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NORMA MAE BEZOLD BEGIN

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Norma Mae Bezold Begin, 91, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at 1:10 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where she had been residing since 2013.

Norma was born October 23, 1925, in Hamilton, Ohio to George and Sadie Becher Bezold.  She moved to Washington Court House in 1960 from Miamisburg, Ohio.

Before her retirement she had been office manager at Cook Home Improvements.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where she was formerly choir director and played in the bell choir.

Norma was preceded in death by a her husband, Gerald Lee Begin, Sr. on November 20, 2016; by a daughter, Jacqueline Begin; a grandson, Drew Begin and a daughter-in-law, Marty Begin and two sisters, Lorna Torge and Alice Bezold.

She is survived by a son, Gerald L. Begin, Jr. of Washington Court House; a daughter and son-in-law, Janene and Tom Limburger of Bloomington, IN; two grandchildren, Shane (Joan) Begin of Plain City and Candy Kegg of Jamestown, OH; five great grandchildren, Drew and Tyler Begin and Hayley and Cody Scott and Karson Kegg; a sister, Myrtle Gilley of California and sister-in-law, Sally Begin of Washington Court House.

In keeping with her wishes, Norma’s body was donated to The Ohio State University for medical research.

No visitation or services are planned at this time.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio  43229.

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

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HARRIETT LEE HOLDREN DAY

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Harriett Lee Holdren Day, 89, of Grove City, died Monday, September 11, 2017, at 4:51 p.m. at her home in Grove City.

Mrs. Day was born February 28, 1928, in Fayette County, Ohio near Good Hope to Frank Andrew and Dorcas Elizabeth Waters Holdren.  She was a 1946 graduate of Wayne High School in Good Hope and a 1949 graduate of Christ Hospital School of Nursing.

She was a registered nurse and retired from Mercy Hospital in Springfield after 35 years.  Following her retirement she became a certified diabetes educator and lectured for the Eli Lilly Company to nurses and doctors regarding diabetes.

Jack and Harriett Lee lived in Springfield, Ohio 37 years where they attended the former Central United Methodist Church.  After retiring in 1987, they returned to Harriett Lee’s home place near Good Hope where they resided until 1996, when they moved to Washington Court House.  In 2010, they moved to Grove City to be nearer family.

Harriett Lee was a member of the Good Hope United Methodist Church where she was the organist and pianist for a number of years.  She formerly was pianist at the Maple Grove United Methodist Church.  She loved playing for the residents of Carriage Court Assisted Living, Court House Manor and Country Glenn Nursing and Therapy Center.  She delivered Meals on Wheels and made noodles for 18 years at the Fayette County Commission on Aging.  She loved playing the accordion, piano and organ and doing for others.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Day on April 10, 2015; by her parents and an infant sister.

Harriett is survived by four children, Cathy Wilson of Springfield, Ohio, Jenny (Bill Bond) Day of Grove City,  Patrick (Cindy) Day of Morgan Hill, CA and Sue (Kirk) Hamilton, of Grove City; seven grandchildren, Amy Day, Julie Beliveau, Sarah Hewitson, Lisa Rabinovitch, Sam Hamilton, Kyle Hamilton, Kelsley Thomas; four great grandchildren, Cameron, Alexandra and Benjamin Hewitson and Charlie Hamilton; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Lenoir and Everett Taylor of Washington Court House; a nephew, Bill Taylor and his wife, Debbie of Washington Court House and a niece, Cheri Wireman of Winchester, KY.

The funeral will be Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 12:00 Noon at the Good Hope United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jon R. Silveous, pastor at the church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Good Hope Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church from 11 a.m. until time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Hope United Methodist Church, c/o Penny Johnson, 4652 Miami Trace Road-SW, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160 or the Christ Hospital School of Nursing, 2139 Auburn Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219.

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

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KENNETH W. (KENNY KIRK) KIRKPATRICK

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Kenneth W. (Kenny Kirk) Kirkpatrick, 82, of New Holland, Ohio died Saturday, September 9, 2017, at 9:47 p.m. at his home.

Kenny was born August 24, 1935, in New Holland, Ohio to Joseph Wendell and Pauline M. Cottrill Kirkpatrick.  He was a 1954 graduate of New Holland High School and was the winner of the Bob Bowsher Trophy.  He was a lifelong resident of New Holland.

He was a retired farmer and owner, breeder and trainer of standard bred race horses.

Kenny was a member of the New Holland United Methodist Church where he had been a trustee; was the oldest living member and past vice-president of the New Holland Lions Club; was a member of the United States Trotting Association; Ohio and Fayette County Harness Horsemen’s Association; the Fayette County Farm Bureau and the National Rifle Association.

He is survived by his wife, the former Jo Ann (Jodi) Cockerill whom he married June 6, 1954; two sons, Kenneth McKinley (Kenny Mac) Kirkpatrick of New Holland and his fiancée, Rebecca Griffith, and Bradley Joe Kirkpatrick of New Holland; a granddaughter, Kara Kirkpatrick Polichetti and her husband, John, and two great grandchildren, Johnny and Kinlee Polichetti, all of Columbus.

The funeral will be Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 10:30 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 the New Holland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home in New Holland from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday where a Lions Club service will be held Wednesday at 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Holland United Methodist Church, c/o Nikki Sheets, 154 East Front Street, New Holland, Ohio  43145.

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LUCILLE HUNT

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Lucille Hunt, 89, of Washington Court House, Ohio passed away Friday, September 8, 2017, at 8:03 p.m. at her residence.

She was born September 11, 1927, in Naugatuck, WV to William “Ance” and Ida Maynard Muncy.  She moved to Washington Court House 41 years ago from Columbus.

Mrs. Hunt was formerly a sales clerk and had been co-owner of Bobo’s Carry Out in Washington Court House.

She was a member of the McNair Memorial Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Hunt was preceded in death by two daughters, Candy Denise Hunt in 1956, and Leslie Dale Hunt in 1985.  She was the youngest of 16 siblings, all of which preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband, Wendell H. Hunt whom she married May 9, 1954; a son, Wendell Brett Hunt of Washington Court House; a daughter and son-in-law, Penny and R. Kelley Marchal of Dublin; five grandchildren, Tara Oancea Archer and her husband, Grant, Jared, Danny (Jessica Wentz) and Corey Oancea, Ashley Woods Comar and her husband, Ryan; four great grandchildren, Haylee, Kieran and Connor Comar and Emerson Archer; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and special caregivers, Greta Blake and Bonnie Sims.

The funeral will be Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Steven A. Watters,  pastor at the McNair Memorial Presbyterian Church, and Jeff Davis, chaplain for Hospice of Fayette County, Inc., officiating.  A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Hanover Cemetery in Licking County.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday.

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SANDRA SUE “SANDI” MARSHALL

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Sandra Sue “Sandi” Marshall, 71, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Friday, August 25, 2017, at 7:25 p.m. at the Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe where she had been a patient nine days.

Sandi was born June 28, 1946, in Brainerd, Minnesota to Everett Eugene and Virginia Lou Groshong Lovhaug.  She was a 1964 graduate of Xenia High School.

She had formerly been secretary for the president of Ohio Northern University and had also worked at Lenox China at the Outlet Mall and Peebles in Washington Court House.

She was preceded in death by her father in 2003, and her mother in 2008.

Sandi is survived by two children, D. Brent Marshall and his wife, Jennifer Snow-Marshall and Kelli Lynch and her husband, Ryan; five grandchildren, Emily, Erica and Justin Marshall and Madeline and Evan Lynch, all of Washington C.H. and the caring staff at Signature Healthcare of Washington Court House.

A private remembrance will be observed by the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette County Humane Society, 153 South Main Street, Suite 3, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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

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NANCY ANNE SHEETS

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Nancy Anne Sheets, 70, of New Holland, Ohio went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 25, 2017, at 2:58 p.m. at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus.  She had been in failing health the past year.

Nancy was born May 18, 1947, in Circleville, Ohio to Charles Daniel and Bernice Laura Cottrill Noble.  In 1965 she was a member of the first class to graduate from Westfall High School. She lived most of her life in Pickaway County and New Holland.

She had formerly worked at Sugar Creek Packing Company in Washington Court House and Randall in Wilmington.

Nancy was a member of the New Holland Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, David Noble in 1992, and Marty Noble in 2006.

Nancy is survived by her husband, William B. “Butch” Sheets, Jr. whom she married April 2, 1966; three children, Dan Sheets and his wife, Vickie, Bryan Sheets and his wife, Nikki, and Becky Sheets and her friend, Bobby Briggs, all of New Holland and a grandson, David Tyndall who was reared in the Sheets home.  Other grandchildren are Brittany, Marissa, Bryson and Brady Sheets and Rachael Briggs.  Also surviving are six great grandchildren, Kaitlyn Ellsworth, Camry and Paxton Long, Adalynn, Layton and Natalee Briggs.

The funeral will be Thursday, August 31, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at the New Holland Church of Christ with Victor Slutz and Richard A. Matthews, former ministers at the church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the New Holland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Miami Trace Athletic Boosters, 3722 State Route 41-NW, Washington C.H., Ohio 43160.

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LENNA MAE EVERHART MOORE

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Lenna Mae Everhart Moore, 78, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Monday, August 21, 2017, at 4:03 a.m. at Mount Carmel East Hospital in Columbus where she had been a patient ten days.

Lenna was born August 24, 1938, at Bainbridge in Ross County, Ohio to Donald Enoch and Dorothy Cox Everhart.  She was a 1956 graduate of Jeffersonville High School and moved to Washington Court House in 1970 from Jeffersonville.

She was an employee of Armco for 20 years where she worked in the order department and nas a payroll clerk.  She later was a secretary at the First Baptist Church and then, for nearly 20 years, was a legal secretary for Junk & Junk.

Lenna was a member of Grace Community Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Burdette W. Johnson in 1995; by four brothers, Donald, Harold and Robert Everhart and John McCoy and a sister, Martha Dresbach.

She is survived by her husband, Robert K. Moore whom she married April 7, 2001; a daughter, Susan G. Rushing of Atlanta, GA; two step sons, Steve Johnson of  Georgia and Rick Johnson of Fort Walton Beach, FL; a granddaughter, Megan Rushing of Florence, KY; several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Barbara Everhart and Kenneth and Sandy Everhart, all of Washington Court House and Frank and Carol Everhart of Hillsboro; two sisters, Judy Thompson and Juanita Phillips both of Washington Court House and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Thursday, August 24, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Pastor Jay Lucas, minister at the Grace Community Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 4-8 p.m.

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PHILIP HUNT SMITH

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            Philip Hunt Smith, 64, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Thursday, August 10, 2017, at 6:15 a.m. at Mount Carmel West in Columbus where he had been a patient one day.

Philip was born January 5, 1953, in Charleston, SC to Roy Earl and Marguerite Teresa Hunt Smith.  He was a 1971 graduate of Columbus West High School and received a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University in 1976.  He moved to Washington Court House 26 years ago from Columbus.

Before his retirement three years ago, he was a truck driver.  He was a member of Teamsters Union 413 in Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1989; a brother, Paul “Skip” Smith; a half-sister, Georgia Smith Bunker and his father-in-law, Albert Young.

Philip is survived by his wife, Sonja Denise Young Smith; six children, Brandon Smith of Washington, D.C., Christin Smith of New Orleans, Kelsey Smith of Chicago, Molly Smith of Berea, KY, Ryan Smith of Chicago and Garrett Smith of Berea, KY; his mother, Marguerite Smith of Columbus; siblings, Colleen Smith, Timothy Smith, Cathleen Smith Eby and Maureen Smith, all of Columbus, Matthew Smith of Vinton Co.; a half-brother, Roger West; a half-sister, Stephanie Smith Weber of Long Beach, CA and his mother-in-law, Roberta Young of South Vienna.

The funeral will be Sunday, August 13, 2017, at 4 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House where a visitation will be held Sunday from 2 p.m. until time of the service.  A graveside service will be held Monday at 3:30 p.m. at the Smith Cemetery in Hampden, WV.

Memorial contributions may be made to any charity that benefits children.

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Memorial contributions may be made to any charity that benefits children.

LUCINDA SUE (CINDA) SLAGER

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Lucinda Sue (Cinda) Slager, 77, of Washington Court House died Sunday evening, August 6. 2017, at her home.  She had been in declining health.

Cinda was born April 19, 1940, on the family farm in Fayette County, Ohio near Bloomingburg to Jess Alfred and Esther Schilling Schlichter.  She was a 1958 graduate of Bloomingburg High School and attended Ohio University.

She was a clerk for the Ohio Water Service for 20 years.  She continued as a clerk in the water department when the City of Washington purchased the water company and later was a municipal court clerk, retiring after 13 years of service with the City of Washington.

Cinda was a longtime member of the Grace United Methodist Church; she was a member and past worthy matron of the former Bloomingburg Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and currently was a member of Jefferson Chapter #300 of the Order of the Eastern Star in Jeffersonville.  She was an active member of the Ladies of the Oriental Shrine of North America; was a member and past president of both the Zeta Chapter and the All County chapter of the Child Conservation League; had been a member of the board of directors of the Carnegie Public Library; was a volunteer with the Fayette County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and formerly was a 4-H advisor.

She was preceded in death by her father in 2006; her mother in 2009, and two brothers, Teddy A. Schlichter in 1942, and Jonathon J. Schlichter in 1988.

Cinda is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Jennifer and Bill Pearce of Westerville; Amanda and Craig Pickerill of Washington Court House; five grandchildren, Meghan of Washington, D.C. and Morgan Pearce and Gabriel, Maria and Toby Pickerill; the father of her children, Tom Slager; a brother and sister-in-law, Steven and Anne Schlichter of Columbus; a nephew Matthew Schlichter of Brooklyn, NY; numerous cousins and special family friends, Cindy (Williams) Sholler and Jill (Schlichter) Phillips.

Calling hours will be held at the Grace United Methodist Church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 10, 2017, with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the church, officiating.  The service will be from 1 to 2 p.m. including an Eastern Star ceremony.  Burial will follow immediately in the Madison Mills Cemetery with a friends and family gathering at Grace United Methodist Church following in Fellowship Hall.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Well at Sunnyside, 721 South Fayette Street or the Grace United Methodist Church, 301 East Market Street, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington C.H.

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BETTY J. WONDERLEIGH

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Betty J. Wonderleigh, 82, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Friday, August 4, 2017, at 4:46 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where she had been a patient since October 8, 2016.

Arrangements for services are being completed and will be announced by the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.