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ERIC ANTHONY WOODROW

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The heavens rejoiced on October 2, 2019, when Eric Anthony Woodrow (Woody) of Jeffersonville, Ohio became our guardian angel forever. Eric left this world at the young age of 53 after a brave and valiant two year fight with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. He was surrounded at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, Ohio by his loving family and the many who traveled this journey alongside him.

Eric was born on July 22, 1966, in Washington Court House, Ohio. He worked for over 20 years at Mac Tools in Washington Court House in the Office Services Department.  He then went on to work as a Patient Service Technician for Hooks Oxygen and Medical Equipment in Washington Court House where he was beloved and touched the lives of so many patients. Over the remaining years he was blessed with health to share his talents with the Madison Plains Local School District, Stanley Electric in London, Ohio and the Carnegie Public Library in Washington Court House, Ohio.

As an avid sports fanatic, he excelled as a student athlete as a 1984 graduate of Miami Trace High School.  There he loved his years of golf, basketball and baseball. He took his love for sports to make an impact as a coach for over 30 years in the community he grew up in and surrounding areas.  Over the years he coached multiple teams for the Miami Trace girls and boys junior high and varsity high school basketball and baseball programs and was assistant varsity boys coach at Madison Plains High School. Over the years, he was also a coach for the American Legion baseball program in Washington Court House and girls travel fast pitch softball in London, Ohio. His remaining year of health was spent coaching so fittingly with the kids he loved and on the ballfield with his special friend, Daryl Pruitt.

Eric is survived by his beloved parents, Sid and Sondra Merriman Woodrow of Washington Court House; his loving wife of 23 years, Joanne (Bultman) Woodrow of Jeffersonville and his dear sisters, Missi (Brent) Knisley of Washington Court House and Mandy (Chris) Zimmer of Villa Hills, KY. He was a loving stepfather to Amy (Harley) Price of South Solon, Jenny (Jason) Lacure of Jeffersonville and Gary Massie of Wilmington; grandfather to Harley (Makayla) and Payton Price, Logan, Camron and Hannah Lacure and a great grandfather to Harley Price, IV.  He was a proud uncle of Loren, Max, Cash and Presley; He also leaves behind a brother-in-law, John Bultman and many loving uncles, cousins, friends and his most special dog, Geo, whom he loved fiercely.

The funeral will be held Wednesday October 9, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the New Holland Church of Christ Christian Union in New Holland, Ohio with his pastor and friend, the Rev. Larry Doss officiating. Burial will follow at Ferncliff Cemetery in Springfield, Ohio.

Friends and loved ones may visit on Tuesday October 8, 2019, from 4-8 pm at the New Holland Church of Christ Christian Union in New Holland.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the James Cancer Hospital, Hematology Oncology Department, 460 West Tenth Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210 or Madison Health Cancer Center, 210 North Main Street, London, Ohio  43140.

Please visit www.kirkpatrickfuneralhome.com to leave the family condolences and pay tribute.

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

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SONNY GRAUMLICH

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Stanley M. (Sonny) Graumlich, Jr. quietly slipped away from his journey in this life Wednesday, October 2, 2019.  He was 77, having been born September 14, 1942.

Sonny was proceeded in death by his mother and father, Stanley Graumlich and Mary Alice (Stoddard) Graumlich.  He is survived by his brothers and sisters, Suellen Radabaugh, Stephen, Sidney and Sally Graumlich, nieces and nephews, Brandy, Jon, Jeffrey and Christine as well spouses and children.

Although he came into this world with a different, limited bundle of skills and abilities, through the dedication of his parents he lived a rich and meaningful life.  By living a mainstreamed life, he touched many families.  The family wants to express its deep appreciation to those in the community that reached out to Sonny, lifted him up and added to the meaning and pleasure of his life.

Further, there is a debt of gratitude to his caregivers that were devoted to Sonny over the decades of his life. We shall never be able to repay you for your love, hard work and dedication to Sonny, his parents and his family.  Leading by example, Sonny simply made us all better people.  We are proud of our parents for stepping up to this challenge, we are proud of the community in its part of this accomplishment, we are humbled by the dedication of his caregivers.  All of you leave behind shoes that his brothers and sisters will never be able to fill.  Thank You, Thank you, Thank You!!!!

The funeral will be Thursday, October 10, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Judy Chapel in Washington Cemetery. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Fayette Regional Humane Society, 153 South Main Street, Suite 3, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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V. DAVID KEATON

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V. David Keaton, 65, of Washington Court House, Ohio, died Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at 9:44 p.m. shortly after arrival at Fayette County Memorial Hospital. His death was sudden and unexpected.

David was born March 17, 1954, in Washington Court House to Veryl Gesta and Dema Ann Puffinbarger Keaton.  He lived his younger life in New Holland and was a 1972 graduate of Miami Trace High School.  He then spent his adult life in Washington Court House.

He was a heavy equipment operator from 1972 until his retirement in 2015, having worked for Dineen and George J. Igel Company.

David was a member of Bloomingburg Lodge F. & A.M. #449; Aladdin Temple Shrine in Columbus and was a longtime member of Local #18 of the International Union of Operating Engineers in Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

David is survived by his wife, the former Teena Marie Riley whom he married July 25, 1987; three sons, D. Heath Keaton of Sabina, Anthony Keaton and Adam Keaton, both of Columbus; a step-son, Dustin Gulley and his wife, Michelle, of Washington Court House; four grandchildren, Gavin, Brooklyn and Mitchell Keaton and Harmony Gay; a brother and sister-in-law, Timothy and Rhonda Keaton of New Holland; a sister and brother-in-law, Bethany and Steven Hiles of Kinston, NC and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral will be held Monday, October 7, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Pastor John Pfeifer, minister at the Gathering Place Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Sunday from 2-6 p.m. where a Masonic service, which is open to the public, will be held Sunday at 6 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette County Memorial Hospital Foundation, 1430 Columbus Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160 for the emergency department renovation project.

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ELECTA JANE “LECKY” KUESTERS

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It is with great sadness that the family of Electa “Lecky” Jane Kuesters announces her passing after a lengthy battle with cancer on Friday, September 27, 2019, at the age of 73 years.

Lecky was born to the late Robert Lee and Betty Brock Brubaker on April 12, 1946, in Washington Court House, Ohio. She graduated from Washington Senior High School in 1964, and received a bachelor’s degree from George Peabody University. Lecky married Eckhard “Eck” Kuesters on March 25, 1972, and they lived in Maryland for thirty-five years before relocating to Virginia and then Florida in 2016. Lecky spent several years as a special education teacher in elementary schools and as a volunteer for support and advocacy services. She was a lover of the natural world and hard work, and could often be found tending to a sprawling garden, saddling up a horse, or clearing a trail. Above all, Lecky was fiercely loyal and devoted to her family, particularly her grandchildren, who were her greatest joy and with whom she shared a special bond. Lecky was an extraordinary wife, mother, and Grammy.  Her bright light will remain in our hearts forever.

Lecky was preceded in death by her father in 1991, mother in 1993, and a sister Susannah “Susie” Lyons in 2019. She will be forever remembered by her loving husband and daughters, Kathryn “Katie” Kuesters Huyck (Michael), Elizabeth Kuesters Sullivan (John), and Phoebe Kuesters McCutchan (Micah); five beloved grandchildren, Garrett Brock and Emilia Jane Huyck, Claire Elizabeth and Charles Fenner Sullivan, and Avery Jane McCutchan; two brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Gail Brubaker and Robert and Jeannette Brubaker; a sister, Melissa Brubaker; brother-in-law William Eugene Lyons, Jr.; sister-in-law, Suzann Kuesters; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Werner and Maureen Kuesters and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and dear friends.

A funeral service in memory of Lecky will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at 2 p.m. at the Judy Chapel in Washington Cemetery,1741 Washington Avenue, Washington Court House, OH 43160 with the Rev. Father Warren Huestis, rector at All Saints Church, officiating.

Burial of the cremains will immediately follow in the family plot at Washington Cemetery.  A reception will follow.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home, 554 Washington Avenue, Washington Court House, OH 43160, Friday, October 4, 2019, from 4-7 p.m.

 

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K. DUANE DENNEY

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Former Fayette County resident K. Duane Denney, 96, of Redondo Beach, CA, died Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at 10:40 p.m. at his home.

Mr. Denney was born May 27, 1923, at Plattsburgh, in Clark County, Ohio to Clark Elmer and Edith Marie Yeoman Denney.  He was a graduate of Washington High School and was a World War II veteran of the United States Navy.  He moved to California in1948.

Before his retirement, he was the vice president of finance for Automation Industries, Inc., a producer of industrial products and worldwide supplier of technical services.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Patricia Nisley on June 18, 2016, and a brother, Corwin D. Denney in 1999.

Mr. Denney is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Ed Cylwik and Susan and Dan Gonzales, all of Phoenix, AZ; seven grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Burial will take place in the Washington Cemetery with a graveside service to be held at a later date.

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

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JOSEPH SPENCER

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Joseph Spencer, 66, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Friday, September 13, 2019, at 7:43 a.m. at Signature HealthCARE of Fayette County where he had been residing the past three years.

Mr. Spencer was born February 18, 1953, in Cleveland, Ohio and had lived in Columbus before moving to Washington Court House.

He was never married and is the last of his family.

Cremation will take place and burial of the cremains will be in Washington Cemetery.

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

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RUSSELL NEIL WOOD

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Russell Neil Wood, 69, of Washington Court House, Ohio, died Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at 2:50 p.m. shortly after arrival at Fayette County Memorial Hospital.

Russell was born September 27, 1949, in Columbus, Ohio to Earl and Sarah Alice Sutton Wood.  He lived most of his life in this community.

Before his retirement in 2010, he had been a street department employee for the City of Washington Court House.

Russell loved yard sales and going to restaurants.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Susan Elizabeth Weaver on April 10, 2018, and eleven siblings, William, Edgar, Richard and James Wood, Shirley Yahn, Dorothy Stolzenburg, Rosabelle Gilpen, Wanda Helfrich, Barbara Anders, Thelma Distelhorst and Mary Wood.

Russell is survived by a daughter, Terra (Tony) Helterbridle of Chillicothe; three step-sons children, Mike Paul of Yellowbud, Shane Paul of Greenfield, Brian Paul of Indianapolis; 17 grandchildren; a great granddaughter and a sister, Janet Oyer of Greenfield.

The funeral will be Monday, September 16, 2019 , at 1: 30 p.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 from 12 Noon Monday until time of the service.

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PATRICIA KAY RICHMOND

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Patricia Kay Richmond, 56, of Clarksburg, Ohio died Monday, September 9, 2019, at 9:21 a.m. at the Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe.  She had been in failing health.

Patricia was born November 12, 1962, in Columbus, Ohio to Odell “Truman” and Sandra Brown Richmond.

She was preceded in death by a son, Shawn Richmond; her mother, Sandra Brewster and two brothers, Gary Richmond and Mickey Brewster.

Patricia is survived by a daughter, Sandra (Anthony Staley) of Clarksburg; three step children, Jennifer Arthurs of Yellowbud, Misty Arthurs of Columbus and Paul Arthurs, Jr. of Columbus; five grandchildren; her father, Odell “Truman” Richmond of West Virginia; a brother, James “George” Richmond of Columbus; a sister, Kimberly Arthurs of Yellowbud and her former husband, Paul Arthurs, Sr. of Yellowbud.

Cremation will take place.  A celebration of her life 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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PENELOPE SUE (PENNY) ROGERS

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Penelope Sue (Penny) Rogers, 72, of  Washington Court House, Ohio died Sunday, September 8, 2019, at 6:41 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where she had been a resident since April 13, 2018.

Penny was born September 22, 1946, in Warsaw, IN to Burnham and Phyllis Jean Sanger Light.  She was a 1964 graduate of Washington Senior High School and attended The Ohio State University.

She had formerly worked at Parrett Insurance and at The Ohio State University for over 30 years.

Penny enjoyed attending concerts, movies and Broadway plays.  She was a big Ohio State fan and for many years went to all of the home men’s and women’s basketball games and the home and away football games.  She went to every football game during the 2002 season when the Buckeyes won the National Championship.  She also enjoyed traveling and especially enjoyed going to Walt Disney World.

Penny was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Michael Light.

She is survived by several cousins, Dr. Charles (Paula) Light of Indianapolis, IN, Dr. Craig (Debbie) Light of Anderson, IN, Joel (Cindy) Light and Steven (Susan) Light, all of Warsaw, IN.  She is also survived by a host of friends, including her best friend, Janet Robinson.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, September 12, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Highlawn Cemetery with the Rev. Gray Marshall, pastor at the First Presbyterian Church, officiating.  Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

There will be no calling hours.

CRICKET MICHELLE SHADLEY

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Cricket Michelle Shadley, 37, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at 10:21 a.m. at Fayette County Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient one day.

Cricket was born February 14, 1982, in Washington Court House, Ohio to William Michael and Marlene Linda Puckett Shadley and was a lifelong resident of this community.

Surviving, in addition to her parents who reside in Washington Court House, are three siblings, Billy Shadley and his wife, Michelle, of Sabina, Raymond Shadley and Chrystal Shadley, both of Washington Court House; two nieces whom she helped rear, Khloie and Kendra Shadley of Washington Court House and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Cremation will be observed with a memorial service to be held at a later date.

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

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