Jolene Miranda Yahn, 30, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at 11:08 p.m. at The Ohio State University Hospital East in Columbus where she had been a patient since July 30.
Jolene was born February 28, 1986, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Charles Michael and Katherine Kay Beverly Yahn. She lived most of her life in this community where she was a crew member at Taco Bell.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Hazel and Kennard Beverly, Jr.; an aunt, Connie Haines and a nephew, Charles Drendyn Yahn.
Jolene is survived by her parents, Charles Michael and Katherine Yahn; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles Jordan and Tessa Yahn; niece, Ta’Kyia Yahn; nephew, Kayden Penwell; paternal grandparents, Charles Francis and Arbra Yahn; favorite aunt, Karen K. Poole and her husband, Dwayne, and her special friend, Ashley Miller, all of Washington Court House.
The funeral will be Monday, August 8, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Chris Conley, pastor at the Harvest Life Assembly of God, officiating. Burial will follow in Highlawn Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Monday.
Peggy Louise English, 76, of Spartanburg, SC, died Sunday, July 31, 2016, at 8:44 p.m. at her residence.
She was born November 7, 1939, in Ross County, Ohio to Herbert Carlton (Bill) and Louise Nevin Riley. She was a graduate of Wayne High School in Good Hope and lived most of her life in Fayette County before moving to Spartanburg in 1981.
Before her retirement, she was a clerk at the Spartanburg County Health Department.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Edwin English on January 25, 1997, and a brother-in-law, Walter Butcher.
Peggy is survived by three sons, Eric E. English and his wife, Kimberly, of Moore, SC, Andrew R. English of Salisbury, NC and William W. English and his wife, Angie of Daytona, FL; a granddaughter, Sarah Nicole English of Moore, SC; a sister, Jean Butcher of Frankfort, KY; an aunt, Jessie Hinshaw of Piketon, OH; three nephews and several cousins.
The funeral will be Saturday, August 6, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the Good Hope United Methodist Church with Otis Wagner officiating. Burial will follow in the Good Hope Cemetery.
Friends may call at the church from 11 a.m. Saturday until time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Spartanburg Regional Hospice or the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute, 101 East Wood Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.
John W. (Doc) Richards, D.D.S., 94, of Sebring, Florida, formerly of Washington Court House, Ohio left this world on Monday, July 18, 2016, in Sebring.
Dr. Richards was born March 9, 1922, in Warren, Ohio and was a graduate of Kent State University and The Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry where he was a member of Psi Omega dental fraternity.
He formerly practiced dentistry in Washington Court House and was a member of the Rehwinkle Dental Society and served as its president in 1958 and 1959. He also was a farmer.
Dr. Richards was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church; Fayette Lodge F. & A.M. #107 and the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Ohio. He served as a second lieutenant in the U. S. Navy during World War II and was a member of Paul H. Hughey Post #25 of the American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Phyllis Anne Craver Richards on September 30, 1990; a brother, Fred (Fuzz) Richards and two sisters, Virginia and Irene.
Dr. Richards is survived by his wife of 24 years, Ann Benn Richards; three stepsons, Richard, Patrick and David Benn and their spouses and eight grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at 1 p.m. in 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.
Robert Howard Baker, 93, a longtime resident of Washington Court House, Ohio passed away peacefully in his sleep Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at 2 a.m. at Carriage Court Assisted Living where he had been since July 15.
He was born January 28, 1923, on a large dairy farm in Bourbon, IN to Walter Samuel and Hallie Gates Baker. He moved to Washington Court House in 1975 from Wabash, IN.
Robert retired from Morman Manufacturing Company in Quincy, IL after 35 years as a management executive.
For the next eight years following his retirement, he enjoyed painting and staining for local homebuilders, often with his wife, Rachel, at his side helping him.
He also enjoyed visiting with his family, country music of all types, gardening, fishing and especially being helpful to others.
On July 7, 1946, he married (Frances) Rachel Baker. She preceded him in death on September 19, 2008. He was also preceded by a son, Dr. William Lloyd Baker on June 20, 1997, and eight siblings, Stanley, Ralph, James, Ruth, Helen, Nancy, Phyllis and Martha.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Dennis Carl and Amie Baker of Cincinnati; six grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
The funeral will be Saturday, July 30, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House. with the Rev. Joe Duvall officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from noon Saturday until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43229.
Ronald (Ronnie) Langley, 75, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Sunday, July 24, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. at Mount Carmel West in Columbus where he had been a patient since July 14.
Ronnie was born October 22, 1940, in Pike County, Ohio to John Wesley and Charlene Elizabeth Eleanor Taylor Langley. He lived most of his life in this community.
Before his retirement, he had been a farmer and construction worker.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Robin R. Cowman in 2007, two sons, Donald and Ronald Langley in 2006, and a brother, William C. Langley in 2016.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Pierre Sweeney of New Holland; 12 grandchildren, several great grandchildren; his close friend, Virginia Iams of Washington Court House; six siblings and their spouses, John and Beverly Langley, Fannie Langley and her husband, Richard Uszak, Roy and Carol Langley, Robert and Carol Langley and Harry and Dona Langley, all of Washington Court House and Doris and Jim Rowland of New Holland and numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 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. Cremation will follow the service.
Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 11 a.m. until time of the service.
Anna G. McConnaughey Lawrence, 99, of Washington C.H. died Thursday, July 14, 2016, at 11:50 a.m. at her residence.
Mrs. Lawrence was born March 20, 1917, in Lynchburg, Ohio to Cary Paxton and Marty Weishaupt McConnaughey. She moved to Washington Court House in 1925; graduated from Washington High School in 1935 and married James Lawrence in 1937.
She worked at the Coca-Cola Bottling Company; Parrett Insurance Agency and retired from the Dayton Power and Light Company in Washington C.H. after 26 years of service.
Mrs. Lawrence was a lifetime member of the Grace United Methodist Church; a member of the Fayette County Commission on Aging and a former member of the Washington Court House Business and Professional Women’s Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Lawrence in 1998; by a son, Michael Lawrence; her parents; a brother and sister-in-law, Wilmer E. and Ethel McConnaughey and a sister and brother-in-law, Gladys and Walter Reser.
Mrs. Lawrence is survived by a nephew, Edwin McConnaughey and his wife, Carol, of Salt Springs, FL; two great nephews, Cary (Stephanie) McConnaughey of Reynoldsburg and Chris (Tammy) McConnaughey of Carroll, Ohio; five great great nephews, Carson, Miles, Nicholas, Jake and Maximus McConnaughey; a great great niece, Addison McConnaughey and close family friends, Richard and Toni Penwell, Brad and Juli Penwell, Nancy and Greg Gilmore and Jane and Mike Wilson. The family wishes to thank Hospice of Fayette County and Anna’s care givers for their kind, efficient and loving care.
The funeral will be Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington C.H. with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the Grace United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from noon Tuesday until time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, 301 East Market Street, or Hospice of Fayette County, Inc., 222 North Oakland Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.
Virginia Lee Kelly, 88, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at 10:15 a.m. at Court House Manor where she had been residing since November.
She was born September 28, 1927, in Jamestown, Ohio to Charles Osa and Della Marie Wilburn Hargrave. She was a graduate of Sabina High School and Bliss College and had lived most of her life in this community.
Before her retirement she was a clerk at the Ohio Water Company for 11 years.
She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church.
Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Whitfield Kelly on April 27, 1989; by a son, Robert Dale Kelly on March 11, 2015, a great grandson, Arthur L. Lane on December 4, 2009, and four brothers, Don, Clarence, Victor and Denver Hargrave.
She is survived by two sons, Michael D. Kelly and his wife, Dianna, of Washington Court House and Fred Kelly of Fayetteville, NC and four grandchildren, Tina (Calvin) ElRamly of Wilmington, NC, Todd (Stephenie) Kelly of Weaverville, NC, Tara (Christopher) Scott of Hillsdale, MI and Rob (Mykkia) Combs and ten great grandchildren, Maya and Teagan Kelly, Isabella, Sierra and Donavan Scott and Nolan, Olivia, Carsen, Gehrig and Jase Combs.
A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in 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 calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Dr. Owen Bruce Martin, DDS, 65, of Granville, Ohio died Sunday, July 3, 2016, at 12:17 a.m. at Court House Manor where he had been a resident the past month.
Dr. Martin was born July 15, 1950, in Portsmouth, Ohio to Roy and Doris Moorhead Martin. Following his graduation in 1968 as valedictorian from Portsmouth East High School, he studied at the Portsmouth branch of Ohio University and at The Ohio State University prior to attending the College of Dentistry at Ohio State where he graduated in 1975 with the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery.
He practiced as a general dentist in Washington Court House until 1990, at which time he re-located to Granville, Ohio and practiced there until his retirement in 2014.
In 1982, Dr. Martin was appointed to the Ohio State Dental Board and served as president in 1986 and 1987. He taught in the crown and bridge department of the Ohio State Dental College and was active in the dental alumni and fraternity affairs for many years.
Dr. Martin was a member of the American and Ohio Dental Associations and other local dental societies.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a stillborn sister.
Dr. Martin is survived by three sons, Robert Martin and Andy Martin both of Albuquerque, NM and John Martin of Indianapolis; by three brothers, Simeon Martin and his wife, Patricia, and David Martin, all of Sciotoville, OH and Dr. Douglas Martin and his wife, Patti, of Washington Court House and three nephews and two nieces.
In keeping with his request, cremation has taken place.
A celebration of Dr.Martin’s life will be held Saturday, July 23, 2016, from 1-4 p.m. at the Terrace Room of the Holiday Inn, 711 Second Street, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662..
Jack F. Reno, 92, of New Holland, Ohio went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at 9:04 p.m. at Court House Manor.
Jack was born September 27, 1923, in Madison County, Ohio to Otto Forest and (Harriett) Ethel Culp Reno. He was a 1941 graduate of Washington High School. Before graduation, he played baseball, basketball and football, where during halftimes of the football games, he would reenter the field to play in the band.
He was a lineman for the Dayton Power and Light Company for 30 years and then was a supervisor for eleven years. He retired on December 31, 1988, after 41 years of service. He then worked at French Hardware for six years.
Jack was a member of the First Baptist Church where he had been a Sunday school teacher and Sunday school superintendent. He sang in the choir, served as a trustee and several terms as deacon. He was a former member of the Kiwanis Club of Washington Court House. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II and was a member of Paul H. Hughey Post #25 of the American Legion. He especially enjoyed playing golf in his later years.
He was preceded in death by his wife and the mother of his children, Phyllis Jean Hidy Reno on June 3, 1993; by his wife, Mary Jean Jennings Reno on October 20, 2012; a daughter-in-law, Kay Reno; a brother, Frank Reno and a sister, Margaret Fontana.
Jack is survived by his wife, E. Joyce Vincent Bryant Reno whom he married March 23, 2013; his children, Jo Ann (Roger) Wray of Broken Arrow, OK; Dale (Susie) Reno and Jack Reno, II, all of Washington Court House, Jim (Laura) Reno of Simi Valley, CA and Martha (Bruno) Parolin of New South Wales, Australia; nine grandchildren, Amie Dalbec, Michael Wray, Derek Reno, Erin Arnett, Seth and Adam Reno, Adriano, Gabriella and Dante Parolin; eleven great grandchildren, Isaac, Jonah, Savannah and Olivia Dalbec, Seth Wray,
Ben, Sophie, Macie and Isaac Arnett, Kamri and Ava Reno and a brother, Marlyn Reno.
The funeral will be Saturday, July 2, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Joe Current, pastor at the First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Koontz Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of the service.
Francoise (Fran) Simon died peacefully on Sunday, June 26, 2016, at the age of 78 after a valiant battle against cancer.
Fran is survived by her husband, Robert Simon; daughter, Kris (David) Cartwright and grandsons, Alex and Zak of Granville, Ohio; daughter, Tricia Simon of Washington CH, Ohio and fur-son, Cesar.
She was born on October 31, 1937, in Montendre, France to Henri and Marcelle Palito of France, both of whom are deceased.
Following her wishes, Fran will be cremated with no viewing. A private memorial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the American Cancer Society, East Central Division, Fayette County Unit, P.O. Box 54869, Cincinnati, Ohio 45254-0869 or Hospice of Fayette County, 222 Oakland Avenue, Washington C.H., Ohio 43160.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.