Cynthia Woodford Bywaters
MOUNT VERNON — Cindy Woodford Bywaters, 71, of South McArthur Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
She was born on Sept. 25, 1934, in Portsmouth to Frank and Martha (Scaggs) Conley. Cindy was a former member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, Moose and Eagles, all of Mount Vernon.
She is survived by her loving husband, James Bywaters; four sons, James (Cheryl) Woodford of Mount Vernon, Daniel (Deborah Conkle) Woodford of Mount Vernon, William Dale Beesler of Oklahoma City, Okla., Charles Eugene Beesler of Arkansas; two daughters, Sandra Lopez of Moore, Okla., Judith Nanette (Wayne) Jones of South Webster; four stepchildren, Eric Bywaters, Robert (Linda) Bywaters, Diane (Ron) Peck, Joe Bywaters, 16 grandchildren, seven stepgrandchildren; many great-grandchildren; a brother, Bill (Boots) Conley of Sydney, Ohio; and a sister, Nancy (Robert) Brinebeck of Portsmouth.
Besides her parents, her first husband, Charles “Bob” Woodford, a daughter, Debra Carpenter, and many brothers and sisters preceded her in death.
Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where a funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. Pastor Carl Hankins will officiate. Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Charles D. Carson
CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Charles Dowds Carson, major, U.S. Air Force (retired), died Dec. 24, 2005, at Hope Hospice, Cape Coral, Fla.
Chuck was born March 12, 1919, in Knox County to Daniel and Helen Carson. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Freda; and a brother, Harold Eugene. He was a member of the last graduating class of Amity High School.
Chuck served in the Panama Canal Zone during World War II and in Libya during the Korean War. He was also stationed at various U.S. bases including Mitchell Air Field, Grenier Air Force Base and Cannon Air Force Base. Chuck retired in 1964 after 23 years in the Air Force. Upon military retirement, Chuck began a second career in real estate. He retired from his second career after 23 years and relocated to Cape Coral, Fla.
Chuck is survived by his wife, Helen; his daughter, Lynn (Jerry); his son, Chris (Janelle); his grandson, Rob; and stepchildren, Tracy, Tim and Todd, as well as several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by Helen’s children, Danelle, Denise and Dan (Kathy); and their children, Shannon, Brittany, Deanna, Derek, Danny, Bill and Ted.
The legacy Chuck leaves is larger than life. His influence as a leader, father and patriot extended well beyond the confines of his family. To the young men who referred to him as Major during his military service, he was an emblem of integrity and courage. To the young men who called him Coach Carson, he was the symbol of hard work, dedication and endurance. To the members of his family and the people whose lives he touched, he was the gold standard of strength, honor, integrity and humor.
Memorial services were held in Florida and Pennsylvania. Chuck will be laid to rest with his first wife, Freda.
Nola A. Friend
WELLINGTON — Nola A. Friend, 79, of Wellington died Jan. 17, 2006, at Allen Memorial Medical Center in Oberlin, after a lengthy illness.
She was born Feb. 7, 1926, in Huntington Township, daughter of George and Ethel (Bailey) Blessing. She lived most of her life in the Huntington and Wellington areas, and graduated in 1944 from Wellington High School. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, quilting and crossword puzzles.
Mrs. Friend is survived by her husband of 59 years, Lyle; a son, Roger (Lynda) Friend of Mesa, Ariz.; three daughters, Nina (Jim) Minnich of Mount Vernon, Ethel (Norm) Harp of Brighton Township and Susan (Ken) Jamison of Wellington; seven grandchildren; four great-granddaughters; and three great-grandsons.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Florence Daniels and Mildred; and two brothers, Paul Blessing and Otis Blessing.
The funeral will be Thursday at 3 p.m. at Norton Funeral Home, 370 S. Main St., Wellington, where friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Burial will follow in Huntington Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, North Central Ohio Chapter, 1 Marion Ave., Suite 308, Mansfield, OH 44903; or to the donor’s choice.
E. Juanita ‘Sally’ Weyrick
MARENGO — E. Juanita “Sally” Weyrick, 84, of Marengo passed away Jan. 15, 2006, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
She was born Dec. 28, 1921, in Essex to Emmett F. and Naomi V. (Sanders) Crissinger. She was a resident of Marengo until 1985, when she retired to Zephyrhills, Fla., and returned to Marengo in 2004. She worked as a stenographer for HPM Corp. in Mount Gilead, served as the clerk of Marengo for seven years, and was a rural route carrier and Marengo postmaster until 1981.
She is survived by daughters, Gay Eastridge of Mount Gilead, Sally Ann Harris of Centerburg; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Jay Weyrick, on June 2, 2005; and a sister, Helen L. Maness.
Friends may call today from 4 to 7 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 229, Marengo, where service will be Wednesday 2 p.m. The Rev. Beverly Hall will officiate. Burial will follow in Bloomfield Cemetery near Sparta.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.