Ralph Miller Lawrence

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Ralph Miller Lawrence

December 02, 1929 - March 12, 2019

Ralph Miller Lawrence Ralph Miller Lawrence died on March 12, 2019 peacefully at Blossom Hill in Huntsburg, Ohio at the age of 89. He was born December 2, 1929 at home in West Farmington, Ohio to Cyntha (Northway) Lawrence and Leland Thomas Lawrence.
He grew up during the depression and worked hard putting himself through school at Kent State and then through The Ohio State University School of Pharmacy. After graduating he served his country in the 4th Medical Bn., 4th Division, as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany in 1954 and 1955.
He married his loving wife Donna Lee McCarten, of Lancaster, Ohio, on October 11, 1953.
In 1956 he bought David Chase's pharmacy in Orwell and owned Lawrence Pharmacy and served Orwell for 40 years. He belonged to the Orwell United Methodist Church and was a life member of the American Legion. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, snow skiing, dancing, playing cards and watching local and Cleveland sport teams. He loved his family, The Ohio State University Buckeyes, traveling with Donna and ice cream.
His children include Ken (Cheryl) Lawrence of Huntsburg, Lisa (Dennis) Gregory of Powell, Ohio, and Greg Lawrence, who preceded him in death in 1995. Grandchildren include Sara Kathryn Lawrence of Columbus, OH, Jonathan Northway (Alyssa) Lawrence of Howard, OH, Richard Lawrence Gregory of Powell, OH and great granddaughter Evangeline Sylvia Lawrence (Evie).
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings Howard Lawrence, Marion Ihlenfeld, and Ruth Hindman, and his son Gregory Ralph Lawrence.
Visitation will be held at the Orwell United Methodist Church, 80 S. Maple Street, Orwell, 44076 TODAY, March 14, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The funeral service officiated by Pastor Jack Childers will take place at the church on Friday, March 15, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Orwell North Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Orwell United Methodist Church and The Orwell American Legion. Envelopes will be available at the church. Condolences may be made at painefuneralhome.com
Published on March 13, 2019
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16 posts

Brent Andrews
Mar 21, 2019
We'll all be together again some other day. Love to everyone
Jen Buckner Weber
Mar 16, 2019
Went to school with Ken. So very sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.
Sherrie Dietrich Dudinsky
Mar 15, 2019
We are thinking of all of you in your loss. I have so many memories of spending time with you in those years in Orwell. You are in my prayers.
Alverda Stepney
Mar 14, 2019
Dear Lisa and family.
Please know that I love you and will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Fran Call
Mar 14, 2019
Lisa, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless!
Lori Z
Mar 14, 2019
Sara, I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your Grandfather. I remember Ralph from the pharmacy, he was always smiling, very kind, and always had words of wisdom, a helpful tip, or an uplifting faith based message. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Iyelene Macek
Mar 14, 2019
so very sorry for your loss of this great man, who was always so kind to me when I moved to Orwell in 1962 as a scared kid, and he was so kind always to my mom, a blessing to have known you!
Iyelene Macek
Mar 14, 2019
So very sorry for your loss, Ralph was such a kind man to me when I moved to Orwell in 1962 a very scared kid, he always would stop and ask me if mom and I were getting settled and if we needed help to let him know, such a great man as an example of kindness, goodness and moral.
Iyelene Macek
Mar 14, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss of this wonderful man, so much a part of Orwell community, always so kind to everyone. I thank God I was able to be blessed having him as someone to look up to when I moved to Orwell in 1962 as a scared kid and he always made me feel welcome and would stop and talk with me.
Timothy Lawrence
Mar 14, 2019
Uncle Ralph was the last of three amazingly loving and influential uncles in my life. His pursuit of his profession through higher education inspired me to press on even when it seemed impossible. His kindness and generosity were unmatched.

I can also attest to his exemplary character as a brother through his relationship my father. He brought out another good part of my dad that I otherwise would not have known.

Uncle Ralph and his love was truly a blessing to us all. Thank God that his presence will remain in each of us.
Cheryl Lake Gibson
Mar 13, 2019
Thoughts and prayers to the Lawrence family. Mr. Lawrence was a kind man who was always so helpful when I would see him at the pharmacy. Good memories.
Elena
Mar 13, 2019
Sending love, comfort, and peace to you all. You are in my thoughts and heart with sympathy!
Melissa McCollister
Mar 13, 2019
Sara,
My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. No words can describe how sorry I am for your loss. May the recent memory of our visit with your grandpa give you peace and comfort.

Love,
Melissa
Linda Bradley
Mar 13, 2019
So very sorry for the families loss. Donna, Lisa, Kenny and Cheryl, and the rest of the family - my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Gary & Becky Custer
Mar 13, 2019
Wishing your family strength, blessings & many good memories. Sorry for your loss.
Brad, Lisa, Jesse and Lucas Zundel
Mar 13, 2019
So sorry for the passing of Uncle Ralph, he will be missed.