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RITA JANE NOEL

Rita Jane Noel, 91, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Thursday, February 27, 2014, at 8:50 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where she had been residing since June 5, 2012.

Mrs. Noel was born October 2, 1922, in Dayton, Ohio to Arnold Edward and Anna D. Liebhard Wehner.  She had formerly lived in West Carrollton, Ohio and Nancy, Kentucky before moving to Washington Court House in 2007.

Before her retirement, she owned and operated a restaurant.

Mrs. Noel loved the Dayton Flyers, fishing and her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Noel and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Elizabeth Ann (Betty) and William E. Pentzer and Rose Marie and John Higgins.

Mrs.Noel is survived by two nephews, Michael E. Pentzer and his wife, Evelyn, and William A. Pentzer, all of Washington Court House; two nieces, Kathleen Marshall and Ann Wells, both of Fort Myers, FL; three grand nieces, Kim (Jim) Brady of Washington Court House, Jenny (Richard) Jones of Clarksburg and Dawn Michelle Pentzer of Bloomingburg; six great grand nieces, Allison Brady, Lauren and Emily Jones, Morgan and Mallory Pentzer, Macy Lewis and a special friend, Sam Wray of Nancy, KY.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Morrows Chapel Cemetery in Jabez, KY. under the direction of the Somerset Undertaking and Crematory in Somerset, KY.

Local arrangements were completed by the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

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WILLIAM EUGENE "BILL" FINLEY

William Eugene “Bill” Finley, 85, of Hillsboro, Ohio died Monday, February 24, 2014, at 10 a.m. at his residence following a lengthy illness.

Mr. Finley was born July 31,1928, in Newport, Kentucky to William Rexford and Molly Baxter Finley.  He moved to Hillsboro 15 years ago from Goshen.

Before his retirement he was an assembly line worker for General Motors in Dayton.  He also pastored several churches.

He was a World War II Army veteran.

Mr. Finley was preceded in death by two brothers, Don and Bob Finley.

He is survived by his wife, the former Juanita Lee, whom he married January 21, 1956; five children, Michael Finley of Chicago, Kathy Baumann and her husband, John, of New Holland, Terry Finley of Newport, KY, Matthew Finley and his wife, Melissa, of Morrow, OH and Kevin Finley and his wife, Veronica, of Milford, OH; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren and another due in July and three sisters, Eleanor Guilkey of Newport, Faye Martin of Montgomery and Audrey Losey of Newport.

The funeral will be Friday, February 28, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Pastor Jay Lucas, minister at the Grace Community Church, officiating. Burial will follow in New Holland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Fayette County, Inc., 222 North Oakland Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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JERRY LEE ELY

Jerry Lee Ely, 63, of Staunton, Ohio died Sunday, February 9, 2014, at 9:36 a.m. at his residence.  He had been ill ten years.

Jerry was born February 3, 1951, in Greenfield, Ohio to John Howard and Elsie Lucille Meredith Ely.  He was a 1970 graduate of Miami Trace High School where he played football and baseball.  He lived most of his life in the Staunton community.

He was a farmer for the Waddle brothers for many years and served on the Concord-Green Township Volunteer Fire Department.

Jerry was a member of the Staunton United Methodist Church and had formerly played on the church softball league.  He mowed and took care of the baseball fields in Staunton.

He was preceded in death his parents; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Jean Kitchen and his best friend, Eddie Ivers.

Jerry is survived by his wife, the former Nancy Sue Kitchen whom he married March 7, 1970; a son and daughter-in-law, J.T. and Jessica Ely and a daughter and son-in-law, Dee and Jeremy Coates, all of Staunton; five grandchildren, Zoe, Lexis and Sebastian Ely and Corey and Clayton Coates; a brother, John Ely of Samantha; five sisters, Viv Losey and her husband, Terry, of California, Joanna Fisher and her husband, Bob, of New Vienna, Hazel Downing of Sardinia, Mary Ellen Jugert of Colorado and Sue Mick of South Salem, his Kitchen and Gentry in-laws and numerous nieces and nephews.  The family extends its special thanks to Jim Garland, Nancy Ivers, Kirk Stuckey, Dick Coates and members of the Concord-Green Township Volunteer Fire Department and the Staunton United Methodist Church.

A memorial service will be Thursday, February 13, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. at the Staunton United Methodist Church with Matt Anders officiating.   A time of food and fellow will immediately follow in the fellowship hall of the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Staunton United Methodist Church, c/o Nancy Ivers, 2855 Worthington Road-SW, Washington C.H., Ohio  43160.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington C.H.

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DORIS R. DOUGLASS

Doris R. Douglass, 85, of Landen, Ohio died Sunday, February 2, 2014, at 9 p.m. at the West Chester Medical Center where she had been admitted earlier in the day following a sudden illness.

Mrs. Douglass was born April 15, 1928, in Cincinnati, Ohio to Emil and Helen Dierken Becker. She was a 1946 graduate of Western Hills High School and a 1949 graduate of the Christ Hospital School of Nursing in Cincinnati.  She moved to Washington Court House in 1950 from Cincinnati and lived in Washington Court House until moving to Landen in 1990.

She was a registered nurse and was head surgical nurse at Fayette County Memorial Hospital from its opening in 1950 until 1961.  She was the county tuberculosis nurse and school nurse at the Fayette County Department of Health from 1966 until her retirement in 1990.

She was a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Washington Court House, and had been a member of the Washington Lioness Club; the Fayette County Commission on Aging and the Fayette County Professional Nurses Association.

Mrs. Douglass was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph E. Douglass on September 8, 1980.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Scott E. and Marla Douglass and three grandchildren, Andrew, Craig and Emily Douglass, all of Landen and a cousin, Bonita Becker of Cincinnati.

A memorial service will be held Friday, February 7, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. at the Deerfield United Methodist Church, 2737 U.S. Routes 22 & 3, Maineville, Ohio 45039 with the Rev. Jackie Marshall, pastor at the church, officiating.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, February 8, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the Washington Cemetery with the Rev. Mother Gayle Hansen Browne, vicar at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, officiating.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Saturday from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 733 State Route 41-SW, Washington C.H., OH 43160 or the Christ Hospital School of Nursing, 2139 Auburn Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio  45219.

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THOMAS JOHN HANCOCK, M.D.

Thomas John Hancock, M.D., 95, of Washington Court House passed away peacefully at his home Friday, January 31, Thomas J. Hancock, M.D.2014, at 6 p.m.

Dr. Hancock was born November 8, 1918, in Marietta, Ohio to Winfield Scott and Ethelyn Simpson Hancock.

He was a 1936 graduate of Marietta High School and a 1940 graduate of Amherst College where he was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity. He received his medical doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1943.

Dr. Hancock served in the medical corps of the U. S. Army in the European Theatre of Operation during World War II.

Following a five year residency, his time in World War II and one year of practice in Marietta, he opened his surgical practice in Washington Court House on January 1, 1953.  He retired in 1985.

He was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery.  He had been a member of the American, Ohio and Fayette County Medical Associations and was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honorary Society.

He was a member of the Fayette Bible Church where he and his wife were the last founding members; was a member of Paul H. Hughey Post #25 of the American Legion and he owned and showed American Saddlebred horses and was an avid farrier (blacksmith).

Dr. Hancock was preceded in death by two sisters, Frances Stitt and Jane Wilson.

He is survived by his wife, the former Joan Elizabeth Burns, whom he married October 25, 1947; several nieces and nephews and his church family.

The funeral will be Thursday, February 6, 2014, at 7 p.m. at the Fayette Bible Church with the Rev. Tony Garren, pastor at the church, officiating.  A graveside service will be held Friday, February 7, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Marietta, Ohio.

Friends may call at the Fayette Bible Church Thursday from 2 p.m. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette Bible Church, 1315 Old U.S. Route 35-NW, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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