David L. Briscoe
GAMBIER — David L. Briscoe, 58, of Baker Road, Gambier, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006, at the Arthur G. James Clinic in Columbus.
He was born June 21, 1947, in Mount Vernon to Jessie Briscoe and Nola (DeVore) Robertson. David had retired after 25 years of service with the Mount Vernon Fire Department. David was very active in the Mount Vernon girls softball league. He was an avid fan of The Ohio State University Buckeyes and loved anything that had to do with competition, whether it was golf or playing cards. David loved to hunt and fish, especially trips with his son to Minnesota. He always enjoyed singing karaoke, but only if there was a large crowd present.
He is survived by his loving wife, Debbie (Oliver) Briscoe; a daughter, Kimberly (Travis Ritter) Briscoe of Eugene, Ore.; a son, Matt Briscoe of Eugene, Ore.; a grandson, Adam Ritter; his mother; two brothers, Mitchell Briscoe of Howard and Chris (Kelly) Briscoe of Howard; his mother- and father-in-law, Earl and Billie Budrow; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Jim and Jackie Beach, and Mike and Marsha Budrow; many nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins and close friends.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Vernon girls softball league and can be left at the funeral home. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Patricia E. Donaldson
GAMBIER — Patricia E. Donaldson, 61, of Grove Church Road, Gambier, formerly of Janesville, Wis., passed away Monday morning, Feb. 20, 2006, in the emergency room at Knox Community Hospital, Mount Vernon, following a courageous battle with Amyloidosis.
Patricia was born Feb. 7, 1945, in Columbus, a daughter of Robert A. and Wanetta E. (Cron) Lloyd. Patricia was director of operations for many national chain and private restaurants across the United States.
Patricia was a loving mother to her daughter, Mary (Phillip) Price of Gambier, with whom she made her home, and her son, Tim “Bo” Donaldson of Gambier. Two brothers, Robert E. Lloyd of Prosperity, S.C., and Richard A. Lloyd of Crescent City, Fla., also survive her.
In addition to her parents, a sister, Judith A. Lloyd, preceded Patricia in death.
Private memorial service will be held at the family home.
The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, Mount Vernon, is caring for the family with these arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 E. 33rd St., Suite 1100, New York, NY 10016. To view this obituary or leave an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Emily S. Friece
SOUTH VIENNA — Emily S. Friece, 63 of South Vienna, formerly of Marengo and Kilbourne, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Feb. 20, 2006, surrounded by her family.
She was born Oct. 15, 1942, in Galena, the daughter of Susie (Moodespaugh) Hubbard and the late Joe T. Hubbard.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Rudy; son, Kenneth (Debbie) Friece of South Vienna; daughter, Sonja Burgess of Delaware; seven grandchildren; mother, Susie Hubbard of Delaware; brother, Jack (Brenda) Hubbard of Sparta; and sisters, Jean Miller of Delaware, Phyllis (Junior) Sparks of Delaware and Rhonda (Dan) Davidson of Centerburg.
She was preceded in death by her father; and sister, Crystal Hubbard.
Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with Capt. Keith A. Campbell and the Rev. Crate Sparks officiating. Interment will follow in Green Mound Cemetery in Kilbourne.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
CENTERBURG — Marilyn J. “Granny Scratch Scratch” Hendrickson of Centerburg died Sunday evening, Feb. 19, 2006, after a brief illness at her residence.
She was born in Lock on Nov. 21, 1932, to the late Arthur and Maurine (Coe) Compton. Marilyn was a homemaker and did babysitting for half of Centerburg. She was a member of the Centerburg Church of Christ, Heart of Ohio Golden Age Club and the Knox County Board of Elections. Her passion was her family, especially her grandchildren, and cooking, and she was a coordinator for exchange students. She enjoyed cooking and hosting parties, the Food Network and traveling, and had been to Europe and Sweden.
She is survived by daughters, Michelle (Steve Webb) Harry and Marcy (Mark) McGovern, both of Centerburg; grandchildren, Brandon (Jermisha), Kyle (Heather), Jordan (Erin) Harry and Ellen (fiancé Justin Sumner), Nick and Logan McGovern and Ember Webb; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Alyssa and Benjamin; special companion, Bailee; brothers, Jack (Jean) Compton of Centerburg and Michael (Ramona) Compton of Howard; sister, Judy (Ted) Payne of Centerburg; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Merlin Hendrickson, on Nov. 5, 2001.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury. Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Centerburg Church of Christ, 3830 S. Columbus Road, Centerburg, with Evangelist Fred Albrecht and Pastor Roger Crego officiating. Interment will follow in the Eastview Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Blvd., Columbus, OH 43229. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Mary L. Knox
MOUNT VERNON — Mary L. Knox, 78, of Mount Vernon passed away Feb. 19, 2006, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.
She was born March 18, 1927, in Utica to John W. and Hazel L. (Pugh) Kearns.
She is survived by her daughter, Patricia (Charles) McFarland of Butler; a son, Charles B. (Karen) McFarland Jr. of Arlington, Texas; three granddaughters; a stepgrandson; four great-grandchildren; a brother, George Kearns of Fort Myers, Fla.; two sisters, Peggy Hemstreet of Phoenix, Ariz., and Yvonne Bechtel of Mansfield.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles B. Knox Sr., in 2004; two daughters, Janet and Mary Lou Knox; and a sister, Betty Chinn.
There will be no calling hours. Graveside service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Brandon Cemetery with Minister Delmar Jervis officiating. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
This obituary along with an online guest registry page may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Marjorie G. Myers
MOUNT VERNON — Marjorie G. Myers, 90, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006, at the Country Club Retirement Campus in Mount Vernon, of complications of Alzheimer’s disease.
Marjorie was born Sept. 5, 1915, in Miller, Mo., a daughter of the late James H. and Susie K. (Brown) Glasscock. She married Frederick Myers in 1943. After her marriage she resided in Elkhart, Ind., for 56 years before moving to Mount Vernon in 2002.
Marjorie taught fifth grade at Roosevelt School in Elkhart and attended St. Johns Episcopal Church. She was an active member of the PEO sorority, and served as president of her local chapter for three years.
Marjorie is survived by her husband, Frederick C. Myers of Mount Vernon; by her son, Philip Myers of Monroe, N.Y.; by her daughter, Janet Slack of Gambier; and her grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Robert Slack and Diane Bushley of Greenville, S.C.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and two sisters.
Friends may call Saturday, Feb. 25, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, with a funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Elkhart, Ind.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601-7633; or Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — James VanVoorhis, 93, of Dixie Drive, Mount Vernon, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
He was born June 7, 1912, in Mount Vernon to the late Clyde and Bessie (Thomas) VanVoorhis. Mr. VanVoorhis retired in 1974 after 26 years of employment as assistant postmaster in Mount Vernon. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Mr. VanVoorhis was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mount Vernon and the VFW Post 4027 of Mount Vernon.
He is survived by a son, Thomas (Mary) VanVoorhis of Howard; a daughter, Trish Williams of Mount Vernon; and a grandson, Thomas J. “T.J.” VanVoorhis.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Ellen VanVoorhis; two brothers, Lester VanVoorhis and Jack VanVoorhis; and a sister, Myrtle Arnold.
Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Jonathan Fettig will officiate and burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.