William H. Adams
CENTERBURG — William Henry Adams, 74, of Centerburg passed away Monday, Dec. 18, 2006, at Riverside Hospital in Columbus.
He leaves his loving wife, Lou Ann, of 31 years; four children, Charee Lark Adams (Jim Purdie) of New Albany, Eric Andrew Adams (Lisa) of Mount Vernon, William Ryan Adams of Centerburg and Amber Dawn Adams of Centerburg; two grandchildren, Colton and Logan Adams; brother, David R. Adams (Anne) of Apple Valley; two sisters, Joann Coder (Kenny) of Blue Rock, Ohio, and Nancy Sparrow of Naples, Fla.; and brother-in-law, Elmer Pruitt.
He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Fannie Adams; older brother, Arthur Adams; sister, Bonnie Pruitt; and infant son, Gregory William Adams.
A lifelong resident of Centerburg, Bill served in the Army for three years, trained with the 11th Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky., and served in the Korean Conflict for 14 months, seven days with the 160th Infantry Reg 40th Division. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, National Defense Ribbon with three battle Stars, among others. God bless them that gave their all.
Bill had worked as a butcher for Cecil Hess and the Centerburg IGA and as a real estate agent with several Centerburg realty agencies. Having quit school as a young man to serve his country, he proudly graduated with the Centerburg High School Class of 2005 along with his youngest daughter, Amber.
He was a life member and past commander of the AMVETS Post 59 of Centerburg, and a life member and senior vice commander of the VFW Post 4027 of Mount Vernon. He was past commander of American Legion Post 460 and member for over 50 years. He was a dedicated member of the Knox County Joint Veterans Council serving as the service officer since its inception, performing military services for deceased veterans.
Dedicated to his fellow veterans, Bill was appointed to the Knox County Veterans Commission representing the American Legion Post and served as president for 2 1/2 years during his seven years of service.
He served as mayor of Centerburg for two years and had served on the Centerburg City Council. He was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church of Centerburg. He was a member of the Business Men’s Bowling League of Mount Vernon for over 30 years and the VFW golf league. He was a member of the Centerburg Conservation Club for 40 years.
Known for his green thumb he enjoyed gardening, especially tomatoes. One who always enjoyed himself, he will be remembered for his ornery character, positive attitude, and friendly nature, which spanned generations.
Hunting was Bill’s first love, especially deer hunting. He will be missed and remembered in several deer hunting camps. He passed on the art of deer hunting and butchering to many young hunters. Few men have had a more outreaching influence on the Centerburg community. He will be greatly missed by his friends who number many and his family, which loved him dearly.
Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where services will follow Friday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Robert Riggs officiating. Burial will follow in the Eastview Cemetery in Centerburg, with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council. Serving as pallbearers will be his adopted sons, Kevin Copley, Spencer Sheldon, Randy Bosworth, Travis Yoakam, Tyler and Brody Griffith.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Knox County Joint Veterans Council, 1365 Yauger Road, Suite 208, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Rosie Marie Cline
MARENGO — Rosie Marie Cline, 75, of Marengo died Monday, Dec. 18, 2006, at her daughter’s residence in Cardington surrounded by her family.
She was born in Baisden, W.Va., on Nov. 24, 1931, the daughter of Albert Wiley and Atheline (Cline) Grubb. On Jan. 13, 1951, Rosie married her loving husband of over 45 years, Rodney “Earl” Cline, in West Virginia.
Rosie will be missed by her son, Mickey (Connie) Cline; daughter, Saundra (Douglas) Kuhlen; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two brothers, Albert (Mary) Grubb and Harry (Karen) Grubb; a sister, Elma Jean Nason; many nieces and nephews; and her special friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Judd Grubb; and sister, Mary Hall.
The family will greet friends on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home, 76 S. Main St., Mount Gilead, where funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Okie Evans officiating. Burial will follow in Bloomfield Cemetery in Sparta.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Morrow County, P.O. Box 86, Mount Gilead, OH 43338. Online condolences can be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Glenn Daugherty Sr.
DUNCAN, Ariz. — Glenn M. Daugherty Sr. passed away Dec. 7, 2006, in Las Cruces, N.M.
He was born Sept. 10, 1942, to Lawrence and Mildred Daugherty in Mount Vernon, Ohio. He resided in Arizona for the last 30 years. He was preceded in death by his third wife, Carolyn, in December 2001. He had medically retired from Phelps Dodge as a journeyman machinist in 1995.
He is survived by six children, Patricia (Michael) Nichols of Marion, Glenn M. Daugherty Jr. of New Bloomington, Clifford (Patty) Daugherty of Caledonia, Betty Anderson of Mount Gilead, Dale (fiancee, Tina) Daugherty of Tiffin and Tatum Daugherty of Marion; stepson, Charles Thomas of Phoenix, Ariz.; grandchildren, Mike (Kimmy) Nichols, Pfc. Cory (Amber) Nichols of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and Johnny and Sarah Arthur of Mount Gilead. He is also survived by two sisters and one brother, Sandy (Bob) James of Mount Vernon, Linda (Jim) King of Marion and Larry (Juanita) Daugherty of Marion; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Private graveside services will be held at a later date.
MOUNT GILEAD — Margaret Fern Gattshall, 71, of Mount Gilead died Monday, Dec. 18, 2006, at the Marion General Hospital.
She was born Sept. 27, 1935, in Morrow County, the daughter of Henry N. and Eva Grace (Shultz) Lentz. A resident of the area her entire life she graduated from Galion High School in 1953. After graduation she attended Mansfield General School of Nursing, graduating there in 1956 with her license as a registered nurse. Her 30-year nursing career included stints both as a nurse; practicing in the field of surgery and as a teacher; instructing LPNs at the Mid Ohio Practical Nurse Program in Mansfield. On March 4, 1961, she married her loving husband of nearly 46 years, Ronald “Jim” Gattshall. They loved to travel together, often taking trips to Myrtle Beach or to a favorite casino. Margaret loved to play bingo and spin the slot machines. When not traveling, you could often find her in the kitchen baking something delicious. Margaret was known as a “joker” and storyteller and loved to laugh. Her caring and sensitive side led her to her aforementioned nursing career where she could be seen working at any of the local hospitals; whether it be Galion Community, Mansfield General or Morrow County. She did not know a stranger and was as good a friend as any one could have.
She will be missed by her husband, Jim; daughter, Rebecca Gattshall of Mount Gilead; sister, Caroline Lentz of Worthington; and by her many aunts, cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son, Robert Carl Gattshall, on March 2, 1980.
Friends may call on the family on Thursday, Dec. 21, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Craven & Snyder Funeral Home, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead, where service will be Friday at 11 a.m. Pastor Dennis Schultz will officiate. Cremation will take place and burial of cremaines will take place in Rivercliff Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions if desired may be made to the First Baptist Church, 51 W. High St., Mount Gilead. Online condolences can be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Florence G. Gault
MOUNT VERNON — Florence G. Gault, 85, of Old Mansfield Road, Mount Vernon, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2006, at her residence of an apparent heart attack.
Florence was born July 1, 1921, at Greer to Elmer Miller and Cora (Stumbaugh) Miller Carnegie and had spent most of her lifetime in Knox County. She was a graduate of Danville High School and retired from the Knox County Recorders office after many years of employment.
Florence was an accomplished piano and organ player and at one time was a member of a local organ club. She enjoyed working in her many flower gardens and as late as last year planted over 200 flower sets. Although she enjoyed her flowers, her passion in life was her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She delighted in showering them with her baked goods and culinary wonders.
She is survived by her children, Larry Gault, Lyle (Terry) Gault and Wanda Spray, all of Mount Vernon; her grandchildren, Krystal (Anthony) Drye, Katy Spray, Jason (Crystal) Gault, Cary Gault and Amy Gault; and her great-grandchildren, Shaela Gault, Tricia Gault, Autumn Gault, A.C. Drye and Alissa Drye.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Gault.
Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where funeral service will be Friday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Dr. David Baker will officiate. Burial will follow near Danville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. To send a condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Beatrice Stickle, 79, of Willow Street Extension, Mount Vernon, went to be with her Lord on Monday, Dec. 18, 2006, at the home of her son with her family at her side.
She was born Sept. 16, 1927, to the late Charles B. and Eura M. (Nethers) Wright. Beatrice was devoted to her family and the service of the Lord. She had been employed with First-Knox National Bank. Beatrice served as a Sunday school teacher, choir member, board member and was secretary/treasurer for the Church of God on Pine Street until 1985 when she and Edward relocated to Decatur, Ill., with his employment. They returned to Mount Vernon in 2002. Beatrice dearly loved her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and served as a wonderful Christian role model teaching her faith by example.
Beatrice will be sadly missed by her loving husband of 58 years, Edward Stickle; three sons, David (Robin) Stickle of Mount Vernon, Steve (Connie) Stickle of Mulberry, Fla., and Tim (Sherrill) Stickle of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Samuel, Joshua, Tondi, Elisha, Levi, Zacharias, Benjamin, Micah, Elias, Isaac and Pendili Stickle, Stephanie (Will) Crisp, Kyle and Aaron Stickle, Wesley Stickle and Ruth (Jamie) Overholt; great-grandchildren, Avery Crisp and Emily Stickle; sisters, Rachel Holtz, Wilma Gray, Helen LaVon (Robert) Ellis and Bertie Hash, all of Newark; brothers, Ralph “Jerry” (Garnett) Wright of Pataskala and Terry Wright of Newark; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Beatrice was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Delbert Wright.
Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. A funeral service will be held Friday beginning at 10 a.m. at the Pine Street Church of God with the Rev. Richard Prater officiating. A graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m. in Smith Chapel Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County or to the Fredericktown Church of God. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.