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MARY EVELYN RHOADS THEVENIN

Mary Evelyn Rhoads Thevenin, 67, of Jamestown, Ohio died Sunday, September 25, 2016, at 3:08 a.m. at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton where she had been a patient since September 19.  She had been in failing health

She was born January 5, 1947, in Jacksonville, FL to Carl Melvin and (Alma) Emogean Carr Rhoads. She lived her younger life in Good Hope and was a 1964 graduate of Miami Trace High School.  She moved to Jamestown in 2004 from Virginia.

Mary was formerly a real estate agent.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Scott Minnery; two sisters, Pat Smith and Dorothy Jean Rhoads and a niece, Tricia Smith.

Mary is survived by her husband of 30 years, Terrance Lee Thevenin; two daughters, Lisa Miller and Mindy Thevenin and her partner, Christina Charles; two grandchildren, Phoebe and Elijah Thevenin, all of Jamestown and a brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Alice Rhoads of Good Hope.

Cremation took place. A private family service, with burial of the cremains in Good Hope Cemetery, will be held at a later date.

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

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SANDRA KAY COLTER

Sandra Kay Colter, 61, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at 11:55 a.m. at the Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe.

Sandra was born October 24, 1954, in Pickaway Co., Ohio to Holly P. and Alberta Louise Glass Showalter.  She lived most of her life in Ross County before moving to Washington Court House in 2015.

She loved to sew and garden and enjoyed being with her grandchildren, whom she helped to rear.

Sandra was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Dillon Colter; two brothers, Max and Pete Showalter and three sisters, Carolyn, Ruth and Janet.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Thomas Dale Colter; three children, Christina Colter of Columbus, Thomas Colter, Jr. of Washington Court House, and Angel Colter of Washington Court House; seven grandchildren, Zackery, Jonathan, Breanna, Desiree and Shyanne Colter, Dustin Blair and Tamara Beauman; one great granddaughter, Isabelle Blair; a brother, Chuck Showalter of Washington Court House; a sister, Darlene Showalter of Washington Court House and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be held Sunday, October 2, 2016, at the convenience of the family.

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

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FLORENCE IMOGENE OVERLY

Florence Imogene Overly, 84, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at 2:45 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House.

Mrs. Overly was born September 18, 1932, in Fayette County, Ohio to Raymond Alfred and Florence Marie Cox Sword.  She lived most of her life in this community.

She had formerly worked at the Mt. Sterling Fence Company and had been a waitress at the Plaza Restaurant in Fayette County.

Mrs. Overly was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Roy Mallow and William Robinson; an infant daughter, Cheryl Mallow and three sisters, Doris Bobst, Mary Knisley and Betty Huff.

Mrs. Overly is survived by her husband, Glenn Edward Overly whom she married November 17, 1979; two sons, Bill Mallow of Washington Court House and Bob Mallow of California, several grandchildren and great grandchildren; two brothers, Raymond Edward Sword of London and Gerald Ray (Betty) Sword of Samantha; nine sisters, Joan (Bill) Howland of Greenfield, Geraldine Day and Linda (William) Beers, of Springfield, Shirley Metzger of Minnesota, Lois Keck and Edith (Richard) Bagus of Columbus, Gloria (Thomas) Henderson and Carolyn (Michael) Long of Washington Court House and Florence Miller of Hillsboro and numerous nieces and nephews.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation took place.  There will be no visitation or service.  Burial of the cremains will be at a later date in the Milledgeville-Plymouth Cemetery.

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

www.kirkpatrickfuneralhome.com

DANNY LEE LOWE

Danny Lee Lowe, 59, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Sunday, September 18, 2016, at 5:37 p.m. at his home while surrounded by his family following a five month battle with cancer.

He was born June 2, 1957, in Columbus, Ohio to Virgil Ellis and Wanda Aileen Smith Lowe.  He was a 1975 graduate of Miami Trace High School and was a lifelong resident of this community.

Danny and his father formerly owned Lowe’s Crane and Lowe’s Welding. Danny then owned and operated his own business, Lowe Lighting & Sound which was a staple of this community for over 40 years.  He provided sound, lighting and many other services to schools, churches, fairgrounds and theaters across the state of Ohio.  He won several awards for his talents, including a regional Emmy.  He was also the lighting operator for the Columbus Blue Jackets, a job he loved and shared with his daughter, Becca.

He was a talented musician and singer who could pick up any instrument and figure out how to play it, but he loved playing the drums his entire life.

Danny was a member of Fayette Lodge F & AM #107 and attended Grace Community Church.  He knew everyone and everyone knew him, and was considered a great friend by many.

He was preceded in death by father in 1979, and a sister, Vicki (Lowe) Arnold, in 2014.

Danny is survived by his wife, the former Beanie Cross, whom he married January 19, 1985; two daughters, Becca Golden and her husband, Sean, of Worthington, Ohio and Katie Lowe of Washington Court House; his mother, Wanda Lowe of Washington Court House; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Don Arnold, Terry Cross, Kris Cross and Terry Zipay; an aunt, Bev Smith of Springfield, Ohio; nieces and nephews, Abby and Ben Arnold, Teresa Cross and Tim Sannes; cousins, Pam (Bruce) Gothard, Sharon (Carl) Hutzel and Brad (Sue) Smith as well as many special friends and his granddog, Rigby.

The funeral will be Thursday, September 22, 2016, at  10 a.m. at the Grace Community Church, 525 Glenn Avenue, Washington Court House, with Pastor Jay Lucas, minister at the church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church Wednesday from 4-8 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.

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

www.kirkpatrickfuneralhome.com

EDITH MAE STEWART

Edith Mae Stewart, 94, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Sunday, September 18, 2016, at 5 a.m. at the Court House Manor Nursing Home where she had been a resident since 2010.

Edith was born September 20, 1921, in New Holland, Ohio to George Marion and Artie Mae Doyle Stewart.  Except for five years in Georgia, she lived most of her life in this community.

She worked in the slitting department at National Cash Register for 22 years and then as an aide at the Orient State Institute for 12 years.

Edith attended the Heritage Memorial Church of Christ in Christian Union.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Marion (Pell) Stewart and Manley Stewart; two sisters, Gladys Lininger and Belva (Tooty) Stevens and several half-brothers and half-sisters.

Edith is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Gary L. and Judy McCoy of New Holland; two grandchildren, Gabrian Zwemke and her husband, Rod, of Hoschton, GA and Wade McCoy of Atlanta, GA; four great grandchildren, Addison, Dane and Shea Zwemke and Elle McCoy; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Geneva Stewart of Washington Court House; a half-sister, Jerry Doyle of Washington Court House and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Monday, September 26, 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 the New Holland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House one hour prior to the service on Monday.

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EVELYN M. JACOBS

Evelyn M. Jacobs, 80, of New Holland, died Saturday, September 17, 2016, at 5:37 p.m. shortly after arrival at the Adena Greenfield Medical Center.

Evelyn was born August 13, 1936, in Ross County, Ohio to Maderia and Marie Jean Alexander Ater and was reared by Harold and Jean Speakman.  She was a 1955 graduate of New Holland High School and lived most of her life in Ross and Pickaway Counties.

She was formerly a bookkeeper for several area businesses and also had worked in retail sales.

Evelyn was a member of the New Holland United Methodist Church.  She was an avid bowler and was on several women’s bowling leagues.  She loved to quilt and cross stitch and was an enthusiastic sports fan.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Rhett Stark in 2010 and a sister and brother-in-law, Patsy and John Felmet.

Evelyn, who was a breast cancer survivor,  is survived by her husband, Russell L. (Sonny) Jacobs, Jr. whom she married January 14, 1956; two daughters, Kim Jacobs of Louisville, KY and Kathy (Roger Shafer) Stark of Greenfield; seven grandchildren, Kari Whalen, Kyle (Cari) Whalen, Stefani (James) Whalen-Davis, Holley (Bryan) Boka, Jeffrey (Bianca) Ritenour, Ryan (Andrea) Stark and Rebekah (Daniel) Allen; 13 great grandchildren; a brother, Robert Ater of Greenfield; two sisters, Barbara and Evelena; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Judy and David Sheridan of Chillicothe; several nieces and nephews and her dog, Missy.

The funeral will be Thursday, September 22, 2016, at 2 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with the Rev. Brian Dunham, pastor at the New Holland United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the New Holland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home in New Holland Wednesday from 4-8 p.m.

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

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RODNEY ALAN RICH

Rodney Alan Rich, 90, of Hilliard, Ohio passed away at his home while surrounded by his family on Friday, September 16, 2016, at 4:05 p.m. following a long and fulfilling life.

Rodney was born August 21, 1926, in Cincinnati, Ohio to Alfred A. and Alice Benefield Rich and was lovingly reared by his mother, Alice, and step-father, Ben Engeln.  He was a 1944 graduate of Stivers High School in Dayton and received a bachelor of business administration from the University of Dayton in 1950.  He had lived most of his life in Fayette County before moving to Hilliard in December 2013.

He formerly had owned and operated Rich Motor Sales in Greenfield and The Sports Center in Washington Court House.

Rodney was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and was a past president of the Greenfield Rotary Club.  He served in the United State Army during World War II.  He was an avid pilot and was past president of the Fayette County Pilots Association.  He was also a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.   He likewise was a motorcycle enthusiast and was past president of the Ohio Chapter of the American Motorcycle Association.  He was a community volunteer and particularly enjoyed giving motorcycle and airplane rides to youth, especially those in the Christian Record Braille Foundation.

He is survived by his wife, the former Bette Steinkamp whom he married April 30,1955; three children and their spouses, Stephen and Vicki Rich of Westerville, Susan and Vincent Rakestraw of Upper Arlington and Polly and David VanDyke of Zanesfield, Ohio and seven grandchildren, James and Christopher Rich, Vivian and David Rakestraw and Kyle, Gabe and Sarah VanDyke.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, September 25, 2016, at 3 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the Grace United Methodist Church, officiating.

Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Sunday, September 25, 2016.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, 335 Lexington Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10017-2756 or OhioHealth Hospice, 800 McConnell Drive, Columbus, Ohio  43214.

www.kirkpatrickfuneralhome.com

INA LAVONNA EDWARDS

Ina Lavonna Edwards, 84, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at 12:24 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where she had been a resident since March 24, 2014.

Mrs. Edwards was born August 12, 1932, in Marion, Ohio to Ivan David and Maggie Marie Scott Spires.  She moved to Washington Court House in 1969 from Delaware, Ohio.

She had assisted her husband in the operation of the Sunrise Ohio Valley Janitorial Supply Company.

Mrs. Edwards was a member of the Crossroads Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by five sisters, Dorothy Turner, Margaret Turner, Juanita Cornett, Jenny Albright and Louise Brown.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Roger Edwards, whom she married August 10, 1952; a son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Ruby Edwards of Frankfort, Ohio; two daughters, Kathleen Shulte and her husband, Orlan, of Gerald, MO and Jennifer Louise Edwards of Washington Court House; four grandchildren, Nikole Edwards, Christopher Hurtt and his wife, Allison, Tony Satterfield and C. J. Satterfield; several great grandchildren and a brother and sister-in-law, John and Evelyn Spires of Marion, Ohio.

The funeral will be Thursday, September 8, 2016, at 2 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Todd Maurer, minister at the Crossroads Christian Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Highlawn Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 12:00 noon Thursday until time of the service.

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BARRY WENTZ POWELL

Barry Wentz Powell, 70 of Washington Court House, Ohio, died Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at 9:34 p.m. at the Grant Medical Center in Columbus where he had been a patient since Friday.

Barry was born March 7, 1946, in Columbus, Ohio to Robert Deane and Georgia Mae Chaney Powell.  He was a 1964 graduate of Washington Senior High School and lived most of his life in Washington Court House and Fayette County.

He worked in the shipping department at General Motors in Dayton, Ohio for over 30 years before his retirement in 1998.

Barry had served in the Ohio Army National Guard; was a member of the Ohio Gun Collectors Association and enjoyed buying and selling antiques.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Barry is survived by his wife, the former Cheryl Feuerhelm whom he married June 6, 1965; two sons, Bret (Cheryl) Powell of Washington Court House and Bart (Dorian) Powell of Wilmington; three grandchildren, Erik, Ethan and Emily Powell and a brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Sandy Powell of Cincinnati.

The funeral will be held Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at 10 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Todd Maurer, minister at the Crossroads Christian Church, officiating..   Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Monday from 5-8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Clinton County Special Olympics, 4425 State Route 730, Wilmington, Ohio 45177.

www.kirkpatrickfuneralhome.com

 

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.

www.kirkpatrickfuneralhome.com

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