MOUNT VERNON — Pearl Burkett, 74, of East Vine Street, Mount Vernon, passed away Friday afternoon, June 15, 2007, at the Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Vernon.
Keith L. Laymon
MOUNT VERNON — A funeral service for Keith L. Laymon, 59, of Mount Vernon will be held Tuesday, June 19, at 1 p.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home with Pastor Robert E. Heizer officiating. Burial will follow in Bell Cemetery.
Keith died June 14, 2007, at Ohio State University Health Systems, Columbus. He was born Nov. 5, 1947, in Mount Vernon to the late Owen L. and Mary L. (Tharp) Laymon.
He was employed by Ariel Corp. of Mount Vernon where liked working with his friends and co-workers. Keith was a Vietnam Army veteran and he loved spending time at home with his family.
He is survived by wife of 34 years, Sheila J. (Hess) Laymon of Mount Vernon; sons and daughter-in-law, Keith E. and Erin Laymon of Hilliard and Jason B. Laymon of the home; grandson, Casey Laymon; brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Shirley Laymon of Utica; sisters and brothers-in-law, Nancy and Ken Speer of Slippery Rock, Pa., and Dianna and Darwin Woods of Lady Lake, Fla.; nieces and nephews; and his mother-in-law, Iris Wurm of Lebanon, Va.
Friends may call Monday, June 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., P.O. Box 456, Utica.
Jimmy D. Osborne
CENTERBURG — Jimmy D. “Jim” Osborne, 46, of Centerburg died unexpectedly early Friday morning, June 15, 2007, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Ohio 3 in Sunbury.
Born on July 10, 1961, in Columbus, Jim played football and was a member of Centerburg High School Class of 1979. For the past 18 years he worked as a production associate with Honda in Marysville.
With a passion for sports, especially football, he enjoyed coaching in the Centerburg Colt Football League and was currently the head baseball coach of his son’s Centerburg Pony League, the Merrin Athletic Team.
Handy, he was not afraid to tackle any chore; he enjoyed his hot tub and growing spicy vegetables used to make his famous sausage salsa.
Described as the best corn hole player in the area, he also enjoyed making corn hole games, and Friday afternoon’s at BW3’s. A fan of NASCAR, especially Jeff Gordon, he was an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeye football team. Hardworking and dedicated to his family, home, job, and community, he was a storyteller through song. He will be remembered for his humorous nature. He supported his children in all their endeavors from cheerleading to playing various sports and his greatest accomplishment was raising a fine family.
Loved by all he will be dearly missed by his wife of 22 years, Susan (Jeffrey); children, Ashlee, Morgan and Drew Osborne; parents, Rudolph “Pat” and Loetta (Earnest) Osborne of Westerville; parents-in-law, Don and Janice Jeffrey of Centerburg; and a host of friends.
His sister, Cheri Lyn Osborne, preceded him in death in 1983.
Friends may call Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Centerburg United Methodist Church with Pastor Gary Pollock officiating. Burial will follow in Eastview Cemetery, Centerburg.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Jim Osborne Memorial Athletic Fund, c/o First-Knox Bank, 35 W. Main St., Centerburg, OH 43011. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.