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LARRY LEE PATTERSON

Larry Lee Patterson, 75, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Friday, July 15, 2022, at 12:18 a.m. at the Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe where he had been a patient since Wednesday.

Larry was born October 28, 1946, in Jackson County, Ohio to Russell Lindel and Dorothy Ellen Webb Patterson.  He lived most of his life in New Holland and Fayette County.

Before his retirement, he was a truck driver for Roadway Trucking.  He also had worked at Pennington Bread.

Larry was an outdoorsman and loved hunting and fishing and being with his friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his father on July 31, 2002, and a brother, Russell Lindel Patterson, Jr. on September 20, 1985,

Larry is survived by three children, Stephanie Henderson and her friend, Rick Harris, of Gratis, Ohio, Larry L. Patterson, II and his wife, Heidi, of New Holland and Matthew Patterson and his wife, Jenny, of Ashville; nine grandchildren, Logan, Hannah, Harley, Landyn and Cady Patterson, Nathan and Hayley Binegar and Christopher and Cody Henderson; his mother, Dorothy Patterson of Washington Court House; two sisters, Linda Patterson of Washington Court House and Brenda Gallaugher and her husband, Mike, of Frankfort, a brother, Kevin Patterson and his wife, Samantha, of Frankfort and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Monday, July 18, 2022, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral in Washington Court House with the Rev. Don Young, pastor at the Spirit of Truth Church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the New Holland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. Monday until time of the service.

DONALD E. COCKERILL (Updated Service Arrangements)

Donald E. Cockerill, 91, of Washington Court House, Ohio passed away July 8, 2022, at 8:59 a.m.

Don was born March 28, 1931, in Washington Court House, Ohio Marion Jacob and Mary Jo Bireley Cockerill.  He was a 1949 graduate of Washington High School and later attended Wilmington College.  Don served three years in the U.S. Coast Guard, serving two years on a rescue ship at Pearl Harbor.  Their rescue missions ranged to Alaska, Midway, and Japan, to the coast of Korea.

Don spent 32 years working for Armco, retiring in 1988, as plant coordinator.  He also was an owner, breeder and trainer of standard bred racehorses for over 30 years.  One of his first horses became National Season Leader in 1978.  He was a member of the United States Trotting Association and Paul H. Hughey Post #25 of the American Legion for 62 years.

Don is survived by his wife, the former Myrna C. Redden, whom he married June 26, 1955, and together they had three children:  a daughter, Rhonda (Jeff) Sagar of Washington Court House; sons, Kyle (Cindy) Cockerill of Washington Court House, Ohio and Dennis (Jen) Cockerill of Hilliard, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Brooke Lewis, Brady (Kevin) Yenger, Jordan Sagar, Taylor Cockerill, Cameron Cockerill, Dylan Cockerill, Madison Cockerill and Zoey Cockerill; three great grandchildren, Mallory Lewis, Ethan Knapp and Emerson Crosby and three sisters, Marjorie Hutson and Shirley Cupp Johnson, both of Washington Court House and Jo Ann (Jodi) Kirkpatrick of New Holland. Also surviving are several special nieces and nephews.

In keeping with Don’s wishes, cremation has taken place.

A graveside service, with complete military honors, will be held Friday, July 15, 2022, at 11 a.m. in the Washington 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.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Greenfield Church of Christ, 955 Jefferson Street, Greenfield, Ohio 45123 or ProMedica Hospice, 208 North Fayette Street, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.

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FRANCES COOK WILSON

Frances Cook Wilson, 98, of Washington Court House, Ohio passed away Monday, July 4, 2022, at 1:26 a.m. at Four Seasons of Washington Nursing and Rehabilitation where she had been residing since May 3, 2019.

Frances was born November 22, 1923, in Fayette County, Ohio to Parley Merle and Florence Evans Cook.  She was a graduate of Washington High School and was a lifelong resident of this community. She had formerly worked at the Fayette County American Automobile Association.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and had been a volunteer with the Fayette County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

She and her twin sister, Florence Heironimus, were previously honored by the Presbytery of Scioto Valley with the prestigious “Women of Faith” award for their long-time dedication and devotion to the Presbyterian Church.

Frances was an avid bowler and bridge player.  She, along with her sister Florence, were former longtime bowlers in the Wednesday Evening Ladies Bowling League and also had been members of several bridge clubs.

On September 8, 1944, she married James Marion Wilson, Jr.  He preceded her in death on January 11, 2002.  She was also preceded by a son, Bruce E. Wilson in 2017; brother, Robert Cook in 1987, and three sisters, Lolita Douds in 1999, Elizabeth (Betty) Jefferson in 2003, and her twin, Florence Heironimus in 2018.

Frances is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, James Merle and Caroline Wilson of Columbus and Steven Mark and Jean Wilson of Zanesfield, OH; a daughter-in-law, Judy Wilson of Washington Court House; six grandchildren, Frances Louise (Avi) Herbst, Kristi M. (Cari) Wilson, Chad E. Spires, Carey Wilson, Amy Wilson and Corey (Ashley) Wilson; three great grandchildren, Nathan, Daxli and Rhett Wilson and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Saturday, July 9, 2022, at 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Washington Court House with the Rev. Steve Brand, pastor at the church, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 214 North Hinde Street, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160 or, in memory of her husband, to 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 of Washington Court House.

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RITA ZELLERS SQUIRES

A graveside service honoring the life of Rita Zellers Squires, age 81, of Lancaster, will be held at 12 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, at Kirkersville Cemetery with Brent Kirkpatrick officiating.  Following the service, the family will be celebrating Rita with an open house from 1-4 p.m. at the Davis Shai House located at 301 Central Parkway, Heath, Ohio (facility is located behind the Walmart store).

Rita was born July 8, 1940, in Baltimore, Ohio. She passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2022, at her home.

Rita retired from Southwest Licking Schools where she was employed for 25 years.

She was a proud member of the Watkins Memorial High School Class of 1958.

Rita was very involved with La Sertoma service organization in Pataskala and was a volunteer with the Davis-Shai House in Heath. She enjoyed sewing and made blankets for Newborns In Need. Rita was also a previous member of the Vintage Voices in Granville.

She is survived by her loving family including her mother, Esther (Poff) Zellers of Washington Court House; three children, Jon Gregory “Greg” Squires (Paige) of Ashland, Mark Eugene Squires (Cyndi) of Lancaster, and Mary Jill Miller (Mr. Hicks) of Lancaster; six grandchildren, Corey Perkins (Amanda) of Washington, D.C., Benjamin Squires (Annamarie) of Lithopolis, Jonni Perkins-Irwin (Chris) of Columbus, Abbi Howson (Stephen) of Cincinnati, Allie Burns (Nate) of Perrysburg, and Drew Squires (fiancée, Rachel) of Michigan; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Dixie Hott, Diana Kirkpatrick (Roger), and Terri Kirkpatrick (Bruce); and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie R. Squires; father, Derwin Zellers and a sister, Linda Waller.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross.

ERNESTINE (TINA) KING RAWLINS

A memorial service for Ernestine (Tina) King Rawlins, 93,  will be held Friday, July 1, 2022, at 11 a.m. at the  Washington Cemetery with the Rev. Father Warren Huestis, pastor at the All Saints Church, officiating.  Burial of the cremains will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

Tina passed away Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at Friendship Village of Dublin after a short illness. She spent her final days with loving family members, supported by hospice and the nursing staff of Friendship Village.

Tina was born in Rockmart, Georgia on June 5, 1928, to Ernest and Lois King.

She was a graduate of Rockmart High School in Rockmart Georgia, and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in journalism from Mercer University in Macon Georgia. While at Mercer, Tina met her beloved husband Charles R. Rawlins, a returning WWII veteran attending Mercer on the GI Bill.

After graduating, Tina worked as an elementary school teacher in the Atlanta area and began to raise a family. In 1958, her husband’s employment by the federal government brought her to the Washington D.C. area. A subsequent position with the State Department U.S. Agency for International Development allowed Tina and her family to move overseas. From 1964 through 1974, the family lived in Thailand, Pakistan, and Vietnam. These years abroad were some of the most influential of Tina’s life and were a period of great adventure for the entire family. She continued to teach, and was a valued partner to her husband, supporting his work in aid of the global community. After leaving Saigon, Vietnam in 1974, Tina and her husband returned to the U.S., living in the Washington D.C. area where they both finished their careers. In 1986 Tina and her husband moved to Cincinnati, Ohio to be closer to family.

After her husband’s death in 2004, Tina moved to Washington Court House to be with her daughter and son-in-law.

Tina was a member of Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church (now All Saints Church), where she served on the altar guild. She was a volunteer at Fayette Memorial Hospital, and for Fayette County Hospice. She had many hobbies, including interior design, antiquing, gardening, bridge, sewing, needle point, reading, and shopping. Though she loved a journey of any kind, she was also happy at home, curled up with a good book and a cat by her side. Through her beauty, intelligence, and singular way of approaching life, she elevated every occasion. She will remain an absolute treasure to her family.

In addition to her parents, Tina was preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Rawlins, and by her daughters Marie King Rawlins and Sharon Lynne Mavis.

Tina is survived by her son, Charles Rawlins and daughter-in-law Jill Rawlins of Nederland Colorado; her son-in-law, Geoffrey Mavis of Bloomingburg; grandchildren Rachael Smith and her husband, Dale Shane Smith, of Worthington Ohio; James Mavis and wife, Nicole Mavis, of Bloomingburg; Samuel Rawlins of Boulder Colorado, and Charles Rawlins of Nederland Colorado; great grandchildren Dale Marie Smith, Ian Mavis, and Isaac Mavis, a brother Bruce King of Dublin Georgia, and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Capital City Hospice 2800 Corporate Exchange Drive, Suite 170, Columbus, Ohio 43231.

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HAYZLEY GRACE NICHOLS

Hayzley Grace Nichols, five-day old daughter of McKenzie Danielle Everhart and Carter Michael Nichols, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2022, at 1:24 p.m. shortly after admission to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus.  She was born Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her maternal grandparents, Jason and Danielle Meadows of Washington Court House; paternal grandparents, Leslie and Mike Nichols of Wilmington; great grandparents, Donna Everhart, Bob Berlin and Evelyn Nichols; an uncle, Jaxon Meadows; an aunt, Josie Nichols; several cousins and great aunts and uncles.

A visitation will be held Sunday, June 26, 2022, from 4-6 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.

Cremation will follow the visitation.

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DOUGLAS JAMES REYNOLDS

Douglas James Reynolds, 65, of Wilmington, Ohio died Monday, June 13, 2022, at 1:49 p.m. at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center where he had been admitted earlier in the day.

Doug was born April 13, 1957, in Georgetown, Ohio to James Estle and Betty Jane Frymon Reynolds.  He was a 1975 graduate of Bethel High School and lived most of his life in Bethel.  He moved to Wilmington four years ago from Washington Court House.

Before his retirement, he had been an electrician at Cincinnati Milacron and an engineer at the Ford Motor Plant in Utica, MI.

Doug was a member of the Dove Church in Wilmington and a volunteer with the Sugar Tree Ministries.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Doug is survived by two sons, Matthew Gregory Reynolds and his fiancée, Larissa Tipton, of Washington Court House and James Douglas Reynolds of Ypsilanti, MI and a sister, Julie of Xenia, Ohio.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation will take place.

A private memorial service will be held Thursday, June 16, 2022, at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Steve Fricke, associate pastor at the Dove Church, officiating.

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CHRISTY LYNN TRIMMER

Christy Lynn Trimmer, 66, of Washington Court House, Ohio passed away Saturday, June 11, 2022, at 3:59 p.m. at the Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe where she had been a patient since Tuesday following a sudden illness.

Christy was born December 2, 1955, in Elmhurst, IL to Rupert (Earl) and Norma Kemble Timmons.  She was a graduate of Glen Hard South High School in Glen Ellyn, IL and attended classes at the DuPage County Community College.

Her grandfather was a Baptist minister from whom she developed a deep faith of the Holy Trinity.  Christy looked forward to her twice weekly gatherings with valued friends.  Her hobbies included quilting, creating silver and copper jewelry, exploring family genealogy then compiling individual scrapbooks, reading classic and contemporary British mysteries genre, identifying songbirds, and viewing celestial phenomena.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a toddler daughter, Huntre Anne and a son, Thomas A. Trimmer, Jr. (325th Airborne infantry).

Christy is survived by her loving husband, Dr. Thomas A. Trimmer whom she married January 19, 1983; her children, Britton Trimmer, Christian Trimmer (John), Rebecca Trimmer and Logan Trimmer and siblings, Don Timmons (Joy), Becky Koehnen (Mike), Carol Erickson (Brian), Greg Timmons and Brian Timmons (Nancy).

In keeping with her wishes, cremation will take place and a private family memorial service will follow in the future.

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

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ROGER DUANE BOSWELL

Roger Duane Boswell, 83, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Friday, June 10, 2022, at 5:39 a.m. at the Mount Carmel Grove City Medical Center where he had been a patient since Wednesday.  His death was sudden and unexpected.

Roger was born December 19, 1938, in Washington Court House, Ohio to David Wayne and Dorothy King Boswell.  He was a 1957 graduate of Washington High School and was a lifelong resident of this community.

Before his retirement in 1997, he was a punch press operator at Armco for 35 years.

He was a United State Navy veteran and served as an aviation electronics technician aboard the USS Intrepid.  He was a member of Paul H. Hughey Post #25 of the American Legion; O. E. Hardway Post #3762 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Grace United Methodist Church.

Roger enjoyed fishing, boating, nature, the outdoors and spending time with his friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister-in-law, Mary Ella Boswell.

Roger is survived by his wife, the former Janice Kay Leeth whom he married October 26, 1962; two daughters, Julie A. Boswell of Pataskala, OH and Amy L. Boswell of Washington Court House; a brother and sister-in-law, David and Beverly Boswell of Washington Court House; nephews, Doug (Michelle) Boswell, David A. Boswell, Rodney (Kim) Boswell, Gregg (Nancy) Gilmore and Gary (Laura) Gilmore; several grand nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Rhoda and Clinton Gilmore and special friend, Ron Brownlee.

The funeral was held Tuesday, June14, 2022, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with the Rev. Matt Brookes, pastor at the Grace United Methodist Church, officiating.  Several memorial tributes were offered by family members and friends.

Pallbearers for the burial in Washington Cemetery were Doug, David A. and Rodney Boswell, Gregg Gilmore and Joe Flach,

Complete Military honors were bestowed by the Fayette County Honor Guard.  Condolences, comments, and a prayer were offered by Eddie Fisher.  The flag, which draped the casket of the United State Navy veteran, was folded by Mike Curl and Dave Frederick and was presented to Roger’s wife, Janice Leeth Boswell.  Members of the honor guard were Tom Payne, Amy Jackson, Phil French, Pat Dewees, Tom Slager, Chuck Snyder and Cecil Ratliff with Bill Foody serving as commander.  Stephen Zastrow and Larry Bishop sounded Taps.

.A visitation was held Tuesday from 11 a.m. until time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post #25 Children’s Christmas Fund, 1240 U.S. Route 22, Washington Court House, Ohio  43160

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PATRICIA ANN COX

Mom, a very simple little word. Just three letters, but when examined over the course of one’s life there are simply no words, big or little, that can fairly or fully define the meaning of those three letters to those she loved and that loved her.

“Mom” is defined in the dictionary as “a female parent.”  In the business world it is an acronym for one in charge of “Management, Operations and Maintenance.”  Patricia Ann (“Patty”) Cox (October 3, 1937-June 6, 2022) was both and so much more.  Patty was 84 years of age when she passed on June 6, 2022, after a brief hospitalization.

Patty was born in Washington Court House, Ohio to Henry and Lucille (Patterson) Litz.  She had one brother, Charles (Sally) Litz of Topeka, Kansas, who predeceased her.  Patty attended Washington High School where she met and then married Charles G. (“Charlie”) Cox (deceased May 9, 2021).  Patty and Charlie were married on February 15, 1953, and remained lifelong friends even after their divorce later in their lives. They had four children, Dawne Arlene (Randy) Angel, Deborah Lynn Cox (Greg) Roush, Garth Glenn (Cindy) Cox and Teresa Marie Cox (Jeffrey) Hickey.

Patty was the true definition of a “mom.”  She was loving, caring, strict at times when needed, and truly the one in charge of the management, operations and maintenance of the Cox household and family. Patty was also the “neighborhood mom” to so many of her children’s friends.  She was active in the lives of her family and friends as well as her church, the South Side Church of Christ in Washington Court House and later Bay Life Church in Tampa. Florida.

Together Patty and Charlie, with the help of the family and many others, built one of the nation’s largest food and beverage special events companies, Concessions by Cox, Inc. Patty became “mom” to hundreds of employees that became part of the “Cox team” and worked for the company over the many years during which she was actively involved. It is this work that brought Patty to Florida in 1990.  Patty resided in Tampa and later Riverview, where she and her fifth “child” and constant companion, Henry, a Yorkshire Terrier, resided at the time of her passing.

Patty loved her family and was deeply loved by each of them.  She is survived by her children, sons-in-law and daughter-in-law.  Additional family members include 9 grandchildren, Travis (Brandi) Warner, Sonia (Dennis) Haithcock, Katelyn (Christian) Roush-Cooper, Brian (Amanda) Roush, Jason (Julie) Cox, Amanda Shaw, Townsend Cox, Morgan Scott, Jessie Hickey; 18 great-grandchildren, Abby, Jake and  Charli Warner, Audrey and Jack Charpentier, Raven and Raleigh Haithcock, Sophia, MacKenzie, Zack, Harper, Gracie and Aubrey Roush, Landon and Baylee Snyder, Mackenzie and Charlotte “Charli” Cox, and  Zoey Scott;  and numerous nieces and nephews. Patty is also survived by her dear friend and neighbor, Judy Harmyk.

A memorial service for Patricia Cox will be held on June 28, 2022, at the Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, 2323 West Brandon Blvd., Brandon, Florida, beginning with visitation at 5:00 pm and a service at 6:00 p.m.  There will be additional service and calling hours on July 2, 2022, beginning at 11:00 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 12:00 p.m., at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home, 554 Washington Ave., Washington Court House, Ohio. An inurnment will follow at the Washington Memorial Cemetery, 1741 Washington Ave., Washington Court House, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Bay Life Church/Missions, 1017 Kingsway Rd., Brandon, Florida 33510 or by accessing the church’s web site at baylife.org/give.  Please access “global giving.”

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