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DANNY LAMAR KRAPE

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Danny Lamar Krape, 77, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Friday, December 14, 2018, at 6:29 p.m. at his home.  He had been in failing health.

Danny was born December 5, 1941, in Wellston, Ohio to Robert Foster and (Mattie) Irene Patterson Krape, both of whom preceded him in death.  He lived most of his life in New Holland and Washington Court House.

Before his retirement, he was an inspector of radiators at Chrysler in Dayton.

He was a long time member of the Dragin Angels Car Club and belonged to the Masonic Lodge in Dayton.  He was a veteran of the United States Navy and served aboard the U.S.S. Forrestal.  He was a member of Paul H. Hughey Post #25 of the American Legion.

On May 30, 1962, he married the former Sharon Maria Grubb.  She preceded him in death on March 15, 2012.  He was also preceded by a brother, (Robert) Paul Krape in 2000.

Danny is survived by a daughter, Robin Massie of Wilmington; a son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Fawne (Micky) Krape of Washington Court House; three grandchildren, Logan, Addison and Beckett Krape; a brother-in-law, David Grubb of Columbus; special friends, Don Bobbitt and Mark Oswald and his extra special ray of sunshine.

The funeral will be Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Todd Maurer officiating.  Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.

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

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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HAROLD RAY PEARSON

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Harold Ray Pearson, 84, of New Castle, IN, died Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at 1:40 p.m. at the Henry County Hospital in New Castle where he had been admitted earlier in the day.

Harold was born January 26, 1924, in Fayette County, Ohio to Warren and Myrtle Brill Pearson.  He was a graduate of Washington High School and lived in this community until moving to Indiana in 1983.

He had formerly worked at National Cash Register, had been a tool salesman and had worked at Carter Lumber in Indiana.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Aria Rowley in 2013, and a brother, Warren Pearson.

Harold is survived by his wife, the former Betty June Roberts, whom he married September 2, 1953; a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Alfred “Gene” Clifton of Morriston, FL; a grandson, Lee Rowley and his wife, Carla, of Westerville; three step grandchildren and their spouses, Amanda and Allen Vanderpool, Tonya and Gary McCollister and Jeanie and Kevin Clifton; several step great grandchildren and special family friend, Peggy Parker.

The funeral will be Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Todd Maurer officiating. Burial will follow in the Highlawn Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

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MARIE OWENS BAUGHN

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Marie Owens Baughn, 102, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at 2:40 a.m. at Court House Manor where she had been residing since 2009.

Mrs. Baughn was born February 19, 1916, in Coalton, KY to Ernest and Liza Lawson Owens.  She moved here from Huntington, WV in 1959.

She formerly was a sales clerk at Steen’s Department Store.

Mrs. Baughn was a loyal member of the South Side Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Baughn on August 12, 2011, and by a brother, Herman Owens in 1981.

Mrs. Baughn is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins and special friends, Jean Doughty and Forest Leach.

The funeral will be Friday, December 7, 2018, at 12:00 Noon at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Danny Dodds, minister at the Greenfield Church of Christ, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

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

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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JOYCE POE ROBERTS

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Joyce Poe Roberts, 73, of Jamestown, Ohio, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2018, at 10:38 a.m. at her home.  Her death was sudden and unexpected.

Joyce was born November 4, 1945, in Fayette County, Ohio to Ottis H. and Opal L. Warner Watson.  She was a lifelong resident of this community.

Joyce worked many years as a nurse’s aide at Court House Manor.

She enjoyed gardening, playing computer games and spending time with her family.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Alva, Milford and Elroy “Bub” Watson; a sister, Linda Lou Phillips; a brother-in-law, William “Bill” Gorman and a sister-in-law, Kay Watson.

She is survived by her husband, Robert E. Roberts, whom she married July 1, 2010;  three children, James “Bo” Miller and his wife, Betsy, of Washington Court House, Roger Shadley of Olive Hill, KY; and Loria Riley of Lynchburg, OH; three grandchildren, Rachel Riley, Mackenzie Miller and Julia Miller; two great grandchildren, Riley and Michael Pierce; siblings, Ernest (Janice) Watson, Willie (Emma) Watson, Shirley (Jerry) Carnahan, Kay Gorman, Jay Watson, Calvin (Marsha) Watson, Henrietta Payton, Roger Watson and Georgia Watson and her two beloved dogs, Cocoa and Smokey.  Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

The funeral will be Monday, December 3, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.  Burial will follow in the New Silvercreek Cemetery in Jamestown, OH.

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

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RUTH ELINOR BEEMAN MAY

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Ruth Elinor Beeman May, 94, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2018, Thanksgiving Day, at Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber Community where she had been residing the past five years.

Ruth was born on April 25, 1924, in Richwood, Ohio to William Edgar and Hazel Margaret Dern Beeman.

On July 3, 1948, in Columbus, Ohio, she married Joseph Paul May.  He preceded her in death in 1991.  She was also preceded by three sisters, Helen, Alice and Donna.

She assisted her husband with his business, Paul May Realtor, and they helped found Clintonville’s Community Resource Center.

Ruth will be remembered as a gentle, loving mother and service-oriented Christian devoted to helping others.

She is survived by five children, Stephen, Christine, Georgiana, Edgar, and Donna; 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, December 8, 2018, at 10 a.m. 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 memorial service will be held Saturday, December 8, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. at the North Broadway United Methodist Church, 48 East North Broadway Street Columbus, Ohio.

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FRED CASEY ROBERTS

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Fred Casey Roberts, 88, of Oxford, Alabama, formerly of Washington Court House, Ohio, died Sunday, November 18, 2018, at the Birmingham (Alabama) Veterans Administration Medical Center where he had been a patient five days.

Mr. Roberts was born September 14, 1930, in Talladega, AL to William Ross and Mary Magdalene (Maggie) Canada.  He moved to Washington Court House in 1954, from Alabama and lived here until returning to Alabama five years ago.

He was a retired electrician.

Mr. Roberts was a member the Center United Methodist Church and was a United States Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict.

On August 2, 1954, he married the former Wilma Jean (Jeannie) Daniels.  She preceded him in death on July 12, 2009.  He was also preceded by a daughter, Mindy Gayle Roberts in 1970; seven brothers, V.T, R.C., Louie Eugene, Lewis, William, Robert and Franklin Roberts and three sisters, Odessa Butler, Lassie Allison and Ruby Holmes.

Mr. Roberts is survived by two sons, Jack L. Whited and his wife, Linda, and Rick L. Roberts, all of Washington Court House; three grandchildren, Kristal Caton and her husband, Charles, of Greenfield, Amber Hall and her husband, Adam of Morrow, OH and Gary Whited and his wife, Chastity of Greenfield; four great grandchildren, Melody, Trey and Dalton Caton and Zack Jacobs and two brothers, Charles Roberts of Oxford, AL and Harlan Roberts and his wife, Louise, of Talladega, AL.

The funeral was held Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House, with James McIntosh, deacon at the Sabina Church of Christ, officiating.

Pallbearers for the burial in Washington Cemetery were Gary Whited, Charles, Dalton and Trey Caton, Adam Hall and Zack Jacobs.

Complete military honors were bestowed by the Honor Guard of Fayette County.  Eddie Fisher gave comments and offered a prayer. The flag, which draped the casket of the Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict, was folded by Paul Sands and Pat Dewees and was presented to Mr. Robert’s son, Jack Whited.  Members of the honor guard were, Glenn Rankin, Gib Yoho, Bob Everhart, James Thayer, Larry Cruea, David Frederick and Jerrod Mitchell with Mike Curl serving as commander.  Stephen Zastrow and Larry Bishop sounded Taps.

Visitation was held at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

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GARY E. WRITSEL

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Gary Earl Writsel, 72, of Greenfield, Ohio died Sunday, November 18, 2018, at 1:02 a.m. shortly after arrival at the Adena Greenfield Area Medical Center.  His death was sudden and unexpected.

Gary was born March 12, 1946, in Columbus, Ohio to Alvin Earl and Pauline Glaze Writsel, both of whom preceded him in death.  He was a 1964 graduate of Miami Trace High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science from The Ohio State University.

He was a lifelong farmer and a member of the Madison County Farm Bureau and the Sedalia Presbyterian Church.

Gary is survived by his wife, the former Tammy McDonald whom he married July 3, 1992; children, Amy Gustin and her husband, Todd, of Washington Court House, Kami Writsel of Jeffersonville, Matthew Cook and his wife, Jenna, of Grove City, Ashley Reeves and her husband, Brad, of Mt. Sterling and Marissa Parsley and her husband, Don, of Jeffersonville; grandchildren, Megan (Seth) Winegar, Andrea (Bradey) Burns, Kevin Gustin, Cody Davis, Hannah Fout, Addison, Mackenzie and Drew Reeves, Ethan, Evan and Emily Parsley; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Gordon and Nancy Writsel and David and Elaine Writsel, all of New Holland; a sister, Marilyn Rodgers of San Diego, CA and a foster sister, Jean Ann Sage of Roseburg, OR.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 1-4 p.m. at the barn on the family farm, 7540 Limes Road.  Everyone is requested to wear Ohio State clothing.  A celebration of life service will begin at 2 p.m. with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the Grace United Methodist Church, officiating.

Memorial contributions for a Miami Trace FFA scholarship may be made payable to Miami Trace Local Schools, 3818 State Route 41-NW, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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CYNTHIA JANE (CINDY) MATSON

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Cynthia Jane (Cindy) Matson, 74, of Washington Court House, Ohio  died Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus where she had been a patient since Monday evening.  Her death was sudden and unexpected.

Cindy was born September 12, 1944, in Middletown, Ohio to Harold H. and Jane Wilt Foster.  She was a 1962 graduate of Washington High School and lived most of her life in this community.

Before her retirement in 2009, she had worked in quality control at Calmar for over 30 years.

Cindy had formerly been a volunteer with the Fayette County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two grandchildren, Daniel Rohrer and Brittany Backenstoe and a brother-in-law, John Reinwald.

Cindy is survived by a son, Scott Backenstoe and his wife, Tammy, of Washington Court House; her special  friend, Jack Merriman; two grandchildren, Kayla Maiden and her husband, Craig, of Washington Court House and Alyssa Dickerson and her husband, Drew, of Huntington, WV; three great grandchildren, London, Cherilyn and Evan Maiden; three step children, Betsy (Mark Mickle)  Stewart, Liz Leisure and her husband, Tim, and Jason Matson and his wife, Kelly, all of Washington Court House; several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren; a sister, Carolyn Reinwald of Washington Court House; special friends, Mary Greenlee and Kris Ryan and other extended family members and friends.

The funeral will be Saturday, November 3, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the Grace United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Milledgeville-Plymouth Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 5-8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette County Relay for Life, P.O. Box 547, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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LEWIS W. REDD

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Lewis W. Redd, 99, of Bloomingburg, Ohio, died early Saturday morning, October 20, 2018, at Carriage Court Assisted Living where he had been residing since May.

Mr. Redd was born June 4, 1919, in Washington, PA to John Lewis and Lena Charters Redd.  He was a graduate of Bloomingburg High School and lived most of his life in this community where he was a retired farmer.

He was a member of the Bloomingburg United Methodist Church; the Fayette County Farm Bureau and the former Bloomingburg Lions Club.

On December 26, 1941, he married the former Betty Allen.  She preceded him in death on February 3, 2004.  He was also preceded by a son, J. Allen Redd in 2016, and two sisters, Ruth Carr and Mary Pixa.

Mr. Redd is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Julie Redd of Houston, TX; a daughter and son-in-law, Colette and Paul Peterson of Columbus; his fiancé and special friend, Mary Morris of Washington Court House; a daughter-in-law, Charmaine Redd of Byrdstown, KY; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren and a sister, Helen Moller of Oregon.

The funeral will be Thursday, October 25, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Joe Fox, senior pastor at the Grace United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Bloomingburg Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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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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