Charles F. Daniel
UTICA — A memorial service for Charles F. “Chuck” Daniel, 59, of Utica will be Friday, Aug. 17, at 1 p.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home, with Rev. Tom James officiating.
Chuck died Aug. 10, 2007, at his residence. He was born Dec. 21, 1947, in Tiffin to Dr. Arthur P. and Blanche V. “Sparkie” (Sparks) Daniel. He retired from North American Phillips, Ottawa, Ohio. He was vice president of Kokosing Valley Mounted Search and Rescue; graduated from Defiance College and was a Navy veteran.
Chuck is survived by his wife, Hilarie (Schmidt) Daniel of Utica; son, Eric P. Daniel, and fiancee, Valentine Marinelli, of Naples, Italy; daughter, Erin H. Daniel of Anchorage, Alaska; father, Dr. Arthur Daniel of Cincinnati; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mike and Jerry Daniel of Troy, Ed and Barb Daniel of Montgomery.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Blanche V. “Sparkie” (Sparks) Daniel.
Contributions may be made to Kokosing Valley Mounted Search and Rescue, P.O. Box 69, Martinsburg, OH 43037.
Friends may call Friday from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home, 34 N. Main St., P.O. Box 456, Utica, OH.
Mona A. Edwards
MOUNT VERNON — Mona A. Edwards, 75, of Mount Vernon died Sunday Aug. 12, 2007, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
Mona was born May 21, 1932, in Mount Vernon to Walter and Marjory (Litt) Butler and spent her lifetime in the Mount Vernon area. She had attended the Faith Baptist Church in Mount Vernon and loved to read and write poetry.
Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Jenny and Darren Collins of Mount Vernon; her son, Daniel D. Edwards of Mount Vernon; a granddaughter, Teresa Marcheskie; two great-grandsons, Justin Marcheskie and Conner Marcheskie; her brother, Walter C. (Vera) Butler of Mount Vernon; and two sisters, Betty Llewellyn and Linda Skaggs, both of Mount Vernon.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Edwards; a daughter, Marjorie Edwards; and a brother, Kenneth Butler.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where funeral service will be Thursday at 10 a.m. with her nephew, Bruce Butler, and her brother, Walter C. Butler, officiating. Burial will follow at Saint John’s Cemetery south of Mount Vernon.
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MOUNT VERNON — The Rev. Richard D. Freseman, 89, of Mount Vernon died Friday, Aug. 10, 2007, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home at Mount Vernon.
Pastor Freseman was born in Akron on Nov. 16, 1917, to Claudius A.D. Freseman and Alma Marie (Roess) Freseman. He graduated from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute High School in 1935; attended University of Maryland one semester and graduated from Capital University at Columbus in 1940; and earned his degree in theology from the Evangelical Lutheran Theological Seminary in Columbus in 1944. Pastor Freseman had been a faithful servant of his Lord, serving churches at First Lutheran Church in Portsmouth; Mount Zion Lutheran Church in Spencer; Zion Lutheran Church in Homerville; St. Jacob Lutheran Church in Massillon; St. Paul Lutheran Church in Stillwater, Minn.; Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Salem; Zion Lutheran Church in Loudonville; and Zion Lutheran Church in Clay Center, Neb. Following his retirement in 1983, the Rev. Freseman along with his wife founded mission churches in Morganton, Georgia and Mebane, N.C. They served as volunteers on the Navajo Reservation in Rock Point, Ariz., and did several interim ministries, and pulpit supply for several years. He had been a member of the Loudonville Lions Club for 29 years.
Surviving are his wife, Doralee (Hoffman) Freseman, whom he married June 6, 1944; his son and daughter-in-law, David R. and Debra Freseman of Steamboat Springs, Colo.; three grandchildren, Kathryn (Bradley) Smith, Deborah Freseman and Adam Freseman; and two great-grandchildren, Camden Freseman and Zoe Smith.
Besides his parents two brothers, Claudius Freseman Jr. and Henry Freseman, and two sisters, Dorthea Thompson and Hilda McKim, preceded Richard in death.
The funeral will be today at noon at the Zion Lutheran Church in Loudonville, with the Rev. Terry Ruther officiating, the Rev. Mark Wildermuth preaching and the Rev. Robert Michelfelder lector. Burial will follow at Loudonville Cemetery. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, Mount Vernon, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Navajo Lutheran Mission, P.O. Box 354, Rock Point, AZ 86545-3787. Send condolences to the family at 1575 Yauger Road, Suite 10, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.