Ralph F. Hanby
NASHPORT: Ralph F. Hanby, 71, of Nashport, Ohio passed away Saturday morning, October 19, 2013 at Genesis Morrison House in Zanesville after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born August 16, 1942 in Zanesville he was the son of the late H. Frederick and Helen F. (Vroom) Hanby and was a 1960 graduate of Frazeysburg High School. He attended Ohio State University and was a graduate of Meredith Business College. Mr. Hanby was a member of the Meadowview Church of Christ of Frazeysburg. Ralph worked for 17 years at Rockwell International in Heath, Ohio and during that time he founded Hanby Farms, Inc. of Nashport, Ohio, for which he had a great passion. He enjoyed playing cards and square dancing. Each Fall for over 20 years he hosted a "barn dance" at the farm which was attended and enjoyed by hundreds of friends, neighbors and family. He also was an avid sports fan and especially enjoyed Tri-Valley High School sports and NBA basketball.
Surviving is his loving wife of 50 years, Carol S. (Green) Hanby whom he married October 6, 1963; two daughters, Cindie (Matt) Smith of Nashport and Darla (Lance) Deal of Chandlersville, Ohio; four sons, Douglas (Rhonda) Hanby of Tupelo, Mississippi, Darren (Traci) Hanby of Frazeysburg, David (Jennifer) Hanby of Nashport and Derrick (Tammy) Hanby of Valrico, Florida; twenty grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Catherine (Wayne) Eddleblute of Frazeysburg and Ruth (Gerald) Moreland of Warren, Indiana; a sister in-law, Ivabelle Gault of Brinkhaven, Ohio and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by an infant brother David Hanby and a brother Daniel Gault.
Calling hours will be 2 to 4pm and 6 to 9pm Monday, October 21, 2013 at the Meadowview Church of Christ, 6750 Raiders Road, Frazeysburg, Ohio.
Funeral services will be 11:00am Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Meadowview Church of Christ with Minister Sam Dunn officiating. Also officiating will be Ralph's brother in-law, Minister Gerald Moreland and Pastor Dan Smith. burial will be in Hanover Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Meadowview Church of Christ, 6750 Raiders Road, Frazeysburg, Ohio 43822.
The family is being assisted by the Frazeysburg Chapel of Vensil & Chute Funeral Home.
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Published in the Times Recorder from Oct. 20 to Oct. 22, 2013