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BARBARA JEAN SMITH

Barbara Jean Smith, 86, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Monday, April 14, 2014, at 10:24 p.m. at her residence.  She had been in failing health.

Mrs. Smith was born September 9, 1927, in Fayette County, Ohio to Harry D. and Donna Lucille Harrop Zimmerman.  She was a graduate of Washington High School and a lifelong resident of this community.

Before her retirement, she was Chief Deputy Clerk for the Fayette County Probate-Juvenile Court.

Mrs. Smith was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church; Washington C.H. Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was a former long-time member of the Washington Lioness Club.

On March 15, 1947, she married Dale Lutz Smith.  He preceded her in death on March 13, 2007.  She was also preceded by her father in 1945; her mother in 1999; her step father, Charles P. Wagner, in 1983 and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Elinor and Ralph Carter.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Tracy Smith of Washington Court House; three grandchildren, Dale Shane Smith and his wife, Rachael, of Columbus, Michelle L. Carter and her husband, Jack, of Atlantic Beach, Florida and Nathan Warner of Washington C.H.; a great granddaughter, Dale Marie Smith and a nephew, Stephen Carter, of Columbus.

A private graveside service, in Washington Cemetery, will be held at the convenience of the family.

There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 116 Norris Street, Suite C, Circleville, Ohio  43113.

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

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M. ESTELLA HAMMAN

M. Estella  Hamman, 85, of Indianapolis, IN died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at 9:05 p.m. at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis where she had been a patient since April 2.

Mrs. Hamman was born September 3, 1928, in Cincinnati to Juanita Eloise Harless Porter and Dr. Joseph Overton Porter, Sr.  She was a graduate of Western Hills High School in Cincinnati and attended The Ohio State University where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.  She had lived in several locations, including Williamsport, Circleville and Lima, Ohio  before moving to Indianapolis in 2011.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Frederick Hamman, Sr. on August 22, 1992; by a brother, Dr. Joseph Overton Porter, Jr. and a sister, Juanita Alice Elam.

Mrs. Hamman is survived by a son, John F. Hamman, Jr. and his wife, Kathy, of Indianapolis; three daughters, Barbara Gladman of Columbus, OH, Christine Bellville and her husband, John, of Virginia Beach, VA and Juanita Kruse and her husband, David, of Wake Forest, NC; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and a sister, Lois Weimer of Arizona.

The funeral will be Saturday, April 12, 2014, at 12 p.m. noon at the Brown’s Chapel United Methodist Church near Clarksburg with the Rev. Richard Jerry Caddell, pastor at the church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Brown’s Chapel Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

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.

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

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ARRANGEMENTS: Robert "Mike" Woods

       SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS

A graveside service for Robert Michael “Mike” Woods, 67, of Washington Court Hose will be held Saturday, April 12, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the New Holland Cemetery with the Rev. Phillip Webb, pastor at the Bloomingburg and Staunton United Methodist Churches, officiating.

Mr. Wood died Saturday, January 11, 2014, at Fayette County Memorial Hospital.

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

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PAULINE KATHRYN (POLLY) CONAWAY

Pauline Kathryn (Polly) Conaway, 90, of Indianapolis, IN died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at 2:10 a.m. at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis where she had been a patient eight days.

Mrs. Conaway was born August 7, 1923, in Washington Court House, Ohio to James and Grace Smith Keller.  She lived most of her life in Washington Court House before moving to Indianapolis in 1965.

Before her retirement, she was the head bookkeeper, for 18 years, for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis at St. John’s Catholic Church in Indianapolis.

Mrs. Conaway was affiliated with the St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church in Washington Court House.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred J. Conaway on December 31, 2007; by a daughter, Jeanne Mendenhall and four brothers, Earl and James (Bud) Keller, Monty Slayton and Carl Greene.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Loring (Butch) and Jody Conaway of Indianapolis; eight grandchildren, Parish Conaway of Greenfield, OH, Sean Conaway and Ava Conaway, both of Indianapolis; Portia Tipton and her husband, Mark, of West Virginia, Dex Conaway and his wife, Kelly, of Indianapolis,  Ken Eby and Kelly Byas and her husband, Russell, all of Florida and Keith Eby and his wife, Bobby, of Dayton; a step granddaughter, Stephanie Emrick and her husband, Dirk, of Cincinnati; several great grandchildren; three step great grandchildren; three brothers-in-law, Clarence E. Conaway, Jr. of Indianapolis, Robert Conaway of Washington Court House and Stanley Conaway and his wife, Peggy, of Mount Sterling and five sisters-in-law, Wanda Taylor, Opal Anderson and her husband, Billy, and Ruby Kingery, all of Washington Court House, Phyllis Slayton of Grove City and Betty Keller of Washington Court House.

A graveside service will be held Friday, April 11, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Washington Cemetery with Paul Ondrus, of St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church, presiding.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK  73123-1718.

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NATALIE M. KLONTZ

Natalie M. Klontz, 74, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Friday, April 4, 2014, at 7:58 a.m. shortly after arrival at Fayette County Memorial Hospital.

Natalie was born May 22, 1939, at Milledgeville in Fayette County, Ohio to Gene (Sheeney) and Marjorie McCoy McLean.  She was a 1957 graduate of Washington High School and a lifelong resident of this community.

She formerly was a bookkeeper and teller at the Huntington Bank in Washington Court House.

Natalie attended the Grace United Methodist Church and was a member of the auxiliaries of Paul H. Hughey Post #25 of the American Legion and O.E. Hardway Post #3762 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sons, Keith Russell Klontz in 1960 and Kevin Ryan Klontz in 2011.

Natalie is survived by her husband, Russell Klontz whom she married November 15, 1956; a son and daughter-in-law,  Kurt and Sherie Klontz of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; a daughter and son-in-law, Karin and Mark Rife of Washington Court House; ten grandchildren, Katie (Tim) Karwatske, Becky (Ryan) Bernard, Kara (Ryan White) Klontz, Kalyn Klontz, Kyle Klontz, Marissa Rife, Allison Rife, Gretchen Rife, Keith Klontz and Kenneth Klontz and four great grandchildren, Hannah and Alex Karwatske and Matthew and Elijah Bernard.

The funeral will be Monday, April 7, 2014,  at 11:30 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Mick Whistler, pastor at  the Grace United Methodist Church and the Rev. Becky Bernard, Natalie’s granddaughter who is director of children and family ministries at the church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Milledgeville-Plymouth Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 2-6 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children; c/o the Washington Shrine Club, P.O. Box 164, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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PHILLIP G. ALLEN

Phillip G. Allen, 64, of New Holland, Ohio died Friday, March 28, 2014, at 4:40 a.m. at Mount Carmel West in Columbus where he had been a patient since March 14, 2014.

Phil was born January 5, 1950, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Fred Harold and Frances Jean West Allen.  He was a graduate of Washington High School and a lifelong resident of this community.

Before his retirement he worked for the City of Washington Court House at the sewage treatment plant.

He was an active member of the Jeffersonville United Methodist Church where he was a Sunday school teacher and served on several church committees.  He was on the selection committee for choosing families for Habitat for Humanity and was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Phil is survived by his wife, the former Deborah J. Orr whom he married March 18, 2000; six children Craig (Angel Hillberry) Allen of Columbus, Brian (Mindy) Allen of Washington Court House, Todd (Kandice) Allen of Athens, Ohio, Nathan (Cara) Thornton of Columbus, Amy (Mike Sherrin) Fountain of Washington Court House and Emily Stewart of New Holland; six grandchildren, Kobe and Cooper Allen, Griffin and Mirabelle Thornton, Logan Smith and Rylie Stewart; four siblings, Tom (Kim) Allen of San Ramon, CA, Fred (Roseanne) Allen, Jr., of Washington Court House, Dave (Dan Schwandner) Allen of Cincinnati and Kay (Fred) Nevar of Chesterland, Ohio; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Carol and Paul Huddle of Columbus and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Tom Knauff, pastor at the Jeffersonville United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Monday from 4-8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeffersonville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 71, Jeffersonville, Ohio  43128.

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JUDY ROST KESSLER TEMPLE TIBBS

Judy Rost Kessler Temple Tibbs, 81, of West Jefferson, Ohio passed from this life Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at 5:30 a.m. at Arbors West in West Jefferson where she had been residing since September 2011.

Mrs. Tibbs was born January 2, 1933, in Franklin County, Ohio to Fred George and Nadine Elger Lickorish Rost.  She was a 1950 graduate of Washington High School and attended Mount Carmel School of Nursing.  She lived most of her life in Columbus before moving to Madison County in 1988.

She worked over 40 years as a licensed practical nurse.

Mrs. Tibbs was a member of the Abundant Life Tabernacle in Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Robert P. Kessler and his parents, Robert S. and Aileen Kessler; three brothers-in-law, Albert Trende, Charles Holbrook and Don McAlister and two nephews, Donald and Michael Trende.

Mrs. Tibbs is survived by three children, Robert Jeffrey Kessler and his wife, Dixie,  of London, Jere Corven and her husband, Lance, of Westerville, Lori Petry and her husband, Greg, of Ashley, Ohio, ten grandchildren, Robin (Rob) Nash, Paula (Mike) Wright, Jeremy (Mandy) Corven, Trisha Corven (Bruno), Jonnie (Kory) Choe, Zachary, Johnathan and Chelsea Corven and Garret and Bailey Petry; eight great grandchildren, Austin, Jacob and Emily Corven, Caleb, Abigail, Eliza and Sarah Wright and Mason Nash; a sister, Roxy Holbrook of Washington Court House; a sister-in-law, Saundra McAlister; former spouse, Larry (Karen) Temple, many nieces and nephews and friends at Seton West and Arbors West.

The funeral will be Monday, March 31, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Pastor Roscoe Swain, minister at the Abundant Life Tabernacle, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Sunday from 2-4 p.m.

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JANE EWING MOSSBARGER

Jane Mace Ewing Mossbarger, 89, of New Holland, Ohio passed away Monday, March 24, 2014, while peacefully surrounded by her Jane Mossbarger
family, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Versailles, KY where she had been living for the past year and a half.  She had been in failing health for the past two years.

Jane was born December 18, 1924, in Waverly, Ohio to Clarence and Pauline Foster Ewing. She was a graduate of The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in business.  Soon after graduation, Jane realized her true passion and gift for teaching children.  She began her teaching career at the Marion Township School,  then third grade at Bloomingburg Elementary School and finally at East Side Elementary School in Washington Court House,  for a total of 28 years.  She received the Outstanding Educator Award for Washington City Schools in 1989, and continued to share her unique school teacher stories throughout her life.

Jane was a member of the New Holland United Methodist Church, Alpha Delta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, the Washington Court House Garden Club and Washington Country Club.  She enjoyed golfing, gardening, playing cards and spending time with her family and friends.  Jane was also an avid Ohio State football and basketball fan.

She married Lee Archer Mossbarger in 1948.  He preceded her in death on November 15, 1988.  She was also preceded by her parents and a brother, Robert Ewing of Waverly, Ohio.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary Ann Summers of Reisterstown, MD and Rebecca Greco and her husband, Anthony, of Versailles, KY; six grandchildren, Christopher Greco and his wife Emily; Krista Summers and her husband, Bryon Free; Kelly Bowie and her husband, Joshua; Phillip Greco and his wife, Lisa; Courtney Greco and Geoffrey Greco; three great grandchildren, Sofia Terese and Annamarie Rebecca Greco and Benjamin Charles Free and a sister, Mary Ewing Lynch of Canton, PA.

The funeral will be held on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Dr. Michael B. Thompson, pastor at the New Holland United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the New Holland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House on Thursday, March 27, 2014, from 4-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Holland Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Nikki Sheets, 154 East  Front Street, New Holland, Ohio 43145 or Bluegrass Hospice, 663 Teton Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601.

MARY CATHERINE (KATIE) MOORE

Mary Catherine (Katie) Moore, 88, of Washington Court House, died Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Carriage Court Assisted Living where she had been a resident since June 2012.

Mrs. Moore was born November 22, 1925, in Scioto County near Portsmouth, Ohio to Russell Ellsworth and Ruth Caroline Armsey Knapp.  She graduated from Washington High School and lived most of her life in Washington Court House while spending winters in Mesa, AZ since 1975.

She had been a repair clerk for the Ohio Bell Telephone Company and secretary and bookkeeper at Moore’s Fruit and Garden Store and Moore’s Adcrafters.

Mrs. Moore was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.  She was an avid golfer  and had been a member of the Women’s Golf Association at the Washington Country Club and made two holes-in-one during her golfing years.

She was preceded in death by husband, Donald Louis (Gig) Moore in 2010, and a son-in-law, Gary R. Kirkpatrick in 1992.

Mrs. Moore is survived by two daughters, Nancy L. Flynn and her husband, Mike, of Washington C.H. and Mary Ann Moore of Mesa, AZ; four grandchildren, Kevin Kirkpatrick and his wife, Denise, of Worthington, Kelli McCoy and her husband, Scott, of Jeffersonville, Shawn O’Flynn and his wife, Tamara, and Elizabeth (Beth) Steppe and her husband, Will, all of Hilliard, OH; six great grandchildren and a sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Harold Anderson of Sabina.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation will take place.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 23, 2014, at 4 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 from 2 p.m. Sunday until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Boulevard, Suite 210, Columbus, Ohio 43229 or the Fayette County Food Pantry, 214 North Hinde Street, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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RUSSELL LEE DICKEY

Russell Lee Dickey, 79, of Clarksburg, Ohio passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014, at 7:25 a.m. shortly after arrival at the Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe.

He was born in November 12, 1934, in Clarksburg, Ohio to Paul Meredith and Hattie Ellen Rinehart Dickey.  He was a 1953 graduate of Clarksburg High School and a lifelong resident of the Clarksburg community.

Russell was a machinist at the General Electric Lamp Plant in Circleville for 42 years before his retirement in 1995.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Robert Dickey in 2009; a brother Paul Dickey; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Georgia Minshall; a sister-in-law, Judy Dickey and a brother-in-law, Dale Karr.

Russell is survived by his wife, the former Ronette Lynn Minshall whom he married July 22, 1973; a daughter, Raegan Dickey of Clarksburg and her companion, Josh Showalter; a son, Russell L. Dickey, Jr. of Chillicothe; four grandchildren, Mark, Brandon and Nathan Dickey and Jorja Showalter; three great grandchildren; a brother, Ralph Dickey of Clarksburg; a sister, Ruth Karr of Lancaster; a sister-in-law, Sharon Dickey of Circleville; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bob and Jeanie Minshall of Jeffersonville and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Monday, March 24, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland.  Burial will follow in the Brown’s Chapel Cemetery near Clarksburg.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland Sunday from 2-5 p.m.

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