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

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.

Following cremation, a graveside service will be held in the New Holland Cemetery.

Arrangements are 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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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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