Thomas W. Burrows
MOUNT VERNON — Thomas William Burrows, 53, of Mount Vernon died June 8, 2005, at his residence. He was a former resident of Bradner.
He was born Feb. 29, 1952, in Fostoria to James Robert and Deloris (Bixler) Burrows. He worked at Precision Co. in Fredericktown. He was a star athlete and 1970 valedictorian at Elmwood High School.
He is survived by his wife, Jeneal A. (Vannatta), whom he married July 25, 1976, in Mount Vernon; his mother of Bradner; three daughters, Aleia Burrows of Columbus and Colleen Burrows and Shauna Burrows, both at home; and a brother, Robert Burrows of Portage.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Brandt Funeral Home, 121 W. South St., Wayne, where funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. James Holl will officiate. Burial will be in Graham Cemetery at Wayne.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Barbara S. Crenshaw
MOUNT VERNON — Barbara Sue Crenshaw, 49, of Stump Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2005, at her residence.
She was born Sept. 15, 1955, in Mount Vernon to Harless and Essie (Vance) Ray. Barbara had worked for Michael J’s and the R&K Social Club, both in Mount Vernon. She was a member of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Mount Vernon.
She is survived by her husband, David Crenshaw; a son, Mark Arrington of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Renee Arrington of Mount Vernon; two grandchildren, Alexus Grose and Aliyha Lowry; two stepdaughters, Brittany Crenshaw and Samantha Crenshaw; four brothers, Ted (Debbie) Ray, Ron (Mary Jo) Ray, Jeff (Debbie) Ray, all of Fredericktown, and Rob (Stephanie) Ray of Atlanta, Ga.; and a sister, Sandra McQueen of Howard.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Jim Ray.
Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Church at Chapel Hill in Bangs. The family will observe a private graveside service. These service are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1550 Old Henderson Road, Columbus, OH 43220. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Lewis C. Harter
BELLVILLE — Lewis C. Harter, 94, of Bellville, died June 11, 2005, in Country Meadow Care Center.
He was born Jan. 25, 1911, in Bellville to Earl and Orpha (Shaffer) Harter, graduated from Bellville High School in 1929. Lewis’ first job was with Stoodt’s Grocery in Bellville, and then at Widder’s Grocery in Mansfield.
During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army, and was decorated with three bronze stars and the Purple Heart. Following the war, he worked at Shelby Air Depot, and then at Westinghouse, retiring in 1971.
He is survived by his wife, Faye M. (Tarris) Harter; a son, Larry (Joan) Harter of Lexington; a daughter, Charlotte (Paul) Brown of Bellville; 13 great-grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; 14 stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Marleen Blackburn; a brother, Robert Harter; and a half brother, Douglas Wentz.
Visitation will be Saturday from noon until 2 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow in Bellville Cemetery. The Rev. Ken Kinley will officiate, assisted by Bellville Mayor Carolynn Studenmund. Military honors will be conducted by American Legion Post 535.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Norma Jean Ickes
MOUNT VERNON — Norma Jean Ickes of Mount Vernon passed away June 12, 2005, at the Country Court Nursing Center.
She was born June 16, 1926, in Fremont, daughter to Birch Blake and Gertrude (Ryer) Ickes. She was a graduate from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts in music education. She was secretary to the first president of Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Dr. Stephen Nease.
She is survived by four nieces and their families, Sharon (Jones) Rothe, Carolee (Doug) Walker, Sandra (David) Stephens and Judy (John) Blakely.
Norma was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Gynelle Jones and Marian Spackey.
Friends may call Sunday, June 19, 2005, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Lakeholm Nazarene Church, where friends may call one hour prior, with the Rev. Larry Hall officiating. A graveside service will be held on Monday at 3:30 p.m. in Lindsey Cemetery near Fremont.
Memorial contributions can be made to Music Scholarship Fund, Attn: Dr. Stan Wood, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 800 Martinsburg Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and guest registry can be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Curtis E. Keener
MOUNT VERNON — Curtis E. Keener, 81, of Coventry Court, Mount Vernon, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2005, at his residence. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Jane C. Parker
MOUNT VERNON — Jane C. Parker, 79, of Mount Vernon died Friday evening, June 10, 2005, at her residence.
She was born July 18, 1925, in Mount Vernon to Charles M. and Bernice P. (Pettit) Clark. She was a member of the Gay Street United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Jack C. Parker, to whom she had been married for 59 years; two daughters, Kimberly Dohn of Mount Vernon and Lori (Jeff) Dorton of Hamilton; two sons, David (Pam) Parker of Wesley Chapel, Fla., and Dann (Robin) Parker of Cadiz, Ky.; a brother, John (Polly) Clark of Mount Vernon; a sister, Ann Auskings of Mount Vernon; seven grandchildren, Jenna (David) Thorman, Joey (Janet) Dohn, Jillian Dohn, Amy (Troy) Neal, Sara Dorton, Ashley (Jared) Young and Andrew Parker; five great-grandchildren; two special friends, Marcia Wolf Parker of Wesley Chapel, Fla., and Brenda Daugherty Fry of Mount Vernon.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph and Sam Clark; two sisters, Mildred Ewalt and Margaret Thrush; and a granddaughter, Katie Dohn.
Memorial service will be Monday, June 21, 2005, at 11 a.m. at Gay Street United Methodist Church with Dr. David A. Baker officiating. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jane’s name to Gay Street United Methodist Church Living Memorial Fund, 18 N. Gay St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. Online condolences may be expressed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Ronald ‘Dick’ Robinson
MOUNT VERNON — Ronald R. “Dick” Robinson, 62, of Monroe Mills Road, passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2005, at Knox Community Hospital.
He was born Oct. 3, 1942, in Knox County, son to Lewis and Mildred (DeVore) Robinson. Ronald retired from PPG in 1973 after 11 years of service. He was a member of the AMVETS in Mount Vernon, the Druids Club in Newark and the St. Vincent de Paul Church. Ronald was an avid sports fan and enjoyed every moment he spent with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Sharon (Griffith) Robinson; two sons, Tracy (Wendy) Robinson and Brian (Beth) Robinson, both of Mount Vernon; three grandchildren, Benjamin, Alex and Keith Robinson; three brothers, Jerry (Mary Lou) Robinson of Mount Vernon, Michael “Mickey” (Chris) Robinson of Mount Vernon and Jack (Kathy) Robinson of Danville; and four sisters, Leah (Don) Alberts of Mount Vernon, Kathy (Paul) Kent of Loudonville, Rita (Frank) Bates of Mount Vernon and Jeanne (Dick) Miller of Loudonville; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie Wagner.
Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where a rosary will be observed at 7 p.m. A funeral mass will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the St. Vincent de Paul Church. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or American Cancer Society, 253 E. Church St., Marion, OH 43302-3807. This obituary and guest registry can be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.