Mary Louise Degnan
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Mrs. Mary Louise (Andreas) Degnan, 73, passed away Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, at her home.
For 47 years she was the loving wife of James Degnan and was the proud mother of Mary Beth Hébert of High Point, N.C., Jean Degnan of Winston-Salem, N.C., James “Bo” Degnan of Cary, N.C., and Carol Moore of San Ramon, Calif. She is survived by her husband and children; grandsons, Ryan, Austin and Carson Hébert, and Ethan and Jonas Moore; sisters, Marty Timko of Troy, Ohio, and Ruth Andreas of Columbus, Ohio; and a brother, Paul Andreas of New Braunfels, Texas.
She was born Aug. 16, 1932, in Mount Vernon, Ohio. She graduated from St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio, and St. Joseph’s College in Windham, Maine. She spent a lifetime in nursing in Ohio and North Carolina. During the past 35 years, she served patients while working at Baptist Hospital, the Red Cross Blood Services and Carolina Urological Associates all in Winston-Salem. She was an active member of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church and a Eucharistic Minister. She enjoyed her family, traveling, cooking, computers and had a part-time greeting card business. All who knew her will miss her love and fantastic sense of humor and wit, but are thankful that she is now resting in peace with her Lord.
A wake will be held at Vogler and Sons Funeral Home, 2951 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem. A rosary will be said from 6:30 to 7 p.m., with visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass, officiated by the Rev. Thomas Kessler, will be held Thursday, Jan. 26, at 10 a.m. at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 335 Springdale Ave., Winston-Salem, with a graveside burial to follow.
Donations may be made in memory of Mary Lou Degnan to Hospice and Palliative Carecenter, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103, www.hospicecarecenter.org; St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 335 Springdale Ave., Winston-Salem, NC 27104; or Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 1730 Link Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.
Royal F. Hoagland
DANVILLE — Royal Franklin Hoagland, 95, of Turkey Ridge Road, Danville, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2006, at the Morning View Care Center at Danville.
He was born at home Jan. 14, 1911, in Brinkhaven, to Wilbert and Retta (Reed) Hoagland. Frank lived near the Mohican River almost all of his life. He loved to fish, trap and hunt. As a boy, he would go into the woods and pick wild nuts, berries and mushrooms. He was an avid horseshoe and card player as well as billiards. He enjoyed nature and the simple things life offered. As an occupation, he held a State Boilers Operators license, and manned various boilers at hospitals and prisons throughout the state of Ohio.
He is survived by daughters, Susan (David) Dusthimer of Danville and Cindy (David) Olk of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Evan and Lelia Dusthimer, and Derek and Brennon Masters; his children from his first marriage, Marilyn Hoagland of Elyria, Clyde Hoagland of Lorain, Jerry Hoagland of Cleveland and Robert Hoagland of Erie, Pa.; and many grandchildren. Also surviving is a stepson, Roger Lowther of Brinkhaven; and a stepdaughter, Faith Gray of New Jersey.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo (Talbott); and a brother, Clyde Hoagland.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 12:30 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville, where friends and family may call from 11 a.m. until service time. Pastor Lloyd Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Millwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Danville Sanctuary Meals on Wheels Program, P.O. Box 505, Danville, OH 43014. This obituary is available online at fischerfuneralhome.com.
David Lee Rankin
HOWARD — Dr. David Lee Rankin, 61, of Apple Valley, Howard, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, at his daughter’s residence in San Diego, Calif., where he was visiting. Arrangements are pending at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. Due to an illness in Dr. Rankin’s immediate family, services will be announced at a later date.
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Gary Robert Skeen
SILVER SPRING, Md. — Gary Robert Skeen, 68, of Silver Spring, Md., passed away on Friday, Jan. 20, 2006, at the Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring.
He was born May 30, 1937, the son of Robert Earl and Lois Hazel (Leach) Skeen.
He is survived by his mother, Lois Skeen Margolis of Silver Spring; his loving wife, Rebecca D. Skeen; a son, Kenneth Skeen of Fredericksburg, Va.; a daughter, Virginia Mikels of Warwick, R.I.; four grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and a sister, Patricia Gartner of Santa Monica, Calif.
He is preceded in death by his father.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. Pastor Peter Simpson will officiate. Interment will follow in the Mound View Cemetery.
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T. Nelson Vannatta
MOUNT VERNON — T. Nelson Vannatta, 79, of Mount Vernon passed away Monday, Jan. 23, 2006, at the Whispering Hills Care Center in Mount Vernon.
He was born Feb. 14, 1926, in Licking County, the son of Enos and Isabel (Hall) Vannatta, and had been a lifetime resident of the area. Nelson graduated from the Utica High School in 1944 before going to work for Pittsburgh Plate Glass in Mount Vernon. He retired in 1976 after 30 years of employment. He was a member of the Brandon Baptist Church for 54 years. In his spare time, Nelson enjoyed attending auctions, and making wood cutouts.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Hazel (Gardner) Vannatta, whom he married July 15, 1950; a son, David (Charlotte) Vannatta of Mount Vernon; three daughters, Beverly Rinehart of Houston, Texas, Lori Vannatta and Janet (Adrian) Haslehurst, both of Mount Vernon; four grandchildren, Lisa (Chris) Hopkins of Howard, Sean (Darcie Moore) Rinehart of Miami, Fla., and Amanda and Emily Haslehurst of Mount Vernon; two great-grandchildren, Brittany and Lucas Hopkins of Howard; a brother, John C. (Hilda) Cline of Columbus; a sister-in-law, Nancy Vannatta of Columbus; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Enos Eugene Vannatta; and a sister, Mary Eloise Sherfey.
Friends may call Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Marvin Haught officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Brandon Baptist Church, 13513 Sycamore Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
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