T. Jean Keller
GAMBIER — T. Jean Keller, 80, of New Gambier Road, Gambier, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007, at the Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus.
She was born on Feb. 21, 1926, in Mount Vernon to Clarence B. and Owa H. (Harris) Colwill. Jean had served as secretary for the zoning commission for Monroe Township in Knox County. She had also served on the board of directors for Peoples Bank of Gambier and was a Knox County 4-H Club advisor. Jean was a 50-year member of the Pythian Sisters of Gambier 611 and had served as past district deputy and grand trustee. She was also a member of the Gambier Epworth United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her loving family, her husband of 62 years, Homer D. Keller; two sons, Thomas (Frank Lynch) Keller of Gambier and Richard (Linda) Keller of Gambier; a niece and nephew, Jerry Colwill and April Perkins; five grandchildren, Mitzi (Mike) Behnke, Nicole (Michael) Smith, Rian Keller, Natalie (Jon) Nance and Zachary Keller; and two great-grandchildren, Caroline Behnke and Lilian Jean Smith.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence M. Colwill and William M. Colwill.
Friends may call Wednesday from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Gambier.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gambier Epworth United Methodist Church, Ackland Street, Gambier, OH 43022. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Mattie E. Smith
DANVILLE — Mattie Elizabeth Smith, 85, of Neil Road, Danville, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2007, in the Knox Community Hospital ICU.
She was born Dec. 29, 1921, at her home in Cooperdale to Emmett and Inez (Kendall) Thomas. On July 25, 1941, she was married to Leon Smith. She was an LPN and retired from Lakeview Haven. She was a member of the DAV Auxiliary and the American Legion Post 650.
She is survived by her husband, Leon, to whom she was married 65 years; her children, Kay (Roger) Sloan, Joyce (Bob) Boling, Jane Durbin, Jim (Barb) Smith, Ann Smith and Sue Dunagan; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Silas and Lester Thomas; a son, Richard Smith; a grandson, David Durbin; a great-granddaughter, Ashley Crowner; and a son-in-law, David Dunagan.
A graveside service will be held and announced at a later date in Union Hill Cemetery near Cooperdale.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Danville Fire Department, P.O. Box 526, Danville, OH 43014; or to a charity of the donor’s choice. The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville is handling arrangements.