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LAWRENCE WALKER BURRIS, O.D.

Lawrence Walker Burris, O.D., 96, of Washington Court House died Friday, April 3, 2020, at 9:10 a.m. at his residence.

Dr. Burris was born May 24, 1923, in Columbus, Ohio to William LeRoy and Florine Walker Burris.  He was a graduate of Washington High School and The Ohio State University College of Optometry.

Before his retirement, he was a long time optometrist in Washington Court House.

Dr. Burris was a Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II.  He was member of Paul H. Hughey Post #25 of the American Legion and the Koffee Klatch at the legion.  He was an avid stamp collector and a member of the Columbus Philatelic Club.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Carol, and by two brothers, Dr. Norman Burris and Frank Burris and his wife, Eleanor.

Dr. Burris is survived by his wife, the former Rosanne Dawson Anderson, whom he married December 18, 1987; four step children, Doug Anderson and his wife, Roxanna, of Pickaway County, Tony Anderson and his wife, Jo, of Fayette County, Lyn Brackens of Washington Court House and Jenny Wilson of Weatherford, TX; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Robert and Nancy Burris, of Defiance, Ohio and a sister-in-law, Lee Burris of Colorado.  Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, a private gravesides service, with complete military honors, will be held at the Washington Cemetery.  Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.  A celebration of life service will be held when conditions permit.

Memorial contributions may be made to Paul H. Hughey Post #25 of the American Legion, 1240 Clinton Avenue; Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County, 222 North Oakland Avenue Washington Court House, Ohio 43160 or the Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio  43205.

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DOROTHY JANE SHORT

Dorothy Jane Short, 99, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Thursday, April 2, 2020, at 6:09 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where she had been a resident since 2013.

Dorothy was born May 26, 1920, in West Jefferson, Ohio to Otis L. and Edith Edenhack Short.  She lived most of her life in this community.

Before her retirement, she was a clerk at the Dayton Power and Light Company in Washington Court House.

She was a member of the Bloomingburg United Methodist Church.

Dorothy was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl Short in 1954, and Cary Short in 2010.

She is survived by three cousins, Ann Short and Sarah Short, both of Circleville and Mary Clair Wilson and her husband, Larry, of Arizona and her friend and caregiver, Elaine Writsel of Washington Court House.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, a private graveside service will be held in 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.

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DAVID EUGENE FUNK

David Eugene Funk, 73, of New Holland, Ohio died Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at 12:35 p.m. at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center where he had been a patient since Saturday.

David was born May 8, 1946, in New Holland, Ohio to David Milton and Sarah Jeannette May Funk.  He was a 1964 graduate of Miami Trace High School and lived his younger in New Holland before moving to El Cajon, CA in 1986.  He returned to New Holland in 2018.

He was a machinist for Chemtronics Aerospace in El Cajon for 32 years before his retirement in 2018.

David served in the Army National Guard.  He was a member of the National Rifle Association and an avid Harley-Davidson motorcycle rider.  He loved his family, particularly his grandchildren and great granddaughter.

He was preceded in death his parents; a brother, Paul E. Funk and a sister, Mary Ellen Pratt.

David is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, David Travis Funk and his wife, Tanya, of New Holland; three grandchildren, David R., Chelsea M. and Sara M. Funk; a great granddaughter, “Baby B” and two sisters, Peggy Lee Blosser and Pauline Wilson.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, a private graveside service will be held in the New Holland Cemetery with the Rev. Brian Dunham, pastor at the New Holland United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date when conditions permit.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, Tennessee  38105.

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EVELYN LOUISE MINSHALL

Evelyn Louise Minshall, 70, of New Holland, Ohio died Sunday, March 29, 2020, at 8:09 a.m. at her home.  She had been ill five months.

Evelyn was born June 18, 1948, in Fayette County, Ohio to Ray David and Allie Frances Jester Puckett.  She lived most of her life in Pickaway County and the New Holland community.

She was formerly a nurse at Carlton Manor Nursing Home in Washington Court House.

Survivors include her two sons, Ray A. Minshall and his wife, Kristil, and Jason C. Minshall and two grandchildren, Savannah and Dalton Minshall, all of New Holland and her special dog, Sissy.

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

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland.

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RUTH JANE MOORE EGGLETON

Ruth Jane Moore Eggleton, 89, of New Holland, Ohio went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at 12:12 a.m. at her residence.  She had been in failing health.

She was born September 6, 1930, to James Lemuel and Laura Mae McClain Moore in Scott Depot, WV where she lived most of her life before moving to the New Holland community in1965.

Ruth was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  She spent much of her life assisting her husband as partner on their farms; doing yardwork; planting gardens and raising her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was loved by all who knew her, and will be dearly missed.

On September 11, 1947, she married Charles Clifton (Sam) Eggleton.  He preceded her in death on February 9, 2015.  She was also preceded by five brothers, Earl, Don, Arley, Claude and Charles Moore and two sisters, Cora Dozier and Mable Perry and two grandchildren, Lori Petitt and Keith Eggleton.

Mrs. Eggleton is survived by four children, Larry (Susan) Eggleton, David (Brenda) Eggleton, Terry Diana Eggleton and Rita (Buck) Caulley, all of Washington Court House; 10 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Wayne (Karen) Moore of Winfield, WV and Frank Moore, of Parkersburg, WV; a sister Barbara (Paul) Finley of Huntington, WV and a sister-in-law, Kitty Moore of Winfield.

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, a private graveside service will be held for family at New Holland Cemetery. Officiated by Rev. Larry Doss, minister at the New Holland Church of Christ in Christian Union.  Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

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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JANE MARK WILLIAMS

Jane Mark Williams, 93, of Washington Court House, Ohio passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020, at 12:49 p.m. at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center where she had been a patient one day.  She had been residing at Carriage Court Assisted Living the past three years.

Jane was born November 12, 1926, in a log cabin in Concord Township on the Miami Trace Road to Harold Curtis Mark, a well know local farmer and owner of Mark Hybrid Seed Company, and Doris Sutton Mark.  She was a lifelong resident of Fayette County.

She attended Conner Grade School for eight years, then graduated in 1944 from Washington High School.  Following high school graduation, she attended The Ohio State University for two years, receiving a certificate of liberal studies from the College of Arts and Sciences in 1947.

Jane was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.  She attended the Frist Presbyterian Church and was a member the Twenty Club and the Fayette County Farm Bureau.

On October 11, 1947, she married William Edward “Bill” Williams at the family home.  He preceded her in death on December 19, 2000.  She was also preceded by her parents; a brother and sister-in-law, Gene S.  and Mary Lou Mark and a sister-in-law, Mary Jean Jennings Reno.

Jane is survived by three children, Gregory K. Williams and his wife, Kay, of Burkesville, KY, Wendi Williams Swigert and her husband, Philip, of Washington Court House and William Mark Williams and his wife, Kathy, of Fairport, NY.  Also surviving are grandchildren, Leni Marie Williams Knowles of Carolina Beach, NC, Matthew E. Michael and his wife, Lauren, of Nashville, TN, Chloe E. Williams Redick and her husband, Jacob, of Louisville, KY, Roue Williams and his wife, Carie, of Burkesville, KY, Zachary Williams and Sean Williams of Fairport, NY and Anthony J. Swigert and his wife, Susan, of Sunbury, OH; great grandchildren, Austin, Alex and Aiden Swigert, Caius Redick and Hugo, Meridian and Fiona Williams. There are several nieces and nephews including David (Cathy) Mark, Alan (Julie) Mark, Melissa Mark (Jim) Garland, Bill (Renee) Mark, Steven (Judy) Jennings and Dale (Karen) Jennings and an AFS daughter from the Philippines, Evelyn Baldovino deGuzman, who lived with the Williams family and attended Miami Trace High School during the 1970-71 school year.

There will be no funeral or visitation.  Jane will be cremated and her ashes scattered in the woods on the family farm.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, 301 East Market Street or the First Presbyterian Church, 214 North Hinde Street, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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

 

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JUSTIN DOUGLAS VANFOSSEN

Justin Douglas VanFossen, infant son of Jason Douglas and Andrea Marie Ostgaard VanFossen of Washington Court House, Ohio, entered this world Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 8:42 p.m. at Mount Carmel Grove City Medical Center and departed this life Friday, March 20, 2020, at 12:29 a.m.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Sandra Adams Ostgaard in June 2019.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his maternal grandfather, John C. Ostgaard of Dayton and paternal grandparents, Elson and Mary Konkler VanFossen of Rushville, Ohio. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.
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JAMES L. ROSENDAHL

James L. Rosendahl, 75, of Washington Court House, Ohio went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 8, 2020, at 3:55 a.m. at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center where he had been a patient since February 16 with Prion CJD, a rare brain disease.

Jim was born October 8, 1944, in Van Wert, Ohio to James Robert and Serena Joyce Gardner Rosendahl. He was a 1962 graduate of Crestview High School in Convoy, Ohio; received a bachelor’s degree in political science and history in 1966, from Bowling Green State University where he played on the baseball team and a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Toledo in 1968.

He was a school administrator, teacher and coach. He began his career at Old Fort High School where he was a teacher, principal and coached baseball and basketball. While he was the varsity baseball coach, his team won the state championship in 1968, and was state runner-up in 1971, at a time when there were only two state divisions. He had been a principal and superintendent with the Manton, Michigan school district; was the golf pro and in charge of the real estate of the golf course and ski business at the Crystal Mountain Ski and Golf Resort; served as teacher and principal at the Antwerp Jr. and Sr. High Schools; was superintendent of Southern Local Schools in Perry County, Ohio and Western Brown schools in Mt. Orab. He completed his career as a principal at the Madison Mills Elementary School in 2001, after 26 years in the field of education. Following his retirement, he was owner of Gold Star Chili stores in Washington Court House.

Jim was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir, was a member of Grace Men’s Quartet and a bible study and men’s sharing group. He also had served on the church board. He enjoyed local politics and was a member of the Fayette County Republican Club. Most of all, Jim was a beloved husband, father, “Pops” and brother.

He is survived by his wife, the former Jeanne E. Fox, whom he married December 27, 1969; three children and their spouses, Rachelle and Shane Phillian of Cincinnati; Kasey and Melissa Rosendahl of Newark, Ohio and Trevor and Mindy Rosendahl of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL; 11 grandchildren, Sean and Sarina Phillian, Caden, Lillian, Corbin, Larkin, Kennedy, Cole, Audrey, Cade and Bennett Rosendahl; three brothers, Stan Rosendahl and his wife, Diane, and David Rosendahl and his wife, Jeanne, all of Raleigh, NC and John Rosendahl of Sterling, Virginia and a sister, Mary Lou Evans and her husband, David, of Cincinnati.

A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, March 14, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church with the Revs. Joe and Tina Fox, pastors at the church, officiating. John Pfeifer will deliver the message. Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church Friday from 4-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the CJD Foundation, 3634 W. Market St., Suite 110, Akron, Ohio 44333 or online at cjdfoundation.org or the Grace United Methodist Church, 301 E. Market St., Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.

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

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ROBERT ELDON RUTHERFORD

Robert Eldon Rutherford, 76, of New Holland, Ohio died Sunday, March 1, 2020, at 3:40 p.m. at his home.  He had been in failing health.

Robert was born June 17, 1943, at Williamsport in Pickaway County, Ohio to Harvey Charles and Edith Annalee Hunt Rutherford.  He lived most of his life in Pickaway County and the New Holland community.

He was an auto mechanic and, before his retirement, had worked 55 years at Deer Creek Auto Parts in Circleville.

On December 28, 1964, he married the former Delorise E. Puckett.  She preceded him in death on February 21, 2020.  He was also preceded by his parents; two brothers, Roger L. Rutherford and Harvey Charles Rutherford, Jr.; a sister, Virginia Hall and several nieces and nephews including Harvey C. “Charley” Rutherford, III, Mona Smith and Linda Caldwell.

He is survived by three children, Diane Rutherford and her boyfriend, Terry Carl, of Washington Court House, Robert “Golly” Rutherford, Jr. of New Holland and Carolyn Rayburn and her husband, D.J., of Washington Court House; seven grandchildren, Danielle Rhoads, Christopher Taylor, Jr. and his fiancé, Amy Joseph, Robert Kaelbli and his fiancé, Heather Moore, Troy Shiltz and his fiancé, Cassie Oliver, Natosha, Donnie and Dustin Rayburn; nine great grandchildren, Kaelyn Upthegrove, Haiden Rhoads, Miracle Kaelbli, Christopher Taylor, III, Allison Rhoads, Mason Rhoads, Robert Kaelbli, Jr., Kensen Rhoads and baby boy Taylor to be born in April;  several nieces and nephews including, David (Tonda) Rutherford, Dan (Kim) Rutherford, Michael Rutherford, Roger A. (Cassie) Rutherford, Julie Hall, Steve Hall, Marsha Kay Rutherford, Sondra Ellis; special friends, Karen Allen and Dave Wolfe and his special fur buddy, Fitzy.

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

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland.

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DELORISE E. RUTHERFORD

Delorise E. Rutherford, 73, of New Holland, Ohio died Friday, February 21, 2020, at 10:40 p.m. shortly after arrival at Madison Health in London, Ohio.  She had been in failing health.

Delorise was born August 21, 1946, at Madison Mills in Fayette County, Ohio to Ray David and Allie Frances Jester Puckett.  She lived most of her life in Pickaway County and the New Holland community where she was a devoted housewife and mother.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Donald, Charles and Kenneth Puckett.

Delorise is survived by her husband, Robert Rutherford, whom she married December 28, 1964; three children, Diane Rutherford and her boyfriend, Terry Carl, of Washington Court House, Robert “Golly” Rutherford, Jr. of New Holland and Carolyn Rayburn and her husband, D.J., of Washington Court House; seven grandchildren, Danielle Rhoads, Christopher Taylor, Jr. and his fiance, Amy Joseph, Robert Kaelbli and his fiance, Heather Moore, Troy Shiltz and his fiance, Cassie Oliver, Natosha, Donnie and Dustin Rayburn; nine great grandchildren, Kaelyn Upthegrove, Haiden Rhoads, Miracle Kaelbli, Christopher Taylor, III, Allison Rhoads, Mason Rhoads, Robert Kaelbli, Jr., Kensen Rhoads and baby boy Taylor to be born in April; three sisters, Shirley Wilson, Evelyn Minshall and Marlene Shadley; several nieces and nephews including Ray and Jason Minshall, Rex Wilson, Brandi and Joshua Puckett and her beloved fur babies, Baby and Chunkers and her protector, Fitzy.

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

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland.

                                                                                                                 

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