Emma K. Allen
COSHOCTON — Emma Kathryn Allen, 89, a resident of the Autumn Health Care Center and formerly of Warsaw, died Jan. 14, 2007, at the care center of congestive heart failure.
Graveside service will be Saturday, Jan. 20, at 11 a.m. at the Valley View Cemetery in Warsaw with Ray Griffith officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the River View Community Park, P.O. Box 399, Warsaw, OH 43844; the Coshocton Public Library, 655 Main St., Coshocton, OH 43844; or the charity of the donor’s choice.
GROVE CITY — Lillian C. McConnaha, 80, of Grove City passed away Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007, at Mount Carmel West following an extended illness.
She was born to Harold and Lillian (Hartley) Drummond on June 9, 1926, in Huntington, W.Va.
Lillian was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wally McConnaha; sister, Marjorie Campbell.
Survivors include her daughter, Pamela (John) Sperry; sons, Steven (Lynn) Carter, James Carter, Mark (Sue) Carter and Jeffrey (Charlotte) Whipp; grandchildren, James and Ryan Carter, Lauren Sperry, Mollie and Macie Whipp; several nieces and nephews and many friends.
A special thanks to Select Care at Mount Carmel West for their wonderful compassion.
Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Newcomer Funeral Home, 3393 Broadway, Grove City, with service following at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to Select Care at Mount Carmel West. Messages of condolence may be left at www.newcomerfamily.com.
Ruby H. Parks
WEST LAFAYETTE — Ruby Helen Parks, 90, of West Lafayette passed away at the West Lafayette Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007.
Helen was born to the late Henry and Ruby (Garner) Glass in Belmont County on June 18, 1916. She was a cook for Plainfield School for 26 years, attended Plainfield United Methodist Church and was a 4-H advisor for many years. Helen loved to spend time with her family, gardening and sewing.
She is survived by her two daughters, Shirley Reddick of Mount Vernon and Carol (Robert) Nelson of Coshocton; sister, Clara Israel of Winterhaven, Fla.; sister-in-law, Nina Glass of Wellston; grandchildren, Janette (Lyle) McCullough of Coshocton, Rob (Christie) Nelson of Coshocton, Dean (Kim) Reddick Jr. of Columbus and Staci (Eb Harris) Reddick of Mount Vernon; great-grandchildren, Lindsay and Tyler McCullough of Coshocton, Toby Hart of Newcomerstown, Christina and Brandon Reddick of Mount Vernon and Zak Welker of Mount Vernon; several nieces and nephews.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank W. Parks, whom she married on Dec. 21, 1935, he passed away in January 1989; two brothers, Robert and John Glass; and two grandchildren, Kristina and Timothy Reddick.
A graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m. in Plainfield Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Gerycz officiating. An online memorial is located at www.given-dawsonfuneralhome.com.
Joseph A. Stauffer
PALM BAY, Fla. — Joseph A. Stauffer, 90, of Palm Bay passed away at The Palms Healthcare center on Jan. 11, 2007, after a short illness.
He was born in Mount Vernon on June 5, 1916, to Robert W. and Adella H. (Hosack) Stauffer. Joe was an Army (Tech. SGG.) who served in the South Philippines and New Guinea during World War II, earning him three Bronze Stars. He served his country from 1942-46. In 1955, he went into partnership with K. Allin Kahrl and formed the real estate company, Karhl and Stauffer. At the time this was one of the only two real estate companies in Mount Vernon. Joe retired in 1979 and moved to Florida where he could enjoy his life’s hobby, fishing.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his sisters, Sara (John) Williamson and Mary (Phillip) Mettling.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Elinor L. (Houck) of Palm Bay, Fla.; five children, Anita of Fellsmere, Fla., Linda of Louisville, Ky., David of Palm Bay, Fla., Wilson of Mount Vernon and Robert of Stuart, Fla.
There will be no funeral services. The family asks if you would like to make a memorial contribution in Joe’s name, please give to the local hospice.
Dallas E. Vance
FREDERICKTOWN — Dallas E. Vance, 71, of Fredericktown died Tuesday morning, Jan. 16, 2007, at the Selma Markowitz Care Center in Newark. Arrangements are pending with Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead.
A full obituary can be viewed, and online condolences may be expressed to the family, at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Jean L. Wilson
MOUNT VERNON — Jean L. Wilson, 64, of Mount Vernon passed away on Monday, Jan. 15, 2007, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
She was born on Sept. 12, 1942, in Mount Vernon to William and Helen (Hall) Whited. Jean retired in 2000 after 25 years of employment as a Licensed Practical Nurse with the Mount Vernon Developmental Center. She loved to watch her tropical fish or collect her favorite dolls. Nothing was more important to Jean then spending quality time or helping family and friends.
She is survived by her loving family, her mother; a son, Kennis “Kelly” (Sharon) Wilson of Mount Vernon; two daughters, Kimberley Grubaugh of Mount Vernon and Kari (Steve) Boyles of Mount Vernon; a grandson, Ivan Wilson; and two sisters, Judy (Jerry) Green of Ontario and Rhonda (Jim) Young of Ankenytown.
Besides her father she was preceded in death by a son, Keven Wilson; and a brother, Ronald Whited.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Larry Hall will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery at Fredericktown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.