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PHILLIP G. ALLEN

Phillip G. Allen, 64, of New Holland, Ohio died Friday, March 28, 2014, at 4:40 a.m. at Mount Carmel West in Columbus where he had been a patient since March 14, 2014.

Phil was born January 5, 1950, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Fred Harold and Frances Jean West Allen.  He was a graduate of Washington High School and a lifelong resident of this community.

Before his retirement he worked for the City of Washington Court House at the sewage treatment plant.

He was an active member of the Jeffersonville United Methodist Church where he was a Sunday school teacher and served on several church committees.  He was on the selection committee for choosing families for Habitat for Humanity and was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Phil is survived by his wife, the former Deborah J. Orr whom he married March 18, 2000; six children Craig (Angel Hillberry) Allen of Columbus, Brian (Mindy) Allen of Washington Court House, Todd (Kandice) Allen of Athens, Ohio, Nathan (Cara) Thornton of Columbus, Amy (Mike Sherrin) Fountain of Washington Court House and Emily Stewart of New Holland; six grandchildren, Kobe and Cooper Allen, Griffin and Mirabelle Thornton, Logan Smith and Rylie Stewart; four siblings, Tom (Kim) Allen of San Ramon, CA, Fred (Roseanne) Allen, Jr., of Washington Court House, Dave (Dan Schwandner) Allen of Cincinnati and Kay (Fred) Nevar of Chesterland, Ohio; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Carol and Paul Huddle of Columbus and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Tom Knauff, pastor at the Jeffersonville United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Monday from 4-8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeffersonville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 71, Jeffersonville, Ohio  43128.

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JUDY ROST KESSLER TEMPLE TIBBS

Judy Rost Kessler Temple Tibbs, 81, of West Jefferson, Ohio passed from this life Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at 5:30 a.m. at Arbors West in West Jefferson where she had been residing since September 2011.

Mrs. Tibbs was born January 2, 1933, in Franklin County, Ohio to Fred George and Nadine Elger Lickorish Rost.  She was a 1950 graduate of Washington High School and attended Mount Carmel School of Nursing.  She lived most of her life in Columbus before moving to Madison County in 1988.

She worked over 40 years as a licensed practical nurse.

Mrs. Tibbs was a member of the Abundant Life Tabernacle in Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Robert P. Kessler and his parents, Robert S. and Aileen Kessler; three brothers-in-law, Albert Trende, Charles Holbrook and Don McAlister and two nephews, Donald and Michael Trende.

Mrs. Tibbs is survived by three children, Robert Jeffrey Kessler and his wife, Dixie,  of London, Jere Corven and her husband, Lance, of Westerville, Lori Petry and her husband, Greg, of Ashley, Ohio, ten grandchildren, Robin (Rob) Nash, Paula (Mike) Wright, Jeremy (Mandy) Corven, Trisha Corven (Bruno), Jonnie (Kory) Choe, Zachary, Johnathan and Chelsea Corven and Garret and Bailey Petry; eight great grandchildren, Austin, Jacob and Emily Corven, Caleb, Abigail, Eliza and Sarah Wright and Mason Nash; a sister, Roxy Holbrook of Washington Court House; a sister-in-law, Saundra McAlister; former spouse, Larry (Karen) Temple, many nieces and nephews and friends at Seton West and Arbors West.

The funeral will be Monday, March 31, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Pastor Roscoe Swain, minister at the Abundant Life Tabernacle, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Sunday from 2-4 p.m.

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JANE EWING MOSSBARGER

Jane Mace Ewing Mossbarger, 89, of New Holland, Ohio passed away Monday, March 24, 2014, while peacefully surrounded by her Jane Mossbarger
family, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Versailles, KY where she had been living for the past year and a half.  She had been in failing health for the past two years.

Jane was born December 18, 1924, in Waverly, Ohio to Clarence and Pauline Foster Ewing. She was a graduate of The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in business.  Soon after graduation, Jane realized her true passion and gift for teaching children.  She began her teaching career at the Marion Township School,  then third grade at Bloomingburg Elementary School and finally at East Side Elementary School in Washington Court House,  for a total of 28 years.  She received the Outstanding Educator Award for Washington City Schools in 1989, and continued to share her unique school teacher stories throughout her life.

Jane was a member of the New Holland United Methodist Church, Alpha Delta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, the Washington Court House Garden Club and Washington Country Club.  She enjoyed golfing, gardening, playing cards and spending time with her family and friends.  Jane was also an avid Ohio State football and basketball fan.

She married Lee Archer Mossbarger in 1948.  He preceded her in death on November 15, 1988.  She was also preceded by her parents and a brother, Robert Ewing of Waverly, Ohio.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary Ann Summers of Reisterstown, MD and Rebecca Greco and her husband, Anthony, of Versailles, KY; six grandchildren, Christopher Greco and his wife Emily; Krista Summers and her husband, Bryon Free; Kelly Bowie and her husband, Joshua; Phillip Greco and his wife, Lisa; Courtney Greco and Geoffrey Greco; three great grandchildren, Sofia Terese and Annamarie Rebecca Greco and Benjamin Charles Free and a sister, Mary Ewing Lynch of Canton, PA.

The funeral will be held on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Dr. Michael B. Thompson, pastor at the New Holland United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the New Holland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House on Thursday, March 27, 2014, from 4-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Holland Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Nikki Sheets, 154 East  Front Street, New Holland, Ohio 43145 or Bluegrass Hospice, 663 Teton Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601.

MARY CATHERINE (KATIE) MOORE

Mary Catherine (Katie) Moore, 88, of Washington Court House, died Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Carriage Court Assisted Living where she had been a resident since June 2012.

Mrs. Moore was born November 22, 1925, in Scioto County near Portsmouth, Ohio to Russell Ellsworth and Ruth Caroline Armsey Knapp.  She graduated from Washington High School and lived most of her life in Washington Court House while spending winters in Mesa, AZ since 1975.

She had been a repair clerk for the Ohio Bell Telephone Company and secretary and bookkeeper at Moore’s Fruit and Garden Store and Moore’s Adcrafters.

Mrs. Moore was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.  She was an avid golfer  and had been a member of the Women’s Golf Association at the Washington Country Club and made two holes-in-one during her golfing years.

She was preceded in death by husband, Donald Louis (Gig) Moore in 2010, and a son-in-law, Gary R. Kirkpatrick in 1992.

Mrs. Moore is survived by two daughters, Nancy L. Flynn and her husband, Mike, of Washington C.H. and Mary Ann Moore of Mesa, AZ; four grandchildren, Kevin Kirkpatrick and his wife, Denise, of Worthington, Kelli McCoy and her husband, Scott, of Jeffersonville, Shawn O’Flynn and his wife, Tamara, and Elizabeth (Beth) Steppe and her husband, Will, all of Hilliard, OH; six great grandchildren and a sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Harold Anderson of Sabina.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation will take place.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 23, 2014, at 4 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the Grace United Methodist Church, officiating.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 p.m. Sunday until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Boulevard, Suite 210, Columbus, Ohio 43229 or the Fayette County Food Pantry, 214 North Hinde Street, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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RUSSELL LEE DICKEY

Russell Lee Dickey, 79, of Clarksburg, Ohio passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014, at 7:25 a.m. shortly after arrival at the Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe.

He was born in November 12, 1934, in Clarksburg, Ohio to Paul Meredith and Hattie Ellen Rinehart Dickey.  He was a 1953 graduate of Clarksburg High School and a lifelong resident of the Clarksburg community.

Russell was a machinist at the General Electric Lamp Plant in Circleville for 42 years before his retirement in 1995.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Robert Dickey in 2009; a brother Paul Dickey; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Georgia Minshall; a sister-in-law, Judy Dickey and a brother-in-law, Dale Karr.

Russell is survived by his wife, the former Ronette Lynn Minshall whom he married July 22, 1973; a daughter, Raegan Dickey of Clarksburg and her companion, Josh Showalter; a son, Russell L. Dickey, Jr. of Chillicothe; four grandchildren, Mark, Brandon and Nathan Dickey and Jorja Showalter; three great grandchildren; a brother, Ralph Dickey of Clarksburg; a sister, Ruth Karr of Lancaster; a sister-in-law, Sharon Dickey of Circleville; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bob and Jeanie Minshall of Jeffersonville and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Monday, March 24, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland.  Burial will follow in the Brown’s Chapel Cemetery near Clarksburg.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland Sunday from 2-5 p.m.

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DOROTHY JANE EVERHART ROBINETT

Dorothy Jane Everhart Robinett, 92, of Washington Court House, Ohio  died Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 7:19 p.m. at the Grant Medical Center in Columbus where she had been a patient two days.

Mrs. Robinett was born April 24, 1921, in Highland County, Ohio to Jess and Rosa Ellen Pollard Cox.  She spent her younger years near Bainbridge.  She moved to Jeffersonville in 1942 and then to Washington Court House in 1951.

She had formerly worked at the Home Restaurant in Jeffersonville, at Sagar Dairy and Kiddie Care Day Care Center in Washington Court House and was a landlord to many families.

Mrs. Robinett was a member of the Grace Community Church.  She loved gardening and being around children.

She was married to Donald E. Everhart and then Jesse Robinett, both of whom preceded her in death.  She was also preceded in death by a son, Donald Everhart; two step sons, Harold and Robert Everhart; step daughter, Martha Dresbaugh; a grandson, Donald Everhart, Jr.; a granddaughter, Kimberly Thompson; two brothers, Glenn and Chester Cox and three sisters, Thelma Knisley, Wanda Turner and Audrey Swiney.

She is survived by two daughters, Lenna Moore and her husband, Robert, and Judy Thompson, all of Washington Court House; three sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Barbara Everhart and Kenneth and Sandy Everhart, all of Washington Court House and Frank and Carol Everhart of Hillsboro;  a step daughter, Juanita Phillips of Washington Court House; several grand, great and great great grandchildren and step grand and great grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Judy Everhart and step daughter-in-law, Carol Everhart, both of Washington Court House; a brother, Lewis Cox of Vancouver, Washington; a sister, Mildred Burns of Dayton and a special friend, Inez Peterson of Washington Court House.

The funeral will be Friday, March 21, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Grace Community Church with Sean Fox, pastor at the church and John Pfeifer, pastor at the Gathering Place, officiating.  Burial will follow in Bainbridge Cemetery.

Friends may call Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at the Grace Community Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace Community Church, 525 Glenn Avenue or the Gathering Place, 120 West Court Street, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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ALICE EILENE AHYSEN

Alice Eilene Ahysen, 88, of Washington Court House, Ohio passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 9:45 p.m. at her residence.  She had been in failing health.

Alice was born November 16, 1925, in Zanesville, Ohio to Henry Calvin and Alice Louella Kinney Ehrenfeld.  She lived most of her life in Texas before moving to Washington Court House in 1986.

She graduated cum laude from Sam Houston State University with a bachelor of science in geography.  She specialized in population statistics and geology, the study of rocks.  She was a member of the national social science honorary society, Pi Gamma Mu.

Alice was an accomplished jazz musician and played bass throughout the United States with well-known bands during World War II.  She was named the outstanding upcoming female musician by Downbeat magazine.  She was a published author and also wrote scripts for television.  Alice was the spokesperson for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Houston and was the first in the Houston area to bring attention and understanding to the then little known disease.  In 1962, the National Cystic Fibrosis Research Foundation bestowed upon her their Service Award for “outstanding contributions to the cause and the saving of thousands of children afflicted with cystic fibrosis.”

She was a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and was a friend to many and loved by all.

Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Harry J. Ahysen on April 30, 2006; by her parents and was the last of her siblings.

She is survived by a daughter, Susan Ahysen of Washington Court House; two sons, Robert Russell of Houston, TX and Michael Russell of Longmont, CO and four grandchildren, Jeb, Nell, Addie and Keeg.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church with the Reverend Mother Gayle Hansen Brown, vicar at the church, officiating.  Private burial of the cremains will be at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 733 State Route 41-SW, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160 or Community Care Hospice, P.O. Box 123, Wilmington, Ohio  45177.

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

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CHARLES H. SHERIDAN

Charles H. Sheridan, 94, of Washington Court House, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 11:07 a.m. at Fayette County Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient since Thursday.

He was born December 6, 1919, in New Holland, Ohio to Harold Robert and Ada Belle Flack Sheridan.  He was a graduate of Washington High School and lived most of his life in this community.  He had wintered 35 years in Venice, FL.

Mr. Sheridan had formerly operated a grocery store with his father and later had Sheridan’s Restaurant.  He had also worked at Grove City Lumber.  For 40 years he owned and operated Sheridan Insurance and was a real estate broker.

He was a member of Crossroads Christian Church; the Fayette County Commission on Aging and was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps.

Mr. Sheridan was preceded in death by his wife, the former Betty Jane Flint on January 3, 2010; a granddaughter, Katie Sheridan; a great grandson, Vincent Poulos and a brother, Robert Sheridan.

He is survived by three children, Connie Sheridan of Columbus; Gregory Sheridan and his wife, Gretchen, of Carmel, IN and Jeffrey Sheridan and his wife, Anita, of Washington Court House and three grandchildren, Jill Poulos and her husband, Mat, and Allison Schmidt and her husband, Brian, of all of Carmel, IN and Andrew Sheridan and his wife, Melissa, of Nashville, TN and two great grandchildren, Veronica and Maxwell Poulos.

A memorial service  will be held Sunday, March 16, 2014, at 3 p.m. at the Crossroads Christian Church with Todd Maurer and Jon Creamer, ministers at the church, officiating.  A time of fellowship, at the café in the church, will immediately follow the service.

Private burial of the cremains will be in Washington Cemetery.

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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Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Christian Church, 175 Halliday Way, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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PHYLLIS ANN CAMPBELL

Phyllis Ann Campbell, 75, of Washington Court House died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at 1:30 a.m. at Court House Manor where she had been a resident since 2012.

Phyllis was born February 19, 1939, at Atlanta in Pickaway County, Ohio to Dale Edward and Clara Belle Rohrer Follrod.  She lived most of her life in this community.

She was a member of Jefferson Chapter #300 of the Order of the Eastern Star in Jeffersonville; the Appalachian Hillbillies in Chillicothe and was a charter member of the Fayette County Society for the Disabled.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her father.

She is survived by a son, Dennis E. Campbell; her mother, Clara Belle Allen and her former husband, Donald E. Campbell, all of Washington House; two sisters, Carolyn Jean Follrod of Washington Court House and Patricia Sue Tackett and her husband, Bill, of Chillicothe and her pet cat, Hairball.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the New Holland Cemetery with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the Grace United Methodist Church, officiating.

A private family visitation will be observed at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland  prior to the graveside service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette County Society for the Disabled, 3430 Greenfield-Sabina Road-SW, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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MARJORIE E. RAPP BRAUN

Marjorie E. Rapp Braun, 91, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Monday, March 3, 2014,  at 10:07 p.m. at Carriage Court Assisted Living where she had been residing since January.  She had been in failing health.

She was born October 15, 1922, in Fayette County, Ohio to Omar B. and Rena E. Siemon Rapp and was a lifelong resident of this community.

Mrs. Braun was formerly a teller at the First National Bank and later she and her husband owned and operated Greenline Equipment Company where she was the office manager.

Mrs. Braun was a member of the Bloomingburg United Methodist Church; was a charter member and past president of Altrusa International of Washington Court House; had been a member of the Washington Lioness Club; Y-Gradale Sorority, Child Conservation League and the Do As You Please Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Will G. Braun on December 9, 1997; a daughter, Barbara Braun; by a brother and sister-in-law, Wilbur and Juanita Rapp; a brother-in-law, James H. Braun; sister-in-law, Eleanor Rapp and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Harriet and Ivan Thomason.

Mrs. Braun is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Nanette and Robert Zeysing of Marshall, MO; Marlene and Bruce Chilcote of Washington Court House and Loretta and Randy Miller of New Holland; four grandchildren, Bill and Tim Chilcote and Dan and Ali Miller; a brother, Roger Rapp of New Holland and a sister, Esther Braun of Good Hope.

The funeral will be Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington C.H. with Phillip Webb, pastor at the Bloomingburg United Methodist  Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Bloomingburg Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bloomingburg United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 182, Bloomingburg, Ohio 43106.

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