William K. Banner
CAMBRIDGE — William K. Banner, 72, of Cambridge passed away Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, at the Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, W.Va.
He was born Feb. 22, 1933, in Swords Creek, Va., to John Patton and Fleta J. (Helton) Banner. He was a retired truck driver for Jervis B. Webb Co. in Mount Vernon. He was an Army veteran with the 101st Airborne Division. He was a member of the Gay Street United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon, and the VFW Post 2901 and Moose Lodge in Cambridge.
He is survived by his wife, Glenda (Smith) Banner; his mother, Fleta Banner of Mount Vernon; a son, William K. Banner II of Mansfield, Mo.; four stepsons, Kurt Carpenter of Columbus, and Ryan Carpenter, Monty Kuhn and Jamie Kuhn, all of Cambridge; two daughters, Betsy (Charles) Anderson of Quaker City and Mishelle (Steve) Durbin of Mount Vernon; two stepdaughters, Sharon Matthews of Cambridge and Susan Maresca of New York, N.Y.; two sisters, Doris Anne Ebersol of Fredericktown and Christine Mickley of Danville; six grandchildren, Stephanie Stute, Dustin Durbin, Danielle Banner, A.J. Anderson, Brody Banner and Austin Anderson; and two great-grandchildren, Lydia and Brock Stute.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Patton; and his first wife, Belinda (Wyant) Banner, in 1998.
Friends may call Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Thorn-Black Funeral Home, Cambridge. Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Moundview Cemetery, Mount Vernon. The Rev. Jeffrey Coggins will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 14179 Vance Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
Lillian M. Conklin
DELAWARE — Lillian Marie Conklin, 80, of Delaware died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005 at Willowbrook Christian Home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald D. “Red” Conklin.
She is survived by children, Daniel (Stephanie) Conklin, Lisa (Andrew) Moffatt, Rodney Conklin and Mark Conklin; grandchildren, Tracy (Joshua) Rode, Mark Conklin Jr., Gale Barnes, Harrison Conklin and Ethan Conklin; great-grandchildren, Madeleine Conklin, Emma Conklin, Caitlyn Conklin, Terrance Rode, Larry Rode, Micah Rode, Deshawn Rode and Emmanuel Rode; brother, Victor (Norma) Needles; sisters, Charlene Strawser, Ruth Detwiler, Evelyn Keys and Delores (John) Ellison; and nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Schoedinger Worthington Chapel, 6699 N. High St., Worthington (1/2 mile south of I-270), where funeral service will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. Daniel Conklin will officiate. Interment will be in Cheshire Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes Association, 1100 Dennison Ave., Columbus, OH 43201 in the memory of Lillian M. Conklin. E-mail condolences to www.schoedinger.com.
Doris J. Fowler
MOUNT VERNON — Doris J. Fowler, 63, of Mount Vernon passed away Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, at the Country Court Nursing Center. The funeral arrangements will be under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.
Camden O. Henthorn
MOUNT VERNON — Camden O. “Cam” Henthorn, 86, of Green Valley Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Jan. 6, 1919, in Mineral Wells, W.Va., the son of the late William and Ethel (Ruble) Henthorn. Cam had worked as a shift supervisor at Pittsburgh Plate Glass for 33 years, retiring in 1968. He was a member of the First Church of God on Pine Street in Mount Vernon.
He is survived by his loving wife, Janice B. (Schisler) Henthorn, whom he married July 20, 1940; a son and daughter-in-law, Rick (Jane) Henthorn of Mount Vernon; three grandchildren, Jennifer Henthorn, Jessica (Jeff) Strong and Jeremy Henthorn; two great-grandchildren, Abby and Alexis; and two brothers, Richard and Warren Henthorn, both of Mount Vernon.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Carl, Harrison, Gilbert and Clettice.
Friends may call Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where the Rev. William Fulda will conduct a funeral service Wednesday at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Mound View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Cam’s name to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. To view this obituary and to leave an online condolence, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Janice I. Hissong
MOUNT VERNON — Janice I. Hissong, 68, of Mount Vernon died Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
Janice was born April 17, 1937, in Bexley to Albert and Florence (Daguon) Johnson. She graduated from Bexley High School and was retired from the Knox County Health Department where she had been employed as a primary health care provider. Janice was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, the Colonial City Moose Lodge and the AMVETS, both in Mount Vernon.
Surviving is her husband of 38 years, James E. Hissong; two daughters, Sherrie Frolher and Julie Rasmussen, both of Colorado; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Sue and Charlie Hobbs of Mount Vernon; special friends, Nellie Billman, Betty Moore and Cecil and Nadene McCullough, all of Mount Vernon.
Besides her parents her daughter, Michelle Clark, three brothers, and two sisters, preceded her in death.
There will be no calling hours. Private graveside services will be held at Liberty Chapel Cemetery near Mount Vernon. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
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Donald E. Lambillotte
MOUNT VERNON — Donald E. Lambillotte, 73, of Mount Vernon passed away Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.
Donald was born Aug. 11, 1932, in Mount Vernon, son of the late Germaine J. and Pearl (Cline) Lambillotte. Mr. Lambillotte was a retired area manager for AEP in Mount Vernon with 33 years of service. Donald was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in McConnelsville, a member of the Corinthian Masonic Lodge in McConnelsville, a member of the Acacia Club, a member of the Tomahawk Seniors Golf League, a former member and past president of Kiwanis in McConnelsville, and a former member of the Village Council for McConnelsville. He was a former member of Rotary and the Mount Vernon Zoning Board of Appeals, the Mount Vernon area Chamber of Commerce and area Development Foundation. Donald served as president of the Woodberry Glen Condo Association. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from 1953-56. On completion of basic training, he entered The Engineer Officers Candidate School at Fort Belvoir, Va. He earned the rank of second lieutenant, serving a portion of his active duty overseas on the islands of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. He later became commander of the local Army Reserve Unit ultimately leaving the reserve having achieved the rank of Captain.
Donald is survived by his loving wife, Joan (Curtis) Lambillotte, whom he married on May 6, 1954; two sons, Thomas D. Lambillotte of Mount Vernon and Charles C. (Sheavoun) Lambillotte of Batavia, Ill.; two daughters, Lael (Max) Williams and Amy (Avery) Dyer, both of Mount Vernon; two grandsons, Zach (Angie) Williams and Alex Williams; seven granddaughters, Kayla Williams, Hayley Lambillotte, Helena, Frannie and Allison Dyer, Emily and Molly Lambillotte; two great-grandsons, Hunter Kiser and Carter Williams; three sisters, Glendene Hoffman, Valjean Knerr and Mable (James) Thomas, all of Mount Vernon; two sisters-in-law, Anna White Lambillotte of Mount Vernon and Betty Lambillotte of Wadsworth; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, two brothers, Duane and John Lambillotte, and two brothers-in-law, Charles Knerr and Claude Hoffman, preceded Donald in death.
Friends will be received today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon, where a funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. with Pastor Dan Taylor officiating. Interment, with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. Mount Zion Lodge 9 F& AM will conduct Masonic services on Monday following the calling hours at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Turn the Tide of Mount Vernon or to the Smile Train, Suite 2201, 245 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10016.
To view this obituary and leave an online condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Robert P. McNamara
FREDERICKTOWN — Robert P. “Bob” McNamara, 72, of Fredericktown died Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, at Mount Carmel-St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville, from a long battle with heart disease and complications from surgery.
Robert was born April 20, 1933, in Knox County to George and Kathryn (Heffelfinger) McNamara and had spent his lifetime in Knox County. Robert was a member of the Masons Union Local in Mansfield and had worked on numerous construction jobs throughout the area. He was a life member of the Colonial City Moose Lodge in Mount Vernon and loved playing cards. Family and friends will sadly miss Robert.
Surviving are his three daughters, Annette K. (Dee Dee Bergs) McNamara of Mount Vernon, Delores (Brad) Gardiner of Massillon and Ashley McNamara of the home; three sons, Robert P. (Heather) McNamara Jr. of Mount Vernon, Rick McNamara of New Mexico and John (Terry) McNamara of Massillon; six grandchildren, Joshua Clegg, Travis McNamara, Brittany McNamara, Meghan Bergs, Amy (Ty) Rankel and Erin Gardiner; two half brothers, Dennis McNamara of Utica and Dave McNamara of Mount Vernon; two aunts, Treva Talbott and Margene Stockdale, both of Mount Vernon; four sisters-in-law, Helen Wilson, Shirley Lawrence, Carolyn “Susie” Cline and Pam Cline, all of Mount Vernon; and two brothers-in-law, Robert Cline of Washington Court House and David Cline of Mount Vernon.
Besides his parents, his loving wife of 44 years, Betty R. McNamara, preceded him in death on June 14, 2005. Also two brothers-in-law, Wesley Cline and James Cline Jr.; and two sisters-in-law, Maxine Cline and Jeanie Allen, preceded him in death.
There will be no calling hours. The family will observe private graveside service at a later date.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 634445, Cincinnati, OH 45263-4445. Express a condolence to the family online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
SUNBURY — B. Thelma Rheins, 80, of Sunbury passed away Dec. 4, 2005, at Traditions at Mill Run in Columbus.
Thelma was born April 6, 1925, in Huntington Long Island, N.Y., to Frank and Blanche (Hanson) Hammond. A graduate of Adelphi College in 1946 and a member of the Phi Mu Sorority, she received her master’s degree in microbiology from The Ohio State University in 1948 and a cytotechnology degree from The OSU Hospitals in 1972. Thelma was a member of the Sunbury Garden Club and past president of the Tri Village Women’s Chorus.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Melvin; daughters, Melanne (Jack) Finn of Dublin, Patty (John) Martin of Alexandria; three grandchildren; and brother, Charles (Peitress) Hammond of Indialantic, Fla.
Funeral service will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, with the Rev. Carol Weiss officiating. Interment will follow in Sunbury Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Delaware County, 4920 Ohio 37 E., Delaware, OH 43015. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Edna M. Westenbarger, 83, of Mount Vernon passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, in the Knox Community Hospital, Mount Vernon. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, Mount Vernon.
Larry D. Yocum
NEWARK — A celebration of life gathering for Larry D. Yocum, 64, of Newark will be held for family and friends on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m. at the Colonial Tavern, 1012 Mount Vernon Road, Newark.
Mr. Yocum was born Aug. 14, 1941, in Mount Vernon to the late Claude Yocum and Jane (Fox) Yocum of Newark. He passed away Dec. 2, 2005, at his residence in Newark.
Prior to retirement in 1993, he was a missile technician with the Newark Air Force Base. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He was an avid woodworker, where he enjoyed making furniture and bird houses, and he also enjoyed home remodeling.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by one son, Brian (Kris) Yocum of Newark; one brother, Harry (Beth) Yocum of Newark; two grandchildren, Dean and Margaret Yocum of Newark; and by his special friend.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife and best friend, Sharon (Steinhoff) Yocum; and their beloved dog, Spike.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark, OH 43055. Arrangements are entrusted to Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Home, 179 Granville St., Newark. Visit www.CrissSchoedinger.com to e-mail condolences.