MOUNT VERNON — Ronald D. Bailey, 64, of Mount Vernon died Friday morning, March 17, 2006, at Grant Medical Center in Columbus.
He was born April 16, 1941, in Weston, W.Va., to Jesse B. and Gladys B. (Francis) Bailey. Mr. Bailey was an Air Force veteran.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Judi “Coodi” (Freitas) Bailey; a son, John Bailey, and a daughter, Candace Bailey, both of Mount Vernon; three grandchildren, Cody, Mason and Emma Bailey; a brother, James R. (Nina) Bailey of Clarksburg, W.Va.; a sister, Reta Wallace of Baltimore, Md.; a sister-in-law, Virginia Bailey, of Baltimore, Md.; a brother- and sister-in-law, Jerry (Blynn) Freitas of San Jose, Calif.; mother- and father-in-law, John and Juanita Freitas of Mount Vernon; a close family friend, Patricia Lopez of Mount Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours. Private family services will be held at a later date.
The North-Dilley Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Central Ohio Chapter, 2225 City Gate Drive, Suite E, Columbus, Ohio 43219. This obituary, along with an online guest registry page, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
MARENGO — Peggy Hicks, 69, of Marengo died Friday afternoon, March 17, 2006, at Select Specialty Hospital in Columbus. Arrangements will be announced by the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Marengo. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Mary Jean Hickson
MOUNT GILEAD — Mary Jean (Sturrock) Hickson, 78, of Mount Gilead died on Wednesday evening, March 15, 2006, at the Sunrise Assisted Living of Worthington following an extended illness.
She was born in Cleveland on Feb. 7, 1928, the daughter of Walter and Lela (Radabaugh) Sturrock. Mrs. Hickson was a January 1946 graduate of the Shaw High School, East Cleveland. She then attended MacMurray College in Indiana until transferring to Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU) in Delaware where she graduated in 1950 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. At OWU, Mrs. Hickson was president of the Independent Women Association. Throughout her life, Mrs. Hickson continued her collegiate support, as a member of Ohio Wesleyan Associate’s Committee, the Monnet Club, and co-chair of her reunion class committee. Mrs. Hickson also established several scholarship funds at her alma mater which are available on an annual basis to qualifying Morrow County students.
Upon graduation, Mrs. Hickson was employed as a case worker for the Cuyhoga County Department of Human Services and then was appointed manager of the greater Cleveland American Red Cross Blood Donor Recruiting Program until her marriage to Robert C. “Bob” Hickson Sr., whom she first met while attending college.
Mrs. Hickson married Robert C. Hickson Sr. of Mount Gilead on Feb. 13, 1954, at the Windemere Methodist Church in East Cleveland. Unexpectedly, he preceded her in death on Jan. 7, 1982.
Shortly after marriage, Mrs. Hickson and her husband moved permanently to Mount Gilead where she immediately continued her lifelong service and professional career. Mrs. Hickson was a member of the board of directors of Peoples Bank and past president of Peoples Building and Finance Corp. Until her death, Mrs. Hickson remained active as president of Hickson Insurance Agency Inc., a third-generation family business.
Strongly spiritual, Mrs. Hickson devoted her life to Trinity United Methodist Church of Mount Gilead, serving on many committees including Administrative Council, Pastor Parish Council, United Methodist Women and also serving as delegate to annual and jurisdictional conferences. Mrs. Hickson was a member of the board of trustees for the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. Mrs. Hickson was past president of the Mount Gilead PTA and associated with the successful PTA annual carnivals. She was a member of the Burgoyne Chapter 187 and Ann Hill Chapter 81 of the Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Hickson was also a member of the local chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Through her affiliation with AAUW, she founded the Morrow County Art Guild. Twice, Mrs. Hickson was elected to the Mount Gilead Exempted School Board and mentored students at various grade levels.
Mrs. Hickson was politically active in the local and state Republican Party. She was a member of the Morrow County Republican Women’s Organization, and founding member of the Morrow County Century Club. A strong advocate of literature, Mrs. Hickson was committed to the Mount Gilead Public Library, assisting with numerous funding levies. Mrs. Hickson was heavily involved in many other county service organizations, including United Way of Morrow County, the Heart Fund, Scouting, Beta Progress, Senior Progress, and HelpLine of Delaware and Morrow Counties.
Extensively traveled, Mrs. Hickson shared her experiences through photographs and memorabilia often with her friends and county organizations. During the last 20 years of her life, Mrs. Hickson enjoyed spending time with her family and friends at her summer cottage at Lakeside, where again she extended a pattern of volunteerism as a member of the Director’s club, the Lakeside Historical Society and the Friends of Lakeside Hotel. Mrs. Hickson was an avid walker, bicyclist, swimmer and naturalist.
With a deep appreciation for music, Mrs. Hickson played the piano and organ and sang in her church choir. Mary Jean also enjoyed listening to the Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall and the Naples Philharmonics.
Mrs. Hickson leaves to cherish her memory, her sons, Robert C. (Sharon) Hickson Jr. of Mount Gilead and Thomas M. (Kathleen) Hickson of Cleveland; granddaughter, Raven Hickson, and triplet grandchildren, Maura, Robert III and Elizabeth; and one sister, Martha Louise Sturrock of the Stewart Home School in Frankfort, Ky.
The family will greet friends on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Craven Funeral Home, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 75 E. High St., with the Rev. Bruce Hartley officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity United Church Memorial Fund, 75 E. High St., Mount Gilead, Ohio, 43338; the Robert C. & Mary Jean Hickson Scholarship Fund, Mowry Alumni Center, Ohio Wesleyan University, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware, Ohio, 43015; or to the Mary Jean Hickson Scholarship Fund, Methodist Theological School in Ohio, 3081 Columbus Pike, Delaware, Ohio, 43015.
Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Louis G. Ulyon
UTICA — A graveside service for Louis G. Ulyon, 86, of Utica will be Tuesday, March 21, 2006, at 11 a.m. at Newark Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Carl Subler will officiate. Friends may call Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica.
Louis died March 17, 2006, at his residence. He was born Dec. 5, 1919, in Rathburn, Pa., to Louis and Frances (Poklar) Ulyon. He was a member of Slovene National Benefit Society, Druids, Mannechoire and the American Legion Post 85 of Newark. Louis owned Ulyon’s Carry-out in Fredonia and worked for the Ohio Department of Transportation. He was superintendent of Hoosier Engineering, Columbus; and owned Ashland Oil, where he dispatched gas and oil. Earlier in his life he worked with his family in logging camps in Pennsylvania. Louis was a chief motor machinist mate with the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Pauline D. (Znider) Ulyon; daughters, Dianne (Gene) Bullard of Northridge, Calif., Frances Beebe of Utica and Andrea (Bill) Elk of Pickerington; grandchildren, Samantha (Scott) Beatty, Jacqueline Elk and Christopher Bullard; brothers, Frank Ulyon of Harrisburg, Pa., and Tom Ulyon of Jacksonville, Fla.; sisters, Ann Turk of Frewsburg, N.Y., and Nellie (Howard) Sluga of Kane, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Dorothy Korbar, Frances Kaluza and Millie Rote.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Heartland Home Health Care & Hospice, 6500 Busch Blvd., Suite 210, Columbus, OH 43229.]\