Ralph Elsworth Ogle, age 86, of Rockbridge, Ohio, passed away September 11, 2020 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster, Ohio.
Ralph was born November 1, 1933 in Gibisonville to Charles Rolland Ogle and Katherin E. Good Ogle.
He graduated from Gibisonville High School; was a logger and farmer; member of the Scenic Hills Senior Center; member of the Gibisonville United Methodist Church; past Hocking County Fair Board Member; past Laurel Township Trustee; past 4-H advisor; past member of Gibisonville Summer Festival; past member of the Washboard Festival; co-owner of Appalachian Art and Craft Market; past owner of Ralph’s Ice Cream, Chuck Wagon Grill, Sandy Sue’s Diner, and Lancaster Farm Store; recipient of the Helping Hands Award; had a great love of music and dancing; and was asked to dance on stage at several concerts and festivals.
Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Sandra Ogle, they met at a square dance; children, Ralph Eugene (Annie) Ogle, Sandra Lesue Johnson, and Patrick M. (Belinda) Ogle; grandchildren, John David Ogle, Caroline Ogle, Brady (Elizabeth) Ogle, Edward Lee (Tonya) Ogle, Brandi (Michael) Steel, Brittney (Chuck) Wyckoff, Johnathan Russell Ogle, and Eric Michael Ogle; step-grandchildren, Aaron, Ben, and Alex Clutter; 18 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; siblings, Mary Zeisler, Charles Ogle, Carol Wood, and Paige Ogle; and many nieces and nephews.
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents; sister Vivian Alberry; brother Dickie Ogle; great-grandchildren, McKenzie Ogle and Jayden Eugene Ogle; and son-in-law Pearl William Johnson.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, September 17, 2020, at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan, Ohio with Rev. Beverly Stahr officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Gibisonville, Ohio.
Calling hours were observed 2-4 & 6-8 pm Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at the funeral home.
Everyone attending the calling hours and funeral are required to wear a mask and observe social distancing. Masks will be provided. A line to get into calling hours is expected. Please social distance while waiting in line. Seating for the funeral may be limited due to social distancing measures.
A celebration of Ralph’s life will be held at a later date.
The family suggests donations be made, in Ralph’s memory, to the Scenic Hills Senior Center 187 S. Spring St. Logan, Ohio 43138.
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