William ‘Bill’ Baker
MOUNT VERNON — William “Bill” A. Baker, 67, of Mount Vernon passed away April 3, 2005, at Ross Heart Hospital.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Baker and Edna Beck-Baker; a sister, Carol Ann.
His children, Deidra, Beth, Myst and Billy Jr. and seven grandchildren, survive him. He also leaves behind dear friends, Marjorie and Bud; his uncle, Curly; aunt, Mary; sister, Sondra; and many beloved family members and longtime friends.
Bill served in the U.S. Air Force as a Chinese linguist and aerial topographer. During his service he received his education at Yale University. He served in the Vietnam War and had tours in Thailand and Japan. He was an avid photographer, received numerous awards in archery and loved the game of baseball and golf, especially the “after” celebrations.
He will be placed at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. Family and friends are welcome to join us in celebrating his life on Saturday, April 9, at 1 p.m. at the local Mount Vernon AMVETS.
Contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
Mary M. Carr
MOUNT VERNON — Mary Margaret Carr, 83, of Mount Vernon died April 6, 2005, at Knox Community Hospital.
She was born March 4, 1922, in Mount Vernon to Henry A. and Catherine (Murphy) Carr. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, former treasurer of the Women’s Guild and former member of the Resurrection Choir. She was a graduate of St. Vincent de Paul High School, attended Mount Vernon Business School and George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She retired from the Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research and Development, in Washington, D.C. She was a volunteer at The Station Break as treasurer for the travel club.
She is survived by a cousin, Rosemary Murphy of Milwaukee, Wis.
A funeral Mass will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Ted Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
This obituary, along with an online guest registry, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
C. ‘Bud’ Conant
MOUNT VERNON — Charles “Bud” Conant, 65, of Tucker Road, Mount Vernon, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
He was born on Jan. 29, 1940, in Mount Vernon to Harry Conant and Gladys (Silliman) Robinson. Mr. Conant retired on May 21, 1994, after 26 1/2 years of service with the Mount Vernon Police Department. He served in the U.S. Navy; and was a past member of the Eagles, Moose and Mount Zion Lodge 9 F&AM.
He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Mary (Peck) Conant; three sons, Bryan (Shell) Conant, Todd (Kris) Conant and Sean (Tina) Conant, all of Mount Vernon; seven grandchildren, Samantha, Dillon, Austin, Trey, Trent, Lindsey and Erika; his mother; two brothers, Kenny (Carol) Conant and Bill (Candy) Conant, and a sister, Chrystal (Roger) Rardin, all of Mount Vernon; and his mother-in-law, Gladiola Peck.
He was preceded in death by his father; and father-in-law, Pled Peck.
Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Joe Blevins officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Dorothy E. Dotson
MOUNT VERNON — Dorothy E. Dotson, 81, of 416 Wooster Road, Mount Vernon, formerly of 318 S. Columbus St., Galion, died Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at Whispering Hills Care Center in Mount Vernon.
Born Aug. 15, 1923, in Galion, she was the daughter of George Hadsell and Retha (Windbigler) Hadsell. She was preceded in death on April 8, 1979, by her husband, John Howard Dotson, whom she married on Oct. 1, 1946. She attended Galion High School and was a homemaker. She enjoyed playing the piano and organ and her many pets. She has been a member of Galion Seventh-day Adventist Church since 1948.
Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Cassandra “Cassie” (Phillip M.) Wilson of Worthington; one granddaughter, Yolanda (George) Coyl of Mount Vernon; two great-granddaughters, Kera J. (Matthew) Dougherty and Michelle L. Brown; two great-great-grandsons; two sisters, Martha (Albert) Holderness of Garner, N.C., and Mary (Calvin) Smith of Galion; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother.
Friends may call Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Richardson-Davis Funeral Home, where service will be Friday at 2 p.m. Pastor Jim Howard will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery at Galion, next to her husband.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Whispering Hills Care Center, 416 Wooster Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
E. Jean Foster
FREDERICKTOWN — E. Jean Foster, 83, of Fredericktown died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
Jean was born Oct. 1, 1921, in Knox County to Raymond and Mildred (McCoy) Amsbaugh and had spent her lifetime in Knox County. She retired from the Continental Can Co. in Mount Vernon after 42 years of employment.
Surviving are her son, Dennis E. (Pam) Foster of Mount Vernon; her daughter, Barbara K. (Steven) Estep of Fredericktown; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles J. “Shorty” Foster; her daughter, Marcia Fawcett; her granddaughter, Wendy Foster; her brother, Kenneth C. Amsbaugh; and her sister, Betty Miller.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where funeral service will be Friday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Dan Whisner will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Palliative Care Unit at the Knox Community Hospital, 1330 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and online condolences to the family are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.co.
Larry D. Hatfield
MOUNT VERNON — Larry D. Hatfield, 52, of Mount Vernon died April 5, 2005, at the Knox Community Hospital.
He was born Dec. 8, 1952, in Mount Vernon to Vernon and Leona Hatfield. He was an employee of the FT Precision Co.
He is survived by his wife, Nellie (Perone) Hatfield, to whom he had been married eight years; two daughters, Sara Hatfield of Alabama and Stacey Perone of Mount Vernon; a son, Austin Hatfield of Mount Vernon; one granddaughter, Christina Hatfield of Alabama; one grandson, Blake Pealer of Mount Vernon; a stepdaughter, Crystal White of Mount Vernon; and a stepson, David White of Mount Vernon.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home, where funeral service will be Friday at 10 a.m. with Mr. Ben McKinstry officiating. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
This obituary, along with an online guest registry, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Harry L. Kaylor
DANVILLE — Harry Lewis Kaylor, 80, of Danville died April 6, 2005, at the Knox Community Hospital, Mount Vernon.
He was born Feb. 1, 1925, in Danville to John O. and Ellen June (Swigert) Kaylor. He operated the former Kaylor Elevator in Danville for 20 years and was a school bus driver for Danville schools for 35 years. He attended the Danville Church of Christ, and served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. Mr. Kaylor was a lifetime member, holding membership for 60 years, in the Danville American Legion 650 where he was the adjutant for 30-plus years. He had the all-time high membership drive for 19 years and formed the euchre club at the Legion. He was an avid euchre player, loved boating and skiing.
He is survived by his wife, Marguerite (Ridgway) Kaylor, whom he married Feb. 28, 1946. Also surviving are a son, John (Mary Jane) Kaylor of Howard; a brother, Dalton (Helen) Kaylor of Danville; many nieces, nephews and friends; and two special dogs, Karlee and Precious.
He was preceded in by his parents and an infant brother.
The funeral will be Saturday, April 9, at 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville, where visitation will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday until service time. Minister Craig Mulpas will officiate. Burial will be in Workman Cemetery at Danville, with graveside military service conducted by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Danville Church of Christ, P.O. Box K, Danville, OH 43014.
Alda M. Little
MOUNT VERNON — Alda M. Little, 87, of Old Mansfield Road, Mount Vernon, died at her home Tuesday, April 5, 2005.
She was born Oct. 6, 1917, in Morrow County, the daughter of LeGrand and Hattie Margene (Purdy) Davis and had been a Knox County resident for most of her life. She was a former member of the Green Valley Methodist Church and, with the help of her children, operated a family farm for 17 years.
She is survived by three daughters, Marilyn Tish (Mike) Lucas of Galion, Sharon Little (Ash) Hanna of Smyrna, Ga., and Marita McNutt (Don) Dunlap of Lexington; two sons, Larry (Mae) Little of Glenmont and Lyndon (Susie) Little of Fredericktown; daughter-in-law, Joan Tish of South Carolina; 25 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clarence McNutt; two daughters, Marlene Simmons and Margene Johnson; a son, Dale Tish; brother, Harold Davis; and three sisters, Lillian Cook, Tamsin Denman and Elda Miller.
Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where funeral service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. Don Dunlap will officiate and burial will follow in Union Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 253 E. Church St., Marion, OH 43302-3807; or to Huntington’s Disease Society, 490 City Park, Suite C, Columbus, OH 43215. This obituary and a guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com
MOUNT VERNON — Methel Thatcher McKay, 93, passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at The Laurels of Norworth in Worthington, Ohio. She was the daughter of Winfield (Winnie) and Daisy Riley Thatcher and was born on March 17, 1912, in Mount Liberty, Ohio.
Methel attended grade school in Mount Liberty, Ohio; was a 1930 graduate of Centerburg High School; and a 1931 graduate of Bliss College in Columbus, Ohio. She married David Rex McKay on Dec. 24, 1931; he preceded her in death on March 16, 1980.
She was a 50-year member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Mount Vernon, Ohio; 50-year member of Evelyn Chapter 146, Order of the Eastern Star (O.E.S.), of Chesterville, Ohio; life member of Knox County Historical Society and the Knox County Genealogy Society; and contributed to the Knox County Farm Museum, as well as being active in the Wayne Grange. She retired from the Mount Vernon Developmental Center after 25 years, serving as afternoon supervisor of the nursing staff.
She is survived by her daughters, Donna Lynch of Cardington, Ohio, and Joyce (Harold) Hardin of Powell, Ohio; and son, Gary (Sari) McKay of Gaithersburg, Md. Grandchildren include Christie (Stephen) Breckner of Cardington, Ohio, Randy Keil of Ruckersville, Va., Cynthia (Scott) Orr of East Liberty, Ohio, Cheryl (Blaine) Franz of Granville, Ohio, Eric (Nancy) Hardin of East Liberty, Ohio, Terry (Shannon) McKay of McKinney, Texas, Brenda (Douglas) Eshelman of Fulton, Md., and Pamela (William) Rollyson of Mount Airy, Md. Stepgrandchildren include Sally (Mike) Glick of Silver Spring, Md., and Tom (Lea Ann) Sampson of Leesburg, Va. She is also survived by 18 great-grandchildren, five stepgreat-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, one niece and one nephew, and one cousin, George (Barbara) Thatcher of Mount Liberty, Ohio.
Friends may call at the North-Dilley Funeral Home on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., where Eastern Star services will be held at 8 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home, with Pastor Jamie Gump officiating. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, you may send contributions to: First Christian Church, 110 E. Vine St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or Evelyn Chapter 146, The Order of the Eastern Star Chesterville, 3319 County Road 1880, Fredericktown, OH 43019.
This obituary may be viewed, along with an online guest registry, at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Linda L. Wenger
BELLVILLE — Linda L. Wenger, 51, of Bellville died April 5, 2005, in her home following a long illness.
She was born July 1, 1953, in Mansfield, graduated from Lexington High School in 1971, and had worked the past five years as a clerk/typist with The Bellville Star.
She is survived by her husband, Keith L. Wenger; their children; Justin (Katy) Wenger of Upper Sandusky, Traci Overholt of Fredericktown, Travis Wenger and Kevin Wenger, both of Bellville; four grandchildren; her mother, Emily Boyce of Mansfield; her father, Arthur Boyce of Mansfield; a sister, Jeannie Pittenger of Bellville; three brothers, Don Boyce and Doug Boyce, both of Lexington, and Dennis Boyce of Mansfield.
Calling hours will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. in North Woodbury Alliance Church, 6385 Ohio 314, where a worship service, giving glory to God for Linda’s life, will be 11 a.m. Saturday. Pastors Yogi Durbin, Dan Richter and Craig Irwin will officiate. Burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery. The Bellville Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to North Woodbury Alliance Church. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Doris A. Zeigler
SPRINGFIELD — Doris Ann Zeigler, 79, formerly of Zolman Road, Fredericktown, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at Community Hospital in Springfield. She was a resident at the Masonic Retirement Village in Springfield (Ohio Masonic Home, Springfield).
She was born July 23, 1925, in Bellville to Thomas and Lula (Frederick) Ritter. Mrs. Zeigler worked for the Ohio Brass Co. and ThermoDisc in Mansfield and Hursh Drugs in Bellville. She was a member of the New Life Community Church in Fredericktown.
She is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, James E.L. Zeigler of Springfield; three sons, Steve Wilson of Tallahassee, Fla., John Wilson of Waco, Texas, and Terrance Wilson of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two daughters, Jeanne Berry of Lucas and Tammy Burgholder Wolf of Lake Barrington, Ill.; a stepdaughter, Rebecca Larma of Louisburg, Kan.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Thomas Ritter of Nashville, Tenn.; and a sister, Dorothy Siens of Savannah, Ga.
Her parents preceded her in death.
A memorial service will be Friday at 3 p.m. in the Snyder Funeral Home in Bellville, where friends may call one hour prior. Pastor Dennis Turner will officiate. Burial will be in Bellville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Life Community Church, 16 E. College St., Fredericktown, OH 43019. This obituary and guest registry can be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.