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WILLIAM LUCAS, JR.

William Lucas, Jr., 89, of Washington Court House, Ohio  died Sunday, November 16, 2014, at 3:10 p.m. at his residence.

Bill was born October 19, 1925, in Fayette Co., Ohio to William and Opal B. Rowe Lucas.  He lived most of his life in Fayette County.

Before his retirement, he was a butcher and grocer and had been an insurance agent and automobile and real estate salesman.

He was a member and former director of the Fayette County Commission on Aging and had served as a regional director for the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging.  He was a World War II veteran.  As a Navy corpsman, he was attached to the First Marine Division in the South Pacific and was in the Battles of Peleliu and Okinawa.   He was a member of Paul H. Hughey Post #25 of the American Legion and O.E. Hardway Post #3762 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Bill was preceded in death by his wife, the former Jo Ann Pope on February 14, 2008; by a daughter, Janine Lucas in 1951; a great grandson, Cayden Thomas Noel in 2007, and a sister, Betty Allen in 1987.

He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Donna Lucas of Washington Court House and Kent Lucas and Lisa Humphreys of Chillicothe; three granddaughters, Jill Lucas of Tampa, FL; Jodi Noel of Jeffersonville and Julie Jenkins and her husband, Jamey, of Plant City, FL.; five great grandchildren, Brett, Abigail, Lucas and Landon Jenkins and Jaylynn Noel; several step grandchildren  and step great grandchildren and a special nephew, Bruce Allen of Dallas, TX.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation took place.

A graveside service, with full military honors, will be held at a later date in the Washington Cemetery.  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 Honor Flight Columbus, P.O. Box 12036, Columbus, Ohio  43212.

 

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ARTHUR EUGENE EDDY

Arthur Eugene Eddy, 76, of Washington C.H., Ohio died Thursday, November 13, 2014, at 8:25 a.m. at Signature HealthCARE of Fayette County where he had been residing since July 5, 2013.

Mr. Eddy was born March 30, 1938, in Hancock, MD to Roger Brooks and Rubie Virginia Burke Eddy.

He was a retired truck driver.  He was a veteran of the United States Navy.

Mr. Eddy was preceded in death by his wife, the former Betty Ann Wolfe, on December 4, 2013, and by a son, Steven Eddy of Florida.

He is  survived by his three children, a son, Arthur Eddy, Jr. and his wife, Debbie, of Texas; two daughters, Pamela Bishop and Tammy Eddy of Florida; a step-son, Roger Taylor and his wife, Debbie, of South Carolina; nine grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren, which reside in Florida and Texas; several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren and a sister, Janet Schedor of Florida.

Cremation was observed.  A private service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

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FRELAN O. VanMETER

Frelan O. VanMeter, 84, of Washington Court House, Ohio went to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on Monday, November 10, 2014, at 1:59 p.m. shortly after arrival at Fayette County Memorial Hospital.

He was born March 23, 1930, at Idaho in Pike County, Ohio to Edward Christopher and Viola Walls VanMeter.   He moved to Washington Court House at an early age.  He was a 1949 graduate of Washington High School and attended Ohio University.

Frelan was a quality control supervisor at Armco until 1991.  He worked at Flagway, Inc. on Route 41-N from 1993 until 2013.

He was a member of the Fayette Bible Church.  He was an Army veteran and served in Germany during the Korean Conflict.

Frelan is survived by his wife, the former Jincie Louise Sperry whom he married May 2, 1953; three daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Tim Mitchell of Dublin, Ohio, Cinda and Charles Burks of Pendleton, SC and Jincie Beth and Michael Dennis of Circleville; nine grandchildren, Eric Mitchell, Kristen Mitchell, Jessica (Patrick) Donaldson, Charles (Brittany) Burks, II, Connor Burks, Jincie Alexandra Burks, Sarah Dennis, Jason (Stefanie) Dennis and Matthew (Melissa) Dennis; five great grandchildren, Amelia Burks, Eli Dennis, Bryce Donaldson, Eamon Donaldson and Sebastian Burks;  brother and sister-in-law, E. Wayne and Patty VanMeter of Washington Court House; a niece, Robin (Walt) Meinert; great nephew and great niece, Zachary and Megan Meinert; special cousins, Leona Stratton and her children and families, Teresa (Gary) Kinzer and Kristal (Rob) Humphrey and Flossie Brown and her children, Rick Leeth, Rex (Teresa) Leeth, Ronnie (Mindy) Brown and families as well as many other cousins and extended family.

The funeral will be Saturday, November 15, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the Fayette Bible Church with the Rev. Tony Garren, pastor at the church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church Friday from 5-7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette Bible Church, 1315 Dayton Avenue-NW, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

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NORA ARLENE STUMP

Nora Arlene Stump, 65, of Sabina, Ohio died Sunday, November 9, 2014, at 1:20 p.m. at her home while surrounded by her family.

Nora as born April 11, 1949, at Lees Creek, Ohio to the late Edward Lloyd and Laura Marie Bowermaster Bradley.

She is survived by her husband, David Stump.

In keeping with Nora’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

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LINDA LOU SPENGLER BRYAN

Linda Lou Spengler Bryan, 60, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Saturday, November 8, 2014, at 9:40 a.m. at Fayette County Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient since October 27.

Linda was born March 30, 1954, in Wilmington, Ohio to Wayne O. and Mary Sue Belles Spengler.  Her family moved from Wilmington in 1959 to Mansfield and then to Stoney Ridge, Ohio in 1962.  She returned to Washington Court House in 1969.  She was a 1972 graduate of Miami Trace High School.

She was an employee of several of the area restaurants in Washington Court House until a heart attack in 2000.

Linda was a member of the Crossroads Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Wayne O. Spengler in 1974, and by an infant brother, John Mark Spengler in 1956.

Linda is survived by her husband, Jerry L. Bryan whom she married December 25, 1974; a daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Michael Lowman of Wilmington; her mother, Mary Sue Spengler of Washington Court House; a sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Russ Dilley of Washington Court House; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert W. and Denise Spengler of Lewis Center, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Joyce (Robert) Spradlin; several nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly and a host of friends.

The funeral will be Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Crossroads Christian Church,  175 Halliday Way, Washington Court House with Todd Maurer, minister at the church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at Crossroads Christian Church Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to 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.

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ANN TAYLOR WILSON

Ann Taylor Wilson, 77, of Washington Court House, passed away on October 25, 2014, at her home, surrounded by loving friends, caregivers and her husband.

Ann was born on March 15, 1937, in Columbus, Ohio.

The daughter of R.V. and Louella Taylor, Ann was a 1955 graduate of Washington High School. She attended Rollins College in Winterpark, Fla. and graduated from The Ohio State University in 1960 with a degree in education.

Ann married Hugh Wilson on February 4, 1961 and they recently celebrated their 53rd anniversary. Their 50th anniversary was especially meaningful, marked by a surprise party thrown by family. Ann was a member of the Chi Omega sorority while in college, and was also a member of Alpha Delta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International and Phi Beta Psi.

Ann began her teaching career in the Miami Trace School District at Bloomingburg in 1961, and taught in the school district for 27 years, retiring as a social studies teacher in 1992.

In her younger years, Ann enjoyed world travel, visiting Germany, Italy, Russia, Alaska and the Far East at various times during her life. She also took her entire family on a week-long Disney Cruise to the Caribbean in 2008, which was an especially memorable vacation for her.

She enjoyed travel across the United States throughout her life as well, often driving thousands of miles to see her son and family in various locations, including Roswell, N.M., Topeka, Kan. and Omaha, Neb.

Ann was frequently recognized in the community by her former students, who often went out of their way to offer a warm embrace and share their favorite stories of their time spent with her in the classroom.

Ann was a member of the congregation at Grace United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Hugh, of Washington Court House,  one son, J Taylor Wilson, daughter-in-law Debbie Wilson and granddaughters Bailey and Brielle Wilson, all of Omaha, Neb.

Ann loved visiting (and spoiling) her granddaughters and spending time with her son and daughter-in-law as well. She was especially fond of spending family time at special restaurants and taking her granddaughters on shopping trips while visiting.

Despite being in failing health for much of the last two decades, many friends often commented how resilient she was, despite having experienced several life-threatening health episodes.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Washington Cemetery with John Taylor and Mell Wickensimer 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 the Grace United Methodist Church, 301 East Market Street, or Hospice of Fayette County, 222 North Oakland Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

LINDA ANN ECKLE

Linda Ann Eckle, 76, of Mount Sterling, Ohio died Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at her residence.  Her death was sudden and unexpected.

Linda was born February 19, 1938, in Pickaway County, Ohio near New Holland to Nolan Stookey and Ellen Jean Lewis Eckle.  She was a graduate of New Holland High School and lived most of her life in the New Holland and Mount Sterling communities.

She had formerly worked for the Ohio Bell Telephone Company and AT&T.  Following retirement, she worked at the Mount Sterling Public Library and the Mount Sterling Pharmacy.

She was preceded in death by her mother in 1942; her father in 2002, and her step-mother, F. Virginia (Babe) Eckle in 2012.

Linda is survived by a sister, Diana J. Kirkpatrick Farrens and her husband, Rich, of Washington Court House; a niece, Courtney J. Hagler and her husband, Jimmy, of Bloomingburg; a nephew, Cody W. Kirkpatrick and his wife, Deanne, of New Holland; two great nieces, Alexis Jo and Emma Eileen Hagler; a great nephew, Cole William Kirkpatrick; several cousins; special neighbors, Paul and Nancy Bohn and her beloved cats.

The funeral will be Thursday, October 23, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with the Rev. Jeff Griffith, pastor at the Mount Sterling Church of the Nazarene, officiating.  Burial will follow in New Holland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home in New Holland Thursday from 11 a.m. until time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cat Welfare Society, 741 Wetmore Road, Columbus, Ohio  43214.

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JACQUELYN SAGAR RAMSDEN

Jacquelyn Sagar Ramsden, 59, of Sabina, Ohio died Monday, October 13, 2014, at 4:53 p.m. at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton where she had been a patient since Wednesday.

Jacci was born July 24, 1955, in Washington Court House, Ohio to John Lawrence and Nancy Lee Hewitt Sagar.   She was a 1973 graduate of Washington Senior High School and received an Associate of Science in Nursing from Morehead State University in 1977.  She lived most of her life in Fayette County and Clinton Counties.

She was a registered nurse.

Jacci was preceded in death by her mother in 1998 and her father in 2002.

She is survived by her husband, Russ Ramsden whom she married March 23, 1992; a step son, R. J. Ramsden of Midland, Ohio; a step daughter, Nena Ramsden of Wilmington; five step grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Janice and Gary Mossbarger of Sabina; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jeff and Rhonda Sagar of Washington Court House and Jon and Diane Sagar of Gahanna; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Sue and LeVern Bock of Sedalia; father-in-law, Russell Ramsden of Las Vegas; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Mike and Shelia Ramsden of Sabina and Tony and Diane Ramsden of Samantha; sister-in-law, Kim Bock of Columbus; two nephews and numerous cousins.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, October 16, 2014, at 6 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Terry A. Martindill officiating.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 p.m. Thursday until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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JOSEPH CAESAR "DEL" DelTEDESCO

Joseph Caesar “Del” DelTedesco, II, 76, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Monday, October 6, 2014, at 10:20 p.m. at Court House Manor where he had been a patient since August 29.

Mr. DelTedesco was born October 1, 1938, in Columbus, Ohio to Joseph Caesar and Mary Palm Macino DelTedesco.  He moved to Washington Court House in 1979 from Maryland.

He was a graduate of North High School in Columbus; attended New Mexico Highlands University and the University of New Mexico then received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and microbiology from The Ohio State University.

Mr. DelTedesco was a real estate management consultant.  Previously, he had been prime contractor to the U. S. Department of Energy at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.  He also had worked for the Department of Defense in various locations; the Ohio Department of Transportation, Office of the Auditor; the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy.

He was a member of the St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church; the Knights of Columbus; the International Order of the Alhambra; Washington C.H. Lodge #129 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks; the Guild Athletic Club; American Federation of Musicians and the Germania Singing and Athletic Society.  He was an accomplished musician and played the trumpet and French horn.  He was a strolling accordionist in Washington, D.C. and played the vibraphones and bass viola at the Neil House in Columbus.

Mr. DelTedesco was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Carmen Nowiki.

He is survived by his wife, the former Elizabeth Jane (Beth) Pero whom he married April 4, 1970; by several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, October 9, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House by the Rev. Father Patrick W. Rogers, pastor at the St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church.  Burial will follow in the St. Colman Catholic Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the library of the Pontifical College of Josephinum, 7625 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio  43235.

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PATRICIA ANN SCOTT

Patricia Ann Scott, 85, of Kettering, Ohio died Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at 12:20 a.m. at the Hospice of Dayton where she had been admitted the previous day.  She had been ill since June.

Mrs. Scott was born January 24, 1929, in Cleveland, Ohio to Donald and Jane Masino Gibson.  She was a graduate of Washington High School and moved to Dayton 36 years ago from Washington Court House.

Before her retirement, she was a dental assistant and office manager for Dr. Charles Pfersick and Drs. Bruce and Doug Martin.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Melissa Scott in 1998.

Mrs. Scott is survived by her husband, Harold L. Scott whom she married in 1949; a son and daughter-in-law, Gregory D. and Deborah Scott of Leesburg; a granddaughter, Kristina Bethel of Washington Court House and two great grandchildren, Brooklyn and James Bethel.

Cremation took place.  There will be no visitation or service.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

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