Ruth M. Bouchard
MOUNT VERNON — Ruth M. Bouchard, 80, of Mount Vernon passed away Monday, July 31, 2006, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
She was born Sept. 16, 1925, in Lowell, Mass., to Pearly Joseph and Dorothy (Carr) Melanson. Ruth worked as a registered nurse for several local hospitals and retired from the State of Ohio MRDD. She served on the Nurse Cadet Corps during World War II.
She is survived by her loving family, a daughter, Valerie Tharp of Westerville; three sons, Donald (Julie) Bouchard Jr. and David (Lou Ann) Bouchard, both of Mount Vernon, and Dean (Carla) Bouchard of North Augusta, S.C.; six grandchildren, Clinton, Jenine, Aleta, Nicole, Janelle, Andy; two great-grandchildren, Amara and Camry; a brother, William (Beth) Dillon of South Carolina; and a sister, Marcia (Donald) Lydick of Massachusetts.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Bouchard Sr.; and a daughter, De De Bouchard.
A celebration of life service will be Saturday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 200 N. Main St. The Rev. Keith Stewart will officiate. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Olga V. Cohan
MOUNT VERNON — Olga V. Cohan, 78, of Mount Vernon passed away Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Vernon.
Jeane C. Miller
MOUNT VERNON — Jeane C. Miller, 82, of Mount Vernon died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006, at the Genesis Hospice Morrison House in Zanesville.
Jeane was born July 6, 1924, in Bridgeport to Carl F. and Edna (Shepherd) Miller. She had been employed as a supervisor at the Edmont Wilson Glove Co. in Mount Vernon and was owner of Tranquility Ceramics in Mount Vernon. She was a member and certified teacher with National Ceramic Manufacturers Association and member and certified teacher with International Porcelain Artists Inc. Jeane was a member of the Gay Street United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon, was a 60-year member of Knox Chapter 236 Order of Eastern Star in Mount Vernon, was a member of the Columbus China Painters Club and also served as a volunteer with Interchurch Social Services in Mount Vernon.
Surviving are her husband, Ralph E. Miller, whom she married Aug. 11, 1945; her three sons, Ronald E. (Leslie) Miller of Zanesville, Dennis D. (Susan) Miller of Massillon and Thomas D. Miller of Las Vegas, Nev.; four grandchildren, Eric, Brian, Todd and Lindsay; six great-grandchildren, Kailey, Mallorie, Madeleine, Iris, Layne and Gage; her sisters-in-law, Frances Miller of Fort Myers, Fla., Faye Miller of Akron and Mary Miller of Stow; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, Carl Miller Jr., Robert Miller and David Miller.
Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon, where the Knox Chapter 236 Order of Eastern Star will conduct memorial service following the evening calling hours. Funeral service will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. David Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Interchurch Social Services, P.O. Box 1052, Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or Genesis Hospice, 713 Forest Ave., Zanesville, OH 43701. To send a condolence online to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Calvin Oakes Jr.
MOUNT VERNON — Calvin Ehret Oakes Jr., 78, died Monday, July 31, 2006, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
He was born Sept. 8, 1927, in Poca, W.Va., to Calvin and Lena Mae Oakes. He served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1956, and he was a member of the Masonic Lodge. On Sept. 23, 1953, he married Jacqueline (Morton), who preceded him in death on Dec. 18, 2005.
He is survived by a daughter, Joann Waren; granddaughters, Renee Bateman, Tracie Baldridge and Mitzi Sheets; and 14 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Joann Oakes; and a brother, John “Sonny” Oakes.
A graveside service, with military rites, will be held Thursday, Aug. 3, at 1 p.m. in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes, W.Va. The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville is handling arrangements.
Information is available at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
Thurman R. Parsons
Danville — The Rev. Thurman Riley Parsons, 81, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006, at his daughter’s residence.
He was born May 18, 1925, to Andrew J. and Mahalia (Elmore) Parsons. On Sept. 6, 1950, he was married to Anna M. Carr, who survives. Thurman was a pastor for nearly 45 years.
In addition to his wife, Anna, he is survived by three daughters, Deborah A. (Randy) Brady of Howard, Karen S. (Dan) Bennett of Howard and Sheila L. Parsons of Bladensburg; three brothers, Levi W. and Harold Parsons, both of Massillon, and Francis (Peggy) Lease of Katy, Texas; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by sisters, Marie Carroll and Mona Burns; a brother, Thomas P. Parsons; and a half brother, James Parsons.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville, where the service will be Friday, Aug. 4, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Workman Cemetery.
The family requests memorial donations be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. Information is available at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
Audrey E. Shaw
MOUNT VERNON — Audrey E. Shaw, 95, of Mount Vernon, formerly of the Athens area, passed early Saturday morning, July 29, 2006, at Country Court Nursing Center, Mount Vernon.
Born July 14, 1911, in Lodi Township, Athens County, she was the daughter of Eugene and Susan Florila (Secoy) Dains. A graduate of Shade High School, she attended Ohio University for her two-year teacher certificate. She taught for two years in a one-room schoolhouse early in her life. She was a proof reader for The Athens Messenger for 20 years. Mrs. Shaw was a member of the Union United Methodist Church and she attended the South Vernon and Mulberry Street United Methodist churches in Mount Vernon. She was a 70-year member of Athens Grange; Pomona, State, and National Grange, and a member of New Marshfield Chapter 346 Order Eastern Star.
She is survived by two sons, George (Becky) Shaw of Mount Vernon and Daniel Shaw and special friend Margaret of Marietta; three granddaughters, Amber Shaw of Mount Vernon, Beth Anne Shaw of Lancaster and Sarah Shaw of Mount Vernon; a grandson, Steven Shaw of Mount Vernon; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Orris Dains.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence S. Shaw, in 1984; and an infant son, Franklin Shaw. Funeral service and burial were conducted Tuesday in Athens.
Ted E. Smith
FREDERICKTOWN — Ted E. Smith, 76, of South Chestnut Street, Fredericktown, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006, at his residence.
He was born Feb. 20, 1930, in Fort Wayne, Ind., to William and Daisy (Dronebarger) Smith. Ted retired in 1988 after 27 years as a photo engraver for American National Can and also worked for the Fredericktown school system. He was a member of the Fredericktown United Methodist Church and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. Ted enjoyed many outdoor activities including fishing, hunting, golfing and skiing; and worked for the Clear Fork Ski Lodge.
He is survived by his loving family, his wife of 52 years, Betty (Frey) Smith; two sons, Tim Smith of Fredericktown, Tom (Eileen) Smith of Columbus; three daughters, Barbara (David Streib) Armstrong, Brenda (Dean) Gerhart and Beth (John) Singrey, all of Fredericktown; 10 grandchildren, Shelly, Rob, Jimmy, Timothy, DeAnda, Ashley, Robert, Nathan, Jeremy and Logan; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Adaline Johnson of Shelby; a stepbrother, Roger Clawson of Mansfield; and a daughter-in-law, Joni Valesquez of California.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Terry R. Smith; a brother, Gale Fichter; and three sisters, Vera Boyce, Lucia Cassity and Ruth Berg.
Friends may call Sunday, Aug. 6, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown. A funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Fredericktown United Methodist Church. The Rev. Larry Draper will officiate. Burial, with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will follow in Forest Cemetery at Fredericktown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fredericktown United Methodist Church, Columbus Road, Fredericktown, OH 43019; or to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Edith L. Thomas
MOUNT VERNON — Edith L. Thomas, 82, of New Gambier Road, Mount Vernon, formerly of Forest Lake, Minn., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006, at her home.
She was born May 20, 1924, in Baxter Springs, Kan., daughter to the late Augustus M. and Myrtle L. (Hilligoss) Thompson. Edith was a Registered Nurse and during World War II was attached to the U.S. Navy as a Cadet Nurse in Saint Albans, N.Y.
She is survived by her husband of over 61 years, Theodore Thomas; six daughters, Bunny Rose Starkey, Kitty Kay (Jess) Losinger, Toni Trese Thomas, Jeri Joy Cressy, Cindy Sue Mapson, Becky Lynn (Riek) Hagmann Machar; seven sons, Harold Paul (Joyce) Thomas, Jonathan Jerome (Grace) Thomas, Larry Lee (Bobbi) Thomas, Tim Ted (Becky) Thomas, Danny Dean (Jacie) Thomas, Mark Alan (Kimberly) Thomas, Joshua David (Wendy) Thomas; 40 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Martha Kay Hamilton; and a brother, Harold Rollin Thompson.
Edith was preceded in death by her daughter, Ruth Eileen Thomas; and her son, Stephen Peter Thomas.
There will be no calling hours. The family will observe a private memorial service at a later date. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. This obituary and guest registry can be accessed at: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Virginia L. Totman passed away Monday, July 31, 2006, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
Virginia was born Jan. 15, 1933, in Mount Vernon to William Edward and Carmen (Joris, Baudin) Beeman. She was a graduate of Mount Vernon High School and married Kenneth “Speedy” Totman on April 19, 1956. She was a member of the South Vernon United Methodist Church and the Methodist Women’s group where she participated in the annual candy making at Easter and was on the communion committee with her closest friend, Alice Stringfellow who preceded her in death. Virginia was also a former foster grandparent for the Mount Vernon Developmental Center. She loved her clients very much. Prior to that she read to students at the former West Side School. Virginia was also very active in the annual PPG picnic held for retirees and her passion was BINGO! “A kind heart and soul, a sparrow in God’s hands.”
She is survived by a son, Douglas Totman of Sparks, Nev.; daughters, Renelle Annett, Colleen (Robert) Milligan and Kim (Steve) Auker, all of Mount Vernon; former son-in-law, George Annett; grandsons, Robert (Monique) Milligan and Mike Bond; great-grandchildren, Tyler and Matthew Milligan and Lyndsay Bond; a brother, Virgil Beeman; and three sisters-in-law, Louise Alexander, Eileen Hatton, Dee Beeman; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband and parents she was preceded in death by brothers, Edward Beeman, Gerald Beeman, Armand Baudin; sisters, Irene Warning, Lorraine Hissong; and son-in-law, Dennis Bond.
A graveside service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Kevin Reed officiating. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio Diabetes Association, 1100 Dennison Ave., Columbus, OH 43201; or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 163549, Columbus, OH 43216.
This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.