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MARTHA MAY STERLING

Martha M. Sterling, 89, of Bloomingburg, Ohio died Monday, July 28, 2014, at 12:40 p.m. at Signature HealthCARE of Fayette Co. in Washington Court House, Ohio where she had been residing six weeks.

Mrs. Sterling was born December 9, 1924, in West Point, Virginia to William E. and Eva Pearl Carter Hooper.  She moved to Bloomingburg in 1959 from Lancaster, Ohio.

Before her retirement in 1984, she was an aide at the Orient State Institute.  She then worked at the Shopper’s Guide for several years.

She was a member of the Fayette County Commission on Aging and had served as a volunteer at Fayette County Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Sterling was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard E. Moore in 1961, and by her second husband, Stephen D. Sterling in 1971.  She was also preceded by a brother, William E. Hooper and a sister, Velma P. Shirley.

She is survived by four children, Bobbie J. (William) Bennington of Bloomingburg, Roy (Lan) White of Chesterfield, VA, Teri (Brad) Maust of Washington Court House and Tina (Denny) Morris of Hillsboro; eight grandchildren, Dawn (David) Kraynak, Travis (Angie) Bennington, Malisa (Bao Nguyen) White, Stacey (Andy) Fitzpatrick, Clay Cruea, Kyle Maust, Logan Morris and Rikki Morris; eleven great grandchildren, Hailey and Trevor Bennington, Ethan and  Emma Kraynak, Branden Haffner, Logan White Nguyen, Kayla, Andrea, MacCayla and Austin Fitzpatrick and Austin Cruea and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Monday, August 4, 2014, 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 Bloomingburg Cemetery.

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

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

www.kirkpatrickfuneralhome.com

 

DONALD L. FRAZIER

Donald L. Frazier, 74, of Commercial Point, Ohio died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at his residence.

Don was born Feb. 15, 1940, in Pickaway Co., Ohio to Ray and Clara Jane Chester Frazier.

He was owner and operator of D & F Leasing Company.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation took place.

A graveside service will be held at a later date in Springlawn Cemetery in Williamsport.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland.

www.kirkpatrickfuneralhome.com

 

 

(IRMA) JEAN ROWE

(Irma) Jean Rowe, 95, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at 11:40 p.m. at the Carriage Court Assisted Living where she had been residing since March 1 1, 2008.

Mrs. Rowe was born September 11, 1918, at Frankfort in Ross County, Ohio to Walter H. and Magdalene Flesher Douglas.  She grew up in Frankfort but lived most of her life in Fayette County.

Before her retirement she was director of medical records at Fayette County Memorial Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis L. Rowe on October 8, 1979; by a son-in-law, Gene Gustin; a grandson, Bradley Gustin; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Gustin and close friend, Jack Yeoman.

Mrs. Rowe is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Harold Merick of Bloomfield, Missouri; three grandchildren, Gregory Gustin and his wife, Christy, and Todd Gustin and his wife, Amy, all of Washington Court House and Stacy Henry and her husband, Byron, of Dublin, Ohio; eight great grandchildren, Jinnifer Maust and her husband, Brodie, Heather Hartz and her husband, Clint, Byron, Megan, Andrea, and Kevin Gustin, Evan and Makenna Henry and all the wonderful friends at Carriage Court.

A graveside service for family and friends will be held Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Highlawn Cemetery with Danny R. Creamer, 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 Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio  43229.

                                  www.kirkpatrickfuneralhome.com 

ADAM IRVINE SHARP

Adam Irvine Sharp, 19, of Greenfield, Ohio died Sunday, July 20, 2014, shortly after arrival at the Wayne County Hospital in ADAM SHARPMonticello, KY following a boating accident on Lake Cumberland.

Adam was born April 21, 1995, in Columbus, Ohio to David William and Suzanne Irvine Sharp, both of whom survive and reside in Greenfield.

He was a 2013 graduate of Edward Lee McClain High School in Greenfield and had completed his freshman year at Wilmington College where he was majoring in agriculture business and production and was a member of the Aggies.

Adam was a member of Pisgah Mt. Pleasant Federated Church and attended Heritage Memorial Church of Christ in Christian Union.  While a student at McClain, he was a member of FFA and served four years on the livestock judging team and three years on the soil judging team.  He received the State Degree and will be bestowed with the Amerian Degree in October.   He was a member of the National Honor Society; was a four-year member and team captain of the golf team of which he was a district qualifier, first team All-District and second team All-SCOL.  He was also a Life Scout with Boy Scout Troop #190.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert Sharp in April.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, is a brother, Aaron Sharp of Greenfield; grandparents, Betsy Sharp of Bethel Park, PA and Janice and Frank Irvine of Greenfield; uncle, Robert Irvine of Greenfield, uncle and aunt, Joseph and Denise Sharp of Washington, PA and their children, Rachel, Andrea and Cooper Sharp; aunt, Elizabeth Ford of Eighty-Four, PA and her children, Hannah, Stewart and Logan Ford and his girlfriend, Tara Ann Karnes of Greenfield.

The funeral will be Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Church of Christ in Christian Union with the Rev. Joe B. Stewart and the Rev. Aaron Duvall, officiating.  Burial will follow in the South Salem Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church Friday from 4-8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Adam Sharp Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Merchants National Bank, 117 South Washington Street, Greenfield, Ohio 45123.

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

www.kirkpatrickfuneralhome.com

WARREN JEFFERSON POLLOCK, JR.

Warren Jefferson Pollock, Jr., 89, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at 11:05 a.m. at Fayette County Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient since Sunday.

Warren was born January 8, 1925, in Westerville, Ohio to Warren Jefferson and Eunice Timmons Pollock.  He moved here from Columbus in 1957.

He a was sales manager for Landmark in Columbus for 37 years before his retirement in 1982.

Warren was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church where he served as property chairman and numerous terms on the church council. He was a member of Fayette Lodge, F.&A.M. #107; 32nd Degree Masons, Valley of Columbus; Aladdin Temple Shrine; Washington Shrine Club and Washington Court House Lodge #129 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Joan Toops on September 23, 1998; by two sons, Stanley Pollock in 1951, and Jefferson Pollock in 1997; a brother, Hubert Pollock and four sisters, Freda Kessler, Opal Deardruff, Norma Jean Pollock and Evelyn Deyo.

Warren is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Chris Jensen of Port Clinton; four grandchildren, Molly (Terry) Gruber of Washington Court House, Jacob (Tara) Pollock of Columbus, Samantha (Chuck) Harvey of California and Warren Matthew Jensen of Columbus; three great grandchildren, Macy and Megan Gruber and Paislee Pollock and several nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Saturday, July 19, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church with the Reverend Martin Francis and the Reverend John Stroup, former interim pastors at the church, officiating.

Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service on Saturday.  A time of food and fellowship, at the church, will follow the service.

Burial will be at a later date in the Pleasant Cemetery in Mount Sterling.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1003 North North Street or the Shriner’s Hospitals, c/o Washington Shrine Club, P.O. Box 164, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.

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

www.kirkpatrickfuneralhome.com

TRACY JO SAUNDERS

Tracy Jo Saunders, 50, of Washington Court House died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at her home.  She had been in failing health.

Tracy was born June 29, 1964, in the Republic of Panama to William and Donna Voet Cofer.  She received her bachelor’s degree from Central Florida Community College.  She moved to Washington Court House 15 years ago from California.

She was a property manager and had formerly managed The Village apartments in Washington Court House.

Tracy is survived by her husband, Shane Vance Siddell whom she married August 9, 2011; a daughter, Samantha Saunders and a son, Tommy Saunders, all of Washington Court House; her father and step-mother, William and Anna Cofer of Panana; her mother, Donna Follese of Boca Raton, FL; a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Brandy Cofer of Rockledge, FL and a sister, Cheri Askew of Coral Springs, FL.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Florida.

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

www.kirkpatrickfuneralhome.com

MARJORIE JANE BATSON

Marjorie Jane Batson, 93, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at 1:20 p.m. at the Court House Manor Nursing Home where she had been residing the past two years.

Mrs. Batson was born November 7, 1920, in Washington Court House, Ohio to James Hurst and Verna Backenstoe Pursell.  She was a graduate of Washington High School and a lifelong resident of this community.

She had been manager of the former Super Shoe Mart in Washington Court House.

Mrs. Batson was a self-taught artist and had taught oil painting classes.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Dean Batson on September 29, 1993; by a son, Robert Lee Batson in 1952; two brothers, Charles Purcell and Harris Pursell and a sister, Jean Hoppes.

She is survived by two sons, Ronald Joe Batson and his wife, Connie, and William Rodgers Batson and his friend, Rita Ankrom, all of Washington Court House; three grandchildren, David Batson and his wife, Bethany, Christie Hicks and Scott Batson and his wife, Megan; a step grandson, Eli Seyfried and six great grandchildren, Jacob, Andrew, Kyler and Kaden Batson, Mallory and Noah Hicks.

The funeral will be Friday, July 18, 2014, 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 the Washington Cemetery.

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

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

www.kirkptrickfuneralhome.com

CHRISTOPHER TODD HERRON

Christopher Todd Herron, 53, of Washington Court House, Ohio  passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014, at his residence.

Chris was born June 28, 1961, in Hamilton, Ohio to Robert Wells and Jerelyn Lee Shipp Herron.  He was a graduate of Washington Senior High School and was a lifelong resident of this community.

He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was a former member of the Kiwanis Club of Washington Court House.

Chris was preceded in death by his father in 1982 and his mother in 2010.

He is survived by a brother, Robert S. (Rebecca Petitt) Herron of Washington Court House; a sister, Lynn (Scott) Foy of Jasper, IN and several nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be held at the Washington Cemetery.  Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette County Family YMCA, P.O. Box 1021, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

www.kirkpatrickfuneralhome.com 

MARTHA MAE YARGER BUSH

Martha Mae Yarger Bush, 82, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Saturday evening, July 5, 2014, at her home.

Martha was born November 12, 1931, in Fayette County, Ohio to Bert and Amy Anders Yarger.  She was a graduate of Washington High School and was a lifelong resident of Fayette County.

Before her retirement, she worked at the First National Bank in Washington Court House for 40 years.

On September 17, 1956, she married Carl T. Bush.  He preceded her in death on September 16, 2000.  She was also preceded by her parents; a brother, Bert Yarger, Jr. and three sisters, Pearly Yarger, Dorothy Reno and Irene Miller.

She is survived by nieces, Pamela Houser of Chillicothe and Mary Bock of Washington Court House and their families and special friends, Billie and Jim Ratliff of Washington Court House and Dick Ratliff of Sabina and their families and her beloved cat, Sugar.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Bush Cemetery in Fayette County with Danny Dodds, minister at the Greenfield Church of Christ, officiating.  Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

There will be no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK  73123-1718 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

www.kirkpatrickfuneralhome.com

JOAN ELIZABETH HANCOCK

Joan Elizabeth Hancock, 92, of Washington Court House, Ohio passed away peacefully at her home Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at 2:08 p.m.

Mrs. Hancock was born August 17, 1921, in Petoskey, Michigan to Warren Edward and Martha Catherine Curtis Burns.  She was a 1939 graduate of Marietta High School and attended Stevens College and Marietta College.  She moved to Washington Court House from Marietta in 1953.

She formerly was an assistant director of personnel and industrial relations at the American Cyanamide Company in Marietta.

Mrs. Hancock was a member of the Fayette Bible Church where she was the last of the founding members.  She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Colonial Dames of America.  She was an owner and breeder of Keeshound dogs and was an award winner at dog shows across the country.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas John Hancock, M.D., on January 31, 2014, and by two sisters, Mary Jane Hoult and Patricia Roach.

She is survived by her church family.

The funeral will be Monday, July 7, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the Fayette Bible Church with the Rev. Tony Garren, pastor at the church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Marietta, Ohio.

Friends may call at the Fayette Bible Church Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette Christian School, 1315 Dayton Avenue-NW, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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

www.kirkpatrickfuneralhome.com

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