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STEVEN L. SOUTHWORTH

 

Steven Lee Southworth, 59, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Sunday, December 4, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at his home.  He had been in failing health

Steve was born December 15, 1956, in Washington Court House to Richard W. and Doris Chapman Southworth.  He was a 1975 graduate of Miami Trace High School and lived most of his life in Washington Court House.

He worked 17 years at TI Automotive, formerly Bundy Corporation, and also had assisted with Bonham Farms.

Steve was a member of the Good Hope United Methodist Church.  He was an avid Ohio State and Cleveland Browns fan and enjoyed watching TV westerns and playing golf.

He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Lora Lou White.

Steve is survived by his wife, the former Brenda Lou White whom he married February 2, 2007; his parents, Richard W. and Doris Southworth; a sister and brother-in-law, Debbie and

Buck Minyo of Washington Court House; nephews and nieces, Spencer and Trevor Minyo, Tobin Whtie, Justin Elliott and Jessica Lynn Elliott; his father-in-law, Jack D. White of Good Hope; a brother-in-law, Robert White and sister-in-law, Jennifer Eitel, all of Washington Court House.

A private visitation and funeral will be held at the convenience of the family at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington C.H. with Jon R. Silveous, minister at the Good Hope United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Good Hope Cemetery.

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

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KATHIE RINEHART

Kathie Rinehart, age 58, of Bainbridge, died Friday, November 25, 2016 at Hearth and Care in Greenfield.  She was born May 18, 1958 in Chillicothe, Ohio the daughter of the late Henry and Mary Wilson Hill.

Kathie is survived by her husband, Marvin McComis; daughters, Angie Rinehart of Piketon, and Ashley McComis of Bainbridge; son Jake McComis of Bainbridge; granddaughter GraceLynn Halloway; and sisters Emma and Mary of Bainbridge.

Memorial services will be held 6:00 p.m. Thursday, December 8, 2016 2016 at the Bainbridge Church of Christ.  Steve Alexander will officiate.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until the time of service at 6:00 p.m. at the church.  The Kirkpatrick Funeral Home, Washington C.H. is serving the family.

 

ALLEN DEAN "PETE" WHITING

Allen Dean “Pete” Whiting, 89, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Thursday, November 24, 2016, at 7:23 p.m. at Court House Manor.

Pete was born January 24, 1927, in Marietta, Ohio to Edward Henry and Edna Bell McCormick Whiting.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during W.W. II and the Korean War.  He moved to Washington C.H. in 1973 and had managed J.C. Penney stores for 34 years until his retirement in

1987.  After retiring, Pete worked for worked for Robert Hammond, Esq. for several years.  He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, had been a long-time member of Washington

Country Club.  He was a former Board Member of Fayette County M.M.R.D. and Fayette County Hospital Board.  A 65 year member and Past Master of Harmar Lodge #390 F. & A.M. in Marietta,

and a member of the Scottish Rite, York Rite, Aladdin Temple, Washington Shrine Club, and Washington Lion’s Club.

In addition to his parents, Pete is preceded by a daughter, Jaye A. Whiting Addison in 1981, and four siblings.

Pete is survived by his wife, the former Lois Y. Detlor whom he married July 3, 1948 at the First Congregational Church in Marietta; daughter Joye Henman of Washington C.H.; daughter and son-

in-law Jana and Ray Deeks of Washington C.H.; three grandchildren, Mark Deeks, Tyler Ogan, and Lacy Ogan; and two great grandchildren, Camille and Aldric Deeks.

All services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette County Memorial Hospital, In Memory of Jaye Whiting Addison, 1430 Columbus Avenue, Washington C.H., Ohio  43160.

The Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House is serving the family.

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GLENN EDWARD OVERLY

Glenn Edward Overly, 83, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Friday, November 25, 2016, at 11:25 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House.

Mr. Overly was born February 23, 1933, in Ross County, Ohio to Elva Kenneth and Lelia Marie Bowdle Overly.

He was preceded in death by his wife Florence Imogene Overly on September 21, 2016.

Mr. Overly is survived two step-sons, Bill Mallow of Washington Court House and Bob Mallow of California, several step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren; sister June Elliott of

Washington C.H.; brothers, David (Pat) Overly and Loy (Judy) Overly of Washington C.H. and Earl (Lolly) Overly of Newark; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation took place.  There will be no visitation or service.  Burial of the cremains will be at a later date.

Memorial contributions are directed to Hospice of Fayette County, 222 North 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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HELEN E. HAWK

Helen E. Hawk, 94, of Port Charlotte, Florida, died Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at 9:15 a.m. at Consulate Health Care of Port Charlotte.helen-e-hawk

Mrs. Hawk was born August 1, 1922, in Fayette County, Ohio to Millard and Mildred Gustin Hoop and was a graduate of Washington High School.  She moved to Port Charlotte in 1974, from the farm she and her husband shared in South Solon, Ohio.

She was a retired secretary and office worker.

Mrs. Hawk was a member of First Alliance Church of Port Charlotte; had been a member of the South Solon United Methodist Church; Forest Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in Bloomingburg and had served as Grand Adah of the Ohio Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. She had also been a member of the ladies auxiliary of American Legion Post #110 in Port Charlotte.

Her hobbies included golf, bowling, gardening, reading and watching A.J. Hawk play football.  She also enjoyed playing card games, water skiing and camping at Rocky Fork.  She was a loving wife and mother.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert Wayne Hawk in 1973; by a brother, Leon Hoop and a sister, Dorothy Hawk Robinson.

Mrs. Hawk is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth Wayne and Mary Hawk of Port Charlotte; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, and a special brother-in-law, Dean (Mary Joyce) Hawk of Sabina, Ohio.

The funeral will be Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Consulate Health Care of Port Charlotte, 18480 Cochran Boulevard, Port Charlotte, Florida  33948.

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GERALD LEE BEGIN, SR.

Gerald Lee Begin, Sr., 91, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Sunday, November 20, 2016, at 10 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where he had been residing since 2013.

Jerry was born October 4, 1925, in Sidney, Ohio to Joseph D. and LaDonna R. Cleckner Begin.  He moved to Washington Court House in 1960 from Miamisburg, Ohio.

Before his retirement he had been a linotype operator for National Cash Register and had then worked at other printing companies.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church; was a former member and past president of the Kiwanis Club of Washington Court House; played clarinet in the Fayette County Community Band and the North American Rockwell Aviation Band.  He sang with numerous groups, including the Springfield Elderly United Chorus and the “Vintage Voices,” which his twin brother, Robert, organized and directed.   He was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of Paul H. Hughey Post #25 of the American Legion.

Jerry was preceded in death by a daughter, Jacqueline Begin; a grandson, Drew Begin; two brothers, Robert E. Begin and David J. Begin and a daughter-in-law, Marty Begin.

He is survived by his wife, the former Norma Mae Bezold, whom he married August 15, 1945; a son, Gerald L. Begin, Jr. of Washington Court House; a daughter and son-in-law, Janene and Tom Limburger of Bloomington, IN; two grandchildren, Shane (Joan) Begin of Plain City and Candy Kegg of Jamestown, OH; five great grandchildren, Drew and Tyler Begin and Hayley and Cody Scott and Karson Kegg and sister-in-law, Sally Begin of Washington Court House.

In keeping with his wishes, Jerry’s body was donated to The Ohio State University for medical research.

No visitation or services are planned at this time.

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

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

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JOHN WILLIAM STIMPERT

John William Stimpert, 88, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Thursday, November 17, 2016, at 1:10 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where he had been a patient john-w-stimpertsince November 3.

John was born May 1, 1928, at Lewisville in Monroe County, Ohio to Elmer R. and Cora Anderson Stimpert.  He was a 1946 graduate of Lewisville High School.  He then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving in Okinawa, Japan until 1949.

He worked his way through college at The Ohio State University, graduating in 1956 with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural education.

John began his vocational agriculture teaching career in Johnstown, Ohio.  He taught for nine years and had a positive impact on many students during that time.  Working with others, he led several improvements at the Hartford Fair in Croton, Ohio.

Following his teaching career, he moved his family to Washington Court House in 1965, to take an agribusiness position with Chevron Chemical Company.  He retired from Chevron in 1986, with recognitions for his achievements.  He capped his agribusiness career working for Mid-Ohio Chemical until 1991.

John was an active member of the Grace United Methodist Church, serving on many committees and assisting with a number of different projects over the years.  He was also an active member of the Good Hope Lions Club.  He helped manage the Good Hope Lions Candy Store for many years.  He was named a Melvin Jones Fellow for dedicated humanitarian service by the Lions Club International Foundation in 2003.  He was a member of the Fayette County Commission on Aging; The Ohio State University Alumni Association and the Fayette County Farm Bureau.  He played an instrumental role in establishing the local farmers’ market.  John loved gardening, golfing and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Donald, Richard and Robert Stimpert and a sister, Ruth Wittenbrook.

John is survived by his wife, the former Marilyn E. Miracle whom he married September 23, 1950; a son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Terri Stimpert of Worthington; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Dan Dean of Washington Court House; five grandchildren, Amy Dean of Cincinnati, Jon (Allison) Dean of Columbus, Emily (Jake) Shafer of Lewis Center, Ohio, Sarah (Dean) Zettler of Yulee, Florida and Thomas John Stimpert of Columbus, Ohio and two great grandchildren, William Allen Shafer and Genevieve Claire Zettler.

The funeral will be Saturday, November 19, 2016, at 12 p.m. Noon at the Grace United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mick Whistler, pastor at the church and Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation, officiating.  Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, 301 East Market Street;  Hospice of Fayette County, Inc., 222 North Oakland Avenue or the Fayette County Memorial Hospital Foundation, 1430 Columbus Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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

 

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ELDA "JANE" MERRITT

Elda “Jane” Merritt, 86, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at 2:20 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where she had been a resident since 2012.

Mrs. Merritt was born June 11, 1930, at Atlanta in Pickaway Co., Ohio to Harry and Florence Irvin Donohoe.  She lived most of her life in this community.

She was a secretary for the Fayette County Farm Bureau and Landmark for 30 years before her retirement in 1993.

Mrs. Merritt formerly was a volunteer for Hospice of Fayette County, Inc.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fuller Russell (Buck) Merritt on July 16, 1993; by a son, Danny E. Merritt on April 1, 2011; a sister, Rosemarie Foraker; a half-brother, John Jewell and a brother-in-law, Gary Merritt.

Mrs. Merritt is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Kenny Everhart and a son and daughter-in-law, Steven R. and Teresa Merritt, all of Washington Court House; six grandchildren, Kelli, Staci, Tamika, Brock, Bryan and Angie; several great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Juanita Copeland of Kansas City, KS and two nephews.

The funeral will Saturday, November 12, 2016, at 2 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with John Pfeifer, pastor at the Gathering Place Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 12 Noon Saturday until time of the service.

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

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JAMES FRANCIS "JIM" WARD

James Francis “Jim” Ward, 77, of Washington Court House, Ohio  died too soon on Monday, November 7, 2016, at 8:59 p.m. at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus where he had been ajames-ward patient since October 28.

Jim was a loving and caring husband to Nancy, whom he married August 17, 1963. He was deeply dedicated to his family, faith and community and always a hard worker, great friend, and proud mentor.  He lived life to the fullest.

Jim was born January 28, 1939, in Plattsburgh, NY to William George and Helen Nappa Ward.  He was a 1957 graduate of Staples High School in Westport, CT and received a degree in industrial management in 1965 from Wilmington College.

He was a successful business man, opening French Hardware in 1971.  He formerly worked for the Cincinnati Milacron Company in Cincinnati and Wilmington.  He had also worked for ITT Semiconductors in West Palm Beach, FL and Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation in Mountain View, CA.

He was a proud and active member of the St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.  He also served in the United States Army.

He was deeply passionate about the community and was driven by his desire for service over self.  Some of his achievements were serving on the Fayette County Memorial Hospital Board; president of the Southern State Community College Board of  Trustees; chair of the Fayette County Republican Committee; member and past president of the Washington Rotary Club; chairman of the South Central Ohio AAA board; former member and chairman of Washington City Council; past president of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce; former member of the Fayette County Fair Board and the Metropolitan Housing Authority board.

Jim was preceded in death by an infant son, James Francis Ward, Jr. in 1968; also by a brother, John P. Ward and a brother-in-law, John C. (Jack) French.

Jim has always and will continue to shape our understanding of family and its importance.

 

Surviving, in addition to his wife, the former Nancy Lou French, are three sons and daughters-in-law, Douglas J. and Dana Ward of Glenview, IL, Matthew C. and Dawn Ward of Canton, MI; David M. and Kelly Ward of Grandview Heights, Ohio.  He was a loving “Pops” to seven grandchildren, Ella, Chase, Amelia, Katherine, Madeline, Maggie and Audrey Ward.   He is also survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Phil Lauterbach of Redding, CT; cousins, Charles and Helen Claibourne of Lewis Center, Ohio and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church, 219 South North Street, Washington Court House, Ohio with the Rev. Father Michael Hartge officiating.  Burial will follow in the Sugar Grove Cemetery in Wilmington, Ohio.

Friends may call at the parish hall of St. Colman Church Friday from 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.  A Rosary service will be held Friday at 7 p.m. in the parish hall.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette County Memorial Hospital Foundation, 1430 Columbus Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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

www.kirkpatrickfuneralhome.com

MARION RUSSELL SMITH

Marion Russell Smith, 79, of Washington Court House, Ohio went to be with the Lord Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at 9:25 p.m. at Signature HealthCARE of Fayette County where he had been residing since July 28.

He was born November 24, 1936, in Fayette County, Ohio to Austin Marion and Ollie Helen Binegar Smith.   He was a 1954 graduate of Washington High School and was a lifelong resident of this community where, before his retirement, he was an auto body repairman.

Russell was a member of the Crossroads Christian Church.

He was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Wilma Ludene and Charles Mathews and an infant sister, Ruth Ann Smith.

Russell is survived by his wife, the former Mary Ann Whaley, whom he married February 12, 1955; two daughters, Robin Knorr and her husband, Jeff, of Kettering and Kristen Smith of Dayton; three granddaughters, Vanessa Knorr and Paul Allison, Whitney Brandt and her husband, James, and Emily Fannin and her husband, Stephen, and nine great grandchildren, Siarra, Noah, Emma, Charlie and Kaylynn Allison, Brayden Frost, Keeva Brandt, Matthew and Mackenzie Fannin.

The funeral will be Saturday, November 5, 2016, at 1 p.m. at the Crossroads Christian Church with Todd Maurer, minister at the church, officiating.  Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Crossroads Christian Church, 175 Halliday Day, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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

www.kirkpatrickfuneralhome

 

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