Olga ‘Vicki’ Cohan
MOUNT VERNON — Olga “Vicki” Cohan, 78, of Yauger Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Aug. 2, 2006.
She was born Dec. 22, 1927, the daughter of Mount Vernon Chief of Police William Jessup and Anna (Hartup) Jessup. Vicki owned and operated with her husband, Benjamin Cohan, the One Hour Martinizing Dry Cleaners. She was a member of DAR, Glendale Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star in Bladensburg, the VFW, and the Eagles Lodge of Mount Vernon.
She is survived by her children, Janice Church of Mount Vernon, Sandra Gwilliams of Marysville, Konnie Nelson of Mansfield, Robert Cohan of Tennessee, Michelle Cohen of Iraq, and Laura Cohan of Florida; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, S. William (JoAnn) Jessup of Punta Gorda, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Benjamin Cohan; and her sister, Annabelle Jessup Funkhauser.
The family will hold a private graveside service at a later date in Mound View Cemetery. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 163549, Columbus, OH 43216; or American Cancer Society, 1105 Mount Vernon Ave., Marion, OH 43302.
I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one, I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when day is gone. I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times, and laughing times, and bright sunny days. I’d like tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun, Of happy memories that I leave when life is done.
This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Shirley L. Lawrence, 66, of Mount Vernon died Aug. 2, 2006, at the Knox Community Hospital. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
David S. Rea
CUYAHOGA FALLS — David S. Rea, 45, of Cuyahoga Falls passed away Aug. 1, 2006.
He was born Aug. 30, 1960, in Charleroi, Pa., to William and Lois (Gedeon) Rea. Dave graduated from Mount Vernon High School and attended Bluffton College and Mount Vernon Nazarene College. He was the head tennis pro instructor at Greene Tennis Club in Greene.
David is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Kelly (Shaffer) Rea; sons, Kyle and Ryan, and daughter, Abby, all of the home; his mother, Lois Rea of Mount Vernon; brother, Dr. William (Deirdre) Rea of Roanoke, V.; his sister, Carol (Sam) Miller of Mount Vernon; brother-in-law, Jerry Hankins of Sparta; his father- and mother-in-law, Charles and June Shaffer of Stow; sister-in-law, Kim (Tom) Littman; and several nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Rea; and his sister, Laurie Hankins.
Calling hours will be Friday, Aug. 4, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hennessy-Bagnoli Funeral Home, 936 N. Main St., Akron, Ohio 44310. The funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 5, at 11 a.m. at North Hampton Baptist Church, 333 W. Streets Corners, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Burial will be in Chester Hill Memorial Park.
CIRCLEVILLE — Esley Etchel “Shorty” Salyers, 81, of Circleville died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006, at Berger Hospital in Circleville.
Mr. Salyers was born Feb. 12, 1925, in Paintsville, Ky., to Roy and Rosa (King) Salyers. He lived most of his life in New Holland before moving to Circleville in April. He was a maintenance worker at Deer Creek State Park Lodge until his retirement in 1997. Mr. Salyers was a member of the Alder Chapel United Baptist Church in West Jefferson.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Venus Johnson; half sisters, Noval Hale and Dorothy Rowe; and half brothers, Norman and William Salyers.
Mr. Salyers is survived by his wife, the former Beatrice Lemaster, whom he married Feb. 18, 1949; a son, Ronnie (Becky) Salyers of Walhonding; daughters, Ruby Yates and her husband, Mark Barton, of Columbus, Kathy (Jeff) Brown of Greenfield and Bonnie Salyers and her fiancé, Mark Mills, of Circleville; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Friends may call today from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland. The funeral will be Friday, Aug. 4, at 1 p.m. at the New Holland Church of Christ In Christian Union. Burial will follow in the New Holland Cemetery.