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“I extend my heartfelt condolences on his passing. May God grant you comfort in your time of sorrow and need. ”
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“Grandpa Keith, I love you so much & miss you greatly. I have a lot of amazing memories with you. It doesn't matter how old I get, I will always be...Read More »
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“Uncle Keith, You will be missed dearly. I have so many great memories as a young girl spending summers and holidays in Ohio, while mom stayed at...Read More »
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Raymond K. "Keith" Eblen, age 76, of 4046 Shanes Rd. Rockford, Ohio passed away at 10:09 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Lima Memorial Hospital Lima, Ohio. He was born on May 24, 1937 in Celina, Ohio, to W.G. (Ray) & Margaret (McGriff) Eblen. On Aug. 27, 1954 he married Betty Leeann Hull, who died on Oct. 28, 1992.
Raymond is survived by his father W.G. (Ray) Eblen of Celina, son Raymond Keith"Butch" Eblen Jr. of Rockford and daughter & son-in-law Margaret & Jeff Neil of Cincinnati, two grandchildren Jennifer & William Grier and Kyla Lindsey, great grandchildren Nicholas, Everett, Elijah, Alivia, brothers & sisters-in-law George Douglas & Judy Eblen of Celina, Patricia & Doyle Wheeler of Amarillo, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his mother Margaret J. (McGriff) Eblen, daughter Mary Elizabeth Eblen, brother Richard Lee Eblen, sister Susan Jane Eblen.
Keith was a graduate of Celina High School with the class of 1955. He was formerly employed at the Daily Standard as their production manager and retired from the City of Celina Public Schools as a Bus Driver in 1999. He was a member of the Mercer County Sportsmen's Association.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday March 19, 2014 at the Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral home in Celina, with Pastor Chip Steffy officiating. He will be cremated following services and a private family interment will be held on Friday March 21, 2014 in Swamp College Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 & 6-8p.m. on Tuesday March 18, 2014 and 1 hour before services on Wednesday at the funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Home Health and Hospice. Condolences may be made on-line at