Ryan L. Carder
HOWARD — Ryan Lee Carder, Howard, passed away Dec. 4, 2004, at Knox Community Hospital, Mount Vernon.
He is survived by his parents, Amanda and Linn Carder of Howard; maternal grandparents, Tarey and Scott Darling of Howard; paternal grandparents, Rick and Jane Carder of Mount Vernon; great-grandparents, Linn and Mary Freeman of Mount Vernon; and many aunts, uncle, nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours. The family will observe a private service at a later date. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, Mount Vernon.
Doris ‘Jo’ Fowler
MOUNT VERNON — Doris “Jo” Fowler, 65, of East Vine Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, at Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon.
She was born Aug. 29, 1940, in Mount Vernon to the late Jesse and Mary (Durbin) Frye. Mrs. Fowler was a member of the Central Church of Christ in Mount Vernon and had been employed with the “Donut Hole” in Mount Vernon.
She is survived by two sons, Roger Fowler of Lancaster and Rick (Jackie) Fowler of Lancaster; a daughter, Brenda (Tony) Borck of Mount Vernon; four grandchildren, Lyndsey Bigham, Kyle Bigham, Zachary Borck and Sarah Borck; a brother, Donnie (Mary) Frye of Mount Vernon; four sisters, Edith Cosner, Norma (Dalton) Magers, Betty (Richard) Hannan and Shirley Fowler, all of Mount Vernon.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Robert Dean Fowler; a brother, Kenneth Frye; and a sister, Janet Tucker.
Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where a funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery in Mount Vernon.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
OAK HARBOR, Wash. — Marsha Kay Lunceford, 31, of Oak Harbor, Wash., died suddenly Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005, at Deception Pass Bridge, Wash.
She was born July 24, 1974, in St. Cloud, Fla., to Richard and Patricia (Swope) DeLauder. She was raised in Mount Vernon, where she graduated from Mount Vernon High School and the Knox County Career Center in 1992. Following graduation, Marsha joined the U.S. Navy, serving her country for three years. She met Brian L. Lunceford at El Centro (Calif.) Naval Air Facility and the couple was married July 24, 1993, in Mesa, Ariz. Marsha and Brian moved to NAS Whidbey in 1996, and remained there until 2000 when they transferred to LeMoore (Calif.) Naval Air Station. They returned to NAS Whidbey in December 2003. Marsha was an active volunteer for the Red Cross and for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. She enjoyed crafts and working with her computer.
Marsha is survived by her husband, Brian; her three children, twins Amanda and Alexander, and Ashley; her parents of Mount Vernon; her grandmother, Leota DeLauder of Mount Vernon; and numerous other relatives.
A funeral and burial will be Friday in Fairfield, Calif. The Burley Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Mildred ‘Pat’ Swanson
GROVE CITY — Mildred G. “Pat” Swanson, 86, of Grove City, formerly of Mount Vernon, died peacefully at her home Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005.
She was a faithful member of New Horizons United Methodist Church. Mildred retired from Franklin County Children Services as a registered nurse.
She is survived by her loving husband, Harry; children, Jon (Kay) Swanson of Jacksonville, Ark., James (Sandi) Swanson of Grove City, Jerry A. Swanson of Orient, Judy (Robert) Williams of Westerville, and Jane Swanson of Houston, Texas; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Martha Whalen.
Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Schoedinger-Norris Chapel, 3920 Broadway, Grove City, where a service will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Mardessa Baker will officiate. Interment will follow in Green Lawn Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to VistaCare Hospice, 2760 Airport Drive, Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43219. Visit www.schoedinger.com to send online condolences to the family.
MOUNT VERNON — Edna M. Westenbarger, 83, of Mount Vernon died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
Mrs. Westenbarger was born March 24, 1922, in Mount Vernon to Alva and Martha (Frye) Hissong and had spent her lifetime in the Mount Vernon area. She was an employee of the Shellmar Corp. during World War II, and then during the early 1950s she helped her husband run Bud’s Service Station in Mount Vernon. From 1959 to 1971 Mrs. Westenbarger was bookkeeper for Certified Welding – Westenbarger and Sons Inc. in Mount Vernon.
Edna loved working in her flowerbeds and gardens. She had been an active member of the Ten and Twelve Garden Club and took care of the flowerbeds at Emanuel Baptist Church and then Faith Baptist Church, until she was no longer physically able. She had been an active member of the Faith Baptist Church near Mount Vernon.
Surviving are her children, Judi Clifton, Sue (Wesley) Payne and M. Tom (Vivian) Westenbarger, all of Mount Vernon, Barbara Stimmel of Grand Junction, Colo., and Bill (Phyllis) Westenbarger of Forest, Va.; 13 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; a sister-in-law, Marjorie Hissong of Howard; and a niece, Mary Lillian Sambrano of Howell, Mich.
Besides her parents, her husband, Rolland “Bud” Westenbarger, three brothers, Clifford Hissong, David Hissong and Raymond Hissong, and four sisters, Viola Flynn, Sarah “Sally” Recht, Leona Snow and Mable Flack, preceded her in death.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Faith Baptist Church with the Rev. Merlyn Jones officiating. Burial will be in Mound View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County or the local Make-a-Wish Foundation. Online condolence to the family may be left at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.