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(ROGER) LARRY DESKINS

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Roger Larry Deskins (Larry), age 77, of Washington Court House, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 11, 2018, 10:42 a.m., while surrounded by his loving family, at Court House Manor.

Larry was born in Waverly, Ohio, on December 19, 1940, to the late Marvine Stulley Deskins and Woodrow Wilson Deskins. Larry met the love of his life, Lora Barrera, in Miami, Florida and were married in 1959.   Larry is survived by his three daughters, Michelle, Monica and Jennifer.

Larry was blessed to have seven grandchildren, Stephanie and Deskins Campbell, children of Monica and Donnie Campbell of Bloomingburg, Ohio, Katie, Lexi and Sophia Cramer, daughters of Michelle and Jim Cramer of Dublin, Ohio, and Aubrey (age 8) and Mason (age 6), children of Jennifer and Kurt Johnson of Hilliard, Ohio and one-great-granddaughter, Harper Anne Campbell (age 4), daughter of Donnie (Deskins) Campbell and Kelsey Bowdle of Washington Court House, and three brothers Franklin (Frank) Deskins, widower of the late Mary Deskins, Woodrow L. (Woody) Deskins, Sr. and wife Linda, and Robert (Butch) Deskins and wife Betty, all who reside in Washington Court House.

Larry had a number of hobbies after he retired from his concrete business. He enjoyed being outside, working in his garden and cooking. His daughters will remember him as a devoted, smart and strong father who wanted nothing more than to spend time with his family.

Calling hours will be on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, from 5-8 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House. The family will have a private funeral service and burial Thursday, August 16, 2018, with Pastor Tony Garren, minister at the Fayette Bible Church, conducting the service.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Fayette County Memorial Hospital Foundation, 1430 Columbus Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.

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ROBERT LOWELL HAMMOND

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Robert Lowell Hammond, 74, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Friday, August 10, 2018, at 7:31 a.m. at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus where he had been a patient two weeks.

Bob was born August 16, 1943, in Milford Center, Ohio to Lowell and (Gladys) Lucille Adams Hammond and was a lifelong resident of this community.

He was a 1961 graduate of Bloomingburg High School; received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from The Ohio State University in 1964, and graduated from The Ohio State University College of Law in 1967.   He was admitted to practice law in the State of Ohio in 1967.

He formerly was an assistant prosecutor in Montgomery County and entered private practice in Xenia with the Netherton, Peterson and Hammond law firm.  He returned to Fayette County in 1979, at which time he started Hammond and Hammond law firm where he continued until his retirement.  He had also served as an assistant law director for the City of Washington Court House.

Bob was a member and past president of the Fayette County Bar Association; a member of the Grace United Methodist Church where he had served on the board of trustees.  He was a member of The Order (formerly Symposiarchs); had served on the board of directors of the Merchant’s National Bank since 1994, and had been chairman of its corporate government committee.  He also served on the board of directors of the Fayette County Charitable Foundation and was on the Fayette County Memorial Hospital board of trustees for nine years.  While a member of the Washington Court House Rotary Club, he started the Fayette County Soccer Association.  He served as a first lieutenant in the United States Army during the Vietnam War at the Army Headquarters of Intelligence and Security Command.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Eula Jane Ortman.

He is survived by his wife, the former Nancy Kay Drake whom he married February 8, 1969; two sons, Matthew Hammond of Lancaster and his friend, Laura Barnett Rogers and Mark Hammond and his wife, Sara Mark Hammond, of New Albany; three grandchildren, Troy, Ethan and Matthew Hammond; a sister, Debbie Hammond Weade and her husband, Ron, of Washington Court House; nephews, Jess Weade and his wife, Shena, and their children, Carter and Keaton and Branen Weade and his wife, Laura, and their children, Rex and Oliver; a sister-in–law and brother-in-law, Joyce and Keith Volz of Jamestown, NC; nieces, Kimberly Crimmins and her husband, Michael, and their children, Wilson, Elizabeth, Chase and Curtis and Amanda Estrella and her husband, Rob, and their children, Ben and Zach; nephew, David Ortman; niece, Debra Nave, and other valued friends.

The funeral will be Saturday, August 18, 2018, at 4 p.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church in Washington Court House with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the church, officiating.  Private burial will be in the Bloomingburg Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church Saturday, August 18, 2018, from 1-4 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette County Charitable Organization, 213 North Main Street, or the Fayette County YMCA, 100 Civic Drive, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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

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MEGAN V. KNISLEY

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Megan V. Knisley, 64, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at 9:45 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where she had been a resident since April 27, 2017.

Megan was born November 26, 1953, in Alliance, Ohio.  She was the daughter of Ned Darwin and Roxanna Tootle Abbott. She was a 1972 graduate of Washington Senior High School and attended Ashland College. She was a lifelong resident of this community.

She had formerly been a clerk at Murphy Mart and K-Mart and a secretary at Sollars Brothers, Inc.  Before her retirement in 2011, she had been an aide in the multi-handicapped classes at the Washington Middle School and Belle-Aire Elementary school for 18 years.

Megan was a member of the McNair Memorial Presbyterian Church where for many years she served as church treasurer.  She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth R. (Kenny) Knisley whom she married October 27, 1979; four children, Amanda Knisley of Washington Court House and her boyfriend, Brett Hamilton, Jason Knisley and his wife, Beth, of Washington Court House, Amy Oakes and her husband, Richard, of Urbana, Ohio and Justin Knisley of Washington Court House; five grandchildren, Addison and Mason Yahn, and Evynne Mossbarger, all of Washington Court House and Greyson and Kinleigh Oakes of Urbana and another grandchild on the way; and a brother, Thomas Abbott from the state of Washington.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.

Arrangements for a graveside service to be held at the Washington Cemetery will be announced later by the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Ohio, 3380 Tremont Road, Columbus, Ohio  43221.

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FLORENCE COOK HEIRONIMUS

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Florence Cook Heironimus, 94, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at 10:04 a.m. at Court House Manor where she had been a resident since September 1, 2017.

Florence was born November 22, 1923, in Fayette County, Ohio to Parlery Merle and Florence Evans Cook.  She was a graduate of Washington High School and was a lifelong resident of this community.

She formerly was a clerk at the Dayton Power and Light Company and had been a rural mail carrier.

Florence was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.  She and her twin sister, Frances Wilson, were recently honored by the Presbytery of Scioto Valley with the prestigious “Women of Faith” award for their long time dedication and devotion to the Presbyterian Church.

She was an avid bowler and bridge player.

Florence was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey James Heironimus on January 27, 1988; by a brother, Robert Cook in 1987, and two sisters, Lolita Douds in 1999, and Elizabeth (Betty) Jefferson in 2003.

Florence is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Karen Heironimus of Worthington, OH and Don and Renee Heironimus of Defuniak Springs, FL; six grandchildren, Lauren (Sam) Miller, Andrew, Michael, Christopher and Jacob Heironimus and Kristie (Timothy) Brookshire; five great grandchildren, Evelyn and Rebecca Miller and Aiden, Lyla and Eli Brookshire; her twin sister, Frances Wilson of Washington Court House and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held Monday, August 6, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Washington Court House with the Rev. Gray Marshall, pastor at the church, officiating.  Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church Sunday from 3-5 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the 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 of Washington Court House.

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EDNA MAY WALSTON

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 Edna May Walston, 90, of Grove City, was united with her Lord and her beloved family in heaven on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at 9:30 p.m. at the home of her daughter and son-in-law where Edna had been residing since June, 2014, due to her failing health.

She was born October 16, 1927, in Fayette County, Ohio to Harold H. and Elsie Siemon Lininger.  She attended Marion School in Fayette County through the 8th grade and graduated from Washington High School in the class of 1945.  She was a lifelong resident of Washington Court House and Fayette County before moving to Grove City in 2014.

Edna had worked at J.C. Penney in Washington Court House over 30 years and retired as catalog supervisor when the store closed in1992.  For ten years after retirement, she enjoyed working as a volunteer at Eastside Elementary School with the students in her daughter’s classroom.

She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church for over sixty years where, for many Sundays, she enjoyed caring for and rocking the babies of the church during the church hour.  She also helped in the kitchen with the preparation of many luncheons.

Edna’s life centered around her faith and love for the Lord, and her love for family and friends.  She read her Bible and other devotionals daily.  She was an avid reader of inspirational books from her own collection and many for the library.  She was a wonderful cook and baker which always made family gatherings and holidays very special.  Even into her eighties, collecting and trying new recipes was her passion.  She will be remembered for her generous and loving nature.

On May 22, 1947, she married Donald Walter Walston.  He preceded her in death on September 13, 1989.  She was also preceded by a son, D. Bruce Walston on December 17, 2012, and a sister-in-law, Marian Baughn on December 3, 2015.

Edna is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and William Heinz of Grove City; a daughter-in-law, Anne Walston-Muir of Columbiana, OH; four grandchildren and their spouses, Stacie and Jim Thomas of Boardman, OH, Matthew and Diana Heinz of Walnut Creek, CA, Michael and Emily Walston of West Middlesex, PA, and Dr. Steven and Mamie Walston of Akron, OH; nine great grandchildren, Olivia and Jacob Thomas, Faith, Andrew and Ella Walston, Will, Lyla, and Jack Heinz and Cora Walston and nephews, Brian Baughn of Washington Court House and Stephen Baughn of Tokyo, Japan.

The funeral will be Monday, August 6, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church in Washington Court House with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the church, officiating.

Friends may call at the church Monday from 10 a.m. until time of the service.

The family will observe a private burial service in New Holland Cemetery Monday at 2:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, 301 East Market Street, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160 or to any hospice of choice.

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

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GARY WARD COCKERILL

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Gary Ward Cockerill, 80, of Leesburg, Ohio died Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at 9:50 p.m. at Court House Manor where he had been residing since April 2, 2018.

Gary was born January 9, 1938, in Fayette County, Ohio to Marion Jacob and Mary Jo Bireley Cockerill.  He was a graduate of Washington High School and was a life-long resident of this community where he was a retired farmer.

He was a member of Washington C.H. Lodge #129 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks; Fayette Aerie #423 of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and was a social member of Paul H. Hughey Post #25 of the American Legion.

Gary was preceded in death by a son, James Marion (J.M.) Cockerill on May 13, 2008, and his parents.

He is survived by a daughter, Garel Armintrout of Washington Court House; a son, Gary Cockerill, II of Sabina; five grandchildren, Justin (Ashley) Armintrout, Megan (Craig) Smith, Maura Cockerill, Mason (Allison) Cockerill and Madison Cockerill; five great grandchildren, Mariah, McKenna and Brock Cockerill and A. J. and Grace Armintrout; his wife, the former Mary Ann Bennington; a brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Myrna Cockerill of Washington Court House and three sisters, Marjorie Hutson of Cincinnati, Shirley Cupp Johnson of Washington Court House and Jo Ann (Jodi) Kirkpatrick of New Holland.

The funeral will be Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the Grace United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

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

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

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NED FRANKLIN SHAW

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Ned Franklin Shaw, 84, of New Holland, Ohio died Monday, July 23, 2018, at 7:45 a.m. at his residence.

Ned was born January 21, 1934, in New Holland to John and Marie Edna Willis Shaw, Jr.  He was a 1952 graduate of New Holland High School and was a lifelong resident of New Holland.

Before his retirement in 1996, he was a brick and stone mason.  He had also served as a field representative for the Southern Ohio District Council of the International Union of Brick Layers and Allied Craftsmen, of which he had been a member for 64 years.

He had been a member of the Church of Christ since 1952, and had served as Sunday school teacher and superintendent and deacon and elder.  He had been a member of the State Route 38 Church of Christ the past seven years.

Ned was a United States Army veteran and had served with the 166th Regimental Combat Team.  He was a member of Paul H. Hughey Post #25 of the American Legion and a 54-year New Holland Lodge F & AM #392.

He was preceded in death by a son, Daryl Franklin Shaw in 1957; his parents and four brothers, Joe, Jack, Bryce and Robert Shaw.

Ned is survived by his wife, the former Barbara Louise Longberry whom he married October 10, 1954; a son and daughter-in-law, Mark M. and Amy Shaw of Grove City and a grandson, Matthew Shaw and his wife, Raina, all of Grove City.  Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Friday, July 27, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with Bill Myers, minister at the State Route 38 Church of Christ, officiating.  Burial will follow in the New Holland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home in New Holland Thursday from 4-8 p.m. where a Masonic service, which is open to the public, will be held Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the State Route 38 Church of Christ, 1550 State Route 38-NE, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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ROBERT E. BLAKE

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Robert E. Blake, 87, of Washington Court House, Ohio peacefully passed away Friday, July 20, 2018, at 11:20 p.m. at his home and is alive now in heaven.

Bob was born March 16, 1931, in Chicago, IL to Asa Austin and Cressie Mae Cassill Blake.  He was a 1951 graduate of McArthur High School in Vinton County,  Ohio.

Before his retirement in 1993, he worked in the shipping department at Armco for 38 years.

Bob was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and had served on the administrative board and nominating committees and he had served as an usher for many years.    He was a longtime member of the Aldersgate Sunday school class and had served as its president.  After his retirement, he enjoyed volunteering for numerous projects at the church.

He was a United States Air Force Veteran of the Korean Conflict; received special training at Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, OK and served with the Strategic Air Command at McDill and Lockbourne Air Force Bases and flew TDY’s to England and Texas.  He was an Honor Flight participant on September 6, 2014.  He was a loyal Miami Trace High School and Ohio State University sports fan.  Bob especially appreciated the Fayette County Health Department staff whom he saw on a weekly visit.  He particularly enjoyed McDonald’s coffee time with his friends and Bob and Ann were devoted to their children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, George, Ray and Bill Blake and four sisters, Grace Blake, Ruth Rutter, Mary Ann Yates and Irene Calvin.

He is survived by his devoted and loving wife, the former E. Ann James whom he married May 17, 1952, in Tulsa, Oklahoma; a son, Robert Jeffery Blake and his wife, Jacqueline, of Worthington; a daughter, Julie Blake Mark and her husband, Alan, of Washington Court House; six grandchildren, Andrew Blake and his wife, Kim, Natalie Blake, Chad Mark and his wife, April, Joel Robert Mark and his wife, Olivia, Adam Mark and his wife, Lindsey, and Sara Mark Hammond and her husband, Mark.  Grandpa Bob adored his 11 great grandchildren, Kendall and Griffin Robert Blake, Drew, Ryan and Brett Robert Mark, Cecilia and Lyla Mark, Sydney and Caleb Mark and Troy and Ethan Hammond.  Bob is also survived by his wife’s sisters and their families and numerous nephews and nieces.

A memorial service will be Saturday, July 28, 2018, at 12 Noon at the Grace United Methodist Church with  the Rev. Joe Fox, pastor at the church, and the Rev. Wayne Clark, former church pastor, officiating.  A military flag service will immediately follow.  Private burial will be at a later date in the Bloomingburg Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of the service.  A time of food and fellowship, in the fellowship hall at the church, will immediately follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, Bob’s wishes were for memorial contributions to be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, 301 East Market Street or Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County, 222 North Oakland Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.  The family gives a special thank you and much admiration for the care given by Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County.

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

 

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ALICE VIRGINIA WILSON SCHWART

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A celebration of life service for Alice Virginia Wilson Schwart, age 97, of Bryan, Texas, will be held Saturday, July 28, 2018, at 10 a.m. in Good Hope Cemetery with her nephew, John Taylor, officiating.

She was born November 6, 1920, on a farm near Sunbury in Delaware County, Ohio to Verne and Mary Grace King Wilson.   She lived her younger life in Fayette County, Ohio.  Virginia married Lt. Robert B. Schwart on October 21, 1942, in Williams, Arizona.  From September 1953, to June 1959, the Schwart family lived in Columbus, OH.  While living in Columbus, Virginia was a homemaker and a nursery school teacher.  In 1959, Bob, Virginia and family moved to Urbana, Illinois.  Virginia remained in the Champaign- Urbana-Savoy area for nearly 50 years.  In Urbana, she continued as a homemaker and a nursery school teacher.  Later, she worked as a teacher’s aide for the English department at Urbana High School.  From summer 1968, through summer 1970, Bob and Virginia lived in Utter Pradesh, India.  In 2009, Virginia moved to Bryan, Texas.

In retirement, Bob and Virginia enjoyed ballroom dancing and travel.  They had visited most of the United States, several Canadian provinces, and over 15 countries. They participated in several ballroom dancing travel tours including a ballroom dancing river cruise down the Danube River.

Besides her family and cooking, Virginia enjoyed sewing and playing her electric organ.

After 64 years of marriage, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert B. Schwart.  She was also preceded by her parents; two daughters, Marilyn Ann Naviaux and Joanne Lynn Schwart; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Schwart; two brothers, Vernon and Laurin Wilson and a sister, Marilyn Mallow.

She is survived by a son, Robert (Bud) Schwart, Jr. of Bryan, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Sandra Lewellen, four grandchildren and their spouses, nine great grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and their spouses, and six-step great grandchildren.  She is also survived by eight nephews and nieces and their spouses, and numerous grand and great grand nephews and nieces.

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

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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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