CENTERBURG — The Rev. Lawrence Dunnewold, 76, died Jan. 28, 2007, at Morning View Care Center, Centerburg, following an extended illness.
He was former pastor of First Congregational United Church of Christ, Mount Vernon, where he was honored to be named Pastor Emeritus. Born March 23, 1930, in Indianapolis, to Lawrence and Clara (Torrenga) Dunnewold, he also pastored churches in Brownhelm and North Lima, Ohio, and in St. Louis Park, Minn. A skilled woodworking craftsman, he also enjoyed photography, traveling and camping.
He is survived by his wife, Elinor Dunnewold of Mount Vernon; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Jane Dunnewold of Texas, Ann Dunnewold and Randy Olena of Texas, Ruth Dunnewold and David Salapa of Pennsylvania, Mary Dunnewold and Jeff Ondich of Minnesota; and seven grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to First Congregational UCC, 200 N. Main St., Mount Vernon; to Habitat for Humanity (same address); or to Heifer International at www.heifer.org.
Doris F. Hankins
MOUNT VERNON — Doris F. Hankins, 74, of Mount Vernon died Jan. 27, 2007, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.
She is survived by a daughter, Grace (Andrew) Conger of Mount Vernon; stepchildren, Ronnie (Louise) Hankins of Mount Gilead, Jerry Hankins of Fredericktown and Brenda (Roger) Garrison of Florida; grandchildren, Caleb, Ciera, Ryanna, Carrington and Zane Conger, Rick Hankins, Randy Hite, Katie and Tyler Hankins, Joshua Walker and Jamie Kinley; great-grandchildren, Billie, Adam and Elizabeth Hankins, Devin Kinley and Caleb Hite; sisters, her twin Dora Sperling and Pauline Finnell; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Dale Young; son, Roger Lee Young; second husband, Grant Hankins; brothers, Roger Lee and Buck Campbell; grandson, Ronnie Hankins; and daughter-in-law, Laurie Hankins.
Friends may call Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Church of God, 675 N. Cedar St., Newark, where service will follow at 11 a.m. Pastor Roger Decker will officiate. Interment will be in Valley View Cemetery, Warsaw. Arrangements are by Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home in Centerburg.
Virginia O. Jobes
MOUNT VERNON — Virginia Opal Jobes passed away Jan. 28, 2007, at the Country Club Retirement Campus in Mount Vernon.
She was a longtime member of the Church of Christ in Lake Milton, Ohio.
She is survived by her husband, Carl Lloyd Jobes, to whom she was married on Aug. 13, 1941; four children, Charles (Susan) Jobes of Canton, Mary Jo Ritchie of Mount Vernon, Sandra (Bud) Keener of Mount Vernon and Carolyn (Thurman) Selman of Corsicanna, Texas; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, a brother, two sisters and three grandchildren.
The Selby-Cole Funeral Home and Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements.
Charles L. Lonsinger
UTICA — Charles Lewis Lonsinger died Jan. 28, 2007. He was born Sept. 26, 1923, in Coshocton County. He was preceded in death by his father, Lee Lonsinger; his mother, Ethel Verna (Sheldon) Lonsinger; three sisters, Evelyn Rine Cochran, Ruth Lucille Farmer and Helen Marie Davidson; and a half brother, Ernest Lonsinger.
Mr. Lonsinger is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Jane (Crow) Lonsinger; three sons, Mark D. (Karen) Lonsinger of Charleston, W.Va., David L. Lonsinger of Tampa Bay, Fla., and Paul P. Lonsinger of Story, Wyo.; three grandsons, Michael, Matthew and Daniel Lonsinger; and two very special nieces, Judith Davidson Fisher and Patty Lou Farmer Seward.
After graduating from Warsaw High School, Mr. Lonsinger enlisted in the Navy on March 17, 1943, and served three years in the Hospital Corps during World War II. He worked at Oak Knoll Navel Hospital in Oakland, Calif., and was assigned to PT Boat training in Melville, R.I. He was sent overseas to the Pacific Theater where he was stationed in the Philippines on Samar until the end of the war. After honorably serving his country Mr. Lonsinger attended Ohio Northern University, where he earned a degree in pharmacy. He purchased the Lynn Pharmacy in Utica in 1953 and ran it and a branch pharmacy in Danville until his retirement in 1996.
Mr. Lonsinger was an active member of the Utica United Methodist Church, serving on numerous committees, the latest being the Pastoral Relations Committee. He joined the Ohio Lodge 199 F&AM in Bladensburg in 1946. He was a member of the Valley of Columbus Scottish Rite, the Aladdin Shrine, and the Utica and Licking County Shrine Clubs. He was a member of the Utica American Legion Post 92, receiving his 50-year pin in 2004.
Mr. Lonsinger was a member and past president of the Licking County Board of Health for 35 years. He served as a trustee of the Licking Memorial Hospital for six years. He belonged to the Licking County, Ohio State and the American Pharmaceutical Associations. He was a member of the PT Boat Association. Mr. Lonsinger was instrumental in implementing the polio vaccine program in Licking County. He also spearheaded the drive to get physicians to come and practice in the Utica area in the ’70s. He was always most supportive of his community and most interested in the health and well being of the area.
Mr. Lonsinger enjoyed his home in Story, Wyo., as well as his farm and jeep in Licking County. His family and friends will be hard pressed to accept the void that his death has created.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Utica United Methodist Church, where the funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ric Harvel and the Rev. Daniel Drew officiating. Burial with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will be in the Martinsburg Cemetery. Masonic services will be Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the church. The North-Dilley Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is in charge of arrangements.
The family has requested that there be no flowers. To honor Charlie, donations may be made in his name to Park National Bank, P.O. Box 486, Utica, OH 43080 (to be used for a pharmacy scholarship); or the Utica United Methodist Church, 626 North St., Utica, OH 43080; or the Ohio Lodge 199 F&AM Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 33, Bladensburg, OH 43005.
“Father time is not always a hard parent, and, though he tarries for none of his children, often lays his hand lightly upon those who have used him well; making them old men and women inexorably enough, but leaving their hearts and spirits young and in full vigor; with such people the gray head is but the impression of the old fellow’s hand in giving them his blessing, and every wrinkle but a notch in the quiet calendar of a well spent life.” — Charles Dickens
“Sing to the Lord, all the world! Worship the Lord with joy; come before him with happy songs! Acknowledge that the Lord is God. He made us, and we belong to him; we are his people, we are his flock. Enter the Temple gates with thanksgiving; go into its courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise him. The Lord is good; his love is eternal and his faithfulness lasts forever.” — 100th Psalm