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DAVID G. GEBHART

 

David G. Gebhart, 56, of Washington Court House died Saturday, August 29, 2015, at 8:25 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where he had been a patient since August 26.

David was born February 15, 1959, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Ralph and Jean Linzinmeir Gebhart.  He was a 1977 graduate of Miami Trace High School and lived most of his life in this community.

David had formerly worked at Calmar in Washington Court House and Airborne in Wilmington.

He was a member of Fayette Aerie #423 of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and had attended the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.  He loved OSU sports; the Cincinnati Bengals and Reds and followed NASCAR, especially Jeff Gordon.

David was preceded in death by his father on June 3, 2007.

He is survived by his mother, Jean L. Gebhart of Washington Court House, a sister and brother-in-law, Betsy and Marc Haugen of Columbia, SC; a brother, Jay Gebhart and his girlfriend, Tina Higgins of Washington Court House and six nieces and nephews, Ben Haugen and his wife, Leah, and Sara Haugen of Columbia, SC, Kristin Gebhart of Columbus, Korbin Gebhart of Austin, TX, and Kara and Kyle Gebhart of Youngstown; a great niece, Avery Root and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Cremation will take place with a private interment at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Burns Institute and Hospital for Crippled Children, P.O. Box 164, Washington C.H., Ohio  43160 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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

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ROBERT ADRIAN ATER

Robert Adrian Ater, 84, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Sunday, August 23, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. at Court ATER, RobertHouse Manor where he had been residing since June 3, 2015.

Bob was born September 15, 1930, in Clarksburg, Ohio to Adrian Earl and Genevieve Anna Thoma Ater.  He was a 1948 graduate of Clarksburg High School.  After living in various cities, he returned to Washington Court House in 2005.

He was a chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy and then served 30 years in the U.S. Navy Reserves.  He worked in the research department of Mead Corporation in Chillicothe and then Mead Paper in Atlanta and retired in 1989 from Combibloc in Columbus.

Bob attended the Good Hope United Methodist Church; was a member of the American Legion and had been a volunteer policeman in Columbus.  He loved to build model airplanes.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Marcus and Beulah Craig Stoops, Harold and Elizabeth Craig, Richard Craig, Thomas and Gladys Craig and John and Ruth Craig.

Bob is survived by his wife, the former Joanne Jane Craig whom he married December 27, 1950; two daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and John Steinheimer of Atlanta, Ga and Judy and Steve Jenner of Naples, FL and two grandchildren, Jennifer Jo Meredith and her husband, Paul Jones, of Columbus, and Jamie Rebecca Steinheimer of Atlanta, GA; a sister-in-law, Freida Craig of Jeffersonville and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Thursday, Augusts 27, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Jon R. Silveous, pastor at the Good Hope United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Brown’s Chapel Cemetery near Clarksburg.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Hope United Methodist Church, c/o Penny Johnson, 4652 Miami Trace Road-SW, Washington C.H., Ohio  43160.

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LARRY VINCENT JOHNSON

LARRY V. JOHNSONLarry Vincent Johnson, 66, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Monday, August 17, 2015, at 3:21 a.m. at the Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe where he had been a patient the past week.

Larry was born June 10, 1949, in Paintsville, KY to David and Marjorie Venus Salyers Johnson.  He was a 1968 graduate of Miami Trace High School and lived most of his life in New Holland and Washington Court House where he was a retired carpenter.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of O.E. Hardway Post #3762 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Garry D. Johnson.

He is survived by his wife, the former Eileen Deanna Nichols whom he married December 21, 2013; three children, Jessica Dean and her husband, Josiah, of Xenia, Ashley Johnson of Kettering and Jason Johnson and his girlfriend, Ashley Smith, of Washington Court House; three grandchildren, Cameron and Taylor Johnson and  Aliah Dean; four sisters, Rosemary See of New Holland, Cherrie Reed and her husband, Robert, and Terri LeMaster, all of Washington Court House and Donna Knisley and her husband, Craig, of  Leesburg; a sister-in-law, Jane Johnson of Washington Court House and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Thursday, August 20, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with John Pfeifer, minister at the Gathering Place Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the New Holland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Thursday from 11 a.m. until time of the service.

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JOHN C. (JACK) STOKES

John C. (Jack) Stokes, 94, of New Holland, Ohio died Thursday, August 13, 2015, at 3:25 a.m. at his home.

Jack was born November 12, 1920, in Mount Union, PA and was the son of Clarence James and Mabel Blanche Stewart Stokes.  He lived his younger life in Pennsylvania, was a graduate of Penn Township High School in Nixon, PA and moved to New Holland on June 1, 1954.

He was a maintenance supervisor at PPG Industries in Circleville for over 25 years before his retirement in 1988.  He also had worked at the General Electric Lamp Plant in Circleville.  He formerly had served on the Selective Service draft boards in Butler, PA and Pickaway County, OH.

He was a member of the New Holland United Methodist Church; New Holland Lodge F & AM # 392 and served in the United States Navy during World War II.  He thoroughly enjoyed working in his yard and garden.

He was preceded in death by his two daughters, Nancy Jean Holloway on July 10, 2012, and her husband, Paul F. Holloway on Dec. 15, 2010, and a Carol Sue Arnold on Oct. 28, 2007, and a brother and sister-in-law, Donald J. and Doris Stokes.

Jack is survived by his wife, the former Jean Allison whom he married October 27, 1941; four grandchildren, Mark Holloway and his wife, Susan, of New Holland, Lori Wehner,  Army Stump and her husband, John, and April Arnold and her fiancée, Marion Blake, all of Washington Court House; four great grandchildren, Christopher Wehner and his wife, Tori, of Washington Court House, Bradley Holloway of New Holland,  Sarah Holloway Day and her husband, D.J. of Loveland and Lindsey Nicole Stump of Washington Court House; a son-in-law, Howard Arnold of Washington Court House and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Saturday, August 15, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with the Rev. Dr. Michael B. Thompson, pastor at the New Holland United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in New Holland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home in New Holland from 12 Noon Saturday until time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Holland United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs.  Nikki Sheets, 154 East Front Street, New Holland, Ohio  43145.

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WILLIAM A. PENTZER

William A. Pentzer, 73, of Washington C.H. died Tuesday, August 4, 2015, at 3:20 p.m. at the Select Specialty Hospital in Columbus where he had been a patient since July 31.  He had been in failing health several years.

Bill was born February 12, 1942, in Dayton, Ohio to William Eberly and Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Wehner Pentzer.  He was a 1961 graduate of Dayton Chaminade High School.  He moved to Washington Court House from West Carrollton in 1960.

He was a medic in the U.S. Air Force and was a veteran of the Vietnam War.  He retired in 1983 after serving 22 years in the Air Force.   He later was a custodian at the First Presbyterian Church.

Bill devoted his life to the Boy Scouts and served as a troop leader for over 40 years.  He had served as scout master in Germany, the Ohio Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Orphans’ Home in Xenia and was longtime scout master of Troop #112 (now Troop #5112) at the First Presbyterian Church in Washington Court House.  He was the recipient of the Silver Beaver Award and the Vigil Honor of the Order of the Arrow, both of which are the highest honors bestowed on volunteers by the Boy Scouts of America.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Bill is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Michael E. and Evelyn Pentzer of Washington Court House, three nieces, Kimberly Brady and her husband, Jim, of Washington Court House, Jennifer Jones and her husband, Richard (Skip), of Clarksburg and Dawn Pentzer of Bloomingburg; six great nieces, Morgan, Mallory and Macy Pentzer, Lauren and Emily Jones and Allison Brady and special friends, Larry Bishop, John Rowe, Ed Nungester, Sam Wray and Roger Kirkpatrick.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, August 13, 2015, at 7 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington C.H. with Danny Dodds, minister at the Greenfield Church of Christ, officiating.  Burial of the cremains will be at a later date in St. Colman Catholic Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday, August 13, 2015, from 5 p.m. until time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Boy Scout Troop #5112, c/o John Pickelheimer, 823 Washington Avenue, Washington Court House.

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SHANE CARL WILLIAM LANGLEY

Shane Carl William Langley, 43, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Sunday, August 2, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. at Mount Carmel West in Columbus where he had been a patient two weeks.

Shane was born March 11, 1972, in Washington Court House, Ohio to William Curtis and Joyce Mary Jaeckels Langley.  He was a 1991 graduate of Miami Trace High School and attended DeVry University.  He lived most of his life in this community.

He formerly had been office manager for Jason Langley Realty.  He enjoyed technology and was active in computer repair and programming and software design.

Shane was a member of St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church.  He was an avid gun collector and gun maker and was a member of the NRA, Duck’s Unlimited and loved following politics.   He was a regular blood donor and enjoyed helping people in any way he could.

He was preceded in death by his mother in 2010; a brother, Shawn William Langley in 1999; his grandparents, William and Josephine Jaeckels and John and Charlene Langley and an uncle, Keith R. Jaeckels.

Shane is survived by his father, William Curtis Langley of Washington Court House; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

The funeral will be held Thursday, August 6, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Pastor James A. Kiger, Jr. officiating.   Burial will follow in the St. Colman Catholic Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to American Red Cross of South Central Ohio, 143 South 30th Street, Newark, Ohio 43055.

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MISSIE WHITE

Missie White, 90, of Washington Court House, Ohio, died Monday, July 27, 2015, at 6:25 a.m. at Carriage Court Assisted Living.

Missie was born September 26, 1924, in Batesville, Texas, to Lewis Oliver and Emma Pickens Caldwell.  She was a 1942 graduate of Batesville High School and received a degree in business in 1945 from the University of Texas.  Upon marriage, she moved to Washington Court House in 1946.

She formerly worked in the office of the Governor of the State of Texas.  She was the first person in Washington Court House to operate a nursery school which she did for fourteen years from her home.

Missie was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and was a past president of the Washington Lioness Club.

She married Joseph E. White on March 22, 1946.  He preceded her in death on June 14, 2012.  She was also preceded by four brothers and three sisters.

Missie is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Marty White of Cincinnati and a daughter, Chérie White of Zanesville.

The funeral will be Thursday, July 30, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the Grace United Methodist Church,  officiating.  Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 12 Noon Thursday until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, 301 East Market Street, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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BYRON BRIGGS STINSON, M.D.

Byron Briggs Stinson, M.D., 94, of Clarksburg, Ohio passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015, at 3:19 p.m. at National Church Residences in Chillicothe where he had been residing since November 1, 2014.

Dr. Stinson was born May 24, 1921, in New Holland, Ohio to McKinley and Anna Lee Briggs Stinson.  He was a graduate of Lakewood (Ohio) High School and received his bachelor’s degree, medical doctor degree and master of medical science from The Ohio State University. Following his internship at Mt. Carmel, he lived most of his life in the New Holland and Clarksburg communities, except for a brief period in 1951-52 when he lived in Albuquerque.

He was a medical doctor and formerly had a medical practice in Clarksburg.  He then became a psychiatrist and served on the faculty at The Ohio State University until his retirement in 1986.  Following his retirement, he was a psychiatrist at the Scioto Paint Valley Mental Health Center until 2006.

Dr. Stinson was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha medical honorary; was a World War II veteran of the United States Marine Corps and later was a colonel and flight surgeon in the Air Force Reserves.  He was a member of the New Holland Post #8041 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He was an avid horseman and polo player.  He established the Austin Dirty Shirts polo team; organized a cavalry unit during the Civil War Centennial and was invited and rode with the Mexican Cavalry.  He also had numerous published articles.

He married Eleanor Marie Manly on March 9, 1946.  She preceded him in death on March 2, 2012.  He was also preceded by a daughter, Bethany Stinson Stevenson; two daughters-in-law, Teresa Stinson and Cinda Stinson; a granddaughter, Katherine Stevenson; a brother, Dr. Dustin Stinson; a sister, Anne Jane Stinson and his daughter Melany’s longtime companion, Trygve Lonnebotn.

Dr. Stinson is survived by a daughter, Melany Stinson Newby of Columbus, Ohio two sons, Richard B. Stinson of Washington Court House and Manly Stinson and his wife, Connie, of Frankfort; a son-in-law, Dr. John Stevenson of Reynoldsburg; seven grandchildren, Shannon West, David (Kori) Stevenson, Sarah (Kala) Radl, Brandt (Nicole) Stinson, Rachel (Steve) Greene, Byron R. (Kennedy Wagner) Stinson and Erica (Keith) Gehres; nine great grandchildren, Ella and Ava West, Katherine and John Thomas Stevenson, Audrey Grace, Stella Marie and Asher Byron Stinson, Fenrir Radl and Addison Gehres; a sister-in-law, Marilyn J. Stinson of Circleville; his former wife, Mary Ellen Asher Stinson Schwart and other extended family members.

The funeral will be Saturday, August 1, 2015, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with family members offering remembrances.  Burial will follow in the New Holland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home in New Holland from 11 a.m. Saturday until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Byron, Anne and Dustin Stinson Family Scholarship Fund #482143, The Ohio State University Foundation, 1480 West Lane Avenue, Columbus, Ohio  43221.

www.kirkpatrickfuneralhome.com.

RUSSELL E. OBERSCHLAKE

Russell E. Oberschlake, 79, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Friday, July 24, 2015, at 8:31 a.m. at his home.  He had been in failing health.

Russell was born October 17, 1935, in Adams County, Ohio to Hugh E. and Alma R. Hilterbran Oberschlake,  He moved to this community in 1948 from Highland County.  He was a 1954 graduate of Washington High School.

Before his retirement, he was a salesman for the Dr. Heinz Feed Company in Bloomingburg.

He was a member of Washington C.H. Lodge #129 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks; the New Holland Lions Club; Fayette County Commission on Aging and was a member and past master of Bloomingburg Lodge F. & A.M. #449.  He served in the United States Marine Corps and was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in New Holland.

Russell was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, Mary Elizabeth Oberschlake and a brother Joseph R. Oberschlake.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Ann Welty whom he married July 2, 1957; a daughter and son-in-law, Amy Beth and Terry Curry of Mount Sterling; a brother and sister-in-law, Wendell and Loretta Oberschlake of Bucyrus; a sister-in-law, Donna Oberschlake of Trenton, Ohio; four nephews, William and Robert Oberschlake of Trenton and Michael and Scott Oberschlake of Georgia; three aunts and several cousins.

The funeral will be Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 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 Bloomingburg Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 5-7 p.m. where a Masonic service, which is open to the public, will be held at 7 p.m.  A Lions Club service will immediately follow the Masonic service.

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

www.kirkpatrickfuneralhome.com

 

CARMEN CRUSE DAILY

Carmen Lorraine Cruse Daily, 50, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. at her home.  Her death was sudden and unexpected.

Carmen was born May 16, 1965, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Clarence and Louise Peters Cruse.  She was a 1983 graduate of Washington Senior High School and, except for ten years in Madison County, had lived most of his life in Washington Court House.

She had formerly been a dental technician at the London Correction Institute and currently was a home health care provider.

Carmen was a member of the Harvest Life Assemblies of God Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Candace L. Daugherty and her husband, Jason, of London, Ohio and Betsy Daily of Washington Court House; an adopted son, Curtis Conley, Jr. and his wife, Tina, of Huber Heights, Ohio; three grandchildren, Chase and Aliyah Daugherty and Lucian Conley; her parents, Clarence and Louise Cruse of Washington Court House; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Clifford and Marti Cruse of Jacksonville, FL: and Christopher and Nola Cruse of Washington Court House; a sister and brother-in-law, Crystal and Troy Monroe of Washington Court House and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

The funeral will be Friday, July 24, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington C.H. with the Rev. Christopher Conley, pastor at the Harvest Life Assemblies of God Church, officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from noon until time of the service.

www.kirkpatrickfuneralhome.com

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