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Ralph E. Willey

February 7, 1953 — December 5, 2023

Lancaster

Ralph E. Willey, 70, of Lancaster, passed away on December 5, 2023 at the Pickering House. He was born to the late Herman and Elsie Willey on February 7, 1953 in Lancaster.

He is survived by his sons, Jeremy (Noelle) Willey and Justin Willey; grandchildren, Ayden, Ryan and Grace Ann Willey; siblings, Phyllis (Richard) Robitzer; and close friend, Carl Stoneburner.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Caring Cremation® has taken place, and a memorial service officiated by Chaplain Mark Linn will take place at 2 PM on Tuesday, December 12, 2023 in the FRANK E. SMITH FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL, 405 N Columbus St., Lancaster, OH 43130. Family and friends may visit one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to FairHoPe Hospice, 282 Sells Rd., Lancaster, OH 43130.

To leave an online condolence, and sign the guestbook, please visit www.funeralhome.com.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Ralph E. Willey, please visit our flower store.

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