Eldon H. Dickenson

July 19, 1922 ‒ September 30, 2019

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Eldon H. Dickenson, age 97, of Mount Vernon passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019 at his home.

He was born on July 19, 1922 in Mount Vernon to the late Ambrose and Estella (Hough) Dickenson.  Eldon was employed and retired from Cooper-Bessemer after 30 years of service.  He was a veteran, serving in the United States Army Air Corps.

Eldon is survived by his sons, Dan Dickenson, Doug (Judith Vazquez) Dickenson; his grandchildren, Nykki (Matt) Stenger, Ben Dickenson, Stephen Dickenson; his great grandchildren, Buddy Houtkooper, Aron Houtkooper; and his ex-spouse Eloise Dickenson.

In addition to his parents, Eldon was preceded in death by his first wife Dorotha Dickenson; his brother Walter Dickenson; and two sisters, Alice Mills and Lucy Fowler.

Friends may call on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 12-1PM at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home (619 E. High St. Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050).  A service will follow, beginning at 1PM, with Pastor Andy Angel officiating.  Burial, with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veteran’s Council, will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Eldon H. Dickenson.

  • Doug and Dan, I am so sorry for your loss. Our family loved your Dad and Mom. He was always Mom, Janet’s favorite uncle. I remember reunions and visits with your family. God bless you both and your families.


    Debbie Heaton-spangler

  • Dan and Doug,
    Grandpa Bud and Grandma Dodo were very special to me because they (on occasion) took me along with Nyk to visit them.
    Court ordered, I was not allowed to see my Grandparents or my birth Mom. They didn’t have to take me along, especially since I wasn’t really thier Grandaughter, but they did and that meant ALOT to me. I remember making homemade ice cream at thier house, it was wonderful.
    Anyways, he is at peace and in a much better place then here. He is also now with Grandma Dodo. God bless you both and sorry for your loss.
    Sincerely, Jennifer Chester Benes

    • Thank you, Jen.
      The ceremony was full of family, neighbors, and friends. I appreciate your condolences.


  • So very sorry to lose another member of the “Cooper Family”. Bud was a pleasure to work with and be around and he will be missed by his family and friends who knew him. We are sending our deepest sympathy and friendship to everyone. Sincerely, Susie and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Our love and condolences to the entire family.
    Budd was always fun, happy, and had a wonderful sense of hospitality.
    Budd made you feel welcome and tried his best to have something special to say.
    Thank you Budd for showing how life is to be lived….
    You made a handprint in many hearts.
    John and Veronica Chester

  • Our family reunions on the farm near Mt. Vernon are still cherished memories. “Bud” was the quiet one on the edge. The main attraction was Dortha. Bud sat in almost awe of her. He enjoyed her humor an especially her presence. His “laughter” was a grin and a chuckle. He was quiet, respectful and always interested in sports. His happiness was in his wife and his boys. He was a joy to have known and to have been related. He has to be so happy to be in the presence of Dortha again. The quick grin and the soft chuckle had to be a joy to behold.

  • Thank you.

    It means so much to hear from you and to listen to your impressions. I can’t agree more.