Ray O. Hittepole

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DEGRAFF - Ray O. Hittepole, 87, of DeGraff, died at 9:45 a.m. Friday, June 28, 2013, at Green Hills Center, West Liberty.
He was born Jan. 30, 1926, in Shelby County, a son of the late Lloyd W. and Edna Gross Hittepole. He was also preceded in death by a son, Larry K. Hittepole; four brothers, Everett, Dale, Lester and Robert Hittepole; a great-grandson, Tate; and a stepbrother, William Loffer.
On July 2, 2013, he married Marjorie J. Spain in Houston, Texas, and she survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Ginny (Randy) Myers, of Bellefontaine, and Peggy (Don) Wohlgamuth, of Arcanum; a halfbrother, Erle (Connie) Loffer, of Galena; seven grandchildren, Shari Keck, Jill (Greg) Kelsey, Ryan (Jennifer) Myers, Andrew (Heidi) Myers, Craig (Lindsey) Wohlgamuth, Cory Wohlgamuth and Christopher Wohlgamuth; 12 great-grandchildren, Tyler, Tanner, Dylan, Kelsey, Logan, Rhett, Landon, Leah, Kolton, Marley, Sammy and Gabe; and three sisters-in-law, Corky Hittepole, of Sidney, Janet Spain and Luella Spain.
He was a 1943 graduate of DeGraff High School and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a retired floor-covering installer; an active member of the DeGraff United Methodist Church; a past master of Boggs Lodge No. 292 Free & Accepted Masons, DeGraff; past patron of the former Constance Chapter No. 78, Order of the Eastern Star, in DeGraff; a member of Bellefontaine Chapter No. 459 Order of the Eastern Star; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton; Miami Valley Post No. 652 American Legion in DeGraff. He was also an avid baseball fan.
Masonic services will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday at Rexer-Riggin-Madden Funeral Home, DeGraff. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in the Greenwood-Union Cemetery, DeGraff, with the Rev. Kymberly James officiating.
The family suggest memorial contributions be made to the Boggs Lodge Scholarship Fund.
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Published in Sidney Daily News on June 28, 2013
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