Elizabeth Nadine Darr
WARSAW — Elizabeth Nadine Darr, 80, of County Road 3, Warsaw, died March 25, 2006, at the Autumn Health Care in Coshocton.
She was born July 31, 1925, to the late Jack and Ruth (Criss) Walters. She was a homemaker and a dairy farmer with her husband. She was a member of the Branch United Methodist Church, attended the Warsaw Presbyterian Church, and was a member of the former West Bedford Ladies Aid. She was a 1943 graduate of Warsaw High School. She enjoyed making baby blankets and cross stitching.
She is survived by two daughters, J. Carleen (Charles) O’Bryon of Warsaw and L. Carol (Joe) Hutchison of Warsaw; her grandchildren, Chad A. (Sarah) Darr, Elizabeth (Bruce) Albertson and Rocky Hutchison; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Carlos Walters and Bucky (Mary) Walters of Coshocton; and two sisters, Ann (Rod) Albertson of Coshocton and Sarah Bacon of Orlando, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her husband, G.A. “Bert” Darr, whom she married Dec. 29, 1945. He died July 22, 2001. She was also preceded in death by a son, Donald E. Darr; and two sisters, Marie Slaughter and Jean Bible.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 28, at 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw with the Rev. David Krankovich officiating. Burial will be in the Valley View Cemetery at Warsaw. Visitation is today from 6 to 8 p.m. and until service time on Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Coshocton County, P.O. Box 1284, Coshocton, OH 43812. This obituary is online at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
Kenneth B. Fowls
BLADENSBURG — Kenneth Blaine Fowls, 82, of Bladensburg died March 24, 2006, at Knox Community Hospital.
He was born Oct. 27, 1923, in Knox County to Jay and Emma (Norris) Fowls. He attended Perry Chapel Baptist Church. Ken was the former owner of Ken’s Market in Mount Vernon. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley (Lupher) Fowls, to whom he had been married 55 years; one son, David (Judy) Fowls of Warsaw; one daughter, Carol Staats of Mount Vernon; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by one daughter, Christine White; and three sisters, Isabel Fowls, Kathleen Upham and Louise Freeman.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Perry Chapel Baptist Church, where the funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. David Dodridge officiating. Burial will be in the Perry Chapel Cemetery. The Harris-Dilley Funeral Home of Bladensburg is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Perry Chapel Baptist Church. This obituary, along with an online registry, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Janice D. Freitchen
BELLVILLE — Janice D. Freitchen, 74, of Marysville, died Saturday, March 24, 2006, in The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, following a short illness.
She was born Oct. 21, 1931, in Ada to Francis and Eliza Ann (Stanley) Dysert.
She is survived by her children, Albert L. Freitchen of Tucson, Ariz., Susan E. Yotive of Marysville, the Rev. Nancy A. F. Gibson of Novelty and Steven M. Freitchen of Cleveland Heights; five grandchildren; three sisters; two brothers; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy C. Freitchen; and a sister, Doris Agin.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. Her daughter, the Rev. Nancy A. F. Gibson will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Dan Bryant. Burial will follow in Bunkerhill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to Church of the Redeemer United Methodist, 2420 S. Taylor Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118, may be made at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
David R. Simmons
FREDERICKTOWN — David R. Simmons, 30, of Wilson Road, Fredericktown, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2006, at the Knox Community Hospital as a result of injuries he sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born Jan. 16, 1976, in Mount Vernon the son of Donald R. and Roberta M. (Shackelford) Simmons. David was a 1994 graduate of Mount Vernon High School. David was employed by FT Precision in the Quality Control Department in Fredericktown for 10 years. David attended the Lakeholm Church of the Nazarene in Mount Vernon. David loved to go fishing, hunting and to play golf.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sons, Skylar and Logan Simmons, and their mother, Tara Simmons of Mount Vernon; his sister, JoLee (Jason) Carrier of Mount Vernon; a niece, Micayla Simmons of Mount Vernon; his paternal grandparents, Chester and Florence Simmons of Fredericktown; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends may call Tuesday, March 28, from 1 to 3 and 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 29, at 11 a.m. at the Lakeholm Church of the Nazarene on Glen Road in Mount Vernon. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Chesterville.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to a trust fund being set up at the First-Knox Bank, Mount Vernon, for Skylar and Logan Simmons.
To view this obituary, and to leave an online condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Esta L. Sparks
MOUNT VERNON — Esta L. Sparks, 69, of Mount Vernon died Sunday morning, March 26, 2006, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
She was born in Johnson County, Ky., on Oct. 9, 1936, to the late Conrad and Claira Evans. Esta had resided in Mount Vernon for the past 25 years coming from Dayton. Retired from Ashcraft Janitorial Services. She loved to crochet, quilt and knit.
She is survived by her husband, Darvin, and they were married April 26, 1980; daughters, Rosemary (Alan) Parker of Dayton and Shirley (Gordon) Simmons of Fredericktown; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, John, Foster, Charlie; and sisters, Bonnie, Wanda, Betty, Terry and Mae.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by brothers, Paul and Fred; and sister, Minnie.
Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Crate Sparks officiating. Interment will follow in the Trenton Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
NEWARK — A funeral service for Hallie (Cunningham) Wolford, 80, of Newark will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with the Rev. John Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Wilson Cemetery.
Mrs. Wolford, a homemaker, passed away March 26, 2006, at the Newark Healthcare Centre. She was born June 7, 1925, Whitmer, W.Va., to the late Aud and Silvia (Harper) Cunningham. Mrs. Wolford was a member of the Hollander Pentecostal Church. She sat on the election board in St. Louisville for many years, and was a past member of the Newton Township Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She also enjoyed fishing, camping and gardening.
She is survived by her three sons, Terry (Christy) Wolford of Nashport, Thomas (Sharon) Wolford of Delaware and Keith Wolford of Shelbyville, Ind.; one daughter, JoAnn (Earl) Flannery of McKee, Ky.; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glen A. Wolford; a son, Joe Wolford; one brother; one sister; two grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark, OH 43055. To sign an online guest book, visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com and click guest book/obituary.
Richard L. Wolford
FREDERICKTOWN — Richard L. Wolford, 77, of Smith Road, Fredericktown, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2006, at Knox Community Hospital, Mount Vernon.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Vernon. The obituary is online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.