Dorothy E. Davis
MOUNT VERNON — Dorothy Elizabeth Davis, 83, of Mount Vernon, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007, at the Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon.
Dorothy was born Aug. 13, 1923, in Jefferson City, Mo., to Rubin and Ada (Mooney) Blizzard. She attended Perry Chapel Church.
Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Buddy and Kay Davis of Utica; and three sisters, Juanita Norman, Louise Romine and Marcella Williams, all of Newark.
Besides her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Davis; a brother, Donald Blizzard; and a sister, Ruth Hafer.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, with the Rev. David Fowls officiating. Burial will follow at Newark Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday one hour before the funeral service.
To send an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Rosemary R. Seaman
MARENGO — Rosemary R. Seaman, 81, of Marengo died peacefully at home early Tuesday morning, Aug. 7, 2007, surrounded by her family.
Born on June 26, 1926, in Columbus to Paul E. and Gladys (Hinkle) Reed. She was a resident of the Marengo area since 1957. A homemaker in later years, she and her husband, Carl, owned and operated the former Igloo drive-in restaurant on Ohio 61 and Grandma’s Restaurant in Marengo. When able, she was an active member of the American Legion Post 710 Ladies Auxiliary.
Survivors are her husband of almost 50 years, Carl E. Seaman Jr.; son, Robert (Marcia) Taylor of Pittsburg, Pa.; granddaughter, Denise (Eric) Tracy and her mother Cheryl Taylor, great-grandchildren, Jackie and Jesse, all of Mason; special niece, Sarah Reed (Tim Brass) of Reynoldsburg; and nephew, Paul Reed of Columbus.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Reed.
Private services will be held for her family. Arrangements are entrusted to the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Marengo.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hospice of Morrow County, P.O. Box 86, Mount Gilead, OH 43338. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
PALM COAST, Fla. — Dale Simmons, 77, of Palm Coast, Fla., and formerly of Mount Vernon, passed away Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007, after a long illness.
Dale was born Feb. 18, 1930, in Knox County to Carl and Helen (Boone) Simmons. He graduated from Chester-Franklin High School in 1948 and attended OSU. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He was stationed in Germany. He and his wife, Rita, owned and operated Lipps Studio in Mount Vernon for 25 years, before retiring to Florida. (Some may remember Dale as “Mr. Lipps.”) He was active with local and national photography associations. He had served as a board member for the Professional Photographers of Ohio, and past president of the Professional Photographers of Central Ohio, and was also a member of the Professional Photographers of America. He was a member of Gay Street United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge 238 of Chesterville, Kiwanis, Wayne Grange and Past Worthy Patron of Evelyn Chapter 146 of Order of Eastern Star. Dale believed in community spirit and worked on numerous committees within Knox County. Morning coffee at Jody’s always kept him informed and involved.
He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Rita (Lipps) Simmons of Palm Coast, Fla.; a daughter, Susie (Mike) Kontul of Brandon; a son, Glen (Elizabeth) Simmons of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; seven grandchildren, Kyle (Jennifer), Sabrina and Lance Simmons, Molly and Christina Prince, Donna and Michael Kontul Jr.; one sister, Maxine Sautter of Bellville; nine nieces and nephews; and several grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home (619 E. High St., Mount Vernon), where Chester Masonic Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 8 p.m. A funeral service will be Thursday, Aug. 16, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. David Baker officiating. Burial, with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council, will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, in Chesterville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Flagler Beach United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 929, Flagler Beach, FL 32136. To send an online condolence to the family visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.