Sara M. Beatty
MOUNT VERNON — Sara Mae “Sally” Beatty, 72, died Monday, April 9, 2007, at the Knox Community Hospital ER.
She was born May 6, 1934, in Zanesville to John Henry and Henrietta (Adrian) Wiley. On May 25, 1957, she was married to Lewis W. Beatty. She was a member of the Union Grove Church of Christ, where she was a former Sunday school teacher and singer. She was a very devoted mother and wife and was very active as a homemaker on the farm and with area 4-H. She also worked as a registered nurse for over 20 years at the Eastern Star Home.
She is survived by two sons, Budd W. (Joanne) Beatty of Bend, Ore., and Bob (Becki) Beatty of Gambier; a daughter, Kathy Johnson of Gambier; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Jack (Sue) Wiley of Buckeye Lake and Steve (Christine) Wiley of Newark; and a sister, Ann Howe of Austin, Texas.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Lewis, who died May 7, 1998.
Calling hours were Thursday, April 12, at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville, where a funeral service was held Friday April 13. The Evangelist Jerold Tear officiated the service. Burial followed in Union Grove Cemetery near Gambier.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Grove Church of Christ, 7740 Grove Church Road, Gambier, OH 43022. Information is available at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
WALHONDING — William Bryan Walters, 42, of 30401 Coshocton Road, Walhonding, died Sunday, April 15, 2007, at the Knox Community Hospital.
He was born Nov. 24, 1964, to Earl Fred and Frances L. (Beach) Walters. On March 21, 1987, he was married to Cheryl (Sutton). He was a retired Navy Second Class Nuclear Welder and Navy Seal, and was employed at Uni-Facs Steel Works in Columbus. He attended the Journey Church in Howard. Bryan was a wonderful husband, a loving father and a faithful friend.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl; a son, Michael Bryan (Destiny) Walters, and a daughter, Tiffany Brianna Walters of the home; grandchildren, Jaustyn and Paige Walters; a brother, Wayne “Wade” (Sue) Walters; and nephews, Willie and Derrick Walters.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, April 19, at 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville. Deacon Phil George will officiate. Burial will be in New Castle Cemetery, with graveside military rites from the Knox County Joint Veterans Council. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. Information is available at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
Neil Everett Wilkin
ST. LOUISVILLE — A funeral service for Neil Everett Wilkin, 83, of St. Louisville will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home, with Frank Austin officiating. Burial will follow in Eden Cemetery.
Mr. Wilkin was retired from Jutlew Co. and he was self-employed as a farmer. Mr. Wilkin passed away April 15, 2007, at the Selma Markowitz Care Center operated by Hospice of Central Ohio. He was born Dec. 6, 1923, in St. Louisville to Harry and Edith (Oldaker) Wilkin.
Mr. Wilkin was a member of the Northside Church of Christ where he served for many years as an elder. In 1943 he was the first recipient of the State Farmer Award given at Utica High School; he was a member of the Licking County Farm Bureau and Sertoma, receiving the Service to Mankind Award in 1995; he served on the F.B. Council 20; and was a graduate of Utica High School. Mr. Wilkin served in the Army during World War II and the Korean conflict.
He is survived by his loving wife, Marjory (Farley) Wilkin; three daughters, Carol (Robert) Hoyt of Chester, Minn., Janet Wilkins of St. Louisville and Bonnie (Earl) Moss of Newark; daughter-in-law, Ann Wilkin of Utica; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three nieces and several cousins.
His parents, a son, Roger Neil Wilkin, and a brother, Lester Wilkin, precede Mr. Wilkin in death.
Friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark.
Those who wish may make contributions to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark, OH 43055. To sign an online guest book please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com and click guest book/obituary.
Gerald Robert Woods
MACON COUNTY, Tenn. — Gerald Robert Woods, 79, passed away at his residence Thursday morning, April 12, 2007.
Gerald was born Feb. 16, 1928, in Knox County, Ohio, son of the late Harold and Bessie (Frye) Woods. On Oct. 29, 1949, he was married to the former Esther Boyd, who survives. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Terry Robert and James Robin Woods. He was a retired printer for the Penton Corp. in Cleveland, Ohio, for many years and a World War II veteran serving in the Navy.
Survivors, besides his wife of 57 years, Esther, include daughters, Diana (Wade) Stettner of Camden, Tenn., Karen (Carl) Harmon of Westmoreland, Tenn., Carla (Jeff) Huddleston of Nashville, Tenn.; sons, Keith (Francine) Woods of Pleasant Shade, Tenn., Cecil (Janice) Woods of Westmoreland, Tenn., David (Sheila) Woods of Walhonding, Ohio, Brian (Paula) Woods of Hartsville, Tenn., and Joe (Genalyn) Woods of Houston, Texas; sisters, Ethel Vogelsang of Mount Gilead, Ohio, and Marie Yoakum of Mount Vernon, Ohio; brother, Arthur Woods of Mount Vernon, Ohio; 18 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
Services were performed by the Phillip Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Lafayette, Tenn., on Saturday, April 14.
Eleanor A. Wright
MOUNT VERNON — Eleanor A. Wright, 85, of Mount Vernon died Monday, April 16, 2007, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon.
Arrangements are pending at Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
NEWARK — Jane Yocum, 82, of LPN Nursing Home, Newark, died Saturday, April 14, 2007.
Formerly of Mount Vernon, she retired from Knox Community Hospital and Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude; a son, Larry; parents, Bryant and Anna Fox; and brothers, John Fox, James Fox and Sherman Fox.
She is survived by her son, Harry (Beth) Yocum of Newark; grandson, Brian (Kris) Yocum of Newark; granddaughters, Marcy (Andy) Zamborsky of Avon and Lory Jones of Mayfield Heights; great-grandchildren, Margaret and Dean Yocum, and Cole and Ethan Zamborsky; brothers, Bryant (Sue) Fox and Charles (Linda) Fox, both of Mount Vernon; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was this morning at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg. Interment will be in Eastview Cemetery, Centerburg.
Friends, if they wish, may contribute to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark, OH 43055; or to the charity of one’s choice.