David Dale Wood, Jr., 29, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Sunday, January 24, 2016, at 12:30 p.m. at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus where he had been a patient two days. His death was sudden and unexpected.
David was born August 7, 1986, in Clinton County, Ohio to David Dale and Lana Fraley Wood. He was a graduate of Miami Trace High School and lived most of his life in Washington Court House.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Richard D. Wood and Roger Fraley.
David is survived a son, William Gilpen; his father, David D. Wood, Sr. of Washington Court House; his mother, Lana Fraley Wood of Wilmington; a sister, Alisha Wood of Portsmouth; his grandmothers, Christina Wood of Washington Court House and Jackie Fraley of Columbus; his great grandfather, Hank Sanderson of Washington Court House and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Cremation has taken place. Burial of the cremains will be at a later date.
There will be no visitation or service.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.
Dorothy was born February 25, 1953, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Carl Melvin and (Alma) Emogean Carr Rhoads. She was a graduate of Miami Trace High School and lived most of her life in Good Hope before moving to Jamestown 12 years ago.
She graduated from Clark Technical Institute and was a registered nurse. She provided loving nursing care to many patients for many years.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Pat (Rodney) Smith; a niece, Tricia and a nephew, Scott.
She is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Terry Thevenin of Jamestown; a brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Alice Rhoads of Good Hope; nieces, Lisa Miller of Jamestown and Mindy Thevenin of Xenia; a nephew, Steven Smith and his wife, Marly, of Rhode Island; a grand niece, Phoebe Thevenin and grand nephew, Elijah Thevenin, both of Jamestown. Steven, Phoebe and Elijah loved their “Aunt Doot” and she loved them in return.
A special thank you for the loving care she received at Liberty Nursing Center and Miami Valley Hospice. Please remember Dorothy by doing a kindness for someone.
Cremation took place. A private family service, with burial of the cremains in Good Hope Cemetery, will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Kirkpatrick Funeral Home, 554 Washington Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160 to help with final expenses.
Jessee was born March 4, 1931, in Washington Court House Ohio, to Jessee and Maree Lucille Morford Persinger. He was a 1949 graduate of the Kentucky Military Institute in Louisville and attended The Ohio State University. He lived most all of his life in Fayette County where he was a retired farmer.
He recently retired as a trustee for the Jesse Eyman Trust. He had served on the boards of directors for BancOhio National Bank, Fayette County Memorial Hospital, Fayette County Historical Society and Hospice of Fayette County, Inc.,
Jessee was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church where he had served on the session and had been a trustee and deacon; was a member of Jeffersonville Lodge #468 F. & A.M.; 32nd Degree Masons, Valley of Columbus; Aladdin Temple Shrine, Washington Shrine Club; the Washington Lions Club and the Fayette County Farm Bureau. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Jessee was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Ann Persinger McArthur on Nov. 24, 2012.
He is survived by his wife, the former Faye Ann Sagar whom he married June 6, 1952; four children, Teresa Persinger, David Persinger, Julie Mosny and her husband, Dennis, and John Persinger and his wife, Debbie, all of Washington Court House; five grandchildren, Allie Persinger, Jared Persinger, Jessica Divis and her husband, Greg, John Dennis Mosny and his wife, Tiffany, and Mary Mosny and a great granddaughter, Mollie Divis.
The funeral will be Thursday, January 21, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Gray Marshall, pastor at the church, officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.
Friends may call at the church Wednesday from 4-8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the music department at the First Presbyterian Church, 214 North Hinde Street, or Hospice of Fayette County, Inc., 222 North Oakland Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.
Mary Edna Ater, 101, of Circleville, died Thursday, January 14, 2016, at 12:40 a.m. at Pickaway Manor in Circleville where she had been a resident since 2012.
Mrs. Ater was born August 16, 1914, at Kingston in Ross County, Ohio to Clinton and Ella Belle Decker Roby, Sr. She was a graduate of Kingston High School and the Chillicothe Business School. She lived most of her life in Clarksburg before moving to Circleville in November 2002.
She was a member of the Clarksburg United Methodist Church; a long time member of the Clarksburg Grange, the Sorosis Club in Williamsport and formerly was a member of the Chillicothe Chapter of the Ohio State Mother’s Club.
Mrs. Ater was preceded in death by her husband, John Washington Ater on April 2, 1998; by a brother, Clinton Roby, Jr. and a sister, Harriett Allen.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law Ula Jean and Donald Metzler, of Circleville; a son and daughter-in-law, John Edwin and Linda Ater of Canton; four grandchildren, Jeffrey (Sylvia) Metzler of Chillicothe, Jonathan (Jennifer) Metzler of Canal Winchester, Shera (Bob) Kile of Canton and Stacy (Greg) McLemore of Knoxville, TN; ten great grandchildren, Audra, Cameron, Colton and Ian Metzler; A. J., Emily and Natalie Kile, Madeline and Cooper McLemore, Justin (Angie) Park; a great great granddaughter, Lynlii Park; a sister, Helen Burlile of Circleville; brother-in-law, Frank Allen of Circleville and several cousins.
The funeral will be Saturday, January 16, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with the Rev. Tad Grover, pastor at the Community United Methodist Church in Circleville, officiating. Burial will follow in the Brown’s Chapel Cemetery near Clarksburg.
Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland from Noon Saturday until time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ater-Metzler Higher Education Initiative, c/o Christy Mills at Pickaway Help, 2050 Stoneridge Drive, Circleville, Ohio 43113.
Louise Rosetta (Hart) Hargett, 87, of Grove City, Ohio died Thursday, January 14, 2016, at 3:50 a.m. at the home of her daughter, Anita Silvey, in Fayetteville, Ohio where Mrs. Hargett had been staying the past eight months.
Mrs. Hargett was born November 15, 1928, in Richmond, Indiana to Jacob E. and Nancy Ann (Dolly) Redding Hart. She had formerly lived in New Holland, Pennsylvania and Indiana before moving to the Columbus area in 1980.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Finley Cecil “Bill” Hargett in 2005; by a son, Finley Cecil “Bill” Hargett, II in 2000, two brothers, William and Clarence Hart; three sisters, Lorene Mann, Mildred Kuhn and Marie Clark and a son-in-law, Philip “Gene” Silvey, Sr.
Mrs. Hargett is survived by three children, Keith Hargett and his wife, Debbie, of Eaton, Ohio, Anita Silvey of Fayetteville, Ohio and Alice Selby and her husband, Scott, of Grove City, Ohio; seven grandchildren, several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and a brother and sister-in-law, Wilbur “Gene” and Sally Hart of Chama, New Mexico.
A graveside service will be held Monday, January 18, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the New Holland Cemetery with the Rev. Mike O’Day officiating.
Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland Monday from 10 a.m. until time of the service.
Janette Louise Purkey, 69, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at 6:10 p.m. at her home.
Mrs. Purkey was born October 26, 1946, in Groveport, Ohio to John Fredrick and Annabelle Leasure McCollister, both of whom preceded her in death. She had formerly lived in Groveport and Mount Sterling before moving to Washington Court House.
Mrs. Purkey was preceded in death by her husband, Michael J. Purkey on July 10, 2013.
She is survived by three children, Julie Davis and her husband, Rick, of Washington Court House, Tammy Porter of Bainbridge and Steve Baisden and his wife, Jana, of Columbus; 11 grandchildren; two great grandchildren and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Phyllis and John Davey and Bonnie and Ron Valentine, all of New Albany.
The funeral will be Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Dortha Ross, associate pastor at the Mount Sterling First Church of the Nazarene, officiating. A private burial will follow in Highland Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from noon Tuesday until time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Fayette County, Inc., 222 West Oakland Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.
James David Loudner, 31, of Columbus, Ohio died Friday, January 1, 2016, at 9:24 a.m. shortly after arrival at Fayette County Memorial Hospital.
James was born February 16, 1984, to David Paul and Monica Sue (Monnie) Cummings Loudner. He had formerly lived in Bradenton Beach, FL: before returning to this area.
He was preceded in death by his father on July 9, 2000.
James is survived by his mother, Monnie S. Loudner, of Columbus, and her significant other, Jody Smith; a sister and brother-in-law, Laura Lee and Carey Cook of Winchester, Ohio; a nephew, Cole Cook; a niece, Emmalee Sue Cook; an uncle, Ray (Jackie) Loudner; an aunt, Judy (Topper) Black, all of Washington Court House and several cousins.
The funeral will be Friday, January 8, 2016, at 6 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Drew Gibson officiating.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 p.m. Friday until time of the service.
Archie Wayne Pierson, Jr., 59, of Circleville, formerly of Washington Court House, Ohio died Monday, December 28, 2015, at 11 a.m. shortly after arrival at Berger Hospital in Circleville following a long illness.
Archie was born April 15, 1956, in Washington Court House to Archie Wayne and Virginia Cartwright Pierson, both of whom preceded him in death. He lived most of his life in Washington Court House before moving to Pickaway County.
He was never married.
Archie is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Ted and Lynn Pierson of Washington Court House; two sisters, Barbara MacLaine of Washington Court House and Candace Sergent and her husband, Calvin, of Port Clinton, Ohio; a niece, Tamara (Dean) Tschannen of Wadsworth, Ohio and a nephew, Jason MacLaine of Washington Court House.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, January 2, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the Washington Cemetery with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the Grace United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.
There will be no visitation.
Joan Williams, 87, of New Holland, Ohio died Friday, December 25, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. at the Monterey Care Center in Grove City, Ohio where she had been a patient two weeks.
Mrs. Williams was born June 6, 1928, in West Mansfield, Ohio to George Francis and Leora Atkinson LeVally. She was 1946 graduate of Atlanta High School and lived most of her life in the New Holland and Williamsport communities.
Before her retirement, she was a longtime bookkeeper for the Atlanta Grain Company and then Keynes Brothers.
She was a member of the Atlanta United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women of which she served as treasurer for many years. She also had been point secretary for the Tri-State Horse Show Association.
Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by a daughter, Lynn Goff; her parents; a brother, George W. LeVally and a sister, Susan LeVally.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Leslie and David Backus of Delaware, OH; a son and daughter-in-law, John D. and Terri Williams of Williamsport; two granddaughters, Jessy Williams and Amy Williams; a great granddaughter, Myla Miller; a brother, James D. LeVally and his wife, Carol, of Columbus and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, December 29, 2015, at 1 p.m. at the Atlanta United Methodist Church, 25960 State Route 207, with the Rev. Malcolm Buck, pastor at the church, officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Atlanta United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Jerry Newton, 13435 Judas Road, New Holland, Ohio 43145.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland.
Martha L. McMurray of Jeffersonville completed her life’s journey on December 12, 2015, and is now at her final resting place in Washington Cemetery. As pre-planned by Martha, she was escorted by her loving family and the committal service was private.
Martha was 87 years of age and with her two brothers, Howard and Robert, was reared in Washington C.H. with parents Howard and Jeannette Janes Burnett.
Following high school graduation, Martha spent the next sixty plus years living in the Columbus and Westerville areas where she and her husband raised their son, Kevin. She returned to the family home in Jeffersonville in recent years to be a companion to her mother and assist her as her health declined.
Martha was predeceased by parents, Howard W. and Jeannette Janes Burnett, brothers, Howard R. and S/Sgt Robert J. Burnett, uncles, O. Jay Burnett and his wife, Mildred, and Robert L. Janes and his wife, Lucille, and several extended family members.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Kevin N. and Frances McMurray, of Cincinnati, as well as grandchildren, Mitchell and Melissa. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Mary Burnett, her children, Jennifer and Stanley, and Jennifer’s children, Kirstin, Erin and Robert, as well as several cousins and many friends.
Your thoughts and prayers are deeply appreciated. Martha will be missed by all those she touched throughout her life. As you reflect on her life, it is noted that Martha was unfailing in her belief that kindness to all was essential to obtain a blessed content life. Her wish is that you do a small act of kindness for someone in need.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Fayette County, Inc., 222 West Oakland Avenue, Washington C.H., Ohio 43160, or provide a Christmas gift to a less fortunate individual or family in your community as she did for many years.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington C.H.