MOUNT VERNON — Sandra Huffman, 57, of Gilchrist Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2005, following an extended illness.
She was born Nov. 10, 1947, in Akron, daughter to the late Glenn and Elsie Jane (Klabbatz) Miller. Sandra had worked at the former Sewing Center in downtown Mount Vernon and was a member of the Harvest Christian Assembly Church.
She is survived by her husband of 33 years, John Huffman; a son, Mark Huffman of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Emily (Scott) Grinnell of Sabina; four grandchildren, Zachary Huffman, Lexus Huffman, Rebecca Grinnell and Nicholas Grinnell; and a brother, Robert (Camelia) Miller of Austintown.
There will be no calling hours. The family will observe a private graveside service at a later date. These arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions can be made to a charity of one’s choice. This obituary and guest registry can be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Edwin M. Hunter
WARSAW — Edwin M. “Ed” Hunter, 82, of Township Road 338, Warsaw, died June 24, 2005, in the intensive care unit of Coshocton County Memorial Hospital.
He was born Feb. 15, 1923, in Brinkhaven to Basil J. and Bessie R. (Grant) Hunter. He worked in the timber business for 36 years, including 15 years as a sawyer for the former Conner Lumber Co. of Stillwell. He was a tool dresser for Jad Oil before retiring. During the 1960s he was a professional lumberjack. He also refinished antique furniture after retiring and enjoyed NASCAR racing. His special companion was Miss Oscar, his cat.
He is survived by his daughter, Sharon Hunter of Warsaw; a brother, Dorothy (Emily) Hunter of Warsaw; a sister, Dorothea “Dot” Bickel of Warsaw; a sister-in-law, Ada Hawkins of Glenmont; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia B. (Hawkins) Hunter, whom he married Nov. 22, 1956. She died Dec. 31, 2000. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Glen Funk.
The funeral will be Monday, June 27, at 11 a.m. in the Fischer Funeral Home, Warsaw. The Rev. Ron Davis will officiate. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery at Warsaw. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. and on Monday until service time.
BUTLER — Margaret “Louise” (Palmer) Lape, 64, of Butler died Thursday, June 23, 2005, in her home following a long illness.
She was born Sept. 3, 1940, in Mansfield to Paul “Pinky” and Margaret “Maggie” (Ally) Palmer, was raised in Newville and graduated from Butler High School in 1958. She had been a Butler resident for the last 46 years.
Louise attended Mansfield Business College and worked for Dr. Rameriz for 12 years before attending nursing school in 1983. After receiving her LPN, she worked in home health care; and for the past 18 years was employed by Gentle Foot Care in the Mansfield, Mount Vernon, Galion, Crestline and Columbus offices. Louise loved being a nurse and was always “diagnosing and doctoring.” She was a member of Butler United Methodist Church.
Her family always looked forward to special occasions when Louise would make her magnificent macaroni salad. Louise loved to play bingo and gamble, but most of all she loved spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, attending as many as possible of their school and sports activities.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Larry Lape; daughters, Toni (Rick) Fowler of Perrysville and Tracie (Ralph) Ammons of Bellville; a son, Larry “David” (Tina) Lape of Lucas; granddaughters, Amanda (Mike) Conrad and Melissa (Kyle) Feeman of Butler, and Megan Ammons of Bellville; grandsons, Brian Calhoon and Levi Lape of Mount Vernon; two great-granddaughters, Rebekah Conrad and Kyla Feeman; six stepgrandchildren, Ralph Jr. Ammons, Joey Ammons, Theresa and Chris Bonnette, Jamie Ammons, and Tyler and Taylor Kimberlin; five stepgreat-grandchildren, Victor, Dylan and Devon Ammons, Travis Ammons and Christopher Bonnette; two sisters, Karen (Leroy) Fry of Butler and Paula Palmer of Mansfield; two brothers, Stephen “Gus” (Linda) Palmer of Bellville and Michael Palmer of Butler; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister, Judy Hallabrin.
Friends may call Sunday, June 26, , from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Keith McLaughlin will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Union Cemetery, Perrysville.
It is Louise’s wish that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to help care for her sister, Paula Palmer, and may be made at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Millie E. Porter
CENTERBURG — Millie Ellen Porter, 86, a resident of the Morning View Care Center at Centerburg, died Friday, June 24, 2005.
She was born Jan. 30, 1919, in Rosedale, Kan., to Joseph C. and Ellen R. (Bushnell) Kuhn. She was a former member of the Eastern Star, and she attended the Church of Christ at Newark Road.
She is survived by two sons, Donald Porter of Danville and Calvin Porter of Seattle, Wash.; two grandchildren; a brother, John Kuhn of California; a sister, Joan Lynch of Pennsylvania; and a friend, Eva McGinnis of Danville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard; a brother; and a sister.
A graveside service will be Tuesday, June 28, at 11 a.m. in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. Minister Gene Lily will officiate. The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville is in charge of arrangements.
Michael J. Tolin Jr.
MOUNT VERNON — Michael J. Tolin Jr., 77, of Yauger Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Friday, June 24, 2005, at The Inn at HillenVale in Mount Vernon.
He was born June 22, 1928, in East Chicago, Ind., to Michael and Mary (Kudrac) Tolin Sr. He was a member and deacon of St. Luke Catholic Church in Danville and Saint Phillip’s Catholic Church in Bemidji, Minn. Mr. Tolin retired from the U.S. Navy and had served on the USS Lexington during World War II.
He is survived by three sons, Michael (Carlene) Tolin III of Goshen, Ky., Anthony (Sondra) Tolin of Hebron, Ind., and Daniel (Merle) Tolin of Rochester, Minn.; two daughters, Michelle (Michael) Cybulski of Saegertown, Pa., and Jan (Joe) Miray of Howard; 10 grandchildren; and two sisters, Rita Vohs and Mary Nicksic.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a grandson; and a sister, Blanche Laska.
Friends may call Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church in Danville, where a Mass of Christian burial will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be conducted at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. These services are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.