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Ray O. Hittepole

Ray O. Hittepole, 87, of DeGraff, died at 9:45 a.m. Friday, June 28, 2013, at Green Hills Community, West Liberty.

He was born in Shelby County on Jan. 30, 1926, a son of the late Lloyd W. and Edna Gross Hittepole. He also was preceded in death by a son, Larry K. Hittepole; four brothers, Everett, Dale, Lester and Robert Hittepole; great-grandson, Tate; and a stepbrother, William Loffer.

On July 2, 2013, he married Marjorie J. Spain in Houston, Texas, and she survives, along with two daughters, Ginny (Randy) Myers of Bellefontaine and Peggy (Don) Wohlgamuth of Arcanum; a half-brother, Erle (Connie) Loffer of Galena; seven grandchildren, Shari Keck, Jill (Greg) Kelsey, Ryan (Jennifer) Myers, Andrew (Heidi) Myers, Craig (Lindsey) Wohlgamuth, Cory Wohlgamuth and Christopher Wohlgamuth; 12 great-grandchildren, Tyler, Tanner, Dylan, Kelsey, Logan, Rhett, Landon, Leah, Kolton, Marley, Sammy and Gabe; and sisters-in-law, Corky Hittepole of Sidney, Janet Spain and Luella Spain.

A 1943 graduate of DeGraff High School, he was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was a retired floor covering installer and an active member of the DeGraff United Methodist Church, a Past Master of Boggs Lodge 292 F.&A.M., DeGraff, Past Patron of the former Constance Chapter 78 , O.E.S., in DeGraff, a member of Bellefontaine Chapter 459 O.E.S., AASR Valley of Dayton, and the Miami Valley Post 652, American Legion, DeGraff.

He also was an avid baseball fan.

A Masonic service is at 7 p.m. Sunday at Rexer-Riggin-Madden Funeral Home, DeGraff. Burial is at the convenience of the family in the Greenwood-Union Cemetery, DeGraff, with the Rev. Kymberly James officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Boggs Lodge Scholarship Fund.

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