Robert W. Beeman
MOUNT VERNON — Robert W. “Candyman” Beeman, 86, of Mount Vernon died June 3, 2006, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
He was born April 25, 1920, in Mount Vernon to Benjamin and Daisy (Pletcher) Beeman. He attended the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, and later in life the First Christian Church. He had been employed with the Continental Can Co., retiring in 1980, after 40 years of service, where he was an officer with the Local AFLCIO Union. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, and recipient of the Purple Heart. Also, he was lifetime member of the VFW Post 4027.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy L. (Newton) Beeman, to whom he had been married 27 years; a son, Michael Beeman of Mount Vernon; three grandchildren, Robert (Stefanie) Beeman, Kristina (Jaime) Felan and Emily Beeman; three great-grandchildren; a nephew, Curt (Betsy) Beeman; and several grandnieces and grandnephews; his special friend as a son, Dick Blair; and his friend, Glenn “Wink” Van Houten Sr., his TV Buddy.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Milton H. Beeman.
There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be Friday at 11 a.m. in Mound View Cemetery with Pastor Jamie Gump officiating. Burial will military honors will be conducted by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council. The North-Dilley Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, 110 E. Vine St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary along with a guest registry may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Duane ‘Red’ Kinnard
NEWARK — A memorial service for Duane E. “Red” Kinnard, 77, of Newark will be Sunday, June 11, at 3 p.m., at North Side Church of Christ, 4588 Marion Road N.E. (Ohio 657), Vanatta. Pastor Bruce Hissong will officiate. The family will receive friends before the service from 2 to 3 p.m.
Duane was born in Utica to Clarence and Iva (Chester) Kinnard. He retired after 38 years of service with American National Can Co. in Mount Vernon and then worked for his son, Joseph, with Newark Tomato Co. for several years. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed reading in his free time. Duane was a Gold Star Dad, a UCT member since 1967 and was of the Protestant faith.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Kathryn Ann (Orsborn); two sons, Steve (Marty) Kinnard and Joseph (Elaine) Kinnard of Newark; grandchildren, Stacy, Brandon (Anjie), Ashley, Kelley, Brook and Mackenzie Kinnard, Courtney (Jamie) Johnson, Josh and Jessa Brock, all of Newark, Tamara (Bobby) Enright of Springboro; great-grandchildren, Samuel, Wesley, Alexis and Taylor Enright; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Lee Kinnard, who died March 9, 1968; and by four brothers and three sisters.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road N.E., Newark, OH 43055.
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Donna M. Kost
CLAREMORE, Okla. — Donna Marie Kost of Claremore, Okla., passed away May 27, 2006, after a brief illness.
She was born Sept. 21, 1955, to Donald and Marie (Jackson) Stout in Mount Vernon, Ohio. She was a graduate of Fredericktown High School in 1974. She was also owner of Little Kost Kakes of Mount Vernon. She was employed at Kenyon College before moving to Oklahoma.
She is survived by two sons, Bryce Adrian Kost of Tulsa, Okla., and Tyler Joseph Kost of the armed forces in Turkey; her former husband, George Kost of Mount Vernon; her mother, Marie Hunter of Mount Vernon; two sisters, Trina (Michael) Cherryholmes and Susan Morris, both of Mount Vernon; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Stout, in 1985; and a brother, Donald “Gene” Stout, in 1987.
There will be a private service in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
DANVILLE — Nelfie McFadden, 72, of Danville died Sunday, May 28, 2006.
She was born Oct. 17, 1933, in West Virginia to Millard and Amanda Hammons. In 1947 she was married to Ashford McFadden, who died in April of 1972. Following her first husband’s death, Nelfie married John Goudy and by that marriage she had one child, Tonya Goudy, who has two children, Samantha and Brody, who loved her dearly.
She is survived by her children, Steve (Lucy) McFadden, Sharon (Dave) Elliott and Tonya Goudy, all of Danville, and Rick (Susie) McFadden of Martinsburg; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister, Pearl Moravy of Mifflin; and a half brother, Keith (Norma) Hammons of Danville.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband; a daughter, Rhonda McFadden; and five brothers, Glen, Howard, Hubert, Bruce and Earl Jr. Hammons.
A remembrance service was May 31 at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville. Burial was in Workman Cemetery.
Paid for by Tonya Goudy.