RICHARD B. (RICK) STINSON

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Richard B. (Rick) Stinson, 73, of Grove City, OH and Bradenton, FL, formerly of New Holland and Washington Court House, OH died Monday, February 11, 2019, at 9:16 a.m. at Tidewell Bradenton Hospice House in Bradenton, FL.

Rick was born April 9, 1945, in Columbus, Ohio to Byron Briggs and Mary Ellen Asher Stinson.  He was a 1963 graduate of Miami Trace High School and received a Bachelor’s degree in marketing from The Ohio State University.

Rick was a 27-year veteran and Lieutenant Colonel with the United State Air Force Reserves and served as squadron commander of the 40th Mobile Aerial Port Squadron.

He had been manager of the Washington Court House area operations for Dayton Power and Light Company and later was president of Fayette Fire and Safety Equipment.

As a successful business owner and community leader, he was involved with the Washington Lions Club; Order of the Symposiarchs; Washington Country Club; the Community Improvement Corporation; Washington Court House Athletic Boosters; the Fayette County Chapter of The Ohio State University Alumni Association; Junior Achievement of Fayette County; Fayette County Commission on Aging; Fayette County Chamber of Commerce; Fayette County Zoning Appeals and the United Way of Fayette County.  Most recently he served as a member of the board of directors of the Mount Vernon Condo Association in Bradenton, FL.

On December 4, 1971, he married the former Cinda Lou Kelly.  She preceded him in death on May 26, 2008.

Rick is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Ericka and Keith Gehres and a granddaughter, Addison Gehres, all of West Lafayette, IN; his mother, Mary Ellen Schwart of New Holland and friend, Marci Butler of Bradenton, FL.

A graveside service, with complete military honors, will be held Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at 11 a.m. in the New Holland Cemetery.  Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

A celebration of life service is planned for March in Bradenton.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Fayette Co. Chapter of The OSU Alumni Association, c/o Pat Gall, Scholarship Chairperson, 1102 Genevieve Drive, Washington C.H., Ohio  43160 or www.giveto.osu.edu, Fund Number 313004.

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SHARON KAY LYNCH

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Sharon Kay Lynch, 72, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Thursday, February 7, 2019, at 10:51 a.m. at Fayette County Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient two days.  She had been in failing health.

Sharon was born October 28, 1946, in Fayette County, Ohio to Harold and Amy Moore Ramey.  She was a graduate of Edward Lee McClain High School in Greenfield and lived most of her life in this community.

She had formerly been a sales clerk at K-Mart and Big Bear and had also worked at Domino’s and the YMCA.

She is survived by her husband, Ernest Lewis Lynch, Jr.;  three children, Ernest L. Lynch, III and his wife, Kathleen, of Ft. Myers, TX, Loretta Dryden and Phoebe Bradshaw, both of Washington Court House; three grandchildren, Blake Bradshaw, Cheyanne Bradshaw and Michael John Lynch and a brother and sister-in-law, Dean and Rajean Ramey of Xenia.

The funeral will be Monday, February 11, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.  Burial will follow in the Sabina Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.

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SHIRLEY RUTH POPE

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Shirley Ruth Pope, 70, of New Holland, Ohio died Thursday, February 7, 2019, at 9:55 a.m. at her home.  She had been ill since October.

Shirley was born November 20, 1948, in Cincinnati, Ohio to Clarence and Alberta Hogue Yenke.  She received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Ohio University and a master’s degree in criminal justice from Xavier University.

She had formerly served with Vista in southern Ohio.

Before her retirement in 2010, she was the director of the correctional institution inspection committee for the State of Ohio prison system.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Kenny Yenke.

She is survived by her husband, Ronald E. Pope whom she married May 21, 1976; a daughter and son-in-law, Tiffany and Ben Adler of Gig Harbor, WA; two grandchildren, Kailee and Braeden Adler; a brother, Roger Yenke and three sisters, Jacqueline Nead, G. Anne Spaeth and her husband, Dave, and Kimberly Long and her husband, Chuck, all of Cincinnati.

In keeping with her request, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service.

Memorial 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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PATRICIA ANN LEE

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Patricia Ann Lee, 79, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Friday, February 1, 2019, at 12:56 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where she had been residing the past year.

Mrs. Lee was born January 17, 1940, at Logan in Hocking County, Ohio to James Edward and Gertrude Howdyshell Leonard.  She moved to Washington Court House in 1969, from Columbus.

She had been a nurse’s aide, deli worker and factory laborer.

Mrs. Lee was preceded in death by her husband, (Noah) Herman Lee; a daughter, Carol Ann Massie and two sisters, Janet Freer and Virginia Hutchinson.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Deborah Lee of Washington Court House; a daughter, Deanna Hollis of Washington Court House;  her former husband, Paul E. Bennington, of Washington Court House; several grandchildren and great grandchildren and a brother and sister-in-law, James and Cathy Leonard of Logan, Ohio

The funeral will be Monday, February 4, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Pastor Jim Kemp officiating.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Monday.

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GLADYS ANN KIRK

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Gladys Ann Kirk, 72, of Washington Court House, Ohio passed away Monday, January 28, 2019, at 4:15 p.m. at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton where she had been a patient since Saturday.

Gladys was born June 26, 1946, in Perry County, Ohio to Floyd and Velora Adcock Angle.  She was a 1964 graduate of New Lexington High School; received a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics from Ohio University in 1968, and a Master’s degree in early childhood development from The Ohio State University in 1973.  She moved to Fayette County in 1967, from Perry County.

She was a Fayette County Extension Agent in Home Economics and 4-H from 1968-1978, and then taught elementary school special education in the Greenfield Exempted Village Schools from 1979 to 1999.

She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and the Fayette County Professional Home Economists.

Gladys was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Dorothy Tucker.

She is survived by her husband, Stephen D. Kirk whom she married October 23, 1971; a son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Julley Kirk of Riverside, Ohio; two granddaughters, Hailey Berry and Ruby Lee Kirk; a sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Robert Wallace of Bremen, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; longtime close friends, Judy Kennedy and Tina and Jason Cline and her feline companions, Alley and Boy.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation will take place and there will be no visitation or funeral.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, Ohio  45420.

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

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THELMA IRENE MILLS

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Thelma Irene Mills, 90, of Washington Court House, Ohio passed away Sunday, January 20, 2019, at 4:45 a.m. at her home.  She had been in failing health.

Mrs. Mills was born February 27, 1928, in Fayette County, Ohio to Richard Harold and Cora Audra Zurface Orr.  She was a graduate of Atlanta High School and had lived most of her life in Fayette and Pickaway Counties.

She was a special accounts assistant at Farm Credit Services for 17 years before her retirement in 1997.

Mrs. Mills was a member of the Sugar Creek Baptist Church.

On July 29, 1946, she married Charles Wesley Mills, Jr.  He preceded her in death on February 8, 2009.  She was also preceded by an infant son, Richard L. Mills in 1948, and a sister, Louise Dean in 2007.

Mrs. Mills is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, David Joe and Cindy Mills of Washington Court House; a daughter and son-in-law, Lucinda Kay and Russell Smith of Pickerington; five grandchildren, David J. Mills, Jr., Heather Gordon, Zachary Smith and his wife, Melissa, Rusty Smith and Alex Smith; five great grandchildren; Skylar, Bryce and Becka Mills, Owen and Addison Smith; several great great grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Patty and Harrylee Downing of Washington Court House and nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Thursday, January 24, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Sugar Creek Baptist Church, 3263 Old U.S. Route 35-NW, Washington Court House, with Mike Henry, pastor at church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Sugar Creek Baptist Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House Wednesday from 4-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County, Ohio, 222 West Oakland Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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BETTY JANE PEARSON

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Betty Jane Pearson, 83, of New Castle, IN, died Monday, January 14, 2019, at 4:05 p.m. at the Glen Oaks Health Campus in New Castle where she had been residing since 2015.

Betty was born April 11, 1935, in Fayette County, Ohio to Floyd and Clara Essie Grooms Roberts.  She was a graduate of Washington High School and lived in this community until moving to Indiana in 1983.

She was a retired bookkeeper and had formerly worked at Downtown Drug and Cudahy Packing Company.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Ray Pearson on December 12, 2018, and a granddaughter, Aria Rowley in 2013.

Betty is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Alfred “Gene” Clifton of Morriston, FL; a grandson, Lee (Carla) Rowley of Westerville; step grandchildren, Amanda (Allen) Vanderpool, Tonya (Boomer) McCollister and Jeanie (Kevin) Clifton; several step great grandchildren and special family friend, Peggy Palmer.

Cremation has been observed.

Arrangements for a memorial service with burial of the cremains in Highlawn Cemetery are being completed and will be announced by the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

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JERRY FRANKLIN CREMEANS

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Jerry Franklin Cremeans, 79, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Friday, January 11, 2019, at 9:41 a.m. at his home.  He had been in failing health.

Jerry was born September 23, 1939, in Eleanor, WV to Okey and Virginia Ellen Taylor Cremeans.  He lived 11 years at Ray in Vinton County, Ohio before returning to Washington Court House in 2014.

He was Fayette County Game Warden for 25 years.

Jerry was a member of the Fayette County Fish and Game Association.  He served in the U.S. Air Force for ten years and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in McArthur and the McArthur Eagles Lodge.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Liddy Wilson and three brothers, Richard, Ralph and Charles Cremeans.

Jerry is survived by his wife, the former Terry Winland whom he married January 23, 1980.  Also surviving are three children, Deborah (John) Schlichter of Delaware, Ohio, Renee VanDyke of Washington Court House and Lisa (J.R.) Wilson of Zimmerman, MN; 12 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; three brothers, Ronald (Marilyn) Cremeans of Austin, Ohio, Okey Cremeans, Jr. of Burlington, OH and William (Barbara) Cremeans of Colorado Springs, CO; a sister, Donna (James) Napoli of Phoenix, AZ and many special friends

In keeping with his wishes, cremation took place and there will be no visitation or service.

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

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BARBARA ANN MERRITT

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Barbara Ann Merritt, 84, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at 11:42 p.m. at Four Seasons Nursing and Rehabilitation where she had been a resident since 2016.

Barbara was born June 24, 1934, in Washington Court House, Ohio to John F. and Loretta Ruth Theobald Hughes.  She was a 1952 graduate of Washington High School and lived most of her life in this community.

For many years Barbara served as a poll worker for local elections.

On September 12, 1952, she married Jon Dale Merritt.  He preceded her in death on October 3, 2018.  She was also preceded by a daughter, Cindy Merritt; her parents and a brother, Larry F. Hughes.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Robin Merritt of Washington Court House; a daughter, Melody Turner of Reynoldsburg; three grandchildren, Katrina, Justin and Chris; several great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Sharon Irons of Washington Court House; two nephews, Mike and Jeff Hughes and their families and several cousins.

A visitation will be held Friday, January 11, 2019, from 4-6 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

A private graveside service will be held Saturday in the Milledgeville-Plymouth Cemetery.  Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

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JUNE TAYLOR

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June Taylor

June 1, 1930-January 7, 2019

Roberta June Taylor, 88, of Washington Court House, died Monday, January 7, 2019, at 5:15 a.m. at Court House Manor where she had been residing the past month.

Mrs. Taylor was born June 1, 1930, in Washington C.H. the daughter of the late Robert E. and Mary Mann Powless.

Before her retirement in 1985, she worked for Craig’s Department Store. Her love was her family, grandchildren, and sisters.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by an infant daughter, Paula June Taylor; sister Joan Crabtree; brother Marvin McRobie; and three brothers-in-law, James Emrick, William Frasure, and Donald Crabtree.

Mrs. Taylor is survived by four sons, Roger Taylor, Michael Taylor, Mark (Angie) Taylor, and Wayne (Jane) Taylor; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren; five sisters, Joyce Emrick of Florida, Wanda Frasure of Florida, Johnna McRobie of Washington C.H., Gail (Joe) Dietrich of Greenfield, and Patsy Powless of Portsmouth; brother Robert Powless of Florida; sister-in-law Alice Fraley of Wilmington; several nieces and nephews; and two special friends, Patty Hagler and Diann Thornton of Fayette County.

The funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 11, 2019 at Kirkpatrick Funeral Home. Jay Lucas of Grace Community Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are directed to the Fayette County Memorial Hospital Foundation, 1430 Columbus Avenue, Washington C.H., Ohio 43160.