Helen M. Busenburg
MOUNT VERNON — Helen Maxine Busenburg, 84, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.
She was born Aug. 12, 1921, to Ralph and Sylvia (Wright) Wheeler. On March 5, 1938, she was married to Woodrow P. “Bus” Busenburg. He preceded her in death on May 24, 1999. She was a member of the Ohio Eastern Star for 51 years, and she was a member of the East Side Church of Christ in Mount Vernon, and the Twisted Sister Quilting Club. For many years she owned and operated the Caves Campground and Walhonding Auction House with her husband.
She is survived by two daughters, Janet (Merle) Snow of Mount Vernon and Sue (Ronald) Kirk of Florida; two sons, David (Karen) Busenburg of Massachusetts and Roger (Tracy) Busenburg of Mount Vernon; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; five stepgrandchildren; a son-in-law; Ralph McGrady of Warsaw; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Caroll McGrady; a grandson, David Busenburg Jr.; a sister, Ruth (Brannon) Brenneman; and a brother, Don Wheeler.
A funeral service will be Saturday, Jan. 14, at 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville. Minister Richard Tincher will officiate. Burial will be in Workman Cemetery. Calling hours will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the East Side Church of Christ, 1120 Yauger Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. The family would like to give sincere thanks to The Laurels for the outstanding care she received.
Robert J.A. Dancey
MOUNT VERNON — Robert J. A. Dancey, 66, of Mount Vernon died Jan. 11, 2006, at the James Cancer Center in Columbus.
He was born Oct. 2, 1939, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, to Robert James and Mabel E. (Allen) Dancey. He was a member of the National Management Association and the Canadian Hockey Association. He was a director of the Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club from 1986 to 2004.
He is survived by his wife, Janice Compton; one daughter, Cyndi (Dean Johnson) Dancey of Baden, Ontario; one son, Rob (Michelle) Dancey of Innisfil, Ontario; one stepdaughter, Amanda Compton of Columbus; one stepson, Clint (Lea) Compton of Mount Vernon; and three grandchildren, Jessica and Alex Smirnow and Cohl Dancey.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Judy Dancey; and his stepfather, Leo Lemire.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or the American Cancer Society, 1105 Mount Vernon Ave., Marion, OH 43302. This obituary along with an online guest registry page may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
H. Virginia Longstreth
BELLVILLE — H. Virginia Longstreth, 88, of Church Street, Bellville, died Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 10, 2006, in Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, following a short illness.
She was born Feb. 22, 1917, in Crooksville to Mont and Mary (Petitt) McCray, and moved to Bellville in 1957. On June 29, 1935, she married Nelson M. Longstreth, who preceded her in death in 1995.
Though she also worked at Therm-O-Disc in Mansfield, Virginia and Nelson worked countless hours as owners and operators of the former Clever Greenhouse in Bellville.
She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, where she sang in the choir, and taught Sunday school for many years. Along with previous memberships, Virginia sang in church choirs over 60 years.
She was a member of Ruth Chapter 17, Order of Eastern Star; and had served as worthy matron of the former Bellville OES.
Virginia had been active in Child Evangelism Fellowship, Bellville Music Club, and could usually be spotted around Bellville on her multiple daily walks.
Social and gracious, she was a “people person” … always flashing an infectious smile, and usually ready to head out traveling.
Anyone who knew Virginia would describe her as kind and sweet, precious and unselfish. She was a good communicator, who valued her many friendships, and selflessly gave to the Christian Mission Field.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Merle Ron Margot of Mansfield, and Barbara and William Bringman of Fredericktown; three grandchildren, Andrea Weller of Columbus, Craig Bringman of Fredericktown and David and Lori Hofsaess of Mansfield; stepgranddaughter, Debi, and her husband, Michel Hudson, of Zionsville, Ind.; two great-grandchildren, David Hofsaess and Kaytlin Hofsaess; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Kelsie and Tessa Hudson; several nieces and nephews; and a host of dear friends.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Sylvia Mathews; and three brothers, Bob McCray, Roy Petitt and Marian McCray.
The family will receive friends Friday, Jan. 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, and also on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the funeral home. The funeral service will follow Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in St. Paul Lutheran Church, 48 Church St., Bellville, with the Rev. Douglas Pretorius officiating. Burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to St. Paul Lutheran Church may be made at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Charles E. Marlatt
WARSAW — Charles Elva Marlatt, 68, of Township Road 359, Warsaw, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006, at the Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital in Zanesville.
He was born June 16, 1937, in Coshocton to Archie Willard and Gladys I. (Little) Marlatt. He was a 1955 graduate of Warsaw High School. He was a retired farmer, a former employee of the Clow Corp., worked in oil fields, operated a milk delivery route, was a former employee of Farm & Fleet of Coshocton, a job supervisor for All-Ohio Buildings Inc., a 51-year member of the Walhonding Valley Grange 1751, a member of the Coshocton County Farm Bureau, a former member and director of the Coshocton County Fair Board, a former New Castle Township Trustee, attended Tiverton and Coshocton Churches of Christ, and enjoyed tractor pulls and fishing.
He is survived by his girlfriend, Terri Coakley of Coshocton; two aunts, Georgie (Paul) Haver of Newcomerstown and Opal Lacey of New Philadelphia; several cousins; and his beloved dogs, Grizzley and Rastus.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Donald Marlatt.
Funeral service will be Saturday, Jan. 14, at 2 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw. Minister Ed Boyce will officiate. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery at Newcomerstown. Calling hours will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Condolences may be left at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
Betty J. McCord
MOUNT VERNON — Betty J. McCord, 84, of Mount Vernon, passed away Jan. 10, 2006, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.
She was born Oct. 16, 1921, in Junction City to James L. and Stella J. (Metcalf) Charlton. She was a 1940 graduate of Danville High School. She worked for many years as a cook for Northside Manor, also a retail clerk for Rudins and Buckeye Mart, retiring in 1983. During her retirement Betty was a foster grandparent at the Mount Vernon Developmental Center from July 10, 1995, until early December 2005. She enjoyed going to The Station Break, golfing and crafting; and was an excellent seamstress and an avid bingo player.
She is survived by a son, Jerry (Becky) McCord of Sterling, Ill.; three daughters, Judy Estep of Mansfield, Dixie (Lee) Weideman of Lees Summit, Mo., and Susan (Bob) Payne of Mount Vernon; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and her beloved dog, Max
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Orville G. McCord; an infant daughter, Deborah Sue McCord; three brothers, Lee, Ralph and Lester Charlton; and four sisters, Madelene Turner, Janette Nelson, Helen Christman and Mildred Hawk.
Friends may call Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home, where funeral service will be Saturday at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery.
This obituary, along with and online guest registry page, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Josephine L. Uhl
WALHONDING — Josephine Louise Uhl, 65, of County Road 368, Walhonding, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006, at the Morning View Care Center, Danville.
She was born June 4, 1940, to William McClave and Gladys Marie (Cox) Shepherd.
She is survived by her husband, James Anderson Uhl of Walhonding, whom she married May 19, 1962; three daughters, Patricia A. (Harry “Peewee”) Sturgeon of Danville, Tammy J. (James) Johnson of Howard and Debra K. (James) Ray of Claremore, Okla.; a son, Donald (Melissa) Uhl of Walhonding; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Beulah Snyder of Walhonding; and a brother, Howard Simon Shepherd of Bergolhz.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Rebecca Lynn and Brenda Lee Uhl; two sisters, Sarah Anna Shepherd and Myrtle Alice Stewart; and a brother, Alva Metro Shepherd.
A funeral service will be Friday, Jan. 13, at 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville. Pastors Steve and Rita Crabtree will officiate. Burial will be in Tiverton Cemetery. Calling hours will be today from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
Michael T. Yoakam
CENTERBURG — Michael Todd Yoakam, 44, of Centerburg, born July 6, 1961, and passed away Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, at the Ohio State University Hospital.
He was the owner of Outta Sight Woodworking. He was a member of the Centerburg Conservation Club and an avid sports fan, especially football.
He is survived by his mother, Jeannine Yoakam of Centerburg; his father, Gary (Flo) Yoakam of Mount Vernon; sister, Roxanne (Otis) Bandy of Centerburg; brother, Pat (Janie) Yoakam of Utica; half brother, Rick (Laurie) Yoakam of Frisco, Texas; nephews, Travis and Heath Yoakam of Utica, Ryan (Gwen) and Griffin Bandy of Centerburg; great-niece, Cali Bandy; soul mate, Juldean Jones of Centerburg; extended family, Heather (Doug) Lanigan, Brandy Lejeune and Shaun Stevens; grandchildren, McKenzie, Bailey and Hope; his friend and kidney donor, Mary Yoakam; and numerous special friends, including John Jackson.
He was preceded in death by his beloved guide dog, Yogi.
A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, Jan. 14, at 2:30 p.m. at Colonial City Baptist Church, Mount Vernon, where friends may call after 1 p.m. Pastor Dan Whisner will officiate. Private interment will be in Mount Liberty Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to Eyelets Cell Transplant at Ohio State University Hospital, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 134 A-2 Northwoods Blvd., Columbus, OH 43235; or Colonial Baptist Church, 7530 Johnstown Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.