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JOHN ROBERT (Bob) GARRISON

John Robert (Bob) Garrison, 83, of Circleville died Monday, December 28, 2020, at 6:30 a.m. at Pickaway Manor in Circleville where he had been a patient since December 18.

Bob was born November 11, 1937, in Pickaway County, Ohio near Atlanta to Charles and Elizabeth Verna Flack Garrison.  He was a graduate of Atlanta High School and was a lifelong resident of Pickaway County.

He was a commercial well driller and was a supervisor for Layne Ohio Co. for 40 years.  Then, before his retirement, he worked several years for H.D. Water.

He attended the Atlanta United Methodist Church and enjoyed going to their fish fries.  He was an avid card player and especially enjoyed poker.

On June 24, 1956, he married the former Iris Arlene Wallace.  She preceded him in death on May 1, 2010.  He was also preceded in death by two sons, Keith Allen Garrison on October 8, 2005, and John Douglas Garrison on September 26, 2020; four brothers, Merton, Oscar, Don and Carl Garrison and four sisters, Mearl Christopher, Pearl Southward, Leah Maxon and Mary Brunett.

He is survived by three daughters, Pamela Arlene Grove and her husband, Larry, of London, Sheri Ilene Near and her husband, Mike, of Circleville and Patricia Ann Hix and her fiancée, Kevin Mays, of Circleville; a daughter-in-law, Betty Garrison of Frankfort, ten grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; a great great grandson; a sister, Ruth Long of Williamsport; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Lynn and George List of Circleville; his special friend, Valerie Morris of Dayton and numerous nieces and nephews.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation will take place.  There will be no visitation or service.

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

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BERNICE EVELYN BRANNIGAN

Bernice Evelyn Brannigan, 76, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Thursday, December 24, 2020, at 10:46 a.m. at Clinton Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, Ohio where she had been a patient since November 26.

Bernice was born January 14, 1944, at Franklin Furnace in Scioto County, Ohio to Henry Anton and Pauline Elizabeth Gleim Cook.  She moved to Washington Court House in 1963, from Franklin Furnace.

She had been a rehabilitation therapist at Court House Manor since 1975.

Bernice was a member of the former Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and was a longtime volunteer with the Fayette County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Paul Henry Cook and her longtime companion, Richard Kirkpatrick.

Bernice is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth “Beth” Brannigan and Kelli Dresch and her husband, Steve, all of Washington Court House; three grandchildren, Brittany (Joshua) Skaggs, Lindsay (Brian) Hendricks and Morgan (Jason) Gardner; two step grandchildren, Nick Dresch and Jennifer Taylor; several great grandchildren and step great grandchildren.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation will take place.

A memorial service will be Saturday, January 16, 2021, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.  Private burial of the cremains will be in Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday, January 16, 2021, from 11 a.m. until time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette Regional Humane Society, 153 South Main Street, Suite 3, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.

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DAVID HOLMES

David Holmes, 87, of Canal Winchester, Ohio died Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at 6:53 p.m. at his home.

David was born November 7, 1933, in Columbus, Ohio to Hubert Creath and Doris Ann Sollars Holmes.  He was a graduate of Canal Winchester High School and attended Michigan Technological University.  He lived most of his life in Canal Winchester except for time he spent at his beloved “second home” in Copper Harbor, MI.

Before his retirement, he was a registered land surveyor with Dodson-Lindblom Associates, where he had worked his entire career.

David was a member of the Canal Winchester planning and zoning boards and the Canal Winchester Historical Society.

He is survived by his wife, the former Thelma F. Irwin whom he married April 4, 1958; two daughters and sons-in-law, Taunya and Scott Strahan and Tamara and Joseph Anderson, all of Canal Winchester; five grandchildren, Anna Strahan, Benjamin (Ashley) Strahan, Nicholas Strahan, Abraham Anderson and Nathaniel Anderson and three great grandchildren, Harper, Payton and Lucy Strahan.

A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in the Washington Cemetery under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

A celebration of life service will be held when Covid conditions permit.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 171 E. 4th Street, Chillicothe, Ohio  45601 or Mount Carmel Hospice, 11443 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio  43215.

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DONALD MATHEW GILPEN

Donald Mathew Gilpen, 79, of Washington Court House, Ohio, died Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at 2:55 a.m. at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center where he had been a patient since December 7.

Donald was born October 1, 1941, in Pickaway County, Ohio to George and Sarah Alice Short Gilpen.  He lived most of his life in New Holland and Washington Court House.

He was a machine operator at Stephen’s Pipe and Steel, Inc. in Mount Sterling for 42 years before his retirement in 2006.

Donald attended the Wesleyan Holiness Church in Washington Court House.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Eugene, Richard and George Gilpen, Jr. and three sisters, Mary Workman, Lillie Mae Kemp and Sada Lee Gilpen.

Donald is survived by his wife, the former Freda Sue Stinson whom he married May 18, 1963; four children and their spouses, Donna Sue and Jimmy McCullough of Metter, GA, Richard and Samantha Gilpen of Washington Court House, Patty and Darryl Rheinscheld of Mount Sterling and Dorothy and Dale Clark of Washington Court House; 12 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; a great great granddaughter; a sister, Sarah Gilpen of Washington Court House; a sister-in-law, Genevieve Shirley Gilpen and numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Friday, December 18, 2020, at 1p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with the Rev. Leonard Roop officiating.  Burial will follow in the New Holland Cemetery.

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

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DORIS PAULINE SOUTHWORTH

Doris Pauline Southworth, 80, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at 1:49 p.m. at Mount Carmel Grove City where she had been a patient the past month.

Doris was born in Cincinnati, Ohio but lived most of her life in Washington Court House.

She had formerly been a bookkeeper for Sagar Dairy and then, for many years, she and her husband were co-owners and operators of Mugs and Jugs.

Doris had formerly served on the board of directors of the Washington Country Club.  She was an avid golfer and was a longtime member of the Wednesday Card Club.  However, her greatest joy was being a wife, mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by a son, Steven Lee Southworth on December 4, 2016, and by her mother and step-father, Mary Alice and Kenneth Self.

Doris is survived by her husband, Richard William Southworth whom she married May 5, 1956; a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Buck Minyo and two grandchildren, Spencer and Trevor Minyo, all of Washington Court House.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation took place.

A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Todd Wallace, pastor at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, officiating.

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

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JAMES L. OUGHTERSON

James L. Oughterson, 73, of Washington Court House, died Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at 3:32 p.m. at Hospice of Central Ohio at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus where he had been a patient 12 days.

Jim was born January 31, 1947, in Auburn, NY to Leon Ellis and Thelma Rose Murdock Oughterson.  He was a 1965 graduate of Cortland (NY) High School; received a Bachelor of Arts degree in in history and economics from Wilmington College in 1969, and a Master’s Degree in education and social studies from the State University of Cortland.  He moved to Washington Court House in August, 1969.

He began his teaching career at Jeffersonville Elementary School as a history teacher. He then served as principal of Bloomingburg Elementary School for seven years before becoming assistant superintendent for the Miami Trace Local Schools, a position he held for the next seven years.  In 1992, he was named superintendent of Caldwell Exempted Schools and held that position until his retirement in 2002.

Jim was a member and past master of Bloomingburg Lodge F. & A.M. #449 and was the recipient of the Bloomingburg Lodge Builders Award.  In 2015, he was appointed District Deputy Grand Master of the 8th Ohio Masonic District and was a past president of the 8th Masonic District Officers Association.  He was 32nd Degree Mason, Valley of Columbus and was honored with their prestigious Meritorious Service Award.  He served as president of the 32nd Degree Masons of Fayette County for many years.  He was also a member of Aladdin Temple Shrine in Columbus, Washington Shrine Club and Irish Council #67 of Knight Masons of the USA. He had been a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church; was a past president and longtime secretary of the Kiwanis Club of Washington Court House and was the recipient of both the George F. Hixon and Walter Zeller Fellowships.  He served over 30 years as chairman of the Kiwanis fair gate ticket sales project and was presented with the Fayette County Fair Support Award in 2015, by the Fayette County Agricultural Society, for his longtime service and dedication to the fair gate project.  He served as Lieutenant Governor of Kiwanis Division 10-W during the 1990-1991 Kiwanis administrative year.   He was a past member of the board of directors of Hospice of Fayette County, Inc.  He received the 2012 Citizen of the Year award from the Record-Herald.  While in Caldwell, Ohio, he was a member and past president of the Caldwell Lions Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Daniel Oughterson.

Jim is survived by his wife, the former Kay Lynn Bush whom he married March 22, 1991; a daughter, Jamie Kirby of Xenia, Ohio; two step daughters, Lorre Black and Kerri Black and a granddaughter, Peyton Black, all of Washington Court House; a sister and brother-in-law, Diane and Daniel Murray of Lakeville, MA; a sister-in-law, Bobbi Oughterson of Scottsdale, AZ and several nieces and nephews.

A Masonic service, followed by a memorial service, will be held when Covid-19 conditions permit.

A private burial was held Monday, December 21, 2020, at 10 a.m. in the New Holland Cemetery with the Illustrious James Teeters, 33rd Degree Mason with the Valley of Columbus, officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bloomingburg Lodge #449, c/o David Krupla, 18 East High Street, Jeffersonville, Ohio  43128 or 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 in Washington Court House.

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JUANITA J. PHILLIPS

Juanita June Phillips, 87, of Washington Court House, Ohio died peacefully Monday, December 7, 2020, at 1:52 p.m. at her home following an extended illness.

Juanita was born March 11, 1933, in Bainbridge, Ohio to Donald Enoch and Eva Campbell Everhart.  She was a 1951 graduate of New Holland High School and lived most of her life in Fayette County.

She was a homemaker, director and teacher of Kiddie Care Day Care, and Meals on Wheels.  She had been a substitute aide and volunteer for Miami Trace School District.  Her son, Bob, once said, “Mom lived for the care of the next generation.”  Her life’s works reflect that.   Juanita always said her favorite job was providing childcare for her grandson for several years.

Juanita was a member of the First Baptist Church for many years where she also taught Sunday school.  She had also served as a den mother for the Boy Scouts.  She loved reading, flower gardening and spending time with family.

She was a wonderful wife, mom, grandma, and great grandma and was dearly loved by many.

On May 28, 1951, she married her only boyfriend, Richard Osborne Phillips.  He preceded her in death on March 10, 2003.  She was also preceded by her parents; step-mother, Dorothy Robinett; foster parents, Wendell and Pauline Kirkpatrick; siblings, Martha Dresbaugh, Harold Everhart, Robert Everhart, John McCoy, Lenna Moore and Donald Everhart and foster brother, Kenny Kirkpatrick.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Jo Lynn Phillips of Washington Court House and Robert and Bonnie Phillips of Cincinnati; three grandchildren, Sara DiLandro and her husband, Greg, Kyle Phillips and Justin Phillips; two great grandchildren, Tyler and Tenley DiLandro; siblings, Judy Thompson, Jim (Barb) Everhart, Kenny (Sandy) Everhart and Frank (Carol) Everhart; sisters-in-law, Carol Everhart and Judy Everhart; brother-in-law, Robert Moore; foster sister-in-law, Jodi Kirkpatrick; special niece/caregiver, Sandi Thompson; special friends, Karen and Mike Wilson and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Friday, December 11, 2020, at 11 a.m. at the Grace Community Church with Pastor Jay Lucas, minister at the church, officiating.  A private burial, in New Holland Cemetery, will immediately follow the service.

Friends may call at the Grace Community Church one hour prior to the service on Friday.

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.

The family wishes the extend their sincere thanks to Fresenius Kidney Care and Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County for the special loving care they provided Juanita.

Due to Covid-19, those attending are requested to wear a wear mask or face covering and observe social distancing.

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

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MICHAEL JAMES YOURCHUCK

Michael James Yourchuck, 80, of New Holland, Ohio died Monday, December 7, 2020, at 6:40 a.m. at Mount Carmel Grove City where he had been a patient since November 12.

Mike was born April 29, 1940, in Luck, Wisconsin to Michael Alfred and Vivian Ellis Yourchuck.  He moved to New Holland in May, 1993, from Eau Claire, WS.

He was reared on a farm in Luck, WS and assisted neighbors with their farming.  He had been a demonstrator and salesman for Miracle Maid Cookware.  He also served as New Holland village administrator in the early 2000’s.

Mike formerly was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Washington Court House.  He loved the outdoors, fishing and hunting.  He was very friendly and was well known for roto-tilling and bush hog mowing for village residents.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Timothy Yourchuck; a sister, Marisse and a brother, Stephen.

Mike is survived by his wife, the former Mavis Lee Rose whom he married December 9, 1961; four children, Michael J. Yourchuck, Jr. of Wisconsin, Gregory Yourchuck and his wife, Marci, of Columbus, Thomas Yourchuck of Wisconsin and Julie Yourchuck of New Holland; three grandchildren, Samantha (Andrew Bareswilt) Faulkner of Circleville, Ramon (Shira Beedy) Werlein of New Holland and Brett (Kaylee Rhoads) Werlein of Mount Sterling, Ohio; a great granddaughter, Natalie; a nephew who resides in the Yourchuck residence, James L. Carr; siblings, Terrance Yourchuck of Rosemont MN, Dean (Ann) Yourchuck of Luck, WS, Nadine (Cassius) Vanderhoff of Amery, WS and Norma (Paul) Hauge of Centeria, WS.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, December 10, 2020, at 7 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with the Rev. Thad Gifford, pastor at the Crossroads Community Church in London, Ohio, officiating.

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

Burial will be at a later date at the convenience of the family.

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CHARLES MARION WARNER

Charles Marion Warner, 76, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Saturday, December 5, 2020, at 12:27 a.m. at Doctor’s Hospital West in Columbus where he had been a patient since November 29.

Charles was born August 27, 1944, in Washington Court House, the son of Dorothy Ater Smith.  Except for ten years in Chillicothe, he lived most of his life in Washington Court House.

He was a retired factory laborer.

Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Kay Diane Warner on November 12, 2020, and four siblings, Bill Warner, Edna Mae Cline, Barbara Jean McCray and Carolyn Meadows.

Charles is survived by three children and their spouses, Charles and Anita Warner of Martinsville, OH; Stephanie and Eric Justice of Chillicothe and Kelly and Michael Jarrells of Washington Court House; two step-children, Scott (Heather) Runnels, and William “Brian” Runnels and his girlfriend, Mimi Dewine; six grandchildren; several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren and two sisters, Lynn (Pete) Harperree and Patty Trenner of Washington Court House.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place.

A graveside service will be held at a later date in the Washington Cemetery under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

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LORA LYNN MADDUX

Lora Lynn Maddux, 82, of Washington Court House, Ohio joined her family in heaven on Friday, December 4, 2020, at 3:30 p.m. at her home while surrounded by her loving family.

Lora was born April 30, 1938, in Fayette County, Ohio to Paul and Lillian Van Vickle Yahn.  She was reared by her grandparents, Earl and Laura Lininger, on a farm outside of New Holland.  She was a graduate of Washington High School and, except for 20 years in Mason, Ohio, lived most of her life in this community.

While in Mason, she was very active in her church.  Upon her return to Washington Court House, she was a member of the Southside Church of Christ until health issues kept her away.

Lora was a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends above all else.  It was fortunate that, during these times, Lora was able to be taken care of at home, where she passed surrounded by the people who loved her.  She will be deeply missed and forever remembered by her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her grandparents; a brother and his wife, Paul and Bertha Yahn and a sister and her husband, Carolyn and Paul Kerns.

She leaves behind her loving family including a daughter, Sherri Maddux; a son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Timi Maddux; grandchildren, Coty Maddux and his wife, Kelly, and Payton Maddux, all of Washington Court House, along with many friends she considered family and treasured.

There will be no visitation, just a private graveside service for the immediate family, with a memorial service planned at a safer time.

In memory of Lora, and for the wonderful work they do, contributions may be made to 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 in Washington Court House.

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