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Richard G. Journay

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NEW WESTON - Richard G. Journay, 85, of New Weston, Ohio, died March 26, 2013, at The Gardens at St. Henry, St. Henry, Ohio.

He was born May 13, 1927, in Portland, Ind., son of the late Alva Journay and the late Dorothy (Mills) Journay.

 Surviving are his wife, Waneta (Wright) Journay, whom he married Sept. 25, 1948, in New Knoxville, Ohio; four daughters, Barbara (Carl) Willeford of Union City, Ohio, Sandra (Phillip) Hiestand of New Weston, Ohio, Patricia (William) Parks of Union City, Ohio, and Roberta Asbury of Kannapolis, N.C.; sister, Margaret Yount of Greenville, Ohio; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and a son-in-law, Ron Weis of St. Marys, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Weis, a brother, Paul Journay, a sister, Garet Tomlinson;, and a son-in-law, Dale Asbury Sr.

He retired from the former Avco New Idea and farming.

 He was a member of Masonic Lodge #539 F&AM, Fort Recovery, Order of Eastern Star, Royal Arch Masons, Greenville, Ohio, Knights Templar Sidney Commandery #46, Sidney, Ohio, and Pleasant Hill Church, Union City, Ind.

 The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Brockman - Boeckman Funeral Home, 308 S. Wayne St., Fort Recovery, Ohio, with the Rev. Bruce Bryan officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery, Fort Recovery.

Calling is 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice or Pleasant Hill Church. Online condolences may be directed to


Published in The Daily Advocate on Mar. 27, 2013