Ralph Eldon Herriott, 97, of Kirkersville, passed away peacefully on May 21, 2012, following an extended illness. He was born December 29, 1914, in Delaware County, the son of the late Scott “Hugh” and Hazel (Manley) Herriott. He owned and operated the Blacklick Coal and Feed Mill for over 40 years, and following retirement owned the Kirkersville Greenhouse for several years.
An active member of the Kirkersville community, Ralph was president of the Kirkersville Cemetery Association Board of Trustees, cemetery sexton for many years, a member of the Kirkersville United Methodist Church and a former church trustee.
Ralph was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Ann (Langel) Herriott on February 11, 2007.
He is survived by his son, Richard (Faye) Herriott of Worthington; his sisters, Martha Lloyd and Joan (Layton) Feiber of Columbus; his brother, Robert Warren Herriott of Reynoldsburg; sister-in-law, Irene Godfrey of Reynoldsburg; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews; long- time friends, Owen Ramsey & Ish Skaggs; and friend and caregiver, Lisa Ware.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Goldie Magley; and his brothers, Walter, Donald and infant brother Harold.
A funeral services celebrating his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2012, at The Hoskinson Funeral Home, 185 E Main St., Kirkersville. Burial will follow at Kirkersville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made payable to the Kirkersville United Methodist Church, PO Box 1, Kirkersville, Ohio 43033.
Friends may leave messages of condolences for the family at www.hoskinsonfuneral.com
Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, Kirkersville, is honored to care for the Herriott Family.