Ralph Chadwell


LIMA — Ralph F. Chadwell Sr., 77, passed away at 11:27 p.m. Saturday, February 8, 2014 at his residence.

He was born January 14, 1937 in Pruden, TN, to the late Charles Garrett & Liza (Hurst) Chadwell. On December 18, 1956 he married the love of his life, Beulah M. (Sinclair) Chadwell, who preceded him in death on November 30, 2010 after nearly 54 years of marriage.

Ralph was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He retired from the Ford Motor Company, Lima Engine Plant in 1992 after 32 years.

Ralph and Beulah were blessed with four children, Ralph F. (Annette) Chadwell Jr., of Sidney, Richard Wayne (Rachel) Chadwell, of Lima, Wanda Lee (Michael) Wells, of Sidney, and Brenda Chadwell, of New Haven, IN; 14 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death 2 brothers, and 4 Sisters.

Services will begin 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at CHILES – LAMAN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, EASTSIDE CHAPEL, Pastor Jerry Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O.Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

Condolences can be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com

Published in The Lima News from Feb. 10 to Feb. 11, 2014