Charles E. Highman
MOUNT VERNON — Charles E. Highman, 62, of Lower Green Valley Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at the Knox Community Hospital.
He was born July 4, 1943, in Mount Vernon, the son of Charles and Frances (Woodford) Highman, and had been a lifetime resident of the Mount Vernon area. Charles was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1960-64. He retired from Sprint in 2003, where he had worked for 36 years as a cable splicer.
He is survived by his loving wife, Lisa (McMahon) Highman, whom he married July 10, 1981; his mother and stepfather, Frances and John Madias; two sons, Todd (Debbie) Highman and Raymond (Lisa) Highman; two daughters, Tina and Rebecca Highman; five grandchildren; and a sister, Tammy (Doug) Swihart.
His father, Charles, preceded him in death.
A funeral service will be Saturday, May 20, 2006, at 11 a.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home with Dr. Paul Dove officiating. Friends may call Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will follow in the Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. box 163549, Columbus, OH 43216. To view this obituary and to leave an online condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Virginia T. “Barb” Hoecker, 96, of East Vine Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Monday evening, April 17, 2006, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
Virginia donated her body to the College of Medicine at The Ohio State University. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon, at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 20.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to one’s charity of choice in Virginia’s memory.
To view this obituary or to leave the family an online condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Jack R. Kuhn
TRINWAY — Jack Raymond Kuhn, 89, of Second Street, Trinway, died May 18, 2006, at the Autumn Health Care in Coshocton.
He was born May 28, 1916 in Warsaw to Ray C. and Sylvia (Speckman) Kuhn. He was a Greyhound bus driver for 45 years and a World War II U.S. Army veteran.
He is survived by two daughters, Vera Curtis of Trinway and Ruth Ann Kuhn of Texas; a stepdaughter, Sara Brennan of Coshocton; grandchildren, Shannon Smith of Trinway, Sara Brennan of Coshocton, Maggie Babcock of Warsaw and Andy Brennan of Delaware; great-grandchildren, Kyle Graves, Kaydn Graves, Lainey Smith and Brianna Brennan.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Leita M. (Wilder) Kuhn, whom he married June 13, 1942. She died Aug. 8, 1990. He was also preceded in death by a son, Jon Kuhn on Nov. 15, 1985; a grandson, Shawn K. Curtis; two brothers, William A. and Lawrence; and a sister, Irene.
There are no calling hours. A graveside service will be held at a later date in the Valley View Cemetery in Warsaw. The Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw is handling the arrangements.
Douglas J. Landis
MOUNT VERNON — Douglas Jay Landis, 60, of Mount Vernon died suddenly Tuesday, May 16, 2006, at his home.
He was a retired school teacher with Northridge Local Schools and a self-employed truck driver. He was a member of Eagles, AMVETS, VFW and Moose Lodge. He was a graduate of Westerville High School in 1964 and Kent State University, where he was a member of the football team. He was also an avid hunter and motorcyclist.
He is survived by his wife, Karen; daughters, Kari (Kile) Dyer of California and Megan (Randall) Collett of Columbus; brothers, Don (Linda) of Sunbury, Dave (Norma) of Columbus, Dale (Joanne) of Centerburg and Dennis (Wendy) of Westerville; many nieces and nephews; and numerous friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Marjorie Landis.
Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Moreland Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, where service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. Pastor Frank Carl will officiate. Interment will be in Green Lawn Cemetery.
MOUNT VERNON — Gladiola Peck, 82, of Miller Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2006, at Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon.
She was born Feb. 19, 1924, in Drill, Vs., to Kent Hughes and Nora (Brown) Bailey. Gladiola loved quilting and gardening, but nothing was more important to her than spending quality time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her loving family, a son, Jerry (Emily) Peck of Mount Vernon; three daughters, Mary Conant, Betty Bockover, Sue Parnell, all of Mount Vernon; a daughter-in-law, Kim Peck of Mount Vernon; 11 grandchildren, Bryan (Shell), Todd (Kris), Sean (Tina), Lisa (Adam), Cale (Angie), Shad (Kati), Troy (Deb), Matthew, Nathan, Nichole and Chris; nine great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Sue Rose of South Carolina and Billie Sexton of West Virginia.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Pled Peck; a son, Danny Peck; a granddaughter, Angela Sue Rummell; a great-grandson, Tyler Sherman; and son-in-law, Chuck Conant.
Friends may call Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be Monday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Dan Whisner will be officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — J.C. Webb, 65, of Wooster Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
He was born April 9, 1941, in Grundy, W.Va., the son of Charles E. and Alpha (McClanahan) Webb. J.C. was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1961-62. He was a retired machinist from the Chattanooga Glass Co. J.C. had a passion for classic automobiles, restoring two 1955 Ford Hardtops and a 1955 Ford Sunliner. He was also a member of the Ford Crown Victoria Association.
He is survived by his loving wife, Penny (Ressler) Webb, whom he married Sept. 3, 1960; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert Alan (Pam) Webb of Johnstown; a daughter, Teresa Webb of Danville; three grandchildren, Nathan and Jay Kunzi and Samantha Webb; two brothers, Raymond (Joanne) Webb of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Norman Webb of Mansfield; a sister, Lucille (Gene) Deskins of Delaware;, a brother-in-law, Richard (Doris) Ressler of Mount Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be Saturday, May 20, at 10:30 a.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon, with the Rev. John E. Bryant officiating. Friends may call Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will follow in the Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
To view this obituary and to leave an online condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Sandra L. Welker
MOUNT VERNON — Sandra L. Welker, 62, of Mount Vernon died May 18, 2006, at the Country Court Nursing Center.
She was born June 24, 1943, in Mount Vernon to Russel and Lucille (Selby) Shoman. She was a member of the First Christian Church and the Tomahawk Women’s Golf League.
She is survived by a daughter, Kelly Welker (Jim Robbins) of Mount Vernon; and a son, Gary (Natalie) Welker of Mount Vernon; two grandchildren, Zachary and Jordan Welker; three sisters, Devota (Dick) Beck of West Jefferson, Nicky (Harold) Milligan of Mount Vernon. Betty (Ronnie) Swihart of Fredericktown; two brothers, William (Sandy) Shoman and Wynol (Joanne) Shoman, both of Fredericktown; a sister-in-law, Janice (John) Popham of Fredericktown; and three brothers-in-law, Jack (Ruth) Welker, Ed (Cindy) Welker and Wilbur (Melanie) Welker, all of Mount Vernon; 15 nieces and nephews; 18 great-neices and great-nephews; special friends, Holly Carr, Sandy Reed, Nancy Pugh, Diane Bowles, Diane Peck and Terry McNutt.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph E. Welker, 2004; a grandson, Luke Sky Welker, 2005; and a brother, Richard Gary Shoman.
Friends may call Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home. A graveside service will be Sunday at 1 p.m. in Ebenezer Cemetery, with Pastor Darren Shafer officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road: Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary, along with an online registry, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.