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EVELYN LOUISE ENTREKIN

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Evelyn Louise Entrekin, 85, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at 7:30 a.m. at Court House Manor where she had been residing since January.

Evelyn was born July 8, 1932, in Bloomingburg, Ohio to Harold Leroy and Mary Kathryn Jackson Gault.  She was a 1950 graduate of Bloomingburg High School and lived most of her life in New Holland and Washington Court House.

For several years she was an aide at the Carnegie Public Library in Washington Court House.

Evelyn was a member of the First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by a brother, John Gault and a sister, Joan Amsbary.

Evelyn is survived by her husband, Robert Lee Entrekin whom she married December 16, 1950; by three children and their spouses, Thomas and Mary Entrekin of Washington Court House, Robert and Paula Entrekin of Coshocton, OH and Kathryn and Thomas Jette of London, OH; eight grandchildren, Joseph, Andrew, Jeremy, Adam and Krista Entrekin, James (Leigh) Jette, Heather (Luke) Keplinger and Jason (Gina) Jette and fifteen great grandchildren.

The funeral be Saturday, May 26, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Current, pastor at the church, and Eddie Gault, associate pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 301 E. East Street, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.

Evelyn’s family extends special thanks to the staff and caregivers at Court House Manor and Heartland Hospice for the special care and attention that was given to her.

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

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MAX IRVIN CORNS

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Max Irvin Corns, 65, of Good Hope, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. at his residence.

Max was born March 3, 1953, in Crum, West Virginia to William Garland and Erma Jane Damron Corns.  He moved to Fayette County in 1960, and was a 1971 graduate of Washington Senior High School.

He was an auto parts salesman and had formerly worked at Carroll Halliday, Inc.  He had also been a wrecker driver for Bell’s Shell Service.

Max formerly attended the Millwood Church of Christ and had been a softball player and coach.  He enjoyed zip lining, white water rafting, dirt track car racing and woodworking.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ance and Aster Corns and two brothers-in-law, John and Samuel Troute.

Max is survived by his wife, the former Becky Jane Hoppes, whom he married May 25, 1991; three children, Bethany Shaw and her husband, Beau, of Bloomingburg, Max Craig Corns and his husband, Vilmar Abelardo, of Orlando, Florida, and Kelli Perkins and her fiancé, Cory Parsons, of Washington Court House; three grandchildren, Nick and Kate Shaw and Jocelynn Parsons; a brother and sister-in-law, Kenny and Kathleen Corns of Tulsa, OK and two sisters, Myrtle Troute and Pansy Troute, both of Washington Court House.

The funeral will be Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Jon R. Silveous, pastor at the Good Hope United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Good Hope Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

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JEAN L. GEBHART

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Jean Linzinmeir Gebhart, 90, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Friday, May 18, 2018, at 6:37 p.m. at Carriage Court Assisted Living where she had been residing since February 2017.

Jean was born July 7, 1927, at Marysville in Union County, Ohio to Louis Rausch and Lucille Bishop Linzinmeir.  She was a 1945 graduate of Marysville High School and attended Jamestown Business College in Jamestown, NY.  She had lived in Washington Court House since 1958.

Jean had been a member of the Good Shepard Lutheran Church and Gamma II Chapter of Phi Beta Psi.

She liked to quilt, buy antiques, garden, and above all else, she loved spending time with her family, always saying “Family is best.”  She adored her husband and dearly loved her children, grandchildren, great granddaughter and extended family.  “Our parents gave us the best childhood ever and she truly had a wonderful life.”

On July 27, 1952, she married Dr. Ralph Gebhart, Jr.  He preceded her in death on June 3, 2007.  She was also preceded in death by a son, David G. Gebhart on August 29, 2015; a brother, David L. Linzinmeir in 2017, and two sisters-in-law, Beverly Linzinmeir and Carolyn Linzinmeir.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Betsy and Marc Haugen of Columbia, SC; a son, Jay Gebhart of Washington Court House and his girlfriend, Tina Higgins; six grandchildren, Ben Haugen and his wife, Leah, of Columbia, SC, Sara Haugen of Columbus, OH, Kristin Gebhart of Portland, OR, Korbin Gebhart of Columbus, OH, and Kara Root and Kyle Gebhart of Austintown, OH; a great granddaughter, Avery Root; a brother, John Linzinmeir of Columbus; a sister and brother-in-law, Beth and Reynold Rausch of Hilliard; a sister-in-law, Mary Lou Dennis of Miamisburg, OH and a brother-in-law, George Gebhart of Portland, ME.

A private graveside service will be held Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at 11 a.m. in the Oakdale Cemetery in Marysville 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 Dr. Ralph Gebhart Memorial Fund, c/o The Fayette County Memorial Hospital Foundation, 1430 Columbus Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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LORRAINE (KITTY) HOPKINS (Updated)

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Lorraine Kittelson (Kitty) Hopkins, 97, of Worthington, Ohio, formerly of Washington Court House, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, May 14, 2018, at 3:50 p.m. at Sunrise (Bickford) Senior Living in Worthington where she had been residing since April 2015.

She was born March 26, 1921, in St. Paul, MN to Dr. John Asdahl and Mary Blanche Otis Kittelson and spent her school years in Sioux Falls, SD.  She was a 1942 graduate of Augustana College in Sioux Falls with a bachelor’s degree in music.

Kitty taught code in the Air Force radio school at Sioux Falls where she met her husband, Maurice B. Hopkins, who was a student in her class.  She taught one year at the Washington Middle School.

She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church where she served as choir director for 25 years.  She had been a Sunday school teacher and played in the bell choir.  She belonged to the Cecelian Music Club where she played violin in the string group and sang in the triple trio. She had served as a volunteer with the Fayette County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

On April 23, 1944, she married Maurice B. Hopkins.  He preceded her in death on August 27, 1986.  She was also preceded by a brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Otis and Betty Kittelson and two sisters, Eva Kittelson and Jean Meyer and her husband, Les.

She is survived by two children, Maryann and Paul Hartley of Worthington and John and Jody Hopkins of Delaware, Ohio; a granddaughter, Amanda Leigh Hartley and a great grandson, Aiden Paul Hartley Jennison, both of Worthington.  She also leaves behind her loving friends in the Lunch Bunch, Sunday school classmates, fellow choir members and her church friends.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 23, 2018, at 12 Noon at the Grace United Methodist Church, 301 E. Market St., Washington C.H., Ohio, with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the church, officiating.  Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Private burial of the cremains will be in Washington Cemetery.

Kitty’s family extends special thanks to the staff and caregivers at Sunrise (Bickford) Assisted Living for the exceptional care and concern they extended to Kitty.

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

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

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MAXINE F. ELBERFELD

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Maxine F. Elberfeld, 91, of Washington Court House, Ohio, died Monday, May 7, 2018, at 3:04 p.m. at Carriage Court in Washington Court House.

Maxine was born May 7, 1927, in Flat Rock, Michigan to Oscar and Ethel Webb Badgley.  She grew up in Greenfield, Ohio where she graduated from Edward Lee McClain High School.  She graduated from the Fayette County Memorial Hospital School of Practical Nursing in 1980.

She worked at the Dayton Power and Light Company and Carroll Halliday Ford before pursuing her lifelong dream of being a nurse.  After graduating from nursing school she worked at Fayette County Memorial Hospital for several years before retiring.

Maxine was a 50-year member of First Christian/Crossroads Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Carl R. Elberfeld in 2013; her parents and two sisters, Betty Denako and Margaret Bobb.

She is survived by her children, David Elberfeld and his wife, Marcia, and Karen Lowe and her husband, Gordon, all of Washington Court House; five grandchildren, Christy (Brian) Mycroft, Tim (Ellen) Elberfeld, Stacey (Eric) Lewis, Brian (Britny) Lowe, and Sarah Boehm; 13 great grandchildren; a twin sister, Geraldine Raike of Sabina and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Don and Betty Elberfeld of Springfield.

The funeral will be Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 12 p.m. (Noon) at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Todd Maurer, minister at the Crossroads Christian Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.

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

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Crossroads Christian Church, 175 Halliday Drive, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

Maxine’s family extends special thanks to Carriage Court and Heartland Hospice.

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ALAN WILT

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Alan Wilt, 81, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Monday, April 30, 2018, at 1:15 p.m. at Court House Manor where he had been residing since 2012.

Alan was born November 11, 1936, in Fayette County, Ohio to Ward Lincoln and Grace Elizabeth Morgan Wilt.  He was a 1954 graduate of Wayne High School in Good Hope and was a lifelong resident of this community.

He was a retired farmer and was a co-founder of Patchwork Gardens.

Alan was member of the Grace United Methodist Church; had formerly served on the Fayette County Fair Board and had been a member of the Good Hope Lions Club and the Chester White Association.

On April 27, 1957, he married the former Barbara Sue Kneisley.  She preceded him in death on December 23, 2011.  He was also preceded by his parents and a sister, Jane Foster on February 29, 2016.

He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Jon and Stacey Wilt, Wes and Michele Wilt and Jeff and Tracy Wilt, all of Washington Court House; seven grandchildren, Josh (Lisa) Wilt, Tyler (Courtney) Wilt, Beth Ann (Andrew) McLaughlin, Jenna (Adam) Allen, Kali (Miguel) Penwell, Tori Wilt and Brock Wilt; nine great grandchildren and two sisters, Maxine Warner and Gladys Shoemaker, both of Washington Court House.

The funeral will be Friday, May 4, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the Grace United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Milledgeville-Plymouth Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4-7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson’s Foundation of Ohio, 2800 Corporate Exchange Drive, #265; Columbus, Ohio  43231.

 

STANLEY EVERETT MELVIN

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Stanley Everett Melvin, 88, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Sunday, April 29, 2018, at 10:48 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where he had been residing since April 13.

Stanley was born March 24, 1930, in Washington Court House to Harland and Violet Mae Warner Melvin.  He was a 1948 graduate of Washington High School and was a lifelong resident of this community.

For 35 years he co-owned and operated the Fayette Street Grocery with Vic Rhode.  Following his retirement, he worked several years at Sears Heating and Cooling at the Westland Mall in Columbus where he was consistently named top salesman.

He was a member of the South Side Church of Christ where he had been an elder and sang in the men’s choir.  He was a small aircraft pilot and enjoyed boating and water skiing.

On June 13, 1948, he married the former Dolores Ann Holland.  She preceded him in death on August 12, 2012.  He was also preceded by a granddaughter, Madison Melvin; a brother, Norman L. Melvin; a brother-in-law, Karl E. Kellenberger and a sister-in-law, Betty Holland Armbrust.

Stanley is survived by three children, Deborah M. Van Auker of Columbus, Diana Sue Correa of Tampa, FL and Robert Holland Melvin of Portland, OR; four grandchildren, Cameron (Lisa Smith) Correa, Miranda Melvin, Devon Melvin and Stone Melvin; seven great grandchildren; a sister, Barbara Kellenberger of Washington Court House; a sister-in-law, Mary Melvin of Sabina; a brother-in-law, Ronald Armbrust of Washington Court House and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service will be held Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. at the South Side Church of Christ with Barry Pettit, minister at the church, officiating.

A private burial will be held in Washington Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

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

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JUDITH ANN NIMS

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Judith Ann Nims, 77, of Raleigh, NC and Washington Court House, Ohio passed away Thursday, April 12, 2018, at 5:38 p.m. shortly after arrival at Fayette County Memorial Hospital.

She was born May 7, 1940, to James Crews Rash, Jr. and Ruth Marie Green Rash.  Judy grew up in Troy, Ohio, attended Western College for Women and later, married her high school sweetheart and settled in Columbus, Ohio.

She was first and foremost a mother and forever supporter and cheerleader of her three children and devoted her life to being there for them.  She was a cherished “Oma” to 12 grandchildren and lovingly excelled in knitting “night nights” and sweaters for all of them!  She spent hours sitting, reading, listening, laughing and tickling with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed her work and years spent in the libraries of the Upper Arlington school system.

Judy will be remembered for her smiling, warm and cheerful disposition. She knew no stranger and made friends everywhere she went.  She was an avid reader and loved attending the arts, watching her Ohio State Buckeyes, feeding all kinds of birds, going to the movies with her core group of friends, the “Golden Girls,” and had a special bond with her beloved yorkie-poo, Phoebe.

She was preceded in death by her ex-husband and good friend, Tom Nims and a granddaughter, Holland Nims.

Judy is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas James and Sandra Nims of Dunwoody, GA; two daughters and sons-in-law, Katherine Marie and Brett Joseph of Washington Court House, OH and Jennifer Ruth and Charles Winston, Jr. of Raleigh, NC; 11 grandchildren: Davis, Turner and McKenna Nims, Carson and Sydney Cramer, Kamryn, Zane and Madison Joseph and Ruth Anne, Charlie and Georgia Winston and a younger sister, Sally Lea O’Connell (and family) of Houston, TX.

A memorial service has been scheduled for Monday, May 7, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church in Raleigh, NC.

Memorial contributions may be given to the ASPCA at www.aspca.org/donate .

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SUSAN ELIZABETH WOOD

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Susan Elizabeth Wood, 69, of Washington Court House, Ohio, died Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 8:48 a.m. at Fayette County Memorial Hospital.  She had been in failing health.

Susan was born November 18, 1948, in Fayette County, Ohio to John Charles and Mildred Marie Palmer Weaver.  She was a 1966 graduate of Edward Lee McClain High School in Greenfield and lived most of her life in this community.

She formerly was a hostess at Bob Evans in Jeffersonville.

Susan was a member of the McNair Memorial Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, David, John and Robert Weaver and two sisters, Martha Walker and Patricia Weaver.

Susan is survived by her husband, Russell Neil Wood; four children, Mike Paul of Yellowbud, Shane Paul of Greenfield, Brian Paul of Indianapolis and Terra (Tony) Helterbridle of Chillicothe; 17 grandchildren; a brother-in-law, George Walker of Washington Court House and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral will be Friday, April 13, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Danny Dodds, minister at the Greenfield Church of Christ, officiating.  Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.

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

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WILLIAM ROBERT CROOKS

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Former Fayette County Sheriff William Robert Crooks, 76, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 4 a.m. at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center where he had been a patient since Tuesday.

Bill was born January 20, 1942, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Robert Forest and Virginia Mabel VanGundy Crooks. He was a 1960 graduate of Washington High School and was a lifelong resident of this community.

He began his law enforcement career in 1962, when he became a civilian radio dispatcher and jailer with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.  He was soon promoted to the patrol division and began working as a road deputy.  He was named sergeant by Sheriff Donald L. Thompson and first lieutenant by Sheriff Robert W. McArthur.  Upon the retirement of Sheriff McArthur, Lieutenant Crooks was appointed to fill the unexpired term.  He was elected sheriff in 1992 and served until 1996.  In 1997, he joined the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office and was currently a detective sergeant with the department.

He was a 1985 graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy, only one of four members from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department to graduate from the most prestigious law enforcement academy in the country.  He was a member of the Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association; Bloomingburg Lodge F & AM #449 and the 32nd Degree Masons, Valley of Columbus.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, William R. Crooks, Jr. in 1965, and a sister, Nancy Love in 2005.

He is survived by his wife, the former Judy Ann Miller whom he married March 8, 1965; three children, Brian and Angela Crooks, Lisa and Greg Pettit, Jason and Teresa Crowe, all of Washington Court House; six grandchildren, Logan and Austin Crooks, Abbi and Weston Pettit, Kalee and Ryan Crowe; a sister, Sally Barton of Washington Court House and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Friday, April 13, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Heritage Memorial Church of Christ In Christian Union with the Rev. Joe Duvall, former pastor at the church, officiating.  Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery.  A time of fellowship will be held at the Crowne Room following the graveside service.

Friends may call at the church Thursday from 3-8 p.m. where a Masonic service, which is open to the public, will be held at 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Auxiliary Department, 110 West Market Street, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160 to purchase equipment for the rescue truck,

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

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