Orval C. Minser
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CHILLICOTHE: Orval C. Minser, 86, of Chillicothe, died 4 a.m. Friday, June 28, 2013, surrounded by his family, in Traditions of Chillicothe following an extended illness.
He was born September 24, 1926, in Chillicothe, to the late Guy F. "Dick" and Kathryn Clark Minser.
Surviving are children from his former marriage to the late Marilyn Cadden, Gregory C. Minser, James "Doug" Minser, Stephanie A. (Toby) Cooke and Lisa M. Cuckler, all of Chillicothe; grandchildren, Daniel C. Minser, Heather (Curtis) Hunt, Tara (Nate) Blanton, George Cooke III, Amanda, Larry Jr., Nathan and Travis Cuckler; great-grandchildren, Keith, Katie and Eli Hunt and Marilyn Blanton; sisters, Barbara Lee and Jane White, both of Chillicothe; a nephew, Mike (Denise) White, of Cincinnati; and four great-nephews, Tyler, Justin, Matt and Blake White. He was predeceased by a nephew, Christopher Lee.
Orval was a 1944 graduate and senior class president of Chillicothe High School. He was a U.S. Army WWII Veteran. He was inducted into the Ohio Amateur Softball Association of Ohio Hall of Fame in 1996 as catcher for the River Oil fast-pitch softball team, 1950-1963, as well as officiating OHSAA basketball. Orval was a member of B.P.O.E. Lodge 52. He was a member of the Mead Retirees Club, member and past president of the Mead Foreman's Club, American Legion Post # 62 and the Eastenders Club. He retired in June of 1982 from the Mead Corporation as a Day Quality Control Supervisor.
He loved spending time with his family and friends. He will be dearly missed by all.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013 in the WARE FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Brent Rolsten officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Ross County Veterans Honor Guard. Friends may call at Wares from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
, Central Ohio Chapter, 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43210 or Disabled American Veterans.
You may sign his online register at www.warefh.com
Ware Funeral Home
121 West Second Street Chillicothe, OH 45601
Published in the Chillicothe Gazette on June 30, 2013