Elmer W. Elswick
CARDINGTON — Elmer W. Elswick, 80, of Cardington, formerly of Fredericktown, died Monday, May 1, 2006, at his residence.
Elmer was born Aug. 17, 1925, in Grundy, Va., to the Rev. Elgin W. and Arminda (Fletcher) Elswick and had been a resident of the Fredericktown area for over 40 years. He was retired from the J.B. Foote Foundry in Fredericktown. Elmer was a member of the Fredericktown Freewill Baptist Church.
Surviving are his daughters, Mildred Wolford of Mount Vernon, Ronda (Gerry) Fleury, of New Port, Mich., and Sherry (Stanley) Bartoviac of Arizona; his sons, Douglas (Barbara) Elswick of Mount Vernon and Danny (Sharon) Elswick of Cardington; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Viola Mabe of Fredericktown.
Besides his parents Elmer was preceded in death by his wives, Millie Elswick and Minerva Elswick; his son, Donald Elswick; his sister, Mazie Lester; and three brothers, Frank Elswick, Ernest Elswick and Wesley Elswick.
There will be no calling hours. Graveside funeral service will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Ankenytown Owl Creek Cemetery, with Pastor Aaron Boggs officiating.
The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Morrow County. To view this obituary and to send a condolence to the family online visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Daniel D. Miller
AUBURN, Ind. — Daniel D. Miller, 47, of First Street, Auburn, Ind., and formerly of Mount Vernon, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 30, 2006, at the Dekalb Memorial Hospital in Auburn, Ind.
He was born Oct. 11, 1958, in Huntington, W.Va., to William and Iline (Harper) Miller. Daniel was a member of the Vanatta Northside Church of Christ and attended the Amity Apple Valley Baptist Church.
He is survived by his loving wife, Leslie (Vance) Miller; four sons, Daniel E. Miller of Mount Vernon, and Jarvis Miller, Eric Miller and Andrew Miller, all of the home; a daughter, Sabrina Miller of the home; two brothers, Jim (Marge) Cizgans of Yuba City, Calif., and Bob (Karen) Miller of Plainfield, Conn.; four sisters, Ethel Rivero of Newark, Jeanie Jones of Scottsdale, Ariz., Connie (Ernie) Tarbox of Gray, Tenn., and Deborah (David) Phillips of Mount Vernon; and nephews, Robert Blackstone, Dana Phillips and Jim Phillips.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a nephew, Robbie Hager.
Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Bruce Hissong will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery at Fredericktown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family and can be left at the funeral home. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Russell L. Parker
MOUNT VERNON — Russell L. Parker, 76, of Parrott Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Tuesday morning, May 2, 2006, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.
He was born Jan. 15, 1930, in Knox County, a son of George and Hazel Mae (Wheeler) Parker. Russell had worked for the city of Mount Vernon at the Mound View Cemetery and had worked at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens as a laborer. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4027 and AMVETS Post 95, both in Mount Vernon. Russell loved to listen to music and to play the harmonica, the banjo and the guitar.
Surviving Russell are his son, Tim Kochis of Fredericktown; his four grandchildren, Holly Kochis and Timothy Kochis Jr., both of Mount Vernon, Sunshine Kochis of Logan and Corey Lawrence of Jacksonville, Fla.; sisters, George O’Berinch of Norwalk, Elizabeth Halher of Willard, Florabelle Brown of Norwalk, Mary Ruth Ferrell of Norwalk, Anna Dexter of Gambier and Alice Lester of Fredericktown; and nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Russell was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Louise Kochis, in 1983; and his stepfather, Albert Wolf.
There will be no calling hours or funeral service. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Maple Grove Cemetery, Chesterville. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, is caring for the family with these arrangements.
To view this obituary or to share memories and leave a condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Alice M. Stockdale
MOUNT VERNON — Alice Margene Stockdale, 80, of Mount Vernon died April 30, 2006, at the Knox Community Hospital.
She was born Aug. 25, 1925, in Knox County to Frederick Oscar and Grace (Welsh) Heffelfinger. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She was also a member of the Colonial City Moose Lodge 2555 and the AMVETS Post 95.
She is survived by two sisters, Treva Talbott of Mount Vernon and Patricia (Richard) Rine of Howard; two brothers, Richard (Frances) Heffelfinger and Donald (Linda) Heffelfinger, both of Mount Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Stockdale; a brother, Paul Heffelfinger; and two sisters, Kathryn Durbin and Thelma Peugh.
There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Mass will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Ted Thomas as celebrant. A graveside service will be held at a later date. The North-Dilley Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. This obituary, along with an online registry, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.