Owen ‘Deke’ Beach
NEWARK — A funeral for Owen “Deke” Beach, 74, of Newark will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Beach, a retired pressman for Continental Can Co. and American National Can Co., died April 19, 2005, at the Selma Markowitz Care Center. He was born June 17, 1930, in Knox County to Walter and Edith (Rutledge) Beach. Mr. Beach served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He had been a member of the Dennis Church of Christ.
He married Thelma Mae Allen, and she survives of the home. Other survivors include two sisters, Betty Cly of Danville and Donna Dietz of Johnstown.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother; and a son, Christopher Beach, on Aug. 7, 2004.
Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark, OH 43055. To sign an online guest book, visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com and click guest book/obituary.
Jong M. Choe
MOUNT VERNON — Dr. Jong M. Choe and his wife, Moon Choe, died April 15 and April 16 from injuries received in an auto accident on Friday, April 15, 2005, near Mount Vernon.
Dr. Choe was born April 19, 1961, and Moon was born March 13, 1960, both in Seoul, Korea. Dr. Choe had been a respected surgeon in Knox and surrounding counties for several years.
They are survived by their three children, Kory Choe, Katie Choe and Kenny Choe. Dr. Jong Choe is also survived by his parents, Song S. and Myung H. (Lim) Choe of Fairfax, Va.; two brothers, Eric Choe and Rick Choe, both of Fairfax, Va.; and two sisters, Soo Yun Kwon of Fairfax, Va., and Hye Yun Kim of Clarksville, Md.
Moon Choe is also survived by her mother, Kwisoon (Sim) Chung; her brother, WooJin Chung; and five sisters, Janna Chung, Becky Kramer, Moon Lang Chung, Seo-Kyun Koh and Samantha Weshefsky.
A service celebrating the lives of Dr. Jong M. Choe and Moon (Chung) Choe will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Lakeholm Church of the Nazarene in Mount Vernon with the Rev. Larry Hall officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Choe Family Trust, in care of FirstMerit Bank, 136 S. Main St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and condolences to the family are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Anna M. DeLuca
MOUNT VERNON — Anna M. DeLuca, 92, of Mount Vernon died April 20, 2005, at the Whispering Hills Care Center.
She was born May 22, 1912, in Jersey City, N.J., to Gaetano and Louisa (Marrone) Cerone.
She is survived by son, Jerry (Laurie) DeLuca of California; daughter, Bunny (Carlos) Watkins of Mount Vernon; five grandchildren, Victor and Robert DeLuca, Mark Watkins, Ginny Lutz and Heather Breese; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Theresa Santiana; and a brother, Thomas Cerone Jr.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Salvatore DeLuca; and a brother, Ernest Cerone.
There will be no calling hours. A private memorial service will be conducted at a later date in California. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made 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.
Kathleen Carpenter Hickinbotham
UTICA — Kathleen “Aunt Kate” Carpenter Hickinbotham, 90, of Utica died Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at Country Court Nursing Center, Mount Vernon.
She was born Sept. 29, 1914, in Utica to Guy Nelson and Floe Reta (Glover) Farley. She was a member of the Church of Christ, and formerly employed by the Miller Co. and Tschappat Meat Market.
She is survived by her brother, Wilbur D. (Judy) Farley of Lyons; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by husbands, Mike Carpenter and Harold Hickinbotham; brother, John Farley; and sisters, Elsie Hickinbotham and Valera Billman.
Friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica. Graveside service will be Friday at 11 a.m. in Fairview Cemetery, with Bruce Hissong officiating.
Shirley J. Horlacher
SPARTA — Shirley J. Horlacher, 66, of Sparta died Monday, April 18, 2005, at Knox Community Hospital, Mount Vernon.
She was preceded in death by her father, Cecil “Red” Pruet.
She is survived by her husband, Cary L. Horlacher; a son, George (Kathi) Horlacher of Mount Vernon; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; her mother, Monna Pruet of Sparta; sisters, Mary (Buddy) Lloyd of Chesterville and Sue Craig of Centerburg; brothers, Steve (Linda) Pruet of Chesterville and Stanley Pruet of Columbus; and numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be no visitation. Funeral service will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg. The Rev. Carl Hankins will officiate. Interment will be in Bloomfield Cemetery.
Friends, if they wish, may contribute to the American Cancer Society.
MOUNT VERNON — Elvi (Nyman) Laslo, 84, of Gambier Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home.
She was born June 14, 1920, in Conneaut to Gust Jacob and Ottilia Hanna (Raita) Nyman. Elvi moved to the Knox County area in July 2000 from Mayfield Heights. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her two sons, Richard (Nancy) Laslo of Mount Vernon and Robert (Ann) Laslo of Aurora; a brother, Waino (Betty) Nyman of Conneaut; and two sisters, Linda (Ray) Laine and Estella Grow, also of Conneaut.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Jack Z. Laslo; and a daughter, Anita Mishka.
A memorial service will be Sunday, May 1, at 1 p.m. at the Ohio Eastern Star Home, Mount Vernon. The Rev. Leon Hartwig of the Ohio Eastern Star Chapel will officiate. These services are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and guest registry can be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
FREDERICKTOWN — John Alvin Raubenolt, 79, of Grant Street, Fredericktown, passed away Monday, April 18, 2005, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
He was born June 7, 1925, in Wayne County, son of Royce and Carrie (Cutlip) Raubenolt, and had been a Fredericktown resident for most of his life. John was employed as a machine operator for 39 years at HPM in Mount Gilead and following retirement he worked at Dumbaugh’s Sweet Corn & Produce for several years. He was a member of the FOE in Loudonville, Joe Cocanower Post 500 of the VFW in Fredericktown and Fredericktown United Methodist Church. John served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II in the South Pacific and saw action on Peleiu Island, Palau Island, Okinawa, Ryukyu Island and participated in the Occupation of China.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ramona (Young) Raubenolt, whom he married April 2, 1949; two daughters, Karen (Bill) Fyfe of Columbus and Sharon Wears of Aiken, S.C.; a son, Roger (Shelly Bricker) Raubenolt of Fredericktown; grandchildren, John Fyfe, Amy Fyfe, Candice Pratt, Brittney Raubenolt, Alanna Bricker, Ripley Raubenolt and Max Bricker; great-grandchildren, Zachary Dewalt, Abbigail Dewalt, Alyssa Dewalt, Andrew Pratt and Shelby Pratt; a sister, Leah Lilley of Shreve; and a brother, Adrian Raubenolt of Wooster.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Carole Raubenolt.
Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Snyder Funeral at Fredericktown, where funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Larry Draper will officiate. Burial, with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will follow in Forest Cemetery at Fredericktown.
Memorial contributions may be made in care of Ramona Raubenolt, 265 Grant St., Fredericktown, OH 43019. This obituary and guest registry are available online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.