HOWARD — Donald B. “Pete” Bailey, 80, of Apple Valley, Howard, died Monday, June 20, 2005, at his residence.
He was born April 28, 1925, in Old Washington, Ohio, to Raymond and Grace (Bryant) Bailey. Pete graduated from Coshocton High School, attended Ohio State University and graduated from Franklin University in Columbus. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II in Europe. Pete owned and operated Bailey and Sons TV Sales and Repair in Coshocton for a number of years and then was a sales representative for several companies. He retired from the East Knox School System where he had been employed as a bus driver for nine years.
Pete was baptized at the North East Church of Christ in Minerva and attended the Trinity Assembly of God Church in Mount Vernon. He was a member of the Coshocton Elks Lodge.
Surviving are his wife, Juanita (Baker) Bailey, whom he married Nov. 4, 1948; his daughter, Lora Marshall of Danville; three sons, James Bailey of Gambier, Dave (Barbette) Bailey of Mount Vernon and Don B. (Shannon Sturgis) Bailey of Howard; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Dolly (William) Repp and Maryellen (Robert) Steeby, both of Hastings, Mich., and Barbara Wheeler of Coshocton.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Gail B. Bailey; a sister, Marjorie Boyce; and a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Ann “Beth” Bailey.
Friends may call Thursday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon where funeral service will be Friday at 11 a.m. Burial, with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will follow at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
This obituary and online condolences to the family are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Terry L. Knox Jr.
MOUNT VERNON — Terry Lee Knox Jr., 38, of Mount Vernon died June 20, 2005, from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident.
He was born Jan. 18, 1967, in Columbus.
He is survived by two sons, Shade Allen Knox and Justin Knox, and a daughter, Lindzee Nicole Knox, all of Mount Vernon; his mother, Faith (Garrett) White of Mount Vernon; his father, Terry Lee Knox Sr. of Michigan; a special friend, Radusta Friedley of Mount Vernon; four uncles, Greg, Butch, Rich and Don Rodgers; and many close family and friends.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Brian Keith Knox; a sister, Mary Ann Knox; and a grandmother, Mary J. Rodgers.
Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home, where funeral service will be Friday at 10 a.m. Mr. Ben McKinstry will officiate. Graveside service will follow at noon in Cedar Hill Cemetery at Newark.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the North-Dilley Funeral Home. Condolences for the family may be expressed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Winston C. Marcum
MOUNT VERNON — Winston C. Marcum, 62, died June 18, 2005, at 5:15 a.m. at The Laurels of Mount Vernon. He was born Oct. 24, 1942.
He is survived by his wife, Jean; a son, Jeff (Mary Lou); granddaughter, Belinda; two brothers, Clarence (Gaye) and Boyd (Bonnie); and one sister, Sue.
Memorial service will be Friday, June 24, at 1 p.m. at the Fairview Freewill Baptist Church, 15271 Vance Road, Mount Vernon.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
FRAZEYSBURG — Leon Morningstar, 46, of Frazeysburg died June 20, 2005, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus after a short illness.
He was born Nov. 19, 1958, in Mount Vernon.
He is survived by his wife, Tammy Varner Morningstar, to whom he had been married 20 years; three sons, Jacob “Jay,” Erik and Brandon Morningstar of Mount Vernon; one granddaughter, Lyndsey Ann Morningstar of Mount Vernon; his mother, Twila Morningstar Bodle of Frazeysburg; five sisters, Esther (Andrew) Panyik of Marengo, Ellen (Bob) Colopy of Danville, Evelyn (Bob) Smith of Gambier, Eva (Mark) Ledbetter of Newark and Eileen (Troy) Hill of Howard; five brothers, Lester (Jennifer) Morningstar of Frazeysburg, Larry (Susan) Morningstar of Walhonding, Leslie (Tamela) Morningstar of Martinsburg, Lee Morningstar of Frazeysburg and Lynn (Jill) Morningstar of Bladensburg; one half brother, Danny Morningstar of Spring Mountain; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jacob Dean Morningstar, in 1981; one sister, Elaine Sue Morningstar, in 1971; and stepfather, Charles Bodle, in 2004.
Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Perry Chapel Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the church with Pastor Fred Flowers officiating. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery. The Harris-Dilley Funeral Home of Bladensburg is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bladensburg Fire Department, Bladensburg, OH 43005. This obituary, along with an online guest registry page, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Rodney Mark Pifer
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Rodney Mark Pifer, 64, residing on South 25th Street, South Bend, Ind., formerly of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away at 4:15 p.m. on Monday, June 20, 2005, at the Memorial Hospital, South Bend.
Mr. Pifer was born Oct. 11, 1940, in Cleveland, Ohio, to the late Edward and Beverly (Blue) Pifer. He had been a lifelong resident of Mount Vernon, Ohio. Mr. Pifer retired after a lifetime in sales with Weyerhaeuser Paper Co., Mount Vernon. He was also a member of the American Powerboat Squadron in Port Clinton, Ohio.
Mr. Pifer is survived by his three daughters, Debra Ann (Bill) Weiss of Howard, Ohio, Patricia S. (Doug) Kenney of Simsbury, Conn., and Theresa L. (Steve) Algire of Fredericktown, Ohio; five grandchildren; one sister, Nancy Pletz of Beaverton, Ore.; and one brother, Steven Pifer of Plymouth, Ind.
Per Rodney’s wishes, there will be no services or visitation. Palmer Funeral Home-Guisinger Chapel, 3718 S. Michigan St., South Bend, Ind., is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Rodney Mark Pifer may be donated to the American Liver Foundation, 5755 Granger Road, Suite 335, Independence, OH 44131-1455.
Thelma B. Strang
MOUNT VERNON — Thelma B. (Graven) Strang, 88, formerly of Loudonville, died early Tuesday morning, June 21, 2005, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home, Mount Vernon, after a short illness.
Mrs. Strang was born Dec. 13, 1916, the daughter of Cloice and Mary (Wachtel) Graven. She was a 1934 graduate of Loudonville High School, living in the area most of her life. She worked for Star Telephone and Ohio Public Service Co., and then later she worked as a cook for Loudonville-Perrysville School District until retiring. She was a member of the Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Loudonville; Women of Zion; Farm Bureau; Dixie Club; and Hanover Grange.
She is survived by two daughters, Betty (Terry) Slider of Vancouver, Wash., and Gayle (Ron) Beck of Danville; and two grandchildren, Amber Wier of Crescent City, Calif., and Kyle Beck of Danville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, C. Gail Strang, whom she married Nov. 9, 1940; and a sister, Irma Jones.
Memorial services will be Saturday at 7 p.m. in Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville, with the Rev. Terry E. Ruther officiating. No calling hours will be observed and burial will take place in Loudonville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, 222 E. Main St., Loudonville, OH 44842; Danville Fire Dept. Squad, 23059 Coshocton Road, Danville, OH 43014; or to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. Online condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.byerly-lindsey.com.
Donald V. Tufto
COLUMBUS — Donald Vernon Tufto, 69, of Gahanna went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 19, 2005, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born in Renville, Minn., to Alfred and Clara Tufto. Don owned his own land development real estate business for the last 30 years. He was an active member of St. Luke Lutheran Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard and was a graduate of St. Cloud State University.
He is survived by loving wife of 40 years, Velma Lorene Tufto; devoted children, David Tufto of Grandview, Daniel (Vanessa) Tufto of Westerville, Dean (Dawn) Tufto of Blacklick and Dawn (Matt) Malo of Gahanna; grandchildren, Maxwell and Macey Malo, and Drew Tufto; brother, Dale (Eloise) Tufto of Dawson, Minn.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Don was also preceded in death by brother, Clayton Tufto; and sister, Elaine Skulborstad.
Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Schoedinger Northeast Chapel, 1051 E. Johnstown Road, Gahanna. The funeral will be Friday, June 24, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 4456 Morse Road, Gahanna. Pastor Bob Moore will officiate. Interment will be in Mifflin Township Cemetery.
Contributions may be made in Don’s memory to St. Luke Lutheran Church; or HomeReach Hospice, 3595 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43214. Visit www.schoedinger.com to send condolences.
Shirley M. Turner
MOUNT VERNON — Shirley M. (Eggert) Turner, 78, of Mount Vernon died Thursday, June 2, 2005, at the home of her son near Mount Vernon, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Shirley was born Dec. 3, 1926, in Rochester, N.Y., to Lewis and Julia (Remington) Eggert and had spent most of her lifetime in the Mount Vernon area. She graduated from Mount Vernon High School and Bowling Green State University with a B.A. degree in Spanish. Shirley worked beside her husband, the late Harry E. Turner, as his secretary in his law firm and worked tirelessly on his numerous political campaigns. Shirley loved her family with a passion, always working behind the scenes to promote their careers and taking none of the credit.
She was a devoted member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon where she was the last living charter member. She was a member of Knox Chapter 236, Order of Eastern Star, in Mount Vernon and had served on the board of directors of the former Hannah Browning Home.
Surviving are her son, Harry (Lisa) Turner of Mount Vernon; five grandchildren, Josh Turner of Mount Vernon, Leila Turner, Jacob Turner, Hallie Turner and Rachel Turner, all of Cortland; her brother, Lewis (June) Eggert of Westerville; and sisters-in-law, Joyce (Don) Morrison of Mount Vernon and Betty (Larry) Hard of Westerville.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry E. Turner; and her son, Thomas F. Turner.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Shirley M. Turner will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon with the Rev. Mark Wildermuth officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
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 condolences to the family are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.