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BERNIECE ELLEN SAXOUR

Berniece Ellen Saxour, 92, of New Holland, Ohio died Friday, July 23, 2021, at 5:10 p.m. at Court House Manor where she had been residing since 2016.

Berniece was born April 2, 1929, in New Holland, Ohio to Worley Michael and Bessie Forsythe Funk.  She lived most of her life in New Holland where she was a member of the New Holland Church of Christ.

She had formerly been an aide at various area nursing homes.

Berniece was preceded in death by a son and daughter-in-law, Adam “Sonny” and Janice Saxour; a grandson, Jason Saxour; five brothers, Neil, Virgil, Harley Allen, Worley (Buster) Funk and Donald Funk and two sisters, W. Marie Funk and Ethel Williams.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Cheryl Saxour of New Holland and Richard and Debbie Saxour of Frankfort; a daughter, Mary Ann Riley of Athens, OH; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; two brothers, Robert (Vikki) Funk and Larry Funk; seven sisters, Joan East, Ruby Adams, Phyllis McCoy, Linda (Charles) Smith, Carolyn Funk, Marilyn Hettinger and Sarah Jane Picklesimer and numerous nieces and nephews.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation will take place.  A family gathering of remembrance will take place at a later date.

The family extends special thanks to the  staff at Court House Manor and Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County for their efficient, kind and loving care of Berniece.

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

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DEBORAH JANE JETT (Updated)

Deborah Jane Jett, 73, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Sunday, July 18, 2021, at 7:19 p.m. at Signature HealthCARE of Fayette County where she had been a patient since July 16.

Deborah was born February 21, 1948, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Charles Layton and Lucy Alverda James Puckett.  She was a graduate of Washington Senior High School and lived most of her life in Washington Court House.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother.

Deborah is survived by four children, Christina Hall and her husband, John Whitt, of Mount Sterling, Stacy Woods and her husband, Roddy, of Chillicothe, John L. Jett, Jr. and his wife, Carolyn, of Aiken, SC, Chastity Wilson of Chillicothe and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation took place.

A graveside service will be held Friday, July 30, 2021,  at 11 a.m. at the Highlawn Cemetery with the Rev. DeVon Davis, chaplain for Heartland Hospice, officiating.  Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House..

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BEVERLY JOYCE COIL HAINES

Beverly Joyce Coil (Haines) was born during a snowstorm at her parents’ home in Jeffersonville, Ohio on November 5, 1934.  Her parents were Lester Darrell Coil and Frances Virginia Whiteside Coil.  She grew up on a farm in Jeffersonville and had two brothers:  Franklin Kurt Coil and Michael Kent Coil.

During high school she acted in plays, sang in chorus and was nominated queen of several festivals.  She also played the clarinet.

She met her future husband Arthur Webster Haines at a 4-H Camp in Yellow Springs, Ohio. He was 16 and she was 14.  He grew up on a farm in Wilmington, Ohio.  They dated off and on during high school.

In college, Arthur studied physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  When he graduated, he proposed marriage to Beverly and they were married Sunday, August 1, 1954, at the Friends Meeting House in Wilmington, Ohio.  They drove off afterward in a Fiat convertible to honeymoon in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Beverly started college at Otterbein in Westerville, Ohio and after marrying Arthur finished her degree in elementary education at Guilford College in North Carolina.  While she was finishing her degree, Arthur taught math and physics at the college.  When Eleanor Roosevelt came to speak at Guilford College she had dinner and stayed overnight with Beverly and Arthur at their apartment.

Upon her graduation from Guilford College they moved to Boston, Massachusetts so that Arthur could attend the Harvard Business School in Cambridge.   After graduating with a Master’s in Business Administration they moved to the Palo Alto, California area where he took a job as a sales engineer with Hewlett Packard.  She worked as a teacher or librarian during those early years.

They had 4 children:  Beverly Kyle Haines, Donel Arthur Haines, Barry Ray Haines and Kurt Olmsted Kingsley Haines.  Unfortunately, Kurt Olmsted died in 1990 at 19 years old of an accidental drowning in the Sierra Nevada Mountains on a weekend trip while he was attend the University of California at Berkeley.

They stayed in Northern California the majority of their marriage first in Atherton and later Sacramento.   Arthur loved convertible Fiats and belonged to the Fiat Club.  They had many wonderful times driving around beautiful California with the club. Arthur died in 1992 at 60 from a heart attack.   Beverly remained in their home until 2016 when she moved into a Board & Care in Rocklin, California.

An avid music lover, she spent her final weeks and hours tapping her toes while listening to Great American Songbook music.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 31, 2021, at 11 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the Grace United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial of the cremains will follow in the Bloomingburg Cemetery.

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MAX ROLAND OURS

Max Roland Ours, 80, of New Holland, Ohio died Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at 12:44 p.m. at Four Seasons of Washington Nursing and Rehabilitation where he had been a patient since June 29.  He had been ill the past month.

Max was born September 11, 1940, at Crown City in Gallia County, Ohio to Donald and Elsie Phillips Ours.  He was reared in Gallipolis but lived most of his life in Washington Court House and New Holland.

He was a retired heavy equipment operator.

Max was a member of Fayette Lodge F. & A.M. #107 and a lifetime member of the International Union of Operating Engineers.

On February 4, 1968, he married the former Bonnie Mae Minshall.  She preceded him in death on July 27, 2019.  He was also preceded by a sister, Donna June Sanders and a half-brother, Darrell Ours.

Max is survived by six children, Donnie (Gloria) Ours, Max (Julie) Ours and Cathy (Pete) Smith, all of Gallipolis, Vickie (Trent) Hamilton of Pleasant City, OH, Michelle Ours of Frankfort and Tami Ours of Jeffersonville;  six grandchildren, Justin and Aiden Pence, Chris Biars, Jake Proctor, Amy Thompson and her husband, Dalton, and Gage Smith.

A Masonic service, which is open to the public, will be held Saturday, July 10, 2021, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.  The funeral will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Michael Hodge, pastor at the Walnut Hill Church of Christ in Christian Union, officiating.  Burial will follow in the New Holland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House from 12 Noon Saturday until time of the Masonic service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 116 Morris Road, Unit B, Circleville, Ohio  43113.

HAROLD LEROY SCOTT

Harold Leroy Scott, 94, of Kettering, Ohio died Saturday, July 3, 2021, at 8:57 p.m. at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton where he had been a patient since June 29.

Harold was born November 25, 1926, in Fayette County, Ohio to Earl Leroy and Edith May Wollam Scott.  He moved to Dayton 42 years ago from Washington Court House.

Before his retirement he was a painter for A.E. Fickert Construction Company in Dayton.

He was a 60-year member of Fayette Lodge F. & A.M. #107 and a 32nd Degree Mason, Valley of Columbus.  He served in the U. S. Marines Corps during the Korean Conflict.

Harold was preceded in death by his wife, the former Patricia Ann Gibson on October 14, 2014; by a granddaughter, Melissa Scott in 1998; a brother, John Scott and two sisters, Charlotte Baker and Maxine Frazier.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Gregory D. and Deborah Scott of Leesburg; a granddaughter, Kristina Bethel and her husband, Jeremy, of Washington Court House and two great grandchildren, Brooklyn and James Bethel.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation will take place.  There will be no visitation or service.

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

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MARILYN LUCILLE ELLIOTT

Marilyn Lucille Elliott, 74, of Jeffersonville, Ohio was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 28, 2021, at 2:15 p.m. at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton where she had been admitted earlier in the day.

She was born February 6, 1947, in Washington Court House, Ohio to the late Forest Alvin Jordan and Mary Jean Kingery.

Marilyn was a retired owner-operator and developer of manufactured housing, including sales and services.

First and foremost, she enjoyed spending time with her family first.  She loved monarch butterflies, collecting decorative bicycles and cooking.

In addition to her parents, Marilyn was preceded in death by her daughter, Tracey Lynette Sigman; a brother, Kenneth Walter Kingery and grandparents, George and Louise Penwell.

She is survived by two sons, Jason (Jami) Sigman of Heath, OH and Tye Elliott of Jeffersonville; grandchildren; Megan (Jeremy), Kyle, Sierra, Summer, Jillian, and Danica; great grandchildren, Savannah, Mason, Amara and Amaya; her father, Marion “Buck” Kingery; sisters, Vickie (Richard) Henry and Rebecca Lyons; brothers, Bruce (Tammy) Kingery and Bryce Kingery; her former husband, Paul Elliott and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

`The funeral will be Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Mike Henry, pastor of the Sugar Creek Baptist Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Highlawn Cemetery.

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

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ROBERT LEE GOULD, II

Robert Lee Gould, II, 45, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Thursday, June 24, 2021, in Washington Court House.

Bob was born February 11, 1976, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Gary Lee and Margaret Ann Roberts Gould.

He worked in construction and maintenance.

Bob is survived by five children, Clinton Gould of Cincinnati, Austin Gould of West Chester, David Gregory of Forest Park, OH, Brookelyn Gould and Blake Gould, both of Washington Court House; five grandchildren, Mason Gould, Laura Lee Gregory, Jaxon Westheider, Keegan Gould and Brayden Turner; a brother, Brian Gould of Loveland; a sister and brother-in-law, Mazelle and Vincent Jones of Mason and several nieces and nephews.

Cremation will take place and a private family service 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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JAMES R. LANDMAN

 

 James Randall Landman, 80, of New Holland, Ohio died early Friday morning, June 25, 2021, at his home.  His death was sudden and unexpected.

Jim was born November 6, 1940, in New Holland, Ohio to James Everett and Virginia Elizabeth Briggs Landman.  He was a 1958 graduate of New Holland High School and lived most of his life in the New Holland community.

He worked at Mead in Chillicothe from 1958 until 1976.  He was owner and operator of the Landman Insurance Agency from 1974 until his retirement in 2018.

He was an avid gun collector and a staunch member of the National Rifle Association.  He traveled across the country to attend NASCAR races.  He had been a member of the New Holland Lions Club.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, the former Carolyn McNeal;  seven children, Christina Landman Waugh and her husband, Tim, of Ostrander, OH, Tim Landman of Clarksburg, OH, Rusty Landman of New Holland, Lori Rubel and her husband, Mike, of Yorba Linda, CA; Mark McFadden and his wife, Jackie, of Covington, KY, Jesse McFadden and his wife, Cheryl, and Dale McFadden and his wife, Danita, all of New Holland; 12 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Kaye and Jim Blanton of Circleville and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral will be Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with Jeffrey Jewell, pastor at the New Holland United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the New Holland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland Wednesday from 12 Noon until time of the service.

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RICHARD RUSSELL (DICK) EBERT

Richard Russell (Dick) Ebert, 65, of Upper Arlington, Ohio died Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. at the Mayfair Village Nursing Care Center in Columbus where he had been a patient since June 11.

Dick was born September 21, 1955, in Columbus, Ohio to Ray Eugene and Lilian Odell Smith Ebert.  He was a 1974 graduate of The Columbus Academy where he was an avid golfer and a member of the golf team.  He attended The Ohio State University where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He lived most of his life in Upper Arlington.

He was preceded in death by his father on 2006; his mother in 2021; and a sister, Melinda Ann Ebert in 2004.

He is survived by a brother, Robert Ware (Rob) Ebert; two nephews, Curtis Russell Ebert and Robert Ware Ebert, II, all of Salineville and several cousins, including first cousins, Adam K. Smith of Fairbanks, CA and Laura (Thomas) Olsnowski of Chicago, IL, Roger (Diana) Kirkpatrick of Washington Court House and Jan (Doug) Snyder of Meadow Lands, PA .

Arrangements for a graveside service, to be held in the New Holland Cemetery with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the Grace United Methodist Church, officiating, are being completed and will be announced by the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

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LOIS ESTHER VAIL

Lois Esther Vail, 91, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Monday, June 21, 2021, at 9:24 p.m. at the Grant Medical Center in Columbus where she had been a patient three days.

Lois was born July 4, 1929, in Buffalo, NY to Stewart and Esther Brown Watson. She was a 1947 graduate of Riverside High School in Buffalo.  She moved to this community in August 1974.

She was a member of the McNair Memorial Presbyterian Church; the Ladies of the Oriental Shrine of North America and a member and past Queen of the Daughters of the Nile.  She had been a volunteer with the Fayette County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and served many years in emergency communications for the American Red Cross of Fayette County.

On June 2, 1951, she married Harold Wayne Vail.  He preceded her in death October 3, 2013.  She was also preceded by her parents; an infant daughter, Karen Vail, and two sisters, Carol Watson and Bernice Cobb.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Marcia and Bruce Schreiber of Columbus; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Kathleen Vail of Miamisburg, OH; five grandchildren, Bruce (Peggy) Barker, Terese Babcock, Daniel Barker, Melissa (David) Archer and Matthew (Ashley) Vail; several great grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Gerald and Mary Jane Watson of Viera, FL and Richard and Nancy Watson of Brooksville, FL and two sisters, Elaine Bogart of Tonawanda, NY and Janice Polisoto of Forestville, NY.

The funeral will be Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Steven A. Watters, former pastor at the McNair Memorial Presbyterian Church, officiating.  Burial will be beside her husband in the Arlington National Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 4-7 p.m.  A Daughters of the Nile service will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, c/o Washington Shrine Club, P.O. Box 164, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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