Callie M. Alley
MOUNT VERNON — Callie Mae Alley, 81, of Mount Vernon passed away Oct. 16, 2006, at the Hillenvale in the presence of her family.
Callie was born July 22, 1925, in Jewell Ridge, Va., to Tan and Vivian (White) Osborne. Callie attended the Journey Church in Howard. She was formerly employed for 25 years with the S.S. Kresge Co. as fountain manager, seven years with Kmart and 10 years for the Mount Vernon City Schools.
She is survived by three children, Richard (Yung Ja) Alley, Sandra (Bob) Lee, Bill (Kim) Alley; five grandchildren, David (Lori) Alley, Lynn (Brett) Thompson, Andy Alley, Amanda (Ryan) Pomajevich, Kayla (Brendan) Messenger; three stepgrandchildren, John (Lisa) McSorley, Linda (Henry) Lozano, Virginia Eastridge; six great-grandchildren, Hadley Thompson, Logan Alley, Mackenzie and Benjamin Alley, Nicklaus and Abigail Pomajevich; six stepgreat-grandchildren; and one sister, Anna Lee Lambillotte of Mount Vernon.
Besides her parents Callie was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Sandy B. Alley in 2005; sister, Nina Keiser; and a grandson, Benjamin Alley.
Friends may call Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home where a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., with Pastor Chuck Hagy officiating. A graveside service will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Rolls-Royce Relay for Life Team for the American Cancer Society or to Hospice of Knox County. This obituary along with an online registry may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Susan K. Dango
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Susan Kay Dango left this world peacefully for another on Sept. 29, 2006.
Born in Fredericktown, Ohio, in 1955 to Ed and Ruth Cordle, she is survived by two sons, David and Michael; her husband, Paul, whom she celebrated her 25th anniversary with earlier this year; mother, Ruth Cordle of Fredericktown; brother, Bill (Judy) Cordle of Fredericktown; sister, Marilyn Cordle of Columbus; and nephews, Nathan and Brett Cordle of Fredericktown.
She was preceded in death by her father, Ed, in 1995.
She was a 1973 graduate of Fredericktown High School and obtained her RN degree from Riverside School of Nursing. Susan went on to a life of health service, first as a nurse in Washington, D.C., then as a health screener and elder home caretaker in Colorado Springs. Her small-town roots encouraged family and religion as top priorities, and she is remembered for involvement in her church and her children’s school and for cultivating lasting relationships. Susan was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend, who especially enjoyed gardening, painting, decorating and cooking.
Her great faith in God’s grace, words of encouragement, and vision of possibilities gave confidence, strength, hope, comfort and joy to those she touched. Susan’s goodness, optimism, laughter, and perpetual smile will be forever remembered and cherished.
Linda R. Dement
LOUDONVILLE — Linda R. (McIntire) Dement, 62, of 403 N. Wood St., Loudonville, died peacefully early Monday morning, Oct. 16, 2006, at her residence from a six-month illness.
She was born in Ashland and was the daughter of Troy and Lelah (Yocum) McIntire.
She is survived by a son, Brad Dement of Loudonville; three brothers, Ray (Phyllis) McIntire of Jeromesville, Everett “Eb” (Joanne) McIntire of Smithville, Dale (Marilyn) McIntire of Big Prairie; a sister, Carol Bordner of Loudonville; and several nieces and nephews.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Bill McIntire; and sister, Wanda McIntire.
An area resident for most of her life, she was a 1962 graduate of Big Prairie-Lakeville High School. Linda worked for Sea Land Technologies and Mansfield Plumbing products, and for the past seven years as an advertising executive for the Ashland Times-Gazette, Loudonville Times & Mohican Shopper.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville, where service will be Thursday, Oct. 19, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Patricia Reiter officiating. Burial will be in Loudonville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio or the Ashland County Cancer Association in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.Byerly-Lindsey.com.
Anna M. Gaumer
STREETSBORO — Anna M. Gaumer, 60, of Streetsboro passed away Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006, at University Hospitals of Bedford.
She was born April 27, 1946, in Arcade, N.Y., to Seymour and Ruth (Martin) Fuller. Anna had lived in Streetsboro since 1994 and was formerly of Bedford Heights. She attended St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Streetsboro and was a machine operator for Tomlinson Inc. in Garfield Heights.
She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Stephen Gaumer; sons, Dean (Tabi) Sullivan of Lordstown, Eric (Melissa) Sullivan of York, S.C., Chris Sullivan of Southington, Brett (Kathy) Gaumer and Jason (Megail) Gaumer, both of Mount Vernon; daughters, Tammy (Ritchie) Martin of Rock Hill, S.C., Donna (Tom) Heim of East Otto, N.Y., Angela Gaumer of Mount Vernon and Stacy (Wade) Blackburn of Utica; 18 grandchildren; and brothers, Lester Fuller of Concord, N.C., and Rodney Fuller of Arcade, N.Y.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two grandchildren; and sisters, Lucille Brown and Mary Fuller.
Calling hours will be today, Oct. 17, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Shorts Funeral Homes Inc., Streetsboro, where funeral service will be Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 2:30 p.m., with the Rev. Rob Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Streetsboro.
Gladys A. Johnson
MOUNT VERNON — Gladys A. Johnson, 70, of Eastmoor Drive, Mount Vernon, passed away Monday, Oct. 16, 2006, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon following a long illness.
She was born Nov. 11, 1935, in Knox County, a daughter of George and Nora Marie (Melick) Rine. Gladys loved to crochet and play bingo. She had worked for Kenyon College in Gambier for several years.
Gladys is survived by her loving husband, Neil Johnson, whom she married June 11, 1951, in Lawrenceburg, Ind.; sons, Rick (Bea) Johnson of Mount Vernon and Charles (Lisa) Johnson of Gambier; grandsons, Bryan and Bradley Johnson of Gambier; stepgrandchildren, Bill, Ken, Myron, Aaron and Sherri; sister, Betty Shoults of New Lexington; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Gladys was preceded in death by brothers, Arthur and Lester Rine; and sisters, Helen and Etta Rine.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 11 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, with Mr. Ben McKinstry officiating. Burial will follow in the Union Grove Cemetery near Gambier.
Memorial contributions may be to the Palliative Care at Knox Community Hospital, 1330 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, OH 43050 in Gladys’ memory.
The family would like to thank the staff of The Laurels of Mount Vernon and the Knox Community Hospital for the care that they gave to Gladys over the last couple of years.
To view this obituary or to leave an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Phillip A. Norrick
MOUNT VERNON — Phillip A. Norrick, 80, of Mount Vernon died Oct. 15, 2006, at his residence.
He was born Nov. 27, 1925, in Mount Vernon to Ray L. and Helen (Ewalt) Norrick. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, the VFW, the AMVETS and the BPO Elks. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Jean (Miller) Norrick, to whom he had been married 60 years; one son, Keith Norrick of Mount Vernon; one daughter, Kim Calahan of Kansas City, Mo.; six grandchildren, Ryan, Blaine, Aaron and Brandon Calahan, Ayden and Spencer Norrick; and three great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by one son, Ricky Norrick.
At Phillip’s request there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. The North-Dilley Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
This obituary, along with an online registry, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Roscoe L. Swank
MOUNT VERNON — Roscoe L. Swank, 87, of Mount Vernon, formerly of Ankneytown, died Oct. 15, 2006, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.
He was born Oct. 16, 1918, in Richland County to Charles W. and Bertha May (Brubaker) Swank. He was a member of the Owl Creek Brethren Church. He retired in 1981, with White-Westinghouse in Mansfield, and was a lifelong farmer.
He is survived by his wife, Ora (Matney) Vance-Swank; two sons, Harold Swank of Mansfield and David (Mary Frances) Swank of Cypress, Texas; three stepdaughters, Avonell (Ralph) Parker of McKinney, Texas, and Rinda (Ralph) White and Vera (Jim) Bridges, both of Mount Vernon; five stepsons, Sonny (Sharon) Vance of Nashville, Tenn., Ireland (Sharon) Vance Jr. of Mount Vernon, Bev (Kayleen) Vance of Columbus, Gary (Linda) Vance of Mount Vernon and Greg (Laurie) Vance of Fredericktown; three grandchildren; 17 stepgrandchildren; 19 stepgreat-grandchildren; and two nephews, Lawrence Hagner of Mansfield and Howard Hagner of Mount Vernon.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Rhama Bishop.
Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Owl Creek Brethren Church in Ankneytown with Pastor Mac Abbitt officiating. Burial will be in Owl Creek Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1105 Mount Vernon Ave., Marion, OH 43302. This obituary along with an online registry may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.