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JEAN ALLISON STOKES

Jean Allison Stokes, 97, of New Holland, Ohio died Friday, March 5, 2021, at 12:40 a.m. at Carriage Court Assisted Living in Washington Court House where she had been residing since February 15.

Jean was born December 5, 1923, at Richland in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania to Walter H. and Clara B. Shepard Allison.  She lived her younger life in Pennsylvania before moving to New Holland on June 1, 1954.

She formerly was a cook at the New Holland Elementary School and retired as a secretary from Parrett Insurance in Washington Court House.

She was a member of the New Holland United Methodist Church.

On October 27, 1941, she married John C. (Jack) Stokes.  He preceded her in death on August 13, 2015.  She was also preceded by two daughters, Nancy Jean Holloway on July 10, 2012, and her husband, Paul F. Holloway, on Dec. 15, 2010, and Carol Sue Arnold on Oct. 28, 2007.

Jean is survived by four grandchildren, Mark Holloway and his wife, Susan, of New Holland, Lori Wehner, Amy Stump and her husband, John, and April Blake and her husband, Marion, all of Washington Court House; four great grandchildren, Christopher Wehner and his wife, Tori, of Washington Court House, Bradley Holloway of Bloomingburg, Sarah Holloway Day and her husband, D.J., of Loveland, OH and Lindsey Nicole Stump of Washington Court House; a great great granddaughter, Annistyn Day; a son-in-law, Howard Arnold of Washington Court House; several nieces and nephews in Pennsylvania and California and a special friend, Traci Johnson.

The funeral will be Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with the Rev. Jeffrey Jewell, pastor at the New Holland United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in New Holland Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Holland United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs.  Nikki Sheets, 154 East Front Street, New Holland, Ohio  43145.

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HUGH EMERSON WILSON

Hugh E. Wilson, a lifelong resident of Washington Court House, Ohio died Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at the age of 86 after suffering a stroke in January. He was born September 14, 1934, to Dale and Edna Siemon Wilson in Columbus, OH, but lived, farmed and worked in Fayette County his entire life.

Hugh graduated from Washington High School in 1952, and earned a bachelor’s of science degree in agriculture economics and rural sociology in 1960, from The Ohio State University.  While he briefly explored a career as a teacher, it was farming that held a special place in his heart and it was that career that inspired a number of other endeavors throughout his lifetime.

He was vice president of the American Soybean Association and president of the Ohio Soybean Association. In the latter role, he led trade missions with Ohio Gov. James A. Rhodes to both Europe and Brazil in the 1970’s.  In Fayette County, he was director of the Fayette County Fair Board, president of the Fayette County Farm Bureau, director of Fayette Landmark Cooperative, president of Symposiarchs and a founding member of Premium Agricultural Commodities, Inc.  At Ohio State, he was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.

In 1980, Hugh was elected to his first four-year term as Fayette County Commissioner.  He would be elected to three more terms, serving in the office until 1996. He was proud of the many accomplishments achieved with the other two commissioners during this time, including helping to bring the Yusa Corporation to the county in 1987, and attracting the outlet malls to the area.

In his free time, Hugh was a voracious reader, and in the last two decades of his life, built three award-winning 1953 MG TD replica automobiles, which many recognized as he drove around town and in various parades. He was also a proud member of what he called the “Koffee Klatch,” a group of men from the community that meets daily for coffee and conversation at the American Legion.

Hugh was most proud of his family.  He married Ann Taylor in 1961, and they enjoyed traveling the world and traveling to see their one son and his family in Omaha, Nebraska. He is survived by that son, Taylor (JT) Wilson, daughter-in-law Debbie (Dumas) Wilson and granddaughters, Bailey and Brielle Wilson. Bailey is a sophomore at the University of Kansas studying pre-law, while Brielle is a freshman at Millard West High School in Omaha. Hugh was proceeded in death by his wife, Ann, in 2014, his father, Dale, in 1973, and his mother, Edna, in 1971.

Hugh will be honored in a graveside service at the Washington Cemetery on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 11 a.m. 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.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, 301 East Market Street, or Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County, 222 North Oakland Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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JASPER MERRILL KINGERY

Jasper Merrill Kingery, 93, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Friday, February 26, 2021, at 8:46 a.m. at his home.

Mr. Kingery was born November 29, 1927, in Lawrence County, Ohio to Jasper Newton and Nella Emily Lambert Kingery.  He moved to Washington Court House from Lawrence County in his youth and was a 1948 graduate of Washington High School.

Before his retirement, he was a tool maker for North American Rockwell.

He enjoyed restoring antique cars, especially Chevrolets, and going to car shows.  He was a family man who participated in his children’s youth activities including being a Boy Scout leader and active with the athletic boosters.

On June 7, 1952, he married the former June Louise Tuvell.  She preceded him in death on October 12, 2017.  He was also preceded by three brothers, Harold, Franklin and Noman Kingery and two sisters, Iva Peel and Dorothy Mays.

Mr. Kingery is survived by two children, Debra Kingery and her husband, Dan Pachinger, of Williamsburg, OH and Stephen Kingery and his wife, Lisa, of Chillicothe and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at 11 a.m. at the Madison Mills Cemetery with the Rev. Tony Garren, pastor at the Fayette Bible Church, officiating.  Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court.

There will be no calling hours.

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

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LILIAN SMITH EBERT (Updated)

Lilian Odell Smith Ebert, 94, of Carrollton, Ohio, formerly of Upper Arlington, died Thursday, February 25, 2021, at 12:50 a.m. at the Carroll Golden Age Retreat in Carrollton, Ohio where she had been residing since April 11, 2017.

Lillian was born September 30, 1926, in Seattle, Washington to Richard Odell and Marie Crosier Smith.  She moved to Columbus from Boston in 1952 and lived in Columbus before moving to Carrollton in 2017.

She graduated from the Salem Academy in Chapel Hill, NC and received a bachelor’s degree in English from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.

She always enjoyed the outdoors and physical activities and, as a young girl, attended Aloha Hive Summer Camp for Girls in Fairlee, Vermont that specialized in outdoor interests.  She also enjoyed working with flowers; playing tennis; horses; raising Black Angus cattle and belonging to several bridge clubs.  She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Marble Cliff and avidly studied the Bible.  She was proud to have been in the first docent training class at the Columbus Art Museum and served as a docent there for many years thereafter.

In 1952, she married Dr. Ray Eugene Ebert.  He preceded her in death in 2006.  She was also preceded by a daughter, Melinda Ann Ebert; a brother, Winfield Smith; her parents; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Elizabeth (Sis) and Richard Kirkpatrick; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Russell S. (Pete) and Madeline Ebert and a nephew, William R. Kirkpatrick

She is survived by two sons, Richard Russell (Dick) Ebert of Columbus and Robert Ware (Rob) Ebert of Salineville, OH; two grandsons, Curtis Russell Ebert and Robert Ware Ebert, II, both of Salineville; nephews and nieces, 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 and several great nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at 1 p.m. at the New Holland 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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MARY ELIZABETH HAINES

Mary Elizabeth Haines, 87, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at 9:17 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where she had been a patient since January 11, 2021.

She was born March 17, 1933, in Fayette County, Ohio at New Martinsburg, to Ralph Raymond and J. Oletha Rolfe Rittenhouse.  She was a graduate of Edward Lee McClain High School in Greenfield and was a lifelong resident of Fayette County.

Although she formerly had been a beautician, she was a loving and supportive stay-at-home mother.  She was a member of Chapter #121 of the Order of the Eastern Star.  She enjoyed painting, was an amateur ballroom dancer and also loved square dancing with her husband and line dancing.

On August 29, 1955, she married Harry Dean Haines.  He preceded her in death on January 22, 1999.  She was also preceded by a son, Mark Steven Haines in 1988; a sister, Elsie Rittenhouse Howard and two brothers-in-law, Jack Cave and Robert Howard.

She is survived by a son, Brian Keith Haines; two daughters, Cynthia Pastore and her husband, Andy, and Dawn Haines, all of Washington Court House; two step-sons, Harry D. Haines, Jr. and his wife, Pam, of Washington Court House and Gurney Haines of Springfield; three step-grandchildren, Jay Haines, Jason Haines and Amber (Phil) Sollars, several step great grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Judy Rittenhouse of Washington Court House and two sisters, Ruby Cave and Donna Pruitt and her husband, Junior, all of London, Ohio and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Friday, February 26, 2021, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Todd Maurer, connections minister at the South Side Church of  Christ, officiating.  Burial will follow in the White Oak Grove Cemetery.

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

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CATHERINE ANNETTE VOORHEES

Catherine Annette Voorhees, 63, of Washington Court House, Ohio, died Sunday, February 21, 2021, at 10 p.m. at Doctor’s Hospital West in Columbus where she had been a patient the past month.

Catherine was born February 14, 1958, in Claremore, Oklahoma, to Chester and Dolores Jean “Dee” Smith Porterfield and belonged to the Fond Du Lac Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa Indian Tribe.

She had been employed by the Home Depot in Washington Court House since its opening and currently was manager of the hardware department.

Catherine was an avid gardener and loved her cats.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Robert L. Porterfield.

Catherine is survived by a brother, John T. Porterfield and his friend, Tammera Azbill, of Batavia, Ohio; three half-brothers, Scott Pittack and his spouse, Terrance Brown, of Overland Park, KS, John Fred Porterfield and his wife, Martha, of Clarksville, Ohio and Larry Porterfield and his wife, Kathy, of Jacksonville, FL; a half-sister, Linda Marie Porterfield-Weatherby and her husband, Hank, of Richwood, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Susan Porterfield of Guyton, GA and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service will be held this spring when COVID-19 safety conditions permit.

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

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

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(MARIAN) JEAN SKINNER

(Marian) Jean Skinner, 97, of North Fort Myers, FL died Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Hope Healthcare Hospice in Cape Coral, FL where she had been a patient Friday.

Jean was born November 28, 1923, in New Holland, Ohio to Kenneth Rae and Grace Mae Metzger Oesterle.  She was a 1941 graduate of New Holland High School and lived most of her life in Columbus, Pickerington and Washington Court House before moving to Florida in 2012.

She had worked at Rockwell International in Columbus for 36 years as an executive secretary before retiring in 1986, as a financial analyst.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Lee Skinner on November 8, 2005; a great granddaughter, Nicole Scott; a great great grandson, Grayson King; four brothers, Kenneth E., Maynard, Robert and Ted Oesterle and two sisters, Eileen Tatman and Marceline Wallace.

Jean is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Sandy and Chuck King and, Sheila Priest, all of North Fort Myers; Sharon and Terry Hart of Kingston, OH, Shirley and Bill Scott of London, OH; nine grandchildren; several great grandchildren; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Leslie and Susan Oesterle of Washington Court House, David and Karen Oesterle of Galloway and  Richard and Helen Oesterle of Washington Court House and two sisters, B. Geraldine (Jerry) Durflinger of Springfield, Ohio and Judy Gordon of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Cremation will take place.

Local arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home.

WANDA M. JAMISON

Wanda M. Jamison, 98, of Washington Court House, Ohio died peacefully, while surrounded by her family, Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at 4:20 p.m. at her home.

Wanda was born June 20, 1922, in Fayette County, Ohio to Asa and Mary Garrison Arnold.  She was a 1940 graduate of New Holland High School and the Capital Beauty School in Columbus.  She lived most of her life in this community.

She had formerly been a beautician at the Cherry Beauty Shop in Washington Court House.

She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church; a life member of the ladies auxiliaries of Burnett-Ducey Post #4964 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans.  She also was a member of the Fayette County Commission on Aging; loved playing cards, especially euchre, and enjoyed “get away” trips to Myrtle Beach and other nearby places.

On May 27, 1946, she married Benjamin Franklin (Ben) Jamison, IV.  He preceded her in death on April 23, 2011.  She was also preceded by her parents; her step-father, Carl Davey; a sister and brother-in-law, June and Jim McCown; a step-brother, Reed Davy and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Joyce and Ronald Anderson.

She is survived by three children, Lana Crain and her husband, Ray, of Odessa, MO;  Benjamin F. Jamison, V and his significant other, Jane Johnson, of Washington Court House and Randy Jamison and his wife, Dawn, of Overland Park, KS; five grandchildren, B. J. Jamison, VI, Jesse Jamison and his wife, Ashlee, Kayli Jacobsen and her husband, Jesse,  Jillian Gum and her husband, Bryan  and Josh Jamison; three great grandchildren, Benjamin F. Jamison, VII, Emma Jamison and Hudson Jamison and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the Grace United Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday, February 23, 2021, from 11 a.m. until time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, 301 East Market Street, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160 or Heartland Hospice, 116 Morris Road, Circleville, Ohio  43113.

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BARBARA JANE PHILLIPS

Barbara Jane Phillips, 79, of New Holland, Ohio died Monday, February 15, 2021, at 2:45 a.m. shortly after arrival at Fayette County Memorial Hospital.  She had been ill the past year.

Barbara was born November 10, 1941, in Salt Creek Township in Pickaway County, Ohio to Sherman Alvin and Minnie Ann Burghett Day.  She lived most of her life in the New Holland Community.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Lewis Phillips in 1997.  She was also preceded by seven siblings:  Jack, Bob, Bill Fred, Martha, Pat and June.

Barbara is survived by two children, Valerie Phillips of New Holland and Carl L. Phillips of Washington Court House; a granddaughter, Erin Phillips of Mechanicsburg; several great grandchildren; a brother, Sherman Day and a sister, Nancy Ball.

Cremation will take place and a graveside service will be held at a later date.

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

 

 

LARRY G. CARMAN

Larry G. Carman, 79, of Washington Court House, Ohio  passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at 4:18 a.m. at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center where he had been a patient since February 2.  During the previous 10 years, he had dealt with multiple and compounding health issues but continued to actively farm. He was able to enjoy every harvest and holiday with his family throughout.

He was born August 7, 1941, in northwest Ross County to Fred and Ruth Ann Parks Carman.  He was a 1959 graduate of Jeffersonville High School and lived most of his life in Fayette County.

Larry was a well-respected lifelong Fayette County farmer and member of the community.  “A trip around the block” checking the crops and enjoying the porch were a couple of his favorite past times.  He instilled a love of the farm in his grandson, Bryan, who will proudly follow in his footsteps.  He loved his family and enjoyed the time together whether at work or play.  The family’s greatest blessing came within hours of his passing when he accepted Jesus to be his Savior with him for eternity!

In addition to his parents, he was proceeded in death by his step-father, Thurman Carwile and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Delbert and Rosemary Haines.

Survivors include his devoted and loving wife of 58 years, Martha Haines Carman; two daughters, Nancy (Brent) McClish of Washington Court House and Carol (Dave) Urso of Quechee, VT; four grandchildren, Bryan (Ryan) McClish and Rachel (Nathan) Conn of Washington Court House and Jack and Emma Urso of Quechee, VT.  He cherished his young great grandchildren, Emerson Lane McClish and Lindy Mae Conn.   He is also survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Barbara (Carman) and Larry Hodges of Chapel Hill, NC; a sister-in-law, Carolyn (Jack) DeWeese and special personal friends, Gary Mickle and Jim Campbell, who were faithful companions as well.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family will have a private graveside service, at the convenience of the family, at the Sugar Creek Methodist Cemetery on the Palmer Road.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Larry Carman Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o the Miami Trace FFA Alumni, 300 Bloomingburg-New Holland Road, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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

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