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JOHNNA REBECCA McROBIE

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Johnna Rebecca McRobie, 76, of Washington Court House, Ohio passed away peacefully on Friday, May 17, 2019, at Four Seasons of Washington Court House Nursing and Rehabilitation where she had been a resident since March 13.

She was born in Washington Court House on November 2, 1942, to John and Mary Mann McRobie. She was a 1960 graduate of Washington Senior High School and spent most of her life in Fayette County and called 612 E. Paint Street her home.

Following graduation, she went on to work in various fields before settling in at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Chillicothe where she was a telephone dispatcher for the VA police department.  She retired from there in 2004.

Johnna was part of a close family of five sisters and a brother that stayed in touch and looked out for each other.

Johnna outlived three husbands: Tim Maggard Sr., Larry Johnson and Wendell Arehart.  At the end of her life, she had kind thoughts and words for all of them.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Joanne Crabrtree and June Taylor and her brother, Marvin McRobie.

She is survived by three children, Tim Maggard of Washington Court House, Jennifer Gresham of Indiana, and Jason Johnson of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; four grandchildren, Ashley Maggard Napier, Tyler Maggard, Michael Kleinpeter  and Sydney Johnson; three sisters, Joyce Emrick and Wanda Frasure, both of Florida and Gail Dietrich of Greenfield and several nieces and nephews.

Her nephew, Wayne Taylor, was instrumental in taking care of Johnna for many years and she trusted him with everything.  He checked on her regularly and always made sure she had everything she needed.   Her sister, Gail Dietrich, and niece, Kim Abdulghani, were invaluable towards the end of her life as they helped her with health issues and the daily care that was necessary.

She enjoyed sharing her home, hosting big family gatherings, helping others and imparting wisdom to those that she thought needed it.  Johnna was an excellent cook who was famous for her homemade noodles. She enjoyed working in and around her home, gardening, and was a crafty decorator.    Above all, she was a spiritual person who always tried to see the good in everyone.  She had a unique perspective on all things, and through her faith, had full confidence in doing things her way.  God Bless!

A memorial service will be Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at 4 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Pastor Keith Clary, chaplain at Four Seasons, officiating.. Burial of the cremains will be in the Washington Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio  43229

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LORIE ANN CAIN

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Lorie Ann Cain, 57, of London, Ohio died Thursday, May 9, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center where she had been admitted earlier in the day.

Lorie was born September 8, 1961, in Fayette County, Ohio to Paul Ellsworth and Barbara Ruth Rosenberger Saltz.  She lived most of her life in Pickaway County before moving to London in 2007.

She was a lead for Restoration Hardware in West Jefferson, Ohio.

Lorie was preceded in death by her father in 1996, and a brother, William Saltz in 1972.

She is survived by her husband, Ronald L. Cain whom she married December 9, 2017; a daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Michael Jackson of Washington Court House; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Stacey Stuckey of Frankfort; a step son, Ronald Ryan Cain of London; six grandchildren, Haley Brickles, Marcus, Mason and Maria Jackson, Taylor and Gaige Stuckey; two step grandchildren, Brooke (Josh) Hart and Lindsay Jackson; her mother, Barbara Saltz of New Holland and two brothers, George Saltz of Clarksburg and Michael Saltz and his wife, Cathy, of Sabina.

The funeral will be Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with the Rev. Michael Hodge, pastor 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 in New Holland Monday from 4-6 p.m.

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JOANN BRADY

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Joann Brady, 78, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at 10:35 p.m. shortly after arrival at Fayette County Memorial Hospital.  She had been in failing health.

Joann was born June 4, 1940, in Pike County, Ohio to Ray and Hazel Jones Curtis.  She was a graduate of Washington High School and lived most of her life in this community.

Before her retirement, she was a cashier at Helfrich’s Supermarket and Ev’s Fine Foods.

Joann was a member of the Washington Garden Club, Fayette Garden Club and the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs.  She loved flowers and gardening and assisted in the renovation of the Judy Chapel and the fountain project at Washington Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Bart A. Thompson; three brothers, Roger, Richard and Bobby Gene Curtis and two sisters, Janet Davis and Carolyn Wright.

Joann is survived by her husband, Carl A. Brady whom she married July 31, 1966; five children, Mike Tolle and his wife, Barbara, of Nashport, OH, Jerry Tolle of Washington Court House, Terry Tolle and his partner, Lisa Crain, of London, OH, Carla Michelle Shirey and her husband, Wayne, of Circleville, and Kirby Brady and his wife, Holly, of Washington Court House; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Patty Curtis of Washington Court House; a sister, Linda McCarty of Washington Court House and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Friday, May 10, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home two hours prior to the service on Friday.

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FRANCES PAULINE ARLEDGE-JUNK

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Frances Pauline (Smith) Arledge-Junk, 75, of Washington Court House passed away Monday, April 29, 2019, at 8:35 a.m. at her home.

Frances was born March 6, 1944, in Fayette County, Ohio to Clarence Wilson and Mary Pauline Hopper Smith.  She was a 1962 graduate of Paint Valley High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Ohio University in 1974.

She was an elementary school teacher for 30 years, many of those at Staunton Elementary School, before her retirement in 1998.

She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and the Inquiring Homebuilders Sunday school class; was a life member of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association and was a 20-year volunteer with Hospice of Fayette County, Inc.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister and brother-in-law, Colleen and Charles VanDyke and a sister-in-law, Barb Angus.

Frances is survived by her husband, David L. Junk whom she married March 13, 1999; a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Elizabeth “Ibby” Arledge and two grandchildren, Ryan and Abby Arledge, all of New Martinsburg; a step-son and step-daughter-in-law, Jeff and Mandy Junk of Port Orange, FL; a brother, Ben Angus of Circleville; two step-grandchildren, Haley Junk of Longwood, FL and Caroline Burfield of Port Orange; special nieces and nephews, Chris VanDyke and his special friend, Victoria, Cathy Garrison and her husband, Garry, John VanDyke and his wife, Diane, Bev Bowers and her husband, Sam and Rose Frederick and her husband, Scotty; many great and great great nieces and nephews and her faithful canine friend, Toby.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, May 4, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Frankfort with the Rev. Joe Fox, pastor at the Grace United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

There will be no calling hours.

With great appreciation, the family would like to thank Dr. Collins, all of the staff at the cancer center in Wilmington, Dr. Hodges and Hospice of Fayette County for providing excellent care and compassion.

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

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CRAIG J. HARRIS

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Craig J. Harris, 68, of New Holland, Ohio died Sunday, April 21, 2019, at 12:49 a.m. at Signature HealthCARE of Fayette County where he had been residing since January 5, 2019.

Craig was born June 27, 1950, in Sandusky, Ohio to Roland Thomas and Marjorie Market Harris and was a graduate of Sandusky High School.

Before his retirement, he worked in the Division of Weights and Measures for the State of Ohio.  Following his retirement, he worked for Fayette County Weights and Measures for two years.

He was a United States Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.

Craig is survived by his fiancée, Dawn Ventry of New Holland; a brother, Roland T. Harris, II and his wife, Jacqueline of Sandusky and a nephew, Roland T. Harris, III and his wife.

The funeral will be Thursday, April 25, 2019, at 6 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with Pastor Keith Clary, chaplain at Signature HealthCARE, officiating.  Cremation will follow the service.

Friends may call at the funeral home in New Holland Thursday from 4:30 p.m. until time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Myron William Haggard

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Myron William Haggard, 75, of Greenfield, formerly of Washington Court House, Ohio died Sunday, April 14, 2019, at 10:58 p.m. at Court House Manor where he had been residing since October 2017.

Myron was born May 8, 1943, in Pickaway County, Ohio to Edward Wesley and Lucille Campbell Haggard and lived most of his life in Pickaway, Fayette and Highland Counties.

He had formerly worked at Halliday Lumber.

He served in Korea with the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Malcolm E. Haggard.

Myron is survived by three children and their spouses, Chris and Shisarpatch Haggard of Knoxville, TN, Kirby and Amber Haggard of Washington Court House and Lori and Marty Givens of Frankfort, Ohio; eight grandchildren; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Nadine and Terry Sidle of Ontario, CA and Annette and Lloyd Hill of Circleville and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral will be Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with Pastor Jeff Davis, chaplain for Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County, officiating.  Burial will follow in the New Holland Cemetery.

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

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JOHN LYNN JETT

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John Lynn Jett, 68, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Sunday, April 14, 2019, at 4:48 a.m. at Four Seasons of Washington Court House Nursing and Rehabilitation where he had been residing since July 9, 2016.

John was born July 13, 1950, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Raymond and Martha Jean Powell Jett.  He was a graduate of Washington Senior High School and, except for several years in Hillsboro, lived most of his life in Washington Court House.

Before his retirement, he was a dough mixer at Pennington Bread, Inc. in Washington Court House.

John was preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his wife, the former Jeanne Lynn Newlan; six children, Christina A. Jett Hall-Whitt and John Whitt, of Mount Sterling, Stacey Lynn Woods and her husband, Roddy, of Chillicothe, John L. Jett, Jr. and his wife, Carolyn, of Aiken, SC, Chastity L. Wilson of Circleville, Jennifer Lyons of Washington Court House and Lyndsey Vaughn and her husband, Chad, of Hillsboro; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; his mother, Martha Jean Jett of Hillsboro; a brother and sister-in-law, Jay and Adriene Jett of Bellbrook, OH and Rae Jeana Jett-Strouse of Hillsboro.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation took place.  A family 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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MARY KATHRYN BUSH McCOY

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Mary Kathryn Bush McCoy, age 93, of Glen Ellyn, Illinois,  formerly Washington C. H., Ohio and Pompano Beach, Florida, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 17, 2019.

Mary Kay was born on April 4, 1925, in Washington C.H., Ohio to Wert C. and Ola W. Bush.  She grew up in Washington C.H. and graduated from Washington High School.  In 1945, she married her high school sweetheart, Edwin C. McCoy and together they raised four daughters Linda, Carol, Judith and Sandy on a farm in rural Fayette County.  Mary Kay enjoyed her family and numerous close friends.   She took great pride in her work as a data processor, tax preparer and owner/operator of E&M Tax Service.    As a loving mom, Mary Kay always opened their home to friends of the girls, volunteered with PTA, Campfire Girls, taught Sunday School & Bible School and assisted with numerous school events.  For her community, she served as a Red Cross volunteer, a voting poll worker, an active member of Lioness Club and Phi Beta Psi Sorority.

She enjoyed boating, swimming and water skiing with her family and friends.  Following their retirement, she and Ed spent their days traveling the country in their RV, finally settling in Florida to enjoy the warmer climate.  Mary Kay was an excellent cook who loved to collect recipes and experiment with new foods.  In her free time she enjoyed sewing, knitting, reading, and playing bridge with a group of lifelong girlfriends.  Mary Kay loved life and was fueled by the love and devotion she had for being a wife, mother, grandmother and trusted friend.

Mary Kay was preceded in death by her parents, Wert and Ola; her loving husband of 63 years, Eddie; her daughter, Carol Sue McCoy Shaw and her sister, Ruth, and brother-in-law, Charles Baldwin.

She is survived by her loving family including her daughters, Linda (Jack) Reeves of Woodburn, Oregon, Judith McCoy of Columbus, Ohio, Sandy (Glen) Shute of Glen Ellyn, Illinois;  her grandchildren, Megan (Nick) Lashutka of Columbus, Ohio, Rob Teeters of New York, New York, Michael (Krissy) Shute of Bisbee, Arizona;, Michelle (Jacob) Felten of Oswego, Illinois, Sarah Shute of  Baltimore, Maryland and Eric Shute of Denver, Colorado;  great grandchildren, Kuyper, Duke, Ike & Drake Lashutka and Addison, Ryan, & Benjamin Felten; nieces, Marcie (Chuck) Ware of New Richmond, Ohio and Kathryn (Ken) Back of Amelia, Ohio as well as other nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is remembered and deeply missed as a remarkable woman who lived a full and meaningful life.

A memorial graveside service will be held Saturday, April 20, 2019, at 11 am at Washington Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials, in her name, may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 301 E. Market St., Washington C. H., Ohio 43160.

Please join the family at the Highland House, 703 St. Rt. 41 SW, Washington C.H., Ohio from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday April 20, 2019 in celebration of a life beautifully lived.

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

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JENNI ANN CORDELL

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Jenni Ann Cordell, 71, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Monday, April 8, 2019, at 1:25 p.m. at Signature HealthCARE of Fayette County where she had been a patient since April 3.

Jenni was born March 21, 1948, in Dayton, Ohio to Conrad P. and Dixie Cartwright Cordell.  She attended Sinking Springs Elementary School and moved to Fayette County in 1968, to live with her grandmother, Jennie Herman.  In recent years, she had been residing in Chillicothe.

She was one of Jehovah’s witnesses.

When her health permitted, Jenni enjoyed walking throughout downtown Washington Court House and was well known to many local business owners and their employees.

She was the last of her family and is survived by her friends at the local Kingdom Hall.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, April 25, 2019, at 1 p.m. in the Washington Cemetery with Rick Justice officiating.  Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

 

LAWRENCE ROBERT (LARRY) SMITH, JR.

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Lawrence Robert (Larry) Smith, Jr., 71, of New Holland, Ohio was ushered into the arms of the Lord by the Holy Spirit while surrounded by his entire family on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at 12:40 p.m. at Mount Carmel West in Columbus where he had been a patient since Tuesday.

Larry was born April 21, 1947, in Columbus, Ohio to Lawrence Robert and Mary Ellen Stout Smith.  He was a 1965 graduate of Columbus South High School and moved to New Holland in 1986, from Columbus.

Before his retirement, he was a tool and die maker; had served as lead man on an armored truck and was an NRA certified concealed handgun licensed instructor.

He was an avid motorcyclist; a proud member of the National Rifle Association; had formerly been a little league coach and an umpire for high school baseball.

Larry was a devoted husband and father and loved his grandchildren, God and the Virgin Mary.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, David Smith and a sister, Charlyne Perkowski.

He is survived by his wife, the former Janet Marie Rau whom he married June 1, 1974; six children and their spouses, Brent and Tanya Mauk of Bexley, Augustine (Auggie) and Kennie Smith of Amanda, Josh Smith of New Holland, Sarah and Daniel Jewell of Jeffersonville, Becky Smith of Mt. Sterling, and Willy and Elizabeth Smith of South Solon; nine grandchildren, Austin, Noah, Timothy, Peter, Estelle, Henry (Pound Cake) Smith and Matthew, Sarah and Justin Mauk and a sister, Eileen Smith of Columbus.

The funeral will be Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with family friend Tom Mitchell officiating.  Burial will follow in the New Holland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home in New Holland Tuesday from 4-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, P.O. Box 10086, Toledo, Ohio  43633-0086.

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