Marjorie C. Heindl
MOUNT VERNON — Marjorie Catherine Heindl, 82, of Old Mansfield Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2006, at her home.
She was born Jan. 23, 1924, in Mount Vernon to the late Carl and Mary (Bennett) Durbin. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and had served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Mrs. Heindl worked as a secretary for the Knox County Commissioners office.
She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Joseph Heindl; a son, Joseph L. (Deborah) Heindl of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Carleen (Lowell) Henthorn of Howard; four grandchildren, Tera Organ, Maxim Joseph Heindl, Kevin Henthorn and Keith Henthorn; and three great-grandchildren, Chase and Caden Henthorn and Justin Organ.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Ann Organ; a grandson, Justin Organ; a granddaughter, Corine Organ; and three sisters, Beatrice Thompson, Charlotte Harmon and Mildred “Suzie” Lonzo.
Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home. A rosary service will follow the calling hours on Thursday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Rev. Ted Thomas as the celebrant. The family will observe a private graveside service with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 303 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Kenneth P. Kanuckle
WARSAW — Kenneth Paul Kanuckle, 82, of U.S. 36 died March 14, 2006, in the emergency room of Coshocton County Memorial Hospital.
He was born Aug. 8, 1923, to the late Russell William and Leona Oneita (Neldon) Kanuckle. He was employed for 25 years with ODOT in Coshocton County retiring in 1978. He loved square dancing and his dog, Snuffy.
He is survived by his companion, Dorothy Kaser; two sisters, Joan (Ray) Fitch of Coshocton and Colleen (Allen) Allman of Phoenix, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilla Belle (Busenburg) Kanuckle, whom he married June 22, 1946. She died May 14, 1999. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Russell N. Kanuckle; a niece, Caroll McGrady; and a nephew, Danny Fitch.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, March 18, at 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw with the Rev. Ron Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Workman Cemetery at Danville. Visitation is Friday, March 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. and until service time on Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Coshocton County Animal Shelter, 21755 Township Road 164, Coshocton, OH 43812.
MOUNT VERNON — Jim Kirkhope, 69, of Mount Vernon died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.
Jim was born July 2, 1936, in Cleveland to George Peter Kirkhope and Mary Kathryn (Finnell) Kirkhope. Jim was owner of Transportation Management in Fort Wayne, Ind. He had served with the Ohio Army National Guard from 1959 to 1963.
Surviving are his daughters, Kathryn “Kathy” (Larry) Smith of Mount Vernon, Patricia (Steven) Lail of New York, Margaret (Eric Thompson) Kirkhope-Thompson of Hawaii, Theres Dee of Findlay and Susan (Jim Moss) Kirkhope of Hudson; nine grandchildren; and his two brothers, Thomas G. Kirkhope of Sylvania and John Kirkhope of Solon.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial funeral Mass will be Friday, March 17, at 11 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon with the Rev. Ted Thomas as celebrant. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and online condolence to the family are at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Walter C. Smith
ESCONDIDO, Calif. — “Let me be a good marine until the end” was a constant prayer and God agreed. Walter C. Smith (1st Lt., retired USMC) was born Jan. 26, 1912, to William Harrison and Goldie Grace (Goodwin) Smith in Morrow County, Ohio, and he died Dec. 18, 2005, in Escondido, Calif.
It was a journey that took him to many places and allowed him to touch many lives. He enlisted in the USMC at age 15 1/2 with his parents consent and retired in 1957 to Orlando, Fla. During that time he was in Greenland, Nicaragua, China, Peleliu, Japan, Korea, and of course coast to coast in the United States. With a family to support, he went to work for ITT. His assignments took him to Alaska, Nevada and Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., where he retired, again, after 15 years.
His parents and brothers, William and Dwight, preceded him in death, as did his wife, Pat.
He leaves behind a sister, Elizabeth Sigler of Silver Springs, Fla.; two daughters, Bette Powers of Escondido, Calif., and Stephanie Fiske of Carlsbad, Calif.; two sons, John of Morro Bay, Calif., and Gary of Lompoc, Calif.; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He passed quietly during his afternoon nap to join other family members and his friends in heaven where he continues to watch over us.