Charles J. Kerin
MOUNT VERNON — Charles J. Kerin, 83, of Mount Vernon, died Oct. 20, 2005, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
He was born Nov. 21, 1921, in Mount Vernon to John and Katherine (Aler) Kerin. He was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, the VFW and the AMVETS.
He is survived by four sons, Charles M. (Christine) Kerin of Mount Vernon, David S. (Georgia) Kerin of California, John J. (Patty Akers) Kerin of Cleveland and Daniel E. Walton of Mount Vernon; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one sister, Katherine Crabtree of Columbus; one brother, Dick Kerin of Cincinnati.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Delores Kerin, in 1991; a brother, John Kerin; and a sister, Mary Sharkey.
Friends may call today from 5 to 7 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home. A graveside service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Cleveland.
Memorial contributions may be made to 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.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Yvonne Bonnie Thomas went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 18, 2005. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Daytona Beach, Fla.
She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Paul; four sons and a daughter; Duane (Fern) Gainesville, Fla., Mark (Michele) and Scott (Anne), both of Centerburg, Marci (Michael) Blubaugh of Martinsburg and Doug (Debbie) of Delaware; three brothers, Darold O’Bryant of Louisville, Ky., Buddy O’Bryant of Shephardsville, Ky., and Jerry O’Bryant of Fern Creek, Ky.; three sisters, Darolyn Irvin of Lexington, Ky., Carleen Casebier and Gale Miller, both of Louisville, Ky.; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The family will greet friends at the Genoa Baptist Church, 7562 Lewis Center Road, Westerville, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon, with the service to follow at noon. Pastor Bob Burney will officiate. Interment will follow in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Daytona Beach, 118 N. Palmetto Ave., Daytona Beach, FL 32114. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Imogene F. Ward
MANSFIELD — Imogene Fern Ward, 97, of Mansfield, and formerly of St. Petersburg, Fla., died Oct. 19, 2005.
She was born March 19, 1908, in Mount Vernon to James A. and Hattie (Mapes) Bennett Sr., moved to Mansfield at age 6. For 42 1/2 years, Imogene worked with Merchants & Manufacturers Mutual Insurance Co. in Mansfield. She remained a Mansfield resident until retiring in 1968, when she moved to Florida for 27 years.
She is survived by nieces and nephews; two sisters-in-law; and numerous great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
Her husband, H.A. “Johnnie” Ward, preceded her in death on July 19, 1979. Also deceased are four sisters, Stella Clark, Flossie Bowman, Bessie Feussner, Inez Hatfield; and three brothers, Leo Bennett, Garland Bennett and James Bennett Jr.
Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Snyder Funeral Home, 2553 Lexington Ave., Mansfield, where the funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Gary Wilson will officiate. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.