Raymond Dale Berry
MOUNT VERNON — Raymond Dale Berry, 53, of Mount Vernon, formerly of Bladensburg, died Sunday, June 10, 2007, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon, unexpectedly, following a long and courageous battle with kidney failure.
Dale was born Jan. 10, 1954, in Newark and had spent all of his lifetime in Knox County. He was a 1972 graduate of East Knox High School where he served as class president. He retired in 1996, due to his kidney failure, from the Oxford Oil Co. of Zanesville after 19 years of faithful service. Dale loved life and lived each day to its fullest. He had been active as a 4-H advisor, as a supporter of the East Knox FFA and Band Boosters. He had served the Bladensburg Youth League as a coach for both baseball and fast pitch softball. Dale had become a model train enthusiast, along side his granddaughter, the light of his life. Dale was recognized as a power seller and buyer on eBay with this new interest. Dale never knew a stranger throughout his life. Each smile brought a ray of sunshine to those who knew him.
Surviving are his beloved wife of 33 years, Betsy (Veatch) Berry; his children, Brandy (Larry Chiu) Berry and Stacy Berry, both of Columbus, and Jeremy (Amanda Pealer) Berry of Mount Vernon; his granddaughter, Sophie Rose Berry; his father, Donivan Rine of Bladensburg; his sisters, Kathy (Jerry) Frost of Howard and Donna (Bernard) Presley of Mount Vernon; his brother, Rusty (Sheri) Rine of Gambier; his sisters-in-law, Mary (Jon) Willard and Sharon (Lance) Jenkins, both of Mansfield, and Jan Hiles of Utica; his brother-in-law, Tom (Fumie) Veatch of Painesville; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and dear friends.
Raymond was preceded in death by his mother, Rose Mary (Stafford) Rine; grandparents, Raymond and Martha Stafford and Parker and Wilma Rine.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon where funeral services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with Mr. Ben McKinstry officiating. Burial will follow at Bladensburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in his name can be made to the Knox County Kidney Center, 14 Woodlake Trail, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. To view this obituary or send an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Marjory L. Brown
MOUNT VERNON — Marjory L. Brown, 72, of Green Valley Road, Mount Vernon, died Monday, June 11, 2007, at her residence following a courageous battle with primary liver cancer.
Marjory was born Dec. 18, 1934, in Urbana to Lewis and Mary Opal (Harshbarger) Zinn, was a 1953 graduate of Mount Gilead High School and had been a resident of the Mount Vernon area since 1969. She was an active member of the First Church of the Nazarene and had been employed as the church secretary for 28 years. Marjory served as director of Senior Adult Ministries for the First Church of the Nazarene and also for the North Central Ohio District of the Church of the Nazarene. She was a member of the Gideon International Auxiliary and was a member of the Knox County Farm Bureau.
Surviving are her husband, Joseph Brown, whom she married Aug. 21, 1953; her daughter, Mary (Craig) McMillan of St. Clairsville, Ohio; her sons, Steven Brown of Holland, Mich., and Stanley (Deborah Thomen) Brown of Maineville, Ohio; nine grandchildren; five great-grandsons; four brothers, the Rev. Russell (Esther) Zinn of Delaware, Roy (Helen) Zinn of Cardington, Raymond (Gail) Zinn of Salmanca, N.Y., and Richard (Gayle) Zinn of Allen, Texas; four sisters, Alice Kaup of Bethany, Okla., the Rev. Edith (Rev. Bob) Williams of Miami, Okla., Janis (Rev. Leon) Satterfield of Moore, Okla., and Joyce (Ronald) Forrider of Salem, Ohio.
Her parents preceded her in death.
Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene, 807 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. Funeral services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Dr. Mikel Norris and the Rev. Dr. Jack Archer officiating. Burial will be Friday at 2:30 p.m. in Quaker (Friends) Cemetery near Mount Gilead. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
Memorial contributions can be made to the First Church of the Nazarene, 807 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. To view this obituary or send a condolence online to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Carroll W. Conard
UTICA — A funeral service for Carroll Walter “C.W.” Conard, 77, of Utica will be Friday, June 15, at 11 a.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home, with Bruce Hissong officiating. Burial will be in South Lawn Cemetery.
C.W. died June 10, 2007, at Genesis-Good Samaritan, Zanesville. He was born Oct. 31, 1929, in Utica to Merrill Franklin and Viola (Dickens) Conard. C.W. retired after 38 years from Kaiser Aluminum where he was an electrical superintendent and fire chief, and retired from the Naval Air Reserve after 35 years. He was a member of Heath Masonic Lodge 771 and an avid member of AA for 23 years.
He is survived by his son, Gary Conard, and companion Terri Parker of Newark; daughter, Jeanne Annette Conard of Newark; three grandchildren, Heather Skaza of Columbus, Jamie Conard of Newark, Ryan Conard of Columbus; great-grandson, Kyler Conard; brothers, Merrill Raymond “Butch” Conard of Barnesville, Gale Conard of Fallon, Nev.; sister, Wanda Naomi Conard Schlienz of Yuma, Ariz.; nieces and nephews; and very special friends, Lois Morgan of Utica, Douglas Johnson and family, John “Doc” Holiday, Daniel “Woody” Wlodhowski.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Helen Marie Durbin.
Friends may call Thursday, June 14, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., PO Box 456, Utica.
Kenneth C. Gerard
MOUNT VERNON — Kenneth C. Gerard, 92, of Newark Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Sunday morning, June 10, 2007, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon.
He was born Dec. 12, 1914, in West Union, W.Va., son of Leon and Alice Gerard. Ken was a retired machinist from Copper-Bessemer in Mount Vernon. He was also a member of the Fife and Drum Corps in Mount Vernon. Ken enjoyed fishing and woodworking is his spare time.
Ken is survived by a son, Gary (Renita) Gerard of Portland, Ore.; daughters, Linda (Dick) Robinson and Mary Lou McKee, both of Mount Vernon; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia M. Gerard, on May 23, 2001; and a sister, Bernadette Beckholt.
There will be a graveside service Friday, June 15, at 2 p.m. in the Homer Cemetery with the Rev. Bruce Petersen officiating. Arrangements by the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Interchurch Social Services, P.O. Box 1052, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. To view this obituary or to leave the family an online condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.