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REBECCA HICKS DAVIS

Rebecca Hicks Davis, 71, of London, Ohio died Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at 8 p.m. at the Select Specialty Hospital in Columbus where she had been a patient since April 13.

Becky was born September 21, 1948, in Columbus, Ohio to Edward Milton and Mildred Reigle Hicks.  She was a 1966 graduate of Teays Valley High School and lived most of her life in Pickaway, Fayette and Madison Counties.

She retired as a claims adjuster from the Franks Gates Service Company.  She had formerly been a medical secretary.

Becky was an active member of the Newport United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.  She was also a member of the Open Gate Garden Club and for several years served as secretary/treasurer of the Ohio Duroc Breeding Association.  She enjoyed flowers, genealogy and antiquing.  She especially loved her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Beth Davis.

Becky is survived by her husband, Stephen Earl Davis whom she married November 12, 1966; a son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Alicia Davis of Pittsburgh, PA; seven grandchildren, Kelsey (Jeremiah) Roberts, Colin, Owen, Evelyn, Kale, Gwyn and Violet Davis and her mother-in-law, Violet Davis of Washington Court House.

A graveside service will be held Monday, June 1, 2020, at 11 a.m. at the Paint Township Cemetery in Madison County with the Rev. Wayne Stuntz, pastor at the Newport United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

Friends may call at the Newport United Methodist Church (80 Center Street-SE, London, Ohio) Sunday from 2-4 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Newport United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 701, London, Ohio  43140.

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LOIS JEAN CHERRYHOLMES DUFF RHOAD

Lois Jean Cherryholmes Duff Rhoad, 87 of Washington Court House, passed away surrounded by family at her home on Monday, May 25, 2020.

Lois was born November 12, 1932, to Delbert Owen and Gladys Powell Cherryholmes.  She was a 1950 graduate of Washington City Schools.

She worked as a secretary for the county and area extension offices and later as a clerk in the Fayette County Probate and Juvenile Court.

In addition to her parents, Lois was preceded in death by her first husband, Dwight Duff in 1980.

She is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, John Rhoad.  Also surviving are her children, Debra Duff (William) Diley and David (Lisa) Duff; grandchildren, Jason (Emily) Duff and Marc Duff, one great granddaughter and two sisters-in-law, Martha Cooper and Maryann (Dean) Earl.  She will also be sorely missed by her devoted kitty, Miss Boo.

The family would like to extend their profound appreciation to Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County for making it possible for Lois to remain in her home.

In accordance with her wishes, Lois will be cremated, with services at the convenience of the family.

The family would like to suggest that anyone wishing to make a remembrance, consider Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County, 222 North Oakland Avenue, the Fayette County Regional Humane Society, 153 South Main Street, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160 or the Bloomingburg United Methodist Church, 5 Cross Street-NE, Bloomingburg, Ohio  43106.

Arrangements were completed by the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

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VIRGINIA SUE (GINNY) EGGLETON TOLLE

Virginia Sue (Ginny) Tolle, 70, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Saturday, May 23, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. at Clinton Memorial Hospital in Wilmington where she had been a patient two days.

Ginny was born May 6, 1950, in Winfield, West Virginia to Leo Thomas “Cleo” and Kattie Evelyn Brown Eggleton.  She was a 1968 graduate of Miami Trace High School and lived most of her life in New Holland and Washington Court House.

She formerly was an aide and dietician at various area nursing home.

Ginny loved traveling, camping and working with flowers.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Ginny is survived by her husband, Steven R. Tolle whom she married November 1, 1991; by two children, Bradford M. Dunn and Marissa D. Bowers and her husband, Ted, all of Lebanon; five grandchildren, Isabella and Ava Dunn and Hope, Brennan and Ahren Bowers; eight siblings, Betty (Mario) Hernandez of Cleveland, Janice Smith of New Holland, Roger Eggleton of South Salem, Richard (Lillian) Eggleton of New Holland, Robert (Kathy) Eggleton of New Holland, Anna (John) Dean of Frankfort, Joyce (Kevin) Frye of Loudon, TN and Jeremy Eggleton of Washington Court House; a sister-in-law, Carolyn Jones and a brother-in-law, Al Penwell, both of Washington Court House; numerous nieces and nephews and several special friends.

The funeral will be Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at 6 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Larry Snodgrass, pastor at the Pisgah-Mount Pleasant Church, officiating..  Cremation will follow the service with burial of the cremains at a later date in Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Wednesday from 4 p.m. until time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, 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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LISA R. MILLER

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Lisa R. Miller, 52, of Jamestown, Ohio died Monday, May 11, 2020, at the home of her daughter in Dayton.

She was born July 19, 1967, in Jacksonville, FL. She moved to Jamestown in 2001 from Virginia.

Lisa struggled with health problems throughout her life. God rest her soul.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Miller; a son, David Mogren; her mother, Mary Rhoads Thevenin and a brother, Scott Minnery.

She is survived by her father, Terrance Lee Thevenin of Dayton; two children, Mindy Thevenin of Dayton and her fiancé, Johnny Ring, and Christopher Mogren of Murfreesboro, TN and grandchildren, Phoebe and Elijah Thevenin.

Cremation took place. A private family remembrance will be held at a later date.

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

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ROBERT L. JOHNSON

Robert L. Johnson, 85, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Sunday, May 10, 2020, at 6:15 p.m. at Court House Manor Nursing Home where he had been a resident since June 2019.

Bob was born October 1, 1934, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Sanford “Pappy” and Cory Marie Penwell Johnson.  He lived most of his life in New Holland and Washington Court House.

He was an avid horseman and, before his retirement, was a longtime trainer of standardbred race horses for McKinley Kirk Stables.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Dorothy A. McAnerney, on July 20, 1992; by a daughter, Tammy M. Dick on July 2, 2019; an infant son, Robert, and four brothers and a sister.

Bob is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara J. and Dan Duhl of Westerville, Ohio; he was a doting grandfather to seven grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; a brother, Fred Johnson of Washington Court House and two sisters, Alice Greenlee of Washington Court House and Margaret Wolfe of Indiana.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation took place.  A private family memorial will be held at a later date.

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

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NANCY JANE BIELANOW

Nancy Jane Bielanow, 80nday, March 17, 2013 at 2:18 p, of New Holland, Ohio died Saturday, May 9, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. at Court House Manor Nursing Home where she had been a patient since May 1, 2020.

Nancy was born November 20, 1939, in Pickaway County, Ohio to James Edward and Marguerite Elizabeth Davis Gilmore. She was a 1957 graduate of Clarksburg High School and received her licensed practical nursing certification from the Fayette County Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and her RN from Hocking Technical School.

Before her retirement in 2001, she had worked at the Adena Regional Medical Center and the Chillicothe Veterans Administration Medical Center.

On July 4, 1959, she married Stefan Bielanow. He preceded her in death on March 27, 2013. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a two brothers, Roland and Carl Gilmore; two sisters, Delores June Justice and Virginia Smith and special friends, Josef and Belle Louis and Dr. John Louis.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Josef and Sandy Bielanow; two grandchildren, Kelsey Lyn Bielanow and Andrew Stefan Bielanow and his wife, Miranda; two great grandchildren, Emma and Presley, all of Washington Court House; a sister-in-law, Alma Faye Gilmore of Sabina and special family friend, Peggy Louis of Washington Court House.

A private family graveside service will be held Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. in the New Holland Cemetery with family members offering comments. Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland.

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PATRICIA LEE McNUTT LEETH

Patricia Lee McNutt Leeth, 90, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Saturday, May 9, 2020, at 5:19 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where she had been residing since February 4, 2019.

Mrs. Leeth was born January 26, 1930, in Milledgeville, Ohio to Harry and Vesta Crites McNutt. She lived most of her life in this community.

She had formerly worked at the Beverly Shop in Washington Court House and the Dollar Store.

Mrs. Leeth was a member of the All Saints Church. She enjoyed sitting on her front porch and working in the yard with her flowers. She loved her grandchildren.

On January 5, 1947, she married Clark Maynard Leeth. He preceded her in death on April 30, 2013. She was also preceded by a grandson, Eric Stone; two brothers, Earl and Harry McNutt and three sisters, Pauline Whippel, Mary Vineyard and Ann Blue.

Mrs. Leeth is survived by four children and their spouses, Pamela Bonecutter and her husband, Kevin, Cindy Caldwell and her husband, Randy, and Danny Leeth and his wife, Vicky, all of Washington Court House and Carol Stone and her husband, Greg, of Sarasota, FL; grandchildren, Todd (Leisa) Clay, Holly (Donald Jones) Clay, Leanne (Ronnie) Haffner, Jon (Stephanie) Caldwell, Katie (Brian) Kisling, Josh (Tammy) Caldwell, Emily (Chad) Brogdon, Crissy (Jesse) Cunningham, Chad Leeth, Jennifer Pauley and Vanessa Pauley; great grandchildren, Jacob (Becky) Caldwell, Kayli Caldwell and Kaleb Caldwell, Austin Eggleton, Drew and Brayden Kisling, Isaiah Caldwell, Hunter Brogdon, Kelsey (Cameron) Wilson, Kaleb Pauley, Morgan (Chas) Grover-Wilson, Zach (Olivia) Clay and Jake (Sarah) Clay, Dillon (Kristin Landrum) Jones and Kylee Jones, Cody Clay and Alexis Meddock and great great grandchildren, Tyler Clay, Logan Caldwell, Camden and Corbin Wilson and Jacob and Jesse Cunningham.

A private graveside service will be held in Washington Cemetery with the Rev. Father Warren Huestis, rector at All Saints Church, officiating. Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Church, 733 State Route 41-SW, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.

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HELEN BROWN GALLOWAY

 

On May 6, 2020 at 4.00 pm we lost our beautiful mother to the disease of Dementia.  We are comforted and humbled by the outpouring of concern and condolences we have received through the last few years as our mother battled this disease.  It is with a mixture of great sadness and pride that we tell you about her beautiful life.

Helen Leona Turner was born at home March 23, 1940 to Walter Mack Turner and Helen Faye Graham Turner in Atlanta, Ohio.  Helen was number 9 of 11 children.  She had magical memories of her young childhood growing up in a large family, walking barefoot along the creek, picking berries and sitting on the front porch with her grandfather.  He would let the girls pin curl his hair and then he would give them all a penny.  It was lovely, until it wasn’t.   Helen’s father died when she was 10.  Helen married William Ralph Reed at a young age.   He joined the Marines and off they were to Camp LeJeune, NC where they met new friends, had parties on the beach, danced and played pool.  She had two children, Patrick & Christina.  The marriage did not last and Helen moved with the children back to Ohio.     One day a knock on the door came and it was one of the Marines that they met on the beach in Camp LeJeune.   John Brown.

Helen and John moved to Pensacola, FL in 1962.  John was a Photographer instructor at NAS Pensacola with multiple tours to Vietnam.   Helen worked for the NAS Photo Lab and Lori Studios retouching photos.  At this point Helen was involved with raising two children and was a member of the Pensacola Ikebana Society.  Helen had a beautiful eye and could produce the most beautiful floral arrangements.   John retired in 1965 and the family moved to Cordova Park.  Helen and John opened John Brown’s Antiques in 1969.  It was a very exciting time in Pensacola and there were many grass-root projects taking off.    Helen was very active in the revitalization of Seville Square, specifically the Dorr House.  Helen was the Hostess to many events at the Dorr House, organizing and consulting on decorating and catering events.  Helen was also heavily involved in the Pensacola Historical Society & Pensacola Camellia Society.  Prior to Pensacola Museum of Art, Helen and John hosted community art receptions for local, regional & international artists at The Victorias.  Some of you may also remember the roaring parties in Cordova Park.  In the 1980s John Brown’s and The Victorias closed and Helen began Helen Brown Ltd., appraising personal property for the USN, DEA and private residences.   Her appraisal services were a bridge to the estate liquidation business, now known as Brown Galloway & Associates.  Helen worked very hard building her two businesses and was a highly respected & compassionate business women.

Helen was a beautiful woman in her appearance and soul, although she did not necessarily think so.   She had the gift of style.  Her passions were her clothing, her home and all things beautiful.   She loved fabric and she spent a great deal of time in fabric stores and reupholstered often.   She loved art and collected all mediums.

Mother never lost her sweet and soft Ohio soul.  She was a generous, loving and caring mother, sister and daughter.  Helen is survived by her son Patrick Brown, daughter Christina Brown Pouchert (Grant) and her grandson, who she adored, Jack Henry Pouchert.    She is survived by three of her siblings.

It was mother’s wish to be taken back to Ohio to be laid to rest next to her family.   A graveside service will be held Saturday, May 17, 2020, at 10 a.m. at the New Holland Cemetery with Larry Stiles, minister at the New Holland Church of Christ, officiating.  Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland.  A memorial service at First United Methodist Church in Pensacola will be held at a later date.

We are so grateful to Kamisha Mckenzie of Emerald Coast Hospice, Andrea Parsons of West Florida Home Care Services and their staff of angels, Cathy, Katherine (Kat), Vickie, Gloria & Josie and Summervista and their wonderful staff.

EUGENE LEE GAD

Eugene Lee Gad, 90, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Sunday, May 3, 2020, at 5:18 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where he had been a resident since December 2019.

Gene was born March 23, 1930, in Montgomery County, Illinois to Thomas Anthony and Sophia Pomiklo Gad.  He moved to Washington Court House in 1960, from Dayton.

He had formerly worked for Standard Register in Dayton, National Cash Register in both Dayton and Washington Court House, Hennigan Printing in Florence, KY, National Graphics in Columbus, Stevenson Printing in Cincinnati and Guweilers in Washington Court House.

Gene was a member of St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

He was a wonderful and loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather.

Gene was preceded in death by his wife, the former Lois Jean Butts, on March 26, 2006, and three brothers, Thomas, Andrew and John Gad.

He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Vicki and Tommy Coe of Washington Court  House and Jeannie and David Butterfield of Fishers, IN; four grandchildren, Scott (Dawn) Coe, Matthew (Bridget) Coe and Brad (Julie) Coe, all of Washington Court House and Sean Butterfield of Las Vegas, NV; several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

A private family graveside service will be held at the St. Colman Catholic Cemetery with the Rev. Father Tim Lynch, parochial vicar at the church, officiating.  Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church, 219 South North Street, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160 or Heartland Hospice, P.O. Box 10086, Toledo, Ohio  43633-0086.

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E. MAXINE WILT WARNER

Maxine Wilt Warner, 99, of Washington Court House, Ohio passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at 8:11 p.m. at Carriage Court Assisted Living where she had been residing the past two years.

Maxine was born July 15, 1920, at Octa in Fayette County, Ohio to Ward Lincoln and Grace Elizabeth Morgan Wilt. She was a 1938 graduate of Jeffersonville High School and was a lifelong resident of Fayette County.

For many years she was a member of the Maple Grove United Methodist Church before becoming a member of the Grace United Methodist Church. She was a charter/life member of Beta Chapter of the Child Conservation League. Maxine enjoyed gardening and sewing and was an avid reader.

On August 30, 1941, she married Ray D. Warner whom she had met previously at a 4-H dance. He preceded her in death on September 3, 2008. She was also preceded by a son, Richard Max Warner on April 24, 2020, and three siblings, Jane Foster in 2016, Alan Wilt in 2018 and Gladys Shoemaker in 2019.

She is survived by three children and their spouses, Rebecca and Al Adams of Lebanon, OH, Ron and Brenda Warner of Washington Court House and Roma and Joe Beverly of Jeffersonville, IN; seven grandchildren, Brad (Elizabeth) Adams of Mason, OH, Andrea (Richik) Sarkar of Shaker Heights, OH, Mark Adams of Sunbury, OH, Wendy (Bryan Ellington) Warner of Cary, NC, Christina (Bryan) Wiskeman of Headwaters, VA, Nathan (Stephanie) Warner of Washington Court House and Mary (Billy) Heil of Albany, IN.; eight great grandchildren, Josie, Sam, Ryley and Camryn Adams, Maxin, Beckett and Charley Warner and Lainey Ellington; two step great grandchildren, Hayden Ellington and Chase Heil; special friend, Peggy Vrettos of Washington Court House and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be held at the Milledgeville-Plymouth Cemetery with Maxine’s nephew, Danny Dodds, minister at the Greenfield Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Carnegie Public Library, 127 South North Street, Washington C.H., Ohio 43160.

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