Harriet W. Bowers
MOUNT VERNON — Harriet W. Fell Blanton Bowers left this earth for heaven on Feb. 24, 2006, after a long battle with cancer. Harriet was a member of the Mount Vernon Salvation Army and had been employed as the night charge nurse at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.
She is survived by her husband, Cyris “D” Bowers; and her children, Elva B. Savage, Lemah Patrick Fell Jr., George E. Fell and Mark A. Fell. In addition she has left 11 grandchildren, Michael P. Buehl, Jon Savage, Melinda Savage, Michael Lee Wallace, Amanda Wallace, Kaitlin Fell, Kathryn Fell, Olivia Fell, Emily Morris, Jonathan Becton and Taylor Fell. She has one surviving brother, Ed Wilson; and one surviving sister, Sarah Bricker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Smokey and Jane Wilson; two brothers, Chuck Wilson and Ham Wilson; a sister, Carrie Jane Marshall; husband, Lemah Patrick Fell Sr.; and husband, Don Blanton.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 1, at 5 p.m. at The Salvation Army, 206 E. Ohio Ave., Mount Vernon, where the family will receive friends one hour before the service. The service is open to all who knew her and would like to attend. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
Cards may be sent to the family at P.O. Box 551, Sidney, OH 45365.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Holmes County, 931 Wooster Road, Millersburg, OH 44654. To read this obituary and to send a condolence online to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
DELAWARE — Makenna Marie Cunningham, blessed the lives of her parents Brock and Maryann (Morrison) Cunningham of Delaware at her birth and passing on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006.
Makenna is the middle sibling of surviving triplets, Makayla Lou and Grant Alan Cunningham.
Also survived by maternal grandparents, Ray and Barbara Morrison of Zanesville; paternal grandparents, Gary and Gloria Cunningham of Marysville; maternal great-grandparents, Hubbard and Mary Louise Ford of Sebring, and Ray and Ann Morrison of Canton; paternal great-grandmother, Leila Cunningham of Richwood; and aunts, uncles and cousins.
Graveside services will be Saturday, March 4, at 11 a.m. in Claibourne Cemetery, near Richwood, with the Rev. Deborah Patterson officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Delaware.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Makenna Cunningham Memorial Fund, c/o First Presbyterian Church, 73 W. Winter St., Delaware, OH 43015. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Chuck A. Thomas
DANVILLE — Charles “Chuck” Avery Thomas, 72, of Walnut Street, Danville, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2006, at Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon.
He was born Oct. 12, 1933, in Akron to the late Frank S. and Evelyn L. (Greeley) Thomas. He was retired from the Holy Family Home, which provides hospice care to the greater Cleveland area. He was also a member of AA. He helped many people, and was loved by many.
He is survived by a twin brother, Jack (Elaine) Thomas of Port Clinton; three sons, Danny Thomas, David (Patricia) Thomas Sr. and Mark Thomas, all of Danville; grandchildren, David Thomas Jr. of Vero Beach, Fla., Angel Gonser of Newark, and Jolene and Dustin Thomas of Cleveland; great-grandchildren, Alyssa Thomas of Cleveland, and Avienda and Rand Orion Thomas of Danville.
A funeral Mass will be Saturday, March 4, at 10 a.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church in Danville. The Rev. F. Richard Snoke will officiate. Interment will be in St. Luke Cemetery.
Donations can be made to the Holy Family Home, P.O. Box 347300, Parma, OH 44134; or online at email@example.com. The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville assisted with arrangements. This obituary is available at fischerfuneralhome.com.
Daniel R. Walsh
BUTLER — Daniel Robert “Dan” Walsh, 64, of Reeder Drive, Butler, died Sunday morning, Feb. 26, 2006, in his home following a short illness.
He was born Aug. 15, 1941, in Mansfield to Robert and Beverly (Sneeringer) Walsh, and graduated from St. Peter’s High School in 1959.
He is survived by his wife, Joanie K. (Culler) Walsh, whom he married Dec. 12, 1969; two sons, Jim Culler of Bellville and Jeff Culler of Butler; three grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law; nieces and nephews; and numerous grandnieces and grandnephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a foster sister, Marilyn Wells; and his grandparents.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Mansfield. Burial will follow in Bunkerhill Cemetery, where Irvin Hiskey Post 535 American Legion will hold graveside military honors.
Memorial contributions to the Butler-Clear Fork Valley Historical Society or Hospice of Knox County may be made at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.