MOUNT VERNON — Naomi Baugher, 91, of Mount Vernon died Tuesday evening, Feb. 14, 2006, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Thelma L. Boston
MOUNT VERNON — Thelma Louise (Wagner) Boston, 82, of Mount Vernon passed on to her heavenly reward on Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
She was born Aug. 3, 1923, in Cambridge, the daughter of the late Charles Norman and Ruth Ann (McKim) Wagner. Thelma was a lifelong member of the Church of the Nazarene, and served beside her husband 33 years as a pastor’s wife. Thelma graduated summa cum laude in business administration from Olivet Nazarene College in May 1949. She married Hollis Edward Boston in Bourbonais, Ill., on Jan. 15, 1949. She worked in banking, business and administration while supporting her husband’s call and raising her family.
Thelma is survived by her husband; daughters and sons-in-law, Alice (Buck) Traylor of Andover, Carol (Larry) Hall of Mount Vernon and Betty Green of Wilmington; her son and daughter-in-law, Mark (Sherri) Boston of Plant City, Fla.; her nine grandchildren, Tiffany (Traylor) Tripp of Waldorf, Md., Alicia (Traylor) Chamberlain of Medina, Lesli (Hall) Anderson of Westerville, Lauren Hall of Mount Vernon, Brittany Green and Tara Green, both of Wilmington, Michelle Boston of St. Petersburg, Fla., Bethany Boston and Christopher Boston, both of Plant City, Fla.
An infant brother, Paul Norman Wagner, preceded her in death.
Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. Funeral service will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the Lakeholm Church of the Nazarene in Mount Vernon, with her son-in-law, the Rev. Larry Hall, officiating. Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lakeholm Church of the Nazarene, 16001 Glen Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. To view this obituary and to send an online condolence to the family visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Alice Helmick Culver
COSHOCTON — Alice Ina Helmick Culver, 71, of Clow Lane, Coshocton, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, at the Coshocton County Memorial Hospital.
She was born Aug. 28, 1934, in Pickens, W.Va., to Harry L. and Nora E. (Claypool) Degarmo.
She is survived by her husband, David L. Culver, whom she married Oct. 3, 1997; five sons, Charles (Ruby) Helmick of Warsaw, Robert (Janet) Helmick of Warsaw, Tim (Melissa) Helmick of Warsaw, Tom (Sonia) Helmick of West Lafayette and Ezra (Nicole) Helmick of Warsaw; three daughters, Janet (Jack) Myers of Warsaw, Charlotte (Dennis) Thompson and Doris (Mark) Granger, both of Coshocton; three stepsons, Adam, David Aaron and Mark A. Culver, all of West Virginia; three stepdaughters, Mary Culver Rigsby, Elizabeth Culver Hurst and Rebecca A. Culver, all of West Virginia; 27 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Dale Degarmo of Pennsylvania; and two sisters, Lucy Anderson of West Virginia and Anna Hile of Howard.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Charles D. Helmick Sr.; a son, Roger Helmick; a brother, Earl Degarmo; and two grandchildren.
Funeral service will be Friday, Feb. 17, at 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw, with Rev. Ron Davis and Pastor Mark Granger officiating. Burial will be in New Castle Cemetery. Calling hours will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m., and until service time on Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alice Helmick Culver Memorial Fund, c/o New Life Ministries, P.O. Box 423, Coshocton, OH 43812. This obituary is online at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Shirley I. Fowler, 69, of Mount Vernon passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon after fighting a courageous battle with Huntington’s disease.
She was born on Jan. 1, 1937, in Knox County, the daughter of the late Jessie and Mary Elizabeth (Durbin) Frye. Shirley had attended Gambier High School. She touched a lot of lives at The Laurels where she resided for the last 27 years. If you had the chance to know her, you knew of her love for food and her bullhead and stubbornness. She had a lot of love in her huge heart to give. Losing her on Valentine’s Day tells it all.
She is survived by two daughters, Judy (Rick) Cantrell of Mount Vernon and Donna Goare of Dallas, Texas; one grandson, Bryan Cantrell; a brother, Donnie (Mary) Frye of Mount Vernon; three sisters, Mary Edith Cosner, Betty (Dick) Hannon and Norma (Dalton) Magers, all of Mount Vernon.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Patti Lingel; granddaughter, Stephanie Lingel; a brother, Kenneth Frye; and two sisters, Janet Tucker and Doris Jo Fowler.
A graveside service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in Hopewell Cemetery. The Rev. Diane Cook will officiate.. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
By request of her daughters, memorial contributions may be made to HDSA, 158 W. 29th St., Seventh Floor, New York, NY 10001-5300 in memory of Shirley. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Debra K. Hall-Hayes
MOUNT VERNON — Debra Kay Hall-Hayes, 46, of West Vine Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006, at MedCentral Hospital in Mansfield following a courageous three-month battle against a massive brain tumor. She was an inspiration to all who knew her and will be deeply missed.
She was born May 29, 1959, in Mount Vernon, the daughter of Richard and Arlene Hall. She graduated from Fredericktown High School and attended Bowling Green State University. She moved to Seattle in 1982 where she worked at Andy’s Diner for many years. In 1991, she moved to Port Angeles, Wash., where she raised her family and worked at Jefferson Elementary for 10 years as a Para Educator. She moved back to Ohio in the summer of 2003. She worked at Sip’s Coffee House and Knox Community Hospital.
She is survived by her father and stepmother, Richard (Janet) Hall of Mount Vernon; her son, Kasey, and daughter, Megan, both of the home; her brother, Rick (Lora) Hall of Seattle, Wash.; two sisters, Sandy (Roy) Daubenspeck of Mount Vernon and Brenda (Philip) Dilts of Fredericktown; two stepbrothers, Michael (Christine) Clippinger of Gambier and Gary (Nancy) Clippinger of Worthington; three stepsisters, Kiris (Don) Grigsby of Homer, Pamela (John) Simpson of Utica and Carolyn Clippinger of Utica; two aunts, Barbara (Dick) Mill of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Pat Hall of Mount Vernon; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her dear mother, Arlene Hall, she was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents; and her uncle, Darrell Reynolds.
Friends may call Thursday, Feb. 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, where the Rev. Jonathan Fettig will conduct a funeral service Friday at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in the Morris Chapel Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Debra Kay Hall-Hayes Memorial Fund for the education of her children, and may be left with a family member. To view this obituary and to leave an online condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Lawrence House Celebration of Life
MOUNT VERNON — A celebration of life for Lawrence Edgar House will be Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Flappers Banquet Room, 15 W. High St., Mount Vernon. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.
James ‘Rick’ Martin
MARENGO — James E. “Rick” Martin, 43, of Marengo died unexpectedly Monday evening, Feb. 13, 2006, at his residence.
He was born in Columbus on March 23, 1962, to James L. and Mary A (Birchfield) Martin. He was a 1980 graduate of Buckeye Valley High School and DeVry University.
In addition to his parents he is survived by brother, Greg Martin of Marengo; sister, Emily Keltner of Marengo; nieces, Lillee Keltner, the joy of his life, of Marengo, Christine and Chris Thompson of Fulton and Holly Martin of Columbus; grandmother, Lucille Belisle of Delaware; grandfather, Steve Ferko of Bokelia, Fla.; and many caring relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Okie and Florence Birchfiled and Lee Ferko.
Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Paul Staton officiating. Interment will follow in the Green Mound Cemetery, Kilbourne.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Heart of Ohio Dialysis Center, 1730 Marion Waldo Road, Marion, OH 43302. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Betty Shuff LeMunyon
MOUNT VERNON — Betty M. Shuff LeMunyon, 67, of Beckley Road, Mount Vernon, passed away on Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.
She was born Sept. 29, 1938, in Pulaski, Tenn., to the late Andrew Buster and Sadie (Eubanks) Adams.
She is survived by her loving family, two daughters, Debra (Mike) Greene of Mount Vernon, Dee Van Houten of Mount Vernon; a granddaughter who was the love of her life, Jayme Greene; granddaughter by love, Alex Gaddis; god child, Melissa Schleicher; two brothers, Joe Sam (Jo Ann) Adams of Mount Vernon, Abe G. (Sue) Adams of Mount Vernon; two sisters, Doris Thompson of Nashville, Tenn., and Imogene Payne of Atlanta, Ga.; nieces and nephews, Sadie Hunter, Jody Thompson, Sherry Thompson, Butch Adams, Pokey Adams, Joe Adams, Doug Adams, Chuckie Payne and Gloria Glesler; special friends, Vera Hunter, Kevin Gaddis, Tess Stevens, Beth Wyatt, Andrea Ridgeway, Debbie Taylor and Earl Tier.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard Shuff; a second husband, Richard LeMunyon; and two brothers, Arnold Adams and James Adams.
Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Kraig Walker will be officiating. Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to People First of Ohio, P.O. Box 988, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Ronald E. Thomas
MOUNT VERNON — Ronald E. Thomas, 67, Mount Vernon, died Wednesday morning, Feb. 15, 2006, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Carl M. Williams
DANVILLE — Carl Martin Williams, 88, of Losh Road, Danville, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, at Heartland of Centerburg.
He was born March 10, 1917, in Pennsville to the late Charles M. and Nina Williams. On Dec. 10, 1965, he was married to Florence E. Mizer, who survives. He was a member of the Pennsville Grange for 60 years, and was a member of the Pennsville Volunteer Fire Department.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Stanley (Anna Faye) Williams of Mount Vernon; two stepsons, Robert (Susan) Mizer and William (Arlene) Mizer, both of Danville; four stepdaughters, Nancy (Carl) Pursel of Georgetown, Ky., Linda (Larry) Winegardner of Mount Vernon, Carol Stiltner of Danville and Pamela (Dan) Morris of Orrville; four grandchildren, Bruce (Donna) Williams, Sherry (Eddie) Ernest and Shelly Talbott, all of Mount Vernon, and Susan (Larry) Morningstar of Bladensburg; 12 stepgrandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Lillian (Roy) Strahm of Kenton.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Williams; and a grandson, Steven Williams.
A funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Wesley Chapel Church, with the Rev. Doug Sweet and Pastor Daniel Morris officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Entombment will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville is handling arrangements. This obituary is online at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.