E. Gale Cline
MOUNT VERNON — E. Gale Cline, 48, of Mount Vernon died Friday, Nov. 11, 2005, at the Kobacher House Hospice in Columbus. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Homes in Mount Vernon.
DANVILLE — Robert Dusthimer, 85, of Hillcrest Drive, Danville, passed away Friday, Nov. 11, 2005, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home at Mount Vernon.
He was born May 19, 1920, in Newark to Marion and Verna (Morrison) Dusthimer. Mr. Dusthimer was a 1946 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, and owned and operated the Dusthimer Funeral Home in Danville from 1953 to 1985; and had received his 50-year embalmer’s plaque from the Ohio Funeral Director’s Association. He was a member of the Danville United Methodist Church, was a 50-year member and past master of Mount Zion Lodge 9 F&AM, York Rite Clinton Chapter 26 Royal Arch Masons, Kinsman Council 76 Royal and Select Masons, Clinton Commandery 5 Knights Templar. Mr. Dusthimer was also a 50-year member and past patron of Knox Chapter 236 of the Order of Eastern Star. He served on the Board of Trustees Advisory Committee of the Ohio Eastern Star Home. Mr. Dusthimer was very active in the Danville community where he served as past president of the Danville Lions Club, was on the Board of Public Affairs and served as secretary for 32 years of Workman Cemetery at Danville.
He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Wroena (Hinds) Dusthimer; two sons, David (Susan) Dusthimer and Richard Dusthimer, both of Danville; two grandchildren, Evan Dusthimer and Lelia Dusthimer.
Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Danville United Methodist Church, where a funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. An Eastern Star service will be conducted Sunday at 4 p.m. with a Masonic service to be held at 8 p.m. The Rev. Doug Sweet will officiate. Burial will be in Workman Cemetery. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eastern Star Home Endowment Fund or to the Robert Dusthimer Scholarship Fund established at any Knox County First-Knox National Bank branch.
This obituary may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Ruth ‘Sally’ Pearce
JOHNSVILLE — Ruth E. “Sally” Pearce, 77, of Johnsville died Friday, Nov. 11, 2005, after an extended illness.
She was born May 19, 1928, in Chesterville, the daughter of Rue and Bessie (Zeger) Ackerman. Lifelong area resident, she graduated from Fredericktown High School in 1946. Upon graduation she had worked for the former Reed’s Store in Johnsville. Following her marriage, she helped run the family farm. Sally was an active member of the Williamsport United Methodist Church. She worked for the Morrow County Board of Elections at the Congress Township East polling place for many years.
Surviving are her husband, John Lloyd Pearce, whom she married Dec. 31, 1961; two sons, David L. (Kindra) Pearce of Mount Gilead and Brian L. (Angie) Pearce of Iberia; one daughter, Lisa (Bob) Bell of Wichita, Kan.; five grandchildren; a brother, Leroy Ackerman of Arizona; and a sister, Shirley (William) Burgett of Fredericktown.
In addition to her parents, an infant sister preceded her in death.
Pastor Terry Ream will conduct a graveside service Monday at 11 a.m. in the Northfork Cemetery near Waterford. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Paul D. Ryan
COLUMBUS — Paul Douglas Ryan, 40, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, at Grant Medical Center.
He was born Aug. 5, 1965, in Mount Vernon to William Perry and Lucy Pauline (Blubaugh) Ryan. He was a 1983 graduate of Fredericktown High School, where he excelled at cross country and track. He loved the outdoors and wildlife, and especially enjoyed fishing. He was also a big Buckeyes and Steelers fan.
He is survived by his father, Bill of Fort Collins, Colo.; a son, Matthew Perry Ryan of Georgia; five brothers, Daniel (Dan Burns) of San Francisco, Calif., Keith (Anna) of Johnstown, Charles (Maria) of Laurel Hollow, N.Y., Kenneth (Amy) of Coolville and Ronald (Jessica) Ryan of Canfield; and two nephews, Marcus William and Peter Charles Ryan.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lucy, on Aug. 27, 2000.
A Mass of Christian burial will be Monday, Nov. 14, at 11 a.m. at the St. Luke Catholic Church, Danville. The Rev. F. Richard Snoke will be celebrant. Burial will be in St. Luke Cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the church, followed by a prayer service.
There will be a scholarship fund through National City Bank for Paul’s son; visit fischerfuneralhome.com for further details. The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville is handling arrangements.
NEWARK — A funeral for Frances “Fannie” Simmons, 84, of Newark will be Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at 1 p.m. at the Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Home. Pastor Jason Harding will officiate. Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens. She passed away on Nov. 11, 2005, at Autumn Health Care in Newark.
Mrs. Simmons was born Jan. 10, 1921, in Richwood to Forest Welcome and Anna (Taylor) Smith. Prior to retirement, she was a dorm receptionist at Denison University. She had also worked for the Children’s Home for nine years. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Danville-Howard Chapter; former member of Newark Eagles Lodge 387; and attended the Newark First Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Spring-Houk of Newark; three sons, Louis Edward Gillespie of San Diego, Calif., Wade Wesley (Jill) Gillespie of Newark and Gary Lee Simmons of Granville; son-in-law, Shelton “Butch” Burchard; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Tina Burchard; one grandson, Jason Spring; two brothers and three sisters.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark, OH 43055.
Friends may call Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home, 179 Granville St., Newark, where Eastern Star will conduct a service at 6 p.m. Visit www.CrissSchoedinger.com to e-mail condolences.