Category

Obituaries

KATHRYN JOANN (KATHY) NICHOLS

By | Current Services | No Comments

Kathryn Joann (Kathy) Nichols, 45, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at 1:58 p.m. at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

Kathy was born November 20, 1974, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Arthur Richard and Mary Beth O’Flynn Nichols.  She was a 1993 graduate of Miami Trace High School and was a lifelong resident of this community.

She formerly had worked several years at Showa in Mount Sterling.

Kathy was a member of St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by twin sons; her mother in 2002, and her father in 2008.

Kathy is survived by two children, Timothy (Timmy) Chaney and Kaitlyn Beth (Katie Beth) Chaney and a granddaughter, Rylee Bolton, all of Washington Court House; three brothers, Richard Nichols, Michael Nichols and his wife, Hannah, and Arthur (Artie) Nichols, all of Washington Court House; a sister, Angela (Angie) Nichols and her husband, Jeff Shepherd, of Milford, OH and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral mass will be celebrated Monday, January 20, 2020, at 10 a.m. at the St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church by the Rev. Father Tim Lynch, parochial vicar at the church.  Burial will follow in the St. Colman Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Sunday from 3-5 p.m. where a Rosary service will be held Sunday at 5 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.

www.kirkpatrickfuneralhome.com

MELVIN B. PIERCE

By | Current Services | No Comments

Melvin B. Pierce, 93, of Washington Court House, Ohio passed away Thursday, January 9, 2020, at 6:43 a.m. at Court House Manor where he had been a patient since September 13, 2018.

Mr. Pierce was born March 14, 1926, in Fayette County, Ohio to Reuben and Helen Scott Pierce.  He lived most of his life in Fayette and Madison Counties.

He was a self-employed plumbing and heating contractor.

Mr. Pierce was a member of the Church of Christ in Christian Union and was an Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict.

On November 10, 1984, he married the former Beatrice Hook.  She preceded in death on June 20, 2011.  He was also preceded by a brother, Glen Pierce in 1992, and a sister, Betty Blair in 2017.

He is survived by six children, Deborah Swearingen and her husband, Paul, of Washington Court House, Pete Pierce and his wife, Brenda, of Washington Court House, Mike Pierce and his wife, Doris, of Atlanta, Ohio, Janet and David Mason of Galliton, TN, Timothy Pierce and his wife, Teresa, of Leesburg, and Melvin Pierce, Jr.,  of Kentucky; 15 grandchildren; several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Hilda and Gerald Downs of Washington Court House, Ohio and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Monday, January 13, 2020 at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Joy Stanforth, associate pastor at the Heritage Memorial Church of Christ in Christian Union, officiating.  Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, P.O. Box 10086, Toledo, Ohio  43699-0086.

www.kirkpatrickfuneralhome.com

 

MARY ELLEN SCHWART (Updated)

By | Current Services | No Comments

Mary Ellen (Asher) Schwart, 94, of New Holland, Ohio died Saturday, December 28, 2019, at 8:15 p.m. at Brookdale Pinnacle of Grove City where she had been residing since February 25, 2018.

Mary Ellen was born August 1, 1925, at the home of her maternal grandparents in Clarksburg, Ross County, Ohio to Don Frank and Ruth Jane Godden Asher.  Except for a brief period when she resided in Washington, D.C., Mary Ellen spent her entire life in the New Holland community where she was a well-respected member of the community. She was a 1943 graduate of New Holland High School where she was a noted vocalist and athlete.  She played on the New Holland High School girls’ basketball team and was a member of the only girls’ team that went on to an undefeated season.

She was a member of the New Holland United Methodist Church.

Following her graduation from high school, Mary Ellen began working at the then popular Craig’s Department Store in Washington Court House as a salesclerk.  In April 1946, she began working as a bookkeeper at the Dayton Power and Light Company in Washington Court House.  She continued working for Dayton Power and Light for 36 years, retiring from that company in 1982.  Later she worked part-time at the Jeffersonville Outlet Mall and served as clerk/fiscal officer of Perry Township in Pickaway County for a number of years.  Having impeccable taste and a flair for fashion, she did modeling work for various clothing stores in Washington Court House, including the Martha Washington Shop.

An animal lover all of her life, Mary Ellen had a fondness for horses and dogs especially.

On July 30, 1943, she was united in marriage to Byron R. Stinson.  To this union was born one son, Richard B. “Rick” Stinson.  On November 22, 1958, she married her second husband, Lincoln L. Schwart.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lincoln L. Schwart on May 1, 1980; her son, Richard B. Stinson on February 11, 2019; daughter-in-law, Cinda Kelly Stinson on May 26, 2008; two brothers, Richard B. “Dick” Asher on May 19, 2003, and Joe F. Asher on July 9, 2007, and her first cousin, Barbara J. Hyer on May 27, 2012.

Mary  Ellen is survived by a granddaughter, Ericka Gehres and her husband, Keith, a great granddaughter, Addison Gehres, all of West Lafayette, IN and a sister-in-law, Patricia Asher of Columbus.

The funeral will be Friday, January 10, 2020, at 11 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with the Rev. Brian Dunham, pastor at the New Holland United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in New Holland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home in New Holland Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to a non-profit charity of the donor’s choice in remembrance of Mary Ellen.

www.kirkpatrickfuneralhome.com

BARBARA SUE RHOADS

By | Current Services | One Comment

Barbara Sue Rhoads, 73, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, December 24, 2019, at 10:40 a.m. shortly after arrival at Fayette County Memorial Hospital.

Barbara was born November 27, 1946, in Fayette County, Ohio.  She was a 1967 graduate of Washington High School and a lifelong resident of this community.

Before her retirement, she had been laundry supervisor at various local nursing homes.

On July 14, 1967, she married James Russell Rhoads.  He preceded her in death on October 13, 2003.  She was also preceded by two brothers, Elmer Junior Peters and Lawrence (Butch) Peters and three sisters, Donna Peters, Ruth Peters and Genevieve Smith.

Barbara is survived by a son, Timothy Rhoads; a daughter, Kimberly J. Rhoads; a granddaughter, Ashley Nicole Rhoads; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Karen Peters; two sisters, Louise Cruse and Joan Bills, all of Washington Court House and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral will be Friday, December 27, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.  Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.

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

www.kirkpatrickfuneralhome.com

ROBERT HARFORD ALEXANDER (Updated)

By | Current Services | No Comments

Robert Harford Alexander, 86, of Cincinnati, Ohio died Tuesday, December 24, 2019, at his home.

He was born October 10, 1933, in Wilmington, Delaware to Leonard Harford and Arvilla Hinderer Alexander.  He was a graduate of the University of Delaware with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and was a retired mechanical engineer.

On September 7, 1963, he married the former Kay Ann Coffman.  She preceded him in death on January 3, 2017.  He was also preceded by a sister-in-law, Sue Miller, on January 10, 2014.

He is survived by three children, Philip Alexander and Craig Alexander and his wife, Kathleen, and Diane Alexander, all of Cincinnati; two grandchildren, Natalie and Maggie Alexander; a brother-in-law, Rodney D. Miller of Washington Court House; several nieces and nephews; great nephews and nieces and other relatives and friends.

Cremation was observed.

Memorial and visitation Saturday, January 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at 4286 Marival Way, Mason, OH 45040.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association Alzheimer’s Associationor Cincinnati Public Library

www.kirkpatrickfuneralhome.com

JEFFREY L. POLLARD

By | Current Services | 2 Comments

Jeffrey L. Pollard, 72, of Washington Court House, Ohio, died Saturday, December 21, 2019, at 10:59 a.m. at Court House Manor where he had been residing since November 4.

Jeff was born July 11, 1947, in Greenfield, Ohio to Ernest and Phyllis June Hedges Pollard.  He was a 1965 graduate of Edward Lee McClain High School in Greenfield; attended Eastern Kentucky University and lived most of his life in Greenfield and Washington Court House.

He was a newspaperman for 45 years.  He began his career at the Greenfield Daily Times as sports editor; was city editor for the Richmond (KY) Daily Register; returned to the Greenfield Daily Times as editor; then editor at the Madison Press in London, Ohio and concluded his newspaper career as publisher and editor of the Record-Herald in Washington Court House.  He then became a truck driver and drove for BST, Sewell and also as a self-employed car hauler.

Jeff was preceded in death by his parents and his step-father, Ralph Stewart.

He is survived by his wife, the former Pamela Kay McConnaughey whom he married February 26, 1967; two children, Jeffrey T.D. Pollard of Columbus and Carrie Herdman and her husband, Scott, of Washington Court House and was also dad to 10 exchange students from around the world. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Bailey and Madison Herdman, his step-mother, Evelyn Pollard of Columbus; siblings, Jon (Lisa) Stewart of Frankfort, Greg (Lisa) Stewart, Mark (Sandy) Stewart and Jolinda Stewart, all of Greenfield, Mahlon (Chon) Pollard of Westerville, Marlene (Dan) Sahr of Columbus, Marsha Pollard of Georgia, Marcella Pollard and Myron Pollard both of Columbus and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jeff chose to donate his body to The Ohio State University for medical research.

A celebration of life service will be held Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at 11 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Danny Dodds, minister at the Greenfield Church of Christ, officiating.  A time of food and fellowship at the Mahan Building on the Fayette County Fairgrounds will immediately the service.

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

www.kirkpatrickfuneralhome.com

RICHARD DALE BARTON

By | Current Services | No Comments

Richard Dale Barton, 79, of Bloomingburg, Ohio died Thursday, December 12, 2019, at 2:46 p.m. at his home.  He had been ill since August.

Dick was born September 12, 1940, in Bloomingburg, Ohio to Arthur Oliver and Mertie Irene Millirons Barton.  His lived most of his life in the Bloomingburg community.

He was a retired farm equipment repairman.  He had also been the Paint Township Fiscal Officer for the past 28 years.

Dick was a member of Washington Lodge #129 of the Fraternal Order of Elks and a member and past master of Bloomingburg Lodge #449, F. & A.M.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Janice Marie Owens on June 6, 1993; his parents; three brothers, Dean, V. Leroy and Benny Barton and three sisters, Donna Bajai, Betty Jones and Nancy Lewis.

Dick is survived by his wife, the former Kathy Leah Childress; three children, Rick Barton and his wife, Traci and Rob Barton and his wife, Cathy, all of Washington Court House and Tammy Barton of Bloomingburg; a step-son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Ginger Ernst of Grosse Pointe, MI; six grandchildren, Jade (Dan) Ausdenmoore, Kylie Barton, Jessica Little, R.G. Barton, Josh Little and Brady Barton; two step grandsons, Blake Ernst and Nick Concilla; a great grandson, Will Ausdenmoore; two brothers, Arthur O. (Joe) and Patty Barton of Washington Court House and Ronald (Jack) and Mary Barton of Port Charlotte, FL and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Masonic service and an Elks service, immediately followed by the funeral, will begin Monday, December 16, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. at the Crossroads Christian Church, 175 Halliday Way, Washington Court House, with Todd Maurer, involvement minister at South Side Church of Christ, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Bloomingburg Cemetery.  A gathering of family and friends for a time of food and fellowship will be held at the Elks Lodge following the burial.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Elks Cerebral Palsy Treatment Centers, c/o Elks Lodge #129, 277 South Main Street, or 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.

www.kirkpatrickfuneralhome.com

MARGARET ANN LLOYD

By | Current Services | No Comments

Margaret Ann Lloyd, 87, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Monday, December 2, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. at Court House Manor Assisted Living where she had been residing the past year.

Mrs. Lloyd was born March 16, 1932, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Harry and Alma Hooks Lemons.  She was a 1951 graduate of Washington High School and was a lifelong resident of this community.

She formerly was a bookkeeper for Grove Davis.

On December 31, 1951, she married Richard Howard Lloyd.  He preceded her in death on July 31, 2019.  She was also preceded by her parents; a daughter and son-in-law, Tereasa Lynn and Carl Moore; a brother, Harry Lemons and a sister, Edna Marie Fannon.

She is survived by three children, Richard Joseph Lloyd and his wife, Sandra, of Radcliff, KY; Sheila Lloyd and her companion, Laura Halloran, of Washington Court House and Julie Cox of Jeffersonville; four grandchildren, Sheena (Christopher Lucas) Huseby, Felicia (Shean Bunch) Cox, Brittany (Keith Smith) Cox and Bethany (Joseph Self) Benson; 15 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

A graveside service will be held Friday, December 6, 2019, at 12 Noon at the Washington Cemetery with the Rev. Lynn Jackson, pastor at the Bible Baptist Temple, officiating.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Friday from 10 a.m. until 11:45 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio  43229 or the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Ohio, 3380 Tremont Road, Columbus, Ohio  43221.

www.kirkpatrickfuneralhome.com

WILMA J. DORN

By | Current Services | 3 Comments

Wilma J. Dorn, 80, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Monday, December 2, 2019, at 12:46 p.m. at Fayette County Memorial Hospital where she had been admitted earlier in the day.

Wilma was born August 15, 1939, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Frank Melvin and Florence Mabel Yeoman Brown.  She was a 1957 graduate of Washington High School and, except for spending winters in Naples, FL since 1995, lived all her life in Washington Court House.

She worked in the purchasing department at Armco/Steelox over 35 years before her retirement in 1994.

Wilma was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where she had served as an elder and was a member of the Presbyterian Women’s Circle.  She was also a member of the Red Hat Society; was an avid OSU fan and loved to travel   She was a caregiver for her husband and had been for her mother and sister.  She loved her family and the many special times they spent together.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Larry Stephenson and a sister-in-law, Claudine Williams.

Wilma is survived by her husband, (Harold) Alvin Dorn whom she married February 26, 1961; a daughter, Jill Wight of Cleveland; son-in-law, Bryan Wight of Cleveland; three step-children, Cassandra Bailey, Matthew and Michael Wight; four step grandchildren, Zoe and Olivia Wight, Jackson and Maxwell Gratto; her beloved granddog, Margeaux, and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be  Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 12 Noon at the First Presbyterian Church in Washington Court House with the Rev. Gray Marshall, pastor at the church, officiating.  Private burial will follow in the Range Township Cemetery in Madison County.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Ohio, 3380 Tremont Road, Columbus, Ohio  43221 or online at alz.org.

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

www.kirkpatrickfuneralhome.com

 

ROMONA J. COLLINS

By | Current Services | No Comments

Romona J. Collins, 67, of New Holland, Ohio died Monday, November 25, 2019, at 10:50 p.m. at The Arthur James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center where she had been a patient 2½ weeks.

Romona was born April 21, 1952, in Fayette County, Ohio to Raymond and Jane Armstrong Hoover.   She was a graduate of Miami Trace High School and a lifelong resident of this community.

She had worked at Mac Tools, Inc. for 20 years, then worked at Walmart Optical until her retirement five years ago.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Russell and Clifford Hoover and two sisters, Juanita Wilson and Rosie Cottrill.

Romona is survived by her husband, Marvin Collins,  whom she married May 15, 1982; a son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Elaine Henderson of Horsham, PA; four grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Vivian and Lyle Rutger of Poolesville, MD; numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.

The funeral will be Saturday, November 30, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House 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 Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Friday from 4-8 p.m.

www.kirkpatrickfuneralhome.com