Ronald E. Worthington, age 86, of Conover, OH passed away at 9:35 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Born on May 7, 1932 in Miami County, Ron was a son of the late Hugh F. and Grace (Caven) Worthington. He married Shirley Arlene Ross on December 3, 1950 and she preceded him in death on August 20, 2003. Ron is survived by two children: Gary (Jane) Worthington of Troy, OH and Rhonda Beckman of Sebring, FL. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren: Liza (Theresa) Worthington of Westerville, OH, Vanessa (Justin) Sandberg of Conover, OH, Levi (Justine) Worthington of Jacksonville, FL; great grandchildren: Ethan, Beau, Eris, and Ira and three step grandchildren. Ron is also survived by two brothers, James (Maxine) Worthington of Bowling Green, KY, Allen Worthington of Fletcher, OH, a sister, Janet (Jack) Leonard of Conover, OH, sisters-in-law Pat (Alan) Swank of Troy, OH and Clara Nelson of Trussville, AL and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, James Beckman, a brother, Norman Worthington, sisters-in-law, Janet Sue Worthington, Janet Lee Worthington and brother-in-law Charles Nelson.
Ron was a 1950 graduate of Brown Local High School in Conover, OH and a member of the Fletcher United Methodist Church. He worked as a farmer on the family farms and as a livestock buyer. He also served for nine years on the Pioneer Rural Electric Board. Ron enjoyed horses and trail riding, golf, OSU football and basketball, and attending his grandchildren’s sporting and other activities. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. in the Suber-Shively Funeral Home, 201 W. Main Street, Fletcher, Ohio with Pastor Ed Beeson presiding. Burial will follow in Fletcher Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held two hours prior to the funeral service on Monday in the funeral home beginning at 10:00 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, Ohio 45373. Condolences to the family may be made at www.shivelyfuneralhomes.com
Ohio's Hospice of Miami County
P.O. Box 502, Troy OH 45373