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Howard W. Davids
Howard W. DavidsCross and FlameHoward W. Davids, 88 of Marion, formerly of Prospect, died peacefully early Wednesday morning, November 29, 2017 at his home.

He was born February 18, 1929 in Prospect to the late Newell and Erma (Donithen) Davids, also preceding him in death is his wife, Patricia Ann (Blank), they were married September 10, 1950 in Prospect and she died March 21, 2015, also preceding are siblings: Charles Davids, Wilma Yeager and Charlotte Davis.

Howard was a 1947 graduate of the Prospect High School, was retired as a supervisor at the former Quaker Oats in Marion, he was also a farmer, raising Jersey cows. Howard was an active and dedicated member of the Prospect United Methodist Church for more than 70 years, where he also sang in the choir. He was a long-time Mason, first belonging to the Prospect Lodge #444 F & A.M., then Marion Lodge #70.

Howard was an avid Cincinnati Reds fan, he enjoyed playing euchre and playing games.
He had soft spot for music, he was known to sing and dance right up to the end.

Howard will be remembered as a devoted family man, for his positive outlook and good sense of humor. One of his most remembered expressions when asked how he was doing was “Finer than frog hair”.

Surviving are his children: Debbie (Sam) McPherson of Marion, Diana (David) Kasmenn of Marion and Phil (Kelly) Davids of Columbus.
Grandchildren; Matt McPherson, Abby Davids, Benjamin (Bridget) Kasmenn and Leah (Fiancé Ben Taylor) Kasmenn
Sister: Geraldine Hickock of Longwood, Florida and brother-in-law: Kenneth Davis of Richwood  

Funeral services will be held Saturday December 2, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Prospect United Methodist Church at 11:00 am, Pastor Carolyn Christman will officiate, burial will follow in the Prospect Cemetery, friends may call Friday from 4-6 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood, where there will be Masonic services at 6:00 pm.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Prospect United Methodist Church at 203 North Elm Street Prospect, OH 43342

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#1 from: Glena Savage
Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 4:47 PM

Dear Friends,
How blessed I have been through the years due to the friendship of Howard. My heart grieves with you at his loss on this plane. My soul rejoices with you that he has been welcomed into Heaven by the very One who died to save him. May God bless each of you as you walk this path. Praying for you,
Glena Savage

#2 from: David & Judith Gast
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 12:42 PM

We are sorry to hear about your loss.r
It seemed that Howard's mission in lifer
was to make people happy.  He will ber

#3 from: Fred and Margie Saull and sons
Prospect, Ohio
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 10:37 PM

We are so sorry to hear of his passing. We extend our sincere sympathy to you and your family. We are sorry that we are unable to attend. You all we be in our thoughts and prayers. Fred, Margie, Brian, and Brad and Christina Saull

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#5 from: Judy Carr
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 at 7:45 AM

I am sorry for your loss. Howard was quite the character. Always had a smile and a laugh. He will be missed by many. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.  

#6 from: Willard and Glenna Caudill
Garrett, Kentucky
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 at 7:16 PM

We are so sorry to hear about Howard. He was such a delightful man.  We are so glad to have shared memoirs with him this fall at Quaker Oats reunion.  Love and prayers. 🙏🙏

#7 from: Schmitty
Marion OHIO
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 at 8:36 PM

Uncle Howard was one of the kindest loving souls and as ornery as they come!  The surprise birthday party that Diana gave me at their house is a time I hold dear!!  Even tho I caught my hair on fire!  He never let me forget that!!  Those twinkling eyes, that grin and his love!!  My heart goes out to his family with prayers and love and hugs!!  

#8 from: Becky Jacobs Rynders
Abilene, Texas
Sat, Dec 2, 2017 at 9:29 AM

Davids family - Praise God you have lots of wonderful memories of this sweet man.  He will be HOME for Christmasr

#9 from: Becky Jacobs Rynders
Abilene, Texas
Sat, Dec 2, 2017 at 9:29 AM

Davids family - Praise God you have lots of wonderful memories of this sweet man.  He will be HOME for Christmas

#10 from: Pauline Oehler
Sun City West, AZ
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 at 12:48 PM

We are sorry to hear of Howard's passing. We think back about all the fun years of knowing him. We laughed a lot, danced a lot and enjoyed the times spent with both your parents. Please know that our hearts are with you as you mourn the loss of your father.

Pauline Oehler
Tom and Peggy Knickel

#11 from: Shelley Palmer
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 1:18 PM

Please know of my sincere sympathy at the death of Phil's father.  May your memories of times together comfort you in this time of sorrow.

#12 from: Fleming Family
Punta Gorda, Florida
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 4:38 PM

To the entire David’s Family,r
May you find peace in knowing how much each of you meant to your Father and Grandpa!  Heaven is so much happier now that he is home with Pat.r
If there is anything we can do, please let us know!r
Chris, Mike and girls

#13 from: Andy & Laura Russell
Somerlot Hoffman
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 2:19 PM

So sorry to hear about Howard. He was a great man and we loved having him as a neighbor.  Sending prayers to you and your family.

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