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BETTY JANE PEARSON

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Betty Jane Pearson, 83, of New Castle, IN, died Monday, January 14, 2019, at 4:05 p.m. at the Glen Oaks Health Campus in New Castle where she had been residing since 2015.

Betty was born April 11, 1935, in Fayette County, Ohio to Floyd and Clara Essie Grooms Roberts.  She was a graduate of Washington High School and lived in this community until moving to Indiana in 1983.

She was a retired bookkeeper and had formerly worked at Downtown Drug and Cudahy Packing Company.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Ray Pearson on December 12, 2018, and a granddaughter, Aria Rowley in 2013.

Betty is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Alfred “Gene” Clifton of Morriston, FL; a grandson, Lee (Carla) Rowley of Westerville; step grandchildren, Amanda (Allen) Vanderpool, Tonya (Boomer) McCollister and Jeanie (Kevin) Clifton; several step great grandchildren and special family friend, Peggy Palmer.

Cremation has been observed.

Arrangements for a memorial service with burial of the cremains in Highlawn Cemetery are being completed and will be announced by the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

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JERRY FRANKLIN CREMEANS

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Jerry Franklin Cremeans, 79, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Friday, January 11, 2019, at 9:41 a.m. at his home.  He had been in failing health.

Jerry was born September 23, 1939, in Eleanor, WV to Okey and Virginia Ellen Taylor Cremeans.  He lived 11 years at Ray in Vinton County, Ohio before returning to Washington Court House in 2014.

He was Fayette County Game Warden for 25 years.

Jerry was a member of the Fayette County Fish and Game Association.  He served in the U.S. Air Force for ten years and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in McArthur and the McArthur Eagles Lodge.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Liddy Wilson and three brothers, Richard, Ralph and Charles Cremeans.

Jerry is survived by his wife, the former Terry Winland whom he married January 23, 1980.  Also surviving are three children, Deborah (John) Schlichter of Delaware, Ohio, Renee VanDyke of Washington Court House and Lisa (J.R.) Wilson of Zimmerman, MN; 12 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; three brothers, Ronald (Marilyn) Cremeans of Austin, Ohio, Okey Cremeans, Jr. of Burlington, OH and William (Barbara) Cremeans of Colorado Springs, CO; a sister, Donna (James) Napoli of Phoenix, AZ and many special friends

In keeping with his wishes, cremation took place and there will be no visitation or service.

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

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BARBARA ANN MERRITT

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Barbara Ann Merritt, 84, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at 11:42 p.m. at Four Seasons Nursing and Rehabilitation where she had been a resident since 2016.

Barbara was born June 24, 1934, in Washington Court House, Ohio to John F. and Loretta Ruth Theobald Hughes.  She was a 1952 graduate of Washington High School and lived most of her life in this community.

For many years Barbara served as a poll worker for local elections.

On September 12, 1952, she married Jon Dale Merritt.  He preceded her in death on October 3, 2018.  She was also preceded by a daughter, Cindy Merritt; her parents and a brother, Larry F. Hughes.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Robin Merritt of Washington Court House; a daughter, Melody Turner of Reynoldsburg; three grandchildren, Katrina, Justin and Chris; several great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Sharon Irons of Washington Court House; two nephews, Mike and Jeff Hughes and their families and several cousins.

A visitation will be held Friday, January 11, 2019, from 4-6 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

A private graveside service will be held Saturday in the Milledgeville-Plymouth Cemetery.  Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

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JUNE TAYLOR

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June Taylor

June 1, 1930-January 7, 2019

Roberta June Taylor, 88, of Washington Court House, died Monday, January 7, 2019, at 5:15 a.m. at Court House Manor where she had been residing the past month.

Mrs. Taylor was born June 1, 1930, in Washington C.H. the daughter of the late Robert E. and Mary Mann Powless.

Before her retirement in 1985, she worked for Craig’s Department Store. Her love was her family, grandchildren, and sisters.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by an infant daughter, Paula June Taylor; sister Joan Crabtree; brother Marvin McRobie; and three brothers-in-law, James Emrick, William Frasure, and Donald Crabtree.

Mrs. Taylor is survived by four sons, Roger Taylor, Michael Taylor, Mark (Angie) Taylor, and Wayne (Jane) Taylor; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren; five sisters, Joyce Emrick of Florida, Wanda Frasure of Florida, Johnna McRobie of Washington C.H., Gail (Joe) Dietrich of Greenfield, and Patsy Powless of Portsmouth; brother Robert Powless of Florida; sister-in-law Alice Fraley of Wilmington; several nieces and nephews; and two special friends, Patty Hagler and Diann Thornton of Fayette County.

The funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 11, 2019 at Kirkpatrick Funeral Home. Jay Lucas of Grace Community Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are directed to the Fayette County Memorial Hospital Foundation, 1430 Columbus Avenue, Washington C.H., Ohio 43160.

TIMOTHY LEE (TIM) FOGT

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 Timothy Lee (Tim) Fogt, 66, of Waterloo, Iowa, formerly of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at 9:20 p.m. at St. Mary’s Hospital at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN where he had been a patient 20 days.  He had been ill since February 2017.

Tim was born January 8, 1952, at Anna in Shelby County, Ohio to Lester and Glenna Harlamert Fogt, both of whom preceded him in death.  He was a 1970 graduate of Anna High School.  He attended Heidelberg University and graduated in 1981 from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics.

He was a vice president at the Huntington National Bank in Washington Court House for 17 years before his retirement in January 2018.

Tim had served on the Washington Court House City Council and continued to serve on the historic and zoning boards as well as the Community Improvement Corporation.  He was member of The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Fayette County and was a member and past president of the Washington Rotary Club.

He enjoyed OSU football and basketball and attending the school and athletic events of his children.  He was especially proud that all three of his children was valedictorian of their class.  He also enjoyed country music concerts; boating and his houseboat at Lake Cumberland, but his true joy and meaning for life was his family, children and grandchildren.

Tim is survived by his wife, the former Nadine Sue Jensen whom he married October 2, 1982; three children, Kyle (Angela) Fogt of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Kelsey (Lauren Johnson) Fogt of Minneapolis, MN and Garrison Fogt of Crossville, TN; three grandchildren, Elliot, Luke and Everly Fogt; two brothers Thomas (Janice) Fogt of Overland Park, KS and Allan (Kathy) Fogt of McCartyville, OH; two sisters, Julie (Steve) Kettler of Botkins, OH and Mary (Jerry) Zwiebel of Jackson Center, OH; his mother-in-law, Terry Jensen of Medway, OH; brother-in-law, Greg (Lori) Jensen of New Carlisle, OH; several nieces, nephews and cousins and his canine buddies, Lexi and Dexter.

The funeral will be Monday, January 7, 2019, at 2 p.m. at the Immanuel United Church of Christ, 8889 State Route 274, Kettlersville, OH 45336 with the Rev. Joe Duvall officiating.  Burial will follow in the Schwaberow Cemetery in New Bremen, Ohio.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Sunday from 2-6 p.m. and at the church in Kettlersville from 12 Noon Monday until time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Washington Rotary Club scholarship fund, P.O. Box 1021, or Fayette County 4-H for the camp fund (make checks payable to Fayette County 4-H and put “Camp Fund” in memo line),1415 US Route 22-SW, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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VERA JANE HOCKENBERY

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Vera Jane Hockenbery, 84, of Washington Court House, Ohio passed away peacefully Friday, December 28, 2018, at 12:07 p.m. while surrounded by her loving family.

Vera was born May 12, 1934, at Staunton in Fayette County, Ohio to Enzelo P. and Claudius M. Cooper Lamb.  Except for spending several winters in Florida, she lived most of her life in Washington Court House.

She had formerly worked in the catalog department at the Sears store in Washington Court House and retired in 1984, as supervisor of accounts receivable from the Sears Distribution Center in Columbus.

Her family, quilting and canning were her passions.

She was preceded in death by two infant brothers.

Vera is survived by her husband, Clyde Hockenbery whom she married February 18, 1977; children, Donald Palmer, Jr., of Washington Court House, Pamela Stapleton and her husband, Jim, of Staunton, and Teresa Streitenberger and her husband, David, of Washington Court House, Denise Butkus and her husband, Al, of Sebastian, FL, Nancy Humpheries, Annette Beam and her husband, Thomas, Robin Jones and her husband, Al, Linda Roys, all of West Jefferson, Keith Hockenbery and his wife, Kim of Sebastian, FL; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.

A celebration of life service will be held Thursday, January 3, 2019, at 2 p.m. at the Judy Chapel in Washington Cemetery with Pastor Jay Lucas, minister at the Grace Community Church, officiating.   Burial of the cremains will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Judy Chapel from 12 Noon Thursday until time of the service.

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

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

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DONNA M. CARTER

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Donna M. Carter, 98, of Washington Court House, Ohio, died Tuesday, December 25, 2018, at 8:24 p.m. at Carriage Court Assisted Living where she had been residing since January.

She was born May 19, 1920, in Fayette County, Ohio to Homer and Ella Belle Beatty Speakman and was a lifelong resident of this community.

Mrs. Carter was a well-known area seamstress and had also formerly worked at Kaufman’s Bargain Store.

She had been was a member of the First Christian Church.

Mrs. Carter was preceded in death by her husband, William Willard Carter on November 28, 1982; by a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley Ann and Roger Pope; a grandson, Brian Pope; three brothers, Roy, Virgil and Willard “Shorty” Speakman and four sisters, Ruth Smith, Helen Carter, Doris Klever and Martha Gilliam.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald E. and Judy Carter of Columbus; five grandchildren and their spouses, Michael Pope and Lana Eakins of Orient, Tammy and Dave Ulliman of Westerville, Sue Andrews of Columbus, Greg and Wendy Carter of Columbus and Chris and Stephanie Carter of Cincinnati; nine great grandchildren, Jonathan, Ashley, Abby and Sam Carter, Landon and Liam Pope, Katie Ramirez and Scott and Eric Ulliman; two great great grandsons and nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral will be Friday, December 28, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Todd Maurer, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from noon Friday until time of the service.

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KATHIE JOANNE DICKEY

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Kathie Joanne Dickey, 47, of Clarksburg, Ohio died Sunday, December 16, 2018, at 1:45 a.m. at her home.  She had been in failing health.

Kathie was born December 14, 1971, to Ralph Wendell and Judith Ann Echard Dickey.  She was a 1990 graduate of Adena High School and was a lifelong resident of the Clarksburg community.

For the past 15 years, she had served as the fiscal officer for the Village of Clarksburg.

She was preceded in death by her mother in 2011.

Kathie is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Caitlin Marie and Phillip Casey; a granddaughter, Piper Blaine Casey; her father, Ralph Wendell Dickey; two brothers, Ralph Dickey, Jr. and Jeff Dickey, all of Clarksburg; three nieces, Mistie Dickey, Lacie Short and Corie Bonner; several grandnieces and grandnephews and her lifelong friend, Beth Hobbs.

The funeral will be Thursday, December 20, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with Chas Cottrill officiating.  Burial will follow in the Brown’s Chapel Cemetery near Clarksburg.

Friends may call at the funeral home in New Holland Wednesday from 6-8 p.m.

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DANNY LAMAR KRAPE

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Danny Lamar Krape, 77, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Friday, December 14, 2018, at 6:29 p.m. at his home.  He had been in failing health.

Danny was born December 5, 1941, in Wellston, Ohio to Robert Foster and (Mattie) Irene Patterson Krape, both of whom preceded him in death.  He lived most of his life in New Holland and Washington Court House.

Before his retirement, he was an inspector of radiators at Chrysler in Dayton.

He was a long time member of the Dragin Angels Car Club and belonged to the Masonic Lodge in Dayton.  He was a veteran of the United States Navy and served aboard the U.S.S. Forrestal.  He was a member of Paul H. Hughey Post #25 of the American Legion.

On May 30, 1962, he married the former Sharon Maria Grubb.  She preceded him in death on March 15, 2012.  He was also preceded by a brother, (Robert) Paul Krape in 2000.

Danny is survived by a daughter, Robin Massie of Wilmington; a son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Fawne (Micky) Krape of Washington Court House; three grandchildren, Logan, Addison and Beckett Krape; a brother-in-law, David Grubb of Columbus; special friends, Don Bobbitt and Mark Oswald and his extra special ray of sunshine.

The funeral will be Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Todd Maurer officiating.  Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.

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

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

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HAROLD RAY PEARSON

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Harold Ray Pearson, 84, of New Castle, IN, died Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at 1:40 p.m. at the Henry County Hospital in New Castle where he had been admitted earlier in the day.

Harold was born January 26, 1924, in Fayette County, Ohio to Warren and Myrtle Brill Pearson.  He was a graduate of Washington High School and lived in this community until moving to Indiana in 1983.

He had formerly worked at National Cash Register, had been a tool salesman and had worked at Carter Lumber in Indiana.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Aria Rowley in 2013, and a brother, Warren Pearson.

Harold is survived by his wife, the former Betty June Roberts, whom he married September 2, 1953; a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Alfred “Gene” Clifton of Morriston, FL; a grandson, Lee Rowley and his wife, Carla, of Westerville; three step grandchildren and their spouses, Amanda and Allen Vanderpool, Tonya and Gary McCollister and Jeanie and Kevin Clifton; several step great grandchildren and special family friend, Peggy Parker.

The funeral will be Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Todd Maurer officiating. Burial will follow in the Highlawn Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

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