Phillip B. Ackerman
TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. — Phillip B. Ackerman, 67, a Fredericktown native, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, surrounded by his loved ones. End care was provided by Hospice of Hernando-Pasco County, Tarpon Springs, Fla.
He was born Aug. 12, 1939, son of Dr. Ernest V. Ackerman and Louise McKay Ackerman Huggins. He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 40 years, Pamela; his stepfather, Lloyd Huggins; his brothers, John M. and Lt. David L. Ackerman; and his sister, Margaret Ellen.
He is survived by daughters, Laura A. Daley of Bellevue, Ky., and Denise D. Ackerman of Milford, Ohio; son, David M. (Lisa) Ackerman of Tarpon Springs, Fla.; and five grandchildren.
Mr. Ackerman’s professional career was dedicated to Pharmaceutical Research. Phil retired with his wife in Travelers Rest, S.C., and maintained a waterfront winter home on Hutchinson Island in Florida. His devotion to family and friends was unmatched, and his wry humor and sparkling ability to turn a phrase will live forever in our memories.
Cremation is being handled by Moss Feaster Funeral Home in Clearwater, Fla. Memorial service and interment will be conducted at Forest Cemetery, Fredericktown, Ohio, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice or the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.
Wanda E. Brown
UTICA — A funeral service for Wanda E. Brown, 93, of Utica will be held Saturday, Feb. 17, at noon at Law-Baker Funeral Home with the Rev. Ric Harvel officiating. Burial will follow in Conard/Brown Cemetery.
Wanda died Feb. 12, 2007, at Newark Healthcare Centre, Newark. She was born April 22, 1913, in Guernsey County to the late Richard and Rachel (Hillyer) Davis.
She is survived by her son, Bill (Judy) Brown of Columbus; daughter, Bernice (Bob) Donaldson of Newark; grandchildren, Scott and Laurie Brown, Becky Hensley, Kristen and Mike Reeve, Beth Brown, Jennifer and Andy Lewis, and Brittany and Jordan Turske of Gahanna; six great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Linda Brown of Utica; special friends, Linda and Larry Bline of Newark.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. Brown; son, Robert E. Brown; four brothers; and three sisters.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road SE, Newark, OH 43055; or Fairfield Area Humane Society, P.O. Box 1109, Lancaster, OH 43130.
Friends may call Saturday, Feb. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., P.O. Box 456, Utica.
Kylie L. 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.
In addition to her parents, Kylie is survived by her twin sister, Hailey Jade Cornette; grandparents, Marvin Eugene Cornette Sr. of Mount Vernon, Teresa Gayle (Ron) Carver of Portsmouth, Shannon Johnson of Virgie, Ky., and Rick and Tammie Fry of Howard; great-grandmother, Alberta Tackett of Delaware; great-grandparents, Leroy and May Fry of Fredericktown; aunts, Madison Cornette of Mount Vernon, Nicole Singrathsomboune and June Edwards of Howard, and Alyssa Fry of Johnsville; and a special cousin, Alexis Edwards of Howard.
The family will have a graveside service Friday, Feb. 16, at 11 a.m. in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Jamie Gump officiating. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is caring for the family with these arrangements.
To view this obituary or to leave the family an online condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Joan Grace, 78, of Mount Vernon died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, at her residence as a result of a fire. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Earl Dwight Jenkins
NEWARK — A funeral service for Earl Dwight Jenkins, 71, of Newark will be held Thursday, Feb. 15, at 11 a.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Pierce officiating. Burial will be in Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport.
Dwight died Feb. 12, 2007, at LPN Health Care Facility, Newark. He was born Feb. 26, 1935, in Canton to the late Frederick M. and Ada M. (Hanna) Jenkins. An Army veteran, he worked for the Miller Co. in Utica for 25 years.
He is survived by his son, Todd (Beth) Jenkins of Newark; daughters, Carla (John) Hardy and Karen Jenkins, both of Newark; grandchildren, Jared Shaw, Tiffany and Nathaniel Strauch, Adam and Katie Hardy; five great-grandsons; brothers, Harold (Donna) Jenkins of Mount Vernon and Scott (Jean) Jenkins of Winterhaven, Fla.; and sisters-in-law, Dorothy Jenkins of Utica and Donna Jenkins of Ravenna.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Duane Jenkins and Floyd Jenkins.
Donations may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road SE, Newark, OH 43055.
Friends may call Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., P.O. Box 456, Utica, OH.
Charles William Looker
UTICA — A funeral service for Charles W. Looker, 85, of Utica will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark, with Pastor Mark Shoemaker presiding. Entombment will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
Mr. Looker, retired from Chattanooga Glass Co., passed away Feb. 11, 2007, at Licking Memorial Hospital. He was born Nov. 24, 1921, Jersey Township, Licking County, to his late parents Harry and Anna May (Stuff) Looker. Mr. Looker was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church and a member of Grand Lodge F& AM since 1952.
Charles is survived by his children, Shirley Baker of Newark, Charles (Carol) Looker Jr. of Mount Vernon, James (Carol) Looker of South Carolina, Thomas (Vicky) Looker of Centerburg, Ron (Patty) Looker of Johnstown, Debbie (Wayne) Raines of Johnstown, John (Betty) Looker of Newark and Robert (Pam) Looker of Bladensburg; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Irene; and son-in-law, Ronald Baker.
The family will receive friends and relatives Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home. To sign an online guest book, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com and click guest book/obituary.
Alberta R. McArtor
UTICA — A private service will be held for Alberta R. McArtor, 71, of Utica, who died Feb. 12, 2007, at her residence.
She was born July 31, 1935, in Homer to the late Clarence and Myrtle (Metz) Farley. Alberta was a former bus driver for Newark City Schools and North Fork School System.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Jerry D. McArtor of Utica; son, Larry E. McArtor of Chillicothe; daughters, Debi (Alan) McKenna, Jerri (Bob) Bachman and Kim (Bob) Osborne, all of Newark; nine grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and sisters, Edna Griffith of Danville, Betty (Kermit) Jacks of Newark and Geraldine (Frank) McKinney of Lancaster.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Rebecca Jean McArtor; brothers, Harry, Jim and Joe Farley; and sister, Martha Wilkinson.
Donations may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road SE, Newark, OH 43055.
Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., P.O. Box 456, Utica, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Roy E. Thomas
MOUNT VERNON — Roy Everett Thomas, 73, of Stump Street, Mount Vernon, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, with his loving companion Joan Grace and their dog “Tiny” due to a house fire at their residence.
He was born April 4, 1933, in Mount Vernon to the late Floyd and Martha (Totman) Thomas Sr. Roy retired in 1974 as a machinist for Rockwell International. He was a lifelong member of the AMVETS Post 95, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Moose, all of Mount Vernon. In his earlier days, Roy was well known for his talents at playing a good game of billiards.
He is survived by two sons, Duane (Barbara Jensen) Thomas of Mount Vernon and Michael (JoJo Fields) Grennell of Washington; a daughter, Patricia (James) Moran of Mount Vernon; six grandchildren, Tiffiny (Kevin) Holley, Jessica (Kevin) Ruark, Joseph Thomas, Scott (Kristian Frazier) Grennell, Jenna Mae (Jeremy) Lang and James Fawcett; several great-grandchildren; five sisters, Joan Smail of Fredericktown, Anna Belle (Charles) Smith of Mount Vernon, Marilyn (Charles) Bagent of Mount Vernon, Dorothy (Encil) Doup of Fredericktown and Arlene Cooper of Mount Vernon; and the mother of his children, Wanda Speaks.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ronald Thomas and Floyd Thomas Jr.
A graveside service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Brandon Cemetery. A memorial service with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council honoring both Roy and Joan will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. at the AMVETS in Mount Vernon. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions can be made to the family and can be left at the funeral home. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Terry K. Thompson
COSHOCTON — Terry Keith “Hambone” Thompson, 50, of 525 Wilson Ave., Coshocton, died Feb. 11, 2007, at his residence.
He was born July 3, 1956, in Mount Vernon to Paul J. Thompson and the late Roberta Maxine (Mowery) Thompson. He was employed at the Coshocton Recycling Center. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge of Coshocton and a U.S. Navy veteran serving from September 1973 to October 1975.
He is survived by a son, Joshua Paul Thompson of Coshocton; a granddaughter, Jocelyn Marie Rae Thompson; his father and stepmother, Paul J. and Zelma (Fry) Thompson; two sisters, Charlene (Larry) Henry of Mount Vernon and Marlene (Lyndon) Slaughter of Warsaw; two brothers, Larry Kevin Thompson of Virginia and Kriss (Treva) Thompson of Coshocton; three stepbrothers, Don Andrews of Conesville, Roger Andrews of Smithville and David Andrews of Coshocton; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother; maternal grandparents, Orva and Mona Mowery; paternal grandparents, Paul L. and Jetty Thompson; and a brother, Paul Kirk Thompson.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Coshocton Church of God 703 S. Second St., Coshocton, OH, with Pastor Joe Clark officiating. Burial will be Friday, Feb. 16, at 11 a.m. at the Wesley Chapel Cemetery near Danville with graveside military services.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a memorial fund for Keith’s granddaughter, Jocelyn Thompson, in care of the Home Loan Savings Bank, 401 Main St., Coshocton, OH 43812. This information is online at www.fischerfuneralhom.com.
STOW — Alexander A. Szenas, 89, of Stow, formerly of Mount Vernon, passed away Feb. 10, 2007.
He was born April 18, 1917, in Leechburg, Pa., a son of Julius and Mary (Bobak) Szenas. He was raised in Leechburg, Pa., and lived most of his life in Mount Vernon before retiring to Florida. For the last seven years he lived in Stow. Mr. Szenas retired from Copper Industries as a mechanical engineer with 30 years of service. He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mount Vernon, the Kiwanis and the Mansfield Power Squadron n. He was an avid bowler and fisherman, spending many years at his summer home on Lake Erie.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Anna; brother, Julius; and sister, Louise Moorehead.
Surviving Mr. Szenas are his daughter, Susan (Larry) Alexander of Stow; son, Allan (Laura) Szenas of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Benjamin (Adriana) Alexander, Nathan Alexander, Alexis Szenas, Leslie Addair and Jennifer (Ben) Richards; and brother, James.
The family will have a memorial service for Mr. Szenas on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon, with the Rev. Jonathan Fettig officiating. Calling hours will be one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Burial will follow in the Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
The Flower-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is caring for the family with these arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60671-7633; or to the First Presbyterian Church, 102 N. Gay St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. To view this obituary or leave the family an online condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Palmer R. Weikle
FREDERICKTOWN — Palmer R. Weikle, 65, of Fredericktown went to be with his Lord and family on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, at the Whispering Hills Care Center in Mount Vernon.
Palmer was born June 15, 1941, in Sarton, W.Va., to Gerald G. and Bernice B. (Pence) Weikle and moved to Fredericktown in 1953. He had been employed at the J.B. Foote Foundry in Fredericktown.
Surviving are his sisters, Annalee Slaughter of Mansfield, Leveta Parker of Bellville, Thelma Arlene Ward of Marion and Barbara (Carl) Morrison of Galion; and his brothers, Leon (Lois) Weikle of Bellville and Bennie (Janie) Weikle and Gerald Arnold (Linda) Weikle, both of Fredericktown; special friends, Duane, Kay and Troy Moore; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Rosalie and Melvina Weikle; and two brothers, Garland and Carlis Weikle.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown, where funeral service will be Thursday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Dan Taylor will officiate. Burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to: Bill Rice Ranch, 627 Bill Rice Ranch Road, Murfreesboro, TN 37128-4555. To send a condolence to the family online, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.