CONCORD TOWNSHIP, Del. — Homer Ralph Ball, 78, of Concord Township, Del., died at home Oct. 14, 2005.
He was born Aug. 27, 1927, near Logan, W.Va., to Luther W. and Era O. (Brown) Ball. He graduated in 1945 from Logan High School, and was a U.S. Army veteran. Originally from Columbus, he moved to Concord Township in 1971. He worked 42 years in the research and development department of Battelle Memorial Institute. He was a member and elder of the Liberty Christian Church.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marianne (Satterfield); daughters, Donna Knisley (fiancé Jim Sweeney) of Columbus, Deborah (William) Jenks of Powell; son, David (Laura) Ball of Galena, 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Wetzel (Cinda) Ball Jr. of West Virginia, Ted (Carolyn) Ball of Westerville; and sisters, Olga (Robert) Yarrington and Nada Ball of Columbus.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where service will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. Minister Hugh Snepp will officiate. Interment will follow in Eastview Cemetery in Centerburg.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Lucy R. Butler
MOUNT VERNON — Lucy Ruth Butler, 73, of Mount Vernon died Oct. 13, 2005, at the Country Court Nursing Center.
She was born March 2, 1932, in Martinsburg to Ralph Frank and Ruth Jeannetta (Rowley) Chrisman.
She is survived by three sons, Robert (Dee) Chrisman of Mount Vernon, Rodney (Susie) Chrisman of Bladensburg and Randy (Pam) Chrisman of Martinsburg; five grandchildren, Josh Chrisman, Jason Chrisman, Trevor Chrisman, Brandon Chrisman and Janelle Ketron; and three great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, James Butler, in 1999; and two grandsons, Jarrod and Travis Chrisman.
There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in Martinsburg Cemetery with Pastor Matthew Schwartz officiating. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or American Heart Association, P.O. Box 182039, Dept. 013, Columbus, Ohio 43218. This obituary along with an online registry may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Albert N. Cooper Jr.
WARSAW — Albert Neal Cooper Jr., 58, of 41380 County Road 33, Warsaw, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005, at the Ohio State University Medical Center.
Funeral service will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw with Pastor Roland Maust and Pastor Buddy Majors officiating. Burial will be in Blissfield Cemetery with graveside military rites by the Coshocton County Joint Veterans Council. Calling hours will be Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
Mary S. Cooperrider
MOUNT VERNON — Mary S. Cooperrider, 80, of Mount Vernon died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005, at MedCentral in Mansfield.
Mary was born Oct. 5, 1925, in Newark to Thomas and Mabel (Ruffner) Smith. She was a graduate of Newark High School and retired from Big Bear Grocery Stores after 32 years of employment. Mary was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon.
Surviving are her son, William T. Cooperrider of Mount Vernon; and three sisters, Phyllis Strum, Patricia Duncan and Marjorie Smith, all of Newark.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Cooperrider, in 1984; and her brother, Jerry Smith.
There will be no calling hours. Private burial was in Mound View Cemetery at Mount Vernon.
The arrangements were under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
This obituary and online condolences to the family are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Freda S. Davis
DANVILLE — Freda S. Davis, 86, of Wooster Road, Danville, died Thursday night, Oct. 13, 2005, in MedCentral Hospital at Mansfield following a short illness.
She was born March 15, 1919, the daughter of Joe and Daisy Mae (Youkam) Benge. She was a lifelong resident of the area where she attended Jelloway School and then worked for Ohio Brass Co. of Mansfield and then for Buckeye Mart of Mount Vernon. She was a member of Jelloway Methodist Church and the Jelloway Garden Club. She was a lifelong homemaker who enjoyed playing the organ and piano, of which she taught lessons for many years. She played for more than 25 years with the annual Loudonville American Legion Minstrel Show and then several years at the Loudonville Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her son, Gary (Debra) Davis of Danville; her daughter, Karen Banbury of Glenmont; four grandchildren and their spouses, Mark (Kelly) Banbury of Danville, Matt (Nicole) Banbury of Buckeye Lake, Ginny (Dan) Colopy Jr. of Danville and Joe (Alisha) Davis of Danville; and 10 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard E. Davis, whom she married Dec. 24, 1943; a son-in-law, Joe Banbury; two brothers; and four sisters.
Funeral will be Monday, Oct. 17, at 10:30 a.m. in Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville. The Rev. Lloyd Miller and Pastor Audria Thomason will officiate. Burial will follow in Jelloway Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday in the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m.
Online condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.byerly-lindsey.com.