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Ralph A. Huffman
Ralph A. HuffmanNUWildcatPawRalph A. Huffman, 75, of Richwood, died peacefully Sunday afternoon May 3, 2020 at his home.

He was born August 24, 1944 in Urbana, to the late Edward Lee and Mary E. (Hutchins) Huffman, he was also preceded in death by siblings: Janet Edmunds and Ronald Lee Huffman.

Ralph had served in the Army National Guard. When he was a young man, he helped his grandfather dig graves at the local cemetery.

But he had a true passion for farming, he loved planting and harvesting, he even liked milking cows. In later years, he treasured the exchange of farm stories with other farmers. Most recently he had worked for the Village of Richwood in the Street Dept.

Ralph had been a member of the former Central United Methodist Church, now Rush Creek UMC.
He ran the clock for North Union High School football for 17 years, he was also on the chain gang for the JR. High.
Ralph enjoyed watching Westerns, Demo Derby’s, going to the Richwood Fair and attending family activities.

Surviving is his wife, Sue A. (Schmelzer) Huffman, they were married January 23, 1977 at Central UMC., their son Michael (Shannon) Huffman of Urbana, grandkids: Patricia (Nick Tanuredjo) Huffman, Shaina, Ryan and Alexis Huffman
Siblings: Jean Wright, Linda (Bill) Rose, Evelyn Heater, Judy Miller and Rita (Bob) Miller, all of Urbana

Public graveside services (everyone is welcome) will be held Thursday May 7, 2020 at 12:30 pm at the Claibourne Cemetery, Pastor Josh Freshour will officiate. Due to the current health concerns, there will be only private family calling hours.

The Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home is assisting the family

Memorial gifts may be made to the Loving Care Hospice, P. O. Box 613, Marysville, OH 43040.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com


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#1 from: Rick & Patty Schultz
 
Mon, May 4, 2020 at 6:10 PM

Sue and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Ralph was a great guy and friend. I loved his laugh, it was contagious. We will surely miss him.



#2 from: Rita Headington Parker
 
Mon, May 4, 2020 at 6:13 PM

With our sincere sympathy to Sue and family.  Ralph was quite a guy--he had a great sense of humor!  Fred and Rita Rubeck Parker.



#3 from: MICHAEL HUFFMAN
Urbana, OH, United States
Mon, May 4, 2020 at 6:14 PM

i love my dad very much and my mom too



#4 from: joe jerry sloop
 
Mon, May 4, 2020 at 6:24 PM

Sue so very sorry to hear about Ralph. Jerry always enjoyed talking to him. Will be praying for you and family.



#5 from: Larry Nibert
Richwood
Mon, May 4, 2020 at 6:38 PM

Sorry for your loss



#6 from: Misty Snyder
LaRue
Mon, May 4, 2020 at 6:47 PM

Sorry for your loss Sue. My prayers are with you and your family.



#7 from: The Hamilton Family
Richwood
Mon, May 4, 2020 at 6:52 PM

Sue, our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Praying that the memories bring your heart peace and comfort in the days to come.
Walt, Allison and Sam



#8 from: terry everly
richwood
Mon, May 4, 2020 at 6:55 PM

sorry for your loss.




#9 from: Renetta Johnson
Richwood
Mon, May 4, 2020 at 6:58 PM

So very sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing.  Your in our thoughts and prayers. Rona and Renetta Penix



#10 from: Sherry(Tosco) and Fred Neibarger
Marysville
Mon, May 4, 2020 at 7:22 PM

Sorry for your loss Sue. RIP Ralph. You will be missed.



#11 from: PAULA  LONGSTRETH
 
Mon, May 4, 2020 at 7:43 PM

Sending my sincere condolences.  Always  enjoyed talking to Ralph.  So sorry for your loss



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#13 from: Nancy Fenneman
Buckeye Lake
Mon, May 4, 2020 at 8:02 PM

I’m so sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. You guys were the best neighbors and I have missed seeing and talking with you.  All my thoughts and prayers to Sue and Mike!  God bless you both!  



#14 from: Russ and Terri Sivey
 
Mon, May 4, 2020 at 8:22 PM

So very sorry for your loss.



#15 from: Angela (Davis) Phipps
Richwood --Mt Victory
Mon, May 4, 2020 at 8:51 PM

Sue sorry to hear the passing of Ralph know my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time



#16 from: Donald  & Kathryn Huffman
Ft Mitchell, AL
Mon, May 4, 2020 at 9:12 PM

Our thoughts & prayers are sent your way. So sorry for you loss. Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.



#17 from: Judy Nickel
RICHWOOD, OH
Mon, May 4, 2020 at 10:13 PM

To everyone who loved Ralph so very much,  May God wrap His loving arms around each one of you and give you comfort, peace, and love and whatever else you may need.  Prayers for the whole family!  God Bless!



#18 from: Tom Gwynn
Richwood
Tue, May 5, 2020 at 6:41 AM

Love you Sue:always enjoyed talking to you and jawing with Ralph. Hang in there.



#19 from: Marcella McCoy
Marion
Tue, May 5, 2020 at 10:18 AM

Sorry for your loss Sue we will all miss Ralph he was funny kind and a beautiful person inside. Sending prayers for you and your family.



#20 from: Earl Gilkison
 
Tue, May 5, 2020 at 12:02 PM

So sorry for your loss Sue!
Will keep you and family in our prayers.



#21 from: Pam Mathys
Richwood/ Raymond
Tue, May 5, 2020 at 12:14 PM

I am so sorry to hear about Ralph,  he was a special person, used to hv alot of conversations w him. Sending Prayers & Hugs to u Sue & the rest of the family n this hard time!!! 💦💙



#22 from: Rhonda and Mike Schmelzer
Richwood, Ohio
Tue, May 5, 2020 at 12:15 PM

Sorry for you lose Sue, Mike and I will be praying for you.



#23 from: Joann Brown
Richwood
Tue, May 5, 2020 at 12:18 PM

Dear Sue..
     I was very sorry to hear of Ralph's passing.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Let me know if I can help you in any way.      
                   Love you..Joann Brown  



#24 from: Pam Mathys
Richwood/ Raymond
Tue, May 5, 2020 at 12:29 PM

I am so sorry to hear about Ralph, he was a special person, I've had alot of conversations w him. Sending Prayers & Hugs to u Sue & the rest of the family 💦💙



#25 from: Janet Dysert
Richwood
Tue, May 5, 2020 at 12:56 PM

Sue, So sorry to hear of Ralph's passing. Know that I am keeping you in my prayers. It's a hard time to lose someone. Sending you a hug. Take care.



#26 from: Sue McBride Bails
125 E Ottawa Richwood, Ohio
Tue, May 5, 2020 at 12:58 PM

Sue, so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts.



#27 from: Linda Bartley
Marion, Ohio
Tue, May 5, 2020 at 1:36 PM

So sorry for your loss Sue and family.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.



#28 from: Kathy Dolan
Lakeview, Ohio
Tue, May 5, 2020 at 3:07 PM

So sorry to hear about Ralph.  
I'll always remember him singing for my sisters funeral. His voice rang out and it honestly brought comfort. He has his ways with his laughter and voice.  
Prayers to you and your family Sue.   God Bless.



#29 from: April  Gray
 
Tue, May 5, 2020 at 5:05 PM

Sue,
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I am so very sorry for your loss!



#30 from: Kevin
Hook
Wed, May 6, 2020 at 12:55 PM

Sue sorry to hear about Ralph. Prayers for family and friends.



#31 from: Kevin
Hook
Wed, May 6, 2020 at 12:57 PM

Sue sorry to for you. Ralph was a good person. Prayers.



#32 from: Fred Starner
Wyandot
Wed, May 6, 2020 at 3:44 PM

So sorry for your loss Sue.



#33 from: Claudia Tanuredjo
Delaware, OH
Thu, May 7, 2020 at 6:43 PM

Dear Sue and Patricia,
I just heard the sad news. My heart aches for you. I am so sorry for the loss. God is always in your corner at a time like this — and so am I. Rest In Peace, Ralph. 🙏🏻




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