Henderson ‘Butch’ Bowling
MOUNT VERNON — Henderson “Butch” Bowling, 84, of Mount Vernon died Thursday, May 11, 2006, at Country Court Nursing Center following a lengthy illness.
He was born May 26, 1921, in Redwine, Ky., to Norman and Bessie (Conley) Bowling, living in the Mount Vernon area most of his life. Butch was a veteran of World War II, and served in the U.S. Marines, was a member of the International Labors Union and a member of the Colonial City Baptist Church in Mount Vernon. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather; and he will be missed greatly, but is now with our Lord.
Surviving are his loving wife, Betty Brown Bowling, whom he married Feb. 2, 1982; three daughters, Beverly (Gary) Hooper of Monroeville, Marjorie (Fritz) Rucker and Jo Ann Bales, both of Matthews, Va.; one son, Jackie Bowling of Springfield; two stepchildren, Nathan (Jo Anna) Peters and Daniel (Teresa) Peters, both of Mount Vernon; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom he loved very much; four sisters, Mildred Stone of Maysville, Ky., Lillian (Denver) Fender of Webster, Fla., Sudie (Rennie) Green of Wheelersburg and Betty (Bill) McCoy of Dayton; and one brother, Ray (Jan) Bowling of Ashland, Ky.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Frank Bowling.
Friends may be received today from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Colonial City Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, where funeral will follow at 2 p.m. Pastor Dan Whisner will officiate. Burial will be in Mound View Cemetery, Mount Vernon, with military honors.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Werner Funeral Services, Mansfield. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.wernerfuneral.com.
Lynn Anne Gervase
MOUNT VERNON — Lynn Anne Gervase, 49, of Mount Vernon passed away Saturday, May 13, 2006, at her home following a courageous battle with cancer.
Lynn was born on March 24, 1957, in Philadelphia, Pa. She graduated from Springbrook High School in Silver Spring, Md., earned her BS degree in Industrial Technology from the University of Maryland in College Park, Md.; a BS degree in Industrial Engineering from Cleveland State University and her MBA from West Virginia University. Lynn lived in Martinsburg, W.Va., and was employed as an Engineering manager for World Kitchen Inc. in Martinsburg, W.Va., and Greencastle, Pa., from 1988 until 2002 when she moved to Mount Vernon and became senior manager, Quality Process Improvement with Rolls-Royce in Mount Vernon.
She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Denis Foley; her mother, Olive M. (Kreibick) Gervase of Fairfield, Pa.; her father, John A. Gervase of North Fort Myers, Fla.; seven brothers; five sisters; and 20 nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Monday, May 22, from noon until 2 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. A celebration of Lynn’s life will be held Sunday, June 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Cloverhill Community Center in Frederick, Md.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or to the Rolls-Royce employees “Relay for Life” team. To view this obituary and to send a condolence online to the family visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Mary Margaret Magers
UTICA — A funeral liturgy for Margaret Magers, 91, formerly of St. Louisville, will be held Wednesday, May 17, at 10 a.m. at Church of the Nativity Catholic Church, Utica, with The Rev. Stephen A. Metzger officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Newark.
Margaret died May 14, 2006, at Flint Ridge Nursing & Rehab Center, Newark. She was born Dec. 4, 1914, in Zanesville to the late William E. and Margaret G. (McElroy) Ohler. She was a member of the Church of the Nativity Catholic Church, Catholic Ladies of Columbia, Homemakers Extension and St. Louisville Senior Citizens.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Patrick and Dorothy Magers of Utica, Daniel and Judith Magers of Alamogordo, N.M., Michael and Roberta Magers and Thomas and Sandy Magers, all of St. Louisville, and Terrance and Connie Magers and Paulette Magers, all of Newark; daughter, Kathleen Cottrel of Newark; sisters and brother-in-law, Sister Jeanette Ohler of Columbus, Betty Marquis of Dayton, Virginia and Charles Wilson and Ann Wintermute, all of Newark; brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Betty Ohler of Newark; 25 grandchildren; and many, many great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Magers, who died June 7, 1994; son, Gerald Magers; and granddaughter, Denise Magers.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road SE, Newark, OH 43055-9925.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m., with a vigil service at 8 p.m., at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica.
Meryl J. Sellers
MOUNT VERNON — Meryl J. Sellers, 87, of Mount Vernon died Thursday, May 11, 2006, at his home.
He was born July 14, 1918, in Loudonville, to the late Harvey and Enid (Heinrich) Sellers and had been a Mount Vernon resident since 1954. He was a retired employee of the Shellmar, Continental Can-Ludlow Corp. in Mount Vernon, retiring in 1983. He was a World War II U.S. Air Force veteran and served in the Pacific Theatre of War. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and the VFW.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy (Banbury) Sellers. Also surviving are two daughters, Karen Sellers of the home and Kathy Ann (James) Johnson of Mount Vernon; one sister, Mabel (Ron) Farquhar of Loudonville; and two nieces, Cynthia Sheldon of Lexington and Laurie McFarlin of Ashland.
Besides his parents, Meryl was preceded in death by two brothers, Gene Sellers and George Sellers; and a nephew, David Sellers.
There will be no calling hours. A private service will be held in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, near Danville, at a later date. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary can be accessed and condolences left at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.