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GERALDINE (JERRY) DOYLE

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Geraldine (Jerry) Doyle, 92, of New Holland died Sunday, July 15, 2018, at 7 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where she had been a resident since 2014.

Jerry was born December 6, 1925, in New Holland to Thomas Wadsworth and Bertha Mae Ater Doyle.  She was a 1943 graduate of New Holland High School and lived most of her life in New Holland.

She formerly was a housekeeper at the Orient State Institute and the Columbus Developmental Center.  She previously was a longtime meat cutter at the Red & White Grocery Store and Griffith’s Store, both in New Holland.

Jerry was a member of the New Holland Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Herbert, James, Charles Richard (Dick), Jack and Gene Doyle; two half-brothers, Todd and Willard Doyle and four sisters, Fanny Davey, Mary Jane Doyle, Betty Rudduck, Artie Ellars Stewart and Louis Rutherford.

Jerry is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Terry Lynn and Becky Doyle of Henderson, NV; four grandchildren, Leigh Ann (Tim) Robinson, Melanie (Rick) Mattingly, Kristi (Matt) Hart and Molly Kern; six great grandchildren, Riley and Ryan Robinson, Lydia and Lucas Mattingly and Trevor and Kaelyn Bertsch; a sister-in-law, Sue Doyle of New Holland and several nieces and nephews including Eileen Doyle and Mary Ann Smith who were her caregivers, and numerous great nieces and great nephews.

The funeral will be Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with Victor Slutz, former minister at the New Holland Church of Christ, officiating.  Burial will follow in the New Holland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home in New Holland Wednesday from noon until time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Holland Church of Christ, P.O. Box 166, New Holland, Ohio  43145 or Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio  43229.

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DOLORES HELEN BARGER

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Dolores Helen Barger, 95, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Thursday, July 12, 2018, at 11:45 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where she had been a patient since July 3.

She was born August 22, 1922, in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada to Edward and Louise Rush McKittrick.  She moved to the United States and this community when she married Richard Lewis Barger on February 5, 1945.

Dolores had formerly been a clerk at the local Municipal Court and later retired as a case worker from the Fayette County Welfare Department.

She was a member of St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church and had formerly belonged to the Washington Country Club.  She had been an avid bowler and golfer.

Dolores was preceded her in death by her husband, Richard Lewis Barger on September 24, 2012; by a son, Patrick Barger in 1995; and a brother, Bruce McKittrick.

She is survived by two sons, Scott Barger of Dayton and Gregory Barger and his wife, Renee, of Baltimore, OH and three grandchildren, Kyle Barger and his wife, Lauron, and their daughter, Charlotte “Charlie” Barger and Kristin Evans and her husband, Jarrod, and their children, Paige and Piper Evans, all Pickerington, and Kaitlyn Barger of Columbus.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church.  Burial will follow in St. Colman Catholic Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass on Tuesday.

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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TOMMY NICK (TOM) VRETTOS

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Tommy Nick (Tom) Vrettos, 81, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at 12 Noon at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House.

Tom was born December 14, 1936, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Nick and Lula Pappas Vrettos.  He was a 1954 graduate of Washington High School and received a bachelor’s degree in education from Wilmington College in 1958.  He was a lifelong resident of this community.

He taught government, history and English at Wayne High School in Good Hope for four years and then taught government and history at Miami Trace High School for 33 years before retiring in 1991.  Tom was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and was a member and past secretary of Washington Lodge #129 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks.  He was an avid bowler and card player and was a fan of Ohio State University athletics, the Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Browns.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mary Vasos Bennett and a brother, Michael N. Vrettos.

Tom is survived by his wife, the former Peggy Garrison whom he married June 24, 1962; three children, Vicki Gnezda and her husband, Eric, of Worthington, Michele Riley of Lewis Center and Nick Vrettos and his wife, Jody, of Waynesville; eight grandchildren, Joey and Madi Riley, Caroline and Meredith Gnezda and Dora, Lydia and Neva Vrettos and a niece, Priscilla Vasos Ralph and her husband, Jack, of Galloway, Ohio.

The funeral will be Monday, July 16, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the church, officiating.  Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.  A luncheon will be held at the church immediately following the graveside service.

Friends may call at the church Sunday from 4-7 p.m. where an Elks service will be held Sunday at 7 p.m.   Friends may also call at the church one hour prior to the service on Monday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, 301 East Market Street, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160 or the National Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL  33131.

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

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STEVEN ALAN RHOADES

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Steven Alan Rhoades, 70, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Friday, July 6, 2018, at 11:05 a.m. at Fayette County Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient since July 4.

Steve was born August 13, 1947, in Columbus, Ohio to Pearl and Ada Marie Keller Rhoades.  He was a 1965 graduate of Washington Senior High School and lived most of his his life in this community.

He formerly was owner/operator of Rhoades Plumbing and then was facilities manager for Fayette County for 15 years.

Steve a member of Washington Court House Lodge #129 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks.

He was preceded in death by his his parents and a brother, K.O. Rhoades.

Steve is survived by his wife the former Judith Ann Ratliff whom he married May 31, 1974; a son, Heath Rhoades of Mount Sterling, OH; a brother, Bill Rhoades of Dayton and a sister, Marilyn “Skip” Antell of Fort Smith, Arkansas.

The funeral will be Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at 1 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 Bloomingburg Cemetery.

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

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PAO-TSU HUNG

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Pao-tsu Hung, 74, of Washington Court House, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2018, at her home while surrounded by loved ones.

She was born on January 26, 1944, in Taipei, Taiwan and came to the United States in 1967.  She and her family have resided in Washington Court House since 1973.

Mrs. Hung loved gardening, playing tennis, spending time with her family and friends, and summer trips to Maine.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Cheng-Haw Hung, MD, of Washington Court House; a daughter, Mindy Hung and her husband, Abe Hsuan, of New York City; a son, Dr. Richmond Hung, DDS, of New Haven, CT; two grandchildren, Garrett and Nicole and six siblings.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation will take place and there will be no visitation or funeral.

Memorial contributions may be made to 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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DR. REGINA (GINGER) WEADE

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Dr. Regina (Ginger) Weade, 69, of Athens, Ohio died Saturday, June 30, 2018, at 7:01 a.m. at Court House Manor where she had been a patient since June 21.

Ginger was born August 29, 1948, in Columbus, Ohio to Frank Johnson and Claire McDonald Weade.  She was a 1966 graduate of Miami Trace High School; graduated Summa cum Laude from Ohio University in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science in education; received a Master of Science in teacher education and supervision in 1980 from The Ohio State University and a Ph. D. in teacher education and curriculum studies in 1984 from The Ohio State University.

She had taught junior high school and high school in the Cleveland area from 1970-1978; was a graduate administrative associate at The Ohio State University from 1978-1983; from 1984-1986 was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Consumer Sciences at the University of Houston; was a visiting associate professor and acting director of Project START at the University of Pennsylvania in 1994 and 1995; was an associate professor in the Department of Instruction and Curriculum at the University of Florida from 1986-1999 and was a professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Ohio University from 1999 until her retirement on May 9, 2018, at which time she was named Professor Emeritus.  While at Ohio University, she had also served as interim chair of the Department of Teacher Education; was a regional campus faculty liaison; an Associate Dean for the College of Education graduate programs and research and director of the Professional Development School Partnerships.   She was also a lecturer and presenter at various colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada and had lectured at Harvard University.

Ginger was a lifelong member of the St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her father 1999, her mother in 2015, and a sister, Elaine “Lainie” Weade in 2006.

Ginger is survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronald J. and Debbie Weade, of Washington Court House and David A. and Jane Ann Weade of Sunbury; four nephews and their spouses, Mark  and Rachel Weade, Jess and Shena Weade, Matt and Megan Weade and Branen and Laura Weade; five great nephews and a great niece.

The funeral mass will be celebrated Friday, July 6, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church by the Rev. Father Michael Hartge, associate parochial vicar at the church.  Burial will follow in the Sugar Grove Cemetery in Fayette County.

Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County, 222 North Oakland Avenue or  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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BYRON JAMES CARPER

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     Byron James Carper, 66, of Mount Sterling, Ohio died Friday, June 29, 2018, at 8:38 a.m. at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus where he had been a patient since June 15.

Byron was born May 12, 1952, in Sault Sainte Marie, MI to William and Billie McCoy Carper.  He moved to Mount Sterling 16 years ago from Washington Court House.

He had been a groundskeeper at the Deer Creek State Park Camping Resort and formerly was a building contractor.

He loved music, hunting and fishing.  He brought joy to those around him and touched the lives of many.

Byron was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Pam Carper.

He is survived by his fiancée, Patricia Lynn Wright of Mount Sterling; six children, Heather (Don) Carper and Matthew (Carrie) Carper, all of Omaha, NE, Tara Zinn of Chillicothe, Sean (Kirstie) Carper of Washington Court House, Samantha Carper and Amber Wright, both of Mount Sterling; eight grandchildren and three sisters, Cheryl Frykman of Alaska, Natalie Krammer and Anita Werk, both of Minnesota.

A memorial service will be held Monday, July 2, 2018, at 5 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Bruce Morrison, pastor at the Heritage Memorial Church of Christ in Christian Union, officiating.

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JOHN WILLIAM “JACK” WALL (Updated)

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John William “Jack” Wall, 76, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family on Sunday, June 24, 2018. He had received Hospice care since March. His cancer diagnosis dated back to 1999.

Jack was born December 14, 1941, in Cincinnati, Ohio to William George and Catherine Grady Wall. He graduated from Elder High School, attended University of Cincinnati, and was a graduate of the United States Military Academy, Class of 1966. He completed an MBA at Eastern Illinois University while living in Danville, Illinois.

After graduation from West Point, Jack earned a Parachutist Badge and Ranger Tab before taking command of a Nike Missile Base in Dillsboro, Indiana.  In Vietnam during 1969, he served as an Advisor with the South Vietnamese Army. He resigned with the rank of Captain in August, 1970.

He was employed by Charmin Paper in Green Bay, Wisconsin; then Hyster Lift Truck in Danville, Illinois.  Jack established an Edward Jones office in 1986, in Washington Court House, and retired as a Limited Partner in 2011, after 25 years with the firm.

Jack was a member of St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church in Washington Court House where he served as a lector, Eucharistic minister, and helped with religious education.  Jack volunteered with Little League as a member of the Washington Rotary Club. He was an avid fan of Washington Blue Lion sports spanning two generations of athletes. Jack was invited to serve on the selection committee for nominees to the military academies by State Representative David Hobson. Each August, Jack joined other Old Grads at West Point to accompany new Plebes on the March Back from Beast Barracks to begin their education at the Academy. This tradition provided many opportunities for mentorship.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers-in-law James Doran, Frank Weisgerber, Ferdinand Flick, Daniel Sehlhorst and sister-in-law Kathleen Hartman Wall.

Jack is survived by his wife, Mary Jo Nordmann Wall whom he married December 26, 1970; son, Gregory married to Christine, grandchildren Halli, John, and Maggi Wall, all of Washington Court House; daughter, Julie married to Charles Rea, grandchildren Elizabeth (Ellie) and Robert Rea, all of Chesterfield, Missouri; sister, Marilyn Doran and brothers, Daniel (Rita) Wall, Thomas Wall, Terry (Peggy) Wall; sisters-in-law, Linda Weisgerber, Donna Flick, and Diana Sehlhorst, all of Cincinnati, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held Sunday, July 1, 2018, from 4-8 p.m. at the St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church in Washington Court House.  A prayer service will begin at 8 p.m. Sunday at the church with Deacon Reed Hauser presiding.

The funeral mass will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. at the church by the Reverend Father Michael Hartge, parochial vicar administrator.  Immediately following the mass, full military honors will be bestowed by the Fayette County Honor Guard.   Cremation will then follow with inurnment of cremains at a later date at the West Point Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Saint Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church or the St. Vincent de Paul Society, both at 219 South North Street; Ohio Hospice of Fayette County, 222 North Oakland Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160; or online at James Fund for Life at the James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University.

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

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RONALD MATTHEW “DUBBY” FANNON

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 Ronald Matthew “Dubby” Fannon, 66, of Bloomingburg, Ohio died Thursday, June 21, 2018, at his home.

Dubby was born January 20, 1952, in Dayton, Ohio to Charles Franklin and Mabel Julia Ashmore Fannon.  He was a graduate of West High School in Columbus and attended The Ohio State University.  He had been living in this community since 1991.

He was supervisor of the water plant for the City of Washington Court House for 22 years before his retirement on March 31, 2017.

Dubby had been a member of the Pleasantview Baptist Church in Grove City, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his father on June 21, 1983; by a brother and sister-in-law, Charles F. and Sandra Fannon, Jr. and a brother-in-law, Pastor Albert S. (Buddy) Manson.

Ronald, who was never married, is survived by his mother, Mabel Fannon of Bloomingburg; a brother and sister-in-law, John W. and JoAnn Fannon of London; three sisters, Judith Taniguchi and her husband, Ken, of Westerville, Mary Manson of Grove City and Betty Fannon of Bloomingburg and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House. Burial will follow in Bloomingburg Cemetery.

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

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SHAWN MICHAEL McMURRAY

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Shawn Michael McMurray, 41, of Washington Court House, Ohio passed away at home while surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at 5:03 a.m.

Shawn was born December 10, 1976, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Gary M. and Wanda J. Storts McMurray.  He was a 1995 graduate of Miami Trace High School and was a lifelong resident of this community.

He loved anything with an engine (cars, boats, motorcycles) and for several years was a car salesman at the family-run G-MAC Auto Sales.  He was a skilled craftsman who loved to remodel homes, his greatest pride being the home with Rhodamae.

Shawn was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where he served as a trustee.  He was also a member of Bloomingburg Lodge F. & A.M. #449; the Washington Shrine Club; served on the board of trustees of Habitat for Humanity of Fayette County, Ohio, Inc.; was a volunteer with the Fayette County Food Pantry and delivered meals to shut-ins at Thanksgiving time.

He was larger than life and befriended everyone he met with a smile that could light up a room.    He was personable and giving and had the gift of connecting with people from all walks of life.

Shawn was preceded in death by his grandparents, Vollie R. and Edith McMurray and Roy and Frances B. Storts.

He is survived by his wife, the former Rhodamae Marie Cartwright whom he married November 19, 2016; his parents, Gary M. McMurray and Wanda J. McMurray; a sister, Jennifer (Rich Brannon) McMurray; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Loren and Mary Ellen Cartwright; sisters-in-law, Angela (Richard Knutson) Cartwright and Allison (Matt) Barga; brother-in-law, Clayton Cartwright; nephews, Nic Brannon, Ethan and Connor Barga; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; his beloved church family and many loving friends.

Shawn’s family extends special thanks for the caregivers from Heartland Hospice and the Neuro Oncology Department at The Ohio State University.

A Masonic service, which is open to the public, will be held Monday, June 18, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Washington Court House.  The funeral will immediately follow at the church with the Rev. Gray Marshall, pastor at the church, officiating.  Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church Sunday from 4-8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 214 North Hinde Street or the Fayette County Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 322, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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

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