Esther R. Devore
MOUNT VERNON — Esther Regenia Devore, 92, a Brinkhaven resident for more than 85 years, went home to be with her Lord on Sept. 4, 2006, while a patient at the Knox Community Hospital.
Esther was born April 14, 1914, to Charles and Flora (Shellhorn) Sheldon in Brinkhaven. She married John Clayton Devore on June 16, 1934, in Greenup, Ky. After 56 years of marriage, he preceded her in death on April 27, 1991. Esther also was preceded in death by her parents; and her two brothers, Delbert “Deb” (Marie) Sheldon, in 1958, and Darwin (Alice) Sheldon in 1977.
Esther is survived by two sons, Delmar (Mary Ann) Devore of Mount Vernon and Donald (Deanna) Devore of Decatur, Ill.; five grandchildren, Debra Devore and David (Lisa) Devore of Mount Vernon, Dolores (Rick) Rawlings of Argenta, Ill., Darlene (Kenneth) Childers of Newark, and Dianna (Robert) Miller of Goldsboro, N.C.; four great-grandchildren, Carie Rawlings, Ryan Devore, Micayla Devore and Clayton Childers.
Esther loved the old hymns of the church, and for much of her life attended the Assembly of God Church in Danville. In recent years she attended Covenant Christian Church of God in Mount Vernon, and Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Decatur, Ill. Esther was a wonderful mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother, and will be greatly missed by all of her family.
Friends may call Friday Sept. 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville, where funeral service will be Saturday, Sept. 9, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Tim Overly, pastor of the Covenant Christian Church of God, will officiate. Burial will be in Workman Cemetery at Danville. Information is available at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
Vivian G. Eberle
MOUNT VERNON — Vivian G. Eberle, 95, born Aug. 20, 1910, in Defiance, Ohio, passed away Aug. 8, 2006, in Mount Vernon.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Beulah (Vaughn) Eberle; and her brothers, LaVon and Clark Eberle. She is survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Vivian was a graduate of Miami University (Ohio) and Ohio State University, receiving a master’s degree in music education. She also took postgraduate courses at Columbia University. She began her teaching career in Defiance County. For many years thereafter until her retirement, she was supervisor of elementary music education for the public schools of Mount Vernon. She was a 50-year member of Knox Chapter 236, Order of Eastern Star, in Mount Vernon. Vivian was an avid traveler during summers and in retirement. Several of her trips were outside the continental United States, including one round-the-world tour. She will be remembered for her love of music, knitting and quilting.
A memorial service will be held in Mount Vernon on Thursday, Sept. 7, at 11:30 a.m. at the First Christian Church, 110 E. Vine St. A graveside service will be held in Defiance at 4 p.m. that afternoon at Riverside Cemetery, 1417 S. Clinton St.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to First Christian Church in Mount Vernon or Trinity United Methodist Church in Defiance.
Timothy L. Mickley
MOUNT VERNON — Timothy L. Mickley, 43, of Mount Vernon passed away Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006, at Knox Community Hospital.
He was born April 22, 1963, in Mount Vernon to Kenneth and Ruby (Hubbell) Mickley. He attended New Hope School in Mount Vernon.
He is survived by his father, Kenneth, and stepmother, Naomi Mickley, three brothers, Dennis Mickley, Kevin (Sarah) Mickley, Jim (Kim) Mickley, and a stepbrother, Ken (Andrea) Belcher, all of Mount Vernon; three sisters, Diane (Larry) Carver of Florida, and Jenny (Jack) Neibarger and Kathy (Brett) Marble, both of Mount Vernon.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruby Mickley, in 1991; and from then had been cared for in the homes of his sisters, Kathy Marble and Jenny Neibarger.
Private funeral services were held this morning with the Rev. Mark J. Hammond officiating. Burial followed in Mount Calvary Cemetery. The North-Dilley Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made in Timothy’s name to American Lung Association of Ohio, 1950 Arlingate Lane, Columbus, OH 43228-4102. This obituary along with an online guest registry page may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Juanita M. Mishey
MOUNT VERNON — Juanita A. Mishey, 80, of Mount Vernon died Monday, Sept. 4, 2006, at The Inn at HillenVale in Mount Vernon.
Juanita was born Jan. 16, 1926, in Mansfield to Thomas E. and Bessie A. (Hammett) Hillman. She married L. Russell Mishey on June 16, 1945, and they maintained a farm near Fredericktown for 25 years. Juanita had been a resident of Mount Vernon since 1973. After leaving the farm Juanita was co-owner and office manager for Mid-Ohio Suzuki Inc., in Mount Vernon. She was a member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon and had attended Faith Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon.
Surviving are her daughter, Diane Dingler of Mount Vernon; her son, Kevin R. Mishey of Mount Vernon; four grandchildren, Lauren and Elena Reiss and Dallas and Erin Mishey; her brother, Thomas Hillman of Mansfield; and her sister, Jane Stewart of Mount Vernon.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Thomas Russell Mishey; and a sister, Dorothy Hillman.
Friends may call Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050. Funeral service will be Thursday, Sept. 7, at 10 a.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church, 170 Old Mansfield Road, Mount Vernon, with the Rev. Mark Wildermuth officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, the American Heart Association, National MS Society or the Mount Vernon Salvation Army.
To send a condolence to the family online, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Charles ‘Wes’ Veatch
MARTINSBURG — Charles W. “Wes” Veatch, 68, of Martinsburg died Sept. 2, 2006, at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born Feb. 10, 1938, in Knox County to C. Chaney and Ruth (Wonderling) Veatch. He was a Bladensburg High School graduate. He served his country in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Coney from 1956-60. After returning he worked for Pittsburgh Plate and then retired from Lineco Installation.
He is survived by his mother, Ruth P. Veatch of Gambier; two brothers, Steven (Carolyn) Veatch of Utica and Timothy (Nola) Veatch of Roscoe Village; two sisters, Constance Toney of Mount Vernon and Rebecca (David) Kellum of Salesville; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father; and an infant sister, Rosemary.
A memorial service will be held Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. at Glory Tabernacle Church in Martinsburg with Mr. Ben McKinstry officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 1105 Mount Vernon Ave., Marion, OH 43302. The Harris-Dilley Funeral Home of Bladensburg assisted the family with the arrangements. This obituary along with an online guest registry page may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.