Ethel C. Dwyer
MOUNT VERNON — Ethel Catherine Dwyer (née Eschberger) died at the Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon on May 12, 2007.
Born in Buffalo, N.Y., on Nov. 7, 1914, to Albert Eschberger and Charlotte Eschberger (née Dusenbury) she wed Joseph J. Dwyer in Buffalo in 1939 and was married to him until his death on March 3, 1986. She was employed by the New York State Bureau of Unemployment before retiring to Florida in 1973, where she volunteered for Meals on Wheels for many years. Ethel was a member of St. Ignatius Church in Florida. In 2000 she moved to Mount Vernon, where she resided until her death. She was known for her sense of humor, her love of animals and her indomitable spirit.
Ethel is survived and will be greatly missed by her son, Eugene Dwyer and his wife, Ellen Mankoff, of Mount Vernon; her grandson, Michael Dwyer of Berkeley, Calif.; her niece, Lynne O’Day of Fishers, Ind.; and numerous grandnieces and grandnephews.
She was preceded death by her parents; her sister, Mildred Sweeney; her nephew, David Sweeney; and by her husband.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at the Curlew Hills Memory Garden in Palm Harbor, Fla., where she will be buried next to her beloved husband, Joseph.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Lois Arlene Jones
MANSFIELD — Lois Arlene Jones, 71, of Logan Road, Mansfield, and formerly of Bellville, died Saturday morning, May 12, 2007, in her home following a short illness.
She was born May 12, 1936, in Jefferson Township, Richland County, to Lewis Virgil and Ruth (Kilgore) Robison, was graduated from Bellville High School in 1954, and remained a lifelong area resident.
She is survived by her son, Greg (Nedra) Jones of Butler; her daughter, Lauren (Dennis) Baker of Bellville; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren McKenzie Baker, Wyatt Baker, Zoe Dailey and Zada Dailey; siblings, Loretta (Ron) Ernsberger, Alice (Joe) Fishburn, Dean (Carol) Robison and Karen (Carl) Alexander; a cherished aunt, Bertha Kilgore; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to MedCentral Hospice may be made at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Dorothy E. Mikesell
COSHOCTON — Dorothy Elizabeth Mikesell, 92, a resident of the Coshocton Health & Rehabilitation Center, died May 13, 2007, at the care center.
Funeral service will be Wednesday, May 16, at 1 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw with Pastors David Fowls and Wilbur Beaver officiating. Burial will be in the Valley View Cemetery in Warsaw. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. and until service time on Wednesday. To send condolences to the family visit www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Coshocton County, P.O. Box 1284, Coshocton, OH 43812.
MOUNT VERNON — Marilyn Toy Orahood, 66, of Hopewell Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2007, at her home. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Daniel S. Parrish
UTICA — There will be no public service for Daniel Slater Parrish, 60.
Dan died May 7, 2007. He was born May 8, 1947, in Lancaster to Homer A. and Mary Jane (Slater) Parrish. He retired from Delta Airlines.
He is survived by his brothers, Steve Parrish of Utah and Joseph Shannon of St. Louisville; sister, Susan Daubenmire of Jacksontown; and special friend, Anna Waites.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to the Joe Parrish Scholarship Fund, c/o any Park National Bank or Fairfield National Bank.
Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Helen S. Parsons
BUCKEYE LAKE — Helen S. Parsons, 91, of Walnut Road, Buckeye Lake, died May 11, 2007, at her residence.
She was born Jan. 17, 1916, in Akron to Grover and Sylvia (Schray) Smith. She was a retired cashier from the Buckeye Lake Truck Stop and had worked at the Buckeye Lake Park. She was a former Warsaw resident, a 1933 graduate of Warsaw High School, and a former member of the Warsaw OES, Review Club, and 20th Century Club.
She is survived by two grandsons, Chad D. (Holly) Parsons of Hebron and Glenn E. Parsons of Buckeye Lake; a great-grandson, Dade; and a great-granddaughter, Calla.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph E. Parsons, whom she married Oct. 7, 1943; he died Aug. 20, 1970. She was also preceded in death by her son, David Parsons; two sisters, Lucille Fischer and Ruth Pena; and a brother, Floyd Smith.
Funeral service will be today, May 14, at 1 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw with Rev. Ron Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Valley View Cemetery at Warsaw. Visitation is one hour prior to the service today. Visit www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
MOUNT VERNON — Ann Rose of Mount Vernon, and formerly of Dayton, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2007, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon. The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
FREDERICKTOWN — Lorilla Snow, 70, of Mount Gilead Road, Fredericktown, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2007, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born Sept. 4, 1936, in Fredericktown to Clarence and Ava (Randall) Robinson. She married her husband Carroll Snow on Oct. 18, 1959, at the Chesterville United Methodist Church.
Lorilla was a 1954 graduate of Fredericktown High School and retired in 2001 after 27 years as a receptionist for the Ariel Corp. of Mount Vernon. She was a 50-year member of the Wayne Grange, an active member of the Fredericktown United Methodist Church, the church’s Joy Circle, Fredericktown Garden Club, Golden Times Club, Washington Club and the Ann Hill Chapter of the Eastern Star.
Lorilla loved gardening, bird watching and volunteering in the community, but her greatest joy was her family. She delighted in cooking for them; supporting their activities and making them feel special.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Laurie (Dale) Sidle of Shreve; a son, David (Jenny) Snow of Fredericktown; four grandchildren, Chelsea and Miranda Snow, Jacob and Laurel Sidle; a brother, William (Kathryn) Robinson of Mount Vernon; three sisters, Pauline Heller of Fredericktown, Leona Bryant of Fredericktown and Helen Ashcraft of Mount Vernon.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Robinson.
Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Fredericktown United Methodist Church, 123 Columbus Road, Fredericktown, OH 43019, where an Eastern Star service will follow. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the church. The Revs. Larry Draper and Keith Bohley will be officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Chesterville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or the Fredericktown United Methodist Church Building to serve generations of capital campaign. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
W. Boyd Watson
MOUNT VERNON — W. Boyd Watson, 93, of Mount Vernon died Friday, May 11, 2007, at Knox Community Hospital.
Former owner of Watson Excavating and a retired farmer, he was a member of Centerburg United Methodist Church and The Station Break Senior Citizens Center in Mount Vernon. He was a past master of Bloomfield Lodge 422 in Centerburg and member of Mount Zion Lodge 9 in Mount Vernon. He loved and enjoyed his family and was an avid golfer and card player. Boyd built Table Rock Golf Course in Centerburg, where he had a lifetime membership.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Martha; second wife, Rosalie; grandchildren, Ron Smith, Larry Watson and Beth Ann Smith; great-granddaughter, Samantha Fogress; and brothers, Ralph Watson and John Watson.
He is survived by children, Joan (Dave) Gilmore of Croton, Mary (Neil) Shoemaker of Croton, Betty Kasson of Mount Vernon, Bill (Pat) Watson of Centerburg and Peggy (Jerry) Thurston of Mount Vernon; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Sapp of Mount Vernon and Margaret Carpenter of California; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Glendene Hoffman of Mount Vernon.
Friends may call Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg, where service will be Wednesday, May 16, at 2 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to service. Pastor Jerry Lawrence will officiate. Interment will be in Eastview Cemetery in Centerburg. Masonic service will be held Tuesday at 8 p.m.
Friends, if they wish, may contribute to Centerburg Alumni Scholarship Fund or the charity of the donor’s choice.