Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Ralph R. Clark (February 20, 2011)

Ralph Richard Clark, 83, of Crooksville, Ohio formerly of Arcanum passed away Sunday, February 20th, 2011 in Crooksville after an extended illness. Ralph and his wife, Virginia (Bennett) Clark, lived in Arcanum for the past 45 years before moving in April 2010 to Crooksville. Mr. Clark was born in Lucasville, Ohio on July 6, 1927, the son of the late Chessman and Minnie (Smith) Clark. After retiring from the Moormans Feed Company, Ralph worked the last ten years at the Arcanum Hardware Store. He was a past member of the Lions Club, Arcanum City Council, and an avid bowler at the Arcanum Lanes. Ralph was a Marine Veteran of WWII. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Alice Clark Klinger, Brother Hobart Clark and 2 infant brothers. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Virginia (Bennett) Clark; two daughters, Shirley Clark and Connie (Paul) Montgomery both of Crooksville; two sons Bill (Ginny) Bennett of Statesboro, Georgia and Richard (Linda) Clark of Arcanum; 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM on Thursday, February 24, 2011 at the Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum. Burial will follow in Ithaca Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends 2 hours before the time of services at the funeral home.