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MARY W. BUMGARNER

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Mary W. Bumgarner, 86, of Wilmington, Ohio died Monday, April 24, 2017, at 5:45 p.m. at Ohio Living Cape May Assisted Living in Wilmington where she had been residing since August 2014.

Mrs. Bumgarner was born September 9, 1930, in Little Cat, KY to Lawrence Paul and Easter Ethel Roberts Woods.  She was a 1948 graduate of New Holland High School and was the 1947 Miss Circleville Pumpkin Show Queen.  She attended Wilmington College where she was a member Delta Omega Theta (Delts) sorority.  She lived most of her life in the Wilmington and Washington Court House communities.

She was a retired realtor and had formerly worked for Borton-McDermott Realty and Bumgarner Realty in Wilmington and Lewis Century 21 Realty in Washington Court House.

Mrs. Bumgarner was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church and recently a member of the Wilmington Church of Christ.  She had been a member and past president of the Wilmington Garden Club, the Clinton County Association of Realtors, the Republican Women’s Club and Brush and Pen.  She also enjoyed several bridge clubs.   She was a founding board member of the Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services at Cape May.

She was the best grandmother who loved being with her grandchildren and taking them places.

Mrs. Bumgarner was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Elsworth Bumgarner on May 16, 2013 and two sons, Glenn Bumgarner in 2003, and Dr. Gary W. Bumgarner in 2016.

She is survived by two daughters, Kathryn Bumgarner VanPelt and her husband, Gary, and Joni Bumgarner Stewart, all of Wilmington; eight grandchildren, Rachel (Todd) Taylor of Cincinnati, Christy (Chris) McFadden of Asheville, NC, Jaime (Travis) Hibbs of Wilmington, OH, Tricia (Brian) Edwards of Plain City, Sarah Saunders of Denver, CO, Jessica (Sean) Early of Martinsville, OH, Stephanie (George) Aubin of Hampstead, NC; and Joseph Bumgarner Smith of Wilmington, OH; 13 great grandchildren; three brothers, James L. Woods, Sr. of Columbus, OH, Donald P. Woods of Upper Arlington and Paul W. Woods and his wife, Debbie, of Jacksonville, FL and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Monday, May 1, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the Wilmington Church of Christ, 909 West Locust Street, Wilmington, Ohio with Dale McCamish, minister at the church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Bloomingburg Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church Monday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio Living Cape May for Life Care, 175 Cape May Drive, Wilmington, Ohio  45177.

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

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SHIRLEY MAY MATTHEWS

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Shirley May Matthews, 71, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 5:54 p.m. at her home.

Shirley was born February 27, 1946, at Butler in Hamilton County, Ohio to Elwood Wallace and Naomi Marie Carpenter Noel.  She was a graduate of William Henry Harrison High School in Harrison, Ohio and moved to Washington Court House in 1986, from Chester, WV.

She formerly was an x-ray clerk at Bethesda Oak Hospital in Cincinnati and later worked at the Laura Ashley store at Prime Outlets.  She then was a clerk at Fayette County Memorial Hospital for 14 years before her retirement in 2012.

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

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Melvin L. Noel and a brother-in-law, George F. Hollin.

Shirley is survived by her husband, Richard A. Matthews whom she married August 26, 1972; three daughters and sons-in-law, Keziah and Mark Campbell of Mitchell, IN, Kassandra and Jason Cassady of Ashville, Ohio and Keturah and Andrew Bennett of Washington Court House; five grandchildren, Joshua Campbell, Kaleb Cassady, Robert, Kamika and Korinthia Bennett;  a sister, Emogene Hollin of Hamilton, Ohio and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Gary Ray (her twin) and Cindy Noel of Bright, IN and George Richard and Linda Noel of Harrison, Ohio.

The funeral will be Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Russell Lieb, evangelist at the Mount Olive Church of Christ in New Vienna, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant View Church of Christ, 6906 Upper Jamestown Road-NW, Jeffersonville, Ohio 43128 or Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio  43229.

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KENNETH RAY “KENNY” HODGE

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Kenneth Ray “Kenny” Hodge, 66, of Clarksburg, Ohio died Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 6:05 a.m. at his home.

Kenny was born December 29, 1950, in Jasper Township in Fayette County, Ohio to Donald Lee and Margaret Elizabeth Swartz Hodge.

He was a retired laborer and truck driver.  He also worked at Smitty’s Tavern in New Holland.

Kenny was one of the founders of Spokes for Folks in New Holland.

He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Smith on June 19, 1996; a brother, Roger Hodge and a sister, Marilyn Sue Monroe.

Kenny is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Chad and April Smith of Bloomingburg; two grandchildren, Kaitlynn Susan Smith and Britney Marie Smith and a great grandson, Liam Leisure.

Cremation took place.

Arrangements for a memorial service to be held at Smitty’s Tavern in New Holland are being arranged and will be announced by the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland.

Burial of the cremains will be at a later date in the Wayne Township Cemetery on the White Road.

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EARL CECIL MONROE

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Earl Cecil Monroe, 81, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 1:26 a.m. at Mount Carmel East Hospital in Columbus where he had been a patient two weeks.

Earl was born April 14, 1936, in Fayette County, Ohio. He was the son of William Thomas and Helen Marie Rodgers Monroe and was a lifelong resident of this community.

He was a retired Armco Steelox steel worker.  He later worked at DHL in Wilmington.  He was also a taxidermist and a producer of maple syrup which he sold at the local farmer’s market.

Earl was a member of Mt. Pleasant Federated Church in Pisgah.  He had served as a sergeant in the Ohio National Guard.  For several years he was scout master of Boy Scout Troop #112.

He is survived by his wife, the former (Vesper) Charlene Flint whom she married July 26,1955; two sons and daughters-in-law, Earl and Patty Monroe, Jr. and Troy A. and Crystal Monroe, all of Washington Court House; three grandsons, Zachary Monroe, Joshua Monroe and Jason (Hillary Zurface) Monroe; a great grandson, Everest J. Monroe; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard T. and Janet Monroe of Washington Court House and Roger and Lyn Green of Sacramento, CA; two sisters, Rita Mason of Straitsville, Ohio and Skye and John O’Laughlin of Sacramento, CA; several nieces and nephews and his furry friend, Turkey.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation took place.  There will be no visitation or funeral.

Memorial contributions may be made Mount Carmel Hospice and Palliative Care, c/o Mount Carmel Foundation, 6150 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio  43213.

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

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DANIEL T. HISER

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Daniel T. Hiser, 25, of Milledgeville, Ohio died Thursday, April 13, 2017, at 1:42 a.m. shortly after arrival at Kettering Memorial Hospital after a single vehicle crash earlier in the evening on State Route 729 in Fayette County.

Daniel was born September 6, 1991, in Wilmington, Ohio to Mark Steven and Linda Kay Miller Hiser.  He was a 2010 graduate of Miami Trace High School where he was a member of FFA and lettered in basketball and football. He was to receive his bachelor’s degree from Wright State University this spring.  He was a lifelong resident of the Milledgeville community.

He was a member of the Spring Grove United Methodist Church; had been a member of the Pig Dudes 4-H Club; the 4-H Tractor Club; Junior Fair Board; Junior Leadership and had served as a camp counselor.  He had also been a lifeguard at the Jeffersonville pool.

Daniel was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Charles and Bessie Hiser and maternal grandmother, Sue Miller.

He is survived by his parents, Mark and Linda Hiser; two brothers, Ryan and Charlie Hiser all of Milledgeville; his maternal grandfather, Rodney D. Miller of Washington Court House; aunts and uncles, Curtis T. Hiser, of Dublin, OH, Deborah Rhude of Hillsboro, John and Pam Hiser of Jamestown, Ohio,  David and Kimberly Hiser of Marysville; Doug and Linda Miller of Washington Court House, Karen and Brent Edmonson of Frankfort, David Miller and Dean and Sharon Miller, all of Washington Court House; cousins, Ashley and Jordan Rhude, Lindsey Rhude and her daughter, Brooklyn, Hallie, Matthew, Cole and Katie Hiser, Nic and Erika Miller, Nathan and Grace Miller, Mathew and Kristen Edmonson, Whitney and Josh Cummins, Cassie Miller and Michael Miller.

As a tissue donor, Daniel gave the gift of life to others.

The funeral will be Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church, 301 East Market Street, Washington Court House, Ohio with the Rev. Tom Payton, pastor at the Spring Grove United Methodist Church, and Mike Henry, minister at the Sugar Creek Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Milledgeville-Plymouth Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church Monday from 3-8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to a scholarship fund in Daniel’s name at Miami Trace High School, 3836 State Route 41-NW, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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

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IVY NELL FORSTALL

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Ivy Nell LaRose Forstall, 94, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at 12:36 a.m. at Carriage Court Assisted Living in Washington Court House after an illness of several weeks.Mrs. Forstall was born December 6, 1922, in New Orleans, LA to Camille and Jeanne Cangelosi LaRose.  She was educated, married and lived most of her life in New Orleans.  In the 1970’s she moved to Eden Isles in Slidell, LA where she resided until2005, when the area was devastated by Hurricane Katrina.  At that time she relocated to Washington Court House to be near family.

She was a graduate of Eleanor McMain High School and the Joseph A. Maybin Commercial School.  She attended Loyola University in New Orleans.

For many years she served as bookkeeper for her husband’s green coffee brokerage in New Orleans.

Mrs. Forstall was a devout Roman Catholic, whose faith was central to her life.  She was a member of St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church; the Women of St. Colman, Fayette County Commission on Aging; Sr. Citizens, Inc. on Delaware Street and she had served as a volunteer with Hospice of Fayette County, Inc.

She was an avid bridge player and a talented gardener.  Her many beautiful needle point creations are cherished pieces of home décor in family homes.

Mrs. Forstall will always be best remembered by all who knew her for her sunny disposition, bright smile and ready willingness to lend a helping hand.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Anatole J. Forstall; her parents; siblings, Frank, Conchetta, Camille, Samuel, Erwin and Vivian LaRose, Mildred LaRose Keller and a niece. Gayle Barovechio.

Mrs. Forstall is survived by her Washington Court House relatives, Carol VanMeter and her husband, Carroll; grand-nephew, Christopher Van Meter and his wife, Mary Ann; great-grandnephew, Jacob VanMeter, as well as the following nieces and nephews:  Gwendolyn Orgeron, Janice LeBlanc, Jane Adams, Thomas LaRose, Margaret Giuffre, Nancy Mayer, Paul LaRose, David LaRose, Phil LaRose, John LaRose, Barbara Brandao and Margaret Selby.

The funeral mass will be celebrated Friday, April 21, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Michael Hartge, parochial vicar administrator at the church, officiating.  Immediately following the mass, a luncheon will be held in the church’s parish hall.

In accordance with her wishes, following cremation her remains will be entered into the Forstall family tomb in St. Louis Cemetery #3 in New Orleans.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church, 219 South North Street; Hospice of Fayette County, Inc., 222 North Oakland Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160 or Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio  43229.

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

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WILMA JOYCE RESER

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Wilma Joyce Reser, 83, of Dayton, Ohio died Sunday, April 9, 2017, at 10:20 a.m. at Hospice of Dayton where she had been since April 4.

Mrs. Reser was born September 23, 1933, in Carter County, KY to Haskell Rufus and Rena Day Ferguson.  She lived most of her life in Dayton.

Before her retirement in 1994, she had worked 25 years in food service and five years in nursing at the Dayton Mental Health Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Curtis Reser in 1994; by a son, Samuel Joseph (Joe) Reser in 1996; a brother, Paul Ferguson and two sisters, Janice Haynes and Kay Collins.

Mrs. Reser is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Edwin C. and Diane Reser of Franklin, Ohio; three daughters, Claudia Coe and her husband, Ron, of Washington Court House, Deena Plemons and her husband, Tim, of Dayton and Mary A. Johnson of Middletown; eight grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; a brother, Ray (Buck) Ferguson of Washington Court House; five sisters, Jean Poole of Washington C.H., Betty Deskins and her husband, Robert “Butch,” of Washington Court House, Marilyn Jester of Indiana, Carolyn Self and her husband, John, of Washington Court House and Ruth Long of Washington Court House.  Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Thursday, April 13, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Joe Duvall officiating.  Burial will follow in the Highlawn Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 12 noon until time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation online at info@jdrf.org or mailed to 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, New York  10004.

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LILLIE MAE PERKINS

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Lillie Mae Perkins, 76, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 5:02 p.m. at Bethesda North Hospital in Cincinnati where she had been a patient one day.

Mrs. Perkins was born January 18, 1941, in Lucasville, Ohio to William “Munn” and Rita “Ritty” Blair Howard.

She enjoyed sewing and cooking and being with her family.

Mrs. Perkins was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Herman Perkins and William “BJ” Meadows; two sons, Billy Perkins and Thurman Perkins; a daughter, Lilly “Twinkle” Miley; a brother, John Howard and three sisters, Cora McGraw, Ruby Howard and Goldie Garner.

She is survived by her children, Paul “Jumbo” Howard of Greenfield, Utonia “Susie” Turcotte and her husband, Chip, of Florida, Herman “Jr.” Perkins of Washington Court House, Chester Perkins and his wife, Lisa, of Washington Court House, Marsha Groves of Greenfield, Sue Perkins of Lucasville, Roy Perkins of Washington Court House, Troy Perkins and his fiancée, Loretta Ausman, of Washington Court House, Alicia Dailey and her husband, Aaron, of Leesburg and William Meadows of Washington Court House; seven siblings, Macy Hayes of Lucasville, Chlorine Marshall of Wheelersburg, Ohio, Ruth (John) Howell, of Jackson, Ohio, Benny (Janey) Howard of Minford, Ohio, Bonnie (Rob) May of Piketon, Ohio, Jimmy (Merina) Howard of Lucasville, Ohio and Denny Howard of West Portsmouth, Ohio; many grandchildren; great grandchildren; great great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at 2 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Billy Groves officiating.  Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.

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

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NORMA JEAN ROHRER

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Norma Jean Rohrer, 85, of New Holland, Ohio died Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 12:45 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where she had been residing since January 30, 2015.

Norma Jean was born July 11, 1931, in New Holland, Ohio to William and Cora Rockwell Arledge.  She was a lifelong resident of the New Holland community where she was a member of the New Holland Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl L. Rohrer on May 9, 2011; by a grandson, Daniel Rohrer in 2002 and a sister, Irma Mae Ingles.

Norma Jean is survived by a daughter, Diana Doyle of Springfield, Ohio; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Sharon Rohrer and Randy and Ann Rohrer, all of New Holland; nine grandchildren, Melanie (Rick) Mattingly, Kristi (Matt) Hart, Leigh Ann (Tim) Robinson, Jeremy (Toni) Rohrer, Jennifer (Jeremy) Brill, Travis Rohrer and his girlfriend, Rachel Vance, Troy Rohrer and his fiancée Leann Riley, Trent Rohrer and his girlfriend, Cori, and Trista (Tyler) Butler; several great grandchildren; two brothers, David Arledge and his wife, Nancy, of New Holland, Bill Arledge and his fiancée, Carolyn Vittitoe, of Washington Court House; three sisters, Janet Hawkins and her friend, Steve Althouse, Janie Nance and her husband, Gene, and Mary Lou Althouse and her husband, Gary, all of Washington Court House and numerous nieces, nephews, family members and friends.

The funeral will be held Friday, March 24, 2017, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with the Rev. Randy Lee, minister at the Center Christian Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in New Holland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home in New Holland from 12 Noon Friday until the time of the service.

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ROBERT HAGLER WILLIS

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Robert Hagler Willis, 86, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Thursday, March 16, 2017, at 3:05 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where he had been since March 7.

Bob was born October 18, 1930, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Richard R. and Mary A. Hagler Willis.  He was a graduate of Washington High School and attended Beloit College in Wisconsin.  Except for spending the last 40 winters in their much loved condo in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, he was a lifelong resident of this community where he was a retired farmer.

He was a member of the Washington Lions Club and had served on the boards of directors of Fayette County Senior Citizens, Inc. and the Fayette County Historical Society.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife, the former Joanne Dale Browning on December 4, 2005; by two brothers, Edwin B. (Ted) Willis in 1985, and Richard R. Willis in 2012, and a sister, Jean Willis Horne in 2012.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John R. and Mary Beth Slaughter Willis of Chicago; a foster daughter, Carol Jean Cahall Hidy and her husband, David, of Naples, FL; five grandchildren, Elizabeth Anne Willis of Miami, FL, Jesse Slaughter Willis and his wife, Katie, of New York, NY; Robert Slaughter Willis and his wife, Hannah, of Chicago; Roxanne Hidy of Naples, FL and Joseph Hidy and his wife, Patty, of Melbourne, FL and seven great grandchildren, Tucker Hanks, George Slaughter Willis, Elle June DeGraeve, Lila Mae DeGraeve-Willis and Carson, Tayte and Reese Hidy.

The funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.  Burial will follow in the Bush Cemetery in Fayette County.

Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fayette County Sr. Citizens, Inc., 723 Delaware Street or the Fayette County Historical Society, 517 Columbus Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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