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STEVEN GREGORY QUALLS

Steven Gregory Qualls, 62, of Grove City, Ohio passed away Thursday, October 13, 2022, after a long-fought battle with cancer. He was blessed to be at home, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on February 11, 1960, at Fayette County Memorial Hospital in Washington Court House, Ohio to Theoda (Teddy) and Beverly Crosswhite Qualls,. He was a 1979 graduate of Washington High School and lived in Washington Court House until the age of 19, then moved to Columbus, Ohio to begin his career. He was a SCA Shop Mechanic at Contract Sweepers and Equipment, where he was employed until his untimely death.

Steven was preceded in death by two brothers, Michael Todd Qualls and Robert Alan Qualls; his maternal grandparents, Herbert and Pauline Crosswhite; his paternal grandparents, Roy T. and Zola Qualls; his father, Theoda (Teddy) Qualls; aunts and uncles, Theresa Jones, Raleigh and Kate Stepter, Robert and Jeannette Crosswhite, Norman Crosswhite, Herbie Crosswhite and Alberta Steward and cousins, Robbin Crosswhite, Lesley Stepter, Juan (Butchie) Steward and Tina Crosswhite.

He is survived by his mother, Beverly J. Qualls; stepmother, Lorraine Qualls; sister, Chiquita (Tony) Nash; brother, Anthony Dwayne Qualls; step-sisters, Renee and Shelly Gray; nephew, Michael Nash; nieces, MiCayla (Quantez) Claybrooks and MicKenna Nash; great nephews, Memphis and Mykhal Claybrooks; daughter by choice, Mishea Seldon; granddaughter Mari and special friends, Amy Dozier, Mark Desseau, Shannon Boswell, Bethany Maish, Kenny Crabtree, Phil Adornetto, and David Horne. He is also survived by a host of relatives and friends.

The funeral will be held Saturday, October 22, 2022, at 10 a.m. at the First Church of God, 610 Harrison Street.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

The viewing will be held Friday, October 21, 2022, from 5-7 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the First Church of God, 610 Harrison Street or the Second Chance Center of Hope, 420 West Oakland Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.

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LARRY G. FUNK

Larry Galen Funk, 72, of New Holland, Ohio died Friday, October 14, 2022, at 1:30 a.m. at the Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe where he had been a patient the past week.

Larry was born July 29, 1950, in New Holland to Worley Michael and Bessie Forsythe Funk.   Except for 15 years in Florida, he lived most of his life in the New Holland community.

He formerly was an auto mechanic and, for ten years, was street superintendent for the Village of New Holland.

Larry was preceded in death his wife, Sharon Kay Keeton Funk on October 11, 2015; by a son, Larry Galen Funk, Jr. on October 11, 2003; ten siblings, Worley (Doc) Funk, Jr., Virgil Funk, Donnie Funk, Neil Funk, Harley Funk, Bernice Saxour, W. Marie Knapp, Ethel Williams, Linda Smith and Robert Funk.

He is survived by two daughters, Theresa Riley and her husband, John, of Winston Salem, NC and Becky Tietboehl and boyfriend, Junior Martinez, of Royal Palm Beach, FL; five grandchildren, Tiffany Losi, Kyle Jones, Kelsey Tietboehl, Logan Shiltz and McKenna McFadden; six great grandchildren; five  sisters, Ruby Adams, Carolyn Funk, Marilyn Hettinger, Sarah Jane Picklesimer and Phyllis McCoy; three brothers-in-law, Donald Smith, Bob Eitel and Charles Smith; a sister-in-law, Patricia Funk and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral will be held Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland with the Rev. Michael Hodge, pastor of the Walnut Hill Church of Christ, officiating.  Burial will follow in the New Holland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland Tuesday from 11 a.m. until time of the service.

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CARL GROOMS

Carl Grooms, 98, of Good Hope, Ohio died Friday, October 7, 2022, at 10 p.m. at his home.

Carl was born May 6, 1924, in Highland County, Ohio to Lee and Laura Nichols Grooms.  He lived most of his life in Fayette County.

Before his retirement he was a welder and had formerly worked and Coffman’s and Ritten Industries.

He served in the Army Air Corps with Company A in the 515st Parachute Division during World War II and was the recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

Carl enjoyed watching television, particularly movies and old shows and liked farming and animals.

He was preceded in death by a great grandson, Tré; two brothers, Lester and Phillip Grooms and a sister, Daisy Mae Funk.

He is survived by his wife, the former Rinda Belle Penwell whom he married May 20, 1952; four children, Beverly Jackson and her husband, Fred, of Greenfield, Russell Grooms, Carolyn Studebaker and her husband, Tom, and Charlotte Grooms, all of Washington Court House; four grandchildren, Kristi (Chris) Richardson, Andria (Karl) Manor, Daniel Jackson and Branden Grooms; seven great-grandchildren, Jazzmyne, Dustin, Landen, Carter, Caydence, Brianna and Jackson and a brother, Kenneth Grooms of Marysville.

The funeral will be held Thursday, October 13, 2022, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Gary Dole officiating.  Burial, with complete military honors, will be in the Good Hope Cemetery.

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

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JAMES WYNNE “JIM” LUCAS

James Wynne “Jim” Lucas, 82, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Monday, October 3, 2022, at 4:29 a.m. at Four Seasons of Washington Nursing and Rehabilitation Center where he had been a patient since 2013.

Jim was born January 23, 1940, in Columbus, Ohio to Charles and Louise Lyle Lucas.  He was a 1957 graduate of Washington High School and lived most of his life in this community.

Before his retirement, he was a union carpenter and he had served in the Ohio National Guard.

On September 15,1962, he married the former Patty Ann Anderson.  She preceded him in death on August 1, 2020.  He was also preceded by an aunt, Helen Perrin.

Jim is survived by a sister-in-law, Nancy Jane Heston; a niece, Melissa Heston Wright and her husband, Ron, of Cincinnati; great niece and great nephews, Sarah Jane Wright of San Jose, CA, Mark Wright and his wife, Katrina, of Cincinnati and John Wright and his wife, Sally, of Chicago and several cousins.

A graveside service will be held Friday, October 7, 2022, at 11 a.m. at the Good Hope 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.

There will be no calling hours.

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TAMMY KATINA SAUNDERS

Tammy Katina Saunders, 63, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at 7:53 a.m. at her home.

Tammy was born May 28, 1959, at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, NC to Kenneth and Carolyn Short Miller.  She moved to Washington Court House five years ago from Waverly.

Christmas was her favorite time of year and she enjoyed shopping and movies but especially loved being with her family.

Tammy was preceded in death by her husband, David Saunders, in 2017.

She is survived by three children and their spouses, Nicole and Anthony Asbell and Danielle and Moriah King, all of Washington Court House and Janine and Lucas King of Waverly; four grandchildren, Hanna and Keith Asbell, Gabrielle King and Jeslyn Stephens and sisters, Carrie Murphy of Ironton, OH, Rena Hatfield and her husband, Tony, of Waterloo, OH and Belinda Rice and her husband, Tim, of Chesapeake, OH.

The funeral will be Sunday, October 2, 2022, at 5 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House where friends may call one hour prior to the service on Sunday.

Cremation will follow the service.

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TRACY LYNN REDDING

Tracy Lynn Redding, 50, of Chillicothe, Ohio died Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 5:42 p.m. at the Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe where he had been a patient two weeks.

Tracy was born February 14, 1972, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Clark Ray and Susan Elaine Shepherd Redding. He lived most of his life in Pickaway and Ross Counties.

He formerly was a packer at Doane’s in Washington Court House.

Tracy attended the Church of God and the Landmark Church, both in Chillicothe.  He enjoyed fishing and was a loyal Michigan fan.

He was preceded in death by his best friend, Johnny Stevens, this past January.

Tracy is survived by his wife, the former Angela Lee Colburn whom he married May 27, 1995; a daughter, Joy Angel Redding and her boyfriend, Cody Quincel; a son, Micah Christian Redding; four grandchildren, Layla Redding, Landon, Liam and Lila Quincel, all of Chillicothe; his parents, Clark and Susan Redding of Atlanta, OH, three siblings, Clark R. Redding, Jr., Thelma E. Redding and Stacy Redding and his wife, Stacy, all of Atlanta, OH; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gerold and Janet Colburn of Chillicothe and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral will be Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at 1 p.m. at the New Holland Church of Christ in Christian Union with Budd Faulkner, minister at the Landmark Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Waterloo Cemetery at Pancoastburg, Ohio.

Friends may call at the church from 11 a.m. Tuesday until time of the service.

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

JERRY LEWIS SHEPHERD

Jerry Lewis Shepherd, 70, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at 5:42 a.m. at Signature HealthCARE of Fayette County where he had been residing the past five months.

He was born October 16, 1951, in Columbus, Ohio to Merle D. and Anna L. Miller Shepherd.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Lewis Shepherd, Jr. on June 7, 2012.

Jerry is survived by his wife, the former Betty Geraldine Hill whom he married November 23, 1975; a daughter, Melissa Frisbie of Washington Court House; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; a brother, Lawrence Shepherd of Piketon, Ohio and a sister, Rebop Mernihand of Tennessee.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation will take place.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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

 

DONNA LEE COTNER

Donna Lee Cotner, 84, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Monday, September 12, 2022, at the Harmony Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Xenia where she had been a patient since October 21, 2021.

Donna was born December 17, 1937, in Fayette County to Albert Ray and Alta Ethel Smith Hart.  She was a graduate of Washington High School and lived most her life in this community.

She formerly was a bookkeeper at Builders Wholesale Supply Company and later was a cook at the Washington City Schools and also served as a student transportation aide.

Donna was a member of the All Saints Church.

On June 16, 1957, she married her best friend, Robert R. Cotner.  He preceded her in death on March 13, 2021.  She was also preceded by eight siblings, James, Denver, Homer, Charles, Harold and Clarence “Fuzz” Hart, Elizabeth Hodge and Pauline Barlett.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Gina and Rolland Wilson of Washington Court House; two grandsons, Reece Cosler and his wife, Sarah, and Troy Cosler and his wife, Kelsey, all of Wilmington, Ohio; five great grandchildren, Hannah, Mason, Nora, Carter and Corbin, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at 11 a.m. at the Highlawn Cemetery with the Rev. Father Warren Huestis, rector at the All Saints Church, officiating.  Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

There will be no calling hours.

A time of food and fellowship will be held at the school house at the Fayette County Fairgrounds immediately following the graveside service.

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PATRICIA ANN HELSEL

Patricia Ann Helsel, 88, of Washington Court House, Ohio, passed away peacefully at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe surrounded by her loving family at her side on Sunday, September 11, 2022.

She was born on June 25, 1934, in Fayette County, Ohio to Joseph and Arabelle Henry.  She graduated from Wayne High School in Good Hope in 1952.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, Gerald Strawder Helsel on March 13, 2021; her brothers, Burris (Irene), Bill (Wilma), Bob (Lil), Darrell (Marlene), Joseph (Eleanor), Gerald (Betty) Henry, Gary Row, Larry Row and her sisters, Gwendolyn (John) Row, Vida (Alva) Streitenberger, Daina (Dwight) Holloway, and Barbara (Pete) Belt.

She is survived by daughters, Debra Bush and Amber (Andy) Reboulet; sons, Stephen (Judy) Helsel and Preston Helsel; grandchildren, Cody Moore, Emery Reboulet, William, Noah, Gabriel, Phillip, Kendra, Cora, and Kamille Helsel; eight great grandchildren; brother, John (Diane) Row Jr.; sister, Sandra Armbruster; sisters-in-law, Delores “Dee” Helsel, Jane Row, Linda Row and numerous nieces and nephews.

Patty was known to most family members, as well as friends of the grandchildren, as “Mammy” and always made her grandchildren a priority in her life.  There was never a time when she was not willing to listen to anyone’s problems and offer advice.  She played volleyball many years and was an avid and exceptional bowler for most of her life and bowled with her sisters, Vida and Daina on H & H Auto.

There will be a visitation from 11 am until 1 pm on Friday, September 16, 2022, at the Route 38 church of Christ, 1550 OH-38, Washington Court House, OH 43160 where there will be a memorial service after visitation officiated by Minister Dan Collier followed by burial at Highlawn Cemetery, 3260 US Route 22-NW, Washington Court House, OH.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Route 38 church of Christ, 1550 State Route 38-NE, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.

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

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GLENN N. SCOTT

Glenn Newton Scott, 88, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Friday, September 9, 2022, at 12:15 a.m., at Signature HealthCARE of Fayette County where he had been a patient the past three weeks.

Glenn was born February 14, 1934, in Washington Court House, Ohio to William Thomas and Celestia Cleora Speakman Scott.  He was a lifelong resident of this community.

He was a trackman for the B & O Railroad from 1952 until his retirement in 1989.  He was a member of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way and enjoyed making lamps.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Phyllis L. McCarty on March 27, 2001; a son, William Scott on August 30, 2008; his parents and four brothers, Carl, Thomas, Raymond and Ronald Scott.

Glenn is survived by a daughter, Glenna Jo Aleshire and her husband, Rick, of Greenfield, several grandchildren and great grandchildren; a brother, Mark D. Scott; three sisters, Janice Scott, Nancy R. Scott and Betty Shears, all of Washington Court House and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Monday, September 12, 2022, 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.  Cremation will follow the service and burial of the cremains will be at a later date in the Washington Cemetery.

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

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