Grace A. Fronce
MOUNT VERNON — Grace A. Fronce, 99, of Parrott Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2006, at the Country Club Retirement Campus in Mount Vernon.
Grace was born Oct. 17, 1906, in Jersey City, N.J., to Joseph and Mary (Doherty) Clune and moved to Mount Vernon in 1935 with the Shellmar Corp. She retired from the dietary department of the former Mercy Hospital in Mount Vernon and was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon.
Surviving are her daughter, Mary Ann of the home; son, Charles (Karen) of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Christy Dean of San Marcos, Texas, and Tresa (Ismael) Carrillo of Cypress, Texas; great-grandchildren, Breanne and Caden Dean, Christian and Kalynn Carrillo; beloved nephew and nieces, Dr. Alex (Linda) Johnson, Jill (Michael) Hannah and Terri Johnson; great-niece and great-nephews, Emma, Patrick, Alex and Andrew Hannah, and David and Jeffrey Johnson; special friends, Roxanne Berry and Agnes Woodward.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Chalmer “Chink” Fronce, in 1991; and two sisters, Josephine Grunewald and Dorothy O’Connor.
At the request of the deceased, there will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, April 6, at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with the Rev. Ted Thomas as the celebrant. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Mount Vernon.
The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, Mount Vernon, is caring for the family with these arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Maintenance Fund, 303 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
To view this obituary and leave an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Earl David Hubbard
MOUNT VERNON — Earl David Hubbard, 57, of Mount Vernon passed away Monday, April 3, 2006, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
He was born Dec. 31, 1948, in Mount Vernon, the son of the late Earl Junior and Verna Roberta (Griffith) Hubbard. Earl had been employed with Ellis Brothers Concrete in Mount Vernon as a mechanic and as a truck driver. He was a member of the AMVETS and the Moose Lodge in Mount Vernon, and he loved building and racing cars.
He is survived by his loving fiancé, Helen (Priest) Hubbard; his stepmother, Phyllis Hubbard of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Kacy Hubbard of Mount Vernon; two stepsons, Gary (Amanda) Priest and Keith Priest, both of Mount Vernon; five grandchildren, James Priest, Anna Mae Priest, Kathryn Nicole Priest, Allena Madison Priest and Abagail Elizabeth Priest; two sisters, Betty (Grover) Burke of Coldwater, Mich., and Patricia Snavely of Mount Vernon; two half sisters, Christine (Ernest) Williams of Whithouse, Ky., and Connie (Rich) Simpson of Mount Vernon; a half brother, Delbert “Bubby” Hubbard of Mount Vernon; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Wednesday, April 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where a funeral service will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. with Pastor John Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow in Mound View Cemetery.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the family to assist with funeral arrangements, and may be left at the funeral home. To view this obituary and to leave an online condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Wilma Golda Secrist
MANSFIELD — Wilma Golda Secrist, 89, of The Waterford, formerly of Alexander Road East, Bellville, died Sunday, April 2, 2006, in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital following a short illness.
She was born Sept. 24, 1916, in Richland County to Anton and Sopfia (Freund) Vogel.
She is survived by her daughters, Joyce Sams and special friend, Jim Simmering Jr., and Nevah (James) Krillenberger; her stepchildren; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ella Spayde, Lydia Billotte and Sophie Lattimore; a sister-in-law; cherished friends; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, William Bauer; second husband, Russell Secrist; a daughter, Gladys Bauer; four sisters; and three brothers,
The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Randy Weaver will officiate. Burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to Chapel Hill United Methodist Church may be made at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.