Joan B. Bailey
DANVILLE — Joan B. Bailey, 65, of Danville, formerly of Mount Vernon, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, at The Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus.
Joan was born Feb. 28, 1941, at Brinkhaven to John Edward Booth and Estella Mae (Vess) Booth and had spent her lifetime in the central Ohio area. She was a 1959 graduate of Howard High School and in 1962 married Dr. Richard W. Bailey, professor emeritus at The Ohio State University in Columbus. Joan was a very magnanimous individual and was proud of her affiliation with The Ohio State University, where she was a Presidents Club member. Joan was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Mount Vernon.
Surviving are her three sons, Richard W. (Jan) Bailey II of Blacklick, Andrew (Celia) Bailey of Auckland, New Zealand, and Matthew (Julie) Bailey of Millersport; four grandchildren, Skylar Bailey, Roberta Bailey, Elise Bailey and Nathaniel Bailey; six brothers, Larry Gardner, John Booth, Thomas Booth, Richard Booth, Roger Booth and David Booth; and five sisters, Pat Elkins, Jean Snow, Sandra Cunningham, Nancy Kent and Sue Gardner.
Besides her parents, Joan was preceded in death by her husband; three sisters, Jane Abraham, Marlene Melton and Connie Diane Booth; and a brother, Jim Booth.
A service celebrating the life of Joan B. Bailey will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene. The family will receive friends at the church one hour before the service. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
Memorial contributions can be made to the First Church of the Nazarene, 807 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or to the Mount Vernon Salvation Army, 206 E. Ohio Ave., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. To send a condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Charles E. Comstock
UTICA — Charles Everett Comstock, 80, of Utica passed away suddenly, Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, at home.
Charles was born March 18, 1926, in Parkersburg, W.Va., to L. Raymond and Oddie O. (Dailey) Comstock. He had worked and served faithfully as a member at Hillcrest Church of Christ, since the congregation was established in 1953. Charles had served the church as an elder for many of those years. He was retired after 33 years’ employment at Kaiser Aluminum in Heath and was a lifelong farmer. Charles was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving aboard the minesweeper, USS Triumph, in the Pacific Theater of War. He had been an active member of the Farmers Market in Mount Vernon from its inception and was a member of the Ohio Beekeepers Association.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Velma (Biehl) Comstock; his daughters and sons-in-law, Terrie and Frank Morris of Utica and Nancy and Ronald Mayfield of Atwater; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; his brother and sister-in-law, Lester and June Comstock of Sapulpa, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews.
His parents, a daughter Kathy Jo French, his son Charles William Comstock, two sisters Roberta Wooley and Mary Edith Conger, and three infant brothers preceded Charles in death.
Friends may call Thursday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where funeral service will be Friday at 11 a.m. with his grandsons Keith Malone and Craig Davis officiating. Burial, with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will follow at Union Grove Cemetery near Gambier.
Memorial contributions can be made to Utica Emergency Medical Services. To send an online condolence to the family visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Sue E. Craig
MOUNT VERNON — Sue E. Craig, 52, of Mount Vernon and recently of Centerburg, passed away Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, at The Ohio State Medical Center in Columbus.
She was born on June 20, 1954, to the late Cecil Pruett and Monna (Hunter) Pruett of Mount Vernon. Sue was a member of the Willowcreek Advent Christian Church in Mount Liberty.
She is survived by her daughter, Cassie (Joe) Warren of Sunbury; son, Adam of Columbus; mother, Monna Pruett of Mount Vernon; brothers, Steve (Linda) Pruett and Stanley Pruett; sister, Mary (Buddy) Lloyd; brother-in-law, Carey Horlacher; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded by her father, Cecil Pruett; and sister, Shirley Horlacher.
Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Carl Hankins. Interment will follow in the Bloomfield Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to The Ohio State University Medical Center Neurology Department or American Cancer Society, 1105 Mount Vernon Ave., Marion, OH 43302. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Carolyn S. Overturf
MOUNT VERNON — Carolyn S. Overturf, 62, of Dennison Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, at her home.
She was born Jan. 22, 1945, at Amity, a daughter of Howard and Coretta (Rinehart) Steurer. Carolyn was a cashier for the Ryan’s Restaurant in Mount Vernon for nine years. She also enjoyed her crafts and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her caring family, sons, Timothy Kunkel of Mount Vernon, John (Billie Jo) Kunkel of Howard and Kevin Kunkel and his companion, Brian Jackson, of Mount Vernon; a special friend, Courtney Fairbanks of Grandview Heights; two granddaughters, Bridgette Kunkel of Mount Vernon and Emily Schwartz of Grandview Heights; two stepgrandsons, Joey Maglott of Mount Vernon and J.J. Maglott of Howard; a stepgreat-granddaughter, Vivian Maglott of Mount Vernon; two sisters, Ceetta (Chuck) Antill and Patricia Hayes, both of Mount Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Phyllis Steurer, Mary Lou Doup and Nancy Stobart.
The family will receive friends Friday, Jan. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. A memorial service will be held at a later date. To view this obituary or to leave an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Fred Schuller, 89, of Mount Vernon died Tuesday evening, Jan. 23, 2007, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home.
He was born June 9, 1917, in Cleveland to John Schuller. He was a member of Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, Mount Zion Lodge 9 F&AM and the Loyal Order of Moose.
He is survived by a special friend, Phyllis Palmer of Westerville.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Neva B. Schuller, she passed away on Aug. 12, 2004; a son, Donnas Gayle Schuller, in 1961; two brothers; and three sisters.
Friends may call on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home. Masonic services will follow the calling hours. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Rodney Buchanan officiating. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary, along with an online guest registry page, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Dwight ‘Scotty’ Scott
MOUNT VERNON — Dwight R. “Scotty” Scott, 71, of Mount Vernon passed away Monday evening, Jan. 22, 2007, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
He was born Aug. 7, 1935, near Gambier, a son of Charles Everett and Ethel Mae (Butler) Scott. He was a retired heavy equipment operator for the Knox County Highway Department. He was also an Army veteran and a member of the AMVETS Post 95 in Mount Vernon. Dwight was baptized in the Church of Christ.
Surviving Dwight are his son, Dale R. Scott of St. Louisville; two stepdaughters, Ann (Jon) Raymond of Heath and Tanya Fry of Atlanta; two grandchildren, Sheldon and Stephany Scott, both of Texas; a brother, Gordon (Karen) Scott of Mount Vernon; a sister, Mary (Conard) Allen of Mount Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a stepson, Duane Fry; sisters, Ethel Parker and Marie Brookins; and a brother, Melvin Scott.
In following with Scotty’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Burial will be in the Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is caring for the family with these arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the AMVETS in Scotty’s memory. To view this obituary or to leave an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.