Anna L. Coyl
MOUNT VERNON — Anna Lorena Schnoeblen Coyl, 93, of Mount Vernon passed away on Feb. 22, 2007, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.
She was born Aug. 13, 1913, in Martins Ferry to the late William and Anna (Gaspar) Wurschum. Anna was a lifelong member of the Seventh-day Adventist Hill Church, where she was active in the church’s ministries. She was also a foster grandparent for 20 years for the Mount Vernon Developmental Center.
She is survived by her daughter, Nancy L. Patterson of Mount Vernon; a son, James W. Schnoeblen of Collegedale, Tenn.; stepson, George (Yolanda) Coyl of Utica; three grandchildren, Amy M. (John) Meeker of Mount Vernon, Alissa (Josh) Elliott of Howard and Heather D. (Jonathan) Knoch of Suffolk, Va.; and three great-grandchildren, Alivia and Blake Elliott and Aubrey Meeker.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, William A. Schnoeblen and Marion K. Coyl; and three brothers, William, Robert and Charles Wurschum.
Funeral service will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home with Pastor Peter Simpson officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to services on Monday. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made in Anna’a name to Three Angels Broadcasting Network, P.O. Box 220, West Frankfort, IL 62896. This obituary, along with an online guest registry page, may be viewed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
HOWARD — Robert Earhart, 67, of Howard died early Thursday morning, Feb. 22, 2007, at Brooksville Regional Hospital in Florida.
Born Dec. 24, 1938, in Mansfield, he was the son of Thomas Scott and Kathleen (Wybrew) Earhart. He retired from Frigidaire Corp., where he worked as a commercial artist. Robert was a member of Grace Church of Mount Vernon and enjoyed drawing, golf, snow and water skiing and watching sports. One of his favorite pastimes was watching his grandchildren play sports. A member of the Air National Guard, he was called to active duty during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Shirley K. (Rodgers) Earhart; two sons, Robert (Kathryn) Earhart and Earick (Brenda) Earhart, all of Bellville; daughter, Kelly (Curt) Stoltzfus of Denver, Pa.; 11 grandchildren, Katelyn, Lauren, Hannah, Benjamin, Cody, Clayton, Wyatt, Shane, Cade, Katrelle and Koen; three sisters, Shirley Schoenman of Mansfield, Mary Lou Thompson of Springhill, Fla., and Jean Cotter of Mansfield; and a brother, William Earhart of Galion.
He was preceded in death by his parents; twin brother, Richard; and four brothers, Scott, Jim, Jack and Charles.
Friends may call Sunday, Feb. 25, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors. Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home officiated by the Rev. Roger Tickle with Robert Doehr assisting. Military graveside services conducted by Richland County Joint Veteran’s Burial Detail will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mansfield Christian School, 500 Logan Road, Mansfield, OH 44907. Online guest registry at www.wappner.com.
Thomas P. Hedges
MOUNT VERNON — Thomas P. Hedges, 53, of North Sandusky Street, Mount Vernon, passed away unexpectedly at his residence on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007.
He was born Sept. 12, 1953, in Mount Vernon to Ralph “Bud” and Bernice (Goodchild) Hedges. Tom retired in 1991 after 19 years of employment as an electrician for Knox Community Hospital. He played in several rock bands over the years including Stained Glass, Cyclops and Malaki. Tom was an avid Ohio State University sports fan and also enjoyed watching the Indy Racing League. Although he enjoyed these hobbies, the most important thing for Tom was spending quality time with his wife, children, grandchildren and many friends.
He will be sadly missed by his family, his wife, Catherine (Welker) Hedges; a son, Aaron (Angie) Hedges of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Anggie (David) Khalil of Mount Vernon; four grandchildren, Jordan and Hannah Hedges, Bishop and Amaya Khalil; his father; a sister, Sharon Stokes Franz of Mount Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother; and a brother-in-law, Ray Michael Franz.
Friends may call on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be Monday at noon with the Rev. Stan Ratliff officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 163549, Columbus, OH 43216. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Ada M. Moran
MOUNT VERNON — Ada M. Moran, 87, of Mount Vernon died Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
Ada was born April 15, 1919, near Bladensburg to Isaac and Mary (Arrington) Earlywine. Ada was a member of the Four Square Gospel Church in Mount Vernon.
Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, J. Edward and Patsy Moran, and Lewis and Carol Moran all of Mount Vernon, and David and Andrea Moran of Fredericktown; her daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Robert Rathburn of Rutland, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Moran; three brothers; four sisters; two grandsons; and a granddaughter.
Memorial service will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Jubilee Four Square Gospel Church in Mount Vernon with the Rev. Jerry Morgan and the Rev. Sam Yoder officiating. Graveside services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Bladensburg Cemetery. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Jubilee Four Square Gospel Church, 509 N. Main St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. To view this obituary or send a condolence online to the family visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Ricky Smith Jr.
SUNBURY — Ricky Allen Smith Jr., 38, of Sunbury and Columbus died unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007, in Columbus.
He was born Feb. 13, 1969, in Columbus. Ricky had formerly worked for National Lime and Stone and as a painter, which he enjoyed. With a big heart, he will be remembered for his adventurous spirit and animated personality. He liked to work on cars and fish.
He is survived by sons, Dakery and Chance, and daughters, Olivia and Sierra Smith, all of Mount Vernon; mother, Debbie (Mitchell) Erpenbach and her husband, David Erpenbach, of Sunbury; brothers, Travis Smith of Connersville, Ind., and Shilo Smith of Mount Vernon; grandfather, J.R. Smith, and great-grandmother, Myrtle Smith, both of Sunbury.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ricky A. Smith Sr., in 1996.
Services will be held privately for his family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Sarah A. Yoakam
CENTERBURG — Sarah Annabelle (Phillips) Yoakam, 98, of Centerburg died Friday evening, Feb. 23, 2007, at the Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind. Arrangements will be announced by the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury.