Joseph Blubaugh Sr.
MOUNT VERNON — Joseph C. Blubaugh Sr., 77, of Mount Vernon passed away Aug. 13, 2007, at Country Court Nursing Center.
He was born Aug. 3, 1930, in Mount Vernon to Charles and Ellen (Sellers) Blubaugh. He was a member of the Sparta United Methodist Church and an Army veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Chattanooga Glass Co. after many years of service with them.
Joseph is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Beverly (Robertson) Blubaugh; three daughters, Betty Rodrieguez of Arizona, Barbara Harley of Oklahoma and Beverly Lopez of California; a son, Joseph C. (Kimberly) Blubaugh Jr. of Sunbury; stepdaughter, Sherrie (Larry) Dunn of Morral; stepson, the Rev. Michael (Missy) Rush of Kokomo, Ind.; two sisters, Mary (James) Rousseau of Fredericktown and Dorothy (Richard) Brown of Mount Vernon; a brother, James (Jo An) Blubaugh of Chewelah, Wash.; 20 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a grandson, Nathaniel Rush.
There will be no calling hours. A graveside memorial service will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Larry Carnes officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.
Memorial contributions may be made in Joseph’s name to Sparta United Methodist Church, 22 N. Church St., Sparta, OH 43350; or the charity of one’s choice. Condolences for the family may be left at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Hugh E. Hookway
MOUNT VERNON — Col. Hugh E. Hookway, 90, of Mount Vernon died Aug. 14, 2007, at Knox Community Hospital.
He was born April 21, 1917, in Mount Vernon to George H. and Marie (Eaton) Hookway. He was a member of Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, and had been active in many areas of the church including former president of the Administrative Board and former Delegate to Conference. He was a retired colonel in the Army of the United States. He was a member of Mount Zion Lodge 9 F&AM, the Valley of Columbus Scottish Rite and the York Rite Bodies. He was past president of the Toastmasters Club. He was a former board member and volunteer for the American Red Cross and was a member of the Lung Association of Knox County. He was a former president of the PTO at East School. Hugh was a longtime employee of PPG, retiring as administrator of Employee Benefits. He was a graduate of Ohio State University in 1943. He was an avid gardener and whittler.
He is survived by his wife, Althea Ballinger Hookway, to whom he had been married 64 years; one son, the Rev. Hugh (Judy) Hookway of Alliance; two daughters, Maragret (Gary) Shanks of Lynchburg, Va., and Judith Hookway of Alliance; five grandchildren, Branden (Maria) Hookway, Ian (Michelle) Hookway, Erin Shanks, Andrew (Laura) Shanks and Abigail Shanks; one sister, Myra Jameson of Orlando, Florida.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Miona Rule.
Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home, where there will be a Masonic service at 8 p.m. The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, with Revs. Rodney Buchanan and Hugh Hookway officiating. Burial with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Mound View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, 205 N. Mulberry St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. Condolences for the family may be left at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Maryann O. Law
UTICA — Maryann Ogg Law, 81, of Utica died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007.
Maryann was born May 17, 1926, to Dr. W.J. and Mary (Vandervort) Ogg, of Utica. Maryann was a graduate of Utica High School and Ohio State University. She was a teacher in the Mansfield City Schools and in the North Fork Local Schools. She was a member of the Utica Presbyterian Church.
In addition to her parents, Maryann was preceded in death by her husband, Harold L. Law; her son, John H. Law; and her brother, John R. Ogg.
She is survived by her daughter, Margaret Ann (Law) Stanley, and son-in-law, Richard L. Stanley; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Carl C. Law Jr. and Frances I. Law; her sister-in-law, Magdalene T. Law; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Private funeral services were held at South Lawn Cemetery, with Alan Pratt officiating. Arrangements and services were under the direction of Law-Baker Funeral Home, Utica.
Florence A. Raines
JOHNSTOWN — A funeral service for Florence A. (McMurtry) Raines, 77, of Johnstown will be Friday, Aug. 17, at 9:30 a.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home with Pastors Walter Bruah and Bruce Hissong presiding. Burial will follow at the family farm.
Florence died Aug. 14, 2007, at Licking Memorial Hospital, Selma Markowitz Care Center, Newark, after a long illness. She was born Aug. 25, 1929, in Newark to the late Harold E. McMurtry and the late Margueritte (Miller) Rodeniser.
Family was the most important thing in her life. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Keith Raines Sr.; sons, Keith Raines Jr. and Wayne (Debbie) Raines; daughters, Ginny (Jim) Conrad, Susie (John) Endicott; honorary daughter, Debi (Lloyd) Bryant; honorary son, Larry (Tami) Krugel; brothers, Donald Rodeniser, John (Barb) Rodeniser, Jim (Lois) Rodeniser; sister, Elizabeth (Jesse) Lobdell; nine grandchildren, Jeff (Stephanie) Dick, Brad Dick, Kevin Dick, Melanie (Chris) Roberts, Stacy (Mark) Appleton, Amy (Paul) Kinser, Jennifer (Dan) Harter, Jonathon Endicott, Daniel Raines; 15 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and was also “Nanny or Mama Raines” to many more.
Florence’s other love was the Hartford Fair. She will be missed by many in the sheep barn and she was awarded Master Shepherd.
Florence was a member of the Fredonia Baptist Church, a member of the Licking County Democratic Society where she served on the Democratic Central Committee and was Democrat of the Year. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lynn and Margueritte Rodeniser and Harold McMurtry; brothers, Bill McMurtry and Lynn Lupher; and sisters-in-law, Daisy McMurtry and Edith Rodeniser.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road SE, Newark, OH 43055.
Friends may call Thursday, Aug. 16, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, 34 N. Main St., P.O. Box 456, Utica.
Delores G. Rogers
GALENA — Delores G. Rogers, 78, of Galena died Aug. 14, 2007, at Wintersong Village in Delaware.
Born on Dec. 16, 1928, in Grove City, she was the daughter of Frank and Hilda (Jacobs) Kropp. A Berlin Township community resident for almost 60 years, she was a homemaker and the farm manager for the family CD 4 Farm. A member of the Ohio Jersey Association, Berlin CCL, she was a founding member of the Berlin Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.
Surviving are her children, William “Bill” (Patti) Rogers of Galena, Mary (Tom) Trusler of Frazeysburg, John (Barb) Rogers of Galena, Fred (Stacy) Rogers of Branson, Mo.; 20 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; brother, Walter (Evelyn) Kropp of Grove City.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 54 years, Carl G. Rogers; and brother, Charles Kropp.
Friends may call Friday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where funeral will be Saturday at 10 a.m., Pastor Wayne Booth officiating. Internment will follow in Cheshire Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware, OH 43015. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.