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BEVERLY JAYNE OSBORNE

Beverly Jayne Osborne, 77, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Monday, February 17, 2020, at 11:25 p.m. at Court House Manor Nursing Home where she had been residing since January 10, 2020.

Bev was born July 25, 1942, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Raymond Kenneth and Esther Glendora Ellis Horney.  She was a 1960 graduate of Washington High School and was a lifelong resident of this community.

She was a graduate of the Carousel Beauty School and started her career in cosmetology at the beauty shop in the former Cherry Hotel in Washington Court House.  For over 50 years, she was owner and operator of the Colony Beauty Shoppe on Warren Avenue.

Bev was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church; the ladies auxiliary of Paul H. Hughey Post #25 of the American Legion and was a former member of Mother’s Circle.

On August 20, 1961, she married Roger Eugene Osborne.  He preceded her in death on April 29, 2008.  She was also preceded by her parents and a sister-in-law, Vicki Horney.

She is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Lynn Kingery; three grandsons, Ethan, Aidan and Noah Kingery and a brother, Stephen K. Horney, all of Washington Court House.  She is also survived by nieces and nephews, Stephanie and Jim Stroker of Washington Court House, Heather and Jonathan Moses of Louisville, KY and Stephen and Shelley Horney of Jamestown, OH; several grand nieces and nephews; cousins; former son-in-law, Randy Kingery of Washington Court House and special friends, Jessie and Cassidy Guinen of Washington Court House and Joel and Dani Guinen of Pittsburg, PA.

The funeral will be Friday, February 21, 2020, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Joel Guinen, student ministries pastor at the Cornerstone Ministries Church in Murrysville, PA, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Good Hope Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from10 a.m. until time of the service.

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

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DIANE FENTON RODGERS

Diane Fenton Rodgers, age 71, of Washington C.H., passed away on Monday, February 17, 2020, at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus.

Diane, who worked as a legal secretary before her retirement, was a beloved sister, sister-in-law, cousin and friend to many.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no services. Kirkpatrick Funeral Home is serving the family.

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REBECCA SUE SEIDEL

Rebecca Sue Seidel, 67, of Columbus, Ohio formerly of Washington Court House, died Sunday, February 2, 2020, at 10:45 a.m. at Court House Manor Assisted Living where she had been residing since January 22, 2020.

Sue was born February 14, 1952, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Herbert and Alma Jane Carman Mossbarger.  She was a 1970 graduate of Miami Trace High School and lived most of her life in Columbus.

After 48 years, she retired in December 2019, from Kenneth’s Hair Salon and Day Spa where she was a beautician.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her step-father, Cecil Cutlip;  a brother, Wesley Dean Mossbarger and two sisters, Nancy Moberly and Donna Moorman-Mikesell.

Sue is survived by a half-sister, Cristy Tarbutton and her husband, Tom, of Washington Court House; two step-sisters, Patricia Arrow of Rhode Island and Barbara Cutlip of Sedalia and several nieces and nephews.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation will take place.

A private celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

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

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LOVELL HOWARD WILLIAMS

Lovell Howard Williams, 84, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at 11:54 p.m. at his residence.

Lovell was born September 2, 1935, in Elton, West Virginia to Wilbur Erskin and Lockie Maude Harrah Williams.  He had formerly lived in Washington Court House but lived most of his life in West Virginia before returning to Washington Court House in 2014.

He was a retired coal miner.

Lovell had been a member and elder of the Church of Christ in Hinton, WV and currently was a member of the Fayette County Church of Church.  He was an avid hunter.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers and a sister.

Lovell is survived by his wife, the former Erma Elizabeth McGuire, whom he married August 14, 1954; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Cathy Williams and a daughter Gloria Darlene Weaver, all of Washington Court House; five grandchildren, Mindy (Jason) Conklin, Chasity (Shane) Looney, Bridget (Jeff) Humphrey, Ronald Williams, II and Amber Schweitzer; 11 great grandchildren, Chloe, Austin and Mallory Conklin, Katlyin and Marrissa Hughes, Jeffery Humphrey, III, Halaina Williams and Kyler, Kenedie, Madison and Jakob Schweitzer and several nieces and nephews.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation will take place.  A graveside service with burial of the cremains will take place in Hinton, WV.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County, 222 North Oakland Avenue or the Fayette County Church of Christ, 504 East Temple Street, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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

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CONSTANCE MAE (CONNIE) MERIWEATHER

Constance Mae (Connie) Meriweather, 91, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Sunday, January 19, 2020, at 7:55 p.m. at her home.  She had been in failing health.

Connie was born April 16, 1928, in Ecorse, MI to Charles Clayton and Constance Gayle Keller Pyle.  She was a graduate of Washington High School and lived most of her life in this community.

She formerly was business owner of Meriweather Motor Company.

Connie was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir, played in the bell choir and was a member of the Altar Guild.  She had been an active member of the Fayette Garden Club and served several terms as president.  She was a past state secretary of the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs.  Connie loved flowers, flower arranging, birds and being outdoors.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. (Bud) Meriweather, on January 14, 1976.  She was also preceded by her parents and a brother, Jack Eugene Pyle.

Connie is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John R. and Jennie Meriweather, a daughter, Susan G. Meriweather, all of Washington Court House; three grandchildren, Dr. Matthew (Dr. Pooja) Meriweather of Nashville, TN, Rob (Sara) Meriweather of Plain City and Amanda Meriweather of Washington Court House; three great grandchildren, Jaedan, Jackson and Austin Meriweather; two sisters, Dorothy (Dottie) Ervin and Shirley Stackhouse, both of Washington Court House and nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be held in the Washington Cemetery with the Revs. Joe and Tina Fox, ministers at the Grace United Methodist Church, and Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the church, officiating.  Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

There will be no calling hours.

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

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BARBARA JEAN GROOMS

Barbara Jean Grooms, 76, of Mowrystown, Ohio died Friday, January 17, 2020, at 4:42 p.m. at the Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley Inpatient Center at the Adams County Regional Medical Center.

Barbara was born May 5, 1943, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Willis and Anna Lee Ott Anthony.  She was a graduate of Washington High School and had lived most of her life in Washington Court House before moving to Mowrystown eight years ago.

Before her retirement, she had worked ten years at ABX in Wilmington and also had worked at Fisher’s Big Wheel in Washington Court House.

She attended the Grace United Methodist Church and loved being with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Garry Anthony.

She is survived by her husband, Franklin Woodrow Grooms, Sr., whom she married February 20, 1965; two children, Melissa Ashbaugh and her husband, Brian, of Mowrystown and Franklin W. Grooms, II, and his girlfriend, Janet Sexton, of Washington Court House; three grandchildren, Spencer Grooms and Brandon and Bradley Ashbaugh; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and Lynne Anthony and Larry and Eva Anthony and a sister, Carolyn Merritt, all of Washington Court House and several nieces and nephews.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation took place.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, January 23, 2020, at 11 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Danny Dodd’s, minister at the Greenfield Church of Christ, officiating.

Following the service, a reception will be held at the Eagles Lodge in Washington Court House.

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KATHRYN JOANN (KATHY) NICHOLS

Kathryn Joann (Kathy) Nichols, 45, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at 1:58 p.m. at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

Kathy was born November 20, 1974, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Arthur Richard and Mary Beth O’Flynn Nichols.  She was a 1993 graduate of Miami Trace High School and was a lifelong resident of this community.

She formerly had worked several years at Showa in Mount Sterling.

Kathy was a member of St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by twin sons; her mother in 2002, and her father in 2008.

Kathy is survived by two children, Timothy (Timmy) Chaney and Kaitlyn Beth (Katie Beth) Chaney and a granddaughter, Rylee Bolton, all of Washington Court House; three brothers, Richard Nichols, Michael Nichols and his wife, Hannah, and Arthur (Artie) Nichols, all of Washington Court House; a sister, Angela (Angie) Nichols and her husband, Jeff Shepherd, of Milford, OH and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral mass will be celebrated Monday, January 20, 2020, at 10 a.m. at the St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church by the Rev. Father Tim Lynch, parochial vicar at the church.  Burial will follow in the St. Colman Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Sunday from 3-5 p.m. where a Rosary service will be held Sunday at 5 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.

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MELVIN B. PIERCE

Melvin B. Pierce, 93, of Washington Court House, Ohio passed away Thursday, January 9, 2020, at 6:43 a.m. at Court House Manor where he had been a patient since September 13, 2018.

Mr. Pierce was born March 14, 1926, in Fayette County, Ohio to Reuben and Helen Scott Pierce.  He lived most of his life in Fayette and Madison Counties.

He was a self-employed plumbing and heating contractor.

Mr. Pierce was a member of the Church of Christ in Christian Union and was an Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict.

On November 10, 1984, he married the former Beatrice Hook.  She preceded in death on June 20, 2011.  He was also preceded by a brother, Glen Pierce in 1992, and a sister, Betty Blair in 2017.

He is survived by six children, Deborah Swearingen and her husband, Paul, of Washington Court House, Pete Pierce and his wife, Brenda, of Washington Court House, Mike Pierce and his wife, Doris, of Atlanta, Ohio, Janet and David Mason of Galliton, TN, Timothy Pierce and his wife, Teresa, of Leesburg, and Melvin Pierce, Jr.,  of Kentucky; 15 grandchildren; several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Hilda and Gerald Downs of Washington Court House, Ohio and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Monday, January 13, 2020 at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Joy Stanforth, associate pastor at the Heritage Memorial Church of Christ in Christian Union, officiating.  Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home two hours prior to the service on Monday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, P.O. Box 10086, Toledo, Ohio  43699-0086.

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MARY ELLEN SCHWART (Updated)

Mary Ellen (Asher) Schwart, 94, of New Holland, Ohio died Saturday, December 28, 2019, at 8:15 p.m. at Brookdale Pinnacle of Grove City where she had been residing since February 25, 2018.

Mary Ellen was born August 1, 1925, at the home of her maternal grandparents in Clarksburg, Ross County, Ohio to Don Frank and Ruth Jane Godden Asher.  Except for a brief period when she resided in Washington, D.C., Mary Ellen spent her entire life in the New Holland community where she was a well-respected member of the community. She was a 1943 graduate of New Holland High School where she was a noted vocalist and athlete.  She played on the New Holland High School girls’ basketball team and was a member of the only girls’ team that went on to an undefeated season.

She was a member of the New Holland United Methodist Church.

Following her graduation from high school, Mary Ellen began working at the then popular Craig’s Department Store in Washington Court House as a salesclerk.  In April 1946, she began working as a bookkeeper at the Dayton Power and Light Company in Washington Court House.  She continued working for Dayton Power and Light for 36 years, retiring from that company in 1982.  Later she worked part-time at the Jeffersonville Outlet Mall and served as clerk/fiscal officer of Perry Township in Pickaway County for a number of years.  Having impeccable taste and a flair for fashion, she did modeling work for various clothing stores in Washington Court House, including the Martha Washington Shop.

An animal lover all of her life, Mary Ellen had a fondness for horses and dogs especially.

On July 30, 1943, she was united in marriage to Byron R. Stinson.  To this union was born one son, Richard B. “Rick” Stinson.  On November 22, 1958, she married her second husband, Lincoln L. Schwart.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lincoln L. Schwart on May 1, 1980; her son, Richard B. Stinson on February 11, 2019; daughter-in-law, Cinda Kelly Stinson on May 26, 2008; two brothers, Richard B. “Dick” Asher on May 19, 2003, and Joe F. Asher on July 9, 2007, and her first cousin, Barbara J. Hyer on May 27, 2012.

Mary  Ellen is survived by a granddaughter, Ericka Gehres and her husband, Keith, a great granddaughter, Addison Gehres, all of West Lafayette, IN and a sister-in-law, Patricia Asher of Columbus.

The funeral will be Friday, January 10, 2020, at 11 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with the Rev. Brian Dunham, pastor at the New Holland United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in New Holland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home in New Holland Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to a non-profit charity of the donor’s choice in remembrance of Mary Ellen.

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BARBARA SUE RHOADS

Barbara Sue Rhoads, 73, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, December 24, 2019, at 10:40 a.m. shortly after arrival at Fayette County Memorial Hospital.

Barbara was born November 27, 1946, in Fayette County, Ohio.  She was a 1967 graduate of Washington High School and a lifelong resident of this community.

Before her retirement, she had been laundry supervisor at various local nursing homes.

On July 14, 1967, she married James Russell Rhoads.  He preceded her in death on October 13, 2003.  She was also preceded by two brothers, Elmer Junior Peters and Lawrence (Butch) Peters and three sisters, Donna Peters, Ruth Peters and Genevieve Smith.

Barbara is survived by a son, Timothy Rhoads; a daughter, Kimberly J. Rhoads; a granddaughter, Ashley Nicole Rhoads; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Karen Peters; two sisters, Louise Cruse and Joan Bills, all of Washington Court House and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral will be Friday, December 27, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.  Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.

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

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