Ethel Marie Smith, 95, of Hillsboro, Ohio, formerly of Washington Court House, passed away peacefully at her home while surrounded by her family on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at 12:04 a.m.
Mrs. Smith was born March 25, 1919, in Washington Court House, Ohio to L. B. and Lillie Hulett Arnold. She was a 1937 graduate of Washington High School and lived most of her life in the Washington Court House community before moving to Hillsboro in 2006.
She was a member of the Weavers Guild of Greater Cincinnati and the Hands Craft Club. She taught many people, including school children, how to spin and weave. One of her quilling art works is on display at the Columbus Museum of Art and Design. She was recognized by Representative Brad Wenstrup for her artistic talents and donation of prayer shawls she had made.
She attended the Belfast United Methodist Church and was a member of the Senior Citizens of Fayette Co., Inc.
Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her husband, Everett P. (Bill) Smith on December 4, 1986; by a daughter, Carolyn Velikan in 1996; an infant son; three brothers and five sisters.
She is survived by five children and their spouses, Marquieta Howard of Pensacola, FL; Maureen and Ted Clarke of Waccaman, NC, Duane Smith and his wife, Jonna, of Bowling Green, KY, Mary Jean Joslin and her husband, Clifton, of Lancaster, Ohio and Carleta Weyrich and her husband, Phil, of Hillsboro; a son-in-law, Dan Velikin of Michigan; 13 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren and a brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Helen Arnold of Mission, TX.
The funeral will be Friday, September 26, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Mick Parks, minister at the Belfast United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the White Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 5-8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Care Hospice, P.O. Box 123, Wilmington, Ohio 45177.
Jerry Lynn Mouser, 67, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Sunday, September 21, 2014, at 11:36 a.m. at the Grant Medical Center in Columbus where he had been a patient one day. He had been in failing health.
Jerry was born December 20, 1946, in Columbus, Ohio to Norman R. and Janice Lee Donohoe Mouser. He lived most of his life in Pickaway and Fayette Counties.
He was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Brande Mallow in 2009; by his father, Norman R. Mouser in 1990, and an infant brother, Shawn Lee Mouser.
Jerry is survived by his wife, the former Marianna Lower whom he married November 14, 1971; a daughter and son-in-law, Tara and Tim Bateson and a son, Shawn Mouser, all of Washington Court House; six grandchildren, Gavin, Gage, Chase, Blake and Gunner Mallow and Troy Bateson; his mother, Janice L. Mouser of Williamsport and a brother, Gregory Mouser of Williamsport.
The funeral will be Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with the Pastor James H. Pollard, minister at the Kingston Church of Christ in Christian Union, officiating. Burial will follow in the New Holland Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home in New Holland Wednesday from 11 a.m. until time of the service.
William Richard “Bill” Kirkpatrick, 67, of New Holland died Saturday, September 20, 2014, at 6:10 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where he had been the past year.
He was born July 28, 1947, in Columbus, Ohio to Richard William and Elizabeth Ellen “Sis” Ebert Kirkpatrick and was a life-long resident of the New Holland community. He was a 1965 graduate of Miami Trace High School and received degrees in business and agriculture from Morehead State University.
Before his retirement, he was Senior Financial Services Officer for Farm Credit Services.
Bill’s love and passion was farming, working the ground and being around people who did the same. Over the years he had served on many agricultural associations such as the South West Ohio Corn Growers Association, Fayette County Cattle Feeders Association and the Fayette County Farm Bureau.
He was a member of the New Holland United Methodist Church where he had served on the administrative council and various committees; New Holland Lodge F. & A.M. #392 and he was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Bill is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Courtney J. and Jimmy Hagler of Bloomingburg, a son and daughter-in-law, Cody W. and Deanne Kirkpatrick of New Holland; three grandchildren, Alexis and Emma Hagler and Cole Kirkpatrick; the love of his life, Diana Kirkpatrick Farrens and Bill’s best friend, Rich Farrens of Washington Court House; a brother and sister-in-law, Roger E. and Diana L. Kirkpatrick of Washington Court House; a sister and brother-in-law, Jan E. and Doug S. Snyder of Meadow Lands, PA; nephews, Brent R. Kirkpatrick and his wife, Sarah, of Washington C.H., Troy J. Kirkpatrick of Powell, OH, a niece, Elizabeth L. Snyder of Meadow Lands, PA; great nieces and nephews, Hidy, Cali, Ian, Nate and Quinn Kirkpatrick; an aunt, Lilian Ebert of Upper Arlington; sister-in-law, Linda Eckle of Mount Sterling ; several cousins and many special friends.
To celebrate Bill’s life, friends and family are invited to the family farm, 1790 Good Hope-New Holland Road, New Holland, Ohio on Saturday, September 27, 2014, at 12 noon for a time of food, fellowship and storytelling.
A private scattering of the cremains will be at a later date on the farm.
To honor Bill’s love of 4-H, FFA, the fair and agricultural projects, memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette County Agricultural Society, P.O. Box 1017, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160 to benefit the Small Animal Barn Project.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home.
Jon W. Ervin, 82, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Friday, September 19, 2014, at 10:19 a.m. at The Ohio State University Hospital East in Columbus where he had been admitted Thursday.
Jon was born August 3, 1932, in Jeffersonville, Ohio to Nathan and Lillian Wright Ervin. He was a 1950 graduate of Jeffersonville High School and served four years in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict.
He was a farmer and electrician by trade and had worked as a shipping foreman at Armco Steel for many years.
Jon was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and Paul H. Hughey Post #25 of the American Legion. He loved planning family golf trips to Myrtle Beach and so enjoyed the campfire stories at deer camp with his friends.
He is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy (Dottie) Pyle whom he married September 20, 1953; his children, Dan Ervin of Washington Court House, Bruce Ervin and his wife, Sandy, of Centerville and Laura Ervin of Westerville and four grandchildren, Kathy Ervin, Brandon (Alex) Ervin, Courtney Ervin and Andrew Ervin. He is also survived by loving nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Connie Meriweather and Shirley Stackhouse and many friends.
At Jon’s request, cremation took place. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the Grace United Methodist Church, officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Paul H. Hughey Post #25 of the American Legion, 1240 U.S. Route 22-W, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160 or The Ohio State University Hospital East, 1492 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205-1546.
Mary Elizabeth Smith Skinner
Sunrise: April 18, 1920 — Sunset: September 6, 2014
Mary Elizabeth Smith Skinner, 94, of Atlanta, Ohio died Saturday, September 6, 2014, at 8:45 a.m. at her home.
Mary was born April 18, 1920, in Madison Mills, Ohio to Howard and Amy Busic Smith. She married William H. (Bud) Skinner on May 10, 1941. After his discharge from the Army following World War II, they settled in Atlanta where they spent the remainder of their lives farming.
She was an active member of the Atlanta United Methodist Church and a beloved member of her community. Mary was known for her strong presence and even stronger voice. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Bud, on June 22, 1999; by two sisters, Madge Wallace and Marcella Sparks and a brother, Jack Busic.
She is survived by a niece, Sandy Toki of Grove City; two nephews, Ron Sparks of Grove City and Rex Clark and his wife, Margie, of Galena; a sister-in-law, Betty Lininger of Washington Court House and many other nieces and nephews. Mary was very blessed to have had Mark and Robin Vernon looking after all of her needs.
The funeral will be Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with the Rev. Malcolm Buck, pastor at the Atlanta United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the New Holland Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home in New Holland Monday from 4-8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Atlanta United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Jerry Newton, 1345 Judas Road, New Holland, Ohio 43145 or Hospice of Fayette County, Inc., 222 North Oakland Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.
Carol Ann Patrick, 68, of Washington Court House, Ohio passed away Monday, September 1, 2014.
Carol was born November 26, 1945, to Irvin J. and Marie K. Keller Patrick, both of whom preceded her in death.
She was a member of the first graduating class of Miami Trace High School in 1963. She graduated from the Springfield City School of Nursing in 1966, and furthered her career in nursing at the University of Rochester in cardiology. The major part of her nursing career was spent in the Phoenix and Las Vegas areas.
Carol always remained an avid and devoted Buckeye fan.
She is survived by a sister, Patricia J. Ford of Washington Court House; a niece, Amanda Fabb; a great nephew, Caden Fabb; a great niece, Alexia Fabb, and Carol’s sweet little black poodle, Gretta.
In keeping with her wishes, there will be no funeral or visitation. Private burial of the cremains will be in Washington Cemetery.
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.
Doris Gwendolyn Bennett, 83, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at 1:28 p.m. shortly after arrival at the Highland District Hospital in Hillsboro. Her death was sudden and unexpected.
Mrs. Bennett was born July 5, 1931, in Huntington, WV to Everett Lee and Inez Chapman Grimm. She was a graduate of Raceland (Kentucky) High School. She lived most of her life in this community.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Glen Holbert in 1958 and a son, Larry Joe Bennett in 1985.
Mrs. Bennett is survived by her husband, Norman W. Bennett; three children and their spouses, Rita Remy and her husband, Greg, of Davenport, FL, Isaac Holbert and his wife, Sherry, of Springfield, OH and Jill Paessun and her husband, Mark, of Columbus; a daughter-in-law, Kathe Bennett of Washington Court House; eight grandchildren, Rob Shuman, Jessie Glen Holbert, Collin John Holbert, Rhonda Kay Shuman, Chloe Elizabeth Vonderau, Geoffrey Remy, Ashlee Remy and Kyle Wayne Bennett; ten great grandchildren; three brothers, Edward Grimm of Florida, Barry Grimm and his wife, Janice, of Flatwoods, KY and Mike Grimm of Lexington, KY and Doris’ special friend, Pam Kitchen of Washington Court House.
The funeral will be Saturday, August 30, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House. Burial will follow in the Milledgeville-Plymouth Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 6-8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Jon Martin Carl, 55, of Greenfield, Ohio died Friday, August 22, 2014, at 10:45 p.m. at the Chillicothe Veterans Administration Medical Center where he had been a patient since August 6. He had been ill eighteen months.
Jon was born February 19, 1959, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Richard Eugene and Lynda Lou Wisecup Carl. He was a 1978 graduate of Xenia High School and was a veteran of the United States Navy. He had lived in Greenfield since 1995.
He was preceded in death by a son, Joey Jay Carl in 2002, and his father in 2006.
Jon is survived by his wife, the former Karin E. Moore; a daughter, Jeannie Johnson of Hilliard, Ohio; a grandson, Austin Carl of Xenia; his mother, Lynda Casey of Jackson and three brothers, Dwayne Carl and his wife, Rebecca, of Xenia, Charles Steven Carl and his wife, Deneda, of Wellston and Rick Carl of Jackson.
A visitation will be held Tuesday, August 26, 2014, from 4-7 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House. The flag, which will drape the casket, will be folded and presented to the family at the conclusion of the visitation. Cremation will then follow.
William Ray Coil, 86, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Friday, August 22, 2014, at 3:05 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where he had been residing since July.
Mr. Coil was born November 28, 1927, in Fayette County, Ohio to Sam G. and Catherine Happenny Coil and lived most of his life in this community.
He worked in the maintenance department at the Sugar Creek Packing Company until his retirement in 1983.
Mr. Coil was a United States Army veteran of the Koran Conflict.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Sam J., Edwin L. and Robert Coil and four sisters, Ruth Southward, Mary Clemans, Jessie Moore Washburn and Mildred Reiber.
He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, William G. and Patty Coil of Washington Court House and Steven D. and Pamela Coil of Canal Winchester; a daughter, Diana J. Hall; his former wife, Norma J. Coil and a former daughter-in-law, Wanda Coil, all of Washington Court; six grandchildren; several great grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Larry Coil and Marlene Coil, of Troy, Vermont and numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be Thursday, August 28, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Pastor Sean Fox, minister at Grace Community Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Good Hope Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from noon Thursday until time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 301 Grant Street, Suite 900, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219.
Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from noon until time of the service.
Evanelle James, 94, of Washington Court House went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at 4:56 p.m. at Court House Manor where she had been residing since April 28, 2006.
Mrs. James was born March 25, 1920, at Rockbridge in Hocking County, Ohio to Boyd and Edythe Starner Goss. She moved to Washington Court House from Logan in 1966.
She was a member of the former Trinity United Methodist Church in Logan where she sang in the choir. She also faithfully attended the First Presbyterian Church in Washington Court House for 42 years. She was a member of the Fayette County Commission on Aging, Gideon’s International auxiliary and was a founding member of the Fayette County Humane Society. The story is told of the time Evie entered a restaurant to purchase a sandwich for a hungry dog on the street.
Mrs. James was a homemaker most of her life. She had a flair for fashion and made many of her own clothes. She loved crocheting afghans, which numbered in the hundreds. She enjoyed home decorating and gardening.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Darius M. Shackelford on June 25, 1963, by her second husband, Charles Wesley James on November 25, 2008, and three sisters, Fern Knight, Vivian Shaw and Virginia Shepard.
Mrs. James is survived by a son, Frank Shackelford of Kenosha, Wisconsin; two step daughters, Vicky James of Columbus and Carolyn Young of Southgate, MI; two grandchildren, Michael Shackelford and his wife, Tracy, of Bolingbrook, IL and Ryan Shackelford and his wife, Amy, of Bristol, WI; two step granddaughters, Melanie French and Heather Chavis and her husband, Gabe, all of Michigan, three great grandchildren; three step great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews including Jerry and Linda Shaw and Ann Blake who have been of great help and assistance to Evanelle over the years and many friends too numerous to mention.
A graveside service will be held Friday, August 22, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Fairview Cemetery in Rockbridge in Hocking County.
Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Thursday from 7-8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43229 or the Fayette County Humane Society, 153 South Main Street, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.