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BETTY JANE PEARSON (Service Arrangements)

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A memorial service for Betty Jane Pearson, 83, of New Castle, IN, will be held Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 2 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Alfred “Gene Clifton, officiating. Private burial of the cremains will be in the Highlawn Cemetery.

Betty died Monday, January 14, 2019, at the Glen Oaks Health Campus in New Castle where she had been residing since 2015.

She was born April 11, 1935, in Fayette County, Ohio to Floyd and Clara Essie Grooms Roberts. She was a graduate of Washington High School and lived in this community until moving to Indiana in 1983.

She was a retired bookkeeper and had formerly worked at Downtown Drug and Cudahy Packing Company.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Ray Pearson on December 12, 2018, and a granddaughter, Aria Rowley in 2013.

Betty is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Alfred “Gene” Clifton of Morriston, FL; a grandson, Lee (Carla) Rowley of Westerville; step grandchildren, Amanda (Allen) Vanderpool, Tonya (Boomer) McCollister and Jeanie (Kevin) Clifton; several step great grandchildren and special family friend, Peggy Palmer.

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CARYL WAGNER BOOKMAN

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Caryl Wagner Bookman, 71, of Washington Court House died Saturday, July 6, 2019, at 2:46 p.m. shortly after arrival at Fayette County Memorial Hospital.  Her death was sudden and unexpected.

Caryl was born November 18, 1947, in Dayton, Ohio to James Joseph and Martha Jane Thompson Wagner.  She was a 1965 graduate of Miami Trace High School; received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Wilmington College in 1971, and a Master of Arts degree in education from Wright State University in 1988.

She was an elementary teacher in the Miami Trace School District for five years and with the Washington City Schools for 29 years before her retirement in 2006.  She was greatly loved by many of her students.

Caryl was a member of Heritage Memorial Church of Christ in Christian Union; had formerly served many years on the Fayette County Developmental Disabilities board of directors and the Citizens Advisory Board of the Columbus Developmental Center.  She was a member of Alpha Delta Chapter of Ohio State Organization of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International; Phi Delta Kappa honorary and Phi Beta Psi sorority.  She was a charter member of the Washington Court House Chapter of Altrusa International; a member the American Association of University Women; the regional chapter of the Daughters of American Revolution and had formerly served on the board of directors of the Fayette County Historical Society.

She enjoyed traveling, reading and was very valuable in giving helpful advice.  She will be greatly missed.

Caryl shared the gift of life and healing through tissue and cornea donation.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents, Artie and Millie Thompson and uncle, former Sheriff Donald L. Thompson.

Caryl is survived by her husband who greatly loved her, Roger Bookman, whom she married June 20, 1992; a sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Roger Parsons of Washington Court House; a brother, Thomas James Wagner of Columbus; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Pam and Dennis Croft of Sugar Grove, Ohio; a niece, Anne Parsons of Washington Court House; three nephews, James Parsons of Columbus, Brian (Tara) Croft of Blacklick, Ohio and Eric Croft of Lancaster; a great niece, Sophia Parsons of Washington Court House; cousins, Jack and Ann Thompson and Penny Schwind  and special friend, Norita Craycraft.

The funeral will be held Thursday, July 11, 2019, at 10 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Bruce Morrison, pastor at the Heritage Memorial Church, officiating.  A graveside service will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Mt. Joy Cemetery in Scioto County.

Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 5-8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice or the Fayette County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 1330 Robinson Road-SE, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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CHAD KIRK CALLENDER (Updated Arrangements)

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Chad Kirk Callender, 51, of Kettering, Ohio died suddenly Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at 6:44 p.m. in Huntersville, North Carolina while vacationing in North Carolina.

Chad was born June 26, 1967, in Washington Court House, Ohio and was a 1986 graduate of Miami Trace High School. He had lived in Tampa, Florida for 19 years before returning to this area.

He was a computer technician.

Chad loved roller coasters, heavy metal rock music, computer technology and especially his family and friends.

He is survived by his mother, Timathia “Timi” Callender of Wilmington; a sister and brother-in-law, Ellyn and Tracy Justice of Washington Court House; a nephew, Taylor Callender and his wife, Brandy, of Wilmington; a niece, Haylee Justice and her fiancé, Luke Smith, of Tucson, AZ and a great niece and great nephew, Gabby and Lucas Callender.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation will take place.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.  Burial of the cremains will follow in the Milledgeville-Plymouth Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2019.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Chad’s family.

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BARBARA K. BARBERY

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Barbara K. Barbery, 82, formerly of Washington Court House, Ohio passed away peacefully at 4:13 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, 2019, while surrounded by her family at Brookdale Pinnacle in Grove City, Ohio.

She was born January 12, 1937, in Lancaster, KY to Wilbert and Irene Short Prewitt. She moved to Washington Court House in 1984, from the Orient community.  She had been residing at Brookdale Pinnacle in Grove City since December 2015.

Barbara was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and was a dedicated member of the Church of Christ.  She loved to take walks, read and play cards and board games.  She was a breast cancer survivor and spent the last 19 years fighting Parkinson’s disease.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, George Douglas Barbery, Jr. on May 31, 2016; by her parents; a brother, Cole Prewitt, and a daughter-in-law, Nina Barbery.

Barbara is survived by two sons, George W. Barbery and his wife, Tammy, and  L. Edward Barbary, all of Orient, Ohio; was the proud grandmother of four grandchildren, Joseph D. (Stacey) Barbery of Orient, G. Darrell (Diona) Barbery of Coconut Creek, FL, Tonya N. (Benjamin) Carpenter of Williamsport, Ohio and Nathan D. (Krista) Barbery of Mount Sterling; 14 great grandchildren and a sister, Brenda Garner of Miamisburg, Ohio.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, July 6, 2019, at 10 a.m. at the Highlawn Cemetery with Bill Myers, minister at the Church of Christ on State Route 38-NE, officiating.  Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

There will be no calling hours.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to the staff at Brookdale Pinnacle in Grove City.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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LEWIS DANIEL GEORGE

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Lewis Daniel George, 77, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at 9:27 a.m. shortly after arrival at Fayette County Memorial Hospital. He had been in failing health.

Lewis was born April 24, 1942, in Ross Co., Ohio to Robert Merton and Opal Zimmerman George. He lived most of his life in this community.

He was a driver for Pizza-N-Motion for 31 years before his retirement in 2011.

Lewis was preceded by his parents and two brothers, Robert M. George on December 8, 1988, and John Thomas George on June 9, 2018.

He is survived by four children, Wendy George, Danny Camp, Mary (Jim) Ingram and Randy Cline, all of Washington Court House; 13 grandchildren; his girlfriend, Vicki Mason of Washington Court House and a sister-in-law, Vicki George of Tennessee.

A private family visitation will be observed and cremation will follow.

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

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CLARENCE LEE CRUSE

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Clarence Lee Cruse, 81, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Sunday, June 16, 2019, at 12:14 a.m. shortly after arrival at Fayette County Memorial Hospital.  He had been ill the past month.

Clarence was born March 14, 1938, in Boone County, KY to Robert Lee and Carrie Barnett Cruse.  He had lived in this community since 1951.

Before his retirement in 2000, he had been a forklift operator and truck driver for Mead Container for 32 years.

Clarence was a veteran of the United States Navy.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Carmen Lorraine Cruse Daily, on July 21, 2015; his parents; three brothers, James Franklin, Curtis and McKinley Cruse; a sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and William VanDyne; a half-brother, Ben Carpenter and three half-sisters, Frances, Katherine and Irene.

He is survived by his wife, the former Louise  Peters, whom he married March 15, 1961; three children and their spouses, Clifford Lee and Marti Cruse of Jacksonville, FL, Christopher Lyn and Nola Cruse of Washington Court House and Crystal Louise and Troy Monroe of Washington Court House; ten grandchildren, Candace (Jason) Daugherty, Carrie (James) Shephard, Cameron (Tara) Cruse, Chadd (Gabrielle) Cruse, Coty Cruse, Zachary (Kelly Pence) Monroe, Caitlyn Cruse, Joshua Monroe, Betsy Daily and Curtis Conley, Jr.; 11 great grandchildren, Chase and Aliyah Daugherty, Hayden Mercer, Devin and Marina Shephard, Emerick and Isabelle Jenkins, Elijah Hall, MacKenzie and Emma Cruse and Lucian Conley; a brother, Forest Cruse of Washington Court House; two sisters-in-law, Florence Cruse of Washington Court House and Marjorie Cruse of Pikes Peak, TX and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The funeral will be Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Christopher Conley, pastor at the Harvest Life Assemblies of God Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105-9959.

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TERRANCE LEE STOLZENBURG

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Terrance Lee Stolzenburg, 36, of Columbus, Ohio died Friday, June 14, 2019, in Columbus.

Terrance was born September 26, 1982, in Columbus, Ohio to Cary Stolzenburg and Anjolie Taylor Saydworthe. He lived most of his life in Washington Court House before moving to Columbus.

He was general laborer and handyman.

Terrance was preceded in death by father in 2013.

He is survived by six children, Owen Weethee, Amiyah Smith, Malayla, Dontay, and Mathius Pherson and Noah Florince; his mother, Anjolie Saydworthe; siblings, Cary Stolzenburg, Jr., Daisy Fletcher, Annette Stolzenburg, Teresa Armillo, Derek Mesecher, P. J. Castillo and Cary and Terry Devault; his grandmother, Lula Belle Haines and a special aunt and “second mother,” Mary Kelly, and several other aunts, uncles and cousins.

Cremation will take place.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, June 29, 2019, at 11 a.m. in the Bloomingburg Cemetery.

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

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STEVEN F. SEYMOUR

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Steven Foster Seymour, 75, of Stoutsville, Ohio died Friday, June 14, 2019, at 12:14 p.m. shortly after arrival at OhioHealth Berger Hospital in Circleville.  His death was sudden and unexpected.

Steven was born November 14, 1943, in Columbus, Ohio to Arthur and Eleanor Hill Seymour.  He was a 1962 graduate of Franklin Heights High School and lived most of his life in the Pickaway County area.

Before his retirement, he was a forklift operator for Cardinal Foods in Columbus for 31 years.  He then was a school bus driver for Circleville City Schools for nearly years.

He is survived by his wife, the former Sandra Kay Rotola; two children, Michelle Azbell of Pike County, Ohio and Mark Seymour of Waverly; two grandchildren, Austin and Makayla Azbell and his former son-in-law, Emmet Azbell of Waverly, Ohio.  He was one of 14 siblings.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland.

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JAMES E. STEWART (Updated Arrangements)

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James E. Stewart, 70, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at 1:50 a.m. at Signature HealthCARE of Fayette County.

Jim was born July 1, 1948, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Kenneth Wesley and Gladys Myrtle Holley Stewart.  He was a lifelong resident of this community.

Before his retirement, he was a self-employed carpenter and had formerly worked for Snyder and Snyder Construction.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Kenneth Stewart, Jr. and a sister, Shirley Runyon.

Jim is survived by two daughters, Patrician Ann Anders and her husband, Lewis, and Brenda Michelle Stewart, all of Washington Court House; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; the mother of his children, the former Margaret Mick; three brothers, Donald Stewart and his wife, Maxine, of Bainbridge, OH, Jerry Stewart of Washington Court House and Robert Stewart of Texas and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Larry Merritt who travel the country and Barbara Sue and Jerry Brandel of TN.

A graveside service will be held Friday, June 14, 2019, at 2 p.m. at the Washington Cemetery 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.

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JANIS LEE MOUSER

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Janis Lee Mouser, 91, of Williamsport, Ohio, died Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at 5:45 a.m. at the Brown Memorial Home in Circleville where she had been a patient the past week.

Mrs. Mouser was born May 26, 1928, at Atlanta in Pickaway County, Ohio to George Vincent and Zelma Bryant Donohoe.  She lived most of her life in Pickaway County.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Reid Mouser on October 17, 1990; three sons, Shawn, Jerry, and Gregory Mouser; a granddaughter, Brande Mallow; a great grandson, Gage Mallow; three brothers, Paul, Dale and Gene Donohoe and a sister, Portia Keaton.

Mrs. Mouser is survived by a daughter-in-law, Marianna Mouser of Washington Court House; two grandchildren, Tara Bateson and her husband, Tim, of Washington Court House and Shawn Mouser of the Philippines; five great grandsons, Gavin, Chase, Blake and Gunner Mallow and Troy Bateson; a sister-in-law, Mildred Donohoe of Washington Court House; several nieces and nephews and a family friend, Ruth Hanna of Circleville.

The funeral will be Thursday, May 30, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with Mike Henry, pastor of the Sugar Creek Baptist Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the New Holland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home in New Holland one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

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