George R. Booker
MOUNT VERNON — George R. Booker, 93, of Mount Vernon died Nov. 23, 2006, at Country Court Nursing Center.
He was born on Oct. 29, 1913, in Mount Vernon to Joseph and Viola (Simmons) Booker. Mr. Booker was a World War II Army veteran and a 32nd Degree Mason. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 25 years of service as a postman.
He is survived by his son, Joseph G. Booker of Mount Vernon; five grandchildren, Martin, Tonya, Suzanne, Diane and Nathaniel Booker; and his significant other, Mary Ann Fischer of Mount Vernon.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine, in 1998.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home, where funeral service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. John Timms officiating. Burial with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veteran’s Council will follow in Mound View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in George’s name to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 182039 Dept. 013, Columbus, OH 43218-2039. This obituary, along with an online guest registry, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
MOREHEAD, Ky. — Wanda Decelia Powers Brown Peters Christy, 70, of Lois Lane, Morehead, Ky., passed away Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006, at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead. Born Dec. 18, 1935, in Delaware, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Earl Calvin Powers and Carrie May Dickey Powers. Her husbands, Leslie Brown, Paul Peters and Dennie Christy preceded her in death. In addition to her husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, two sisters and one granddaughter.
Wanda is survived by four children, Decelia (Terry) Grubaugh Sr. of Mount Vernon, Ohio, Daniel (Karen) Brown of Vanceburg, Ky., Dwayne (Jane) Brown of Morehead, Ky., and William (Shona) Peters of Clearfield, Ky.; seven grandchildren, Terry (Jessica) Grubaugh Jr., Miya Madden, Clorisha Peters and Hannah Peters, all of Mount Vernon, Ohio, Danielle Brown of Vanceburg, Ky., Mikie Brown and Elizabeth (Sissy) Brown, both of Morehead, Ky.; two great-grandchildren, Logan Grubaugh and Seth Madden, both of Mount Vernon, Ohio; and her baby “Snuggles.” Also surviving are seven stepchildren, 19 stepgrandchildren, 13 stepgreat-grandchildren, and many friends including a special friend, Marty Johnson.
A 1954 graduate of Frank B. Willis High School in Delaware, Ohio, and Columbus (Ohio) Business University in 1957, Wanda moved to Kentucky in 1982 and came to Morehead in 1985. She was a co-owner of Christy’s Bait & Tackle and was a former restaurant employee.
Wanda was a longtime volunteer for several organizations. Since 1979, she was a volunteer for the Disabled American Veterans Association and by April 2003, had driven more than 1 million miles in her personal vehicle transporting veterans. She was an original member of Habitat for Humanity in Rowan County; a member of the Rowan County Rescue Squad since 1987; a member of Rebekah Lodge since 1951, she had served as past noble grand three times, past district deputy president and district president. She was a member and past president of LAPM 95; a lifetime member of FFA since 1982; and a lifetime member of the American Legion. Wanda was a Kentucky Colonel, Kentucky Admiral and honorary member of National FFA. She was awarded the key to the city of Morehead in January 2002. Wanda was a member of Cathedral of Praise. A loving mother, devoted grandma, one special “granny” and friend to all, Wanda will be deeply missed.
Funeral services were Nov. 19 at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals with the Rev. David L. Crouch and Pastor Scott Tipton officiating. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Members of the Rowan County Rescue Squad served as pallbearers.
Dorothea M. George
MOUNT VERNON — Dorothea M. George, 85, of Mount Vernon died Monday, Nov. 27, 2006, at the Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. To send an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Jennie M. Springer
WESTERVILLE — Jennie M. Springer, 66, of Westerville died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006, at Largo Medical Center in Largo, Fla.
She was born in Delaware, Ohio, and was retired from Cigna Health Care in Columbus. She attended Bliss College in Columbus and was a member of the Church of the Messiah United Methodist Church in Westerville.
Jennie is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Gordon Springer; daughters, Marcia Brady of Edison and Teresa Springer of Westerville; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Jennie was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Mabel Schroll.
Friends may call Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg, where service will be at 2 p.m. The Rev. Gary Polluck will officiate. Interment will be in Eastview Cemetery.
Barbara S. Todd
MOUNT VERNON — Barbara S. Todd, 65, of Mount Vernon died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, at the Heartland of Centerburg.
Barbara was born Dec. 21, 1940, in Mason, W.Va., and has been a resident of the Mount Vernon area since 1972. She and her husband owned and operated Todd’s Discount Taxidermy and Todd’s Party Barn, both on New Delaware Road near Mount Vernon. Barbara was a member of the Good Shepherd Community Church in Columbus.
Surviving are her husband, Gene Todd, whom she married Sept. 24, 1961; her children, Tamala Jean Thomas of Goodyear, Ariz., Matthew J. (Sonya) Todd of Mount Vernon, Lisa Miller of Las Vegas, Deborah (Harry) Contreras of Scottsdale, Ariz., Craig Douglas Todd of Wisconsin and Jeffrey Todd of Mount Vernon; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; her mother, Laura (Cuncliff) Roush Cracraft; her brothers, Harold (Mary) Roush of McArthur, Dave Roush of Columbus, Claud (Glenna) Roush of Florida and Glenn (Kay) Roush of Circleville; and her sisters, Audrey (Gene) Greaser and Patricia (Pat) Rader, both of Columbus, and Phyllis (Larry) Stone of Westerville.
She was preceded in death by her father, Loyal Dayton Roush.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. Funeral service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Dr. William L. Snider officiating. Burial will follow at Friendship Cemetery in Liberty Township.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. To send an online condolence to the family visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.