Keith A. Alleman
NEW ALBANY — Keith Alan Alleman, 38, of New Albany, a beloved husband, father, son and brother, passed away Monday morning, March 12, 2007, in the comfort of his home following a brief yet courageous battle with cancer.
He is survived by his wife of seven years, Anissa Alleman; sons, Zachary Aden and Nathan Connor; parents, Adeline and Richard Alleman; brother, Robert (Cheryl) Alleman; sisters, Cynthia (Steve) Cheney and Pamela (Don) Ferrin; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Carol and Alden Coe; two sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law, Kim (Steve) Dahlheimer and Denise (Kevin) Conway; nieces Ella, Emma, Mickayla, Michelle and Kendall; nephews, James, Alan, Alexander and baby Conway. Often referred to as “the K-Man,” Keith also leaves behind many longtime friends who shared his joy for life and adventure.
He had a true passion and love for art. Keith graduated from Bowling Green State University (1991) and is a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. Keith enjoyed his job at the Ohio Department of Education as visual communications manager. He also owned and operated a full-service advertising agency, All Creative Ltd. Throughout his life, he received numerous awards and recognition for his drawing and graphic design: Steel Valley Art Teachers’ Association Award (1987), “Best of Show” ADDY Award (1993), Citations of Excellence (2001-03) and ADDY Award (2001) from the Advertising Federation of Columbus. The ADDY Award represents creative excellence by recognizing all types of advertising in all forms of media.
Keith’s life is celebrated by many friends and family. Family will receive friends Friday, March 16, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Schoedinger Northeast Chapel, 1051 East Johnstown Road, Gahanna. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, March 17, at 11 a.m. at Worthington United Methodist Church, 600 High St., Worthington.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in memory of Keith to his sons’ education fund, Zachary and Nathan Alleman Education Fund, at any Huntington Bank. Share memories and send condolences to www.schoedinger.com.
Frances K. Andrews
ELYRIA — Frances K. (Diglis) Andrews, 87, of Elyria died Monday, March 12, 2007, at the Wesleyan Village following a short illness.
She was born Oct. 25, 1919, in Chicago, and had been a resident of Cleveland and Pennsylvania for most of her life. Mrs. Andrews enjoyed sewing, crocheting, vegetable and flower gardening, classical music and polkas. She also helped her husband build two houses and an “A” frame house from the ground up.
Survivors include her daughters, Lorali Sweatt of Elyria, Greta Kolthoff, Frieda Richmond of Howard, and Marlene Kolthoff of Elmira, N.Y.; a son, Alvin Kolthoff Jr. of Sacramento, Calif.; numerous grandchildren, stepgrandchildren, great-grandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; sisters, Frieda Patterson of Howard and Jean Weber of Alliance.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Alvin Kolthoff Sr.; her second husband, James Andrews; a sister, Rose Anne Woidke; a brother, Walter Diglis; and her parents, Frank and Sophie (Rabacz) Diglis.
Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bauer-Laubenthal Funeral Home, Chestnut Ridge Road at Ohio 57, Elyria, where service will be Friday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Raymond Corners Cemetery, East Coudersport, Pa.
James W. Beale
MOUNT VERNON — James Winston Beale, 87, of Range Line Road and formerly of Fairfield County, passed away Monday, March 12, 2007, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.
He was born March 10, 1920, in Nellie, Ohio, to the late Lewis and Burdetta (Ogle) Beale. James was employed as a service technician at Columbia Gas from which he retired. He taught ballroom dancing at the Arthur Murray Studios in Columbus and loved to winter in Maui, Hawaii.
He is survived by his two nephews, Charles (Brenda) Beale of Mount Vernon, Ohio, and Ben (Julie) Beale of Northville, Mich.; five nieces, Theresa Dunkle of New Albany, Ohio, Lauren (Paul Strand) Beale of Palos Verdes, Calif., Lisa (David Paulson) Beale of Shelbourne, Vt., Melinda Muck of Baltimore, Ohio, and Brenda Beale of Zanesville, Ohio; and many great-nieces, great-nephews and friends.
James was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Charles Beale Sr. and Louis Beale.
There will be no calling hours. The family will observe a private graveside 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.
Alice M. Frazier
FREDERICKTOWN — Alice M. Frazier, 95, of Colony Drive, Fredericktown, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
She was born Nov. 13, 1911, in Mount Vernon to the late Thomas and Izora (King) Champion. Alice worked as a cook for the intermediate school in Fredericktown. She was a member of the Fredericktown Senior Citizens, Pythian Sisters, Homemakers Club and American Legion Auxiliary. She always loved a good game of cards and was a member of the Widows Club, Two Citys Card Club and the We 8 Card Club.
She is survived by four sons, R. Eugene (Norma) Frazier of Mount Gilead, Tom (Sondra) Frazier of Mount Vernon, Larry Frazier of Fredericktown and Steve (Katie) Frazier of Fredericktown; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, James (Lois) Thorne of Marion.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Frazier; a daughter, Margie Thorne; and a daughter-in-law, Patricia Frazier.
Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown, where a funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Larry Draper will be officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fredericktown EMS Association, P.O. Box 37, Fredericktown, OH 43019. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
John F. Geyer
SNELLVILLE, Ga. — John F. Geyer, 82, of Snellville, Ga., and formerly of Mount Gilead, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007, at the Emory East Hospital in Snellville, Ga., following an extended illness.
The family will greet friends on Friday, March 16, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Craven & Snyder Funeral Home, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead. A memorial service celebrating John’s life will be held Saturday, March 17, at 11 a.m., where the family will again greet friends one hour prior to the services, at the Trinity United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Bruce Hartley and Steven Brown officiating. Inurnment with military honors provided by the VFW Post 8054 and AMVETS Post 87 will follow in Rivercliff Cemetery in Mount Gilead.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church, 75 E. High St., Mount Gilead, OH 43338; or to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 182039, Dept. 013, Columbus, OH 43218.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
SUNBURY — Roberta Moore, 86, of Sunbury died Monday evening, March 12, 2007, at the Cherith Care Center in Delaware.
Roberta was born Jan. 13, 1921, in Estill, Ky., one of 13 brothers and sisters to the late James and Effie (Rainey) Hendricks. After graduating from high school, she attended St. Mary’s College in Oxford, Ohio. In her later years, she worked as a cashier and hostess at Bun’s Restaurant, and with her husband in his real estate firm.
She is survived by sons, James (Diane) Moore and Stephen (Kathy); daughter, Sally Sutton; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Clyde, Charley Wayne and Paul Hendricks; sisters, Lucille Osborne and Diane Wolfram.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Moore Sr., in 1976; four brothers; and three sisters.
Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Devore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. with Pastor Brian Smith officiating. Internment to follow in the Cheshire Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 39 W. Winter St., Delaware, OH 43015. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Del Stricker, 70, of Rose Avenue, Mount Vernon, passed away Tuesday afternoon, March 13, 2007, at Knox Community Hospital.
Del worked for the Yellow Trucking Co. in Columbus as a billing clerk for many years. He also served in the Navy serving in Turkey as a Russian interpreter.
Del is survived by a daughter, Cyndi (Dale) Hurt of Cambridge, Md.; a sister, Carol Jones of Mount Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.
Following Del’s wishes, there will be no calling hours. A private burial will be held in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
To view this obituary or leave the family an online condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Carrie E. Wicker
MOUNT VERNON — Carrie E. Wicker, 50, of Mount Vernon died unexpectedly March 12, 2007. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.