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RUTH C. WORRELL

Ruth C. Worrell, 96, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at 5:20 a.m. at Carriage Court Assisted Living in Washington Court House where she had been residing since August 28, 2019.

She was born November 28, 1924, in Fayette County, Ohio to Trustin and Rose Shepherd Allen and was a lifelong resident of this community.

Ruth formerly worked at National Cash Register in Washington Court House and other local factories.  During World War II, she was a welder at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton.

She was a member of The Church of Christ, Scientist and was treasurer for eight years at the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Washington Court House.  She was a longtime member of the auxiliaries of Paul H. Hughey Post #25 of the American Legion and O.E. Hardway Post #3762 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  She was also a member of the Fayette County Commission on Aging and loved to travel.

On April 1, 1950, she married James Franklin Worrell.  He preceded her in death on May 11, 2007.  She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Eric Franklin D’Oench on May 11, 2006, and five siblings, James Gentry, Thurman Gentry, George Allen, Jenny Allen and Gideon Allen.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Charlene McDaniel of Washington Court House, a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Larry D’Oench of Montville, NJ; four grandchildren, Kyle (Maureen) D’Oench, Russell (Amy) D’Oench, Diane (Cory) Greene and Jon (Terri) Heidler, 11 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews, including a great niece, Tammy Wilson Myers who was reared as a daughter.

A celebration of life service will be held this summer when safety conditions permit.

In memory of Ruth, the family requests that you perform a random act of kindness or give a contribution 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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RICHARD LEO ANTHONY

Richard Leo Anthony, 79, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Thursday, February 4, 2021, at 1:15 a.m. at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center where he had been a patient since January 21.  He had been in failing health.

Dick was born June 12, 1941, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Willis Leo and Annalee Jane Ott Anthony.  He was a 1959 graduate of Washington High School and a lifelong resident of this community.

Before his retirement, he was a longtime employee of Armco/Steelox in Washington Court House.

He was a member the Grace United Methodist Church.  He enjoyed woodworking and raising rabbits.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents; a son-in-law, Gregory Foddrell; a brother, Garry Anthony and a sister, Barbara Grooms.

He is survived by his wife, the former Lynne Carol Sutton whom he married November 5, 1961; two daughters, Michelle Hayes and her husband, Dennis, of Washington Court House and Marcia Foddrell of Wilmington, NC; two grandchildren, Andrew Hayes and his wife, Tori, and Kristen Brown and her husband, Nick; a brother, Larry Anthony; a sister, Carolyn Merritt, of Washington Court House and several nieces and nephews, including, Kurt Merritt, a special nephew who was like a son and Dick’s best friend, Jay Carter.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation will take place.  A private family service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, 301 East Market Street or Second Chance Center of Hope, 420 West 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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GLEN IRVIN McCOY

Glen Irvin McCoy, 94, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Monday, February 1, 2021, at 6 a.m. at Fayette County Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient since January 28.  He had been in failing health.

Glen was born September 8, 1926, in Adams County, Ohio to Vernon and Irene Peterson McCoy.  He was a graduate of Peebles High School and had lived most of his adult life in Washington Court House.

He was an award winning professional photographer and, along with his wife, owned and operated McCoy Photography from 1965, until their retirement in 2009.  He was a lifetime member of the Professional Photographers of Ohio and the National Photographers Association.

Glen was affiliated with the Grace United Methodist Church and was a longtime member of the Washington Rotary Club.

On March 30, 1948, he married the former Martha Ann (Marty) Engle.  She preceded him in death on December 31, 2012.  He was also preceded by his parents and a sister, Thelma Guy.

Glen  is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Bill Hayward of Grove City, OH; a son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Sherry McCoy of Blue Springs, MO; six grandchildren, Mindy (Chris) Hayward-Hauck of Columbus, Scott (Cheryl) Hayward of Columbus, Ashley (Chris) Collins, Lindsay (Tyler) Schieber, Chase (Kelsey) McCoy and Keaton (Alex) McCoy, all of Blue Springs, MO; 11 great grandchildren; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Charlene and Larry Bishop of Washington Court House and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at 2 p.m. at the Bloomingburg Cemetery with the Rev. Katy Wheat, pastor at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Columbus, officiating.  Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Washington Rotary Club, P.O. Box 1021, or Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County, 222 North Oakland Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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COLE JOSEPH FLUENT

Cole Joseph Fluent, son of Chapman and Ashley Mills Fluent of Washington Court House, Ohio was stillborn Thursday, January 7, 2021, at 8:02 p.m. at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, is his brother, Cael; twin sister, Aspen; grandparents, Susan and Mike Mills and Betsy Stewart, all of Washington Court House; great grandparents, Terry Fluent, Sr. of Andover, Ohio and Pamela Fluent of Sharon, PA and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded by his grandfather, Terry Fluent, Jr. and great grandparents, Joe and Carolyn Mallow, Wally Matson and Suzi Boyer.

The funeral will be Thursday, February 4, 2021, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Father Cyrus M. Haddad, pastor at St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Colman Catholic Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday, February 3, 2021, from 6-7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio  43205.

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JOE ANKROM

Joe Ankrom, 90, of Washington Court House, Ohio passed away Monday, January 25, 2021, 12:45 p.m. at Four Seasons of Washington Nursing and Rehabilitation where he had been residing since December 2, 2020.

Joe was born October 18, 1930, in New Holland, Ohio to Ross and Ida Virginia Jones Ankrom.  He was a 1949 graduate of New Holland High School and lived most of his life in New Holland before moving to Washington Court House in 2006.

He retired in 1992, as a 35-year employee of Dupont in Circleville.

Joe was an active member of the New Holland United Methodist Church for many years until his health limited his participation.

On October 7, 1950, he married the love of his life, the former Martha Jane Justice.  She preceded him in death on November 20, 2015.  He was also preceded by his parents; six brothers and a sister.  He was most proud that five of his brothers served during World War II and the Korean War.

Surviving Joe are his children, Larry (Suzann) Ankrom of Wilmington, North Carolina, Pat (Deb) Ankrom of Dublin, Ohio, Pam (Greg) Ellenberger of Washington Court House, and Barry (Bonnie) Ankrom of Grove City.  His life was brightened by his nine grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren with another on the way.  Also surviving are sisters-in-law, Iris Ankrom of Huntington, West Virginia and Clara Justice of Georgetown, Texas.

The funeral will be Friday, January 29, 2021, at 2 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. 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 Washington Court House from Noon Friday until time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to either the New Holland United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Nikki Sheets, 154 East Front Street, New Holland, Ohio 43145 or Heartland Hospice, 6550 Busch Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio  43229.

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CAROLYN DIANE “PEANUT” HORSLEY

 

Carolyn Dianbe “Peanut” Horsley, 67, of Chillicothe, Ohio passed away Friday, January 22, 2021, at 11:15 a.m. at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center where she had been a patient since January 13.

She was born July 8, 1953, in Ross County, Ohio to William Eugene and Norman Jean Silcott Vincent.  She was a graduate of Zane Trace High School and lived most of her life in Chillicothe.

Before her retirement, she owed a home cleaning service.

Peanut was an active member of the ladies auxiliaries of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, AmVets, American Legion and the Eagles Lodge in Chillicothe.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Randy Jones, Gary Horsley and Jack Kutchback; a daughter, Loretta Jones; a brother, Bill Vincent and a sister, Melody Herrnstein.

Peanut is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Nelson and Amber Jones of Chillicothe; five grandchildren, Gabriella Jones, Katherine Jones, Casey Crabtree, Nathan Jones and Arianna Jones; a brother, Terry Vincent and man y friends.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.

A celebration of life 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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JOHN THOMAS FRANKLIN JORDAN, DDS

John Thomas Franklin Jordan, DDS, 88, of Washington Court House, Ohio passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at 6:51 p.m. at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center where he had been a patient since January 4.

Dr. Jordan was born June 9, 1932, in Columbus, Ohio to Dr. John Gardner and Pearl Marie Welty Jordan.   He was a 1950 graduate of Washington High School and he received his doctor of dental science degree from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in June of 1957.  He then served two years in the United States Navy with the dental unit in Charleston, SC.

Dentistry was his passion.  He began his practice in Washington Court House in 1959, and continued to be in the office daily.  He was a life member of the American Dental Association and the Ohio Dental Association.

Dr. Jordan was a member of the Greenfield Church of Christ; a longtime member of the Washington Rotary Club and was a Kentucky Colonel.  He was a member of The Ohio State University Alumni Association; the President’s Club and was an avid fan of OSU sports.  He was a community supporter and was a member of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce and had formerly served on the Washington City Schools Board of Education.  He was a horse enthusiast and an active member of the Carriage Club of America.  His favorite activities included the Lebanon Horse Drawn Christmas Parade as well as driving his carriage in the Washington Court House Christmas parade.  He instilled his love of horses in all of his four daughters.  He also had an ongoing companionship with his dogs.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Nolan and Ethel Findlay Bitzer; a sister and brother-in-law, LaVonne and Frank Creamer and two sons-in-law, Michael Douds and Greg Davis.

Dr. Jordan is survived by his wife, the former E. Louise Bitzer whom he married June 9, 1956; four daughters, Linda Murden and her husband, Dr. Robert Murden, of Worthington, OH; Joan Jordan of Providence, RI; Jenny Hildebrand and her husband, Drew, and Julie Davis, all of London, Ohio; six grandchildren, Jonathan Douds, Alyson Douds, Adam Phillips, Dr. Eric Phillips and his wife, Dr. Samar Sheriff, Frank Hildebrand and Jordan Hildebrand; a great grandson, Steven Miller and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Saturday, January 23, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Danny Dodds, minister at the Greenfield Church of  Christ, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenfield Church of Christ, 955 Jefferson Street, Greenfield, Ohio 45123; the Fayette Regional Humane Society, 153 South Main Street, Suite 3, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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ROGER WHITLEY

Roger Whitley, 85, of Washington Court House, Ohio, died Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at 2:52 a.m. at his home.  He had been in failing health.

Roger was born April 27, 1935, in Sandy Hook, Kentucky.  He was a 1955 graduate of Washington High School and lived most of his life in this community.

Before his retirement in 1990, he had worked 35 years as an installer for the Ohio Bell Telephone Company,

He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Opal Whitley and a daughter, Vikki Bock Collins.

Roger is survived his wife, the former Martha Joyce Hughes whom he married February 3, 1962; by three sons and daughters-in-law, Galen and Beverly Bock, of Washington Court House, Troy  and Sin Kim Whitley of Springfield, VA and Cliff and Renee Whitley of Chester, OH; a son-in-law, Jeff Collins of Seaman, OH  and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation took place.

A graveside service will be held Friday, January 22, 2021, at 2 p.m. in Washington Cemetery with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the Grace United Methodist Church, officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, 301 East Market Street, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160.

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

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DONALD EUGENE REED

Donald Eugene Reed, 74, of New Holland, Ohio died Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at his residence.

Don was born June 2, 1946, at Circleville, in Pickaway County, Ohio to Claude and Gayle LaWanda Ater Reed.  He was a 1964 graduate of Miami Trace High School and received a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University.  He was a lifelong New Holland resident.

Before his retirement, he was a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service.

Don served as a staff sergeant in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother and sister-in-law, David and Audrey Reed.

Don is survived by a brother, James Reed of Toledo; two nieces, Teresa Dickson of Cutler Bay, Florida, and Kelly Reed Gargas of Ottawa Hills, OH;  a nephew, Michael Reed of Toledo and several great nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held Saturday, January 16, 2021, from 6-7 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland.

A private burial will take place at the Springlawn Cemetery in Williamsport, Ohio.

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DORIS N. WOODS

Doris N. Woods, 94, of Kenton, Ohio died Sunday, January 10, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Kenton, Ohio where she had been a patient since January 1.

Doris was born October 5, 1926, at Clarksburg in Ross County, Ohio to Ward and Gwendolyn Garing Dean.  She was a 1944 graduate of Atlanta High School in Pickaway County and lived most of her life in Washington Court House and Fayette County before moving to Kenton in 2016.

On June 14, 1945, she married Robert G. Woods.  He preceded her in death in 1985.  She was also preceded by a son, Robert Michael “Mike” Woods in 2014; a granddaughter, Gwendolyn Woods and two brothers, Edwin and Rodney Dean.

Doris is survived by a daughter, S. Jill Finney of Kenton, Ohio; four grandchildren, Clifford (April) Woods  and Cynthia Woods, of Kentucky and Angela (John) Rembis and Lisa (Jon) Castle, of Kenton; 14 great grandchildren, including Paxton, Parker and Preston Rembis and Kaden, Ethan and Carly Gilmore, of Kenton and eight great great grandchildren.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation will take place.

A graveside service will be held in the New Holland Cemetery when COVID-19 safety conditions permit.  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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