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.
Violet Rosalie Boldman, 94, of Bloomingburg, Ohio died Saturday, December 12, 2015, at 8:40 a.m. at the St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital in Anderson, Indiana where she had been a patient since November 25.
She was born March 25, 1921, in Scioto County, Ohio to John Mathies and Mary Eva Graham Boldman. She was a 1939 graduate of Bloomingburg High School and lived most of her life in this community.
She had formerly worked at G. C. Murphy’s and retired as a personnel director from K-Mart.
She was a loyal, active member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Washington Court House where she was a Sunday school teacher for many years. She was also a member of the Christian Women’s Business Association.
Rosalie was preceded in death by a sister, Lucille Allison, and three brothers, Gerald Ellis Boldman, Johnny Boldman and Ora J. Boldman.
She is survived by a sister, Polly Stevens of Bloomingburg; four brothers, Robert Boldman of Good Hope, William Boldman of Wilmington, Thomas Boldman and Teddy Boldman and his wife, Pat, all of Springfield, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held Thursday, December 17, 2015, at 12 Noon at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Michael Chamberlin, former pastor at the Calvary Baptist Church and current pastor at the Sabina Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church, 1600 U.S. Route 35-NW, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Evelyna M. Hidy, 88, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Wednesday, December 9, 2015, at 1:05 p.m. at Fayette County Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient since Monday.
She was born January 6, 1927, in Palatka, FL to Elza and Betty Florence Clark Long.
Mrs. Hidy was a 1944 graduate of Washington High School. She was also a graduate of the White Cross Hospital School of Nursing and later received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The Ohio State University.
She had been a Registered Nurse at White Cross Hospital and Riverside Hospital in Columbus and also a school nurse in the Upper Arlington School District. She retired as a public health nurse from the Ohio Department of Health.
Mrs. Hidy was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church.
On September 18, 1948, she married James Paul Hidy. He preceded her in death on May 1, 2013.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce J. and Sue Hidy of Richmond Virginia and Jay and Susan Hidy of Saratoga, CA; a daughter, Paula Hidy of Washington Court House; two grandchildren, Megan Mahone and her husband, William Mahone, VI, of Pacific Grove, CA. and Christopher Hidy and his wife, Jill, of Marietta GA and a half sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Charles Wyatt of Washington Court House and their family.
A private memorial service will be observed by the family at the Judy Chapel in Washington Cemetery with the Rev. Mick Whistler, pastor at the Grace United Methodist Church, officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.
John William Burr, 87, of Washington Court House died Friday, December 4, 2015, at 3:04 a.m. at the Grant Medical Center in Columbus where he had been a patient since Tuesday.
Mr. Burr was born November 23, 1928, in Fayette County, Ohio to Edwin Floyd and Mary Cropper Robinson. He was a 1946 graduate of Washington High School. He lived most of his life in this community where he was a retired farmer.
He attended the Mount Sterling Church of Christ in Christian Union. He served Christ with a personal relationship. Over the years, he was active in church leadership as a Sunday school teacher, board member and with church building projects.
On July 27, 1952, he married the former Marlene S. (Marty) Matthews. She preceded him in death on August 12, 2012. He was also preceded by his parents; a brother, Marion Burr and and twin sisters, Helen Taylor and Hazel Grooms.
He is survived by four children and their spouses, Kimberly and Greg Chapman of West Chester, OH, Crystal and Ron Zemites of Cincinnati, OH, John E. and Jodie Burr of Washington Court House and Julie Burr Scott of Grove City, OH; eight grandchildren, Ashley and Lukas Burr, Trace and Erica Zemites, Makenzie, Carson and Madison Scott and Katie Chapman and two great granddaughters, Lilah Grace and Tilly Mae Burr.
The funeral will be Tuesday, December 8, 2015, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with John’s son, the Rev. John E. Burr, minister at the Mount Sterling Church of Christ in Christian Union, officiating. Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 11 a.m. until time of the service.
Marian Walston Baughn, 81, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Thursday, December 3, 2015, at 2:48 p.m. at the Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe where she had been a patient since Monday.
Mrs. Baughn was born March 17, 1934, in Fayette County, Ohio near Bloomingburg to Isaac and Corta Marie Fletcher Walston. She was a graduate of Washington High School and was a lifelong resident of this community.
She had formerly worked at the Record-Herald and later was a teacher’s aide at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Pre-School. She retired in 1999, as an aide from the Grace School for Young Children at the Grace United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Baughn was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David Lee Baughn on October 15, 1981; a brother, Donald Walston; a sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Loren Neff and a nephew, D. Bruce Walston.
She is survived by two sons, Stephen Baughn and his wife, Kelly, who are missionaries serving in Tokyo, Japan and Brian Baughn of Washington Court House; three grandchildren, Bradley Baughn and his wife, Nell, of Seattle, WA, Brandon Baughn and his wife, Hannah Fields, of Islamabad, Pakistan and Lauren Baughn of Seattle; five great grandchildren, Ava, Asher, Joel, Calvin and Evalina Baughn; sisters-in-law, Edna May Walston of Grove City and Beverly McHenry and her husband, Russell, of Dover, OH; nieces and nephews, Carol Heinz, Anne Walston, Russ McHenry, Jr., Sherene McHenry and Charlene King; several great and great great nieces and nephews and cousins.
The funeral will be Monday, December 7, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the Grace United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Jeffersonville.
Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 12 Noon until the time of the service.
Patricia Ann Souders, 85, of New Holland, Ohio died Wednesday, December 2, 2015, at 5:10 a.m. at the Court House Manor Nursing Home where she had been a resident since September 26, 2008.
She was born September 14, 1930, in Springfield, Ohio to Helen Shuirr and Clyde Barnett and was a 1949 graduate of Plattsburgh High School.
Mrs. Souders lived in Springfield where she worked for the Ideal Jewelry Store until 1974, at which time she moved to Florida While in Florida she worked for Barton Fruit Packing and Luria’s Merchandising. She moved to Virginia in 2004, and returned to Ohio in 2006.
She was a member of the Harrison Street Church of God in Washington Court House and attended the Winter H
aven Church of God while in Florida.
Mrs. Souders was preceded in death by husband, Walter Richard (Dick) Souders on Dec. 6, 2009; a brother, Carl Joe Roberts, a great grandson, Johnny Martin, III and a sister-in-law, Caren Roberts.
She is survived by four children and their spouses, Richard Souders and his wife, Ginny, of Greenwood, IL, Cheryl McFadden and her husband, Jesse, of New Holland, Sandra Souders and her husband, Pat Drews, of Springfield and Michelle Green of Fredericksburg, Virginia; a former son-in-law, Robert Chronister and his wife, Terri, of New Holland; nine grandchildren; several great grandchildren; a great great grandson; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Jimmy and Judy Roberts of Encino, California, David Roberts of Washington C.H., Darrell and Judy Roberts of Jeffersonville, John and Victoria Roberts of Ohio and Craig Wood of Cincinnati; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Bonita and Ed Morrett of Texas and Charlene and Bill Phillips of Alabama and numerous nieces and nephews.
In keeping with her wishes, Mrs. Souder’s body was donated to The Ohio State University for medical research.
A memorial service will be held at a later date under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, 1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215.
Donald Floyd “Cowboy” Kissick, 66, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Sunday, November 22, 2015, at 5:15 a.m. at his home.
Cowboy was born August 7, 1949, in Bloomingsburg, KY to Sterling and Thusia Faulkner Kissick. He moved here from Whitehall, Ohio in 2011.
He was a Vietnam War veteran of the United States Air Force. He retired in 1988 as a staff sergeant after serving 22 years.
Cowboy was preceded in death by a son, Donald Floyd Kissick, Jr. on June 10, 2011 and by five brothers and sisters.
He is survived by a daughter, Anna Marie Kissick of Dayton; a granddaughter, Katie Hynes of Washington Court House; two sisters, Beverly Brinson of Indiana and Betty Clift of Peebles, Ohio and special family friends, Teresa and Joe Garland of Washington Court House.
In keeping with his wishes, cremation took place and there will be no visitation or service.
Memorial contributions may be made to 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, Ohio.
Martha Jane Ankrom, 83, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Friday, November 20, 2015, at 11:02 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where she had been residing since September 4, 2015.
Martha was born September 8, 1932, in New Holland, Ohio to James Patterson and Leoma McKee Justice. She was a 1950 graduate of New Holland High School and lived most of her life in the New Holland community before moving to Washington Court House in 2006.
Before her retirement, she was a secretary at the New Holland Elementary School for twenty years.
She had been a member of the New Holland United Methodist Church since the mid-fifties and remained active in church activities until her health no longer permitted. She had sung in the choir, taught Sunday school and served on various committees at the church. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women.
Martha was preceded in death by two brothers, James Justice in 2000, and Nelson B. Justice, Jr. in 2005, and a sister, Mildred Doyle in 1987.
She is survived by her husband, Joe Ankrom whom she married October 7, 1950; four children and their spouses, Larry and Suzann Ankrom of Wilmington, NC, Pat and Deb Ankrom of Dublin, Pam and Greg Ellenberger of Washington Court House and Barry and Bonnie Ankrom of Grove City; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren and three sisters-in-law, Betty Justice of Washington Court House, Mary Ankrom of Chicago and Iris Ankrom of Huntington, WV.
The funeral will be Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the New Holland United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Michael B. Thompson, pastor at the church, officiating. Burial will follow in the New Holland Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Monday from 4-7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43229 or the New Holland United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Nikki Sheets, 154 East Front Street, New Holland, Ohio 43145.
Judith Ann (Judy) Speakman, 91, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Friday, November 20, 2015, at 6:50 a.m. at Court House Manor where she had been residing since November 16, 2014.
Judy was born November 30, 1923, in Washington Court House to James and Stella Eva Haas Wackman. She was a 1941 graduate of Washington High School and lived most of her life in this community.
She had formerly worked at Patterson Field in Dayton, Ohio as a teletype supervisor. She also had been a clerk at Wackman Iron and Metal and a waitress and cashier at the J & J Restaurant.
Judy was an avid bowler and loved to play euchre.
On December 9, 1954, she married John Mallow Speakman. He preceded her in death on October 26, 1999. She was also preceded by three brothers, James Wackman, Jr., Alex U. Wackman and Jerry Wackman and three sisters, Mildred Irene Wackman, Freda Pitzer and Latrilla (Trilly) Coil.
Judy is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Ben Barker of Clairmont, FL and nieces and nephews, Beverly (Robert) Hamlin of Columbus, Alexis (Paul) Junk of Delaware, Jane Ann (David) Weade of Sunbury, Diana Charalambous of Windermere, FL, Stacie (F.L.) Deskins, Linda (Eric) Havens, Fred (Nancy) Pitzer, Jim (Sue) Pitzer, Larry Coil and special friend, Brenda Mossbarger, all of Washington Court House, David (Shar) Wackman of Reynoldsburg, Dan Pitzer of Bloomingburg, Mark Barker of New Albany and Mike (Devry) Barker of Bellefontaine; a special cousin, Kim (Steve) Bettendorf of Chillicothe and other special friends and neighbors.
A graveside service will be held Monday, November 30, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the Washington Cemetery with the Rev. Bruce Morrison, pastor at the Heritage Memorial Church of Christ in Christian Union, officiating. Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.
There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.