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DOROTHY D. (DOTTIE) ERVIN

Dorothy Daily (Dottie) Ervin, 90, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Monday, November 29, 2021, at 8:23 p.m. at the Adena Fayette Medical Center where she had been a patient since Friday.

Dottie was born August 15, 1931, at Beaver in Pike County, Ohio to Charles Clayton and Constance Gayle Keller Pyle.  She moved to Washington Court House in 1942, from Beaver and was a 1950 graduate of Washington High School.

She had formerly worked at Risch’s Drug Store, the Record-Herald, Armco and NCR.  She was also a realtor for 22 years.

Dottie was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church.

On September 20, 1953, she married Jon W. Ervin.  He preceded her in death on September 19, 2014.  She was also preceded by a son, Dan Douglas Ervin on December 24, 2016; brother, Jack E. Pyle and a sister, Constance M. Meriweather.

She is survived by two children, Bruce Ervin and his wife, Sandy, of Centerville and Laura Ervin of Westerville; four grandchildren, Kathy Ervin, Brandon (Alex) Ervin, Courtney (Chris) Cook and Andrew Ervin; two great grandchildren, Bailey and Claire Ervin; a sister, Shirley Stackhouse of Washington Court House; nieces and nephews and many friends.

At Dottie’s request, cremation took place.

A memorial service will be held Monday, December 6, 2021, at 11 a.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the church, officiating.

Private burial of the cremains will be in Washington Cemetery under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

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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MARTHA E. IRONS KELLENBERGER

Martha E. Irons Kellenberger, 88, a resident of Court House Manor since January 2021, died Saturday, November 27, 2021, at 9:40 p.m. shortly after arrival at the Adena Fayette Medical Center.

Martha was born June 8, 1933, in Fayette County, Ohio to Clyde and Nellie Penrod Irons.  She was a graduate of Washington High School and a lifelong resident of this community.

She was a member of the Fayette County Commission on Aging and the First Christian Church.

On September 4, 1955, she married Dana H. Kellenberger, Jr.  He preceded her in death on July 18, 2002.  She was also preceded by her parents and four brother, Ralph Irons, Clyde Irons, Jr., James Irons and baby Bobby Irons.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Jeffrey King of Washington Court House, grandchildren and great grandchildren, Bethany Kloss and her husband, Aaron, and their children, Lane and Aven, of Centerburg, Ohio; Valerie Higelin and her husband, Brandon, and their daughter, Camden, of Albuquerque, NM and Michael King and his wife, Morgan, and their daughters, Liza, Molly, Kate and Hattie of Morehead, KY; a sister, Betty Oesterle of Washington Court House and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be Friday, December 3, 2021, at 11 a.m. at the Bloomingburg Cemetery 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.

There will be no calling hours.

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RUSSELL L. (SONNY) JACOBS, JR.

Russell L. (Sonny) Jacobs, Jr., 84, of New Holland, died Monday, November 29, 2021, at 9:53 a.m. at his home.

Sonny was born September 29, 1937, in Ross County, Ohio to Russell L. (Bud) and Donna Mae Durflinger Jacobs.  He was a 1955 graduate of New Holland High School and lived most of his life in the New Holland community.

Before his retirement in 2000, he had been an engineer at the General Electric Lamp Plant in Circleville where he had worked for 40 years.   He was also a carpenter and built many homes.

Sonny was a member of the Miami Trace Athletic Boosters Club and had formerly coached biddy basketball.  He excelled in basketball while in high school and was named most valuable player.  He loved all sports and, as an adult, played in various independent sports leagues.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

On January 14, 1956, he married the former Evelyn M. Ater.  She preceded him in death on September 9, 2016.  He was also preceded by a grandson, Rhett Stark in 2010.

Sonny is survived by two daughters, Kim (Michael Reser) Jacobs of New Holland and Kathy (Roger Shafer) Stark of Greenfield; seven grandchildren, Kari (Danny) Whalen-Boone, Kyle (Cari) Whalen, Stefani (James) Whalen-Davis, Holley (Bryon) Boka, CMSGT Jeffrey (Bianca) Ritenour, TSGT Ryan (Andrea) Stark and Rebekah (Daniel) Allen; 22 great grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Judy and David Sheridan of Chillicothe; several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Friday, December 3, 2021, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland.  Burial will follow in the New Holland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home in New Holland Friday from 11 a.m. until time of the service.

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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JEAN SPENCER MAUST

Jean Spencer Maust, 91, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Monday, November 29, 2021, at 5 a.m. at her home.

She was born June 12, 1930, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Paul R. and Mary Elizabeth Sowders Spence.  She was a 1948 graduate of Washington High School and a lifelong resident of his community

Before her retirement, she had served 20 years as an occupational instructor at Fayette Progressive Industries.

She attended Anchor Baptist Church and enjoyed sewing, cooking, reading, and babysitting.

On October 17, 1948, she married Robert Lee Maust.  He preceded in death in death on November 1, 2020.  She was also preceded by a sister, Nancy Caroline Andrews and a son-in-law, James L. Layne.

She is survived by three children, Jeri Lynn Layne, Michael Maust and his wife, Lyn, and Bradley Maust and his wife, Teri, all of Washington Court House; seven grandchildren, Cori (Jay) Cockerill, Brodie (Jinny) Maust, Caleb (Katie) Maust, Maggie (Jerome) Isaac, Kyle (Kelly) Maust, Elizabeth (Corey) Taylor and Lydia (James) Horning; two step-grandchildren, Stacey (Andy) Fitzpatrick and Clay Cruea; 12 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation will take place.

Arrangement for a memorial service and burial in Washington Cemetery are being completed and will be announced by the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

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

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JENNIFER LOUISE EDWARDS

Jennifer Louise Edwards, 55, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Sunday, November 28, 2021, at 4:55 a.m. at her home.

She was born April 25, 1966, in Delaware, Ohio to Charles Roger and Ina Lavonna Spires Edwards.  She moved to Washington Court House in 1969, from Delaware, Ohio.

Jennifer was formerly employed by Fayette Progressive Industries.

She was preceded in death by her mother on September 6, 2016, and her father on October 30, 2016.

Jennifer is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Ruby Edwards of Frankfort, Ohio; a sister and brother-in-law, Kathleen and Orlan Schulte of Gerald, MO; nieces and nephews, Nikole and Dennis Wilt, Christopher Hurtt and his wife, Allison, Tony and Darci Satterfield and C.J. Satterfield and several great nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 11 a.m. at the Highlawn Cemetery with Todd Maurer, involvement minister at the South Side Church of Christ, officiating.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County, Inc., 222 North Oakland Avenue Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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ELLIOTTE JO “ELLIE” MUNRO

Elliotte Jo “Ellie” Munro, was stillborn Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.  She is the daughter of Kendal Blake and Ginger Lee Elliott Munro, of Washington Court House, Ohio.

Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her sisters, Hailee and Sophia Schirm; grandparents, Jack and Ruth Elliott of Washington Court House, Yong Hui Elliott of Frankfort, OH, Dennis and Diane Munro of Washington Court House, Marijo Munro of Jeffersonville, OH and Henry and Tess Evans of Frankfort; aunts, Kami (Michael) Beegle of Louisville, KY, Kendra (Jackie) Lansing of Jacksonville, FL, Susan (Rich) Corthell and Andrea (Paul) Deckard, all of Monroe, OH and numerous cousins.

A private family service will be held Monday, December 13, 2021, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with words offered by Richard Corthell and Hailee Schirm.  Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Jeffersonville.

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NORA JEAN RAMEY

Nora Jean Ramey, 69, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, died Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at 12:55 a.m. at Concepts of Community Living in Mount Vernon where she had been a longtime resident.

She was born December 24, 1951, in Springfield, Ohio to Lee and June Troute Ramey, both of whom preceded her in death.

Nora is survived by several cousins, including Kim (Gary) Mickle of Washington Court House, OH, Lois Marks of Louisville, OH, Cynda Lanning Pearce, Jennifer Lanning and Julia Lanning, all of Lawrenceville, GA. and the loving staff, caregivers and friends at Concepts of Community Living who were her family for many years.

A graveside service will be held Monday, November 29, 2021, at 12 Noon at the Washington Cemetery with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the Grace United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

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BETTY ANN HURTT

Betty Ann Hurtt, 83, of New Holland, Ohio, died Thursday, November 18, 2021, at 6 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where she had been a resident since May 9, 2016.

Betty was born November 19, 1937, in Pickaway County, Ohio to Dean and Ruth Lucille Landman Speakman and was reared by her mother and step-father, Virgil Grant Farmer.  She was a 1956 graduate of New Holland High School and lived most of her life in the New Holland community.

She had been a beautician and had worked in several area beauty shops.  She had also been a babysitter and formerly served as activities director at Wintersong Village and Quiet Acres Nursing Home.

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

On June 15, 1958, she married Paul Edwin Hurtt.  He preceded her in death on March 2, 2017.

Betty is survived by two sons, Mark Hurtt and his husband, Todd Koger of Columbus and Brian Hurtt of Akron; a daughter and son-in-law, Gayle and John Womack of Catlettsburg, Kentucky; three grandchildren, Blythe and Megan Oty and Mallory Moser and her husband, Jared; six great grandchildren, Saraya, Keiyanna, Makayla, Madison, Marquis and K’Veon and a sister, Carolyn Jean Speakman of Groveport, Ohio.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation will be observed and there will be no visitation or service.

Memorial contributions may be made to ProMedica Hospice,116 Morris Road, Suite B, Circleville, Ohio 43113 or  the Central Ohio Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, 1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio  43215.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland.

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CRYSTAL LEE CHRISMAN (Service Update)

Crystal Lee Chrisman, 54, of Columbus, Ohio went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at 3 p.m. at the Eastland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Columbus where she had been a patient several weeks.  She had been in failing health several months.

Crystal was born July 29, 1967, in Columbus, Ohio to Robert L. and Mary Jane Cherry Chrisman.  She was a 1985 graduate of Miami Trace High School and spent most of her life in New Holland and Washington Court House.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Chrisman and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cherry; a brother, Craig Chrisman, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She is survived by her parents, Robert L. and Mary Jane Chrisman of New Holland; a son, Cholby (Kari) Jones of New Holland; a daughter, Chyla (Cody) Eubanks of Washington Court House; four grandchildren, Kaylee, Kyndall, Konley and  Kaylin; a sister and brother-in-law, Carla and Mark Gass of Powell and a niece and nephew, Eryn Gass and Evan Gass.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation will be observed.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 11 a.m.  in the New Holland Cemetery with Danny Dodds, minister at the Greenfield Church of Christ, officiating.  Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland.

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MILDRED L. SMITH

Mildred L. Smith, 88, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Monday, November 15, 2021, at 9 p.m. at the Adena Fayette Medical Center where she had been a patient since October 30.

She was born September 7, 1933, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Edward L. and Irene Lucille Campbell Sword.  She was a graduate of Washington High School and was a lifelong resident of this community.

Before her retirement, she was a longtime employee of K-Mart in Washington Court House.  She was an artist and loved to paint and several of her paintings are displayed in offices in Washington Court House.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Vernon Smith.

Mildred is survived by two sons, Eric A. Smith of Washington Court House and Jerry L. Smith and his girlfriend, Dolly McCrimmon, of Auburndale, FL; a granddaughter, Ashley M. Smith; a brother, Marvin Leonard Smith of Florida and Edward L. “Duke” Smith of Louisville, KY and a sister, Doris Jean Hunter of Dayton.

Cremation was observed. 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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