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MARY KATHRYN BUSH McCOY

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Mary Kathryn Bush McCoy, age 93, of Glen Ellyn, Illinois,  formerly Washington C. H., Ohio and Pompano Beach, Florida, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 17, 2019.

Mary Kay was born on April 4, 1925, in Washington C.H., Ohio to Wert C. and Ola W. Bush.  She grew up in Washington C.H. and graduated from Washington High School.  In 1945, she married her high school sweetheart, Edwin C. McCoy and together they raised four daughters Linda, Carol, Judith and Sandy on a farm in rural Fayette County.  Mary Kay enjoyed her family and numerous close friends.   She took great pride in her work as a data processor, tax preparer and owner/operator of E&M Tax Service.    As a loving mom, Mary Kay always opened their home to friends of the girls, volunteered with PTA, Campfire Girls, taught Sunday School & Bible School and assisted with numerous school events.  For her community, she served as a Red Cross volunteer, a voting poll worker, an active member of Lioness Club and Phi Beta Psi Sorority.

She enjoyed boating, swimming and water skiing with her family and friends.  Following their retirement, she and Ed spent their days traveling the country in their RV, finally settling in Florida to enjoy the warmer climate.  Mary Kay was an excellent cook who loved to collect recipes and experiment with new foods.  In her free time she enjoyed sewing, knitting, reading, and playing bridge with a group of lifelong girlfriends.  Mary Kay loved life and was fueled by the love and devotion she had for being a wife, mother, grandmother and trusted friend.

Mary Kay was preceded in death by her parents, Wert and Ola; her loving husband of 63 years, Eddie; her daughter, Carol Sue McCoy Shaw and her sister, Ruth, and brother-in-law, Charles Baldwin.

She is survived by her loving family including her daughters, Linda (Jack) Reeves of Woodburn, Oregon, Judith McCoy of Columbus, Ohio, Sandy (Glen) Shute of Glen Ellyn, Illinois;  her grandchildren, Megan (Nick) Lashutka of Columbus, Ohio, Rob Teeters of New York, New York, Michael (Krissy) Shute of Bisbee, Arizona;, Michelle (Jacob) Felten of Oswego, Illinois, Sarah Shute of  Baltimore, Maryland and Eric Shute of Denver, Colorado;  great grandchildren, Kuyper, Duke, Ike & Drake Lashutka and Addison, Ryan, & Benjamin Felten; nieces, Marcie (Chuck) Ware of New Richmond, Ohio and Kathryn (Ken) Back of Amelia, Ohio as well as other nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is remembered and deeply missed as a remarkable woman who lived a full and meaningful life.

A memorial graveside service will be held Saturday, April 20, 2019, at 11 am at Washington Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials, in her name, may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 301 E. Market St., Washington C. H., Ohio 43160.

Please join the family at the Highland House, 703 St. Rt. 41 SW, Washington C.H., Ohio from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday April 20, 2019 in celebration of a life beautifully lived.

Local arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington C.H.

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JENNI ANN CORDELL

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Jenni Ann Cordell, 71, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Monday, April 8, 2019, at 1:25 p.m. at Signature HealthCARE of Fayette County where she had been a patient since April 3.

Jenni was born March 21, 1948, in Dayton, Ohio to Conrad P. and Dixie Cartwright Cordell.  She attended Sinking Springs Elementary School and moved to Fayette County in 1968, to live with her grandmother, Jennie Herman.  In recent years, she had been residing in Chillicothe.

She was one of Jehovah’s witnesses.

When her health permitted, Jenni enjoyed walking throughout downtown Washington Court House and was well known to many local business owners and their employees.

She was the last of her family and is survived by her friends at the local Kingdom Hall.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, April 25, 2019, at 1 p.m. in the Washington Cemetery with Rick Justice officiating.  Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

 

LAWRENCE ROBERT (LARRY) SMITH, JR.

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Lawrence Robert (Larry) Smith, Jr., 71, of New Holland, Ohio was ushered into the arms of the Lord by the Holy Spirit while surrounded by his entire family on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at 12:40 p.m. at Mount Carmel West in Columbus where he had been a patient since Tuesday.

Larry was born April 21, 1947, in Columbus, Ohio to Lawrence Robert and Mary Ellen Stout Smith.  He was a 1965 graduate of Columbus South High School and moved to New Holland in 1986, from Columbus.

Before his retirement, he was a tool and die maker; had served as lead man on an armored truck and was an NRA certified concealed handgun licensed instructor.

He was an avid motorcyclist; a proud member of the National Rifle Association; had formerly been a little league coach and an umpire for high school baseball.

Larry was a devoted husband and father and loved his grandchildren, God and the Virgin Mary.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, David Smith and a sister, Charlyne Perkowski.

He is survived by his wife, the former Janet Marie Rau whom he married June 1, 1974; six children and their spouses, Brent and Tanya Mauk of Bexley, Augustine (Auggie) and Kennie Smith of Amanda, Josh Smith of New Holland, Sarah and Daniel Jewell of Jeffersonville, Becky Smith of Mt. Sterling, and Willy and Elizabeth Smith of South Solon; nine grandchildren, Austin, Noah, Timothy, Peter, Estelle, Henry (Pound Cake) Smith and Matthew, Sarah and Justin Mauk and a sister, Eileen Smith of Columbus.

The funeral will be Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with family friend Tom Mitchell officiating.  Burial will follow in the New Holland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home in New Holland Tuesday from 4-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, P.O. Box 10086, Toledo, Ohio  43633-0086.

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(ELIZABETH) ANN BRIGGS

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(Elizabeth) Ann Briggs, 72, of New Holland, Ohio died Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at 11:32 a.m. at Mount Carmel West in Columbus where she had been a patient two weeks.

Ann was born October 30, 1946, in Columbus, Ohio to Robert E. and Lora Mae Yahn Smith.  She lived her early life in Staunton; was a 1965 graduate of Miami Trace High School and moved to New Holland in 1976.

She was a graduate of the Ohio State School of Cosmetology and formerly was a beautician. She later was a deli worker at several grocery stores.

Ann was a member of the New Holland Church of Christ.

On May 12, 1973, she married Billy Joe Briggs.  He preceded in death on April 14, 2015.  She was also preceded by her parents and a sister, Elaine Smith.

She is survived by two sons, Robert “Bobby” Briggs and his friend, Becky Sheets, and Joseph “Joey” Briggs and his wife, Debbie, all of New Holland; a granddaughter, Rachael Briggs; three great grandchildren, Adalynn, Layton and Natalee; special cousins, William and Theresa McCune, Janey and David Sprouse, Pam Preston and Sandy Yahn and their families, and close friends, Madeline Wolfe and Paul and Carol Minshall.

Cremation has taken place.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 30, 2019, at 2 p.m. at the New Holland Church of Christ with Richard A. Matthews, former pastor at the church, officiating.  Burial of the cremains will be at a later date in the New Holland Cemetery.

A time of food and fellowship will follow the service at the church.

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

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MARTHA DAYLE (MARTY) WICKENSIMER

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Martha Dayle (Marty) Wickensimer, 71, of Washington Court House, Ohio went to be with her Lord on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at 12:22 p.m. at Kettering Medical Center where she was surrounded by her family.  She had been a patient there since March 10.

Marty was born December 1, 1947, at Reesville in Clinton, Ohio to Charles Dale and Betty King Bean.  She was a 1965 graduate Sabina High School, the last graduating class in Sabina.  She lived most of her life in Clinton and Fayette Counties.

She was a graduate of the Ohio State School of Cosmetology and was a beautician for several years.   She had also worked at Foster-Haines and Saks Fifth Avenue at Tanger Outlets.

Marty was a loyal member of the Grace United Methodist Church where she was a circle member; faithfully served on the Caring for the Church committee; Altar Guild and numerous other committees.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Marty is survived by her husband, Mell R. Wickensimer whom she married March 26, 1966; two children, Mark Wickensimer and Mindi Wickensimer, of Washington Court House; three grandchildren, Deana Ison; Hunter Hamilton and Macy Jones; a sister and brother-in-law, Sandy and Jim Armstrong of Washington Court House; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews and two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ronald Terry and Betty Wickensimer of Sebring, FL and Paul and Karis Wickensimer of Greenville, SC.

A memorial service will be held Friday, March 29, 2019, at 5 p.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church with the Revs. Joe and Tina Fox, pastors at the church, officiating.  Private burial of the cremains will be in the Washington Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, 301 E. Market Street or 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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JAMIE LYNN WHALEY

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Jamie Lynn Whaley, 50, of Washington Court House died Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at 3:55 p.m. shortly after arrival at Fayette County Memorial Hospital.

Jamie was born July 20, 1968, in Fayette County, Ohio to Paul and Bonnie Wolfe Whaley and was a lifelong resident of this community.

She worked in delivery services and food preparation.

Jamie attended Heritage Memorial Church of Christ in Christian Union.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Kelly Whaley.

Jamie is survived by two sons, Holden Andrew Whaley and Dallas Matthew Whaley; three grandchildren; a brother, Paul Whaley and a sister, Paula Merritt, all of Washington Court House.

As a tissue donor, she became a hero to others.

Cremation took place and burial of the cremains will be at a later date in Washington Cemetery.

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

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CHARLES BYRON LUTZ, JR.

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Charles Byron Lutz, Jr., 75, of Lockbourne, Ohio, formerly of Washington Court House, died Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at 1:27 a.m. at the Select Specialty Hospital in Columbus, Ohio where he had been a patient since March 1.

Charles was born April 23, 1943, in East Liverpool, Ohio to Charles Byron and Virginia Clarice Dearth Lutz.  He was a 1961 graduate of Washington High School.

He formerly was a truck driver for Wilson Freight and had also worked for Cox Concessions at the Columbus Zoo. 

Charles was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was a member of the Masonic Lodge.  He was an avid Buckeye fan.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Charles is survived by three daughters, Melissa Moore of Leesburg, FL, Marianne Lutz of Davenport, FL and Jennie Claytor and her husband, Shannon, of St. Cloud, Florida; four grandchildren, Jack Dunlow, Amber Dunlow, Chaz Claytor and Brianna Claytor; four great grandchildren, Abby and Jordan Milyon, Rosalie Claytor and Waylon Jason Enos; a sister, Joyce E. Lutz of Washington Court House and a brother and sister-in-law, John Raymond and Joyce Lutz of Jeffersonville.

The funeral will be Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Springbank United Methodist Church at Yellowbud in Ross County with the Rev. Jame A. Wade, pastor at the church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Springbank Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church immediately prior to the service on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Springbank United Methodist Church, c/o Suzanne Fellenstein, Treasurer, 394 Lutz Road, Williamsport, Ohio  43164.

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

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ROBERT L. (BOB) GILLENWATER

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Robert L. (Bob) Gillenwater, 85, of New Holland, Ohio died Monday, March 18, 2019, at 4:55 p.m. at Doctors Hospital West in Columbus where he had been admitted earlier in the day.

Bob was born April 29, 1933, in Fayette County, Ohio to Clark E. (Lucky) and Eva G. Longerbone Gillenwater.  He was a graduate of Madison Mills High School and  lived most of his life in Madison and Fayette Counties.

He was a retired security guard; a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict and loved fishing, particularly at Deer Creek.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Shirley Gillenwater and a great granddaughter.

Bob is survived by his wife, the former Jo Ann Holloway whom he married December 17, 1994; sons, Mike Wood and his wife, Maryann, of Mt. Sterling and John Wood and his wife, Tiffany, of Port Charlotte, FL; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Jeff (Vickie) Holloway of Washington Court House and two sisters-in-law, Carolyn (Bill Arledge) Vititoe of Washington Court House and Nancy (Russell) Keller of Grove City, OH.

The funeral will be Thursday, March 21, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with the Rev. Michael Hodge, pastor at the Walnut Hill Church of Christ in Christian Union, officiating.  Burial will follow in the New Holland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home in New Holland one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

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EDNA IMOGENE BELL WALKER

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Edna Imogene Bell Walker, age 96, died peacefully on Saturday morning, March 16, 2019, at Walnut Crossing Assisted Living in Marysville, OH, where she had resided since January 2018.  She had been in failing health for several years.

She was born December 19, 1922, in Coletown, TN, to the late Otto Pennelton Bell and Mary Ann “Kate” (Harper) Bell.

Edna married Don H. Walker in 1946, and they enjoyed 62 years of marriage until his death on March 13, 2008.  During their marriage, Edna and Don lived in many places as they traveled for Don’s work. Don retired in 1981, and they moved to Washington Court House, OH where their son, Ron, resided. Edna lived in Washington Court House until 2011, when she moved with her son, Ron and his wife Linda, to share their new home in Marysville, OH.

In addition to her husband and parents, Edna was also preceded in death by one son, E. Jerry Walker, who died December 12, 2017, and by nine siblings.

She is survived by her daughter, Brenda (Paul) Ghosh of Charleston, WV; son, Ronald (Linda) Walker of Marysville; grandchildren, Terrie (Alan) Harkless of Hilliard, Kendra (Grant) Reveal of Etna, Trudi White of Texas, Mitch (Rose) Saunders of Canal Winchester; Mike (Lisa) Walker of Johnsville, Don (Jennifer) Walker of West Liberty, WV and Sara (Rob) Meriweather and their sons, Jackson and Austin, of Plain City; 18 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.  She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, as well as countless friends.

Edna was actively involved in the local YMCA (Silver Sneakers program) and at her church during her years in Marysville.

She enjoyed her friends and the special staff at Walnut Crossing Assisted Living, where she will be missed.

A gifted quilter and wonderful cook, Edna spent her life loving and serving others. She made many beautiful quilts, most of which she gave away to family and friends. Edna was a woman of strong faith and she shared her gifts and talents in many capacities during her years in Washington Court House, where she was a member of Sugar Grove United Methodist Church. She joined the congregation of Jerome United Methodist Church in Plain City, OH, in 2011, where she served and worshiped faithfully until her death.

Edna will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and friend. She had a great joy for life and she shared that joy with everyone around her. Her infectious smile and her frequent acts of kindness impacted many people.

As a final act of selfless giving, Edna donated her body to The Ohio State University.

A celebration of Edna’s life will be held on Saturday April 6, 2019, at 10:30 a.m., with lunch to follow, at Jerome United Methodist Church, 10531 Jerome Road, Plain City, OH 43064, with the Reverend David Bridgman and the Reverend Donna Montgomery officiating. During this time of sharing stories and memories of Edna, the family would like to see pictures of quilts that Edna made and gave to people over the years. Please take a picture to share or carry the quilt to the celebration. For those who cannot attend, pictures may be emailed to info@jeromechurch.org. Please include information about the quilt and the recipient(s).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jerome United Methodist Church in Edna’s memory.

Arrangements were made by Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

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GLADYS L. SHOEMAKER

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Gladys L. Shoemaker, 101, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Monday, March 11, 2019, at 8:03 a.m. at Court House Manor where she had been residing since December 2016.

Mrs. Shoemaker was born July 9, 1917, at Milledgeville in Fayette County, Ohio to Ward Lincoln and Grace Elizabeth Morgan Wilt.  She was a graduate of Jeffersonville High School and received a bachelor’s degree in education from Wilmington College.  She was a lifelong resident of this community.

She began her teaching career at Sedalia in Madison County, then taught at Good Hope and later at the Washington Middle School and Washington High School.

Mrs. Shoemaker was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and Alpha Delta chapter of Ohio State Organization of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.  She was an avid reader.

On May 31, 1944, she married Joseph Harold Shoemaker.  He preceded her in death on February 1, 2007.  She was also preceded by a sister, Jane Foster in 2016, and a brother, Alan Wilt in 2018.

She is survived by two daughters, Jo Hodous of Cincinnati and Julie Beth McGuff and her husband, Patrick, of Columbus, three grandchildren, Rory Hodous and his wife, Sarah, of Mason, OH, Katlin McGuff and her husband, David Fortunato, of Cincinnati and Kelsey McGuff of Westerville; a sister, Maxine Warner of Washington Court House and several nieces and nephews and great and great great nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Thursday, March 14, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Gray Marshall, pastor at the First Presbyterian Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Milledgeville-Plymouth Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Carnegie Public Library, 127 South North Street, Washington C.H., Ohio  43160.

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