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RANDAL GLEN GEESLING

Randal G. Geesling, 51, of Washington Court House, Ohio passed away peacefully Thursday, March 26, 2015, at his residence.

Randy was born December 20, 1963, in Fayette County, Ohio to Glen R. “Butch” and Rhona Lee Weller Geesling.  He was a 1982 graduate of Miami Trace High School where he was a member of the FFA.  He was a lifelong resident of this community where he was involved in farming with his father.

He was a member of Washington Court House Lodge #129 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks. He loved farming, tractor and truck pulls, motorcycles (Harley’s), traveling and life in general.

He was preceded in death by his dad on August 27, 2013; by his paternal grandparents, Roy and Margery Albright Geesling and his maternal grandparents, Charles F. and Mary Alice Ferguson Weller.

Randy is survived by his mother, Rhona Geesling of Washington Court House; a sister, Tamera Geesling and her husband, Thomas Roehrig, of Centerville, Ohio and uncles, an aunt and several cousins and friends.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the St. Colman Catholic Cemetery with the Rev. Father Patrick W. Rogers, minister at St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church, 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 the Miami Trace FFA Scholarship Fund, c/o Miami Trace High School, 3836 State Route 41-NW or the Fayette County Food Pantry, c/o First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 217, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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DOROTHY CARMAN

Dorothy E. Carman, 99, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at 10:37 p.m. at Court House Manor where she had been residing since March 2014.

Mrs. Carman was born August 1, 1915, in Mount Sterling, Ohio to Fred and Ella Miller Crone.

Before her retirement she was a receptionist at the Huntington National Bank in Washington Court House.

From 1976 to 1996, she resided in Florida where she adored the sun and loved to walk on the beach and collect shells.

Mrs. Carman was formerly a volunteer with the Fayette County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary; had been a member of the Washington Club and helped in the restoration of the Judy Chapel in Washington Cemetery.

She was an avid bridge player and OSU fan.  In her earlier years she loved to bowl. Tennis was her passion in life and she played tennis until her mid-eighties.  She always watched all of the tennis tournaments that were on television.

Mrs. Carman was preceded in death by husband, Robert Scott Carman in 1988; by a son, F. Scott Carman in 2002, and four sisters, Betty Grim, Lois Shipley, Helen Crone and Claribel Backenstoe.

She is survived by a daughter, Camilla Carman of Dayton; a daughter-in-law, Lee Carman of Sidney, Ohio; four grandchildren, Kari Hinkle of Brookville, Ohio, Brett Hinkle of Denver, CO, Robert Carman and his wife, Amy, of Versailles, Ohio and Melissa Rice and her husband, Mike, of Sidney; seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be Monday, March 30, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the Washington Cemetery with Gary Gepfrey officiating   Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

There will be no calling hours.

A gathering of friends and family will be held at the Old Schoolhouse at the Fayette County fairgrounds immediately following the graveside service.

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JAMES EDWARD WISSINGER

James Edward Wissinger, 85, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at 3:56 a.m. at his residence.  He had been in failing health.

Jim was born October 22, 1929, in Columbus, Ohio to William James and Helen Elizabeth Bahen Wissinger.  He moved to Washington Court House in 1948 from Buckeye Lake.  He was a 1949 graduate of Washington High School.

Before his retirement in 1994, he was plant superintendent at Riten Industries, Inc.  where he had worked since 1956.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, William J. Wissinger, Jr., Robert F. Wissinger and Richard E. “Gene” Wissinger.

Jim is survived by his wife, the former Susan Hayman, whom he married January 21, 1983.  Also surviving are three sisters, Helen E. Brown, Fran VanDyke and her husband, Robert, all of Washington Court House and Margaret Hirn of Columbus; two sisters-in-law, Jean Wissinger of Washington Court House and Annis Jean Wissinger of Winter Springs, Florida; numerous nieces and nephews and special friends, John and Mary Lachat.

The funeral will be Friday, March 20, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Kevin Stuckey, minister at the Leesburg Church of Christ, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette County Food Pantry, P.O. Box 217, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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PATRICIA FAYE ZIMMERMAN

Patricia F. Zimmerman, 73, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at 4:41 p.m. at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center where she had been a patient several days.

Patty was born November 9, 1941, in Fayette County, Ohio to Clarence F. and Martha Maxine Hidy McDonald and was a lifelong resident of this community.

She was owner and operator of Patricia’s Styling Salon.

Patty was a member of the Heritage Memorial Church of Christ In Christian Union.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh L. Zimmerman; her parents and two brothers, Michael Alan McDonald and Danny D. McDonald.

Patty is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Thomas F. and Shirley McDonald of Washington Court House; a sister and brother-in-law, Toni Lynn and Danny Brabson of Londonderry; a sister-in-law, Cathy McDonald of Sikeston, MO and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Monday, March 23, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Bruce Morrison, pastor at Heritage Memorial Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Milledgeville-Plymouth Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fayette County DD Special Olympics, 1330 Robinson Road, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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JOAN ANDERSON

Joan Anderson, 77, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Saturday, March 14, 2015, at 7:30 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where she had been residing since November 2012.

Joan was born September 17, 1937, in Columbus, Ohio to William Henry and Gladys Minshall Anderson and was a lifelong resident of this community.

Before her retirement, she was a production associate at Calmar.  Prior to that, she had worked at National Cash Register and Robert Shaw.

Joan was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and was an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, John Wesley Anderson and a sister, Jane Waterhouse.

Joan is survived by two nieces, Carol Adams of Houston, TX and Sharon Deloach, of Friendsville, TN; great nieces and nephews and many special friends.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at 1 p.m. at the Washington Cemetery with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the Grace United Methodist Church, 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 the Central Ohio Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, 1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio  43215.

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NEVA DAVIS BLAIR

Neva Davis Blair, 83, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at 4:35 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington NEVA BLAIRCourt House where she had been a patient since March 1.

Mrs. Blair was born February 10, 1932, at Winchester in Adams County, Ohio to Samuel and Tallulah Day Davis.  She was a 1949 graduate of Winchester High School where she was class valedictorian.  She moved to this community in 1969 from Dayton.

She retired as a supervisor from Fayette County Children’s Services after 30 years of service.

Mrs. Blair was a member of Crossroads Christian Church.  She and her husband loved to travel and they had visited many countries throughout the world.  They had wintered in Florida the past 21 years.

She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Blair in 1996; by two brothers, Samuel and Richard Davis and a sister, Ila Davis.

Mrs. Blair is survived by her husband, Donald L. Blair whom she married November 19, 1949; a son, Chad Alan Blair of Romeoville, IL; a daughter-in-law, Hobie Blair of Greenfield; three grandchildren, Jason Blair and Katie Blair of Montgomery, IL and Louis Blair of Tuscaloosa, AL; a sister, Juanita Fread of Dayton; a sister-in-law, Mary June Thompson of Hillsboro; several nieces and nephews and many friends.

The funeral will be Monday, March 16, 2015, at 10 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Todd Maurer, minister at Crossroads Christian Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Sugar Tree Ridge Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

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

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EDITH S. STRALEY

Edith Alice (Schleich) Straley, 94, of Washington Court House, Ohio died at home on Friday, March 6, 2015.

Mrs. Straley was born September 14, 1920, in Williamsport, Ohio, to Leonard Grice and Ella Ruth Hill Schleich.  She graduated from Williamsport High School in 1938, and from Dickinson Secretarial College in Columbus in 1939.

She enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served as a WAVE from 1944 to 1946, stationed in Philadelphia.

Mrs. Straley was employed at Container Corporation from 1939-1944 and from 1946-1947.  She retired from the Dunlap Company in Williamsport in 1985.

Mrs. Straley was active in the Williamsport community until her move to Washington C.H. in 2000. She was a lifelong member of the Williamsport United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school and served as a member of the financial committee.  She was a member and past commander of American Legion Post #618 in Williamsport and was a former member of the Fayette County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She enjoyed crocheting, doing the crossword and other puzzles in the newspaper, and in her younger years, travelling.

In 1947, she married Warren Gamaliel Straley. He preceded her in death in 1976.  She was also preceded by brothers, Raymond (Jerry), George, and Frank Schleich; sisters-in-law, Ruth Schleich and Helen Hammel; sister, Dorothy Albright and granddaughter Krista Marie McMenemy.

She is survived  by her daughters, Lynn Straley of Westerville, Dona Straley and Ann (Mike) Duff, both of Washington C.H.; granddaughter Christina (Aaron Einhorn) McMenemy, and great-granddaughters Cordelia Rose Einhorn and Miranda Ann Einhorn, of Grove City; a brother, Eugene (Kate) Schleich of Williamsport;  sister-in-law, Erma Schleich of Hilliard; many nieces and nephews and their children and grandchildren.

The funeral will be Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Douglas Dowson, pastor at the Williamsport United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Springlawn Cemetery in Williamsport.

Friends may call at the funeral home in Washington Court House one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions  may be made to the Williamsport United Methodist Church, PO Box 179, Williamsport, OH 43164; or to American Legion Post #618, PO Box 246, Williamsport, OH 43164.

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LORA DESKINS

Lora Deskins, 75, of Washington Court House, Ohio went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 5, 2015, at 12:15 a.m. at her home while surrounded by her loving family.

Lora’s birth name was Eulojia Barrera Urbicagastegian and she was born in a small village high in the Andes Mountains called Aguas, Peru. She was born March 10, 1939, to the late Zacharias and Ruthina Barrera.

When Lora was 19 years of age, she moved to Miami, Florida where she met Larry Deskins and they married on July 22, 1959. They lived in Miami for two years then moved to New York where they were blessed with two daughters, Michelle and Monica. The family then moved to Washington Court House in 1966, and gave birth to another daughter, Jennifer in 1975.

Lora is survived by her husband of 55 years, Larry Deskins and three daughters Michelle Cramer, Monica Campbell and Jennifer Johnson. She was also blessed to have seven  grandchildren,  Stephanie and Deskins Campbell, children of Monica and Donnie Campbell of Bloomingburg, Ohio, Katie, Lexie and Sophia Cramer, children of Michelle and Jim Cramer of Dublin, Ohio, Aubrey and Mason Johnson, children of Jennifer and Kurt Johnson of Hilliard, Ohio and one great-granddaughter, Harper Anne Campbell, daughter of Deskins Campbell and Kelsey Bowdle.  She had 11 siblings, seven of which are living, three brothers; Goyo, Oncho and Nino Barrera and four sisters, Clemencia Becker, Mia Tomas, Florencia Barrera and Carmela Barrera and three brothers-in-law, Frank Deskins, widower of the late Mary Deskins, Woody Deskins and his wife, Linda, and Robert (Butch) Deskins and his wife, Betty, all of Washington Court House.

Lora was a dedicated homemaker and committed to her family.  She loved working in her beautiful flowerbeds, gardening and knitting.  During the summer you could often find her and Larry and her two dogs sitting in the swing under the apple tree admiring their garden. She also enjoyed her annual vacations to Florida with her family.

Her daughters remember her as a devoted, loving mother who always encouraged them to follow their dreams and told them they could do and be whatever they wanted to.  Lora will be remembered as a selflessly dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and friend by all whose lives she touched.

The funeral will be Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Tony Garren, pastor at the Fayette Bible Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 12 p.m. noon until the time of the service.

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

The family would like to thank the caring and dedicated staff at Hospice of Fayette County as well as the guidance of Pastor Tony Garren of Fayette Bible Church.

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BILLY VOSS ROBINSON

Billy Voss Robinson, 81, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at 2:50 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington BILLY VOSS ROBINSONCourt House where he had been residing since February 13.  He had been in failing health four years.

Mr. Robinson was born June 24, 1933, in Greenfield, Ohio to William Kouns and Pauline Voss Robinson.  He was a 1952 graduate of Washington High School and attended Wilmington College.  He lived most of his life in this community where, before his retirement, he was a home builder and remodeler.

He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church where he served as an usher for over 30 years.  He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict and had been a member of Paul H. Hughey Post #25 of the American Legion.

Mr. Robinson was preceded in death by a son, Mark William Robinson on September 27, 1996.

He is survived by his wife, the former Marian Louise Purdum whom he married July 12, 1958; a brother and sister-in-law, P. Larry and Nancy Robinson and a sister, Latricia Ann Robinson, all of Washington Court House; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Barbara and Larry Bloom of Mt. Vernon; two nephews, Carl Robinson of Taylor Mill, KY and Eric Bloom of Thornville; two nieces, Sally Robinson of Maumee, OH and Janet Robinson of Washington Court House and several great nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Friday, March 6, 2015, at 12 p.m. noon at the Grace United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mick Whistler, pastor at the church, and Mell Wickensimer, minister of visitation at the church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, 301 East Market Street; the Fayette County Humane Society, 153 South Main Street, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160 or the Central Ohio Alzheimer’s Association,  1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio  43215.

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

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CLAIRE McDONALD WEADE

Claire McDonald Weade, 89, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Saturday, February 28, 2015, at 7:05 a.m. at Court House Manor where she had been residing since October 23, 2014.

Claire was born July 8, 1925, in Fayette County, Ohio to Aloysius Bernard and Ruth Hagler McDonald. She was a 1943 graduate of Washington High School and received a bachelor’s degree in bookkeeping from Mount Saint Joseph College in Cincinnati. She was a lifelong resident of this community.

She formerly was a bookkeeper at Producers Stockyards and Union Stockyards and had been a truck driver for McDonald & Son Elevator. She also was a longtime clerk for Weade Realtors & Auctioneers.

Claire was a member of the St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church; had been a member and past president of Phi Beta Psi Sorority and the Washington Lioness Club. She served on the original board of directors of Fayette Progressive School and Industries and had also served on the board of directors of the Fayette County Historical Society. She was a member of the Cincinnati Herb Society; the Child Conservation League and had been a Cub Scout mother. She was a member of her beloved Bridge Club for over sixty years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Weade in 1999; a daughter, Elaine “Lainie” Weade in 2006, and a brother, Howard McDonald in 2011.

Claire is survived by three children, Ginger Weade of Athens, Ohio; Ronald J. Weade and his wife, Debbie, of Washington Court House and David A. Weade and his wife, Jane Ann, of Sunbury ; four grandsons, Mark (Rachel) Weade, Jess (Shena) Weade, Matt (Megan) Weade and Branen (Laura) Weade; three great grandsons, Carter, Aiden and Keaton Weade with another great grandchild on the way; three sisters, Frances Allen of Houma, LA, Mary Meadows of Paoli, IN and Ann Rask and her husband, Richard, of Breckinridge, CO and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, March 5, 2015, at 10 a.m. at the St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church by the Rev. Father Jan C. Sullivan, former pastor at the church. Burial will follow in the Sugar Grove Cemetery in Fayette County.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Wednesday from 4-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church, 219 South North Street or Hospice of Fayette County, Inc., 222 North Oakland Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.

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