CARDINGTON — Franklin Adkins, 72, of Cardington died Monday morning, Aug. 21, 2006, at the Morrow County Hospital Emergency Room.
He was born on April 18, 1934, in Lavalette, W.Va., to the late Emmett Sr. and Ina (Phelps) Adkins. A resident of Marengo since 1942, he was a retired a coiler for Ranco in both Delaware and Plain City.
He loved spending time with his large family and circle of friends, they include his loving wife of 47 years, Rose, they were married June 5, 1959, in Sunbury; sons, Franklin Lean (Vicky), Anthony and Darrell (Alice); he especially enjoyed his four grandchildren; 14 brothers and sisters; brother-in-law, Dick Addison; numerous nieces and nephews; sister-in-laws, Martha (Bill) Phillips and Marie Wright; and brother-in-law, Stanley Bowsher.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Hester Addison.
Friends may call Wednesday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Victory Freewill Baptist Church, 2784 Ohio 229 West in Marengo, with the Rev. Joe Graham and Pastor Brad Duncan officiating. Burial will follow in Marengo Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Dean N. Pealer
MOUNT VERNON — Dean N. Pealer, 65, of Mount Vernon died Aug. 21, 2006, at the Country Court Nursing Center.
He was born March 8, 1941, in Amity to Lewis and Annabelle (Doup) Pealer. He was a member of the last graduating class from Amity High School in 1959, where he served as valedictorian. Previously he was employed with the Cooper-Bessemer Co., and later with HPM in Mount Gilead. Also, he was a member of the Elks Lodge 140 and Colonial City Moose Lodge 2555.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by a daughter, Anna (Adam) Horlacher of Mount Vernon; a son, Matthew Pealer of San Francisco, Calif.; one brother, Lealand James Pealer of Mount Vernon; two granddaughters, Angela (Anthony) Johnston of Howard and Augustina Horlacher of Mount Vernon; and a niece, Erica (Shannon) Hedge of Mansfield.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 26, at 2 p.m. at the Amity United Methodist Church with Brother Philip McMurrin officiating. The North-Dilley Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements.
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.
Constance ‘Liz’ Ramey
MARYSVILLE — Constance “Liz” Ramey, 88, of Marysville died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006, at Memorial Hospital in Marysville.
She was born Nov. 17, 1917, in Mount Liberty to the late Ida Belle and Warren Morton. She was married to the late John A. Ramey on Aug. 2, 1935, in Maysville, Ky., and retired from Galt Ocean Mile Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
She is survived by children, Betty Ann (Scotty) Black of Marysville, John R. (Marla) Ramey of Middleburg, Mary (Brian) Miller of Margate, Fla., and Joyce (Richard) Collett of Marysville; 20 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Gertrude Ramey; brother-in-law, Art (Frieda) Ramey, all of Centerburg; and nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Ramey; and grandchildren, Steve and Debbie.
Friends may call Wednesday, Aug. 23, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg, where service will follow at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Bloomfield Cemetery.