MOUNT VERNON — Alan Allford, 63, of Mount Vernon died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005, at the Mount Vernon Developmental Center where he had been a resident since 1961.
Alan was born Nov. 14, 1941, in Cleveland to George J. Allford and Loretta (Eisenbarth) Allford Withers.
Graveside service will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in Ebenezer Cemetery near Mount Vernon with the Rev. Dennis Hill officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
This obituary and online guest registry are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
W. Jean Copenhaver
COSHOCTON — Wanda Jean Copenhaver, 75, of South 13th Street, Coshocton, died Aug. 3, 2005, at Autumn Health Care in Coshocton.
She was born Feb. 22, 1930, in Coshocton to Franklin Bruce and Lucille Delle (Buker) Simmons.
There will be no calling hours. Gravside service will be Friday, Aug. 5, at 10 a.m. in South Lawn Cemetery at Coshocton. Pastor Stephen R. Ward will officiate.
Memorial contributons may be made to Park United Methodist Church, 122 Park Ave., Coshocton, OH 43812; or Autumn Health Care, 1991 Otsego Ave., Coshocton, OH 43812.
The Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw is handling the arrangements. Obituary is online at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
HOWARD — Joanne Crum, 74, of Glenridge Court, Howard, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
She was born Feb. 21, 1931, in Aurora, Ill., to Albert and Gladys (Jackson) Loser. Joanne served as a volunteer at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church for many special projects. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, bridge club and served as treasurer for the Apple Valley Garden Club.
She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Clay Crum; a son, Kel (Debra) Crum of Fairborn; a daughter, Amy (Peter) Yersavich of Columbus; two grandchildren, Ellen Yersavich and Daniel Yersavich; and a sister, Mary Ellen (Marvin) Wehler of Aurora, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Friends may call Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon, where a Rosary will begin at 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Ted Thomas as celebrant. The family will observe a private burial in Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Church Building Fund, 303 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
George E. Deeley
MOUNT VERNON — George E. Deeley, D.D.S., a lifelong resident of Mount Vernon, died peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, July 12, 2005. Dr. Deeley was 94 years old, having been born on April 9, 1911, in Mount Vernon. Dr. Deeley’s father, Dr. William Steen Deeley, was a dentist in Mount Vernon, while his uncles were physicians. Dr. George E. Deeley graduated from Denison College and Case Western Reserve Dental College. Following graduation from Dental College, Dr. Deeley was serving an internship at Forsyth Dental Infirmary in Boston, Mass., which was interrupted when Dr. Deeley’s father unexpectedly died, and George returned to Mount Vernon to assume care of his father’s patients.
During the internship, Dr. Deeley had met Marian Tyrrell, of Rutland, Vt. Following his return to Mount Vernon, Dr. Deeley continued his courtship, marrying Marian E. Tyrrell in 1939.
Dr. Deeley served as a dental officer on board the USS Block Island, which was sunk on May 27, 1944. All but six of the crew were rescued, and reassigned to a new USS Block Island, on which he served until the end of World War II.
George and Marian had two children, Jane and Bill. Dr. Deeley’s son, Dr. William S. Deeley, served as a dental officer in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. Bill died June 2, 2002. Marian died in 1987. George’s daughter, Jane, was with George at the time of his death as was his second wife, Mary White Deeley, whom he married on July 15, 1988. Dr. Donald Greer, Jane’s husband, was also with George at the time of death.
Dr. Deeley is survived by his wife, Mary White Deeley; daughter, Jane D. Carr; daughter-in-law, Rebecca Merryman Deeley; grandsons, James Deeley, David Deeley of Yorktown, Va.; Jane’s husband, Donald M. Greer, and their son, George Steven Greer, and sons-in-law, Donald M. Greer and Will Greer; stepdaughter, Bina Gehres; and stepson, Hewett Gehres.
A memorial service to celebrate the joys of Dr. Deeley’s life will be Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005, at 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Stephen Williamson and the Rev. Charles Ransom officiating. Dr. Deeley died July 12, 2005, at his residence surrounded by his wife and family.
These arrangements are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. The obituary and online condolences to the family are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Betty I. Ramsey
MARTINSBURG — Betty Irene Ramsey, 79, of Martinsburg passed away Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005, at Mount Carmel/St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville after surgery to improve circulation in her legs and many other complications.
She recently had stays in Knox Community Hospital and the Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon. She was born July 6, 1926, near Jug Run close to Bladensburg to the late Lundy and Grace (Davis) Fawcett. She was a member of the Fairview Freewill Baptist Church. She attended Martinsburg and Utica schools, and then graduated from Gambier High School in 1944. Having no children of her own she was a loving aunt and quite enamored with her nephews and nieces.
Betty is survived by her husband of 30 years, Ray Ramsey of Martinsburg; two sisters, Anna Wolfe of Artanna and Rosalea Vance of Mount Vernon; three brothers, Harold “Pudge” (Norma) Fawcett of Mount Vernon, Gordon “Dynie” (Marjorie) Fawcett and Ralph Lynn (Margaret) Fawcett, both of Utica; seven nephews, Charlie, Harold and Jack Wolfe, Bill and David McCullen, Mark Fawcett, Lynn B. Fawcett; seven nieces, Patti McCullen, Maureen (Fawcett) MacLaughlin, Debbie (Fawcett) Stringer and Linda (Fawcett) Chaloupka, Shayne (Fawcett) Fixari, Tiera (Fawcett) Cramer, Adelyn “Adi” Fawcett; 19 grandnephews; 15 grandnieces; and several great-nephews and great-nieces.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Lawrence Wilson; a brother, Gene Fawcett; sister, Esther Alice Fawcett; four nephews, Eddie and Gary Wolfe, and Michael and Daniel Fawcett.
Friends may call today 6 to 8 p.m. at the Harris-Dilley Funeral Home in Bladensburg, where the funeral service will be Friday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Crate Sparks officiating. Burial will be in Martinsburg Methodist Cemetery.
This obituary, along with an online registry, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Alice L. Ruhl
FREDERICKTOWN — Alice L. Ruhl, 56, of Fredericktown died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005, from injuries received in an automobile accident.
Alice was born Jan. 15, 1949, in Knox County to Vaughn and Velma (Simmons) Ruhl and had spent her lifetime in the Fredericktown area. She graduated from Fredericktown High School in 1967. Alice was employed as a nurse’s aid for Heartland Health Care and specialized with MRDD patients with Concepts of Community Living. She attended Salem United Methodist near Fredericktown.
Surviving are her children, Shawn (Samantha) Culler of Mount Vernon, Sabrina (James) Gerbasi of Fredericktown and Tabitha Alltop of Wooster; three grandsons; three granddaughters; a stepgrandson; a stepgranddaughter; a stepgreat-granddaughter; two brothers, Marvin Ruhl of Chesterville, Larry Ruhl of Fredericktown; and three sisters, Juanita Fillinjim of Green Cove Springs, Fla., Berdina Crissinger of Marion and Joyce Matthis of Mansfield.
Besides her parents, a brother, Darrell Ruhl, preceded her in death.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown, where funeral service will be Monday at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery at Chesterville.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Alice L. Ruhl Memorial Fund in care of the First-Knox National Bank, 137 N. Main St., Fredericktown, OH 43019. This obituary and online condolences to the family are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.