Lynda Jo Ammon
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Lynda Jo (Davis) Ammon, 46, of Glendale, Ariz., a former resident of Fredericktown, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, at her residence in Glendale.
Lynda was born March 16, 1959, in Mount Vernon and had spent most of her lifetime in the Fredericktown area. Lynda was a 1977 graduate of Fredericktown High School.
Surviving are her parents, John H. and Marie F. (Coogle) Davis of Fredericktown; her son, Cory Kiser of Fredericktown; and her daughter, Tia Ammon of Vincennes, Ind.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, Dec. 29, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown. Private graveside services will be held in Forest Cemetery at Fredericktown.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Lung Association, 1950 Arlingate Lane, Columbus, OH 43228-4102. This obituary and to send a condolence online to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Clark H. Baker
FREDERICKTOWN — Clark H. Baker, 65, of Z Street, Fredericktown, passed away Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, in the emergency room of Knox Community Hospital.
He was born July 2, 1940, in Columbus to Everett Ray and Florence Grace (Robedeau) Baker, and graduated from Fredericktown High School in 1959. Clark served in the U.S. Navy from 1960 to 1964. He served as health and safety officer for the Mount Vernon Developmental Center, retiring in 2000 after 25 years of employment. Clark was a member of Thrall Lodge 170 F&AM and Ann Hill Chapter 81 Order of Eastern Star, both in Fredericktown. He was an avid woodworker and loved making the children smile when he would give them one of the toys he created.
He is survived by his loving wife, Synda Sue (Mizer) Baker; a son, Gary (Lorie) Baker of Bellville; a daughter, Melissa (David) Barrios of Ashland; two grandchildren, Veronica and Gabriela Barrios; a brother, Glen (Vicky) Baker of Westerville; and a sister, Carolyn (Charles) Lewis of Enon.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Baker.
Friends may call Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown, where a service will follow at 1 p.m. Burial, with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ann Hill Chapter 81 Order of Eastern Star in care of Doris Ann Ebersole, 12 Summit Drive, Fredericktown, OH 43050. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Clyde E. Heaton
NEW CASTLE, DE. — Mr. Clyde E. Heaton, age 81, of New Castle, DE, died Thursday, December 15, 2005, in Newark, DE.
Born in Greer, OH, on December 31, 1923, Mr. Heaton was the fifth child of the late Frank Heaton and Lena Banbury Heaton. He was a 1941 graduate of Danville High School and a 1944 graduate of Indiana Technical Institute, receiving a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering and going on to study meteorology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mr. Heaton enjoyed a long career with the US Navy, beginning with his commission and service during World War II. He retired from the US Navy Reserve with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He was employed with Bell Aircraft, Boeing, the US Navy, and Atlantic Aviation. He also owned and operated Analytical Services Corp. at the New Castle County (DE) Airport.
Mr. Heaton was a man who brightened the lives of all who knew and loved him. One of his greatest joys in life was flying. He will always be remembered for his selflessness, great generosity, and fierce love of his country. He will be greatly missed.
His wife, Jeanne Elizabeth Wilson-Heaton, died in 1982. He was also preceded in death by a son, Stephen Wilson; 2 brothers, Wilford and Ralph Heaton; and a sister, Susan M. (R. Blaine) Greer of Greer.
He is survived by his sister, Lucille Hess of Danville; daughter, Virginia (Robert) Wilson of Bear, DE; son, David H. (Helen) Wilson of Bear; daughter-in-law, Cathie Wilson of Smyrna, DE; former wife, Betty Belecki Heaton of Willow Grove, PA; 5 grandchildren; 5 nieces and 2 nephews, including Marilyn Greer of Mount Vernon, Jane Olin of Henryville, IN, Gretchen Tipton of Shreve and David Greer of Greer.
A memorial service will be held at the Greer Wesleyan Church at a January date to be announced. Burial will be at the Delaware Veteran's Cemetery in Bear, DE, also at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Greer Wesleyan Church, 20189 Nashville Road, Glenmont, OH 44628, or Happy Life Children's Home, 140 Airport Road, New Castle, DE 19720. To send condolences, visit www.spicer-mullikinfuneralhomes.com.
Donna S. Irwin
GAMBIER — Donna S. (Grau) Irwin, 59, of Gambier passed away Dec. 21, 2005, in Knox County as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
She was born June 26, 1946, to Edward C. and Mary (Sells) Grau.She was employed by Holiday Inn of Mount Vernon. A 15-year resident of the Gambier community, she enjoyed bowling, flower gardening, her pet “kitties,” and was a 1964 graduate of Big Walnut High School.
She is survived by her son, Matt (Lisa) Wright Jr. of Columbus; two granddaughters, Hallie and Jessica Wright; her mother, Mary Grau of Marengo; two sisters, Sunny Krugh of Mechanicsburg and Peggy Eddy of Summitville, Ind.; and two brothers, Edward Grau of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Denny Grau of Marengo.
She was preceded in death by her father, Edward Grau, in 1995.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, Dec. 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Rodman Bennett Brown Funeral Home in Ashley, where a memorial service will immediately follow at 7 p.m.
Contributions may be made to the Knox County Humane Society. Condolences to the family may be made online at www.bbrfh.com.
Anna C. McGrady
WARSAW — Anna C. McGrady, 96, of 39110 U.S. 36, Warsaw, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2005, at the Coshocton County Memorial Hospital Extended Care Facility.
A funeral Mass will be Tuesday, Dec. 27, at 11 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Coshocton, with the Rev. Homer Blubaugh as celebrant. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery at a later date. There will be no calling hours or viewing.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 805 Main St., Coshocton, OH 43812; or to Hospice, Health Services of Coshocton, P.O. Box 1284, Coshocton, OH 43812. The Fischer Funeral Home is handling arrangements; www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
Roy ‘Bo’ Warner III
FREDERICKTOWN — Roy Lance “Bo” Warner III, 43, of Highland Drive, Fredericktown, passed away Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, at his residence.
He was born July 7, 1962, in Mount Vernon to Roy L. “Ron” and Ruby (Stacy) Warner Jr. He was a 1980 graduate of Mount Vernon High School and was co-captain of the football team. Bo had retired from the U.S. Army where he had received numerous awards before working for several area factories. He had attended the Four Square Gospel Church and there was nothing he loved more than spending time in the gym weightlifting where he earned his elite patch in the 198 class.
He is survived by his loving wife, Toi (Wilson) Warner; two sons, Dustin Clint Warner of Napa, Idaho, Dirk Bradley Warner of Dresden;, a sister, Penny Jo Warner of Mount Vernon; and many aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by both sets of grandparents.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, Mount Vernon. A funeral service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Four Square Gospel Church, 509 N. Main St., Mount Vernon. Burial, with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will follow in Mound View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. This obituary and guest registry will be online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com
Nancy D. Weber
MARENGO — Nancy D. Weber, 66, of Marengo died Dec. 22, 2005, at The Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus.
She was born on Nov. 19, 1939, in Columbus to the late Jack and Thelma (Gabbard) Culp. Nancy moved to the Marengo area in 1975 from Columbus and was formerly employed with SCI in Columbus. She was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church in Mount Vernon.
Survived by her husband of 47 years, Norman E. Weber Sr.; children, Norman “Bo” Jr. (Violet), Michael (Jackie), Toni (Vern) Jordan, Daniel (Nancy A.), Mark Weber and Tracie Weber all of Marengo; 12 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and brother, James (Myra) Culp of Columbus.
She was preceded in death by a son, Jack Thomas Weber, on July 27, 1988.
Friends may call Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at 61, Sunbury, where service will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Duane Kramer and Brother Don Mann officiating. Interment will follow in Marengo Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to James Cancer Hospital, 300 W. 10th Ave., Suite 519, Columbus, OH 43210. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.