Donald E. Crago
MOUNT VERNON — Donald E. Crago, 82, of Mount Vernon died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005.
He was born May 5, 1923, in Crucible, Pa., to Daniel W. and Vera (Row) Crago. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He served as a state patrolman for 18 years and retired from AMG Industries in 1985.
He is survived by two sons, Ronald E. (Joan) Crago of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Gail (Connie) Crago of Fredericktown; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Fern L. Crago, on May 16, 2005; and a sister, Dorothy Hall.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home. Graveside service will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens, with Pastor Jamie Gump officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary along with online registry may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com
Katherine Ruth Evans
“My Faith has Found a Resting Place”
MOUNT VERNON — Katherine Ruth Solomon Evans, 93, of Mount Vernon passed away Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, at the home of Beau and Martha Evans Langfitt in Mount Vernon.
Beloved wife of Morrison Evans of Trotwood, Ohio, who preceded her in death March 24, 1987, Ruth is survived by her son, Joe Luther Evans of Mansfield; daughter and son-in-law, Martha Janet and Thomas “Beau” Langfitt of Mount Vernon; two grandsons, Brian Joseph Evans of New Orleans and Todd Michael Evans of Mansfield; her brother, John L. (Edith) Solomon of Elderado, Ark.; and her sister, Dorothy Solomon (William) Rogers of Tuscumbia, Ala.
Ruth was a native of Sheffield, Ala., and was a resident of Trotwood, Ohio, for 35 years until 1989 when she moved to Mount Vernon. She was a graduate of the University of North Alabama and retired from the Dayton City Schools where she had been employed as a teacher for 30 years. She had been an active member of the Trotwood Church of the Brethren for many years and was active with the Mount Vernon and Ankenytown Grace Brethren Churches.
Her family, church family and many friends will sorely miss Ruthie.
She was a faithful wife and mother who gave so much kindness daily through her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and He blessed her with incredible energy for her family, her church and her gardening.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a service giving glory to God and celebrating the life of Ruth Evans on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005, at 3 p.m. at the Ankenytown Grace Brethren Church, 20601 Old Mansfield Road, Bellville, OH 44813. Entombment will be at Dayton Memorial Park and Cemetery in Dayton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Ankenytown or Mount Vernon Grace Brethren Churches. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is in charge of arrangements. This obituary and online condolences to the family are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Melba T. Long
BEDFORD HILLS — Melba T. Long, 88, formerly of Apple Valley, passed away Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, at her daughter’s home in Bedford Hills. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
Howard V. Proper
KNOX, Ind. — Howard V. Proper, 81, of Knox, Ind., passed away Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, at Starke Memorial Hospital in Knox, Ind.
He was born Dec. 29, 1923, in Mount Vernon, Ohio.
He is survived by two sons, Matthew Proper of Naperville, Ill., and Benjamin Proper of Knox, Ind.; three sisters, Alice Frost of Howard, Ohio, Olive Wise of Mount Vernon, Ohio, and Sylvia Newton of Chillicothe, Ohio; and three brothers, Peter Proper of Londonderry, Ohio, George Proper of Millersburg, Ohio, and James Proper of Dixon, Ill.
Visitation will be today from 5 to 7 p.m. at M.C. Smith Funeral Home, Knox, Ind., where funeral will follow at 7 p.m. Interment will be in Crown Hill Cemetery at Knox, Ind.
Memorials are requested to Moose Heart Children’s Home in care of one’s local Moose Lodge.
Opal D. Rings
CENTERBURG — Opal D. Rings, 85, of Centerburg died peacefully late Thursday evening, Sept. 8, 2005, at her home. Arrangements will be announced by the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfunerlhomes.com.