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LINDA KAY KESSLER

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Linda Kay Kessler, 78, of Oak Hill, Ohio passed away Monday, August 19, 2019, at 5:48 a.m. at her residence.

Linda was born February 21, 1941, in Springfield, Ohio to Paul Franklin and Doris Bell McAdam Maddux.  She was a 1959 graduate of Shawnee High School and lived most of her life in Springfield before moving to Oak Hill in 2001.

Before her retirement, she was a home health service representative at Community Hospital in Springfield.

She was a 50-year member of the Star Light Garden Club in Springfield and a member and founder of the Mulch To Do Garden Club in Oak Hill.  She was also a member of the Friends of Jackson Lake in Oak Hill and was a 4-H advisor over ten years.  She loved traveling, gardening, reading, boating, fishing, spending time with her great grandchildren and feeding everyone.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Richard “Corky” Maddux who is survived by his sons and Linda’s nephews, Kenley and Ross.

She is survived by and dearly loved by her husband, Lauris Roger (Larry) Kessler whom she married May 6, 1961; two sons, Kevin and Kent Kessler, both of Oak Hill; a granddaughter, Kristin Murray and her husband, Anthony, of Springfield and two great grandchildren, Madeline and Alaina Murray.  She cared very deeply for all of her family and friends and her family extends a special thank you to her dear friend, Brenda.

Not enough can be said about her thoughtfulness and caring for family, friends and animals.  Linda will be greatly missed and loved and will continue to be treasured in the hearts and memories all of her knew her.

A visitation will be held Friday, August 23, 2019, from 6-8 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

Cremation will follow the visitation.  A graveside service and burial of the cremains will be at a later date in the New Holland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity or your local humane society.

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KATHY J. “KATHY” NASH

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Kathryn Jane “Kathy” Nash, 52, of Washington Court House passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at 10:20 p.m. at Signature HealthCARE of Fayette County where she had been residing the past four years.

She was born February 15, 1967, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Herbert Edward and Sarah Jane Burgess Coil.  She was a 1985 graduate of Miami Trace High School.

Kathy was an accountant and business administrator and had formerly worked at Mac Tools, Inc. in Washington Court House and Tri Tex in Wilmington, NC.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Nash in 2010; her father, Herbert Edward Coil in 2015, and a brother, Michael Coil in 2017.

She is survived by her mother, Sarah Jane Coil of Washington Court House; a brother and sister-in-law, Patrick and Darlene Coil; a sister-in-law, Cookie Coil, all of Washington Court House; nieces and nephews, Nathan and Christine Coil of Wyoming, Shawn and Jennifer Coil of Jeffersonville, Casey and Patricia Coil and Julie Beth (Coil) and A.J. Rinehart, all of Washington Court House and Jay Coil of Scott AFB, IL and great nieces and nephews, Landen, Hailey, Collins and Claire Coil.

The funeral will be Monday, August 19, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the church, and Pastor Keith Clary, chaplain at Signature HealthCARE of Fayette County, officiating.  Cremation will follow the service.

Friends may call at the church Sunday from 2-4 p.m.

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

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

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JANE ANN STEINER

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Jane Ann (Barkus) Steiner, 95, of Washington Court House, Ohio, died Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at 4:16 p.m. at the Carriage Court Assisted Living community in Washington Court House where she had been a resident since August 2016.

Mrs. Steiner, “Granny Jane,” was born Nov. 18, 1923, in Cincinnati, Ohio to Raymond and Flora Dunzleman Barkus.  On March 27, 1948, she married Robert Lee Steiner.  They relocated to Washington, Court House in 1961.

For many years, Jane was part of the Miami Trace High School cafeteria team where she served as cashier and head cook.  She loved interacting with the students.  She had formerly worked at Risch’s Drug Store, Steen’s Department and Seaway Discount Store.

She was member of St. Colman of Cloyne Church; was the “queen mother” of the local Red Hat Society and served many terms as president of the Washington Court House chapter of the School Employees Retirement System.

Jane was preceded in death by her husband on March 1, 2002; a daughter, Darlene Steiner on October 1, 1957; a sister, Rita Barkus Shultz and niece, Patti Helm.

She is survived by a sister, Marjorie Barkus Stanton of Cincinnati, Ohio and a nephew, Ron Stanton.  She is also survived by her “adopted” family, Charles and Suzanne Miller of Roswell, GA, Molly and Arnold Schneider of Wayne, PA, Christa and Mike Allen of Memphis, TN, Michael and Kimberly Miller of Roswell, GA, eight grandchildren, Katie, Mikayla and Jessica Schneider, Dillon and Caroline Allen, and Peyton, Charlie and Will Miller, the Shira family, and her Carriage Court family who provided loving care and friendship throughout her time there.

Jane will always be remembered for her amazing sense of humor, her resiliency and the deep friendships she fostered throughout the many chapters of her life.

The  funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, August 19, 2019, at 10 a.m. at St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church by the Rev. Father Tim Lynch, parochial vicar at the church. Burial will immediately follow in the St. Colman Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the church at Monday from 9 a.m. until time of the mass.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church, 219 South North Street, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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

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WILLIAM ELLSWORTH CUPP

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William Ellsworth Cupp, 81, of Washington Court House, Ohio went home to his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at 5:17 p.m. at his residence following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Bill was born November 14, 1937, in Chillicothe, Ohio to Chester Madison and Marvene Jesse George Cupp.  He was a 1956 graduate of Monroe Township High School in Pickaway County and lived most of his life in this community.

Before his retirement in 1999, he was president of the Huntington National Bank in Washington Court House.  Following his retirement, he served as president of the
Clarksburg Commercial Bank for several years and then was a driver for J.D. Equipment.

He had been a member and elder at the Frist Christian Church and currently was a member of the Crossroads Christian Church.  He was a past president and served several terms on the Miami Trace Board of Education.  He also served on the Fayette County Charitable Foundation and was a former member of the Washington Rotary Club.  He was a member and past master of Bloomingburg Lodge F. & A.M. #449; 32nd Degree Masons, Valley of Columbus and was coroneted a 33rd Degree Mason in Pittsburgh in 2000.  He was also a member of Aladdin Temple Shrine and the Washington Shrine Club.  He had served in the Ohio Army National Guard.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Norma Jean Cochenour.

Bill is survived by his wife, the former Nancy Jo Owens whom he married September 20, 1959; two daughters, Beth Cupp of Washington Court House and Amy J. Smith and her husband, James, of Columbus; two grandchildren, Austin Smith and Joelle Smith, both students at The Ohio State University and a brother and sister-in-law, Keith and Judy Cupp of Chillicothe.  He is also survived by three sisters-in-law, Beverly (Sonny) Walters of Washington Court House, Mary Friedlander of Hamilton, OH and Janice Cupp of South Bloomfield; a brother-in-law, Dick Barton of Bloomingburg and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Masonic service, immediately followed by the funeral, will begin Saturday, August 17, 2019, at 2 p.m. at the Crossroads Christian Church with Adam Lynch, minister at the church, and Todd Maurer, involvement minister at South Side Church of Christ, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Bloomingburg Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church Saturday from 11 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; Crossroads Christian Church, 175 Halliday Drive, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160 or the Ohio Masonic Home, 2625 West National Road, Springfield, Ohio  45504.

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NANCY JEAN BONECUTTER

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Nancy Jean Bonecutter, 80, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Monday, August 12, 2019, at 7:57 p.m. at Signature HealthCARE of Fayette County where she had been a patient the past week.

Nancy was born September 18, 1938, in Fayette County, Ohio to George Walker and Mary Elizabeth Clay Aills. She was a 1956 graduate of Washington High School and was a lifelong resident of this community.

She was a cosmetologist for over 53 years and formerly owned and operated the Top Beauty Solon.

Nancy attended the Heritage Memorial Church of Christ in Christian Union and had been a member of the Ohio Cosmetology Association.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Eugene (Dean) Bonecutter in 1996; by a daughter, Kara Elizabeth Bonecutter in 1994; by five brothers, George, Jr., John, Joe, Huey and Danny Aills and four sisters, Norma Stoddard, Mary Alice Moats, Charlotte Warrington and Louise Aills.

Nancy is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin and Pam Bonecutter, Keith and Tami Bonecutter and Kent and Robin Bonecutter, all of Washington Court House; five grandchildren, Alissa Bonecutter, Alycia Wimer, Andrew (Kali) Bonecutter, Emily Bonecutter and Anissa Rice; four great grandchildren, Cayden Vergamini, Lizzy, Emsleigh and Elaina Bonecutter; a brother and sister-in-law, David and Stella Aills of Washington Court House; family friends, Ryan Mercer, Mike and Malaki Wagner and Kendra Hayslip and numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Friday, August 16, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Heritage Memorial Church of Christ in Christian Union with the Rev. Joy Stanforth, associate pastor at the church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

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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RICHARD HOWARD LLOYD

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Richard Howard Lloyd, 85, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at 2:30 a.m. at Court House Manor Assisted Living where he had been residing the past four months.

Mr. Lloyd was born August 15, 1933, in Springfield, Ohio to Howard Huey and Louise Fletcher Lloyd. He was a 1952 graduate of Washington High School and lived most of his life in this community.

Before his retirement, he was a forklift operator and warehouse worker for Odd Lots.

Mr. Lloyd was formerly a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows and enjoyed traveling to the Outer Banks.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter and son-in-law, Tereasa Lynn and Carl Moore.

Mr. Lloyd is survived by his wife, the former Margaret Ann Lemons whom he married December 31, 1951; three children, Richard Joseph Lloyd and his wife, Sandra, of Radcliff, KY; Sheila Lloyd and her companion, Laura Halloran, of Washington Court House and Julie Cox of Jeffersonville; four grandchildren, Sheena (Christopher Lucas) Huseby, Felicia (Shean Bunch) Cox, Brittany (Keith Smith) Cox and Bethany (Joseph Self) Benson; 15 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

A graveside service will be held Monday, August 5, 2019, at 12 Noon at the Washington Cemetery with the Rev. Lynn Jackson, pastor at the Bible Baptist Temple, officiating.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Monday from 10 a.m. until 11:45 a.m.

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BONNIE M. OURS

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Bonnie M. Ours, 74, of New Holland, Ohio died Saturday, July 27, 2019, at 10:49 a.m. at her home following a 24-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

Bonnie was born June 10, 1945, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Herbert Richard and Martha Luvon Nance Minshall.  She was a 1963 graduate of Washington Senior High School and lived most of her life in Washington Court House and New Holland.

She was a receptionist for Dr. Beverly Yamour for 14 years before her retirement in 2000.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Bonnie is survived by her husband, Max R. Ours whom she married February 4, 1968; two daughters, Michelle (Tim Green) Ours of New Holland and Tami Ours of Jeffersonville; four step children, Donnie (Gloria) Ours, Max (Julie) Ours and Cathy (Pete) Smith, all of Gallipolis and Vickie (Trent) Hamilton of Cambridge and six grandchildren, Justin and Aiden Pence, Chris Biars, Jake Proctor, Amy Ours and Gage Smith.

The funeral will be Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Michael Hodge, pastor at the Walnut Hill Church of Christ in Christian Union, officiating.  Burial will follow in the New Holland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Tuesday from 4-7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County, 222 North Oakland Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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SUSANNAH BROCK BRUBAKER “SUSIE” LYONS

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Susannah Brock Brubaker “Susie” Lyons, 65, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Sunday, July 21, 2019, at 12:45 p.m. at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Susie was born September 1, 1953, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Robert Lee and Betty Brock Brubaker.  She was a 1971 graduate of Washington Senior High School and received a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University.

She had formerly been a legal secretary at the Brubaker Law Office and later for Jay Schwart, Hammond and Hammond, and Jesse Weade.

She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority; had been a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and served as a poll worker.

Susie was preceded in death by her father in 1991 and her mother in 1993.

She is survived by her husband, William Eugene “Gene” Lyons, Jr., whom she married July 30, 1979; two children, Robert “Jason” Lyons and his wife, Stephanie, of Granville, Ohio and Melissa Lyons of Richmond VA; two grandchildren, Henry and Millie Lyons; two brothers and sisters-in-law, John A. and Gail Brubaker of Charleston, SC and Robert L. and Jeannette Brubaker of Upper Arlington; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Electa and Eckhard Kuesters of Lakewood Ranch, FL and Melissa Brubaker of Washington Court House and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral will be Friday, August 2, 2019, at 2 p.m. at the Judy Chapel in Washington Cemetery with the Rev. Trip Porch, pastor at the First Presbyterian Church in Granville, officiating.  Burial of the cremains will immediately follow in the Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Thursday, August 1, 2019, from 4-7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to PELOTONIA for cancer research at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, c/o Jason Lyons, 1880 Welsh Hills Road, Granville, Ohio  43023.

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BETTY JANE PEARSON (Service Arrangements)

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A memorial service for Betty Jane Pearson, 83, of New Castle, IN, will be held Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 2 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Alfred “Gene Clifton, officiating. Private burial of the cremains will be in the Highlawn Cemetery.

Betty died Monday, January 14, 2019, at the Glen Oaks Health Campus in New Castle where she had been residing since 2015.

She was born April 11, 1935, in Fayette County, Ohio to Floyd and Clara Essie Grooms Roberts. She was a graduate of Washington High School and lived in this community until moving to Indiana in 1983.

She was a retired bookkeeper and had formerly worked at Downtown Drug and Cudahy Packing Company.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Ray Pearson on December 12, 2018, and a granddaughter, Aria Rowley in 2013.

Betty is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Alfred “Gene” Clifton of Morriston, FL; a grandson, Lee (Carla) Rowley of Westerville; step grandchildren, Amanda (Allen) Vanderpool, Tonya (Boomer) McCollister and Jeanie (Kevin) Clifton; several step great grandchildren and special family friend, Peggy Palmer.

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CARYL WAGNER BOOKMAN

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Caryl Wagner Bookman, 71, of Washington Court House died Saturday, July 6, 2019, at 2:46 p.m. shortly after arrival at Fayette County Memorial Hospital.  Her death was sudden and unexpected.

Caryl was born November 18, 1947, in Dayton, Ohio to James Joseph and Martha Jane Thompson Wagner.  She was a 1965 graduate of Miami Trace High School; received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Wilmington College in 1971, and a Master of Arts degree in education from Wright State University in 1988.

She was an elementary teacher in the Miami Trace School District for five years and with the Washington City Schools for 29 years before her retirement in 2006.  She was greatly loved by many of her students.

Caryl was a member of Heritage Memorial Church of Christ in Christian Union; had formerly served many years on the Fayette County Developmental Disabilities board of directors and the Citizens Advisory Board of the Columbus Developmental Center.  She was a member of Alpha Delta Chapter of Ohio State Organization of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International; Phi Delta Kappa honorary and Phi Beta Psi sorority.  She was a charter member of the Washington Court House Chapter of Altrusa International; a member the American Association of University Women; the regional chapter of the Daughters of American Revolution and had formerly served on the board of directors of the Fayette County Historical Society.

She enjoyed traveling, reading and was very valuable in giving helpful advice.  She will be greatly missed.

Caryl shared the gift of life and healing through tissue and cornea donation.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents, Artie and Millie Thompson and uncle, former Sheriff Donald L. Thompson.

Caryl is survived by her husband who greatly loved her, Roger Bookman, whom she married June 20, 1992; a sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Roger Parsons of Washington Court House; a brother, Thomas James Wagner of Columbus; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Pam and Dennis Croft of Sugar Grove, Ohio; a niece, Anne Parsons of Washington Court House; three nephews, James Parsons of Columbus, Brian (Tara) Croft of Blacklick, Ohio and Eric Croft of Lancaster; a great niece, Sophia Parsons of Washington Court House; cousins, Jack and Ann Thompson and Penny Schwind  and special friend, Norita Craycraft.

The funeral will be held Thursday, July 11, 2019, at 10 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Bruce Morrison, pastor at the Heritage Memorial Church, officiating.  A graveside service will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Mt. Joy Cemetery in Scioto County.

Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 5-8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice or the Fayette County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 1330 Robinson Road-SE, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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