Thelma E. Barnett, 76, of Washington C.H., Ohio died Saturday, December 20, 2014, at 10:45 p.m. at Fayette County Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient since Friday. She had been in failing health the past year.
Mrs. Barnett was born August 12, 1938, in Ross County, Ohio to Ernest R. and Mary Wallace Knisley. She was a 1958 graduate of Bloomingburg High School and lived most of her life in this community.
She was an assembler at Calmar in Washington C.H. for nearly 30 years before her retirement in 2002.
Mrs. Barnett was a member of the South Side Church of Christ. Her hobbies were sewing, reading, watching sports and spending time with her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by an infant son, Johnny Maxwell in 1961; by her parents and two brothers, Delbert Knisley and Rusty Knisley.
She is survived by husband, Ronald Gene Barnett whom she married March 23, 1972; a daughter, Althea (Ed) Hogsett of Washington C.H.; three grandchildren, Kacie (Jeffrey Holloway) Hogsett, Caleb (Tara Everetts) Hogsett and Beth Hogsett; two great grandchildren, Braylen Everetts and Allison Holloway; four siblings, Delano (Pauline) Knisley of Washington C.H., Winnie (John) Havens of Washington C.H., Richard (Emma) Knisley of New Martinsburg and Vickie (Larry) Collins of Washington C.H. and her best friend, Carolyn Henry of Washington C.H..
The funeral will be Tuesday, December 23, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington C.H. with Danny Dodds, minister at the Greenfield Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will follow in the White Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 4-8 p.m.
Gilbert Edward Whiteside, 86, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at 5 a.m. at Four Seasons of Washington Court House.
Mr. Whiteside was born July 14, 1928, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Grant Thomas and Mary Clara Mullen Whiteside. He was a graduate of Wilmington High School but lived most of his life in Washington Court House.
He was an inventory controller at Armco for 28 years then worked the Fayette County Commission on Aging’s Meals on Wheels program for 19 years. He was a well-known grower and hybridizer of day lilies.
Mr. Whiteside was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and the Columbus Chapter of the American Day Lily Society. He served as a medic in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict and formerly was a member of Paul H. Hughey Post #25 of the American Legion.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Grant Whiteside and a brother-in-law, Dr. John Louis.
Mr. Whiteside is survived by his wife, the former Karen Jean Boardman whom he married November 16, 1988; three children, Wendy Eddlemon and her husband, Donny, of Good Hope, Daniel Curl of Sabina and his fiancé, Peggy Chaney, David G. Curl and his wife, Kristina, of Washington Court House; eight grandchildren, Paige Eddlemon, Trent (Paula) Curl, Brandan (Courtney) Curl, Kayla Curl, Joshua (Jessica) Curl, Lynosie (Shawn) Harris, Danielle Curl and Samuel (Victoria) Curl; seven great grandchildren; a sister, Margaret (Peggy) Louis of Washington Court House and a nephew, Dr. David (Luan) Louis of Beavercreek.
In keeping with his wishes, Mr. Whiteside’s body was donated to The Ohio State University for medical research.
A memorial service will be held Monday, December 22, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church in Washington Court House with Pastor David Ellenberger officiating. A time of food and fellowship will immediately follow the service in the fellowship hall at the church. Burial will be at a later date in Washington Cemetery
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Fayette County, Inc., 222 North Oakland Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.
Thomas McDaniel Rambo, 78, of Middleville, Michigan, died Monday, December 15, 2014, at 10:40 p.m. shortly after arrival at the Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. His death was sudden and unexpected.
He was born May 24, 1936, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was the son of Ernest A. and Nora M. Rambo and was a graduate of Patterson Co-Op High School in Dayton and Sinclair College. He moved to Middleville from Salinas, CA in 2001.
Before his retirement, he had been a manager for the Army/Air Force Exchange Services and the Dayton Power and Light Company.
Tom and Karen enjoyed music and they both sang in the Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus and in various operas throughout the Midwest and Europe.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Dorothea Pangburg and a brother, Ralph Edward McDaniel.
Tom is survived by his wife, the former Karen Sue Carman whom he married August 12, 1967; two daughters, Kathy Rambo-Wagner and her husband, Greg, of Caledonia, MI and Lauri Rambo of Middleville, MI and three grandchildren, Max Wagner, Brandon and Krista Dollaway.
The funeral will be Saturday, December 20, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Joe Current, pastor at the First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Good Hope Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of the service.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sugar Creek Baptist Church, c/o Mrs. Mark Workman, 3898 Bush Road-NW, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160 or the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, Michigan Chapter, 5409 Ottawa Avenue, Suite 307, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
Gerald Richard Wackman, 85, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Monday, December 15, 2014, at 4:56 a.m. shortly after arrival at Fayette County Memorial Hospital.
Jerry was born August 2, 1929, in Washington Court House, Ohio to James and Stella Eva Haas Wackman. He was a graduate of Washington High School and received a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from The Ohio State University.
He formerly was a farmer and, for many years, was co-owner and operator with his brother, James Wackman, Jr., of the J & J Restaurant.
Jerry was a member of the Trinity Full Gospel Church in Sabina.
He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Ruth Ann Cottrell on July 29, 2010; by two brothers, James Wackman, Jr. and Alex U. Wackman and three sisters, Mildred Irene Wackman, Freda Pitzer and Latrilla (Trilly) Coil.
Jerry is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Stacie L. and Franklin Deskins of Washington Court House; a granddaughter, Kelsie Bowdle and her friend, Deskins Campbell, of Washington Court House; a great granddaughter, Harper Ann Campbell; two sisters, Judith Ann Speakman of Washington Court House and Carolyn Barker and her husband, Ben, of Claremont, FL and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Pastor Carey G. Hilterbran, minister at the Trinity Full Gospel Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from noon Wednesday until time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Full Gospel Church, 250 College Street, Sabina, Ohio 45169.
Reva E. Johnson, 72, of Greenfield, Ohio passed away Monday, December 1, 2014, at 7:42 p.m. at the Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley Inpatient Center in Seaman, Ohio where she had been a patient since Friday.
Reva was born March 15, 1942, in Washington Court House, Ohio to William R. and Minnie L. Willison Fackler. She lived most of her life in Washington Court House and Greenfield.
She was a beautician and currently was working at The Razor’s Edge in Washington Court House.
Reva was a member of the New Vienna Community Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn T. Johnson on January 25, 2010; by two brothers, Albert Fackler and his wife, Annalee, and George Fackler; a sister, Dorothy Aleshire and her husband, Jim, and a niece, Julie Aleshire.
Reva is survived by a step daughter and step son-in-law, Tami and Dan Langen of Columbus, Ohio; a step daughter-in-law, Sherrie Kirk of Leesburg; four step grandchildren, Brittany Kirk, Brook Stanley, Michael Langen and Andrew Langen; three step great grandchildren, Colton Patton, Jaylyn Stanley and Pierce Stanley; three brothers-in-law, Paul Leonard Johnson and his wife, Phyllis, of Bainbridge, Gary Johnson and his wife, Betty, of Greenfield and Michael Johnson and his wife, Shelia, of Chillicothe; two sisters-in-law, Patsy Bishop of Leesburg and Beverly Mayo and her husband, the Rev. Dan Mayo, of New Vienna and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington C.H. Friday from 4-8 p.m. The Rev. Dan Mayo will offer a prayer at the conclusion of the visitation.
Cremation will follow the visitation.
Private burial of the cremains will be in the Washington Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Hope, 215 Hughes Boulevard, Mt. Orab, Ohio 45154 or the New Vienna Community Church Building Fund, 412 West Street, New Vienna, Ohio 45159.
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