Russell E. Carter
FREDERICKTOWN — A funeral service for Russell E. Carter, 62, of Fredericktown will be Friday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home, with Pastor Joe Blevins officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.
Russell died Dec. 5, 2005, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.
He was born Nov. 29, 1943, in Mount Vernon to Earl E. and Mary (Blair) Carter. He was a member of Beulah United Methodist Church and worked at HPM in Mount Gilead for 30 years.
He is survived by his wife, Lucina A. (Bebout) Carter of Fredericktown; mother, Mary Parker of Mount Vernon; stepson, Paul (Beth) Neighbarger of Gambier; stepdaughters, Julie Wilson of Howard, Emma (Johnathan) Blevins of Toledo and Sarah Neighbarger of the home; sister, Bev (Max) Waddell of Mount Vernon; and one stepgranddaughter, Joy.
He was preceded in death by his father, Earl E. Carter; stepfather, John Parker; brother, Bill Parker; and stepson-in-law, Henry “Hank” Wilson Jr.
Friends may call Friday from 1 to 2 p.m., at the funeral home, 34 N. Main St., Utica.
Josephine Ewers Memorial notice
ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Josephine Elizabeth (Michaels) Ewers, 75, formerly of St. Clairsville and Mount Vernon, died Oct. 13, 2005. There will be a memorial service held Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, at 2 p.m. in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by Toothman Funeral Home in St. Clairsville.
BLADENSBURG — Gail Johnson, 83, of Bladensburg died Dec. 7, 2005, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon. The Harris-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Walter Johnson Jr.
DANVILLE — Walter Adrian Johnson Jr., 65, of Carey Lane, Danville, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, at his residence.
He was born April 8, 1940, in Youngstown to the late Walter A. and Rosamond (Lloyd) Johnson. He served in the Air Force from 1957 to 1961. On May 20, 1967, he was married to Maryann (Chambers). He was an active member of St. Luke Catholic Church in Danville, and the Knights of Columbus. He was a former Columbian Squires counselor, and a retired substitute teacher for the Danville schools.
He is survived by his wife, Maryann; three sons, Kevin, Timothy “Tim” and William “Bill”; and two grandchildren, Logan and Rhyann.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Karin; and a brother, Robert.
A funeral Mass will be held Friday, Dec. 9, at 11 a.m. at the St. Luke Catholic Church in Danville. The Rev. F. Richard Snoke will officiate. Burial will be in St. Luke Cemetery. Calling hours will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville, with an 8 p.m. prayer service.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050; the Danville Public Library, 512 S. Market St., Danville, OH 43014; or the American Cancer Society, Marion Office, 1105 Mount Vernon Ave., Marion, OH 43302.
John ‘Jack’ Rentz
CINCINNATI — John P. “Jack” Rentz, 89, a former resident of Mount Vernon, died Dec. 4, 2005, in Cincinnati after a long illness.
Jack was born in Wilkensburg, Pa., on Sept. 22, 1916, to Claude and Alma (Hertig) Rentz. The family moved to Mount Vernon when Jack was 6 years old and lived there through his freshman year in high school. He would have graduated from Mount Vernon High School with the class of 1934. He graduated in 1940 from the University of Toledo with a degree in engineering.
He was naval lieutenant, serving three years on minesweepers in the Mediterranean Sea and the Pacific Ocean during World War II. Jack returned to Mount Vernon after the war and worked as an engineer for Cooper Cameron for 34 years.
He belonged to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, where he was a vestry member and Sunday school teacher. Jack was a member and past president of the Mount Vernon Exchange Club. He was an avid hiker and belonged to the Sub Alpine Club, Incorpolated.
Jack is survived by his wife of 63 years, Agnes Devalon Rentz; three sons, John Rentz of Cincinnati, Steve Rentz of Whitehouse and Fred Rentz of Richmond, Va.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Karl Stevens will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Endowment Fund, 100 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or the Alzheimer Association of Greater Cincinnati, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.