Nancy J. Beatty
HOWARD — Nancy J. Beatty, 68, of Howard died unexpectedly Monday morning, June 13, 2005, at MedCentral Mansfield Hospital. Arrangements are pending with the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Delaware. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Carl R. Craner
MANSFIELD — Carl R. Craner, 70, of Mansfield died June 13, 2005, in Mansfield MedCentral.
He was born May 2, 1935, in Worthington Township, Richland County, to Archie H. and Goldie (Hildebrand) Craner. Carl retired in 1994 with nearly 20 years of service to Worthington Township.
He is survived by his wife, Janet E. (Vickers) Craner; four sons, Raymond Craner of Garfield Heights, Robert Craner of Cincinnati, David Craner and James Craner, both of Butler; five stepchildren, Priscilla Duff of Martins Ferry, Larry Monroe and Hope Thorne, both of Mansfield, Roberta Griffith of Kentucky, Robert Gheen III of Lucas; 21 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Pearl McConnhie of California, Eileen Bebout of Butler and Linda McAuley of Fayetteville, N.C.
He was preceded in death by a son and daughter-in-law, John and Betty Craner; a sister, Barbara McKinney; and a brother, Archie A. Craner.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral will be Thursday at 11 am. The Rev. Kenneth Kinley will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Curtis E. Keener
MOUNT VERNON — Curtis Edward Keener, 81, of Mount Vernon passed away Sunday, June 12, 2005, at his residence.
He was born July 24, 1923, in Cleveland, the son of Orrin L. and Mary (Wiles) Keener. Curtis was retired from the YMCA after 36 years of employment, the last 17 of which were spent as the director of the East Cleveland Branch YMCA. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving from 1943 to 1946. He was a member of the Gay Street United Methodist Church, the Kiwanis in Cleveland and Mount Vernon, a former president of the Optimist Club in Cleveland, and a member of the Association of Retired YMCA Directors. Curtis had a love for all types of music and had been active in the church choir for over 30 years and also in the Apple Valley Singers Club.
Surviving is his loving wife, Rachel (Chaffin) Keener, whom he married Sept. 11, 1948; two sons, Curtis B. Keener of Cleveland and John Robert (Bobbi) Keener of Duluth, Minn.; a daughter, Karen (Robert) Havreberg of Columbus; nine grandchildren, Laurelyn, Amanda, Max and Michaela Keener, Eiche, Erik, Christopher, Rachel and Rebecca Havreberg; two great-grandchildren, Kierstin and Brandon Havreberg; and three sisters, Carolyn (Ralph) Howard of Sunbury, Marylou (Kier) Finlayson of Lancaster, Pa., and Marjorie (Jean) Nelson of Seattle, Wash.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a niece, Cheryl; and a nephew, Ralph.
Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon. A funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Gay Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. John Capper officiating. Friends may also call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Interment with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gay Street United Methodist Church. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Joan Ruff of Fronce Road, Mount Vernon, died Monday, June 13, 2005, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Homes in Mount Vernon.