James W. Beale
MOUNT VERNON — James Winston Beale, 87, of Range Line Road, Mount Vernon, and former Fairfield County resident, passed away Monday, March 12, 2007, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.
Alice M. Campbell
FREDERICKTOWN — Alice M. Campbell, 75, of Fredericktown died Sunday, March 11, 2007, at her residence following an extended illness.
Alice was born May 12, 1931, in New York, N.Y., and moved to Fredericktown in 1966. Certified as a registered nurse, Alice served as a nurse with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict. Alice had been employed at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon as an emergency room nurse for 30 years. She was certified as an instructor in First Responder Aid, First Aid and CPR. She was one of the original members of the Fredericktown Emergency Squad and trained the EMTs in Knox County from 1970 to 1990. Alice taught CPR to many organizations throughout Knox County including freshmen at Fredericktown High School, countywide teacher in-service, Mount Vernon Soroptimist Club, and various Mother’s Clubs and 4-H Clubs.
She traveled, as nurse, with the Youth Musicale, a Christian singing ministry, and in 2002 traveled with the Fredericktown United Methodist Church to Haiti on a missionary work team. Alice had served as a volunteer for the American Red Cross, served as “On Call” volunteer nurse with the Red Cross Disaster Team, and was honored by the Red Cross as Hero of the Year. Alice was an active member and speaker with the Lifeline of Ohio Organ Procurement program (LOOP). In 1996 Alice was honored by the State of Ohio VFW as “Life Saver” of the year. During the 9/11 disaster, Alice traveled to New York on 9/12 where she worked for four weeks with family members of those lost in the attack on the World Trade Center.
She volunteered at homeless shelters in Columbus and Knox County, and had served as a volunteer with Hospice of Knox County. She had also served as a volunteer at Camp Home, a camp for youth who have suffered the loss of a parent or loved one.
Alice had been an active member of the Fredericktown United Methodist Church for over 40 years.
Surviving are her children, Dr. Paul Campbell of San Clemente, Calif., David (Keri) Campbell of Ridell, Ga., Rebecca Campbell of Kansas City, Mo., and Patti (Ken) Goeppinger of Fredericktown; five grandchildren, Ryan (Lindsay) Goeppinger, Garrett Goeppinger, Brennan Goeppinger, Perry Campbell and Taylor Campbell; a great-granddaughter, Kameron Goeppinger; three sisters, Millie Smith of Branson, Mo., Ana Gustafson of Denver, Colo., and Carmen Rankin of Delaware, Ark.; and her sister-in-law, Ida Giminez.
She was preceded in death by her parents Serafin and Carmen (Espinet) Gracia; her husband, Perry Campbell; her daughter, Barbara Campbell; and her brother, Louis Giminez.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Fredericktown United Methodist Church, where funeral service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Revs. Keith Bohley and Larry Draper officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown. Memorial contributions can be made to the Knox County Chapter of the American Red Cross, 300 N. Mulberry St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
Gerald M. Hulse
MOUNT VERNON — Gerald M. Hulse, 92, of Ohio 229, Mount Vernon, passed away Monday, March 12, 2007, at the Heartland of Centerburg.
He was born Aug. 20, 1914, in Morrow County to Birt G. and Luella (McCormick) Hulse. Gerald had retired from Goodwin Sand and Gravel, but farming the family farm with his loving wife, Ruth, was his passion. He was a member of the Sparta United Methodist Church, the South Bloomfield Grange and the Chester Lodge 239 Free and Accepted Masons in Chesterville. Gerald served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He is survived by his loving family, two sons, Larry (Louise) Hulse of New Market, Ind., Calvin (Janet) Hulse of Mount Vernon; two daughters, Judy (Rex) Altizer of Centerburg, Diann (Don) Argentiero of McKinney, Texas; 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Jean Hite of Mount Vernon, Ruth Hubbell of Mount Vernon and Louise (Harold) Robertson of Mount Vernon.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Ruth C. Hulse; two sons, Phillip Hulse, Merle Hulse; four brothers, Leo Hulse, Hubert Hulse, Lawrence Hulse, Demorest Hulse; three sisters, Gladys Farie, Lorena Hookway and Goldie Kelly; and an infant sibling.
Friends may call Thursday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, where a Masonic service will follow at 5 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Sparta United Methodist Church, with Pastor Larry Carnes officiating. Burial, with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will follow in Bloomfield Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sparta United Methodist Church or to the charity of one’s choice. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Dorothy J. Jordan
LAKE JACKSON, Texas — Dorothy “Dottie” J. Jordan, 87, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2007, at Hearthstone in Lake Jackson, Texas, where she had been a resident for 2 1/2 years.
Dottie was born July 27, 1919, in Ellwood City, Pa., to parents Joseph and Margaret Fancsalszki, who were immigrants from Hungary. She earned a nursing degree at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa. When World War II began, she joined the Navy and spent the war years in Washington, D.C., and San Diego. After the war, she returned to the University of Pittsburgh where she completed an advanced degree in industrial nursing, a degree plan she helped develop. Upon graduation, she went to work for the Tennessee Valley Authority where she met and married Thomas B. Jordan in 1951. Thomas and Dottie adopted one son, Joseph, in 1955. Thomas joined Dow Chemical in Louisiana in 1957 and they moved to Lake Jackson in 1969. They were longtime, active members of First Baptist Church.
Dottie was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas; son, Joseph; her parents; and two sisters, Margaret Koch and Irene Fancsalszki.
She is survived by one sister, Loretta Ackerman of Fredericktown, Ohio; one nephew; two nieces; and caregivers, George and Bobbie Kidwell of Lake Jackson.
Pallbearers will be Joe Huang, Robert Sisterson, Cecil Tumlin, Harold Wood, Gordon Self and George Kidwell.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Pregnancy Help Center, 327 Garland Drive, Lake Jackson; or the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering at First Baptist Church, 401 Yaupon, Lake Jackson, TX 77566.
Funeral services will be held today at 10 a.m. at Lakewood Funeral Chapel with a graveside service in the mausoleum. Family received friends Monday at Lakewood, 98 N. Dixie Drive, Lake Jackson.
MIDDLETOWN — Mary (Scott) Mechling of Middletown passed away Monday, March 12, 2007.
She was born May 3, 1919, to Lewis and Melvia Scott, and grew up in Knox County, graduating from Gambier High School.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Bernard Carl “Red” Mechling; brothers, Robert, Russell and Wesley; and sisters, Gertrude Ransom and Ann Elbert.
She is survived by her sister, Edith Collins of New Jersey; her children, Michael Mechling, Robert Scott and Phyllis Ingram, and their families; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will be Thursday, March 15, at 2 p.m. at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home in Middletown.
SUNBURY — Roberta Moore, 86, of Sunbury died Monday evening, March 12, 2007, at Cherith Care Center, Delaware. Arrangements will be announced by the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury.
William R. Wright
NEW MARKET, Ala. — William R. “Rudy” Wright, 60, of New Market, Ala., passed away Monday, March 5, 2007.
Mr. Wright was preceded in death by his daughter, Becky Wright; and parents, Lawrence and Wilma Wright.
He is survived by his wife, Rose M. Wright; son, Bill Wright of New Market; and two sisters, JoRetta Connelly of Hazel Green and Virgene Koerner of Mount Vernon, Ohio.
Services were held March 7 at the Salvation Army Chapel with Maj. Dan Heard officiating. Interment followed in Cochran Cemetery with Berryhill Funeral Home directing.