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JOHN THOMAS FRANKLIN JORDAN, DDS

John Thomas Franklin Jordan, DDS, 88, of Washington Court House, Ohio passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at 6:51 p.m. at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center where he had been a patient since January 4.

Dr. Jordan was born June 9, 1932, in Columbus, Ohio to Dr. John Gardner and Pearl Marie Welty Jordan.   He was a 1950 graduate of Washington High School and he received his doctor of dental science degree from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in June of 1957.  He then served two years in the United States Navy with the dental unit in Charleston, SC.

Dentistry was his passion.  He began his practice in Washington Court House in 1959, and continued to be in the office daily.  He was a life member of the American Dental Association and the Ohio Dental Association.

Dr. Jordan was a member of the Greenfield Church of Christ; a longtime member of the Washington Rotary Club and was a Kentucky Colonel.  He was a member of The Ohio State University Alumni Association; the President’s Club and was an avid fan of OSU sports.  He was a community supporter and was a member of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce and had formerly served on the Washington City Schools Board of Education.  He was a horse enthusiast and an active member of the Carriage Club of America.  His favorite activities included the Lebanon Horse Drawn Christmas Parade as well as driving his carriage in the Washington Court House Christmas parade.  He instilled his love of horses in all of his four daughters.  He also had an ongoing companionship with his dogs.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Nolan and Ethel Findlay Bitzer; a sister and brother-in-law, LaVonne and Frank Creamer and two sons-in-law, Michael Douds and Greg Davis.

Dr. Jordan is survived by his wife, the former E. Louise Bitzer whom he married June 9, 1956; four daughters, Linda Murden and her husband, Dr. Robert Murden, of Worthington, OH; Joan Jordan of Providence, RI; Jenny Hildebrand and her husband, Drew, and Julie Davis, all of London, Ohio; six grandchildren, Jonathan Douds, Alyson Douds, Adam Phillips, Dr. Eric Phillips and his wife, Dr. Samar Sheriff, Frank Hildebrand and Jordan Hildebrand; a great grandson, Steven Miller and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Saturday, January 23, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. 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 Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenfield Church of Christ, 955 Jefferson Street, Greenfield, Ohio 45123; the Fayette Regional Humane Society, 153 South Main Street, Suite 3, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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ROGER WHITLEY

Roger Whitley, 85, of Washington Court House, Ohio, died Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at 2:52 a.m. at his home.  He had been in failing health.

Roger was born April 27, 1935, in Sandy Hook, Kentucky.  He was a 1955 graduate of Washington High School and lived most of his life in this community.

Before his retirement in 1990, he had worked 35 years as an installer for the Ohio Bell Telephone Company,

He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Opal Whitley and a daughter, Vikki Bock Collins.

Roger is survived his wife, the former Martha Joyce Hughes whom he married February 3, 1962; by three sons and daughters-in-law, Galen and Beverly Bock, of Washington Court House, Troy  and Sin Kim Whitley of Springfield, VA and Cliff and Renee Whitley of Chester, OH; a son-in-law, Jeff Collins of Seaman, OH  and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation took place.

A graveside service will be held Friday, January 22, 2021, at 2 p.m. in Washington Cemetery with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the Grace United Methodist Church, officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to 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 Wallington Court House.

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DONALD EUGENE REED

Donald Eugene Reed, 74, of New Holland, Ohio died Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at his residence.

Don was born June 2, 1946, at Circleville, in Pickaway County, Ohio to Claude and Gayle LaWanda Ater Reed.  He was a 1964 graduate of Miami Trace High School and received a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University.  He was a lifelong New Holland resident.

Before his retirement, he was a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service.

Don served as a staff sergeant in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother and sister-in-law, David and Audrey Reed.

Don is survived by a brother, James Reed of Toledo; two nieces, Teresa Dickson of Cutler Bay, Florida, and Kelly Reed Gargas of Ottawa Hills, OH;  a nephew, Michael Reed of Toledo and several great nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held Saturday, January 16, 2021, from 6-7 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland.

A private burial will take place at the Springlawn Cemetery in Williamsport, Ohio.

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DORIS N. WOODS

Doris N. Woods, 94, of Kenton, Ohio died Sunday, January 10, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Kenton, Ohio where she had been a patient since January 1.

Doris was born October 5, 1926, at Clarksburg in Ross County, Ohio to Ward and Gwendolyn Garing Dean.  She was a 1944 graduate of Atlanta High School in Pickaway County and lived most of her life in Washington Court House and Fayette County before moving to Kenton in 2016.

On June 14, 1945, she married Robert G. Woods.  He preceded her in death in 1985.  She was also preceded by a son, Robert Michael “Mike” Woods in 2014; a granddaughter, Gwendolyn Woods and two brothers, Edwin and Rodney Dean.

Doris is survived by a daughter, S. Jill Finney of Kenton, Ohio; four grandchildren, Clifford (April) Woods  and Cynthia Woods, of Kentucky and Angela (John) Rembis and Lisa (Jon) Castle, of Kenton; 14 great grandchildren, including Paxton, Parker and Preston Rembis and Kaden, Ethan and Carly Gilmore, of Kenton and eight great great grandchildren.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation will take place.

A graveside service will be held in the New Holland Cemetery when COVID-19 safety conditions permit.  Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

There will be no calling hours.

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ALVIN PAUL FRIEND

Alvin Paul Friend, 62, of New Holland, Ohio died Thursday, January 7, 2021, at 7:15 p.m. at the Grant Medical Center in Columbus.

 Alvin was born February 18, 1958, in Augsburg, Germany to Wilmer Carlton and Hildegard Lubke Friend.  He was a graduate of Wellington High School and moved to New Holland in 2016, from Lancaster, Ohio.

He was employed by the Candle-Lite Company in Leesburg, Ohio.

Alvin attended the New Holland Church of Christ in Christian Union and was formerly a member of the Wellington Church of Christ in Christin Christian Union.  He was an avid bowler and loved to fish and play cards.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Alvin is survived by the wife, Cindy Evans whom he married April 20, 2015; a step son and step daughter-in-law, Brandon and Jena Adair of Mount Sterling, Ohio; a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Marcia Friend of Wellington; a sister and brother-in-law, Erica and Andy Nemeth of Elyria; his mother-in-law, Linda Evans of Chillicothe; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews and his special canine buddy, Lea.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation had taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

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MAMIE LOUISE HILL O’CONNER

Mamie Louise Hill O’Conner, 84, of London, Ohio died Thursday, January 7, 2021, at 6:27 p.m. at McNaughten Pointe Nursing and Rehabilitation where she had been admitted several hours earlier.

Mamie was born July 4, 1936, in New Holland, Ohio to Charley William and Bertha Funk Hill.  She was a 1955 graduate of New Holland High School and lived most of her life in the New Holland community before moving to Williamsport in 1998.  She moved to London in 2011.

She was an aide at Orient State Institute for 17 years then worked at the Buckeye Youth Center until her retirement in 1990.

Mamie was a member of the New Holland Church of Christ; the London Senior Citizens and was a former member of the Pythian Sisters in Harrisburg.

On May 20, 1998, she married Norwin O’Conner.  He preceded her in death on February 2, 2002.  She was also preceded by three brothers, Michael, Homer and Andy Hill; a sister, Erma Mae Hill and a half sister, Mildred Stewart.

She is survived several nieces and nephews and a longtime friend, Marilyn Turner Hawkes of Williamsport.

The funeral will be Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with the Rev. Michael Hodge, minister 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 one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bella Care Hospice, 110 Polaris Parkway, Suite 302, Westerville, Ohio  43082.

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SUSIE G. HELFRICH

Susie G. Helfrich, 99, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Saturday, January 2, 2021, at 7:45 p.m. at Court House Manor Nursing Home where she had been residing since 2016.

Susie was born March 13, 1921, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Homer Glen and Carsie Jane Craig Garringer.  She was a lifelong resident of this community.

She was a 1938 graduate of Washington High School and a 1942 graduate of the Middletown Hospital School of Nursing.

During World War II, she worked at the Fayette County Public Health Department.  She later worked in the private practices of Dr. James Rose and Dr. Cheng-Haw Hung.

Susie was part of the rich history of Standardbred racing in Fayette County with her involvement in SuNe Rich Stables, and one horse, Little Jerry Way, was named Ohio Horse of the Year.  She traveled the world with her family and friends and was an accomplished ballroom dancer, gardener and sailfish enthusiast, all for which she received numerous recognitions and awards on local and national levels.

She was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, M. Caroline and Charles Shaper; a brother-in-law, Richard Sanderson, and a nephew, Roger Neil Shaper.

She is survived by a sister, Wilma J. (Billie) Sanderson of Houston, TX; two nieces and a nephew, Sanda J. Launey of Cypress, TX; Diane VanReed and her husband, Eric, of Chalfont, PA and Christopher T. Shaper and his wife, Michelle Toth Shaper, of Hagerstown, MD; five great nephews; a great niece and very special friends, Ed and Connie Dean and Janet Karlet.

In keeping with her wishes, she was buried beside her parents in Washington Cemetery on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at 2 p.m.

There was no funeral or visitation.

Susie’s family extends special thanks to the nurses and aides on “Airy Acres” at Court House Manor Nursing Home; Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County; the office and staff of Dr. Dale Reno and the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the 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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CAROLYN JEANNE MALLOW (Updated)

Carolyn Jeanne Mallow, 80, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at 7 p.m. shortly after arrival at Mount Carmel Grove City Medical Center.

Carolyn was born August 18, 1940, in Galloway, Ohio to Raymond Leo and Enola Evelyn Powell Wilhelm.  She was a 1958 graduate of Washington High School and attended Bliss Business College.

Before her retirement, she was treasurer for the Washington City Schools.  Previous to that, she had been a cashier and bookkeeper for A & P Grocery Store.

Carolyn was a member of St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church where she was a member of the ladies society and did volunteer church duties.  She was a member of the Fayette County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and served as president in 2009 and 2010.  She also was a member and treasurer of the local School Employees Retirement Organization.

On September 22, 1962, she married Joseph G. Mallow.  He preceded her in death on May 2, 2017.  She was also preceded in death by a son, Alan Mallow on June 13, 2013; a great grandson, Cole Fluent; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and  Carolyn Wilhelm and two nephews, Johnny and Steven Wilhelm.

Carolyn is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Tamika Mallow and a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Mike Mills all of Washington Court House; seven grandchildren, Kurtis (Taylor) Mallow. Kyle Mallow, Kristen (Adam) Carrington, Gerritt Mallow, Tayla (Adam) Rummer, Melissa Mills and Ashley (Chapman) Fluent; great grandchildren, Cael and Aspen Fluent, Charlie and Lillie Carrington, Maverick Mallow and Kaiden Rummer; several close friends and her beloved cats.

The funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday, January 30, 2021, at 12 Noon at the St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church by the Rev. Father Cyrus Haddad, pastor at the church.  Burial will follow in the St. Colman Catholic Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church Saturday, January 30, 2021, from 10:30 a.m. until time of the funeral mass.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church, 219 South North Street, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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

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JOHNATHON LEE NEWBY (Updated)

Johnathon Lee Newby, 30, of Atlanta, Ohio died Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at his home.

He was born June 20, 1990, at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.  He was a 2008 graduate of Westfall High School and was a lifelong resident of the Atlanta community.

Johnathon is survived by a son, Jenson; his mother and step-father, Tamara (McGarvey) and Jeffrey Melton of Circleville; a brother, Joel Newby of Columbus; a sister, Cheyanne Linsten of Atlanta; nephew and niece, Ryder and Harley Linsten; grandparents, Linda and Monte Amos of Ashville, Ohio and his uncle, John Funk, with home he resided.

Cremation took place.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, January 30, 2021, at 2:30 p.m. n the New Holland Cemetery.

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

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ROBERT JOSEPH BOLDMAN

Robert Joseph Boldman, 89, of Plainfield, Indiana, formerly of Good Hope, Ohio died Monday, January 4, 2021, at 12:45 a.m. at the Westside Village Nursing Center in Indianapolis, Indiana where he had been residing since July 2020.

Bob was born February 8, 1931, in Fayette County, Ohio to John Mathies and Mary Eva Graham Boldman.  He was a graduate of Bloomingburg High School and attended Wilmington College and Wittenberg University.  He lived most of his life in Fayette County before moving to Indiana in 2019.

He was a retired industrial appraiser.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife, the former Lillian Edith Cookenour, on February 29, 2000; by five brothers, Gerald E., Johnny, Ora J., Ted D.G. and William Boldman and two sisters, Lucille Allison and Violet Rosalie Boldman.

He is survived by a sister, Polly Stevens of Anderson, IN; a brother, Thomas Boldman of Springfield; a sister-in-law, Patty Boldman of Springfield and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, January 9, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. in the Washington Cemetery with Eddie Gault, associate pastor at the  First Baptist Church, officiating..  Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

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

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