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LEWIS W. REDD

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Lewis W. Redd, 99, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Saturday, October 20, 2018, at Carriage Court Assisted Living where he had been residing since June.

Arrangements for services are being completed and will be announced by the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

GEORGE L. “LOUIE” KUHLWEIN

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George Lewis “Louie” Kuhlwein, of Worthington, Ohio, formerly of Washington Court House and Dover, Ohio, passed away Saturday, October 20, 2018, at 12:05 a.m. at the Laurels of Norworth in Worthington, Ohio where he had been residing since July 31, 2018.

George was born December 30, 1923, in Pickaway County, Ohio, to Herman L. and Gladys Duvall Kuhlwein.  George, or Louie, as he was commonly known, graduated from Stoutsville High School (now Amanda-Clearcreek) in 1942, where he was a member of the Future Farmers Club of America, and 4-H, where he served in the 4-H Club Congress.

He farmed with his father in Pickaway County until he was called to service in the U.S. Army as a member of the 79th Infantry Division, 314th Regiment.  Louie was twice wounded in France in December, 1944, in action at Luneville and Hagenau and was awarded the Purple Heart and the Oak Leaf ClusterUpon recovery and discharge, he attended The Ohio State University on the G.I. Bill graduating with a degree in Animal Husbandry in 1949, and was a member of the O.S.U. meat judging team.  In 1946, he met Henrietta Eyman of Lancaster, Ohio and they were married in 1947.  They lived in Columbus until 1952, then re-located to Washington Court House, Ohio where he served as a marketing specialist for Producers Livestock Association.  He later joined Prudential Insurance, where he was a member of the Million Dollar Roundtable, until his retirement in 1983.  Louie and Henrietta were married 64 years before she preceded him in death in 2012.  He was also preceded in death by his beloved son, Gregory Lewis Kuhlwein in 2001, and younger brother, Ralph, in 1934.

George is survived by his daughters, Linda (Douglas) Davis of Worthington, Ohio, and Diane (Tom) Palmaccio of Haverhill, Mass., and six grandchildren, Krista (Joel) Steiner, Kurt (Stephanie) Davis, Julie (Todd) Palmaccio-Rothermel, Kevin (Jana) Palmaccio, Lauren (Jordan) Smith, and Grant Kuhlwein.  He is also survived by five great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, David (Nancy) Eyman of Asheville, N.C., and former daughter-in-law Debbie Kuhlwein of Washington C. H.

George was dedicated to his community and served on many boards.  He was a proud and faithful life member of the OSU Alumni Association; a charter member of the Kiwanis Club of Washington C.H. where he served in many capacities, including president, and was a life member of Kiwanis International and a George F. Hixon fellow.  He also served his community on the United Way Board; the Board of Zoning Appeal; the Red Cross Board of Directors; the Chrisman Scholar-Athlete Selection Committee; the Fayette County Community Board; was a 60+ year member of McNair Presbyterian Church, was a member of Paul H. Hughey Post #25 of the American Legion; was a life member and supporter of the Disabled American Veterans; and was a member of the Fayette County Historical Society.  He also loved and supported the Washington Court House Blue Lions and-the Ohio State Buckeyes.

The funeral will be Wednesday, October  24, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Cyndy  Garn, pastor at the Worthington United Methodists Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

Friend may call at the frneral home Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. until time of the service.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to National Church Residences Hospice, 2335 North Bank Dr. Columbus, Ohio 43220 or the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250.

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EDWIN PAUL WILLIAMS

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Edwin Paul Williams, 86, of Washington Court House, Ohio died early Thursday morning, October 11, 2018, at his home.  His death was sudden and unexpected.

Mr. Williams was born October 19, 1931, in Columbus, Ohio to Edwin James and Mildred Garnhart Williams.  He was a 1949 graduate of Westerville High School and attended Purdue University.  He moved to Washington Court House 40 years ago from Elyria.

Before his retirement, he was a salesman of golf course and turf supplies for LESCO.

Mr. Williams was an inductee into the Washington High School Athletic Hall of Fame.  He served in England with the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

He is survived by his wife, the former Geraldine Rose (Jeri) Shoaf, whom he married November 11, 1951; a daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Scott Hartman of Canal Winchester, three granddaughters and their spouses, Cristin and Mark DeVries, Caree and Adam Dey and Tricia and Dewey Landis; three great grandchildren and a sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Fred Martinelli of Ashland, Ohio.

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

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

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JON DALE MERRITT

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Jon Dale Merritt, 84, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at 3:58 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where he had been residing since August.

Jon was born June 11, 1934, in Richmond, Indiana to Earlie L. and Grace Merritt.  He was a 1952 graduate of Washington High School and lived most of his life in this community.

Before his retirement, he was a supervisor at the Budd Company in Frankfort.

Jon was a member of Bloomingburg Lodge F & AM #449; 32nd Degree Masons, Valley of Columbus and Fayette Aerie #423 of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Merritt and a sister, Betty Garringer.

Jon is survived by his wife, the former Barbara Ann Hughes; a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Robin Merritt of Washington Court House; a daughter, Melody Turner of Reynoldsburg; three grandchildren, Katrina, Justin and Chris and several great grandchildren.

A visitation will be held Friday, October 5, 2018, from 4-6 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

There will be no funeral service and burial will be at a later date in the Milledgeville-Plymouth Cemetery.

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TAMMY HOOKS

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Tammy Hooks, 59, of New Holland, died Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at 5:05 a.m. shortly after arrival at Fayette County Memorial Hospital.

Tammy was born May 31, 1959, in Roseann, Virginia to Monroe and Helen Collins Daniels.  She moved to New Holland in 2006 from Washington Court House.

She was formerly a home health aide.

Tammy was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Brenda Cooper and Emmalene Todd and a brother, Ricky Daniels.

She is survived by three children, Kelly Gonzales and her husband, Ramiro, and Tina Mourer, all of New Holland and Michael Mourer of Washington Court House; four grandchildren, Katelyn, Cierra and Marissa Daniels and Shelby Mourer; six siblings, Monroe Daniels, Jr., of Washington Court House, Patricia McConahay and her husband, Larry, of Frankfort, Ilene Warner and her husband, Charles, of Washington Court House, Jerry Daniels of Connecticut, Jim Daniels and his wife, Angie, of Circleville and Davy Daniels of Columbus and her longtime companion, Ernie Robinson of New Holland.

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

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

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DOUGLAS DEAN (DOUG) FORD

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Douglas Dean Ford, 62, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Monday, October 1, 2018, at 1:59 a.m. at his home.

Doug was born October 17, 1955, in Franklin County, Ohio to Donald Gordon and Donna Belle Shonkwiler Ford.  He was a 1974 graduate of Miami Trace High School and had lived all of his life in this community.

He had been a test mechanic at Kenworth in Chillicothe since 1975.

Doug was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church where he had served as head usher for the past 30 years.  He was a member and past president and served in all other offices of the Good Hope Lions Club where he was a Melvin Jones Fellow.  He formerly had officiated Pony League Football and coached PAL basketball.  He was a chain runner for Miami Trace football for 44 years and was recently honored for his years of service at a Miami Trace home football game.  He had served as a volunteer with the Concord-Green Volunteer Fire Department for 25 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Doug is survived by his wife, the former Diana Lynn Brown whom he married June 14, 1975; three children and their spouses, Elizabeth (Betsy) and Neil Pitstick of South Solon, Christopher and Kelley Ford of Washington Court House and Bradley and Vanessa Ford of Meridian, Idaho; thirteen grandchildren, Abbygail, Madison, Emma and Natalie Pitstick, Caitlyn Ford, McKenna Evans and her husband, Justin, Kylee and Christian Rossiter, Hayden Brown, Tyler Dawn, Tanner, Trace and Trennon Ford; a brother and sister-in-law, David Michael and Brenda Ford of Washington Court House; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Diane and Ed Armentrout and Darlene and Pat Coil, all of Washington Court House; his mother-in-law, Helen Brown, of Washington Court House; sisters-in-law, Kerrell Morrow and her husband, Dale, and Valerie Stuckey and her husband, Jim, all of Leesburg, and Stacey Wilson, of Washington Court House and Mary Brown of Springfield and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

The funeral be held Thursday, October 4, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the church and Kevin Stuckey, minister at the Leesburg Church of Christ, officiating.  Burial will follow in the White Oak Grove Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church Wednesday from 4-8 p.m.  The Good Hope Lions Club will hold a service, which is open to the public, Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, 301 East Court Street; Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County, 222 North Oakland Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160 or Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45420.

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

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ALBERT ALLEN DONAHUE

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Albert Allen Donahue, 91, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at 5:32 a.m. at his home while surrounded by his family.

He was born September 6, 1927, in Fayette County, Ohio to Alfred Albert “Bert” and Cecilia Berg Donahue and was a lifelong resident of this community.

Following graduation from Washington High School in 1945, he joined the Navy and served in both World War II and the Korean Conflict.   He was a member of Paul H. Hughey Post #25 of the American Legion.

Albert was a welder and head of maintenance at Armco for 38 years before his retirement in 1991.

He was a member of the South Side Church of Christ and had served as a deacon and trustee for many years.  He was also a member of the Fayette County Commission on Aging, where, along with his beloved wife Leona, founded the Cooper Saints Rhythm Band.  Albert played the guitar and banjo while Leona played the piano.  Along with the other band members, they played at nursing homes, churches, festivals and many other events.  He was also a member of the Cooper Saints Chorus.

On June 19, 1949, he married the former Leona Rose Tillett.  She preceded him in death on December 7, 2011.  He was also preceded by his parents; a daughter-in-law, Penny Donahue; a brother, Donald Donahue; two brothers-in-law, Scott and Joe Tillett; three sisters-in law, Mary Jane Tillett, Frances Donahue and Nell (Tillett) Garinger.

He is survived by three children, Albert Allen Donahue, II of Powell, Ohio, James Edward Donahue and Janelle Rose Donahue Bowshier, both of Washington Court House; eight grandchildren, Dr. Brian Bowshier and his wife, Dr. Laura Bowshier, Matthew Bowshier, Bethany Bowshier, Sarah Donahue, Bridgitte Donahue and her husband, Nick Ketchum , Gavin Donahue, 2nd Lt. Gordon Donahue and Kyler Clemans and his wife, Britney; eight great grandchildren, Daniel, Emmeline and Noah Bowshier, Colin Donahue, Ryleigh Russell, Stephen Russell, Karleigh Joseph and Quinn Ketchum; a brother, Richard Donahue of Phoenix, AZ. two sisters-in-law, Irene Donahue and Bonnie Tillett, as well as many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Cecilia Donahue Fife and her husband, Arden.

The funeral will be Friday, September 28, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in  Washington Court House with Barry Pettit, minister at the South Side Church of Christ and Danny Dodds, minister at the Greenfield Church of Christ, 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 the South Side Church of Christ, 921 South Fayette Street, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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GARY DWYER JUNK, DVM

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Gary Dwyer Junk, DVM, 69, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at 10:34 p.m. at his home while surrounded by loved ones.

Dr. Junk was born September 28, 1948, in Columbus, Ohio to Dick R. and Carolyn Dwyer Junk.  He was a 1966 graduate of Miami Trace High School and a 1975 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  He was a lifelong resident of this community.

Upon graduation, he began his veterinary career with his father.  He later established the Fayette Veterinary Hospital.  Dr. Daryl Waits joined the practice in 1998.  Dr. Junk became American Animal Hospital Association certified in 1988.

He was a member of the American, Ohio and Southern Ohio Veterinary Medical Associations and volunteered his services as veterinary to the Fayette County Fair for over 40 years.  He was a huge supporter of 4-H, FFA and the youth of Fayette County.  Dr. Junk was a breeder and owner of Standardbred race horses and was a member of the United States Trotting Association and the Fayette County Harness Horsemen’s Association.  He also enjoyed agriculture and farming.  He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and a member and past president of the Washington Rotary Club.

On December 28, 1981, he married the former Donna Mary Nieman.  She preceded him in death on December 23, 2007.  He was also preceded by his parents.

He is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Alexis Junk of Delaware, OH; two sisters, Marilyn Schmitz and her husband, Larry, of Treasure Island, FL: and Kathy Howard of Centerville, Ohio; a brother-in-law, Brad Nieman of Buffalo; NY, several nieces and nephews; his significant other, Lisa Custis; special friends, Nick and Sunny Cummings of Washington Court House, Grenetta and Mark Ritenour of Jeffersonville and Dr. Daryl and Kris Waits of Washington Court House.

The funeral will be Saturday, September 22, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joe Fox, pastor at the church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church Friday from 4-8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 301 East Market Street, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160 or The Junk Scholarship Fund at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Office of Advancement, 127 Veterinary Medicine Academic Building, 1900 Coffey Road, Columbus, Ohio  43210.

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

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JACK FULTON ALKIRE

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Jack Fulton Alkire, 83, of Xenia, formerly of Washington Court House, Ohio, died Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at 2:08 p.m. at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton where he had been a patient since September 9.

He was born March 5, 1935, in Washington Court House, Ohio, to Fulton Marcus (Footie) and Sarah Walker Alkire of Alkire’s Bakery, a well-known Washington Court House business for over 75 years.  He was a 1953 graduate of Washington High School and was a life-long resident of Fayette County before moving to Elmcroft of Xenia last fall.

Jack worked in advertising for the Wilmington News-Journal, the Circleville Herald, and the Record-Herald.  He had been the general manager at Marting Manufacturing and the owner of Builders’ Supply.  He was also on the board of directors for a local bank.

He was a Quaker.  He was an active member and former president of the Good Hope Lions Club and a member and past president of the Washington Court House Rotary Club and the Washington Court House Chamber of Commerce.  Jack was also an U.S. Army veteran.

Jack is survived by his wife, the former Beverly June Carey whom he married August 1, 1959; four children and their spouses, Dr. Nancy Lynn Alkire and her husband, Scott Seaman, of Columbus, Susan Carrie Zaffiro and her husband, Paul, of Liberty Township, OH, David Jack Alkire and his wife, Keya, of Mount Sterling and Jennifer Ann Schiff and her husband, Brian, of Wake Forest, NC; six grandchildren, Sarah Zaffiro (Kyle Karnes), Rachael and Carissa Zaffiro, Cole and Carter Schiff, and Dean Alkire; and a sister, Sarah Jane Alkire of Xenia.

The funeral will be held Saturday, September 15, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Mike Mc Cormick officiating.   Burial will follow in the Madison Mills Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Ohio, 1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215 or the Hospice of Dayton Foundation, 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, Ohio  45420.

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CLARENCE JAMES (JIM) TURNER

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Clarence James (Jim) Turner, 85, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at 1:25 a.m. at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus where he had been a patient since August 29.

Jim was born November 17, 1932, in Ashland, Ohio to Arthur Dewitt and Helen Marie Ryland Turner.

Before his retirement, he was owner and operator of Southern Field Services.

He was a 60-year member of Pilgrim Lodge F & AM #691 in Steubenville; 32nd Degree Masons, Valley of Steubenville; Aladdin Temple Shrine in Columbus and Bellevue Aerie #490 of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.  He served in the U. S. Navy and was a member of North Strand American Legion Post 186 in Little River, SC.  He enjoyed the water, boating and working with cattle.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Christopher Turner; a brother, Sam Turner and a sister, Judith Dempsey.

He is survived by his wife, the former Martha Ann Miller; five children, Theodore Turner and his wife, Chauna, of Brooklyn, NY, Melissa Turner of Columbus, OH, Matthew Schenk-Turner and his wife, Jennifer,  of Charlotte, NC, Sarah Dutton and her husband, Chris, of Washington Court House and Thomas Turner and his wife, Shannon, of Bellevue, OH; several grandchildren; a brother, Arthur “Artie” Turner of Columbus, OH and a multitude of friends.

The funeral will be Saturday, September 8, 2018, at 3 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with  Dr. Freddie W. Dutton, minister at the Southwest Freewill Baptist Church in Columbus, officiating.  Cremation will follow the service.

Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 1 p.m. until time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners’ Crippled Children’s Hospital and Burns Institute, c/o the Washington Shrine Club, P.O. Box 164, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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