The Coshocton County Beacon February 4, 2021 - Page 8

8 • The Beacon February 4 , 2021
Gwenn L . Snyder , affectionately known as “ Who Who ,” 91 , of Coshocton , went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday , Jan . 25 , 2021 . She passed peacefully at her residence . Gwenn was born July 27 , 1929 in Millcreek Township to the late Jay and Esta ( McBride ) Lawrence .
Gwenn was a 1947 graduate of Keene School . She proudly attended every alumni banquet since her graduation and was recognized with the distinguished Keene Alumni Award in 2018 .
Gwenn began her career at Pope Gosser before returning home to work on the farm and raise her daughter . She later returned to secretarial work at Close Irving Insurance in Millersburg . She continued her career in insurance at Jacobs Vanaman Agency in Coshocton , where she worked as an insurance agent alongside her husband Roy until her retirement . Over the years , she attended various conferences and meetings within the National Secretaries Association . She was a lifelong member of Keene United Methodist Church where she served on numerous church committees over the
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years . Gwenn most recently attended Grace United Methodist Church and was blessed with the fellowship of fellow SAM Club members . The Coshocton community was an important part of her life . She was a dedicated supporter of several community groups including Clary Gardens , Roscoe Village Foundation , Footlight Players , and the Coshocton Community Choir . She faithfully attended the Coshocton Community Choir concerts as music was something she truly enjoyed . She served as organist at Keene United Methodist Church for many years . In addition , she shared her musical talents at

MARY LOWERY 9 / 2 / 1921 - 2 / 7 / 1999

22 Years ago on 2 / 7 / 99 we lost our Mother Sadly Missed & Loved by
her children & grandchildren Judy , Donna , Marlene & Mark
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BF-00503453 many weddings and community events , accompanying her sister , Margaret Lou , who was a vocalist . Gwenn loved her friends and family . She was a member of the same card club for 70 years as well as participating in her Golden Girls card club in later years . Gwenn could often be found cheering on her grandchildren at ballgames , where she was known as “ Grandma Bear .” She also was a proud grandma who drove her granddaughters in many festival parades when they were Canal Royalty . She took pleasure in reading , writing correspondence , and traveling . Lakeside , Ohio was a special destination for her with family in her later years .
On Sept . 1 , 1976 , she married Roy Snyder , who preceded her in death in 2003 . Together they enjoyed annual trips to Florida and vacationed on Cape Cod visiting relatives .
Gwenn is survived by her daughter Lynn ( David ) Roenbaugh of Coshocton , step-daughter Becky O ’ Connor of Massachusetts , step-sons Rex ( Debbie ) Snyder and Steve Snyder of Coshocton ; niece Phyllis ( Lee ) Debnar of Millersburg ; grandchildren Amanda ( Tony ) Meiser , Melissa ( Dan ) Winner , Mark ( Tabby Gosselin ) Roenbaugh , all of Coshocton , Eric Snyder of Illinois , Paige ( Ryan ) Bible of Maryland , Sarah ( Nick ) Pizzurro of Georgia , Chris O ’ Connor , Larry O ’ Connor , and Abby ( Andy Dubickas ) O ’ Connor , all of Massachusetts ; great-grandchildren Maddy Meiser , Sophie Meiser , Lucas Meiser , Brendan Shrimplin , Brady Winner , Ashton Winner , Ava Winner and Denver ( Soyeon ) Snyder , all of Coshocton , Sam Bible of Maryland , and Anthony Pizzurro of Georgia .
In addition to her parents and husband , Gwenn was preceded in death by her first husband Elmo “ Pat ” Patterson , sister and brother-in-law Margaret Lou and Raymond Pew , nephew Jay Pew , and in-laws Roy and Effie Snyder . The family would like to say a special thank you to her caregiver Renelle Bible and also extend their appreciation to Interim Hospice .
A private family service was held on Friday , Jan . 29 at Keene United Methodist Church with Judy Elliott officiating . Burial followed at Roscoe Cemetery . The family plans to hold a celebration of life event at

In Memory of our precious son , Lance Lorrell Ferrell who passed away

January 29th , 1971 . It has been 50 years since you have gone , but your sweet memory lingers on , what a day that will be , when at last your face we will see .
We love and miss you , our darling little boy
-Joanie , Larry , & Tyler Mikesell
a later date . The Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw is handling arrangements . A video of the funeral service was available to view on Gwenn ’ s obituary page at the funeral home website , www . fischerfuneralhome . com .
Memorial contributions can be made to Keene United Methodist Church , 27100 CR 1 Coshocton , OH 43812 ; or the Ronald McDonald House , www . rmhc . org .

Melody Kay Mitchell

Melody Kay Mitchell , 73 , of Coshocton passed away at Coshocton County Regional Medical Center on Monday , Jan . 25 , 2021 .
She was born in Coshocton on July 29 , 1947 to William H . and Doris ( Welch ) Bryant . Melody graduated from Three Rivers High School and worked at College Park Home Health Care in Coshocton for 24 ½ years where she was a Resident Care Coordinator . She treasured spending time with her family and friends , especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren .
Melody is survived by her husband of 52 years Robert M . “ Bob ” Mitchell whom she married August 4 , 1968 ; three sons Shane ( Jindra ) Mitchell of Coshocton , Darby ( Vanessa ) Mitchell of Warsaw and Casey Mitchell of Coshocton ; her mother Doris ( Terry ) Casey of Keene ; nine grandchildren ; 11 great-grandchildren ; one brother William H . ( Dottie ) Bryant of Coshocton ; two stepsisters Becky Skidmore and Sue Tumblin , and
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stepbrother Steve Casey ; as well as several nieces and nephews .
Along with her father William H . Bryant , Melody is also proceeded in death by her infant brother Christopher Bryant .
Per Melody ’ s wishes , a cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held at a later date .
The Miller Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family .
An online memorial is located at www . themillerfuneralhome . com .

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