Roy E. Body
FREDERICKTOWN — Roy E. Body, 72, of West First Street, Fredericktown, passed away Monday, April 10, 2006, at the Knox Community Hospital.
He was born Sept. 25, 1933, in Coshocton County to John and Dorothy (Sells) Body. Roy was a member of the Fredericktown First Church of God, was a retired truck driver with Boyd Brothers Trucking. He loved camping, wood refinishing, and being around his grandchildren and family. Roy was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army from 1954-56.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sandra (Hartwell) Body; a daughter, Jan (Jerry) Lashley of Mount Vernon; a son, John (Melissa) Body of Fredericktown; his father, John Body of Mount Vernon; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty (Larry) Taylor of Newark.
Roy was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Body; and a sister, Patricia Mickle.
Friends may call Thursday, April 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown. A funeral will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Richard Prater officiating. Burial, with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veteran’s Council, will follow in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.
Memorial contributions can be made to Fredericktown First Church of God, 19535 Zolman Road, Fredericktown, OH 43019. This obituary and online condolences can be accessed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Dena J. Eicher
WALHONDING — Dena J. Eicher, 88, of 30561 Ohio 206, Walhonding, died April 11, 2006, at the Joel Pomerene Memorial Hospital in Millersburg.
She was born Feb. 22, 1918, in Tuscarawas County to the late Jacob B. and Katie (Schlabach) Miller. She was a member of the Old Order Amish.
She is survived by 16 children, Mary Jane (Sam) Hilty of Berne, Ind., Benjamin Eicher Jr. of Spencerville, Ind., Clarence Eicher of Centerville, Mich., Barbara (Menno) Schwartz of Geneva, Ind., Flossie (Roman) Hilty of Berne, Ind., Jacob Eicher of Loudonville, John Eicher of Dundee, Elmer Eicher of Geneva, Ind., Solomon Eicher of Dundee, Levi Eicher of New Philadelphia, Ruth Eicher of Dover, Nancy Eicher of Dundee, Philip Eicher of Dundee, Rachel (Edward) Hershberger of Millersburg, Anna Mae (Leroy) Yoder of Walhonding and Norman Eicher of Sarasota, Fla.; 94 grandchildren, 383 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben E. Eicher, whom she married Dec. 5, 1957. He died March 30, 1980. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, three brothers and a sister.
Friends may call anytime today at the Leroy Yoder residence, 30561 Ohio 206, Walhonding, OH 43843. The funeral will be Thursday, April 13, at 9 a.m. at the Levi Troyer residence, 8234 Winklepleck Road, Dundee, OH 44624. Burial will be in the Miller Cemetery in Tuscarawas County. The Fischer Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements; www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
Russell R. Pickett
FINDLAY — Russell R. Pickett, 89, of Findlay died Monday, April 10, 2006, at his residence.
He was born Aug. 5, 1916, in Mount Blanchard to Harry and Gertrude (Anderson) Pickett. He was a World War II Army veteran. He retired from Marathon Oil Co. in 1984 after 38 years of service.
He is survived by a daughter, Marsha (Ron) Lasater of Findlay; a son, Gary Pickett of Texarkana, Texas; a grandson, Brent (Gloria) Lasater of Mount Vernon; two granddaughters, Jenny Lasater of Dublin, Ohio, and Amy (John) Miller of Austin, Texas; five great-grandchildren, Carter, Ashton and Avery Lasater, and Alex and Kaelyn Miller.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline, in 1970; and a sister, Maxine Zoll.
Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Maple Grove Cemetery with Pastor Nicole Mazza-Fredley officiating.
The North-Dilley Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is in charge of the arrangements. This obituary along with an online guest registry page may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.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.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Barbara (Jones) Smith; two brothers, Merle and Earl Smith; and a sister, Francis McElroy.
A graveside service will be today at 11 a.m. in Mound View Cemetery, 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.
George ‘Phil’ Weisent
MOUNT VERNON — George P. Weisent, 69, of Mount Vernon and Newcastle, passed away April 10, 2006, at the Ohio State University James Hospital.
He was born Sept. 14, 1936, in Newark to Paul and Ruby (Schrol) Weisent. He is survived by his wife, Delores Weisent, whom he married Feb. 4, 1967; his son, Mitch Weisent of Mount Vernon; his daughter, Ann Weisent and future son-in-law, Mark Page, of Mount Vernon. He is also survived by his brothers, Dwayne (Sally) Weisent of Wickett, Texas, and Doug (Ann) Weisent of Sanford, Fla.; and his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Tom (Charlotte) Trace of Mount Vernon. “Uncle Bud” was loved by eight nieces and nephews, Ellen Bond, Pam Shafer, Doug Weisent, T.J. Trace, Cortney Cook, Erika Beck, Dave Weisent, and Zak Trace; and 15 great-nieces and great-nephews, Zane, Loren, Damian, Zoey, Layne, P.J., Brian, Caty, Colton, Savannah, Emily, Jordyn, Elaina, Hunter, Sara, and a future niece or nephew. His extended family includes Peggy Stacy of Mount Vernon and his grandchildren, Levi and Kenzie Stacy of Mount Vernon.
Phil was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. He was a scout leader for many years, teaching leadership and instilling in young men and women the mission of the Boy Scouts. He was past leader of Troop 332 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Mount Vernon. Phil loved the outdoors. He loved to fish and camp and some of his greatest days were spent at the lake. He was a fan of Ohio State sports and loved to watch the Buckeyes.
Phil was a retired carpenter. His gift was the beautiful furniture and woodwork he made. He worked for the Muskingum Valley Boy Scout Reservation in Conesville, Ohio, for many years as the camp ranger where everyone called him “Smokey.” He also was a past employee of Chattanooga Glass.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two nephews, and his mother-in-law and father-in-law.
Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home. Graveside funeral service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens with Mr. Stan Ratliff officiating.
Memorial contributions in the name of Phil “Smokey” Weisent may be made to the Muskingum Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America, 734 Moorehead Ave., Zanesville, OH 43701. This obituary, along with an online guest registry page, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralhome.com.