Monday, October 22, 2012

Ralph L. Bemis (October 21, 2012)

Ralph L. Bemis, 93, of Bradenton, FL, and formerly of Union City area, passed away Sunday evening, October 21, 2012 at the Casa Mora Rehab and Extended Care in Bradenton, FL.

He was born February 19, 1919 in Union City, IN, son of the late E.C. and Melissa (Mangas) Bemis. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia M. (Martin) Bemis; 2nd wife, Edna Bemis; three sisters, Esther Anderson, Velma Cooper, and Reva Hummel; and three brothers, Kenny, Phil, and Lowell Bemis.

Ralph spent most of his life farming and trading livestock. After moving to Florida he ran a mowing service. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #143 of Greenville, OH for over 50 years.

He is survived by a son, Ronald (Dianne) Bemis of Chesterfield, MO; a sister, Betty Dotson of Union City, OH; and brothers, Gilbert Bemis of Union City, IN., and Don (Naomi) Bemis of Versailles; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, October 25, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 6 till 8 p.m. with the Masonic lodge holding a Masonic Memorial Service at 7:45 p.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be given to the Alzhiemer's Association.

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