Margaret T. Chester
Chandler, Ariz. — Margaret T. Chester, 80, of Chandler, Ariz., formerly of Mount Vernon, passed away Dec. 10, 2006, at Desert Gardens in Phoenix, Ariz.
She was born May 11, 1926, in Mount Vernon to John J. and Helena M. Krempel. She was a lifelong member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, and a choir member for more than 20 years.
She is survived by sons, James R. (Pat) Chester of Greer, S.C., John M. (Veronica) Chester of Chandler, Ariz.; a daughter, Patricia M. (Eric) Clemons of Fredericktown; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Lawrence (Theresa) Krempel of Homer, James A. (Roberta) Krempel of Wooster; and sisters, Frances Umphreys of Fredericktown, Agnes Hawkins of Centerburg and Veronica Dezse of Indianapolis, Ind.
She was preceded in death by husband, James E. Chester; a daughter, Valerie J. Muller; brothers, John J. Krempel, Leo Krempel; sisters, Helen Mills and Mary Shaffer.
In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made for Masses to be said in her name through St. Vincent de Paul Church.
A funeral Mass will be Friday, Dec. 22, at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church, where friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. Interment will follow in Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon, where she will be laid to rest with husband, James.
Robert I. Dement
MANSFIELD — Robert Irvin Dement, 68, of Willowbrook Drive, Mansfield, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, in his home.
Robert was born May 13, 1938, in Linnville to Chester I. and N. Charlene (Hockenberry) Dement, was graduated from Butler High School with the class of 1955, and remained a lifelong area resident. Robert was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Korea.
Robert is survived by two sons, Bret R. (Gail) Dement of Howard and Brad Dement of Loudonville; three grandchildren, Travis Miller, Lyndsay Dement and Jessica Dement; five sisters, Barbara (Gary) Miller of Bellville, Bonnie (Don) Phillips of Mount Vernon, Carol (Otis) Gay and Alice (Bob) Lengl of Perry, Fla., and Naola (John) Paques of Albuquerque, N.M.; a brother, James (Teresa) Dement of Lexington; and numerous nieces and nephews.
His parents preceded him in death.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where the funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Sharon Mutchler will officiate. Burial with military honors conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail will follow in North Liberty Cemetery.
James P. McClanahan
MOUNT VERNON — James P. “Jim” McClanahan, 51, of Utica died Friday morning, Dec. 15, 2006, at his residence. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
John T. Strong
BELLVILLE — John T. Strong, 85, of Bellville died Dec. 14, 2006, at Country Court Nursing Center. He went home to be with the Lord early Thursday morning, Dec. 14, 2006.
Born March 5, 1921, he was the son of Aaron and Daisey (Reed) Strong. He retired after 36 years of service with Empire-Detroit Steel Mill and enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family. He attended the Nazarene Church in Fredericktown. John was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army.
He is survived by four sons, John Strong Jr. and Ron Strong, both of Bellville, Larry D. (Marilyn) Strong and Terry (Loduska) Strong, both of Fredericktown; three daughters, Phyllis (Bill) Westenbarger of Madison Heights, Va., Nancy (Ron) Oldfield of Lexington and Mary Beth (Willard) Dickerson of Walhonding; 24 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and three sisters-in-law, Esther Strong of Willard, JoAnn Strong and JoAnn Sharp, both of Fredericktown.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Anne Louise Strong; son, Danny Strong; great-granddaughter, Marice Paige Burwell; parents; five brothers; and two sisters.
Friends may call Monday, Dec. 18, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Dennis Turner officiating. Military graveside services conducted by Knox County Joint Veterans Burial Detail will follow in Forest Cemetery, Fredericktown. Online guest registry at www.wappner.com.
Louis Q. Urbano
COLUMBUS — Louis Quinto Urbano, 84, of Columbus died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary C. Urbano; parents, Angelo and Maria Urbano; daughter, Patty Hubbell; sisters, Alba Urbano, Elsie Kelch, America Julian.
Surviving are his loving children, Mike (Deanna) Urbano, Phyllis Urbano, Shirley Urbano, Louis (Jean) Urbano, twins Debbie (Terry) Hubbell and Sandy (Jim) Javins; grandchildren, Dawn Morton, Shaun Urbano, Carey Richardson, Jessica Rowe, Danielle Murata, Kinsey Rowe, Stacy, Adam, Blake and Alex Urbano; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Virginia Piecoro and Florence Mertz; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass is today at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 1300 Urban Drive, Columbus. Celebrant will be the Rev. Mark Ghiloni Celebrant. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. The Schoedinger Worthington Chapel, Worthington, is in charge of arrangements.
Contributions may be made to the church in Louis’ memory. Visit www.schoedinger.com to send online condolences.