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Ora Sharninghouse, Jr.

Ora Sharninghouse, Jr., died on September 8, 1944, near the Palau Islands, during a mission in the Pacific for the U.S. Navy, where he was a gunner on a Naval torpedo bomber. His remains were accounted for on August 10, 2017. He was born on August 16, 1922, in McComb, OH to Ora, Sr. and Myrtle I. (Barringer) Sharninghouse.

He was a 1940 graduate of McComb High School, and had worked for a local dairy farm and helped his father on the family farm prior to his enlistment in the U.S. Navy.

Funeral services for Mr. Sharninghouse will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 7, 2018, at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, 205 West Sandusky Street, Findlay, OH, with Reverend Ben Lowell officiating. Burial will follow in Weaver Cemetery, Bloom Township (Wood County, OH), where full military rites will be conducted by the U.S. Navy and assisted by the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad.

Visitation will be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m., Friday, April 6, 2018 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay, and one hour (10-11 a.m.) prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Ora is survived by his sister, Joan Stough of Findlay; nieces and nephews, Barbara Givens of Huntington Beach, CA, Ralph Sharninghouse of North Fort Myers, FL, Allan Sharninghouse of Findlay, OH, Earl G. Sharninghouse, Jr. of Fostoria, OH, Lynn Sanchez of Paige, TX, Luann Mathias of Findlay, OH, Terry Sharninghouse of Bairdstown, OH, Judy Weber of Fostoria, OH, Deb Armogast of Las Vegas, NV, David Sharninghouse of Findlay, Darren Stafford of Brookhoven, GA and Richard Eddie of Arcadia, OH; and numerous great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles W., Ray E., Earl G., Donald E. and Wade E. Sharninghouse; his sister, Jean L. Eblin; nieces and nephews, Sharon Price, Patricia Morris, Dennis Sharninghouse and Dirk Sharninghouse.

Memorial contributions may be made to assist Project Recovery efforts to find and return MIAs, 443 1st Street, Woodland, CA 95695.

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Published in Toledo Blade on Apr. 4, 2018
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