MOUNT VERNON — Irene Biggs, 98, of Mount Vernon died May 18, 2005, at Country Club Retirement Campus.
She was born Sept. 14, 1906, in Knox County to Burl and Bertha (Lauderbaugh) Fawcett. She was a member of the Grove Church of Christ.
She is survived by a son, Allan Biggs of Columbus; four grandchildren; and a sister, Fern Euans of Burnside, Minn.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Jay Biggs, in 1978; and a brother, Kenneth Fawcett.
Friends may call Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home, where funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. with Evangelist Jerold Tear officiating. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Irene’s name to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary, along with an online registry page, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
AKRON — Professor Boris Blick, 82, of Akron died Tuesday, May 17, 2005.
He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and had been a resident of Akron since 1964. He was a professor of history at the University of Akron for 25 years, retiring in 1989. He was a Fulbright Fellow in France for two years and a distinguished scholar. A veteran of World War II, he was a combat engineer in the Army and was in the first wave at Omaha Beach on D-Day and was in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a kind, loving, generous and brilliant man; and a beloved father and friend.
Professor Blick was preceded in death by his wife, Judith; and son, Lee.
He was the beloved and devoted father of Sarah (John Pepple) Blick of Mount Vernon and Beth Blick of St. Paul, Minn.; and the dear brother of Esther Brownstein of New York, N.Y.
Funeral will be held Friday, May 20, at 11 a.m. at Temple Israel, 133 Merriman Road, Akron, with Rabbi David Lipper officiating. Interment to follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. Family requests no visitation.
In lieu of other remembrances the family suggests donations to the National D-Day Museum, P.O. Box 97336, Washington DC, 20090-7336. Gordon Memorial Home, Akron, assisted with arrangements.
Charles E. Clements
MOUNT VERNON — Charles E. Clements, 77, of Sycamore Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at Autumn Health Care in Mount Vernon.
He was born July 27, 1927, in Mount Vernon to Sterling Bryant and Doris Anna (Laymon) Clements. Charles had been employed by Pittsburgh Plate Glass and more recently by the Ohio Department of Transportation. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II and was also a member of the Brandon Baptist Church.
Charles is survived by two daughters, Becki (Paul) Smith of Mount Vernon and Karla (Jon) Goins of Mount Vernon; four grandchildren, Chad (Patricia) Sigler, W.C. Clements, Brian Reasoner and Cortney (Ray) Sigler-DeWitt; one great-granddaughter, Catherine Sigler; and a sister, Vera (Norman) Bash of Mount Vernon.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Janis (Johnson) Clements; a son, Randall “Randy” Clements; and an infant brother, Donald Clements.
A graveside service with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in Brandon Cemetery with the Rev. Marvin Haught officiating. These arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Brandon Baptist Church, Sycamore Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Dorothy M. Duke
MOUNT VERNON — Dorothy Mae (Lewis) Duke, 78, of Mount Vernon died Monday, May 16, 2005.
She was retired from National Electric Coil.
Surviving are nephew, Ronald L. Carpenter; nieces, Dawn M. (Carpenter) Merriman, Sharon Mullett, Ruth Dunford and Wilma Hopper; special friends, Becky Payne, Patty Merkle, Nona Moats, Johna Gatnor, Charles and Barb Fair, Peggy and Herb Jenkins, and many others too numerous to mention.
She was preceded in death by her father, Quentin R. Lewis; mother, Nanny Cornett; husband, James A. Duke; and sister, Mable Lewis Carpenter.
Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg, where service will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Bill Byers will officiate. Interment will be in Sunbury Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association.
Pauline E. McVey
MOUNT VERNON — Pauline E. McVey, 82, of Valley Dale Drive, Mount Vernon, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2005, at Knox Community Hospital.
She was born April 13, 1923, in Mount Vernon to Laurel and Bessie Cynthia (Horn) Gaines. She was a member of the Brandon United Methodist Church and retired from Montgomery Ward’s in Mount Vernon. Pauline was an avid bridge player, traveler and camper; and was a member of the Airstream Club of Ohio. She loved making pine needle baskets and had several stories printed in local publications about her fine quality of making these baskets, but nothing was more important to Pauline than spending quality time with her family and friends.
She is survived by two daughters, Barbara (Richard) Chittum of Saint Mary’s and Janet (Fred) Mohn of Mount Vernon; two grandchildren, Kim Davis and Roger (Stephanie) Chittum; and two great-grandchildren, Garrett Davis and Katie Chittum.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, William Emerson “Mike” McVey; a grandson, Todd Michael Mohn; grandson-in-law, Brent Davis; and a brother, Paul Gaines.
Friends may call Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Rob Law will officiate. Burial will follow in Brandon Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Brandon United Methodist Church, 13492 Sycamore Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or can be left at the funeral home. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.