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MAXINE F. ELBERFELD

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Maxine F. Elberfeld, 91, of Washington Court House, Ohio, died Monday, May 7, 2018, at 3:04 p.m. at Carriage Court in Washington Court House.

Maxine was born May 7, 1927, in Flat Rock, Michigan to Oscar and Ethel Webb Badgley.  She grew up in Greenfield, Ohio where she graduated from Edward Lee McClain High School.  She graduated from the Fayette County Memorial Hospital School of Practical Nursing in 1980.

She worked at the Dayton Power and Light Company and Carroll Halliday Ford before pursuing her lifelong dream of being a nurse.  After graduating from nursing school she worked at Fayette County Memorial Hospital for several years before retiring.

Maxine was a 50-year member of First Christian/Crossroads Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Carl R. Elberfeld in 2013; her parents and two sisters, Betty Denako and Margaret Bobb.

She is survived by her children, David Elberfeld and his wife, Marcia, and Karen Lowe and her husband, Gordon, all of Washington Court House; five grandchildren, Christy (Brian) Mycroft, Tim (Ellen) Elberfeld, Stacey (Eric) Lewis, Brian (Britny) Lowe, and Sarah Boehm; 13 great grandchildren; a twin sister, Geraldine Raike of Sabina and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Don and Betty Elberfeld of Springfield.

The funeral will be Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 12 p.m. (Noon) at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Todd Maurer, minister at the Crossroads Christian Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. Saturday until time of the service.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Crossroads Christian Church, 175 Halliday Drive, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

Maxine’s family extends special thanks to Carriage Court and Heartland Hospice.

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ALAN WILT

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Alan Wilt, 81, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Monday, April 30, 2018, at 1:15 p.m. at Court House Manor where he had been residing since 2012.

Alan was born November 11, 1936, in Fayette County, Ohio to Ward Lincoln and Grace Elizabeth Morgan Wilt.  He was a 1954 graduate of Wayne High School in Good Hope and was a lifelong resident of this community.

He was a retired farmer and was a co-founder of Patchwork Gardens.

Alan was member of the Grace United Methodist Church; had formerly served on the Fayette County Fair Board and had been a member of the Good Hope Lions Club and the Chester White Association.

On April 27, 1957, he married the former Barbara Sue Kneisley.  She preceded him in death on December 23, 2011.  He was also preceded by his parents and a sister, Jane Foster on February 29, 2016.

He is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Jon and Stacey Wilt, Wes and Michele Wilt and Jeff and Tracy Wilt, all of Washington Court House; seven grandchildren, Josh (Lisa) Wilt, Tyler (Courtney) Wilt, Beth Ann (Andrew) McLaughlin, Jenna (Adam) Allen, Kali (Miguel) Penwell, Tori Wilt and Brock Wilt; nine great grandchildren and two sisters, Maxine Warner and Gladys Shoemaker, both of Washington Court House.

The funeral will be Friday, May 4, 2018 at 11 a.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 Milledgeville-Plymouth Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4-7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson’s Foundation of Ohio, 2800 Corporate Exchange Drive, #265; Columbus, Ohio  43231.

 

STANLEY EVERETT MELVIN

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Stanley Everett Melvin, 88, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Sunday, April 29, 2018, at 10:48 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where he had been residing since April 13.

Stanley was born March 24, 1930, in Washington Court House to Harland and Violet Mae Warner Melvin.  He was a 1948 graduate of Washington High School and was a lifelong resident of this community.

For 35 years he co-owned and operated the Fayette Street Grocery with Vic Rhode.  Following his retirement, he worked several years at Sears Heating and Cooling at the Westland Mall in Columbus where he was consistently named top salesman.

He was a member of the South Side Church of Christ where he had been an elder and sang in the men’s choir.  He was a small aircraft pilot and enjoyed boating and water skiing.

On June 13, 1948, he married the former Dolores Ann Holland.  She preceded him in death on August 12, 2012.  He was also preceded by a granddaughter, Madison Melvin; a brother, Norman L. Melvin; a brother-in-law, Karl E. Kellenberger and a sister-in-law, Betty Holland Armbrust.

Stanley is survived by three children, Deborah M. Van Auker of Columbus, Diana Sue Correa of Tampa, FL and Robert Holland Melvin of Portland, OR; four grandchildren, Cameron (Lisa Smith) Correa, Miranda Melvin, Devon Melvin and Stone Melvin; seven great grandchildren; a sister, Barbara Kellenberger of Washington Court House; a sister-in-law, Mary Melvin of Sabina; a brother-in-law, Ronald Armbrust of Washington Court House and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service will be held Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. at the South Side Church of Christ with Barry Pettit, minister at the church, officiating.

A private burial will be held in Washington Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

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

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JUDITH ANN NIMS

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Judith Ann Nims, 77, of Raleigh, NC and Washington Court House, Ohio passed away Thursday, April 12, 2018, at 5:38 p.m. shortly after arrival at Fayette County Memorial Hospital.

She was born May 7, 1940, to James Crews Rash, Jr. and Ruth Marie Green Rash.  Judy grew up in Troy, Ohio, attended Western College for Women and later, married her high school sweetheart and settled in Columbus, Ohio.

She was first and foremost a mother and forever supporter and cheerleader of her three children and devoted her life to being there for them.  She was a cherished “Oma” to 12 grandchildren and lovingly excelled in knitting “night nights” and sweaters for all of them!  She spent hours sitting, reading, listening, laughing and tickling with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed her work and years spent in the libraries of the Upper Arlington school system.

Judy will be remembered for her smiling, warm and cheerful disposition. She knew no stranger and made friends everywhere she went.  She was an avid reader and loved attending the arts, watching her Ohio State Buckeyes, feeding all kinds of birds, going to the movies with her core group of friends, the “Golden Girls,” and had a special bond with her beloved yorkie-poo, Phoebe.

She was preceded in death by her ex-husband and good friend, Tom Nims and a granddaughter, Holland Nims.

Judy is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas James and Sandra Nims of Dunwoody, GA; two daughters and sons-in-law, Katherine Marie and Brett Joseph of Washington Court House, OH and Jennifer Ruth and Charles Winston, Jr. of Raleigh, NC; 11 grandchildren: Davis, Turner and McKenna Nims, Carson and Sydney Cramer, Kamryn, Zane and Madison Joseph and Ruth Anne, Charlie and Georgia Winston and a younger sister, Sally Lea O’Connell (and family) of Houston, TX.

A memorial service has been scheduled for Monday, May 7, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church in Raleigh, NC.

Memorial contributions may be given to the ASPCA at www.aspca.org/donate .

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SUSAN ELIZABETH WOOD

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Susan Elizabeth Wood, 69, of Washington Court House, Ohio, died Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 8:48 a.m. at Fayette County Memorial Hospital.  She had been in failing health.

Susan was born November 18, 1948, in Fayette County, Ohio to John Charles and Mildred Marie Palmer Weaver.  She was a 1966 graduate of Edward Lee McClain High School in Greenfield and lived most of her life in this community.

She formerly was a hostess at Bob Evans in Jeffersonville.

Susan was a member of the McNair Memorial Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, David, John and Robert Weaver and two sisters, Martha Walker and Patricia Weaver.

Susan is survived by her husband, Russell Neil Wood; four children, Mike Paul of Yellowbud, Shane Paul of Greenfield, Brian Paul of Indianapolis and Terra (Tony) Helterbridle of Chillicothe; 17 grandchildren; a brother-in-law, George Walker of Washington Court House and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral will be Friday, April 13, 2018, at 2 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 Washington Cemetery.

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

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WILLIAM ROBERT CROOKS

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Former Fayette County Sheriff William Robert Crooks, 76, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 4 a.m. at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center where he had been a patient since Tuesday.

Bill was born January 20, 1942, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Robert Forest and Virginia Mabel VanGundy Crooks. He was a 1960 graduate of Washington High School and was a lifelong resident of this community.

He began his law enforcement career in 1962, when he became a civilian radio dispatcher and jailer with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.  He was soon promoted to the patrol division and began working as a road deputy.  He was named sergeant by Sheriff Donald L. Thompson and first lieutenant by Sheriff Robert W. McArthur.  Upon the retirement of Sheriff McArthur, Lieutenant Crooks was appointed to fill the unexpired term.  He was elected sheriff in 1992 and served until 1996.  In 1997, he joined the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office and was currently a detective sergeant with the department.

He was a 1985 graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy, only one of four members from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department to graduate from the most prestigious law enforcement academy in the country.  He was a member of the Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association; Bloomingburg Lodge F & AM #449 and the 32nd Degree Masons, Valley of Columbus.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, William R. Crooks, Jr. in 1965, and a sister, Nancy Love in 2005.

He is survived by his wife, the former Judy Ann Miller whom he married March 8, 1965; three children, Brian and Angela Crooks, Lisa and Greg Pettit, Jason and Teresa Crowe, all of Washington Court House; six grandchildren, Logan and Austin Crooks, Abbi and Weston Pettit, Kalee and Ryan Crowe; a sister, Sally Barton of Washington Court House and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Friday, April 13, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Heritage Memorial Church of Christ In Christian Union with the Rev. Joe Duvall, former pastor at the church, officiating.  Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery.  A time of fellowship will be held at the Crowne Room following the graveside service.

Friends may call at the church Thursday from 3-8 p.m. where a Masonic service, which is open to the public, will be held at 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Auxiliary Department, 110 West Market Street, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160 to purchase equipment for the rescue truck,

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

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NANCY JEAN (ELLIOTT) FREDERICK

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Nancy Jean (Elliott) Frederick, 79, of Washington Court House, Ohio, died Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at 2:50 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where she had been a resident since January 5, 2016.

Mrs. Frederick was born December 14, 1938, in Pickaway County, Ohio to Jimmy and Marvine Puckett Elliott.  She lived most of her life in this community.

She formerly was an aide at the Orient State Institute and Carlton Manor and had worked in advertising at WCHO radio.

Mrs. Frederick was preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Crystal Frederick; a son, Marvin R. Frederick, Jr.; great grandchildren, Brenton Pagett and Jeslyn Ames;  brother, Jimmy Elliott; sister, Judy Brown; a step-son, Mike Ellars; daughter-in-law, Rachel Bott and sons-in-law, Leroy Picklesimer and Robbie Vorhees.

She is survived by her husband, Marvin Ray Frederick whom she married April 11, 1963; children, Leah (Will McFadden) McDaniel, Jerry Bott, Lisa (Anthony Ervin) Vorhees, Brenda (Doug Phillips) White, Melissa (Herman) Miller, Raye (Philly Koch) Frederick, Jimmy (Becky) Frederick, 16 grandchildren; 45 great grandchildren; numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank St. Catherine’s Manor and Heartland Hospice for the wonderful care they have given our mother during the last two years and three months.

A graveside service will be held Friday, April 6, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the Highlawn Cemetery with Esto Haithcock, Jr. officiating.  Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

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

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NAOMI RUTH MILLER

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Naomi Ruth Miller, 63, of Washington Court House, died Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at 6:13 a.m. shortly after admission to Fayette County Memorial Hospital.

She was born June 26, 1954, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Charles and Garnet Roberts Cottrell and lived her entire life in this community where she was formerly a nurse’s aide.

Mrs. Miller was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Miller on August 5, 2003, and a special sister-in-law, Christine Garinger.

She is survived by two daughters, Garnet Miller Tripp of Washington Court House and Peggy Chaffin of Portsmouth, Ohio; a stepson, Ralph Miller, Jr.; eight grandchildren, whom she loved dearly, Preston, Breanna, Catherine, Sierra and Shyanne Chaffin, Amber Morris and her husband, Scott, Brandon Miller and Jayde Miller; two brothers, Gary (Denise) Cottrell of Florida and Douglas Cottrell of Washington Court House; two sisters, Pamela Bunch of Washington Court House and Debra (Bill Simmons) Cottrell of Hillsboro and several nieces and nephews including a special niece, Ashley Woolums.

The funeral will be Thursday, April 5, 2018, at 7 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.  Cremation will follow the service and burial of the cremains will be at a later date in Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 5-7 p.m.

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LAURA ROWE VOORHIS

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Laura Rowe Voorhis, 56, of Washington Court House, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at the Cleveland Clinic after a short battle with cancer.

She was born June 22, 1961, in Youngstown, Ohio, to William and Jeanette Turner Rowe.

Laura was a 1979 graduate of Boardman High School.  Pursuing a career as a science educator, she attended Minot State University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Education with honors in 1987.  In 1997, she proceeded to gain a Master of Science in Education with honors from Miami University.

She began her professional career teaching biology at Boardman High School in 1987. From 1988 to 1992, she taught physical and earth science for the Wichita Public School System. For the past 25 years was a biology and chemistry teacher for Washington City Schools in Washington Court House, covering a wide range of subjects including      biology, zoology, forensic science, consumer chemistry and environmental science.

Laura was an active member of her community in the arts and sciences. She was a devoted music lover, a fan of Martin guitars, and a booster of live music and community arts.  With a passion for promoting girls’ interest in science, she served on the scholarship committee of the Washington Court House Chapter of the American Association of University Women.

She was preceded in death by her father, William Rowe, in 1987.

Laura is survived by her husband, Mark Voorhis; her mother, Jeanette Rowe and a sister, Stephanie Rowe.

A private service was held on Monday, April 2, 2018, at the Davis-Becker Funeral Home in Boardman, Ohio for her immediate family and friends.

A celebration of life service, followed by a visitation and time of fellowship, will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Liberty Hall at Washington High School with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the  Grace United Methodist Church, officiating.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, or other expressions of condolence, friends consider contributing to the AAUW Laura Voorhis Memorial Scholarship in her honor. Gifts may be directed to AAUW, c/o Rose Merkowitz, 1383 Courtney Drive, Washington Court House, OH 43160.

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

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RUTH W. COE

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Ruth W. Coe, 97, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Sunday, March 18, 2018, at 10 p.m. at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Vicki Coe.

Mrs. Coe was born April 23, 1920, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Samuel and Elma Ruth Wolf.  She lived most of her life in this community.

She was a receptionist for Phillip E. Binzel, M.D., for 35 years.  Previously to that, she had worked 15 years at Downtown Drug.

Mrs. Coe was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church and had formerly served as a volunteer with the Fayette County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

Mrs. Coe was preceded in death by her husband, Frank M. Coe, on March 26, 1997, and by two sisters, Virginia Leasure and Elva Clay.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Vicki Coe of Washington Court House; a daughter and son-in-law, Dixie Lee and James Daugherty of South Solon; eight grandchildren and several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

The funeral will be Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Joe Current, pastor at the First Baptist Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Jeffersonville.

Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 6-8 p.m.

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