Sue Jane Adams
MOUNT VERNON — Sue Jane Adams, 68, of Fairview Road, Mount Vernon, passed away Friday, Aug. 10, 2007, at the Kettering Medical Center in Miamisburg, Ohio.
She was born April 11, 1939, in Fredericktown to Vernon and Twila (Miller) Burgraff. Sue retired from Continental Can Co. after 30 years of employment as a secretary. She enjoyed shopping and making her own jewelry. Most important to Sue was spending quality time with her family and friends.
She will be missed by her loving family, her husband of 50 years, Abe Adams Sr.; her son, Abe “Butch” (Amy) Adams Jr. of Mount Vernon; her grandson, Ty Joedward Adams; two sisters, Darlene “Deed” (Dave) Shuey of Dayton; Linda (Ron) Ayers of Mount Vernon; and many loving nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Friends may call Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, where a funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. The family will observe a private burial at a later date. The Rev. Joe Blevins will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to People First of Knox County, P.O. Box 988, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Richard D. Freseman
MOUNT VERNON — The Rev. Richard D. Freseman, 89, of Mount Vernon died Friday, Aug. 10, 2007, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Snyder Funeral Homes in Mount Vernon.
To send an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Wilson A. Jackson
HOWARD — Wilson Almarine “Buzz” Jackson, 70, of 11189 Millersburg Road, Howard, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007, at his residence.
He was born July 1, 1937, in Honaker, Va., to James and Hazel (Watson) Jackson. He married Sandra K. (Vance) Jackson on March 15, 1981. Buzz was a disabled veteran, having retired from the U.S. Air Force on Oct. 31, 1977, holding the rank of master sergeant. He served a total of 20 years, six months, and 15 days. The last 11 years of his service was as an Air Force flight engineer. He served two terms in Guam during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, was a past president and current member of the National Council of Mustang Club, and the Gateway Lodge 29 of Free & Accepted Masons of Utah. It was at 9:30 a.m. on July 29, 2007, that Wilson A. “Buzz” Jackson accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra K. Jackson of Howard; a son, George Kellison of Placerville, Calif.; two daughters, Eva Clendenen of Howard and Shirlena Everhart of Danville; five sisters, Marie Hunter of Mount Vernon, Sue Ashbrook of Johnstown, Lois Hillard of Mount Vernon, Betty Parker of Mount Liberty and Judy Ball of Lynn Haven, Fla.; grandchildren, Paul, Chase, Autumn, Destiny, Harmony, Sidney and Taylor; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ira W. Jackson; twin sisters that died at birth, Linda F. and Wanda G. Jackson; a nephew, Gene Stout; and a niece, Donna Kost.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Aug. 13, at 11 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw with Pastors Rae Anderson and Monte Vance officiating. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens with graveside military rites by Knox County Veterans Services. Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday and until service time on Monday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wilson A. “Buzz” Jackson Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 515, Danville, OH 43014. This information is available online at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
Rachel C. Woolson
MOUNT VERNON — Rachel C. Woolson, 89, of Mount Vernon died Friday, Aug. 10, 2007, at the Country Club Retirement Campus.
Rachel was born Aug. 13, 1917, in Knox County to Lester Melick and Pearl (Stull) Melick and had spent her lifetime in the Mount Vernon area. She was a graduate of Howard High School and as a young woman was employed first at Rudin’s Department Store and then at Woolson Co., both in Mount Vernon. When her husband Dudley was stationed on the East Coast with the U.S. Army, Rachel worked for the defense effort at a munitions plant in New Haven, Conn. Following Dudley’s deployment to Europe, Rachel returned to Mount Vernon and raised her family. Her family grown, Rachel returned to the work force, working for Mercy Hospital and retiring from Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. Rachel had been a member of the Elks Lodge and Moose Lodge in Mount Vernon. She loved to work in her garden and loved flowers.
Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Jack Anderson of Mount Vernon; her son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Joni Woolson of Findlay; four grandchildren, Andrew (Melissa) LaFevre, Melinda (Rich) Painter, and twins Elizabeth Woolson and Meridith Woolson; her great-granddaughter, Hannah LaFevre; her sister, Charlyn Horning of Las Vegas; her sister-in-law, Edith Woolson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents Rachel was preceded in death by her husband, Dudley Woolson; her son, Ron Woolson; her sister, Sophia Paris; and two brothers, Charles Melick and Harry Melick.
Friends may call Monday, Aug. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. A funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jonathan Fettig officiating. Burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery in Centerburg.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 163549, Columbus, OH 43216. To send an online condolence to the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.