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Survivors are his wife, Martha Kirkpatrick of Roddy, his children, Dana (Brenda) Kirkpatrick of Cochran, Tonya (Keith) Pittman of Chester and Lori Kirkpatrick of Eastman; step-children, Gabby (Robert) Quintanill of Cochran and Troy C. (Louann) Owen of Irwin County; eight grandchildren, several great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Skeeter was born and had lived most of his life in Roddy. He was the son of the late Lewis Madison and Nora Passmore Kirkpatrick and was preceded in death by his son Douglas Kirkpatrick, his brother, Obie Kirkpatrick, his sister, Patricia Kirkpatrick Sears and his grandson, Taylor Kirkpatrick. He was retired from the Georgia National Guard and a 1958 graduate of Dodge County High School. Skeeter attended Roddy Baptist Church.

She was a beloved 7th-Grade English teacher for over 28 years at Cole Junior High School in East Greenwich, RI. She was known to many as a caring, witty, and generous person who will be greatly missed.
When you have experienced the loss of a loved one, you can trust Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home to guide you through the process of honoring their life. At Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home, we pride ourselves on serving families in Findlay, OH, and the surrounding areas with dignity, respect, and compassion. Our staff is experienced in a variety of funeral services and can help you celebrate your loved one no matter your religion, culture, or budget.

He worked in the finance department of the automobile industry for most of his professional life, including his position at GMAC during which he worked for the father of the woman who would become his wife of 65 years, Patricia Grace Glennon.
From an early age, Dave was an avid sportsman who was enviably skilled in many athletic pursuits, including football, gymnastics, swimming, diving, golf and downhill skiing. For many years, he coached youth football in Arlington Heights. He also enjoyed camping, bicycling, fishing and (more recently) birdwatching and occasionally painting.

Memorial Visitation Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 9:30 am until the time of the Memorial Service at 12:30 pm at the Glueckert Funeral Home 1520 North Arlington Heights Road (4 blocks south of Palatine Road) Arlington Heights, IL 60004. Lunch will be served at 1:00 pm at Palm Court Restaurant in Arlington Heights. Interment will take place privately at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines.
David “Dave” M. Kirkpatrick was born on January 8, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois to Verner and Josephine (nee Zaloudek) Kirkpatrick. He died on September 17, 2022 at North Shore Place in Northbrook, IL.

Family was Dave’s biggest source of both pride and joy: his beloved wife Patricia (nee Glennon) Kirkpatrick; his sons Michael (Carrie), Kevin (Geri), Timothy (Lillian) and Keith (Kimberly); his grandchildren Ryan (Liz), Christopher (Clare), Caroline, Evan, Cody and James (Kelly); his great-grandchildren Maggie, Tommy and Leo; and his twin brothers Richard (Berit) and Ronald.
A graduate of Illinois State Normal University, Dave was a US Army Veteran, having served in the Military Police in Germany during the Korean Conflict.How is a funeral prearranged? You and, if you wish, your family, sit down with us to discuss and decide all the options and details of the funeral service in advance. We record your wishes and keep a written copy on file. It is that simple! We welcome your inquiry about prearrangements and prefinancing of funerals. Just give us a call at (740) 335-0701.

The Kirkpatrick Funeral Home believes in treating each family as its own. With sincerity, pride, and dedication, we are committed to this time-honored tradition. We have deep roots in the communities we serve. Embracing both traditional values and diversity in honoring the individual spirit, the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home offers a Full Suite of Funeral, Cremation and Celebrant Services.Sundberg-Kirkpatrick became affiliated with the Iles Funeral Homes in 1998. Combining best practices with increased support, innovation and enhancements offered by the Iles Funeral Homes, we have sought to provide the customers of Sundberg – Kirkpatrick with superior service and value. Sundberg – Kirkpatrick serves the community of Madrid and nearby communities located in Boone and Dallas Counties plus the northernmost part of Polk County. He was a member of Washington Lodge #129 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks and Fayette Aerie #423 of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles. William Edward “Bill” Speakman, 87, of New Holland, Ohio died Friday, May 12, 2023, at 4:42 a.m. at Signature Health CARE of Fayette County where he had been a patient since April 4.She was preceded in death by her husband, their daughter Gretchen Baker and two sisters who also lived to be over 100. Jean is survived by son Damon Baker and his wife Ann Baker of Columbus, Ohio, grandson Nicholas Baker, his wife Melissa Baker and great-grandchildren Simon and Louisa.

It’s hard to sum David up in a few paragraphs, so we asked him, “What legacy do you want to leave behind?” His answer: “I love helping people. I want to be known as always being there to help people. I also never judged. I’d rather try to understand.”
He was a 1952 graduate of Wayne Township School and matriculated from Miami University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees, creating a thesis of study of “Clinton County, Ohio and the Civil War.”

A private family service will be held with the Rev. Steve Brand, pastor at the First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Washington Cemetery.
He enjoyed traveling, collecting antiques and farm primitives; was one of the co-founders of Armco Park in the early 1970’s and was commissioner of Fayette County Pony League Football in 1975, and 1976.A Masonic service, which is open to the public, will be held Thursday, June 22, 2023, at 1 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House. The funeral will immediately follow the Masonic service with Todd Maurer, connections minister at the South Side Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in the Washington Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the former (Anita) Jane Marvin, on April 29, 1972; his parents and a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Judy Speakman.
Mary Nancy Sizemore, 67, of Atlanta, Ohio died Tuesday, June 6, 2023, at 4:37 a.m. at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus where she had been a patient since June 2.David had worked for Coca-Cola Bottling Company and, for over 30 years, owned and operated Scioto Vending System and later Thunderbird Music and Games. For the past 25 years, he owned multiple rental properties in Washington Court House.He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John G. and Stephanie Lusby; a daughter and son-in-law, April and Mike Elzey and three grandchildren, Jackie, John and Josie Lusby, all of Hillsboro. Rollo was born August 19, 1925, in Washington Court House, Ohio to Rollo William and Edith Marie Hamm Marchant. He was a 1943 graduate of Washington High School and attended Bowling Green State University before receiving a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University. He earned a juris doctorate from the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University in1953. He was a member of Fayette Lodge F. & A.M. #107 and the 32 Degree Masons, Valley of Columbus. He was instrumental in the renovation and restoration of the Judy Chapel at the Washington Cemetery and was a primary donor to the Veterans Memorial there.He is survived by his wife, the former Janie Marie Jordan whom he married August 27, 1960; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gregory S. and Jodi Bentley and Mark D. and Karen Bentley, of Washington Court House; a grandson, Brock A. (Jordan Sutphin) Bentley of Punta Gorda, FL; five step grandchildren, Ridley (Derickya Massie) Helsel, Weston Helsel, Justin Wines, Clay Wines, all of Washington Court House and Andrea (Andy) Sloan of Florida; a great grandchild, Rylynn A. Bentley; three step great grandchildren, Lennox and Harlow Helsel and Zoey Sloan; two brothers-in-law, Robert J. Lebow of Statesville, NC and Joe V. (Susan) Jordan of New Holland; two sisters-in-law, Janice L. (Tom) Vance of Point Pleasant, WV and Jacqueline K. Jordan and her friend, John Reeser of Valrico, FL and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

David and Bonnie married on June 1, 1962, and moved to Washington Court House where they bought an old house and together, turned it into their beautiful, forever home. David and Bonnie loved traveling, especially to Las Vegas.
He is survived by three children, Gale A. Sholler of Lockbourne, OH, Ronda Balahtsis and her husband, Steve, and Andy Fitzpatrick and his wife, Stacey, all of New Holland; 12 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; three brothers, Ronnie, Dale and Elmer “Buddy” Fitzpatrick and a sister, Melody “Sis” Hieneman. He served as a Southern State Community College trustee during the creation of the Brown County campus and had been a trustee for the Carnegie Public Library in Washington Court House. He also had served on the Washington Court House City Board of Appeals. Don was born November 20,1940, in Prince Frederick, Maryland to Don Vernon and Irene Herring Lusby. He moved to Hillsboro in 1991 and had been living in Fayette County the past eight years.Olan was born March 22, 1940, in Fayette County, Ohio to Thurman Parker and Myrtle Smith Bentley. He was a 1958 graduate of Jeffersonville High School where he served as senior class president. He studied accounting at Akron University.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Colman of Cloyne Catholic Church, 219 South North Street or the Fayette County Historical Society, 517 Columbus Avenue, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.
David was positively a wonderful father, grandfather, friend to all, and leaves behind a legacy of love and acceptance. His ability to embrace others with compassion will forever be remembered.Jean Weyman Baker, age 103, who lived at the Bermuda Village retirement community near Winston-Salem, North Carolina, died on Feb. 23, 2023, in the presence of her son and his wife.On December 22, 1948, he married the former Mary Sexton. She preceded him in death on January 7, 2022. He was also preceded by a daughter and son-in-law, Jayne Marchant and Scott Haslam in 1992; his parents; a sister, Marie Marchant in 2003; two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Edward W. and Gladys Sexton and Charles V. and Carol Sexton and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jean and Robert Olinger.She was born on Oct. 17, 1919, in Middletown, Ohio, the daughter of a senior accounting executive at Armco, a major steel company, and the granddaughter of German immigrants. Jean earned a degree in economics from Duke University, where she met her husband, Frank W. Baker. Upon graduation they moved to his hometown of Washington Court House, Ohio, where their two children were born. The family later relocated to nearby Chillicothe. Jean and Frank moved next to St. Simons Island, Georgia, and finally to about 100 miles from their alma mater in North Carolina.

In a 2021 conversation, Jean encouraged her grandson to pass along this lesson: “You’ve got two wonderful children to teach love to. So don’t let them discriminate against anyone because they might be a little different. Teach them to love, too.”
He is survived by three daughters, Molly Hurley of Cornelia, NC; Heidi Ley and her husband, David, of Herriman, UT, Amy Hurley of Columbus, a grandson, Tyler Hurley and his wife, Jasmin, of Washington Court House; two great grandchildren, Charley Belle and Liam, and his beloved dog, Hanna, that never left his side.

A special thank you to Kristin Price, Joanie Price, Johanna Miller, and Carolyn Beverly, and the team at Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County for taking great care of David in his final months. Also, a thank you to Nancy Davis, who gave him companionship for many years.Jean excelled at games and puzzles. She was an exemplary bridge player and up to the age of 100 gave bridge lessons to friends at her retirement community, where she was widely known and respected for her intellect and wit. She knew obscure versions of solitaire and an apparent rummy version she called “soda” rum and enjoyed crossword puzzles and Sudoku.The funeral will be Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at 12 Noon at the Sugar Creek Baptist Church, 3263 Old State Route 35-NW, Washington Court House with Mike Henry, pastor at the church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Jeffersonville.Richard Olan Bentley, 83, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Saturday, May 13, 2023, at 11:34 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House where he had been residing since January.She requested that the 1834 poem “Abou Ben Adhem” by noted British poet and critic Leigh Hunt be read at her memorial, as it was at her mother’s funeral in 1963.

He was employed by the Vaughn Machine Company in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio from 1959-1962. He then worked at Armco Metal Buildings in Washington Court House for 31 years from 1962, until his retirement in 1993. He was a farmer from 1976, until 2019.

Rollo was a member of the First Presbyterian Church; the Washington Rotary Club; the Fayette County and Ohio State Bar Associations; Sons of the American Revolution; was a World War II Navy veteran and was a longtime member of Death With He was an ultralight and small plane pilot; enjoyed motorcycle riding, kayaking and walking but he especially enjoyed riding his bicycle, up to the age of 96, with his special friend and fellow bicyclist, David Laytart.
After serving his time in the military, he returned to Greenfield, where soon afterwards he was set up on a blind date with Bonnie Hauck. When they met, his words were, “As soon as I saw her and she smiled, I fell in love and the rest is history.”Wanda was born July 5, 1945, in Fayette County, Ohio to Harold Brent and Bessie Louise Sheets Kingery. She had formerly lived in Columbus and Waverly before moving to the Atlanta community in 1990.

He is survived by his wife, the former Frances C. Hutchinson, whom he married on July 10,1968; a daughter, Diana (Aaron) Baines of Carlsbad, CA and their three children, Henry, Owen and Grace; his son, Alexander D. Moore of New York City and a special nephew, Steven S. Moore of Highland, OH. Also surviving is his sister, Anne Janda of San Diego; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Moore of Highland; brother-in-law, David Hutchinson of Anderson, IN along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

David was born to Harley and Ruby (Marasak) Hurley, on April 18, 1936. He grew up in Portsmouth and Greenfield, Ohio and was a graduate of Edward Lee McClain High School in Greenfield.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 33 years, Elaine Duncan Fitzpatrick, in 2016; a son, Garland Lee Fitzpatrick, Jr. in 2017, and a brother, Roger Fitzpatrick.Mr. Moore was born May 25, 1934, the son of Warren M. and Dona Clement Moore on the eighth-generation family farm of Walnut Hill in Wayne Township in Clinton County.