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WANDA FAYE BACH

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Wanda Faye Bach, 75, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Sunday, November 19, 2017, at her home.

Wanda was born December 23, 1941, in Chipley, FL to Thomas Daniel and Delores Hayes Johnson.  She moved to this community in 1961 from Florida.

She was a receptionist at Court House Manor for 27 years before her retirement in 2006.  She had formerly been a nurse’s aide.

Wanda had been a member of Mother’s Circle and Y-Gradale sorority.  She enjoyed watching westerns and game shows on television.

She is survived by her husband, Leonard Eugene Bach whom she married June 4, 1960; three children and their spouses, Sheila and Steven Troute of Jeffersonville, Barry and Lori Bach of Washington Court House and Terry and Glen Satchell of Cedarville; five grandchildren, Alaina Garrett and her husband, James, Lindsey Satchell, Ashley Satchell, Brittan Bach and Brady Bach; a great grandson, Nathaniel Bach and a sister and brother-in-law, Ronda and Phil Grace of Dothan, Alabama.

Wanda’s family will observe a private family service.  There will be no calling hours.

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

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DONNA MAE GRAVES

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Donna Mae Graves, 83, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Sunday, November 19, 2017, at 10:15 a.m. at her home.  She had been ill the past year.

Mrs. Graves was born August 1, 1934, at Williamsport in Pickaway County, Ohio to Ervin and Mae Jester Colburn.  She lived most of her life in Fayette County.

She was formerly a nurse’s aide and restaurant cook.

Mrs. Graves was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd William Graves in 1995, and by several brothers and sisters.

She is survived by four children, Ervin Graves, Ann Graves and Eileen Smith and her husband, Joe, all of Washington Court House and Mae Graves of Columbus; eight grandchildren, Shawn, Robin, David, Sam, Mandy, Tameeka and Ervin, Jr. and Christy Wilson who was reared in the Graves Home; several great grandchildren; a brother, Donald Colburn and a sister, Maxine Elliott.

The funeral will be Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Keith Clary, pastor at the Unity Fellowship Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Madison Mills Cemetery.

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

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SHARON KAY CARSON

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Sharon Kay Carson, 63, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Friday, November 17, 2017, at 10:03 p.m. at her home.

Sharon was born February 3, 1954, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Wilma Ludene Smith.  She was a 1972 graduate of Miami Trace High School and lived most of her life in this community.

She had worked at Crestar Foods in Washington Court House for 12 years and New Sabina Industries for 14 years.

Sharon was a member of the St. Benignus Catholic Church in Greenfield.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Wilma and Charles Mathews; her grandfather, Austin Smith and a great aunt, Edith Binegar.

Sharon is survived by her husband, Joseph A. Carson whom she married July 17, 1976; twin daughters, Kristi Jo Slavens and her husband, Michael, of Washington Court House and Kami Kay Barnes and her husband, Jacob, of Trenton, Ohio; three grandchildren; Kayci Carson, Katie Slavens and Dylan Slavens; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Virginia Mathews of Jamestown and Joseph and Tammy Mathews of Greenfield, a sister, Kathe Bennett-Johnson and her husband, Michael, of Washington Court House; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Teresa and Dan Allison of Leesburg, Edna Carson Maxwell of Greenfield and Rita and Robert Wheaton of New Martinsburg and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral will be Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the St. Benignus Catholic Church, 204 South Second Street, Greenfield, Ohio with the Rev. Father Mike Paraniuk, pastor at the church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Colman Catholic Cemetery in Washington Court House.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Tuesday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. where a Rosary service, led by Father Sean Dooley, will be held Tuesday at 8:15 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 189, Memphis, TN 38101-9950 or the American Breast Cancer Foundation, 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 480, Columbia, MD 21044.

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MARGARET ANNE (MARGIE) SOLLARS

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Margaret Anne (Margie) Sollars, 93, of Washington Court House, passed away Thursday, November 9. 2017, at 1:20 a.m. in Washington Court House.

Mrs. Sollars was born October 5, 1924, in Chillicothe, Ohio to J. Walter and Clara Hyson Ewing.  She moved here in 1958 from Chillicothe.

She was a 1942 graduate of Chillicothe High School and graduated from the Christ Hospital School of Nursing in Cincinnati in 1945.

Before her retirement she was a registered nurse at Fayette County Memorial Hospital for twenty years.

She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and the Rebekah Circle of the United Methodist Women.  She had served as a volunteer with the American Cancer Society, the American Red Cross and delivered Meals on Wheels for the Fayette County Commission on Aging.  She formerly was a member of the Fayette County Professional Nurses Association and the Fayette County Historical Society.

On November 8, 1947, she married William M. (Bill) Sollars.  He preceded her in death on June 17, 2010.  She was also preceded by a daughter, Jane E. Pope on September  29, 2017; a granddaughter, Shannon Pickens and her sister, Jean Rusk.

Mrs. Sollars is survived by five children, Judith (Bob) McClaskey of Columbus, Suzanne (Philip) Pickens of Norcross, GA, Carol (Kenneth) Rowley of New Holland, Nancy (Wayne) Stillings of Washington Court House and David (Shelley) Sollars of Rocky River, Ohio; a son-in-law, Don Pope of Washington Court House; thirteen grandchildren, Sara (Dale), Rob (Christie), Mike (Hope), Andrea (Adam), Greg, Tyler, Brad, Ike, Brett, Ryan (Andrea), Ethan, Mary Margaret and Madeline and  five great grandchildren, Clayton, Alyssa, Alex, Abigail and Aron. Also surviving are a nephew and three nieces of Chillicothe and her special friend, Mary Lorane Davis of Washington Court House.

The funeral will be Saturday, November 11, 2017, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the Grace United Methodist Church, officiating. A private burial service will follow in the St. Margaret’s Catholic Cemetery in Chillicothe.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, 301 East Market Street, or St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church, 219 South North Street, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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DONNA JEAN MILLER

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Donna Jean Miller, 87, of Washington Court House, formerly of Groveport, Ohio, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at 8:07 a.m. at the Fayette County Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient since November 4.

Donna was born January 4, 1930, at Massillon in Stark County, Ohio to Barrett D. and Marie Rogers Stottlemire. She was a graduate of Mineral Ridge High School and a 1951 graduate of Massillon City Hospital School of Nursing. She moved to Fayette County in 2014 from Groveport.

She was a retired registered nurse.

Donna was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ashville and was a past worthy matron of Sunshine Chapter #89 of the Order of the Eastern Star in Jefferson, Ohio.   She and her husband, John, were avid quilt makers and she organized the Angelic Quilters of Groveport Zion Lutheran Church where she was formerly a member.  Donna enjoyed and was known for her culinary artistry.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Dalton H. Touvell in 1966, and John N. Miller in 2014; a son, David A. Miller in 1999; a son-in-law, David M. Craig in 1994; by her nursing sisters of the Massillon City Hospital School of Nursing, Percie, Nona and Becky.

Donna is survived by a daughter, Daltonna H. Craig-Crawford and her husband, Jerry Crawford and his children, Curtis C. Crawford and Melissa (Joel) Crawford-Smith; two grandchildren Kevin Craig and his wife, Aimee, of Groveport and Jill Craig of Nairobi, Kenya; three great grandchildren, Kendall Rebecca Bickett, Avery Alison Craig and Joseph David Craig; sisters and brothers-in-law; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends in Ashtabula and Holmes Counties.

The funeral will be Sunday, November 12, 2017, at 4 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House, Ohio with Pastor Jay Lucas, minister at Grace Community Church, officiating.  A graveside service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Obetz Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 2 p.m. until time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Paul Lutheran Church, 6046 St. Paul Road, Ashville, Ohio  43103.

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JUNE LOUISE KINGERY

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June Louise Kingery, 85, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 1 a.m. at her home.

Mrs. Kingery was born December 10, 1931, in Fayette County, Ohio to Fred and Catherine Downer Tuvell.  She was a 1950 graduate of Washington High School and was a lifelong resident of this community.

She formerly worked 13 years as a secretary at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton and had been a teacher’s aide at the Orient State Institute.

Mrs. Kingery attended the Fayette Bible Church.  She enjoyed playing cards and being with her friends in her card club.  She had been a Cub Scout and Girl Scout troop leader and had assisted with the Washington Band Boosters and the Blue Lion Athletic Boosters.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers and sisters-in-law and sisters and brothers-in-law, Kenneth Tuvell, Walter and Agnes Tuvell, James Tuvell, Naomi and Fred Dawson, Mary Wilson and Jeanette and Lloyd Glaze.

Mrs. Kingery is survived by her husband, Jasper Merrill Kingery whom she married June 7,1952; two children, Debra Kingery and her husband, Dan Pachinger of Williamsburg, OH and Stephen Kingery and his wife, Lisa, of Chillicothe; a sister-in-law, Barbara Tuvell of Sarasota, FL and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, October 14, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at the Madison Mills Cemetery with the Rev. Tony Garren, pastor at the Fayette Bible Church, officiating.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Friday from 6-8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette Bible Church, 1315 Dayton Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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WANDA AILEEN LOWE

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Wanda Aileen Lowe, 93, of  Washington Court House, Ohio died Monday, October 2, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. at Fayette County Memorial Hospital where she had been admitted earlier in the day.

Wanda was born July 24, 1924, in Fayette County, Ohio to Jerry William and Helen Gertrude Carr Smith.  She was a 1942 graduate of Washington High School and lived most of her life in this community.

She was a retired office manager and had formerly worked at Cudahy’s Packing Company, Lowe’s Welding, Stage Department Store and State Farm Insurance.

Wanda had attended the First Baptist Church; was a member emeritus and past treasurer of Altrusa International of Washington Court House; had been a member of the Child Conservation League and Beta Sigma Phi sorority and was a former leader of Job’s Daughters.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil E. Lowe on Nov. 1, 1979; by a daughter, Vicki Arnold on Jan. 17, 2014; a son, Danny Lowe on Sept. 18, 2016; a brother, James Smith; a brother and sister-in-law, J. Maynard and LaVerne Smith and a sister and brother-in-law, Doris and John Lonnis.

Wanda is survived by a daughter-in-law, Beanie Lowe of Washington Court House; a son-in-law, Don Arnold of West Jefferson; four grandchildren, Abby and Ben Arnold, both of West Jefferson, Becca Golden and her husband, Sean, of Worthington and Katie Lowe of Washington Court House; a great granddaughter, Dani Golden; a sister-in-law, Beverly Smith of Springfield, OH; nieces and nephews, Brad and Sue Smith, Sharon and Carl Hutzel and Pam and Bruce Gothard and her special friend, Bob Bishop of New Holland.

The funeral will be Friday, October 6, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Jeff Arnold, officiating.  Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4-8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Fayette County, Inc., 222 North Oakland Avenue or Altrusa International of Washington Court House, c/o Janet Martin, 165 Magnolia Place, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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JANE ELIZABETH SOLLARS POPE

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Jane Elizabeth Sollars Pope, 54, of Washington Court House, Ohio, passed Friday, September 29, 2017, at 8:49 p.m. at her home.

Jane was born April 12, 1963, in Washington Court House, Ohio to William Myron (Bill) and Margaret Anne (Margie) Ewing Sollars. She was a 1981 graduate of Washington Senior High School and received a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University in 1985.  

Jane was a devoted wife, daughter, mother, grandma, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. She was a lifelong parishioner of St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church. Always an avid traveler, she especially enjoyed exploring the mountains and visiting the beach. She recently took the pilgrimage of a lifetime to Rome this past January to see her son serve Mass for Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. She was a master gardener and had also been a member of Alpha Delta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.  

She was a dedicated teacher of Washington City Schools for 28 years at Washington Middle School, Rose Avenue, and Cherry Hill Elementary Schools. She dearly loved teaching but most of all of she loved her students and has kept in touch with many of them over the years.

She was preceded in death by her father in June of 2010 and her niece Shannon Pickens in December of 1989.

Jane is survived by her husband, Don Pope whom she married June 3, 2015; three sons, Isaac Garland of Jeffersonville, Deacon Brett Garland of Columbus and Ryan Garland and his wife, Andrea, of Columbus; a step-daughter, Jessica Gabbard and her husband, Mark, of Richmond, IN; three grandchildren, Alyssa, Dori and Emmaline; her mother, Margaret (Margie) Sollars of Washington Court House; five siblings, Judith (Bob) McClaskey of Columbus, Suzanne (Phil) Pickens of Norcross, GA, Carol (Kenneth) Rowley of New Holland, Nancy (Wayne) Stillings, of Washington Court House and David (Shelley) Sollars of Rocky River, Ohio; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Leonard and Betty Pope of Richmond, IN and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at 12:30 p.m. at St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church by the Rev. Father, Michael Hartge, parochial vicar administrator at the church, and the Rev. Father Jan C.P. Sullivan, former pastor of the parish.  Burial will be in the St. Colman Catholic Cemetery.

Friends may call at the St. Colman Parish Hall Tuesday from 4-8 p.m.  Recitation of the Rosary will begin at 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Fayette County, Inc., 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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DORIS WHITE

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Doris E. White, 90, of New Holland, Ohio died Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at 11:02 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where she had been a patient since September 7.

Doris was born February 3, 1927, in Sparta, Ohio to Harley Clinton and Hazel Bowles Barr.  She was a graduate of Sparta High School.

As the wife of a pastor, she had lived in various communities.  She returned to New Holland from Bloomingburg in1974.

Before her retirement, she worked in the claims department at Nationwide Insurance Company in Columbus.

Doris was a member of the New Holland United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and was also a member of the United Methodist Women.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Frank Allen White on April 1, 1974; by three brothers, Arthur, Harold and Earl Robert Barr and three sisters, Bernice Robinson, Carmen Kescher and Katherin Stryker.

Doris is survived by four children, the Rev. Russell A. White and his wife, Barbara, of Crooksville, James B. White of New Holland, Nancy Riker Wilson and her husband, Robert Wilson of Dublin, Ohio and Carmen White of New Holland; five grandchildren, Loretta (Russell) Moody, Scott (Stacy) White, Rachel Byrd, Christopher (Shay) Riker and Stephen (Shyla) Riker; many loved great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Jane Van Hoose of Columbus and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Friday, September 22, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the New Holland United Methodist Church with the Rev. Brian Dunham, pastor at the church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the New Holland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland Thursday from 3-8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Holland United Methodist Church, c/o Nikki Sheets, 154 East Front Street, New Holland, Ohio  43145.

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RALPH CORLISS HYER

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Ralph Corliss Hyer, 94, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Friday, September 15, 2017, at 5:40 a.m. at his residence.

Ralph was born January 19, 1923, at Austin in Ross County, Ohio to Russell and Eva Stickley Hyer.  He moved to Washington Court House in 1961, from Circleville.

Before his retirement, he was a 30-year employee of General Motors-Fisher Body in Columbus.

He was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of Paul H. Hughey Post #25 of the American Legion.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Mitchell Hyer in 2004; a grandson, Robert Alspaugh in 2013; two brothers and three sisters.

He is survived by his wife, the former Betty Marie Hollar whom he married October 29, 1947; eight children, Corliss Hyer of Bloomingburg, Wendell Hyer, Janice Hyer, Angela (Anthony Wood) Alspaugh, Donna (Mahlon Eblen) Hyer, Donald Hyer, all of Washington Court House, Rosena (Mark Clark) Cooper of Waynesville and John Hyer of Washington Court House; sixteen grandchildren, Amber Hyer, Kathleen Hyer, Corey Anshutz, William Hyer, Shane Burnett, Chris Taylor, Jacque Penwell, Shawnasie Turner, Makayla Alspaugh, William Black, Aaron Brown, Nathan Brown, Jeremiah Gardner, A.J. Cooper, Zurick Hyer and Korben Hyer; numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Rosemary Teets of Washington Court House and many nieces and nephews.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation will take place.  A graveside service will be held at a later date in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Frankfort.

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

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