Richard L Oxender

Born: Tue., Aug. 15, 1933
Died: Mon., Feb. 22, 2010

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Richard "Dick" L. Oxender, LOVED FARMING

Richard "Dick" L. Oxender, age 76, of rural Ashland, OH., passed away Monday, February 22, 2010, at Samaritan Regional Health System Hospital. On August 15, 1933 in Ashland, OH., Mr. Oxender was born to the late Waldo and Beulah (Fluke) Oxender. He had been a resident of Ashland Co. all of his life. Mr. Oxender was employed for 45 years at F.E. Myers, but his love was farming and going to livestock and hay auctions. He graduated from Polk High School, was a veteran of the US Army, a board member and director of Nova Farmers Supply, a former 4-H Advisor, and a Myers Quarter Century Club member.

On March 9, 1957, Mr. Oxender married Sara Sigler who survives. Also surviving are a son and daughter-in-law: Jerry and Lisa Oxender of Nova, OH.; a daughter, Nancy Edmondson of Loudonville, OH.; 2 grandchildren: Nicole Zody and Blaine Edmondson; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mr. Oxender was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Thomas in 2001, a brother, Doyle in 1978, and a sister, Lorna Mae Oxender in 1947.

Services will be held 11:00 am Thursday, February 25, 2010, at Heyl Funeral Home, 227 Broad St., Ashland, OH., with Pastor Skip Snell officiating. Interment will be at Polk Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm Wednesday at the funeral home. An online register book is available at www.heylfuneralhome.com

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Deborah Cotton Beck
   Posted Wed February 24, 2010
I am sitting here in Alaska, wishing I was there to give hugs to family at the loss of this great man and cousin. Dickie had the biggest smile, the sparkliest eyes and a laugh that forced you to laugh along. I remember recounting 4H/livestock stories, of course, mostly of sheep since I don't think he shared my love for buffalo. But talking about his family, kids and grandkids, the farm, farming in general, tractors, hay prices (Ohio vs Alaska), and Dorper sheep vs every other sheep breed was his joy. When I would call him at the hospital, never once did he mention his pain or ill health, just his desire to get back outside. Sometimes I would call my sister Barb and find she was at a hay auction and, there was Dickie, then, the phone would be passed over to him so it became a family moment. Thanks to Dickie's family for sharing this very special person with us all. Nancy, I am so sorry for the loss of a great dad.Thank you for your call back it was wonderful to talk to you. Jerry, its been forever since we last played as kids, I am sorry for your loss. Sara, I wish I could give you all hugs. If there's farming in heaven, I know Dickie is checking it out now.
love from North Pole,Alaska - the Deborah Cotton Beck Family

Cindy
   Posted Wed February 24, 2010
Sorry for your loss.

David, Joan, Cindy Benner

Jerry A. Bohland
   Posted Wed February 24, 2010
Mrs. Oxender, Jerry and Lisa, Nancy and family,
I am sorry to hear of your husband/fathers death. I know that that are no words that can take away the emotions of loss. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.
respectfully, sincerely, and with sympathy,
Jerry A. Bohland ( Binko)

vickie baker
   Posted Fri February 26, 2010
I was very sad to here about Dick passing away. I also worked for F.E.Myers and Dick & I and several other people from Myers would go to lunch together. Dick was a very special person and had a great personality. He will be greatly missed.

Richard & Judy Pollard
   Posted Fri February 26, 2010
We want to extend our sympathies to the family of Richard. I was a 4-H advisor with Nancy and also knew her mother, Sara. Although we really didn't know Richard personally, when we did see him at the fair, he seemed like a very thoughtful and gentle man. We ate at the Methodist food tent one year where he sat opposite us and had a very nice conversation with him. Our thoughts are with you. Sincerely, Butch and Judy Pollard

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