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Ralph Posey

May 6, 1922 - August 25, 2014

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 1:00 PM Mechanicsburg United Methodist Church

Visitation

Saturday, August 30 from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Mechanicsburg United Methodist Church

Ralph “Gene” Posey, 92 , of Cable, went to be with the Lord, Monday, August 25, 2014. He was born May 6, 1922 in Mechanicsburg, Ohio, the son of Joseph and Ada (Siemon) Posey.


Gene was a lifelong member of the Mechanicsburg United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir and held numerous positions. He was the valedictorian of his 1940 graduating class at Cable H.S. He drove a school bus for Triad Local Schools for 20 years and served as a Union Township Trustee for 25 years. Gene was a past president of the Champaign County Farm Bureau and a member of the Mechanicsburg Lions Club and IOOF. He enjoyed farming and woodworking.


He is survived by his children Roger Posey of Richwood, OH, Jane (Tom) Dixon of Hillsboro, OH, and Diane (Ross) Briggs of Cable, 4 grandchildren; William (Mary) Dixon, Amanda Dixon and Jamie and Amy Briggs; Snowball, his loving companion and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.


He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Posey, parents, and great grandson, Beau Allen Dixon.


A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 10:30 AM -1 PM in the Mechanicsburg United Methodist Church. A celebration of Gene’s life will follow at 1 PM in the church with Rev. Dr. Harley Roston officiating. Burial will follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Gene’s memory to Miami Valley Hospital NICU Unit, 31 Wyoming St., Dayton, Ohio 45409 in memory of Beau Allen Dixon or to Mechanicsburg United Methodist Church, 42 N. Main Street, Mechanicsburg, OH 43044. The family would like to thank his special friends and caregivers, Janet Kaffenbarger and Angelica Paxton, for the care at home and also to the staff at Vancrest for their care and assistance. Services entrusted to SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON FUNERAL HOME. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


Condolences

Rebecca Lambour - Sep 1, 2014

So sorry to here of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Rebecca Lambour Rudolph

Dan and Janet Kaffenbarger - Aug 30, 2014

Dear Diane, Roger and Jane,
I am sorry your dear father has passed on. I am glad he is in much better place and he has a glorious body.
I want to thank Diane for calling me 7 years ago to help with your mother then with a sweet caring man.
We became close over the years as I did home health care, and he was like a father to me.
He was an encouragement to me when we read the Bible together, prayed together and sang hymns together. It was so kind of him to attend my church on special events and also attend Dan and my children’s big events like weddings, graduation open houses and ball games.
One day at his kitchen table when we finished reading the Bible we talked about salvation and where his eternal life will be. He wanted to pray and make sure Jesus was in his heart. So we prayed together and he got assurance of his salvation. So I am 100% sure he is in heaven. It is comforting to know we will see him again. Eph. 2:8&9
Love and prayers, Janet Kaffenbarger

Barb (Orahood) Register - Aug 29, 2014

Jane, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Dad saw it in the paper yesterday. Dad does also. He is 90 too and remembers when they went to FFA meetings and Farm Bureau stuff together. I remember him from all the good times I spent at your house. Hope you are doing well. Email me when you get a chance. God bless you, your brother, sister at this time. Barb

Beverly Birt Schwartz - Aug 27, 2014

I’m so sorry for your loss. I pray you find peace and comfort in our Lord during this difficult time.

Holly Howard Lehnert - Aug 26, 2014

Roger, Jane, Diane and family, sending my sympathy for the loss of your father.
I thank Sandy Gaver for forwarding this info to me. You will be in my prayers.
Sincerely,
Holly Howard Lehnert

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