Virginia J. Ashcraft
FRAZEYSBURG — Graveside funeral service for Virginia J. Ashcraft, 91, of Mount Vernon will be Friday, June 10, in Frazeysburg Cemetery with the Rev. Ray Sunkel officiating. Mrs. Ashcraft died Monday evening, June 6, 2005, at Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon.
Born April 2, 1914, in Frazeysburg, she was the daughter of Eugene and Estella (Ricketts) Conner and was a graduate of Frazeysburg High School. She was a member of the Mount Pleasant Christian Church and a missionary of the church.
Surviving are a daughter, Shirley Y. Ashcraft of Mount Vernon; two sisters, Dolores (Paul) Blizzard of Sun City, Ariz., and Nancy Fawcett of Newark; two brothers, Brice (Eleanor) Conner of Hayward, Wis., and Ronnie (Connie) Conner of Zanesville; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Jesse Howard Ashcraft, whom she married Aug. 20, 1936. He died Feb. 15, 2001. Also deceased are a sister, Bonnie Beeney; and two brothers, Beeman Conner and Dick Conner.
Calling hours will be Thursday, June 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Frazeysburg Chapel of Vensil-Orr & Chute Funeral Home, 110 W. Third St., Frazeysburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. For additional information or to sign an Online Memorial Guest Book, visit www.vocfh.com and click “obituaries.”
MOUNT VERNON — Edith Cist (LaBoiteaux) Bogardus, 78, of Mount Vernon died Tuesday, June 7, 2005, at her residence.
Edith was born Oct. 30, 1926, in Cincinnati to Henry and Annis Coombs (Richardson) LaBoiteaux and grew up in Glendale, in Hamilton County, Ohio. She graduated from Hillsdale High School in Cincinnati in 1944 and Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., in 1948. In 1949, she married Dr. Thomas L. Bogardus Jr. and moved to Mount Vernon in 1953 when he started his family practice. Edith had been a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mount Vernon; was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, the Old Homestead Club and Mount Vernon Country Club; and had served as a volunteer for the Knox County Board of Visitors for several years.
Surviving are her daughters, Nancy (Mike) Polisson of Rockport, Mass., Kristina (Bob Scott) Bogardus of Albuquerque, N.M., and Ellen (Jerry Szymaniak) Bogardus-Szymaniak of Grand Rapids, Minn.; her sons, William D. (Michelle) Bogardus of Henderson, Nev., and Thomas L. Bogardus III of Evanston, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; her sisters, Emily (Larry) Mannion of Kensington, Calif., and Linda (Rev. James) Crawford of Brookline, Mass.; her sister-in-law, Sally Lovett of Lucas Valley, Calif.; and her brother-in-law, Peter (Shirley) Bogardus of Mill Valley, Calif.
Her husband and a brother, Robert F. Lovett Jr., preceded her in death.
Friends may call Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. Private graveside funeral service will be in Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon with her brother-in-law, the Rev. James Crawford, officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and online guest registry at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Betty I. Porter
FOSTORIA — Betty I. Porter, 80, of Oaklawn Avenue, Fostoria, died Monday, June 6, 2005, at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Fostoria.
She was born Feb. 1, 1925, in Mount Vernon to Lorenzo and Elsie (Keiger) Caldwell. She was a 1943 graduate of Mount Vernon High School. She was a homemaker and attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Fostoria.
She is survived by a son, Andrew Porter of Fostoria; a daughter, Britta Voigt of Encinitas, Calif.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
On April 13, 1951, in Mount Vernon, she married Walter Porter, who died Oct. 10, 1993.
Graveside service was conducted this morning in Bird Cemetery near Mount Vernon. The Rev. Bernie Dickson officiated. The Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home in Fostoria assisted the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.hffh.net.
Evelyn Z. Watson
MOUNT VERNON — Evelyn Z. Watson of Mount Vernon died Tuesday, June 7, 2005, at her residence. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.