Joanne I. Gibson
MOUNT VERNON — Joanne I. Gibson, 71, of Mount Vernon died March 23, 2005, at Country Court Nursing Center. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
MOUNT VERNON — Chester A. “Chet” Haldeman, 81, of 17691 Murray Road, Mount Vernon, died Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.
He was born May 29, 1923, in Chester Township, Morrow County, to Orville and Lucille (Kline) Haldeman and spent his lifetime in Knox County. Mr. Haldeman was retired from PPG Industries after 36 years’ service, and was a 59-year member of the Moose Lodge in Mount Vernon. He graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1941, and spent a year in the service, Army Air Corps (1945-46).
Surviving are two daughters, Jennifer L. Haldeman and Lynette M. (Denny) Haldeman, both of Mount Vernon; two grandchildren, Michelle R. (Terry) Williams of Fredericktown and Eric D. Haldeman of Mount Vernon; two great-grandchildren, Victoria G. and Tyler D. Haldeman, both of Mount Vernon; one brother, Robert N. (Bev) Haldeman of Fredericktown; a half sister Barbara (Jim) Secrist of Hicksville; two stepsisters Diane (Daren) Bolen of Loudonville and Melinda Smith of Mount Gilead; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Gwen W. Haldeman; three brothers, Donald, Lewis Dean, and Gerald Haldeman; a sister, Dorothy Haldeman; a great-grandson, Terry L. Williams Jr.; a stepmother, Alice (Winegardner) Foust; and a stepbrother, Ralph Franks.
There will be no calling hours. Moose Lodge memorial service, followed by graveside service for family and friends of Chet Haldeman, will be Friday at 11 a.m. in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Marvin Haught officiating. The Knox County Joint Veterans Council will provide full military honors.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to The Salvation Army, 206 E. Ohio Ave., Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and online condolences to the family are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Robert Overmeyer of Mount Vernon died Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at the Country Court Nursing Center. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Homes in Mount Vernon. Obituary and online condolences are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Phillip E. Perry
MOUNT VERNON — Phillip E. Perry, 73, of Mount Vernon went home to be with the Lord on March 22, 2005, at MedCentral/Mansfield Hospital after a long illness.
He was born Dec. 29, 1931. He was the owner of P.E. Perry & Sons Inc. Excavating Co., a veteran of the Korean conflict, serving proudly in the 1st Infantry Division of the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Alice Perry; a sister, Marjorie McMannis; and a brother, Paul E. Perry.
Phil was a loving and dedicated family man who is survived by his wife and best friend of 41 years, Connie; daughter, Sandi Perry-Yoakum; sons, Phillip P. (Julie) Perry and David D. (Christy) Perry; loved and adored grandchildren, Micah Yoakum, Sharlene Perry and Savannah Perry; sisters, Alta May Hunter, Sue Delewese, Nancy Patete and Joan Kotsch; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Phil had a zest for life and a passion in farming and horses. His quick wit, humor and heart filled with compassion will be sadly missed by all. A very special thank you to his “extended family” at the Knox County Dialysis Center.
Friends may call Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg. Funeral service will be held Saturday, March 26, 2005, at 10 a.m. at the Centerburg United Methodist Church, 23 Church St., Centerburg. The Rev. Gary Pollock will officiate. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware.
Estella A. Williams Reffitt
MOUNT VERNON — Estella A. Williams Reffitt, 85, of Mount Vernon passed away Sunday, March 20, 2005, at her residence.
She was born March 1, 1920, in Glouster, daughter of James S. and Jessie (Humphrey) Roberts. She attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Mount Vernon.
She is survived by three sons, James E. (Georgia) Williams of Fredericktown, Jack E. (Rella) Williams of Dayton and Hoyt S. (Peggy) Williams of Mount Vernon; a stepdaughter, Debbie (Robert) Legge of Nashville, Tenn.; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a brother, James Forrest Roberts of Jacksonville; and a sister, Eva Medley of Zanesville.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husbands, Dallas D. Williams and Charles Reffitt; two sons, Harold Donald Williams Sr. and Timothy Joseph Williams; grandson, Eddie Williams; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Sue Williams; four brothers; and three sisters.
Funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Cardaras Funeral Home, 30 Main St., Glouster, with the Rev. Gary Griffith officiating. Interment will be in Hollister Cemetery. Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.