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Gerald “Gary” Ledley
Gerald “Gary” LedleyRichwoodGandGGerald “Gary” Ledley, 68 of Richwood, died unexpectedly Sunday, August 3, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital after suffering from diabetes for the past eighteen years, and is now free from pain.  He was born September 7, 1945 in Marion to the late Everett and Lucille (Stout) Ledley.  He was also preceded in death by his brother, Larry Ledley, and his sister, Dixie Ledley.

He married the former Lynne Glass on September 10, 1967 in the Richwood Church of Christ, and she survives in Richwood.

A 1963 graduate of Richwood High School, he served in the U. S. Army Reserves from 1966 to 1973.  He worked for the Union County Engineer for twenty years, working his way up from truck driver to county road superintendent.  He owned and operated Fulton Creek Sporting Goods for several years and retired from MAI Manufacturing.

Gary loved growing up on a farm, and after six years of marriage, convinced Lynne, a town girl, to move to the country, and they’ve lived there ever since.  Over the years, he had raised goats, chickens, sheep and had a horse or two.   He loved to grow things in his vegetable garden, as well as his flower garden and planted many trees at home.  For many years they celebrated the major holiday family get-togethers at their home as he enjoyed the nieces and nephews exploring the farm on the gator or golf cart.

As he was growing up, he learned at a very young age from his father how to hunt, trap, coon hunt and fish and continued doing these things until his health declined.  He and his father shared a love of guns and ran a gun shop part time for many years.

He was a charter member of the Richwood Gun & Game Club.  He was also a charter member of the former Richwood Anglers to promote and stock the fish at the Richwood Lake.  He served a term on the Richwood Fair Board.

He is survived by his half-sister, Bonnie (Paul) Obenour, Marion, and their son, Jim (DAnn) Riley, Canal Winchester, and their daughter, Lisa (Dave) Lehman, Upper Sandusky and numerous great-nieces and nephews; his nephew, Chris (Deb) Ledley, Marysville and their children, Corbin & Cole Ledley, and Tyler & Kelsi Wade; His nephew, Jason (Laura) ledley, Raymond and their daughters, Jordan and Leah; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Nancy (Jim) Wiley, Richwood and their children, Chad Wiley, Marysville; Kyle (Emily) Wiley, Richwood, and Lindsey (Zach) Welch and their children, Cheyenne & Collin, Richwood; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gary (Lois) Glass, Richwood and their children, Christopher & Leigh Ann; and his faithful lab companion, Prowler.

Funeral services will be Friday, August 8, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood with Pastor Matthew Craig officiating.  Burial will follow in Claibourne Cemetery.  Friends may call on Thursday from 5 to 7 PM at the funeral home in Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Richwood Gun & Game Club, P. O. Box 112, Richwood, OH  43344.

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#1 from: Bob and Roxie Nauman
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 10:25 PM

We are so very sorry for your loss.  We will be unable to attend the visitation time but we wanted to let you know you are very much in our thoughts and prayers.  Lean on your family and friends to help you through this most difficult time.  Let us know if we can do anything for you.  Again we will pray for God to provide you the strength and comfort that only He can provide.  
With our deepest sympathy,
Bob and Roxie Nauman

#2 from: Peggy & Ernie Jamison
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 10:31 PM

Dear Lynne,
We were so shocked to hear of Gary's passing! He was always so very friendly and had a great smile for everyone! We will pray for peace and comfort for you!
In deepest sympathy, Peggy & Ernie

#3 from: Connie & Bob Hill
Brentwood, TN
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 9:19 AM

Oh Lynne, my heart and prayers go out to you.  Wish I could be there as you are one of my "special people".

Love, Connie

#4 from: Sue Clem
Bellefobtaine Oh
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 9:24 AM

Lynn, I am deeply sorry, we both know Gary is now home but he will be deeply missed by those family and friends he left behind. I feel your loss and just want you to know my prayers and thoughts are with you. Sue

#5 from: Gail DeGood-Guy and Tom Guy
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 9:31 AM

Dear Lynne and family. We are so sorry for your loss of Gary.   May God be with you all during this most difficult time.   On behalf of ourselves and the Class of 1968, we send our deepest condolences.  

#6 from: Marilyn Coleman
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 9:38 AM

Lynn, I am so sorry for your loss.  It is difficult losing someone you have loved for so long.  He has a new body and home.  Let me know if there is something that I can do for you. Love and prayers

#7 from: Matt and Jennifer Furer
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 9:57 AM

Lynne I am so sorry to read about Gary.  Know we are with in thoughts and praying for you.  Sending much love and hugs.

#8 from: Geri Mehan
Yoakum, Texas
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Lynne and family my prayers for peace go out to you.  Rely on our Lord for peace and comfort during this time and from now on.  May you be blessed.  I'm so sorry for your loss.
A former North Union Wildcat Class of 1967.  Geraldine (Nelson) Mehan

#9 from: Angela Phipps
Mt Victory
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 10:24 AM

Lynne so sorry to hear the passing of Gary know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time...I know first hand how hard to loose your spouse of many years but, you will survive and know god is there for you....and your family and friends...

#10 from: Sandy and Marvin Guider
New Bloomington
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Lynn, we were so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. I hope you find comfort and peace knowing that he is now in his heavenly home and free of pain and suffering.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

#11 from: Tonya Davis Payne
Delaware, Ohio
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Lynne - I had no idea Gary was even ill.  I'm so sorry that he's been suffering, and that you have been, too.  It's never easy to say "goodbye" to those we love, but it does end their pain and bring them peace.  When you have those times that you feel the overwhelming loss of Gary, reach out to God, remember a happy time together, and call on a friend to talk it through.  My thoughts and prayers are with you, Lynne.  With deepest sympathy, Tonya.

#12 from: Carol Ann Lookabaugh-Pitts
Calgary, Alberta
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Lynn and family.......Gary was such a big part of our family growing up. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time.

#13 from: Don Smallwood
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Gary was a great guy, I enjoyed coming to work every day to hear one of Gary's great stories or funny
anecdotes. Heart felt condolences to his wife and
family, Don Smallwood, General Manager, MAI Manufacturing

#14 from: Fritz & Arlene Blue
154 Ss.Franklin St. Richwood,Oh 43344
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Dear Lynn:

So very sorry to hear of Gary's passing. Far too young.

When Gary was with the County Engineer's office and they worked out of Richwood and I served on Richwood Village Council I worked with him on a lot of projects that bettered our community and I must say Gary fought hard to see that we got exactly what we had asked for. He loved Richwood & surrounding area.

He was a "good man" and never met a stranger.He is once again able to feel good and be of help anyone who needed it.

Cling to your memories and be assured you'll be together again soon. God bless you.

Fritz and Arlene Blue

#15 from: Ramil Benner
Hudson, FL
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Lynne, so sorry to hear about Gary. I know you will miss him a lot. I can sympathize with you, as you know I recently went through the same thing.


#16 from: Jerry & Peg Gray Weaver
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 6:56 PM

Lynne, Nancy, Jim, Gary & Lois, I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless you with his peace and comfort in the days and weeks ahead.

#17 from: Criss Somerlot
Powell, Oh
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Gary was a good person. We played on several summer baseball teams together while growing up in Richwood. He was always a good competitor and teammate. His work with the Richwood Lake and other projects in Richwood were part of his "paying forward."
He was a good person.
My best to his family.

#18 from: bill Nibert
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 9:46 PM

Lynn and family so sorry to hear of Gary
s passing. You are in out thoughts and prayers.
        Bill and Johna Nibert

#19 from: Roxye Cieply
Lexington, Kentucky
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Dear Lynne,
With my prayers and deepest sympathy,
Roxye Carter Cieply

#20 from: Lori Ann Durst
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 11:40 PM

So very sorry for your loss. My Husband Jim Durst and I worked with Gary at M.A.I. for many years. He will be very missed. May God give you peace and comfort in these tough times.

Jim and Lori Durst

#21 from: David and Nancy Wiley
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 6:36 AM

So sorry to read about Gary's passing.  He will be greatly missed.  You and the family are in out thoughts and prayers.  God give you strength at this difficult time.

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#23 from: joe and jerry sloop
richwood ohio
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 5:31 PM

So very sorry to hear about Gary our thoughts and prayers to you, if you need anything let me no. Gary was a very find man.

#24 from: Nancy Pacha-Virgil Hoffman
Delaware, Oh. 43015
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 7:11 PM

To the familys of Gary,
 So sorry for your loss,and please know you
are all in our thoughts and prayers.
                            God Bless

To the familys of Gary,
 So sorry for your loss, please know you are
in our thoughts and prayers.
                         God Bless
                         Nancy and Virgil

#25 from: Lisa Obenour Lehman
Upper Sandusky
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Rest in Peace Uncle Gary, I will always have wonderful memories of you, Aunt Lynn and grandma at the farm!!!!

#26 from: Jean & Dave Thornton
Raymond, Ohio
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 at 8:31 AM

I am saddened by the loss of a genuinely good person, Gary Ledley. Saddened for Gary's family, for Lynn (another genuinely good person) his wife and for all the classmates of the class of '63'. He will be missed by all. His time has come too soon. Jean (Campbell) Thornton.

#27 from: Annie Evans
Richwood, Ohio
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 at 9:30 AM

So sorry to hear of Gary's passing. May God give you strength during this difficult time.

#28 from: The Hamilton Family
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 at 3:22 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.  
Walt, Allison & Sam

#29 from: Bonnie Kennedy
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 10:47 AM

I am so sorry to hear of your loss.  My prayers are with you and your family.


#30 from: Barb Parish
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Lynne, so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you during this difficult time. Barb

#31 from: Lynn and Shelley Beeney
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 at 8:15 AM

Great memories of trap shooting with the kids at Gary's farm or spending time in his gun shop.
Super nice man - Will be thinking on you Lynne so sorry for your loss.

#32 from: Patti Westfall
Marysville, ohio
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Thoughts and prayers are with you Lynne!

#33 from: Judy (Gilkerson) and Becky (Ziegler) Amrine
Seattle, WA area
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 2:38 PM

So sorry to hear about your loss.

#34 from: Phil & Peggy Schertzer
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 at 3:22 PM

Lynne:  We are so sorry for your loss.  We could not make it back for the services as we were on vacation.  Gary was a very special person to many who knew him.  He is living on in your hearts and one day will see you all again.  May God bless you and your entire family during this time of sadness. He will be sorely missed.  As Always,  Phil & Peggy Schertzer

#35 from: Linda Bonnema
Stephens City, VA
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Lynne, I was so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. I know it is a really hard time for you. He is now with Uncle Linn, Aunt Mildred and members of his own family and no longer in pain. May God grant you peace and comfort now and in the years ahead.

Your cousin, Linda

#36 from: Carolyn H. Long
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 11:01 AM

Am so sorry to hear of Gary's passing.
 Love to Lynn.  

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