CENTERBURG — Phillip Bryant, infant son of Phillip and Joanna (Bright) Bryant, passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville.
Besides his parents he is survived by a sister, Megan Bryant of the home; maternal grandparents, David and Sandy Bright of Centerburg; paternal grandparents, Ben and Dava Bryant of Centerburg; maternal great-grandparents, Paul and Joann Bright of Centerburg and Katherine Laws of Greenville, Tenn.; paternal great-grandparents, Dorothy Pinkerton of Gahanna and Carol Woicinski of Columbus; aunts and uncles, Cheryl and Eric Gammell, Tom and Cassandra Hause, Donnell and Debbie Marshall, David Jr. and Sohee Bright, Josh and Joslyn Bryant; and many cousins.
His great-grandparents, Dave Pinkerton, Frank Bryant and Todd Laws, preceded him in death.
The family will observe a private service. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
“How very softly you tiptoed into my world, almost silently and only a moment you stayed. But what an imprint your footprints have left upon my heart.”
CENTERBURG — Marilyn Hendrickson of Centerburg, died Sunday evening, Feb. 19, 2006, at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com
Walter G. Keen
FREDERICKTOWN — Walter George Keen, 39, of Fredericktown died unexpectedly early Friday morning, Feb. 17, 2006, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Delaware County.
He was born in Morrow County on April 4, 1966, the son of Viola (Charles) Miller Keen Johnson of Fredericktown, and the late Garfield Keen, who preceded him in death on June 25, 1975. Walter was a lifelong resident of Morrow County and a graduate of Highland High School in the class of 1984. He was also a member of the Chester Baptist Church. Walter worked for L & D excavating, where he drove truck and any other type of machinery used on a construction site.
Walt will be remembered for his passion for drag racing; he was an extremely talented mechanic who was always working on his dragsters and preparing for his next race. He was also a member of the National Hot Rod Association.
Very dependable in nature, many called on Walt whenever they needed a helping hand. His friends and family will dearly miss his “lovable” personality and his infectious laugh.
In addition to his mother, Walter is survived by his daughter, Katelynn Cooper of Mount Vernon; his brothers, Terry W. “Buster” (Debbie) Keen and Michael L. (Lisa) Keen, both of Fredericktown; his sisters, Cheri L. (Larry) Ulrey of Marengo and Suzanne K. (Calvin) Walters of Mount Gilead; his nieces and nephews, Lindsey (Bobby) Grimm, Joseph and Jacob Ulrey, Harry, Cory and Luke Walters, and Gar and Abby Keen; and many friends.
The family will greet friends today from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home, 76 S. Main St., Mount Gilead, where funeral service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John “Chuck” Wythe officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 1105 Mount Vernon Ave., Marion, OH 43302; or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 733 Third Ave., New York, NY 10017. Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Mary L. Knox
MOUNT VERNON — Mary L. Knox, 78, of Mount Vernon passed away Sunday afternoon, Feb. 19, 2006, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Doris L. Mara
MOUNT VERNON — Doris L. Mara, 67, of Mount Vernon died Feb. 18, 2006, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
She was born May 26, 1938, the daughter of Edwin and Myrtle (Wiltshire) Becker. She had been employed at the Morning View Care Center in Centerburg as a registered nurse.
She is survived by two daughters, Bonjanette (Brian) Koontz of West Salem and Charlemae (Robert) Stumpf of North Carolina; five grandchildren; and a brother, John Becker of Bay Village.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Matteson Funeral Home in West Salem. Pastor Stephen McLaughlin will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Congress Cemetery.
Memorial may be made to Matteson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 314, West Salem, OH 44287, to help defray the funeral expenses.
James Van Voorhis
MOUNT VERNON — James Van Voorhis, 93, of Dixie Drive, Mount Vernon, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Jonathan Fettig will officiate and burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery.
The full obituary can be viewed in Tuesday’s edition of the Mount Vernon News.