Walter L. Bale
SUNBURY — Walter L. Bale, 86, of Sunbury died Oct. 18, 2006, at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville.
He was born Aug. 3, 1920, in Galena to Walter and Leona (Wherry) Bale. He was a lifelong Delaware County resident and graduate of Orange High School. Walter had worked as a custodian for Big Walnut Schools, was a farmer, and had worked for North American Aviation and Timken in his earlier years. He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran and a member of the Sunbury Christian Church.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria (Smith) Bale; son, Jerry (Sara) Bale of Centerburg; grandson, Matt Bale; brother, Clarence (June) Bale of Lenoir, N.C.; a niece, Helen (Sam) Kimpel of Mount Vernon; and great-nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert “Bob” Bale.
Friends may call Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where service will be at 1 p.m. Pastor Mike Bratten will officiate. Interment will follow in the Africa Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Sunbury Christian Church, 250 Rainbow Ave., Sunbury, OH 43074. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
LaGRANGE — James Conrad, 78, of Keywood Boulevard, LaGrange, passed away Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006, at the Knox Community Hospital. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
Nancy L. Gardner
BRINKHAVEN — Nancy Lee Gardner, 62, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Zanesville.
She was born June 22, 1944, in Millersburg to W. Stanley and Lemon Fath. On Sept. 18, 1965, she married Herb Gardner. She was a member of the Brinkhaven United Methodist Church, and was the mayor of Brinkhaven from 1984 until 2006. She was employed at Cuddy Farms for 15 years and at Felsted for 10 years. She was an avid bingo player, and euchre player in her card club.
She is survived by her husband, Herb; a son, Larry of Brinkhaven; five sisters, Betty Scheibe of New Albany, Ind., Pat (Jim) Bender of Warsaw, Kay (Carroll) Huffman of Loudonville, Becky (Bill) Augsburger of Millersburg and Robin King of Loudonville; three brothers, Larry (Jean) Fath of Millwood, Bill Fath of North Carolina and Mike (Diana) Fath of Mogadore; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother-in-law, Gary Scheibe.
A funeral service will be Monday, Oct. 23, at 10 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville. Pastor Phil Lucas and George Grennell will officiate. Burial will be in Killbuck Cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Brinkhaven UMC, P.O. Box 315, Brinkhaven, OH 43006. Information is available at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
Margaret K. Joslin
CHILLICOTHE — Margaret Kathleen Joslin, 87, of Chillicothe, a former Mount Vernon resident, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006, at the Heartland of Chillicothe.
Margaret was born Feb. 18, 1919, in Fayette County, W.Va., to William and Margaret (Kelly) Hutchinson. She retired as a LPN from the Mount Vernon Developmental Center.
Surviving are her daughters, Patricia Joyce (David) Roll of Kingston and Judy Ann Joslin of Chillicothe; her son, Howard “Jerry” (Vickie) Joslin Jr. of Mount Vernon. She will be sadly missed by her three grandchildren, Jason (Jennifer), Jill and Jessica, and her three step-grandchildren, Renee, Jeremy (Kristi) and Jennifer. Also surviving are her sister, Pearl J. Kershner of South Charleston, W.Va.; her brother, Robert Ray Hutchinson of Boone County, W.Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, her husband, Howard G. Joslin Sr., and 10 brothers and sisters preceded her in death.
There will be no calling hours. Graveside services will be Saturday, Oct. 21, at 3 p.m. in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. To send an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.