Larry R. Asire
COSHOCTON — Larry Raymond Asire, 65, of 44880 State Route 541, Coshocton, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006, at the Cleveland Clinic.
He was born Nov. 3, 1940, in Coshocton County to Raymond Richcreek and Mary Asire.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon (Downing) Asire, whom he married May 4, 1963. Also surviving are a son, Gregory (Theresa) Asire of Warsaw; two daughters, Diana (Terril) Perkins of Zanesville and Loretta Asire of Coshocton; and five grandchildren.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his grandparents, who raised him, Lloyd and Sadie Asire.
Funeral service will be held Monday, Feb. 13, at 11 a.m. at the Prairie Chapel United Methodist Church with Pastor Greg Rowan officiating. Burial will be in the Prairie Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, Feb. 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw and Monday one hour prior to the service at the church.
To view this obituary online go to www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
Louise M. Bell
UTICA — A funeral service for Louise M. Bell, 79, of Utica will be held Thursday, Feb. 16, at 10 a.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home, with Alan Pratt officiating. Burial will follow in South Lawn Cemetery.
Louise was called to be with our Lord on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006, while staying at Paramount Senior Living Center in Newark.
Louise was born Aug. 16, 1926, in Chatham, Ohio, to the late Stanley and Josie (Wagner) Preston. She was of the Christian faith and belonged to the Chatham United Methodist Church in Chatham. Louise was a legal secretary for attorney David L. Hite of Newark for 37 years. She was active in community affairs, she was an Eastern Star, member of Trudeau Guild, served on several committees for her church, a member of Secret Sisters and an active bowling team member for many years.
Louise will be extremely missed by all who knew her as she had a smile for everyone and a friend to all those who knew her.
She is survived by her faithful husband of 57 years, Jim, of Utica, whom she married on Sept. 12, 1948; one son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Vonda Bell of Overland Park, Kan.; two grandsons, Gregory and Grant Bell of Overland Park, Kan.; and a brother, Richard Preston of Newark.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Chatham United Methodist Church, 8764 Weaver Road NE, St. Louisville, OH 43071.
Friends may call Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica, where an OES service will be conducted at 9 p.m..
Edmond Bennett Sr.
MOUNT VERNON — Edmond W. “Ed” Bennett Sr., 53, of Newark Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Wednesday evening, Feb. 8, 2006, at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born Feb. 28, 1952, in Independence, La., a son of the late Johnny and Cloria (Bowman) Bennett. Ed worked for TRW in Mount Vernon for 26 years and was a U.S. Army veteran serving overseas in Korea. Ed loved to pitch horseshoes in his spare time.
Ed is survived by his loving wife, Linda K. (Burson) Bennett, whom he married on May 23, 1970; sons, Ed Bennett Jr. and Rodney (Lisa) Bennett, both of Mount Vernon; daughters, Cheryl Bennett and Vicki Hairston, both of Mount Vernon; eight grandchildren, Johnny Bennett, Melisha Foote, Destiny and Kayla Tone, Aaron and Maria Hairston, Desmond McCord and Makaela Ball; brothers, John (Dorothy) Bennett of Bangs and Ernie (Lisa) Bennett of Mount Vernon; sister, Joan White of Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by a sister, Dollie Bennett; and a grandson, Jerry Joseph Tone.
Friends will be received Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, Mount Vernon. Funeral service will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Aaron Boggs officiating. Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery, Mount Vernon, with graveside military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. To view this obituary and leave an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
David L. Ohde
AUSTIN, Texas — Former Mount Vernon resident David Leroy Ohde, 63, passed away suddenly Feb. 1, 2006, in Austin, Texas.
David was born Dec. 20, 1942, to Robert and Dorothea Ohde at the former Mercy Hospital in Mount Vernon. He lived here until the flood of 1959, when they moved out of state.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia; his brother, the Rev. James (Jerry) Ohde of Mount Vernon; his three sons, David and Steven of California, and Robert of Austin, Texas; his stepsons, Robert, Michael and Justin; his two daughters-in-law, Leslie and Deborah; grandchildren, Anthony and Autumn; and many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
David fought world hunger one mouth at a time. He fed his family and friends grandly, and loved them unconditionally. He never met a stranger. David worked as a chef for many years.
A memorial vigil was held at the Wilke-Fish-Clay Funeral Home in Austin on Saturday, Feb. 4, with Deacon John Pickwell and David’s brother, the Rev. Jim Ohde, conducting the service. He was cremated and the family plans to spread his ashes over the Gulf of Mexico.
DANVILLE — Burkley Stacy, 83, of Danville-Amity Road, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2006, at the Knox Community Hospital.
He was born June 19, 1922, in Bradshaw Mountain, W.Va. On Nov. 24, 1945, he was married to Edna Looney. He was an Army veteran, and during World War II he received a Purple Heart as a ranger in France. He was a member of the United Church of God in Mansfield, and he was employed at Flxible for nearly 30 years.
He is survived by his wife, Edna; a son, David (Mary) Stacy of Loudonville; two daughters, Teresa (Leo) Mickley of Danville and Oma Gail (David) Behney of Mansfield; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Melda (Herman) Addair of Virginia.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sylvester and Cora Stacy; a son, Don; brothers, Bural, Clarence and Burt; and sisters, Mildred and Matilda.
A funeral service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville. Pastor S. Douglas Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. Graveside military rites will be performed by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 163549, Columbus, OH 43216; or to the Central Ohio Diabetes Association, 1100 Dennison Ave., Columbus, OH 43201.
Norman D. Stump
MOUNT VERNON — Norman D. “Norm” Stump, 78, of Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Friday morning, Feb. 10, 2006, at the Country Court Nursing Center, Mount Vernon.
The funeral services are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon and will be announced at a later date. To view this obituary and leave an online condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.