MOUNT VERNON — Margaret Alice Blubaugh, 88, formerly of Danville, died Saturday, April 8, 2006, at the Knox Community Hospital.
She was born Jan. 20, 1918, in Midway, Pa., to the late August and Mary (Kelly) Cagnon. On Dec. 30, 1937, she was married to the late E.L. (Pete) Blubaugh. He died on Jan. 7, 1981. She was a member of the St. Luke Catholic Church in Danville, where she was also a member of the PCCW.
She is survived by three daughters, Mary (Jim) Schlairet and Teresa (Gary) Taylor, both of Mount Vernon, and Rose Bell of Danville; a son, Charles (Sharon) Blubaugh of Mount Vernon; 11 grandchildren, Christine (Jim) Shannon, Ed (Lisa) Bowers, Cathy (Lee) Henthorn, Jim Schlairet Jr., Kevin (Stacia) Schlairet, Michael (Colleen) Bell, Eric (Rachel) Schlairet, Margaret (Virgil) Montgomery, Marie (Roger) Holland, Jonathan Blubaugh and Patrick Blubaugh; 14 great-grandchildren (with two on the way); and a brother, Tom (Mary) Cagnon of Mount Vernon.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, John Thomas Blubaugh; sisters, Eliza Fry, Evelyn Carpenter, Rose Middleton and Mae Grennel; and brothers, Bill and Ed Cagnon.
A funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, April 11, at 11 a.m. at the St. Luke Catholic Church in Danville. The Rev. F. Richard Snoke will officiate. Burial will be in St. Luke Cemetery. Calling hours will be at the church today from 6 to 8 p.m., with an 8 p.m. Wake service.
Memorial donations can be made to the church at P.O. Drawer P, Danville, OH 43014; or to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville is handling arrangements; www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
Gordon E. Hayes
UTICA — A graveside service for Gordon E. Hayes, 78, of Utica will be held Thursday, April 13, at 2:30 p.m. in Newark Memorial Gardens with Evangelist Jerold Tear officiating.
Gordon died April 8, 2006, at Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon. He was born April 21, 1927, in Homer to the late Hallie O. and Irene W. (Bell) Hayes. He worked for Chattanooga Glass and Diamond Bathhurst, Mount Vernon.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn A. (Curtis) Hayes of Utica; son, Jeffrey Lynn (Debra) Hayes of Johnstown; two grandsons, Daniel Curtis Hayes and Kyle Lee Hayes; one great-grandson, Michael Nevach Hayes; brother, Harold (Virginia) Hayes of Hilliard; sisters, Norma Jean Flint of Ephrata, Wash., Patricia (Don) Robey of Utica and Sandra Kerins of Claylick.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Hallie Hayes.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Grove Church of Christ, 7740 Grove Church Road, Gambier, OH 43022.
Friends may call Wednesday, April 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica.
Nina Boucher Kerbler
MOUNT VERNON — Nina Boucher Kerbler, 72, native of Mount Vernon, formerly of Worthington and Westerville, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 7, 2006, at her residence.
She was a member of Grace Brethren Church, an avid gardener and lover of nature.
She was preceded in death by husbands, John A. “Jack” Boucher and Emil Kerbler; sons, Gary L. and Charles E. Boucher; and eight siblings.
She is survived by loving children, Patricia (Thomas) Donovan of Westerville, Deborah (Gene) Magers of Cincinnati, John (Nancy) Boucher of Dallas, Texas, and Thomas Boucher of Florida; 15 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call today from 4 to 7 p.m. at Schoedinger Worthington Chapel, 6699 N. High St., Worthington. Funeral service will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Grace Brethren Church, 6675 Worthington-Galena Road, Worthington, OH 43085. Pastor Jim Custer will officiate. Private family interment.
Contributions may be made to Grace Brethren Church or HomeReach Hospice, 3595 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43214, in Nina’s memory. Visit www.schoedinger.com to send condolences.
Rose Ellen Sayles
MOUNT VERNON — Rose Ellen Sayles, 99, of Mount Vernon died April 7, 2006, at the Arlington Care Center in Newark.
Rose is predeceased by her husband, Alton; son, Todd; and brother, Lorin.
She is survived by sisters, Louise Williams (Lester) and Ithna Workman (Gerald), both of Mount Vernon. Her surviving children are Jo Ann Dickinson (John) of Worthington, Charles Sayles (Charlotte) of Zanesville and Carol Sayles, with longtime friend Bea Rose of Mount Baldy Village, Calif. Dan Shaw of Mount Vernon is also a longtime faithful friend and supporter. She is also survived by grandchildren, Celia Christman (Ken) of Pittsburgh, Pa., Bradley Leissa (Dorothy) of Brookeville, Md., Greg Sayles (Veronica) and Joe Sayles of the Zanesville area. Six great-grandchildren, five nephews and one niece also survive her.
Her urn will be interred at a later date in the Mansfield Memorial Gardens after a memorial service to be held in the Gay Street Methodist Church in Mount Vernon. Arrangements are by North-Dilley Funeral Home. The family wishes to extend their thanks to the Arlington Care Center and to Hospice of Central Ohio for the many ways they made Rose’s life pleasant during her final years and peaceful in her last days there.
This obituary, along with an online registry, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Edmund Shaw Sr.
MARENGO — Edmund E. “Ed” Shaw Sr., 77, of Marengo died Saturday afternoon, April 8, 2006, at Bennington Glenn in Marengo.
He was born Nov. 20, 1928, in Columbus to the late Donald and Katherine (Oyer) Shaw. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict, he moved to Marengo in 1972 from Columbus. Ed owned and operated S & S Auto Service for 45 years in Marengo and Columbus and was known as “The best mechanic.”
He is survived by his loving wife 50 years, Twila J. (Honaker); children, Debbie (Lee) Reeves of Mount Vernon, Sharon (Mark) Weber of Marengo and E. “Skeet” (Tammy) Shaw Jr. of Marengo; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Donald E., in 1975; and brothers, Norman and William.
Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Duane Kramer and Brother Don Mann officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Marengo Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Glenn E. Smith
MOUNT VERNON — Glenn E. Smith, 73, of Mount Vernon passed away Friday, April 7, 2006, at the Country Club Retirement Campus.
He was born Oct. 4, 1932, in Danville, the son of the late Arley and Annabelle (Miller) Smith, and had been a lifetime resident of the Knox County area. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving for two years in the Korean conflict. He was a member of The Salvation Army in Mount Vernon, the AMVETS Post 95, and he enjoyed bowling. Before retiring from The Alcove Restaurant, Glenn had been a mechanic for Durbin Sohio in Danville.
He is survived by his son, Edward E. Smith of Mount Vernon; his daughter, Brenda J. Shoop of Dresden; a brother, Larry Smith of Lakeville; five sisters, Wanda McClain, Alice Coffield, Marcella Goosens, Dorothy Little and Coretta Anderson, all of Mount Vernon; and eight grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, April 12, at 11 a.m. at the Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon with Maj. Robert Bender officiating. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army, 206 E. Ohio Ave., Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 634445, Cincinnati, OH 45263-4445. To view this obituary and to leave an online condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Judy A. Tullos
MARTINSBURG — Judy Ann Tullos, 64, of Martinsburg passed away April 7, 2006, at St. Ann’s Hospital.
She was born July 18, 1941, to the late Grady and Elsie (Lafferty) Hargis in Columbus.
She is survived by her husband, Jack Tullos; children, Jackie Johnson, Jodie Britton, Doug Tullos, Jannetta Hatfield, Robin Lightle, Mary Wirth and Chris Tullos; 22 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Grant Lester; and sister, Geneva McBride.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Lester.
Friends may call Tuesday, April 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Crouse-Kauber-Sammons Funeral Home in Johnstown. Funeral service will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Fairview Free Will Baptist Church, 15271 Vance Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050, with Pastor Crate Sparks officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Fairview Free Will Baptist Church.