GREENFIELD — James P. Corcoran, 89, of Greenfield died Monday, March 6, 2006, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. The Harris-Dilley Funeral Home of Bladensburg is in charge of the arrangements.
Irene C. Dickinson
MOUNT VERNON — Irene C. (Clark) Dickinson, 92, of Mount Vernon, formerly of Lorain-Amherst, died Friday, March 3, 2006, at The Inn at HillenVale in Mount Vernon following a lingering illness.
Mrs. Dickinson was born Sept. 3, 1913, in Willard. In 1990, she moved to Elyria Methodist Village and then in 2001 moved to Mount Vernon. She received a teaching certificate from Geneva College in Geneva, Pa., and began a teaching career that spanned more than 35 years. She moved to Amherst in 1960 and began teaching junior high school. She taught in both the Firelands and Amherst School systems. She retired in 1978.
She was a member of the Heritage Presbyterian Church in Loraine. She enjoyed her volunteer work at Community Health Partners, gardening, reading, quilting and her various church activities. She was an avid bridge player and participated in a book club.
Mrs. Dickinson is survived by a daughter, Sue (Rodney) Buchanan of Howard; a son, Russell Dickinson of Pueblo, Colo.; two granddaughters, Lori King and Lisa Strayer; five great-granddaughters; and one great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry F. Dickinson, in 1971; her parents, Boyd and Lela (Reed) Clark; and sisters, Kathryn Baxter and Trinna Vogel.
Friends may call today from 10 a.m. to funeral time at 11 a.m. at the Heritage Presbyterian Church, 515 N. Leavitt Road, Lorain. The Rev. James E. Smucker, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery, near Willard, today at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Rodney J. Buchanan, her son-in-law, will conduct graveside services.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Schwartz, Spence, Boyer & Cool Home For Funerals, 1124 W. Fifth St., Lorain, OH 44052. Online condolences at http://www.boyer-cool.com/.
MOUNT VERNON — Elsbeth M. Hilliard, 79, of Mount Vernon passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2006, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon. The funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Vernon.
Esther A. Kehres
MADISON — Esther Anne Kehres, 82, passed away Friday, March 3, 2006, at her home.
She was born June 9, 1923, in Philadelphia, Pa., the daughter of William John and Bertha (Bridgewater) Howells. On Sept. 10, 1949, she was united in marriage to Jesse Kehres. After their marriage, Jesse’s job took them to Ohio from 1950 to 1968, and then to California until 2005, when they moved to Madison to be near their grandchildren.
Esther is survived by her husband, Jesse Kehres of Madison; their children, Robert Kehres, Lisa (David) Whitney and Stephen Kehres, all of California, and Holly (John) Orwin of Madison; and two grandchildren, Gregory and Carly Orwin of Madison.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, William John Howells Jr.
A memorial service was conducted Sunday, March 5, at the Gunderson West Funeral Home, 7435 University Ave., Middleton.
Steve J. Mabe
MOUNT VERNON — Steve J. Mabe, 50, of Mount Vernon passed away Monday, March 6, 2006, at the Knox Community Hospital. The funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Vernon.
Arthur D. McGibeny
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Arthur D. McGibeny, Col. USAF, Ret., passed away Feb. 25, 2006.
He was born May 5, 1913, to John W. McGibeny and Mary E. Cochron in Mount Vernon. He graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1931. Mr. McGibney enlisted at Kelly Field on July 2, 1934, and served in many commands overseas and stateside during his 29 1/2 years of active duty. He retired from McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas on May 31, 1963, as director of maintenance for the 381st Titian II Missile Wing.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Darris White; a son, Richard Allison; three brothers, Robert, Dan and James; and a sister, Margaret Frost.
He is survived by two sons, Arthur David Jr. and his wife Polly of Hitchcock, Texas, and Michael Douglas of Sanford, Fla.; a sister, Betty George of Mount Vernon; and several grandchildren.
A graveside service, with full military honors, was held on March 1 in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.