FREDERICKTOWN — Sylvia Highland, 92, of Fredericktown passed away Wednesday night, June 13, 2007, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. Arrangements are pending with the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
CENTERBURG — Bettie Jackson, 83, of Centerburg died Thursday morning, June 14, 2007, at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville. Arrangements will be announced by the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhome.com.
Leslie M. O’Dell
MOUNT VERNON — Leslie M. O’Dell, 50, of Mount Vernon died Tuesday, June 12, 2007, at his residence.
Leslie was born Jan. 7, 1957, in Mount Vernon and had spent his lifetime in the Mount Vernon area where he had been employed at Knox New Hope Industries.
Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Barbara E. (Caillet) Steward and Arthur Steward of Mount Vernon; and his brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Debbie O’Dell of Mount Vernon.
His father, William O’Dell, preceded him in death.
Friends may call Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon where funeral services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions can be made to the National Epilepsy Foundation, 8301 Professional Place, East, Landover, MD 20785. To view this obituary or leave an online condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Phillip E. Richards
LEESBURG, Fla. — Phillip E. Richards, 62, of Leesburg, Fla., passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2007, at The Ohio State University Hospital.
He was born March 5, 1945, in Rutland, Vt., to Donald and Helen (Higgins) Richards. Phillip was an entrepreneur. He was the creator and co-owner of Dos Locos Gringos Mexican Imports. He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his wife and soul mate, Jamie (Perry) Richards; five daughters, Kari (Rob) Weistling, Jessica (Zac) Franz, Carissa (Troy) Neater, Sheri and Brenda; a son, Tom; seven grandchildren, Dustin, Bryce, Tyler, Morgan, Kaleb, T.J. and Zoe; two sisters, Barbara (Stuart) Holmes and Janet (Jerry) Parker; and many nieces, nephews and loving friends.
Phillip was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Bonnie Forlenza.
A private Celebration of Life Service will be observed by the family in Fort Myers, Fla. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
Memorial contributions can be made to the family or a charity of one’s choice. This obituary and online condolences can be accessed at: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.