Theresa M. Braddock
MOUNT VERNON — Theresa M. “Terri” Braddock, 54, of Mount Vernon, and formerly of Marietta, died Sept. 15, 2005, at her residence following a five-year battle with cancer.
She was born May 22, 1951, in Marietta to Andrew and Margaret (Burkhart) Nau. She was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marietta. She was a 1969 graduate of Caldwell High School and received her bachelor’s degree from Otterbein College. She taught briefly in the Fort Frye School District, and was employed a number of years at United National Bank in Parkersburg.
She is survived by her husband, Gary G. Braddock, to whom she has been married 33 years; a son, Phil D. Braddock of Cincinnati; also surviving are her parents, Andrew and Margaret Nau of Caldwell; and two brothers, Herman (Betty) Nau of Caldwell and Carl (Bonnie) Nau of Marietta.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Nau.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marietta on Monday at 11 a.m. with the Revs. Mark Moore and Dale Tornes as co-celebrants. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery. The North-Dilley Funeral Home, 212 N. Main St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050, is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 506 W. Fourth St., Marietta, OH 45750; or Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary along with an online registry may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Avis M. Pierce
HOWARD — Avis M. Pierce, 84, of Apple Valley passed away Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005, at the Country Court Nursing Home, Mount Vernon.
She was born April 7, 1921, in Oxford, W.Va., to Okey and Ota (Sheets) Zinn. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Auburn, W.Va. Avis worked for the Town and Country Restaurant in Fredericktown.
She is survived by two daughters, Sue (Norman) Miller of Cardington and Sanda (William) Harris of Apple Valley; two sons, Randal (Wanda) Pierce of Rome, Ohio, and Randy (Rox) Pierce of Mount Vernon; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two infant brothers.
The family will observe a private graveside service in Forest Cemetery. These arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown.
This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.synderfuneralhomes.com.
CEDARVILLE — Edward Schroeder, 96, of Cedarville went home to dwell with his Lord Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005.
He was born Sept. 2, 1909, in Winnipeg, Canada, the son of Christian and Christina (Nehring) Schroeder. He was a member of the Gay Street United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon and faithfully attended the Cedarville United Presbyterian Church. Mr. Schroeder retired as a hospital administrator from University Hospital of Cleveland and Mercy Hospital in Mount Vernon. He enjoyed music, gardening and most of all will be remembered as a caring and loving husband, father and grandfather.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Drs. Janet and Victor Ellsworth of Little Rock, Ark.; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert C. and Mary Jo Schroeder Sr. of Cedarville; four grandchildren, Maj. Robert C. (Kathleen) Schroeder Jr., Katherine (Matt) Barner, Dr. Linda (Eric) Myerholtz and William (Alicia) Schroeder; seven great-grandchildren, Andrew, Alex, Haley, Zachary, Elizabeth, Emily, David; numerous nieces and nephews; and special companion, Marilyn Bennett.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Edna Schroeder in 1996; six sisters, Louise, Millie, Emma, Lid, Elsie and Edith; three brothers, Henry, August and Arthur.
Family and friends will gather Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, from 12:30 to 1 p.m. in the Cedarville United Presbyterian Church, 30 W. Chillicothe St., with memorial service beginning at 1 p.m. with Pastor Drew Elling officiating. Burial will be Monday, Sept. 19, 2005, in the Crown Hill Cemetery in Twinsburg. The family is being served by the Littleton and Rue Funeral Home, Springfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Cedarville United Presbyterian Church, 30 W. Chillicothe St., Cedarville, OH 45314. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.littletonandrue.com.
Agnes H. Swetlic
MANSFIELD — Agnes H. (Yirga) Swetlic, 90, of Mansfield died Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, at Country Court Nursing Home in Mount Vernon. She went to be with the Lord after complications related to diabetes.
Born April 18, 1915, in Mansfield, she was the daughter of Andrew John and Mary (Smylnyak) Yirga. She was employed as a cashier at T&A Saveway for 25 years. A loving grandmother, she was a positive, encouraging woman. She was a collector of eclectic music and dolls.
She is survived by two sons, Robert Swetlic of Mansfield and James A. (Linda Pipes-Swetlic) Swetlic of Howard; two daughters, Jeanine (Knute) Larson of Akron and Linda (Robert) Steffey of Bellville; nine grandchildren, Cindy (Shawn) Zurat of Brunswick Hills, Connie Streible of Mount Vernon, Brian (Julie) Swetlic of St. Clair Shores, Mich., James (Becky) Swetlic of Mount Vernon, Elise (Keith) Bishop of Glen Ellyn, Ill., Alison (Christopher) Ivey of Chicago, John (Kim) Steffey of Honolulu, Hawaii, Thea (Edan) MacQuaid of Falls Church, Va., and Christopher (Jennifer) Steffey of Centerburg; eight great-grandchildren, Robert Brian, Summer and Dylan Swetlic, Jamie, Annie and Blaise Bishop, Kaya and Aiden MacQuaid; sister, Anna Miller of Mount Vernon; several nieces and nephews; and her faithful dog, Charlie. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, John, Andrew and Lewis Yirga; sister, Rosemary Titchinger; and daughter-in-law, Carol Swetlic.
The Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements. Online guest registry is at www.wappner.com.