Monday, December 27, 2004
Norman Shonkwiler, 80, of London, passed away Friday, December 24, 2004, in the Arbors at London.
He was born July 2, 1924, in Pike County, the son of Harvey & Maude E. (Delay) Shonkwiler. He retired as the manager of the produce department at Chet's IGA after 40 years of service. Norman was an avid bowler and enjoyed square dancing. Later in life, he enjoyed eating out.
He is survived by 3 sisters, Berniece Roberts of Chillicothe, OH, Wilma Spray of Waverly, OH, and Geraldine (Chet) Large of Mechanicsburg; 3 brothers, Harvey (Mary) Shonkwiler of Kenton, OH, John (Betty) Shonkwiler of Lewisville, TX, and Harold Shonkwiler of Lake Worth, FL; and several nieces & nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother, Melba Shonkwiler.
Family & Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, December 27, 2004, in the Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Somerford Cemetery.
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Originally published Monday, December 27, 2004
Thursday, December 30, 2004
Wilma L. Spray
Wilma L. Spray, age 83, of Schmitt Dr., Waverly, died 5:43 p.m. Tuesday at Pike Community Hospital emergency room. She was born January 17, 1921, in Piketon, Ohio, a daughter of the late Harvey and Maude Delay Shonkwiler. She was married to John Spray, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are two sons, David Spray and wife, Stephanie, and Paul A. Spray and wife, Terri, both of Waverly; grandchildren, Heather Spray, Matthew Spray, Seth Spray, Bethany Spray, Noah Spray, Kali Spray and John Stokien; three brothers, Harvey Shonkwiler, of Kenton, John Shonkwiler, of Louisville, Texas, and Harold Shonkwiler, of Lakeworth, Florida, and two sisters, Bernice Roberts, of Chillicothe, and Geraldine Large, of Mechanicsburg. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Melby and Norman Shonkwiler.
Wilma was a member of the Waverly Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.
Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Kingdom Hall in Waverly, with Paul R. Parkinson Jr. officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday at Botkin Funeral Home in Waverly.
Originally published Thursday, December 30, 2004
Donald W. Jones - Marysville Journal-Tribune - (Nov/1/2003)
DONALD W. JONES
Donald W. Jones, 80, of West Mansfield died Thursday, March 20, 2003, at Heartland of Bellefontaine with his family at his side following an extended illness.
A lifelong grain and dairy farmer, he was proud to have farmed and lived his life on the same homestead as his grandfather. He took tremendous pride in the land and always vowed to leave the land in better condition
than when he began, He had been a faithful member of the North Greenfield United Methodist Church since 1951 and formerly acted as superintendent.
He served on the Logan Hills Board of Education and the Logan County Board of Education and was an instrumental member in establishing the Ohio Hi-Point Vocational School. He volunteered with the Perry-Zane Fire Department and was a past member of the Dairy Co-op Advisory Board in
Columbus and the Knights of Pythias in Huntsville and East Liberty.
He was a 1941 graduate of Byhalia High School where he served as student council president and excelled as a public speaker. His favorite hobby was plowing and he won the Logan County Plowing Contest four years in a row. He suffered a paralyzing stroke in 1980 but maintained an inspiring attitude and infectious sense of humor. He will be remembered as a very strong man who did all he could for his family and his community.
He was born Feb. 28, 1923, on the family farm to the late Ray and Iola Godwin Jones.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years, Rosalie Green Jones whom he married Feb. 8, 1945, in Vicksburg, Miss, by the Rev.. Ledbetter; four daughters, Marcia (Steve) Tennant, Kaye (Gary) Cook amd Kathryn (Larry) Lewis of Bellefontaine and Cheryl Bass of Marysville; two sons,
John (Sue) Jones and Kent (Kathy) Jones of West Mansfield; 16 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; a brother, John D. "Jack" (Minnie) Jones of Mount Victory; a sister, Mary (Harvey) Shonkwiler of Kenton; a brother-in-law and lifelong friend, Myron Deryl Green of West Mansfield;
a sister-in-law, Elsie Trump of Yuma, Ariz.; several nieces and nephews;countless friends and neighbors; and his church family.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the North Greenfield United Methodist Church. The Rev. Winnie Bateson and pastor Bill Snyder will officiate and burial will be at the Byhalia Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church in care of the funeral home.
Minnie Belle Jones-Marysville Journal-Tribune -(Nov/1/2003)
MINNIE BELLE JONES
Minnie Belle Jones, 74, of Mount Victory died Monday, Sept. 29, 2003, at Hardin Memorial Hosptial in Kenton.
Over her lifetime, she was employed with Merchants Industry, Omart Department Store and Hunts Frozen Foods and she retired from DAB. She was an active member of the Bellefontaine First Church of God where she faithfully supported the bus ministry. She was a 1949 graduate of West
Mansfield High School and was a member of Kenton VFW Post 3333 Ladies Auxiliary, Starlight Circle of Kings Daughters of West Mansfield and the Sportsmen Club of Mount Victory where she served as treasurer and she was a former member of Rebekkah Lodge of Bellefontaine. After retirement, she worked at the Hen House Antique and Craft Store in Mount
Victory and enjoyed camping, bowling, crafts, decorating cakes, traveling and dining out. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family.
She was born Aug. 19, 1929, in East Liberty to the late Lloyd Rea and Clara Belle Smith Orahood and was predeceased by a son-in-law, Gary Jenkins; a grandson, Claude Michael Stinson Jr.; four brothers, Charles, Frank, Fay and Fred Orahood; and two sisters, Marie Wilson and Nadine Clagg.
She is survived by her husband of more than 16 years, John D. "Jack" Jones to whom she was married June 14, 1987, at the Ridgeway First Church of God by the Rev. A.W. Purdin; a son, Tracey (Vickie) Smith of West Liberty; three aughters, Dinah (Paul) Blair of Piqua, Brenda Fridley and her friend Don Myers of Troy and Terri Jo (Mike) Stinson of Kenton; three step-children, Terry (Shirley) Jones of West Mansfield and Rosalind (Herb) Coy and David Jones of Mount Victory; 30 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Freida (Clarence) Amos of West Liberty, Goldie (Francis "Bud") Garwood of West Mansfield, Lela (Sam)
Hone of Bellefontaine and Sandra (Joe) Slavin of Logansville; two brothers, Francis (Alice) Orahood of DeGraff and Jack Orahood of West Mansfield; four sisters-in-law, Beulah Orahood of Bellefontaine, Frances Orahood of Raymond, Mary (Harvey) Shonkwiler of Kenton and Rosalie Jones of West Mansfield; a brother-in-law, David Clagg of Detroit; many nieces and nephews; and countless friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Bellefontaine First Church of God, 1000 E. Brown St., Bellefontaine. Pastors Gary Brown and Jim Ashford will officiate and burial will be at the Byhalia Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gambro Health Care of Columbus, 3830 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43214.
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