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Ralph E. Rothwell

Ralph E. Rothwell, age 77, of West Manchester, OH passed away Sunday, September 27, 2020 at his residence.  He was born January 20, 1943 in Dayton, OH to the late Dr. Charles and Emma Inez “Inie” Rothwell.  He was a 1961 graduate of Monroe High School.  Ralph was a lifelong Preble County farmer and was co-owner and operator of Tri-Star Insulation until his retirement.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother James Rothwell; and sister Irene Calhoun.  He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Liela Rothwell of West Manchester; sons: Todd (Lisa) Rothwell of West Manchester, Eric (Nickie) Rothwell of Springboro and Shannon (Jeannine) Rothwell of West Manchester; grandchildren: Sheena (Jake) Bronson, Christopher (Tarryn) Rothwell, Kristen (Jake) Fugate, Brad Rothwell, Erika Rothwell; 10 great grandchildren and one expecting great grandchild; brother Dr. Rev. Raymond (Mary) Rothwell of Eaton; sister Barbara (Carroll) Wright of Georgia; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at the Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, 226 West Main Street, Eaton, OH with Dr. Rev. Raymond Rothwell officiating.  Burial will be at Twin Creek Cemetery in West Manchester.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be sent to North Central Emergency Squad, Eldorado, OH 45321. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.gsbfuneralhome.com.

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Leila, I am so sorry to learn of your loss. I wish we had had more opportunities to visit over the years, but I have never forgotten the great childhood adventures on your mom and dad's farm. Ralph gave me my first ride on a motorcycle--have loved them ever since! I am glad you had so many years together. Sharon Ervin Shuman (Cousin)

Sharon E. Shuman Oct 21 2020 12:00 AM

Liela and family Our sincere sympathy. Praying God gives all of you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Pam & Colin Hall

pam hall Oct 1 2020 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of his passing. He was a very special friend in Mike's in my life. Praying peace and comfort for the family.

Pat Robbins Sep 30 2020 12:00 AM

Heartfelt sympathy for the rothwell family Leila and children. so thankful we had a chance to visit at different times over the years. We will keep you and your entire family in our prayers. With much love Carol and John Gentle

John gentle Sep 30 2020 12:00 AM

Liela, So sorry for your loss . I will always remember Ralph for all the kindness he showed me. Carroll Hall

Carroll Hall Sep 30 2020 12:00 AM

I am sorry to hear of the passing of Ralph. My thoughts and prayers for everyone. William D. Smith

William D. Smith Sep 30 2020 12:00 AM

Sending light & love to the family in this time of loss. Rest in Heaven Uncle Ralph.

Kayla, Lindsey & Wesley Kincaid Sep 30 2020 12:00 AM

The family of Joan Harman, Jan Liles, Sue Harman , and Chuck Harman knew Ralph and Leila visiting with us each year as they came to Florida. Ralph was a wonderful man. We enjoyed looking forward to see them this year but didnt get to see them this year of the pandemic. Our thoughts are with you Leila and your family members during this time.

Jan H Liles Sep 30 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ralph Rothwell

Jan H Liles Sep 30 2020 12:00 AM

Leila - Sending our deepest sympathies and prayers to you and family. Ernie & Sandy Kelley

Sandra Kelley Sep 29 2020 12:00 AM

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