Philip K. Lorton

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UNION CITY, Ohio - Philip K. Lorton, 65, Union City, Ohio, died March 3, 2013, at Reid Memorial Hospital, Richmond, Ind.

He was born Aug. 6, 1947, in Union City, Ind., son of the late John Keith and Rosella Wilson Lorton. Also deceased are his father-in-law, John A. Schmidt Sr., and brother-in-law, Charles Jones.

He worked for Union City Mold 25 years, and enjoyed camping, fishing and NASCAR.

He is survived by his wife, Joan Schmidt Lorton; children, Lainie (Garry Jr.) Godfrey of Union City, Ohio, and John Philip Lorton of Indianapolis, Ind.; two grandchildren, Trey James Godfrey and Ella Rose Godfrey; two sisters, Shirley Conklin of Union City, Ohio, and Judith Jones of Youngstown; his mother-in-law, Wilmadene Schmidt of Union City, Ind.; sister and brother-in-law, Ollie and Sue Jackson of Union City, Ohio; brother and sister-in-law, John A. (Kathy S.) Schmidt of Greenville; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Reichard Funeral Home Inc., 400 W. Deerfield Road, Union City, Ind., with one hour of calling prior to services. Memorial contributions may be made to Union City, Ohio, Fire and Rescue Squad with envelopes at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at

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Reichard Funeral Home
400 West Deerfield Road Union City, IN 47390
(765) 964-3400
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Published in The Daily Advocate on Mar. 5, 2013
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