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RAYMOND EDWARD SWORD

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Raymond Edward Sword, 67, of London, Ohio died Friday, January 27, 2017, at 7:55 a.m. at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus where he had been a patient since January 23.

Raymond was born September 9, 1949, at New Martinsburg in Fayette County, Ohio to Raymond Alfred and Florence Marie Cox Sword.  He lived most of his life in the Springfield and London communities.

He had formerly worked for Fayette County in road maintenance and also had been a concrete worker.

Ray was preceded in four sisters, Doris Bobst, Mary Knisley, Betty Huff and Florence Overly.

He is survived by a son, Raymond; a daughter, Diana and a granddaughter.  He is also survived by a brother, Gerald Ray (Betty) Sword of Samantha; nine sisters, Joan (Bill) Howland of Greenfield, Geraldine Day and Linda (William) Beers, of Springfield, Shirley Metzger of Minnesota, Lois Keck and Edith (Richard) Bagus of Columbus, Gloria (Thomas) Henderson and Carolyn (Michael) Long of Washington Court House and Florence Miller of Hillsboro and numerous nieces and nephews.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation took place.  A graveside service will be held at a later date in Bloomingburg Cemetery.

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

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BEULAH D. “BOOTS” WEETER

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The children of Beulah D. (Boots) Weeter, 81, of Washington Court House, Ohio are deeply saddened to announce the passing of their mother and best friend on Saturday, January 28, 2017, at 2:42 a.m. while receiving care at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus where she had been a patient since January 24.

She was born October 4, 1935, in Fayette County, Ohio to Bud and Minnie Margaret Little Wilson and was a lifelong resident of this community.

Boots and her husband owned and operated Gary’s Carpet Service until his death in 1995.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Lee Weeter on July 26, 1995; by her parents; a brother, Richard (Dick) Wilson and two sisters, Martha Noel and Imogene Gookenbarger.

Boots is survived by four devoted children, Peggy J. Moore and her significant other, Timothy VanHorn, of New Holland, Nancy L. Cornell and her significant other, Carl Mullen, of Sabina, Mitchell L. Weeter and his wife, Pam, of Lancaster and Nadara A. Price and her husband, Herb, of Bloomingburg.  She was loved by her grandchildren, Gary Todd (Melissa) Cornell, Jacob D. (Emily) Moore and Brody A. Price.  Her life was further enriched by two great grandchildren, K’Lynn and Hayden Cornell, to whom she was known as “Grammie.”  Also surviving are two sisters, Janet Thompson, and her husband, Jack, of Dayton and Helen E. Knapke of San Antonia, TX special family members, Shirley Weeter, Becky and Dave Patterson, Elizabeth “Libby” Dunn, Melody and Greg Fessler and several nieces and nephews who made her family complete.

Those touched by Boot’s zest for life and selfless acts of kindness will gravely miss her visual presence on earth, but take comfort she is with her Lord and Savior who is granting her everlasting life.

The funeral will be Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Joe Duvall officiating.  Burial will follow in the Highlawn Cemetery.

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

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M. HAZEL STUCKERT

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  1. Hazel Stuckert, 91, of Grove City, Ohio died Friday, January 27, 2017 at 10:07 a.m. at Caring Touch in Lockbourne, Ohio.

Mrs. Stuckert was born February 4, 1925, in Toney Alabama to Samuel and Cleo Sanders Williams.

She was a cafeteria supervisor for the Westfall School District for seventeen years.

Mrs. Stuckert was a past member of the O.S.U. Mother’s Club; the Child Conservation League of Washington Court House and was a founder of a Child Conservation League chapter in Grove City.  She enjoyed gardening, sewing, playing cards, playing the piano, singing, fishing and taking care of grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Loren Charles Stuckert on July 24, 2008; sisters, Nadine Tucker and Josephine Carroll; infant twin sisters, Meryl and Jeryl Williams and an infant brother, Samuel Williams, Jr.

Mrs. Stuckert is survived by three sons, Steven A. Stuckert of London, Dennis L. Stuckert of Orient and Von Eric Stuckert of Bloomington, IL; four grandsons, Brian, Aaron, Kyler and Jacob Stuckert; a great grandson, Phoenyx; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Vernon and Mary Williams of Maryland and Clifton and Louise Williams of Massachusetts and her special caregiver, Dee Krysty from Caring Touch.

A memorial service will be held Monday, January 30, 2017, at 4 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Stewart C. Gardner, reader at the First Church of Christ Scientist, officiating.  Burial of the cremains will be at a later date in the Springfield Friends Church Cemetery at Sligo in Clinton County, Ohio.

There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, 1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio  43215.

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KATHI LOU ARNOTT PETERS

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Kathi Lou Arnott Peters, 63, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Thursday, January 26, 2017, at  7:55 p.m. at Mount Carmel West in Columbus.

Kathi was born July 27, 1953, in Washington Court House to Richard Dean and Mary Lou Follis Arnott. She was a 1971 graduate of Washington Senior High School and attended Ohio University.

She retired as a caseworker from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

Kathi had been a member of the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church since 1957, where she served as a Sunday school teacher, choir member, vestrywoman and for 10 years, director of the S.O.C.K.S. program.  She is a former member of the Washington Lioness Club, Mothers Circle and Phi Beta Psi.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Sean Patrick Flynn on April 4, 1983, and by her parents.

Kathi is survived by her husband of 23 years, Paul E. Peters, of Washington Court House; a son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Kris Flynn of Sabina;  grandson, Taylor Flynn; two step sons and step daughters-in-law, Sean and Michele Peters of Washington Court House and Chad and Sherri Peters of Six Mile, SC; five step grandchildren, Alex, Tyler, Hayden, Kennedy and Jenna;  a brother, Kirk Arnott and his wife, Karen Kirk, of Upper Arlington; her mother-in-law, Verda Mae Peters and brothers-in-law, Bruce (Marinona) Peters and Karl Peters, all of Highland County and many cherished friends.

A memorial service will be held Monday, January 30, 2017, at 1 p.m. at the St. Andrews’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Father David Getreu, minister at St. Philips Episcopal Church in Circleville, officiating.  A private burial will be held  at a later date in the Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.  A luncheon, in the fellowship hall at the church, will immediately follow the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 733 State Route 41-SW, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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

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RONALD LEE (RON) McCOY

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Ronald Lee (Ron) McCoy, 78, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at his home.  His death was sudden and unexpected.RONALD L. McCOY

Ron was born July 11, 1938, in Fayette County, Ohio to James Carl and Dorothy Lois Yeager McCoy.  He was a 1956 graduate of Bloomingburg High School and was a lifelong farmer in this community.

He had served as a Marion Township Trustee and had been a member of the Bloomingburg Lions Club.  He was a member of the Fayette County Cattle Feeders Association and had served in the Ohio National Guard.

Ron was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Carl McCoy on September 26, 1995, and his parents.

He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Steve Bailey and Gina and Trent Shaw, all of Washington Court House; six grandchildren, Brad, Casey and Derek Shaw, Kelly Kohli and her husband, Jed, Christopher McCoy and Carlee Packard and her husband, Kelly; three great grandchildren, Gunner, Harrison and Nash Kohli; the mother of his children, Nancy B. Cox of Washington Court House; a sister and brother-in-law, Onda and Steve Fullen of Williamsport; a nephew, Jeff Fullen and his wife, Marla; a niece, Tami Johnson and her husband, Andy; several great nieces and nephews and special friends, Margaret Price, Cody Kirkpatrick and Chris Cottrill.

The funeral will be Saturday, January 28, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington C.H.  Burial will follow in Bloomingburg Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Fayette County, Inc., 222 North Oakland Avenue or the Grace Community Church, 525 Glenn Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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KERRY LEE (TERMITE) BELL

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Kerry Lee (Termite) Bell, 81, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Thursday, January 19, 2017, at 7:45 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where he had been residing since December 23, 2016.

Termite was born May 26, 1935, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Roy Glendon and Wanda Mae Spencer Bell and lived most of his life in this community.

Before his retirement, he owned and operated Bell’s Shell Service Station for over 50 years.

He was a veteran of the United States Army and served as grand marshal of the 2016 Fayette County Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade.

Termite was preceded in death by his wife, the former Janet Marie Jarnigan, on April 16, 2007; by three brothers, Joe, Billy and Danny Bell; a sister, Roianne Dawes; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Bert and Sam Anders and a sister-in-law, Irene Smith.

He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Crystal and Mike Mickle and Jennifer and Tommy West; all of Washington Court House; two grandsons, Kerry Mickle and his wife, Beth, and Sam Mickle; a step grandson, George Spellman; a brother, Dale Bell of Washington Court House; two sisters, Judy Smith of Greenfield and Beverly Hamilton of Washington Court House and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held at the funeral home Monday from 3-7  p.m.

The funeral  was held Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the Grace United Methodist Church, officiating.  Paul Wickensimer offered a memorial tribute.

Pallbearers for the burial in Washington Cemetery were Butch Witherspoon, David Brown, Brandon Self, Alan Anschutz, Johnny Peters and D.J. Jenkins.  Honorary pallbearers were Kerry and Sam Mickle, Tony and Bret Hamilton and Paul Wickensimer.

Complete military honors were bestowed by the Honor Guard of Fayette County. The flag of the United States Army veteran was folded by Charles “Buck” Harris and Eddie Fisher and was presented to Termite’s daughter, Crystal Mickle.  Members of the honor guard were Chuck Snyder, James Thayer, Cecil Ratliff, Tom Slager, Cliff Puckett, Glenn Rankin and Mike Curl with Bill Foody serving as commander.  Stephen Zastrow sounded Taps.

.Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Fayette County, Inc., 222 North Oakland Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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HARFORD H. (DICK) HANKINS, JR.

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Harford Harrison (Dick) Hankins, Jr., 89, of Winter Park, FL and Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at 2:35 a.m. at the Winter Park Care and Rehabilitation Center where he had been a patient since January 6.

Dick was born March 1, 1927, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Harford H. and Dorothy Dick Hankins.  He received a degree in business administration from The Ohio State University and lived most of his life in Ohio and Florida.

Before his retirement in 1990, he was an executive in the food service industry and engaged extensively in stock and real estate investment.

He served on a submarine chaser in the United States Coast Guard during World War II.

Dick was a member of the Fayette Bible Church; Paul H. Hugey Post #25 of the American Legion and had been a member of the morning Koffee Klatch group at the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, the former Donna Jean Holmes, whom he married November 27, 1948; three children, Dr. Stephen J. Hankins and his wife, Sandra, of Greenville, SC; Cheryl A. Mason and her husband, Gordon, of Orlando, FL and Lisa J. Donohue and her husband, Thomas, of Longwood, FL; ten grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

The funeral will be Monday, January 23, 2017, at 1 p.m. at the Fayette Bible Church with the Rev. Tony Garren, pastor at the church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette Bible Church, 1315 Old U.S. Route 35-NW, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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

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MARGARET LUCILLE (BARFIELD) COOPER

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Margaret Lucille (Barfield) Cooper, 95, of Grove City, Ohio, formerly of Washington Court House, died peacefully Friday, January 13, 2017, at Doctor’s Hospital West in Columbus.

Margaret was born November 25, 1921, in Rock Ridge, North Carolina to Abner Clifton and Nancy Craft Barfield.

She was a registered nurse and served in the U. S. Army Nurse Corps during World War II.  She later worked as a nurse at several hospitals in southern Ohio, the longest at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

Margaret was a devoted wife and mother and an active volunteer after she retired from nursing.  She received a service award for more than 8,000 volunteer hours with the Fayette County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary in Washington Court House.  She was also an active member and volunteer in the women’s circles at Christ United Methodist Church in Marietta and Grace United Methodist Church in Washington Court House where she also taught Sunday school.   She had been a member of the Fayette County Commission on Aging.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 70 years, James L. Cooper, on April 3, 2016, and by six siblings, Clifton Charles, Jimmie, Dennis, Abner Clifton Barfield, Jr., Hattie Mae Summerlin and Mildred Stott.

Margaret is survived by four sons, Larry Cooper of Littleton, CO; Phil (Susan) Cooper of Marietta; Mark (Karen) Cooper of Grove City and Gary (Faith) Cooper of Decatur, Tenn. as well as ten grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.  She is also survived by sister, Geneva Rose of Wilson, NC.

The funeral will be Saturday, January 21, 2017, at 12 Noon at the Grace United Methodist Church, 301 East Market Street, Washington Court House, with the Rev. Mick Whistler, pastor at the church, and Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the United Service Organization at www.uso.org.

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

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PATTY ANN SEAY

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Patty Ann Seay, 56, of Washington Court House, Ohio  died Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at 11:10 a.m. at Mount Carmel West in Columbus where she had been a patient ten days.Patty Seay

Patty was born May 1, 1960, in Washington Court House, Ohio to (Clifford) Edward and (Wanda) Ann Martindale Seay and was a lifelong resident of this community.

She was employed by Fayette Progressive Industries.

Patty loved country music, cheeseburgers and French fries.

She was preceded in death by her father on August 14, 1980; by her grandparents, Clyde and Ottie Martindale and a nephew, Christopher Wysong.

Patty is survived by her mother, Ann Seay of Washington Court House; a brother, Edward Seay and his wife, Teresa, of Chillicothe; three sisters, Kathy Hampton of Concord, NC, Barbara Larson and her husband, Jeff, of Gothenburg, NE, and Ethel Wood of Washington Court House and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held Saturday, January 14, 2017, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Jeff Harlan, pastor at the Crossbridge Church in Grove City, officiating.  Burial will follow in the New Holland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 12 Noon Saturday until time of the service.

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CHRISTINA A. BOYLAN (Updated)

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Christina A. Boylan, 83, of Washington Court House, Ohio passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at 7:15 a.m. in the Gerstenberg Care Center at the Hospice of Palm Beach County, Florida.

Mrs. Boylan was born November 10, 1933, in Fayette County, Ohio to Jess and Lana Henne  Turnipseed.  She was a graduate of New Holland High School and had lived most of her life in this community.

She had formerly worked as a secretary and had been a jewelry store manager.

Mrs. Boylan was a member of the St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church; Women of St. Colman and the Fayette Garden Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis William Boylan on June 26, 2016; by two sons, Casey Coleman Boylan on October 31, 2016, and Sean Patrick Boylan in 2009, and two sisters, Dorothy Hopkins and Freda Shaw.

Mrs. Boylan is survived three children, William (Bill) “Shanty” Boylan of Middletown, Connecticut, Kathleen Marie Boylan Simone and her husband, Jim, of West Palm Beach, Florida and Sharon Bridgit Boylan of Washington Court House; five grandchildren, Miranda Eggleton, Jennfier Boylan, Mark Espinosa, Christopher Wiegel and Amber Stevens; five great grandchildren, Brandon, Kylie, Katie, Isabel and Kiera; two sisters, Paula Mills of Crawfordville, FL and Jessie Roeder of Monroeville, OH and a brother-in-law, John Boylan of Washington Court House.

The funeral mass for Christina and her son, Casey, will be celebrated Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the St. Coleman of Cloyne Catholic Church, by the Rev. Father Michael Hartge, parochial vicar at the church.  Burial will follow in the St. Coleman Catholic Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. where a Rosary service will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Fayette County, Inc., 222 North Oakland Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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