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V. DAVID KEATON

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V. David Keaton, 65, of Washington Court House, Ohio, died Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at 9:44 p.m. shortly after arrival at Fayette County Memorial Hospital. His death was sudden and unexpected.

David was born March 17, 1954, in Washington Court House to Veryl Gesta and Dema Ann Puffinbarger Keaton.  He lived his younger life in New Holland and was a 1972 graduate of Miami Trace High School.  He then spent his adult life in Washington Court House.

He was a heavy equipment operator from 1972 until his retirement in 2015, having worked for Dineen and George J. Igel Company.

David was a member of Bloomingburg Lodge F. & A.M. #449; Aladdin Temple Shrine in Columbus and was a longtime member of Local #18 of the International Union of Operating Engineers in Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

David is survived by his wife, the former Teena Marie Riley whom he married July 25, 1987; three sons, D. Heath Keaton of Sabina, Anthony Keaton and Adam Keaton, both of Columbus; a step-son, Dustin Gulley and his wife, Michelle, of Washington Court House; four grandchildren, Gavin, Brooklyn and Mitchell Keaton and Harmony Gay; a brother and sister-in-law, Timothy and Rhonda Keaton of New Holland; a sister and brother-in-law, Bethany and Steven Hiles of Kinston, NC and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral will be held Monday, October 7, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Pastor John Pfeifer, minister at the Gathering Place Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Sunday from 2-6 p.m. where a Masonic service, which is open to the public, will be held Sunday at 6 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette County Memorial Hospital Foundation, 1430 Columbus Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160 for the emergency department renovation project.

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ELECTA JANE “LECKY” KUESTERS

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It is with great sadness that the family of Electa “Lecky” Jane Kuesters announces her passing after a lengthy battle with cancer on Friday, September 27, 2019, at the age of 73 years.

Lecky was born to the late Robert Lee and Betty Brock Brubaker on April 12, 1946, in Washington Court House, Ohio. She graduated from Washington Senior High School in 1964, and received a bachelor’s degree from George Peabody University. Lecky married Eckhard “Eck” Kuesters on March 25, 1972, and they lived in Maryland for thirty-five years before relocating to Virginia and then Florida in 2016. Lecky spent several years as a special education teacher in elementary schools and as a volunteer for support and advocacy services. She was a lover of the natural world and hard work, and could often be found tending to a sprawling garden, saddling up a horse, or clearing a trail. Above all, Lecky was fiercely loyal and devoted to her family, particularly her grandchildren, who were her greatest joy and with whom she shared a special bond. Lecky was an extraordinary wife, mother, and Grammy.  Her bright light will remain in our hearts forever.

Lecky was preceded in death by her father in 1991, mother in 1993, and a sister Susannah “Susie” Lyons in 2019. She will be forever remembered by her loving husband and daughters, Kathryn “Katie” Kuesters Huyck (Michael), Elizabeth Kuesters Sullivan (John), and Phoebe Kuesters McCutchan (Micah); five beloved grandchildren, Garrett Brock and Emilia Jane Huyck, Claire Elizabeth and Charles Fenner Sullivan, and Avery Jane McCutchan; two brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Gail Brubaker and Robert and Jeannette Brubaker; a sister, Melissa Brubaker; brother-in-law William Eugene Lyons, Jr.; sister-in-law, Suzann Kuesters; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Werner and Maureen Kuesters and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and dear friends.

A funeral service in memory of Lecky will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at 2 p.m. at the Judy Chapel in Washington Cemetery,1741 Washington Avenue, Washington Court House, OH 43160 with the Rev. Father Warren Huestis, rector at All Saints Church, officiating.

Burial of the cremains will immediately follow in the family plot at Washington Cemetery.  A reception will follow.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home, 554 Washington Avenue, Washington Court House, OH 43160, Friday, October 4, 2019, from 4-7 p.m.

 

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K. DUANE DENNEY

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Former Fayette County resident K. Duane Denney, 96, of Redondo Beach, CA, died Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at 10:40 p.m. at his home.

Mr. Denney was born May 27, 1923, at Plattsburgh, in Clark County, Ohio to Clark Elmer and Edith Marie Yeoman Denney.  He was a graduate of Washington High School and was a World War II veteran of the United States Navy.  He moved to California in1948.

Before his retirement, he was the vice president of finance for Automation Industries, Inc., a producer of industrial products and worldwide supplier of technical services.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Patricia Nisley on June 18, 2016, and a brother, Corwin D. Denney in 1999.

Mr. Denney is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Ed Cylwik and Susan and Dan Gonzales, all of Phoenix, AZ; seven grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Burial will take place in the Washington Cemetery with a graveside service to be held at a later date.

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

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JOSEPH SPENCER

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Joseph Spencer, 66, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Friday, September 13, 2019, at 7:43 a.m. at Signature HealthCARE of Fayette County where he had been residing the past three years.

Mr. Spencer was born February 18, 1953, in Cleveland, Ohio and had lived in Columbus before moving to Washington Court House.

He was never married and is the last of his family.

Cremation will take place and burial of the cremains will be in Washington Cemetery.

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

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RUSSELL NEIL WOOD

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Russell Neil Wood, 69, of Washington Court House, Ohio, died Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at 2:50 p.m. shortly after arrival at Fayette County Memorial Hospital.

Russell was born September 27, 1949, in Columbus, Ohio to Earl and Sarah Alice Sutton Wood.  He lived most of his life in this community.

Before his retirement in 2010, he had been a street department employee for the City of Washington Court House.

Russell loved yard sales and going to restaurants.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Susan Elizabeth Weaver on April 10, 2018, and eleven siblings, William, Edgar, Richard and James Wood, Shirley Yahn, Dorothy Stolzenburg, Rosabelle Gilpen, Wanda Helfrich, Barbara Anders, Thelma Distelhorst and Mary Wood.

Russell is survived by a daughter, Terra (Tony) Helterbridle of Chillicothe; three step-sons children, Mike Paul of Yellowbud, Shane Paul of Greenfield, Brian Paul of Indianapolis; 17 grandchildren; a great granddaughter and a sister, Janet Oyer of Greenfield.

The funeral will be Monday, September 16, 2019 , at 1: 30 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Danny Dodds, minister at the Greenfield Church of Christ, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 12 Noon Monday until time of the service.

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PATRICIA KAY RICHMOND

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Patricia Kay Richmond, 56, of Clarksburg, Ohio died Monday, September 9, 2019, at 9:21 a.m. at the Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe.  She had been in failing health.

Patricia was born November 12, 1962, in Columbus, Ohio to Odell “Truman” and Sandra Brown Richmond.

She was preceded in death by a son, Shawn Richmond; her mother, Sandra Brewster and two brothers, Gary Richmond and Mickey Brewster.

Patricia is survived by a daughter, Sandra (Anthony Staley) of Clarksburg; three step children, Jennifer Arthurs of Yellowbud, Misty Arthurs of Columbus and Paul Arthurs, Jr. of Columbus; five grandchildren; her father, Odell “Truman” Richmond of West Virginia; a brother, James “George” Richmond of Columbus; a sister, Kimberly Arthurs of Yellowbud and her former husband, Paul Arthurs, Sr. of Yellowbud.

Cremation will take place.  A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

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

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PENELOPE SUE (PENNY) ROGERS

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Penelope Sue (Penny) Rogers, 72, of  Washington Court House, Ohio died Sunday, September 8, 2019, at 6:41 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where she had been a resident since April 13, 2018.

Penny was born September 22, 1946, in Warsaw, IN to Burnham and Phyllis Jean Sanger Light.  She was a 1964 graduate of Washington Senior High School and attended The Ohio State University.

She had formerly worked at Parrett Insurance and at The Ohio State University for over 30 years.

Penny enjoyed attending concerts, movies and Broadway plays.  She was a big Ohio State fan and for many years went to all of the home men’s and women’s basketball games and the home and away football games.  She went to every football game during the 2002 season when the Buckeyes won the National Championship.  She also enjoyed traveling and especially enjoyed going to Walt Disney World.

Penny was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Michael Light.

She is survived by several cousins, Dr. Charles (Paula) Light of Indianapolis, IN, Dr. Craig (Debbie) Light of Anderson, IN, Joel (Cindy) Light and Steven (Susan) Light, all of Warsaw, IN.  She is also survived by a host of friends, including her best friend, Janet Robinson.

A graveside service will be held Thursday, September 12, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Highlawn Cemetery with the Rev. Gray Marshall, pastor at the First Presbyterian Church, officiating.  Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

There will be no calling hours.

CRICKET MICHELLE SHADLEY

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Cricket Michelle Shadley, 37, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at 10:21 a.m. at Fayette County Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient one day.

Cricket was born February 14, 1982, in Washington Court House, Ohio to William Michael and Marlene Linda Puckett Shadley and was a lifelong resident of this community.

Surviving, in addition to her parents who reside in Washington Court House, are three siblings, Billy Shadley and his wife, Michelle, of Sabina, Raymond Shadley and Chrystal Shadley, both of Washington Court House; two nieces whom she helped rear, Khloie and Kendra Shadley of Washington Court House and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Cremation will be observed with a memorial service to be held at a later date.

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

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CHARLES RENNY BRICKLES (Updated)

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Charles Renny Brickles, 79, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Saturday, August 24, 2019, at 9:56 a.m. at the Mount Carmel Grove City Medical Center where he had been a patient since July 30.

Mr. Brickles was born July 30, 1940, in Meigs County, Ohio to Max Eugene and Hazel Starkey Brickles and lived most of his life in this community.

Before his retirement, he was a corrections officer at the Pickaway Correctional Institute.

He had been a member of McNair Memorial Presbyterian Church.

On December 24, 1965, he married the former Allene Raye Trimble.  She preceded him in death on April 26, 2010.  He was also preceded by a grandson, Jesse Jenkins, III; his parents and four brothers, William, David, Lynn Joe (Butch) and Danny Brickles.

He is survived by a son, Michael W. Brickles of Washington Court House; a daughter, Betsey Jenkins and her husband, Jesse, of Greenfield; two grandchildren, Haley Brickles and Justin Jenkins and numerous nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at 4 p.m. at the Fairview Cemetery near Jeffersonville with 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.

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

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NANCY ANN DEVINS BAUGHN

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Nancy Ann Devins Baughn, age 91, died August 21, 2019 in Centennial, Colo., of cancer.

Nancy was born Jan. 29, 1928 in Lakewood, Ohio and grew up with her four older brothers and sisters in Washington Court House, Ohio. She and her siblings, Jayne, Peggy, Bruce and Danny worked alongside their mother, Hazel Kaufmann Devins, who was the head chef and manager of the Washington Country Club restaurant. They lived in a time when ice was delivered by horse-drawn wagons, and the streets were paved with brick. Nancy skated those streets on steel-wheeled roller skates and was treated to ice chips and rides on the back of the wagon.

Nancy graduated from Ohio State University and was a registered nurse who worked at the Ohio State University Medical Center and other hospitals and clinics in Norwalk, Conn. and Memphis, Tenn. over the course of her career.

At age 20, Nancy married Don Brandenberg, who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness prior to the wedding and who died a year later. She married Jack Austin Baughn in 1952. Nancy, Jack, and their son Dan lived in Harrisburg, Penn., Norwalk, Conn., Worthington, Ohio, and Memphis, Tenn. After her beloved Jack died in 2003, Nancy’s independent spirit pulled her west, where she lived a fulfilling life among family and countless new friends at the Meridian in Englewood, Colo.

In Washington Court House, Nancy was a member of First Presbyterian Church. She belonged to Broad Street Presbyterian Church in Columbus, Ohio and, more recently, was a member of Wellshire Presbyterian Church in Englewood.

Nancy is survived by her son, Daniel (Shannon Barbare), grandson Jake (Alia), granddaughter Kate (Katrina Whatley), and cherished nieces and nephews from all sides of her family. Nancy was preceded in death by her husbands, siblings, and parents.

Nancy excelled at hiking, knitting, and cooking and was a gentle teacher for those interested in similar pursuits. She actively sought new friends with varied interests and provided emotional support to those in need. Her oft-repeated adage was, “remember, everyone is doing the very best they can.” She always did, and her family will strive to continue her legacy of kindness, generosity, and grace in everyday life.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Broad Street Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, where Nancy volunteered for many years. To donate, visit http://bspc.org/donate/, and note “Food Pantry (in memory of Nancy Baughn)” in the description line. Or, mail checks to Broad Street Presbyterian Church, 760 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43205. Please note “Food Pantry (in memory of Nancy Baughn)” in the memo line of your check.

A private family memorial service will be held in Washington Court House.