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Ann Taylor Wilson, 77, of Washington Court House, passed away on October 25, 2014, at her home, surrounded by loving friends, caregivers and her husband.

Ann was born on March 15, 1937, in Columbus, Ohio.

The daughter of R.V. and Louella Taylor, Ann was a 1955 graduate of Washington High School. She attended Rollins College in Winterpark, Fla. and graduated from The Ohio State University in 1960 with a degree in education.

Ann married Hugh Wilson on February 4, 1961 and they recently celebrated their 53rd anniversary. Their 50th anniversary was especially meaningful, marked by a surprise party thrown by family. Ann was a member of the Chi Omega sorority while in college, and was also a member of Alpha Delta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International and Phi Beta Psi.

Ann began her teaching career in the Miami Trace School District at Bloomingburg in 1961, and taught in the school district for 27 years, retiring as a social studies teacher in 1992.

In her younger years, Ann enjoyed world travel, visiting Germany, Italy, Russia, Alaska and the Far East at various times during her life. She also took her entire family on a week-long Disney Cruise to the Caribbean in 2008, which was an especially memorable vacation for her.

She enjoyed travel across the United States throughout her life as well, often driving thousands of miles to see her son and family in various locations, including Roswell, N.M., Topeka, Kan. and Omaha, Neb.

Ann was frequently recognized in the community by her former students, who often went out of their way to offer a warm embrace and share their favorite stories of their time spent with her in the classroom.

Ann was a member of the congregation at Grace United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Hugh, of Washington Court House,  one son, J Taylor Wilson, daughter-in-law Debbie Wilson and granddaughters Bailey and Brielle Wilson, all of Omaha, Neb.

Ann loved visiting (and spoiling) her granddaughters and spending time with her son and daughter-in-law as well. She was especially fond of spending family time at special restaurants and taking her granddaughters on shopping trips while visiting.

Despite being in failing health for much of the last two decades, many friends often commented how resilient she was, despite having experienced several life-threatening health episodes.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Washington Cemetery with John Taylor and Mell Wickensimer 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 the Grace United Methodist Church, 301 East Market Street, or Hospice of Fayette County, 222 North Oakland Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.


Linda Ann Eckle, 76, of Mount Sterling, Ohio died Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at her residence.  Her death was sudden and unexpected.

Linda was born February 19, 1938, in Pickaway County, Ohio near New Holland to Nolan Stookey and Ellen Jean Lewis Eckle.  She was a graduate of New Holland High School and lived most of her life in the New Holland and Mount Sterling communities.

She had formerly worked for the Ohio Bell Telephone Company and AT&T.  Following retirement, she worked at the Mount Sterling Public Library and the Mount Sterling Pharmacy.

She was preceded in death by her mother in 1942; her father in 2002, and her step-mother, F. Virginia (Babe) Eckle in 2012.

Linda is survived by a sister, Diana J. Kirkpatrick Farrens and her husband, Rich, of Washington Court House; a niece, Courtney J. Hagler and her husband, Jimmy, of Bloomingburg; a nephew, Cody W. Kirkpatrick and his wife, Deanne, of New Holland; two great nieces, Alexis Jo and Emma Eileen Hagler; a great nephew, Cole William Kirkpatrick; several cousins; special neighbors, Paul and Nancy Bohn and her beloved cats.

The funeral will be Thursday, October 23, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with the Rev. Jeff Griffith, pastor at the Mount Sterling Church of the Nazarene, officiating.  Burial will follow in New Holland Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cat Welfare Society, 741 Wetmore Road, Columbus, Ohio  43214.



Jacquelyn Sagar Ramsden, 59, of Sabina, Ohio died Monday, October 13, 2014, at 4:53 p.m. at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton where she had been a patient since Wednesday.

Jacci was born July 24, 1955, in Washington Court House, Ohio to John Lawrence and Nancy Lee Hewitt Sagar.   She was a 1973 graduate of Washington Senior High School and received an Associate of Science in Nursing from Morehead State University in 1977.  She lived most of her life in Fayette County and Clinton Counties.

She was a registered nurse.

Jacci was preceded in death by her mother in 1998 and her father in 2002.

She is survived by her husband, Russ Ramsden whom she married March 23, 1992; a step son, R. J. Ramsden of Midland, Ohio; a step daughter, Nena Ramsden of Wilmington; five step grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Janice and Gary Mossbarger of Sabina; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jeff and Rhonda Sagar of Washington Court House and Jon and Diane Sagar of Gahanna; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Sue and LeVern Bock of Sedalia; father-in-law, Russell Ramsden of Las Vegas; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Mike and Shelia Ramsden of Sabina and Tony and Diane Ramsden of Samantha; sister-in-law, Kim Bock of Columbus; two nephews and numerous cousins.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, October 16, 2014, at 6 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Terry A. Martindill officiating.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 p.m. Thursday until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.




Patricia Ann Scott, 85, of Kettering, Ohio died Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at 12:20 a.m. at the Hospice of Dayton where she had been admitted the previous day.  She had been ill since June.

Mrs. Scott was born January 24, 1929, in Cleveland, Ohio to Donald and Jane Masino Gibson.  She was a graduate of Washington High School and moved to Dayton 36 years ago from Washington Court House.

Before her retirement, she was a dental assistant and office manager for Dr. Charles Pfersick and Drs. Bruce and Doug Martin.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Melissa Scott in 1998.

Mrs. Scott is survived by her husband, Harold L. Scott whom she married in 1949; a son and daughter-in-law, Gregory D. and Deborah Scott of Leesburg; a granddaughter, Kristina Bethel of Washington Court House and two great grandchildren, Brooklyn and James Bethel.

Cremation took place.  There will be no visitation or service.

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


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