Robert F. Cline
BELLVILLE — Robert F. Cline, 71, of 5576 O’Possum Run Road, Bellville, died Saturday morning, Dec. 2, 2006, in Colonial Manor Health Care Center, Loudonville, following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Cline was born Aug. 14, 1935, in Butler, and was the son of Robert F. and Irene (McFarland) Cline. He grew up in Knox County, graduating from Danville High School, attended Miami University for one year, entered the U.S. Army, and later graduated from Otterbein College with a degree in education. His teaching career began in 1963 in the Loudonville-Perrysville Schools where he taught science and physical education. In 1966, he was hired by Toledo Whitmer High School where he finished his career, retiring in 1989. At Whitmer he coached track, and cross country for 23 years. In 1991, he received the Ed Barker Award from the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches, of which he served as president in 1986 and 1987. In 1997, he was inducted into the Whitmer High School Hall of Fame in recognition of his coaching career. His hobbies included landscaping, wildflower gardening, and family genealogy research.
He is survived by his wife, Donna (Bookwalter) Jacobs Cline, whom he married Dec. 26, 1982; one daughter, Deborah (Michael) Stanko of Parma; one son, Michael R. (Karin) Cline of Shanghai, China; one stepdaughter, Diana (Steve) Stockmaster of Centerburg; one stepson, Jeff (Merri) Jacobs of Bucyrus; four grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; three brothers, James (Hazel) Cline of Danville, Larry (Sue) Cline of Columbus and Tom (Caroline) Cline of Mount Vernon; one sister, Judy Thomas of Washington; and three stepsisters, Susan (Dwight) Stake of Loudonville, Julianne (Dana) Zody of Perrysville and Carol Beck of Loudonville.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Irene Black; father, Robert F. Cline Sr.; and stepfather, Harvey Black.
Service will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, at 1:30 p.m. in Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville, with the Rev. Ben Roby, chaplain of Hospice of North Central Ohio, officiating. Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 8, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1605 County Road 1095, Ashland, OH 44805; or Alzheimer's Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, 1 Marion Ave., Mansfield, OH 44903. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.Byerly-Lindsey.com.
Clarence R. Colopy
DANVILLE — Clarence Richard Colopy, 47, died suddenly on Friday, Dec. 1, 2006, at the OSU Medical Center.
He was born Dec. 16, 1958, in Knox County to Richard and Twila (Ferenbaugh) Colopy. He was married to Michelle Franks on June 9, 1979. He was a member of the St. Luke Catholic Church in Danville, and the Knox County Farm Bureau. He loved hunting and farming, and being able to spend time with his family.
He is survived by his parents, Richard and Twila of Danville; his wife, Michelle Colopy; sons, Michael (Amy) Colopy and Eric Colopy of Danville; a daughter, Kristen (Matthew) Proper of Danville; grandchildren, Makayla Colopy and Ella Proper; a sister, Donna (Doug) Beckley of Walhonding; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 11 a.m. at the St. Luke Catholic Church in Danville. The Rev. F. Richard Snoke will officiate. Burial will be in St. Luke Cemetery. Calling hours will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the church. A prayer service will follow.
The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville is handling arrangements. The obituary is online at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
Frances Mae Farst
BELLVILLE — Frances Mae “Pud” Farst, 78, of Bellville, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006, in the emergency room of MedCentral Mansfield Hospital following a short illness.
She was born May 4, 1928, near Bellville to Frederick and Mae Ella (Kilgore) Reynolds, and remained a lifelong area resident.
She is survived by her husband, Donald Farst, whom she married Aug. 7, 1944; two daughters, Becky (Tom) Frazier and Diane (Steve) Chamberlain; her son, Dallas Farst; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a sister, Madeline Sohl; eight sisters-in-law; four brothers-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Reynolds.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. The worship service, giving glory to God for the life of Pud Farst, will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in New Life Church of Christ, 195 W. Durbin Ave. Pastors Steve Kistler and Dan Noe will officiate. Burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to Jefferson Township-Bellville Rescue Squad may be made at the funeral home.
Marilyn K. Loren
MARION — Marilyn K. Loren, 71, of Seaton Square on Richland Road died Saturday at 10:55 a.m. at the Marion Manor Nursing Home.
Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by the Denzer-Farison-Hotinger & Snyder Funeral Home, 360 E. Center St., Marion. Condolences can be expressed and full obituary can be viewed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
David A. Oliver
MOUNT VERNON — David A. Oliver, 44, of East Pleasant Street, Mount Vernon, passed away on Saturday morning, Dec. 2, 2006, in the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
David was born on Dec. 16, 1961, in Rawlins, Wyo., a son of Cyrus and Lou (Whalen) Oliver. He was a press operator for Mount Vernon Packaging and a member of the Mount Vernon Baptist Temple. David loved woodworking and fishing.
Surviving David are his caring wife, Nancy A. (Holt) Oliver, whom he married on June 22, 1996; a son, Joseph Oliver of Mount Vernon; a stepson, David Shaffer of Mount Vernon; daughters, Kimberly Shaffer and Kelly (Scott) Kopina, both of Fredericktown; grandsons, Christian and Cody Kopina and a granddaughter, Alexis Oliver; brothers, Melvin (Andrea) Gantz and Lonnie (Kim) Ferrell, both of Mount Vernon, and Mike (Wendy) Turner of Lubbock, Texas; sisters, Sandy Brennan of Mount Vernon and Karissa (Luke) Fowler of Danville, Va.; his special stepmother, Mary Oliver of Mount Vernon; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, Dec. 6, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, with Pastor Bill Fennell officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Vernon Baptist Temple, 1481 Yauger Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. To view this obituary or to leave an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Tammy L. Severns
MOUNT VERNON — Tammy L. Severns, 40, of Mount Vernon died Dec. 3, 2006, at her residence. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
MOUNT VERNON — Kenneth Sickels, 67, of Harcourt Road, Mount Vernon, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006, in the Whispering Hills Care Center, Mount Vernon. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Vernon.
Emanuel E. Yoder
HOWARD — Emanuel E. “Mony” Yoder, 88, of 7691 Flack Road, Howard, died Dec. 1, 2006, at his home.
He was born July 28, 1918, in Baltic, Ohio, to the late Emanuel J. and Katie (Beachy) Yoder. He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
He is survived by his wife, Malinda M. (Mast) Yoder, whom he married Nov. 25, 1943. Also surviving are two sons, Ervin E. (Dora) Yoder of Big Prairie and Noah E. (Ella) Yoder of Howard; three daughters, Fannie E. (David) Troyer of Hillsboro, Katie and Edna Yoder of the home; one brother, Roman E. (Elizabeth) Yoder of Kenton; one sister, Fannie E. (Andy) Hershberger; 22 grandchildren; and 48 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sarah Yoder; five brothers; and two sisters.
Friends may call any time at the residence. Funeral services were this morning at the residence with Bishop Alvin E. Troyer officiating. Burial will be in the Troyer Cemetery in Knox County.
The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville is assisting with the arrangements. The obituary is available online at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.