Kathern I. Bumpus
MOUNT VERNON — Kathern I. Bumpus, 94, of Mount Vernon died Sunday evening, Feb. 11, 2007, at Knox Community Hospital. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Kenneth W. Cook
MOUNT VERNON — Kenneth W. “Ken” Cook, 60, of Greenbrier Drive, Mount Vernon, formerly of Sidney and Newark, Ohio, and Monroe, La., passed away Saturday evening, Feb. 10, 2007, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
He was born Nov. 27, 1946, in Clarksburg, W.Va., a son of Jeet Knowles and Mary Evelyn (DeTurk) Cook. Ken graduated from the West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon and was a retired executive for State Farm Insurance and was a former national director of CPCU. Recently, Ken was working for the city of Mount Vernon as the code enforcement officer. He attended the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church and was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Sidney, the Barak Shrine Temple in Monroe, La., and a past worthy patron of the Order of Eastern Star in Sidney. He was also a member of the Moose Lodge in Surfside, S.C., the Elks Lodge in Sidney, and the Eagles in Mount Vernon. In Ken’s free time he enjoyed spending time with his family, golfing, fishing and traveling.
Ken is survived by his loving wife, Nancy (Jones) Cook, whom he married on Aug. 26, 1967; sons, Christopher Brant (Kathy) Cook of Cincinnati and Douglas Michael (Carrie) Cook of Tulsa, Okla.; grandchildren, Alex, Evan, Lauren and Allie Grace; and brothers, Richard (Vicki) Cook of Beckley, W.Va., and Don (Letha) Cook of Mount Vernon; his mother-in-law, Jean Wolford of Mount Vernon; and several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon. A funeral service for Ken will be held Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Rodney J. Buchanan officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. Mount Zion Lodge 9 of the Free and Accepted Masons will provide Masonic services following calling hours on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital, 3229 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229; or to the charity of one’s choice. To view this obituary or to leave the family an online condolence visit, www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Kylie Lynn Cornette
MOUNT VERNON — Kylie Lynn Cornette, infant daughter of Marvin and Wendy Lynn (Singrathsomboune) Cornette Jr. of Howard, went to be one of the Lord’s little angels shortly after birth on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
Richard L. Daniels
MOUNT VERNON — Richard L. Daniels, 83, of Sycamore Road, Mount Vernon, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007.
Richard was born Nov. 12, 1923, at Amity to Gail and Helen (Albright) Daniels, was a graduate of Amity High School, maintained a dairy farm for several years and after retiring from the dairy farm continued to grain farm. Richard was a member of the Grove Church of Christ near Gambier, serving in many capacities through the years. He was a Clay Township Trustee, Soil Conservation supervisor, Mount Vernon Farmers Exchange board member, served on the Knox County Fair Board, Knox County Farm Bureau Board, was a 4-H advisor and remained active on the Knox County Ag Museum Committee.
Surviving are his wife, Sarah (McConnell) Daniels, whom he married Dec. 14, 1947; his daughter, Helen (Leck) McKee of Gambier; his son, Jim (Kathryn) Daniels of Fredericktown; brother, John (Esther) Daniels; sister, Barbara (Harry) Dunn; sisters-in-law, Ruth Daniels, Betty Daniels, Elizabeth Wolfe, Mary Miller and Ruth McConnell; grandchildren, Tisha (Chuck) Melick, Tonya (Grant) Mickley, Ryan (Leigh) Daniels, Mandy (Josh) Havenar, Chet Daniels; great-grandchildren, Cade, Shanna and Taryn Mickley, Kenton Mickley, Weston and Shanda Melick, and Adam Daniels.
In addition to his parents, his sisters, Mildred Coon and Mary Daniels, brothers, Robert Daniels and Paul Daniels, and brothers-in-law, Wesley Miller, Wendell Wolfe and William McConnell preceded him in death.
Friends may call Tuesday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. Private family funeral services will be held at the Grove Church of Christ near Gambier with Evangelist Jerold Tear officiating. Burial will follow in Union Grove Cemetery near Gambier.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Knox County Ag Museum Committee, P.O. Box 171, Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or to the Grove Church of Christ, 7740 Grove Church Road, Gambier, OH 43022. To send an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
CLEVELAND — Josephine T. (Swiatek) Haschak, 87, passed away Feb. 7, 2007.
Beloved wife of the late Joseph; loving mother of Kathleen Hrovat, Dr. Al J. Haschak and Cheryl (Ken) Cook; dearest grandmother of Christi Hrovat; sister of Genevieve Swiatek and the late Julia Mohorcic; aunt of Stella (Ted) Knyszek; great-aunt of Judy, John and Robert.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Thomas More Church. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Tomon & Sons Funeral Home, 4772 Pearl Road (north of Brookpark Road), Cleveland, (216) 741-6661.
Douglas A. Miller
HEATH — A funeral service for Douglas A. Miller, 55, of Heath will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark, with the Rev. Jim Young presiding. Interment will follow in Wilson Cemetery.
Mr. Miller, retired from Owens Corning, passed away Feb. 11, 2007, at his home. He was born March 3, 1951, in Newark to his parents, Donald A. and Ann (Brannon) Miller. Mr. Miller was a member of Central Christian Church and was assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 11.
Doug is survived by his wife, Nancy; daughters, Julie (Richard) Tury of Pataskala and Laurie Comer of Newark; stepdaughter, Chris Prince of Heath; grandchildren, Brandon, Jordan, Nathan, Courtney, Richard and Lillian; sister, Toby (Bill) Ray Kidd of Mount Vernon; brother, Bill (Sue) Ray of Heath; aunt, Dorothy Ferguson of Mansfield; numerous nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Pat Thomas of Newark; and family friend, Don Hughes of Granville.
In addition to his parents, Doug was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Thomas; and nephew, Steve Kidd.
The family will receive friends and relatives Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home.
The family suggests contributions, in Doug’s name, to Boy Scout Troops 9 or 11. To sign an online guest book, visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com, and click guest book/obituary.
Charles ‘Bill’ Murray
SUNBURY — The Rev. Charles “Bill” Murray, 90, of Sunbury died Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, at Heartland of Centerburg.
He was born Aug. 31, 1916, in Fargo to Charles E. and Ella (Kershner) Murray. A lifelong area resident he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of the horse Calvary. He served in the ministry as a faithful pastor of over 50 years. Upon retirement he was serving the Scioto Valley Christian Union Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Florence M. (Comstock), in 2005; sister, Lois Haller; and half brother, Seibert Kershner.
He is survived by sister, Ruby (Charles) Nettelhorst of Sunbury; special friends, Russell and Chris Fry; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
Friends may call Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the funeral services at 1 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, with Pastors Frank Carl, Wayne Booth and Gerald Davis officiating. Interment with military honors provided by the Delaware County Veterans Association will follow in the Trenton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Fargo Wesleyan Church, 4010 County Road 15, Marengo, OH 43334. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Palmer R. Weikle
FREDERICKTOWN — Palmer R. Weikle, 65, of Fredericktown died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, at the Whispering Hills Care Center in Mount Vernon. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown. To send a condolence to the family online, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.