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.
Francis William (Bill) Boylan, 86, of Washington Court House, Ohio passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016, at 10 a.m. at his home while surrounded by his family.
Mr. Boylan was born May 28, 1930, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Frank “Shanty” and Jean Brandt Boylan. He was a graduate of Washington High School and had been an apprentice bridge inspector. Except for ten years in Mount Sterling, Ohio, he lived most of his life in this community.
He was a watchmaker and jeweler and owned and operated Boylan Jewelers in downtown Washington Court House for sixty years.
Mr. Boylan was a member of the St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church; Washington Lodge #129 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; was a former member and past president of the Mount Sterling Rotary Club; had served in the Ohio Army National Guard and was grand marshal of the 2014 Fayette Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade. He had received numerous honors and citations throughout the years for his business and community involvement.
He was preceded in death by a son, Sean Patrick Boylan in 2009 and a sister, Nancy Jean Boylan Smith in 1993.
Mr. Boylan is survived by his wife, the former Christina A. Turnepseed whom he married September 22, 1956; four children, William (Bill) “Shanty” Boylan of Middletown, Connecticut, Casey Colman Boylan of Lakemont, Georgia, Kathleen Marie Boylan Simone and her husband, Jim, of West Palm Beach, Florida and Sharon Bridgit Boylan of Washington Court House; five grandchildren, Miranda Eggleton, Jennfier Boylan, Mark Espinosa, Christopher Wiegel and Amber Stevens; five great grandchildren, Brandon, Kylie, Katie, Isabel and Keira and a brother, John Boylan of Washington Court House.
The funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, June 30, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church, by the Rev. Father Michael Hartge, pastor at the church. Burial will follow in the St. Colman Catholic Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. where a Rosary service will be held Wednesday at 5 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Fayette County, Inc., 222 North Oakland Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.
Dennis G. Dickinson, 64, of Hattiesburg, Mississippi died Friday, June 24, 2016, at his residence.
He was a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi where he was a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity.
Dennis was employed by the Reynolds and Reynolds Company in Dayton, Ohio.
He was a member of the Parkway Heights United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg.
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, Grady and Francis Dickinson.
He is survived by his wife, the former Shelley Drake; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael William and Mary Dickinson of Hattiesburg; a grandson, Kayden Gage Dickinson; a brother, Jerry Dickinson of Hattiesburg; a sister, Christy Dickinson of Jackson, MS and his mother-in-law, Marilyn Drake of Washington Court House, Ohio.
The funeral will be Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at 12 Noon at the Moore Funeral Home in Hattiesburg where a visitation will be held Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of the service.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, July 2, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the New Holland Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Michael B. Thompson, former pastor at the New Holland United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland.
Forest Eugene Penwell, 75, of Washington Court House, Ohio passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016, at 6:50 p.m. at his home while surrounded by his family.
Mr. Penwell was born July 26, 1940, in Fayette County, Ohio to Carl Hester and Hazel Florence Penwell. He was a graduate of Washington High School and had lived in various places before returning to Fayette County 20 years ago.
He was a retired truck driver.
Mr. Penwell was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Janet Penwell.
He is survived by his wife, the former Phyllis L. Knisley whom he married April 3, 2009; four children, Mary Jo DeMent, Tracy Malott, Doug Penwell and his wife, Cheri, and Holly Griggs, all of Washington Court House; four step children, Jeffrey Goolsby and his wife, Janice, of Columbus, James Goolsby of Washington Court House, Tonda Marcum and her husband, Frank, Jr., of Columbus, and Rhonda Santille and her husband, Richard, of Marengo; 11 grandchildren; seven step grandchildren; several great and step great grandchildren and two nieces, Cathy Aleshire and her husband, Mark, of Washington Court House and Cindy Grace and her husband, Jim, of Alabama.
The funeral will be Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Jeff Davis, chaplain for Hospice of Fayette County, officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 11 a.m. until time of the service.
The family wishes to thank Hospice of Fayette County for their kind, caring and efficient services.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Fayette County, Inc., 222 North Oakland Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.
Kristie Dawn Harris, 25, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Saturday, June 4, 2016, at 4 a.m. at her home.
Kristie was born November 4, 1990, in Wilmington, Ohio to Don Edward Walker and Karen Kay Estep. She was a 2009 graduate of Washington High School and lived most of her life in Clinton and Fayette Counties.
She was a member of the Burning Bush Church.
Kristie is survived by her husband, Dashon Jordan Harris; two children, Jordan Harris and Autumn Thomas; her father, Don Edward Walker of Amelia and his fiancé, Annette Waldon; her mother, Karen Estep of Washington Court House; three half-brothers, Keith (Melissa) Walker and Derek (Sena) Walker, all of Enon, B.J. (Jessie) Estep of Washington Court House; two half-sisters, Robin Walker of Huber Heights and Amy Frank of Tucson, AZ; paternal grandfather and step grandmother, Donald H. and Sue Walker of Xenia; paternal grandmother and step grandfather, Barbara and Sonny Steele of Ripley, Ohio; maternal grandparents, Kenny and Mary Kier of Hillsboro, Ohio and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
The funeral will be Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Esto Haithcock, Jr., pastor at the Burning Bush Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the New Antioch Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Wednesday from 11 a.m. until time of the service.
Nellie Mae Doyle Zimmerman, 84, of New Holland, Ohio, died Friday, June 3, 2016, at 9:58 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where she had been residing since August 2015.
Nellie was born December 10, 1931, in Ross County, Ohio to Herbert and Emma Mae Seymour Colburn. She was a graduate of Clarksburg High School and moved to New Holland in 1974 from Clarksburg.
She was a member of the New Holland Church of Christ and the Fayette County Commission on Aging.
Nellie was married to James L. Doyle and he preceded her in death on January 4, 1999. She was also preceded by two brothers, Floyd and Herbert Colburn and a sister, Linda Rawlings.
She is survived by her husband, H. Keith Zimmerman whom she married March 25, 2001; by her children, Ronald Lee Campbell and his wife, Sherry, and Diana Dawson and her husband, Melvin, all of Chillicothe, Alan Campbell and his wife, Tina, of Dayton, Ohio; Eileen Doyle of New Holland, Thomas Lee Doyle of Chestertown, MD, Sherry Thomas and her husband, Norman, of Washington Court House, Sandra Creamer and her husband, David, of Xenia and Suzanne Arthur and her husband, Howard, of Jamestown, 19 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; three sisters, Albie Gallaugher of Clarksburg, Norma Williams of Commercial Point, Ohio and Joanne King and her husband, Jerry, of Frankfort; a brother-in-law, Dan Rawlings of Chillicothe and two sisters-in-law, Alberta Colburn of Chillicothe and Deborah Colburn of Frankfort.
The funeral was held Sunday, June 5, 2016, at 5 p.m. at the New Holland Church of Christ with Victor Slutz, former pastor at the church, officiating. Brian Buck offered a memorial tribute and sang three songs and accompanied himself on the guitar. Diana Dawson read a poem in tribute to her mother.
Visitation was held Sunday from 2 p.m. until time of the funeral
A graveside service was held Monday, June 6, 2016, at 11 a.m. in New Holland Cemetery. Pallbearers were Alan and Ron Campbell, Diana and Justin Dawson, Mary Jane Messer and Adam Busby. Burial was under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43229.