana Mosloski; sons, David A. (Debbie) Leckliter and John C. (Kristina) Leckliter; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Martin Alexander, Donald Alexander, Gary Leckliter and Clifford Leckliter.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Darla; and four brothers.
Private cremation has been held. The family will receive friends at a celebration of life service today at 11 a.m. at the Free Methodist Church, 2797 Willow Creek Road, Prescott, Ariz.
Memorial donations may be made to Parkinson’s Research, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, P.O. Box 2071, Phoenix, AZ 85001-9977. Services are entrusted to Heritage Memory Mortuary.
E. James Moxley
HOWARD — E. James Moxley, 68, of Appleseed Court, Howard, passed away Friday, March 18, 2005, at The Inn at HillenVale in Mount Vernon.
He was born July 21, 1936, in Mount Vernon to Robert and Helen (Bevington) Moxley. Mr. Moxley worked for the Frito Lay Co. for 19 years and the Mount Vernon Police Department for 13 years. He had served in the U.S. Navy, Army and National Guard. Mr. Moxley was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4027, American Legion 460 and AMVETS Post 95. He had served as past president of the Apple Valley Property Owners Association, and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Sarah (Dorsey) Moxley; three daughters, Jo Ellyn (David) Crowthers of Mount Vernon, Lisa (Brian) Messer of Mount Vernon and Susan (Bill) Finlaw of North Bloomfield; four grandchildren, Mark (Jess) Crowthers, Brent Crowthers, Jason Park and Miranda Park; a brother, Donald R. (Sally) Moxley of Mount Vernon; a sister, Polly Hartsook of Oregon; numerous nieces and nephews; and sisters-in-law, Susan (Virgil) Hempfield and Melinda (Charles) Henwood.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two infant sisters.
Friends may call Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where funeral service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Bob Hendrix officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Mound View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or to the Central Ohio Alzheimer Association, 3380 Tremont Road, Columbus, OH 43221. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
R. Alton Walters
FREDERICKTOWN — Raymond “Alton” Walters, 66, of Fredericktown died March 18, 2005, at his home.
He was born Sept. 8, 1938, in Camp Dix, Ky., the son of Phister and Hazel (Stone) Walters. He graduated in 1957 from Chesterville High School. Alton worked for Sims Fertilizer Plant for 25 years and then LPP Paving Co. until retiring.
He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann (Rogers) Walters, whom he married Feb. 24, 1961; three sons, Dan (Denise Byrnes), Kevin (Melissa) and Bill (Lori) all of Chesterville; a daughter, Teresa (Jeff) Levering of Fredericktown; seven grandchildren; a brother, Allen (Angie) of Lexington; and a sister, Janet (Norman) Brown of Bellville.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Harry “Calvin” and Henry; and a sister, Beatrice Lewis.
Pastor John Wiseman will conduct graveside service Monday at 11 a.m. in Maple Grove Cemetery. Following the service, the family will receive friends at a luncheon in the Chesterville United Methodist Church. Arrangements are in the care of the Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Gilead.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
WARSAW — Glada Welker, 99, of 217 Fifth St., Warsaw, died March 17, 2005, at the Coshocton Health and Rehab Center in Coshocton.
She was born Oct. 25, 1905, in Linton Township, Coshocton County, to Elbert C. and Florence (Addy) Welker. She was a 1923 graduate of Roscoe School, a 1924 graduate of Coshocton High School, and she graduated from Muskingum College in 1948. She retired in 1968 after 32 years of teaching. She was a 76-year member of the Warsaw United Methodist Church and a member of the former Joy Class of the church. She was a charter member of the United Methodist Women, Warsaw Senior Citizens and the former Warsaw Homemakers Club. She was a member of the J.F. Lautenschlager Chapter of the Coshocton County Retired Teachers Association and the Ohio Retired Teachers Association. She served as clerk of Jefferson Township for a number of years.
She is survived by a daughter, Doreen (John) Taylor of Warsaw; a stepgranddaughter, Judy (Mike) Barrick of Canton; four stepgreat-grandchildren; six stepgreat-great-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Ray and Harry Welker; and a sister-in-law, Jean (Erickson) Welker.
There will be no calling hours. Graveside service will be Monday, March 21, at 11 a.m. in the Plainfield Cemetery with Pastor Peter Elencovf officiating. The Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw is handling the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Warsaw United Methodist Church, 130 Church St., Warsaw, OH 43844; American Cancer Society, 3612 Maple Ave., Zanesville, OH 43702; or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 182039 Department 013, Columbus, OH 43218-2039.