|Ralph M. Thompson|
|Monday, September 23, 2013 12:00 AM|
April 24, 1928-Sept. 20, 2013
Ralph M. Thompson, 85, of Spencerville, died 7:45 a.m. Friday, September 20, 2013 in the Shawnee Manor Nursing Home in Lima, where he had resided since December 2012. He had also been a resident of the Wyngate Senior Living Center in Lima with his wife of 63 years.
He was born April 24, 1928 in Fort Wayne to Benjamin Franklin and Lucille B. Menefee Thompson, who are deceased.
On Sept. 30, 1950, he married Melba A. Hoover, who survives at the Wyngate, along with three children, Jeffrey (Beverly) Thompson of Decatur, Ala.; Denice K. Hudson of Cridersville and Mark (Jami) Thompson of Elida; seven grandchildren, Kelli Thompson of Decatur, Ga., Brian Thompson of Washington, Jennifer Hudson of Elida, Jeremy Hudson of Celina and Josh Thompson, Matt Thompson and Taylor Thompson of Elida; and one great-granddaughter, Layna.
A brother, B. Franklin, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, the Rev. Elaine Mikesell officiating. Burial will follow in the Spencerville Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted by the Spencerville Veterans.
Friends may call after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation or to the Diabetes Assn.