Ralph Seals, 88, of Somerville, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 at Vancrest Healthcare Center in Eaton.
He was born on April 12, 1925 in Montgomery County, son of the late Harmon H. & Pearl (Kincer) Seals. Ralph retired in 1993 from the Ramada Inn in Cincinnati, where he was a Maintenance Supervisor. He was a bee keeper for many years, and an avid wood worker. He was a member of the West Elkton United Methodist Church; member and past board member of the Preble County Council on Aging; Life Member and Past Master of the Masonic Lodge # 159 F & AM in Camden, where he was instrumental in starting the monthly breakfasts for the club; member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton and numerous other Masonic Order's.
He is preceded in death by his wife Allie Katherine (Doan) Seals in 2005; brothers, Carl and Clarence Junior Seals; sister, Ruby Seals and granddaughter, Kelly Ward Lancaster.
He is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Verna Jean (Angie) and Donald Ward of Westerville, and Fort Myers, Florida; sons and daughters-in-law, Dwight D. and Sherry Seals of Cincinnati, James E. and Carolyn Seals of Eaton, and Calvin S. Seals of Winterville, North Carolina; brother and sister-in-law, Verlen Eugene and Daisy Seals of Hamilton; sisters, Eva Brown and Pearl Bowles both of Hamilton; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was Saturday, Aug. 17, with Pastor Sandra Apgar officiating. Interment was in Fairmount Cemetery in Camden.
Memorial contributions may be made to West Elkton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 88, West Elkton, OH 45070, Camden Masonic Lodge # 159, 106 South Main Street, Camden, OH 45311 or the Preble County Council on Aging, 800 East St. Clair Street, Eaton, OH 45320. Condolences may be sent to the family via the website at www.barnesfuneralhome.com.