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LENNA MAE EVERHART MOORE

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Lenna Mae Everhart Moore, 78, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Monday, August 21, 2017, at 4:03 a.m. at Mount Carmel East Hospital in Columbus where she had been a patient ten days.

Lenna was born August 24, 1938, at Bainbridge in Ross County, Ohio to Donald Enoch and Dorothy Cox Everhart.  She was a 1956 graduate of Jeffersonville High School and moved to Washington Court House in 1970 from Jeffersonville.

She was an employee of Armco for 20 years where she worked in the order department and nas a payroll clerk.  She later was a secretary at the First Baptist Church and then, for nearly 20 years, was a legal secretary for Junk & Junk.

Lenna was a member of Grace Community Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Burdette W. Johnson in 1995; by four brothers, Donald, Harold and Robert Everhart and John McCoy and a sister, Martha Dresbach.

She is survived by her husband, Robert K. Moore whom she married April 7, 2001; a daughter, Susan G. Rushing of Atlanta, GA; two step sons, Steve Johnson of  Georgia and Rick Johnson of Fort Walton Beach, FL; a granddaughter, Megan Rushing of Florence, KY; several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Barbara Everhart and Kenneth and Sandy Everhart, all of Washington Court House and Frank and Carol Everhart of Hillsboro; two sisters, Judy Thompson and Juanita Phillips both of Washington Court House and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Thursday, August 24, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Pastor Jay Lucas, minister at the Grace Community Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

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

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PHILIP HUNT SMITH

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            Philip Hunt Smith, 64, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Thursday, August 10, 2017, at 6:15 a.m. at Mount Carmel West in Columbus where he had been a patient one day.

Philip was born January 5, 1953, in Charleston, SC to Roy Earl and Marguerite Teresa Hunt Smith.  He was a 1971 graduate of Columbus West High School and received a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University in 1976.  He moved to Washington Court House 26 years ago from Columbus.

Before his retirement three years ago, he was a truck driver.  He was a member of Teamsters Union 413 in Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1989; a brother, Paul “Skip” Smith; a half-sister, Georgia Smith Bunker and his father-in-law, Albert Young.

Philip is survived by his wife, Sonja Denise Young Smith; six children, Brandon Smith of Washington, D.C., Christin Smith of New Orleans, Kelsey Smith of Chicago, Molly Smith of Berea, KY, Ryan Smith of Chicago and Garrett Smith of Berea, KY; his mother, Marguerite Smith of Columbus; siblings, Colleen Smith, Timothy Smith, Cathleen Smith Eby and Maureen Smith, all of Columbus, Matthew Smith of Vinton Co.; a half-brother, Roger West; a half-sister, Stephanie Smith Weber of Long Beach, CA and his mother-in-law, Roberta Young of South Vienna.

The funeral will be Sunday, August 13, 2017, at 4 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House where a visitation will be held Sunday from 2 p.m. until time of the service.  A graveside service will be held Monday at 3:30 p.m. at the Smith Cemetery in Hampden, WV.

Memorial contributions may be made to any charity that benefits children.

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Memorial contributions may be made to any charity that benefits children.

LUCINDA SUE (CINDA) SLAGER

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Lucinda Sue (Cinda) Slager, 77, of Washington Court House died Sunday evening, August 6. 2017, at her home.  She had been in declining health.

Cinda was born April 19, 1940, on the family farm in Fayette County, Ohio near Bloomingburg to Jess Alfred and Esther Schilling Schlichter.  She was a 1958 graduate of Bloomingburg High School and attended Ohio University.

She was a clerk for the Ohio Water Service for 20 years.  She continued as a clerk in the water department when the City of Washington purchased the water company and later was a municipal court clerk, retiring after 13 years of service with the City of Washington.

Cinda was a longtime member of the Grace United Methodist Church; she was a member and past worthy matron of the former Bloomingburg Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and currently was a member of Jefferson Chapter #300 of the Order of the Eastern Star in Jeffersonville.  She was an active member of the Ladies of the Oriental Shrine of North America; was a member and past president of both the Zeta Chapter and the All County chapter of the Child Conservation League; had been a member of the board of directors of the Carnegie Public Library; was a volunteer with the Fayette County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and formerly was a 4-H advisor.

She was preceded in death by her father in 2006; her mother in 2009, and two brothers, Teddy A. Schlichter in 1942, and Jonathon J. Schlichter in 1988.

Cinda is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Jennifer and Bill Pearce of Westerville; Amanda and Craig Pickerill of Washington Court House; five grandchildren, Meghan of Washington, D.C. and Morgan Pearce and Gabriel, Maria and Toby Pickerill; the father of her children, Tom Slager; a brother and sister-in-law, Steven and Anne Schlichter of Columbus; a nephew Matthew Schlichter of Brooklyn, NY; numerous cousins and special family friends, Cindy (Williams) Sholler and Jill (Schlichter) Phillips.

Calling hours will be held at the Grace United Methodist Church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 10, 2017, with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the church, officiating.  The service will be from 1 to 2 p.m. including an Eastern Star ceremony.  Burial will follow immediately in the Madison Mills Cemetery with a friends and family gathering at Grace United Methodist Church following in Fellowship Hall.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Well at Sunnyside, 721 South Fayette Street or the Grace United Methodist Church, 301 East Market Street, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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

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BETTY J. WONDERLEIGH

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Betty J. Wonderleigh, 82, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Friday, August 4, 2017, at 4:46 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where she had been a patient since October 8, 2016.

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

TED PIERSON

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Ted Pierson, 69, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, July 18, 2017, in Columbus.  His death was sudden and unexpected.

Ted was born November 30, 1947, in Washington Court House to Archie Wayne and Virginia Cartwright Pierson.  He was a 1967 graduate of Washington High School and lived most of his life in Washington Court House.

He had been a heavy equipment operator for Crop Production Services for the past 46 years.

Ted served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Belmont during the Vietnam War.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Archie W. Pierson, Jr. and a sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and David MacLaine.

Ted is survived by his wife, the former Lynn Bowdle whom he married August 25, 1978; a sister and brother-in-law, Candace and Calvin Sergent of Port Clinton, Ohio; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Don and Regina Bowdle of Washington Court House; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Lowell and Shannon Bowdle of Dublin, Ohio; a nephew, Jason MacLaine of Washington Court House; a niece, Tami (Dean) Tschannen of Wadsworth, Ohio and a great niece and great nephew, Kassidy and Kamron Carter.

The funeral will be Monday, July 24, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Pastor Chris Conley, minister at the Harvest Life Assembly of  God, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

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

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JENNIFER SUE CROWE

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Jennifer Sue Crowe, 29, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at 12:05 a.m. at her home.  She had been in failing health.

Jennifer was born June 12, 1988, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Edgar William and Rosemary Dale Williams Crowe.  She lived most of her life in Washington Court House, New Holland and Chillicothe.

She was preceded in death by her father in 2001.

Jennifer is survived by her mother, Rosemary D. Crowe; a brother, William Wendell Crowe; a sister, Brittnie Nichole Crowe, all of Washington Court House; several aunts and uncles including Mary Lowery, Linda Hester and Rocky Williams; numerous cousins including Larry Crowe and special friends, Sparky Boysel and Eunice Boysel and her many friends at The Well.

Cremation will be observed and a 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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LARRY NEAL HURTT

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Larry Neal Hurtt, 77, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Saturday evening, July 15, 2017, at his residence.  His death was sudden and unexpected.

Larry was born December 21, 1939, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Walter Lee and Rachel Mae Hussey Hurtt.  He was a 1958 graduate of Washington High School and lived most of his life in Washington Court House.

He was a 30-year employee of Mid Atlantic Storage Systems, Inc. before his retirement in April 2017.

Larry was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother-in-law, Jeff Johnson, and a nephew, Norman Johnson.

Larry is survived by his wife, the former Debra Ann Rice whom he married March 1, 1975; five children, Lisa Chaney and her husband, Mike, of Washington Court House, Jeffrey Hurtt and his wife, Lori, of Hillsboro, Michael Hurtt and his wife, Erma, of Washington Court House, Stacey Lynn Hurtt of Washington Court House and Timothy Shane Hurtt and his fiancée, Tesia Reffit, of Paintsville, KY; five grandchildren, Rachel, Ashley and Christopher Hurtt and Nathan and Jennifer Chaney; a sister, Linda Johnson of Hillsboro and a nephew, Jeffery Johnson of Hillsboro.

In keeping with his wishes, Larry’s body was donated to The Ohio State University for medical research.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Fayette County, Inc., 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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LINDY DALE WILSON

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Lindy Dale Wilson, 88, of Canal Winchester, Ohio died Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at 4:23 p.m. at the Crestview Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Lancaster where he had been residing the past three years.

Mr. Wilson was born November 17, 1928, in Fayette County, Ohio to James Marion and Mary Estella Cavinee Wilson.  He was a graduate of Washington High School and moved to Canal Winchester in 1967 from Jeffersonville.

He was a retired farmer and nurseryman and was a talented horticulturist and gardener and loved tending flowers, trees and grasses.

Lindy was a godly man who was a former Sunday school teacher, sang in the church choir and assisted with the Shiloh Youth Ministries in Columbus.

He was an Air Force veteran and served as a chief control tower operator during the Korean Conflict.

Lindy was preceded in death by twelve siblings, Marion Elmo, Woodrow, Robert, James, Richard and Beryl Wilson, Elizabeth Haines, Marjorie Baxla, Esther Schlichter, Martha Pierce, Fern Miller and an infant sister, Ursel.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Nell Cowart whom he married September 25, 1952; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kay and Malcolm Turrill of Pickerington and Lise and Russell Roth of Ashville, Ohio; four grandchildren, Dustin (Amanda) Wagner, Kelly Turrill, Russell (Stacie) Roth and Mary (Jeremiah) Jacobsen and six great grandchildren, Amie, Joshua and Natalie Roth, Judah and Abigayle Linde Jacobsen and Donovan Days.

The funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Pastor Dick Johnson, minister at the Lancaster Vineyard Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 12 Noon Saturday until time of the service.

CARL STEINHAUSER, JR.

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Carl Steinhauser, Jr., 92, of New Holland, Ohio died Thursday, July 6, 2017, at 12:14 a.m. at Court House Manor where he had been a patient since December 30, 2016.

Carl was born January 23, 1925, at Clarksburg in Ross County, Ohio to Carl and Ruth Smith Steinhauser.  He lived most of his life in the Clarksburg and New Holland communities where he was a retired farmer.

He was a member of the Brown’s Chapel United Methodist Church; a 65-year member of Heber Lodge, F & AM #501 in Williamsport; the Old Timers’ Machinery Club of Green County and was well known for his draft horses with which he participated in plowing contests, local parades and charity events.

Carl was preceded in death by his wife, the former Jessie Joan White on October 8, 2016; a brother, Charles H. “Hi” Steinhauser and an infant sister, Virginia.

He is survived by a son, David Steinhauser and his wife, Susette Jaquette, of Ann Arbor, MI; a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Terry Campbell of New Holland; five grandchildren, Nicholas (Cherie) Campbell, Adam (Jess) Campbell, Samantha (Mark) McBride, Helen Steinhauser and Grant Steinhauser; six great grandchildren, Audrey, Halley, Lane and Rhett Campbell and Genevieve and Cora McBride; a sister, Becky Ater of Clarksburg and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Sunday, July 9, 2017, at 5 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the Grace United Methodist Church, officiating.

Friends may call at the funeral home in New Holland from 2-5 p.m. Sunday where a Masonic service, which is open to the public, will be held at 4:45 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Fayette County, Inc., 222 North Oakland Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.

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ALBERT EUGENE RAPP, III (Updated Arrangements)

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Albert Eugene Rapp, III, 50, of Bloomingburg, Ohio died Sunday, July 2, 2017, at 3:58 p.m. shortly after arrival at Fayette County Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Rapp was born May 15, 1967, in Chillicothe, Ohio to Albert Eugene and Eleanor Irene Hyer Rapp.  He was a 1985 graduate of Westfall High School and lived most of his his life in the Bloomingburg community.

He was an employee of Keihin (Showa Aluminum) in Mount Sterling, Ohio.

Mr. Rapp was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ricky Seymour.

He is survived by two children, Nathan (Misty) Rapp of Bloomingburg and Christine (Craig Liff) Rapp of Mount Sterling; two grandchildren, Ashlyn Reinhard and Hunter Rapp; four step grandchildren, Marcus Bentley, Jada Gilpen, Riley Liff and Hayden Liff; two sisters, Vicky (John) Smith of Bloomingburg and Patricia (Brad Bivens) Jefferies of Orient and other special friends and family members.

A memorial service will be held Monday, July 10, 2017, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland.  Burial of the cremains will follow in the Springlawn Cemetery at Williamsport.

Friends may call at the funeral home in New Holland Monday from 11 a.m. until time of the service.

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