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WILLIAM CURTIS LANGLEY

William Curtis Langley, 73, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Saturday, April 30, 2016, at 9:57 p.m. at Fayette County Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient nine days.

Bill was born August 15, 1943, in Fayette 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 lab technician at Anheuser-Busch in Columbus for 37 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Joyce Mary Jaeckels on April 12, 2010, and two sons, Shawn William Langley on September 3, 1999, and Shane Carl William Langley on August 12, 2015.

Bill is survived by seven siblings and their spouses, John and Beverly Langley, Fannie Langley and her husband, Richard Uszak, Ronnie Langley, 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 held Wednesday, May 4, 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.   Burial will follow in the St. Colman Catholic Cemetery.

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

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

www.kirkpatrickfuneralhome.com

BETTY JANE JUSTICE (Updated)

Betty Jane Justice, 91, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Wednesday, April 26, 2016,  at 6:40 p.m. at Carriage Court Assisted Living where she had been residing since January 21, 2004.

Mrs. Justice was born October 9, 1924, in Madison Mills, Ohio to Frank Thomas and Laura Alice Cooper Piatt.  She lived most of her life in New Holland and Washington Court House.

She was a licensed practical nurse and had formerly worked at Fayette County Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Justice was a member of the New Holland Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Oscar E. Gire in 1944, and Nelson B. Justice, Sr. in 2005; a daughter, Sarah Alice (Sally) Gire Justice; a son-in-law, H. Robert (Rob) Rowe; nine brothers and three sisters.

Mrs. Justice is survived by a daughter, Sharon Jo  (Gire Justice) Rowe of East Liverpool, OH; a son, Nelson B. Justice, Jr. and his wife, Yvonne, of Palmetto, FL;  seven grandsons and their spouses; H. Phillip and Julie Rowe, Robert Aaron and Renae Rowe, Timothy Lee Rowe; Nelson B. and Lynn Justice, III, William Asher and Tina Justice, Tyler Cameron Justice and Nathan Prescott Justice; nine great grandchildren; a sister, Donna Cheney of Washington Court House and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held Saturday, May 14, 2016, at 11:30 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 New Holland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday, May 14, 2016, from 10:30 a.m. until time of the service.

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

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RICHARD CARROLL BENNETT

Richard Carroll Bennett, 78, of Sabina, Ohio died Monday, April 18, 2016, at 7:53 p.m. at Clinton Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Bennett was born May 26, 1937, in Fayette County, Ohio to Arlo and Mildred Rinehart Bennett.

He was a retired fence builder.

Mr. Bennett was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Leroy and Robert Bennett and a sister, Betty Justice.

He is survived by five children and their spouses, Jodi and Randy Graves of Sabina, Kevin and Kim Bennett of Sinking Springs, Doug Bennett of Sabina, Kathy and Chuck Richards of Jamestown and Teresa and Johnnie Roberts of Bellbrook; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; three brothers, Norman Bennett of Washington Court House, Roger Bennett and his wife, Phyllis, of Sabina and James Bennett of Tennessee and two sisters, Shirley Elzey of Blanchester and Dorothy Clark of Frankfort.

The funeral will be Thursday, April 21, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.  Burial will follow in the Milledgeville-Plymouth Cemetery.

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

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BARBARA ELLEN HUTCHINSON

Barbara Ellen Hutchison, 73, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Thursday, April 14, 2016, at 3:30 p.m. at Mount Carmel West in Columbus where she had been a patient two days.  She had been in failing health the past year.

Mrs. Hutchison was born January 11, 1943, in Fayette County, Ohio to William and Mettie Clay Leisure.  She was a 1961 graduate of Washington High School and lived most of her life in this community.

She had worked as a supervisor at Sugar Creek Packing Company for 12 years before becoming a nursing home aide.  She then worked at McDonald’s in Washington Court House for 20 years.

She was a member of South Side Church of Christ.

Mrs. Hutchison was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Ruth Anders, Gladys Vandergriff, Garnet Armstrong and Ann McCollister and three brothers, George, Carl and Ralph Leisure.

She is survived by her husband, Edgar Eugene Hutchinson, whom she married September 5, 1961; two children and their spouses, Cheryl Geddes and her husband, Charles (Rick), and Phillip Hutchinson and his wife, Amy, all of Washington Court House; five grandchildren, Ryan (Andrea) Geddes, Cassandra (A.J.) Shope, Matthew (Shonna) Geddes, Noah Hutchinson and Sarah Hutchinson; two great grandchildren, Ryker and McKenna Geddes and a brother, Ronald Leisure.

The funeral will be Monday, April 18, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Danny Dodds, minister at the Greenfield Church of Christ, officiating.  Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery with Mike Cade, minister at the Landmark Christian Church in Chillicothe, presiding.

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

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GENEVA COUNTRYMAN WASHBURN

Geneva Countryman Washburn, 90, of Washington Court House, Ohio went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at 9:52 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 2016, at her home while surrounded by her loving family.

Geneva was born December 31, 1925, at the family home on Route 50 near Bainbridge in Ross County, Ohio to Eli Andrew and Jessie Myers Countryman.  She lived most of her life in this community.

In her younger years, she had worked at the shoe factory in Greenfield.

She loved flowers, especially her roses.  Geneva was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by a great grandson, Ashton Rowe; her parents and nine siblings, Dora Penwell, Ada Wilkins, Nellie McBee, Curt, Lawrence, William, George, James and Herb Countryman.

Geneva is survived by her loving husband, Fay Junior Washburn whom she married February 12, 1945; their children, Jimmie Wayne Washburn, Rebecca Rowe and her husband, Larry E., and Tonya Tuttle and her husband, Jerry, all of Washington Court House; four grandchildren, Brian (Teresa) Rowe of Washington C.H., Scott (Melissa) Rowe of Belgrade, MN, Dawn (Allen) Dawson of Washington C.H. and Mindy Willis of Sabina; ten great grandchildren; a sister, Josephine Faulkner of Valdosta, GA; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Eleanor Priest, Ann and Merrill Kaufman, Bonnie and Richard Benson; several nieces, nephews and her extended family, Kathy Barden, Diane Matticks and family and many other good friends, neighbors and her little pug dog, Tiffany.

The funeral will be Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with her nephew, Marland Penwell and Hospice Chaplain Jeff Davis officiating.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 4-7 p.m.

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

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RICHARD E. SMITH

Richard E. Smith, 96, of Washington Court House, Ohio passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at 8:25 a.m. at Carriage Court Assisted Living following a brief illness.

He was born March 6, 1920, in Washington Court House, Ohio to William and Mae Passmore Smith.   After spending his primary and elementary years at Sunnyside School, he graduated from Washington High School in 1938.  He was a lifelong resident of Fayette County and resided the vast majority of that time at 623 South Main Street.

He proudly served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II and saw action in the European Theatre of Operation.

Mr. Smith was employed by the Dayton Power and Light Company for more than 40 years.  He began his work there as a meter reader and retired as a draftsman in the natural gas division.

He was active in the community where he was a member of St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church and past commander of Paul H. Hughey Post #25 of the American Legion.  He had formerly served as chairman of the Fayette County Democratic Party.

Richard had many fond memories of life, including time with his parents and his favorite uncles, Emmett and John.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Betty Anne Columbo, in 1994.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jean (Howard) Smith; a son, Dr. James Smith, and his wife, Dr. Connie Ruhl-Smith, of Aberdeen, South Dakota.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Dale Reno and the care giving teams at both Carriage Court and Court House Manor for their excellent treatment and guardianship.  Richard’s friends, Clyde and Glenda Fyffe, also continued to offer support and loving care throughout his final years, something that Richard and Jean both cherished.

A service will be held Saturday, April 9, 2016, at 3 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Father William Hahn, pastor at St. Colman of  Cloyne Catholic Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Colman Catholic Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

Memorials may be made to either the St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church, 219 South North Street or the First Baptist Church, 301 East East Street of Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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DORIS RUTH JENKINS WEBER

Doris Ruth Jenkins Weber, 91, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. at the home of her daughter and son-law, Kathryn and James Elliott in Harrison, Ohio where Doris had been residing the past two weeks.

Mrs. Weber was born April 17, 1924, at Oak Hill in Jackson County, Ohio to Hulbert L. and Ethel C. Woolum Silvey.  She lived in Washington Court House from 1969 to 1981. She also lived in Clinton, Franklin and Union Counties, before returning to Washington Court House from Florida in 1991.

Mrs. Weber had formerly been a secretary for the Farm Bureau in Columbus and a financial secretary and treasurer at the Marysville United Methodist Church.

She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and the Fayette County Commission on Aging where she had served on the board of trustees.

Mrs. Weber was preceded in death by first husband, Thomas D. Jenkins on September 14, 1969, and by her second husband, Robert Carl Weber, on November 28, 1997 and by five brothers, Gerald, Kenneth, Mervin, Rexford and John Silvey.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn and James Elliott of Harrison, Ohio, a son, James D. Jenkins of Columbus, two step-sons, Roger C. Weber and his wife, Karen, of Brandon, FL and Robert E. Weber of Valrico, FL; eight grandchildren; several great grandchildren and many special friends who helped her live independently.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 9, 2016, at 12 p.m. NOON at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with her son-in-law, the Rev. James Elliott, officiating.  Burial of the cremains will be at a later date in the Sunset Cemetery in Galloway, Ohio.

Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, 301 East Market Street or the Fayette County Commission on Aging, 1170 South Elm Street, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

www.kirkpatrickfuneralhome.com

 

JAMES L. COOPER

James Leslie Cooper, 99, of Washington Court House, Ohio died peacefully with his family at his side on Sunday, April 3, 2016, at 1:28 p.m. at Carriage Court Assisted Living where he had been JAMES L. COOPERresiding the past five years.

Jim was born July 19, 1916, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Robert Samuel and Mary Payne Cooper.  He lived most of his life in Marietta, Ohio and Washington Court House.

He was a World War II veteran of the United States Marine Corps.  He served in the Pacific theater and also in the postwar occupation force in Japan, where he helped with the restoration of communications in and around Nagasaki.  He was also an accomplished boxer during his time in the Marine Corps.

After his honorable discharge from the Marines, he married the former Margaret Lucille Barfield on February 21, 1946, and later joined the Ohio Highway Patrol as a member of the 31st graduating class. He was stationed at several posts throughout southern Ohio, retiring as a sergeant at the Marietta post in 1971.

He was a gifted woodworker and a master stonecutter, carving numerous public monuments and inscriptions throughout his lifetime, as well as countless family memorials that may be found in cemeteries throughout Ohio and West Virginia.

Jim was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church; the Fayette County Commission on Aging and had been a member of the Washington Country Club.  He was an honorary member of Civitan International in Marietta.  He was a member of Paul H. Hughey Post #25 of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Kenneth, Walter, Earl and Charles Cooper and five sisters, Claudius Hidy, Vertie Adamson, Doris Martindale, Marilyn Graves and Irene Wisenberger.

Jim is survived by his wife of 70 years, Margaret L. Cooper; was a loving and devoted father to his sons, Gary (Faith) Cooper of Decatur, Tenn.; Larry Cooper of Littleton, CO; Phil (Susan) Cooper of Marietta; and Mark (Karen) Cooper of Grove City.   Jim loved being visited by his eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be Thursday, April 7, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church, 301 East Market Street, Washington Court House, with the Rev. Mick Whistler, pastor at the church, and Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio State Patrol Benefit Fund, 1970 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio  43233.

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

 

MARY JEAN (TOLLE) KINGERY

Mary Jean Kingery, 84, of Washington C.H., Ohio died Saturday, March 26, 2016, at 6:45 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where she had been a patient one day.

Mrs. Kingery was born October 21, 1931, in Clinton County to Walter Welden and Virginia Louise Duncan Tolle.  She was a lifelong resident of this community.

She attended the Jeffersonville Family Community Church and had formerly worked at Pennington Bread for 15 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter W. Tolle and Louise Tolle Penwell; son, Kenneth Walter Kingery; granddaughter, Tracey Sigman; brother, Robert Tolle; and sister, Donna Lindsey.

Mrs. Kingery is survived by her husband of 59 years, Marion F. “Buck” Kingery whom she married May 22, 1957 in Maysville, Kentucky; five children, Marilyn Elliott, Vickie (Richard) Henry, Rebecca Lyons, Bruce (Tammy) Kingery, and Bryce Kingery, all of Fayette County; siblings, Steve (Virginia) Tolle, George Penwell, Janet Alkire, and Carolyn Jones, all of Washington C.H., and Evelyn Brightman of Florida;  16 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home, Washington Court House.   Burial will follow in Highlawn Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday.

 

MARY M. FUNK

Mary M. Funk, 70, of Mt Gilead, Ohio died Saturday, March 19, 2016, at 9:46 p.m. at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio where she had been a patient the past week.

Mrs. Funk was born February 26, 1946, in Pickaway County, Ohio to Roscoe and Dorothy Payne Bivens.  She lived most of her life in Pickaway County and Mt. Gilead where she formerly was a fast food manager.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Joanne Bivens and a brother, Tommy Bivens.

Mrs. Funk is survived by three sons, Robert Funk and his wife, Billie Jo, Matthew Funk, and Andy Funk, all of Mt. Gilead; eight grandchildren; several great grandchildren and two brothers, Paul Bivens and his wife, Sue, of Circleville and Raymond Bivens of Delaware, Ohio.

The funeral will be Thursday, March 24, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.  Burial will follow in the Springlawn Cemetery in Williamsport.

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

www.kirkpatrickfuneralhome.com

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