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PATTY ANN LUCAS

Patty Ann Lucas, 82, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Saturday, August 1, 2020, at 3:31 a.m. at her home.

Patty was born March 12, 1938, in Dayton, Ohio to Ora and (Donna) Emaline Happenny Anderson.  She was a 1956 graduate of Washington High School and lived most of her life in this community.

She was a beautician and formerly had been a cosmetician at Downtown Drug.

Patty was preceded in death by an infant sister, Elizabeth Anderson and a brother, Gene Mills.

She is survived by her husband, James Wynne “Jim” Lucas, whom she married September 15, 1962; a sister, Nancy Jane Heston; a niece, Melissa Heston Wright and her husband, Ron; great niece and great nephews, Sarah Jane Wright, Mark Wright and his wife, Katrina, and John Wright, all of Cincinnati; nieces and nephews and several cousins, including Joyce Price of Nisswa, MN who was her caregiver.

The funeral will be Monday, August 3, 2020, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Mike Henry, pastor at the Sugar Creek Baptist Church, and Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the Grace United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in Good Hope Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County, 222 North Oakland Avenue or the Sugar Creek Baptist Church, P.O. Box 753, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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CHARLES E. (CHUCK) DINKLER

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Charles E. Dinkler, 82, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at 8:36 a.m. shortly after arrival at the Adena Greenfield Area Medical Center.

Chuck born January 30, 1938, in Fayette County, Ohio to Virgil Lee and Mary Elizabeth Brown Dinkler.  He was a 1956 graduate of New Holland High School and attended Wilmington College.

He was a tool engineer and had formerly owned and operated Dinkler’s Plastics in New Holland and Jeffersonville.  Before his retirement, he had been a casino dealer at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for over 20 years.

Chuck was a member of New Holland Lodge F. & A.M. #392; a 32nd Degree Mason, Valley of Columbus; Aladdin Temple Shrine in Columbus and Circleville Lodge #77 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks.  He had served in the Ohio Air National Guard.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Douglas Todd Dinkler on April 1, 1994.

Chuck is survived by a son, Charles E. Dinkler, II, and his wife, Lynnette, of Oakwood, Ohio; a daughter, Sallie Ann Dinkler and her husband, John Rogan, of Phoenix, AZ; three grandchildren, Connor, Carmen and Carsen Dinkler and special friends, Chuck and Becky Holloway.

The funeral will be Sunday, August 2, 2020, at 4 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral  Home in New Holland with the Rev. Todd Wallace, pastor at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, officiating.  A Masonic service will immediately precede the funeral service.  A graveside service will be held Monday, August 3, 2020, at 11 a.m. at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Frankfort.

Friends may call at the funeral home in New Holland Sunday from 2 p.m. until time of the service.

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ANITA FAYE HELSEL

Anita Faye Helsel, 80, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at 9:24 a.m. at Carriage Court Assisted Living in Washington Court House where she had been residing since August, 2018.

Faye born April 9, 1940, at Clarksburg in Ross County, Ohio to Neil and Dora Richards Payne.  She was a 1958 graduate of Clarksburg High School and lived most of her life in New Holland where she had served as mayor of New Holland and also on the village council.

She had formerly worked at USS Chemical in Circleville and had been office service manager at Mac Tool in Washington Court House.

Faye was a member of the New Holland United Methodist Church and was a volunteer with My Sister’s House in Washington Court House.  Faye was an advocate for battered women and the elderly.  She particularly enjoyed crafting.

On May 29, 1959, she married Walter Lee Helsel.  He preceded her in death on March 2, 2008.  She was also preceded by a son, Doug E. Helsel in 2010, and four siblings, Marlene Skinner, Beverly Tootle, Lynn Hott and Sherwin Payne.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Ron Banks of North Jackson, Ohio; six grandchildren, Kristin (Kelly Shaw) Gebhart, Korbin (Erin Beck) Gebhart, Kara Gebhart, Kyle Gebhart, Karlee (Tommy Barnett) Banks and Kassidy Banks; a great granddaughter, Avery Root; a brother and sister-in-law, Ned and Lorette Payne of Lompoc, CA and several nephews and nieces, including her niece, Jaime, who was very important in Faye’s life.

At her request, cremation has taken place.

Arrangements for a graveside service to be held in the New Holland Cemetery are being completed and will be announced by the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland.

Memorial contributions may be made to a hospice of the donor’s choice.

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ELZBIETA STRAATHOF

Elzbieta Straathof, 58, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Thursday, July 23, 2020, at 2:20 a.m. at her home.

Elzbieta was born December 28, 1961, in Radzyn Chelminshi, Poland to Edward Janusz and Daniela Maria Siemianowska Ferszka.  She moved to the New Holland community in 2005, from the Netherlands and then to the Washington Court House community in

She was a member of St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church; a member and former director of the New Holland Lions Club and was a volunteer with the Life Pregnancy Center.  She held a Bachelor of Science degree in agronomics and enjoyed assisting her husband on the farm and working with the pigs.

She was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Erik Ferszka.

Elzbieta is survived by her husband, Nicolaas M. Straathof, whom she married February 9, 1991; four children, Christiaan Straathof of Washington Court House, Daniella Straathof of the Columbus area and Judith and Nicole Straathof, both of Washington Court House; her mother, Daniela Ferszka and three brothers, Henryk Ferska and his wife, Elzbieta, Janusz Ferszka and Leszek Ferszka and his wife, Magda, all of Poland.

The funeral mass will be celebrated Monday, July 27, 2020, at 11 a.m. at the St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church by the Rev. Father Cyrus Haddad, pastor 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 2-4 p.m. where a Lions Club service will be held Sunday at 4 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association, 1300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22209 or at www.als.org.

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KAIDEN LEE CORCORAN

Kaiden Lee Corcoran, six-week old son of Amanda Sue Farler and Darryl Lee Corcoran, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Friday, July 10, 2020, at 7:18 p.m. at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus where he had been a patient since shortly following birth.

Kaiden was born May 28, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, is a sister, Riley Faye Corcoran; grandparents, Tina and Ed Farler of Hillsboro and Lois Corcoran and Paul Regudon of Bremen, Ohio.  Also surviving are several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A family gathering will be held at a later date.

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

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SHAWNA JO NICOLE VASSAR

Shawna Jo Nicole Vassar, 21, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at 9:23 p.m. as the result of an automobile accident in Bloomingburg.

Shawna was born May 6, 1999, in Hillsboro, Ohio to Shawn Patrick and Marnita Darlene Trent Vassar.  She was a graduate of Miami Trace High School and a lifelong resident of this community

She was a stocker at Phantom Fireworks near Bloomingburg.

Shawna was preceded in death by her mother on October 4, 2011, and her maternal grandparents, Arnold and Joann Cain Trent.

She is survived by her father, Shawn Patrick Vassar, a sister, Ashley Telles of Pancoastburg; niece and nephew, Aubrey-Ana and Aiden; her paternal grandparents, Larry Vassar of Portsmouth and Patricia Bihl of Wheelersburg, Ohio; aunts and uncles, Larry Vassar, Jr. of Washington Court House, Robert (Annette) Vassar of Columbus, Steve (Lori) Vassar and Scott (Tricia) Vassar, all of Wheelersburg and several cousins.

There will be no funeral service.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Friday, July 10, 2020, from 4-8 p.m.

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JAMES LEE LAYNE

James Lee Layne, 86, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Sunday, July 5, 2020, at 6:53 a.m. at his residence.

He was born June 20, 1934, in Columbus, Ohio to James Theodore and Thelma Mae Korbel Layne.  He moved to Washington Court House in 1996, from London, Ohio.

Before his retirement, he was a construction contract manager.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict.

James was preceded in death by two children, James Stephen Layne in 2005, and Teresa Layne in 2011.

He is survived by his wife, the former Jeri Lynn Maust whom he married November 13, 1988; four children, Elizabeth (Corey Taylor) Layne of Washington Court House, Lydia (James) Horning of Bloomingburg, Janice (Michael) Christy of Delaware, OH and Mark (Dawn) Layne of Columbus; six grandchildren, Nicholas and Sarah Layne, Maegan and Amber Shaw, Penelope Taylor and Gabrielle Layne; four great grandchildren, Justin, Christian, Everleigh and Aidan; five siblings, Jerry Layne, Rita Mills, Casey (Kristi) Bazewick, Carol (Michael) Barber and Carrie Hoy and several nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service, with complete military honors, will be held in the Washington Cemetery.

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

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MARY CATHARINE TILLIS

Mary Catharine Tillis, 94, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at 1:15 a.m. at Court House Manor Nursing Home where she had been residing since August 13, 2019.

Mrs. Tillis was born May 13, 1926, in Fayette County, Ohio to Daniel Webster and Stella Frances Reed Kingery.  She was a graduate of Wayne High School in Good Hope and was a lifelong resident of this community.

She liked to travel, fish and go to auctions.

On June 14, 1947, she married Robert Franklin Tillis.  He preceded her in death on November 24, 2007.   She was also preceded by a son-in-law, Clifford Grove; three brothers, Kenneth, Oscar and Pearl Kingery and six sisters, Ethel “Peggy” Johnson, Florence Kirk, Virginia Howard, Gladys Mills, Mildred Keller and Betty Kingery and a sister-in-law, Doris Bentley.

She is survived by a daughter, Frances E. Grove of Good Hope; a step-son, Mark Grove and his wife, Laura, of Washington Court House; three step grandchildren; several step great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Thursday, July 2, 2020, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Jack Thompson officiating.  Burial will follow in the Highlawn Cemetery.

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

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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MARJORIE ANN RUTHERFORD YOUNKER

Marjorie Ann Rutherford Younker, 68, of Chillicothe, Ohio died Sunday, June 28, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. at Signature HealthCARE of Chillicothe where she had been residing since September 25, 2019.

Marjorie was born January 29, 1952, in Greenfield, Ohio to Lawrence Asa and Lema Maude Carpenter Elkins.  She was a 1972 graduate of Miami Trace High School and lived most of her life in Pickaway, Fayette and Highland Counties.

Before her retirement, she had been an aide at the Columbus Developmental Center for 20 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Younker in 2015.  Her first husband, Roger Leon Rutherford, preceded her in death in 1991.  She was also preceded by three brothers, Lawrence, Jack and Ralph Elkins and a sister, Pauline Freeman.

Marjorie is survived by two sons, Michael Rutherford of Grove City and Roger A. Rutherford and his wife, Cassie, of Kingston; three grandchildren, Victoria, Mackayla and Caitlin Rutherford and a brother, Robert Elkins of Hillsboro.

Cremation will take place.

A graveside service will be held at a later date in the New Holland Cemetery.

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

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(HAROLD) ALVIN DORN

(Harold) Alvin Dorn, 83, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Thursday, June 25, 2020, at 9 p.m. at The Opal of North Naples Memory Care Facility where he had been residing since January 31.

Alvin was born August 20, 1936, at Midway in Madison County, Ohio.  He was a 1954 graduate of Midway High School and attended The Ohio State University.  He moved to Washington Court House from Madison County in 1961.  He had spent winters in Naples, FL since 1995.

Before his retirement, he was a lineman for the Dayton Power and Light Company.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church; a 60-year member of the Masonic Lodge and a past master of the former Lenore Lodge in Sedalia.  He was currently a member of Jeffersonville Lodge F & AM #468; 32nd Degree Masons, Valley of Columbus; Aladdin Temple Shrine; Washington Shrine Club and Washington Court House Lodge #129 of the Fraternal Order of Elks.  He was a United States Navy veteran and served at Guantanamo Bay.  Alvin enjoyed family vacations, playing golf and OSU football and basketball.

On February 26, 1961, he married the former Wilma Jo Brown.  She preceded him in death on December 2, 2019.  He was also preceded by his parents, a sister, Claudine Williams on November 4, 2015, and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Linda and Larry Stephenson.

Alvin is survived by a daughter, Jill Wight of Naples, FL; a brother-in-law, Harold Burt Williams; his beloved granddog, Margeaux and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements for a memorial service are being completed and will be announced later by the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Ohio, 1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio  43215 or online at alz.org.

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