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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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TIMOTHY M. TARBILL

Timothy Michael “Tim” Tarbill, 60, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Friday, September 26, 2014, at 11:48 p.m. shortly after arrival at Fayette County Memorial Hospital.  His death was sudden and unexpected.

Tim was born December 21, 1953, in Columbus, Ohio to Dean and Shirley Bogart Tarbill.   He lived his early life in New Holland and was a 1972 graduate of Miami Trace High School.  He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from The Ohio State University in 1976.  He lived most of his life in Fayette County.

He was a grain accountant for Sabina Farmers Exchange for 30 years.

Tim was a member of the New Holland United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father on March 13, 2005 and by his father-in-law Glen Whittington on September 12, 2012.

Tim is survived by his wife, the former Jodie Lynn Whittington whom he married November 11, 1978; by his mother, Shirley Tarbill and sister, Tami Tarbill Ludwick, both of New Holland; several nieces and nephews; his mother-in-law, Nedra Whittington of Lebanon, Ohio and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Duane Whittington of Dayton, Barbara and Jerry Knisley of Grove City, Linda Whittington of Powell and Deb and Tom Baltes of Marietta, GA.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the New Holland Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Michael B. Thompson, pastor at  the New Holland United Methodist Church, officiating.

There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette County Animal Shelter, 1550 Robinson Road-SE, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland.

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DEWEY EUGENE ZOLTZ

Dewey Eugene Zoltz, 59, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Thursday, September 25, 2014, at 2:55 a.m. at Signature HealthCARE of Fayette County where he had been admitted the previous day.  He had been in failing health.

Dewey was born July 23, 1955, in Ray, Ohio.  He was the son of George Leroy and Genevieve Shirley Zoltz Gilpen.  He was a 1976 graduate of Miami Trace High School and moved to Washington Court House in 1999 from New Holland.

He worked twenty years at Deer Creek Truck and Auto in Williamsport and then eight years at Stephenson Pipe and Steel in Mount Sterling.

Dewey was preceded in death by his father in 2002; an infant brother, George E. Gilpen; a sister, Loretta Howard and two brothers-in-law, Larry Forsha and Lawrence Staten.

He is survived by his mother, Genevieve Shirley Gilpen; two sisters, Brenda Staten and her friend, Everett Rittenhouse and Diana Forsha, all of Washington Court House; a brother, Ronald Gilpen and his friend, Debbie Harter, of New Holland; a brother-in-law, John Howard of Washington Court House; four nieces and nephews, Poppy Spriggs, Michael Howard, Austin and Harley Forsha; four great nieces and nephews, Brittany and Chase Blevins, Madison Staten-Neff and Seth Spriggs and two uncles, Fred Zoltz of California and Leon Zoltz of Utah.

The funeral will be Saturday, September 27, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with the Rev. Leonard Roop officiating. Burial will follow in the Little Mound Cemetery in Richmond Dale, Ohio.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland from 11 a.m. Saturday until time of the service.

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MINNIE ELLEN FITCH

Minnie Ellen Fitch, 86, of Bloomingburg, Ohio died Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at 10:55 p.m. at Four Seasons of Washington Nursing and Rehabilitation where she had been residing since September 11, 2014.

Minnie was born December 31, 1927, in Pickaway County, Ohio near New Holland to Homer Clyde and Bertha Alice Clark Parker.  She had lived in New Holland and Clarksburg before moving to Bloomingburg 50 years ago.

She was a unit manager and demonstrator for Stanley Home Products for over 50 years.

Minnie was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Edward Fitch on July 17, 1998; by two sons, Danny and Larry Smith; a granddaughter, Candy Fitch, and two brothers, Harry and Dick Parker.

She is survived by two step sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Becky Fitch of Riverside, Ohio and Eddie and Marty Fitch of Bloomingburg; two step grandsons, Gilbert (Amelia) Fitch of Columbus, Wisconsin and Shaun (Tina) Fitch of Hubert Heights, Ohio, six great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren and four sisters, Mary Puckett of Clarksburg, Florence House of Washington C.H., Erma Heinz and her husband, Elden, of Jamestown, Ohio and Ann Parker of Washington C.H.

The funeral will be Monday, September 29, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington C.H. with Pastor James A. Kiger, Jr., officiating.  Burial will follow in the New Holland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington C.H. Sunday from 2-5 p.m.

 

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ETHEL MARIE SMITH

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.

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JERRY LYNN MOUSER

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.

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WILLIAM RICHARD "BILL" KIRKPATRICK

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.

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