LIMA -- Richard "Dick" Eugene Meffley, 93, Lima, passed away at 8:15 a.m. Sunday, December 29, 2013, in the Lima Convalescent Home.
He was born August 31, 1920, in Lima, to Edgar and Alice (Long) Meffley, who preceded him in death. On January 29, 1944, he married the love of his life, Mildred J. (Pritchard) Meffley, who survives in Lima. On January 29, 2014, they would have been married 70 years.
Dick was a 1939 graduate of Lima Central High School. He received his degree in electrical engineering from Ohio Northern University. A life-time member of St. Luke Lutheran Church, Dick served in many capacities through the years. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II in the European Theater. Dick retired from American Electric Power (AEP), formerly Ohio Power.
Dick and his wife, Mildred, were blessed with three children, David (Pam) Meffley of Lima, Patty (Mike) Huffer of Troy, Mich., and Dan (Bonnie) Meffley of Defiance; six grandchildren, Shawn (Maleeda) Meffley of Lima, Eric (Miranda) Meffley of Lima, Angie Huffer of Royal Oak, Mich., Aaron (Gosia) Huffer of Royal Oak, Mich., Doug (Maureen) Meffley of Evanston, Ill., and Chris Meffley of Nashville, Tenn.; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, James, Robert, Dale and John Meffley.
Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, January 3, 2014, at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Lima. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Pastor Michael Hughes will officiate. Military rites will be provided by VFW Post 1275 and the United States Army. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, January 2, 2014, at Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services, Shawnee Chapel, and one hour prior to the funeral at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church, 209 W. North St., Lima, Ohio 45801; or St. Rita's Hospice, 770 W. North St., Lima, Ohio 45801. Condolences can be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com.