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FRANCOISE (FRAN) SIMON

Francoise (Fran) Simon died peacefully on Sunday, June 26, 2016, at the age of 78 after a valiant battle against cancer.

Fran is survived by her husband, Robert Simon; daughter, Kris (David) Cartwright and grandsons, Alex and Zak of Granville, Ohio; daughter, Tricia Simon of Washington CH, Ohio and fur-son, Cesar.

She was born on October 31, 1937, in Montendre, France to Henri and Marcelle Palito of France, both of whom are deceased.

Following her wishes, Fran will be cremated with no viewing.  A private memorial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the American Cancer Society, East Central Division, Fayette County Unit, P.O. Box 54869, Cincinnati, Ohio 45254-0869 or Hospice of Fayette County, 222 Oakland Avenue, Washington C.H., Ohio 43160.

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

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FRANCIS WILLIAM (BILL) BOYLAN

Francis William (Bill) Boylan, 86, of Washington Court House, Ohio passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016, at 10 a.m. at his home while surrounded by his family.

Mr. Boylan was born May 28, 1930, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Frank “Shanty” and Jean Brandt Boylan.  He was a graduate of Washington High School and had been an apprentice bridge inspector.  Except for ten years in Mount Sterling, Ohio, he lived most of his life in this community.

He was a watchmaker and jeweler and owned and operated Boylan Jewelers in downtown Washington Court House for sixty years.

Mr. Boylan was a member of the St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church; Washington Lodge #129 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; was a former member and past president of the Mount Sterling Rotary Club; had served in the Ohio Army National Guard and was grand marshal of the 2014 Fayette Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade.   He had received numerous honors and citations throughout the years for his business and community involvement.

He was preceded in death by a son, Sean Patrick Boylan in 2010 and a sister, Nancy Jean Boylan Smith in 1993.

Mr. Boylan is survived by his wife, the former Christina A. Turnepseed whom he married September 22, 1956; four children, Shannon William (Bill) Boylan of Middletown, Connecticut, Casey Colman Boylan of Lakemont, Georgia, Kathleen Marie Boylan Simone and her husband, Jim, of West Palm Beach, Florida and Sharon Bridgit Boylan of Washington Court House; five grandchildren, Miranda Eggleton, Jennfier Boylan, Mark Espinosa, Christopher Weigel and Amber Stevens; five great grandchildren, Brandon, Kylie, Katie, Isabel and Keira and a brother, John Boylan of Washington Court House.

The funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, June 30, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the St. Colman of  Cloyne Catholic Church, by the Rev. Father Michael Hartge, pastor at the church.  Burial will follow in the St. Colman Catholic Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. where a Rosary service will be held Wednesday at 5 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.

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DENNIS G. DICKINSON (Updated)

Dennis G. Dickinson, 64, of Hattiesburg, Mississippi died Friday, June 24, 2016, at his residence.

He was a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi where he was a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity.

Dennis was employed by the Reynolds and Reynolds Company in Dayton, Ohio.

He was a member of the Parkway Heights United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, Grady and Francis Dickinson.

He is survived by his wife, the former Shelley Drake; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael William and Mary Dickinson of Hattiesburg; a grandson, Kayden Gage Dickinson; a brother, Jerry Dickinson of Hattiesburg; a sister, Christy Dickinson of Jackson, MS and his mother-in-law, Marilyn Drake of Washington Court House, Ohio.

The funeral will be Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at 12 Noon at the Moore Funeral Home in Hattiesburg where a visitation will be held Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of the service.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, July 2, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the New Holland Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Michael B. Thompson, former pastor at the New Holland United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland.

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FOREST EUGENE PENWELL

Forest Eugene Penwell, 75, of Washington Court House, Ohio passed away Saturday, June 11, 2016, at 6:50 p.m. at his home while surrounded by his family.

Mr. Penwell was born July 26, 1940, in Fayette County, Ohio to Carl Hester and Hazel Florence Penwell.  He was a graduate of Washington High School and had lived in various places before returning to Fayette County 20 years ago.

He was a retired truck driver.

Mr. Penwell was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Janet Penwell.

He is survived by his wife, the former Phyllis L. Knisley whom he married April 3, 2009; four children, Mary Jo DeMent, Tracy Malott, Doug Penwell and his wife, Cheri, and Holly Griggs, all of Washington Court House; four step children, Jeffrey Goolsby and his wife, Janice, of Columbus, James Goolsby of Washington Court House, Tonda Marcum and her husband, Frank, Jr., of Columbus, and Rhonda Santille and her husband, Richard, of Marengo; 11 grandchildren; seven step grandchildren; several great and step great grandchildren and two nieces, Cathy Aleshire and her husband, Mark, of Washington Court House and Cindy Grace and her husband, Jim, of Alabama.

The funeral will be Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Jeff Davis, chaplain for Hospice of Fayette County, officiating.  Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.

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

The family wishes to thank Hospice of Fayette County for their kind, caring and efficient services.

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

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KRISTIE DAWN HARRIS

Kristie Dawn Harris, 25, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Saturday, June 4, 2016, at 4 a.m. at her home.

Kristie was born November 4, 1990, in Wilmington, Ohio to Don Edward Walker and Karen Kay Estep.  She was a 2009 graduate of Washington High School and lived most of her life in Clinton and Fayette Counties.

She was a member of the Burning Bush Church.

Kristie is survived by her husband, Dashon Jordan Harris; two children, Jordan Harris and Autumn Thomas; her father, Don Edward Walker of Amelia and his fiancé, Annette Waldon; her mother, Karen Estep of Washington Court House; three half-brothers, Keith (Melissa) Walker and Derek (Sena) Walker, all of Enon, B.J. (Jessie) Estep of Washington Court House; two half-sisters, Robin Walker of Huber Heights and Amy Frank of Tucson, AZ; paternal grandfather and step grandmother, Donald H. and Sue Walker of Xenia; paternal grandmother and step grandfather, Barbara and Sonny Steele of Ripley, Ohio; maternal grandparents, Kenny and Mary Kier of Hillsboro, Ohio and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

The funeral will be Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Esto Haithcock, Jr., pastor at the Burning Bush Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the New Antioch Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Wednesday from 11 a.m. until time of the service.

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NELLIE MAE DOYLE ZIMMERMAN

Nellie Mae Doyle Zimmerman, 84, of New Holland, Ohio, died Friday, June 3, 2016, at 9:58 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where she had been residing since August 2015.

Nellie was born December 10, 1931, in Ross County, Ohio to Herbert and Emma Mae Seymour Colburn.  She was a graduate of Clarksburg High School and moved to New Holland in 1974 from Clarksburg.

She was a member of the New Holland Church of Christ and the Fayette County Commission on Aging.

Nellie was married to James L. Doyle and he preceded her in death on January 4, 1999.  She was also preceded by two brothers, Floyd and Herbert Colburn and a sister, Linda Rawlings.

She is survived by her husband, H. Keith Zimmerman whom she married March 25, 2001; by her children, Ronald Lee Campbell and his wife, Sherry, and Diana Dawson and her husband, Melvin, all of Chillicothe, Alan Campbell and his wife, Tina, of Dayton, Ohio; Eileen Doyle of New Holland, Thomas Lee Doyle of Chestertown, MD, Sherry Thomas and her husband, Norman, of Washington Court House, Sandra Creamer and her husband, David, of Xenia and Suzanne Arthur and her husband, Howard, of Jamestown, 19 grandchildren; several great grandchildren;  three sisters, Albie Gallaugher of Clarksburg, Norma Williams of Commercial Point, Ohio and Joanne King and her husband, Jerry, of Frankfort; a brother-in-law, Dan Rawlings of Chillicothe and two sisters-in-law, Alberta Colburn of Chillicothe and Deborah Colburn of Frankfort.

The funeral was held Sunday, June 5, 2016, at 5 p.m. at the New Holland Church of Christ with Victor Slutz, former pastor at the church, officiating.  Brian Buck offered a memorial tribute and sang three songs and accompanied himself on the guitar.  Diana Dawson read a poem in tribute to her mother.

Visitation was held Sunday from 2 p.m. until time of the funeral

A graveside service was held Monday, June 6, 2016, at 11 a.m. in New Holland Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Alan and Ron Campbell, Diana and Justin Dawson, Mary Jane Messer and Adam Busby.  Burial was under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland.

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

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WILLARD MARVIN SCHILLER

Willard Marvin Schiller, 82, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Thursday, June 2, 2016, at Court House Manor where he had been a patient one day.

Mr. Schiller was born December 18, 1933, in Washington Court House to John Ervin and Florence Robinette Schiller.  He was a 1951 graduate of Washington High School and was a lifelong resident of this community

He was a coordinator at Kenworth Trucking in Chillicothe for 22 years before his retirement in 1995.

Mr. Schiller was a member of South Side Church of Christ and was a veteran of the United States Army.

He is survived by a his wife, the former Ruby Jean French whom he married April 28, 1956; a daughter and son-in-law, Audrey and Ronald Bennett of Washington Court House; five siblings, Margery Morrison of Circleville, Mildred Holbrook, Virginia Elliott, Barbara Palmer and her husband, Ronald, and Marilyn Knisley and her husband Ed, all of Washington Court House and numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Monday, June 6, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the South Side Church of Christ with Danny Dodds, minister at the Greenfield Church of Christ, officiating.  Burial will follow in Highlawn Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette County Humane Society, 153 South Main Street, Suite 3, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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

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GEORGE DOUGLAS BARBERY, JR.

George Douglas Barbery, Jr., 87, of Washington Court House, Ohio passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at 6:53 p.m. at Brookdale Senior Living Solutions in Grove City, Ohio where he had been residing since July 2015.

He was born April 9, 1929, in Atkins, VA to George Douglas and Gladys May Reedy Barbery. He moved to Washington Court House in 1984 from the Orient community.

George was a Private First Class in the U. S. Army from January 31, 1951, to December 24, 1952, and served in Germany with the 3rd battalion of the 112th Infantry during the Korean Conflict.

He had formerly worked at Frigidaire and then was a press operator at General Motors in Columbus.  He retired in 1984, after 30 years of service.

George was an active member of the Church of Christ on State Route 38-NE.  Following his retirement, he spent many years building homes.  He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He enjoyed working in his garden and tinkering with small projects.   He lived his life, and instilled into his family, that you work for what you have and not to expect handouts.

He was preceded in death by his parents, numerous brothers and sisters and a daughter-in-law, Nina Barbery.

George is survived by his wife, the former Barbara K. Prewitt whom he married May 28, 1955; two sons, George W. Barbery and his wife, Tammy, and L. Edward Barbery, all of Orient, Ohio; was the proud grandfather of four grandchildren, Joseph D. (Stacey) Barbery of Orient, G. Darrell Barbery of North Lauderdale, FL, Tonya N. (Benjamin) Carpenter of Williamsport, Ohio and Nathan D. (Krista) Barbery of Mount Sterling; 12 great grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James D. and Pat Barbery of Washington Court House and Eugene Harold and Bonnie Barbery of Madison Mills and a sister and brother-in-law, Marcia and Ron Roch of Zephyr Hills, FL.

The funeral will be Friday, June 3, 2016, at 12:00 Noon at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Bill Myers, minister at the Church of Christ on State Route 38-NE, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Highlawn Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Christ on State Route 38-NE, 1550 State Route 38-NE, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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JOHNNIE JAMES DOWNING, JR.

Johnnie James Downing, Jr., 55, of Chillicothe, Ohio, died Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at 2 p.m. at the Ross County Medical Center where he had been a patient since Sunday.

He was born November 9, 1960, at Bourneville in Ross County, Ohio to Johnnie James and Nancy Depoy Downing.

John was a heavy equipment truck driver.

He was preceded in death by his father.

John is survived by his mother, Nancy Depoy Fenneken of New Holland and her husband, John; a sister, Candy McCann of Chillicothe; several step brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation took place.

Arrangements for a graveside service to be held at the Twin Township Cemetery in Bourneville are being completed and will be announced later by the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland.

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BETTY ELLEN LeMASTER

Betty Ellen LeMaster, 84, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at 10:01 a.m. at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center where she had been a patient since Saturday.

Mrs. LeMaster was born March 25, 1932, in Cleveland, Ohio to Henry Louis and Agnes Josephine Croke Ford.  She was a 1949 graduate of Washington High School and lived most of her life in this community.

She was a member of the St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church.

Mrs. LeMaster was preceded in death by her husband, Dola “Lee” LeMaster on April 12, 2010; by two brothers, Edward L. Ford and P. Dale Ford and a son-in-law, Paul Mitchell.

Mrs. LeMaster is survived by four children, Steve LeMaster and his wife, Debbie, of Washington C.H., Randy LeMaster and his wife, Kandy, of Fort Myers, FL, Candy Mitchell of Jeffersonville and Lisa Johnson and her husband, Mark, all of Washington C.H.; ten grandchildren, Tracey LeMaster, Trisha (Gary) Sever, Scott (Tami) LeMaster, Matt LeMaster, Jennifer Cline, Jason (Jolena) Cline, Heath (Sarah Dailey) Johnson, Ethan (Katie) Johnson, P.J. Mitchell and Carrie Mitchell; several great grandchildren and a brother and sister-in-law, Leo Eugene and Edna Eileen (Mickey) Ford of Wilmington and sister-in-law, Pat Ford of Washington C.H.

The funeral will  be Friday, May 27, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington C.H. with the Rev. Father Jan C. Sullivan, former pastor at the St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.

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

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