Velma P. Fawcett
MOUNT VERNON — Velma P. Fawcett, 96, of Mount Vernon died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
Velma was born July 7, 1910, in Harrison Township, Knox County, to Loring D. and Lula (Petry) Horn and had spent her lifetime in Knox County. She was a 1928 graduate of Gambier High School and had worked for the Shellmar Corp. (Continental Can Co.) in Mount Vernon during World War II and later at the S S Kresge Co. department store on Main Street in Mount Vernon.
Velma was a member of the Grove Church of Christ near Gambier. She was also a member of the Gambier Pythian Sisters, Howard Garden Club, Retired Senior Volunteer Program in Gambier and a past member of Harrison Grange. Velma’s hobbies included crocheting and knitting and working in her flower gardens, but her passion in life was her family.
She married Donald Fawcett on Oct. 20, 1937, and he preceded her in death on May 17, 1984. Donald had been the manager of the Elephant Lumber Co. in Mount Vernon.
Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Janice Fawcett of Mount Vernon; her grandsons, Craig Fawcett and Chad Fawcett; her sister, Irene Fowler of Mount Vernon; nephews and niece, James Laymon, Ron Laymon and Sharon Cox; and her cousins, Marguerite Miller and Helen Harris.
Besides her parents and husband, an infant sister, Doris Horn, preceded her in death.
Friends may call Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Grove Church of Christ with evangelist Jerold Tear officiating. Burial will follow in Union Grove Cemetery near Gambier.
Memorial contributions can be made to Grove Church of Christ, 7740 Grove Church Road, Gambier, OH 43022. To send an online condolence to the family visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Robert B. Henthorn
MOUNT VERNON — Robert Bernard Henthorn, 71, of Crystal Avenue, Mount Vernon, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, at the Morrow County Hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born July 10, 1935, in Parkersburg, W.Va., to Carl and Gladys (Deem) Henthorn. Bernie served in the U.S. Air Force. He owned and operated Henthorn Home Repair. Bernie was a life member of the AMVETS Post 95, where he was active with the Sad Sacks. He had been a past third vice commander of the local chapter of the AMVETS and past third vice commander of the 12th District. He also belonged to the Disabled American Veterans of Mount Gilead.
He is survived by his loving family, two sons, Robert C. Henthorn of Missouri and James (Eva) Henthorn of Maine; three daughters, Peggy (Dale) Gilbert of Dixon, Mo., Loretta (Danny) Loethen of Saint Elizabeth, Mo., and Vickie Adams of Osage Beach, Mo.; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, William Henthorn of Mount Vernon; and two sisters, Mary Jane McClain of Mount Vernon and Wanda Speaks of Mount Vernon.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Kim Eames; and two sisters, Bernida Sammon and Carolyn Spearman.
Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Wade Wolf will officiate. Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family and can be left at the funeral home. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
COSHOCTON — Richard Holloway, 66, of Coshocton died Feb. 6, 2007, at Coshocton County Memorial Hospital. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Ruth A. Painter Strong
JOHNSTOWN — A funeral service for Ruth A. Painter Strong, 85, of Johnstown will be held Friday, Feb. 9, at 11 a.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home with Bruce Hissong officiating. Burial will follow in Greenhill Cemetery, Johnstown.
Ruth died Feb. 5, 2007, at Arlington Nursing Home, Newark. She was born Oct. 26, 1921, in Lowell to the late Frank and Elenora (Meiser) Rauch. Ruth worked at the former Johnstown Straw Factory.
She is survived by her son, David P. Painter of Johnstown; daughter, Mary Ann Britton of Utica; grandchildren, Bill (Emily) Britton and Lee Ann (Rob Medley) Britton; great-grandson, Paul Britton; stepgreat-grandchildren, Scottie A. Medley and Grant B. Medley; sisters, Eloise Foster, Kathrine Kissell, Eileen Gray and Elenora Jean Pape; sisters-in-law, Mary Rauch, Thelma Rauch and Goldie Rauch; and many nieces, nephews and special friends.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul Painter; second husband, Gale Strong; three brothers; and two sisters.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road NE, Newark, OH 43055. Friends may call Thursday, Feb. 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., P.O. Box 456, Utica.