Carl Berry Jr.
MOUNT VERNON — Carl “Eddie” Berry Jr., 75, of Mount Vernon died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006, at the home of his daughter surrounded by his family and close friends.
Carl was born June 6, 1931, in New Orleans to Carl E. and Frances L. (Guidroz) Berry and had been a resident of the Mount Vernon area since 1948. He was retired from Columbia Gas of Ohio, where he had been employed 37 years as a welder. He was a 46-year member of the Colonial City Moose Lodge in Mount Vernon and had also been a member of the Mount Vernon Eagles Lodge.
Surviving are his daughter, Roxanne Berry of Howard; three sons, Doug Berry of Mount Vernon, Dan Berry of Howard and Joe (Mira) Berry of Mount Vernon; three grandsons, Kyle (Alexis) Berry, Kevin (Steph) Berry and Keith Berry; two stepgrandsons, Todd Bechtel and Brian Bechtel; an aunt, Louise Newton of New Orleans; cousins, Stacy (Skip) McHugh, Cinda (Lawrence) Walters and Linda (Kyle) Lynch; and close friends, Jim and Lil Gray, Theresa Davidson, Peg Hardesty and Lisa Lehman.
His parents and a brother, Don Berry, preceded him in death.
Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. Private graveside funeral services will be held at Ebenezer Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. To send a condolence to the family online, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Dorothy M. Fairall
NEWARK — A graveside service for Dorothy M. Fairall, 88, of Newark will be held Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, at 11 a.m. in Hartford Cemetery, Croton. Pastor Dan Hamilton will officiate.
Mrs. Fairall was born Nov. 2, 1917, to Harry and Mary (Mohler) Drumm. She passed away on Sept. 21, 2006, at Newark Health Care Centre.
Prior to retirement, she was a baker with Super Duper Grocery Store. She was a member of the Croton Church of Christ.
Survivors include one nephew, Richard N. (Glendoris) Callan; four grandchildren, Eddie J. Fairall, Marcie (Mike) Fetter, Sherry (Mike) Phouts and Connie (Tracy) Thorpe; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Croton Church of Christ, 40 S. Main St., Croton, OH 43013; or to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark, OH 43055.
To sign an online guest book or to send an e-mail condolence, visit www.CrissSchoedinger.com
James J. Marvin
FREDERICKTOWN — James Joseph Marvin, 56, of Fredericktown died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2006, at the Select Specialty Hospital, Victorian Village, Columbus. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Homes in Mount Vernon. To view the full obituary or send a condolence online to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Violet Wells Maxwell, 79, artist, art teacher and health advisor died of cancer Sept. 21, 2006, surrounded by her loving family in Mount Vernon.
Violet was born Aug. 3, 1927, in Redkey, Ind., daughter of William Philebaum and Etta Hunt Philebaum, the youngest of 13 children. She married Paul Wells in 1947 and they graduated together from Olivet Nazarene College in Kankakee, Ill., in 1949. They were deeply committed to Christian higher education through the Church of the Nazarene, first at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Mass., from 1955-69, and then establishing the business department at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 1970. He died in 1975.
With her unique artistic vision she created many beautiful works of art. Known as “Grandma Vi,” she was devoted to children and taught them the joys of painting and drawing. She married Rudy Maxwell in 1990 and they ran a Shaklee vitamin business for many years, encouraging healthy living and wellness. One of her great enjoyments was the friendships and poetry discussions of the Mount Vernon Poetry Appreciation Group. She was a member of the Northwest Church of the Nazarene, Columbus, Ohio. She will be remembered by friends and family for her free spirit, her generosity and her loving heart.
She is survived by daughters, Carol Parrott and Joy Wells; son, Randy Wells; daughters-in-law, Cindi Wells and Beth Downs; grandsons, Andrew and Justin Parrott; sisters, Lena Henson, Wanita Shirk and Ada Grile.
Violet was preceded in death by her husband, Rudy Maxwell, in 2002.
Friends may call Sunday, Sept. 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon. The funeral service will be held Monday, Sept. 25, at 2 p.m. at Lakeholm Church of the Nazarene, Glen Road, Mount Vernon. Burial will follow at the Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon.
Donations in her memory may be sent to the Paul and Violet Wells Scholarship Fund, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 800 Martinsburg Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050, to benefit business students; or to Hospice of Knox County. To view this obituary or to leave the family an online condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Dale E. Shafer
MOUNT VERNON — Dale E. Shafer, 84, of Mount Vernon died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
Dale was born May 27, 1922, in Decatur, Ill., to Charles and Bertha Mae (Owens) Shafer and had been a resident of Knox County since 1978. Dale served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He had been employed as an electrician at the Newark Air Force Base for several years. He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Hill Church in Mount Vernon.
Surviving are his wife, Betty (Lindsley) Shafer, whom he married July 13, 1947; his daughter, Sharon (Larry) Parker of Mount Vernon; a granddaughter, Kimberly Rose (Aaron) Tedrow, and great-granddaughters, Breah Prosser and Alayna Tedrow; a granddaughter, Jenny (Jason) Baughman, and great-granddaughters, Sarah and Jaelin; a granddaughter, Shauna Parker, and great-grandsons, Joshua Parker, David Parker and Austin Parker; great-granddaughters, Harley and Amber; several nieces and nephews and many friends.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his grandson, Brian Willis; and five brothers, Delbert Shafer, Chalmer Shafer, Alden Shafer, Jack Shafer and Richard Shafer; and two sisters, Mary Beck and Norma Jean Hartman.
Friends may call Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon where funeral services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. with Pastors Peter Simpson, Russell Lucht and Willis “Bill” Fisher officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Seventh-day Adventist Hill Church, 535-A Wooster Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. To send a condolence to the family online, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.