Stebelton Ronald A. Stebelton, age 54, of Canal Winchester, died suddenly Friday, August 16, 2013 at Diley Ridge Medical Center from a heart attack. He was a member of Lithopolis United Methodist Church. A devoted Christian all of his life and a truly gifted musician, Ron was a member of the Christian musical group, All4Him. He shared his gift by playing piano and/or organ for services and concerts at the Lancaster Methodist Campgrounds for 31 years as well as playing for services at Lithopolis United Methodist Church. Ron embraced every opportunity to give testimony of the grace of God since he began playing piano at Salem United Methodist Church at the age of 15. Ron dedicated many years of his life to education and improving the lives of those under his care. He was the owner and founder of Nowhere But Up and a published author and musician. Preceded in death by his mother Bonnie Juliette "Judy" Stebelton, brother Keith Stebelton, grandparents Ovan and Emma Clardy and Wilbur and Christine "Marie" Stebelton. Survived by his sons, Benjamin and Stewart Stebelton; father, Carl Stebelton; sister, Lori (Larry) Jensen; nephew and niece, Ryan and Taylor Jensen; sister/aunt, Lois (Richard) Arter; sister/cousin, Carol Black; many aunts, uncles and cousins; the members of All4Him, Tim and Sally Acton and Sherri DeLong; and countless friends. Ron was a wonderful son, father, brother and friend, and those who knew him were blessed beyond measure. Friends may visit 4-8 p.m. Monday at the DWAYNE R. SPENCE FUNERAL HOME, 650 W. Waterloo St., Canal Winchester. Funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Lithopolis United Methodist Church, 80 N. Market St., with Pastor Russ Tichenor officiating. Interment will follow at Franklin Hills Memory Gardens. Friends who wish may contribute to the Ben and Stewart Stebelton Education Fund at the Huntington National Bank in Canal Winchester in Ron's memory. Online condolences at www.spencefuneralhome.com
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Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Aug. 18, 2013