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CLARENCE JAMES (JIM) TURNER

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Clarence James (Jim) Turner, 85, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at 1:25 a.m. at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus where he had been a patient since August 29.

Jim was born November 17, 1932, in Ashland, Ohio to Arthur Dewitt and Helen Marie Ryland Turner.

Before his retirement, he was owner and operator of Southern Field Services.

He was a 60-year member of Pilgrim Lodge F & AM #691 in Steubenville; 32nd Degree Masons, Valley of Steubenville; Aladdin Temple Shrine in Columbus and Bellevue Aerie #490 of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.  He served in the U. S. Navy and was a member of North Strand American Legion Post 186 in Little River, SC.  He enjoyed the water, boating and working with cattle.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Christopher Turner; a brother, Sam Turner and a sister, Judith Dempsey.

He is survived by his wife, the former Martha Ann Miller; five children, Theodore Turner and his wife, Chauna, of Brooklyn, NY, Melissa Turner of Columbus, OH, Matthew Schenk-Turner and his wife, Jennifer,  of Charlotte, NC, Sarah Dutton and her husband, Chris, of Washington Court House and Thomas Turner and his wife, Shannon, of Bellevue, OH; several grandchildren; a brother, Arthur “Artie” Turner of Columbus, OH and a multitude of friends.

The funeral will be Saturday, September 8, 2018, at 3 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with  Dr. Freddie W. Dutton, minister at the Southwest Freewill Baptist Church in Columbus, officiating.  Cremation will follow the service.

Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 1 p.m. until time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners’ Crippled Children’s Hospital and Burns Institute, c/o the Washington Shrine Club, P.O. Box 164, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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DARRELL F. WISECUP

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Darrell F. Wisecup, 77, of Williamsport, Ohio died Thursday, August 23, 2018, at 12:50 p.m. shortly after arrival at Berger Hospital in Circleville.

Darrell was born June 4, 1941, in Ross County, Ohio to Orin Franklin and Norma Ellen Lauderman Wisecup.  He was a 1959 graduate of Atlanta High School and lived most of his life in Pickaway County.

Before his retirement in 1999, he had worked in the maintenance and electrical departments at Dupont Circleville Chemical & Allied Product for 35 years.  He was also a retired farmer.

He was a member of Heber Lodge F & AM #501; the Westfall Athletic Boosters Club and the Deer Creek Men’s Club.  He had formerly served on the Village of Williamsport Utilities Board.

Darrell was preceded in death by his parents and a sister-in-law, Cheryl Cottrill.

He is survived by his wife, the former Glenna Cottrill, whom he married January 26, 1963; two sons and daughters-in-law, Drew and Jill Wisecup of Columbus, Tyler (Jaime) Wisecup of Williamsport; three grandchildren, Darrell Tanner, Avery Jo and Ella James Wisecup; a brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Sandy Wisecup of Circleville; a sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Steven Wollam of Powell, OH; his mother-in-law, Janey Cottrill of New Holland, two sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Tina and Mike White of Chillicothe and Vicki and Brian Williams of Ashville; a brother-in-law, Scott Cottrill of Mount Sterling and numerous nieces and nephews.

To help save the lives of others, Darrell was an organ and tissue donor.  Cremation was observed.

A celebration of Darrell’s life will take place Friday, August 31, 2018, from 4-8 p.m. at the Crown Hill Golf Course clubhouse, 9500 U. S. Route 22, Williamsport, OH 43164.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105.

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

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MABEL JULIA FANNON

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Mabel Julia Fannon, 91, of Bloomingburg, Ohio went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 23, 2018, at 4:15 p.m. at Fayette County Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient one day.

Mrs. Fannon was born July 1, 1927, in Sabina, Ohio to Edward Everly and Clara Rhoades Ashmore.

She retired from Blue Cross/Blue Shield in 1986.  She was the matriarch of the Fannon family and, following her retirement, spent her remaining years enjoying her life with her family.

Mrs. Fannon was a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church in Grove City and attended the Grace Community Church in Washington Court House.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Charles F. Fannon, Jr. and his wife, Sandra, and Ronald M. “Dubby” Fannon; a son-in-law, Pastor Albert F. (Buddy) Manson and three grandchildren, Charles “Chuckie” Fannon, III, Lisa Marie Fannon and Jimmy Fannon.

Mrs. Fannon is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John W. and JoAnn Fannon of London; three daughters, Judith Taniguchi and her husband, Ken, of Westerville, Mary Manson of Grove City and Betty Fannon of Bloomingburg; 14 grandchildren, Rhonda Fannon, Mike Fannon, John Fannon, Jr., Maurice Fannon, Timmy Fannon, Joseph Fannon, Jeffrey Taniguchi, Julie Townsend, Jay Taniguchi, Jamie Broz, Veronica Myne-Joslin, Albert Manson, II, Curtis Manson and Paul “Gabe” Manson; many great grandchildren and her twin sister, June Reeb of Dayton.

The funeral will be Monday, August 27, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.   Burial will follow in Bloomingburg Cemetery.

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

“Where there is a hole for those left behind, “Mom” is now made whole.”  Romans 8:28

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BARBARA LOU DEAN

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Barbara Lou Dean, 80, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Thursday, August 16, 2018, at 10:19 p.m. at Mount Carmel West Hospital in Columbus where she had been a patient since Sunday.

Mrs. Dean was born July 15, 1938, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Leo Joseph and Elizabeth Harper Gilmore.  She was a 1957 graduate of Washington High School and later received her nursing and nursing home administrator credentials.  She was a lifelong resident of this community.

She was a licensed practical nurse and had co-owned and operated, with her husband, the Deanview Nursing Home from the early 1970’s until 1982.

Mrs. Dean was a member of the St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church and had been a member of the Washington County Club; the Washington Lioness Club and the Washington Court House Business and Professional Women’s Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Vernon Dean on May 18, 2016; by a stillborn daughter and two sisters, Rosemary Gilmore and Jeanie Gilmore Langley.

Mrs. Dean is survived by three children, Dan Dean and his wife, Kathy; Tom Dean and his wife, Polly, and Dinah Hicks, all of Washington Court House; five grandchildren, Amy Dean, Andrew Dean, Jonathan (Allison) Dean, Benjamin (Kristin Leisure) Dean and Trevor Hicks; a great granddaughter, Kylie Leisure;  a brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Sarah Gilmore of Bloomingburg and a sister and brother-in-law, Diane and William Wiget of Wilmington; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ronald and Betty Dean of Clinton County, Ohio; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mae and Larry Johnson of Washington Court House and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at 10 a.m. at the St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church by the Rev. Father Thomas Herge, parochial vicar at the church.  Burial will follow in the St. Colman 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 the Fayette County Memorial Hospital Foundation, 1430 Columbus Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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(MICHAEL) JAY PUTNEY

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Michael Jay Putney, 66, of Greenfield, Ohio died Thursday, August 16, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. at his residence.  He had been ill the past year.

Jay was born August 10, 1952, in Greenfield, Ohio to James Isaac and Pansey Marie Davis Putney.  He lived most of his life in the Staunton community before moving to Greenfield three years ago.

He had formerly worked for Dewey Cockerill Concrete and Mac Tools, Inc.

Jay was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Randy and Bob Putney and a sister, Carolyn Bell.

He is survived by four children, Carrie Bledsoe and her husband, Kevin, of McArthur, James (J.J.) Putney of Washington Court House, Brandi Shoemaker of Leesburg, Ohio, and Preston L. Bowman of Washington Court House; 10 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Rita Putney of New Martinsburg and Chuck and Kathy Putney of Washington Court House; a sister and brother-in-law, Wanda and John Merritt of Florida and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation will take place.  A family gathering of remembrance will take place at a later date.

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

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JAMES DAWSON, JR.

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James Dawson, Jr., 61, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Monday, August 13, 2018, at 4:18 p.m. shortly after arrival at Fayette County Memorial Hospital.

Jim was born November 30, 1956, in Williamson, KY to James and Helen Bloomfield Dawson.  He was a 1974 graduate of Bloom-Carroll High School in Fairfield County.  He graduated from college in Tennessee and also attended Southern State Community College.  He moved to this community in 2010, from Alabama.

Before his retirement, he was a team leader at the Mercedes-Benz manufacturing plant in Alabama for 14 years.

He was a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps and was a member of Paul H. Hughey Post #25 of the American Legion.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Amanda Lewis and a brother, Steve Dawson.

He is survived by his wife, the former Annabel Napoles whom he married January 10, 2006; four children, Jamie Vang and her husband, Tommy, of Wisconsin, Jeremiah Dawson of Dayton, Brittany Townsend and her husband, Blake, of Alabama and James “Zach” Dawson, III of Alabama; several grandchildren and four siblings and their spouses, Chester and Kitty Dawson of Florida, Robert and Brenda Dawson, Phyllis and Tom Adams and Anna Louise and Jeff Leisure, all of Washington Court House.

Cremation will take place and the family will observe a private celebration of life service.

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

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(ROGER) LARRY DESKINS

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Roger Larry Deskins (Larry), age 77, of Washington Court House, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 11, 2018, 10:42 a.m., while surrounded by his loving family, at Court House Manor.

Larry was born in Waverly, Ohio, on December 19, 1940, to the late Marvine Stulley Deskins and Woodrow Wilson Deskins. Larry met the love of his life, Lora Barrera, in Miami, Florida and were married in 1959.   Larry is survived by his three daughters, Michelle, Monica and Jennifer.

Larry was blessed to have seven grandchildren, Stephanie and Deskins Campbell, children of Monica and Donnie Campbell of Bloomingburg, Ohio, Katie, Lexi and Sophia Cramer, daughters of Michelle and Jim Cramer of Dublin, Ohio, and Aubrey (age 8) and Mason (age 6), children of Jennifer and Kurt Johnson of Hilliard, Ohio and one-great-granddaughter, Harper Anne Campbell (age 4), daughter of Donnie (Deskins) Campbell and Kelsey Bowdle of Washington Court House, and three brothers Franklin (Frank) Deskins, widower of the late Mary Deskins, Woodrow L. (Woody) Deskins, Sr. and wife Linda, and Robert (Butch) Deskins and wife Betty, all who reside in Washington Court House.

Larry had a number of hobbies after he retired from his concrete business. He enjoyed being outside, working in his garden and cooking. His daughters will remember him as a devoted, smart and strong father who wanted nothing more than to spend time with his family.

Calling hours will be on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, from 5-8 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House. The family will have a private funeral service and burial Thursday, August 16, 2018, with Pastor Tony Garren, minister at the Fayette Bible Church, conducting the service.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Fayette County Memorial Hospital Foundation, 1430 Columbus Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.

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ROBERT LOWELL HAMMOND

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Robert Lowell Hammond, 74, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Friday, August 10, 2018, at 7:31 a.m. at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus where he had been a patient two weeks.

Bob was born August 16, 1943, in Milford Center, Ohio to Lowell and (Gladys) Lucille Adams Hammond and was a lifelong resident of this community.

He was a 1961 graduate of Bloomingburg High School; received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from The Ohio State University in 1964, and graduated from The Ohio State University College of Law in 1967.   He was admitted to practice law in the State of Ohio in 1967.

He formerly was an assistant prosecutor in Montgomery County and entered private practice in Xenia with the Netherton, Peterson and Hammond law firm.  He returned to Fayette County in 1979, at which time he started Hammond and Hammond law firm where he continued until his retirement.  He had also served as an assistant law director for the City of Washington Court House.

Bob was a member and past president of the Fayette County Bar Association; a member of the Grace United Methodist Church where he had served on the board of trustees.  He was a member of The Order (formerly Symposiarchs); had served on the board of directors of the Merchant’s National Bank since 1994, and had been chairman of its corporate government committee.  He also served on the board of directors of the Fayette County Charitable Foundation and was on the Fayette County Memorial Hospital board of trustees for nine years.  While a member of the Washington Court House Rotary Club, he started the Fayette County Soccer Association.  He served as a first lieutenant in the United States Army during the Vietnam War at the Army Headquarters of Intelligence and Security Command.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Eula Jane Ortman.

He is survived by his wife, the former Nancy Kay Drake whom he married February 8, 1969; two sons, Matthew Hammond of Lancaster and his friend, Laura Barnett Rogers and Mark Hammond and his wife, Sara Mark Hammond, of New Albany; three grandchildren, Troy, Ethan and Matthew Hammond; a sister, Debbie Hammond Weade and her husband, Ron, of Washington Court House; nephews, Jess Weade and his wife, Shena, and their children, Carter and Keaton and Branen Weade and his wife, Laura, and their children, Rex and Oliver; a sister-in–law and brother-in-law, Joyce and Keith Volz of Jamestown, NC; nieces, Kimberly Crimmins and her husband, Michael, and their children, Wilson, Elizabeth, Chase and Curtis and Amanda Estrella and her husband, Rob, and their children, Ben and Zach; nephew, David Ortman; niece, Debra Nave, and other valued friends.

The funeral will be Saturday, August 18, 2018, at 4 p.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church in Washington Court House with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the church, officiating.  Private burial will be in the Bloomingburg Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church Saturday, August 18, 2018, from 1-4 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette County Charitable Organization, 213 North Main Street, or the Fayette County YMCA, 100 Civic Drive, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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

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MEGAN V. KNISLEY (Updated Arrangements)

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Megan V. Knisley, 64, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at 9:45 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where she had been a resident since April 27, 2017.

Megan was born November 26, 1953, in Alliance, Ohio.  She was the daughter of Ned Darwin and Roxanna Tootle Abbott. She was a 1972 graduate of Washington Senior High School and attended Ashland College. She was a lifelong resident of this community.

She had formerly been a clerk at Murphy Mart and K-Mart and a secretary at Sollars Brothers, Inc.  Before her retirement in 2011, she had been an aide in the multi-handicapped classes at the Washington Middle School and Belle-Aire Elementary school for 18 years.

Megan was a member of the McNair Memorial Presbyterian Church where for many years she served as church treasurer.  She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth R. (Kenny) Knisley whom she married October 27, 1979; four children, Amanda Knisley of Washington Court House and her boyfriend, Brett Hamilton, Jason Knisley and his wife, Beth, of Washington Court House, Amy Oakes and her husband, Richard, of Urbana, Ohio and Justin Knisley of Washington Court House; five grandchildren, Addison and Mason Yahn, and Evynne Mossbarger, all of Washington Court House and Greyson and Kinleigh Oakes of Urbana and another grandchild on the way; and a brother, Thomas Abbott from the state of Washington.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.

A gravseside service will be held Friday, August 24, 2018, at 12 Noon at the Washington Cemetery with the Rev. Steven A. Watters, former pastor at the McNair Memorial Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be under the directions of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Ohio, 3380 Tremont Road, Columbus, Ohio  43221.

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FLORENCE COOK HEIRONIMUS

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Florence Cook Heironimus, 94, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at 10:04 a.m. at Court House Manor where she had been a resident since September 1, 2017.

Florence was born November 22, 1923, in Fayette County, Ohio to Parlery Merle and Florence Evans Cook.  She was a graduate of Washington High School and was a lifelong resident of this community.

She formerly was a clerk at the Dayton Power and Light Company and had been a rural mail carrier.

Florence was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.  She and her twin sister, Frances Wilson, were recently honored by the Presbytery of Scioto Valley with the prestigious “Women of Faith” award for their long time dedication and devotion to the Presbyterian Church.

She was an avid bowler and bridge player.

Florence was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey James Heironimus on January 27, 1988; by a brother, Robert Cook in 1987, and two sisters, Lolita Douds in 1999, and Elizabeth (Betty) Jefferson in 2003.

Florence is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Karen Heironimus of Worthington, OH and Don and Renee Heironimus of Defuniak Springs, FL; six grandchildren, Lauren (Sam) Miller, Andrew, Michael, Christopher and Jacob Heironimus and Kristie (Timothy) Brookshire; five great grandchildren, Evelyn and Rebecca Miller and Aiden, Lyla and Eli Brookshire; her twin sister, Frances Wilson of Washington Court House and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held Monday, August 6, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Washington Court House with the Rev. Gray Marshall, pastor at the church, officiating.  Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church Sunday from 3-5 p.m.

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

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

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