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Ivan Ray Speakman
Ivan Ray SpeakmanUnion County EngineerIvan Ray Speakman, 63 of Richwood, died Monday May 1, 2023 at OSU East in Columbus.

He was born July 14, 1959 in Delaware to the late Ray and Cinda (Nelson) Speakman.

Ivan was a 1978 graduate of the North Union High School. He was retired from the Union County Engineers Office, where he worked for 30 years. Ivan was a hard worker. He loved his family and dogs. He was especially good to his mom when she was living and needed a little bit of extra care. Ivan will be remembered as a true family man.

Surviving is his wife, Lana Carmen (Fletcher) Speakman, they were married November 11, 1984 in Byhalia. Also surviving are their children, Eric (Laura Nelson) Speakman of Galloway and Becky (William Chapman) of Marion. Grandchildren, Harmony Speakman, Gavin Chapman and Landen Chapman, brother, Lloyd (Teresa) Speakman of Floral City, Florida

Funeral services will be held Tuesday May 9, 2023 at 12 noon at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood. Pastor Joseph Rhea will officiate. Burial will follow in the Byhalia Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the service beginning at 11 am at the funeral home in Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to the funeral home to help the family with unexpected expenses.

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

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#1 from: Benson Laird
Wed, May 3, 2023 at 1:37 PM

Sorry to hear about Ivan he was a classmate with sarcasm that would make you laugh. And I worked with him at the county for 20 years and very dependable

#2 from: Amy Pratt
Wed, May 3, 2023 at 2:42 PM

Ivan could always make me laugh. Many memories over the years of spending  time with him and his family. Carmen and kids,Ivan loved you all so much. Just know that you have the support ofyour friends and family. Love you guys.

#3 from: Carie (Watterson) Cremeans
Centerburg, Ohio
Wed, May 3, 2023 at 3:26 PM

I grew up with Ivan. He lived just down the road from us. He always had a smile on his face and a friendly hello to everyone. So glad that Ivan and his family lived down the road. May you rest in peace Ivan.

#4 from: Kip Boggs
Delaware Ohio
Wed, May 3, 2023 at 4:15 PM

I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Ivan. Ivan was a class mate, I have great memories of Ivan. He was a friend you could always count on. He will be sadly missed, and never forgotten. Ivan’s family members are in my prayers. May the Lord give each of you His peace and comfort. In His Love Kip

#5 from: Fred Smith
Wed, May 3, 2023 at 4:39 PM

My condolences to the family ivan was a couple years behind me in school. Good guy

#6 from: Bob Welch
Wed, May 3, 2023 at 7:31 PM

A fellow classmate clear through school. Good memories of Ivan clear through. Condolences for his entire family. I’ll miss the smile.

#7 from: Rona Penix
Wed, May 3, 2023 at 10:11 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you!!

#8 from: Jerry Moore
Thu, May 4, 2023 at 7:33 AM

Ivan grew up around the corner from me. So sorry. Nice man.

#9 from: Laura Vanfossen
Thu, May 4, 2023 at 11:40 AM

So sorry for your loss, Ivan  was a very nice man and hard worker. Loved his family

#10 from: Randy Ormeroid
Thu, May 4, 2023 at 12:03 PM

Ivan was a classmate. Funny alway had a smile. Prayer for the family on your loss of great classmate,friend, Father and Grandfather.

#11 from: Bruce and Becky Beery
Thu, May 4, 2023 at 3:45 PM

Ivan was a classmate and friend. He was a hard worker and made you laugh. May God comfort you all during your time of grief and leave you with precious memories.

#12 from: Donna Barringer
Thu, May 4, 2023 at 5:44 PM

Ivan was a wonderful person.I knew him growing up and him being a part of the family. He was the backbone of the family. He love his family so very much . He be missed but not forgottten.

#13 from: Ella Davis
Richwood Ohio
Thu, May 4, 2023 at 5:54 PM

May the Lord give you comfort and peace. Ivan was a friendly face that always welcomed you. Went to the same school and always enjoyed his company.   My condolences to the family and friends   May he rest in peace

#14 from: Lori Speakman Eason
Montgomery Alabama
Fri, May 5, 2023 at 10:43 AM

Sorry for your loss I remember so many things he would say that was funny & how much he loved his mom & dad

#15 from: Ed Lucas
Fri, May 5, 2023 at 6:20 PM

So sorry to hear that Ivan has past he was a fun classmate and always had a since of humor thoughts and memories of a good man.He will be missed.

#16 from: Angie Lucas
Fri, May 5, 2023 at 7:51 PM

Sorry for your loss Ivan was a good friend and old classmates prayers to your family

#17 from: mary mccoy
Fri, May 5, 2023 at 9:16 PM

Eric and family. We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts.Terry and Mary McCoy

#18 from: Thomas Goddard
Magnetic Springs
Mon, May 8, 2023 at 5:44 PM

Sorry to. All  your family I will try to send you off tomorrow.

#19 from: Carissa Davis
Mon, May 8, 2023 at 8:24 PM

Lloyd, I am so sorry and shocked to hear about Ivan. I was blessed to have ran into him the week before he passed. He's always been ONE of the big brothers I never had. He will truly be missed. Prayers.

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