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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  • Madelyn Carroll says:

    Deb, my heart goes out for your family and I lift prayers for comfort. God bless each of you dearly.

  • Steve Huffman says:

    I am very sorry for your loss. Joe was a great person. I remember seeing your parents at every basketball game. Great people.