LAKEVILLE — Charles “Bunny” Bauer, 92, of Lakeville died Saturday, May 20, 2006, in Heritage Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
Graveside services were held this morning in Wooster Cemetery with the Rev. Duane Galbraith officiating. The Davis & Greene Funeral Home, Wooster, assisted the family with arrangements.
Charles was born Feb. 15, 1914, in Wayne County to Charles Jr. and Lola F. (Derr) Bauer. He was a retired farmer and owned a bait and marine shop.
Surviving are a daughter, Janet J. Zemrock of Big Prairie; sons, Ken (Marcella) Bauer of Zanesville and Charlie A. Bauer of Jeromesville; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
His wife, Mary Ellen Lisle Bauer, died on Oct. 7, 2001.
MOUNT VERNON — James R. Eitel, 78, of Whiteheirs Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Monday, May 22, 2006, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
He was born Nov. 9, 1927, in Cleveland to Donald and Mary (Smyth) Eitel. James retired in 1989 after 36 years of employment with the Mount Vernon News. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Mount Vernon.
He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia (Quincel) Eitel; two sons, Philip (Rita) Eitel of Columbus, Marcus (Carol) Eitel of Pittsburgh; a daughter, Gwendolyn (James) Blubaugh of Utica; six grandchildren, Christina Eitel, Jana Eitel, Justin Eitel, James Eitel, Todd Baughman and Ruthann Adams; eight great-grandchildren, Brandon, Zach, Kylie, Ryan, Cheyenne, Trinity, Chandler and Marley; and a brother, Donald Eitel of Chicago.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Jackie Neff.
Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, where a rosary service will follow at 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be said Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with the Rev. Ted Thomas as celebrant. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. in St. Joseph Cemetery at Circleville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Church Building Fund, 303 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
HOMER — To honor his request, a private graveside service for Mark Ransom, 78, of Homer will be held Thursday, May 25, in Friendship Cemetery, Mount Vernon, with the Rev. Marvin Haught officiating.
Mark died May 22, 2006, at Knox Community Hospital, Mount Vernon. He was born Dec. 16, 1927, on Ransom Road in Knox County to the late J.W. and Hattie (Dorer) Ransom. He was a member of Utica United Methodist Church and he retired from Licking Rural Electric after 38 years of service. Mark loved hunting and traveling. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War.
He is survived by his daughter, Linda L. (Terry) Bates, and two grandchildren, Brian Bates and Justin Bates, all of Granville; brothers, George Ransom of Vestal, N.Y., and Abe (Carolyn) Ransom of Utica; sisters, Harriet Gordon of Seville and Mary Frazier of Mount Vernon; and his sweetie, Helen Martin of Homer.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha (Dewitt) Ransom, who died in 1991; one brother, John Ransom; and a sister, Ruth Sundin.
Law-Baker Funeral Home of Utica is assisting the family with arrangements.
Chester D. Ratliff
MOUNT VERNON — Chester Dennis Ratliff, 54, of Mount Vernon died Monday, May 22, 2006, at Country Court Nursing Center.
He was born Feb. 9, 1952, in Mount Vernon to Chester Ray and Mary Lou (Payne) Ratliff. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved the outdoors. He was a member of the AMVETS Post 95 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Mount Vernon.
He is survived by two sons, Dennis Ratliff of Florida and Jayson Loney of Urbana; four sisters, Sharon and Bill Bowling of Rising Sun, Barbara (Ken) Schaade, Vicky (Larry) Bulkowski and Brenda (Chuck) Perry, all of Tiffin; Aunt Donna and Uncle Dick of Mount Vernon; special aunt and uncle, Millie and Buster of Mount Vernon; special cousins, Diana, Moe and Shon Mosby, Wanda Murphy, Jerry, Lisa, Jay and Glen Goodwin, and Holly and Ron Moss, all of Mount Vernon; stepmother, Mary A. Ratliff of Tiffin; 22 nieces and nephews; 27 great-nieces and great-nephews; and by the love of his life, Karen Loney of Mount Vernon.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a great-niece, Danelle Rae Ratliff.
There will be no calling hours. Graveside funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Mound View Cemetery with the Rev. Eddie Massey officiating. The North-Dilley Funeral Home of Mount Vernon assisted the family with the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary, along with an online guest registry page, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Donna Warner, 75, of Newark Road, Mount Vernon, died Monday, May 22, 2006, at her residence.
Donna was born April 28, 1931, in New Castle to Charles and Edna (Sigman) Ridenbaugh and had spent her lifetime in the Mount Vernon area. Donna retired in April of 2002 from the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon after 40 years employment in the Dietary Department.
Surviving are her son, Carl (Debbie) Warner of Mount Vernon; her daughter, Crystal (Gary) Elliott Sr. of Mount Vernon; three grandchildren, Desiree (Eric) Scott, Christina (Joshua) Burdulis and Gary (Deanda) Elliott Jr.; seven great-grandchildren, Myah, Keli, Riley, Austin, Macayla, Hailey and Faith; a great-grandchild expected in January; her brother, Clarence Ridenbaugh of Mount Vernon; and her sister, Doris Harding of Mount Vernon.
Besides her parents, her husband, Harley Warner Jr., preceded her in death.
Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon, where funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Thomas Tucker officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. To view this obituary and to send a condolence to the family online visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.