Doyal L. Baker
HOWARD — Doyal Linbergh Baker, 79, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, of a long illness at the Morning View Care Center.
He was born May 30, 1927, in Knox County to Edward Valentine and Hazel Elveda (Smith) Baker. Doyal served in the Navy from 1945 to 1946. He was a member of the Howard Church of Christ.
He is survived by his second wife of 35 years, Mary Baker, whom he married April 15, 1971; a daughter, Connie (Carl) Biggs; a son, Thomas (Karen) Baker; and stepchildren, Sarah Thompson, John (Candice) Hunt, Charles (Sharon) Hunt, Patricia (Miklos) Dudevszky; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Leota (Conkle); his parents; and two sisters, Betheal McFarland and JoAnn Biggs.
A funeral service will be Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville. Pastor Ben McKinstry will officiate. Burial will be in Workman Cemetery. Calling hours will be one hour prior to service on Tuesday.
The family requests memorial donations be made to the American Heart Association, 5455 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214; or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. Information is available at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
Carol A. Barrette
MOUNT VERNON — Carol Ann Barrette, 52, of Prospect Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, at the Whispering Hills Care Center.
She was born Sept. 7, 1954, in Denver, Colo., to Charles Edward and Mary Edna (Richardson) Johnson. Carol was employed as a meat packager at Boars Head Meat Packaging in Arkansas, and was a member of the Mount Mariah Baptist Church in Arkansas.
She is survived by her daughters, Angie (Joseph) Overley of Mount Vernon and Shelah Gilbert of Mount Vernon; nine grandchildren, including Timothy and Matthew Peters of Mount Vernon; a brother, Edward Amarosa of Colorado; and a sister, Brenda Canter of Colorado.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Johnson.
There will be no calling hours. The family will observe a private service at a later date. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and online condolences can be accessed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
John W. Body
MOUNT VERNON — John William Body, 97, formerly of Butler, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007, at the Whispering Hills Care Center.
He was born Jan. 3, 1910, in Knox County to Robert and Dora (Coleman) Body. On Nov. 28, 1934, he was married to Dorothy Leona Sells. He was a lifelong farmer.
He is survived by a daughter, Betty (Larry) Taylor of Newark; six grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorothy Body, who died July 22, 1996; a son, Roy Body; a daughter, Patricia Mickle; three brothers, Ralph, Clifford and Fred Body; and a sister, Stella Sapp.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 11 a.m. in the Workman Cemetery in Danville. Pastor Richard Prater will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to Heartland Hospice, 6500 Bush Blvd., Suite 210, Columbus, OH 43229. This information is online at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
Bennett H. Lockman
MOUNT VERNON — Bennett H. Lockman, 47, of Mount Vernon passed away Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007, at The Hospice of Central Ohio inpatient care center at Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Mary Kay Sampson
MOUNT VERNON — Mary Kay “Katie” Sampson, 84, of Mount Vernon died peacefully at her home on Saturday evening, Feb. 17, 2007.
She was born Mary Catherine Mechlin on Nov. 5, 1922, in Hillsboro, Ohio, to Colin and Zella (Miller) Mechlin. She spent her early years in Columbus and many of her summers at her grandparent’s home in Hillsboro, Ohio. In 1940 she graduated from the University School at OSU, where she met many of her lifelong friends and her future husband, Edgar Nelson Sampson.
Katie and Ed married on March 14, 1942; a marriage which lasted 51 years until Ed’s death in 1993. Her husband was drafted into the Army Signal Corps in 1944. Katie joined him while he was stationed first in Kansas City then Florida. She drove from Ohio to Florida during gas rationing and over many an unpaved road. This was before rest stops and interstate highway system. While her husband served in the European Theater, Katie worked at the Bureau of Research and Statistics of the Ohio Department of Public Welfare in Columbus and lived with her parents.
Following the war, Ed earned his Electrical Engineering degree at OSU and started his career in Ironton, Ohio. In 1952, the family, now totaling four, moved to Mount Vernon where Ed joined the cadre of engineers at the then Cooper-Bessemer Co. The family joined the Presbyterian Church and Katie taught Sunday school for preschoolers. She also joined the League of Women Voters, serving a term as president of the local chapter and later for two years on the state board. During her term as league president, Katie co-chaired the fund drive for the Martin Memorial Hospital, now The Living Center.
After her league years, Katie enjoyed working for a local broker. She later joined the Columbus Chapter of the Embroiders Guild of America and developed her skills and knowledge of needlework through numerous seminars, classes and many hours of independent work. A Guild-sponsored trip to France was one of her highlights. She taught classes in blackwork, which she particularly enjoyed, and needlepoint in both Mount Vernon and Columbus. She had a one-woman show at the Kenyon Bookstore and won first place in a local needlework show.
Later, after her vision deteriorated to where she could no longer see to stitch, Katie turned to gardening, a lifelong interest. She spent many pleasurable hours planning, planting, pruning and prepping until her health began to fail in her early 80s.
Throughout her life she maintained her home as a haven for family and friends — always there when wanted, always available when needed, always welcoming.
She is survived by a son, Dan Sampson of Columbus, Ohio; a daughter, Toni Mallet of Shoreview, Minn.; a grandson, Jason Mallet of New York, N.Y.; and a brother, Colin Mechlin of Paris, France. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
At her request, there will be no local service. A family memorial service will be held in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon assisted the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
E. Irene Snow
WARSAW — Elsie Irene Snow, 85, of County Road 19, Warsaw, died Feb. 17, 2007, at the home of her son.
She was born July 12, 1921, in Clark Township, Coshocton County, to the late Perry Clayton and Elsie Agness (Lang) Mullett. She was a retired school bus driver for the River View School District. She enjoyed flowers, gardening and her grandchildren.
She is survived by four sons, Max Blaine (Diane) Snow of Warsaw, Merle D. (Janet) Snow of Mount Vernon, Randy G. (Sharon) Snow of Coshocton and Stephen B. (Theresa) Snow of Warsaw; six grandchildren, Misty Maier, Dale Snow, Kendra Gonter, Jamie Snow, Bret Snow and Jason Snow; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; three sisters, Wilma Holt of Stillwell, Arte Mae Rinehart of Ravenna and Emogean Ridenbaugh of Millersburg; and two brothers, Chester Mullett of Blissfield and Grover Mullett of Millersburg.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Blaine S. Snow, whom she married May 17, 1939, he died Dec. 27, 1984. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Odessa Medley, Garnet Rinehart and Bernice Parks; and three brothers, Kenneth, Lester and Jonas Mullett.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 1 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw with the Rev. Ron Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Mountain Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. and until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Coshocton County, P.O. Box 1284, Coshocton, OH 43812. This information is online at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
Doris C. Turner
COSHOCTON — Doris Charlene Turner, 78, of 825 S. Second St., Lot 17, Coshocton, died Feb. 16, 2007, at the Coshocton County Memorial Hospital.
She was born Aug. 3, 1928, in Walhonding to the late Ronald F. and Ruth (Humbert) Rodehaver. She was retired from Golden’s Women’s Clothing Store in Coshocton. She was a 1946 graduate of Warsaw High School. She loved to play hausey with her friends, she loved to cook, and was a member of the Central Christian Church of Coshocton.
She is survived by her husband, Neal Edward Turner, whom she married March 11, 1966. Also surviving are two sons, John Timothy (Rita K.) Speaks of Coshocton and Jeffrey A. (Sonia M.) Speaks of Orrville; a daughter, Keturah E. “Kitty” (Craig A.) Malone of Pataskala; a stepdaughter, Pamela K. (Mike) Sowers of Londondarry, N.H.; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ellen Hunter of Walhonding and Jane Honabarger of Coshocton; and a brother, Ronnie (Linda) Rodehaver of Walhonding.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw with Pastor Phil Hunt officiating. Burial will be in the Valley View Cemetery at Warsaw. Visitation is today from 6 to 8 p.m. and until service time on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church of the donor’s choice or Hospice of Coshocton County, P.O. Box 1284, Coshocton, OH 43812. This information is online at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.