Paul Boubary Sr.
MOUNT VERNON — Paul Boubary Sr., 73, of East Burgess Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005, at Knox Community Hospital.
He was born Jan. 8, 1932, in Richland County to the late George and Edna (Hickock) Boubary. Paul retired from the Quaker Oat Co., where he was a driver, in 1982, was a member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, a life member of the VFW Post 4027, and was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1951-55.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Evelyn A. (Morris) Boubary; a stepson, James (Cindy) Sweet of Mansfield; three stepdaughters, Karen (Tom) Fowler of Mount Vernon, Kandy (William) Golden of Mount Vernon and Roberta (Russ) Day of Mount Gilead; two granddaughters; four stepgrandsons; five stepgranddaughters; five stepgreat-grandsons; two stepgreat-granddaughters; and a brother, Christ Boubary of Mansfield.
Paul was preceded in death by his first wife, Jeannine Jones Boubary; his son, Paul Boubary Jr.; two brothers, Arthur and Frank Boubary; a sister, Helen Johnson; and stepfather, Ross Alfrey.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home. Military honors will be provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.
Memorial contributions can be made to a charity of one’s choice. This obituary and online condolences can be made at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Justyn P. Desmond
CENTERBURG — Justyn P. Desmond, 77, of Centerburg died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005, at Heartland of Centerburg Nursing Home.
Mrs. Desmond was born March 17, 1928, to William and Edith (Lutz) Patterson in Columbus. She married Walter F. Desmond, who preceded her in death. Justyn graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She was a former member of the North Side Nursery Advisory Board. She loved to golf, sew, read and spend time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include a son, William Desmond (Heidi Storhl) of Aledo, Ill.; daughter, Pam (Dennis) Hord of Mount Vernon; stepdaughter, Marilyn (William) Swisher of Danville, Calif.; and 10 grandchildren, Amanda (Chris) Crim, Beaux, Caylan, Duztin, Emma and Fillip Hord, Marta and Klaus Storhl-Desmond, and Kevin and Tom Swisher.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be said Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 1899 McCoy Road. The Rev. Seever will officiate. Visitation will be today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Schoedinger Northwest Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Road, Columbus.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland of Centerburg, 212 Fairview Ave., Centerburg, OH 43011, in her memory.
Josephine E. Ewers
ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Josephine Elizabeth (Michaels) Ewers, 75, formerly of Mount Vernon, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005, at the Park Health Center in St. Clairsville, after a 50-year battle with multiple sclerosis.
She was born Nov. 6, 1929, in Mount Vernon, a daughter of Ray Brooks and Helen Joyce (Severns) Michaels. She was a former nurses aide and a Catholic.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Jane; and brother, James.
She will be sadly missed by her children, Michael and Jeffrey Boucher of Mount Vernon, Steven Boucher of Scottsdale, Ariz., Jacqueline Ewers Amore of Newark and Mary Beth Brumfield of Bannock; sister, Joyce Porter, and brother, Robert Michaels, of Florida; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be conducted in Mount Vernon on a date to be determined.
Arrangements are by the Toothman Funeral Home, St. Clairsville.
Jack M. Given
ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. — Jack Morton Given, 78, of 534 Jefferson St., Roanoke Rapids, N.C., died Oct. 14, 2005, at his home.
Mr. Given served in the U.S. Navy for six years during the World War II and Korea era. He was a friend to all and never met a stranger.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn (Mosley) Given; his children, Jack Morton Given Jr. of Wake Forest, N.C., Michael Roe Given of Fredericktown, Katria Michelle Weyl of Ashville, N.C., Mark Blaine Given of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., and Phillip Albert Given of Mount Vernon; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Larry Endsley of Columbus; and a sister, Barbara Markley of Orange, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Roe and Louise (Fitch) Given; his stepfather, Archie Blaine Endsley; and a brother, James Robert Given.
The funeral will be today at 2 p.m. at the Hockaday Funeral Home Chapel in Roanoke Rapids, N.C. David Chapman, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Cedarwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Home Health and Hospice of Halifax, 1229 Julian R. Allsbrook Highway, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870.
Ostella F. Moran
WARSAW — Ostella Fern Moran, 81, of 206 E. Main St., Apt. B-16, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2005, at the Autumn Health Care Center.
She was born Sept. 30, 1924, in Cass, W.Va., to Clay Werner and Delfa V. (Nelson) Culp Werner. She was married to Herman L. Moran on Oct. 3, 1951, who preceded her in death on April 20, 2004. She was a member of the New Beginnings Church in Warsaw.
She is survived by four sons, Kenny Moran, Ed (Charolett) Moran, Howard (Deb) Moran and Boone (Penny) Moran, all of Warsaw; six daughters, Angie (Mike) Rhoades, Norma (Tim) Pence, Juanita (Robert) Leach and Teresa (Rich) Brosius, all of Coshocton, and Annette (Todd) Corder and Donna (Gary) Davis, both of Warsaw; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Lavern Warner of Gahanna.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sisters and six brothers.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw with the Rev. Ron Davis officiating. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery. Calling hours are today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes Association, 1803 W. Fifth Ave., Columbus, OH 43212. Online obituary and guest registry are at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Doris Porter, 94, of Mount Vernon passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005, at Morning View Care Center at Danville.
She was born March 9, 1911, in Shelby County to the late Clifford and Sylvia (Woodmuncy) Hetzler. Doris was a faithful member of the First Church of the Nazarene where she was a member of the Senior Citizens Group.
She is survived by a son, Richard (Carolyn) Porter of Howard; two daughters, Keitha Anderson of Fountain Valley, Calif., and Janice (Gary) Steinmetz of Gambier; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Cecil Porter, in 2001; and two sisters, Glaydis Middleton and Rachel Hageman.
Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Paul Merki will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Senior Citizen Group of First Church of the Nazarene, 807 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Vencine B. Walker
MOUNT GILEAD — Vencine B. Walker Sr., 79, of State Route 95 East, Mount Gilead, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2005, at his home.
He was born July 30, 1926, in Kanawha, W.Va., the son of James and Louisa (Jones) Walker. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Vencine drove truck for the C.F. Gill Coal Co. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and belonged to the Gilead Masonic Lodge and the Aladdin Shrine Temple. He enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Marie (Noland) Walker, whom he married June 22, 1946; two sons, Denver Walker of Mount Gilead and Vince Walker Jr. of Paisley, Fla.; two daughters, Sandra (Carl) McCoy of Johnstown and Sharon (fiancé Don Peadon) Fisher of Mount Gilead; five grandchildren, Angie, Kelly, Shannon, Terri and Adam; five great-grandchildren, Adam, Damion, Kyle, Hannah and Makala; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends may call today from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Gilead, where funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery at Chesterville. Condolences may be expressed to his family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.