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LOREN THEODORE “TED” VINCENT, JR.

Loren Theodore “Ted” Vincent, Jr.,  85, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Friday, November 20, 2020, at 10 a.m. his home.

Ted was born April 30, 1935, in Fayette County, Ohio to Loren Theodore and Mary Ellen Yeoman Vincent.  He was a 1953 graduate of New Holland High School and was a lifelong resident of Fayette County.

Before his retirement, he was a teacher at the Great Oak Equine School in Washington Court House.  He had previously been a milkman for Med-O-Pure Dairy.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Douglas Allen Vincent, and two brothers, Kenneth and Jack Vincent.

He is survived by his wife, the former Rena Joan Hursh, whom he married June 19, 1954; four children and their spouses, Mitch and Terri Vincent of Washington Court House, Brenda and Dave Hensgen of Leesburg, Pam and John Hardy of Washington Court House and Debbie and Jeff Justus of Circleville; 11 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; three brothers, Lester Vincent and his wife, Zana, of Grove City, Robert Vincent of Florida, and Rick Vincent and his wife, Karen, of Grove City, and a sister, June Hughes and her husband, Dick, of London, Ohio.  Also surviving and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at 1 p.m. at the New Holland Cemetery.  Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

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JOHN MAX SCHLICHTER, II

John Max Schlichter, II, age 62, of Delaware, Ohio, formerly of Fayette County, died Thursday, November 19, 2020, at his home.  His death was sudden and unexpected.

He was born June 10, 1958, in Washington Court House, Ohio to John Max and Mila Kay Weatherly Schlichter.  He was a 1976 graduate of Miami Trace High School and attended Otterbein University.  He lived most of his life in Fayette County before moving to Delaware in 2018.

John was currently serving as director of the Ohio Oil Gas Energy Education Program.  He was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, serving the 85th district, from 2002 to 2008, and had also served as deputy director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture. He was a Fayette County Commissioner from 1999-2002; served on the Southern State Community College Board of Trustees and as a legislative aide for State Senate President Pro Tempore Bob Peterson.  He had been a member of the Miami Trace Board Education.

While in Fayette County, John was part of Schlichter Farms.  He was a member of the Good Hope United Methodist Church; the Fayette County Pork Producers Association and had been a 4-H advisor.

He was preceded in death by his father, J. Max Schlichter in 2002, and a sister, Dawn Ewer, in 2018.

John is survived by his wife, the former Deborah Ann Cremeans, whom he married August 12, 1979; three children, Bethany Barker and her husband, Thomas, of Worthington; John Max Schlichter, III (Trey) and his wife, Elizabeth, of Colorado Springs, CO and Miles Schlichter of Washington Court House; three grandchildren, Max and Jack Schlichter and Asher Barker; his mother, Mila K. Schlichter of Washington Court House; a brother, Arthur E. Schlichter of Columbus; his mother-in-law, Sadie Copas of Washington Court and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.

Cremation took place.  A celebration of life will be held when COVID 19 safety conditions permit.

Burial of the cremains will be at a later date in the Madison Mills Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette  County Commission on Aging, 1179 South Elm Street, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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

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KAREN SUE ISHAM

Karen Sue Isham, 76, of Kettering, Ohio died Thursday, November 19, 2020, at 2:40 p.m. at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton where she had been a patient five days.

Karen was born February 3, 1944, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Robert D. and Helen Wanda Shoop Durflinger.  She was a 1962 graduate of Washington High School and had been living in Kettering since 1967.

She formerly was in sales for the Trading Post newspaper in Dayton and was an avid shopper.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved dog, Cody.

Karen is survived by her husband, Edward Ray Isham whom she married August 15, 1964; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Carolyn Isham of Washington Township in Montgomery County; a brother and sister-in-law, Danny and Carolyn Durflinger of Kennewick, WA and numerous cousins.

A graveside service will be held Monday, November 23, 2020, at 10 a.m. in the Washington Cemetery with the Rev. Joe Current, 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 Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45420; 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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SUSAN HAYMAN WISSINGER

Susan Hayman Wissinger, 79, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Thursday, November 19, 2020, at 8:20 a.m. at Signature HealthCARE of Fayette County where she had been a patient two weeks.

Sue was born August 14, 1941, in Wilmington, Delaware, the daughter of Blanche Catherine Hayman.  She moved to Washington Court House in 1975, from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

She worked at Calmar for 27 years before her retirement in 2003.

On January 21, 1983, she married James Edward Wissinger.  He preceded her in death on March 18, 2015.  She was also preceded by her mother.

She is survived by an aunt, Ethel Rockeman of Georgetown, DE; a cousin, Diane Donitor of Baltimore, MD; sisters-in-law, Helen Brown, Fran VanDyke and her husband, Robert, and Jean Wissinger, all of Washington Court House and Margaret Hirn of Columbus; a good friend, Doris Henley of Ashville, NC and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Monday, November 23, 2020, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Kevin Stuckey, minister at the Leesburg Church of Christ, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

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

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IDA ELIZABETH “BETTY” CRAIG

Ida Elizabeth “Betty” Craig, a lifetime resident of Fayette County, has died at Carriage Court Assisted Living in Washington Court House. Her Lord and Savior called Betty early Monday morning, November 9,, 2020, just six weeks short of her 99th birthday.

Betty was born December 22, 1921, in Bloomingburg, Ohio to Fred and Lenora Siemon Oswald.

Betty was lovingly known as “Auntie Bet” to her many friends and relatives in Ohio, as well as in far flung places such as Texas and Massachusetts, where her beloved twin nieces lived with their families. Both nieces considered Auntie Bet their “second Mother.”

Betty was a 1940 graduate of Bloomingburg High School, a proud resident of the Bloomingburg community, and was a member of Bloomingburg United Methodist Church. Betty never said “no” to any church activity. She taught Sunday school, and served on the church administrative council. For many years, she and her husband, Eli, hosted the “Golden Rule Sunday School” class with croquet, horseshoes, and swimming, as well as lots of food at their summer retreat, Cedarhurst.   Over the years, the Cedarhurst cottage was also the scene of many happy times with friends and family members.

Betty worked long hours in the defense effort during WW II, while helping raise the twins on the family farm. She was a loyal member of “The Greatest Generation.” While working as a sales clerk at the Washington Court House institution, Craig Brothers Department Store, she met her husband, Eli Craig, who preceded her in death, as did her Sister, Leola Bitzer Reinoehl, and beloved niece, Vonni Reinoehl Schneider Stavish.

She is survived by niece, Vicki (Steve) Reinoehl Smith of Houston, as well as numerous generations of nieces and nephews. Also surviving are Tom (Marsha) Craig of Grove City, Karen (John) Craig Parker Doyle of Los Alamitos, CA and Tom Stavish of Mendon, MA.

A private graveside service will be held at the Bloomingburg Cemetery with the Rev. Tom Knauff, former pastor of Jeffersonville United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be under the direction of Kirkpatrick Funeral Home of Washington Court House.

There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bloomingburg United Methodist Church, 5 Cross Street, Bloomingburg, Ohio  43106.

The family would like to thank Bill and Alice Bennett, Cynthia and Phil Collie, and the staff at Carriage Court Assisted Living for their kind and loving care of Auntie Bet.

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SHERI LYNN SINIFF

Sheri Lynn Siniff, 56, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at 6:45 p.m. at her residence after a nearly two-year battle with cancer.

Sheri was born April 8, 1964, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Charles L. “Bud” and Mildred A. Morris Hunt.  She was a 1982 graduate of Miami Trace High School and was a lifelong resident of this community.

She was a planner/scheduler at Calmar from 1989 to 2000, and then was financial secretary at the Grace United Methodist Church for 17 years.

Sheri attended the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church.  She loved taking trips to Las Vegas and going on cruises.  She had a passion for baking and taking care of others and especially adored her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Sheri is survived by her husband, Wayne Siniff, whom she married November 23, 1985; a daughter and son-in-law, Ashley and T. J. Huelsman of Centerville; a son and daughter-in-law, Aaron and Sarah Siniff of Fairborn; two grandchildren, Audrey and Grant Huelsman; a sister, Cathy Hunt Shepard and her husband, Rick; a brother, Lonnie Hunt and his wife, Janet, all of Washington Court House and nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held Saturday, November 7, 2020, at 2 p.m. at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Todd Wallace, pastor at the church, and Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the Grace United Methodist Church, officiating.

Friends may call at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church Saturday from 12 Noon until time of the service.

A private family burial service will take place at the Bloomingburg Cemetery under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette Regional Humane Society, 153 South Main Street, Suite 3, or the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, 4679 State Route 41, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

In order to keep everyone safe and healthy, the family requests that all guests wear a mask or face covering.

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ROBERT CLARK CONAWAY

Robert Clark Conaway, 86, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Monday, November 2, 2020, at 4:23 p.m. at his home.  He had been in failing health.

Bob was born April 10, 1934, in Bloomingburg, Ohio to Clarence E. and Zelma Mae Donahue Conaway, Sr.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War.  After serving 28 years, he retired in 1979, as a senior master sergeant.  He then worked 24 years for the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, retiring as a supervisor.

Bob was a member of Paul H. Hughey Post #25 of the American Legion.

He married the former Ilean Ann Boudrieau on February 15, 1958.  She preceded him in death on September 20, 2009.  He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Orville, Alfred, Clarence and Bill Conaway and four sisters, Ruby Kingery, Jean Mendenhall, Franke Souther and Opal Anderson.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, CMSGT Robert E. and SMSGT Mandi Conaway of Floresville, TX; a daughter, Robin Forrest of Washington Court House; three grandchildren, Robert E. Conaway, Jr.  and his wife, Rachel, of Huber Heights, OH, Dillon Conaway of Floresville, and Robert Forrest and his friend, Karina Urias, of New Port Richey, FL; two great grandchildren, Avalynn Forrest and Konrad Conaway; a brother, Stanley Conaway and his wife, Peggy, of Mt. Sterling; a sister, Wanda Taylor of Washington Court House, a former daughter-in-law, Denice Conaway, of Trotwood and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held Friday, November 6, 2020, at 10 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Father Cyrus Haddad, pastor at St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Colman Catholic Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 5-7 p.m.

In order to keep everyone safe and healthy, the family requests that all guests wear a mask or face covering.

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TINA MARIE ALLISON

Tina Marie Allison, 56, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Monday, November 2, 2020, at 2:12 a.m. at The Ohio State University East Hospital in Columbus. She had been in failing health.
She wTina Marie Allison, 56, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Monday, November 2, 2020, at 2:12 a.m. at The Ohio State University East Hospital in Columbus. She had been in failing health.
She was born December 15, 1963, in Owosso, MI. She moved to Washington Court House in 2006, from Monroe, MI.
Tina formerly was a salesperson at Sears and had also been a nursing home cook.
She is survived by her longtime companion, Antonio Brent of Washington Court House; her mother, Barbara Skodak of Owosso, MI; a sister and brother-in-law, Lisa and David Heagle of Corunna, MI and two nephews, Shaun and Shane Bruno.
Cremation has taken place. Burial of the cremains will be at a later date in Owosso, MI.
Arrangements were completed by the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.
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ROBERT LEE MAUST (Updated)

Robert Lee Maust, 93, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Sunday, November 1, 2020, at 7:15 a.m. at Fayette County Memorial Hospital where he had been admitted the previous evening.

He was born June 16, 1927, in Morgantown, WV to Henry and Rosa Funk Maust.  He was a graduate of Cambridge High School and moved to Washington Court House in 1948, from Cambridge.

Before his retirement, he was an electrician and owner/operator of Maust Electric and had been an electricity teacher for the Great Oaks Vocational School.

He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a member of Paul H. Hughey Post #25 of the American Legion.  He was a member of South Side Church of Christ where he enjoyed singing in the choir.  He loved music and playing the mandolin.

Bob was preceded in death by six brothers, Arthur, Herschel, Donald, Harry, Harold and Melvin Maust; an infant sister, Helen, and a son-in-law, James L. Layne.

He is survived by his wife, the former Jean Spencer whom he married October 17, 1948; three children, Jeri Lynn Layne, Michael Maust and his wife, Lyn, and Bradley Maust and his wife, Teri, all of Washington Court House; seven grandchildren, Cori (Jay) Cockerill, Brodie (Jinny) Maust, Caleb (Katie) Maust, Maggie (Jerome) Isaac, Kyle (Kelly) Maust, Elizabeth (Corey) Taylor and Lydia (James) Horning; two step grandchildren, Stacey (Andy) Fitzpatrick and Clay Cruea; ten great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service, with complete military honors, will be held Friday, November 13, 2020, at 3 p.m. in Washington Cemetery, with Mike Skaggs officiating.  Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

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(Harold) ALVIN DORN

A memorial service for (Harold) Alvin Dorn, 83, of Washington Court House, Ohio will be held Saturday, November 7, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Gray Marshall officiating.  A time of food and fellowship, at Alvin’s residence in Washington Court House, will immediately follow the service.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. Saturday until time of the service.

Alvin died June 25, 2020, in Naples, FL.

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