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; four brothers, Chuck Wilson, Ham Wilson, David Blair Wilson and Mark Wilson; a sister, Carrie Jane Marshall; husband, Lemah Patrick Fell Sr.; and husband, Don Blanton.
A memorial service will be held today 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. This obituary and to send a condolence online to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Robert M. Carper
MOUNT VERNON — Robert M. Carper, 93, of Mount Vernon died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
Robert was born Oct. 10, 1912, in Gap Mill, W.Va., to Charles Edward Carper and Mary Lava (Wall) Carper and had lived in Mount Vernon since 1952. He was retired from Cooper Energy Services in Mount Vernon, where he had been employed for 25 years as a machinist. Robert was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Mount Vernon.
Surviving are his wife, Betty (Gardner) Carper; his sons, Raymond M. (Ruth) Ann Carper of Pataskala and James L. (Rebecca L.) Carper of Dublin; his daughters, Sylvia O. (James) Melton and Barbara J. (Joseph) Brown, both of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Jeff Melton, Kelly Evans and Holly Scholl; six great-grandchildren; four stepsons, Donald Gardner and Lee Gardner, both of Texas, Sam Gardner of Georgia and William Gardner of North Carolina; and his sister, Ruby Arthur of Mount Gilead.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Nina Glovina Carper; and several brothers and sisters.
Friends may call Thursday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where funeral service will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Paul Merki officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 253 E. Church St., Marion, OH 43302-3807. To view this obituary and to send a condolence online to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Cheryl Hall of Park Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, at the Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus. Arrangements are incomplete at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, Mount Vernon. This obituary and guest registry are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Virginia J. Sprague
COSHOCTON — Virginia J. Sprague, 83, of Coshocton passed away Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, in the Coshocton Memorial Hospital, Coshocton.
Virginia was born July 28, 1922, at Coshocton, a daughter of James and Emma Geraldine (Rose) Clayton. Virginia worked for the federal government as a data processor and was an Air Force veteran of the Korean conflict.
Several nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews survive Virginia.
In addition to Virginia’s parents, a sister, Margaret Ann Slaughter, preceded her in death.
There will be no services per her wishes. Inurnment will be in Coshocton Memory Gardens, Coshocton.
Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is caring for the family with these arrangements. To view this obituary and leave a condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.