Charles ‘Dick’ Park
CENTERBURG — Charles R. “Dick” Park, 82, of Centerburg died Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born July 14, 1923, to Myrtle May (Harris) and James Judson Park. A self-employed excavator, he was a lifelong avid collector of antiques and motorcycle enthusiast. He was also a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Besides his parents, Dick was preceded in death by a daughter, Jenelle (Park) Wintz; and brother, Judson James Park.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Edna Maxine (McKinstry) Park; children, Pamela (Jim) Clements of Delaware, Dave Park and his fiancee, Joanna Berry, of Centerburg, and Teresa (Jim) Witten of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Helena (Paul) Lion, Jimmy and John Witten and Amy Jervis; great-grandchildren, Vickie and Josh Lion and Devin Jervis; sisters and brothers, Belle Axline, Betty Griffith, Allen Park, Mike Park, Phyllis Curry, Dawson Park and Wesley Park; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call today from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg, where service will be Saturday, April 8, at 11 a.m. Leroy Bumpus will officiate. Interment will be in Rich Hill Cemetery.
Friends, if they wish, may contribute to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
Norma I. Scott
MOUNT VERNON — Norma I. Scott, 77, of Delano Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Friday, April 7, 2006, at Knox Community Hospital. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.
Jerry C. Sperry
MARION — Jerry C. Sperry, 63, of Marion died Thursday, April 6, 2006, at Sunbridge Care Center in Marion.
Mr. Sperry served in the U.S. Navy, and then worked in the maintenance department for Ohio State University-Marion for 27 years, before retirement.
He is survived by his companion, Maggie Goon of Marion; a sister, Sandra Lee Sperry of Columbus; three brothers, John G. (Ellonda L.) Sperry of Marion, Jeffrey M. (Johanna Drake) Sperry of Delaware and James Dale (Carol Jean) Sperry of Medina; three nieces, Kimberly Jean, Amy Lynn and Tracy Leeann Sperry; and two nephews, Matthew John and Timothy James Sperry.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Melville and Coreta L. (Horn) Sperry.
Graveside service will be Monday, April 10 at 1 p.m. in Union Grove Cemetery, Gambier, with the Rev. Wil E. Beers officiating. Friends may call Monday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Boyd Funeral Home, 122 W. Columbia St., Marion.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene.
Susan J. Spurling
MOUNT VERNON — Susan J. Spurling, 50, of Wooster Road, Mount Vernon, came to the end of a courageous battle with diabetes on Thursday, April 6, 2006, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
She was born March 4, 1956, in Mount Vernon, the daughter of the late Rupert S. and Joan L. (O’Dell) Frye. She was a 1974 graduate of Mount Vernon High School, a 1987 graduate of the JVS School of Nursing, and had retired from the Mount Vernon Developmental Center after 13 of employment as an LPN.
She is survived by her loving husband, Danny G. Spurling, whom she married Oct. 4, 1986; two sons, Christopher D. Spurling and Randy L. Spurling, both of Mount Vernon; two daughters, Linda J. (George Weese) Spurling of Coshocton and Becky R. Spurling of Mount Vernon; four grandchildren, Tommy Looney, Tiffany Johnson, Stevie Scoles and Shane Scoles; two brothers, James (Brenda) Frye and Robert Frye, both of Mount Vernon; two sisters, Joy (Larry) Wohlheter of Cambridge and Karen Hubbard of Mount Vernon; a half brother, Gary Frye of Howard; and a loving niece, nephews and grandnephews.
The family will receive friends Saturday, April 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road. A funeral service will follow at 4 p.m. After the service, family and friends are welcome to gather in the great room of the Mount Vernon Developmental Center for a potluck meal.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the family to assist with the funeral expenses and left at the funeral home. To view this obituary and to leave an online condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Sunny O’Neil Wilkinson, 81, of Mount Vernon died April 5, 2006, at The Inn at HillenVale.
She was born Jan. 25, 1925, in Cleveland to Edwin and Delores (Brush) Kruse. Sunny was a renowned expert on the subjects of Victorian Christmas and White House Flowers. She was the author of several successful books, and as a public speaker had spoken at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., and the Greenbrier in West Virginia. She also had a well known house in Mount Vernon that was nationally recognized for its Victoria Motif. She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and was a former member of the Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce.
She is survived by three sons, Tim O’Neil of Stephens City, Va., Dennis (Nancy) O’Neil of Alexandria, Va., and Kerry O’Neil (Mary Anne) of Nashville, Tenn.; four grandchildren; and a sister, Delores (Bernard) Miller of Mount Vernon.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Wilkinson, in April 2005.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 15, at 2 p.m. at The Inn at HillenVale. The North-Dilley Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements.
This obituary, along with an online registry, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.