Bud was born February 8, 1921, in Washington Court House, Ohio the third son of William Clayton and Nellie M. Pearce Miller. He received his education at Cherry Hill Elementary School and was a 1939 graduate of Washington High School.
In July of 1942, he began a military career in the United State Air Force that spanned 24 years. Bud served in the European Theatre of Operation during World War II and later in the Korean Conflict. In each war he completed 66 combat missions that offered air support for major offensives in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, the Ardennes, Central Europe and Korea.
After his discharge from his military obligations, he returned to central Ohio and was employed as a parts manager at Ralph Hickman’s, Meriweather Motor Company and Doug Marine Motors.
He enjoyed the time spent with the many friends he had gained over the years. Golfing, bowling and his “goffering” automotive trips for Marine Motors were his favorite activities. He made his last annual trip to the west coast to visit old military friends and his natural family at the age of 87.
Bud was a member of Washington C.H. Lodge #129 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Fern Alleen Wilson Miller on Jan. 2, 2005, and two brothers, Fred and Harry Miller.
Bud is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and William Brady of Portland, Oregon; five grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; a great great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
An Elk’s service, followed by a memorial service, led by Bud’s grandsons, Andrew and Dean Brady, will be held Saturday, November 14, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington C.H. Burial of the cremains, with full military honors, will follow in the Highlawn Cemetery with William Brady, Bud’s son-in-law, officiating. Bud’s great grandson, Yeshua Adonai, a Marine Corps veteran, will play “taps” for his great grandfather.
A time of food and fellowship at the Elks Lodge, 277 South Main Street, will immediately follow the graveside service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Elks Lodge #129 scholarship fund, 277 South Main Street, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.
Joanne Lynn Schwart, 64, of Watervliet, New York died Monday, October 19, 2015, at her home.
She was born April 22, 1951, in Columbus, Ohio to Robert Benton and Alice Virginia Wilson Schwart.
Joanne was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Marilyn Ann Naviaux.
She formerly was a specialist in educational funding with the state colleges and universities in New York.
Joanne, who was never married, is survived by a brother, Robert B. Schwart, Jr. of Bryan, Texas and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Cremation took place in New York and burial of the cremains will be at a later date in the Good Hope Cemetery under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.
Stephen Ray McMurray, 67, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, October 20, 2015, at 12:08 a.m. at his home.
Steve was born November 29, 1947, in Hillsboro, Ohio to Everett Ray and Opal Irene Griffith McMurray. He was a 1965 graduate of Hillsboro High School and moved to Washington Court House in 2003, from New Holland.
He was a corrections officer at the Chillicothe Correctional Institute for 18 years before his retirement on November 29, 2012.
Steve was preceded in death by his father in February 2015.
He is survived by his wife, the former Barbara Kay Davis whom he married May 9, 1989; two sons and daughters-in-law, Craig and Elizabeth Jones of Washington Court House and Jason and Tanya Jones of Hocking County, Ohio; his mother, Opal Irene McMurray of Hillsboro; five grandchildren whom he thoroughly enjoyed, Cody Jones and his wife, Lucy, Wyatt Jones, Peyton Jones, Arianna Jones and Alainia Jones; a great granddaughter, Sapphire Jones; a brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Jackie McMurray and a sister and brother-in-law, Marsha and Keith Sonner, all of Hillsboro.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, October 31, 2015, at 11 a.m. in New Holland 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.
Fred Leo DiDomenico, 93, passed away Tuesday, October 13, 2015, in his home while surrounded by his loving family.
He was born August 8, 1922, in Holloway, Ohio to Giovanni and Celeste DiVincenzo Di Domenico. He along, with his five brothers and sisters, from an early age worked their farm and learned English together at school.
He graduated high school in 1940 and entered The Ohio State University.
Fred joined the Marine Corps in October 1942, and gallantly served 36 months in the South Pacific, receiving a silver star for his service.
After the war, he returned to OSU where he met his first wife, Ruth.
He coached football and taught health for 12 years, touching the lives of many young men and women. He ended his teaching and coaching career in Washington Court House, a community he truly loved.
Fred served on the Washington City School Board of Education for sixteen years and was also the board’s representative for the Great Oak Joint Vocations School for eight years. In 1993, he was general chairman and worked tirelessly raising money to build a new stadium at Gardner Park. Organizing the games and entertaining the youth at every gathering was a natural act for him. Serving his community brought him great satisfaction. “Giving Back” was his philosophy, being an eternal optimist was his gift.
In 1960, he entered the insurance business and spent the next 20 years with New York Life. He mixed New York Life and football by having pony league teams named the Nylies and Dividends. In 1980, he was appointed to managerial duties for Union Center Life Insurance Company and in 1988, he and his wife, Doris, and two partners formed a financial planning corporation in Washington Court House.
He was a member and past president of the Washington Rotary Club and had served as chairman of the board of the local Chamber of Commerce.
Creating gardens, sprouting seeds in his garage, lovingly planting them in the perfectly tiled soil and tending them consistently was one of his greatest passions. Taking care of his body, staying healthy and fit, working out and role modeling this as he aged was another of his passions. Dancing with Doris brought him great joy. Finally, at the age of 76, meeting his family in Capistrello, Italy and staying connected with them made him extremely happy.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters and two brothers; his son, John Michael and a step-son, Todd Mancini.
Fred is survived by his wife, Doris; daughter, Debby DiDomenico and her husband, Bob Matson; two grandchildren, Corina and Tony; three step children, Debbie (Dan) Garrett, Brent (Becky) Mancini and Marlene (Bruce Fraser) Mancini; seven step grandchildren; ten step great grandchildren and many DiDomenico/DiVencenzo cousins, nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life service will be held Sunday, October 18, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the Crossroads Christian Church with Todd Maurer, minister at the church, officiating.
Immediately following the service, a time of fellowship and refreshment will be held in the events center at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Fayette County, 222 North Oakland Avenue or the Crossroads Christian Church, 175 Halliday Way Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.
Sharon Kay Funk, 62, of New Holland, Ohio died Sunday, October 11, 2015, at 10:48 p.m. at her home.
Sharon was born February 7, 1953, in Morgan County, KY to James Carl and Lula Faye Law Keeton. Except for 15 years in Florida, she lived most of her life in the New Holland community.
She was an accounting clerk for BakerHostetler Law Offices in Columbus, Ohio.
Sharon was preceded in death by a son, Larry Galen Funk, Jr. on October 11, 2003, and by her parents.
She is survived by her husband, Larry G. Funk whom she married January 18, 1971; two daughters, Theresa Funk and her fiancée, John Riley, of Winston Salem, NC and Becky Tietboehl and boyfriend, Junior Martinez, of Royal Palm Beach, FL; five grandchildren, Tiffany Losi, Kyle Jones, Kelsey Tietboehl, Logan Shiltz and McKenna McFadden; two great grandchildren, Hunter and Kaidance Losi; eleven siblings, Merve (Tara) Keeton, Anthony (Angie) Keeton, Michael (Angie) Keeton, Rich Keeton, Jack Keeton, Judy Funk, Linda (Tony) Jones, Betty (Tim) Strahler, Emma (Lloyd) Arledge, Dovie Keeton and Carla Keeton; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and her beloved dog, Prissy.
The funeral will be held Thursday, October 15, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with the Rev. Michael Hodge officiating. Burial will follow in the New Holland Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland Wednesday from 4-8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43229.
Joseph Earl Hubbell, Jr., 49, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Thursday, October 8, 2015, at 4:30 p.m. at Fayette County Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient three days. He had been in failing health.
Joe was born November 8, 1965, in Greenfield, Ohio to Joseph Earl and Phyllis Jean Johnson Hubbell. He was a 1984 graduate of Miami Trace High School and lived most of his life in Washington Court House.
He had formerly been a nursing home activities director and had served in Korea in the U.S. Army veteran during the Gulf War.
Joe is survived by two children, Destiny and Hunter and their mother, Rebecca Taylor, all of Washington Court House; his father, Joseph E. Hubbell of West Virginia; his mother, Phyllis Washburn of Chillicothe; three brothers, Todd Hubbell and Donnie Hubbel, both of Washington Court House, John Koch of Greenfield; two sisters, Pam Walker and Sue Johnson, both of Greenfield and two half-brothers, Todd J. and Troy Hubble both of Washington Court House
Arrangements for a graveside service, to be held in Washington Cemetery with full military honors, is being completed and will be announced by the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.
A graveside service for Gladys L. Lininger, 98, will be held Saturday, October 10, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the New Holland Cemetery. In case of inclement weather, the service will be held at the New Holland United Methodist Church. Friends and family of Gladys are invited to the service then, immediately following, to a luncheon at the Methodist church.
Gladys was born in New Holland, Ohio on October 12, 1916, and she passed away July 3, 2015, in Rolling Meadows, IL. She was the daughter of George and Artie Mae (Doyle) Stewart, and was one of six children.
She is survived by her brother, John (Geneva) Stewart and a sister, Edith (a.k.a. Jid) Stewart. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Manley Stewart, Marion (a.k.a. Pell) Stewart, and a sister, Belva Marie (a.k.a. Tudy) Stevens.
She was the beloved wife of the late Martin Lininger, and is survived by her daughter, Judith (Nick) Paolella, of Medinah, IL and son, John (Rebecca) Lininger, of Barrington Hills, IL. Gladys is also survived by 11 grandchildren: Julie Herne, Jill (Phil) Immergluck, Angela (Nate) Buege, Alyssa (Kevin) Kwiatkowski, Nikki Paolella, A.J. Paolella, Krista (George) Koronios, Geoffrey Lininger, Jonathan Lininger, Brett (Carol) Lininger, and Noelle (Sean) Naughton. She was a loving great-grandmother to 14.
Gladys spent most of her life in New Holland, Ohio where she enjoyed homemaking and raising her two children. She was a wonderful cook and loved to bake as well. She often supplied the local restaurant with her amazing pies. Gladys eventually went to work for General Electric, in Circleville, Ohio, where she spent many happy years. She loved to tell stories of her time at GE.
Freda C. Ford, 87, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Saturday, October, 3, 2015, at 8 a.m. at her home.
Freda was born April 5, 1928, at Tipp City in Miami County, Ohio to Fred Luster and Sarah Hicks Coldiron, Sr. She was a 1946 graduate of Washington High School and lived most of her life in this community.
Freda had been a secretary, bookkeeper and office manager for her husband’s livestock trucking business and, recently, worked for Dr. Allen D. Griffith.
She was a 60-year member of the First Baptist Church and had been a member of Royal Chapter #29 of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Freda was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Prine Ford on September 22, 2006; by a brother, James L. Coldiron and three sisters, Wilma Jacobs, Wanda Coldiron and Waunita Moses.
She is survived by three children, Yvonne Clark of Weiser, Idaho, Kenneth Ford of Washington Court House and Steven Ford of Payette, Idaho; three grandchildren, Casey Clark Nye and Dustin Ford both of Caldwell, Idaho and Chad Ford of Payette, Idaho; four great grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Jane Coldiron of New Holland and several nieces and nephews.
A private family service will be held at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Joe Current, pastor at the First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Washington Cemetery.
There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to Helping Hands at the First Baptist Church, 301 East East Street, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.
Vickie Lynn Collins, 66, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Thursday, October 1, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Doctor’s West Hospital in Columbus where she had been a patient since September 24. She had been in failing health.
Vickie was born July 1, 1949, in Ross Co., Ohio to Ernest R. and Mary Wallace Knisley. She lived most of her life in this community.
She enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and always looked forward to their visits. She was a Nascar enthusiast with Jimmy Johnson #48 being her favorite driver. She loved playing the piano and guitar, music of all kinds, sewing, the Cincinnati Reds and dogs.
Vickie was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Delbert and Rusty Knisley and a sister, Thelma Barnett.
She is survived by husband, Larry A. Collins who she married July 10, 1996; seven children, Wesley (Kelly) Jester of Athens, Tammy (Jeff Russell) Jester of Washington Court House, Crystal (Paul) Whaley of Sabina, Kim (Matt) Jackson of Washington Court House, Charlie (Lee Ann) Pickens of New Vienna, Tracy (Todd) Potts of Washington Court House and Doug (Crystal) Pickens of Carrollton, Ohio; 17 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Delano and Pauline Knisley of Washington Court House and Richard and Emma Knisley of New Martinsburg; a sister and brother-in-law, Winnie and John Havens of Washington Court House and a brother-in-law, Ronald Barnett of Washington Court House.
The funeral will be Monday, October 5, 2015, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Pastor James Kemp, officiating. Burial will follow in the White Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 2-4 p.m.
Bryce Briggs Shaw, 88, of New Holland, Ohio died Wednesday, September 23, 2015, at 6:09 a.m. at Fayette County Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient since Monday.
Bryce was born September 17, 1927, in New Holland to John and Marie Willis Shaw, Jr. He was a lifelong resident of New Holland.
Before his retirement, he was a construction worker for George Igel and Son.
He was a golden life member of Fayette Aerie #423 of the Fraternal Order of Eagles; he loved horses of all kinds and particularly enjoyed going to horse pulls. He was an Army veteran of World War II.
On July 6, 1948, he married the former Elizabeth M. Hurles. She preceded him in death on October 27, 2000. He was also preceded by a daughter, Shirley Ann Moore on July 18, 2007; by a grandson, Derrick A. Shaw, on June 2, 2010; by two great grandsons, George Junior Conaway and Hayden Chance Ramsey and three brothers, Jack, Joe and Robert Shaw.
He is survived by two sons, Dan Shaw of Washington C.H. and Greg Shaw of New Holland; 12 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; 12 great great grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Ned and Barbara Shaw and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be Saturday, September 26, 2015, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with pastor Lynn Jackson, minister at the Bible Baptist Temple, officiating. Burial will follow in the New Holland Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home in New Holland Friday from 4-8 p.m. where an Eagles services will be held Friday at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Hospitals, c/o the Washington Shrine Club, P.O. Box 164, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.