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JUNE EILEEN PERO

June Eileen Pero, 92, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Monday, August 29, 2016, at 6:02 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where she had been a resident since March 31, 2015.

Mrs. Pero was born May 19, 1924, in Fayette County, Ohio to William Wesley and Clara Mae Morris Montgomery.  She was a graduate of Washington High School and attended The Ohio State University.  She was a lifelong resident of this community.

Mrs. Pero was a stay-at-home mom who did her own canning and loved taking care of her family.

She was a member of the St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church where she sang in the choir and taught catechism.  She was a member of the Women of St. Colman; the Fayette Co. Farm Bureau; the Connor’s Farm Women Club and was a 4-H advisor for over 30 years.

Mrs. Pero was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Joseph Pero on February 14, 2008; an infant son, Mark Robert Pero and a son-in-law, Joseph DelTedesco.

Mrs. Pero is survived by  eight children and their spouses, Terri and Lee Williams of Loveland, CO, Beth DelTedesco of Washington C.H., Francie and Peter Burns of Fort Myers, FL, John and Jannai Pero of Ahwahnee, CA, Marty and Ed Whipps of Pataskala, Susan and Pat Blom of Villa Hills, KY; Dee and Brian Jimenez of Worthington and Kitty and Paul Hedges of Powell, OH; 15 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; a sister, Alice Herrmann of  Ruston, LA and two brothers, Barton Montgomery of Washington C.H. and Robert Montgomery of Worthington.

The funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, September 8, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church by the Rev. Michael Hartge, pastor at the church. Burial will follow in St. Colman Catholic Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church from 9:30 a.m. Thursday, September 8, 2016, until time of the funeral mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio  43229.

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

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MARY M. BURLEY

Mary M. Burley, 71, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Thursday, August 25, 2016, at 6:19 a.m. at Mount Carmel West in Columbus where she had been a patient since Monday.

Mary was born September 30, 1944, in Jackson, MI to Joseph Alfred and Elizabeth (Betty) Eggertson Coon.  She moved to Washington Court House in 2009 from Clearwater Beach, Florida.

She was director of admissions for the Homeless Emergency Project in Clearwater Beach for eight years.

Mary was a dedicated volunteer with numerous community organizations, including the Well at Sunnyside and Loads of Love.  She attended Crossroads Christian Church and was a member of the Kindle Book Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Recupido in 1994, and a sister Linda Southwick.

She is survived by three children and their spouses, Bob and Judy Burley of Leesburg, Russ and Tracy Burley of Holland, MI, Amy (Burley) and Marcus DeBose of Florida; 13 grandchildren, several great grandchildren; her first husband and father of her children, Roger Burley of Jackson, MI and a sister and brother-in-law, Jodi and Dar Parmalee of Tennessee.

Cremation took place.

An informal gathering of family and friends for a time of food and fellowship to celebrate Mary’s life will be held today, Friday, August 26, 2016, at 5 p.m. at the pavilion at Heritage Memorial Church of Christ in Christian Union.

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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JOHN PATRICK HORVATH (Updated)

A memorial service for John Patrick Horvath, 45, of Mill Hall, PA will be held Sunday, August 28, 2016, at 2 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the Grace United Methodist Church, officiating.

John died Monday, May 9, 2016 in Sandusky, Ohio.

He was born October 20, 1970, in Mineral Wells, TX.  He was the son of Thomas G. and Gail Pottle Horvath.

He was a truck driver for Schneider International, Inc. and was assigned to the Harley Davidson Dedicated Division.

He loved the play E U Demons online.

John was preceded in death by his father in January 2016.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Drew and Jasmine Horvath of San Diego, California; a granddaughter, Jade Leilani Hope Horvath; his mother, Gail Horvath of Grove City, Ohio; his biological father and step-mother, Peter and Alison Conyea of Phoenix, AZ; four siblings, Karen Adams and her husband, Nathaniel, of Sunnyvale, CA; Thom Horvath, Matthew Horvath and his wife, Kim, and Scott Horvath and his wife, Cortney, all of Grove City, Ohio; a half-sister, Kathryn Ray and her husband, Phillip, of Phoenix, AZ; several nieces and nephews and many friends, including team driver, Sheila Heckman of Clearfield, PA.

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NORMAN A. TRAPP

Norman A. Trapp, 96, husband of Mary Jo Hyer Trapp, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, died Friday, August 12, 2016, at 7:50 a.m. at his home.

A private graveside service for Mr. Trapp will held in the Brown’s Chapel Cemetery near Clarksburg under the direction  the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland.

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NORMAN A. ARMBRUST

Norman A. Armbrust, 96, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at 12:10 p.m. at Court House Manor.

Norman was born September 8, 1919, in Washington Court House to William Augustus and Rebecca Florence VanGundy Armbrust.  He was a 1937 graduate of Washington High School where he was center on the football team and served as captain his senior year.  He lived most of his life in this community.

He was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps and piloted B-17 Bombers, known as “Flying Fortresses.”  On his 12th mission, his plane was shot down over Germany.  He was captured and taken to Stalag 3-A where he served 22 months as a prisoner of war.

After the war, he returned home where he farmed and worked full time at Armco from where he retired after 30 years of service.

He and his wife, Lorie, worked as a team at the Fayette County Children’s Home, Norman as Superintendent and Lorie as Matron.

Norman was an active member of the McNair Memorial Presbyterian Church where he had been an elder, trustee, youth advisor and Sunday school teacher.  He was a member and past president of the Kiwanis Club of Washington Court House and had received special recognition by the Ohio District of Kiwanis International for membership development.  He was a member of Paul H. Hughey Post #25 of the American Legion and was always an active participant in local Memorial Day ceremonies.   He had served on the Concord Township Board of Education and the Red Cross of Fayette County board of directors.  He was inducted into the Central Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame in 2012 and was honored as a Hometown Hero by the American Red Cross in Fayette County, also in 2012.  He loved Christmas, all sports, particularly football and was a “kid at heart.”

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Jackie, Gene and Harold Richard Armbrust.

Norm is survived by his wife, the former Lorie Merritt whom he married June 30, 1945; a daughter and son-in-law, Marjorie and David Ellen of Nine Miles Falls, WA; two sons, Greg Armbrust and his wife, Lillian of Stockton, CA and Gary Armbrust of Washington Court House; three grandchildren, Heather Uribe,  Adam (Danyel) Ellen, and Scott Grayson; five great grandchildren; a sister, Rebecca Thompson of Washington Court House; two sisters-in-law, Rosemary Armbrust of Anderson, IN and Carol Merritt of Middletown, Ohio and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Monday, August 15, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Steven A. Watters, pastor at the McNair Memorial Presbyterian Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 2-5 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the McNair Memorial Presbyterian Church, c/o Susan Speck, 219 East Circle Avenue; Hospice of Fayette County, Inc., 222 North Oakland Avenue, the Kiwanis Club of Washington Court House, c/o Roger Kirkpatrick, 554 Washington Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160 or the American Red Cross in Fayette County, 995 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio  43205.

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JOLENE MIRANDA YAHN

Jolene Miranda Yahn, 30, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at 11:08 p.m. at The Ohio State University Hospital East in Columbus where she had been a patient since July 30.

Jolene was born February 28, 1986, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Charles Michael and Katherine Kay Beverly Yahn.  She lived most of her life in this community where she was a crew member at Taco Bell.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Hazel and Kennard Beverly, Jr.; an aunt, Connie Haines and a nephew, Charles Drendyn Yahn.

Jolene is survived by her parents, Charles Michael and Katherine Yahn; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles Jordan and Tessa Yahn; niece, Ta’Kyia Yahn; nephew, Kayden Penwell; paternal grandparents, Charles Francis and Arbra Yahn; favorite aunt, Karen K. Poole and her husband, Dwayne, and her special friend, Ashley Miller, all of Washington Court House.

The funeral will be Monday, August 8, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Chris Conley, pastor at the Harvest Life Assembly of God, officiating.  Burial will follow in Highlawn Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Monday.

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PEGGY LOUISE ENGLISH

Peggy Louise English, 76, of Spartanburg, SC, died Sunday, July 31, 2016, at 8:44 p.m. at her residence.

She was born November 7, 1939, in Ross County, Ohio to Herbert Carlton (Bill) and Louise Nevin Riley.  She was a graduate of Wayne High School in Good Hope and lived most of her life in Fayette County before moving to Spartanburg in 1981.

Before her retirement, she was a clerk at the Spartanburg County Health Department.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Edwin English on January 25, 1997, and a brother-in-law, Walter Butcher.

Peggy is survived by three sons, Eric E. English and his wife, Kimberly, of Moore, SC, Andrew R. English of Salisbury, NC and William W. English and his wife, Angie of Daytona, FL; a granddaughter, Sarah Nicole English of Moore, SC; a sister, Jean Butcher of Frankfort, KY; an aunt, Jessie Hinshaw of Piketon, OH; three nephews and several cousins.

The funeral will be Saturday, August 6, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the Good Hope United Methodist Church with Otis Wagner officiating. Burial will follow in the Good Hope Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church from 11 a.m. Saturday until time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Spartanburg Regional Hospice or the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute, 101 East Wood Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303.

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

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JOHN W. (DOC) RICHARDS, D.D.S.

John W. (Doc) Richards, D.D.S., 94, of Sebring, Florida, formerly of Washington Court House, Ohio left this world on Monday, July 18, 2016, in Sebring.

Dr. Richards was born March 9, 1922, in Warren, Ohio and was a graduate of Kent State University and The Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry where he was a member of Psi Omega dental fraternity.

He formerly practiced dentistry in Washington Court House and was a member of the Rehwinkle Dental Society and served as its president in 1958 and 1959.  He also was a farmer.

Dr. Richards was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church; Fayette Lodge F. & A.M. #107 and the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Ohio.  He served as a second lieutenant in the U. S. Navy during World War II and was a member of Paul H. Hughey Post #25 of the American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Phyllis Anne Craver Richards on September 30, 1990; a brother, Fred (Fuzz) Richards and two sisters, Virginia and Irene.

Dr. Richards is survived by his wife of 24 years, Ann Benn Richards; three stepsons, Richard, Patrick and David Benn and their spouses and eight grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at 1 p.m. 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.

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ROBERT HOWARD BAKER

Robert Howard Baker, 93, a longtime resident of Washington Court House, Ohio passed away peacefully in his sleep Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at 2 a.m. at Carriage Court Assisted Living where he had been since July 15.

He was born January 28, 1923, on a large dairy farm in Bourbon, IN to Walter Samuel and Hallie Gates Baker. He moved to Washington Court House in 1975 from Wabash, IN.

Robert retired from Morman Manufacturing Company in Quincy, IL after 35 years as a management executive.

For the next eight years following his retirement, he enjoyed painting and staining for local homebuilders, often with his wife, Rachel, at his side helping him.

He also enjoyed visiting with his family, country music of all types, gardening, fishing and especially being helpful to others.

On July 7, 1946, he married (Frances) Rachel Baker.  She preceded him in death on September 19, 2008.  He was also preceded by a son, Dr. William Lloyd Baker on June 20, 1997, and eight siblings, Stanley, Ralph, James, Ruth, Helen, Nancy, Phyllis and Martha.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Dennis Carl and Amie Baker of Cincinnati; six grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

The funeral will be Saturday, July 30, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House. with the Rev. Joe Duvall officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio  43229.

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RONALD "RONNIE" LANGLEY

Ronald (Ronnie) Langley, 75, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Sunday, July 24, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. at Mount Carmel West in Columbus where he had been a patient since July 14.

Ronnie was born October 22, 1940, in Pike County, Ohio to John Wesley and Charlene Elizabeth Eleanor Taylor Langley.   He lived most of his life in this community.

Before his retirement, he had been a farmer and construction worker.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Robin R. Cowman in 2007, two sons, Donald and Ronald Langley in 2006, and a brother, William C. Langley in 2016.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Pierre Sweeney of New Holland; 12 grandchildren, several great grandchildren; his close friend, Virginia Iams of Washington Court House; six siblings and their spouses, John and Beverly Langley, Fannie Langley and her husband, Richard Uszak, Roy and Carol Langley, Robert and Carol Langley and Harry and Dona Langley, all of Washington Court House and Doris and Jim Rowland of New Holland and numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the Grace United Methodist Church, officiating.   Cremation will follow the service.

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

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