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CLARENCE LEE CRUSE

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Clarence Lee Cruse, 81, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Sunday, June 16, 2019, at 12:14 a.m. shortly after arrival at Fayette County Memorial Hospital.  He had been ill the past month.

Clarence was born March 14, 1938, in Boone County, KY to Robert Lee and Carrie Barnett Cruse.  He had lived in this community since 1951.

Before his retirement in 2000, he had been a forklift operator and truck driver for Mead Container for 32 years.

Clarence was a veteran of the United States Navy.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Carmen Lorraine Cruse Daily, on July 21, 2015; his parents; three brothers, James Franklin, Curtis and McKinley Cruse; a sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and William VanDyne; a half-brother, Ben Carpenter and three half-sisters, Frances, Katherine and Irene.

He is survived by his wife, the former Louise  Peters, whom he married March 15, 1961; three children and their spouses, Clifford Lee and Marti Cruse of Jacksonville, FL, Christopher Lyn and Nola Cruse of Washington Court House and Crystal Louise and Troy Monroe of Washington Court House; ten grandchildren, Candace (Jason) Daugherty, Carrie (James) Shephard, Cameron (Tara) Cruse, Chadd (Gabrielle) Cruse, Coty Cruse, Zachary (Kelly Pence) Monroe, Caitlyn Cruse, Joshua Monroe, Betsy Daily and Curtis Conley, Jr.; 11 great grandchildren, Chase and Aliyah Daugherty, Hayden Mercer, Devin and Marina Shephard, Emerick and Isabelle Jenkins, Elijah Hall, MacKenzie and Emma Cruse and Lucian Conley; a brother, Forest Cruse of Washington Court House; two sisters-in-law, Florence Cruse of Washington Court House and Marjorie Cruse of Pikes Peak, TX and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The funeral will be Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Christopher Conley, pastor at the Harvest Life Assemblies of God Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105-9959.

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STEVEN F. SEYMOUR

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Steven Foster Seymour, 75, of Stoutsville, Ohio died Friday, June 14, 2019, at 12:14 p.m. shortly after arrival at OhioHealth Berger Hospital in Circleville.  His death was sudden and unexpected.

Steven was born November 14, 1943, in Columbus, Ohio to Arthur and Eleanor Hill Seymour.  He was a 1962 graduate of Franklin Heights High School and lived most of his life in the Pickaway County area.

Before his retirement, he was a forklift operator for Cardinal Foods in Columbus for 31 years.  He then was a school bus driver for Circleville City Schools for nearly years.

He is survived by his wife, the former Sandra Kay Rotola; two children, Michelle Azbell of Pike County, Ohio and Mark Seymour of Waverly; two grandchildren, Austin and Makayla Azbell and his former son-in-law, Emmet Azbell of Waverly, Ohio.  He was one of 14 siblings.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken 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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JAMES E. STEWART (Updated Arrangements)

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James E. Stewart, 70, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at 1:50 a.m. at Signature HealthCARE of Fayette County.

Jim was born July 1, 1948, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Kenneth Wesley and Gladys Myrtle Holley Stewart.  He was a lifelong resident of this community.

Before his retirement, he was a self-employed carpenter and had formerly worked for Snyder and Snyder Construction.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Kenneth Stewart, Jr. and a sister, Shirley Runyon.

Jim is survived by two daughters, Patrician Ann Anders and her husband, Lewis, and Brenda Michelle Stewart, all of Washington Court House; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; the mother of his children, the former Margaret Mick; three brothers, Donald Stewart and his wife, Maxine, of Bainbridge, OH, Jerry Stewart of Washington Court House and Robert Stewart of Texas and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Larry Merritt who travel the country and Barbara Sue and Jerry Brandel of TN.

A graveside service will be held Friday, June 14, 2019, at 2 p.m. at the Washington Cemetery with the Rev. Joe Fox, pastor 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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JANIS LEE MOUSER

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Janis Lee Mouser, 91, of Williamsport, Ohio, died Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at 5:45 a.m. at the Brown Memorial Home in Circleville where she had been a patient the past week.

Mrs. Mouser was born May 26, 1928, at Atlanta in Pickaway County, Ohio to George Vincent and Zelma Bryant Donohoe.  She lived most of her life in Pickaway County.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Reid Mouser on October 17, 1990; three sons, Shawn, Jerry, and Gregory Mouser; a granddaughter, Brande Mallow; a great grandson, Gage Mallow; three brothers, Paul, Dale and Gene Donohoe and a sister, Portia Keaton.

Mrs. Mouser is survived by a daughter-in-law, Marianna Mouser of Washington Court House; two grandchildren, Tara Bateson and her husband, Tim, of Washington Court House and Shawn Mouser of the Philippines; five great grandsons, Gavin, Chase, Blake and Gunner Mallow and Troy Bateson; a sister-in-law, Mildred Donohoe of Washington Court House; several nieces and nephews and a family friend, Ruth Hanna of Circleville.

The funeral will be Thursday, May 30, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with Mike Henry, pastor of the Sugar Creek Baptist Church, 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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JOHNNA REBECCA McROBIE

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Johnna Rebecca McRobie, 76, of Washington Court House, Ohio passed away peacefully on Friday, May 17, 2019, at Four Seasons of Washington Court House Nursing and Rehabilitation where she had been a resident since March 13.

She was born in Washington Court House on November 2, 1942, to John and Mary Mann McRobie. She was a 1960 graduate of Washington Senior High School and spent most of her life in Fayette County and called 612 E. Paint Street her home.

Following graduation, she went on to work in various fields before settling in at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Chillicothe where she was a telephone dispatcher for the VA police department.  She retired from there in 2004.

Johnna was part of a close family of five sisters and a brother that stayed in touch and looked out for each other.

Johnna outlived three husbands: Tim Maggard Sr., Larry Johnson and Wendell Arehart.  At the end of her life, she had kind thoughts and words for all of them.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Joanne Crabrtree and June Taylor and her brother, Marvin McRobie.

She is survived by three children, Tim Maggard of Washington Court House, Jennifer Gresham of Indiana, and Jason Johnson of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; four grandchildren, Ashley Maggard Napier, Tyler Maggard, Michael Kleinpeter  and Sydney Johnson; three sisters, Joyce Emrick and Wanda Frasure, both of Florida and Gail Dietrich of Greenfield and several nieces and nephews.

Her nephew, Wayne Taylor, was instrumental in taking care of Johnna for many years and she trusted him with everything.  He checked on her regularly and always made sure she had everything she needed.   Her sister, Gail Dietrich, and niece, Kim Abdulghani, were invaluable towards the end of her life as they helped her with health issues and the daily care that was necessary.

She enjoyed sharing her home, hosting big family gatherings, helping others and imparting wisdom to those that she thought needed it.  Johnna was an excellent cook who was famous for her homemade noodles. She enjoyed working in and around her home, gardening, and was a crafty decorator.    Above all, she was a spiritual person who always tried to see the good in everyone.  She had a unique perspective on all things, and through her faith, had full confidence in doing things her way.  God Bless!

A memorial service will be Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at 4 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Pastor Keith Clary, chaplain at Four Seasons, officiating.. Burial of the cremains will be in the Washington Cemetery.

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

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LORIE ANN CAIN

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Lorie Ann Cain, 57, of London, Ohio died Thursday, May 9, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center where she had been admitted earlier in the day.

Lorie was born September 8, 1961, in Fayette County, Ohio to Paul Ellsworth and Barbara Ruth Rosenberger Saltz.  She lived most of her life in Pickaway County before moving to London in 2007.

She was a lead for Restoration Hardware in West Jefferson, Ohio.

Lorie was preceded in death by her father in 1996, and a brother, William Saltz in 1972.

She is survived by her husband, Ronald L. Cain whom she married December 9, 2017; a daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Michael Jackson of Washington Court House; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Stacey Stuckey of Frankfort; a step son, Ronald Ryan Cain of London; six grandchildren, Haley Brickles, Marcus, Mason and Maria Jackson, Taylor and Gaige Stuckey; two step grandchildren, Brooke (Josh) Hart and Lindsay Jackson; her mother, Barbara Saltz of New Holland and two brothers, George Saltz of Clarksburg and Michael Saltz and his wife, Cathy, of Sabina.

The funeral will be Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at 1:30 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 Monday from 4-6 p.m.

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JOANN BRADY

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Joann Brady, 78, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at 10:35 p.m. shortly after arrival at Fayette County Memorial Hospital.  She had been in failing health.

Joann was born June 4, 1940, in Pike County, Ohio to Ray and Hazel Jones Curtis.  She was a graduate of Washington High School and lived most of her life in this community.

Before her retirement, she was a cashier at Helfrich’s Supermarket and Ev’s Fine Foods.

Joann was a member of the Washington Garden Club, Fayette Garden Club and the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs.  She loved flowers and gardening and assisted in the renovation of the Judy Chapel and the fountain project at Washington Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Bart A. Thompson; three brothers, Roger, Richard and Bobby Gene Curtis and two sisters, Janet Davis and Carolyn Wright.

Joann is survived by her husband, Carl A. Brady whom she married July 31, 1966; five children, Mike Tolle and his wife, Barbara, of Nashport, OH, Jerry Tolle of Washington Court House, Terry Tolle and his partner, Lisa Crain, of London, OH, Carla Michelle Shirey and her husband, Wayne, of Circleville, and Kirby Brady and his wife, Holly, of Washington Court House; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Patty Curtis of Washington Court House; a sister, Linda McCarty of Washington Court House and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Friday, May 10, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home two hours prior to the service on Friday.

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FRANCES PAULINE ARLEDGE-JUNK

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Frances Pauline (Smith) Arledge-Junk, 75, of Washington Court House passed away Monday, April 29, 2019, at 8:35 a.m. at her home.

Frances was born March 6, 1944, in Fayette County, Ohio to Clarence Wilson and Mary Pauline Hopper Smith.  She was a 1962 graduate of Paint Valley High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Ohio University in 1974.

She was an elementary school teacher for 30 years, many of those at Staunton Elementary School, before her retirement in 1998.

She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and the Inquiring Homebuilders Sunday school class; was a life member of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association and was a 20-year volunteer with Hospice of Fayette County, Inc.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister and brother-in-law, Colleen and Charles VanDyke and a sister-in-law, Barb Angus.

Frances is survived by her husband, David L. Junk whom she married March 13, 1999; a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Elizabeth “Ibby” Arledge and two grandchildren, Ryan and Abby Arledge, all of New Martinsburg; a step-son and step-daughter-in-law, Jeff and Mandy Junk of Port Orange, FL; a brother, Ben Angus of Circleville; two step-grandchildren, Haley Junk of Longwood, FL and Caroline Burfield of Port Orange; special nieces and nephews, Chris VanDyke and his special friend, Victoria, Cathy Garrison and her husband, Garry, John VanDyke and his wife, Diane, Bev Bowers and her husband, Sam and Rose Frederick and her husband, Scotty; many great and great great nieces and nephews and her faithful canine friend, Toby.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, May 4, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Frankfort with the Rev. Joe Fox, pastor at the Grace United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

There will be no calling hours.

With great appreciation, the family would like to thank Dr. Collins, all of the staff at the cancer center in Wilmington, Dr. Hodges and Hospice of Fayette County for providing excellent care and compassion.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County, 222 North Oakland Avenue or the Grace United Methodist Church, 301 East Market Street, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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CRAIG J. HARRIS

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Craig J. Harris, 68, of New Holland, Ohio died Sunday, April 21, 2019, at 12:49 a.m. at Signature HealthCARE of Fayette County where he had been residing since January 5, 2019.

Craig was born June 27, 1950, in Sandusky, Ohio to Roland Thomas and Marjorie Market Harris and was a graduate of Sandusky High School.

Before his retirement, he worked in the Division of Weights and Measures for the State of Ohio.  Following his retirement, he worked for Fayette County Weights and Measures for two years.

He was a United States Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.

Craig is survived by his fiancée, Dawn Ventry of New Holland; a brother, Roland T. Harris, II and his wife, Jacqueline of Sandusky and a nephew, Roland T. Harris, III and his wife.

The funeral will be Thursday, April 25, 2019, at 6 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with Pastor Keith Clary, chaplain at Signature HealthCARE, officiating.  Cremation will follow the service.

Friends may call at the funeral home in New Holland Thursday from 4:30 p.m. until time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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JOHN LYNN JETT

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John Lynn Jett, 68, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Sunday, April 14, 2019, at 4:48 a.m. at Four Seasons of Washington Court House Nursing and Rehabilitation where he had been residing since July 9, 2016.

John was born July 13, 1950, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Raymond and Martha Jean Powell Jett.  He was a graduate of Washington Senior High School and, except for several years in Hillsboro, lived most of his life in Washington Court House.

Before his retirement, he was a dough mixer at Pennington Bread, Inc. in Washington Court House.

John was preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his wife, the former Jeanne Lynn Newlan; six children, Christina A. Jett Hall-Whitt and John Whitt, of Mount Sterling, Stacey Lynn Woods and her husband, Roddy, of Chillicothe, John L. Jett, Jr. and his wife, Carolyn, of Aiken, SC, Chastity L. Wilson of Circleville, Jennifer Lyons of Washington Court House and Lyndsey Vaughn and her husband, Chad, of Hillsboro; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; his mother, Martha Jean Jett of Hillsboro; a brother and sister-in-law, Jay and Adriene Jett of Bellbrook, OH and Rae Jeana Jett-Strouse of Hillsboro.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation took place.  A family memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

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